Friday, February 18, 2011

Snapshots of Love!!

Throughout this week we have highlighted two continuous themes...

Fancy Pants Love Birds Collection

and well.....Love!

Today we're wrapping up our week and have two amazing layouts from Designers Lesley Langdon and yes...Leslie Ashe. Both used the same paper collections, the same basic components... yet it's so interesting to see how completely different the end result is. Each of them...we know you'll LOVE!

Snapshots of Those I Love Layout
Designer: Lesley Langdon

Supplies:Glue Arts U-Cut-It 3D Foam
Glue Arts Glue Glider PRO with High Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Glue Gun
Patterned Paper, Stickers: Fancy Pants (Love Birds)
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co (Just My Type Alpha)
Ink: Memories Black Ink by Stewart Superior, Victorian Rose Distress Ink by Ranger, Red VersaMagic Ink by Tsukineko
Glossy Accents: Ranger
Powder: Art Institurte Glitter (Angel Dust)
Photo Anchors: 7 Gypsies
Stickles: Mustard Seed Distress Stickles and Xmas Red Stickles by Ranger
Brads: Making Memories (Copper)
Other: Dymo Label Maker, Silhouette, Sewing Machine

1. Cut of edges of Fancy Pants die cut scalloped paper and ink scallops with red ink, also cut out banner.

2. TIP: If you know you can cover up a cut on your 12 x 12 layout, go ahead and cut your paper in half and run it through the printer (see "of the people I love." for example). Adhere Fancy Pants scallops and banner to the layout with the Glue Glider PRO, layering each one and covering the cut.
3. Using the Silhouette to cut out the word SNAPSHOTS or other title and sew to paper with a wavy stitch.

4. To make the sparkle LOVE heart, use a die cut piece of Fancy Pants paper, ink edges in red. Adhere LOVE label and cover with Glossy Accents. With spoon, adhere some glitter. The more glitter, the more it will cover up the word, so be light on the glitter. Let dry. Adhere to layout with Extreme Adhesive Squares.

 5. Adhere pictures and remaining paper pieces to the layout, pop up some with Glue Arts U-Cut-It 3D Foam. Print journaling on Fancy Pants paper, ink edges in red and adhere to layout with Extreme Adhesive Squares.
6. As an added dimensional touch, grab your stickles and apply it to some of the hearts and to the banner.

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Extreme Tac cartridge
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Ucut It 3D Foam Adhesive
Fancy Pants LoveBirds

Other Supplies: 
American Crafts Thickers, Fiskars border punch, Zig Pen, Versamark ink, Tonic edge distresser

-round edges of 12x12 patterned paper (the base of your layout), distress if desired.
-using a template (or in this case, another sheet of die cut paper by Fancy Pants), trace shape on patterned paper of your choice.
-cut shape in half, using only one half on your layout. Distress edges and for more dimension, use a pen to go around edges of shape.
-adhere your shape toward the bottom of your 12x12 sheet.
-adhere your row of photo's (you can use one photo, in this case I used 4) directly on top of shaped paper.
-cut banners from patterned paper, set aside.
-using letter stickers, spell out "bursting" directly under photo, making your letters appear to be "bursting" by stacking them up and down.
-place one banner directly under the letters, using 3D adhesive. It will touch your photo and letters.
-double up the 3D adhesive on the "love" star sticker and place toward right of banner (it can touch the letters you have above)

 -take another banner and place at top left, starting at left, letting it slightly rise up to top of paper (using 3D adhesive)
-stack a triangle flag using 3D adhesive on top of the already 3D banner. 

-do this exact step for 2 more flags (triangles)
-using 3D adhesive, place heart sticker after 2nd flag. 
-add another heart to last flag.
-cut the half circles from the 2nd half of the shape paper from earlier (the shape that is at the bottom of your layout) and place slightly above top banner.
-using a scallop border punch, punch a strip of yellow scallops, then cut and place slightly above bottom banner. This doesn't have to be perfect. AND you can skip flags if you desire.
-place large heart sticker on patterned paper. trace and cut, then ink and distress edge. set aside.
-spell out "my" slightly under flag and slightly above photo's
-place large heart sticker next to "my"
-spell out "is..." with letter stickers 
-if desired...take silver pen and outline heart, then free hand 3 lines at top left of layout, and bottom right of layout. Add hearts and journaling.
-journal on left and right side of photo's.

We would also today like to give a special shout out to our Guest Designer...Jenny Chesnick! She was so fun to work with at CHA and well we loved her creations she shared with us using the Fancy Pants line! She included one more item that she made for the Crate Paper booth for Winter CHA and we just had to share it with you! Thanks Jenny....we enjoyed having you join us this week at at the show!

So that's it! It's a wrap of our week with Fancy Pants Love Bird collection. How did you enjoy it? 

Were you already familiar with Fancy Pants? See any new ways to use our adhesives that you have not tried before? We'd love to hear your thoughts and for leaving us a comment...we'll enter you to win the Fancy Birds Love Bird Collection and a Glue Glider Pro, Extreme Micro Squares and Glue Ring!! 

We'll pick a random winner on Monday to win these!! So leave us a comment! And have a great weekend too!! 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hang a Little Love!!

Show a little love!

February is traditionally known for Valentine's Day!

A holiday we not only profess our love for one another.{but partake of many chocolate candies and conversation hearts.} Oh wait...that's just in my house!lol

Today we have two ways to show your love...a Love Sign that can be apart of your day to day decor or something special to bring out for the holiday. Designer Michelle Lanning's layout is easy to remake and a great way to capture those memories of your child putting together their Valentine's.

Love Sign
Designer: Julia Sandvoss

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro, Perma Tac Cartridge, 3D Combo Pack
Fancy Pants Love Birds Paper and Sticker Collection
Stickles Glitters
Colorbox Chalk Inks
Wood Love Sign (Hobby Lobby)
May Arts Ribbons
Puffy Hearts
The Twinery Twine


1)Trace letters onto wrong side of papers. Cut out papers, ink edges and adhere to letters using Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac.
2)Handcut the pennant banner, heart and bird design from the papers and diecuts. For the banner I used our U Cut It foam and cut pieces of foam to fit under the pennants to give height.
2)Paint the letter "O".  Embellish with a puffy heart, slip a photo into the "O" opening or tuck a cute Fancy Pants Valentine image behind the opening. Add some sparkle to the diecut using Stickles Glitters.
4)Tie a bow with the twine...attach to the front of the heart using an Extreme Adhesive Micro Square. Cut another length of twine. Wrap around the puffy heart and attach to the backside of the hanging heart.

Love You Bunches Layout
Designer: Michelle Lanning
Glue Arts U Cut-It 3D Foam

Glue Arts Glue Glider PRO with High Tac Adhesive
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants

Designer Tip: Just thought I would share how I use my favorite Glue Arts Glue Arts U Cut-It 3D Foam. I got through this stuff like crazy. I love that I can cut it to my specifications and nothing goes to waste:)

After I trimmed the bunting I knew that I wanted to layer the pieces and use GA 3D foam. 
For this project i only used one layer of foam, but I have used 2 layers on past projects to add even more dimension.
Here is another piece that I used the GA 3D foam on. This time I cut the foam into longer strips to fit the needs of my piece of paper. I always use nonstick scissors to make the cuts go smoothly. 

And we have two more cards ideas to share with you today from our Guest Designer Jenny Chesnick!!

Love You Cards
Guest Designer: Jenny Chesnick


Fancy Pants Love Birds Papers & Stickers
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro, Perma Tac
Bazzill Ribbon

So would you like to win some Fancy Pants Love Birds ?? Leave a comment today and we'll enter you to win this Love Bird our Glue Glider Pro, Extreme Micro Squares and our Glue Ring...perfect for on the go cropper and crafters! We'll pick a random winner to receive these goodies!

We also wanted to respond as we realize some of you may be a bit concerned about making videos and because of this may be hesitating about trying out for the Design Team. It is NOT a requirement that you make's just a perk for us if you will and are comfortable making them. However please do not let that stop you from submitting to the call if that is not your strong suit.

If you have any questions or concerns...please don't hesitate to email us at!! 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Paper Flowers for your Fancy Pants!!

It's simply awe-inspiring when you see the diversity of projects that come from one team using the same products!

Today's projects are a perfect example of that unique diversity and what we love about this gifted team of Designers we work with!

Linda Albrecht took a fun, colorful Valentine line and created a soft, muted paper flower set that will make you wonder if it truly uses the Love Birds line! {which it does!lol} And Designer Patti Milazzo took that same paper line and make a bright, colorful Valentine!

"Folded Paper Flowers"
Designer: Linda Albrecht

These flowers are easy to make, but don't try it without my favorite "Glue Arts" Mini Hot Glue Gun! with a little time and pretty papers you'll create a fun accent for just about anything you can imagine.

Glue Arts Mini Hot Glue Gun with hot melt sticks & High Tac Adhesive
Fancy Pants "Lovebirds" Collection papers and Border Sticker
Miscellaneous trims, lace, and twine
1" Circle Punch
Premade leaves from craft store silk flower section

Begin by punching 1" circles from patterned papers. You'll need 8 circles for each flower. Use your nails to roughen up the outside edge of each circle.

Next fold each circle in half, but do not make a strong crease just hold the outside edges together. fold the just made half circle in half again.
Squeeze a small dab of hot glue onto the half circle where the 2nd fold is then hold together until the glue is cooled. You will fold 7 in this manner for each flower.
Begin to layer the folded paper circles onto the 8th matching circle using hot glue. Layer four onto the flat surface of the 8th circle then layer the remaining three onto the top of the first four.
As you glue them down, turn the layers different ways so that they don't form a straight line. 
I like to roughen up some of the outside edges of the layers a bit more so that they aren't so perfect. Add premade leaves, wrap laces (attached to the glass with High Tac Adhesive), twine, and Fancy Pants border stickers to jars and candlesticks then attach flowers where desired.

Love♥ Card
Designer: Patti Milazzo

Designer Tip: U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam can be cut to any size – even the tiniest square, like the one on the back of the small flower sticker – to give dimension to handmade accents.

Glue Arts:
Glue Glider Pro with
1/4 Perma Tac Cartridge Refill - Pro
3D Combo Pac – U-Cut-It Foam Adhesive

Fancy Pants:
Love Birds pattern paper – Love Song, True Love, Strips, Sending My Love, Only One, Circle of Love, Birds on a Wire, Loves Me, Loves Me Not, In Love and Love Dots
Love Birds stickers – Element and Alpha

1. Cut 5”x7” piece of blue pattern paper (Love Dots) for background.
2. Cut a 3” x 4 ¾” piece of the journal pattern paper (Sending My Love) and adhere it to the left side of the blue background.
3. Cut 3 ½” x 6” piece of brown pattern paper (In Love); round 3 corners and use a decorative punch on the bottom left corner and adhere to the center of the background using the Glue Glider Pro with the Perma Tac adhesive.
4. Punch 3 small 1” circles from yellow pattern paper; apply Perma Tac adhesive to the back of each circle and tuck under the brown pattern paper near the top right corner.
5. Create a border accent - using In Love, Love Song, Loves Me/Loves Me Not and True Love – made up of strips of paper, punched strips and punched 1 ½” circles. Assemble these pieces together using the Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac. Then adhere this over the brown – leave space for the alpha stickers.

6. Create the heart scalloped circle accent – using Birds on a Wire, Circle of Love, Only One and the Element and Alpha Stickers – by layering the punched pieces and stickers using both the Perma Tac and the U-Cut-It Foam Adhesive. Apply the U-Cut-It Foam Adhesive to the back of the scalloped circle and adhere over the left side of border accent.
7. Apply Love Birds Alpha stickers for the sentiment – {love} – to complete.

{from l to r}Karen O'Neill, Emily Branch, Julia Sandvoss, Jenny Chesnick, Jennie Jameson

Today we'd also like to share a bit more about our Guest Designer, Jenny Chesnick!! Jenny was one of our helpers during the Winter CHA Show and we are so thankful she agreed!! She assisted us with our make n takes, talked to  buyers and helped keep things in order while we were at the show! We truly appreciated her help!  

Hi Glue Arts fans! My name is Jen Chesnick and I am a craftivist living in Maryland with my Hubs, bonus child and fur kids.  You can find me creating at American Crafts, Crate Paper & Maya Road.

Awhile back Crate Paper had us put together a 10 random facts list about ourselves.  I thought it was pretty humorous and probably shows you all a lot more about who I am! 

- I run on Dunkin.
- I can sleep through atomic alarm clocks and earthquakes.
- I speak my mind & I'm impulsive.
- I <3 80's music.
- I have a wicked sense of humor.
- I'm a very outgoing and make friends easily.
- Yellow is my favorite color.
- I'm addicted to my Nook.
- I go by more than one name...aka Chez
- I'm adopted. Most think it's interesting even if I don't.

I look forward to sharing creations with you and the team here at Glue Arts! 

Thanks Jenny! We have more of Jenny's projects to share tomorrow so please check back in! 

And have you heard?? Glue Arts is searching for new Designers for our Design Team? Have you wished to be apart of our team? Would love to have a generous supply of adhesives at your fingertips not to mention work with amazing product partners such as Fancy Pants, Crate Paper and more? If you answered yes...then click the link at the top of our blog for more information or go here!

Don't forget to leave a comment today!

We'll pick a random winner who will receive the Fancy Pants Love Birds kit along with our Glue Glider Pro and more!

Simply leave us a comment and we'll draw a winner next Monday who will enjoy these goodies!