Cathy's Crafting Journey

Welcome to my blog, where I hope you will be inspired and want to share comments and your inspirations and tips too!! I love to create cards, mini albums, gift bags,tags, and boxes and I hope to take you on the papercrafting Journey with me!! Follow along!!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Witch hat Centerpiece with Helmar

Hello fellow crafters, Cathy here posting today for Helmar and today's project was a super fun one.  I put together for you a Witch hat centerpiece and I used 4 different Helmar adhesives
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive
Helmar Fabric Glue
Foam Glue
and Helmar Fabric Stiffener
To start off my project, I purchased a styro foam cone 7 inches, a piece of grey patterened fabric and of course I took out my Foam Glue from Helmar.. I cut the fabric out in a triangular shape to wrap around the cone, and adhered it with the Foam glue. love it!! holds fabulously!

Before I totally closed it though I added some fine craft wire, by folding it in half and inserting it into the the top of the cone and bent it in a wavy shape and you will see why in  next picture....

next.. I cut 4 pieces of black card stock at 6 by 12 inches and scored them each at every 1/2 inches and then accordian folded them and added scor-tape to each end because I need to connect each one end on end to create a circular hat rim as you will see....

Next I took one of my smaller bowls and traced out a circle which I then added Helmar Quick dry 450 so when I added the black rosette hat rim it would dry quickly and hold the rim from moving

The next step was to cut a piece of fabric to wrap around the base of the hat and I decided on a bright pink, and I wanted the ribbon to stay up and not slide down abd the ends I wanted stiff, so what better product the Helmars Fabric stiffener and Draping liquid...I of course used gloves to get the ribbon all wet...then I wraooed around and tied in a 1/2 knot

of course, what is a withch hat without some Tulle ribbon???  or a spider web?? I tacked these down with Helmar Fabric Glue

Using my Cricut Design space I got some regular layered flowers as well as some that you roll and then glue on a base and here is a before and after of one I made and glued with 450 Quick Dry...

and here at last is the finished product.... notice the cute little spider??  I have him hanging from some twine...

here are a couple other views

I hope you enjoyed today's project and will visit the Helmar store and check out their awesome products...
thanks for peeking in


Thursday, September 8, 2016

CK Baby Crow

Happy Thursday everyone.  Hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend.  Today I am posting for kaDoodle Bug Designs and I am happy to share a card with you using the file Cutie KaToodles~ Baby Crow.  I decided to make a fall card. because it is right around the corner, although it does not feel it right now. 

You can find this little cutie in the shop HERE

I decided to make a doubleZ card, they are super easy and fun.  I collected a bunch of coordinating scrap pages and  cut out the October from Cricut Design space and used the adorable baby crow..isn't he CUTE!!!

I hope you like the card and want to thank you for peeking in. Have a great week, Make sure to stop in the shop and see all the wonderful filea Melissa has made for you
til next time... Cathy