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Sunday, 5 December 2010

Welcome Welcome Welcome

Hi there, so excited to be apart of this :)

Come and join me for the Helmar Holidays Blog Hop

You should have just come from Michelle Wallace's blog, or if you have just jumped on my blog from elsewhere why not go back to the Helmar Blog and join in all the fun.

I'm going to show you a few different projects today which I've created using some of the fantastic Helmar products

 For all my below projects I've used the following products



 First up lets start with a set of cards
(now don't scream, cause I'm the worlds worst cardmaker)
I've used my Helmar Adhesive Runner to add here all the paper on these (and also the green crochet trim), love how quick and easy it is, plus its great for adhering ribbons and trims in place. SUPER tacky. A few Helmar Zap Dots under the Kraft Card to pop that up a little and my very well use Helmar 450 Quick Dry, for some of the chipboard, while the whole idea of adhesive chipboard is good, I like mine not to move so this is great for that. My Santa and the cut out circles I've popped up using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots, this product is fantastic if you want a little dimension but not as much as a Zap Dot will create, perfect if you are posting your cards away this holiday season.

Few closer photos of each card, I've used last years Basic Grey christmas range, Eskimo Kisses :)


Materials for all cards: Card: Bazzill; Paper: Basic Grey; Other: Chipboard: Basic Grey, Brads: American Crafts, Trim: Websters Pages; Helmar: 450 Quick Dry, Liquid Scrap Dots, Adhesive Runner, Zap Dots 


Next up lets look at this little hanging treat bag, which also works perfectly for small gifts. You could get really creative and make enough to make an advent calendar to hang all over your tree
I loved this older paper by Nikki Sivils, think it works great for Christmas, the yellow just adds a zing to the red and green.
I've used my Helmar Adhesive Runner to adhere the sides in place and also to adhere the card strip around the top of the box. VERY quick project to do if you are stuck for wrapping options. My Helmar 450 Quick Dry came in handy for attaching my buttons in place.

Materials: Card: Bazzill, Paper: Nikki Sivils, Pink Paislee; Other Buttons, ribbon; Helmar: 450 Quick Dry, Adhesive Runner

Quick instructions

Copy the template onto Card, cut along solid lines and score along the dashed lines.
Using glue or tape attach the side flap and adhere the bottom flaps together (make sure you cut these large enough, learnt from experience there, lol)
Embellish as you like, and string a ribbon around the top  



 Now finally :) I'm going to show you my Christmas Layout
Just love using a combination of my Helmar adhesives and art mediums on this layout.
I've been playing around with the Helmar Crackle Medium of late and I actually had another project in mind but with the wet weather and one DARLING (roll eyes) husband who decided to place my laptop on top of my drying project, lets just say it turned into a no go. Anyway onto my layout
I wanted to show that the Helmar Crackle Medium works really well on paper, there's already that pattern there so you don't need to paint, plus it drys flat too so no fear of curling if that's not your thing, personally I curled mine up a little for some more dimension. A little glitter around the edges gave it a pretty sparkle.
Helmar 450 Quick Dry was perfect for my flower trim as its a mesh back it takes a bit to get anything to adhere to it, also once again on my chipboard. Liquid Scrap Dots to attach my Elle's Studio 'ho ho ho' tag (Belinda I think you RAK'd me this about 2 years ago), Helmar Adhesive Runner again for all the paper and my photos, have I said yet how much I LOVE this product <3 <3 <3, just makes scrapping so much quicker. Finally my Helmar Zap Dots to pop up my 'Christmas' title. This Crate Paper Snow Days collection was perfect for these photos, have such crazy kids and the bright colours and playful nature is perfect. Awesome range came from Annas ;) 

Few Upcloses for you
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Materials: Card: Bazzill; Paper: Crate Paper; Other: Chipboard: Crate Paper, Tag: Elles Studio, Tab: Basic Grey; Punch: Fiskars; Tape: Pink Paislee; Trim: Websters Pages; Pen, Stickers: Crate Paper, American Crafts, Carolee Creations; Helmar: 450 Quick Dry, Adhesive Runner, Crackle Medium, Zap Dots, Liquid Scrap Dots


Sneaking in here is an Angel created by Charlotte,

even at the age of 5 she knows the importance of GOOD glues. She found this face I'd drawn and decided that she wanted to make an angel for the Christmas Tree. While she was finding bits and pieces to use and cutting out she came across the problem of glue not sticking (was using a cheap glue stick). Well after yelling at it to stick (LOL) she came up to me and asked if she could use my 'good' glue (Helmar 450 Quick Dry) she dobbed a little bit here and a little bit there and soon enough she was finished and I had a very happy little chicky. So now everytime Charlotte is creating she asks to use my glue :D

So there you have it my share of Christmas projects, I hope you enjoyed your visit, please become a follower if you would like to see other projects

Now remember to leave a comment on every blog you jump to for a chance to win, also go and check out the Helmar Facebook page for plenty of giveaways through the day

Now you will be off to Sarah Moores VERY inspiration blog

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you soon

Nic
xx

114 comments:

Lisa K said...

I love the Christmas layout and the cards are gorgeous too!

Ange Connolly said...

Love the hanging Gift bags Nic...just divine!!! xx

Leah said...

Awesome projects, and they just keep coming! Love how the crackle paint goes on paper. Thanks for the inspiration! xx

Leah said...

I meant to say that little treat box is a great idea too! So much eye candy. Thanks again for sharing your awesome work!

Colleen said...

Love the crackle finish on the project. Thanks for sharing these yummy ideas.

Meredith said...

Love all your examples! I think your cards are great and love how you have done the pen line - something I am nervous about!! The little gift boxes are gorgeous!

Janet said...

Awesome projects! Love the layout and the hanging bag!

beckyjune said...

Nicole, you did an amazing job- even on your cards ☺ The 450 Quick Dry is one of my favorite adhesives. That Christmas page is so much fun!

Cathy Gill said...

Neat variety of projects and ideas! Love being inspired.

ScrappyGirl said...

Love the 12x12 layout! Its so cute, love that you didn't use traditional Christmas colors.

... said...

the christmas layout is great!!!
thanks for sharing!

... said...

a great christmas layout!!!
thanks for sharing!

...Tara... said...

looove all the projects :)

ruth said...

Everything is fabulous...including those cards!

StampinCathy said...

Your cards are fabulous and just love all the details. What a cute idea to hang the box to add a small gift. Your layout is just gorgeous and love that angel too!

csparky61 said...

Wonderful projects. I really like the cards, I usually use the "go to" color of white cardstock as a base, but the kraft paper color is so unique and beatiful.Thanks for sharing you creativity and inspiring my imagination.

scrappin_in_AK said...

cute cards, LOVE your Christmas page - so fun

Sophia said...

What a cute project, love all the details...

floridagirl said...

Love the idea of the little treat bags as an advent calendar!! Great projects!!

Nancy said...

I think this is one of my favorite Christmas pages I've ever seen! Adorable!

marilyn said...

WONDERFUL cards, gift bags and especially love your layout!

MrsETaylor said...

Love Love Love this indeed. Those leaves on the layout are stunning

Tracy Pea said...

That Santa card is too cute and I love the layout!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What fantastic projects!!!

Jean said...

That Christmas layout is just perfect! Wonderful projects and ideas.

mjmarmo@comcast.net

dahlhousedesigns said...

Wow, I must try that crackle!!! Fantastic projects and your cards are cute (don't worry, I won't scream!). :)

lisa arana

margie c said...

Amazing creations! I love the angel ornament! Very inspiring :)
hugs, margie

JPScraps said...

Everything is so fantastic!

Tanya said...

Fun projects! I really love your layout, so much texture and LOTS of fun goodies on it! Charlotte's angel is wonderful, she did a fantastic job! Thank you :)

Erika M. said...

Totally loved all your creations!

Sherry said...

Adorable projects love your layout thanks for sharing

Andrea Amu said...

Whatever, girl! You make great cards! Don't talk that nonsense, lol!

Love that Christmas page too... really fun!

silvia said...

Great projects!!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the inspiration. My five year old now wants to make an angel ornament too!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Very cute layout. The cards are cute also.

Nancy B said...

Great projects, the Christmas layout is beautiful. Your daughter's little angel is so cute!

created2bunique said...

Nice layout!!!
The hanging Gift bags are cool.

TFS

created2bunique at ymail dot com

Shirley said...

gorgeous projects!

stampjourney said...

Great projects--especially that fabulous layout!

kathlee said...

You are a GREAT cardmaker! They were beautiful. Your LO was great as well. Looks like talent runs in the family!TFS!!Happy Holidays to you and yours!
kathlee154@gmail.com
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Great projects and no you are not a bad card maker. Those are gorgeous cards! TFS!

Cowgirlpal said...

Hop Hop Hop! Fun Fun Fun! Thanks for sharing!

Lillian Child said...

That layout is absolutely stunning - what creativity and so many beautiful elements! WOW!

Mirja said...

love those embellishments in that layout..

Lisa said...

How fun are these? Must get crackle!

Casey said...

awesome projects!

Denise said...

Your cards are cute!!! You should frame your layout it's gorgeous!!! I found a great 12x12 collector's box at Michaels where you just open the door to it to change the layout inside :)

Kim said...

Love all your projects!!

alex'smom said...

luv the layout...very sweet ideas you share...thinking these products are quite awesome and needed in my stash now... would love to win that baby ! but..Im sure that is not an option, darn..so sweet...could be here for a long time ! gl all

cher

hilly77 at comcast dot net or

alex's mom

JgWM said...

Thank you for all of the wonderful ideas. please be sure and tell Charlotte I love her angel and hope to see more of her work very soon. - Gayle

doris said...

I thought your cards were awesome! You're too hard on yourself. They were wonderful.

Lisa J said...

The LO is beautiful and its so awesome to have a "good" line of glue for all the different parts that go into such great LO's!
Let your DD know she did a fantastic job on her angel! Love IT!

TFS!!
tjsgal at gmail dot com

BabyBokChoy said...

You need to submit that Crate paper project to its blog!!! It's amazingly well designed.

scrapinmo said...

I love your projects! Great ideas.

Cassie_lu said...

amazing layout as I love the colors and the textures.

Gail said...

Great projects!
Charlottes too!
Photo LO was great!

Patricia said...

You are great at card making!! Your layout is beautiful too. Btw, thanks for including the template for th ebox, I will be using that. Looks like your daughter got her mom's talent as well...the angel is beautiful!

Erika said...

Fabulous cards and projects. Love them.

Carol said...

Beautiful projects!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

amazing projects! i didnt know helmar made crackle! now I NEEED some!

Shanny said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing :)
I love the Christmas layout!!

McStamper said...

Love your projects - great card ideas!

Lori said...

Fun projects! Thanks for sharing!

Bogner's said...

Your worlds worst cards are so adorable! I love them! All your projects are so great and I love your 5 year olds tree ornament. So cute!

Mary Jean said...

I love your layout! thanks for a great idea!

LynneForsythe said...

your projects are AWESOME and Charlotte's angel is SPECTACULAR!! a true artist in the making!!!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous cards, and all the other projects are wonderful

ShoppingTamii said...

I think your cards are beautiful!

BishopsMommie said...

great cards and absolutely love the Christmas layout..thanks for showing

EstherT said...

I love the little hanging bags - they would be perfect for giving gift cards!

Kristina said...

The cards are fab don't be too hard on yourself. Also the little treat bag and layout are really great too.
Hugs,
Kristina

Simply AJ said...

Adorable... everything is just adorable. Love the Christmas layout and the hanging bag is too cute! Thanks so much for sharing! AJ aj_822@yahoo.com

Shawna said...

Great projects! TFS with us!

Jodi said...

Cute stuff!

Nitasha said...

Awesome projects! love all of the textures and colors on your layout-so cute!

cinmfoster said...

Beautiful projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

cowchipper said...

great project, thanks for sharing!

Debc06 said...

Great cards

Leeann Pearce said...

Fabulous projects NIC... love your lo it so fun and chrissy!!!AWESOME!

Kim K. said...

Great projects - thanks for sharing!!

Cindy said...

Your work is great...cards too! Thanks for sharing...now to find me some Helmar.

whatspeaks2myheart said...

Love the layout and the cards are terrific. THanks for the template and sharing Charlotte's angel. TFS Paula

Tina O'Flynn said...

Great job! Love this!!!

Pammejo said...

Your layout is beautiful and love all of the cards

Sherry's Creations said...

gorgeous projects Nic!

debpaint16 said...

So many amazing projects!! You did a Great job on your cards! Loved your LO, I'm waiting for my cracle medium to come, I can't wait to try it!! Kudos to your daughter, already a budding crafter!! Oh & thanks for the template for the little gift box,,,Awesome!!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Anna said...

Wow beautiful...Just beautiful.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Vic said...

Love your projects! And Charlotte's angel is uber cute! TFS

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Kathy said...

Beautiful projects! I love all the layers on your layout! Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

Michelle H. said...

Adorable cards and pretty gift bag!!
Your LO is stunning love all the layers!!
TFS!!

Romaine said...

Love the layers in the lay-out!

Jennifer and Amy said...

so many amazing projects!!!

Darrell said...

very interesting ideas.

zendalina said...

all these projects are wonderful!

Penny said...

That angel is wonderful. What a creative family. Happy Hopping.

jenni said...

You are an awesome card maker, those are adorable, and everything else, so clever! Thanks for sharing!
jpshirley@ymail.com

Charity said...

The cards are adorable. Thanks for the great ideas and inspiration. Hope to scraplift the cards someday soon.

Peg said...

Gorgeous as usual, your Xmas layout is especially striking Nic.

Diana said...

Beautiful projects

ScrapbookMary said...

Wow!What can I say!!! Your work "ROCKS"!!! Girl, you got the spirit!!! I especially enjoy the Christmas layout. Just wonderful. Keep on rockin' on, because you have a very unique style and it's great!!!!! hop, hop, hop....Merry Christmas, Mary

TracyM #6773 said...

Fabulous set of projects Nicole!!!
I am addicted to the 450 Quick Dry and now have so many different Helmar products to try out :) Thank you for sharing the dimensions for the gift box with us too.

connie said...

Love the all the Layers on your LO.

NanaBeth said...

I am in awe of all the stitching you did on your projects-it is amazing. I think your cards are wonderful!

Lindzie said...

Love how you strung the lights across on the layout!

Larajc said...

your cards are stinkin' cute! I love that you did some drawing/doodling on the edges of the paper!

Lee said...

The layout is wonderful and I love the hanging gift bags! thanks!

Tina said...

First off... You're wrong... I am the worlds worst card maker... ;)
Secondly... your projects are all gorgeous! the angel at the end... priceless! :)

Minta's Creations said...

Love your projects.
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

beadz said...

Love your projects and tell Charlotte her angel rocks!
hugs,
Gini

The Trash Collector said...

great lay out and cards...

Lisa L. said...

I think your cards are cute! But I especially love the layout. Lisa L.

Nicole Brenna said...

I love the layout so much... I think I gotta scraplift it! Merry Christmas

Lisa said...

Those cards are way cute. Can't believe how much goodness you have for us to look at.

ellen s. said...

you know how much i love your projects!!! :):):)