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Friday, April 27, 2012

From GlueArts To You...Happy Crafting!

Happy Crafting!

 Usually those words bring a smile to the face and a million ideas that run through the mind for the next craft project! We're wrapping up this week with Nikki Sivils and her team and sending out good vibes to everyone for some happy crafting. And when you craft...be sure to chose GlueArts Adhesives so you too can make what Designer Audrey Pettit and Patti Milazzo share with us today!

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From Me to You Gift Bag 
GlueArts Designer: Audrey Pettit


Supplies:

Nikki Sivils Messages Collection:
Patterned Papers and Die Cut Sheet
Tag: The Kraft Outlet
Doily Die: Sizzix
Trim: Craft Supply
Buttons: Foofala
Ink: Clearsnap
Recycled Kraft Printed Shopping Bag
Pinking Scissors

Recently, while out shopping, I received a very fun kraft shopping bag with a vintage-ad print, which was way too cool to throw away. Although the bag was a bit too big for an average gift bag, I've saved it and cut it apart to create all new bags, like the one here. It's super easy to make your own bags, and it's earth-friendly and budget-friendly, too.

Instructions:

1. To get started, cut open the kraft shopping bag. Then cut two rectangles from the paper in the desired size of your finished new bag. Cut both pieces to the same width, but allow an extra 1/2" in height on the second piece. For my bag, I cut my two pieces at 6" x 8" and 6" x 8.5".


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2. Cut the tops of both pieces of printed kraft paper with pinking scissors. Lay the wrong sides of the paper together and then machine stitch down both sides. Fold up the bottom 1/4" of paper, edge with brown ink, and adhere flap using Glue Arts High Tac adhesive.


3. Cut various strips of 12" patterned paper in different widths. Adhere strips together. Add die cut scalloped border. Adhere lace trim to the top and bottom edge using Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive.

4. Fold finished strip in half and adhere to the center of the bag using High Tac adhesive.

5. Tie inked ribbon around the center of the gift bag.


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6. Fussy cut a journaling card from patterned paper and adhere to the center of a shipping tag. Die cut a doily from patterned paper and adhere behind the tag. Fussy cut a typewriter from the patterned paper and adhere to the tag with U Cut It Foam adhesive.


7. Embellish with a sentiment strip cut from the paper, Messages die cuts, and matching yellow buttons.


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Happy Bday Card
GlueArts Designer: Patti Milazzo

Supply List: 
Glue Arts- 
Glue Glider Pro 1/4 Perma Tac Cartridge Refill - Pro
U-Cut-It Adhesive FoamRaise ‘Ns

Nikki Sivils: Noah Collection Kit


Instructions:
Create a 6" square card from kraft and set aside.

Cut a 6" square of blue pattern paper. Also cut a 5" square of kraft cardstock and adhere it to the front of the blue paper using the Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive. Machine stitch around the border of the kraft square twice.

Punch 9 circles from a mix of patterned paper. I used 1" circles around the outside and a 2.5" circle in the center. 


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Cut pieces of U-Cut-It Foam Adhesive to fit behind the center circle and a few of the smaller circles as well. Apply Raise 'Ns to the remaining circles for just a bit of dimension.

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Apply letter stickers for the sentiment on the center circle. Use more U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam to add the "Happy" tag and heart die-cut.

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Add additional tiny die-cuts to the circles by cutting the Raise 'Ns - leave the paper and clear plastic backing on to cut the Raise 'N into 4 small pieces.

Use the Glue Glider Pro again to adhere the embellished card front to the 6" kraft card to complete.


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We hope you've enjoyed our week with Nikki Sivlis!!



We're giving away this fun My Lil' Monster Kit from Nikki Sivlis...perfect for Father's Day, cute kids, grandkids...you name it...we're sure you'll find just the right things to use it for! 

Simply post a comment and we'll enter you to win this fun collection kit filled with paper, stickers and much more! And to help you with your crafting, we're going to include our Glue Glider PRO Handle (already own one...no problem we'll offer you a second cartridge!) and our PRO+ Perma Tac Cartridge plus we'll tuck in our must have 3D Combo Pac. It's filled with our GlueArts U Cut It Foam (used here today!) along with our Raisen's! Now that's a giveaway!

We'll collect all the comments and pick one random winner next Monday! Please remember to visit the Nikki Sivlis Blog and her talented Doghouse Diva's to see what they've created this week with GlueArts products! Be sure to visit the Nikki Sivils page on Facebook and give them a like!! Let them know GlueArts sent you by! If you would!  

We'd also like to extend a sincere thank you to Nikki and her team for working with us!!

67 comments:

  1. Great layout on the birthday card--love all the circles.
    Wonderful gift bag--love the typewriter.

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  2. Great projects! I really like how the gift bag turned out. What a great way to dress up a gift!

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  3. Gorgeous gift bag and card! And thank you once again for the instructions - I need all the help I can get! Thanks for another day of great inspiration and the chance to win! Have a great day :-) x

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  4. Totally love what u girls at glue art create every time!

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  5. Love Audrey's bag, it's beautiful - must make one for my hubby's birthday!

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  6. Amazing Layout!Love the paper stack and color combo.Great Cards!TFS
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com
    mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  7. Absolutely beautiful projects! Audrey's bag is so creative and great recycling too!

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  8. Thanks for the inspiration.. Maybe I'll be lucky lol.. I'm the 8th post on both blogs lol.

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  9. So cool, love how you turned that bag into a card!

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  10. Such a cool bag and card. I love all the inspiration on this blog and look forward to reading every post!

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  11. Love all the inspiration!! Very cute!!

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  12. Fantastic projects!!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  13. What a cute birthday card...Nikki's paper makes such great cards.

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  14. What great ideas! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! =D

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  15. Love the projects! And that L'il Monster pack is just too cute!

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  16. How wonderful is that gift bag? Love it! I don't have any Lil Monsters ,(mine went and grew up on me)but my sister does and I am always scrapbooking those sweeties!

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  17. I just adore that gift bag! Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

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  18. i do not know what i would be more excited to win!??! the great paper pack or to finally own one of your glue guns! i have been looking for ages to get one and no one seems to want to post it to my place. maybe the australian bush scares the postie????

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  19. What a fun week viewing projects made from the Nikki Sivils collection!
    I never thought of cutting up a paper bag to make smaller bags before. That's one of the reasons I love this site. You get all kinds of super ideas. Love the mini bag that Audrey has created.
    Also really like how easy it is to make eye-catching cards like today's with this collection!

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  20. Love the gift bag. Love how it turned out. Really great way to dress up a gift. Thank you for all week. It's been fun and filled with a ton of inspiration.

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  21. I LOVE the papers you used on the first project. The bag is adorable, but my favorite part is the colors/patterns of the papers. SO nice.

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  22. Great projects. This week has been full of so much inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Love that idea with the kraft bag! Awesome prizes. Thank you!

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  24. what a great give a way! I would so love to win and try these products out. I am in Canada, hope I can still win! I do own a glue glider handle but not the PRO, I wonder what the difference is? hope to win and find out :)

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  25. What fabulous projects today, loving the gift bags!

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  26. The crocheted lace looks great with the businessy look of all the papers. Such a nice touch.

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  27. love the typewriter card...the colors are wonderful and the image is terrific...and using the craft bag was very clever!...(thanks for the inspiration!)
    another wonderful giveaway!..thank you!

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  28. Both cards are great, thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. What a fun week with all the great layouts and cards. Love the idea to recycle a fun paper bag like that. Thanks for sharing such fantastic ideas.

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  30. What fun projects! But then, that's one cute and fun paper collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. Awesome projects and awesome tutorials! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  32. I would love to win this collection kit. I always struggle with "boy" stuff so this would come in handy. Great week with Nikki!
    kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  33. great projects with the Nikki S papers. Love that typewriter image!

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  34. Lots of fabulous ideas- I just love my glue glider!

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  35. Just love what you did with NS products! So lovely and cute!

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  36. Great layout.

    marg0006@verizon.net

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  37. Loving all these projects today! TFS!!

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  38. I love the repurposed gift bag! So cute!

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  39. love your projects. thank you for sharing.

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  40. Only in my dreams could I create such a FABULOUS gift bag!! WOW!!!

    The bright and colorful card is TOO FUN!!

    Thanks MUCH for including instructions!!

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  41. great layout and card. so love the different papers.

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  42. LOVE that printed shopping bag, great tutorial on how to make multiples! Cute little card too :)

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  43. Love Niki Sivils kit! I always love it when detailed instructions and pictures are given out. The shopping bag has been well upcycled and I love the birthday card. Love the idea of using the punch more than once!

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  44. Super cute projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Hi Sweetie...
    Love, LOVE the b-day card and recycling that BAG is just glorious. I would have never thought of that. That is what I love most about your blogs, the sharing of the wonderful ideas and the beautiful projects that inspire me to create a little harder.

    I would SO love to have this bag. What a fantastic giveaway. Please enter me into the drawing. The glue products are just what I need.

    Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  46. Fun ideas. Circles are a great way to use up every last bit of pretty papers.

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  47. Great projects! I like how the gift bag turned out. What a great way to dress up a gift. TFS AJ!

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  48. Fantastic projects!!! Thanks for the chance to win.cool bag,nice inspiration.thanks again.
    megha
    meghanuj01@gmail.com

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  49. Love Love the Projects beautiful the layering and attention to Details is Amazing. love the Papers and colors thanks for sharing
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  50. mcroried@comcast.netApril 29, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    I have two active little grandsons whose pictures(antics) I would love to scrap on this bright colorful paper. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  51. I love this! And I love my GlueGlider Pro!
    Rebekah
    allthingzrelated at gmail dot com

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  52. that gift bag rock, really cute
    ava

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  53. I would love love love to win this kit! so many cute things included!

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  54. fun projects - the colors in that paper pack are calling to me and every card maker can not have enough adhesive, glue dots, dimensional tape, etc.

    thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  55. Cool giftbag! I love the tag on it!

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  56. love the gift bag and the beautiful card...Thank you so much for a chance to win this cute Collection:)

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  57. Great projects! I really like how the gift bag turned out. What a great way to dress up a gift! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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