December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to all!



Dear Family and Friends,

This year, I rediscovered the holiday spirit through a second-hand sweater and a joke. Don’t worry, I’ve found Christmas cheer in weirder ways. That second-hand sweater was not the cutest puppy in the pet store. It was, redeemably, the fuzziest though, so I kept it. The more I wore it, the more I loved it, so I even replaced the buttons and patched the seams. The sweater had a beginning with me, but not a new one. As the years fly by, I’ve realized that truly new beginnings are hard to come by and that old beginnings are perhaps all the fuzzier, all the warmer and cozier for being old. What does this have to do with the holidays? Well, not to dampen your yuletide cheer, but I’ve realized that, as we celebrate the end of a tired year and ring in the new, we’re not actually ringing in anything new. For anyone over a year old, this holiday season is a like my broken-in sweater. It’s an old beginning. Every year on the eve of the last night of December, we look back—then forward. And it’s one of God’s greatest blessings. Even though 2010 is a new year to us, and 2009 the old, every year is a beginning that’s beginning again.

This year, David started college at North Carolina State University, where practically his first action was to taunt me about better football, better organized campus, and better ice cream. He’s joined the club cross-country team and plans to continue running with the club for track season in spring. He wants to major in computer science, and after getting a 4.0 GPA for his first semester, he's off to a good start. He's asked Santa for a Nissan GT-R for Christmas, but Santa's Helpers--Mom and Aunt G--have told him that the only car he's getting is a toy that will fit in his stocking.

While David couldn’t wait to begin college, now I can’t wait to graduate. In May, barring any unforeseen senioritis, I’ll walk the stage for degrees in Dramatic Arts and Photojournalism with a minor in English. In November, I completed the Battleship Half-Marathon in Wilmington, N.C., with a couple of my best friends from Zeta Tau Alpha. Better yet, 2009 will be remembered as the year that I finally made a passable apple pie, after four Thanksgivings of failures! Next year, I hope to move to New York City, own a cat named "Moose" and coax my family up to visit me often.

Daniel still enjoys working as barista and waiter at the same restaurant in downtown Asheville, N.C., although the cafe has changed names over the last few years. Now it's called Ello, so when he answers the phone, he cries, "Hello, it's Ello." Danny loves bargain book hunting and filling his external hard drives--yes, he has several--with music and videos. He’s taking classes at Asheville-Buncombe Tech studying computers, so he and David spend breaks arguing about computer coding and demolishing each other in video games.

Mom's new beginning is, in her own words, the "best Christmas present of all." In November, she started a new job at Charlotte Country Day School’s athletic department. She is thrilled to be wearing the Bucs' green and white. She still designs for Helmar Adhesives and Zutter Bind-It-All, so her scrapbooking studio is bursting with scrapbooking projects. Mom also makes a mean Texas chili, grows great tomatoes and loves having a blaze in the fire pit. She and Tony celebrated their 10-year anniversary this year, and even with all of the kids finally out of the house, Tony still loves and complains about our noisy visits home. "Crumb-crunchers," he'll grumble at us—and smile.

David brought the rest of the season rushing back to me with a joke. Aunt G asked him whose birthday was coming up in December, expecting his reply, “Mine, mine! Mine’s on the 18th!” Instead he gave a facetious grin and asked, “Jesus’ birthday?” But he’s right, you know. Of all the holiday sentiments, the spirit of beginning is what this season is all about. We’re not just beginning another year; we’re celebrating the birthday, the very beginning, of the Messiah. God’s love, made real for us in Christ and sacrificed through his body, began two-thousand years ago, and we still celebrate it today. Every day is an old beginning to be thankful for, every Christmas and New Year’s a celebration of the old beginning of the gospel.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Tony, Tish, Daniel, Amy and David

December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Christmastime brings out the shutterbug in all. With that in mind, they need a place to put all of those wonderful pictures after the holidays. This album is perfect for the shutterbug in your life!

Supplies Used:
Zutter 8” x 10” Clip-Board Wood Covers
Zutter ¾” Red Owire
Me&My Big Ideas Papers
Bazzill Cardstock
Holly Leaf by Making Memories
Hallmark Ribbon, Beads & Package
Doilie by Royal Lace
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Vellum Spray

Cut out 8” x 10” pattern paper for the album cover. Cut out 8” x 10” cardstock for the album pages. I love the freedom one has with Zutter to create custom albums. Apply the paper to the cover using Helmar Acid Free Glue. After the adhesive dries, I lightly sand the edges with a sand block. With the Zutter Bind-it-All tool I punch the holes and bind the album together using ¾”OWire. Apply Helmar Vellum Spray to a doilie. Here I cut a paper doilie in half, one half for the fornt and the other for the back cover. Then I embellish the album cover using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. The last thing I do is tie ribbons on the album binding if desired.


Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas with many happy memories in the New Year!


Tish Treadaway, Helmar USA and OZZ Zutter Bind-it-All Design Teams

December 23, 2009

Time to wrap it up!

Hopefully by now you are finished with all of your shopping for gifts. Now you can wrap up your gifts. There is no need to cut corners on having pretty presents for the holidays! With the assistance of your scrapbooking supplies and tools, you can have custom gift wrapping. Here’s how I put mine to use…

Supplies Used:
Helmar Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Pillow Boxes
Close to my Heart Ribbon
Gallery Ribbons
Hobby Lobby Pink Crochet Snowflake, Poinsettias and Gold Star
K& Co. Adhesive Rhinestone
Making Memories Cardstock Tag, Safety Pin & Ribbon
Me & My Big Ideas Pattern Papers
Prima Flowers
QuicKutz Rub-ons
Instructions:
1. I had used pillow boxes for this project; you can create your own. I saw many free pillow box patterns on the internet. All I did was measure the pillow box and cut a strip of pattern paper to fit.
2. Wrap the pattern paper around the box and secure with Helmar Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner.
3. Wrap ribbons around the box, tie a knot and cut ribbon at an angle.
4. Tuck the pink crochet snowflake underneath the knot of the ribbon. Place a dab of Helmar Scrap Dots to secure on the package.
5. Add a pink poinsettia flower on the snowflake with a little Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.
6. Add gift tags, here I secured them with a tiny safety pin.

Tish Treadaway, Helmar USA Design Team Member

December 22, 2009

A Basket of Christmas Goodies

Creating 4” x 4” albums is my favorite size to make with the Zutter Bind-it-All and DreamKuts tools. They are quick and easy to make. A great way to use up left over papers you have from projects. Not to mention they are just so cute as gifts for all occasions. Here I made a collection of five mini-albums. I’m ready for the upcoming holidays with a basket full of albums for gifts..



Supplies Used:
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Zutter 4” x 4” Chipboard Covers
Zutter ¾” Antique Brass, Silver, Red Owires
Me&My Big Ideas Paper
American Paper Company Cardstock
Making Memories and Close to my Heart Ribbons
Me&My Big Ideas Stickers
With the help of the Zutter DreamKuts Tool; cut 4” x 4” pattern paper for the album cover and 4” x 4” cardstock to use for the album pages. I love the creative freedom one has with Zutter tools to make custom albums. Apply the paper to the cover using Helmar Acid Free Glue. After the adhesive dries, I lightly sand the edges with a sand block. With the Zutter Bind-it-All tool I punch the holes and bind the album together using ¾”OWire. Then I embellish the album cover using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. The last thing I do is tie ribbons on the album binding if desired.

Tish Treadaway, OZZ Zutter Bind-it-All Design Team

December 21, 2009

Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum Drums...

Special appreciation to Helmar and their preferred partners such as Elle’s Studio Tags and GCD Studios to name a few. The GCD Christmas Sleigh Paper Collection transforms these Paper Mache Drum Boxes into festive d├ęcor and creative packaging for gifts. Elle’s Studio Holiday Greeting tags and Vintage Christmas Flashcards cards add the finishing touches on this holiday project.

Paper Mache Drum Boxes
Elle’s Studio Tag
GCD Studios Christmas Sleigh Paper Collection
All My Memories Kiwi Green Brads
Hobby Lobby Felt Angel
Prima Flowers
Making Memories Acrylic Paint, Jewel Brads and Flowers
Hirscherg Schultz & Co., Inc. Tulle
I purchased these boxes a few years ago, holding onto them until I felt inspired. Have you ever purchased something and not used it yet? Let me challenge you this Christmas to pull out something from your stash and add some updated paper designs. You will be thrilled with the final results. To decorate the drum boxes, I used GCD Studios Christmas Sleigh Collection Pack for the foundation. This paper pack was full of beautiful foil, flocked and glitter pattern papers. The first thing I did was remove the cord trim from all the drum boxes. Paint trims in coordinating colors and set aside. One of the trims sparkles; I brushed Helmar Acid Free Glue and then sprinkled glitter on it. Then I cut the pattern papers the width of the drums. Attach the papers to the outside of the drums using Helmar Acid Free Glue. Place the trim back on the drums using Helmar Acid Free Glue. Embellish with flowers, tulle and Elle’s Studio Tags attaching everything with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. The boxes are ready to fill with treats for gifts or set out on display to spread Holiday Cheer.

I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Tish Treadaway, Helmar USA Design Team Member

December 6, 2009

Helmar Happy Holidays!

Helmar is having a giveaway. All you have to do is to visit the Helmar Blog and post a comment on the December 3rd thread. A random draw will be December 10 so leave a comment on to be entered to win.

Good Luck and Happy Helmar Holidays!
Tish Treadaway, Helmar USA Design Team

October 24, 2009

Congratulations to my Blog Hop Winner...

Special thanks to all who participated in the Zutter Bind-it-all Blog Hop. It was a huge success, I wasn’t expecting soooo many comments and visitors. I enjoyed meeting you through this process and plan on checking out all of your blogs as well. I could only pick one winner for the Cover-all and page protectors so this goes to…..

#34 Chris Arlington

Congratulations!!! Please e-mail Nan at Zutter mrspaturzo@yahoo.com with your shipping address, place BLOG HOP WINNER in the subject line.

Thank you, please keep in touch.

Tish Treadaway, OZZ Zutter Bind-it-all Design Team Member

October 19, 2009

Welcome to the Zutter Blog Hop Spot of Tish Treadaway

Hello, I’m the Zutter Girl from North Carolina. I love the Zutter Bind-It-All, DreamKuts and Score-It-All products, so participating on the design team was my pleasure. I’ve made new friends from all over the world, inspired by each individuals personal style. This is the first time for me to participate in a layout swap; I can tell you it was like Christmas when the box arrived with everyone’s layouts. I encourage you to check out each one of our blogs to see the layouts we each submitted and the way we each embellished our Cover-All Albums.

As for the layout, each member received a different layout. The sketch was the same but the color theme and embellishments’ varied. Here’s just a few of the layouts I submitted to the team.

My Cover-All Album was all white so I was working with a blank artist canvas. I stamped the entire cover with a script font; sponge painted the cover, painted flowers and drew on it with a white opaque pen. I cut out a frame from a piece of Prima papers for the front of the cover. The title was created using rub-ons. I couldn’t resist adding the book bra, perfect for this Shabby Chic album theme. Having the freedom to make each album unique and personal is the main reason why I recommend Zutter Products. The ability to turn almost anything into an album with their products makes this a good value. Something we are all mindful of these days.
As for the album pages, I received the removable pages. This gives me the flexibility to add pages to my album.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Please check out my Zister’s blogs to see how they embellished their Cover-alls. If you post a comment here and at my Zister’s blogs, you will have a chance to win an 8 x 8 Cover-All with page protectors. One set will be given away on EACH blog!

September 23, 2009

Scrapbook upcoming fall festivals using the Bind-it-all tool and Helmar Adhesives....




As we approach the fall season, all types of festivals begin in local communities. I attended the Apple Festival in Hendersonville, NC recently and couldn’t wait to put together this album inspired by my trip. I used all types of materials found from this trip: shopping bags, vintage findings and fabric bags from peanuts for the album pages. Here’s the supplies and instructions on how I created this album…

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Ink – ColorBox
Karen Foster Burlap Patter Papers
Making Memories Vintage Findings Kit – Paper, Ribbon, Hardware
Paper Reflections Corrugated Board
Personal Vintage Collection of Buttons & Lace
Prima Flowers
Tulle - Michaels
Xyron Leeza Gibbons Legacies Felt Lilly

Designer Instructions:
1. The Zutter 6” x 6” Chip Board Covers with a 6” x 6” burlap pattern paper on the front and back covers using Helmar Acid Free Adhesive.
2. Embellish the cover a photograph, vintage findings, flowers and metal hardware using Helmar Acid Free Glue.
3. Print title on cardstock, trim and distress the edges with ink.
4. For album pages, trim to size: shopping bag with handles, fabric bag with ties, corrugated board.
5. Bind the album together using the Zutter Bind-it-all and the 1” Antique O’Wires.
6. I love ribbon and texture, so I tend to tie it on all my album spines.

Tish Treadaway, Helmar USA and Zutter Bind-it-all Design Team Member

August 30, 2009

Personalize your keychain with Helmar Adhesives and Stampendous Stamps...


Personalize your keychain using Helmar Adhesives and the Four Flowers Squares Set by Stampendous! Creating with stamps affords unlimited possibilities. You can stamp on paper to create cards and scrapbooks, stamp on fabrics, acrylic and even laminate. This laminate chip sample was free from the local hardware store. Here are the supplies and designer notes on how you can create this keychain.

Supplies:
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Acrylic Sealer
Pink Paislee Paper

Stampendous! Four Flower Squares Set (SSC171)
Wilsonart Laminate Sample – Hardware Store
Ink - Memories
Prima Flowers
K& Company Word Tag
Making Memories – Tag, Paint and Ribbon
Ribbons by Maya Road and Making Memories
Slick Writers

Designer Instructions:

1. For the keychain, I used a laminate sample from the hardware store.
2. I stamped an image on the front with permanent ink with a flower square from the Stampendous! Four Flowers Square Set. I colored the flower in using a Slick Writer marker.
3. On the back of the laminate sample, I adhered Pink Paislee pattern papers and a photo using Helmar Acid Free Glue.
4. Then brush on Helmar Acrylic Sealer over the front and back side of the laminate piece.
5. Add a chain, ring or a shower ring as I used here. Tie ribbons and add keys to complete your custom keychain.

Tish Treadaway, Helmar USA Design Team Member

August 23, 2009

Display your memories in style!


I’m always looking for unique ways to house my scrapbook memorabilia and memories. I made this ceramic purse in an evening class at the local college. Once it’s fired and completed, embellish the outside of the purse. Then make an album to fit inside. Here’s how I did it….

Supplies Used:
Handmade Ceramic Purse
Helmar 450 Stainless Adhesive
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Prima Flowers, Jewels, Tea and Silk Pattern Papers and Ribbons
Anna Griffin All Night Media Ornamental Frame
Hardware – Source Unknown

Instructions:
1. Adhere ribbons and lace around the ceramic purse with Helmar 450 Stainless Adhesive.
2. Use Helmar Premium Craft Glue to adhere the metal hardware to outside of the purse.
3. Create an album with coordinating pattern papers to fit inside the purse.
4. Use the Zutter Bind-it-All tool and the ¾” Antique O’Wire to bind the album together.
5. Embellish the album cover with flowers and metal hardware using Helmar Premium Craft Glue.

Now display your album in style!

Tish Treadaway, Helmar USA Design Team Member

August 9, 2009

The Dog Days of Summer...

Did you stay home and enjoy lazy days of summer this year? You don't have to travel far from home to create a vacation album. Combine your love for dogs and create this fun summer theme album. The Dog Days of Summer Album is another way to document your summertime memories. Place it on a Zutter Display-it-all so you can reminisce all year long! When I create an album in advance, I leave space for photos and no text or titles. That way I can do that when I add the pictures or use the album as a gift. Here’s how I created this project:

Materials:
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner
Zutter 7.5” x 5” Clip-Board Covers
Zutter Black 1” O’wire
Zutter Acid Free Black Pages
Zutter Display-it-all
Just Puppies by Marco’s Paper
Paper Kit by WeRMemory Keepers
Ink – ColorBox

Designer Instructions:
1. The Zutter 7.5” x 5” Clip-Board Covers with a 7.5” x 5” pattern paper on the front and back covers using Helmar Acid Free Adhesive.
2. Embellish the cover with a flourish design that I cut out of pattern papers.
3. Add Just Puppies to the front and back covers using Helmar Acid Free Glue.
4. The title on the cover is created using alphabet stickers. Place the self adhesive stickers to cardstock, trim around the letters and rub an ink pad around the edges. Vary the height of the title using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.
5. The album pages are Zutter Black Pages. Embellish the pages with Just Puppies using Helmar Acid Free Glue. For photo placement, add pattern papers to the pages using Helmar Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner
6. Bind the album using the Bind-it-all and Black 1” O’Wires.
7. Place the album on the Zutter Display-it-all and enjoy your summertime memories all year long!

Tish Treadaway, Helmar and Zutter Bind-it-all Design Team Member

August 2, 2009

Make time for a little Rest & Relaxation this summer...


I enjoy making bath salts & soaps. Combine that with my love for papercrafts and I have a spa gift set. I think it is because taking a luxurious spa bath is my number one way to unwind rest and relax. Since going to a spa daily doesn’t exactly fit in my budget, I create the same for myself. Here’s how you can make the same for yourself or give as a gift for someone else.

Supplies:
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner

Crate by Smith & Hawkins
Prima Flowers
Karen Foster Design Paper & Stickers
Making Memories – Tag, Paint and Ribbon
Magic Mesh
Ribbons by Maya Road and Making Memories
Rub-ons by Art Warehouse
Designer Instructions:

1. For the foundation of my projects, I recycle baskets, boxes, planter pots and various product packaging. Measure and cover you container with Karen Foster Design pattern papers. Adhere with Helmar Acid Free Glue.
2. Fill the package with bath sponges, towels and pumice stones.
3. For plastic containers and glass jars, I clean off the labels. Paint the lids with acrylic paints. While the paint was still wet, I pressed a paper towel onto the paint to create a distressed look.
4. I wrapped Magic Mesh around the container, and embellished with Karen Foster Design Stickers with Helmar Liquid Scrapdots.
5. Tie ribbons and tags around the neck of the jar. I fill the containers with bath salts that I make myself.
6. As for spa treatment sets I create for gifts, I make a card to coordinate. For this card, I used Karen Foster Design papers and embellished with flowers, ribbon and rub-ons.

Treat yourself to a little Rest & Relaxation!

Tish Treadaway, Helmar USA Design Team Member

July 27, 2009

My bags are packed and I'm ready to go...


I love the Zutter Cover-all Albums, they are so versatile! You can leave them plain, cover them with paper, paint, stain, spray, distress, ink, and alter these covers to suite your personal style and album theme. This particular Zutter 7.5” x 5” White Cover-all is altered to look like a travel themed purse. Just add handles, latch, paper and purse feet and you are ready to go!

Materials:
Zutter 7.5” x 5” White Coverall
Zutter Black 3/4” O’wire
Zutter Acid Free Black Pages
Zutter Rivets
Adhesive – Helmar Acid Free Glue and Helmar Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner
Prima - Flowers, Journal Card & Paper
Ribbons – Making Memories
Ink – ColorBox
Rub-ons – Creative Imaginations
7Gypsies – Flash Card, Gaffer Tape, Journal Handles, Office Envelope and Tissue Paper
Walnut Ink

Designer Instructions:
1. Decoupage Zutter Cover-all with tissue paper using Helmar Acid Free Glue. I put two layers on the Cover-all so you wouldn’t see the white underneath.
2. Cut a piece of coordinating card stock with a decorative edge to create the purse flap. Adhere to the covers to create the illusion of a purse flap.
3. Add purse straps, creating holes through the cover using the Zutter Rivet & Setter.
4. Using the Zutter Setter, punch a hole in the cover for the purse knob and elastic strap.
5. With a paper towel, rub walnut ink on a tag, inside and outside cover-all.
6. Add feet to your purse, punch four holes in the spine of the cover-all using the Zutter Setter and Rivets.
7. On the inside front cover, use the Gaffer tape on the edges.
8. Add Journaling Card, Office Envelope and Flash Cards to the inside front cover.
9. Embellish the tag with flowers, frame charm and rub-ons. Tie on one of the purse handles.
10. Create the album insert using the Zutter Black Pages and the Black O’Wires. Place the album in the Cover-all and it’s ready to add photos of your next vacation!

Tish Treadaway, Zutter Bind-it-all Design Team Member

July 5, 2009

Summertime Album

Yippeeee, its summertime! Let’s get ready for all of our upcoming summer vacations. You can make this little album in advance so you are ready to scrapbook your fun memories when you return. Now you can share your vacation memories with your friends and family.


Materials:
Zutter 6” x 6” Clip-Board Wood
Zutter White 3/4” O’wire
Zutter 6” x 6” White Pages
Zutter Display-it-all
Adhesive – Helmar Acid Free Glue and Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Buttons - Stickopotomus
Charm – Beaders Paradise
Chipboard – Lil’ Davis DesignsCosmo Cricket
Flowers – Prima
Ink – ColorBox
Paper – Treehouse Designs
Paint – Making Memories
Ribbon – Rafia

Designer Instructions:
1. The Zutter 6” x 6” Clip-Board Wood is covered with a 6” x 6” pattern paper on the front and back covers using Helmar Acid Free Adhesive.
2. I tore a strip of coordinating pattern paper and added it to the front and back of the covers.
3. Embellish the cover with a turtle charm, flowers, surfboards cut from a coordinating pattern paper, raffia and a chipboard title.
4. To simplify the process, I used Zutter 6” x 6” white pages and distressed with a coordinating ink pad color.
5. On the inside of the covers I choose to show the wood, all I did was paint bubble wrap and stamp the design.
6. Then bind the covers and page inserts together using the Zutter Bind-it-all and O’wires.
7. Once the album is assembled, add the photos and journaling from your trip.

Wishing you a memorable summer!

Tish Treadaway, Zutter Bind-it-all Design Team Member

June 30, 2009

Way to go! Congrats


Congratulations to my son on his recent graduation. I wanted to share a layout made to celebration this special day. Although this was a busy time of year for our family, Helmar Adhesives understands that as well. Their Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner is what I used to help me speed up the process completing cards and layouts. It’s quick and easy to apply. It takes only a little adhesive to the corners of my photos and paper layers to complete a project. It’s great to have access to so many products that enable us to spend more time making memories and less time trying to preserve them! Special thanks to Karen Foster Designs and Helmar Adhesives I was able to create this quick layout the weekend of my son’s graduation.

Supplies Used:
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner
Karen Foster Pattern Papers and Stickers
ColorBox Ink
Lil’ Davis Design Chipboard Title
Making Memories Ledger Paper
Prima Flowers

Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of Karen Foster pattern paper to 7 x 9 inches. Distress the edges of the paper with an ink pad. Mount this on the center of your page using Helmar Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner.
2. Use a piece of 6 x 6 inch ledger paper, print your journaling or quote on it, distress with ink and mount on your page using Helmar Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner.
3. Use Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to embellish the pages with Prima Flowers.
4. Add the Karen Foster graduation stickers with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots so they are raised off the pages for added dimension.
5. The last thing I did was add the chipboard title using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.

Tish Treadaway, Helmar USA Design Team Member

June 7, 2009

All for you!


I love celebrating special occasions with gifts, cards and presents. I try to make the most of my scrapbooking tools and supplies by creating these gifts myself. In doing so, I gain a sense of accomplishment and create unique, one-of-a-kind personalized gifts. Here I turned a flower pot that I found in my basement into a gift set. The flower pot was cleaned, embellished, and filled with handmade bath soaps. Can you believe this entire project was created with only one adhesive? Helmar Premium Craft Glue is versatile enough to use for cards and for altered art crafts.


Supplies:
Helmar Premium Craft Glue http://www.helmarusa.com/products/all_products/craft_glue_premium
Scribble Scrabble Carmen’s Collection Die cut & Papers
Prima Chipboard Alpha & Inkpad
The Beadery Craft Beads & Buttons
Lara’s Crafts Jute
Making Memories Rub-ons

Card Instructions:

1. To create the card, I used a piece of Scribble Scrabbles Carmen Collection Paper cut to 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches and then folded in half.
2. The card is simple to embellish with Scribble Scrabble’s Die Cut punch out designs.
3. Distress the diecut and paper with sandpaper. I brushed the edges with a Prima ink pad as well.
4. Tie jute on buttons and glue to the centers of the flowers with Helmar’s Premium Craft Glue.
5. Assemble the entire card using Helmar Premium Craft Glue.

Flower Pot Instructions:

1. I cleaned the flower pot with soap and water. Then allowed it to dry completely.
2. Cut Scribble Scrabble Paper into strips. Wrinkle, tear and sand the paper strips to create a weathered look. Adhere to the pot using Helmar’s Premium Craft Glue.
3. Tie the Scribble Scrabble Die Cut tag onto the flower pot with jute and beads. Secure the tag on to the pot with Helmar’s Premium Craft Glue.
4. Fill the flower pot with soaps, towels and bath sponges.

Tish Treadaway, Helmar USA Design Team Member