Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fresh "Vinyl" Cut Flowers

Alright admit it...

How many of you love to have fresh cut flowers in your home?(my hand is absolutely raised!!) 

Today's Accent It All craft by our new Designer Jenny Chesnick, will offer you the perfect excuse to go buy a beautiful assortment of flowers or even better as Jenny your special sweetie to! Designer Leslie Ashe really put our Accent It All to good great use! This incredible diecut frame we know will have you racing to buy your Accent it All!!

Spring Flower Vase
Designer: Jenny Chesnick


Accent it All in White
U-Cut Foam
Clear Vase
Paper by Crate Paper
Punches by Ek Success & Stampin UP!
Beautiful Flowers

1. Thoroughly clean your vase to rid it of finger prints and any miscellaneous residue.
2. Using your punches simply punch out a good amount of lovely butterflies. I used the large punch as well as the smaller butterfly punch. Accent it All will run through your punches like butter as well as your die-cutting machine. 

3. Apply your butterflies in a pleasing pattern to your vase. Using Accent it All makes it easy to remove and shift your pieces. They peel off and on with ease. 
4. Once you have your Accent it All butterflies applied using your punches again punch out a few large butterflies from paper. Then apply U-Cut foam to the back to give them some dimension. Then apply them over a few of your other pieces. Since Accent it All is removable you can easily remove your paper pieces to wash your vase then re-apply them when you are done. 
5. Lastly bribe your husband to bring you home some flowers to display your lovely vase. 

Spring Flower Frame
Designer: Leslie Ashe

GlueArts Supplies Used:
Accent It All Vinyl, 3D U Cut It Foam, Extreme Tac Adhesive Squares, Extreme Tac Micro Adhesive Squares, Glue Gun with Glue Sticks

Other Supplies:
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die
EK Success Retro Power Flower Punch
assorted buttons 
frame (I used a 5x7)
photo (my sweet girl is in mine)

using Accent It All Vinyl in spring colors, cut flowers using die cut & die cut system (see supplies above)

-using Accent It All Vinyl in spring colors, punch flowers using punch (see supplies above)
-stack flowers (die cut flowers with die cut flowers, punched flowers with punched flowers) in like colors using 3D foam adhesive
-add buttons to center
-adhere flowers to frame in random order using glue gun

-add your photo & set out for display

So tell us...are you now bitten by the GlueArts Accent It All bug? Feeling like you MUST have some to create these amazing projects for your home? Well leave us a comment! We're giving away one of every color of our Accent It All vinyl and a Picture Keeper PK4! 

Picture Keeper is the simplest automatic picture backup device. Simply plug in and save! No software to install and no password to remember.  With a PK-4, it's a snap to save up to 4,000* pictures! And because there's no software to  tht much easier. 

Just insert the Picture Keeper drive into any USB port on your PC, click "Start Backup" and Picture Keeper automatically finds and saves all your pictures. That’s it! They all fit right there on the Picture Keeper drive. What's more, subsequent backups are fast because Picture Keeper will only copy the newest images when you use it again to save your recently added or changed pictures.

And because Picture Keeper’s software runs right from the USB drive, you'll be able to easily save pictures on multiple PCs (WIndows AND Mac OS) up to the drive’s capacity).

Users can also choose the more "advanced" options which allow you to select additional types of files or directories you want saved.

Picture Keeper is giving away a PK4 (retail value $29.99). And we're adding in a sheet of each color of our Accent It All Vinyl and a roll of our Extreme Adhesive Squares. To enter today we first ask that you visit Picture Keeper's Facebook page and click to be their friend, post on their wall and let them know Glue Arts sent you, then come back a comment letting us know you've friended them and posted a hello. We'll pick a random winner from those that leave a comment! And you're also welcome to leave some praise for our our projects today. If you leave two comments letting us know you've said Hello to Picture Keeper and then a praise comment...we'll you'll have two entries to win!!

 And did you know today is Poem in Your Pocket Day? The idea is to select a poem you love, then carry it with you today to share with loved ones, a friend or just to make someone's day a bit brighter! We'd like to invite you to share some poetry with us. Now we know you're thinking Glue -- poetry?? Why not is our thought! We'd like to ask our GlueArts fans to show us their poetic prose. Whether in a haiku, limerick, rhyme, sonnet or ode.  Your poem should use GlueArts or GlueArts products within it. 

A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes (excerpt)
by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon

A sock is a pocket for your toes,

a vase is a pocket
for a rose.

A pocket for a chicken 
is a coop,

and a bowl is a pocket full of soup--

A bowl is a pocket spilling soup.

And what will we offer to you for your eloquent prose? We'll pick a winner who will enjoy a Glue Glider Pro, refill of their choice, our Ribbon Adhesive and our Extreme Adhesive that should incite many a poem! Please email your poem to us at by Friday, April 29th. Please put POEM in the subject line!

We'll see you tomorrow for more Accent It All and ways to win!


  1. Oh I just love that vase. I am feeling the need to do that!

  2. Fabulous frame! I need some spring in my house!

  3. Love the vase and the frame! You're makes me want to go buy some flowers :)

  4. Gorgeous ideas Jenny very nice!

  5. I need some fresh flowers to brighten up my home a little

  6. Really, really beautiful and unique projects ladies! LOVE them!

  7. I just sent in my poem. I wrote it a long time ago and I have it hanging in my scrap room.

    Thanks for the great idea witht he vase, it just really makes a plain ole vase cute as can be!

  8. The flower frame really would bring spring into someones life. Just beautiful. I also love the butterfly vase. What a great idea. Your designers are brillant. Love looking for inspiration on your blog everyday!

  9. Love the projects! I am a FB Follower of Picture Keeper.

    Carol B

  10. I'm now besties with Picture Keeper! I let them know my Glue Arts family sent me.

  11. I was already a Picture Keeper Fan, but stopped by their page to tell them You sent me!!! Great prize from you & them!! Thank You!!

  12. I love the vase & picture frame projects!! Would love to win this for an opportunity to use this great vinyl & the Picture Keeper, which I have on my wish list!!!! Thanks so much for the chance!!

  13. I ADORE the vase and the frame! I need this product bad...hope I win!

  14. Love the clever ideas!

    Also left a message on the FB page! :-)
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  15. These are great ideas for uses of the vinyl.

  16. I said hi to the picture keepers people on facebook.

  17. A breath of spring air for our homes! Just visited Picture Keeper and said hi.

  18. I did, i went to Picture keepers Facebook page and said Hi!!!

  19. Great frame ! I'm a follower of Picture Keeper now !

  20. Left PK a big wazzzuuup! Stopped by to show you some blog love too!! Love the projects. I will be using these ideas very soon! Thanks for the chance to win the fab prize and giving me some inspiration.
    lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

  21. and more praise because I put it in one post - love the tutorials you guys do - so detailed even a klutz like me can create beautiful things !

  22. I went to Picture keepers and said hi

  23. Stopped by PK and left a comment!

  24. Visited Picture Keepers and said hello!!!!

  25. I made a stop at Picture Keepers before I came here!

  26. These projects are great! I am so wanting to play with the vinyls!!!! Thanks for the great chances!

  27. Love the Vase and picture frame!!! I feel the need to shop for a few needed things to create this!!!

  28. I'm a friend of picture keeper!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

  29. I love the picture frame!!! So cute!!!

  30. How easy to make a plain vase look so beautiful! Never thought of it. Thanks for sharing :) Lucy

  31. Great Projects Ladies!!!!! Love them both!!!

    Thanks for sharing the how to's!!!

  32. The vase is so simple and elegant--love the effect! And how fun is that frame?!? Thanks for sharing your projects, ladies!

  33. Love the vase and frame idea! Very springy (boing!) :)

  34. Love the vase and frame!! So bright and beautiful! Have Face Booked Picture Keeper but wasn't able to comment for some reason!
    Here is my poem:
    Happy is the day,
    Playing the Glue Arts, way!
    Not just amazing glue,
    But fantastic vinyl, too!!

  35. Wow - I've never seen or used the Vinyl Accent sheets before, how cool that you can use them with both die cuts and punches! I 'liked' Picture Keeper's page & sent Birthday Blessings to Matt! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great prize package :)

  36. I can see all sorts of uses for the vinyl accents - especially using punches & embellishing cards :) I've liked Picture Keeper & told them you sent me. Happy Spring, Glue Arts, and thanks for the adorable decorating ideas & instructions :)

  37. what a beautiful frame! And I am going to have to show my hubby the picture keeper! This would be perfect for me! And my anniversary is coming up this month!

  38. Love the ideas today! I've never used vinyl and would love to try it!

  39. Such a quick and simple idea to dress up a vase! It looks gorgeous! THanks for sharing!!

  40. Amazing projects! I love the frame with all the flowers!

  41. I have the photo frame and the flower punch...I got to create something similar. Thanks for the inspiration!

  42. Have never used vinyl but would sure like to try this cleaver use of it. Thanks for the blog candy try.

  43. Befriended Picture Keeper on facebook and wrote a comment. Guess u could say I did say hello to them. LOL thanks for the chance to win.

  44. Hello all,

    Select flowers from your garden that have open or partially open buds, especially if they have more than one bud per stem. If your flowers bloom on individual stems, don't cut them until they are in full bloom. Always select flowers that are healthy and disease free for indoor bouquets. Arrange your freshly cut flowers in the vase so they have great eye appeal. Thanks a lot!

    Italy Flowers