Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Celebrate with GlueArts and Tsukineko!

Every day can be a celebration when you combine GlueArts Adhesives and Tsukineko's colorful array of products!

Tsukineko is well known for their outstanding lineup of inks...from Memento, Brilliance, Staz-On to VersaFine and VersaMagic...and the products go on and on!

A big reason to celebrate are the Tsukineko's new Fireworks!'ve definitely have a party! Fireworks! creates colorful, sparkly and shimmery effects on both light and dark papers and match to the Memento ink colors!!Definitely a celebration!

Today Designer Audrey Pettit and Ania Lexander have two amazing projects for you highlighting two winning combinations..Tsukineko and of course..GlueArts!!

Celebrate Gift Wrap 
GlueArts Designer: Audrey Pettit


Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Tsukineko Brilliance Pearlescent Yellow Pigment Ink
Tsukineko Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid Pigment Ink

Patterned Paper: American Crafts and Echo Park
Glassine Bag, Manila Tag, and Hang Tag String: The Kraft Outlet
Stamps: Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and Paper Smooches
Dies: Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps
Flower Punches: McGill
Doily: Wilton
Button: Foofala
Ribbon: 1" White Grosgrain by Craft Supply
Kraft Wrapping Paper

1. Wrap gift in kraft wrapping paper. Using Glue Arts High Tac adhesive, attach a paper doily to the center of the gift box. Then adhere a belly band of patterned paper around the box. Affix a glassine bag over the belly band.
2. Cut a length of ribbon that will wrap around the box, leaving enough extra ribbon to tie into a big bow. To give the ribbon a soft wash of color, drag both sides across the Pearlescent Yellow ink pad. Repeat the process until you achieve the desired wash of color. 
3. Tie ribbon around the box. 
4. Stamp a large sentiment onto a manila tag using the Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Edge the tag with Pearlescent Orchid ink and tuck tag into the glassine bag.

5. Die cut butterflies from patterned paper and stamp matching images using the Tuxedo Black ink. Apply Pearlescent Yellow ink to the butterflies using a q-tip. Attach butterflies to the gift box using Glue Arts U Cut It Foam adhesive. 

6. To create the flower for the bow, punch 2 large and 3 small flowers from patterned paper. Scrunch each flower into a tight ball and then smooth flat. Drag the Pearlescent Orchid ink pad across each flower. Layer the flower punches together from largest to smallest using Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares. Top with a button. Color two pieces of hang tag string with the Pearlescent Orchid ink pad in the same way we did the yellow ribbon. Tie into a bow and adhere pink bow and flower to the box. 

CD Card
GlueArts Designer: Ania Lexander

Glue Art Supplies:
Glue Art glue glide roller - perma tac
Extreme adhesive squares - small & large
Ribbon adhesive

Prima Marketing - Fairy Belle Collection, flowers, gems, butterfly, lace, Clock stamp
VersaMark watermark stamp pad
Craft Origine wooden stamp - "album de famille"
ScorePal, Sewing machine, doily, all purpose anti-static pad, white embossing powder - stampin' up, fine detail copper embossing powder

For best result before embossing: Use an anti-static pad. Attach the embellishment using either small or large extreme adhesive squares. For extra dimension - use the U Cut it foam behind the stamped "album de famille"-stamp. 

So let's have some fun this week...we'd love to see your projects using Tsukineko Inks and products! Link up your work from your blog, galleries (using our Inlinkz) and more and we'll enter you to win this spring prize filled with: Tsukineko Memento Inks, Jolee's Boutique Dimensional Sticker, the new March Card Maker magazine, bag of springs pink buttons from Blumenthal Lansing's Favorite Findings collection and three brand new stamps! Two wood block and one large cling butterfly!

Plus that's not all...we'll also send to you a roll of our GlueArts Adhesive Squares and a pack of our Raisen's also perfect for cardmaking! Simply link to your project or post a comment to be entered to win! We'll select one random winner next Monday!


  1. Wow--beautiful projects today!

  2. Beautiful projects!!!! Had to pin that gift wrapping idea!

  3. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous projects and so many tips - love the color washed ribbon!

  4. Stunning projects here today again, and some I´m definitel√¶y going to keep in mind, when this awful flu hopefullu soon will be gone again.

  5. Gorgeous projects and great way to pretty up a gift!

  6. Beautiful project. The colors are so subtle and pretty.

  7. Audrey and Ania, lovely projects!! I am a huge Tsukineko fan, most of my ink pads are from their gorgeous high quality lines. Great pairing this week you guys.

  8. Oh, these are so pretty! Especially love the pretty package. I only have Tuxedo Black Memento ink, but I love it and use it pretty much all the time. Especially when I color with Copics. :o)

  9. I love my Memento ink that I have. Great projects!

  10. OH my gosh what an inspiring present and book ... I love it! Thanks so much for sharing. I don't have any Tsukineko, but I can see in the future...maybe I will win some and that will push me to purchase more. Thanks so much for the chance.

  11. Oh my goodness I am so in love with Audrey's little gift packaging!!! Speaks straight to my heart, pure perfection ;)

  12. Wonderful projects, love the gift. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  13. Beautiful projects, thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B

  14. Love the projects today. Thanks for sharing.

  15. The album is divine! I love that a cd is enclosed in it.

  16. So many delightful ideas for gift wrapping. Thanks for all the details on how to do it.

  17. Such pretty wrapping, and I love the CD holder!

  18. What a cute and greaidea for a project.

  19. I really like the ideas you gave for using doilies. I have a collection of them and have yet to figure out what to do with them. Problem solved with some ink and ribbon! Fantastic!

  20. Gorgeous projects! And I'm glad you liked my photo of Tsukineko's Fireworks from my article on Scrapbook Update after CHA last summer. :)

  21. I like the crinkled flowers, easy to make with big impact.