Saturday, August 20, 2011

Paper Smooches & GlueArts for Gift Tags & Bags!

This is it!

It's our final day to share our Paper Smooches and GlueArts projects with you!

And believe's one amazing of a finale! (if we may say so myself!)

First though...a sincere thank you to Kim Hughes and her team at Paper Smooches! If you have not had time this week to visit the Paper Smooches blog, we highly recommend you do! Thank you to Kim for her sponsoring ship of our GlueArts Glue Girls team! 

And speaking of Glue Girls...wait till you see what Designer Lisa Day and Grace Tolman have for you today!

Grace hand stamped and made her own gift bag! Love this idea...and you could take it one step further and make a matching card or tag too! What about a hand stamped paper bow!

Lisa has two of the most  beautiful gift tags truly we have seen! Love the soft colors, layered elements and the sweet, hand-stamped sentiments!     

Paper Smooches Gift Tags
GlueArts Designer: Lisa Day


Glue Arts U-Cut It Foam
Glue Arts Raisen's
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro - Extreme Tac Adhesive
Paper Smooches Stamps
Pins - Maya Roads and Jillibean Soup
Paper - The Girls Paperie and Cosmo Cricket
Butterfly Tags - Chatterbox

Step 1 - Cut a 1" strip paper and adhere to the bottom of your tag using Extreme Tac Adhesive

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Step 2 - Cut out a piece of background paper and adhere it crooked on your tag overlapping the paper on the bottom, using Extreme Tac adhesive.

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Step 3 - Cut a 1/2" strip of paper, pleat it and then adhere with Extreme Tac it bottom of your card overlapping the cut out paper and the bottom piece of paper.

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Step 4 - Add some U-Cut it foam to the back of a butterfly tag and then adhere it to the middle of your background.

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Step 5 - Stick a pin into the U-Cut It foam ad the top.

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Step 6 - Stamp your sentiment. Cut it out like a banner. Add a strip of Extreme Tac adhesive and then space out some raisens to give it a wavy look.

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Step 7 - Adhere towards the bottom of the butterfly tag.

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Hello Friend Gift Bag
GlueArts Designer: Grace Tolman

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro - Perma Tac
Glue Arts U Cut it Foam
Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive
Glue Arts Extreme Squares
Pattern papers- (blue dot) Making Memories; (others) Pink Paislee
Stamp- Paper Smooches
Flowers- Prima
Bling- Bo Bunny
Ribbon- Source Unknown
Border punch- Fiskars
Bag- Craft Store

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1. Gather your supplies

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2. Measure your paper bag and cut the pattern papers according to size.

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3. Lay the papers on the front of the bag and round the corners on the two edges of the end papers and adhere the papers to the bag with Perma tac.

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4. Using the back solid side of the blue dot paper, punch out a leaf border on both edges.

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5. Adhere the grosgrain ribbon to the middle of the leaf paper strip using ribbon adhesive.

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6. Adhere the strip to the bag using extreme squares.

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7. Stamp out flowers onto the same pattern papers used to cover the front of the bag. Cut out the images.

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8. Adhere most of the flower cut outs with extreme squares. For the ones left out, using some U Cut it foam adhesive to add them to the bag. This will give your bag dimension.

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9. Using the extreme square adhesive, connect the layered flowers to each other.

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10. Stamp out a small circle onto white cardstock.

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11. Stamp the sentiment title onto white cardstock as well. Let it dry.

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12. Cut out the circle stamped image and adhere to the center of the flower with foam adhesive. Add a bling to the middle. Then transfer the flower to the bag.

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13. Use some more foam adhesive to add the stamped title to the bag.

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14. Add a ribbon to one of the handle edge. 

Today is our final day with Paper Smooches! We hope you have enjoyed the week and learned a tip or two!

Paper Smooches has kindly offered to one lucky fan the stamp set of their choice! 

And to help you make some of these fantastic projects you've seen shared this week on our GlueArts Blog as well as the Paper Smooches Blog..GlueArts has a prize for you too!

Simply post a comment today...let us know what was your favorite project this week, or stamp set and we'll enter you to win the Paper Smooches stamp set along with our Glue Glider Pro and Extreme Adhesive Squares. We'll pick one random winner on Monday!

Last before we's a sneak peek of what is coming up next's one of YOUR favorite companies!!

Any guesses???!! 

Friday, August 19, 2011

GlueArts & Paper Smooches....Rock!! (well we do!)

Combine a fun stamp company with our outstanding line up of adhesives and's DOES rock!

Proof in the's projects!

Designer Ania Lexander has the perfect idea. While making one card...why not replicate it and make several more out. Supplies are out, your feeling make a few more to keep on hand for future birthday's, thank you notes and more! Ania chose the Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler along with our GlueArts U Cut It Foam.

Designer Leslie Ashe has a beautiful card that comes to life with embossed stamping! Our Glue Glider Pro with High Tac assures Leslie her elements will stay where she wants them to!

GlueArts Designer: Leslie Ashe

Glue Arts Supplies
Glue Glider Pro with High Tac cartridge, 3D U Cut It Foam

stamp: Paper Smooches
cardstock: Core'dinations (Jenni Bowlin)
patterned paper: Teresa Collins, October Afternoon
ribbon: Offray
paint: Adirondack
ink: VersaMark (resist)
embossing powder: American Crafts
crystals: Queen & CO.
border punch: Martha Stewart


-trim cardstock 6" x 10", fold and score
-sand cardstock to get desired undertones visible.
-paint lightly over entire front of card, let dry
-while that's drying, stamp a strip of patterned paper with your stamp, then sprinkle embossing powder & using a heating gun, let the embossed image emerge.

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-cut banner flag from patterned paper then use that flag to trace on other patterned paper, so you can have 3 flags.
-cut strip of patterned paper 2" x 6" and adhere to bottom of card, leaving a 1" gap
-tie ribbon around strip
-adhere 2 polka dotted flags under ribbons
-adhere 'happy birthday' flag in center, using GlueArts 3D U Cut It Foam.
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-add stamp embossed sentiment just above using 2 strips of 3D U Cut It Foam
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-punch a 12 inch strip of border on the opposite side of Core'dinations cardstock,cut in half and punch a decorative border.
-cut strip in half and tuck one UNDER the card cover, tuck the other under patterned paper strip.
-add rhinestones on banner flags
-distress edge of card all the way around
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Quick bday-cards for the kids!
GlueArts Designer: Ania Lexander

My kid is a true son of mine; he can forget that he's gotten a birthday invitation and walk up to me and, hand me an invitation and say "oh by the way, I'm attending XX's birthday in 30 minutes". I've often hurried fixing a quick card & racing to the toy store to find a proper gift before the start of the while I prefer to create each card with a recipient in mind, I realize I need to prepare a few backup-cards for these cases. These stamp-sentiments from Paper Smooches are perfect for such generic cards!

Glue Art Supplies:
Glue Glider Pro - Permatac, U Cut It Foam

Paper Smooches - Sentiment Sampler
Pink Paislee

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Gather some smaller and larger scraps. For such cards, it's not important that they're huge (my kid normally only writes the short sentiment "happy birthday, love XX" in his cards), so it's a great way to use them in my opinion.

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Cut all the pieces and adhere with permatac.

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I like to add stitches to the pieces, but it's a personal choice.

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I'm no stamper, so I needed a few tries to get it right. Once I did, I daresay I rocked these stamps! You can see how stamp #3 finally came out all crisp and bold and great! (I made sure to give several extra pushes to the whole sentiment with my fingers/thumb. I have no idea if this is the right or wrong way to do this - I just know it worked for me smile.gif )

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Use U Cut It Foam to make these simple, small cards more fun smile.gif

Voila - four new and pretty quick bday-cards for these occasions when you need one real quick!

We'd love for you to post a comment and let us know are you a stamper? What kinds of stamps are your favorites? Holiday, sentiment...acrylic, wood? For posting a comment today we'll enter you to win our Glue Glider Pro and our must have Extreme Adhesive Squares. PLUS!!

Paper Smooches is offering a stamp set of the winners choice as well! Simply post a comment and we'll select a random winner on Monday!

And how about an extra entry into the drawing? Simply post the Paper Smooches logo and our GlueArts logo on your blog or website or link us to where you share the logos and post a second comment here letting us know you've done so!

Last for today, we'd like invite you to stop by the Paper Smooches Facebook pageand let them know GlueArts has sent you. Be sure to "Like" them since we do and you post a comment on their wall for a chance to win! Don't wait too long as they're going to pick a winner today!. So do stop by and say a big GlueArts Hello!

Tomorrow is our final day with Paper Smooches and here's a sneak peek of what we have in store!

We'll see you right back here tomorrow! Have a great day!