Wednesday, September 26, 2012

{RC/ Helmar Hop} Hay Rides

I made this sweet little (LARGE) Anniversary card for my parents. They are farmers and right in the middle of harvest right now. I showed my mom this Stampendous stamp (Hay Ride Kiddos) that I bought last week at The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival in Edmonton, Alberta and she LOVED it! Right then I knew I'd use it to make her and my dad their anniversary card (37 years and going strong:)!



I used some amazing products from the Ribbon Carousel (and they are having a HUGE sale right now!): 1/2" Olive Woven Burlap- which I pulled apart a bit at the end (thanks to the tip from one of my fabulous crewmates Laurel;), as well as one of my go-to's Natural Jute Twine (threaded through the image to look like bale twine, and on the button). I used my trusty MFT fence die and some paper from EP (This & That). The little 'Hogs & kisses' sentiment is from TSG's Oh Crop, and it's stamped on an MFT tiny tab dienamic.




  I printed out the inside on my computer and printed it on white CS, adding another strip of DP and more fence...My mom and dad just LOVE fencing (insert sarcasm here) LOL!!!


I have never tried Helmar and let me tell you, I am sold! I was so impressed with the product I was sent! The tape runner works great- the adhesive is super sticky! And the 450 Quick Dry adhesive  is amazing as well! I've been using this stuff on all my projects the last week and have had no lifting or embellies coming off or shifting. The Ribbon Carousel stocks all kinds of Helmar adhesives!
Here is a bit on Helmar if you've never heard of them:


Helmar USA Inc began in late 2009 initially setup to distribute Helmar branded product manufactured by Helmar Australia and to better service and expand our existing US customer base. It was located in San Diego, California. Whilst the business grew steadily and slowly it wasn't the ideal location for our business to continue to grow.
2012 has seen some major changes already this year for Helmar USA Inc. and those positive changes will continue. In the interests of moving forward and enabling the business to grow from strength to strength, relocation and a change in ownership became inevitable.
In June 2012 Helmar USA Inc. was relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina. Now with a much larger warehouse to allow for future expansion and also located close to major transport links, supply to our customers and business growth will be much more efficient.
Another major postive change we have made is to expand our design team. Headed by Erika Taylor the changes implemented so far have been refreshing and inspiring. The range of product education & projects available through various media is outstanding. We truly have very talented group of designers and are so excited to be working with some of the best companies as preferred partners, in the industry.


Now, lets talk prizes!   

Hop along with us today and leave some blog love for our Ribbon Carousel Crewmates and the Helmar designers to be eligible to win one of the 2 prizes up for grabs!  

The Helmar prize is a complete pack of Zapdots (12 packs) including clear, black and white in circles and squares, in both the large and small sizes! 


The other prize up for grabs is a $20 gift certificate to the Ribbon Carousel Store 

Ready to hop?

24 comments:

lisaplus6 said...

we love hay rides!!! heehee.... and your image is just LOVELY!!!!! love the colors and design! so so cute!!

Liz Chidester said...

Cute!! I love how you pulled part the ribbon to make it look like grass. Genious!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Love this so much!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Could you try being a little less awesome....?!?! Your coloring seriously blows me away. The card design is adorable and I love what you did with the burlap and the fence.

wendy said...

so absolutely adorable Jenny, what a perfect image, love all the added details .. perfection!

scrappingnana said...

Love your sweet card. Your coloring is awesome. Love the way you used the jute twine and the green mesh ribbon, plus all the other wonderful details.

Dharla's Hideout said...

Everyone said it perfectly. All I can say is that I love EVERYTHING about this card, Jenny. Way to rock it. <3 I'm sure your parents will love it too. :)

Maria said...

love it. Very cute project

Amy Jones #8546 said...

This is adorable. I love your card. The coloring is wonderful.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this image and I am so jealous of your coloring. Looks FANTASTIC! Great card!

Amanda R said...

Cute Jenny! Love the bright colors and the green burlap is a great touch!

Maryleva said...

Great card. Beautiful coloring.

Merilee Lane said...

What a darling anniversary card! I love the little hay ride couple, lol!

Thanks for sharing,
Merilee

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I love your coloring of this fun couple. The texture of the ribbons is wonderful

Sarah Biswabic said...

I love this card! So adorable!

Mary-Anne V said...

great image and love your colouring. Isn't it great when you find a stamp that matches the occasion perfectly...happy Anniversary to your parents!

Rosie Gustafson said...

I really love that stampendous stamp, one of my favs. You did an awsome job of coloring and designing this card!

Katherine said...

What a cute card. The green burlap ribbon is such a cute addition!

Scrappyjo said...

Love the way you accented the hay bales!! Very Cute!!

Piali said...

Super cute card! Love your colouring...just Awesome!

2Pennies (Jennifer) said...

I found your blog through the hop! The first thing I saw was the K-cup caddy and matching card; you did such a great job on those! They were very impressive!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWOWOWZA! This is an amazing card--LOVE the paper and the coloring! You have some mad coloring skills! LOOOOOOOOOVE!
ps.. I also LOVE that we are on the RCC team together:)

Country Mouse said...

OMG! This image is hilarious!!! Love it!!! ♥ Hope they had a wonderful anniversary!!
audrey

Tracy Valure said...

You rock!!!!!!!! I love the burlap on this and the coloring is gorgeous...your are one amazing girlie! I will expect this at my door next week....

Tracy