Monday, April 30, 2012

Friendship Plaque from GlueArts

"The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?"

 - Henry David Thoreau

This along with the beautiful quote on Audrey's Pettit both serve as reminders of how fortunate we are to have a friend in the world!

We count all of you...yes YOU are GlueArts fans are our friends and for that today...we're thankful!

And thankful to talented Designers such as Audrey Pettit for sharing this beauty with us!!

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Friends Plaque by Audrey Pettit


Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker Messages Collection
Rub-On: It Takes Two
Buttons: Foofala
Paint: Delta
Ink: Clearsnap
Recycled Chipboard
Sanding Block

Recently on a junk hunt, I found this rattan trivet that I thought would make a fun frame. I just measured the opening and cut a piece of raw chipboard to fit the opening. The chipboard sits in there without need of any further adhesive. I love the idea that I can change the image out easily with the seasons.

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1. Cut a piece of raw chipboard to size. Cover with patterned paper using Glue Arts High Tac Adhesive. Sand the paper lightly all over to create a vintage look. Give the entire board a light wash with white acrylic paint.

*Note: Edge all paper pieces with brown ink.

2. Freehand cut a tree trunk from brown patterned paper. Cut a tree topper in the shape of a puffy cloud form from contrasting patterned paper. Tear two pieces of green paper to create small hills at the bottom of the plaque. Adhere pieces with High Tac Adhesive.

3. Machine stitch along the edge of the grassy hills and around the tree top.

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4. Cut two more puffy cloud shapes from two different patterned papers and machine stitch the edges. Adhere to the tree top.

5. Cut a circle and small paper strips from yellow patterned paper. Machine stitch around the circle and adhere to the upper left corner. Cut off the overlapping edges. Adhere the paper strips in rays around the sun.

6. Apply a rub on sentiment.

7. Add buttons to the tree branches using Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares.

A special thanks to everyone who stopped by from Nikki Sivils last week! Let's announce the lucky winner of the Lil Monster Kit and GlueArts Adhesives...

 Michelle said...

what a nice way to start my day...with a visit to your blog...and a fast mojo jump start!...i love nikki sivlis paper lines...the colors are always terrific an the prints are just my style!...
add a little glue arts adhesive...and you're ready...set...go...and on your way to being creative!
April 24, 2012 9:11 AM
Congrats to you Michelle! Please email me at with your info! And speaking of winners...we're still seeking our winner from our 8,000 fan giveaway. Today is the final day to come forward and then we must give another fan a chance to win! So "Suba" if you're out there..please send us a note as well!

Suba said...

Part of FB's Fan Fun.
Love the way you've used the Raisens. Can think of a bunch of uses.
Thanks for the chance to win!

April 22, 2012 10:32 PM

Thanks for stopping by today!! We'll see you soon with ideas for Mother's Day and more!


  1. What a great little plaque! Love the papers and colors and the buttons!

  2. Wonderful plaque--love the buttons on the tree.

  3. I love this, it is super cute and all freehand. Wonderful job upcycling. thanks!

  4. This plaque is wondeerful! I love the use of the buttons and think that using the trivet was great up-cycling!

  5. I like the landscape scene. It's so sweet.

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  7. Awesome project, love how you made the frame!

  8. I love reccled crafts and this one is Fantastic! I Love it when you find something that just screams repurpose me!

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