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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Build a Spring Nest With GlueArts Raisen's!


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Spring Bird Box 

GlueArts Designer: Audrey Pettit

Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro + and High Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts U Cut It Foam Adhesive

Cardstock and Vintage Dictionary Paper: The Kraft Outlet
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Punches: McGill
Embossing Powder and Ink: Clearsnap
Spray Mist: Tattered Angels
Trim: Webster's Pages and Craft Supply
Recycled Chipboard Box

Raisen's are great for adding a little 3-D dimension to all your scrappy projects. But did you know you can also create unique embellishments with the Raisen's, like my flower centers here? I'll show you how.


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For my bird nest box, I used a recycled packaging box that I had been saving for just the right project. To get started, I took apart the box and spread it flat.


1. Trace the box template onto patterned paper and trim out. Cover the box with the patterned paper using Glue Arts High Tac Adhesive. Edge each section with brown ink.


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2. Re-assemble the box using High Tac Adhesive and Extreme Adhesive Squares.

Fill box with shredded kraft paper strips.


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Now let's create the flowers.


3. Punch lots of flowers using two different sized flower punches from vintage dictionary pages. For the largest flower, I used 4 large flowers and 2 small flowers. For the two smaller flowers, I used 4 small flowers.


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4. Lightly spritz each flower with blue spray mist and allow to dry. Adhere flower layers together using Extreme Adhesive Squares. Apply a Glue Arts Raisen to the center of each flower.

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5. Pour embossing powder over the Raisen.

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6. Shake off excess embossing powder and heat set using an embossing tool. Allow embossing to cool for a minute before scrunching flower into desired shape.

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7. Tie ribbon around the box. Adhere flowers to the center of the box. I used U Cut It Foam to affix the largest flower, and Raisen's to adhere the two smaller flowers.


8. Embellish with punched leaves, ruffled trim, and a big satin bow.


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Absolutely beautiful isn't it?!!

Leave us a comment today and let us know how you would use ourGlueArts Raisen's for your next project! We'll enter you to win two pack of our Raisen's along with a pack of our U Cut It Foam! Both products are perfect for adding just a bit of dimension for your crafts and more! We'll pick one random winner next Monday!




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26 comments:

  1. What a cute little box! Love the flower centers! I think Raisens would be perfect for adhering ribbon.

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  2. what an amazing project!!!! I love adding dimension to projects :)

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  3. I would use this fun new product on my layouts and cards to raise up lettering or other elements.

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  4. I'd like to use them to make flowers pop just like you did.

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  5. Those look very useful for making cards. That's what I mostly make, so they would come in handy.

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  6. I think that they would be great for making displays of my work. They would have depth.

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  7. Raisens would help me to make many different projects. But I'd be most excited to try them on journal covers. I am going to make some for some friends, and would like to give them the 3D effect.

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  8. I've been wanting to make that kind of a flower for a while so I'd definitely follow this tutorial to a tee to use the Raisens! Love this project!

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  9. Very pretty--I would like to try this technique with the Raisen's.

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  10. Very cute idea. Thanks for sharing one way to use Raisens. I just ordered some.

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  11. Very cute idea and thanks for sharing the idea with us. I could use some Raisen's for my project. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  12. The grandkids are going to open their wedding presents at my house. I'm decorating 3 different sized styrofoam trees with all kinds of white flowers. The Raisen's would come in handy to decorate the middle of these flowers.

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  13. Love this project! I could use Raisens for adhering embellishments to my cards and layouts!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. i could use them to add glitter to a project...similar to adding embossing powder.

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  15. Wow! I love this project!!!

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  16. Very cool today. Love the projects!

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  17. What a great idea for the flower centers! I would love to try some of these Raisen's out!
    xoxo, Christine

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  18. Another great idea on how to use Raisens! Thanks for the chance :)

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  19. That's awesome! Thanks for the idea and that's a beautiful birds nest! Just so happens that is the project I am working on, a birds nest with eggs for my mom, she loves them! Raisens would be perfect for all the chunky embellies :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. I would use them on a shadow box frame that I am making for a baby gift. Adding the dimension would be great for the layers I have in mind. Love the chocolate/turquoise combo in this adorable project1

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  21. I would use them to add dimension to my cards. adding embellishment and ribbon to the cards.

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  22. What a gorgeous spring project! I would like to try using Raisen's on my card making projects!

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  23. What an adorable box. I don't always make 3d projects but the raisent would work well with them.

    marg0006@verizon.net

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  24. How creative & how pretty! I think the new term is "upcycle"?

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  25. Oh I love this! I want to make one! I love how embossing powder is used on the Raisen's! How clever!

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