Saturday, March 20, 2010

Helmar Design Team Blog Hop with Blog Candy!

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Blog Candy is now closed but comments are still welcomed.

Welcome to Helmar USA Design Team 1st ever Blog Hop! Helmar’s Design Team has created some unique dimensional projects for you. Each designer will highlight a new creation, featuring one of her favorite Helmar products that will hopefully inspire your spirit. Whether this be a layering effect, a new technique for that special crackly look, or even just a lift of flower power, we hope you find Helmar products to be the perfect match for your upcoming projects.

You should have just come from Beth Root’s blog if not then start at the very beginning with our fearless leader, Tracy Weinzapfel. I’ll wait for you to catch up. (Don’t forget to leave comments along the way as each member is giving away their favorite Helmar product!)

So my favorite Helmar product that I wish to share with you today is Premium Craft Glue. Craft_Glue

Premium Craft Glue bonds to almost all types of fabrics, leathers, balsa and other soft woods, paper, cane, most hand craft materials and more! Excellent for lamp shade making and millinery work. It sets quickly, dries crystal clear and is machine washable.

I can’t tell you how much Premium Craft Glue I have gone through. I love this stuff. (actually I love all the Helmar products but I had to pick just one to highlight for the blog hop…) I’ve used it with my sparkly fluff, flower soft, even to bond paper together (it didn’t wrinkle the paper at all.). So for my project for today, I wanted to try something a little different then the ideas listed above (which you can find on my blog by clicking on Helmar on the right hand side).

I had seen these Lunch Bag Hydrangeas and wanted to try my hand at them. So I pulled out a scallop circle nestie (you can use a scallop circle punch instead if you have one, I don’t), my lunch bags, a pencil, styrofoam balls, Helmar Premium Craft Glue and went to work.

Roll the scallop paper around the pencil.
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Attach the paper to the ball using Helmar Premium Craft Glue:
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After I was finished with them, I took ColorBox Ocean CHALK ink by ClearSnap and just smooshed it against the hydrangeas to give them some color.

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But what to put them in? Well I had these buckets that looked like they would be perfect. Glued a ribbon around the middle, yes, i used Premium Craft Glue. Using Pink Paislee’s Cupid Collection, I glued the two layers together and added vintage brads in the corners.

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I then glued the entire label down onto the tin using Helmar’s Premium Craft Glue! Stamped a bird in Chestnut Roan CHALK (Colorbox), cut it out and attached it to the upper corner with 2 clear 1/2” ZapDots (Helmar).

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And there you have it! Hope you liked my project and are inspired to try Helmar Adhesives. In fact, how would you like a chance to win a 4.23 fl oz bottle of Premium Craft Glue? Leave a comment telling me how you think you would use Premium Craft Glue! random.org will pick the lucky person for me on Monday the 22nd. (at this time because of the weight of the product, only USA residents are eligible to win but all comments are welcome)

Now hop on over to Becky Teichmiller as you don’t want to miss out on what she has in store for you.

Project is also for the Dirty Dozen Alumni challenge of Think Spring and having to have a bird or a bee on your project. Also for the Inspiration Challenge 224, these cakes are a good inspiration.


Thanks for stopping by,

Amber

113 comments:

Eva said...

WOW...this is one incredible project...boy, this must have taken some patience to create!!! Gorgeous work!

kmassman said...

I would use the Premium Craft Glue to help make some paper flowers that I just learned to make (called a box flower). I would use it on scrapbooking and cards, too. I think you could use it a little bit like liquid glass. Always handy to have this type of glue! Thanks for the chance to win some.
I loved your hydrangea project! Awesome!

pink said...

I'd love to win!

Nathalie said...

Am I really the first one?!
I LOVE your project and had the chance to use this glue before. I love its versatility and strong bond! Would love a new bottle though! :D Thank you for the giveaway!

mE said...

Oh my goodness, these faux hydrangeas are so cool! I would totally use the craft glue to make these!! I can't get hydrangeas to grow here in my area and would love to have some pretties to enjoy in the house! LOL! I like how you added the chalk ink for the extra pop and dimension!

~Inky Smiles
Erin

Leslie said...

What a cute idea!! I have to try this - have never seen a flower made this way before! Thanks for the inspiration!

LaMaMaLa said...

ohh, i LOVE those flowers!!! never seen them before!!! I'd LOVE to make one for a centerpiece for our picnics this summer!!! And, of course, I'd use Helmers glue!

Laura Stewart said...

very pretty!

lavendarrose29 said...

Those hydrangea's are amazing. YOU couls use those at weddings.

Pinky said...

That is just beautiful! Girl you so inspire me! Great job!

Shelley said...

I think I would use the glue to try to make my own hydrangeas! They are adorable!

Becky said...

WOW...this is amazing...stunning....fantastic

Gloria said...

Wow how cute and precious is this project. I am soooo doing one of these. What a wonderful gift to make for teachers. Pinky sent me here today and glad to have been invited.

MrsETaylor said...

Absolutely STUNNING. I think I've gotta make these for my mom for Mothers day. Thank so much for the inspiration

Viji Siddharth said...

OH my..this is so totally amazing! You are so very creative and have trmendous patience!

Sandy said...

Such a simple project! Love it! TFS!

Shannon said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!

pamala said...

Very pretty! The glue sounds amazing!

Carla said...

wow what an awesome project you did there. Love it. Pinky sent me over! Im a glue addict...so I have to do this blog hop...LOL

Laurajean said...

Gorgeous project, what an awesome idea...LOVE it ;)
Thanks for sharing...I haven't tried this glue, gonna have to try it :)

Sara Carns said...

Wow Wow Wow! This is my favorite project thus far on the hop! SO SO SO Cool! Will definitely have to try these!!!

JuliesAddiction said...

I wanna try these!!! So Pretty!!!

Brenda said...

I've made something similar to this, but used pins to attach the paper to the styrofoam. This Glue would have been much easier (not to mention easier on my fingers)!

marcibun said...

Amber, this is an AMAZING project, I absolutely LOVE this! :)

Nanna said...

Love the flowers. Who would think a paper bag could look so good!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Starla said...

very cool flowers!! I'd say that this glue could be used for soooo many projects (I'm cleaning my craft room right now and could use this glue to alter all the frames/boxes and such that I'm finding!)

rstuck2003 said...

What a neat idea...never seen it before! This would be a perfect glue for cards since it dries clear!

{raisingAlexis} said...

wow, those flowers are gorgeous! amazing what you can do with a piece of paper and some craft glue!

kimbethke said...

Wow!! Gorgeous. Must have taken a ton of work. Great job!

TracyM said...

WOW - didn't know that lunch bags could make such lovely flowers Amber - they look great!!!
Thankyou for the chance to win, TracyM :)

Tish Treadaway said...

Amber, I love your project!!!

Kim said...

AWESOME! I would LOVE the chance to get some of that glue for my fabric flowers! Thanks for the chance to win!
Me-Ma Kim

Cathy said...

OMG.... that is an amazing project!! Well done!

joni said...

I have never seen this before!!! So gorgeous! I'd use it on paper flowers as I've bought a few different brands and they don't work so great!

Tricia said...

Very cool flowers! I've never seen anything like them!
kari D.
daverclan@sbcglobal.net

Tami B. said...

Gorgeous project! Love what you did with this versatile glue.

sandyh50 said...

I want to use Helmars craft glue and make some of these hydrangeas! They are awesome! Thanks for the chance!

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

Love it! I'm thrilled your tried the tutorial and will post the pic of your hydrangeas in my reader gallery!!! Thanks for letting me know about it. Love how you added the pounced color.

Kim said...

Beautiful flowers! I can't wait to try those!

Gwen said...

So cool! What an awesome project!

~Kim said...

the hydrangeas are very cool. I had to keep going back and checking them out! I'd like to use the glue on a Mr/Mrs santa project that I'll be doing. yes I'm thinking of a christmas project, lol. My mother used to make the dolls out of detergent bottles and after 6 years of looking for the pattern I just found them before this christmas, too late to work on them.

Leslie said...

those are gorgeous!~!!!!

Susie said...

Those are incredible ! What a great project ! thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. I would love to try one of the helmar products !

Marey said...

Wow what a neat project, very creative!

Tona said...

Great project! Thanks for all of the tips on the other things you've used the glue for too.

StacyC said...

These are absolutely gorgeous...

Helen said...

That is beautiful! I'm not sure how I would use it, maybe to alter a clipboard or box I've been wanting to do!

thanks for the chance to win!

Brittney said...

Okay, this is amazing!

Nikki said...

i love those flower balls!!!

Teresa #6857 said...

Great Project!

stampkjs said...

Amber your hydrangias are beautiful. I am so happy to hear that the Premium Craft Glue is washable! I have to get some.

ScrappinCntryGrl said...

luv luv luv it.....I want to make this and put at my desk.....I dont have windows so this would be great.... Great Project Amber!!!

Terry said...

Way too cool! Love this incredibly creative and different flower!

Ginnifer said...

Awesome project!!! Love the flowers!

Delaina said...

WOW!!!! What an awesome project!!!

karen In Houston said...

What a fantastic project and I bet that took some time, but it is beautiful.
I would use the craft glue to keep my hand made flowers together and also to apply ribbon on my layouts or cards.

tricia said...

oh the things i could make- love those flowers. I'm thinking home decor,scrapping oh the mind is racing- thanks for the giveaway!

Edwards Extras said...

O my gosh! I have never seen these before1 The hydrangeas are BEAUTIFUL!

Heidi E. said...

What a fun project.. Always wanted to know how to create these.. thanks for sharing.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Your project is amazing...thank you for all the great tips!!!

Beth Root: Music Teacher said...

Ok...they always say no idea is ever original...but girl...you have topped em' all I have ever had!!! I am in love with this look. Sofresh and fun and doable. Thank you so much for inspiring me. WOWZA!!!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Amazing project. Wonderful product. I have been using it for a month and wonder what I have done without it.

Scrappy Val said...

Amber,
What a wonderful project and when I first logged onto your blog I said "what really neet flowers" from the picture and then read the rest to learn you showed us how to do it .. thanks so much .. I'm going to try something similar. I have to admit though I'm stuck on Beacon's liquid adhesive and so it would be awesome to try Helmar's to see if it really is better :)
Thanks for the opportunity!
Cheers ~ Scrappy Val

Ivania said...

That is gorgeous!!!

Scrapenabler said...

Great project!

Sophia said...

Great project, would love to win, thanks!

Robin Gibson said...

LOVE those hydrangeas! BEAUTIFUL!!! Oh I need to make some, you ladies are just really inspiring me tonight! THANKS!! I would LOVE to give this craft glue a try, and I think I would use it to adhere fabric to a journal cover! Or make some of my own flowers!

Kim Sonksen said...

OMGosh - I am totally in awe of this project. I LOVE this idea

doverdi said...

Another great project idea. I love paper flowers. I use this type of Liquid glue in creating my own paper flowers and would love to try out Helmers glue. My list is growing of all these fun Helmar products to look for here in Ontario, Canada.

Shannon Marie said...

awesome project! I could have used that glue around xmas time for all my craft projects!!

Dawn said...

absolutely fantabulous!!

Katie said...

Absolutely love this project! So creative & pretty!

*charygirl said...

WonderFUL project! That has to be one strong hold it has.....I'd love to try it out!

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! This is one awesome project. I just love these flowers and that for the tutorial too. This is some amazing adhesive. Thanks so much for this inspiring project and for a chance.

TracyJ said...

Wow, gorgeous! I think I would use the glue in a mini book project, where I don't want embellishments to fall off.

Cher~ said...

I may have to use it to scraplift your hydrangeas. I LOVE the look of hydrangeas, but it is too hot in Florida to ever have any that are beautiful. This would be such a great way for me to create some heavenly hydragea beuty in my house. Thank you so much for sharing this.

CoreyW said...

good grief! that is awesome!!! you really spent a lot of time on that - amazing!

Lisa Campion said...

Soooooo cute! I think this glue could be used pretty much on anything & everything -- so I wouldn't have to have a different type of glue for each medium. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lola said...

Wow -- what a lot of work -- but soooo pretty!!! Looks like this glue could be used on pretty much anything & everything!

Scrapycandy said...

What a great project idea! And clearly I need this adhesive! Thanks for the inspiration.

Virginia said...

I absolutely LOVE your project!!!! I almost bought something just like this for my home and now I know how to make it! TFS

BeeLinda said...

Oh wow that is an amazing hydrangea! Its so pretty, I have to try this and soon. My cats eat any flowers I try to bring into the house so I dont have flowers but these will be perfect!

dtg said...

Great project! Love the hydrangeas! Looks like good glue, too.

ellen s. said...

shut up! this is AWESOME! omg...love it to pieces...just gorgeous!

ellen s. said...

i was so excited i forgot to tell you how i would use it and i would be for pretty much everything, LOL. i am liquid glue kinda girl...i reach for that more than any kind of runner

janis said...

turned out really pretty!!!! thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Gloria L. said...

I need something for metal and wood, so that's what I would use it for!

kreativeimagination said...

simply amazing! thank you for the inspiration. Way to go Amber!

syeda_lubabah@hotmail.com

Susan said...

These look almost real! That glue must be fantastic as styrofoam is not the easiest surface to glue on.
Susan

Jen said...

LOVE THEM!!! I have to make some :)

Gail C said...

WOW! This project is great, your hydrangea looks so real....thanks for sharing!

beulahmom said...

Love your project! Thank you for the opportunity to win a bottle of Helmar's Premium craft glue. Would love to use it!!

Trina Leeson said...

I would use the Premium Craft Glue to have a go at making one of those awesome hydrandeas, thank you for such a wonderful tutorial ;)

Carla said...

What a beautiful project!! Love it!

Beth Warren said...

love the project, and would love to have a chance to try out the craft glue, I do a volunteer scrapbook therapy group at my local hospital and would use it for the patients with their crafting.

stephanie said...

Oh, this is lovely.

Janet Z said...

Oh my goodness that project is gorgeous! TFS!

DebL said...

That is just incredible! Beautiful work.

Barb said...

I love hydrandeas - I definitely have to try this!

KateB said...

wow! I've never seen this project before-def needs a lot of glue and patience! Beautiful!

Liz said...

"what a cute project

sccrladie19 said...

Love the flowers you made, such an awesome idea! I would use the Premium Craft Glue for just about all of my projects, especially altering projects!

Kimme said...

You always come up with the most wonderful projects. You are so creative.

Lola said...

love that flower. I'm working on a flower class so I maight just have to try this one. Thanks.

Noeleen said...

i must do this project. i absolutely love the flowers!!!!!!!!thanks for sharing!

BishopsMommie said...

OMG..my mouth just dropped to the floor.. reminds me of those tissue paper progects from my childhood..but umm yours is beautiful..gorgeous..ok so I think I would love to try your project if I win it... wow

Rita said...

HOLY COW! Those are super cute. Thanks for sharing...

Heather said...

Very cute flowers! I'm sure they took some time to create.
I love this glue! I use it for everything, it is amazing! I wish I could find it locally.

jonaks said...

oh boy that is so lovely. I will use the kraft glue to alter a frame. or maybe another 7gypsies art tray for my mom this time.

Valerie Chmielak said...

That flower is AWESOME!!!

morningDove said...

love all the products you created with the glue.

Beate said...

Oh my goodness Amber! Your flowers and pot look AMAZING!
Hugs and smiles

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my word! This project is AMAZING!!! I am totally taken aback by those hydrangaes! They are GORGEOUS, as is your bucket to contain them!!! I am in AWE over this project!!!!! WOW!!!