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.

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

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:

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.

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