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Friday, August 12, 2011

GlueArts U Cut It Adhesive is Sweet, Sweet, Sweet!


Our fabulous Glue Arts U Cut It Foam Adhesive can be cut, die cut, stacked, glittered, foiled, colored, you name it! It's amazing!

You'll love the Recipe Accordion Folder that Designer Grace Tolman made.  It's so cute and SO dimensional!




Recipe Accordion Folder
GlueArts Designer: Grace Tolman



Designer Tip: In this project, I altered an existing folder where I used the U Cut It Foam to create dimension in my project. 



Supplies:
Glue Arts U Cut it Foam
Glue Arts Extreme Squares
Glue Arts Mini Squares
Pattern papers- SEI
Chipboard letters- Doodlebug Design Inc.
Border punch- EK Success
Corner rounder- Marvy Uchida
Circle punch- EK Success

Instructions:




 1. Gather your supplies.
 2. Pick the papers that you want to cover your folder with. Since the folder is wider then 12 inches, I used three so I can add borders on the edge of the folder.
 3. Punch out a decorative border from pattern paper.
4. Adhere this to the stripe paper and trim to about 1 inch.

5. Make a template for the middle part of the folder flap. I didn't want to waste my pattern paper since it's a bigger area to work with, so I made a template first. Mark the hole where the circle enclosure will go and punch that part out with the circle punch.  
6. Using the template, make the same markings with the pattern paper.  
7. Adhere the border papers first, using Extreme Squares. I chose to use the Extreme Squares in this project because I want it to last. You could use the GlueArts Hot Glue Gun, but I didn't want the bumpy effect of it. 



8. Adhere the middle paper.
9. Do the same procedure to cover the back, working with the borders first and then the middle paper.
 10. I measured the inside pocket and cut a piece of paper to cover it. I then clamped the sides so I could trace the curved top edge. I trimmed the top to match the pocket and then adhered it with more Extreme Adhesive Squares.


11. I measured the sides of the inside pocket and cut out my papers to match the inside measurements. Then adhered with Extreme Adhesive Squares. 
 12. I then cut a piece from the same paper to go underneath the pocket. I didn't want any of the original pink to show. Since it is a smaller piece, I used the Mini Adhesive Squares to adhere.
 13. Next I worked on the top pocket covering it with more paper. 
14. Next I cut a piece of paper and adhered the letters using GlueArts Mini Adhesive Squares. 
 15. I cut out more strips and punched a decorative border on one side.
16. I added the punched strips around my title to create a frame around it. 

17. I used Extreme Squares to connect the paper strips. 
18. Then I added my GlueArts U Cut It Foam to the frame. I love how the foam adhesive helped me create a dimensional frame for my title.
 19. I then added some flowers to the corners for a finished look.

  20. Last I hand cut some flowers from my paper. I added the GlueArts U Cut It Foam to two of the flowers. To create a layered look, I added two layers of the U Cut It Foam to two of the flowers to provide more depth.



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Thursday, August 11, 2011

GlueArts U Cut It Adhesive Then & Now



Here at GlueArts, we like to think that we have an amazing line-up of crafting adhesives, perfect for any crafty style, theme, and project under the sun. Whether you are enjoying some summertime crafting with the kiddos, preserving your precious family memories, or taking a walk down memory lane, GlueArts is here for you with the right adhesive at the right time.

Take our U Cut It Foam Adhesive, for example. Designer Leslie Ashe shows how our foam really "stacks up" for lots of eye-catching drama and detail on her adorable Then & Now themed layout.



30 Years Ago Layout: Designer Leslie Ashe
Glue Arts Supplies:
3D U Cut It Foam Adhesive, Extreme Squares, Glue Glider pro with High Tac cartridge

Other:
papers: Pink Paislee, Crate Paper, Sassafrass Lass
cardstock, letters, embossing powder: American Crafts
spray mists: Tattered Angels, Shimmerz, October Afternoon, Maya Road
stickers: October Afternoon
brads: Crate Paper, K&CO.



Directions:
-after trimming patterned paper, cardstock & photo's to size, prepare your layout with spray mists (using a stencil as your background - in my case I used a negative from a sheet of butterfly punch outs), then add first photo.

-trim 2 more strips of patterned paper and lay under photo
-use 3D foam under 2nd photo (it can be a smaller photo, if you choose)


-turn photo over and you can instantly see the 3D effect of your photo standing up on top of your other photo.
-start adding embellishments. Some will be 3D like pictured:





-next using Extreme Squares - add centers to embellished butterflies



-it's that simple to make a 3D layout.
Like I've done before - I plan to keep this layout out on an easel in my scrap room because of my 3D embellishments. Later on I'll move it into a 3D window box frame.



So how would you like to try our Glue Arts U Cut It Foam?



Simply post a comment here on our blog and we'll enter you to win our Embellishment Kit filled with our Roll Ribbon Adhesive, Roll Extreme Adhesive Squares, Vellum Adhesive, U CUT IT Foam, Squares Raisen's, and Micro Adhesive Squares. We'll pick one random winner next Monday to enjoy the goodies!

We'll see you back here tomorrow with more projects, ideas and of course....GlueArts adhesives!














Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Glue Arts U Cut It Foam Inviting You Home

Welcome home!

Hope you are enjoying all of the U-Cut It Foam projects being shared over the past week...with many more to come. The versatility and ease of working with this product takes crafting to a whole new level.

Today we bring you a project by
Designer Jan Hennings that is sure to make you feel right at home...especially for those little friends of ours. Her use of Glue Arts U-Cut It Foam turned this house from simple to simply fabulous.

Birdhouse
GlueArts Designer: Jan Hennings

Supplies:
Glue Arts U-Cut It Foam
Glue Arts Glue Gun
Oriental Trading - Flowers
Prima - flowers, Say it with Crystals and trim
Plaid - Acrylic Paint (Antique White)
Hobby Lobby - Crystal Pick
Hand Dyed Seam Binding

Step 1-Paint the birdhouse with Antique White paint.


Step 2-Apply trim.


Step 3-Apply crystals.

Step 4-Make a yellow and pink shabby bow using seam binding.


Step 5-Hot glue the pearls at the top of the birdhouse.


Step 6-Hot glue the bows on top of the pearls and add a pink pearl to the center of the bow.


Step 7-Apply U Cut It Foam to the back of the flowers and adhere to the left side of the birdhouse.



So how would you like to try our Glue Arts U Cut It Foam?
Simply post a comment here on our blog and we'll enter you to win our Embellishment Kit filled with our Roll Ribbon Adhesive, Roll Extreme Adhesive Squares, Vellum Adhesive, U CUT IT Foam, Squares Raisen's, and Micro Adhesive Squares. We'll pick on random winner next Monday to enjoy the goodies!

We'll see you back here tomorrow with more projects and ideas. We'll select one random winner next Monday to enjoy these products!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Back to School with U-Cut Foam




School is just around the corner and why not get a jump on those Teacher projects with Glue Arts U-Cut it Foam! Today Designer Audrey Pettit has a sweet project for to tuck inside your childs book bag. Let's have a look shall we!










Back to School Set by Audrey Pettit

Designer's Note: Heading back to school time can be a very exciting and nervous time for many children. I try to make that time special by slipping a small surprise, like this supply set, into my daughter's backpack on the first day of school.
Supply List:
Glue Arts U Cut It Foam Adhesive
Glue Glider Pro with High Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts Vellum Adhesive
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares

Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Crate Paper, and October Afternoon
Chipboard Owl and Frame: Magestical Memories
Brad: Crate Paper
Border Punch: Stampin'Up
Tissue Tape: Tim Holtz
Ink: Clearsnap and Tsukineko
String: The Kraft Outlet
vintage seam binding

Clear Cello Bags
Chipboard Sheet
Back to School Supplies

1. Apply High Tac adhesive to the chipboard frame and owl and cover with patterned paper. Use a craft knife to trim out the chipboard design. Sand the edges of the pieces to get rid of any excess paper, and then ink the edges with brown ink.

2. Fussy cut a leaf from patterned paper and add it to the tree branch using U Cut It Foam adhesive for a bit of depth and dimension.
3. Tie ribbon and string around the tree branch and add a decorative brad.
4. Cut a 5" x 11" rectangle from raw chipboard for the backing, along with a matching sized piece of patterned paper. Cut smaller pieces of 5" x 3" chipboard and papers for the top flap. Apply High Tac adhesive to the chipboard and cover with the patterned paper. Place the two chipboard pieces end to end, and hinge together using decorative tape.

5. Gather two clear cello sleeve bags to hold school supplies. I used recycled packaging sleeves that I like to save for just such projects. Cut patterned papers to size for the width of the cello bags and adhere to the bags using Glue Arts vellum Adhesive.

NOTE: Make sure the opening to the cello bags is at the bottom.

5. Adhere the background piece of covered chipboard to the center of the cello sleeve using Extreme Adhesive Squares. Add U Cut It Foam adhesive to the back of the owl and frame chipboard piece.

6. Place owl over the background chipboard piece.

7. Slide the two cello bags between the back and top flaps of the chipboard, with the ends going all the way to the top. Lift the smaller top flap of chipboard and staple the cello bags to the bottom chipboard.






8. Fill the cello sleeves with a variety of school supplies, such as pencils, pens, crayons, markers, post-it-notes, index cards, glue sticks, and erasers. Whatever you need.
9. Cut a Back to School sentiment and matching word strips from patterned paper. Adhere the title sentiment over the owl using U Cut It Foam adhesive. Then add word strips to the top flap and bottom bag using Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares.

So how would you like to try our GlueArts U Cut It Foam?

Simply post a comment here on our blog and we'll enter you to win our Embellishment Kit filled with our Roll Ribbon Adhesive, Roll Extreme Adhesive Squares, Vellum Adhesive, U CUT IT Foam, Squares Raisen's, and Micro Adhesive Squares. We'll pick on random winner next Monday to enjoy the goodies!

We'll see you back here tomorrow with more projects, ideas and of course....GlueArts adhesives!