Friday, November 16, 2007


this was the tutorial i did for noels tips and techniques blog. if you've never checked out that blog before, seriously you must. there are some excellent ideas over there :)

Like many scrapbookers, I enjoy creating all sorts of crafts. Which means that I have a ton of supplies lying around that I try to incorporate on my lo's.

About a year ago while garage sale-in' with my mom, I bought more glue sticks in more colors than any one person So I decided to come up with a way that I could scrap with them.

That is when I decided to make my own lil embellies with them.

To get started you need just a couple of supplies.

1. A glue gun

2. Glue sticks in any color you want. You can find colored glue sticks at any craft store.

3. An acrylic stamp block

After you have decided what you want to "draw", let your glue stick warm up a lil bit in your glue gun and then go to town.

Once you've gotten as many as you can fit on your acrylic block, just wait a second for them to cool off. Usually by the time you are done with the last one, your first one should be cool.

After they are all cooled, gently peel them off the acrylic block.

Create as many embellies as you want.

Once they are all done, adhere them to your lo's or cards using any type of glue (I used fine line glue and of course it worked like a charm...I love this stuff!!!)

product used: Sassafras Lass Owl Pals Collection Kit,American Crafts "Giggles" Thickers in Brown from the Noel Mignon Debut Kit ,fine line glue, and misc. ric rac.


A lo using your very own handmade embellies!!!!

Some ideas using this technique would be to:

*Add glitter, seed beads, etc. to it before it dried

*Print a word or a dingbat out, place image underneath acrylic block, and then "trace" it with the glue

Hope ya'll have fun with this technique and remember: DON'T BURN THOSE FINGERS!!!


noelmignon said...

pure genius E.!

Kim Langston said...

BRILLIANT, period.

sarah said...

what a GREAT idea!
hmmm...i might need to buy a glue gun!

Kate Hagelin said...

look at you Ms. Tutorial!! I never knew colored glue stix existed! You learn something new every day!!

beki said...

What? I sewar, I've never seen colored hot glue before. Too cool!

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Anonymous said...

That is SUPER cool Elizabeth ! I have never seen colored glue sticks, but i will be searching, love the idea , adorable layout ! have a great turkey day !

deb said...

How clever are you?! I would have never thought of that. I wonder if you could use them as rubber stamps too. I'll have to give it all a try!

Thanks for the baby congrats. :) So excited!!

chelemom said...

This is such a Rocking idea!!! Love I have to go to Michaels and buy me some of those colored glue sticks!

NancyJones said...

arent you just the smartest EVAAAAHHHHHHHH!

Anna M-W said...

What a great idea girl! I'm the dumbass who will burn her fingers.

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