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Monday, May 28, 2012

Dear Lizzy....Crafts, Creations & More!


A pinch of pink, a dash of cute and a sprinkle of sweet all mixes up into the every so lovely Neapolitan line from Dear Lizzy!

If you adore soft and feminine with alot of fun...you must pick up some of this sweet collection!






All this week our talented team of Designers created with this fun line....just you wait till you see what all they've made.... 


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Supplies Used:




Pattern papers, chipboard shapes, stickers, ribbon, buttons, rubon, premade embellishments – Neopolitan, Dear Lizzy, American Crafts
Twine- Pink Sorbet, Twinery
Die cut machine- Spellbinders, Cricut
Cartridge- Storybook, Cricut, Provo Craft
Dies- Classic Scallops large, Spellbinders

I loved everything about this new line from American Crafts and Elizabeth Kartchner. It’s so sweet and all the premade embellishments are well layered that all you had to do was place them on your projects. I decided to play with ALL of the products by layering them into a framed art. With the help of the Glue Arts adhesives, I was able to create texture and dimension and bring all the goodies to life in this art. 

Here’s the instructions to make your own framed art…




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First off pick six patterns that you will cut your butterflies from. Using the Cricut die cut machine with the Storybook cartridge, cut out 6 butterflies measuring 2 ½”. 


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Next, pick 6 more pattern papers to cut out scallop circles to go behind the butterflies. Run them through the Grand Calibur die cut machine using the Classic Scallops large die from Spellbinders. 


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Arrange the pieces on the paper background and lay some trims and papers BUT don’t adhere them yet, so you can move them around if necessary. 


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After that you can start putting together the layers of scallop circle to the butterfly cut and then other embellishments you want to add on top of that. This is where the fun begins and using the U cut it foam, Raisen’s, Extreme and Mini Squares will make the process easier and more efficient. 


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After you have embellished the butterflies, you start adhering the trims. Start with the sequin border using the ribbon adhesive. 


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Then add the paper border strip and pink trim on the bottom. Use Perma tac for the paper border and more ribbon adhesive for the trim. 


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Wrap some twine with the layered border strip on the bottom and adhere the ends to the back of the paper. Tie a bow from the blue number ribbon and adhere that to the left edge of the border strip using mini square adhesive. Finish off the bow with a button and some more twine. 



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Gift Box & Card Set
GlueArts Designer: Ania Lexander


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Other:
American Crafts Dear Lizzy collection
Maya Road Kraft Owls
Sewing Machine
Doodlebug bling

I truly adored what we got to work with from American Crafts, and whipped up three cards in no time! The huge array of premade embellishments makes it so easy for the busy scrapper to put together a card that isn't only fast to create, but actually looks thoughtfully put together! Love that!




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2x Cards:
I needed a card for a colleauge who turned 40. This is what I came up with:

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Adhere a square of the fun ruffled cardstock to the card base.
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Use the U Cut it 3d foam to create dimension on the card.
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And for real stickiness & subtle dimension, use the adhesive squares in your crop&glue high tack pack for the embellishments.

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The second card's for a newborn babygirl. Love the modern flair to this babycard!

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I couldn't help but slipping these Kraft Owls on the inside of the card by the way. The babygirls' parents are bird lovers (both working in the field of ornithology as far as I know tongue.gif).

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Now, this box takes admittedly a little longer time to create than the regular cards, but it's still very quick to whip up and especially quick to embellish with the premade embellishments from AC.

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First: Create your base. I made mine so that I could use 3" squares of patterned paper to create the sides of the box. Score the sides according to the picture if you want the same sized box as mine. Cut out the outer corners so that you get a "cross" for your actual box.

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I've seen an increasing popularity in creating such folders for giftcards or money in regular cards, but it wasn't until I saw this idea by Zuzia (LINK:http://blog.thescrapcake.com/2012/05/amazi...-idea-by-zuzia/ or to my pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/71424344060697834/) I realized I should combine these two ideas into this one.

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To do so, start with a sheet of patterned paper in the same pattern as the inner pages. If you're following my measurements, these are the measurements for this one (see picture).

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Fold...
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..and cut w/a circle puncher.

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And as for the box topper, just cut a square and score as following in the picture.
Snip/cut in the sides, fold and adhere so you get a little box.


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So how would you like to win this amazing collection?





Our incredibly generous (did we say generous?/!!) friends at American Crafts were kind enough to send an amazing kit filled with the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection. It's filled with papers, stickers, buttons, alphabet stickers...and on and on. We'd like to send this to you...so please post us a comment. We'd love to hear how many of you are using GlueArts Adhesives. And if not...what is first on your list to try.


Then we'll select one random winner from this week's comment and post their lucky name right here next Monday. All it takes is one comment and it might be YOU!


Speaking of winners...it's time to announce last week's Want2Scrap/GlueArts winner and that is..


 Annette said...
LOVE THESE...the Sweet Treats is so pretty and totally love the shape of that super fun Hockey Cheer Chipboard album...thanks for sharing...very inspiring..
May 22, 2012 10:07 AM

Congrats to you Annette! Please email me at Gluegirl@gluearts.com with your information. Do stop by tomorrow...we have so many beautiful projects to share with you this week that we know you will not want to miss a day!

55 comments:

  1. Great projects. I have the glue arts adhesive squares and I love them. Thanks for the chance to win an amazing prize!

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  2. yes I use glue arts adhesive!!!!

    Thanks!

    cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

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  3. So cute, love these projects! Love this line!!!

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  4. Oh my goodness! I was drooling over Grace's adorable framed art and my mind was buzzing and then you went on and brought 3 projects by Ania - put me over the top today - my mind is now overflowing :) I am thinking Ania's little box with the gift card holder would be perfect for some graduates I know :) Thanks so much for the tutorial! Love all of these projects today!

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  5. WOW Yall!!!!! All the projects are AMAZING!!! I am seriously lovin the Neopolitan collection!

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  6. what lovely projects! Thanks for sharing the instructions on how to create our own!

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  7. Beautiful projects....thanks for the inspiration! I use Glue Arts products ALL the time!

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  8. Fabulous projects- I especially like the box and appreciate the instructions for recreating it. I adore my glue glider pro(just got some of the newer kinds of cartridges last week at scrapbook expo) and glue squares are the best for holding down heavier embellishments.

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  10. I so love the Dear Lizzy collection...all of these projects are so refreshing...so many fun ideas...I am totally inspired...

    Happy Memorial Day..

    Thank you for choosing me for last weeks winner...woohoo....

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  11. Ohhhh wowwww!! Looks gorgeous and thank you so much for the wonderful tutorials! I do have the glue arts adhesive squares.. But the glue glider pro is on my wishlist although its a little hard to get here in the Netherlands.. Thanks for a chance to win! Hugsss Marley

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  12. Very pretty projects with this sweet collection--I like the jars.

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  13. I just bought the canning jar stamp - love it !!

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  14. Dear Lizzy is the PERFECT collection in my opinion! I love love love the colors and sweet jars :) Gorgeous projects today, loved the step outs of the gift box, thank you!

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  15. yes, I do :)

    I adore every one of these projects today!!!! This blog is always so inspiring, thanks!

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  16. I love this collection
    great projects today
    xx
    Leila

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  17. What fabulous cards and boxes!

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  18. Love these projects!!! LOVE this collection! I don't already have it. What's wrong with me!?! It's SOOO darling! Thank you for the chance to win it!

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  19. I adore these projects!! Absolutely beautiful!! Seeing these makes me realize that I REALLY need to try the Glue Arts Foam squares for my paper embellishments :) I LOVE the dimension they give the projects!!

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  20. Love this collection, and I LOVE the projects from today. That box is fantastic and thanks for the tutorial!!!

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  21. WOW! What awesome projects! Absolutely LOVE the gift box/money holder - and, so appreciate the instructions to replicate it! So going to have to try this one!
    I've just been introduced to Glue Arts adhesives, and can't wait to try them. The glue glider pro is on my wish list.

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  22. Wow, wonderful projects today! Beautiful box! I am interested in trying the ribbon adhesive and the u cut it foam. Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  23. Love, Love, Love this collection from AC!!! Teamed with Glue Arts you just can't beat it!

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  24. I adore anything by Dear Lizzy and would love to use this line and Glue Arts products in my scrapbooking and card making.

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  25. This Dear Lizzy collection is wonderful! and the designers did great! Of course I use GlueArts - my all time favorite adhesives!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  26. I adore the Dear Lizzy collection and would love, love, love to win it! I have used the Glue Arts adhesive squares and love them!
    Crafty Hugs on this Memorial Day! Pendra

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  27. Wow Dear Lizzy you did it again! Neapolitan has to be the sweetest collection ever! I love the possibilities and that adorable box is my next project! Thanks Glue Arts! and I love your little squares too!

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  28. that box is super adorable! I love it!

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  29. Wow, these projects are ever so pretty ... thanks for the step-by-step instructions!

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  30. Love all of today's projects. This looks like a fun collection to work with.

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  31. Holy moly! Those are some fab projects! Love AC and Glue Arts products, they rock!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I use Glue Arts adhesives sometimes (RIBBON ADHESIVE!!!!!!!!) and then other companies' adhesives other times.

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  33. Love the projects!, I have not had the chance to try Glue Arts yet.... Would love to try anything!

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  34. Wow all the Amazing Projects are Beautiful. I Love the layering and the 3 D effect. I Love the exploding Box and the surprise inside is awesome. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  35. Just used some Glue Arts adhesive today! Thanks for the chance.

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  36. Great projects I just LOVE this collection too!! =) I have the glue arts adhesive squares and I love them. Thanks for the chance to win an amazing prize and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  37. Really love today's projects! I also love my Glue Arts adhesive! Never can have too much :)

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  38. i don't have any glue arts products, but i sure would love to try the Glue Arts U cut it 3d foam. the project today is lovely. thank you for sharing.

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  39. Love that box idea, and all the lovely papers and embellishments. Great fun.

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  40. Glue Dots make so many sizes that there is always an adhesive for any project. Great ideas. So pretty and useful.

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  41. OHHH! I love Dear Lizzy product----LOVE LOVE LOVE:) Love today's tutorial! I use my GlueArts 3D foam and adhesive! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  42. Never tried but would love to try any of the adhesives

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  43. Oh, I've been using Glue Arts for at least 2 - 3 years now! I love the glue glider, gluedles, 3D Foam, and really want to try the Adhesive Squares!

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  44. Lovely projects!!! I've used a number of different Glue Arts products (I bought a trial kit from somewhere...) The glue squares were wonderful for adhering fun labels to mason jars at Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  45. I love the Glider Pro, now I need to check out the U cut it foam, it looks fantastic!!

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  46. Gorgeous projects from your design team! Your U Cut It Foam is amazing!!

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  47. Gorgeous projects from your design team! Your U Cut It Foam is amazing!!

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  48. I;ve no gotten the op to use Glue ARts adhesive---yet:) BUT--I think it would be awesome to try any and all---but the one that really catches my eye is the glue ring:) The measure in which you give is the measure in which you will be given---and that's uber HUGE:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  49. Dear Lizzy's Neopolitan papers are so adorable!! Love the "little bits" picture, and the adorable cards!! But gosh that box was a terrific idea for gift cards that I will have to try! Great projects by these amazing designers!

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  50. wonderful projects and super love the box so pretty.

    ~luanne

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  51. This is a wonderful collection! Love the wall art!

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  52. What a cute project! Love the pinwheel, and love using GlueArts Adhesives. Can't pick a favorite because it depends on the project.

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  53. Love the projects. I am in love with this collection!!

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