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Monday, May 14, 2012

Lily Bee is in the GlueArts House!

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As promised we're back this week in full swing with a fun promotion with Lily Bee Design! In fact...there's another company involved too...Epiphany Crafts! 

It's almost too good to be true when you combine Lily Bee, Epiphany Crafts and GlueArts! 

What that means for you is a week, over flowing with endless ideas and ways to use all three products and even better...we're quite certain of a giveaway or two throughout the week as well!

Our talented Audrey Pettit has a bird house that's almost too cute to inhabit! (or least we think so!) She's covered it with the beautiful Lily Bee Victoria Park collection and affixed it with our Glue Glider PRO+!!

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Family Nest Birdhouse by Audrey Pettit


Supplies:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro+ and High Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts U Cut It Foam Adhesive
Glue Arts Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Lily Bee Victoria Park Collection:
Patterned Papers, Index Journaling Card, and Bag of Bits Die Cut
Felt: Papertrey Ink and Craft Supply
Die: My Favorite Things
Twine: The Twinery
Floss: DMC
Buttons: Vintage
Chalk Pastels: Stampin'Up
Ink: Clearsnap
Paint: Delta
Border Punch: Stampin'Up
Upcycled Wooden Birdhouse

I love scouring second-hand stores and yard sales for fun pieces to alter, like this wooden birdhouse. I thought the bird on top was already cute, but the rest was in need of a little make-over.

Directions:

1. Start by painting the birdhouse white. I already liked the bird, so I left it as it was. Cut a piece of patterned paper to fit the front of the birdhouse. Add a second piece of contrasting paper across the top that has been punched with a scallop border punch. Adhere an Index Journaling Card to the bottom of the panel.
*Note: Edge all paper pieces with brown ink.
Using High Tac Adhesive, affix the panel to the front of the birdhouse.


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2. Add color to the images on the Index Journaling Card using chalk pastels.

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3. Add U Cut It Foam Adhesive to the back of the Family die cut from the Bag of Bits. Tie twine around the top of the birdhouse and through a hole punched into the die cut. Tie the die cut into the bow and adhere with the foam adhesive.

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4. Using Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares, add buttons to the base and top of the birdhouse.

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5. Die cut a spiral flower from blue felt. Roll the flower up and secure in the back using the Glue Arts Glue Gun. Adhere flower to the top of the Index Journaling Card using more hot glue. Freehand cut leaves from green felt. Stitch veins on the leaves with embroidery floss. Adhere leaves to the spiral flower and Family die cut using hot glue.

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A big thank you to everyone who joined us for our NSD Card Challenge! We added a twist to it and our winner...is Michelle B and her too cute card!

http://wanderingscissors.blogspot.com/2012/05/pineapple-drink-card.html

Congrats to you Michelle! Please email me at Gluegirl@gluearts.com with your info. Be sure to visit the GlueArts blog all week long as we share more ideas and of course...giveaways!

Be sure to stop by the Epiphany Crafts Blog as well as the Lily Bee blog today for more ideas and ways to use all of our products! Have a great day!   

32 comments:

  1. It is perfectly adorable and has given me plenty of ideas :)

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  2. Such a sweet project. Love those papers and that little bird!

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  3. so cute, love the little bird house make-over..!

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  4. Super cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Congrats to Michelle and I am already loving this partnership! Fun Fun Fun!

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  6. Sweet bird house! I think adding twine and buttons is perfect!

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  7. Love Lily Bee and this is too cute!!

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  8. Your altered bird house is really lovely Audrey. Those papers are perfect and I love the addition of the buttons along the roof line. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Adorable birdhouse- thanks for the detailed instructions.

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  10. What a cute birdhouse. Great colors. TFS.

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  11. Oh mY gosh Audrey I love Victoria Park and this birdhouse is adorable!

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  12. What a cute project! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. LOOOOOOOOOVE this! So pretty--beautifully done:) TFS!

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  14. Love this and love the antique feel it has! Great distressing and paper choices!
    :O)
    Jessica S

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  15. LOVE birdhouses, and this one is just too cute! LOVE it!

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  16. This birdhouse is just the cutest ever. Love the colors and the papers used on it too. Wonderful project once again.

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  17. Love the bird house. I'm going to have to start watching for such things when I'm garage-saleing.

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  18. Very cute birdhouse--I like the papers and the row of buttons.

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  19. That bird house is to die for! Cute cute!

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  20. Great makeover the the birdhouse. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. LOVE the FUN idea!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  22. nice birdhouse. thank you for sharing.

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  23. how cute!

    marg 0006 at verizon.net

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  24. This is just gorgeous! I love love the papers and how perfect do they go with this project. LOVE!

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  25. That birdhouse is soooo cute!!

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  26. This is so lovely1 I adore bird houses!

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  27. Sweet! That little birdhouse is so adorable :)

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