Shabby Chic goodness

Hello Glue Arts fans! We are getting toward the end of our Shabby Chic Crafts sponsorship week. Can you believe, Valentine's is only 11 days away? Time to get crafting to make your special someone's a beautifully handmade creation.

Today we are sharing projects from Designers Linda Albrecht and Kristen Swain. Linda's darling banner is dainty and oh so sweet. I would love to have one hanging on a mirror in my home!
Kristen's gift set is super sweet, with matching card and a gift box of lollipops, I'm a SUCKER for it's cuteness.

"Be Mine" Banner"
Designer- Linda Albrecht
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with High Tac adhesive
Glue Arts Mini Glue Gun and glue sticks
Shabby Chic Crafts- Labels
Patterned papers- Girl's Paperie, Cosmo Cricket, Pink Paislee
Silver pipecleaner
Ric rac trim
Stickles Glitter Glue- Platinum
Flowers- Maya Road, Prima
Paper lace doilie- Wilton 

1. Cut 6 small triangles (mine measure 3 5/8" along the top and 3 3/4" along each side.) The last triangle on the banner is made from a "Shabby Chic Crafts" label.
2. Layer and adhere triangles onto desired solid colored cardstock using High Tac Adhesive.
3. Cut "trim" on each with a decorative edge scissors and either punch holes to resemble eyelet lace or use a sewing machine without thread to stitch a dotted line.

4. Adhere embellishments (ric rac trim, flowers, gems, etc.) to each banner piece. The letter "i" piece uses a "Shabby Chic Crafts" label.
 5. One of the embellishments was made with a white paper lace heart: Cut the top arches off of the paper heart then adhere to the top of 2 banner pieces.
6. Use a pearl embellishment and a small piece of silver pipecleaner to decorate the lace heart pieces by using the Glue Arts hot glue gun to adhere the pipecleaner around the pearl.

7. Use a large round "Shabby Chic Craft" label to make the piece which separates the "BE MINE" sentiment.
8. Another label ("I love you" ticket) is used with the round red label. Cut 2 hearts from patterned paper.
9. Trace the label shapes onto a patterned paper, apply High Tac Adhesive to the backside of each label, place string vertically between each piece and back with the hand cut paper pieces.

10. Use the hot glue gun to adhere string to the top backside of each piece to connect banner pieces together.

Valentine Gift Set
Designer- Kristen Swain


Glue Arts Perma tac and Glider Pro, Extreme Adhesive Squares, UCutIt foam
Paper- Little Yellow Bicycle, Pink Paislee
Tags- Shabby Chic Crafts
envelop- Fancy Pants
Craft supply- berry stems, twine, buttons, clear glitter
heart pins- Little Yellow Bicycle
flowers- Prima ( red) Petaloo (white)
scalloped box- cut using Cricut Expression- Cards Bags and Tags Cartridge


For the Box-
1. Cut box at 5.5 inches using Cricut Expression machine and white cardstock.
2. Use Perma tac to adhere tabs and create box, tie on twine at corners.
3. Adhere small round tag to larger round tag with UCutIt and then tie crinkled ribbon around box.
4. Use Extreme Adhesive Squares to adhere round tags to front of box, overlapping ribbon. Curl berry stems and adhere to edge of round tag with Extreme Adhesive Squares, then use them again to adhere button to ribbon bow.
For Card-

1. Cut block of pink paper to fit card then attach with Glue Glider Pro Gun and Perma Tac adhesive, then adhere paper ruffle to card using Perma Tac as well. The mount white paper to card as well.
2. Tie red ribbon around envelope and tie bow to side.
3. Adhere envelope to card, adding UCutIt foam to back of small red square, then shabby up edges with fingers.
4. Layer on postcard tag, then adhere bracket tag with UCutIt foam, and again use UCutIt to mount stamp tag.
5. Adhere flowers together and to card using Extreme Adhesive Squares.
6. Curl berry stems and adhere using Extreme Adhesive Squares, then poke in two heart pins, one with tag.


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Shabby Chic Crafts assorted pack of Valentine diecuts and a Glue Glider Pro and our 3D Combo Pac
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