Saturday, January 25, 2020

Create A Sure Fire Easy Birthday Card, Guaranteed!

Hi everyone! Leslie here sharing a super easy layered birthday card.This post contains affiliate links and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the links. See Disclosure (1) here. I created this birthday card using some pretty amazing ScraPerfect products! ;)


This is a bi-level card base, meaning the front flap is cut slightly shorter than the back flap (which you'll see in a minute). I colored the digital image with Prismacolor pencils and cut it with an oval die, then adhered it to another oval die cut with Best Glue Ever and a No-Clog Writing Cap

I adhered both oval die cuts to the front of the card base with Best Glue Ever. I picked out five paper flowers that I wanted to use and applied Best Glue Ever to the backs of each. I let them dry to a clear state so they were nice and tacky, and then applied them to the front of the card. This is some pretty amazing glue. It always remains tacky, and letting it dry clear will ensure a superb bond. These flowers aren't going anywhere. ;)

I used Embellie Gellie to place the tiny white flat-back pearls in the upper left and lower right corners. Just mold a little bit on the end of the stick and without fail, it aids in the placement of your embellishments. Use a small bit for tiny embellishments and a slightly larger bit for larger embellishments. There's just enough 'tack' to pick up the embellishments which easily release onto your project. Pretty awesome, if you ask me! ;)


For the inside, I adhered the paper layers and sentiments with Best Glue Ever.


As mentioned above, the back flap of the card base is slightly longer than the front, so the main birthday sentiment strip is visible when the card is closed.


ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Cap
Embellie Gellie


Additional products used:

White cardstock
Patterned papers
Paper flowers
Tiny white flat-back pearls

For additional details and photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2. Thanks so much for stopping by today and we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

Friday, January 24, 2020

How to Make a Fun Valentine's Day Tag

Tracy here today with a fun Valentine's Day project. Every year it's a struggle to come up with a masculine Valentine's Day card for hubby. This year I thought why not try some mixed media for a change.


I started with a blank tan colored tag recycled from some packaging. I painted it with some white gesso and then started getting messy. I used a brick stencil and texture paste as a base layer and then before it dried I embedded some white cheesecloth in it. I then used my finger to apply some gelatos over the top.



Then I added a starburst stencil on top using more white texture paste. I glued a cut up small doily, a flourish die cut and a kiss me sticker using some of the Best Glue Ever to the tag. They were really small pieces and using the No Clog Writing Cap made it so easy to get just the right amount of glue on the tiny pieces.


I made a die cut heart out of white paper and then used some red Transfer Foil on it. It's so easy! Just add a thin layer of the Best Glue Ever and let it dry til it's clear and tacky. Then lay the foil on top of the glue and rub the foil with your finger to get it to adhere to the glue. Pull the foil off and you have a beautiful shiny embellishment. I wanted mine to look distressed so I didn't apply glue to the whole heart so some parts were left white and then added some gelato to those areas.


Next came some glittery little hearts. I punched out several hearts and covered them with some of the Best Glue Ever and then sprinkled red glitter over them. I pressed the glitter into the glue with my finger and let them dry. 


I die cut the XOXO and glued everything onto the tag using more of the Best Glue Ever. It worked like a charm! I had such tiny pieces and a bumpy background but the Best Glue Ever worked great!


Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

How to Clean Dried Ink Off of Your Rubber Stamps

Good morning crafter's Penny here today to show you how to clean dried ink off of your stamps. Like many of you I often by my stamps second hand from various yard sales or thrift shops.


I recently purchased this set from my local Goodwill store. They had a nice geometric pattern that was completely clogged in some places with dried up ink. This is probably why they were still on the shop shelves because they looked totally unusable to most people. This is what the pattern was supposed to look like.


Luckily I knew I had a secret weapon at home that would bring these stamps back to life in no time.  It is the Best Cleaner Ever by ScraPerfect. This cleaner is amazing and will clean out this dried ink in no time. 

It also works great on clothing stains, glue residue, paint, gum, etc. It's also very environmentally friendly. In the photo below it removed lettering from a water bottle that I wanted to redecorate with out a problem.


For my stamps I also grabbed this Perfect Cleaning Cloth made from micro fiber materials, This cloth is great for cleaning your glasses, but I was going to use it to get in all those tiny spaces on my stamp image. 

If using it on your glasses we recommend that you buy two cloths, one for crafting and one for use on your glasses.


So I lightly sprayed my stamps with the Best Cleaner Ever and waited a few minutes to let it totally breakdown the old ink before wiping it off. Sometimes you have to repeat this process depending on how badly your stamps are gummed up with old dried ink.


Within in 30 minutes I had stamps that looked and worked as good as new. The previous owner had used dye based ink and so the wood had absorbed the dye, but the stamping area came out beautifully clean. 

I could have made the rubber spotless but I tested the stamps and they had perfect grid line images now so I was very pleased with my results. 


Remember they started out like this, quite a difference. This cleaner will also maintain your stamps so they don't get in bad shape to begin with. 


 So if you find some bargain stamps don't be afraid to pick them up, and as long as you have this cleaner, you should be able to get the same results that I did. Till next time Happy Crafting. Love Penny

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

How to Make a Valentine Shaker Card

Hello, my friends!

Dawn here to share a Valentine shaker card that I made using some of the ScraPerfect  products. 

Using the Heart die plate from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps, I cut one out of patterned card stock. I then cut 5 out of plain white heavy card stock to create the shaker frame. I fussy cut out the design so all I had left was the frame outline. Then I took the die and traced around it onto some clear acetate to create the window.  I also cut out a backer out of white card stock. 



 Using the   Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap, I adhered the 5 white frames together. Then using the Best Glue Ever attach the acetate to the patterned frame die cut. 



Attach the white frames to the backside of the patterned frame to create the frame using the Best Glue Ever.  Rub the Perfect Crafting Pouch (Strap-N-Tap used here) over the acetate and the backer card stock to remove any static. Pour some sequins into the frame, then affix the backer card stock to the frame to trap the sequins inside using Best Glue Ever





Affix the shaker to the card base using the Best Glue Ever.  Add a strip of card stock with the sentiment stamped on it across the front of the shaker. 



Other Materials Used:
Papers: Core'dinations white Cardstock, 
Queen & Co Happy Hearts paper pad
Stamps : Cas-ual Fridays Heartfelt Sayings
Die : Cas-ual Fridays Heart die plate


ScraPerfect Products Used:







Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
I'll be back soon with another project share!


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

How to Apply Small Gems Quickly and Easily

Hi Friends,
Karen here to share an easy yet elegant card.  This was my first time working with the Embellie Gellie.  It really is an ideal tool for itsy bitsy embellishments. It makes crafting with small or delicate bits so much easier.  

If you want to avoid the frustration of frequently dropping gems or damaging small fragile die cut shapes, then Embellie Gellie is the solution.


TIP:  If you are applying a gem to wet glue, I found that using a slight twisting motion of the wand helped to release the gem. If you are applying a gem to dry glue which is very tacky, then the stickiness of the dry glue is stronger than the stickiness of the Embellie Gellie and the dry glue will pull the gem off the tip of the Embellie Gellie easily.
I can adhere gems much faster, with more accuracy, and with less disappointment. I no longer have to struggle to pick up tiny items with my fingernails.  Embellie Gellie has the perfect amount of stickiness to select an item, transport it, and place it exactly where I want it.
 
If you struggle with small embellishments or maybe avoid them all together because they're just too much trouble, the Embellie Gellie will make it so simple you will wonder how you ever got along without it!
       
       Best Glue Ever                                                  Embellie-Gellie

Other Supplies:
floral metal die
die cutting machine
white card stock
colored card stock
gem embellishments (Dew Drops)
card base (5x7")

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If you would like to see more of Karen's projects, stop by her blog Art &Soul.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Straight from the Show Floor - Creativation 2020!

Hello and welcome to the blog!

This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend the biggest weekend in crafting - - Creativation 2020 in Phoenix Arizona.

Today I am going to share some of my fave booths and new products along with a few random sights from Creativation!

So gather up your favorite ScraPerfect Products, especially that Best Glue Ever and Embellie Gellie, because I am going to spark your creative soul!

Let's go!

GETTING THERE


What is Creativation?  Creativation is a 5 day trade show for the craft and hobby industry - manufacturers, artists, designers and all types of people from craft and hobby businesses gather to learn, connect and discover what's new!

I traveled with my friend, Tracy Weinzapfel (Your Artful Journey / TW Studios) and we had a great weekend of creativity and belly laughs.


"THE FLOOR"


What is Creativation?  Creativation is a 5 day trade show for the craft and hobby industry - manufacturers, artists, designers and all types of people from all types of craft and hobby businesses gather to learn, connect and discover what's new!

The highlight of the show is the opening of the actual "show floor" - - row after row of exhibitor booths showing off the latest and greatest products in the craft world.

THE STAMPING VILLAGE


Our first stop on the show floor - The Stamping Village - I love how they gathered ALL of the stamp companies in one section - there was a lot of camaraderie with the stamp manufacturers and they created a great section of the floor with wonderful booths, a photo op wall with props and even a seating area for a rest!

I love this new Backpack Die from Dare to Be ArtZy!  And with all those small parts and intricate details - you will be needing the No Clog Writing Cap on your Best Glue Ever.


Lawn Fawn is always a favorite of mine.  In my opinion, they had the best new craft product of the show - their new "shutter die"  


My new stamp obsession is The Stamp Market - I love their large, bold sentiments - a clean, simple look with a WOW factor!

GENERAL CRAFTS


I am going to finish today's post with pics from a booth in  the General Crafts Section of Creativation and hands down, one of my top 5 favorite craft manufacturers - Buttons Galore and More - they have been around a long time - and buttons are so versatile in crafting!  They keep their product fresh and showcase some fabulous ways to use buttons "outside the box"  

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the sights from Creativation 2020 and are feeling inspired!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a creative week!

Shelly



Sunday, January 19, 2020

Best Wishes Card made easy with ScarPerfect Products

Hi .. It's Bev here today. I am super excited to share a card today. With my new Best Glue Ever and the non clog fine tip writing tip it is so much easier to create using fine lines,dies and almost everything you need to use glue on.
I am using Heartfelt Creations All Glamoured Up Collection along with their die Elegant Border Basics along with some fun other cardstock, brads and ribbon accents.



ScraPerfect Products used:


After die cutting some of the base images and the border I using Best Glue Ever to adhere the thin fussy die cut border. The super fine non clog tip is amazing and the best ever.


I added cardstock layers for more depth and color, added the red matting behind the flourish die section and add some red brads in the upper right corner.
To separate the pattern papers I tied a bow and mounted it on top of the border ribbon. When I was done doing the ribbon border I got some glue where I didn't want it.. but that was easily remedied using the Perfect Crafting Pouch which gently wiping across the ribbon took out all the sticky feel.


 


More fine tip gluing on the sentiment "Best Wishes" with the thin lines but so easy with ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever.

 

 

Thanks for visiting. Be sure to view items in the store and on the blog where you'll be given lots of inspiration and shown lots of ways to use these amazing products.