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Monday, February 13, 2012

Ways To Show Your Love with GlueArts!

It's hard not to notice that tomorrow is Valentine's Day!

Red, white, pink...hearts, candy, roses and special gifts for those you love.

The message for Valentine's Day rings clear...show the one you love how much you love them. And while we adore this message and the holiday, we also think why not show your love the other 364 days of the year too!

So join us this week as we share with you ways to show your love on Valentine's Day and all year round using your favorite GlueArts Adhesives!

I Love You Treat Jar 
GlueArts Designer: Audrey Pettit


Supplies:




Cardstock: Stampin'Up

Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye and Studio Calico
Stamps: SavvyStamps and Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps
Dies: Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps
Flower: Maya Road
Ink: Stampin'Up
Paint: Darice
Floss: DMC
Trims
Wool Fabric
Pinking Shears
Recycled Jar
Wooden Skewer
Button


1. Wash and dry a recycled glass jar. Cut a piece of wool fabric to size to wrap around your jar. I used pinking shears on the fabric to create texture and detail.


2. Cut two strips of contrasting patterned papers to layer within the wool. Adhere the two strips together with Glue Arts High Tac Adhesive and then machine stitch the paper to the wool.


3. Wrap the paper/wool piece around the center of your jar. Wrap a wide band of lace around the middle and tie into a knot at the center. The lace tie will hold the wrapper in place, with no need for further adhesive. Tie more trims around the jar, as desired, tying some of the pieces into bows.


4. Die cut a scalloped circle from patterned paper and adhere a fabric flower to the center with the Glue Arts Glue Gun. Using more hot glue, affix the die cut to the middle of the bow.

5. Die cut small butterflies from cardstock and stamp matching images in yellow ink. Machine stitch down the center of each butterfly and adhere butterflies to the flower and up the jar using Glue Arts Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares.


6. Paint a wooden skewer white. Cut two hearts from the wool fabric, insert the skewer in between the hearts, and blanket stitch around the hearts with pink embroidery floss. Stamp a sentiment banner on a strip of cardstock and affix to the heart, along with a final die cut butterfly and a vintage button.

7. Place wooden skewer inside the jar and fill with your favorite sweets.




Bags of Love
GlueArts Designer: Linda Albrecht

These little burlap bags all decorated up for Valentines Day would be a simple way to show that you love someone... fill them with a string of paper hearts or a heart shaped brooch pin. 

Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts Hot Melt Glue Gun and sticks
Burlap Bags, Organza Rose Trim, Antique Button, Crochet Trims- Maya Road
Rhinestones- Melissa Frances
Patterned papers- Pink Paislee
Bubble gum colored wool felt- Sweet Emma Jean at Etsy.com
Other:
Lace
Russian netting
Small buttons
Brooch pin
Jute twine
Colored Seam Binding
polyester batting/fiberfill

Directions:
1. Decorate the tops of small burlap bags with trims using hot glue.

Hearts on a string:
3. Cut hearts from paper & trim with glitter, lace, small buttons and rhinestones.
4. Apply strand of jute twine for hanging with hot glue to the back sides of hearts.

Heart Brooch:
5. Cut 2 hearts from wool felt, machine stitch together and stuff with batting.
6. Hot glue a piece of organza roses trim across the front of the heart and then hot glue antique rhinestone button to the center.
7. Gather up a 3"x 3" length of lace, a piece of netting and a Daisy flower from crochet trim and hot glue to the back side of the felt heart.
8. Hand sew a brooch pin to the back side of the felt heart. 


Beautiful....and as we mentioned Valentine's Day is just one day of the year...these ideas are perfect to show your love all year round!

Last week we had a daily giveaway for you with goodies we brought back from CHA! So let's announce those lucky 5 winners today!

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Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

Love the layout, pocket tag and banner. Love how versatile this U Cut it foam is! I would love to get my hands on these!
February 8, 2012 3:41 PM

7Gypsies
 Drayia said...

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!
February 7, 2012 9:08 AM

LillyBee

Christine said...

Wow, another fantastic round of projects!! Love the button heart and I think that you have amazing tutorials from all of your Glue Girls!! Thanks for the chance to win and all of the great tips!!
xoxo, Christine
February 11, 2012 7:26 PM

 Wescott Tools
Paint Stains said...

wow. great tutorial...you are really in depth..this is fantastic! 

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angie ashuk said...

Love all the projects. I really must try the cuttable foam. Looks like lots of fun:)
February 10, 2012 12:43 PM

Congratulations to all the winners! Please email me at Gluegirl@gluearts.com with your prize in the subject line!!  

18 comments:

  1. congrats to the winners...


    I am so so loving these amazing projects...so fun and creative...thanks for sharing..

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  2. These are great projects, and it so helpful to see the adhesives in use with the tutorial pictures. Congrats to the winners too.

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  3. Congrats to the winners. I like the use of wool felt and burlap on these projects.

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  4. Oh YAY!!! thank you so much. I sent my info. (I love the project too)

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  5. These projects are perfect for Valentine's Day!

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  6. Congrats to the winners! Love these projects today!!

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  7. Love these projects, so much detail and dimension!

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  8. so in love with burlap right now, those bags are divine!

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  9. Beautiful Projects! The bag of hearts, such a cute idea!

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  10. Thank you so much for selecting me. Dancing right now!!! Beautiful projects. Love the mason jar and the bag of hearts.

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  11. That little bag is adorable, and so useful.

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  12. Oh my gosh! This projects are gorgeous! TFS Callyann

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  13. Beautiful projects for loves!
    kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  14. Love how the felt was used in this project!! Wow, I can't believe I saw my name in the winners list!! Thanks so much!!
    xoxo, Christine

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