October Afternoon & GlueArts

October Afternoon

What can I say when I tell you just how excited we were/are to partner with October Afternoon!

I know I speak for the team when I say we're all slightly giddy!!!

October Afternoon is known for their fun, colorful product lines! One of their newest releases is called Modern Homemaker and seems perfectly fitting for a month that celebrates women! The Glue Girls once again have pulled out all the stops and we truly have something for everyone this week! Layouts, home decor, mini albums and so much more!!

Up first...two outstanding designers!! Leslie Ashe is the queen of to die for layouts and here she is again with another beauty! And Jan Hennings has a detailed  tutorial for how to make your own gatefold recipe album that we just adore! We hope you do as well!! And it goes without saying that these projects are all made possible with our outstanding lineup of adhesive products!

There Goes My Heart Layout
Designed by: Leslie Ashe

Glue Arts: Glue Glider Pro with High Tac cartridge, Extreme Adhesive Squares, Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares, UCut It Foam
October Afternoon papers & embellishments
Core'dinations Cardstock
Dew Drop ink (silver, black)
EK Success punches (border, heart)

-round corners of 12 x 12 cardstock, distress edges with distressing tool & ink.
-trim patterned paper 3.5 in. x 12 in., distress edges & ink
-trim patterned paper 3 in x 12 in., distress edges & ink
-on smaller patterned paper (3 in x 12 in), punch hearts (7 - you're going to use them later)
-adhere smaller patterned paper (with hearts punched out) on top of larger patterned paper
-using a decorative border punch, punch border on patterned paper (do this on 2 pieces then cut in half)
-place one part of border on top of larger patterned paper, then the other on bottom
-adhere this strip to bottom of cardstock
-matte a photo with patterned paper, distress & ink edges if desired
-place matted photo to right of page, just above border strip you created
-place other photo right next to previous photo (to left)
-using 3D adhesive, place punched heart in between 2nd & 3rd heart (ink edges if desired)
-using 3D adhesive, place another punched heart next to above heart:

-place a button on 2nd heart
-place another button to left side, under heart slightly
-using 3D adhesive, place circle sticker on next to last heart
-using 3D adhesive, place punched heart on top. add button & 2 sentiment stickers
-using 3D adhesive, place date sticker to top right side of strip. add button under
-using letter stickers, spell out name right above date sticker on strip

-using 3D adhesive, stack 3 punched hearts & place right above name. add a button next to it
-add another punched heart right above with a larger button slightly staggering off
-cut a sentiment sticker in half (semi circle) and place to top left of 1st photo
-add 2 more punched hearts next to the sticker
-using letter stickers, spell out "there goes my heart" with each word on top of each other
-using 3D adhesive, place another punched heart on photo with decorative button on top
-add another punched heart to left with a button at bottom
-add more border from the punched border to each side of photo's
-add a sentiment sticker to bottom right of page

Gatefold Recipe Album

Designed by: Jan Hennings
 (Finished size closed 5" x 7")

Perma Tac, Hot Glue Gun and melt sticks (Glue Arts)
Patterned paper, button, stickers (October Afternoon)

score board (Provocraft)
Bone Folder (Making Memories)
Round-It All (Zutter)
tulle, hand crocheted flower and leaf, recycled corrugated cardboard

Step 1- Using corrugated cardboard, Cut (2) 3.50" x 5.00" and (1) 5.00" x 7.00"
Cut the cardstock for the cover.
(1) 6" X 8" (2) 6" X 4.25"
Inner Covers
(1) 4.75" x 6.75" and (2) 4.75" x 3.25")
Inner Pages
(4) 4" x 6" and (4) 3" x 4"
(2) 5" x 6"
Step 2- Scoring the 5" x 6" spine pieces
Score at 1", 2", 3", 4", 5"

Step 3- Fold and use High Tac adhesive in the valley sections that will face the outside. (the fold used on the spine is called peak and valley).
Step 4- Begin covering your corrugated cardboard pieces. Fold in the raw edges and add a line of Perma Tac. Place inner cover on top.

Repeat this for the 5.00" x 7.00" piece of corrugated cardboard.
Step 6- Adhere the spines to the 5.00" x 7.00" corrugated cardboard. Use the Extreme Tac or Glue to hold securely in place.

Step 7- Using the 3.50" x 5.00" pieces of corrugated cardboard, adhere the spine on the left, now the spine on the right.
Here's the inside of the album.
Step 8- Use Perma Tac to adhere your inner pages as desired.
Step 9- Decorate pages as desired.

Step 10- Decorate cover as desired.
Step 11- I stuck a cardstock sticker on corrugated cardboard. Trimmed the excess.
Step 12- I then hot glued a hand crocheted flower and leaf to the center of the sticker.
Step 13- I hot glued tulle to the back of the cardboard and trimmed the excess.
Step 14- Stick button in the center of the crocheted flower.
Step 15- Apply hot glue to the back of the right side of the cardboard and press in between the two front pieces.

All week long we'll be sharing with you projects using October Afternoon's Modern Homemaker line! We also invite you to visit October Afternoon's blog where their amazing designers will be showing more ways to use our GlueArts products with the entire collection!  Click here to visit their blog and be sure to stop in all week long as we have a feeling they'll have some giveaways going on there too!! 

But before you go leave us a comment here!!! We'll enter you to win the Modern Homemaker 8 by 8 paper pad along with the Modern Homemaker clear acrylic stamp set. PLUS we'll include our Glue Glider Pro and our 3D Combo Pac!! We'll select one random winner next Monday!

And it's Monday and that means it's time to announce last week's winner of our GlueArts Embellishment Kit PLUS the two Sizzix dies. The winner is:
Em said...

Cute idea! Love the little apron!
Love the ribbon adhesive. Thanks for a chance to win, that kit looks awesome!
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