Monday, August 19, 2019

Shabby, Sweet, and Simple Envelopes

Hello everyone!  Kim L. here today for ScraPerfect to share with you an altered envelope that I created.  I am continuing to work on junk journals, and these are great embellishments to use in them.  The current batch I am creating are shabby chic, I hope you like this one:

Here are the instructions on how to make one of these simple, sweet, shabby envelopes:

1.  Gather up one 12 x 12 piece of printed card stick, 1 mailing envelope, scissors, a paper doily, a small swatch of fabric and piece of coordinating ribbon, some sequin trim, fringe trim, a couple of coordinating appliques, a button, some pearls, and a couple of yo yos if you have them, and your bottle of the Best Glue Ever with the large No Clog Writing Cap on it.  Yes, this is the only adhesive you will need for paper, fabric, ribbon, lace, buttons, and pearls!

2. Apply small dots of the Best Glue Ever to the front of your envelope and the flap. Attach the paper to the envelope and cut off the excess.  Repeat this process with the back of the envelope.

3. On the bottom front of your envelope, put down a thin line of the Best Glue Ever and then place your sequin trim over it and gently press down to secure. On the top left hand corner put down small dots of the Best Glue Ever in a square, put down your piece of fabric and gently press down to secure.  Repeat the process with the lace applique, the ribbon bow, and button.

4.Put tiny dots of the Best Glue Ever on the back of a paper doily and secure to your envelope.
Make large glue dots from the Best Glue Ever on the back of your yo yos and applique, wait a minute or two for them to cure by turning clear, and attach them to your envelope.  Then put a medium sized glue dot in the middle of your yo yos, and place pearls in the center.  Wait until the pearls are attached before moving on to the back of the envelope.

5. On the back of your envelope,  put 2 small lines of the Best Glue Ever along the bottom edge of the envelope.  Place the fringe trim on and put it so the front of the trim will be seen on the front side of your envelope.  Put a medium sized glue dot of the Best Glue Ever on the point on the flap, then place your button down and you have made your shabby envelope.  It's that simple!

Here is a closer look at the details and the back of my envelope:

I think these envelopes are a great way to store little tickets, receipts, or lists in your junk journals and I hope you will try to make some too!  Thanks so much for stopping by today, please follow
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Happy Crafting,

Kim Lippincott

Sunday, August 18, 2019

How to Make a Travel or Vacation Mini Album

I spent part of July cleaning my work area and came across a huge envelope full of brochures, receipts and ephemera from a family vacation back in 2011, so I decided to make my own travel album.  As luck would have it, I'd recently picked up a large handful of Heidi Swapp products.  Her memory folders were the perfect home for my memorabilia.

However, as I planned out my album I realized that I'd need to reinforce the folders to make them sturdier.  I planned on sandwiching several folders and stitching them all together. So with a bottle of the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect and a few inserts from my husband's dry cleaning I was ready to go.

Just a little line of the Best Glue Ever around each edge and across the middle was all I needed for a good hold.  I trimmed the chipboard to fit the inside of the folders.

The next step was to apply color to the outside of the folder. I used Heidi Swapp's Color Shine - the surface has a patterned resist.

Once the folder was dry it was time to cover the interior.  I choose two different papers for each side of the folder. The No Clog Writing Caps of the Best Glue Ever let me make a thin line along the edges of the chipboard and the curves of the scalloped edges.

You can see the perfect placement of the glue here.

To conceal where the paper edges meet and to give a bit of reinforcement to the spine I added two strips of washi tape.

However, the tape doesn't always stick very well to itself.  The solution? Another thin line of the Best Glue Ever.

And here's the finished project. The Best Glue Ever was key to adhering the elements in this album, including the transparent film strip on the cover.

I hope I have inspired you to create your own Mini Album. Be sure and become a blog follower so you don't miss any of our other fun projects. Deborah 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

How to Make this "Under the Sea" Upcycled Gift Box

See how I transformed a beautiful box into a SPECTACULAR one-of-a-kind gift box with ScraPerfect!

"Under the Sea" Upcycled Gift Box
Do you love good packaging? Do you save boxes, bows and bags to re-use for your own gifts?  Then this is the post for you!

I received a gift card enclosed in a beautiful mermaid print box - thought it was so beautiful, I set it aside, knowing I could make it "my own"

Pretty as it came - but I knew I could make it better!

Gather your supplies:

Inspired by the mermaid motif, I dug through my stash for underwater themed supplies....

  • Best Glue Ever
  • No Clog Writing Cap
  • Embellie Gellie
  • Chipboard Sea Horse (The Robins Nest)
  • Dew Drops - "Rain Drops" (The Robins Nest)
  • Mesh Bag from produce department of Grocery Store
  • Misc. Dew Drops and Diamond Drops (The Robins Net)

Make it:

First, cut a piece of mesh from your produce bag and knot.
Adhere to box using Best Glue Ever (dries clear - no need to be careful!

Top mesh with Chipboard Sea Horse

Add "Bubbles" (Dew Drop - "Rain Drops") Best Glue Ever is perfect for opaque elements!

Finally, toss a few multi colored and shaped Dew Drops / Diamond Drops / Tear Drops into the inside of box (for a sea glass element!)

And just like that, a stunning, personalized gift box!  Perfect for gift cards, money, jewelry or small trinkets!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Have a creative weekend!


How to Create Flower Embellishments For Your Tags

Hey everyone, Steph  here today I created some really cute little flowers recently for my tags using hot glue and gelly plates.  Totally fun to create.

Well, my flowers needed some centers, so I used the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect to add some pearls to the flower centers.  While the pearls are self-adhesive, they needed some "help" to say in place.  And what better glue to use than the Best Glue Ever!

While waiting for the pearls to set, I created a tag using a Sizzix Embossing Folder and tons of Clearsnap Inks.  After inking and die cutting the flourish, I adhered it to the card with the Best Glue Ever, then added the flowers among the leaves with another dab of the Best Glue Ever.

Pretty isn't it?  And no worries about those flowers ever falling off the tag!!

Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to become a blog follower. . 

Friday, August 16, 2019

How to Make a Mini Card

Greetings from Janet at Try it - Like it - Create it with a cute little mini card.

I admit I like things in miniature. Making mini greeting cards are fun and you can use up your leftover materials. I was experimenting with embossing and using Gelatos. I didn't want to throw away my creation but it wasn't completely usable so I cut it down to a mini size and made this card.


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Materials Used:
Stazon Pigment Ink - green
white cardstock
Rinea Foiled paper in gold
palette knife (optional)
a scrap of mixed media paper


I put a layer of the Best Glue Ever onto the mini card front.

Although the No Clog Writing Cap applies a thin amount, I used a palette knife to smooth out the glue. The foil paper can show different thicknesses so I wanted to be extra careful. I probably didn't need to do this step.

I stamped the saying onto the mixed media piece.

I applied the Best Glue Ever to the stamped piece and placed it onto the foiled paper layer.

The cute little mini card is finished.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

How To Create A Snippet Roll With The Best Glue Ever By Kim Fuller

Good morning friends, Kim F. here with my next DT project for ScraPerfect.
I have created a snippet roll this time, and had lots of fun making it.

I needed at spool for my snippet roll, and didn't have one, so it was the Best Glue Ever to the rescue!
I am using a toilet tissue roll and two ends from a spool of ribbon.

I used vintage hymnal paper to cover all the pieces using The Best Glue Ever. The no clog writing cap, makes this easy for the glue to get to where it needs to be.

Once the pieces were covered in the paper, I used the Best Glue Ever to attach them all, by running a bead of glue around the edge of the tissue roll and attaching the two ends.

I added some trim to the edge and decorated the top of the spool with flowers and lace.

Now it was time to attach the fabric of the snippet roll.  
I decorated the fabric with images, vintage laces, ribbon roses and snippets of doilies.

Once I finished the roll, I rolled it up around the spool. Now it is ready to find its way to its new home, for someone to enjoy.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today and will check out the ScraPerfect Store!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Lake Life

Hey ScraPerfect fans!
Lisa back today to share a layout with you using the Best Glue Ever along with the No Clog Writing Cap.

I used my Cameo to cut a Page Evans cut file from the Silhouette store using white cardstock. Instead of backing the cut file with patterned papers, I decided to color the negative letters with watercolors and pop them up with foam inside the cut file using the Best Glue Ever. I tucked in a few embellies in and on the cut file:

I placed my photo to the right of the cut file and added layers of patterned paper from PhotoPlay Campfire/ Lakeside under it. I fussy cut a bird, the sign and a few canoes. I used the Best Glue Ever to adhere them:

I added machine stitched waves and watercolor to my background:

I love using the Best Glue Ever on the foam. I have tried other liquid glues and and they just don't hold after a period of time:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!