Goals, Girls' Paperie and Goodies!!

Happy Friday!

We're back for Day Two of our spotlight on the Girls' Paperie On Holiday line! Today's post (forgive us...because we just have to do this) ..is just the Tweetest!!

Sorry it was too good to pass up but don't you agree? Linda took paper and stickers and made one of the sweetest items around...perfect for spring..because admit it..we're all wishing for it...and perfect for Easter. (now we might be pushing it) Consider remaking it for a Love Birds theme...now that is Tweet.(alright we know!) Let's get to the projects...

LoveBirds Boxes
Designer: Linda Albrecht

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Extreme Tac Adhesive and Fabric Bond Adhesive
Glue Arts Mini Glue Gun and hot melt sticks
The Girl's Paperie "On Holiday" papers and Sticker Pad "Travel Text"
Felt, embroidery floss and Fiberfill batting
15 Gauge wire
Miscellaneous trims and lace
Buttons and brads for embellishments
Artificial nest, eggs and berries
Clear glitter
Brown and white acrylic paints
Clear sealer
Ranger Rock Candy Crackle paint


When adhering paper to boxes apply the adhesive to the paper, not the box. I've found that you'll have less wrinkling that way because the paper will "give" a little if needed. Make sure also to apply adhesive right up to the very edge of the paper so that it is less likely to tear when using the box if there isn't any loose edges.
Email Linda at: DNL6echt@hickorytech.net 
if you would like the template and instructions for the felt Lovebirds and put "Lovebirds" in the subject line.

1. Cover paper mache boxes with patterned papers using the Extreme Tac Adhesive. Use a generous amount along all of the edges so that it holds tight during use of the boxes.
2. Paint the lids of the boxes with one coat of white acrylic paint and sprinkle with clear glitter while still wet.
3. Apply one thick coat of brown acrylic paint to the lids, allow to dry then lightly sand. This will expose white flecks where the paint is removed from the glitter.
4. Adhere labels and letters stickers to the front surface of the boxes then apply a coat of clear Crackel paint, allow to dry thenswipe with brown paint and quickly wipe off excess so that the paint just stays in the crackled lines. Apply a coat of liquid sealer to the paper over the boxes or use a spray sealer to protect the paper during use.
5. Cut bird pieces from felt and sew together, leaving the tail end open for stuffing and inserting yarn, lace, and tulle for tail feathers. Use the Glue Arts mini glue gun to adhere the tail feathers.
6. Use 15 Gauge black wire to make beaks and legs. Wire the birds onto the top of the smaller container through their feet.

7. Use embroidery floss to stitch eyes onto the head.
8. Make hats with patterned paper and Extreme Tac Adhesive then add embelishments with hot glue. Make sure to add a button to the top of each hat!
9. Put together a small bird's nest with mini artificial eggs and berries then use the mini hot glue gun to adere it to the box lid.

and switching gears which shows just how versatile this line is...we go from birds to a bit of late summer fishing!!

Let's Go Fishing Layout
Designer: Julia Sandvoss


Glue Glider Pro High Tac, 3D Combo Pac and Extreme Adhesive Mini Squares
The Girls' Paperie "On Holiday" Papers and Ledger Sticker Pad
Fiskars Wave Border Punch
Blue Cardstock
Making Memories Metal Artisan Signage & Pin
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Evergreen Spray Mists
American Crafts Alphabet Stickers
The Twinery Twine


1.  Spray Mist onto Vintage Travel background paper. Allow time to dry.
2. Next cut a 6 by 12 inch strip from the Mixed Dots paper. Adhere to bottom half of background paper.
3. Punch a decorative edge on the Pennants paper. Cut punched strip 2 by 12 inches.   Punch a 1 by 12 inch strip using the Wave border punch. Cut a 1/2 by 12 inch strip from the Travel Ticking paper. Ink edges.
4. Adhere strips to top edge of Mixed Dots paper. Add two 4 by 6 photos. Adhere with a slight tilt.
5. Cut a 3/4 by 12 inch strip from the Travel Ticking paper. Ink the edges and adhere to bottom edge of paper. Cut a 1/4 by 12 inch strip from the Pennants paper. Ink edges and adhere over strip. Next using your sewing machine...stitch the two papers onto background. 
6. Add Journaling sticker, title stickers, pin and Fishing letters. Sew again over bottom edge of Fishing stickers.

7. Cut out 5 pennants from the Pennant paper. Press pennants onto 3D Foam and trim to shape. Adhere yellow cardstock to foam and again trim to shape to fit corner of paper. Remove backing liner and adhere to paper. 

8. Cut a 1/4 by 6 inch strip from the Travel Ticking paper. Ink edges and adhere to sun. Using Extreme Mini Squares...roll the squares up and lightly press twine onto adhesive. Add word stickers.
9. Finish with stickers, embellishments and journaling.

Thanks so much to those of you who left us a comment about your goals and plans. It was enjoyable to read those and also realize just how many of us have the same goals.  We'd love to hear a bit more from you...would you like us to incorporate a layout and card idea during our partner weeks in addition to our paper craft projects? Or do you enjoy the paper crafting altered ideas more? What would you like...we would really love to hear!

And remember we're giving away a chance to win our Glue Glider Pro! We know given how many of you commented you need to scrapbook more..that our Pro is one tool you MUST have! We'll announce a random winner on Monday!

And speaking of Monday...hang onto your seats because we're partnering back up with Echo Park Paper and will be sharing ideas using their beautiful Wintertime Collection! You won't want to miss a single day!!!
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