Today's card is for my daughter. She turns 10 years old, just a few days after Easter this year. She is a smart little girl and more than anything, she is happy. She makes everyone who knows her smile. While she doesn't share my passion for creating arts and crafts, she does enjoy the sparkle and/or color in everything created for her. This is my birthday card to Brook.. (I think it's the first one I've done in advance in a loooong time ::giggles:: )
I began with embossing a piece of white card stock. I cleaned up my corners by using my corner rounder. Cut a few pieces of card stock in strips, distressed the edges and layered them using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. Stamped Happy Birthday and added my decorative mesh.
I then stamped a dragonfly with stazon ink. Colored it with water soluble markers and moved the color with my water brush. Used my glitter brush in clear and added shimmer to my dragonfly. Gave it dimension by using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots underneath it.
Took some cute little Dazzler sequins and placed those on the page using my Helmar 450 Quick Dry again. I really love my 450 while it can be used for just about anything, I generally hoard it to use on non paper items. ::holds head down low:: Yes I hoard my 450.. It's my *special occasion* glue!
Well I hope you all enjoyed seeing my card for Brook. Thank you all for stopping by and hope the next time you are creating, you are creating with Helmar Adhesives!
Hi everyone, Sandee here with some cute Easter treats that you can easily make for your friends, co-workers or anyone that needs a special bunny treat. I like to make small gifts for my neighbors and hang them on their front door knobs so they get a surprise when they open their door in the morning. Each one of these comes ready to hang up filled with candy!
First you take a cardboard tube and make a bottom for it. ( We don't want our candy to fall out! ) Trace the tube onto a piece of cardstock and trim around the circle aprox. .25" so that you can cut out flaps, bend them and glue around the base. Make sure to cut an opening for the legs too! Once you have adhered it the base of the tube with your Helmar Tacky Glue then cover the tube with a piece of white paper.
Next I altered the bag of treats that I purchased to go inside the tubes for 2 reasons. 1. They were too big and I had to remove some of the candy ( oh darn, right? I ate them, lol ) 2. Once I unfolded the bags toppers I discovered I could cut around the outside of the ears, glue them together and then retie them back with an even prettier ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Make sure to cut only around the outside of the ears so they will remain upright and not flop over. The edge of the bag where my cutting stopped is easily tucked in before you add the ribbon.
Next I added my faces onto the front. The nose needed special attention since I wanted to layer the nose and whiskers together so I used my trusty Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots because it works wonderfully for all uneven bumpy surfaces. I couldn't decide which face to make so I made 3 different ones!
1. Martha Stewart pearls
2. The Buckle Boutique cutable Rhinestone sticker sheets
3.random heart button and googly eyes
And every bunny needs a cottontail so I glued a cotton ball to their backsides with the Helmar Tacky Glue.
Make an bunny treat and surprise someone!
Greetings, fellow creatives! Jennifer, here, with a birthday card right up the alley of any number crunchers on your list.
I seem to always have grand ideas about making birthday cards for friends and family but seldom to I start early enough to actually get it done. With my husband's birthday later this week, I finally got on the ball and created this card that even he--an accountant--has to agree with. After all, the numbers don't lie!
The heart of the card is the string of years printed out on my adding machine (I'm a bookkeeper myself, this is standard stock at our house). If you don't have access to an adding machine, you can easily create the same effect with a typewriter font printed on regular paper and trimmed to about 2" or so wide.
I played with the folds and curve of the strip of adding machine tape to get just the right amount of "movement" without overwhelming my card blank and held it in place with a kitchen clip while I grabbed my Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.
Liquid Scrap Dots are perfect for this because the adhesive will support the curves and undulations in the strip of paper. Remember when I said you could use computer paper for this? It might be a good idea, even if you do have adding machine tape available as you'll see the Scrap Dots through the thinner material.
After the adding machine tape was set on the blue card stock, I added the beginning of my message (It All Adds Up...) in small sticker letters, and some other embellishments that will make more sense in a moment using Quick Fix Permanent Adhesive Runner. Now, I'm going to be honest here and admit that I cut my matting card stock too short. Rather than cut another piece, I split it across the middle and used the "gap" to run a bit of chenille fiber behind the card front.
To complete the adhesive trifecta on this project, Helmar ZapDots added a bit of loft to the double-matted number stickers for the birthday boy's age.
Finally, to finish the card, I matted a piece of card stock in the same way as the front (at which point it totally became a stylistic choice and no one but you and I need to know it was an error!) with more Adhesive Runner, and wrote the rest of my message, "you're another year AWESOME!"
For giving, I suggest a slightly over-sized envelope to allow for the fullness of the front matter, and if you're going to mail it, a padded envelope might not go amiss.
Wishing you creative days,
Helmar Adhesives Used
Other Items Used
* Card blank
* Adding machine & tape
* Letter and number stichers
* Chenille fiber
* Gel pens
First let me wish you all a Happy St. Patrick's day. Veronica here today to share with you my simple and sweet (easy to scrap lift) two page layout.
I had some left over papers in my stash which I always go to first. I love using what I have which by the way is organized by theme.
I used my favorite runner - Helmar Adhesive Runner
My process starts of course with picking out all the papers and embellishments that I think I will use, then I start tearing, and layering.
Once my paper and base layout is finished I start layering up with dimension. I chose my go to Helmar 1/2 inch Zap Dots
Thank you for stopping by to Helmar.
Hello my Helmar friends! Kisha here today to share a very special card I created for a very dear friend. I really enjoy creating cards to give to my family and friends, and this card I really love.
I began with an A2 card base (4.25X5.50) and use cut layers and pattern paper scraps to begin the embellishment/layering process. To bond my layers and embellishments I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.
Here I also add Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to the back of this polymer mini frame.
After all of my pattern paper layers have been added and the mini frame is adhered, now it's time to add florals, lace and more ink.
Below are a few up close views of the card...Hope you enjoy.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great creative week!
Hello all! Nicole here today on the blog to show you a St. Patrick's Day card. I really enjoy making items and decor for St. Patrick's Day and I really think it comes down to the simple fact that I really like rainbows. I'm not sure where my love affair with ROY G BIV started maybe it has something to do with growing up in the 80's and watching/playing with Rainbow Bright . . . . ? Whatever it may be I wanted to share my process of making this fun rainbow card:
Supplies to gather:
Kraft card base
fine green glitter
Helmar Tacky Craft Glue
Cardstock in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple
gold foil cardstock
Helmar Quickfix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
To begin I cut a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than my card base.
Using my Silhouette Cameo I made a few stencils/masks from office transparency. One stencil of shamrocks in varying sizes and also masks of puffy clouds.
I used the clouds by placing them on the base of the card and inking over the top of the cloud masks with blue chalk ink.
Next I took each of the six cardstock colors and cut a 1/2 inch strip off each piece.
Using a Helmar Quickfix Adhesive Runner I attached the strips of cardstock to the card top in rainbow order.
Trim the overhang.
I took the shamrock stencil and placed it over my card top.
I then placed a good size amount of Tacky Craft Glue on a paint palette and over the top of the glue poured a good amount of green glitter.
I used a wooden skewer to mix the glitter into the glue.
I applied a liberal amount of the glue/glitter mixture over the top of the transparency stencil.
I smoothed the glue out and then removed the stencil.
Once the glue dries the glitter really begins to shine and by mixing it into the glue the glitter doesn't rub or flake off.
I finished the card off with a cute sentiment and ribbon before attaching my card top to the base with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
I love the result of adding glitter to the Helmar Tacky Craft Glue and have been thinking of all kinds of things I now want to make glittery. :)
Thanks for dropping by the Helmar blog today. Happy Crafting!