Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Adorable Lawn Fawn Tags



Guest designer Robyn Coburn here, with some sweet little tags made using the Lawn Fawn set "Believe in Yourself" and some paper from the "Sweater Weather" 6x6 inch petite paper pack. I love the small scale of the designs on these miniature paper stacks - they make me want to make miniature dioramas or tiny doll houses. These are the first two tags of what will be a few more, for a gift set for some students.


Other materials used: Color Box stamp pad, assorted bakers' twine (including some that came as Lawn Fawn packaging), markers and colored pencils, oval tags from Hampton Art (in the dollar section at Target!), and some buttons and scraps of craft foam (as risers) from my stash. I used Best Glue Ever, naturally, and the Embellie Gellie to help pick up and put down items, as well as Best Cleaner Ever and my Perfect Cleaning Cloth to clean the stamps.


By the way, I have several Perfect Cleaning Cloths, including one in my purse to clean my spectacles and phone screen, and in the bedside table for the same purpose, but this is the one I keep with my crafting tools. It has a fine, dense, short nap in comparison to other microfiber cloths, which helps it work better on those fragile surfaces, and stay soft with washing.

I happen to have a Cuttlebug, which requires an extra shim to use with these thin profile dies, but that was no problem. I stamped the cute jackalope on white heavy paper, then hand colored the images with marker and colored pencil. I used some washi tape to hold the die in place and ran it through my Cuttlebug. I had already run the die through a dark patterned paper to use for a "shadow".

The Lawn Fawn elements are small and delicate. It took me a couple of tries to line up the clear stamps on my acrylic block, until I recalled that I had a helpful grid printed right there on my work mat. Doh! I stamped the sentiments on to a mix of surfaces - colored paper and directly to the tag. (I like to dry my stamps instantly with the Perfect Crafting Pouch.) The sentiment stamps look pleasingly hand-written. Fussy cutting around stamped words really inspires
appreciation for coordinating dies.

All you need are tiny spots of Best Glue Ever

I glued some tiny pieces of craft foam to the back of the colored jackalopes. The orange one, I attached to the tag directly, while the pale pink I attached to the "shadow" cut. I allowed the BGE to sit and get a little tacky - which helps when attaching unlike materials, in this case paper and foam. Then I placed my tiny raised construction on the tag. I really like the shadowed look, and will do more of these tags with this method.

These tags are simple and the Lawn Fawn aesthetic is very clean, but I like a bit of embellishment, so I stacked a couple of buttons on the strings to attach the tags. The first time I ran my twine through the holes directly. This would have been fine if I was then placing the tags on another flat surface, like a card. But as soon as I tried to tie the tags to my gift bag, I realized my error. The buttons were being pushed over and flipping the tag upside-down.

Buttons poorly threaded (but the tags are so cute)
So I re-threaded one tail of the twine up-and-down through the button holes and tied the twine below the buttons. Much better!

That button works much better.
Here's another look of the first two favor/gift bags.

Vibrant colors with marker

Pastels with colored pencil







How to Make Adorable Otter Cards With Lawn Fawn

Good morning friend's Penny here today to show you how to make some adorable otter projects with Lawn Fawn  StampsDies, and Paper Collections. along with our other ScraPerfect Products.



For both projects I used the following supplies from Lawn Fawn.:

Year Five Stamp Set - I loved this stamp set, and they produced very clear images.


Year Five Die Cut - The dies were easy to use, and lined up perfectly with the stamps.


Perfectly-plaid-rainbow-petite-paper-pack - I can't say enough about this 6 x 6 paper pack! It is adorable, and the colors would match just about any photos. I loved it. 


So to make this card I first stamped the words onto the tag, but on this card, prior to stamping I wiped off the ink from the word "Birthday" so that I could leave room for the presents instead. This was super easy, and gives you another way to use this stamp, instead of just for birthdays. Then I stamped the otter, and presents. Then it was off to die cutting those same objects. Then I colored in  the otter. The packages were cut from the pattern paper so I didn't have to color those. 


I added a scalloped tag, heart gems, and some ribbon. The waves on this card were made using washi tape that I accented with glitter glue. I added foam tape to the waves so that I could place my otter image behind the waves. I also used the glitter glue on other areas of the card. Okay, well maybe on a lot of areas on the card!



For this tag I did most of the same steps in the first card, but since I am gong to use this tag for a birthday present for my granddaughter who love's otters, I colored the otter pink. Yeah, I know there are not any pink otter's in real life, but she will love it.



To make my otter hold the present I fussy cut around one arm of the otter. Then to glue the package in place I used ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap.  The cap with it's fine point applicator let's me get into the smallest of places, and add just the right amount of glue. The glue itself is WONDERFUL and works on wood, plastic, metal, fabric, glass, etc.. Great for crafting, but it has tons of uses for around the house as well.


I hope you liked both of my projects today, the card,


and the tag.



Till next time Happy Scrapping, Love Penny

Monday, March 20, 2017

Snowy Layout Featuring Lawn Fawn and Distress Oxide Ink


Last week's unexpected snow fall in the northeast was the inspiration for this layout.  Lucky for me I had coincidentally picked up these Lawn Fawn snowflake dies and a few other winter-themed items. Well, I say lucky, but honestly I'd prefer that the weather had stayed spring-like.  My kids were thrilled with finally having a snow day off school.

To make this layout I took a white tag and a Lawn Fawn stamp from their Cheery Christmas set,  Versamark watermark ink, and clear embossing powder. Before stamping I treated the tag with the Perfect Crafting Pouch, which helps keep the embossing powder on the ink and off the rest of the tag.

Look! No stray embossing flecks!


Next I broke out my brand spankin' new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks.  I used four different colors to ink the tag, and then flicked water droplets all over the tag before the ink dried.  Love this effect!


To assemble the layout, I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflake die set and the Large Dotted Rectangle Stackables with their Perfectly Plaid Winter 6x6 paper pack. 

I wanted to show you how easy it is to attach embellishments with the Best Glue Ever.  All you need are a few tiny drops -- and I made these drops straight from the bottle! The tip of the bottle allows for very precise control. Four drops is all I used to hold this snowflake. Easy peasy!


Sunday, March 19, 2017

How To Make A Card Sparkle With Glass Bead Paste

Tracy here today and I had so much fun making this card. I finally got around to trying some glass bead texture paste and I love it! I highly recommend it....the texture and sparkle it adds to your project is amazing. We're also doing a cross promotion with Lawn Fawn so I got to use some of their wonderful die and stamp sets.

 

I started by mixing some Liquitex glass bead texture paste with a couple of different colors of gelatos. I taped a stencil down to a piece of the Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes paper  and applied the paste trying to get it as even as possible. Not an easy thing to do because if you scrape your spatula across it, it will remove the glass beads.  I just played around with it til I was happy and then set it aside to dry which takes a while....I even left it overnight just to be sure it was dry. Then I used some of the Best Glue Ever along with the Embellie Gellie to add some black nail heads to the centers of the flowers. The Best Glue Ever is so good at adhering things to a bumpy surface and you only need a little bit and the  Embellie Gellie makes it so easy to get your little doodads placed just right.



Now it was time to play with the Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. I used the Bannertastic Stamps and Bannertastic Lawn Cuts Die to make my sentiment banner. I also used another piece of the Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes paper for the banner.


Here's another look at my card


Hope you have a scrappy day and thanks for stopping by!






Saturday, March 18, 2017

DT Call


ScraPerfect is having a DT Call http://scraperfect.com/products/
CALLING: Stampers, Scrapbookers, Card-makers, Altered Artists, Etc.
We Want YOU to Join our Design Team!
Explore. Push Limits. Have Fun. Try Techniques. Share Ideas Get feedback.
Give Support. PLAY PLAY PLAY with new products & new friends.

Your application is an opportunity to impress us. Have fun with it!
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
1. About YOU
a. Name & contact information
b. Your “story” (Who you are; the style, kinds of projects, and types of media you prefer making.)
c. Previous, and Current Design Teams, Related education/experience, etc (Previous DT experience is not required)
d. Links to your own blog, and all social media pages. An active blog is a REQUIREMENT for this call so please be sure yours is active and current before applying.
Notes: We would prefer you to not be on more than 5 full time Design teams. We are open to the same project being posted to other teams as long as they meet our posting requirements. This position is not open to DT members of other companies that sell adhesive.
2. About YOUR WORK
a. Attach 3 projects of which you are proud, and which represent your work.
b. Please summarize/highlight special techniques and/or materials you used in each project. (72 dpi)
3. About YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERIENCE
a. Where do you lurk, comment, or actively post? Are you are newbie, or a guru, or something in-between on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, Instagram, GetCrafty, Etsy, Instructables, Cre8time, scrapbook forums, and galleries…
4. ABOUT YOUR PROMOTION IDEAS (Optional)
Describe events, activities, or contests which you think would help promote ScraPerfects company, or it's products.
Is there a special role you’d like to take on for the team? (i.e. Instagram Instigator, Contest/Challenge Queen, Social Media Maven, Blog Hop Helper, or ?)
Explain why you want to be on this team?
YOU AGREE TO:
1. Create 3 projects per month, with at least one step-by-step project tutorial, and post links back to our product pages.. Clear crisp photos are a must. Your posts must also clearly showcase, and explain how our products were used/why they were important, or how they did a better job compared to other products.
2. Participate in occasional blog hops, cross-promo opportunities with other companies, and other design team-type activities, including submitting your work to other challenges, contests, and magazines calls. (Designers with projects accepted for publication using/highlighting ScraPerfect products will be rewarded for their efforts.)
3. Promote ScraPerfect products via your personal blog, and social media sites through posts about the products, projects, contests/giveaways, etc. (We would supply the prizes during blog hops.)
4. Promote your fellow team members by sharing their posts, and projects on your FB and other social media sites.
5. Occasionally we also do cross promotional with other companies; These same rules apply to posts showcasing their products as well. During these time's you will receive their products to work with as well.
6. The term is for a minimum of one year.
7. Full posting guidelines will be provided upon acceptance to the team.
8. Be interactive, supportive, and flexible in order to maintain a happy team environment.
In return, DT members will be provided with free products, promotion on our social media sites, and the opportunity to grow with a fun, easy-going, collaborative, and creative team! You will be encouraged, and supported to reach your full potential as a designer, experiment with your project designs, and our products.
Email your application or questions to: DT@ScraPerfect.com
Preference will be given for U.S, and Canadian resident's, however outstanding applicant's from other areas may also be considered.
Design team members will serve a minimum of a twelve-month term, with the opportunity to continue. Good luck and we look forward to seeing your applications!
This DT call is open until April 15th. Apply early!

What You Need to Make the Most Wonderful Notebook Cover

Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos with exactly what you need to make the most wonderful Notebook Cover. I get tired of the primary colored spiral bound notebooks that look JUST like everyone else's. I go through too many to buy only the fancy style. Pretty paper and trim is how I solve any problem, so here is the answer I came up with. 
~ Princess Notebook Cover ~
This notebook cover fits a standard size spiral notebook. It slips on and off easily with a little fancy threading thanks to that strip of trim. What is even more thrilling, is you can personalize it any way you desire. I used papers from The Robin's Nest store. Stop by and see the variety they offer!
Supplies:
8 brads
4 eyelets
4ft of narrow trim
4 oval jump rings,
must fit through eyelets with trim attached
2 lobster claw clasps
5x9 piece of acetate, thick product packaging is ideal.
2 pieces of cardboard:8x11in
1 piece of Rosy Chevron Cardstock for binding:4x11in
2 pieces of Rosy Chevron Cardstock for inside of cover:8x11in
2 pieces of Girl Crown Glittered Cardstock for outside of cover:8x11in
1 piece of Spring Stripe Cardstock for matting:6x9
1 piece of Silver Castles Glitter Cardstock for background:6x9
1 chipboard frame:4in wide
1 Doillie Die-Cut:2.5in wide
1 crown punched from Gold Glitter Chipboard
Directions
Glue Chevron cardstock to cardboard.
Let dry while prepping front cover.
Front Cover Cut and Assembly
Step 1) Cut out center of Spring Stripe cardstock matting so that a 1.5in frame remains.
Step 2) Glue matting to Castle cardstock.
Step 3) Cut center of Crown cardstock so that a 3.5in frame remains.
Step 4) Glue Crown cardstock to matting.
1/4in of Spring Stripe matting should show
between Crown cover and Castle background.
When gluing the layers of cardstock together and to the cardboard use ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever.
It requires very little glue, does not wrinkle the paper, and holds fast.
Corner Supports
Step 1) Cut two circles from the acetate, 4in diameter.
Step 2) Cut 2in centers from circles.
Step 3) Cut circles in half.
Acetate doesn't show up well in photos so I used Sharpie to mark the edges.
To remove the unsightly smudges I used ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever.
Step 4) From the outside of the cardboard cover pierce two holes that are
1.5 inches from the corner and .5in from the edge of cover.
Only pierce holes in the 2 corners furthest from the notebook spiral.
 Step 5) Insert brads to enlarge holes. Each cover will have four brads.
Step 6) Adhere Crown cardstock to outer cover, leaving a 3x11 in strip of cardstock unattached, for assembling corner supports. This 3in strip will be along the edge furthest from the notebook spiral.
Step 7) Use a paper piercer to mark brad holes from Chevron side of cover through Crown side of cover.
Step 8) Insert brads to enlarge holes.
Step 9) Lay acetate half-circle over pierced corner holes on the Chevron side. Fold edges around cover so they meet in the front between Crown cardstock and cardboard. Crease acetate.
Step 10) Mark holes with sharpie, remove acetate and pierce only the folded ends.
Step 11) Insert brads to enlarge holes.
Step 12) Reposition acetate on corners, line up holes.
Step 13) Add glue to 3x11in strip of cardboard and acetate, carefully circling pierced holes.
 Step 14) Smooth Crown cardstock over cardboard and acetate.
Use toothpicks to pin layers together as you straighten paper and line up holes.
Step 15) Gently press brads through Crown cardstock and acetate, into cardboard.
Fold points over on the chevron side.
Cover to Notebook Attachment
Step 1) Set eyelets on the corners nearest the notebook spiral, .5in from each edge.
There will be two eyelets per cover.
Step 2) Stitch one edge of trim around a jump ring. Attach lobster claw clasp.
Step 3) Thread the raw end of the trim as follows:
Through the top eyelet on the Crown side of the front cover
Over the top edge of the notebook front
Into the top hole of the notebook front
Run the trim down the front of the notebook
Back out the bottom hole of the notebook front
Over the bottom edge of the notebook front
Into the back of the second eyelet
Back to the Crown side of the front cover.

Step 4) Determine appropriate length of trim,
Figure an extra .5in for stitching the raw edge and another .5in for ease of fastening.
Step 5) Cut trim and stitch a jump ring onto the raw end.
Step 6) Attach Lobster Claw Clasp to second jump ring.
In order to switch the Cover between notebooks the second jump ring must fit through the eyelet with the trim attached. Choose your rings and eyelets accordingly.

 The notebook corners may catch on the brads as they are placed in the corner supports. Gently reposition them. They should be fine once the cover is attached to the notebook.The finished project won't show your fancy threading work. It will, however, hold the cover securely to any regular size spiral notebook.

Binding

Step 1)Center the 4x11 piece of Chevron cardstock against the holes of the notebook.
Step 2)Mark top and bottom hole on long sides of cardstock.
Step 3)Cut .25x1in slit from the long edge of cardstock towards center.
Step 4)Curve the cardstock over the spiral, between the notebook and the cover.
Step 5)Wedge the long center tab between the trim and the notebook.

Cover Embellishment
I used an oval chipboard frame, the reverse side of a die cut doily, and a punched crown.
Step 1) Spread a VERY thin layer of the Best Glue Ever onto the frame and let it dry until it is clear.
Step 2) Place a sheet of Holographic Transfer Foil over the frame, color side up.
Step 3) Rub surface to ensure foil is well stuck to glue...do not skimp on this step!!!
Step 4) Pull foil off quickly. Repeat for any large areas that you missed.
Step 5) Paint a thin layer of glossy dimensional medium over the
top to seal the foil and cover any remaining bits of sticky.
Step 6) Punch the crown from  Gold chipboard, and carefully center it on the doily.
Step 7) Glue doily and frame to Castle background cardstock.
The Best Glue Ever is so versatile it can be used for all parts of this project.
 
Stop by my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!

~charity~

Friday, March 17, 2017

Elegant and Easy To Make Altered Tin with ScraPerfect

Hi there, Kim L. sharing a project today with you for ScraPerfect .  I decided to test the Best Glue Ever on metal and it passed with flying colors!  Here is what I started out with:


I completely covered this metal tin, inside and out with the shabby and gorgeous paper from Prima, Tales of You and Me only using the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect.  The bond was as strong as it is when I use this product on paper.  The tip I have to share is to apply the Best Glue Ever sparingly to the back of the paper in small dots and then WAIT.  After a few minutes, I then attached the paper to the tin...it worked like a charm!  I used this "glue and wait" method on this entire project. Here is the finished product, it will hold a gift for a dear friend.


When applying the embellishments to the tin, I put the Best Glue Ever on the embellishment rather than the paper and used light pressure due to the weight of some of the items.  I decorated the tin with flatback pearl trim, burgundy pleated trim, rose colored braided trim, a white lace bridal applique, and silk roses from
The Vintage Rose Emporium.  The loose pearls and cameo were from my stash.  


I papered the bottom and inside of the tin too.  You would think that with all that gluing I would put a dent in my bottle of the Best Glue Ever, but this amazing stuff goes a long way making it super economical.  One bottle should last approximately a year!



I did also use my favorite ScraPerfect product on this project, Embellie Gellie to place the loose pearls before adhering them to the top of the tin.  Here is a closer look at the top of the tin.  As always, I used a small bit of the Best Glue Ever to get the excess glue off of my hands in a flash.


Thank you so much for stopping by today, please leave a comment and visit ScraPerfect to check out the entire line of fabulous products.  If you would like to see more of my work, please visit my blog, 
Vintage Rose Creations by Kim.  Looking forward to sharing my next project with you soon and Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Kim Lippincott