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Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Frames and Wreaths from GlueArts

Spring is definitely in the air and what better way to recognize it then to make some new decor items for your home!


GlueArts Raisen's provide the stick you need with the height you want!

Spring wreaths are just one way to spice up your home. This one is also kid-friendly and easy to make!

Designer Jan Hennings has a jazzed up picture frame...perfect gift idea for the upcoming Mother's Day and Father's Day holidays. 


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Raisen Up!

We're Related Frame
GlueArts Designer: Jan Hennings

Supplies:
Glue Glider Pro and Perma Tac, Raisen's (Glue Arts)
Family Outings Scrapbook Kit (Momenta), Orange Marker (Copic) 



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So spring is definitely here. Although we have heard some of you had snow recently??? Here's a fun way to brighten up your door, entry hall or even to hang in front of a mirror for a pretty look!

Spring is in the air, and that means time to brighten up your home with new d├ęcor. With Easter on the horizon, it's the perfect time to use all the beautiful crafts and goods you can find in your local craft store to help push those winter blahs right out the door.
One of the best ways to capture that feeling is to welcome those to your home with a spring wreath. And even better, it's kid-friendly and makes for an easy craft everyone can help with.
SUPPLIES NEEDED
• Styrofoam wreath
• Loops & Thread "Soft Fern" yarn (Michael's stores)
• Sizzix flower and leaf dies (sizzix.com)
• Pebbles in My Pocket paper flowers
• Sassafrass Lass metal flower
• Glue Arts Raisen's & Extreme Adhesive Squares (gluearts.com)
• K & Co. dimensional butterfly stickers
• Handbehg Felts wool balls (handbehgfelts.com)
• May Arts ribbon (mayarts.com)
• Wool felt, fabric, buttons
Step 1 • Wrap the wreath with yarn, covering the entire wreath. Use a straight pin or adhesive square to adhere yarn on backside of wreath.
Step 2 • Select your dies and felt colors. Handcut or diecut your flower shapes. I used sizes ranging from 3 3/4 inches to 4 3/4 inches. Kids can choose to use papers and punches instead of felt and dies.
Step 3 • Build the flowers. I used three to four flowers in various sizes. I simply layered the flowers, using GlueArts Raisen's until I liked the color combinations. Once you settle on how you like them, adhere them together using Raisen's and GlueArts Extreme adhesive squares.

Step 4 • Adhere the flowers to the wreath using adhesive squares. I selected a few flower stickers, added some butterfly stickers and a chipboard 'spring" sticker and then finished off the tops of the flowers with the fun felted wool balls for added dimension.  
Step 5 • After you've added the flowers you can personalize the wreath or just leave it as is. Consider adding a banner that says "welcome spring" or an initial for your last name. I added a beautiful ribbon.


How incredibly fun is? And think of all the possible styles, designs and themes you can create with a wreath! Also great teacher gift ideas for their rooms!







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!

Speaking of winners...let's announce last week's winner and that is:



Lisa P said...




My niece would love this!! I'll have to forward this to her.
April 13, 2012 9:41 AM
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Congrats to you Lisa! Please email me at Gluegirl@gluearts.com with your info! And don't forget.. you can shop online right from the convenience of your home, Ipad, Iphone, Android phone! GlueArts offers safe shopping and best...FREE SHIPPING all month!  

17 comments:

  1. Darling wreath, Julia! And the colors on the frame are wonderful!

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  2. What a cute wreath. I would use the Raisen's making my cards. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  3. Such a cute wreath! I would use Raisen's for cards, and maybe some altered items.

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  4. everything! I love to "boost" my embellies!

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  5. I have a medallion stamp that I have stamped 3 times on 3 different pieces of pretty paper. I have cut them out so they can be layered in 3 layers for extra dimension, but I am still looking for the right product to add this dimension. I think Glue Art's Raisens just might do the job! I'd love to try them out.

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  6. Very pretty wreath and frame. I mainly make cards but may have to try these Raisen's on projects like these.

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  7. Great idea. I really like wreaths but I only have winter / Christmas ones. Time to try something new!

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  8. I would like to use them to finish up some cards that need some zing. I like depth.

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  9. The Raisens would be great to use on my spring version of my shadow box. I need to change out the boxes.

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  10. Great project. I would use raisens on my cards.

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  11. What fun projects :). I would use raisens on my cards and layouts!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  12. i would use raisens to pop up so flowers on a card, although the uses are many.

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  13. Both projects are beautiful, but I really love Julia's wreath! I use a LOT of dimensional adhesives, and LOVE both Raisens and U Cut It Foam! How would I use them? Well, I love the Raisens for hand made flowers ... adding Raisens between the layers adds lots of dimension. And I love using the U Cut It foam to make elements pop off the page! Thanks for the chance to win more of your wonderful products!

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  14. congrats and I love the Wreathe its beautiful love the Frame too all is Amazing and I would use the Raisen's to add the detentions thanks for sharing and for the chance to win your very cool product.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  15. It seems to be great for 3D projects.

    marg0006@verizon.net

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  16. Fantastic projects!! I'd use them to pop flowers and die cuts on my cards!! Thank you for the chance to win!!
    ~Nancy
    nancyjayne90@yahoo.com

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  17. Cute wreath! I would use Raisen's on my altered projects!!

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