A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Welcome To The Helmar Halloween Howler Hop

Hello Everyone! Jeepers, Creepers, it's Sunday and I am so excited!!! Welcome to the 1st Annual Helmar Halloween Howler Hop!!! We are so glad that you decided to join us! Are you ready to scare up some fun?!!! We are and we've got lots and lots of spooktacular projects to share with you! AND lots of ghoulish gifts to give away!!! So put on your frightful Halloween smiles and get ready for a howlin' good time!

If you have been following along you should of hopped here from Tanisha's blog.  If you happened upon my blog first, hop on back to the Helmar blog to start at the beginning and view some great Halloween/Fall projects and the prizes!!! Make sure you leave some love at each blog along the way for your chance to win BIG!!!

I don't know about you, but I love Halloween! I love all of the fun colors, trick or treaters, and decoration. I love to go outside and take a gander at all of the aforementioned things and come back to my scrappy studio to create. For this hop, I decided to create a Halloween Mask. This is not a 'full face' mask. It is one that is attached to a wooden dowel and you would hold it up to your eyes to delight your fellow ghosties and goblins. Or it could be used as a simple decoration in your home. I love this type of mask. It reminds me of masked costume balls or something. I always like to envision what it would of been like to be an old timey southernbelle in my prettiest, puffy dress...of course escorted by a handsome southern gentleman to a fall ball. Tee Hee! Right up my alley! Here is the mask I have created for the hop:
 Now, for this project, I mainly featured two of my absolute FAVORITE Helmar Adhesives: Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots and Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. But I also snuck in some Helmar Zap Dots!
 To begin, I cut all of the pieces for my mask out using my Cricut Expression Electronic cutting machine and Sure Cuts A Lot Software. The svg file for this mask was a freebie from svgcuts.com. It is designed to be a caption for a card or a layout, but I knew when I saw it I had to make a mask out of it.

I cut the base out twice, once using cardstock and then with chipboard for stability. I used the Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to adhere my cardstock to my chipboard. Oh, Helmar 450 how I adore thee?!!! This adhesive is essential for any scrapbooker! It is quick drying and provides the sturdiest hold ever!!! It doesn't bubble or make the paper curl...just frightfully delightful!
 Next, I decided to add some trim to the edges of the mask. I love adding any type of ribbon or lace into a project. It is one of my favorite scrapbooking mediums. So I chose some black grosgrain that coordinated with my mask. I squeezed out just a little strip of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive at a time and then zigged zagged the ribbon back and forth as shown below. Also, a note...I found that if I squeezed out the adhesive and let it set for just a few seconds it became much more tacky. I then pressed down on the ribbon for like 15 seconds and it was secured perfectly.
 I also decided to pull out some pearl ribbon for the edges of the front. I used the same technique with the Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive as above. Simple and effective!
 Before I began work on decorating the front of the mask, I squeezed a rather bulky strip of the Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots (shown below) and laid my wooden dowel on top. I wanted to make sure my dowel would stay in place. I then set this aside to dry.
 As the Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots dried on the back of my mask, I decorated the front. I added some rhinestones using my Imaginisce I Rock Tool.
 I just love the Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. They too are so versatile and provide great dimension to any project. I used them to pop up my chipboard spider and ghost. I also used them to adhere my squiggly eyes.
 I used Helmar Zap Dots (in black) to provide 3 layers of dimension. I popped up the word 'Boo' n the background, the black shadow of the mask, and the orange part of the mask.
 Here's an up close view of the ribbon trim. See how the Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive worked wonders?!!! And it doesn't show too bad either.
 I wish the hubby would of been home when I snapped pix of this project so I could put it up to my face, but sadly, he was not. So I held it up so you can see how sturdy the Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots worked to hold the dowel in place.
 Now, I also wanted to take just a minute to mention another one of my favorite Helmar products...the Helmar Acid Free Remove Cleaner.
 This spray cleaner is another positively defrightful product from Helmar! It is acid free and removes adhesive residue left from stickers, tapes, labels, etc. It has a nice orange scent. I use this to clean off my scrapbooking tools, scrapbooking mats, and all around the house. For example, I don't know about you, but my Cricut spatula, scissors, and paper piercer can get pretty icky! Can you see that funky icky-ness on the spatula...eek!
 No problem! Just spray a bit of the Helmar Acid Free Remove Cleaner on a paper towel, wipe gently, and voila'! It's like new! Although, if truth be told and this is a funny little story about my hubby, I usually am not the one to do the cleaning. My husband is known as my 'de-icker.' I can be at my desk and say, 'Brandon...ick.' He knows to hop up and grab my Remove and get to cleanin'! LOL. He says he enjoys 'contributing' to my scrappiness!
 Another great use...cleaning off your craft mats! I thought my Basic Grey Magnetic Precision mat wasn't so bad, but I noticed some spots of adhesive. Look at what I was able to remove!
ALSO, I have a Helmar prize pack I would like to give away during the hop as well. All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and you're entered to win the goodies below!!!
2. Helmar Zap Dots-Black, 1/2" round
3. Helmar Zap Dots-White, 1/4" round

Please leave your blog addy or some way I can get in touch with you if you win!!! Thanks!

I want to thank you for hopping along with us for this spooky hop! I hope you have enjoyed this project! I have enjoyed having you at 'A Scraphappy Southernbelle.' Happy Haunting!!!

Next stop on the howlin' hop...the frightfully creative Cathy!!! Click on the picture below to be directed to her blog!
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124 comments:

Lynn said...

Aymee, I love your mask and am glad I came by to see what you were up to before I went to bed. I would love to win the helmar blog candy. I am always trying different kinds of glue, dots, etc. Have a great Sunday.

Lynn said...

Well, I tried to post, but it wouldn't let me. Love your mask.

Eva said...

Aymee, this is one FANTABULOUS project...wow...look at all the amazing details on it!

Denise said...

What a fun mask!! I love how you used your ribbon and the pearls are an awesome touch. Love it :)

JuliesAddiction said...

Fantastic Mask Aymee!!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Wow that mask is fantastic, Amyee.

apetta said...

wonderful project! how useful are all the helmar products!

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

I just love, love your project! Is one of those "why didn't I think of it first" things, you know?
I just recently found your blog... about a year ago I started scrapbooking and while on the MB I came across your Disney Princesses with Stickles ... I emailed you and you so kindly replied with all the information and than some!! I will forever be thankful! (I still haven't stickled any princess...)
Gaby
from GabyCreates.com

Renata Pacheco said...

Great projetc and tips. Thank you for sharing!

Melissa said...

Your mask is fabulous Aymee! I'm happy to start hopping!!!!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Becky said...

I SOOOOOOOO need to try that adhesive! LOVE your project

Cathy said...

Oh my gosh!! I must own this! This is a very creative and beautifully done project!!

marcibun said...

Amy, that mask is absolutely fabulous...and I love the music :)

TanishaRenee said...

Oh my, this mask is simply amazing!! I love the attention to detail!

Treasa said...

OH my...I totally love this mask and I am so saving it.

Kelly Massman said...

Love your mask! Lots of fun details! :-)

Sus Designs said...

Simply adorable!

Carrie said...

Love your mask! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Tanya said...

Wow, your mask looks amazing!!!

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

MrsETaylor said...

Holy Doodles BATMAN!!!!! This is absolutely fantastic. I so love this one Aymee. I've gotta try one I think

beulahmom said...

What an amazing mask! It is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Also, thanks for the opportunity to win some great Helmar products! :o)

(sirmeyer at dishmail dot net)

Vicki said...

I love, love, love your project. So pretty and fun. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

http://scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com

LollyChops said...

WOW! I love love love that ribbon fringe technique! I am bookmarking this for sure! What a killer idea!

I love your project too (and thanks for sharing info on the adhesive remover). I had no idea Helmar made anything like that! It's too cool for school!

HUGS!

Pam AKA: picnic said...

Oh how cute this is just amazing work... wonderful job, thanks for sharing and thanks for the great hop

Manhattan Mandie said...

Ok, let me just say I LOVE your mask!!! So pretty! I actually sat here are read the directions twice! I think I hear my Cricut calling me to come scrap lift this project....

Attegirl said...

Love the mask! So neat how you incorporated it into the word Boo!

Patricia said...

What a great mask! It has so much detail! Thanks for sharing it!

Heidi Y said...

Beautiful mask! Great job! And thx for the tip with Helmar Remover. I didn't know they had some!

Erika said...

The mask is GORGEOUS!! Love the little pearls and the glitter accents. THANKS FOR SHARING!! LOVE IT!

Melissa Elsner said...

Aymee you are always inspiring! I am loving that mask and all the details and frill!!!

jmahugger said...

Gorgeous mask you made!! Love all the detail, especially the ribbons around the edge!! Will have to pick up some of the Remove Cleaner! I get it all over my mat~

jmahugger@yahoo.com is how you can reach me if I win.

Mary Jean said...

omg...what a beautiful mask! And I think I have most of what you used stashed here in my room.! Thanks for telling us about the remove! I havent tried it but will now be on the lookout for it!
mistie1@cox.net

kimbethke said...

I love the mask!!

Cheryl O said...

Oh my that mask is too cute. Love all the ribbon!!! Thanks for the tip on the cleaner, I really need to get some of that!!

Lori said...

Hi, fellow Southern Belle! Wow! Your mask is really a cute Halloween decoration, and your photos and instructions are perfect. I can hardly wait to use Zap Dots, etc. (and I bet my matt is ickier than yours)--must try Remove. TY for the opportunity to win Helmar's products. If I win, I can be reached at: lorikagarrett@gmail.com
Happy Halloween!

~*Jen*~ said...

I love the mask!! You did a wonderful job on it! I loke the little spider guy and that you used an i*rock. I need to get me one of those i*rocks!! Thanks so much!
alaska.girl.24@hotmail.com

pattyb said...

I love all the details of your mask. Thanks for all the inspiration.

LittleLeafLane said...

Now, you can go to a Mask-erade ball :) Love this mask!

Kelly C said...

What a great mask - love all the dimension and little details you put into it!

Reel Girl said...

Aymee, I am absolutely SPEECHLESS! This mask is AMAZING!! and I love your whole Halloween blog theme with music!

lana said...

absolutely gorgeous...thanks for the inspiration!

Jean said...

Thanks for the great inspiration and the chance to win!

mjmarmo@comcast.net

Laura said...

Aymee, I just love the dimension on your mask! Thanks for the project. It looks ambitious for me, but I just may have to give it a try!

bluecrayons said...

yay . i just love your mask. i would love to make it but i dunno what the cuts alot thing is. oh well maybe i will one day. you rocked that mask like no other. i also love your music. thanks for the giveaway. :O)

scrap on

Teri A said...

I just love this you could do so much with these depending on the size that you use
Thanks,
Teri
teri.barefoot@gmail.com

Monique said...

What a gorgeous mask!! Love all the layers!! Thanks for sharing... off to hop some more!

StacyC said...

Your mask is amazing... Awesome job!!!

Erika M. said...

Your mask is absolutely fabulous - love how you incorporated the Helmar products!

Nitasha said...

Oh, this is just too cute! Love the ribbon technique and all of the gorgeous layers!

joeygirl86 said...

OMG this is amazing!!! WOw all of the details on this blow me away! Love it, you did a fabby job! :)

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Aymee you are just so clever!!!! this is awesome... I love it!
Staci

tgmagazine said...

How fun! What a great mask! Heather

Kathy said...

Super cute mask! I love all the dimension with the ribbon and pearls! Thanks for sharing!

debpaint16 said...

I really love your mask, with all the different embelishments & dimension!! Also, thanks for the great tips!!

debpaint16@aol.com

Becky said...

WOW! Aymee!!! I love that "mask"! And the ribbon edge and the string of beads.... LOVE it! Love the music too ;)

Melissa Wright said...

Fabulous mask!!! Thanks for the chance to win a prize!! My blog address is: http://melissasuewright.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Aymee this is absolutely beautiful. I love it! I've never made a mask but this is gorgeous so this may be my first one. Thanks so much for sharing.

Carol said...

Hey. I absolutely adore that mask. Also your writing is a treat to read.

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG!!! That is absolutely amazing!!! TFS!

Cheryl Kosakura said...

What a super fun Halloween Mask. That is way too cute! Thanks for the chance to win!
-Cher

Scrapenabler said...

What a fabulous project! The mask is absolutely stunning!

BishopsMommie said...

very very cute and creative .love this idea..and definitely need to try some of that adhesive remover..I am a messy crafter.

Donna said...

Just adorable!

Laura Achilles said...

you bordered it with ribbons!!!!! you're amazing!!!!! ((hugs))

Gloria said...

wow Aymee, can I join you at the FALL BALL? lol wouldn't this mask be perfect? Love it sooo cute.

kathlee said...

Wow..great blog candy! Would love to try all those products. Your mask is really cute and its amazing how strong that glue is!
kathlee154@gmail.com

Lillian Child said...

What a fabulous tutorial ... this project is just amazing!

rcz28 said...

I love that mask!
rcz28@aol.com

Manders said...

I would love to win the mask for get the adhesives.. very cool.. I love it

Tona said...

Love everything about your awesome mask!
Fiskateer #4437

Ginnifer said...

That mask is amazing! Such beautiful work!

Bonnie said...

The mask is really creative and wow the 3d is awesome

Connie said...

love the mask!!!

Katie said...

What a great hint on the adhesive cleaner! Loving your BOO mask...so fun!
ktbomb15@gmail.com

Minta's Creations said...

OMG! Love you mask! I would love wearing something like that to a Halloween ball! so pretty!
Minta

mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

So cute! I have to find me some of that quick dry adhesive!

mitz said...

your mask is ** boo-ti-ful** WTG!!
(mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

Tiff said...

EEEEEK! This is my favorite! LOVE! I need some of that cleaner now ;)

Becky said...

your mask is so dern cute! but how ya gonna see where you are going? ;)

Thanks for sharing!

Southernbelle said...

Thanks for all of your comments!!

Becky...well, it's not meant to stay on your face I guess. Just to put up to your eyes for a second. I was going to put holes in it, but once I found those squiggly eyes in my scrappy stash, I had to use 'em. Truth be told, I think this is going to be stuck down in a floral centerpiece for my Halloween table in my home. :)

Suz said...

what a cool project. thanks for sharing the details how you made it

Liz said...

This is so so cute it's Amazing I love this mask wow you are so talented.... Girl.

silvia said...

Super cute mask!!! LOVE it!!!

mbchoj said...

What a great mask! Love the dimension. Fantastic job!
mbchoj at aol dot com

judean said...

ooooh, I really like your project! Your step-by-step photos are fab, too--tfs!!

Patti B said...

Sweet mask. You did a fantastic job on it. Very talented

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Sandi's creative touch said...

Well I can see a southern or northern belle all dressed up on Halloween sashaying into the ball with this in her hand!!! What a grand project!! Love it!!!


Sandi
Slschario@gmail.com

Donna said...

That mask is too cute! I need to find some of that cleaner!

happy halloween!

The Cropping Canuck said...

Beautiful mask! I love all the dimension!

Dena said...

Love your project! Really like the texture the ribbon on the edge creates!

Dena-denadums@gmail.com

Tina said...

Aymee... you ROCK! This project is simple DIVINE!!!! Seriously... you are amazing!! ((HUGS))

Roxanne said...

Absolutely fabulous! THanks for the opportunity to win these products!

Roxanne
kcmarlowe at hotmail dot com

Amy Teets said...

That mask is amazing!

Lori Apgar said...

I just love your mask!!! My son and I also love the music on your blog!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy!!!!
www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com

Creative Crafting said...

What a cute mask I love the way it came out! Thanks for a chance to win!

angela

Kim said...

Love the mask! Also, this is the first time I heard of the adhesive remove. I need to try that. I hate when my tools get adhesive on them! (KimL141@aol.com)

Rusty Bucket Designs said...

Thanks for the clear tutorial on how you made your project - it's great!

quilt4fun2 said...

Great mask project. Thank You for being in the hop and for a chance to win great prizes.
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NanaBeth said...

Your mask is the absolute best. You made my day-I'm going to try making one for a wreath on my door.

Charlotte Cornett said...

I LOVE YOUR MASK!!!!! You did an Awesome Job!!! Thanks for sharing with us!
Charlotte

Dawn said...

Beautiful mask Amyee!
I was intrigued at your technique for the ribbon application. I'll have to give that a try.

Kray said...

Aymee....beautiful as always!!!

Lisa J said...

Such an awesome mask! I love masks and this is just right up my alley in crafting! Thanks for sharing the cleanup too! Have to get some of that for my mat and spatula as well!

www.ljsscrapshack.blogspot.com

BreAnn said...

Wow-I love the mask! I'm a "Georgia Peach", and I've always wanted to go to a masked ball, too! This would make the perfect mask for a Halloween Ball!

Alicia Barry said...

Ooh, I love to make masks. Yours is lovely.

jennyplace2 said...

I love your mask and it looks like I will be going shopping at the end of the blog. Great products! TFS

Suz said...

Great project! That's hilarious about your hubby. My DH is the same ; ) I think he must spray out his keyboard about 5 times a day...lol

Kate said...

Fun mask- and I love the adhesive remover- I am going to get some- I am always picking the glue off of my Cricut scraper.

txbluiz said...

You are SOOOO talented!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

meluv2scrap said...

Aymee that is just fabulous!!! Love it!

KellyG said...

Love that mask! Thanks for the tips!

Peggy said...

Aymee, I would love to win some of these wonderful products. But the neat thing is seeing all these wonderful projects. I love your mask. You are so talented.

Peggy T.
http://dailygracecreations.blogspot.com

motherloves3 said...

Love the Mask! Great Job motherloves3@hotmail.com

Joy said...

Aymee...this mask is AWESOME!!! Love everything about it !
xoxo Joy

PAT said...

Your mask is wonderful!!!!

Renee said...

Love the mask! Great project!

karennarelle said...

very clever, i love the way you used the ribbon. great work.

Pamela said...

This is SOOO cool!! I love it! :)

Heather said...

I have that file & never thought to use it as an actual mask...duh!
You did a wonderful job creating a cute mask! I love your blog, I'm always a little too anxious to see what's new from you ;^)

Anne said...

Cute and different approach

ewilgenbusch said...

Great mask! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win! :)

ewilgenbusch(at)hotmail(dot)com

vickisscraproom said...

Love the mask! Love it!

Lara said...

That mask is soooooo cute! My daughter and I just recently started scrapbooking. I can't wait to show her your mask... she'll love it. =)

marla said...

What a cool project. I love these products and will have to look into finding some of them to try.!!