We've Got Something Sweet!!

For you today!!

Today is our last day to spotlight The Twinery's beautiful cotton twines. And the Designers have once again pulled out ALL the stops!

So grab something to drink and sit yourself down...because today's projects are sweet enough to eat!!

Sweet Candy Cards
Designer: Lesley Langdon

Designer Intro:
As I went to sleep the other night, I was dreaming of ways to use this wonderful twine and it came to me! The red and white twine (maraschino) reminded me of peppermint candies, so I tried to create twine candies for a set of 4x4 cards! The sentiment has been printed onto white cardstock.

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro (Perma Tac)
Glue Arts Adhesive Squares
Twine: The Twinery (Maraschino, Lemondrop, Peapod, Carribean)
Glossy Accents by Ranger Industries
Cardstock: Bazzill White, and Core'dinations
Chipboard: We R Memory Keepers
Other: Plastic Packaging, Printer, Fonts

 Twine Candies:
1. With chipboard circles, place Glue Arts Adhesive Squares on each side.
2. Wrap The Twinery twine until chipboard is covered. Repeat to make 4.
3. Cover one side with Glossy Accents. Let dry.
4. Take left over packaging plastic and wrap candies, adhere to card.

Ipod Bag & Spool Set
Designer: Linda Albrecht

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro and High Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
The Twinery string- Caribbean, Maraschino, and Lemon Drop
Miscellaneous Felt
2" tall wood spool
1.5" wide Lace pieces
Black ric rac
3/8" Ivory colored twill tape
green velvet leaf
cotton thread and embroidery floss
Glimmer Mist- Suede and Candlelight

Instructions for bird spool:
1. Apply High Tac Adhesive to the wood spool and wrap the lace around it.
2. Use hot glue to adhere black ric rac to the center of the spool then do the same to wrap a 3/8" width of the Caribbean Twinery string around the spool, slightly covering the ric rac.

3. Use hot glue to wrap the Maraschino Twinery string around the spool near the top then thread 3 buttons with cotton string and hot glue them to the spool in a vertical line.
4. Sew felt bird together and add fiberfill stuffing, leaving the tail end open for "feathers".
5. Use black embroidery floss to stitch on eyes, working from one side of the head to the other and pulling in between so that the eyes are slightly indented.

8. Thread a large eyed needle with Lemondrop Twinery string then go through the bird body where the wings would be, leaving 1" loops on each side.
7. Cut ends off of the Lemondrop Twinery string loops then hot glue a small piece of lace to the bird body for wing and smooth the twine string "feathers" back toward the bird body.

8. Adhere lace piece and ric rac to the opening at the tail using hot glue.
9. Insert a 3/4" piece of 10 gauge wire into the seam along the head for the bird's beak and wrap a small length of Caribbean Twinery string around the tail piece.

Instructions for Ipod bag:

1. Cut a 5 x 14" piece of felt for the base then fold it at the 6" mark along the 14" length to form the body of the bag.
2. Finish bag edges using a blanket embroidery stitch.

3. Fold the remaining portion of the felt over the top edge of the bag to form a flap, add a large snap for closure then adhere black ric rac to the front edge of the flap using hot glue.
4. Use cotton thread to sew 5 buttons to the lace piece then adhere it to the front of the bag below the flap using hot glue.
5. Make a handle for the bag by cutting 14" lengths of the Twinery string (6 of each color- Maraschino, Lemondrop, and Caribbean.)
6. Braid the 3 Twinery string colors then tie off the ends to hold in place.
7. Sew the handle to the right side of the bag with some of the string.
8. Cut two 1.5" circles from felt then adhere them together using Glue Arts High Tac Adhesive.
9. Apply more High Tac Adhesive to one of the 2 circles that were glued together.

10. Use 3/8" Twill tape and Caribbean twinery string to make a flower by twisting them together, wrapping it from the inside of the circle to the outside, sticking it to the High Tac as you go. 
11. Spray the finished flower with Glimmer Mists, if desired. Adhere the flower and a velvet leaf to the center of the flap on the bag using hot glue.

Happy Fall Card
Designer: Patti Milazzo


Glue Arts:
Glue Glider Pro with
1/4 Perma Tac Cartridge Refill - Pro
Mini Adhesive Squares
Adhesive Squares
3D Combo Pac – U Cut It
Other: Bo Bunny Learning Curve; Rebecca Sowers Alpha Stickers

1. Cut 10” piece of Cappuccino Twinery.
2. Punch scalloped ovals (or other shape), apply Perma Tac with the Glue Glider Pro to the top back side of the punch and fold down over Twinery.

3. Drape across the upper half of a 5” x 7” piece of brown cardstock, tuck ends of Twinery behind top corners and adhere with a small amount of Perma Tac.
4. Also apply a bit of Perma Tac behind each “flag” to keep it in place.
5. Cut a 2 ½” x 7” piece of green pattern paper and adhere near bottom of card.
6. Cut a 8” piece of Mandarin, wrap it across the top of the green strip, tuck the ends behind the cardstock and apply a small amount of Perma Tac to hold in place.
7. Create a 5” x 7” card and adhere the cardstock to the front.
8. Create fall trees with punches and adhere to the bottom green pattern paper.
9. Cut letters for “HaPpY” and adhere above banner.
10. Apply circle alpha stickers to “flags” using U Cut It Foam Adhesive to complete.

Designer Tip: To better blend the Twinery with my pattern paper, I tinted the string with a bit of brown chalk ink.

Thanksgiving Placecards
Designer: Julia Sandvoss


Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro High Tac
Glue Arts Mini Adhesive Squares
The Twinery: Mandarin, Lemon Drop & Cappuccino Bakers Twine
Creatology Felt Holiday Stickers (Michael's Crafts) 
Echo Park Happy Halloween Paper
Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Paper
Bo Bunny Double Dot Cardstock
Making Memories Glitter Alphabet Stickers
EK Success Real Estate Punch
Inkadinkado Earthtones Inks

1) Cut the placecard. I hand drew a swirl on the sides for added fun. Ink edges, crease and fold in half so it will stand. 
2) Punch out name piece, ink edges and adhere to card using High Tac. Tie twiner around card and knot on front. Add a mini adhesive square under center tie to hold in place. Add felt sticker.

Designer Tip: Easy and fun projects kids can assist with. Even if you are not hosting the holiday, consider bringing these for the hostess! They're a fun way to decorate the table. Carry the theme forward and making coordinating napkin rings too!

Just a reminder don't forget to cast your vote for your favorite Glue Glider Pro Adhesive Cartridge! 

We've created a poll on the left side of the blog. Simply cast your vote for your favorite adhesive! Then leave us a comment letting us know you have voted!

For another fun chance to win.. send us a video (by this Saturday at Midnight PST)  of yourself (email it to Gluegirl@gluearts.com) or post it to your Facebook pages or blogs....showing everyone why the Glue Glider Pro and your favorite cartridge should be the winner!! 

We will pick 5....yes 5 winners this week from all those who have cast a vote, added our Election Badge as their profile picture and onto their blogs to win a Glue Glider Pro and ALL of the cartridges...YES ALL!! Plus a Sampler Pack of the Twinery twines!! 

For those that submit a video...we'll enter you for a chance to win the Pro and ALL the cartridges PLUS our 3D Combo Pac and Extreme Adhesive...AND...a Sampler Pack of The Twinery twines too! Sounds pretty good doesn't it? Go grab your Flip or Ipod or phone and make a short video telling us...why you love the Pro and your cartridge of choice!

So get busy casting your vote....and showing your support of Glue Arts! And be sure to check out our special election sale this week! Buy a Glue Glider Pro or any refill and receive FREE our Extreme Adhesive Squares! Details are on our website at www.GlueArts.com! Hurry it is good just this week! 

And one more way to win...as if we didn't have enough...go say hello to The Twinery on their Facebook page or The Twinery's blog and let them know that Glue Arts sent you. They're giving away another of their sampler packs to one lucky Glue Arts fan!! It could be you!! And hurry because this goes through tomorrow, Saturday November 6th only!!
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