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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Lovely" Valentine Treats from GlueArts!

We're back and back with more Valentine Treats that use our GlueArts U Cut It Foam!

We'd love to hear from those of you who have used our foam and what you have liked about it? Perhaps the dimension? The bonus of zero waste as every scrap can be used? Or that you can run it through your diecut machine??

Please do share as we would very much like to hear from you!

Today Designers Lesley Langdon and Kristen Swain show how GlueArts U Cut It Foam can make the foundation of a house. (yes a house!!) and an incredible flower!!!

Lovely Valentine House Gift Box
GlueArts Designer: Kristen Swain


Supplies:

Pink Paislee papers
various flowers, brads, twine, pearls, button, tinsel,lace
May arts velvet ribbon

1. Use Cricut Machine and Winter Wonderland cartridge to cut house 3 and house insert from patterned paper.
2. Cut UCutIt foam to slightly smaller for each wall of house insert.
3. Use Perma tac to adhere house, leaving the U Cut It smaller allows the UCutIt to butt against each other forming a solid wall.
4. Cut rectangle piece of paper and insert for bottom of house, using the bottom of UCutIt foam as the ledge to glue paper to.
5. Turn house over and add roof, only gluing one side of roof to house.
6. Adhere outside of house to insert, using Perma Tac, then decorate house with embellishments, using Adhesive Squares to hold pieces on.






Valentine's Treat Bags
GlueArts Designer: Lesley Langdon

Supplies:
Glue Arts U-Cut-It Foam
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares

Other:
May Arts Ribbon
Spellbinders™ Dies (LF-190 Grand Labels Four, S4-343 Heart Squares, S4-357 Spiral Blossom Three, S5-057 Holly Motifs)
Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine
Green Bazzill Cardstock
Spun Sugar Distress Stain (Ranger)
Shimmerz Coloringz Spritz (Pink Stiletto)
Dazzling Diamond Glitter (Stampin' Up!)
Gesso Paint (Daler-Rowney)
Hemp Cord (Fire Mountain Gems)
Hole Punch
Smooth Watercolor Paper
Scor-Pal

Instructions:
1. To make the cardstock treat bag, die cut 2 Grand Labels Four (Spellbinders), score at the bottom of each, fold and glue together using Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares. Punch 2 holes at the top for the ribbon.


2. Die cut a large Heart Squares die cut (Spellbinders) and a Holly Motifs flourish circle (Spellbinders) from white watercolor paper. Add Distress Stain (Spun Sugar) to the inside of the Heart Square. Layer these 2 die cuts with Glue Arts U-Cut-It foam and adhere to treat bag.

3. To make blossom, die cut Spiral Blossom Three (Spellbinders) from Glue Arts U-Cut-It foam, remove plastic pieces and roll, it will automatically stick together when rolled. Apply glitter (Stampin' Up!), it will stick to the foam. Spray pink mist (Shimmerz), let dry. 


4. Adhere blossom, green ribbon leaves, and hemp cord to the treat bag, using the amazingly sticky Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares.

5. Tie ribbon through the top holes.

6. OPTIONAL - to soften the edges, rub GESSO paint around the edges with your finger. You can also try white ink.

7. Insert candy bag, hold in place with Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares.



In celebration of CHA and our partners and many friends today's giveaway is from 7 Gypsies! They've kindly given us two of their new 6 by 6 paper pads! 




And of course we'll tuck in once again our U Cut It Foam!




and our friends at ScrapBands gave us two sets of "bands"  too! 






Simply post a comment and we'll enter you to win! We'll select one random winner next Monday!!

106 comments:

  1. Awesome projects today. LOVE that foam!

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  2. I love the Valentine treat bag...so easy to do yet has a very stunning result!

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  3. I LOVE that house, wish I had that cart for my Cricut. What a great way to use adhesive foam, love the flower and Spellbinders dies are to die for. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I just love that little house! Adorable!

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  5. WOW how cute is this little house...what a fun idea...I totally love it...thanks for sharing..

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  6. The wreath looks really cute and homey on the front of the house. Nice touch.

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  7. That little house is awesome...and the foam flower is so cool.

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  8. I love using foam! It's so versatile! Thanks for the chance to win all of these great goodies!

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  9. Both projects are so sweet! Have never used my cricut. Can I come to your house Kristin to play with the cricut (I'll bring mine in it's box.) The only cartridge I have is the Hawaiian.

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  10. The house is darling. I love little houses! What a great idea to use foam for a flower!

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  11. Your projects are always the best - they're the ones I end up making!! I remember the sweet candy coffin for Halloween (huge hit at my son'school) and i know I will be making the little candy house for Valentine treats. I am amazed by your designers. Keep it up guys, you are a true inspiration.

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  12. I hope I win this I love love love it...

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  13. The house is just adorable and I absolutely love the foam flower on the treat bag! Too cute!!

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  14. Lovely creations! What a yummy looking treat "house!"

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  15. So cute!!! Love this little house, adorable!!!These would be cute for my Grandbabies for Valentine's day. But I haven't seen this sticky foam at Michael's.

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  16. Gorgeous projects here...I love the flower
    xx
    Leila

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  17. Adorable projects!! So pretty
    www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com

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  18. I love the foam flower!!! I'll have to keep an eye out for it!!

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  19. That little house is absolutely adorable! Thanks for the direx. :)

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  20. WAUW both the house here and the treatbag is so gorgeous. But I must admit, I´m totlaly in love with this little house here, and might have to give that a try some day LOL. But both projects are really cool.

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  21. Who wouldn't love to get such a cute treat box? I love the idea.

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  22. I've never noticed the foam before. Great idea. You can make it however you want.

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  23. It would be good for a special person, because it seems like it would take a while to make. Worth the time, but I couldn't whip it out in minutes.

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  24. I'd love to win those gorgeous papers!

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  25. Love the flower made from the u-cut it foam.

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  26. I have never used your foam but I like the projects I am seeing with it.

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  27. Love love the foam! fabulous project! Thank you for sharing!

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  28. I haven't gotten to see the foam IRL yet, but I cannot wait to try the flower in this post. It is gorgeous!!!

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  29. wow how cool is the new things that foam looks very cool. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  30. This is absolutely gorgeous! I have not tried the UCutIt foam, but I want to! Thanks for the chance to win :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  31. The foam looks like something I need to find. Love all the projects today! Beautiful! JaniceAeschliman.blogspot.com

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  32. Love! And I must get some of those foam flowers! Thanks so much for another awesome giveaway!!

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  33. Awesome projects! The house is so adorable. Thanks for the chance to win in the giveaway!

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  34. Wonderful projects today, love the treat house!! The U cut it foam is a pretty neat product! Thanks for a chance to win!!!
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com
    mexicopetshop@hotmail dot com

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  35. Oh my heck a ma! These are adorable! Too fun! TFS CallyAnn

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  36. great projects!! loving all the new CHA stuff =)

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  37. So so cute, thanks for the inspiration. Would love to win.

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  38. Love that bird house. I also like the flower technique with the foam. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Just when I thought I couldn't love you guys anymore you show how to make the house on your blog! I need to make this it is sooooo adorable!

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  40. I'm loving that foam flower. I don't have access to anything but Michael's or HL & haven't seen the U Cut It Foam there yet either. :(
    yankandtex at hotmail dot com

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  41. Wow - that foam flower looks so pretty!! I didn't know you could make such a thing with foam. You've made it even better with that pink spray!

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  42. so many great projects and products!

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  43. I love the house...gorgeous...and would you believe I just heard of the u cut foam??? would love to get my hands on some of that to play with!!

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  44. 7 Gypsies, U CUT IT adhesive and ScrapBands have some really cool stuff.

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  45. I love how you made the flower with the U-Cut-It foam! I came out beautiful!!

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  46. I LOVE that there is NO waste with this adhesive and love the dimension that you can achieve and love that it cuts easily with steel dies!!

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  47. Love this giveaway...thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. So very cute. Thanks for the chance

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  49. Would love to win anything you offer - so much fun seeing all the new goodies.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Mary Farrington Oh2bnor@aol.com

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  50. gotta have the foam ...!

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  51. As always so much inspiration!! Will you be MY Valentine!!

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  52. As always so much inspiration!! Will you be MY Valentine!!

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  53. those blossoms are super cute!

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  54. I would love to use this for my HO Railroad. I build buildings and this would be so cool to use
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  55. I am amazed. These are so beautiful. I really like the lil house. What a great idea. I have never used or thought of using the foam and now I really want to try it. Lovely Ladies.
    Amy Jones
    amy_cj79@yahoo.com

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  56. I absolutely love that flower! Gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway! Shannon

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  57. Love the little house and treat bag. These are very clever uses for the foam. All this is wonderful inspiration for future projects.

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  58. Oh my that is stunning, LOVE that flower! The U-Cut-It foam looks so amazing, I really need to get my hands on it! thanks for the chance 2 win!

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  59. Oh wow oh wow! Love these projects!!

    Tanya Phenis
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  60. Love it all! Such creativity!

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  61. What a neat flower! Haven't seen that done before. Would love to win.

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  62. Wow!! beautiful projects! thanks for the chance to win!!

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  63. Great project and great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!!

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

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  64. Beautiful projects...I especially love the dimension and ease of the flower!

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  65. I would love to try and make that beautiful blossom with your u-foam!

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  66. the house box is terrific and the flower bracelet is wonderful.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  67. the little house gift box is so cute!

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  68. Awesome projects!!! Love the little house treat box!!!

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  69. Thank you for sharing all of these adorable projects! I LOVE that little house treat box!

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  70. I really love those 3D flowers, and the house is an adorable candy box. Love the quick and easy idea for an open sided candy bag. So much you can do with these ideas.

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  71. Fabulous projects! Especially love the house treat box! So creative and pretty. Thanks for the giveaway! :o)

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  72. I luv how the flower was made w/ the U Cut It foam, glitter & Glimmer Mist! So cool! I have 2 try it! Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. The foam is really neat - you can do sooo many things with it. I would love to win this giveaway!Thanks for offering it!

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  74. beautiful projects using some great products, and some that I haven't had the pleasure of using yet. I will eventually get around to trying all the products Glue Arts has to offer

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  75. OMG!These projects are GORGEOUS! I would love to win some goodies please. Love the instructions too as it seems so much easier to follow and create! I just need ot get my hands on the U Cut it Foam now:-)

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  76. Hopefully this is not a repeat but that Valentine gift box is super cute. I like the heart square with colored paper behind it and the flower on the gift bag. Very nice!

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  77. Great projects! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  78. love your products and your projects are great

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  79. Would love to try the foam! Looks like so much fun.

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  80. Fabulous projects today! Love that little house! The treat bag is super cute! TFS!

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  81. Really nice work . I love all the Valentine projects today.

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  82. Never tried foam before but I am anxious to give it a shot!

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  83. These are just toooooo sweet!!!

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  84. Love Love Love Love!!! Sharon S.

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  85. Adorable candy holders :) Again, what wonderful and generous prizes!

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  86. The house treat box is amazing!! Love this!!

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  87. I absolutely love that pink flower!!! Thank you for sharing.

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  88. Oh my! The treat box (house) is amazing! Love the treat bags too! Can't wait to try making some of those amazing blossoms too! :-)

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  89. Oh how cute! Totally have to try this!!!

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  90. Wow, This paper is perect for a vintage look.The small house is so cute.Thanks.

    marg0006@verizon.net

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  91. What great projects. Those vintage papers look lovely; thanks for the chance to win!

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  92. I like the idea that the U Cut It Foam is adhesive on both sides,& that you can diecut & color it. Adding glitter is SO much easier than using the strips of double sided tape.

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  93. I love the demo of the foam flower! Thanks for sharing the project.

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