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!!


Monday, February 27, 2017

Home Decor with Helmar

Hello fellow crafters, Cathy here to share my Home decor project using Helmar adhesives.
I do not know about you but where I come from, we have had a whole lot of snow, so I decided I need a diversion, so figured I would do an Easter/Spring decor project..

first, I acquired 3 pieces of pine wood, one at 2x4x8 and 2 @ 2x4 x6.  I sanded them...

Then I purchased some white chalk paint, and gave each of them 3 coats of paint,

Then I took 3 coordinating scraps of cloth in bright spring colors and cut them out into bunny ear shapes and pressed them.

                                then I tied each of the fabric ears into aow in the middle

My next step I took thin floral wire and wrapped it around a pencil several time and then trimmed off.
I made several "loopy" wires.

With a couple of them I tird them around the ears to make hair for the bunnies...

For noses, I took some wooden hearts I got for Christmas and painted then light pink/

I wanted the ears to have a little stiffness, so I used my HelmarFabric Stiffner

I poured a little in a paper plate and brushed it on the backside of each ear and then ...

Draped them over bottle to dry.

I used my one inch paper punch and punched out enough circles to make 3 for each eye so they would be thick. and used Helmar Craft glue to hold them together.

Next I put down some small globs of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to hold the eyes on the is just like using a glue gun without the burn...

I now want something thick to be able to hold my wire whiskers and the wooden heart nose and the ears and hair on top,..and what better to do that than the Helmar Scrap Dots

and Voila!! the finished Bunnies!!

Helmar products used...
Helmar Scrap Dots,
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar Craft Glue
Helmar Fabric Stiffener

Hope you like today's Home Decor project..thanks for stopping ,


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Bunny and his carrot

Happy Saturday KaDoodle bug fans..I am posting today for KaDoodle Bug Designs and I am going to be sharing the New file with you ~ "Bunny and his Carrot".

These little bunnies are way cute.  They look adorable on cards and scrap pages and gift bags, tags and boxes...but I decided to try something new...

I decorated my hubbies whiteboard.... 
I think he is going to like it !!!

If you would like to play with this adorable file, follow the link here.

Have a good day!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Hoppy Easter Bunny KaDoodle Bug style

Hello all you crafty people, did you get a lot of snow yesterday like me??? Holy cow Batman, enough is enough already.  Why did the groundhog have to declare 6 more weeks of winter.  I am tired of shoveling.
However, I did find time to make a card today.. With KaDoodle Bug Designs new file~ "Hoppy Easter Bunny".

Adhesive used was Helmar Adhesive Runner

Thanks for peeking in...til next time..

Thursday, February 9, 2017

how 'bout some Pizza??

Hey crafting friends, Cathy here to share a card I made using one of KaDoodle Bug Designs new files...Cutie KaToodles~ Pizza My Heart

Love love love it!!  I decided to make a side step ladder card with it.. I used the accessories to put on the steps.

 and card stock.
Ribbon for Really Reasonable Ribbon
white gel pen
Helmar adhesive~ Craft  Adhesive runner

I hope you like the card and will leave a little love, Have a great day