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Monday, December 19, 2011

We're Kicking off this Week with a Bit of Holiday Style!


From the GlueArts designers and our friends at October Afternoon!

We're so excited to bring you one more week of holiday ideas, projects, layouts...you name it...we've got it! And if you use your time wisely (well one can hope!) this week...you can whip out some of these items too!

We loved what Designer Audrey Pettit shared with us today! It's perfect for those of you tight on time but big on ideas! She used a store bought snowman and plain box and created such an amazing gift box.

Designer Jamie Warren has such a beautiful layout filled with October Afternoon's Holiday Style, GlueArts products and glitter! (you can never go wrong with glitter!!)




Holiday Greetings Gift Box 
GlueArts Designer: Audrey Pettit

Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro+ and High Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts Glue Gun and Glue Gun Sticks
Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive
Glue Arts Micro Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts U Cut It Foam Adhesive

October Afternoon Holiday Style Collection:
Patterned Papers, Die Cuts, Cardstock Stickers, Trim, and Buttons
Stampendous Shaved Ice
Midwest Snowman and Box




1. Measure width of paper mache box and cut 1" strips of patterned paper to size. Adhere paper strips in alternating pattern to the box.

2. Add cardstock sticker to center panel and two snowflake stickers on either side. Use U Cut It Foam adhesive on the snowflake stickers.



3. Trace around the top of the lid on contrasting pattern paper and cut out. Adhere to box top. Apply ribbon adhesive around the rim of the box lid and adhere lace trim to the rim. Then add pom pom trim over the lace, attaching it with Micro Adhesive Squares.

4. Attach felt snowman to box lid using the Glue Arts Glue Gun. Tie lace trim around snowman's neck.

5. To add the Shaved Ice mica glitter, cut small pieces of Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive and apply around the snowman. Work in small sections at a time. Apply the adhesive, then pour on the glitter and press it into place. Work all around the snowman until you have the desired thickness.


6. Add a snowflake sticker to the lid top using U Cut It Foam Adhesive. Adhere buttons to the snowflake centers using Micro Adhesive Squares.

7. Press candy cane sticker into Shaved Ice mica glitter to coat the sticky backside. Then adhere the candy cane to the snowman's arm using Micro Adhesive Squares.



8. Layer die cuts together using a combination of High Tac Adhesive and U Cut It Foam adhesive. Top with sentiment banner die cut and adhere it to the snowman using the Glue Glun.


ENJOY!! (cute picture of Audrey who yes...made this project while at a holiday crop!) 









Our Tradition Layout
GlueArts Designer: Jamie Warren 


Products:

Glue Glider Pro
U Cut It Foam Adhesive Blanks
Extreme Tac Minis
By: Jaime Warren


I was so happy to get to play with October Afternoon's new Holiday line - it's so gorgeous. I loved the color combos - classic, but different!

I wanted to document one of our Christmas traditions - going out to see the lights at a home local to us. They always go above and beyond decorating - it's truly an amazing sight! The October Afternoon line was perfect for this!

To start I used my Glue Glider Pro to adhere the top patterned paper to the bottom patterned paper layer. I trimmed it so that it fit in the center of the paper and then I scored the sides with my fingernail to give the edges a bit of a pop off of the page.

Once I had my patterned paper in place I placed my photos - two to the left hand bottom and one to the right hand top. Then it's time to start adding the embellishments! I love to layer my embellishments - I cut the poinsetta sticker in half and attached to the right and left sides of my layout. From there I started layering the embellishments, and scattered a few as well. I used the U Cut It Foam Adhesive to give the embellishments a pop. I love how thick the U Cut It Foam is - the dimension is incredible! I cut out the Christmas tree from a sheet of the patterned paper - I love creating embellishments from the patterned paper designs!

I then created my title - and placed over my two photos on the right hand side. I splattered a bit of mist, and after it dried I added my journaling lines and journaling.

My next step was to add a bit of sparkle to the middle of my snowflakes using the Extreme Tac Minis in the center of the snowflake and then sprinkling on the glitter! It holds the glitter really well!









We'd like to give you a bit of Holiday Style too! Along with our GlueArts products! Just post a comment today...we really do enjoy hearing from you...and we'll enter you to win a collection kit from October Afternoon's NEW Holiday Style along with a GlueArts Embellishment Kit!!! ( Includes (1) Roll Ribbon Adhesive, (1) Roll Extreme Adhesive Squares, (10) Sheets Vellum Adhesive, (1) Sheet U CUT IT Foam, (16) Squares Raisen's, and (300) Micro Adhesive Squares.) We'll select one random winner and post their name on Christmas Eve!! 






We also hope you'll stop by the October Afternoon blog for more ideas and ways to use both products all this week! 


Now let's make some crafters holidays a bit brighter by announcing last week's Lawn Fawn blog winner and that is..



Emily Keaton said...




Wow, you saved the best projects for last! Thanks for the great inspiration. :)
December 16, 2011 9:13 AM
We also need to announce the winner of the October Afternoon Santa Sack and that lucky gal is...


Dawn Wagner said...




Those snowballs are adorable! Love the 3d elements. What an amazing giveaway-thank you for the opportunity to win!
December 18, 2011 11:05 AM

Congrats to you Emily and to you too Dawn! Please email me at Gluegirl@Gluearts.com with your info!!

Just a reminder about our Christmas Stock Up Sale!!! That's right!! Buy 3 PRO+ Cartridges and receive a FREE PRO Handle!!


Just visit the GlueArts website to shop and stock up for Christmas!! And do be sure to stop by tomorrow for more projects with GlueArts and October Afternoon's Holiday Style!

141 comments:

  1. What a great project here from Audrey and made on a crop even? She´s one clever girl, I must say, and it turned out just wonderful.

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  2. What great projects! That Santa decorative item is so cute! Thanks!

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  3. The Santa gift box is adorable! How you come up with such great ideas, I can never figure out. I look at my supplies and am stumped.

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  4. Beautiful projects! I love the snowman gift box, I add some kind of snowman to my collection every year.

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  5. I love the snowman trinket box. The colors in the layout really give you a different option beside red and green for Christmas! Love it!

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  6. I love this line from October Afternoon! What fun projects, too!

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  7. Those October Afternoon papers and embellishments are so cute! Haven't seen them yet, and the projects here look great done with them!!!
    Pam

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  8. Oh my gosh! That gift box is amazing and adorable. Thank you for showing us the creative mind behind it. Thank you for showing us how to do both the layout and gift box. Merry Christmas.

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  9. I'm a winner??? Oh, WOW!! Thank you so much!! I love these sweet projects and those OA papers are fabulous. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  10. Gorgeous projects as always! Thank you for the eye candy on this dreary day!

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  11. Thank you so much for the inspiration! Happy Holidays! :)

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  12. Wow such fabulous projects! I love Holiday Style!

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  13. These are fabulous projects!! Great use of the Holiday Style collection...it is one of my faves from this year!

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  14. Wow What awesome projects LOve them!!! Thanks for the chance to win some amazing products!!! Linda Lsunflower58 at Aol.com

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  15. Love the gift box! Cute layout!

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  16. I am always on the look-out for great adhesive! I use a LOT of ribbon on my projects - yours looks like it would work great - I'd love to get my hands on some!

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  17. Great projects! Love October Afternoon and Glue Arts

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  18. Both projects are great, but I'm a huge fan of Audrey's ... and she does have inspiration by the boat loads! I'm so glad she shares it with us!

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  19. Love the projects (the use of that snowman is fantastic). Thanks for sharing!

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  20. fabulous project!!! Thanks for the chance!
    daniellehigginbottom at hotmail dot com

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  21. Love these projects! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win! Merry Christmas!

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  22. All these talented people! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway too!

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  23. These projects are adorable. I love the snowman box. I really have to try that. October Afternoon makes lovely paper. I'd really like to have some !

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  24. Awesome!!!! getting me in the holiday spirit ;)

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  25. that little snowman box is as precious as can be! and what a pretty page layout! I love October Afternoon products so much with their unique designs. :)

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  26. I love altering things. TFS One thing though, I never have enough Glue Arts adhesives :)

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  27. What great projects! love them both! And would LOVE to win some OA! Thanks for the chance.

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  28. Gorgeous projects.... Love OA and GA, great combo...

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  29. I've always wanted to try glue arts adhesive! I would love to win some since my scrappy budget is pretty small... love love love October Afternoon too!

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  30. Very cute Snowman box. How creative is that? The layout is lovely also. Thanks for the inspiration. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  31. Beautiful projects, love the box it's so adorable, I gotta say I love October Afternoon they are fantastic! Thank You for the inspiration!

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  32. This is an adorable project, if you used a winter themed paper instead of a holiday theme, it could be left out, used or given as a gift all winter long. I have not had the pleasure of working with mica yet, but after seeing the results on this project, i may have to run right out and buy some!

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  33. Gorgeous project! And Holiday Style is my favorite Christmas collection ever; it reminds me of my dear grandmother.

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  34. Fantastic projects, thanks for showing :)

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  35. what a fun giveaway! two of my favorite companies with fabulous projects!

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  36. Great gift box, that snowman is so cute!
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  37. That box is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing. I love the cute snow man and all the little details that were added. Thanks for sharing.


    http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/

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  38. Such a cute project today! And a great prize. Awesome!!!

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  39. Love this project!! What a wonderful creation!! Love my glue arts extreme adhesive!!

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  40. What an adorable little snowman box! Also enjoyed the layout. Great tradition to document.

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  41. So cute, love this line! Love that decorated box! Super cute layout also!

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  42. What wonderful projects. My 4 year old neice used your tape gun this weekend and loved it! It was so easy for her to use!

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  43. Enjoyed the the gift box the LO's are super cute...thanks for the chance to win OA and Glue Arts goodness!

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  44. What a great giveaway. It would make a wonderful Christmas present for one of us! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  45. I love October Afternoon! Thanks for the chance. Dawn F

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  46. Love these projects, thanks for a chance to win.

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  47. Love OA and Holiday Style! Beautiful vintage collection!

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  48. I can barely focus enough to make one layout at a crop let alone this gorgeous project! Awesome work, Ladies! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  49. Love your LO Audrey!! And that cute box with the pompom trim... so pretty!

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  50. Great projects ladies! Thx for the chance to win some goodies GlueArts!

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  51. I love the projects on the blog! I am a huge fan of Glue Arts and October Afternoon. Holiday Style is beautiful!

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  52. Amazing giveaway! Glue Arts and OA are a perfect combination!

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  53. October Afternoon has a beautiful line! Just love the box!

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  54. I love Audrey's Norman box !!! And the Traditions layout is adorable . Thank you so much for all of the great inspiration and a chance to win.

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  55. What gorgeous projects!!! I love anything by October Afternoon - and this is no exception! Thanks for a chance to win a great prize pack!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  56. Great layout and I really like the cute snowman box.

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  57. I just love October Afternoon products :) and that project is so stinkin' cute, thanks for offering up some prizes :)

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  58. What a wonderful Christmas present that would be to win.

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  59. Adorable snowman gift box and super cute layout!

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  60. Such an adorable collection and a super project.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. Super cute! LOve this collection!

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  62. Wow. Super cute projects. Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Holidays!

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  63. Loving the inspirational work, now if I could only find the time before Christmas. I think January is going to be my Christmas project time. LOL

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  64. Love the projects! I like the 3D things on the layout.

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  65. What fabulous projects! I adore October Afternoon and am drooling over this prize. ;) Crossing my fingers!
    - April W

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  66. Such a cute, clean project. Thanks for sharing! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

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  67. Now we totally have something to look forward to on christmas eve!

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  68. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  69. Awesome! October Afternoon's products are so cute and pretty.

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  70. Oh i am loving this line! i adore october afternoon, such great products! lovely!

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  71. Fabulous projects! Thanks for the chance!

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  72. Great LO and that box is just fabulous!!

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  73. Your snowman box is wonderful Audrey. Love the October Afternoon papers. Those Glue Arts products do such a good job of holding so many paper crafting projects together.

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  74. SUPER fab projects--love October Afternoon! Congrats to the winners!

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  75. These projects are amazing! That snowman is sooo cute!

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  76. Beautiful projects. Great ideas. Would love to be a winner. Thanks for the chance to win and good luck to all!

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  77. What a great project here from Audrey and made on a crop even? She´s one clever girl, I must say, and it turned out just wonderful.
    CONGRATS to Emily Keaton~~its your week!! Your the Moxie Faber of the week and you won on here!! =)
    YIPPEE!!
    THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  78. Great giveaway!

    Jessie G
    goodjessie at hotmail.com

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  79. Love that snowman box decorated up with the holiday style! Definately something to scrap-lift! :D

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  80. I'm a loyal 3M customer for yeeeeeears for scrapping, and woe is me, because I now refuse to buy my old favourite after having the bottle explode from the tip and vomit up globs of glue onto a ruined project one too many times. I am now looking for something better to keep me in cropping heaven, and I've never tried Glue Arts yet. Was it all meant to be? Glue Arts, will you be my knight in shining adheisive armour?

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  81. Cute projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  82. Love the projects and the line! Thank you so much for the chance to win it and some much needed fabulous adhesives!

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  83. I love your ribbon adhesive soo much!! That treat box is awesome and i WOULD LOVE TO MAKE ONE :)

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  84. Both of those projects are super cute. Love OA and Glue Arts. Great combination!

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  85. Both the projects are wonderful and so colorful!! thanks for the chance to win too

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  86. Very cute. Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Holidays!

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  87. What amazing projects! I love Glue Arts and believe that Holiday style is simply stunning! It reminds me of Christmas and my Grandmother's house! Lots of warm memories! -silverkitty4630@yahoo.com

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  88. The gift box is beyond adorable!

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  89. Great projects! I would love to win some holiday style!!! This has been so difficult to track down!

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  90. That snowman is adorable!!! Nice job!

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  91. I LOVE LOVE LOVE OA! They are my favorite craft company!

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  92. Both projects are awesome!! I love the layout especially!! Super cute!

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  93. GlueArts and October Afternnoon.
    What a great pair :)
    Thanks for the great retro ideas and Merry Christmas

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  94. Luv, luv, luv the Snowman Gift Box;) So cute! Pretty LO as well! Loyal follower via GFC & on FB! Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  95. awesome holiday inspiration! thank you!! :) i love your products and i love october afternoon! what a great combo. :)

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  96. I love the Snowman on top of the adorable gift box!!! Always so many Great projects!! Merry Christmas!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  97. Such beautiful projects, thanks for sharing them and the chance to win.

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  98. Wow super fabulous projects!! Love both!!! So beautiful papers, thanks a lot for the inspiration, and for this oportunity to win this super prizes!! Big Hugs... Maggy :)

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  99. Oh Holiday Style is my favorite!!! Love the beautiful images and muted colors :) Beautiful projects today girls, the snowman on the box is adorable, loving the glittery goodness + that LO is amazing, the pointsettas cut in half is brilliant and the whole design is gorgeous :)

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  100. what a cute little snowman box and a fun little layout! thank you for sharing.

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  101. What a wonderful post and give away! Happy Holidays to all!

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  102. Love the projects featured. I have a box and just may have to make something... thanks for the chance at a great gift surprise

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  103. OMG!!
    That box is amazing!
    And the layout...
    fabulous!

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  104. I love October Afternoon! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  105. Hoe adorable. Love the little gift box! October Afternoon rocks.

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  106. The snowman box is adorable! Love the layout! Holiday Style has to be the best line ever!

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  107. All the projects are wonderful. the box is just terrific.
    thanks for sharing
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  108. great projects! love that snowman.

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  109. Love all the wonderful projects you have shared with us! Thank you so much for the inspiration and ideas! Merry Christmas!!

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  110. That snowman box is beyond stinkin cute...love snowmen so you won my heart with this one. Merry Christmas.

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  111. October Afternoon is my "theme" for 2012---love love their stuff!

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  112. Thanks for all the great ideas! Such fun projects.

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  113. Adorable projects... Just love that little gift box...

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  114. I love that Santa box so cute!

    Marian

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  115. The gift box is so beautiful! thanks for the chance to win and Merry Christmas!

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  116. Love the snowman! Thanks for sharing his warm smile with me!

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  117. what an amazing giveaway, thanks glue arts and OA

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  118. The snowman project just makes me smile!! Real big too!! October Afternoon has some of the best holiday papers and of course, add Glue Arts adhesives and how can you miss!?!!

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  119. The gift box with the snowman is absolutley adorable and I LOVE the layout!

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  120. We love all Audrey creationsat my house!! That's my daughters name too! The box is precious!! Thanks for sharing!

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  121. I love Jamie's subtle & eclectic use of embellishments. :)

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  122. Jamie's layout is beautiful.
    Thanks for the inspiration on your blog and the chance to win.

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  123. Love the gift box, clever project.

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  124. Congrats to last weeks winner!
    What a lovely gift box, and October Afternoon...love it!!

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  125. Live here in Orlando and buy my Glue Arts from Scrappy Boutique, which is a great store! Unfortunately, can't find any October Afternoon Holiday collection so hoping to win this!!
    Thank you for all your ideas!

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