Scrapping Outback Sketch Challenge

First Day of Spring Greetings Everyone!!

Well today feels anything but like Spring weather - It's raining and absolutely freezing cold here just for something different.... Ummm Not (LOL)

Anyway I am here today to showcase the brand new sketch that's just gone up at Scrapping Outback.

I've made this one a bit different and I hope you will have some fun with it - I know I did

My take on the September Sketch

I have used the gorgeous Fancy Pants 'About A Girl' Patterned Papers and combined them with a 'Besties' chippie title. These are available in the Scrapping Outback Store.

I also did some stash raiding and have added a Fancy Pants felt frame, Carolees's stickers and some gorgeous TPC Studio Boho Blooms Fabric Buttons - think that I am gonna have to find myself some more of these delightful treasures

Scrapping Outback September's Sketch

You have until the 30/09/2010 to upload your gorgeous creations to the September Sketch 2010 Folder in the Scrapping Outback Gallery.

Have Fun and Happy Scrapping

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Flower Tote Bag Tutorial

Hard to's almost September.

September means back to school, fall days right around the corner, soccer practices and also time to break out the jackets and back away summer apparel.

September is also National Sewing Month.

Maybe they planned it that way knowing the kids were back in school and chances are if you're going to tackle a sewing might have a little more time on your hands.

Today we're sharing with you a fun and easy idea (we like those!) using our Fabric Bond Adhesive. Tote bags perfect for back to school, teachers or even a library or dance bag! You can never have enough totes!

Flower Tote Bag
Designer: Kristen Swain

fabric tote bag
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro
Glue Arts Fabric Bond Adhesive
Fabric Spray Glitter
Button and thread
Craft Glue


Make flowers-

1. Cut fabric into 12x1 inch strips. Also cut a 1.5 inch circle from matching fabric.
2. Twist fabric strip into rope, then using craft glue, adhere in a spiral onto fabric circle, allow to dry.


1. Cut square of fabric to fit tote front, then use Glue Arts Fabric Bond Adhesive and adhere line of adhesive about 1/2 inch from edges, then fold fabric in for a finished look.
2. Adhere another line of Fabric Bond Adhesive along finished edge, and adhere to tote front. Iron over a thin cloth on top of your tote to to make a permanent bond.
3. Cut several leaves from green fabric then place flowers onto tote. I added a line of 5 flowers along the bottom of the tote, then a trio up by the handles of the tote.
4. Adhere flowers with craft glue, cut and tie a 12x1 inch strip of fabric into a bow, add button and stitch bow onto top of tote.
5. Spray the whole tote with fabric spray glitter.

Now how easy is that?! Be sure to share with us your creations you have made! We would love to see them and also showcase them here on our blog and Facebook page! Just email your project to us at

And it wouldn't be a Monday if we didn't kick off the week announcing a winner...because really what is better on a Monday then finding out you won something? Hmmm..that is a pretty great way! So let's make someones day...the winner is:

 Cindy said...
Our favorite family beach spot is the Outer Banks, NC. My dream beach would be Maui!

Love the look of this card...just makes you want to get your toes in the sand! lol

August 26, 2010 7:24 AM 

Cindy congrats to you and both of those are fantastic beach spots! Please email us your contact information at and we'll get some goodies sent on out to you!

Okay are you ready to enter to win for this week? Share with us a sewing idea or project you would like to see made or one you have in the works. We'll pick another winner next week to win our Glue Glider Pro, our and new Extreme Adhesives!!

Have a great Monday!!
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Just Cause

Greetings Everyone!!

Anyone feeling 'sketchy'?? Kaisercraft's new Saturday sketch is now up. Hop on over to the blog and check out all the details

I have used the new Secret Bird Society for my take on it. And I have to say that I am loving the versatality of this collection. Today I have concentrated on the green in the collection and combined it with pink for a different look

‘Just Cause’ by Trudi Harrison. Materials Used: Secret Bird Society Collection: Patterned Papers, 6” Paper Pad (PP827), Printed Chipboard (CB112), Die Cut Elements (DC323); Mini Alpha’s – Cream (MA505); Alpha Stickers – Hot Pink (AS216); Alpha #3 (CB109); Rhinestones – Mint Green (SB707); Glue Dots; Foam Tape. Other: Star Dust Stickles, Scallop Border Punch, Paper Roses, Brown Pen

The layered leaves (BTW which are lacquered) have been cut from one of papers from the Secret Bird Society 6" paper pad. Yes, my love affair with these continues - they are always full of wonderful surprises. I have combined them with a leaf chipboard element from the Secret Bird Society chipboard pack

Want to win??

Simply create a layout based on either of this month’s Kaisercraft August sketches (found here) and share your creations in the Kaisercraft August sketch gallery to win!!

At the end of August (31st August AEST) Kaisercraft will be selecting a first place and second place winner from the August sketch gallery.

The first place winner will receive a $25 Kaisercraft collection pack of their choice (6 patterned papers, die cut elements, alpha stickers and rub-on pack) along with two Kaisercraft Beyond-the-Page projects of their choice!

The second place winner will receive a$25 Kaisercraft collection pack of their choice (6 patterned papers, die cut elements, alpha stickers and rub-on pack)!

Pretty Cool Hey!!!

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Sneek Peek

I have had so much fun creating my online class layout for the upcoming Twilight cybercrop at Scrapping Outback. Here's a little peekie

'Breathtaking' Class Kits are now available in the Scrapping Outback Store. The online class is FREE and everyone who registers for the cybercrop in the forum will have automatic access to the class whether you purchase the kit or not - The purchase of the kit is not compulsory but it will make it easier to produce exactly the same layout as mine if you have the kit.

A Twilight Challenges Goodie Kit is also available - this contains the products that the design team have used for creating their challenge creations - Again not compulsory to purchase but you may find it hard to resist when you get a looksie at what is in it
ALSO.... Every person who has registered for the Twilight Cybercrop will get a 20%discount which you can use in the Scrapping Outback Store(only once) but you can use it on anything you purchase not just the Twilight Kits. A discount code will be emailed to you once your registration has been confirmed


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Kaisercraft's NEW Pearl Brads and Lace Packs

I adore all things beautiful, girly, frilly and blingy.... and what more could a girl ask for with Kaisercraft's release this month of Pearl Brads and Lace Packs


The Pearl Brads are available in 6 vintage colours – Pearl, Latte, Soft Blue, Pink Ice, Ice Green and Chocolate.

As well as the Pearl Brads, Kaisercraft has also just released four mixed lace packs – available in four colours – white, natural shades, cream and black.

Each pack contains 5 different types of lace measuring 23 1/4 inches (60cm):
Here's some of the things I have been creating with these awesome new treasures

Card: 'Special Day'

Card ‘Special Day’ by Trudi Harrison. Materials Used: Lace Pack – Natural (EM928); Secret Bird Society: 6” Paper Pad (PP827), Clear Stamps (CS748); Wood Flourishes Frames (FL305); Rubons - Romance (RB808). Other: Cardstock, white embossing powder, glimmer mist, machine stitching, heat gun

Pearl Bracelet

‘Pearl Bracelet’: by Trudi Harrison. Materials Used: Pearl Brads – Chocolate; Secret Bird Society 6” Paper Pad (PP827). Other: Bracelet, dimensional magic, hot glue
And I have combined both pearls and lace for this layout

Layout: 'You give my heart wings'

‘You give my heart wings’ by Trudi Harrison. Materials Used: Pearl Brads - Latte (EM931); Lace Pack – Cream (EM927); Secret Bird Society Collection: Patterned Papers Disguise (P547), Classified (P545), Conceal (P549), 6” Paper Pad (PP827), Die Cut Elements (DC323); Grosgrain Ribbon – Forest (RI608); Alphabet Stickers Cream and Plum (AS217); Chipboard Alpha #2 (CB108) & #3 (CB109); Turquoise ink. Other: Doily Lace Border Punch

Check out the Kaisercraft Blog for my tip for making your butterflies take flight with Pearl Brads
and the rest of my Design Team buddies awesome creations
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a Day at the Beach!

Right about now that sounds completely blissful!

Sand, seashells, listening to the water rolling in and out.

Pelicans and birds....

Jessica Witty shows today how to incorporate that amazing feeling along with our Glue Arts products to make this beachy card.

Who wouldn't love to receive this card to brighten their day?!!

Day at the Beach
Designer: Jessica Witty

Crop & Glue Ribbon Adhesive
Crop & Glue Adhesive Squares
Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac Adhesive
3D  Combo PacAdhesive
Cardstock - Stampin' Up Papertrey Ink
Chipboard - American Crafts
Slit punch - Stampin' Up

1. Make card from sky cardstock. Adhere strip of navy cardstock with Glue Glider and Perma Tac.
2. Continuously punch strip of ocean cardstock with slit punch to make wave strip; adhere to card using Ribbon Adhesive.
3. Repeat process with white and sky wave strips, adhering both with Ribbon Adhesive.
4. Adhere strip of sand cardstock to bottom section with Glue Glider and Perma Tac.
5. Trim clouds from felt and adhere using Adhesive Squares.*
6. Adhere chipboard using 3D Combo Pac.

Designer Tip - Crop & Glue Adhesive Squares make adhering felt to your projects super easy! Just lay the felt onto the Adhesive Square and press it down with your fingers. Gently pull the felt off and the Adhesive Square will adhere perfectly to the back! Repeat as necessary to apply enough adhesive.

Be sure to take a moment to leave us a comment today! Tell us  your favorite beach spot or where you would dream of going....and of course take your Glue Arts products with you!!!

We'll pick a winner to send some of our Glue Arts products to enjoy!!!
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Celebrating Summertime

Summer days....

time just opens up....days flow into evenings..

plans get cast aside and time takes on a whole new meaning.

That's sounds like summer...

We have been sharing the designers summer themed projects the past few weeks. Here is another inspiring project that will have you reaching for your favorite supplies and of course your Glue Arts adhesives to capture you favorite summer memories before the season is gone!

The Everyday
Designer: Carole Janson

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro — Perma Tac adhesive
Glue Arts 3D combo pack
Glue Arts Adhesive Mounting Squares
Daisy D's Pattern Paper
Daisy D's Stickers
Prima Flower


1. Create a large square shape as a background to your layout and hand sew around.

2. Then using different designs in the pattern paper create several squares that will fit neatly into the large square and stick down with the Perma Tac adhesive, some of these squares you can sew around.

3. Add photo using the Adhesive Mounting Squares.

4. Embellish the squares using button stickers etc., I used the 3D Combo pieces to add dimension to my embellishments.

5. Stick flower to the layout also with the 3D Combo pieces cut out extra flowers etc., from the pattern paper and layer into the large flower.

And before you head off today inspired by Carole's project let's announce last week's Glue Arts winner...because what a better way to celebrate than by giving away products!! Our winner is:

Dawn said...

My favorite flower is carnation just love them...I am such a fan of glue arts! I still think I should make a infomercial for you.
Is there anything you can't use glue arts for?
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Sweet Fabric Flower Aprons

The Earth laughs in flowers....
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no flower prettier than one made with Glue Arts new Fabric Bond.

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
Claude Monet

One of these quotes may not be found on the internet when you search for quotes about flowers...but it is now!lol Glue Arts new release of our Fabric Bond adhesive makes even those most unpoetic person feel like spouting a prose or two. And seeing these sweet aprons and flowers made by designer Jessica Barnett we think will inspire you to create something equally creative and beautiful to look at!

Flower Apron Project
Designer: Jessica Barnett

Supplies needed:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro and Fabric Bond adhesive refill
Alterable Apron (or black fabric, sewing machine and apron pattern)
Black thread
Three colors of fat quarters or fabric scraps for flowers and leaves
Large buttons or flower centers
Sequin trim

1. If you are making your own apron, follow the pattern instructions and sew it first.
2. The flower accents were made using this tutorial and five petals instead of six. The large flower was made using six inch squares, and the small flowers were made using five inch squares. The leaves were made using one six inch square each.
3. Using the Glue Glider Pro and fabric adhesive, attach the trim to the apron and iron on.
4. Use the Glue Glider Pro and fabric adhesive to attach the flowers and leaves to a bottom corner of the apron.
5. Use the needle and black thread to attach the flower centers or buttons to the apron.

To help you with all your creating and allow you to make this sweet project....leave us a comment today! Tell us...what is your favorite flower, favorite Glue Arts adhesive or what you would like to make! We'll send out a winner a Glue Glider Pro, our new Fabric Bond adhesive AND our some of our new Extreme Adhesive too!

We'll post a winner on Friday so be sure to leave a comment!  
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A little card share


Just a little card share today showcasing the Kaisercraft Hippy Girl Collection. I **heart** this collection so much and have combined it with some Dahlia flowers made from some coordinating coloured Kaisercraft paper daisies.

Materials Used: Hippy Girl 6” Paper Pad (PP828); Hippy Girl Patterned Paper ‘Luna’; Flowers Poppy (F610) and Baby Pink (F607); Clear Stamp ’Wishes’ (CS903); Hot Pink Ink; Foam Tape; Glue Dots. Other: Cardstock; Leaf Punch; Spellbinders scalloped circle and square

Check out the Kaisercraft Blog for making some of these for yourself

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Fabric Gift Box!

Today's craft from Designer Jenn Ellefson highlights our newest product to join the Glue Arts lineup!

Our new Fabric Bond!

Fabric Bond is the newest adhesive added to our Glue Glider Pro products. Fabric Bond offers a heat-activated iron-on adhesive that bond permanently to most fabrics.

Fabric Bond makes it easy to create hems, seams, applique and apply lace, trim or ribbons to most fabrics!'s a must have product for the crafter, sewer and well even those for non-sewers too!!

Tutorial shows just how quick and simple it is to create your own gift box and decorate it using our Glue Glider system and adhesives!

Fabric Box
Designer: Jenn Ellefson

Fabric Bond Cartridge, Glue Glider Pro, Ribbon Adhesive, Mini Adhesive Squares
Die: Scoreboard (Box with Lid) by Sizzix
Other: fabric, matboard, ribbon roses (craft supplies)


1. Cover a piece of matboard (6 by 12) with fabric using your Fabric Bond adhesive to adhere. Iron to set permanent bond. Use a rotary cutter to trim off excess fabric.
2. Die a box using a die designed for cutting matboard. (This is the Sizzix Scoreboard Box with Lid). Or decorate and cover one you have on hand or have purchased. 
3. Use ribbon adhesive on coordinated twill to wrap around the outside of the box. (this will help hold it together.)
4. Embellish using Mini Adhesive Squares and ribbon roses. 

Thanks to everyone who took a moment to leave us a comment last week for our Summer themed projects. Our winner of the 3D Combo Pack and a Glue Glider is...

Amy said...

My favorite part of summer are the lazy days at the beach or the picnics in the park. I also enjoy the time I get to spend in my vegetable garden tending to the plants.
August 9, 2010 12:23 PM 

Congrats to you Amy! Would you please send your contact information to We'll get your goodies mailed on out to you just as soon as we hear from you!

And to help continue the fun let's offer a new giveaway this week...because we love to giveaway Glue Arts products!

Leave us a comment about today's project or perhaps one you envision using our Fabric Bond on. We'll pick a winner at the end of the week to win a Glue Glider Pro and our new Fabric Bond cartridge!!!

See you Wednesday for more fun, creative ways on how to use our Fabric Bond!
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AND.... How FANG tas tic is the banner designed by Joanne Bain!!
Make sure you register HERE - trust me you don't want to miss this one!!
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Beyond the Page with Kaisercraft

Friday Greetings everyone!

I'm back today to share some of the wonderful new beyond the page projects recently released by Kaisercraft. Don't you just love Kaisercraft for coming up with these brilliant ideas - I know I do
I have combined Kaisercraft Hippy Girl Patterned Papers ‘Earth’ and ‘Luna’ with the gorgeous Funky Wreath which was released last month to come up with this Home Decor Item

Home Decor: Funky Wreath by Trudi Harrison. Materials Used: Funky Wreath (SB2077); Hippy Girl Collection: Patterned Papers Funky Earth (P550), Luna (P555); Ice Cream Pearl Brads (EM934); Organza Ribbon Pink (RI614); Snow Pearls (SB794); Sea Breeze Paint (KC043); Antique White Paint (KC002), Turquoise Ink

Other: Embossing Folder, Leaf Die, Crackle Medium

The funky wreath has been embellished with hand made spiral roses made from Hippy Girl ’Funky Earth’ patterned paper, Ice Green Pearl Brads, Pink Organza Ribbon and die cut leaf branches from the Hippy Girl ‘Luna’ patterned paper. The birdies have also been covered with the Luna paper which has been embossed before applying

Check out the Kaisercraft Blog for my tips on creating the shabby distressed look of the leaves

And.....Have you seen the Kaisercraft Large Desk Organiser released this month? - Gosh it is such a super practical storage option. Made up, it makes for a strong, sturdy unit and it is large enough to store 12 x 12 papers at the back (or even a local community directory phone book cause I checked LOL!!)... and you can fit all sorts of bits of pieces in the drawers. It truly is a wonderful storage option for your desk. Make it up to coordinate with Kaisercraft's other storage options; I'm thinking the Storage Drawers (SB2073) and let the desk decluttering begin!!

Once again I have used the Hippy Girl Papers to alter the Large Desk Organiser. This time I have concentrated on a blue, purple of the collection and added white for a 'fresh' look

Large Desk Top Organiser by Trudi Harrison. Materials Used: Large Desk Top Organiser (SB2084) ; Hippy Girl Collection: Patterned Papers P551 ‘Sunshine’ , P553 ‘Spirit’, P554 ‘Harmony’, PP828 6″ Paper Pad; Ice Cream EM934 Pearl Brads; White Paint; Glue Dots; Foam Tape
Other: White Cardstock, Medallion Punch, Chipboard Flourish, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun

and here it is in use....loaded up with a few of my favourite things

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Summer Memories Canvas

We're celebrating summer!

Not hard to do when you have temperatures in the high 90's and 100's to remind you that summer is still here!

Today's project is perfect to use for all those special photos you've gathered from a visit to the beach, trip out of town or just summer memories around your home.

So grab some photos and get busy crafting a special canvas to celebrate those memories!

Our Journey to Florida
Designer: Julia Sandvoss


Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac & High Tac
Glue Arts Glue 3D Combo Pack
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive
Making Memories Panorama Collection: 

Panorama Pendant Design Stickers, Suitcase Label Stickers, Rubon Book, Metal Plaques, Monogram Alpha Stickers, Stamp Die Cut paper, Cars paper, Word Fetti Stickers, Panorama Trims
Prima Iced Mum Flowers, Flower Center
Stickles Glitter
Bo Bunny Paradise Brads
12 by 12 Canvas

Select several photos of various sizes. Layout those out onto your background paper to determine how they'll best fit. Once you've laid these out, start adhering those down.  
Next decide on what embellishments to use. I selected some that helped conceal lines between photos and add interesting details that also fit the theme of the photos.

Add some dimensional letters and embellishments for interest.

Don't forget to include some real items from your trip such as seashells to complete the canvas!!!

Thank you to those who have left us a comment on Monday's craft project post!! We've enjoyed reading what you love about summer! You still have time to leave us a comment and let us know what is your favorite part of these lazy, hot days! We'll pick a winner to enjoy our new 3D Combo Pack Adhesive and of course a Glue Glider Pro!!

Happy Summer.....stay cool!!! 
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