Monday, January 16, 2012

Celebrate Everyday

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


After you check out Tifany's post (below), be sure to head on over to the Helmar blog to find out what the talented members of the Helmar Design Team have created.

Here is Tifany with today's project featuring our new Celebrate collection:


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.
Everyday.
Everywhere!

...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)


Be sure to stop by the Authentique Paper and Helmar blogs every day this week!
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Supplies:
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);

16 comments:

  1. Two great projects! Love your LO, and how you cut around the papers!

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  2. fab projects, the colors are amazing

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  3. Great projects! Thanks for sharing them!

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  4. LOVE the remake of the shopping list! You made it look SO PRETTY! The layout is STUNNING! Thanks BUNCHES for sharing! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim
    kimnsammy at gmail dot com

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  5. I can't wait to see more with the new paper! So pretty!

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  6. wow I am lovin it. great projects..

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  7. I lovethe colors in this grouping - hope to get it someday. Great projects

    Barb Housner

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  8. wonderful project and layout!! Lovin' the great colors of this collection!

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  9. Gorgeous paper..... Love the projects..

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  10. FABULOUS projects! I am LOVING this new collection!

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  11. Great idea, love that project!

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  12. Amazing projects! I love the layout and papers chosen.

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  13. Lovely work with these gorgeous papers!

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