I'm so glad we had this time together, just to have a laugh and sing a song. (with Erika) Seems we just get started and before you know it, comes the time we have to say "so long".
How many of you are familiar with Carol Burnett and this song? I hope more of you then not because that would mean I'm really old and that would be bad. UGH!
Hello everyone! I want to first take this time to tell you all what a joy this past year has been and how much I have enjoyed working with you all here at Helmar USA. I've been inspired by each and everyone of you. Thank you all for taking time from your day to come here and read our posts and commenting on them. It means so much to me as well as all the other designers.
For my final post I'm going to re-visit a old yet new project that I have done before. This is my 2nd printer tray that I have done and I really loved creating this one just as much as the first one that I did back in this post from May of last year. If you haven't made one yet, get one and create away. The possibilities are endless. This entire tray was created using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.
I love New Orleans and I hate Birthdays, so I personally think that they are a great combo. What a better gift to myself then to get away to a place that is filled with fun and great food every year. About 5 years ago I met Angie in New Orleans and we have formed a really close bond. Her birthday is the day before mine so every April we meet for a long weekend and share laughs together. I made this tray for her.
I love to go to Antique malls and find old post cards. You can see several of them that I cut out and used as my back ground photos here. Some of them were from the 1040's and its kind of sad to cut them. One of the things that all of these post cards had in common was the writing on the back that said "the food is great" and still to this day, TRU DAT!
OK, so here comes the fun part and it was an after thought so please excuse the lack of photos and the quality of them. I will do my best to explain the process.
So I had to wrap it to give to her but I also had to be TSA smart. I didn't want to get to the airport and have them make me un-wrap it. So here is what I did.
I took an old Christmas box that I had in the basement and opened up the top cover so that it was flat. I then pulled out the Craft wrapping paper to the size of the lid. After that I sprayed the side of the box that I would be using with the Helmar V2 Vellum adhesive and laid it down on the craft paper.
Once the box top was secured I used my X-acto knife to cut out the top from the paper exactly the way the form of the box is.
The next step is to take your stamp and decorate the cover.
I chose a Fleur de Lis as my stamp.
When the stamping was done I then glue back the corners of the box with my Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.
And this is what I got...
I was really excited about being able to create my own wrapping paper and thanks to Helmar USA I was able to do that.
I hope you all enjoyed my post and will start creating your own paper and when you do please post it to the Helmar USA facebook page so that we all can see it.
Thank you all again for a wonderful year!!