Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More Holiday Decor 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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Janeen Shember


This week I bought a new die, needed placecards for the table, and had a handmade holiday blog hop, so the answer was obvious...

Tiny table trees!


These little cuties are made from stacks of "Tattered Snowflakes" created with Sizzix's new Alterations die. I used Helmar's black ZapDots between each snowflake for added height and space between the "branches".

Helmar's 450 Quick Dry is a perfect adhesive to create snow and icicles. It's thick and stringy, so it creates really realistic effects. I dripped the glue up and down the tree then dipped the edges in Diamond Dust. Once it dries it's really sturdy and creates fantastic snow highlights.

The tree trunks are wooden spools covered in twine and tinsel, and a glass bottle of snow flakes. The tags are from the Peaceful sticker embellishments.

Products Used:
"Peaceful" - Authentique Paper
450 Quick Dry and ZapDots - Helmar
Tattered Snowflake Die - Sizzix
Diamond Dust
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Heather Conklin


Hello Authentique fans, Heather here with a couple of ornaments using Helmar and the Festive Collection. For this project, I only used Helmar's Quickfix Adhesive Runner. I wanted to show you that sometimes, you can use dry adhesives in place of wet adhesives like Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.

I started with a wooden disc. I used the adhesive runner to make a square on the paper, then cut off the remainder of the paper.
Using a Core'dinations sanding block, I smoothed off the extra edges. Repeat this on the other side if you want a double sided ornament.
To create the decorative hanger of this ornament, I threaded Twinery twine through two buttons, and used the adhesive runner on the inside of the pair of buttons to stick them together.
If you don't have want to have dimensional adhesive show (or add a little sparkle!) use a button to create some dimension. The adhesive sticked wonderfully to both sides of the button.
Then, I added a sticker to the top of it.
I further down the string that is now run through the wooden disc (I used a Crop-A-Dile to punch the holes), I doubled up two of the same stickers.
The finished ornament. Underneath the Jingle Bells sticker is another button. Then a cute bow with May Arts ribbon.
 And the reverse side.
And to finish it off, I added two of the same bling and the adhesive runner.
Here's a little extra ornament to put some holiday treats into. The cone is cut with a Silhouette shape, then another wooden disc has a shaped sticker on it, with another as a little To:/From: tag. And some more May Arts seam binding to finish it off.
I cannot wait to gift both of these ornaments.
Products Used:
Authentique Paper: Festive: Glistening and Believe papers, Details 12x12 and Elements 8x12 stickers
Helmar:  Helmar's Quickfix Adhesive Runner
Other: buttons, bling, Twinery twine, wooden discs, May Arts ribbon, Silhouette

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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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30 comments:

  1. OMG!

    The snow and ice on the tress is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  2. Cute trees! And I just got that die last week myself- may have to give those a whirl! :) adorable ornaments too- they'd be great to dress up presents!

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  3. Cool stuff! Love those trees, I would have never thought to make them like that!

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  4. Great projects, the wall hanging is adorable, but the trees are very umnique with the snow dripping off the branches. Cute and clever!

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  5. Love those trees! The glue icicles are genius!

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  6. Every day I am amazed at the projects you ladies create. Fabulous ideas for the holidays.

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  7. I love these! These would be great to make as ornaments for my co-workers!

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  8. Aww, look at these! Such awesome Christmas decoration!

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  9. What delightful projects. I especially like those sweet little trees ... and ingenious to use the helmar glue for those snow ladened trees.

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  10. Adorable trees and cute ornaments.

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  11. Love those trees ! what a cool idea with the glue and Diamond Dust.

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  12. Ladies! you rocked it! love both projects!

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  13. You ladies are such creative wizards!!!

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  14. Loving all the great ideas you guys
    are sharing! Thanks.

    Carla from Utah

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  15. oh wow!!! those are sooo sooo pretty!!!! wonderful project and LOVE the results!!!!

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  16. Seriously adorable. I am such a fan of treat cones, love them.

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  17. Great project ideas, thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B

    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Both are really cute projects! I love the rosette trees!

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  19. Fun projects! Thanks for sharing all the ideas! Love the little trees on the spool bases! Too cute...gotta make some!
    DeniseB

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  20. Great projects!!! Those little trees are adorable!

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  21. Those tiny trees are looking great. I should say that the wall hanging project is extraordinary; I should appreciate is because it is simple and tidy.

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  22. Oh my ... the ice on those tree branches are soooooooooooo beautiful. It's almost like a walk through a Winter wonderland. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing.
    kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  23. Cute trees, love the touch of snow and the spools!

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  24. Just the fact that these and the Helmar Projects are Made using Authentique makes them Unique to me. Of course they are all Beautiful. Your Design Team is Fantastic but again all their Projects are Unique to them. I just love your Paper Designs and find each of those Unique also.I love using Helmar Product too. So am really enjoying every moment of the time you are spending Together with them. Thanks for Sharing and this Fabulous Unique Experience.
    Kind Regards,
    Beverley.......

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  25. what a clever idea for winter trees, Im going to have to try that out, would make great table toppers at my buffet. wonderful hanger, like those for my cabinets for decorations.

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  26. Those trees are amazing. I would not have thought the adhesive could make that look.

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  27. Super projects. I love those little trees and would love to try to make some of those ornaments. They are incredibly adorable!

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  28. great little ornaments and cute trees
    ava g

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