A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Helmar Holiday Hop

Hi guys! Helmar USA DT Member, Aymee Gandy, here on this beautiful, but chilly Sunday and I would like to welcome you to my blog!!! I hope you are having a fabulous day so far! I am so excited today because we are kicking off the Helmar Holiday Hop! Yay!!! I've been waiting on this one for weeks and just can't wait to see all of the festive craftiness my fellow Helmar DT Members (and a few surprise guests artists) have in store for all of us! There are lots of yummy prizes to be given away so make sure you visit each blog on the hop AND leave a comment while you are there for a chance to WIN!!! Also, be sure to check out the Helmar Facebook page for even more chances to win! AND something I am particularly excited about...the Helmar UStream classes! You can check out the information for those HERE. So let's get to hoppin'!!!

If you are just joining us and would like to start at the beginning of the hop, go HERE to visit Tracy's blog.

 Otherwise, if you have been hopping along with us, you should of arrived to my blog from Gayle Martin's blog.

For my project, I will be highlighting the following fabulous Helmar Adhesives:
 For this hop, I have created a bit of holiday decor' to display in the dining room of my home. I love to make my own decorations for my home and this one was really so fun and easy to do! I have created a wall hanging that spells out the word 'Noel.' For my wall hanging, I first stopped by my local dollar store and picked up these awesome 6x6" wooden frames for drum roll please.....$1 each! You can't beat that, right?! I was so excited about that find. I love it when I can score a good deal. After I purchased them, I rushed right home to start on my project. I just could not wait to put my Helmar Adhesives into action on this one!

I started by decorating the inside of each frame. I chose some Christmas themed patterned paper from GCD Studios for the inside each frame, I adhered this patterned paper with my Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner. Next, I used my Cricut die cutting machine and cut out ovals for my letters to go onto. I embossed each of these ovals with the 'Snow' embossing folder using my Cuttlebug. Next, I added alphabet stickers from American Crafts. Next, I knew I wanted to attach my frames together to create a wall hanging. So I pulled some basic red grosgrain ribbon and used my Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to attach the frames together with strips of ribbon. I have to say that the Helmar 450 Quick Dry is one of my personal favorites to the Helmar line of products. It is quick drying and has a hold that can't be beat! I know I can count on it to keep my projects together. I highly recommend it to anyone!

Here is my wall hanging:
Also, I decided to add a small bow to each frame. To adhere these bows, I used Helmar Liquid Scrapdots...another product that I just cannot do without!

'N'
 'O'
 'E'
 'L'
I hope this project will inspire you to get crafty with those fabulous Helmar Adhesives! I promise this really was so affordable, fast, and fun! I love the way it looks in our dining room and I can't wait to make more of these as gifts for my friends and family this holiday season!

Also, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting my blog! I hope to see you again soon! AND have a Merry Christmas!!!

Up next on the hop...the very talented Erika!!!
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126 comments:

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Wow, love what you made and that is giving me an idea.

scrapaholicaef said...

Now girl I have to make these they are really super duper cute! Hugs Alesia Fowler

Lisa K said...

Yep - gorgeous - I love that idea - now to find some cute small frames!!

Leeann Pearce said...

How gorgeous and a great idea too!

StampinCathy said...

This is just gorgeous and so inspiring. This would be a great gift idea too!

Lydell said...

Your framed Noel looks incredible. Such a pretty project! Thanks for sharing!

Colleen said...

Thank is just adorable. What a great idea to spruce up the walls at Christmas time. Thank you for a great idea.

Leah said...

oh, those frames are very sweet. Thanks for the inspiration!

Janet said...

Your wallhanging is beautiful! So much insperation on this hop. I am loving it!

... said...

hi,

great project!
It looks very classy!

have a nice day!

Cathy Gill said...

Anyone would be excited to receive these! Nice project.

csparky61 said...

The Noel hanger is so beautiful for the holidays, but what a great idea for a gift for anytime of year. Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiring my creativity.

ruth said...

Super cute idea! I have 3 frames sitting here....I think I will make mine JOY.

jennifer mitten said...

I love this project - these adhesives are amazing!

Lesley from WI said...

Very pretty! I like the different background papers that you used.

scrappin_in_AK said...

I love the little square frames - wonderful project

Tonya said...

Easy easy but what fabulous results!!!!!! Isn't Helmar adhesives the best......it works amazing!

ScrappyGirl said...

love it so cute

floridagirl said...

Hi Aymee - this is gorgeous!! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!!

Nancy said...

This project is adorable! I may just have to adapt it for my niece and nephews. They love hangable art! :D

Kristina said...

Wow what a find Aymee! Your wall hanging is just stunning.

Hugs,
Kristina

Sophia said...

What a cute project, love all the details...

...Tara... said...

very cute project!!

marilyn said...

LOVE this project--Wonderful!

MrsETaylor said...

absolutely beautiful Aymee. Thank you for always getting my mojo going. Love ya and Happy Holidays

Andrea Amu said...

Love these!

cinmfoster said...

Great project. I have a set of small frames and will have to do this. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tracy Pea said...

I love this project, it's so elegant.

Kelly Rae said...

I love this project! Its totally cute and truly affordable. Many thanks for sharing! Kelly

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

I have always wanted to try the frame Idea, thanks so much for sharing. I think I'm going to take the plunge and make it sometime.

kathlee said...

Those are really pretty and I just happen to have white frames! Beautiful!! TFS!!Happy Holidays to you and yours!
kathlee154@gmail.com
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Nancy B said...

Love this project! I've saved in my favorites to get started after the "hop"! Thanks!

sandee said...

You have got to love the Dollar stores for crafting supplies! our frames are adorable!!

Pammejo said...

Love the idea of the frames, they are fabulous

Cowgirlpal said...

Hop Hop Hop! Fun Fun Fun! Thanks for sharing!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful project!!!

Elliott said...

The background textures behind the letters are so cool. I like the whole project, but that's my favorite detail.

luv2scrapinmt said...

Oh I love, love, love this one! Thank You!

Tanya said...

This is so pretty! And I love that the frames were only a buck! Fantastic idea, oh and love your music on your blog!!

Jean said...

What a wonderful project. Perfect for the holidays.

mjmarmo@comcast.net

Monica said...

Wow.. my favorite so far. Classy and elegant. Love it!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Very cute wall hanging. Love it.

lisa arana

JPScraps said...

Adorable project!

silvia said...

Gorgeous wall hanging!!

margie c said...

Beautiful frames! I would love this one to replace my old one ;)
TFS! hugs, margie

debpaint16 said...

WOW!!!!!! The frames you found are Amazing!! I've never seen any so nice at my $$$ Stores, Great find!! This project is so easy & would make a great gift, thanks for the inspiration!!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Michelle said...

Such a cute idea! The wall hanging would make a nice gift. Thanks for sharing!
Michelle D.

Erika M. said...

Your wall hanging is fabulous!

Donna said...

What a pretty project--thanks for sharing!

Melodie said...

Can I just say your wall hanging is ca-ute!!!
Scrapthis@aol.com

stampjourney said...

This is so pretty! Love the Christmas colors and the clean design! Thanks for sharing!

Lillian Child said...

So very lovely!

Shirley said...

LOVE the project!

Cheryl said...

Very classy looking project. Thanks!

EstherT said...

Here's a project that I'm going to have to try! And ... my husband will LOVE the cost! ;)

EstherT said...

Here's a project that I'm going to have to try! And ... my husband will LOVE the cost! ;)

Mirja said...

Ou Ou...these frames are soos pretty..I would definetly try this..thanks so much for the idea..:)

Hug from Finland

doris said...

Fantastic project idea! I love how the ribbon links the frames and the bows were the perfect added touch!

Lisa said...

This is sooooooo beautiful! What a lovely idea!

Casey said...

Really love this! It's simple but so classy!

Kim said...

Such a sweet idea!! LOVE it!!

Denise said...

I gotta hit the Dollar Tree! What a deal. I love your Noel sign. Everything is so cute and doable on this blog hop!

scrapinmo said...

Your frames are so adorable!

ntsisterz said...

Very simple and sweet. I am going to come back to you blog after the hop. Love your style!

Teri A said...

I just love this it not only would make nice gifts but would be wonderful to add to my home I love it so much
Thank you,
Teri
teri.barefoot@gmail.com

Lisa J said...

This gave me some fantastic ideas for my price range on gifts this year! Thank you so much! I love the different textures and papers you used inside the frames too!

TFS!!
tjsgal at gmail dot com

alex'smom said...

so easy yet so elegant! I guess I need these adhesives after all! ty

cher

hilly77 at comcast dot net

anazelia said...

those are so lovely.

Gail said...

Wish we had Big Lots & Dollar Trees here!
Great idea!

NanaBeth said...

I love the quick dry too! This is a wonderful project-I would love to give it a try.

Patricia said...

What a great idea! Especially for gift giving!

Kim K. said...

Great idea - can't wait to go my some mini frames & make my own!!!

Cassie_lu said...

what a pretty wall decor you created.

ShoppingTamii said...

Love it! I used those exact frames and spelled out L-O-V-E for a wall hanging in my living room :)

campbelljudy1228 said...

Aymee,
Your projects are beautiful as usual. I just love seeing your work. Thanks for sharing GF!

Erika said...

Your wallhanging is so pretty. Love the colors. They're fantastic

McStamper said...

This is such a cute idea.

Carol said...

Beautiful project!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007@gmail.com

Sarah said...

what a fabulous idea Aymee!

LynneForsythe said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!

Lori said...

Oh my goodness - this is fabulous! I SO have to make one of these now! LOVE IT!

BishopsMommie said...

so so so cute..love this idea and your decorations through out your house..beautiful!

Bogner's said...

What an adorable project! I love the hanging frames! Thanks for the inspiration!

Simply AJ said...

Beautiful! Not only a frugal project but it really looks so elegant. Perfect idea for a gift. Thank you so much for sharing your talent! AJ aj_822@yahoo.com

Mary Jean said...

wow so pretty! I love the colors you have chosen! I'm going to have to try one of these!

Jodi said...

So pretty! I really like this!!

Jodi said...

So pretty! I really like this!!

Elizabeth said...

That is absolutely precious.

Nitasha said...

affordable, fast, and fun....that's my kind of project! And of course, it's supercute, too!

Shawna said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for sharing with us!

cowchipper said...

great project, thanks for sharing!

Debc06 said...

Such a beautiful idea, I think you have just helped me solve on of my problems for a good friend. Thanks

Kathy said...

Beautiful wall hanging project! Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

whatspeaks2myheart said...

That's beautiful. I love to add to my Christmas home decor and this could be adapted to most any style. TFS. Paula

Sherry's Creations said...

Stunning project!

Anna said...

Awesome!!! Just awesome.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Vic said...

It's an adorable project! I think I'll do a set with JOY.

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Michelle H. said...

Very pretty!!
Love the design!!
TFS!!

Angela R said...

Oh my goodness, I cannot believe how talented everyone is on this blog! This decore is amazing and beautifully put together! Thank you for sharing!
Contact Info: incase I get a chance to win that amazing blog candy give-away! HAPPY HOLIDAY's arebori0204@gmail.com

Jennifer and Amy said...

I love the frames! This is so easy and darling!

Charity said...

Beautiful project. Thanks for the great idea.

jenni said...

super great idea and you used such great colors.
Thanks for the inspiration.
jpshirley@ymail.com

Darrell said...

very interesting ideas.

zendalina said...

great ideas good designing

Peg said...

so sweet :-)

Penny said...

Having a great day hopping from one creative gal to another. Merry Christmas and happy inspiration.

ScrapbookMary said...

Great!!! What a wonderful idea! I never would have thought of this, but I love it and think I'm going to throw some together for Christmas gifts! They look awesome and I think I just saw those frames at the dollar store down the road. Happy Dance! TFS! hop, hop, hop.....Merry Christmas, Mary

Penny said...

Can you see my comment yet? I'm having trouble getting posted. Time to turn out the lights. Good night ladies.

Lori said...

Prettiest thing I've seen yet on this hop. Thanks for sharing. From one Pa girl to another....keep up the good work! I also love your blog page with the music....so pretty.

GabyCreates.com said...

Great idea and project!

Diana said...

I love your wall hanging. It is gorgeous

Ola said...

This is such a wonderful gift idea... I love it!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

jonaks said...

lovely frames!

connie said...

Love your wall hanging project.

marla said...

Great project!! I would love to try these scrapdots. Sounds like a great adhesive!!

Minta's Creations said...

Love this wonderful idea.
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Lindzie said...

Love the frames!

Larajc said...

very clean and classy project! I love it!

Tina said...

I absolutely adore the simplistic elegance of this Aymee! As always, your work astounds me! Thanks for sharing another beautiful project!

beadz said...

Your wall decor is so cute - love it!
hugs,
Gini

ashjoy said...

Very cute wall hanging!
Merry Christmas!

Patti said...

Looks so elegant but is simple, I love that!

The Trash Collector said...

inspiring projects... thanks for sharing

Nicole Brenna said...

Merry Christmas love the project!

ellen s. said...

such a sweet project! i love the white frames, esp against the reds and greens

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love your wonderful frames! They look so beautiful. TFS