Homemaking with GlueArts & October Afternoon!

So do you consider yourself a Modern Homemaker?

Here's the definition of homemaking: Homemaking is a mainly American term for the management of a home, otherwise known as housework, housekeeping or household management (the act of overseeing the organizational, financial, day-to-day operations of a house or estate, and the managing of other domestic concerns).

I think almost all of us fall into being a modern homemaker. Most of us do some sort of homemaking. {even if you don't like it!lol}

October Afternoon created a unique line filled with a bit of whimsy and retro style. I asked the Glue Girls what they liked about October Afternoon...here's what Audrey Pettit had to say...

"I think their papers are really playful and fun. Love that they have a slight retro vintage feel and offer themed lines without being too cutesy. I love to scrap shabby chic, with a modern twist, and think that October Afternoon offers exactly that look."

We couldn't agree more! Today Designer Ania Lexander made a special layout showing her sweet little helper {and future homemaker!} and Designer Lesley Langdon has a recipe card set so cute you'll have to make them!! 

My Little Helper Layout
Designed by: Ania Lexander 

Glue Arts materials:
Glue Glider Pro w/PermaTac
U-Cut-It 3d foam adhesive
Extreme Adhesive Mounting Squares
Micro Extreme Adhesive Mounting Squares
Mini Adhesive Squares

Other materials: October Afternoon Modern Homemaker kit, Maya Road trinkets, KaiserCraft bling/gems

My daughter loves her little cousin, and helps out whenever she can.

For adhering the paper and photos, I used my Glue Glider Pro. For the smaller pieces of paper however, I just used the mini adhesive squares.

For dimension - I used the U-Cut-It 3d foam. I love that you get a sheet and can cut it into as large or small pieces as you need. I discovered afterwards that for the square letters I might as well just have cut out a strip and placed all the letters on it instead of cutting smaller pieces for one and one letter....ah well..lesson learned for next time!

And for the smaller pieces - extreme adhesive squares in whatever size required! smile.gif

Old School Recipe Cards
Designed by: Lesley Langdon

These papers are very retro and I wanted to use them for some of my favorite recips and my Mother's recipes as well. In particular, my Mom used to make great cabbage rolls, pecan sandies (shortbread), lasagne, and cookies. You can use regular index cards to make these recipe cards, and they come in 6x4. That means that you can get 6 cards out of each piece of October Afternoon patterned paper! To make my tabs, I used some dies and only used the top part for its decorative edge. I also found that Glue Arts Accent It All vinyl can be cut easily with metal die templates and can be used to dress up the cards. The red and yellow colors are a perfect match for these papers. I thought it would be a cute idea to let the kids pick from the recipe tree once in a while!


Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro (Perma Tac Adhesive)
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Accent It All Vinyl (Red and Yellow)
October Afternoon Modern Homemaker (Patterned Paper, Label Stickers, Word Stickers, Buttons, Tin Pins)
Clearsnap Color Queue Ink 
Spellbinders Dies (Lacey Circles, Eyelet Circles, Creative Pages)
Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine by Spellbinders
The Twinery Twine
Fotofalls Photo Holder from Umbra

1. Cut October Afternoon patterned papers into 6x4 rectangles, adhere to index cards with Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro (Perma Tac Adhesive). Ink edges.

2. Die cut decorative edges to make tabs and adhere to recipe cards.

3. Die cut Glue Arts Accent It All vinyl in lacey circles and eyelet circles, adhere to cards.
4. Adhere buttons and twine using Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares. 

5. Adhere October Afternoon decorative stickers and Tin Pins.
6. Start writing out your recipes! Store using a clip hanging system (like fotofalls) or in a box, folder, or other.

So being we are all truly Modern Homemaker's....care to share any tips or tricks for things you've learned? A special way to do something, secret trick to getting a stain out, tried and true recipe, time-saver, online site you love for coupons and deals...you name it. We're listening!

And for sharing or just 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! 

Be sure today to visit the October Afternoon blog...they're offering another way for you to win!

See you back here tomorrow with more Modern Homemaker and GlueArts of course! 
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