Thursday, June 30, 2011

Altered fun with Nikki Sivils & Helmar!

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This entire week Helmar is pairing up with Nikki Sivils for some amazing inspiration! I originally was just going to make a card *which I still did* But when I came across this round clipboard ripe for altering, I couldn't resist and had to alter it this morning to add to my post today!!! I was just saying the other day I need to start making lists because, seriously, I felt like I was getting nothing done even though I was going non stop - sooo, I am going to use this fun little clipboard to clip up my to do lists from now on. :D I hope you like it as much as I do!

Isn't it adorable? That is because I used the adorable We Are Family paper collection from Nikki Sivils. I just adore it. The little banner was part of a cute journal tag that I cut out and pieced together to look like a real little banner complete with twine. I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry to attach the banner and the twine. I love it because since it dries clear you don't have to worry about such a tiny space to work with and I'm confident it is not going anywhere! I just love all the journaling tags in this paper line and do have in mind a family album that I'm going to attempt one of these days but for this clipboard I just adored the "House Rules" and added some fun inspirational tiny type stickers from Cosmo Cricket as well. This was really fast and easy to do - I adhered the bottom layer of pattern paper using Helmar Acid Free Glue and then took my craft knife and cut around the clipboard - I've seen Tracy do this and seriously it's easy peasy!!! Plus you get the perfect cut EVERY.TIME. I wanted to share how I attached the Ribbon Roses using Helmar 450 Quick Dry:

I find it easiest when I'm attaching a long piece of ribbon to draw my line of glue where I'm going to put the ribbon.

Then I start adhereing the ribbon along the glue line I just laid down.

The glue stays wet long enough to do this so don't worry!

And done! Easy Peasy! :D

I also created a little house warming card using the same paper line. One of the things that I LOVE LOVE LOVE is that there are 2 sheets of the patterns reduced to 6x6 size which is just perfect for card makers! This was a LOT of fun! I cut out all the little pieces to create the scene and used Helmar Zap Dots to create dimension with the different layers. Using the sticker letters from the same line I spelled out congrats! across the top and then stamped New Home under the house. We are in the middle of selling our house and I thought it would be cute to leave the new owners this that weird? haha Just something to bless them as they start their new life and family in the home that blessed us with our family. I don't know, I might chicken out but that is where the idea behind this card came from!

So, that's it for me today - but be sure to keep checking the Helmar DT blog as well as the Nikki Sivils DT blog for even more inspiration as the week continues! Also, you will want to be sure to stop by both Helmar and Nikki Sivils Facebook pages as there are fun giveaways planned there as well!! ;D We are so close to reaching our goal of 4,000 FB fans - only 19 to go!!! Are you a fan yet? If not, head on over! :D

Challenges I'm Playing:
Pile it On - 2 or More Ribbons
Creative Stamp Friends - Dots
Scrap Creations - Anything but a card
Stampavie & More - More than 3 layers
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Flowers


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