Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Getting "Festive" with Authentique Paper & Helmar!

Authentique Paper and Helmar are teaming up over the next couple of days to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Helmar products!


After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Helmar blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team  have in store for you today!

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Shellye McDaniel


Finding new and unusual ornaments to make is always fun!
This version of the Tear-Drop Ornament can be made in 
various sizes and thicknesses, depending upon the type of 
papers you choose to use.  For this ornament, I've taken a
half of a sheet of Authentique's 
FESTIVE Jolly & Believe papers.  
You could also use an entire 12x12 sheet if both sides of
the patterned paper will work with the look you're wanting.
To start, cut six pieces of 4x6 papers
 (three from each pattern).
Next, score (as shown) so that each paper measures 2x6.
Freehand a shape onto the inside of the folded paper.
You may want to practice on scratch paper beforehand or
use a template.  If you have a Cricut or SVG files, you could
use those to make a template...a snowflake shape would also
be cute!
Trim with scissors and then repeat with the next five pieces

 of paper. Alternate patterns and glue together with
Helmar's Quick Dry Adhesive;
 allow to dry between each layer.
Once you have glued three of the papers together,
add a loop of baker's twine or ribbon to the center and
glue in place.  This will be the hanger, so adjust length as desired.
For my piece, I glittered the Jolly Paper with an
iridescent glitter; allow to dry.  A red jingle bell was
 attached to the bottom point.
I chose one of the Believe patterns as the front, focal point of the
ornament.  Using a "skip every two dots" approach, I added small
adhesive pearls to several of the dots.  I then trimmed out the edge
in a baker's twine.
To create the layered embellishment, I used several stickers
from the Festive Details 12x12 Stickers and
Helmar's Zapdots to add dimension between the pieces.
 Punch a 1.5" circle from one of the patterned papers and then, using
a hole punch, create a smaller hole in the center.  Thread your hanger
through the smaller hole and attach the larger circle to the top of
the ornament with Helmar's Quick Dry Adhesive.

Decorate the top with a ribbon bow and a small embellishment.
You're now ready for hanging or gift-giving.
Personalize and date each one to make a one-of-a-kind
keepsake for your family members and friends!
SUPPLIES:
Authentique- Festive: Jolly and Believe Papers; Details 12x12 Sticker Sheet
Helmar- Quick Dry Glue and Zapdots Foam Adhesives
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Natalie Dever

I had so much fun making this project today! 
The Helmar Adhesive Runner made placing the pieces so quick and easy.  
I needed them to stay in place so I could sew them down and the Adhesive Runner was perfect for the job.

I used LOTS of LOTS of Festive on this project.  Before adhering each piece of paper I inked the edges with my Antique Linen Distress Ink. 

I used the Helmar Quick Dry Adhesive for adhering paper to my chipboard house.  
 I have found this is my 'go-to' adhesive for chipboard.  Love this stuff!

I will be placing this in black 12 X 12 shadow box frame from Michaels! 
it will be the perfect addition to my decorations!


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Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!) Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Helmar for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Helmar Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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34 comments:

  1. love the diy ornament...the paper is absolutely gorgeous, brilliant idea for a more personalised Christmas tree decorations!

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  2. Exquisite projects. Love those colors!

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  3. Wonderful projects and I appreciate the awesome tutorials!

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  4. wow.. what amazing projects.. love them both.. you girls ROCK!!

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  5. Great projects! I especially love the second - the quilted look is one of my favorites!

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  6. What a pretty ornament!
    Would look good on my tree!

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  7. both these projects are stunning!!!!

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  8. What cute ornaments! I'll need to
    scraplift these.

    Carla from Utah

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  9. Both projects are amazing! They really bring me in the Christmas mood :)

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  10. What amazing projects. So full of holiday inspiration. Thanks so much Ladies for sharing your creations.

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  11. Simply delightful projects! LOVE the red gingham ribbon on that sweet holiday ornament, but what really caught my attention was the patchwork holiday card - and that sweet chipboard house! Fabulous design!

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  12. Gorgeous projects. I love the quilting style of the "Tis the season" Shadow Box page. The unique cuts and patching of that page is fabulous. Can't wait to see what else the DT does this week. Thanks for sharing the fun

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  14. Cute ornaments and great "quilted" piece! LOVE the twine around the edge of the first ornament.

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  15. Pretty ornament and chipboard house! These both look like fun projects! Love the papers!
    DeniseB

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  16. Lovely ornament and house!! Just beautiful!

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  17. Wow, blown away by these projects1 Love the 3d ornament! Awesome quilt affect on the house!

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  18. I love the quilt affect on this project and want to give this a try. This paperline was an excellent one to use for this technique!

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  19. Love both projects !!! Might try a smaller version of the second project to give as gifts.

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  20. Let me try this post again. I love the very dimensional ornament and the patchwork decor project. Very nice.

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  21. That beautiful hanging ornament is something I would love... Thank you for the instructions!

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  22. Super cute, country style projects!

    Carol B

    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. love the ornament and tutorial, very helpful to recreate the project, great choice of pattern papers. really beautiful quilted card, so many festive patterns, very well done. thanks for sharing.

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