Join Us for Making Memories Week!!

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! 
Buddy the Elf

We're taking a tip from Buddy the Elf and working on spreading a bit of Christmas Cheer.

Although we're not breaking out into a stirring version of Jingle Bells...we think you'll love what we have in store for you all this week!

We've paired up with Making Memories and our talented Glue Girls worked with Making Memories new (and beautiful too!) Noel holiday line.

So for something fun....we're going to showcase Christmas Ornament ideas with you all week long!!!

You'll find a variety of ideas with something for everyone!!

So sit back and join us all week long as we inspire you with beautiful handmade ornaments!!

Winter House Ornament
Designer: Linda Albrecht

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro, High Tac Adhesive, Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun and sticks, 3D Foam Blanks
Making Memories Noel patterned papers, Noel Gem Buckle, Velvet Leaf, Glitter Die cut Poinsettia and miscellaneous gems
Maya Road Clear Gem pins
Clear Glitter and Mica Flakes
Jingle bells
Silver Pipe cleaners
chipboard house ( download template from: )

1. Assemble house pieces or use a premade chipboard house then adhere papers to the house.
2. Adhere silver pipecleaners to the rood edges and around base of ornament with Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun and sticks.
3. Poke a hole in the top of the roof for the hanger then adhere a sivler pipe cleaner into the hole and hot glue in place.
4. Use 3D Foam Blanks to pop up the poinsettia from the house front then glue a velvet leaf behind it.
5. Use High Tac Adhesive to ahdere the Making Memories clar buckle to the house then add a large gem to the center.
6. Poke gem top stick pins into the roof peaks.
7. Apply clear glitter to the entire surface of th house.
8. Tie jingle bells onto a silver pipe cleaner, make a bow with excess then use Hot Glue Gun to adhere the bells to the base of the house.
9. Apply foam snowflake to the bell cluster.
10. Apply a liquid glue to the roof peak fronts and to the base of the house then apply Mica Flakes to represent snow.

Making Memories Snow Globe Ornament
Designer: Lindsay Wahl

• Adhesives: GlueArts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac, Extreme Mini Squares, 3-d combo pack, WallArt Zig 2-way glue
• Paper: Making Memories Noel
• Die Cuts: Sizzix
• Ink: Copic
• Ornament: packaging from Jillibean Soup chipboard pieces
• Pearls: Kaisercraft
• Ribbon: May Arts
• Other: beads, chalk, sanding tool, hole punch

1. Begin by covering the backing of the ornament with patterned paper. Cut a sheet of patterned paper to 6”x 6.” Adhere WallArt to the patterned paper. Adhere paper to scalloped chipboard backing. Trim and sand edges. Repeat on both sides of backing. Ink all edges.
2. Cut circle patterned paper to fit the opening of the packaging window. Die cut and assemble house and trees. Add fence by trimming border off of piece of patterned paper. Use the Pro to assemble die cuts, and use the 3-d combo pack to add dimension to the trees. Add pearls to tree and house.
3. Use liquid adhesive to adhere a few layers of beads to the bottom of the ornament. Make sure you leave room for the border of the packaging window. Use liquid adhesive to adhere the window to the ornament. (Because the packaging didn’t come off of the chipboard perfectly, I added chalk all the way around the edge of the circle to hide some of the flaws. This just adds character to an item that I am recycling!)
4. Cut the letters “Silent Night” from patterned paper. Adhere to ornament with Extreme Mini Squares. Add pearls around the border of the packaging window. Add ribbon and hang from the tree!

Mini Shadowbox Ornament 

Designer: Jessica Barnett

Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac refill
Glue Arts 3-D Combo Pack
May Arts Shiny Green ribbon and Green Stocking shape ribbon
Making Memories Journaling Spots
Making Memories Noel papers and embellishments
Glitter Glue
White opaque glitter
Dries clear liquid adhesive
craft knife
scoring board and bone folder
black paint and brush
black chalk ink
paper trimmer
scalloped scissors
pinking shears
heart shaped pin

To Make Shadow Box:
1. Cut 2 pieces of 6 by 6 inch chipboard for each box.

2. Score in one inch from each edge all around the squares.
3. Use scissors to cut along 4 of the 1" lines. Make sure you do the same lines at the top and bottom of the box.
4. Use the craft knife to cut out a window in what will be the box lid.
5. Use a bone folder to crease all folds to the same side of the box.
6. Attach the tabs to the inside of the box (for the lid) and the outside of the box (for the box back) using Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares.
For the lid:

For the back:
7. Paint the box, inside and out, using the black paint and brush. Allow to dry.
To Embellish Box:
1. Use the Glue Glider Pro to attach a piece of transparency to the inside of the lid to make a window.
2. Use dries clear adhesive and opaque white glitter to make a snowy effect on the window and allow to dry.
3. Trim the edges of 1 inch strips with scalloped scissors and attach to front of box to make a window after inking. Add to the paper detail with glitter glue.
4. Attach more one inch strips of paper around the outside edges of the lid after inking.
5. On the inside of the box, layer elements with Glue Arts 3-D adhesives to add dimension. Ink all papers and photos. Cut the picture out with pinking shears before inking. Add any special trinkets to the box using Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive squares.
6. Place the lid on the box and wrap the box in a piece of May Arts shiny green ribbon. Use the knot to hang a beaded ornament hanger from the top.
7. Attach a metal Making Memories embellishment to the front of the box.

So to sweeten this week, since we don't think you would approve of Buddy's spaghetti and maple syrup sweet treat....we've got a beautiful prize from Making Memories that we're pairing up with our Glue Arts must have adhesives. The two products together are just what you need for holiday crafting!!

We're giving away a Making Memories Noel clear acrylic stamp set,  Making Memories Noel Ribbons and Trims and a few sheets of paper from the Making Memories Noel line! Plus our Glue Arts Embellishment Kit which includes our Ribbon Adhesive, Extreme Adhesives Squares and our Vellum Adhesive.

Simply leave us a comment! And we'll give you an additional entry for each day this week you leave a comment! We'll announce a winner next Monday on the blog!

And before we go today we need to announce the winner from last week's focus on dimension and our highlighting our U Cut It foam. The winner is..

beadz said...

I always love adding dimension to my projects, so I would be really interested to try this U Cut it Foam.


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