Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Plain To Decorative

Hello Friends

 It's Glen here with a new project using the great products from ScraPerfect! I looked at the plain plastic drawers of my old craft storage carts and decided I could make them look much better. But first I had to empty them and clean them up. I get my kit and pull out the Best Cleaner Ever to wipe them down and dry them before I decide on a piece of designer paper to use.

 I use the Best Glue Ever to adhere the paper in the center first, then when it dries a little it's easier to glue the sides. I think it's incredible how little glue you need to get it down. Then I go on to the upper edge and put a piece along the the top.

WHICH CAP? Crystal Effects by Stampin' Up!

Hi All-
Amy here with a CRAZY story which hopefully will help avoid frustration and confusion for you or someone else.... 

A while back, when we received an inquiry asking which No-Clog Writing Cap™ fits Crystal Effects, I contacted my good friend, Kathleen, who is the sister of a SU demonstrator. Kathleen sent me the following image, and wrote, "It's medium!"

"It's medium!"

All was right in the world until... 

...Carol ordered medium caps after enquiring about Crystal Effects and we suggested the medium caps based on Kathleen's experience.  Carol then sent us the following photo, and a very unhappy email, "The medium caps are too small for the Crystal Effects. I expected you would know your product and what would fit different products."
"The medium caps are too small for the Crystal Effects."

After Carol received the replacement bases, we received a happy email. "I received the 2 large caps and they fit perfectly on the Crystal Effects.  Thank you for your good customer service.  I am very pleased with how this works.  Thanks again."
"The large caps fit perfectly on the Crystal Effects."

Three Take-Aways

1.  Older bottles of Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects with the blue label use the MEDIUM No-Clog Writing Caps™ while the newer bottles with the green label use the LARGE No-Clog Writing Caps™.

2. We don't know the size of every product out there but we try to help. (It's especially tricky when companies change their bottles.) Many common products are listed on the back of the packages with the disclaimer: "Fit or function with branded products is not guaranteed." 

If you have a product that you are using and would like to send us an image, please do and we'll post it!

3. We really try to offer exceptional customer service and get many emails letting us know we've gone above and beyond. It's very, very important to us that you feel supported and appreciated. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Best Cleaner Fix

Evenin All

 It's Glen here with another post showing the many uses for the products sold by ScraPerfect. I saw a video on youtube, a woman was applying modelling paste to a box and then while wet she took shapes and pressed them into the paste. I was inspired to try this but couldn't find any objects to use.

 But at the thrift shop I found some things real cheap that would be just right. But as usual they were all covered in stickers that were put on as if they were intended to never come off! This is where I find the Best Cleaner Ever to be the easiest way to break the bond. I put a squirt on each and rubbed it in with my finger. Then I let it soak for about 10 to 15 minutes and was able to easily pull the labels of and  clean up the pieces at the same time.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Creative Blocks

Hello All

 It's Glen here with a new post featuring the products of ScraPerfect. This past week was not a good one for me, it was a year ago that me and my brother lost our mother to injuries sustained in a car accident. It has also been hazy, hot, and humid most of the last ten days. So my creativity is at an all time low. But I did start to make a new book and on the first page I wanted to use the new large bird die I got weeks ago.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Scrap Delays

Mornin All

 It's Glen here with a late post due to storms this week knocking out cable twice! It's a busy time getting ready for hosting July 4th but I managed to get a little work done. The paper tape just never stays in place in my experience so I always wind up using the Best Glue Ever to compensate.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Best Cleaner Fix

Evenin All

 It's Glen here with a new post using the great products from ScraPerfect! I found this little cigar box in a thrift store and thought it would make a nice change and keys box for a man. The problem was that the whole thing was covered in decals that wouldn't come off  easily.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

SUPER Amazing TECHNIQUE: Heat Embossed Stamping with Transfer Foils

Hi All-
Amy Here to tell you about a VERY COOL new technique I just discovered using rubber stamps, pigment ink and transfer foil!!!  I've not heard it done before, but boy, it is just as easy as it is cool, and it's another inexpensive work-around from ScraPerfect.  Please feel free to share this technique, but please give credit to ScraPerfect:)

It all started when... I'd heard that people were using laminators to apply transfer foil. In fact, a few craft companies are selling laminators just for this purpose. To use, one sends a laser-printed image covered by a pice of transfer foil into the laminator to produce a foil image.  The science behind this is that the "ink" in a laser printer is really a powdery pigmented plastic attracted to the page by static electricity which gets heated up and then bonds to the paper, producing the image (usually words). Then when run through the hot laminator with transfer foil on top, the foil sticks to the heated, remelted "ink" producing the foil covered image.

So I got to thinking... Laser printing sounds very similar to heat embossing with rubber stamps and pigment ink. Embossing powder is also essentially ground up plastic which sticks to pigment ink and is melted with a heat gun. Could it be so simple to stamp an image with pigment ink, apply embossing powder, heat it, and then when the embossing powder was hot and melty, apply the transfer foil?

The simple answer is watch this video: 
Two important TIPS
1. Don't forget, ScraPerfect sells both Holographic and Solid color Packs of Designer Transfer Foils, and  each pack has eight different colors or patterns.

2. Transfer foil will stick to any stray embossing powder grains; therefore,you don't want these sticking to your paper. We recommend wiping the paper with the Perfect Crafting Pouch before stamping to eliminate static cling which prevents stray embossing powder grains from sticking to the paper.