Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How to Create Easy Dimension and Texture on your Layouts and Cards

Hello and welcome to our crafty world!  Shelly with you sharing a layout with great dimensional accents using the Perfect Crafting Pouch!

It's time for our annual County Fair - - I love the fair -- the food, the lights, the games --  just everything! And I never tire of creating scrapbook pages from my fair pics!

For this layout I am highlighting the following ScraPerfect products:

Best Glue Ever (for everything on the layout from paper to sequins!)
Perfect Crafting Pouch
Embellie Gellie

I love using stickers on my layouts, but I do not like FLAT elements!  The Perfect Crafting Pouch makes it a cinch to create a dimension embellishment from a sticker in just seconds!

Simply pat the sticky side of your sticker with the Perfect Crafting Pouch and Voila! The adhesive is deactivated -- now you can add foam tape, pop dots, dimensional glue or even a small piece of corrugated cardboard to the back of your "sticker" to POP your accent off the page!

Sequins, buttons and even my die cut letters were easily placed with precision using Embellie Gellie.

My final touch was faux stitching around the upper edges of my layout.

Thanks for stopping by today - - I hope you get some wonderful pictures this holiday weekend for your next layout!

Have a creative day!


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How to Make an Amazing Lego Birthday Banner

This is Kathryn with a cute Lego Banner for a 7 year old grandson.  He is a HUGE Lego fan so I worked around a Lego theme for his banner.

The Best Glue Ever is always perfect for all lettering on banners.  The applicator is easy to use for small pieces of paper.  I use to try to get double sided tape to fit these small areas with a lot of frustration but now my task is much easier with this amazing glue.

I apply BGE and let it dry for a few seconds.  If you apply it while wet, it is permanent but if you let it dry, it is repositionable.  Perfect if you having a hard time centering your paper parts and need to restick them.

Every Beautiful Princess Deserves A Special Birthday Card

Hello Scrapper Friends! Tracy here today with a special birthday card for our little princess who's turning 10 this month. She gets to go to Disney to celebrate her special day so I just had to make it a princess theme.


I decided to break out my Color Bursts and get real  messy! The background is a mix of pink and purple color bursts on watercolor paper. Then I added some stars using a stencil and some glass bead paste. The shaker castle has been in my stash forever so it felt good to dig it out and finally use it. It was kind of plain so I added some Stickles and Nuvo Crystal Drops. The  10 was cut with my Cricut. 
What made this card come together so quickly was the Best Glue Ever.

This glue is the best for adhering things to glitter paper or rough paper. It was perfect for attaching the watercolor paper to the black glitter paper and then attaching the castle to the rough watercolor paper with the glass bead stars on it. I know if I had used my tape runner it wouldn't have held together as it has with the Best Glue Ever. I can't imagine crafting without it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Using Lace and Tea to Give Your Layouts a Warm Vintage Feel

Hello everyone, Kim L. here today to share my latest project for ScraPerfect with you.  This one was a challenge given to me by DT Penny...she asked me to create a shabby chic scrapbook layout, something I've never done.  I decided to use a precious old photograph that I found of my Grandparents, so it ended up more vintage themed and I love the way it turned out!

This project required some important prep work in order to achieve the vintage feel.  I selected a doily, seam binding, and some laces and tea dyed them, rinsed, and let them dry before using them on this page.
I also gave the blank page a subtle spritz of an antique gold spray.  Then I got out the Best Glue Ever and started layering and attaching the laces to the page.  I made a header with some tea dyed lace mesh, a chipboard word that I covered with Rusty Paper and a layered handmade flower.  For all of this, I made glue dots in various sizes with the Best Glue Ever (depending on the weight of the lace), let them dry for a few minutes and then used them to secure the lace to the paper.

Here is a close up of the handmade flower I created using tea dyed lace, tulle, seam binding, a crocheted doily, and a bling center for sparkle.

The center of my layout is devoted to this amazing photo I found of my Grandparents holding my Uncle when he was a baby.  The pure joy radiating off of their faces touched me heart.  To embellish the photo I used Best Glue Ever to attach small loose rhinestones to my Grandmother's hat and coat.  Of course I used my Embellie Gellie for quick and easy placement.

I intend to hang this page up in my craft room, so wanted some lace to dangle off the page for interest.  For the bottom of the page, I used more of the Best Glue Ever to adhere some tea dyed dangle lace layered under some gorgeous beaded bridal trim.  I also added a lace bow and some flat back pearl trim from my stash.  To finish off the page, I gave it a few more spritzes of the antique gold spray for some subtle shimmer.

I really feel like I honored this cherished photo and hope you like my layout too!

Please be sure to leave me a comment and check out the entire line of amazing products at ScraPerfect.  Stop by this blog everyday to see more creative projects by the rest of this talented team too.  To see more of my work, stop by my blog Vintage Rose Creations by Kim.  Looking forward to sharing more projects with you again soon.

Kim Lippincott

How to make a journal page using the Best Glue Ever

Hi everyone this is Mona back with a fun journal page featuring this fun stamp set called  Wild About you from Kat Scrappiness .

 I went ahead and stamped two of each images from the set  using my  Memento tuxedo black ink and coloured them using my spectrum noire markers and then fussy cut them.

Here is where I took out my Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect to Glue two pages together in my journal since my journal is getting very thick. The Glue is really fast drying and holds really well. I have used the No clog writing cap-Large to because you only need a small amount since the Glue is really tacky and holds up really well. 

For my background I used Distress Ink mini and my blending tool to create a sky and ground. I then used a bunch of dies to cut out  different elements for my background. GM Stitched Sky Die set and Birch border die were a few that I used and then went on to place everything down .

This is where I took my Best Glue Ever and adhered everything down it takes a really small amount, dries almost instantly  and if you happen to put a bit too much and oozes out no problem it dries clear.

Now for the fun part once everything in adhered down I added a thin layer of  gel medium and used my big brush markers to add shadow everywhere and my White gel pen to do all my detailing. This finishes up my project for today. I hope you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

How to Make Scrapbook Wedding Layouts on a Budget

Penny here, I have a lot of friends who know I scrapbook, and often I am asked to make pre-made wedding layouts, and albums on a budget. So here are a few of my tips.  Often I buy my supplies in bulk, or I'll make make my own embellishments. I buy quality products that can be used sparingly, and will work on many different items.  I also love finding unusual items from around the house to use on my pages. This page combines all of those techniques.

So here are some of the supplies I started with. First off let me apologize for not getting a clearer photo of the pattern paper that was used as my layout's background. It is too close to the white poster board color to really show up properly. I won't make that mistake again, I hope. .

So included in these supplies, were some pre-printed sheets that came from a wedding invitation kit. I LOVE buying these kits. They normally have gorgeous high quality paper, and for the most part they are acid free, and I can usually get them at Goodwill, Flea markets, or other places at a fraction of a cost of the kit in a paper, wedding, or stationary store.

For photo mats I used just some black cardstock, this will normally show wedding photos really well no matter what colors the wedding photos incorporated.

For the flowers on this project I used some of my DIY flower embellishments that I make using punches, brads, etc. Super easy, pretty, and can be made to match all of your wedding's colors. For more instructions on how to do this go here to see DIY flower post
To glue these flower's together prior to adding the brad, I use ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever

It's great for holding all those pieces of the flower's together until I can add the brad. I use it for all of my scrapbooking needs, and for many other uses around the house. My favorite product by far to help me save money because it will glue so many different types of materials, and it doesn't require me to use a lot of it in order to hold my items in place. Definitely one of my most used, and high quality products. 

Now for the Flea market find item:  You'll notice that it already has holes in it that will fit small brads.

This used to be part of a women's belt. You can go to this link to see what the belt looked like before I took it apart. Women's Belt. That is my frugal tip for you today! Below you can see it attached to my layout. I think I ended up with like 30 medallions for the price of one used belt. I normally pay $1.00 - 2.00 for these belts. What a bargain, compared to scrapbook embellishment prices where just one of these small metal embellishments would cost me about $1.00. . 

Here is my final completed layout. I also used some stickers, brads, gems, and an arrow punch.

I hope you had fun following along today, come back soon, and I'll show you how I made the matching page! Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny 

A sweet, quick, easy sibling one page layout

     Hi Scrappy Friends!  Lyne here today, and I'm back today sharing a layout I created of our son and daughter when she was just a newborn.  This photo of him just laying and staring at her just melts my heart.  While she doesn't lie still now he loves her even more.
     For this layout I used the Pink Paislee penpal collection. On the heart paper near the bottom though I also used some gesso to town down how bright the colors were since I wanted a soft feel since the picture is so sweet.   
     I also wanted to show you how The Best Glue ever solved a few scrappy problems I ran into during creating this.  The photo above you can see how my tap runner lifted right up because of the dimension of my layers.  
     In the photos below you'll see I have some clear die cuts I wanted to use.  I used BGE on the clear leaves and see how you can't even see it!
     Well,  I better run - we need to leave for work/school in 45 minutes and no one is even out of bed yet!!!