We're "Pinning" At GlueArts

Raise your hand if you're familiar with Pinterest?

Do you love "pinning" images?

Find yourself sitting for hours on end (yes hours!lol) pinning and looking at beautiful images that inspire you?

Not familiar with Pinterest? Well let us introduce you!

Pinterest is a magical type of place...(well it is!) that provides you with eye candy to fill the biggest sweet tooth. Whether you're looking for home decor ideas, tropical getaways, recipes, hairstyles...there is an abundance of  images that have been "pinned" from all over the Internet! Pinterest is best described as a virtual  pinboard that allows you to organize and share all things beautiful and interesting to YOU!

GlueArts pins projects from our talented team of designers. It's fun to see now others pinning scrapbook pages, cards and more as well!

All this week we challenged the GlueArts designers to select a photo from Pinterest to use as inspiration for a project. We're kicking off the week with two projects from Designers Jenny Chesnick and Jan Hennings!!


Vinyl Wall Art
GlueArts Designer: Jenny Chesnick

First let's start with my Pinterest Inspiration. This poster is awesome! I love the crown with the tools on the top and the slightly different take on the Keep Calm & Carry On posters. I just moved into my new craft room and knew this would be something fun to hang on the wall.

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Supplies Used: 
Large white frame from your local craft store 
Die cutting machine (I used my Silhouette SD)

I wanted to change up the saying a bit to make it my own so instead of "things" I put "stuff". I also chose to use an ampersand instead of the word "and" I felt the 3 non-font elements on the sign gave it a nice cohesive look. I love the way it turned out! Vinyl is so easy to use and inexpensive! This whole project was a total of around 10 dollars. Think of all the projects you could make for your own space. 

A Glowing Halloween
GlueArts Designer: Jan Hennings
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Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac, Glue Gun and Melt Sticks (Glue Arts) 
Paper, diecuts, stickers (Authentique) 
Chipboard (Heidi Swapp)
Metal tag (Tim Holtz), ribbon
spider and ghosts (making memories)
Orchid and Black paint (Plaid)
Copper Embossing powder (Ranger)
Clear Stamps (Crafty Secrets)
wooden box with a hinged door (Hobby Lobby)
Tiger Lily Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)

Here's the Pinterest photo that inspired me

Start with a hinged, wooden box and paint the inside and outside with Wild Orchid and Black paint. Let dry. Mist with Tiger Lily Glimmer Mist
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Using embossing powder and heat embossing tool, add some copper powder to random areas on the box.
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Using a pigment pad and embossing powder, stamp a few areas of the box with text. Heat emboss.
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Use Perma Tac and add paper to some of the inner boxes.
Using Glue Gun and Melt Sticks, glue ribbon in place.
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Decorate inside as desired.
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We look forward to all week long sharing with you are Pinterest inspired projects and hope you'll join us in pinning too!

If you're currently using Pinterest, we've now added links to our GlueArts projects here on the blog that allow you to pin directly from our projects to your Pinterest boards!

Need some help with pinning! Just drop us a note at Gluegirl@gluearts.com and we'll gladly help!

Last week we had a blast working with Pebbles Happy Go Lucky collection and we'd love to make someone very happy today by announcing that:

*Alison* said...

AMAZING! The colors are just yummy! I love coming here for inspiration.. HUGS
September 2, 2011 11:04 AM

Is our winner! Congrats to you Alison! Please email me at Gluegirl@gluearts.com with your info! And we invite you to post a comment today! We're giving away our Embellishment Kit! It's filled with our Designers favorite products!

 Just post a comment here and we'll pick one random winner next Monday to enjoy a must needed kit to make all these amazing projects! 

Be sure to visit us tomorrow..here's a peek at what's coming up!
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