It's a Graphic 45 Holiday Christmas Week!!

We're so excited about this week!

We've paired up with Graphic 45!!

Now seriously how cool is that??!! They have some truly outstanding products and paper collections and our Glue Girls have once again pulled out all the stops!

We're also pleased to introduce to you our first Guest Designer...Candy Rosenberg.

It was just natural that when we paired up with Graphic 45 we thought of Candy...and asked her to let us spotlight her this week!

So please join us in giving a warm welcome to both Candy and Graphic 45!! It's going to be one awe-inspiring week!!

First....let's get to know Candy...and then see her amazing Christmas Tree project she made for us...

Hi, my name is Candy Rosenberg.  I have been paper crafting for nearly five years and love to share, teach and inspire others.  I live in beautiful Southern Oregon with my family, a husband of 18 years and two teenage daughters.  My son is in the Navy and on his way home, thankfully.   I am very fortunate to work with some of the best companies in the industry.  I have worked with Graphic45 as marketing and education, an endorsed educator for Tattered Angels and Copic Markers, designer and education for Punky Sprouts Mixed Media Albums and currently working on my own "Steampunk" set of stamps at The Rubber Cafe.  I am thrilled to be featured here at Glue Arts and hope to inspire you with a few projects. 

I have to tell you a little secret, something that most people dont know about me.  When I sit down to do a project I only use four tools, my HoneyBee scissors (I have a pair in every bag and purse), adhesive, tweezers and a white pen.  I can be heard saying, "with these four tools I can create anything!"  I also tend to not use many pre packaged embellishments, I will often make my own embellishments out of paper to complete the look.  I hope you will stop by my blog and keep up with what I am doing, I have alot of fun projects and announcements coming up and would love to share them with you.

Christmas Tree
Guest Designer: Candy Rosenberg


Deluxe Graphic 45 Christmas Past 12 by 12 Paper Pad
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac


Using a kraft cone as your base, you will cut strips that are 1.5 inch thick from your paper.  Take your scissors and cut on the width every 1/4 inch up to 2/3 of the paper.  Take an end to a paint brush and wrap each strip around it one at a time.  This entire tree took 3 hours to cut, curl and apply the paper.
Once you have them curled turn over and run GlueArts PermaTac down the strip, then wrap around the cone starting from the bottom and working your way up.  When you are done add gold string, small flowers and sticky pearls to keep the vintage look.

And we have one more project to knock your socks off today.... check out this adorable Gingerbread garland Glue Girl Kristen Swain made...

Gingerbread Family Holiday Swap
Designer: Kristen Swain

Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro and High Tac adhesive
Gingerbread Man mini album/Red pearls- KaiserCraft
Ribbon- May Arts
Papers/Punchouts- Graphic 45
flowers- Petaloo
buttons/twine/berry stems/glitter stems/wiggle eyes- craft supply
white fabric paint/glitter- Tulip
chalk- Pebbles
ink- Inkadinkado
sand paper
small bit of tulle


1. Cover gingerbread men using patterned paper and High Tac Adhesive. Trim edges and sand lightly, ink all edges using brown ink and makeup sponges.
2. Use chalk to rub pink cheeks on all gingerbread shapes.
3. Adhere wiggle eyes and red pearl noses to faces.
4. Use white fabric paint to add mouth and 'icing' decoration around outside of gingerbread shape. While wet, sprinkle lightly with glitter. Dry throughly.
5. Make accordions with patterned paper, glue to each gingerbread shape in the middle.
6. Repunch holes in hands with exacto knife, then use ribbon to tie all shapes together. Add layered buttons to twine and knot onto ribbon. Then using Hot Glue Gun adhere berry stems to backsides of buttons. Stems can be pre-curled around pencil for shape.
7. Use punchouts, patterned paper fussy cut shapes, buttons/twine, and glittered flowers to add decoration to each accordion medallion, using Hot Glue for each item.
8. Add tulle knots for gingerbread girl hair bow, using Hot Glue.

Designer Tip- I prefer Hot Glue for some holiday home decor projects, it holds up well with temperature changes once my decor is packed up and stored. If you find you have a lot of glue strings, simply take a heat gun or hot hair dryer to your project and lightly allow the air to go across your creation. It will melt the little strings easily.

Be sure to check in all week long for more inspiring ideas from our Glue Arts team and Guest Designer Candy Rosenberg. And it wouldn't be a normal week around here if we didn't offer a fun giveaway.

This week's...we know you're going to love! We're giving away one of the Deluxe Graphic 45 Christmas Past 12 by 12 Paper Pads!!!!!  Y

And we have to include some of our outstanding adhesive products!! So since so many of you are putting our Glue Glider Pro on your Christmas Wish List...we'll include a Pro, refill of your choice AND yes AND...our Extreme Adhesive Squares..because truthfully...they are the best!!!

So please leave us a comment and we'll announce a random winner right here on the blog next Monday. And be sure to visit the Graphic 45 blog for more chances to win all week long and also to see their beautiful projects as well!

And speaking of winners...we need to announce the winner of the Making Memories Noel goodies and Glue Arts...and that is: 

debpaint16 said...

These are all so beautiful, I especially love the snowflake!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Congrats to you Deb! Please email us at with your contact info!!

See you tomorrow for more projects with our Guest Designer Candy Rosenberg and our Glue Girls!!
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