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Monday, January 16, 2012

Please Welcome...Studio Calico To the GlueArts Blog!

We're so excited!

This is a first for us at the GlueArts Blog!

First that yes...we've paired up with Studio Calico and second...their amazing kits!

It's double the fun knowing we have Studio Calico products combined into their beautiful monthly kits!

For those that are not familiar with SC...over the next two weeks we'll be sharing products, projects and all sorts of fun information about how SC came to be!!

The Designers were sent one of the Studio Calico kits...these kits are filled with embellishments, papers, cardstock and Studio Calico exclusive stamps and sent off on a mission to create. What's fascinating to know is that all the Glue Girls Designers received the same products...same adhesives...however the amazing diversity of projects shows the endless possibilities you can create with a Studio Calico Kit and GlueArts Adhesives!




Designer Audrey Pettit is kicking off our two weeks with Studio Calico...she created the most amazing butterfly gift bag....almost too pretty to call a gift bag...don't you agree?

Butterfly Gift Bag
GlueArts Designer: Audrey Pettit


Supplies:

Studio Calico Kit
SEI and Stampin'Up Ink
Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String
Craft Supply Mesh Handled Gift Bag

1. Gather your supplies.
2. Measure the front of a mesh gift bag and cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than your dimensions. Cut 3 panels of contrasting patterned paper and adhere them to the large piece using Glue Arts High Tac Adhesive. Machine stitch the edges of the 3 rectangles.
3. Adhere a third strip of patterned paper across the center of the base. Machine stitch the edges. Add a printed card to the center. Affix trim across the middle using Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive.
4. Stamp the You Are Here image at the bottom of a shipping tag using orange ink. Stamp partial images of two arrows in blue ink on either side. Add strips of washi tape above the stamped sentiment going up the tag. Adhere journaling card to the center of the tag. Adhere a sun-burst die cut to the tag using Glue Arts U Cut It Foam Adhesive. Affix tag to the center of the gift bag using more U Cut It Foam.
5. Layer 3 chipboard butterflies together using Glue Arts Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares. Cut the metal prongs off a brad and attach to the center with the squares. Add a piece of trim to the back for the antenna. Affix to the middle of the tag using U Cut It Foam Adhesive.

6. Layer 3 more sets of butterflies and add hang tag string to the backs for the antennae. Adhere butterflies on either side of the tag using Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares.
7. Attach remaining piece of trim to the gift bag handle. I stapled it on using the strip of kraft cardstock that the trim was wrapped up in from the kit. Add the last layered butterfly to the strip.


How fun is that?!! Imagine this same created inside a wood frame or on a canvas...stunning! We'd love for you too to have an opportunity to create with Studio Calico and GlueArts! Simply post a comment and we'll enter you to win the same beautiful kit of supplies that the Glue Girls worked with along with a Glue Glider PRO and a new PRO+ Multdirection Flip Perma Tac Cartridge. (if you already own a PRO handle..we'll offer you a choice of the handle or another cartridge instead)


We'd like to send out a big note of thanks to Momenta and their talented team of designers. We absolutely enjoyed our partnership with them last week and loved seeing all the ways they created using GlueArts Adhesives! It's time though to announce last week's Momenta winner and that is.... (drumroll please!!)


Annette said...

wow these projects are so amazing...I lam loving this paper. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings..Thanks for sharing..
January 11, 2012 10:41 AM

Congrats to you Annette! Please email me at Gluegirl@gluearts.com with your info!! A special thank you to everyone who joined us last week and left a comment!!! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for more ideas from our talented team using Studio Calico and GlueArts Adhesives!!

108 comments:

  1. This is fabulous!! I love SC and can't wait to see what else your amazing DT has made with this kit...
    - April W

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  2. What a fabulous bag- who wouldn't love to be on the receiving end of this one?!

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  3. What a great idea, would never have thought to decorate a bag with the kit, but it looks fabulous!

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  4. wow .. what an awesome idea .. i have an exibition coming up .. would love to use you
    glue arts you always amaze me !!

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  5. what a great pairing, i am so excited - love SC! looking forward to seeing what else the DT does with it!

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  6. What a fabulous gift bag!! Love SC and love GlueArts! Very excited for this match up!!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful! This would definitely go to a very special friend. Thank you for the inspiration! Kim G

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  8. Fabulous!!! Love it!!! cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

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  9. How adorable! I decorated a baby shower bag like this too! How much fun! :)

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  10. Very nice bag! Who wouldn't want one. Thanks for a chance to win some great SC products!

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  11. Beautiful creation... thanks for including all the steps to the project. I could really use these wonderful products.

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  12. The gift bag is gorgeous! I can't wait to see more from Glue Arts and SC!

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  13. Wow, thats beautiful and such an awesome idea! I love the butterflies!

    Tanya

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  14. BEAUTIFUL!! I just can't wait to see what other AMAZING things you will be sharing this week!! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim
    kimnsammy at gmail dot com

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  15. This is just so beautiful, love the colors! What a fun idea to add to a bag.

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  16. Studio Calico is one of my favorite companies . Along with Glue Arts of course . Thanks for a chance.

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  17. Awesome project
    the kit is fabulous to
    xx
    Leila

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  18. what a neat gift bag. thank you for sharing.

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  19. Beautiful bag! Studio Calico products r lovely;) I've never had the pleasure of using any, so I'd really luv 2 win! Loyal follower via GFC & FB! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

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  20. Glue Arts AND Studio Calico Kits??? Does the combo get ANY better!!!???!!! Ridiculous! I LOVE it! This would be AMAZING to win! Thank you SO much for the inspiration AND the opportunity!

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  21. that bag is too pretty to give away. LOL! Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful stuff. :-)

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  22. What a beautiful kit of papers and embellishments your Glue Girls get to work with. That gift bag is stunning. :)

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  23. The goldy fringe is soooo cute. Nice addition!

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  24. Oh, this is pure cuteness! I love Studio Calico, so I'm super excited about this week's team up!!!

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  25. Very pretty!Interesting use of a kit.

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  26. I love the tapes you used. I need to find some of them...

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  27. Fabulous. I love Studio Calico's kits. So well put together. Add a little Glue Arts and I can only imagine the fun projects that can be created :)

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  28. wow these projects are so amazing...Love all those fun butterflies...

    Thank you so much for choosing me to be the winner of last weeks giveaway...so exciting...

    Happy Monday.

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  29. Just lovely! Yes I could see it in a frame, so pretty.

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  30. The bag is sooo pretty! Love all the details.

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  31. Love the bag and that kit is amazing.... TFS!!!

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  32. I love the tutorial! Sometimes I need help with the layering. PS- I love this giveaway!

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  33. What an amazing project. I love the butterflies and the entire project is amazing and looks absolutely fab.

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  34. You are right, it's too pretty to be just a gift bag. Gorgeous work!! Love all of the layering and textures. Love that SC kit too!! Such fun stuff in it!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!
    xoxo, Christine

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  35. Great collaboration! Look forward to all the inspiring projects.

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  36. Wonderful to see you two together! Great work!

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  37. Love Studio Calico and Glue Arts! What a great team! Cannot wait to see all of the wonderful things you guys come up with!! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  38. I am so into butterflies this year. This would be beautiful on a wood board. Love it.

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  39. I love SC and Gluearts, so this is an amazing giveaway! Fabulous project today!

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  40. I am loving those butterflies! Studio Calico puts together the best kits! Thank you Glue Arts & SC!
    Email: ky5151@yahoo.com

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  41. What a cute bag!! Anything with butterflies is A OK with me, lol!! I never thought to do a bag. The kit is just fantastic! I love your ribon adhesive, it's the best!!!

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  42. Wow, this is a great project. Wonderful way to dress up a bag. Love all the papers and embellishments used. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  43. That is a stunning work of art, not a gift bag (but I am biased - I love buterflies and Audrey's work!)

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  44. I just loooooove Studio Calico! Great projects! Thanks so much for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  45. Gorgeous papers, love the gift bag :)

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  46. Gorgeous gift bag - I don't think I'd want to give it away :)

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  47. Lovely papers and what a gorgeous bag! thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. this is beautiful! thanks for the tutorial.

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  49. You have been teaming up with some great companies. Great way to use your products as well. Thanks for all the ideas.

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  50. WOW
    Studio Calico is one of my FAVES!

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  51. What a great looking kit and wonderful project!

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  52. Wow, that mesh bag is fantastic! I love all the different colors. :)

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  53. Oh boy!! Love what I see! Wish I could win!

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  54. Umm wow, these projects are just exquisite!

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  55. I love Studio Calico sooo much! They are awesome people and have awesome products!! Great stuff!

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  56. Beautiful gift bag! This is going to be a great week with GA teaming up with SC!!!

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  57. Very pretty butterfly gift bag!

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  58. Love SC that is a great gift bag - I'm new to glue arts - used it on one project ...so far so good! I'm loving it!

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  59. Love the gift bag! So pretty and definitely gets into "hey, this is a pretty wonderful gift all on it's own!" status!!!!

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  60. The gift bag is just stunning, I am always amazed by your DT, such awesome projects!

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  61. What a fancy bag and would really be hard to give it away !!! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

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  62. What a great gift bag. Love the colors and the butterflies. Would love to win this.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  63. That's funny, I thought about it being too pretty to give away, too!

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  64. That bag is awesome! Great stuff!

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  65. What an awesome team!! Studio Calico has some amazing products and I've been wanting to try the Glue Glider Pro!! Wow, just wonderful.

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  66. Wow! What a gorgeous gift bag! Thanks for the step by step directions!

    barb :)

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  67. GORGEOUS gift bag! And you're right, this would make an amazing piece of framed art! I can't wait to see what's next!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  68. Love seeing what your DT does! Great job :)

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  69. Such a pretty bag; love the layered effect.

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  70. wow-that gift bag is incredible!!!

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  71. I've always admired Studio Calico kits! Can't wait to see all the projects this week.

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  72. Such a fabulous project made from a gorgeous kit! I'm looking forward to this week for sure!

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  73. This kit looks amazing!! So does this bag!! This is going to be a fun two weeks!!

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  74. Audrey always does such amazing work! This studio calico bag is no exception! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  75. That bag is so cute. I love Glue Arts. thanks for the chance to win this kit.

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  76. I've never had a SC kit before but I've admired their products for a long time!!! This bag is a stunner, so creative and trendy :) TFS!

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  77. LOVE that gift bag! But Audrey has long been one of my favorite paper crafting heroes, so no surprise that I love this project! Thanks so much for the chance to win some SC and GA goodies!

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  78. I like the projecs you've done w/the cool projects.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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  79. Such creativity! I would never have thought of that. Being an enormous lover of butterflies, this bag would never leave my house :)

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  80. What a beautiful gift bag created by Audrey! This kit looks like a ton of fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  81. I adore SC and Glue Arts! This project is awesome and I love the 3D effect!

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  82. Beautiful beautiful work!! -missmammamurphy31@yahoo.com

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  83. Stunning project! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  84. Paper never was just for scrapbooking. Great bag. Would love to get my hands on that ribbon adhesive.

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  85. WOW!!! That bag is super cute! Welcome Studio Calico!

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  86. A stunning project!! I love how the new handle works!! Really want that ribbon adhesive too!! A great week with Glue Arts!!
    xoxo, Christine

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  87. Beautiful!!! Love the butterfly.

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  88. What a great match up...Glue Arts and Studio Calico!
    Love the bag Audrey created! It's perfect.

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  89. Wow! This is super duper cute! I love it! -silverkitty4630@yahoo.com

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