A pinch of pink, a dash of cute and a sprinkle of sweet all mixes up into the every so lovely Neapolitan line from Dear Lizzy!
If you adore soft and feminine with alot of fun...you must pick up some of this sweet collection!
All this week our talented team of Designers created with this fun line....just you wait till you see what all they've made....
Pattern papers, chipboard shapes, stickers, ribbon, buttons, rubon, premade embellishments – Neopolitan, Dear Lizzy, American Crafts
Twine- Pink Sorbet, Twinery
Die cut machine- Spellbinders, Cricut
Cartridge- Storybook, Cricut, Provo Craft
Dies- Classic Scallops large, Spellbinders
I loved everything about this new line from American Crafts and Elizabeth Kartchner. It’s so sweet and all the premade embellishments are well layered that all you had to do was place them on your projects. I decided to play with ALL of the products by layering them into a framed art. With the help of the Glue Arts adhesives, I was able to create texture and dimension and bring all the goodies to life in this art.
Here’s the instructions to make your own framed art…
First off pick six patterns that you will cut your butterflies from. Using the Cricut die cut machine with the Storybook cartridge, cut out 6 butterflies measuring 2 ½”.
Next, pick 6 more pattern papers to cut out scallop circles to go behind the butterflies. Run them through the Grand Calibur die cut machine using the Classic Scallops large die from Spellbinders.
Arrange the pieces on the paper background and lay some trims and papers BUT don’t adhere them yet, so you can move them around if necessary.
After that you can start putting together the layers of scallop circle to the butterfly cut and then other embellishments you want to add on top of that. This is where the fun begins and using the U cut it foam, Raisen’s, Extreme and Mini Squares will make the process easier and more efficient.
After you have embellished the butterflies, you start adhering the trims. Start with the sequin border using the ribbon adhesive.
Then add the paper border strip and pink trim on the bottom. Use Perma tac for the paper border and more ribbon adhesive for the trim.
Wrap some twine with the layered border strip on the bottom and adhere the ends to the back of the paper. Tie a bow from the blue number ribbon and adhere that to the left edge of the border strip using mini square adhesive. Finish off the bow with a button and some more twine.
Gift Box & Card Set
GlueArts Designer: Ania Lexander
Glue Arts supplies:
American Crafts Dear Lizzy collection
Maya Road Kraft Owls
I truly adored what we got to work with from American Crafts, and whipped up three cards in no time! The huge array of premade embellishments makes it so easy for the busy scrapper to put together a card that isn't only fast to create, but actually looks thoughtfully put together! Love that!
I needed a card for a colleauge who turned 40. This is what I came up with:
Adhere a square of the fun ruffled cardstock to the card base.
Use the U Cut it 3d foam to create dimension on the card.
And for real stickiness & subtle dimension, use the adhesive squares in your crop&glue high tack pack for the embellishments.
The second card's for a newborn babygirl. Love the modern flair to this babycard!
I couldn't help but slipping these Kraft Owls on the inside of the card by the way. The babygirls' parents are bird lovers (both working in the field of ornithology as far as I know ).
Now, this box takes admittedly a little longer time to create than the regular cards, but it's still very quick to whip up and especially quick to embellish with the premade embellishments from AC.
First: Create your base. I made mine so that I could use 3" squares of patterned paper to create the sides of the box. Score the sides according to the picture if you want the same sized box as mine. Cut out the outer corners so that you get a "cross" for your actual box.
I've seen an increasing popularity in creating such folders for giftcards or money in regular cards, but it wasn't until I saw this idea by Zuzia (LINK:http://blog.thescrapcake.com/2012/05/amazi...-idea-by-zuzia/ or to my pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/71424344060697834/) I realized I should combine these two ideas into this one.
To do so, start with a sheet of patterned paper in the same pattern as the inner pages. If you're following my measurements, these are the measurements for this one (see picture).
..and cut w/a circle puncher.
And as for the box topper, just cut a square and score as following in the picture.
Snip/cut in the sides, fold and adhere so you get a little box.
So how would you like to win this amazing collection?
Our incredibly generous (did we say generous?/!!) friends at American Crafts were kind enough to send an amazing kit filled with the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection. It's filled with papers, stickers, buttons, alphabet stickers...and on and on. We'd like to send this to you...so please post us a comment. We'd love to hear how many of you are using GlueArts Adhesives. And if not...what is first on your list to try.
Then we'll select one random winner from this week's comment and post their lucky name right here next Monday. All it takes is one comment and it might be YOU!
Speaking of winners...it's time to announce last week's Want2Scrap/GlueArts winner and that is..
LOVE THESE...the Sweet Treats is so pretty and totally love the shape of that super fun Hockey Cheer Chipboard album...thanks for sharing...very inspiring..
Congrats to you Annette! Please email me at Gluegirl@gluearts.com with your information. Do stop by tomorrow...we have so many beautiful projects to share with you this week that we know you will not want to miss a day!