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Saturday, December 04, 2010

Welcome Helmar Holiday Hoppers!

Welcome! I hope you're having a great time hoping around and are full of ideas for the Holidays! I got my idea from a class that the girls of IOD did for their mops class! They found the instructions on this great site called Howdoesshe.com
Here's a list of supplies that you'll need to complete this project:

Downloadable Box Template (You can also use wooden cubes if you have them) Under "Google Docs" Click on File to Download original or to print.
Helmar Tape Runner
Helmar Liquid ScrapDots
Creative Imaginations- Night Divine Collection by IOD


~ Download the box template and cut out. If you have blocks you'll need to cut squares to put them on your blocks. If you're using wood I recommend Helmars 450 Adhesive or the V2 Spray.
~ After you have cut out your box template, choose four of the Night Diving papers and trace the template onto the paper. Cut out and fold where the lines and tabs are.
~ Use your Helmar tape runner to apply adhesive onto the tabs.
~ Fold squares upwards towards the tabs and press to adhere. I found it easier to put three sides together then to put the top on before adhering my last box side. Press all sides together to make sure your boxes are all together
~ Decide which two boxes your going to use for the numbers and ink the sides and set those aside.
~ Ink the next two blocks and set those aside
~ Grab your number boxes when they're dry and add numbers accordingly: *Block 1 - 0,1,2,3,4,5 and *Block 2 - 0,1,2,6,7,8 (Please make sure your number 6 is a font that can be flipped to look like a 9)
~ On the bottom two blocks *Block 1 add "Days To" and *Block 2 Either put Christmas or a cute Christmas square tag.
~ Put the four blocks together and use a long piece of ribbon to hold them into the shape of a square.

With the extra's create a cute and simple card if you're going to give this as a gift!


If you decide to do this project, please share it on the Helmar Facebook page! We would love to see it! Also, a little elf told me we're doing some giveaways on our page as well ;)

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128 comments:

Lydell said...

These are so sweet Amy. Lovely as a decor item for Christmas!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh I have your boxes in three sizes and I am so excited to see a wonderful, super duper project with them!!! Hugs Alesia fowler

silvia said...

Fabulous countdown blocks!!

silvia said...

Fabulous countdown blocks!!

Ange C said...

These are just gorgeous...Xmas ideas are flowing now!!!

Ruthann said...

Lovely idea.

Leeann Pearce said...

These are fabulous Amy!!!

StampinCathy said...

This is adorable. I just love this idea.

Colleen said...

Very pretty items. Thanks for sharing.

Leah said...

Fabulous idea and gorgeous designs, Amy!

Janet said...

Awesome countdown blocks!!!

... said...

great idea! so nice!
thanks for the inspiration!

creative patti said...

Very sweet project. Love the boxes. Thank you for sharing.

Cathy Gill said...

Love the blocks "eye candy" for anyone!

kathlee said...

Oh how absolutely adorable...and the card, just love it!
TFS and Happy Holidays to you and yours!
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http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

csparky61 said...

What a cute idea, and so inexpensive to make. I have every thing on hand to do it RIGHT NOW! Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiring my creativity.

Tonya said...

Adorable! Love all the inspiring ideas on this blog hop!!!!!

ruth said...

Oh super cute!

scrappin_in_AK said...

cute boxs and card

ScrappyGirl said...

So sweet, love the box!

jennifer mitten said...

Fabulous projects - I love making boxes and can't wait to try this...

floridagirl said...

what a great way to build up the excitement of Christmas day - and this can be used over and over each year!! Love it!!

Kristina said...

Aww...what sweet little boxes!
Hugs,
Kristina

Sophia said...

What a cute project, love all the details...

...Tara... said...

great idea :)

marilyn said...

what a wonderful decor idea. LOVE this.

MrsETaylor said...

Super sweet Amy. I love your style and want to wish you a very Happy Holiday Season

cinmfoster said...

Love the boxes, thanks for the inspiration.

sandee said...

Super cute decoration Amy!

Tracy Pea said...

Hi Amy!! Love this project, it's too cute!

Nancy B said...

Great count-down calendar!So many awesome ideas, I'm thinking I should have started my holiday projects months ago!

Kelly Rae said...

Oh, wow, do I absolutely LOVE this idea! I think, if my furbabies will let me, that I will make these tonight. If so, I'll definitely post on the FB page. Thanks for sharing! Kelly

Pammejo said...

Very sweet project, love the use of the blocks

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous ideas Amy!!!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

wonderful ideas

Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Cowgirlpal said...

Hop Hop Hop! Fun Fun Fun! Thank you!

Elliott said...

Very pretty idea. These turned out really cute.

JPScraps said...

So cute & thanks for sharing the links!

Monica said...

Those are pretty.!!!
Lovely ideas.

Tanya said...

Oh, I like this idea with the boxes. It's just darling so fun, thank you.

luv2scrapinmt said...

Very cute, thank you for sharing.

Jean said...

Wonderful idea!

mjmarmo@comcast.net

debpaint16 said...

What a beautiful countdown project! I like the idea of the card tying back to the gift!!
debpaint16@aol.com

dahlhousedesigns said...

beautiful! I just love how gorgeous our projects are.

lisa arana

margie c said...

How cute! I love these! I'll have to add this to my list too ;)
Thanks!
hugs, margie

Michelle said...

Love,love,love the countdown box! I am a teacher... and making one to sit on my desk for my students to enjoy! Thanks!!
Michelle D.

Erika M. said...

I'm just loving what you created!

Melodie said...

Love love love your advent calendar thanks so much for sharing!
Scrapthis@aol.com

Carmen G said...

Great idea! All this inspiration.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Very pretty and different.

doris said...

Lovely projects! I love them!

mrich2500 said...

More on MY shopping list!

stampjourney said...

Such cute boxes! Great design for the holidays!

EstherT said...

Those are sweet ... I also love the use of pink in Chrisrmas decorations!

Lillian Child said...

What great box creations - WOW! They are fabulous!

Cheryl said...

Love the blocks. Thanks for sharing!

Shirley said...

beautiful projects!

ntsisterz said...

I can use this idea for all seasons! Great project.

Casey said...

Really nice idea!

Mirja said...

love that box..you are very talented..:)

Denise said...

What an amazing project! So glad you shared is with us. This would look great on my fireplace mantle :)

sherry843 said...

Great project!!!! thanks for sharing

Lisa said...

These are fabulous!

Kim said...

They are really cute!! Great idea!!

Teri A said...

I really like these boxes and love the card
Thanks,
Teri
teri.barefoot@gamil.com

Lisa J said...

Amy this is great to see that you don't actually have to use real blocks!! I have been wanting to make something like this but didn't want to pay the price for them! Yours are soo cute!!

TFS!!
tjsgal at gmail dot com

scrapinmo said...

Absolutely stunning. Thanks for the great instructions.

Sarah said...

darling project!!

Gail said...

Great idea...thanks for the instructions!

anazelia said...

those are both beautiful amy.

ShoppingTamii said...

what a cute idea!

Southernbelle said...

How cute! Love this idea!

Patricia said...

Beautiful work!

NanaBeth said...

Totally sweet-I can have fun making these!

Kim K. said...

Cute blocks - thanks for the idea!!

Jodi said...

Cute!

Chas said...

Great job Amy. I love it.

Erika said...

love the countdown to Christmas. It's fabulous

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous projects. I really like the countdown.

Adeline
whineybuttfalk47@cox.net

jmahugger said...

Beautiful Blocks~

McStamper said...

What a great idea!

Carol said...

Beautiful project!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007@gmail.com

LynneForsythe said...

whoo hooo AMY rockin' the Helmar and IOD!! you go girl!!

Lori said...

These countdown blocks are adorable! They sort of remind me of the ones my grandmother had. Thanks for sharing!

Bogner's said...

Love the countdown blocks. Thanks for the template link. So fun. Great December project!

Simply AJ said...

Oh, the blocks are so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing! AJ aj_822@yahoo.com

BishopsMommie said...

very cute project..smart idea!

retiree3 said...

This is a great project.

Mary Jean said...

so pretty! Thanks for the idea

Elizabeth said...

How cute is that.

MimaScraps said...

Oh, Amy, I am always amazed at your beautiful creations. Thanks for the hop reminder, too! Have a wonderful week.

Kathy said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

cowchipper said...

great project, thanks for sharing!

Nitasha said...

These are adorable!

Shawna said...

Lovely projects! Thanks for sharing!

Debc06 said...

Love the idea

whatspeaks2myheart said...

love the countdown! tfs. Paula

ScrapbookMary said...

Love the box!!! Great idea! ~Mary

Cindy said...

Too cute!! Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

these little boxes are just gorgeous!!!

Anna said...

Adorable!!! Just adorable!!!
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Vic said...

So cute!

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Michelle H. said...

Wow!! Love the altered block ideas!!
What a fun & unique idea!!
Your card is so pretty!
TFS!!

A Scrap Above said...

HI Amy
These are just adorable! I love the festive feel..
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Jennifer and Amy said...

these are so soft and pretty!

Peg said...

Gorgeous!

Charity said...

Wow, that's awesome. Thanks for the great idea. I think I know some teachers who would love these countdown cubes.

jenni said...

so very cute and such a darling idea!
thanks for sharing!
jpshirley@ymail.com

Darrell said...

very interesting ideas.

zendalina said...

nice project.

Penny said...

To think, we used to use milk cartons and contact paper at school to do the very same thing. Not quite the same cute value.

Lori said...

Love the blocks. So pretty.

Ola said...

These are wonderful... this would be a fantastic gift!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

jonaks said...

great idea. I should have done this. we still got 20 days before christmas!

Carisa said...

this is so cute!

TracyM #6773 said...

Cute boxes and pretty card Amy, love the paper you have used too!
... so many different Helmar products I need to try out now :)

connie said...

Love this project! Thanks for sharing.

Wyknotwyme said...

What a fun project!

marla said...

Very cute project!!

Minta's Creations said...

Love these blocks you did such a beautiful job..
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Lindzie said...

Love love love!

Larajc said...

love the blocks! Such an ingenious idea!

Tina said...

This is so cute Amy! I love how you grouped them together!

beadz said...

What cute projects! Thanks so much.
hugs,
Gini

Patti said...

Very cute!

The Trash Collector said...

great!

Nicole Brenna said...

love the projects... thanks for the template

ellen s. said...

so stinkin' cute!