Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Helmar Glue for the Red, White and Blue Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Helmar Red White and Blue Hop. We have a bunch of wonderful projects to share with all of you and wanted to celebrate the colors of our design team with you. Australia, Canada and America are shining brightly, so grab a glass of your favorite beverage and lets get hopping.Thanks for spending a little bit of your weekend with Helmar. If you get lost along the way, you will find the order below. 

My card is 5 x 7 with layers of paper matted, stitched and adhered to the cardfront.   I cut the center medallion on my Cricut Mini, as well as the stars.  After inking with Ranger Distress Inks, I embossed the top layer of the medallion with one of the Cuttlebug Retro Kitchen folders.  Stars are layered using Helmar Zap Dots and then I used my new Epiphany Crafts Star #25 to create the matching epoxy.  I adhered this over top one of my larger stars using Helmar 450 Quick Dry.
I wasn’t quite sure what or if I wanted a sentiment on my card just yet.  I figured it could be used for Memorial Day, 4th of July, a soldier, or maybe a July birthday.  I went to put a stamp on an envelope and spotted the sentiment on the postage stamp! Perfect!  A simple Freedom Forever and the card can still be used for any occasion.
Really love the Epiphany Crafts Shape tool and definitely will be on the lookout for more of their shapes and embellishment!

Helmar Products: Quick Fix Tape Runner, foam Zap Dots, Acid Free Adhesive, Premium Craft Glue.
Machines/Tools: Cricut Mini and Cricut Font and Basic Shapes digital cartridge, Cuttlebug  Embossing Machine  and Cuttlebug Retro Kitchen Embossing folders, Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Star Tool #25 and Star Bubble Caps
Paper: American Crafts  Cardstock, Bella Blvd pattern paper
Inks: Ranger Distress Inks
Other: Seam Binding, Forever Postage Stamp from USPS

Make sure you leave your comments on every stop for your chance to win. We will select 1 Canadian, 1 American, and 1 Australian individual. So that is 3 prizes total. Now lets get hopping.  If you are following along you should have come from Amy Lynne Lassiter's blog and next on the hop after me is Jessica Morales' blog

Here's the entire hop order for you.....
Helmar Blog
Grace Lauer
Michelle Wallace
Lisa Wilkinson
Sandie Edwards
Kate Vickers
Susan Weckesser
Rae Cooper
JJ Sobey
Amy Lynne Lassiter
Cindy Royal <= you are here
Jessica Morales
Erin Morehouse

Thanks for spending a little bit of your week with Helmar.

The Helmar USA site is now open and ready for your orders.  If you can't find Helmar supplies locally or at your usual online shop, order direct.


  1. Cindy! This is such a cute card, I love the stitching and the single star with the pop of color and pattern on it. ~ Grace

  2. Wonderful card Cindy, love the meaning behind the card also ....

  3. Great Card Cindy - love the stitching wish i could sew straight lol

  4. Great CAS card! Love how the blue just pops!

  5. what co-ordination, postage stamp and card. how lucky is this? great card. you're my first stop. looking forward to the rest of the hop.

  6. Great card, Cindy. Great texture!

  7. I love your card, it is so sweet! The stars, and the texture are great! :D

  8. Great card. I love the stitching and medallion cut...sounds quilty! Beautiful job.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  9. Lovely card! I like how you came up with the sentiment too!


    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  10. Lovin' the red, white & blue. So great that you can use this card for multiple patriotic occasions.


  11. Great card Cindy - love your layers and sewing!!!
    Thank you for the chance to win a Helmar prize that could be crafted with down here in Australia :)

  12. Wonderful card--I like all the stars and the epoxy one too.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  13. good color combination used for preparing this card...

  14. Fabulous!! A new word for us. LOL!! Hope you are well! You've been busy!! Loving everything you're doing. As always great, great work!

  15. Always love stitching!!!! Great ideas


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