Authentique Paper + Helmar Adhesives = Amazing

19 Jan
Authentique Paper and Helmar are teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper products and Helmar adhesives!

After you check out my post (below), be sure to head on over to the Helmar blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have created.
I have this wonderful sewing book called One Yard Wonders!  It has some fabulous ideas and they are all for fabric.  But, I had an idea awhile ago that I wanted to try and take a pattern, shrink it and make it with paper.  I decided to try this with an apron pattern from this book.
Here I have all my pattern pieces cut out and ready to go.
Using Helmar’s Premium Craft Glue I tapped my seam allowances down.  The Premium Craft Glue was perfect since 1, it dries very quickly and 2, after it is dried I can sew on small amounts of it without gumming up my sewing needle.  HOORAY!!
 For attaching the ruffle I used Helmar’s Quick Fix Permanent Adhesive Runner.
I just slid the runner across the top of my piece..
..and scrunched my paper up to make the ruffle.
 The Quick Fix Runner kept the ruffle right in place.
Here you can see that I have added the bodice/bib and waist band.
I then added a paper bias to the sides.
Here is the finished apron, now I need to add the pockets.
Because I wanted the pockets to stand-out a little, I used some 1/4″ Zap Dots on the top of the pocket and then some Professional Acid Free Glue on the bottom of the pocket.  This made the pockets look slightly puffy, which is what I wanted.
To curl the apron strings, I wound them around something and them lightly coated them with a dab of the
Professional Acid Free Glue.
All done, can you see how the Professional Acid Free Glue made the curl stay in the paper?
Fabulous stuff!
For my card base, since I was using my machine, I used just a dab of glue from my Helmar’s Quick Fix Permanent Adhesive Runner.  You would NOT want this adhesive to come in contact with your sewing machine needle, it is very sticky and would cause major problems.

 I only used the adhesive to tack down the middles of all my background papers to secure them as I did the sewing.

For the card sentiment, I just used scraps that I had.  Even the leftovers from my ICONS, make perfect borders for small things like tags.
To adhere my items to the card front, I used the 1/2″ Zap Dots on the backs of the apron and tag.
Here is the final product!
My mini apron card.
This would make a perfect Mother’s day card, don’t you think?
Here is a close up of the apron.

I am so happy my idea worked!  Now I will be scouring through my patterns to see what else would be fun to make out or paper!

Thanks for visiting today.  I am very grateful to Helmar for the use of their awesome adhesives.  The Helmar products really made this project do-able!
I hope you  have enjoyed this tutorial.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.
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4 Responses to “Authentique Paper + Helmar Adhesives = Amazing”

  1. Kathy January 19, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    Very Cute and Very Creative!

  2. Christine Dring January 19, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    Wow! This is such an amazing card! What Mother wouldn’t be honored to receive this? Fantastic job!

  3. Donna Woods January 19, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    OH JEANNIE! This is so incredible! YOU are incredible! I am always searching for paper patterns! Why couldn’t I have thought of this? (Cause I have you to look up to)

  4. Candace Pierce January 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    Oh my. Jeannie. Are you serious? This is AWESOME! Soooo beautiful! I just LOVE it. And, yes, the perfect Mother’s Day card!

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