Friday, November 16, 2007


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 needs....lol. 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...

You are a genius!! That's such an awesome tip!!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

This ROCKS!!! Thanks so much for sharing! I've seen them done where you press a stamp into the glue, but never actually making designs with the glue! That's awesome!

Angel Wilde said...

GREAT idea!

Wife2TJ said...

I have done these before with the clear sparkly glue sticks and it came out really cute!

kelly jo said...

Amazing tip!!!

Anonymous said...

No doubt genius, Elizabeth! Thanks for sharing that! :)

JaelCal said...

Elizabeth this is sooo cool will have to try this!!! Need to buy me some!!!

Anonymous said...

I saw this on Elizabeths blog, wish i could find colored glue sticks, never seen them ! Has anyone ?