A Bit of Holiday Cheer ...

On a crisp fall day!

You can almost smell the pine needles,cinnamon and hot chocolate!!

Today is our final day of our Hero Arts week!

We have thoroughly enjoyed the week and hope you have as well!!

Designers Lesley Langdon and Michelle Lanning will have you itching to start decorating for the upcoming holiday season. It is after all 63 Days and 15 Hours until Christmas!

Coffee Filter Embellishments

Designer: Lelsey Landgon
Designer Intro:
Coffee filters are perfect for embellishing, misting, and stamping, and they are inexpensive. I love all things distressed and vintage, so I tried to create vintage inspired Christmas embellishments by using a staple in my supplies - VINTAGE PHOTO DISTRESS INK by Ranger and HERO ARTS STAMPS.

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro (Perma Tac Adhesive),Stamps: Hero Arts (Stunning Snowflakes, Circle Design)
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks (Winter Pine, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo), Vintage Photo Reinker
Mists: Shimmerz Paints (Mud Pie Spritz, Olive Branch Spritz)
Other: 3 Coffee Filters, Ranger Mini Mister, Water

1. Wet coffee filters with water, place on cardboard (or other).
2. Spray 2 with Mud Pie Spritz and a spritz of Vintage Photo Distress Ink (reinker mixed in a mini mister with water). Spray other with Olive Branch Spritz. Let dry.
3. With Winter Pine Distress Ink (or similar), stamp CIRCLE DESIGN from Hero Arts onto the green filter, repeat until you achieve the look you want. 
4. With Walnut Stain Distress Ink, stamp Stunning Snowflakes backgrounder onto brown filters. Repeat until covered.
5. Scrunch filters in the middle until desired size. Adhere brown filters together for a layered embellishment with Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac Adhesive or Extreme Adhesive Squares.

Christmas Tree Embellishments
Designer: Lesley Langon

Designer Info:
 I loved this set from Hero Arts called Merry Christmas Trees so much, that I went back 4 years and tracked down photos of "Christmas Trees Past", dating back as far as I could go digitally. To dress them up on my layout, I stamped them on white paper, colored them with Copic Markers, inked around the edges and applied Glossy Accents to make them shine.

Glue Arts: U-Cut-It Foam
Stamps: Hero Arts (Merry Christmas Trees)
Markers: Copic
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (Peeled Paint)
Other: Glossy Accents and Cut n' Dry Foam by Ranger
Paper: Prism Simply Smooth
1. Stamp 3 HERO ARTS Christmas trees onto white paper.
2. Color with 3 shades of green, light first, then middle shade on the edges, then the darkest shade on the left edge. Be sure to saturate paper with the markers. Use the colorless blender in the middle of the tree to "push color" to the sides.
3. Apply Peeled Paint Distress Ink with Cut n' Dry Foam on edges.
4. Coat trees with Glossy Accents. Let Dry.
5. Adhere to layout with Glue Arts U-Cut-It Foam.

Christmas Card Set
Designer: Michelle Lanning


Glue Arts adhesives- UCutIt foam tape, Perma Tac
Stamps- Hero Arts

ink- Stazon, Colorbox
cardstock- white, red, yellow, green
Embossing Pwder - Martha Stewart, American Crafts
Bling - Pink Paislee


1. Cut standard card (3 of them)
2. On a separate piece of cardstock, stamp the tree image. Do this 3x's
3. With a blender, blend red, yellow, and green into the corners of the cardstock.
4. With your red, yellow, and green cardstock, use embossing ink to stamp the snowflakes.
5. Using corresponding embossing powder, heat and let set.
6. Adhere the stamped tree (that is trimmed very close to its size) to a corresponding piece of cardstock.
7. Next adhere these two pieces to the center of the card.
8. I then inked the edges in a matching color.
9. To finish it off I added bling, again in a corresponding color.

Christmas Banner
Designer: Michelle Lanning

Stamps- Hero Arts
ink- Stazon
cardstock- Kraft, green, red
Embossing Pwder - Martha Stewart, American Crafts
Glitter - Martha Stewart
Glue Arts adhesives- UCutIt foam tape, Perma Tac


1. I started by stamping the doily image repeatedly on a kraft piece of paper.
2. Next, I cut around each stamped doily and then cut the doily in half.
3. For the red and green scalloped circles, I used my cricut to cut an entire sheet of circles (you wont need that many) in both red and green.
4. Next, I took the snowflake stamp with embossing ink and the corresponding colored powder. Heat and let set.
5. I then cut those circles in half.
6. Using my sewing machine I simple ran a single stitch through the edges of the circles. Make sure to leave a bit of space between each of the circles so that your garland is not stiff.
7. There When I finished sewing them I punched out some stars onto white cardstock. I added glitter to make them all sparkly.
8. That's it! Really easy and I can't wait to use it this Christmas. But really you could make this for any season.

You Brighten My Day Card
Designer: Jessica Witty

A special note of thanks to Jessica....she's one talented lady. Jessica is also stepping down from the Glue Arts Team. We  wish her all the best and invite you to follow her on her blog!! All the best to you Jessica!!! 

Adhesive - Extreme Micro Adhesive Squares (Glue Arts)
Stamps - Bold Blossoms & Big Hugs (Hero Arts)
Cardstock -  Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink)
Ink - Versamark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder - Zing in Powder and Mustard (American Crafts); Detail White (Stampin' Up)
Scalloped Die - (Papertrey Ink)
Buttons - Girls' Paperie, Papertrey Ink
1. Make 4.25 x 5.5" card from soft stone cardstock.  Die cut right edge.
2. Rub card with anti-static sheet.  Stamp small blossom in versamark 6 times.  Emboss using white embossing powder.
3. Stamp blossom one more time and emboss using blue powder.
4. Stamp sentiment and emboss using mustard powder.
5. Glue buttons to card using Micro Adhesive Squares.

Hard to believe this amazing week with Hero Arts is coming to a close! Our sincere thanks to Hero Arts in helping coordinate this week with us!! We hope to do this again!!

We're certain our Designers projects will definitely keep you busy this fall with ideas and instructions to help you recreate these for yourself! As we close out this week the saying once again proves true...all good things must come to an end. However the end...means someone is going to take home this beautiful prize...along with a selection of Glue Arts products!! Leave us a comment today...we'll pick a random winner from this week's comments to enjoy this wonderful prize! Tune in Monday to see if it's you!!!

For those new to Glue Arts...all month long we're honoring October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month we will be celebrating with specials for you all month long. This week's specials are for... 

the Glue Glider Pro and all the Adhesive Cartridges for the Pro!!!!!!!!!! (We know you've been waiting for this sale!!) Simply place an order today and you'll receive 15% off our Glue Glider Pro and any of the Glue Glider Pro Adhesive cartridges!! (using code BCD15) and you'll also receive FREE SHIPPING!! Plus Glue Arts will donate an additional 5% of your order sale to the Susan G Komen Foundation. Each week we'll highlight a new product for you to purchase at this specials savings.

And we'll tuck into every order a special Glue Arts Car Accent Breast Cancer Ribbon! We're all Pros for the Cure!!

Thanks again for joining us this week!!!
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