Wednesday, June 15, 2011
A happy day to you all! If you weren't aware already, this is Best Creations week with Helmar. Best Creations has some super adorable paper lines out! My favorite part about their papers is the glitter and shimmer. That little extra sparkle is so much fun to play with, but then again I'm a girl that is easily distracted by bright shiny objects! I thought that their Robot paper would make for some fun gift wrapping for the upcoming Father's Day. I wouldn't call it masculine, but I like to think there is a little boy in all our men who still love robots and rocket ships!
Using Best Creations Robot papers, Helmar Zap Dots and 450 Quick Dry, I whipped up this fun gift set trio. For the gift bag, I simply took a plain dollar store gift bag and added a strip of patterned paper and they layered it with a cut out journaling block and a fussy cut rocket, both of which I adhered with Zap Dots.
The card measures 5.5" x 5.5", with the inner block of blue at 5" x 5". I did some fussy cutting here to trim out the gears that I then turned into something like award ribbons. The center of the gears are custom epoxy shapes using the same Robot paper and an Epiphany Crafts Studio Tool. For the card I again used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry and a large Zap Dot on the center ribbon.
Lastly I used my Cricut and the Tags, Bags, & Boxes cartridge to cut out this cute little popcorn bag that I glued together with Helmar 450 Quick Dry. There's nothing worse in crafting than to have to sit there for ten minutes holding your project together while it dries. With the 450 Quick Dry, I only have to hold the folds of my bag together for less than a minute and then I can move on. To decorate the bag, again I did more fussy cutting and used a popsicle stick to make a decorative pick. I used mini Helmar Zap Dots for the heart (which I doubled up on as you can see below) and gear, as well as the planet and rocket.
These are the little touches I love to do to make gift giving special! It could be the simplest gift in the world, but by adding a little creativity, love, and some fabulous glues, you can give something ordinary and make it extraordinary! Happy Father's Day to all your Dad's out there!
Posted by Carole Stirrat at 12:45 PM
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Did you know that it's Lawn Fawn week over on the Helmar Blog? There are some really cute projects being created by both teams! I hope you'll check them out! Here is a card I created with the Critters of the Forest stamp set. You can see how I made my sweet little fox a little glitzy when you pop over to the Helmar Blog. See ya over there =)
Posted by Carole Stirrat at 9:56 AM
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
It's the start of another new month and the release of another wonderful kit from Magpie Club! I fell in love with this months Bits & Bobs kit called "Little Red Riding Hood" and had so much fun with it! I was only able to get done two layouts due to a sick child, but I still have a lot of material left over to make some more projects! Here are my two layouts...
|This adorable little fox and the racoon pictured below are from the stamp company, Lawn Fawn (not included in the kit). I used StazOn ink to stamp these cute little guys on the thick red plastic like material in the kit.|
|These cute little charms are by Epiphany Crafts as well as the round epoxies in the centers using Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Studio Tool. The title is a combo of Lawn Fawn stamps and the Cricut cartridge Hello Kitty font.|
|This tree stamp is also by Lawn Fawn and another Epiphany Crafts roud 14 epoxy.|
|Vintage settings and charm from Epiphany Crafts.|
Make sure to stop by the Magpie Club Blog to see the full reveal from all of our fabulous designers!
Posted by Carole Stirrat at 1:08 PM
Sunday, May 29, 2011
You're gonna love the June Bits & Bob's kit by Magpie Club! OMG, it's soooo cute with a ton of fun elements! It's titled "Little Red Riding Hood". Here are a couple sneaky peeks of my layout and you can see more peeks, including those of the main kit, at www.magpieclub.blogspot.com
Posted by Carole Stirrat at 2:03 PM
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Hey there everyone, I hope you're having a nice relaxing Sunday! Today was my first post as a new Helmar Design Team Member, which is super cool if I must say! I shared a few tips on using Helmar's Scrap Dots and also explained my love affair with Helmar's Acid Free Glue! I hope you'll pop on over and see my layout! You'll find my post here.
|Helmar Acide Free Glue, Helmar Scrap Dots; Sassafrass: patterned papers, chipboard shapes, alphabet stikcers, and stamps; Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Shape Studio Tool, Epiphany Crafts Vintage Settings and Felt Flower, Webster's Pages ribbon.|
Posted by Carole Stirrat at 1:19 PM
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Hey there scrappy friends! Virtual friends are really nice, but I really love my real life friends and one of the things we like to do when we get together is play good ole' fashioned board games. It's been on all our minds to make it a monthly ritual to have a game party for grown ups with cocktails and appetizers. I can't wait to show them what I'm about to show you. Using Paper Trunk's Rockabilly paper collection and Helmar adhesives, I created some game night invitations, drink markers (the "who's drink is this" game gets tiring! haha!), and a pair of huge wooden die. I plan on using the big wood dice as a way to determine what game we play and the player who rolls the highest number will get to choose the first game. I hope you think about having a game night of your own, they can be a real blast!! Games Rock :)
Thanks for stopping by!! Party on!!
Posted by Carole Stirrat at 5:01 PM