Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Adhesive

I am constantly getting asked questions about adhesive, specifically about Helmar adhesives since I design for them. The most common questions are 1) Which product do you use the most? 2) What are the differences between the products? and 3) Where can I buy them?

1) So I have realized that I use the same two products on almost all of my pages or cards. Want to know what they are? I use Helmar's Premium Craft Glue and Helmar's Liquid Scrap Dots. I'll mix it up sometimes and add something else along with those, like the Zapdots or I will replace the Premium Craft Glue with the 450 Quick Dry Adhesive (which I would probably use all the time but I have less of it), but for the most part, those two products seem to be the ones I reach for the most.

So naturally I thought I'd share a new project with you today where I used the Premium Craft Glue and Liquid Scrap Dots to adhere it all together. :)



I used the fabulous "Love Birds" line from Fancy Pants Designs. :) I know I am going to get asked, so I better just share...I scanned the little spot with the tree and enlarged it and printed it. It didn't matter that the resolution didn't turn out great because I wanted to use it as a template. I put it over my paper and poked holes around the tree and then removed my "template" and did the stitching. You can use this method for making your own templates of any kind. Here are some close up's of my layout:


Those two bird houses are popped up with the Liquid Scrap Dots.


And then this bird is also popped up with the Liquid Scrap Dots:


2) Here is a chart that Tracy posted on the Helmar blog explaining the differences between the adhesives. But, there are definitely some things I would change...like it says that the Liquid Scrap Dots aren't perfect for paper...well I beg to differ, I use them on paper all the time. :)



If you have questions, ask me and I will do my best to find out the answer. :)

And finally,

3) Hobby Lobby carries a small selection of Helmar products in some of their stores. But there are many online stores that carry Helmar products. Here is one online store that I have ordered from that carries them: Scrap-Tastic.
Well there you have it, the answers to the top three adhesive related questions I get asked.

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

16 comments:

Marcie said...

What an adorable layout! I just love the tree and the birdhouses!

hilde janbroers said...

I love this layout!! gorgeous!

Jolanda said...

This L/O is amazing!!!very beautiful!!

Random Memories said...

I absoluitely LOVE the stitched tree! Very cool!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Gorgeous layout Pamela, especially that stitched tree!

patti west said...

tree technique = brilliant!! thanks for the helmar tips, Pamela!! :)

alison290 said...

Love the tree idea!

Kim said...

Love your page! Love the stitching! I think it's one of my favorite things to do on a page!
~Kim

jacque4u2c said...

This is just GORGEOUS!!!!!

Alanna said...

I love the stiching on the tree. Thanks for the tip about using the template like that. I've never done handstitching on my pages, but I do want to give it a try :)

Sandi said...

Love the stitching! Thanks for the info about Helmar Adhesives!

Lynn said...

adorable lo and that stitching. wow.

Kelly Massman said...

I've seen this page before, but I had to stop in and tell you how much I love it!!!

Carmen said...

Wonderful layout! Love the stitching! Love the template idea! Thanks Pamela!!

Linda Beeson said...

I thought I had found my favorite adhesives until I received some great Helmar products in trades with Core'dinations and Nikki Sivils. LOVE several Helmar products and I am so glad I got to try them. Your layout is just adorable.

Amber Rose said...

I loove that stitched tree! Very inspiring, thanks for sharing the how-to :)