Monday, January 16, 2012

Celebrate Everyday {Authentique Paper & Helmar}

Authentique Paper and Helmar are teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper products and Helmar adhesives!

Today I wanted to share a project with you that I created using Authentique Paper's new Celebrate collection and Helmar adhesives.

I found a shopping list at a craft store for a dollar and thought it would be fun to spice it up a little. Sometimes I get caught up in life so much that I forget to have fun with the "boring" details of life...and Celebrate is the perfect collection to put a little spunk back - even in my grocery shopping.

I started by removing the magnet that was adhered to the back of the notepad and set it aside for later. I then cut a piece of chipboard a bit bigger than the notepad.

Using Helmar's Premium Craft Glue I adhered a piece of "Happy" paper the front of the new chipboard backer and then adhered the back of the original notepad on top.

I took the cardstock sticker from the "Details" sheet that says:
Celebrate Life.

...and I stuck it in place using black Zapdots.
I thought this was the perfect sentiment to remind me that even in things like grocery shopping...there is a reason to celebrate!

I finished it all of with a few additional embellishments and adhered the magnet to the new chipboard backer - and now this is ready to stick to the fridge!

Now, since I just got the new Celebrate & Genuine collections in my hands, I have been so inspired to create! Since I already had Celebrate out - I decided to create a very quick layout.
{I haven't done THAT in awhile!}

This picture was taken when my husband and I had a little time away with my husband's brothers and their wives...a truly special time since we don't live near each other.

I used a Helmar Quick-Fix Permanent Adhesive Runner to adhere all the papers and some Zapdots to add dimension to the photo.

I had a hard time deciding which papers from the collection to use on this layout, but the flowers from "Enjoyment" were just screaming to be fussy cut and I couldn't keep away from the fun diamond pattern on "Laughter".
The layout is very simple and came together fairly quickly, but for a girl who rarely puts a picture on a page anymore, it was a big accomplishment.
You could even call it a reason to CELEBRATE! :o)

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Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper (Celebrate collection - Happy, Enjoyment, Laughter);
Stickers: Authentique Paper (Celebrate collection - Details, Elements);
Adhesives: Helmar (Premium Craft Glue, Zapdots - Black, Quick-Fix Permanent Adhesive Runner);
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); Ranger (Distress Stain - Wild Honey);
Twine: The Twinery (Caribbean, Maraschino, Stone);
Other: HugSnug (Seam Binding - White); Dritz (Pins); Chipboard;
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors);


Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! What beautiful projects---LOOOOVE that notepad creation! Great papers:) Fun LO!

febe said...

Great work! I love the notepad you did and the tag too. Pretty colors.

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Julia Ionov said...

great projects you got there! i love the designs. thanks for sharing this one. keep posting please.
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