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Friday, September 16, 2011

Die Cuts With a View & GlueArts Make the Perfect Gift!

What's your definition of the perfect gift?

Is it store bought?

Wrapped beautifully?

What about handmade?

Today's project is handmade and yes...we'd like to say wrapped beautifully!!! It started with the idea of making a gift box filled with handmade cards suitable for all occasions. Then that idea led to the gift bag and the matching accessories...perfect!

Floral Gift Bag Card & Accessories Set
GlueArts Designer: Julia Sandvoss
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Supplies:

GlueArts Glue Glider Pro - Perma Tac
GlueArts Raisen's
GlueArts U Cut It Foam
GlueArts Extreme Adhesive Squares
DCWV Lemon Flower Paper Stack 
Epiphany Crafts Tools: Shape Tool Round 14, Button Tool Round 14
Epiphany Crafts Bubble Caps Round 14, Button Round 14, Ring and Vintage Setting
Sizzix Die Cut Machine
Sizzix Bigz Die Flower Layers #9 (657114)
Wool Felt
Prima leaves
K & Company Fabric Brad
Hero Arts Leaf Stamp
Gift Box Target Stores

Gift Bag & Card Instructions: 



1) I chose to repurpose a bag I already owned. Cut a piece of paper to fit the widest and longest part of the bag. Then cut a 2 inch wide strip of paper and a 1 3/4 inch wide piece of another pattern. Adhere together using GGPro and PermaTac adhesive. Next adhere the wide ribbon using Perma Tac.

2) Cut 3-4 flowers using die in various pattern papers. Then layer mixing and matching. Use Raisen's to give height to each layer and adhere together.

3) Finish off with an Epiphany Bubble Cap.


1) The cards were made to fit inside the box.  They measure 2 3/4 by 2 3/4 square. Each one has it's own layered flower made in a similar fashion to the bag. Layer the papers a bit different for each one for an individual look. I left greetings off so these can serve for any purpose.


Gift Box Instructions:


1) I used the same Floral die only cut the flowers out of wool felt. (I prefer wool felt...it's beautiful to work with, the colors are deep and the felt cuts beautifully!) Cut several flowers with multiple wool colors.

2) Stamp onto the wool felt leaves using black Stazon inks to ensure it will not smear or smudge.

3) Next layer together the flower first adding the brad through the center of the top two flowers. Then adhere the flower layers together using Extreme Adhesive Squares. Adhere the ribbon onto the box and finish off with the flower on top.  

Floral Headband & Ring Instructions:


1) For the headband I chose another set of felt flower. This time for the center I made a button using the Epiphany Studio Button Tool. I stitched the button onto the top layer of the felt flower. Then adhered each flower together using the Extreme Adhesive Squares. Then I sewed a extra felt piece to the back of the flower and slipped the headband through.

2) The ring is a breeze to make with Epiphany's tools. Simply use the Round Shape tool and press onto the Vintage Setting with an Extreme Adhesive Square. Then use one additional square to adhere to the ring base.

 



Well that's it! We're wrapping up our week with the bright and fresh Die Cuts With a View Lemon Fresh line! We hope you've enjoyed this week! We'd like to giveaway one of their beautiful Lemon Fresh Paper Stacks along with our must have Glue Glider Pro with Perma Squares and our Extreme Adhesive squares which were key to making today's projects!





Simply post a comment today...let us know what was your favorite handmade gift you've given or received!! We'd love to hear! We'll pick one random winner on Monday!


And if you're out and about this weekend look for GlueArts products all over the Archiver's ScrapFest event! We're partnered up with some of our favorite companies...October Afternoon, Core-dinations, Making Memories, Lilly Bee, Epiphany Crafts,  Authentique, Sizzix and Ki Memories! Be sure to stop by their booths and participate in their make n takes using GlueArts Adhesives! 




Also if you're in the St.Louis area, come join Ken Oliver and the Glue Girl, Julia Sandvoss, at For Keeps Sake Scrapbook store today for a make n take using Unibind and GlueArts! Details can be found on the For Keepsake Facebook Wall along with Unibind's Wall! 

Hope to see you there!!  

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Make It Stick with GlueArts & DCWV!

GlueArts....when you want it to stick!

Did you know when you chose GlueArts adhesives...things tend to stick. Paper, embellishments, ribbons and more!

Our GlueArts Glue Glider Pro along with our line up of Adhesive Squares, Raisen's and more...make creating a breeze!

Stop by our GlueArts website to pick up some of our products to make crafting and creating a snap! Today Designer Lesley Langdon has a beautiful layout using the DCWV Lemon Flower stack. Her choice of embellishments will stay put with our Extreme Adhesive Squares!

3 Little Ladies Layout

GlueArts Designer: Lesley Langdon

I loved all of the papers in the Lemon Flower Stack by DCWV that I wanted to use so many of them on one layout, and you can see that this collection of papers is beautifully coordinated. I envisioned using this label die for the background and I think it worked well, especially with these papers. And as I like to add a little bump to my layouts, Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares are the option to ensure that my embellishments stick!

Supplies:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro (Perma Tac Adhesive)
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
DCWV Lemon Flower Stacker
May Arts Ribbon (Green)
Prima Flowers (Yellow)
Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Labels Twenty (S5-026)
Bazzill Cardstock (White Textured)
Chipboard Number (Pink Paislee)
Dymo Label Maker
Instructions:
1. Die cut various Lemon Flower Stacker papers from DCWV, using a Spellbinders Labels Twenty die template.



 2. Using your Glue Glider Pro, adhere labels to white cardstock to make a pattern resembling wallpaper.
3. Mat photo, and adhere number and label.



4. Adhere ribbon and flowers using Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares.



Please take a moment to post a comment...we'd love to hear what products of ours you have tried and which are your favorite? Haven't tried our adhesives...what's tops of your list to use? Post a comment and we'll enter you to win the Die Cuts With a View Lemon Flower paper stack along with our Glue Glider Pro and Extreme Adhesive Squares!

We'll select one random winner this coming Monday to win this great collection! Have a great day!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Look "What Happens" When You Combine DCWV & GlueArts

What happens when you combine GlueArts and Die Cuts With a View?

Amazing projects and creations!

We loved Designer Ania Lexander's bright and bold layout. The addition of the red lettering grabs your eye immediately!

Hand cut flower, rhinestone gems all come together to make a special layout! That's what happens!!


What the heck happened?!? Layout
GlueArts Designer: Ania Lexander

Supply list:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro - Perma Tac
U Cut It Foam
GlueArts Raisen's

Other: DCWV papers, bling and letters from Websters Page

I'm sure most can relate. The feeling when seeing people you've known ever since they were little newborns, standing in front of you, all grown up. Like in my instance, my dearest niece - almost a grown up woman. Yikes!
It seems like yesterday I got to hold her for the very first time, thinking; oh dear, it's real, I'm an aunt! Where did time go!? *sigh*



 I loved that these papers gave the me possibility to hand cut the patterns and utilize them as embellishments here.
The flowers which were cut out were adhered in two ways, with PermaTac at the part which were going to be tucked in behind the photos, and with Raisens at the end where it'd peek out from the photos - for more dimension.
 Adhere the embellishments and photos...
And the border strip were adhered with both PermaTac (bottom strip) and U Cut It Foam (upper, handcut strip).





So tell us...are you a Die Cuts With a View Fan? Do you follow them on Facebook? If not we would like to invite you to go like them and post a friendly GlueArts Hello on their wall! Then pop back here and let us know you've done that. We'll give you an extra entry into this week's drawing!
We're giving away the beautiful DCWV Lemon Flower 12 by 12 Stack and our GlueArts Glue Glider Pro with our Perma Squares refill along with our Extreme Adhesive Squares. Simply post a comment and you're entered to win! Let us know...what patterns in paper are you usually drawn too? Are you a polka dot person, damask, like stripes? DCWV's Lemon Flower new collection is filled with all of those and more!



We'll select one random winner next Monday! It's just that easy to enter and win products with GlueArts! Be sure to stop and visit the Die Cuts With a View Blog and say hello to Erin as well! There is always something fun going on! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hello Die Cuts With a View From GlueArts

Hello Hello!

Hola!

Aloha!

No matter what language you speak...hello is the universal way to greet someone. Hi....hello...aloha!

Today Designer Leslie Ashe has a beautiful card which makes for a very beautiful way to say hello! Just the perfect thing to send to a friend you're thinking of, someone who needs their day brightened or just to let someone know you're there for them!

Our GlueArts Glue Glider Pro and Extreme Tac will ensure if you're sending this beautiful card to someone special, all the embellishments will stay right where you place them!!



Hello Card
GlueArts Designer: Leslie Ashe

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Glue Arts Supplies: 
Glue Glider Pro w/Extreme Tac cartridge, Extreme Adhesive Squares, Mini Extreme Adhesive Squares, 3D U Cut It Foam

DCWV supplies:
Lemon Flower Stack

Other: 
flower & border punches: Martha Stewart
buttons: Jenni Bowlin, American Crafts
letters: American Crafts
twine: The Twinery, misc (jute from stash)


Directions:
-trim patterned paper 6" x 12" , fold & score then set aside.
-using a border punch, punch 6 strips of border and set aside.
-using flower punch, punch 3 flowers from 3 different patterned papers (so 9 flowers each), set aside.
-stack borders on top of each other from the bottom to about halfway up card.




-stack like flowers and using 3D adhesive, place first flower on the borders, 2nd flower right above - to the right side, the 3rd flower just above
-add twine to 2 buttons & jute to one button.
-add buttons with twine & jute to center of flowers, fluff flowers







-using letter stickers, spell out "hello!" just above borders




So tell us...are you a Die Cuts With a View Fan? Do you follow them on Facebook? If not we would like to invite you to go like them and post a friendly GlueArts Hello on their wall! Then pop back here and let us know you've done that. We'll give you an extra entry into this week's drawing!




We're giving away the beautiful DCWV Lemon Flower 12 by 12 Stack and our GlueArts Glue Glider Pro with our Perma Squares refill along with our Extreme Adhesive Squares. Simply post a comment and you're entered to win!




We'll select one random winner next Monday! It's just that easy! 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Die Cuts With a View & GlueArts Week

That's right!

It's a brand new week and we're happy to announce a brand new sponsor for our team.

DCWV or Die Cuts With a View is well known for their themed paper stacks with something truly for everyone!!

All this week our Glue Girls will be sharing ideas using one of DCWV new paper stacks...Lemon Flower!

The Lemon Flower Stack is an amazing assortment of lemony yellow, green and black with glittered paper designs of stripes, dots, damasks..in fact 48 sheets of premium printed sheets are at your fingertips!

Today Designer Jenny Chesnick celebrates friends...and her love of the color yellow! {have to say...it's an awfully sweet picture of Jenny and me...the Glue Girl!}


 Fab Friends
GlueArts Designer: Jenny Chesnick 
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Products Used:

Glue Glider Pro - Perma Tac
Mini Extreme Squares
DCVW Lemon Flower Stack
Silhouette SD
Vellum by Bazzill
Twine by American Crafts
Punch by Ek Success
Alphabet Stickers by My Minds Eye
Flowers (resin & soft) by Websters Pages

My favorite color is Yellow! I do believe the powers that be remembered this when they sent me this AWESOME collection to work with. There are so many patterns and embossed and glittered pages to be had. 

 I loved so many of the patterns I wanted to incorporate them in a not so over whelming way. So I cut thin strips of patterns to line the sides of the layout. One of my new favorite embellishments is butterflies punched from vellum. They are a stand out without out taking away from the pretty patterns of the paper.
I finished off my layout with a bundle of flowers tied with twine and a nice bright title cut with my Silhouette. I added some journaling from my trip and my meet-up with my Fab Friend. 








So how would you like a chance to win the DCWV Lemon Flower Stack? Just leave us a comment today! Or tell us about who is your fab friend? We'll pick one random winner next Monday who will win the 12 by 12 Lemon Flower Stack along with our Glue Glider Pro, Perma Squares refill and our Extreme Adhesive Squares.


And speaking of winners...it's Monday and that means time to announce last week's winner of the GlueArts Embellishment Kit! That winner is:





 Amy E said...







I always love coming here to see all the Designer's projects! And you guys just might talk me in to Pinterest after all!!

Congrats to you Amy! Please email me at Gluegirl@gluearts.com with your info!! And we hope you will join Pinterest!
Speaking of...last week we issues a challenge and we hope you'll join in!


GlueArts Challenge


We invite you to join in this challenge to find inspiring photos and images and turn those into projects, crafts and more? 


Simply select a photo of your choice, or use this photo we found on Pinterest. Then create a project...card, layout, home decor piece...it's up to you. Then email that to (Gluegirl@gluearts.com) with the Subject Line: Pinterest Project by Saturday, September 24th. Be sure to include the photo that inspired you or link to the online source, a few images of your project and your supply list.{it's always nice to see GlueArts products used.} 

The Glue Girls Designers will vote on their favorite project and one winner will receive a Glue Glider Pro, 2 refills of their choice along with our Embellishment Kit!



We hope you'll join in! Do stop by tomorrow for more ideas with DCWV and their Lemon Flower Stack! We'll see you then!