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.

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

1 comment:

voodoo vixen said...

What a lovely gift and even better that you made it yourself!