Saturday, October 16, 2010

Welcome Helmar Halloween Howlers!!


Thanks for participating in the Helmar Halloween Howler Blog Hop!

Halloween is my favorite holiday - I love the decorations, the costumes, carving pumpkins and roasting pumpkin seeds and of course....the candy......

We got to choose which Helmar products we wanted to highlight for this blog hop, and I had to go with my 2 favorite go-to glues: Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue and Helmar Gemstone Glue.


Lately I have been obssessed with all things vintage in my decorating and in my paper crafting. I decided to create this Halloween card after seeing the adorable vintage halloween images from Gecko Galz:


Some notes and tips on how I created this card:

I printed the word Bewitched on white cardstock, then cut out with scissors and and X-Acto knife. I brushed the Gemstone Glue on the cut out word using a paint brush and then liberally poured the glitter over the top. I also used a paint brush to apply gemstone glue to the tulle and then sprinkled glitter on to it.

I like to apply the Acid Free Glue directly to my paper, then spread it around a bit using a Helmar glue spreader. I will often use a brayer to roll over the top to make sure I have good even coverage.

Supplies for this card are as follows:

Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Gemstone Glue
Bazzill CS - Black
Core'dinations CS Vintage Collection(embossed with Cuttlebug and lightly Sanded)
Pink Paislee Pixie Stix black glitter
Vintage Halloween Empemera from Gecko Gals
Black Tulle
ColorBox Ink

Now here is where Helmar Remove Cleaner comes into play.....because I am an incredibly messy crafter, my work surfaces and all my tools get a generous spray of Remove and a good wipedown after every project! It cleans the sticky goop off of everything - and it smells good, too! And my Remove is not just for my craft area - - it gets used all over the house!

I am leaving you with instructions for PERFECT roasted pumpkin seeds!

Ingredients:
  • Seeds from your freshly carved Jack-O-Latern (remove pulp, rinse well under cold water and pat dry)
  • Approximately 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • Nature's Seasoning (by Morton Salt)
Oven 300 Degrees

Toss pumpkin seeds in melted butter, coat well.
Spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet covered in foil
Sprinkle LIBERALLY with Nature's Seasoning
Bake 30 to 45 minutes until golden brown

ENJOY!

Thanks for stopping by, and now hop on over to Tanisha's blog by clicking the image below:
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114 comments:

Denise said...

What a gorgeous Halloween card!!! Your ribbon along the bottom looks so cool.

apetta said...

Cute card. the image is nice..

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

I love your card and the colors you used! Super nice!

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

and thank you for the recipe!

Ohana in Bend said...

what an awesome project plus how to remove and clean up all the stickies, plus best pumpkin seeds ever. thanks

Renata Pacheco said...

Great card, love it!

cbk said...

Adorable - I love vintage halloween decorations, so this is just my style.

Melissa said...

Love your card!

Thanks for the pumpkin seed recipe! I've never thought about tossing them in butter first!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Becky said...

very cute card

TanishaRenee said...

SUper cute project!!

Cathy said...

Such a fun card! Love it.

marcibun said...

Shel, that card is AMAZING!....and thanks for the recipe :)

Treasa said...

Love your card and the image is fantastic and thanks for the recipe.

Carrie said...

Love your card! And thank you for the instructions for roasted pumpkin seeds! Cannot wait to try them!

Tanya said...

What an awesome card :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Candra said...

I love the little girl she is so cute. The remove is on my list beacuse I too am a messy scrapper

Kelly Massman said...

Sweet card!

beulahmom said...

Really cute card! Thank you for sharing. (Also, thanks for the pumpkin seed recipe!)

MrsETaylor said...

Every time I come here Shelly, you make me smile. You vintage card is beautiful. Thanks for being you.

Vicki said...

Great card. Love all the glitter. Thanks for sharing.

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

Oh, wow, you cut that word by hand? :) Thanks for sharing the tip to use Gemstone glue for glitter...I never would have thought of that. Also, the technique of glittering your ribbon...love it!

Pam AKA: picnic said...

that has to be one of the cutest cards i have seen, got get me some of these product, LOL winning some would be great...thanks for the hop

jmahugger said...

Cute Card!! Love your ribbon at the bottom!!

LollyChops said...

You are the second person to use that gemstone glue with glitter! As soon as I am done poking through the hop I am gonna have to go give that a try too!!!! It looks fabulous!

HUGS!

P.S. Thanks for the pumpkin seed recipe! I never thought to add butter before! I bet that's tasty!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Wow! Beautiful card! Love the image you chose!

Attegirl said...

What an adorable card.. really like the ribbon embellishment....

Patricia said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the pumpkin seed tips! My DH loves them! I'll have to try making them!

Heidi Y said...

What a cute Halloween card! Love it!!

Erika said...

Gorgeous card. LOVE IT!!

Melissa Elsner said...

What an awesome card! Love all the glitter. :)

Mary Jean said...

wonderful card!!!

Lori said...

Wow! I've never had roasted pumpkin seeds before, but... LOVE your card, especially the line of tulle. Your direction/instructions are so easy to follow, too. I must try the Remove and the glue from Helmar.

kimbethke said...

I love the card!

~*Jen*~ said...

Love love love your card!! The little tulle at the bottom 'makes' this card. LOVE IT! Thanks!

alaska.girl.24@hotmail.com

pattyb said...

I need some of that cleaner. I have never heard of it. It will help me get my tool clean that I thought were goners.

Anne said...

Thanks for the bonus recipe!

Kim said...

I love the addition of the glitter on the tulle!

You and Me~Shell said...

Very cute vintage style!

Just this... Alice said...

Love your project! Thanks for the added bonus of the roasted pumpkin seeds

LittleLeafLane said...

Love the card! I've got to get some of the Remove for my tools!

Kelly C said...

That card is so pretty Shelly! I'm messy too :)

lana said...

absolutely gorgeous card...thanks for the inspiration!

Laura said...

Your Halloween girl is too cute! Thanks for sharing the project.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Shelly, love your vintage card. I know anyone would be excited to get it. good work

Jean said...

Great card! Thanks for the great inspiration and the chance to win!

mjmarmo@comcast.net

Monique said...

What a cute card! Thanks for sharing!

bluecrayons said...

love your vintage halloween card. reminds me of the better days.

Bonibleaux Designs said...

those vintage images are the BEST! Love all your little details and the heads up on the REmover - MUST get me some of that, because we have a lot in common. I walk around with things "glued" to me all the time! LOL

Teri A said...

love your card I am going to have to try the seeds
thanks,
Teri
teri.barefoot@gmail.com

Erika M. said...

Your creation is delightful and thanks for the pumpkin seed recipe!

debpaint16 said...

I am also obsessed with "Vintage" designs....I love your card & the recipe for pumkin seeds is much appreciated!!

JuliesAddiction said...

love love love those vintage images!!!! You made a great card...send it to me will ya? LOL!!!

StacyC said...

Great card... Thanks for the recipe, I will have to give it a try...

Nitasha said...

SuperCute card and thank you for the recipie, too!

tgmagazine said...

Fun card! Heather

Kathy said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

So stinkin cute!!!!!!! The tulle is a perfect addition!

Ginnifer said...

Very cute card! love the trim!

Melissa Wright said...

Great Halloween Card!!!

Eva said...

Ohhh...this is just TOO ADORABLE and SWEET!!! Love it!

Michelle said...

Your card is so cute Shelly. I'm going to be checking out the Gecko Galz site as well. Thank you for sharing.

BishopsMommie said...

Your card is sooooooooooo cute....and I can so relate about being messy.. thanks for the recipe too!

Cheryl Kosakura said...

Beautiful Halloween card. It is super cool!
-Cher

Scrapenabler said...

Great card!

Donna said...

Cute card and thanks for the pumpkin seed recipe!

Charlotte Cornett said...

Gorgeous Card!!! Love it!

Southernbelle said...

Shelly, this is just fabulous! I so love the vintage feel of it! Love love love it!

Aymee :)

Gloria said...

Hey my sweet friend such a great card and gonna go get me a pumpkin to do some seeds. great hop.

Laura Achilles said...

shelly! this is sooooo amazing! great job girly!! ((hugs))

rcz28 said...

pretty card!

kathlee said...

I love the vintage look....my favorite. Beautiful card & techniques.
kathlee154@gmail.com

Lillian Child said...

I do so love the vintage halloween photo! Fabulous card creation!

Manders said...

this is my first blog hop and I am so impressed by all the funthings going on the project are fabulous

Tona said...

Fantastic card!
Thanks for the recipe too.

Connie said...

Lovely halloween card!!!

Bonnie said...

What a cute witch

judean said...

super cute project--love the glittery letters, and the tulle!

Katie said...

Wonderful Halloween card. Love the vintage image.

Minta's Creations said...

Loved your card!
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

mitz said...

wow.. great project and an added treat.. your recipe.. thanks
( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

Becky said...

That is adorable!!! And good to know there is a good cleaner upper out there. I'm messy too.

Patti B said...

Great card. Super cute. Thanks for the the recipe with have to true the Nature's seasoning

Patti B said...

Great card. Super cute. Thanks for the the recipe with have to true the Nature's seasoning

Tiff said...

Love your card!

Paul said...

lOVE YOUR CARD!

mbchoj said...

What a cute card. and thanks for the recipe!

Liz said...

This is such a cute card and fabulous on the cuttlebug Lol..
It's so cute looks amazing silly girl..
I love it.

Suz said...

adorable card - I love the ribbon

silvia said...

Adorable card!!

Donna said...

What an adorable card!
Happy Halloween!

Dena said...

Cute card!

Tina said...

Oh... THANK you for the pumpkin seed recipe! Been wanting to make them... now I know how!
Your card is adorable! You do fabulous work with Vintage goodies!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

great card!

Amy Teets said...

GREAT card!

NanaBeth said...

Oh how fantastic-your trick with the tulle is a must try!

Dawn said...

A cool card and snacks...what more could a hopper ask for. Love the card and thanks for the ideas with the glitter and the ribbon.

Lisa J said...

The card is adorable. And I have to say I never thought to use Nature's Seasoning on the Pumpkin seeds and I cook with it all the time! Thank you so much!

BreAnn said...

Very cute card! I definitely need to get some remover because I'm a messy crafter, too!

Kray said...

Oh, I love the vintage look! Definitely a gorgeous card!!!

Alicia Barry said...

I so badly need some of the remover cleaner. Great card.

jennyplace2 said...

Beautiful card, TFS

Kate said...

Such a cute idea and I love your blog.

meluv2scrap said...

Super cute!!! WTG Shelly!

KellyG said...

Love that Halloween decoration!

Peggy said...

Such a cute card. Thank you for sharing with us.

Peggy T.
timmermanp@bellsouth.net

Renee said...

Gorgeous...love the vintage image.

karennarelle said...

what a gorgeous card. thanks for the tip as well!

Pamela said...

Oh I love this! Great card!!! :)

PAT said...

What a beautiful Halloween card. Very classy

fairyrocks said...

She is adorable, Just gorgeous

Lindy said...

Love your card....absolutely gorgeous.

vickisscraproom said...

BEAUTIFULLY DONE!! Love it and loved visiting your blog!

marla said...

A very cute card!!

Leeann Pearce said...

gosh lots of comments on your hop!... congrats ...looking forward in working with you (helmar)