GlueArts Crafts for Kids Week

For many of is ending and that means summer.

Time for trips to the pool, stops for ice cream, catching up on reading...and yes..

the dreaded, "I'm bored Mom".

So rather then see your kids spend enless time in front on the TV or playing video games...why not suggest a craft!

All week long we have kids craft ideas using our GlueArts adhesives and our Designers creative ideas!

Accent It All Flowers
Designed by: Audrey Pettit


Glue Arts Accent It All Vinyl
Glue Arts Glue Gun and Glue Gun Sticks (optional)

My daughter loves making flowers to decorate her room with. These fun Accent It All flowers may look a bit complicated, but really are quite simple to make. The best part is, with all the fun colors the Accent It All vinyl comes in, you can make a whole rainbow of flowers, in different sizes. Once you learn the easy folding technique, the sky is the limit.

1. Start by cutting the Accent It All vinyl into strips. You can use whatever size strip you would like, with larger pieces being easier for younger children to manage. For our flowers, we cut the strips into 2" widths. We used a guillotine paper cutter for this, although you can cut it by hand as well. Don't worry if your lines aren't perfectly straight. That won't affect the outcome of the flowers in the least.

2. Cut a thin strip of vinyl for the flower center. Our piece was about 3/4" thick, but again, it could be any size. Roll the strip into a tube, leaving just about a 1/4" tail at the bottom. Fold the tail back onto the tube and smooth flat. It won't look like much yet, but not to worry.

3. Cut a larger square or rectangular piece for the flower petals. Any size will work, and straight lines are not necessary, so let the kiddos go to town.
4. Fold down one corner of the rectangle, leaving about an 1/8" edge of sticky vinyl exposed. Press flat.
5. Take that exposed edge, and fold it over to the opposite side. My daughter calls this the "house" fold, because your piece ends up looking like a house with a pointed roof. Press flat. You will end up with a pointed triangle with sticky vinyl at the bottom.
6. Wrap this first petal around the flower center we created in step 2. The vinyl clings to itself, so there is no need for any further adhesive.

7. Now simply repeat the process, folding and wrapping as many petals around the center as you wish. Less petals will create a flower bud appearance, more petals make a full flower.
8. Last step is to cut a rectangular piece of green Accent It All for the flower stem. This can be any size. Ours was approximately 2" x 4". Roll into a tube, and attach it to the flower base using another thin strip of green vinyl.

9. If need be, use the Glue Arts Glue Gun to apply a small drop of glue to the flower center to keep it in place.

10. Cut leaves from green vinyl and wrap around base.

Thanks to everyone who joined in last week and said a BIG GlueArts hello to our friends over at Unibind! You always do an outstanding job so for that we thank you! And we'd like to give one of you your own Unibind Photobook Creator!

The winner is:

st_mccall said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!! What a giveaway! I so need this, both my son and my daughter got engaged within the past couple months! Ohhh, please let me be the lucky GLUE ARTS winner!! Thanks for the chances.

May 28, 2011 2:34 AM 
And it's a new week so let's have a little giveaway to celebrate crafting with kids. Our Glue Arts Adhesive Squares are the perfect adhesive for kids to use.

Easy, clean, no mess and well...they stick! Post a comment today for a chance to win a roll of our Adhesive Squares, Mini Adhesive Squares and our 3D Combo Pac that has our U Cut It foam and our Raisen's!
We'll pick a brand new winner next Monday to enjoy these goodies!!

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Family at Play Mini Album

Memorial Day!

A weekend and day to remember, celebrate and thank all the service men and women who have served and our currently serving our country.

We at GlueArts would like to extend our sincere thanks to them. Our gratitude to you and your families is hard to sum up...thank you!!

Be sure to tune in tomorrow to find out who is our Unibind Photobook Creator winner and for a new week of crafts and fun! 

Have a safe Memorial Day....and be sure to thank our military men and women for their service! 
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Twiddling, Twiddling and Twiddling

Twiddly Greetings Everyone!!

Twiddleybitz will be in Brisbane at the Scrapbooking Expo that starts on June 11. YAY!!

So not long to wait now - just under 2 weeks. YAY!!

So make sure you pop along to Booth 60 and say 'Hi' to Mr and Mrs 'Twiddley' and the 'Twiddley' crew including some of the gorgeous DT gals. Whilst you are there check out the awesome displays that the DT have been working on and don't forget to indulge your creative nature and pick up some gorgeous Twiddleybitz product. Twiddleybitz products are hard to resist, so best don't LOL!!

I am told that the booth is opposite the Master's Gallery, straight up the centre.

I won't be attending the show but a few of my projects that I have been working on will be.

Here are a just few sneek peeks for now









Also, make sure you join the Twiddleybitz Facebook site, as Twiddleybitz are giving away 10 free tickets to those who join the FaceBook page before June 1st 2011. You may be the lucky one to receive a ticket to go to the Brisbane show - how cool would that be?!
For those not going to the show, Twiddleybitz will be giving away some Twiddlybitz goodness to 5 random people joining the Twiddleybitz Facebook Site before June 1st 2011.

So what are you waiting for!!

Come over to the NEW FB site and get INSPIRED with Twiddleybitz ...

Check out the Facebook page HERE

And don't forget to visit the Twiddleybitz NING site HERE

Happy Twiddling!

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Let's Go Camping!!

Unibind's Photobook Creator puts YOU in the driver's seat.

No more searching for the perfect album to accompany your memories. You know can make the perfect album to fit exactly what you need. Combine GlueArts adhesives and you've got yourself a surefire plan!!

Designer Ania Lexander made a special album that is not only eye-catching but personalized for her families camping trip this year. How special is this?!

Camp Logbook 
Designed by: Ania Lexander

I decided to turn my Unibind photobook into a logbook for the next family gathering occuring this weekend. The whole extended family will be gathered at one place for the entire weekend to celebrate my mother in law and grandmother in law..they decided to put together their birthdays, rent some cabins (at a place called Herdla, hence the title for the logbook) and have a huge celebration. It will be a memorable weekend for sure, so I have prepared this logbook in advance so it's ready to be filled with tales from the weekends experiences, hopefully to be journaled by everybody attending.


Glue Arts: Glueglider Pro - PermaTac, Extreme adhesive squares, U Cut it 3d foam
Scenic Route: Patterned papers + ledger-papers, chipboard and paper die cut
Elle's Studio: Tag
Crate Paper: letters
Unibind Photobook Creator

Prepare your papers. I decided to go with my old favorites Scenic Route. The patterned papers were cut into lettersize (8.5x11"), and the ledger-papers were cut into 6x8". Two ledger-papers for every sheet of patterned paper (front and back) - with room for journaling and adhering memorabilas and photos.

I fit in 12 sheets of patterned paper into the book before binding it.

Gather carefully, put the sheets into the book and put it into the Unibind-machine and just wait for the red light to turn green. Take it out, stack it on the table to make sure the papers are well into the glue and let it cool on the rack for another minute or two. 
For the title on the book I cut out strips from the U Cut it 3d-foam and added the letters upon it. This works swell when the letters are square so the foam won't show underneath/in between the letters. Add the die cut to the tag with more 3d-foam.

For the chipboard-pieces I used Extreme Adhesive Squares.

So how did you enjoy this week? Our amazing team of Designers showcased so many creative ways for using GlueArts adhesives with Unibind!!

Have we left you pondering all the ways you could and would use a Unibind Photobook Creator? 

Well let's solve that and invite you for the last day to post a comment for a chance for YOU to win a 

Unibind Photobook Creator and we're also going to include a GlueArts Glue Glider Pro and our Adhesive Squares.

Simply leave us a comment and we'll select one random winner on Tuesday. (We're taking off this Monday, Memorial Day, to spend with family!!) 

We'll see you back here on Tuesday with a brand new week of crafts for kids. If you are having trouble leaving a comment...feel free to email those to us at Gluegirl@gluearts.comor post a comment on our Facebook wall! 

Be sure to tune in all weekend long on Facebook for more chances to win!! 
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She is a 'Woodland' Angel


I've been playing dress ups LOL!!

Suzanne from Handmade from Suzanne recently sent me some Prima Lovely Leaves and some gorgeous Webster's Netting which I combined with Bo Bunny Time Piece Patterned Papers and of course Twiddleybitz to come up with a special off the page creation for my final project for Handmade by Suzanne.

Here 'she' is

'Hope' the Woodland Angel

'She' is Twiddleybitz 'Miss Charlotte'. To make her angelic, I have added the Twiddleybitz Large Ply Wings.


Her skirt consists of the Webster's netting and Prima Lovely Leaves which are available in Suzanne's store HERE. I have also added some other tulle.

Flowers have been made using Bo Bunny Time Piece Patterned Papers Home and Tick Tock. A Kaisercraft Sea Breeze paper bloom sits in the middle of the large flower.

The following shows the back and side views with closer detail of the skirt.



A Twiddleybitz Flourish and Grapevine Border add some extra detail to the front of the skirt. The Grapevine Border comes with 2 pieces and I have used the smaller piece from the pack.

A little 'Woodland Angel' would not be complete without some little Twiddleybitz mushrooms - these one come in a 'strip' and I have separated them and sat them around the base.

This is the front view

And the view from behind


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Birthday Memories & More!!

With Unibind Photobook Creator and GlueArts adhesives...there's no limit to the albums and photobooks you can create!

Today once again the designers show just how truly talented and creative they are!

Lesley Langon has made a beautiful, hand-painted album...that yes...YOU can do!! Consider letting your child make their own...add a handprint...endless possibilities! Designer Patti a special album she has created to capture photos of her children's birthdays. What a great idea and fantastic album too!

Designed by: Lesley Langdon


Glue Arts Glue Gun
Glue Arts Glue Gun Sticks
Unibind PhotoBook Creator
Unibind Hardcover Landscape PhotoBook (8x10)
Flowers: Prima and Dollorama
Paint: Ranger and Making Memories
Ribbon: Webster's Pages
Bling: Nestabling by Want2Scrap
Other: Key Hole Metal Piece (Lee Valley Hardware), Paintbrush, Rag


1. Gather your coordinating supplies and place on top of your Unibind album to set out a vision for the cover.

2. Start by painting the cover with the lighter color (gold), and while still wet, paint up and down strokes with a darker color paint (red).
3. While still wet, with a rag, make a circle pattern in the paint.

4. Let dry. Go over the album with some of the darker paint (red) with your finger tip until you acheive a desired result.
5. Let dry, then glue down your embellishments with your Glue Arts Glue Gun and Glue Arts Glue Gun Sticks.

6. Position your pages into the crease of the album and insert into the PhotoBook Creator Machine by Unibind. Let the adhesive set, remove and enjoy your album!

Birthday Book Album
Designed by: Patti  Milazzo

For this project using Unibind’s Photo Book Creator and Glue Arts Adhesives, I wanted to create a single mini album to record both my children’s birthdays from 1 to 18 in one small book. I designed it to be a fun “at a glance” album with simple pages to hold a single 3 ½ x 5 photo of each child side by side. Under each photo there’s room to journal the highlights of that year or that particular birthday. And although the pages within will be very simple, I couldn’t resist embellishing it in my usual style with bright, cheery colors and fun birthday themed accents.


Glue Arts:
Glue Glider Pro with
1/4 High Tac Cartridge Refill - Pro
U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam
Extreme Adhesive Squares
Extreme Micro Squares
Adhesive Squares

Other Supplies:

Basic Grey-Life of the Party pattern paper and stickers; Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Alpha Stickers; Jenni Bowlin Vintage Buttons; Fiskars - Ultra ShapeXpress Tool, Star and Circle Squeeze Punches, Scallop Paper Edgers and Circle Hand Punches; Hemp; Cardstock

1. I started by cutting a piece of blue pattern paper 1” larger than the window on all sides. I used the Glue Glider Pro to adhere it to the backside of the cover and then covered the inside of the front cover with black cardstock.

2. I created a frame from yellow pattern paper by first tracing the window onto the back of the paper and then sketching a free-hand scallop design around the window. I cut out the scalloped frame with a craft knife and punched circles in each scallop. Then I cut out the center of the frame along my traced line. Finally, I machine stitched around the frame twice to complete it.
3. I also cut a 1” strip of measuring tape pattern paper to go across the bottom of the album cover and machine stitched across that as well.

4. I used my Glue Glider Pro with High Tac Adhesive to adhere both the frame and the numbered strip onto the album cover.
5. Next, I adhered 2 punched stars to the top corners of the frame again with the High Tac Adhesive. I used the Extreme Adhesive Squares to attach a green button to the center of each star – the banner string will later be attached here.

6. I adhered additional punched stars around the top corners of the frame. I also adhered punched circles and a star sticker with U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam to the top center of the frame.

7. To create the banner, I trimmed a 1 ½” x 12” strip of scallop edged paper. From that, I cut 8 – ½ “ wide tall tabs. I cut a 12” piece of hemp. Then I folded the top ¼” of each tab down to wrap over the hemp and secured each tab with an Extreme Micro Square. I punched ½” circles and applied alpha stickers to spell “birthday” for the banner. I attached the circles to the banner tabs with small squares cut from U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam. For the rest of the album title, I punched 1” circles and again adhered the small circles (“book”) with U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam. These I attached to the blue background with Adhesive Squares near the bottom of the frame opening.
8. To attach the banner to the album, I tied bows on the ends of the string. Then I applied an Extreme Micro Adhesive Square to the back of the bow knot and pressed it into the center of the button. I liked that it looks like I tied the button with hemp without needing to fuss with actually doing it.
Tip: Once the banner is attached at both ends, adjust it as needed and apply a couple pieces of the U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam to the back of 2 of the tabs. Then flip the banner back over and when you have it positioned evenly, press to secure the foam. This will prevent the banner from getting tangled and let it rest evenly across the cover.
9. The present at the bottom left corner of the frame is a simple rectangle wrapped and tied with a piece of hemp. I used another Extreme Micro Square to help secure the hemp in place as I tied the bow.
10. As I’ve mentioned, I kept my pages very simple for this album. I used 8 ½” x 11” pieces of neutral colored cardstock (use 10 or 20 depending on whether you wish to use just the front or both sides). I divided the page with a dotted line and cut a narrow strip of pattern paper and adhered it across the center of the page allowing room at the top for a 3 ½” x 5” photo and journaling space at the bottom. I cut a punched circle in half and adhered each half under the strip where I added the birthday year for each child (sample page – the year of their 1st birthday). At the top center of the page, I added a small circle punch and indicating how old they were on that birthday. Super simple!
11. Once I prepped all the pages to include birthdays for 1-18, I inserted the pages into the album spine and followed the Unibind manufacturer instructions to bind the album. It was a breeze!
12. My birthday book is now ready for me to add my photos and journaling.

More amazing albums and projects today...don't you agree?! Would you like to win your own Photobook Creator? Have visions of projects you could make! Unibind and GlueArts would like to give you a chance to create your own PhotoBooks. Unibind has generously given us a Unibind Photobook Creator to give away to one of our GlueArts fans!

We're also going to include a GlueArts Glue Glider Pro and our Adhesive Squares.

Simply leave us a comment and we'll select one random winner next Monday!! It's just that simple!

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