Saturday, March 28, 2009

Look who's turning three!

This Sunday is Jacob's third birthday, I can't believe it!!! Wasn't it just yesterday when I brought him home from the hospital? :) Here's a recent picture of "the little stinker" trying to squirt paint on me as I'm taking his picture! Anyway, I decided to make a card as one of my Helmar USA assignments, to celebrate his birthday. He can look at it, but definitely NO TOUCHING!! Too many beads - plus he just loves to tear stuff up!!! (lol)

I made the base of the card using the Mini Square Dots stencil from The Crafter's Workshop. I love scallops, it's just one of those trends I just can't let go!! The cardstock stars are also made using a stencil, for those I used the Boom Boom Boom 12"x12" stencil. The Crafter's Workshop is one of Helmar's preferred partners, I got a ton of really cool stencils, so you'll be seeing me using them quite often, I'm sure.

For this assignment my focus was suppose to be the Premium Craft Glue, but as you can see from supply list I used quite a few other adhesives too.

The patterned paper strip and transparency were adhered using the Quick Fix Permanent Adhesive Runner. In my design I could hide the glue on the transparency under the patterned paper, but if you ever need a glue that won't show up under a transparency the V2 Vellum Adhesive is perfect for that!

I used the Premium Craft Glue for the felt stars, ribbon and cardstock stars. The tiny beads were adhered using the Gemstone Glue. The gemstone glue starts out white, but dries clear, which I like a lot - I can see exactly where it is!!!

Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Gemstone Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Quick Fix Permanant Adhesive Runner
Crafter's Workshop - Stencils
Pink Paislee - Patterned Paper (black)
Basic Grey - Patterned Paper
Autumn Leaves - Felt ribbon
Hambly Screen Prints - Transparency
Hiedi Swapp - Iron on letters
Fancy Pants - Felt stars
Hobby Lobby - Beads
Bazzill - Cardstock


My next project is an altered paper mache box I picked up at Hobby Lobby for a couple bucks. I used Pink Paislee patterned papers, chipboard elements, borders and letters to decorate.

I basically just covered the box with patterned paper using the Acid Free Glue. Then used the Gemstone Glue to attach the pearls on the lid of the box. (The pearls came with an adhesive strip on the back, but when I separated the pearls I had to add more glue.)

I pleated the scalloped paper to add some texture to the top of the box and then used the Premium Craft Glue to adhere the chipboard strips.

All of the chipboard elements where self adhesive, but to give the butterfly a little more dimention I used the Liquid Scrap Dots. I also used The Liquid Scrap Dots on some of the chipboard letters.

Supply List:
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Gemstone Glue
Pink Paislee - Patterned paper, chipboard elements, chipboard border, glitter, chipboard letters, letter stickers and button.
Maya Road - Felt flower and stick pins
Mark Richards - Pearls
Bazzill - Tulle ribbon
Hobby Lobby - Egg shaped box and embroidery floss


Don't forget, you still have time to leave a comment on the Helmar blog for a chance to win some of the Crackle Medium. I made this little swatch to give you an example of how it transforms chipboard. This Crackle Medium is a two step process, but it's really easy.

Doesn't this effect look great on this little dinosaur !!
Now go leave a comment, so you can GET CRACKLING TOO!!!

Enjoy your weekend! :)


Marci Knecht said...

Great projects Jen! That egg is just adorable.

Happy Birthday to Jacob :)

Stacey Michaud said...

You can alter stuff, girl! LOVE! My DD is turning three at the end of April so I can relate--congrats and hope the day was wonderful!

TanishaRenee said...

He is so cute! Happy birthday Jacob!!

I've said before but I'll say it again, you can rock the heck out of an altered project!!! Faabulous work here!

Babydoll said...

Cool stuff Jenn! Your little one is growing up so fast. He's a handsome little fellow.

I just adore that little Easter Egg and that card is awesome. I hope you have fun at the little one's party. :)

Diana said...

Jenn, he is a doll. Darling card. Just love your work!

Vee said...

beautiful projects, really love the sprinkles of brads on te card :)

Tish Treadaway said...

Jen, so much inspiration here! Great projects!!!

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