Monday, February 1, 2010

UHU January project

Back in January (sounds so long ago), UHU sent samples to the UHU gluers, as well as a number of people who requested a sample of the glue of the month.

We were to decorate one of these cute little boxes, also included. Although we were provided a template, I popped the seam on my box and cut the pattern from one of the sheets of paper I was sent.

I had a ton of trouble with this project. From the looks of things on the UHU site, I was the only one, but I suspect it was because, as I have said many times in the past, I am craft knife challenged. I simply don't find it easy to use an Xacto. So I got out my scissors and cut the heavy cardstock. Needless to say, I had a ton of troubles trying to fit the cardstock to the box, which included bending the cardstock in the proper places, even though I scored it.

After awhile, I gave up in frustration and would have scrapped the entire project, had UHU not expected me to provide a working sample.

I finally did about the only thing I could think to do. I got out some tissue paper, slathered glue stick (not the sample of the month) all over the box and went from there. I used some of the paper UHU sent to make the little hearts, which I glued to both sides of the box.

Then I had problems photographing it. I never did get a good photo of it, but this was the best of about 40. I sure hope my February project goes easier!

In the spirit of taking you to different blogs, and those not part of OWOH, today's blog is a fellow UHU gluer, Jessica. Jessica is a scrapbooker whose blog really lives up to its name: So Completely Random.

4 thoughtful remarks:

Terri Kahrs said...

Even though it gave you fits and starts, I think it's adorable!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

PS I couldn't LIVE without my UHU gluestick - the regular one!!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

some projects just do not go as smoothly as others do they!

I'm with you on the craft knife, it is never my first choice of cutting, every now and then I resort to it for a small cutout

it's a cute box!
oxo
p.s. how even more generous of you to give more prizes for OWOH!!!

Lori Saul said...

I think this box is wonderful and the photo too! Thank you for all of your lovely comments- I have been busy lately (I work too) but the art really helps me stay focused and happy. Thank you so much for looking!

La Dolce Vita said...

yes! I am craft knife challenged as well!! xo