26 September 2012

Ribbon Carousel and Helmar Blog Hop--GIVEAWAY

Hello, friends:}

**GIVEAWAY details below!!! 
Today the Ribbon Carousel Crewmates are teaming up with the designers from Helmar today to bring you a blog hop jamed pack with crafty goodness!   We carry many Helmar products in the Ribbon Carousel Shop.  They are our go-to-company for adhesives! 

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.

I created a super easy hair piece/accessory using some beautiful Grape Wine vintage seam binding {available HERE from the RC} and two different Helmar glues {450 Quick Dry Adhesive and Gemstone Glue--also available HERE from the RC}. Here's a short project tutorial **literally--this hair piece took five minutes to make!
**Variations of this project-- you could create several of these using your school colors or make these for a cheerleading squad/fans; you could use this hair piece as an award for a student/child--just add a sentiment/congrats on a banner and place in the center of the star.

Another version of this hair piece is to make a headband/ribbon band. I repeated the above steps for several stars and attached them to a ribbon that was about a yard in length. Then I tied it around my head! Here's a picture of this hair piece:) THANKS, Trav, for taking photos for me!!! 
 I wasn't smiling in either pic! LOL! Oh well:)
Here's a photo that I uploaded to FB/Instagram-- it's been a fan favorite:) 

Now, lets talk prizesHop along with us today and leave some blog love for our Ribbon Carousel Crewmates and the Helmar designers to be eligible to won one of the 2 prizes up for grabs!  

  1. The Helmar prise [picture to the right] is a complete pack of Zapdots (12 packs) including clear, black and white in circles and squares in both,the large and small sizes! 
  2. The other prize up for grabs is a $20 gift certificate to the Ribbon Carousel Store!  




Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed and GOOOOOD luck on this giveaway! :}
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ps...I shared this photo with my RCC DT the other day, and Corinna said I should share it with you! The story: I was trying to use my new Helmar glue and just squeezed really hard when nothing would come out. I didn't realize that there was a seal on the bottle!!! As I opened it, glue almost got on my computer and keyboard. I thought that I had cleaned it all up, but when I ran my fingers through my hair....there was glue in my hair! You can't really see it in this pic--but the glob was large enough to have cut out. Now I know to check for seals on all bottles:}

23 comments:

lisaplus6 said...

LOVE this!!! My girlies would LOVE that!!! So inspiring!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ouch to the glue in your hair!!! YIKES!!! I love love love love your projects!!!!! The headband looks AMAZING on you!! LOVE IT!!!!!!

Liz Chidester said...

Beautiful hair accessory!! I love it!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

So pretty! Love it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh this starry hair piece is beautiful! Sorry you had to experience hair loss to get to this point, though. ;)

scrappingnana said...

What a cute project. Love this idea and your modeling pics. :) Thanks for sharing.
JoAnn in FL

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Gorgeous headband....I felt so bad that you had to cut the glue out of your hair. :(

wendy said...

stunning hair pieces, so creative

Dharla's Hideout said...

This is such a cute idea! My daughter is going to LOVE doing this with me. (sorry about your hair though!) =/

Maria said...

what a creative idea. thanks for sharing

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Very cute idea. My daughter will love this. Thanks for sharing.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun project! Ellie is ALL about glitter right now, she would LOVE this!

Amanda R said...

Love your tutorial, it is so easy to follow along with, thanks!

Jay Gee said...

What a cute project Savannah and gorgeous photos... sorry about the hair! I also wanted to say a big congrats on your Moxie Fab win :)

Maryleva said...


this is a very cute headband. I love your idea.

Merilee Lane said...

Love your hair pretty! Sorry about the globby glue, lol! :o}

Thanks for sharing,
Merilee
merileelane@gmail.com

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh no not glue in the hair! The things we do.
I love the stars, and great photos

Sarah Biswabic said...

Very beautiful!

Mary-Anne V said...

ouch the the glob of glue on on your hair looks scary! But the project doesn't...great idea for a hair piece.

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very very cute head band, very creative. Sorry to hear about you glue incedend...but it is probably something I would do lol.

Katherine said...

Cute idea! I would love to try this with a pin backing for my cub scouts as awards!

sabbycat said...

What a great creative idea for hair clips! Sorry about the glue in your hair. How awful. Good thing you have plenty of hair.

Jinny Newlin said...

Don't you look gorgeous, you pretty, little thing, you! LOVE the shimmery stars, and oh, so sorry about your hair. Ugh!