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Friday, February 24, 2012

Sweets for Someone Special with GlueArts!





Chocolate-letter
GlueArts Designer: Ania Lexander



Glue Art supplies: 

Other: LYB, sewing machine, bazzill, fiskars border punch, buttons from Fancy Pants, ScorPal


I was missing my grandma, so I decided I'd make her something sweet!!

Purchasing a board of chocolate, I measured the width then cut the base of the letter in cardstock accordingly. Based on the size of the chocolate I started scoring: I wanted the cardstock to wrap around the chocolate once before ending in a normal letter. 

Tip: if the chocolate was too wide for the letter to be wrapped nicely enough, I'd simply just add additional patterned paper to "finish" the letter. I was in luck though, this one fit a 12" wide strip perfectly.

Then I cut the patterned paper so it'd cover all the sides of this chocolate-letter.


For the front cover of the "letter" I wanted it to go over the edge some, so I added a little bit of another patterned paper.


Then it's just to start decorating the cover - I used extreme adhesive squares to put together the layers of embellishments.

Here you can find the transparent "clear cuts shapes" layered underneath a snowflake from "the fabric favorites" topped with a "snowflake button dots" with a tulle in between. This embellishment sits on top of the "cardstock sticker borders". Notice the background, where you can find a "decorative edge cardstock" sewn on the cover of the patterned paper.


Before adhering the box together: Sew buttons as the letters' choice of closure on the side (in hindsight: having two buttons would have been better, ahwell)
When done, adhere the chocolate to the letterbox and wrap it, adhering it together.


Calling all craft/scrapbook educators and teachers!!!

GlueArts would like to hear from you!

We'd like to hear what kind of classes you teach, how often you teach, where, the size of the class and what types of adhesives you typically use in your classes? 

If you would email us at Gluegirl@gluearts.com and share with us, we would 
appreciate that!!

Don't forget to post a comment today! We'll enter you to win..  



Little Yellow Bicycle's Brand New Release called Saturdays! It's filled with blues, browns, deniums and soft, coral reds fill this collection. Post a comment today about your favorite winter treat and for posting a comment we'll enter you to win Little Yellow Bicycle's Brand New Saturdays collection!!

Along with our Glue Glider PRO handle and your choice of our new PRO+ Cartridges! High Tac, Perma Tac, Repositionable or yes..Extreme Tac! And yes...our PRO handle fits the "pink" cartridges and our new PRO+ "purple" ones too! 

We'll select one random winner next Monday! Also don't forget to stop by the Little Yellow Bicycle blog for more ideas and inspiration! 

114 comments:

  1. What a great gift for your grandmother. I'm sure she LOVED it!

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  2. Your adhesives must REALLY work if they hold all of that together. I need to try it.

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  3. What a fantastic gift, so cute and thoughtful!

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  4. My favorite winter treat, today, is homemade soup. I just made split pea.

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  5. what a beautiful gift.my fag. winter treat is homemade Chili.

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  6. What a nice thing to do for your grandmother. I'm sure she loved it. TFS.

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  7. what a beautiful project...Your grandmother is going to love it...for sure

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  8. thanks for the idea, this is amazing!

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  9. awesome gift! Have a great Friday. Lisa L.

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  10. What a lovely idea. Such a special way to give someone a gift of sweets. I love how this looks. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Elaine Allen

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  11. Beautiful box, and awesome tutorial thanks for sharing.

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  12. That is such a great project. I'm tempted to do something similar.

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  13. What a neat idea, love the box for the treats. Thanks for the tutorial. My favorite winter treat is hot chocolate.

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  14. Love this project such a cute and simple idea!

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  15. Wow! I love the projects today, thank you for sharing them.

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  16. All chocolate should come with its own handmade packaging!

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  17. This project is such a great idea and the step by step was very easy to follow along with. So pretty!

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  18. Very sweet gift idea! My favorite winter treat is hot chocolate.

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  19. I would love to get that letter in the mail! So pretty with yummy goodies inside! Love it!

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  20. I'm sure your grandmother is going to love her chocolate letter. Such a sweet surprise!

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  21. That's an awesome project! love the colors!

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  22. Such a wonderful project here again, and who wouldn´t love to get such a "sweet" parcel from a dear friend??
    it´s wonderful.

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  23. Fave winter treat? Hot chocolate with marshmallows!

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  24. what a grand idea!! Love my chocolate:)

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  25. oh my! How much do I love this project! It is gorgeous! I just love this LYB line! thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. This is great! You grandmother is going to love it :O) Hugs! Leah Ann

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  27. Love the project ... I have made one similar to it, but more like a card type wrapped in ribbon. Yes, I used Glue Arts on my project! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  28. Very beautiful project!! My favorite winter treat would have to be peppermint hot chocolate!!! I have had 3 today!!

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  29. I love todays project, mmmm yummy chocolate too:) Love the patterened paper as well. As for may favorite winter treat...Hot cocoa with warm chocolate chip cookies running a close second:) thanks for a chance to win, now onto Little Yellow bicycle:)
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  30. This is such a "sweet" and adorable project. These would be fun to have on hand to give to people just because. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. Cute "book!" I'm sure it was or will be a hit!

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  32. This project is as SWEET as can be! So cute and creative.

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  33. Very neat candy wrapper! Thanks for always sharing all the inspiration. :-) Looking forward to a crafty Saturday!

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  34. Thanks for sharing a great tutorial!

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  35. Favorite winter treat! Dunkin Donuts Vanilla Chai Latte. Warms my body and soul!! And since we are airing on snow for this evening, I could use one!! Love the blog, just stated following it! Such good inspiration found here!

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  36. love the project..may need to go by Powell's Sweet Shoppe to find a similar item and re-create for sure to send a package to my niece & nephew!

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  37. Great project- Love the bright colors on the box.

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  38. mmmm my fav winter treat is hot chocolate with marshmallows on a cold day! thanks for the chance to win

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  39. Sweet project! Such a great idea! TFS!

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  40. That is beautiful. I never thought of a chocolate letter but I know just the friend who would be cheered up by it! Going to try the project!! Thanks for the awesome giveaways you guys always put together. I know one of these days I am going to get lucky!

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  41. This is a beautiful project. Thank you for all you have shared this week. A ton of inspiration has been given.

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  42. Love the chocolate letter! Brilliant idea! Thanks for the chance to win! Would love to add the LYB new Saturdays collection to my stash and would LOVE the Glue Glider Pro! It's on my must have list!

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  43. Hello there, this is awesome, will have to have a go at something similar very soon. Thanks for the great idea and motivation

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  44. That is great packaging for a present like that! Love it.

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  45. The Glue Glider Pro is my favorite! I've got to try your new adhesives. Cute projects to inspire us!
    Teresa
    rdrepublican@windstream.net

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  46. Another creative and fabulous project. Loving these ideas.

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  47. I LOVE LYB! I love this new color combo especially.

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  48. Love Love this Project its very cute and I love love the papers used thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    Hi
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  49. Seriously great project! Love it!

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  50. Great project! Thanks for the chance to win! Shannon

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  51. What a cute gift to make and use! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

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  52. what a nice and "sweet" letter to grandma!

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  53. That is such a great way to present a gift and the LYB Saturdays collection is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  54. What a simple gorgeous idea! My favorite winter treat is hot chocolate! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  55. What a great gift idea...I really like this collection too. My favorite winter treat is hot chocolate with extra milk, a shot of Bailey's and whipped cream! That's a late night, after the kids have gone to bed scrapbooking kinda treat for me.

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  56. What a beautiful gift box/letter idea! I am sure your Grandma will love it.

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  57. What a fabulous project!

    Can't wait to see this collection at my LSS.

    My favorite Winter treat is Peppermint hot cocoa...delicious!

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  58. Awesome as usual! Fav blog! TFS CallyAnn

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  59. My favorite winter treat is a freshly brewed cup of coffee with some chocolate chip cookies or banana nut muffins!!
    Thanks for the chance to win. I love the saturday collection!!

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  60. Wonderful gift for a grandmother. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  61. Today's projects were fabulous! My favorite winter treat is hot cocoa.

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  62. Great project! I love the Saturdays collection!!!!

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  63. Wow, love your project and what a nice thing to do for a Grandma!!
    My winter treat would be coffee and chocolate, lots of it!! :)

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  64. What a great project I think I need some of your adhesives mine wouldn't hold that :( My favourite winter treat is spiced muffins yummy :)

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  65. I would love to get chocolate like this!

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  66. Being a Gramma myself, I would love to get this gift...beautiful and yummy!

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  67. My favorite winter treat - on days it snows, Dairy Queen offers 1/2 price blizzards - my kids & I love these!

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  68. Fabulous project! It would be a neat way to present chocolates to teachers for Easter or to show appreciation for them.

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  69. Lovely box, I want to make one!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. WOW love this project here, it looks so awesome.'
    My best treat on a cold winterday is definitely a cupo of hot cocoa and newly baked still warm buns with fresh butter on them, It´s just YUMMI.

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  71. What a great idea! I am going to try this for easter goodies! Thanks for sharing!

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  72. My favorite winter treat is a nice cup of hit spiced chai. Also, I <3 LYB products. ALL of them! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  73. LOVE this project,as always! Gorgeous papers and layering...and I love the wintery colors!
    My favorite winter treat is cookies or banana bread fresh from the oven!

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  74. Love this project. It could easily be modified for any sort of rectangular gift. A book for my DD perhaps. :D

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  75. So cute. What a great gift idea.

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  76. Aw, what a nice thing for you to do - and so cute!!!

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  77. Love this project. Might have to try this one myself!

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  78. what a great way to give some chocolate!

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  79. I will definitely be making this project ! Thanks for sharing. I love LYB and I neeeed a Glue Glider Pro !!! Please pick me !! Thanks for the chance to win !!

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  80. Thank you for your posting//idea ... love all of LYB stuff !!!!

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  81. My favorite winter treat is hot chocolate........with lots of marshmallows

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  82. Oh I just love this collection, blues and browns are my favorite.
    My favorite winter treat is a cup of hot cocoa or coffee in the after noon ....but with a splash of butterscotch Schnapps!

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  83. Wonder project! What a wonderful prize too :) I love a nice bowl of soup or chili!

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  84. Beautiful prize and wonderful project!!

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  85. Awesome project today, Thanks for sharing the tuttorial too! and Thanks for a chance to win some great goodies!

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  86. Awesome! And really nice detailed instructions.

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  87. I loved the project and I would love to win such great producrs!!
    Thanks Dana
    danajohnson1218@comcast.net

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  88. Love the project!!! Lucky reciever she is!!!! Would love to be entered to win this prize pkg!!! Thank You!!1

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  89. Love your project today. What a wonderful prize pack thanks for the chance to win.
    Debbie

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  90. wow Cool Giveaway love love the colors and the Patterned Papers.
    I would love to win. thanks for the chance to win.
    www.abbraddock@msn.com

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  91. I have shared on my Facebook Anita Brian Braddock
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  92. This is a beautiful project and a lovely way to present - I definitely want to do this for someone extra special!

    http://contadinak.wordpress.com/

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  93. favorite winter treat is hot chocolate.

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  94. Loved your project! As for my favorite winter treat, hot chocolate with mini marshmallows. I like it when the weather gets cooler. My true favorite winter treat would be to see it snow and watch the flakes fall from the sky, but I live in central Florida so that is not a possibility for me at this time. Thanks for a great giveaway!!

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  95. Such a sweet project. Love it. My fav winter treat is Hot Chocolate with marshmallows.

    Thanks

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  96. Great projects! My favorite winter treat is hot cocoa with candy canes...YUM! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  97. Cute project with the winter twig. I would love some of the Saturdays collection!

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  98. I just love this idea! What a great gift for a Grandma or anyone. Thank you for this wonderful idea!

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  99. What an adorable candy box

    marg0006@verizon.net

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