10.22.2018

Knock, Knock!


Knock Knock 
Who's there? 
Pecan! 
Pecan who?
 Pecan somebody your own size! 

Starving Artistamps...with Glue Dots ® on a Splitcoaststampers CAS challenge!

10.21.2018

Elephant Balloon Card


Here is a fun craft that will get your kids' creativity flowing with Glue Dots®. This card is a great opportunity for your kids to craft and share, and when you use Removable Dots™, the recipient can easily remove and use the balloon!
Elephant card finished dmb copy
Made by: Dawn Mercedes Barrett
Time:  15 minutes
Level:  Quick and Easy
Size:  5 x 5 inches
 Elephant card supplies dmb copy
 Here's what you need:
 Here's what you do:
Score your card stock at 5” and fold in half to create a 5” card base.  Cut your decorative paper to 4.75 inches square. (Tip:  Try to coordinate your paper to the balloon color!)  Cut out two medium sized hearts using wafer thin dies and die cutting tool.
Elephant card heart ears dmb copy
Use Permanent GlueTape to adhere the colored paper to the card stock.  Use Ultra-Thin Dots to adhere the hearts where you want to place the elephant’s ears.
Use Removable Dots to adhere the balloon between the “ears.”  Attach the googly eyes to the elephant using Removable Dots.
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Stamp a sentiment to coordinate with the theme of the card. (This is a great idea for birthday cards!)  Then attach with Ultra Thin Glue Dots.
Finally, add sequins attached by Mini Dots to add interest to your card. Elephant card finished inside dmb copy
This kid-friendly craft is a fun way to harness their creativity and imagination. After they are done, they can take time to write a note to a friend or loved one.  A great rainy project during the summer months!
Tip:  Cut 4.75 x 4.75” square of white card stock if your card stock base is colored.  Also use a small strip of left over patterned paper to add a bit of flare to the inside of the Elephant Balloon Card.
~ Dawn

10.18.2018

Glue Dots and Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop!




A very big crafty hello and welcome to our very special blog hop collaboration with Pretty Pink Posh & Glue Dots! 




We are going to bring you a fun blog hop where there are PRIZES from both companies up for grabs, along with inspiration and videos. The crafters involved in this hop are going to bring you an array of projects, coloring inspiration and a variety of ways to have fun with both Pretty Pink Posh & Glue Dots collectively. 



Tomorrow, my favorite sister in law is coming and staying the night. I created this mini pizza box with note cards for her to send to her friends who might need a sunny hello. I used Pretty Pink Posh's Birdie Notes for this sweet little project.  The sentiment and small images are perfect for a box of this size!



Start with a piece of card stock 11x 6 inches.
Score along the short end at 1" and 5".
Reposition your paper, score along the long end at 1", 5", 6", 10".


Next, clip the 1" score lines on both the long sides of the paper.  


Use Ultra Thin Glue Dots ® to secure the 4 end corners.



It should look like the above photo.
Use your imagination to decorate the lid of the mini pizza box.


I used two dies: Stitched Film Strip and Pocket Border for this gift set.
One way to keep long, straight border dies secure before running through your die cutting machine is to use washi tape along the length. This secures the position of the die on the paper.


Glue Dots ® have a variety of products to help you keep decorative layers secured!


Pop Up Relief Glue Dots ® give a little dimension!



Next, I took out my 1-2-3 punch board from We R Memory Keepers to create envelopes from My Mind's Eye decorative paper. I created 3.5 x 3.5 inch note cards. We R Memory Keepers has a clever app to help you create the perfect envelope size for ANY card base you create.  These all fit into the mini pizza box case!  Soooo cute. I created a set of 4 envelopes and note cards. Although I think I will whip up 2 more to make it an even 1/2 dozen!  1" Glue Lines ® secure the flaps of the envelopes very well!




Did you know that Glue Dots ® carries a desk top dispenser for rolls of dots?  This makes using Mini Glue Dots ® on the small stamped envelopes so easy!



Keep decorating those cards! Don't you love creating mini note cards? I love the small layers of papers.  This is a great way to use up scraps! I used the inside shapes of the Stitched Film Strip on the card fronts too. This die keeps is so versatile.  





The finished project...
A bit of whimsy...a lot of sweetness from Pretty Pink Posh...secured with Glue Dots ®.


Using coordinating papers, along with using the same stamp set, helps to give this gift set cohesiveness.  

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  I hope you find inspiration as you hop and comment along all these fantastic blogs listed below.


We have a super talented line up ahead.... 

October 18



October 19

10.16.2018

Mr. Turkey Thankful Jar


Here's a great Thanksgiving project that involves the whole family. Designer Dawn creates a Mr. Turkey candy jar to get the kids thinking about what they are thankful for before Thanksgiving!
Designer: Dawn Barrett
Time: 30-40 minutes
Level: Beginner
Size: Jar height is 5 inches
Before they can take a piece of candy from the jar, ask the kids what they are thankful for (make sure it’s not already written on a feather). See if you can keep Mr. Turkey filled with candy throughout the month!
Here's what you need:
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Here's what you do:
If using a recycled jar, thoroughly clean and remove the label with an adhesive remover before finishing this project.
Use kraft paper to create a template for your feathers. (Size: approx. 6.75 x 1.5 inches). Use a pencil to lightly trace the template onto colored cardstock. Cut out approximately 6-9 feathers and then erase any stray pencil marks.
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Use daubers to sponge ink around the edge of each feather on both sides and let dry.
Write down one thing you and your family are grateful for on each feather and use Craft Glue Dots to adhere them together in a fan-like arrangement.
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Cut or punch two 2.5 inch scalloped circles and two 2 inch scalloped circles out of tan card stock using scissors or circle punches. Sponge edges with ink.
Add a 2.5 inch circle on the word side of the feathers to cover up the tips using Craft Glue Dots. Use Pop Up Glue Dots to layer a 2 inch circle on top to complete the tail section of the turkey.
Use Glue Dots Advanced Strength dispenser to adhere the tail portion to the back of the jar. Your words of gratitude will face away from the jar.
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Use Glue Lines to adhere red gingham ribbon around the rim of the lid. Layer two more scalloped circles on to the top of the lid as you did to the tail portion to complete the head.
Create a turkey beak out of yellow cardstock by folding a piece of paper in half and cutting a triangle.
Use Glue Dots Advanced Strength Dispenser to adhere the eyes and beak to the front of the jar. Adhere the red crinkle ribbon to the underside of the beak with Glue Dots Advance Strength adhesive.
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Fill with your family’s favorite candy and remember what you are thankful for!
~Dawn

10.15.2018

Just dropping by...


Eyelet Outlet has a variety of clear stamp sets that coordinate with our popular and trendy
brads.  Here I used the Fish Stamp set along with fish brads and our new fishing lure brad.
A bit of insect washi tape creates the decorative panel on the left. 

I love how you can use brads...and stamps now!

Be sure to visit us this weekend in Sacramento CA
at the


Oct 19-20, 2018.

We'll have our new line of brads available for purchase, along with oodles of new ideas to inspire your paper crafting!

Thanks for taking a peek today!


Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

10.14.2018

Candy Corn Basket


Do you know someone who LOVES Candy Corn? This is the perfect little treat basket to brighten their day! You'll want to add this to your autumn home decor too!  Designer Dawn show you how to make this cute little basket.
I love Candy Corn and SVG Cuts, so today I'm combining the two!Candy Corn Basket
Here's what you need:
Here's what you do:
  1. Follow the cutting directions to cut out a candy corn shaped box.
  2. Use Ultra-Thin Glue Dots to layer the pieces together.
  3. Use Pop up Glue Dots to give dimension to the sentiment.
  4. Use Craft Glue Dots to secure craft items such as raffia.
  5. Then, fill with sweet treats for the goblins in your neck of the woods!
Thanks for stopping by!
~Dawn

10.13.2018

Halloween Milk Jug Luminaries


Get a little funky with your Halloween luminaries with help from Designer Dawn! Get the Glue Dots and a clean milk jug for a spootacular way to light up your home!
Designed by: Dawn Barrett
Time: 20 Minutes
Level: Beginner
Size: 11" x 5" x 5" inches (approx)
A spooktacular way to reuse milk jugs during the month of October. Line them along your drive way or porch to light the way on Halloween night!
Here's what you need:glue-dots-Milk-Jug-Luminary-supplies
Here's what you do:glue-dots-Milk-Jug-Luminary
  1. Use your electronic cutting machine to cut out a jack-o-lantern face out of black cardstock for each luminary.
  2. Fill your clean jug 2/3 up with water and screw on the lid. Dry off the outside of the jug completely before the next step.
  3. Using Advanced Strength, apply the jack-o-lantern face onto the side of the milk jug. Make sure the handle is to the back and not the side of the face.
  4. When night falls, crack a glow stick and add it to the inside of the luminary.
Tips:
  • Goo Gone works well at removing stickers.
  • Nail Polish Remove will take off the date that is printed directly onto the jug.
  • Use a funnel to add extra water after the jack-o-lantern face has been applied.
~Dawn