Are You a Modern Homemaker??

A new generation has begun of those that take pride and are truly interested in keeping a home. And keeping a home well!

Whether you love to garden, clean {I know sometimes it DOES feel good though!} cook, bake, plant flower IS a good thing and something to celebrate!!

October Afternoon celebrates that as well with their retro,vintage and colorful Modern Homemaker line!

It's filled with fun, kitchsy prints, tin pins, embellishments, chipboard, stamps and more!

Today's projects just FIT that theme like a glove! Designer Andrea Budjack made a knock out home decor wall sign, Lisa Day made a coupon organizer {love this!!} and we have a bonus project from Jenny Chesnick.{tune in Saturday for her menu board  and tutorial that you will adore!!}

What do you love about being a modern homemaker? Do you secretly love to iron? Find it refreshing to windex your windows? Love to walk into a kitchen filled with baked goods? There's nothing wrong with taking pleasure in being  Modern Homemaker! {don't you agree??!}

 Our Home Wall Hanging
Designed by: Andrea Budjack
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro - Perma Tac
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts U Cut It Foam
October Afternoon – buttons, paper, stickers
Kaisercraft - Plaque
Papertrey Ink - Stamp
My Mind's Eye - Chipboard Letters
Recollections – Rhinestones
Tsukineko - Ink
Maya Road - Carnation Pink Mist
Sizzix - Circles Die
Craft Paint

1. Paint plaque with craft paint.
2. To create the paper face to the plaque, lay paper over front and crease edges followed with ink to define lines in order to cut.
3. Cut additional paper pieces and attach to paper face using Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro. Stitch along edges using a sewing machine and use mist to give more color.
4. Adhere entire paper piece to the front of the plaque.
5. Die cut 4 large circles and 5 medium circles, stamping image on four medium circles.
6. Add stickers to 1 medium circle, stitch and adhere to plaque using Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro. Add additional stickers as shown.

7. Use layers of Glue Arts U Cut It 3D Foam to add dimension to the plaque with the circles, letters and buttons.
8. Apply Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares to Ribbon and attach to the backside of the plaque. Tie bow and it is ready to hang.

Coupon Holder
Designed by: Lisa Day

Glue Arts Perma Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts Perma Tac Adhesive Squares
October Afternoon Modern Homemaker Collection and Embellishments

1. Take apart an envelope in a size you want and use it as a template. The envelope template I'm using makes about a 5x5 envelope so I can use a 6x12 sheet of paper to make one envelope.

2. Trace the envelope template onto your paper and then cut out the envelope.
3. Using a bone folder fold the envelope.
4. Using Perma Tac adhere the bottom flap to the folded sides of the envelope.

5. Cut a piece of chipboard to use as a cover and back to keep your envelopes protected. My cover/back is 5x5.
6. Using a crop-a-dile punch 2 holes in the envelope and cover/back to add jump rings to hold your book of coupons together.

7. Using Perma Tac adhere some patterned paper to the cover and decorate as desired.
8. Adhere buttons to your cover using Perma Tac Adhesive Squares

9. Put your book together and add labels to your envelopes to keep your coupons organized!

Home Sweet Home Wall Banner
Designed by: Jenny Chesnick

Today we invite you to leave us a comment....let us know what do you like? Baking, cleaning, couponing, ironing.....tell us....we promise not to judge!!lol

And for leaving us a comment today...we'll enter you to win a October Afternoon Modern Homemaker 8 by 8 paper pad, the coordinating Acrylic Stamps and.............

 ...........we're going to include a Glue Glider Pro and our must have 3D Combo Pac! We'll pick a random winner next Monday!

Now for another chance to win....we'd like to ask you to go show October Afternoon what amazing fans we truly do have here at GlueArts. Simply visit the October Afternoon Facebook wall, like them and post a comment  there that GlueArts sent you over. Then.....go to the GlueArts Facebook wall and let us know you went over and said hello!

We're giving away an October Afternoon Modern Homemaker Mini Album Kit along with our Extreme Adhesive Squares to one fan who completes the task! We'll give you through Thursday, May 19th to go say hi and post on our wall!

  And don't forget to check in daily here on the GlueArts blog as well as daily on the October Afternoon blog for ideas and more chances to win!!
You have read this article Adhesive Squares / Andrea / Glue Gilder Pro / Jenny / Lisa / October Afternoon / Perma Tac / U Cut It Foam with the title Are You a Modern Homemaker??. You can bookmark this page URL Thanks!