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Thursday, January 26, 2012

It's a "Lovely" Day Today with GlueArts & Studio Calico

Some days I write a little prose, talk a bit about this or that...while other days the words don't come quite so easily.

Today is one of those. And it's not because Designer Linda Albrecht's project isn't amazing, beautiful and wonderful.

It's because today's project from Linda IS ALL of those plus a million other superlatives. I find myself anxious for you to see what she has made...and feel the same way we (and I) do!!!
"Lovely Abode" Pincushion Container
GlueArts Designer: Linda Albrecht


Use a metal gift can available in craft stores to make this little house shaped pin cushion. Store extra pins or a small scissors inside the can or you can fill the can with a small gift for a sewing friend.


Supplies:
Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun & sticks
Glue Arts DryStick Mounting Squares & Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares
Studio Calico "Field Guide" Kit
Other:
Wool Felt- Sweet Emma Jean's Etsy Shop
Embroidery floss & buttons
Trinket pins & bead- Maya Road
Crackle paint- Clear Rock Candy by Ranger
Metal gift can



Instructions:
1. Measure and cut patterned papers to fit around can then use Perma Tac Adhesive to layer.
2. Use sewing machine to stitch on layered papers near paper edges and along the scalloped paper trim.

3. Cut cardstock for windows & a strip the same width as the windows then adhere windows to the strip using DryStick mounting squares.
4. Apply embellishments onto the layered papers as desired. Cut a door from felt and hand stitch with embroidery floss. Machine stitch window panes onto window bases. Apply chipboard butterflies with Micro Extreme Adhesives squares and embroider french knots where desired.

5. Apply Clear Rock Candy Crackle paint to the finished windows and allow to dry.
6. Apply brads where desired and flatten prongs well.
7. Cut 5 triangular pieces from red wool felt and machine sew together.

8. Use Perma Tac Adhesive to adhere the completed paper piece to the circumference of the can.

9. Use hot glue to adhere about half of the felt roof to the can cover and allow to dry for a minute then begin to add fiberfill to stuff the roof top. Adhere the rest of the felt roof the the can cover once stuffed.

10. Apply buttons at the bottom of the roof along the seams. 
11. Apply trims along the can lid to cover edge of roof felt with hot glue.


Are you all just stunned and shaking your heads in amazement as we did? Imagine an entire "village" of these amazing homes...pretty spectacular!!

Well GlueArts would like to help you be able to create this masterpiece along with many of the other projects we've shared this week and last. Simply post a comment and we'll enter you to win ...






The Studio Calico Field Guide is filled with papers, cardstock, alphabet stickers, brads, stickers, butterflies and a custom stamp exclusive to Studio Calico and the kit!

Simply post a comment and we'll enter you to win the same beautiful kit of supplies that the Glue Girls worked with along with a Glue Glider PRO and a new PRO+ Multdirection Flip Perma Tac Cartridge.(if you already own a PRO handle..we'll offer you a choice of the handle or another cartridge instead) And as a surprise we're also going to include our Designer favorite GlueArts Hot Glue Gun too!!


We hope you'll stop by tomorrow and do visit the Studio Calico blog for more ideas, inspiration...and to find out more about Studio Calico's monthly kits!  


If you're headed to CHA this weekend we hope you'll be sure to stop by the GlueArts booth! We have make n takes and more planned! We're in booth #2333!! Be sure to take a moment to visit our GlueArts CHA Winter 2012 page for more details about our events, make n takes and much more!

82 comments:

  1. awesome one!!! never thought of that!!!!

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  2. such an adorable little project! love it!

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  3. such an adorable little project! love it!

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  4. I absolutely think this is so cute and clever especially since you can put supplies inside the can!!! I've pinned it to Pinterest with Linda's info and a link to this page. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. What a perfect pin cushion, complete with storage!! Just love it!

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  6. Wow! This is an amazing project...and I'm sure a labor of love to create! LOL! Love it! Thanks for the chance!

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  7. I love this so much! I am going to put it on Pinterest so I can remember that I want to make it! Really fantastic project!

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  8. I saw this on Linda's blog! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  9. cute! i love it! thanks for sharing!

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  10. Very very cute...Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Amy Jones
    amy_cj79@yahoo.com

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  11. This is a super cute project! I love all the daily inspiration. Thanks!

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  12. Oh my Word! This is amazing!! LOVE it!! I can't show my daughter or I know how I will be spending the weekend!! :)

    Barb

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  13. Cute project. LOVE the Studio Calico kit!

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  14. Your booth will be one of my "must visits". This is unbelievable--I feel like I MUST make one..

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  15. OMG that is adorable! Great work!

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  16. What a cute and crafty project!

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  17. That's so stinkin' cute, I almost can't stand it.

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  18. Aye aye aye, what will you come up with next? I can't believe that I have an old tomato to hold my pins and needles.

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  19. loooooove that project! thanks for sharing and for the chance to win! YAY!!!!! =)

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  20. Awesome Idea! rlovew1976 at yahoo.com

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  21. Lovely abode, indeed. Such talent and patience to put it all together.

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  22. It`s so cute!!! also a great idea.

    Love it!

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  23. How cute!! I love this project!

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  24. It is amazingly beautiful the creative juices flowing between Glue Arts & Studio Calico. <3

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  25. This has been so awesome! I've fallen in live with Studio Calico thanks to the Glue Arts girls! -clockhammer@live.com

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  26. Totally outstanding projects! Love today's projects!

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  27. WOW- WHAT A WONDERFUL PROJECT! WITH CAPITALS!

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  28. She does such amazing work!! TFS Glue Arts! Love your blog!

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  29. I love the cute layout of the little golfer. The papers are awesome.

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  30. OMG! This is so cute. Those windows are really darling.

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  31. This is seriously one of the most awesome things I've seen on this blog!

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  32. What a fabulous project!! SO creative...
    - April W

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  33. Oh my stars! This is just DARLING!

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  34. what a very creative and fantastic project! love all the details.

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  35. Cutest pin cushion I have ever seen.

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  36. This project is so adorable, and it is awesome to see your adhesives work so well on different mediums. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Oh my! It looks like a sweet little fairy house. Well done Linda!

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  38. It's amazing what you can do with a little paper and glue. Cute... Cute... Cute...

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  39. Having problems signing in.
    Linda did a great job.
    I wish I was going to CHA. Who wouldn't want to participate in the make & takes????

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  40. What a little cutie here. I absolutely love it, and thanks so much for the tut for it, it´s so clever made and one I just have to give a try. It´s just awesome and really smart thought and made.

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  41. I so enjoy your different projects everyday! TFS

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  42. Holy smokes! What a fabulous project. Yes, I can imagine an entire little village. How very fun.

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  43. How adorable! Reminds me of a little mushroom home in some fairy tale I've read (can't remember the name). Love the rock candy crackle paint on the windows and glittery buttons!

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  44. I would LOVE to win this. The project is so cute and would be a great addition to my sewing area.

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  45. Wow! Really cool!

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  46. That is as cute as can be! So incredibly creative! And what an awesome prize package, wow!!!~

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  47. what a fun pincushion! thank you for sharing.

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  48. That's a cute little project. Thanks for sharing!

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  49. This is adorable. Yes, a whole village would be fun to make. I'll bet a little girl would love to have that village for storing treasures in her room.

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  50. What an amazing project! Great tutorial too!

    Gini

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  51. What an adorable projects! Looks like a gnome family could live in it.

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  52. OMGoodness this is amazing!!! I am inspired to make one! Thanks for the wonderful idea!!!

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  53. I love this! Also a bit intimidated...

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  54. The grid design is real cute and what good use for a page of letters. Your not kidding we are all that busy everyday.

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  55. This is such a cute idea! great fora mothers day project!

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  56. I love how you described this...amazing as well as a million other superlatives to describe it!! All that and just...WOW!

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  57. Wonderful Idea! I've been collecting cans (after eating all the cookies) knowing there was a super idea out there. YES!

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  58. Adorable idea, I need one of these!

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  59. Cute! Clever idea, love to try this.

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