Sunday, September 23, 2018

How to Make A Beautiful Autumn Scrapbooking Layout

Good morning crafter's Penny here today to show you how to design a beautiful Autumn scrapbooking layout.


So the first thing I needed was some great Fall / Autumn photos. I did this by getting / making my grandson pose for some photos. I think they turned out great, but that sweet pained expression on his face was due to him posing for so long. Which to him is anything longer than 5 minutes. So my suggestion is bring along plenty of snacks, but none that will leave color on their lips.  (Don't ask me how I know about that little tidbit!)

So other design tips about this layout is to chose embellishments, and paper that match the colors in your photos. So I found matching washi tape, bling strips, a fabric applique leaf, some fussy cut leaves, gold paint for the tile, along with some gold alphabet stickers, and an orange pen.



To stick all of these goodies down I used the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect. This glue is amazing because it glued down my plastic alphabet stickers, my fabric applique, the bling strips, and all of my paper with me ever once changing glues. This is a huge time saver for me as well as a money saver since I didn't have to buy a different glue for each product type I used.


So once again here's a look at my Autumn layout, I hope you had a great time following along and until next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny

Saturday, September 22, 2018

How to Make a Quick and Easy Fall Card Using the Best Glue Ever

Kathy here from Create.365 sharing a unique way to color images on your cards and some tips for using the Best Glue Ever and the Perfect Crafting Pouch


This card will be one of the selections that the card making group from my local library will be making in November, so I tried to keep it fairly simple, while also teaching them something new at the same time. Using the wave cut paper trimmer to trim the rust panel is super simple and then embossing it with the swirling leaves folder gives it a beautiful pattern.


The card base is a cream top folding vertical A2 and I used the window punch in the bottom left corner to make the window for the sentiment. I then also punched the window out of mustard cardstock to stamp the words on.


Instead of coloring all the leaves and pumpkins that were randomly stamped across the card front, I used a pencil eraser like a stamp with the fall colors from the rainbow ink pad. I think it tends to gives it a very distinct and uniquely modern look. I wished afterwards that I would have just stuck to using only one color per leaf, but by then it was too late, lol. Oh well, there's always next time!





Now it's assembly time...Here's where the Best Glue Ever and the Perfect Crafting Pouch come in handy! I used the Best Glue Ever to glue everything down because using tape runner doesn't really work very well on textured things like a dry embossed panel like this one and the small nozzle on the bottle works perfectly to get just the smallest amount of glue on the back of that sentiment window piece. But even though I was very careful, I still had alittle of the glue ooze out around the sentiment because it was so skinny and since it dries clear, but tacky, I didn't want it to stick to the card front. So I gently tapped the Perfect Crafting Pouch over the remaining sticky parts and that quickly took care of the problem.


When I attached the sentiment, I made sure that it would line up with and show through the window that I punched in the card front.


 I also stamped another sentiment and several leaves on the inside of the card to finish the design off...turning it into a fall birthday card!


That's it for me today...thanks for sticking around and happy crafting with ScraPerfect~


Friday, September 21, 2018

How to Glue Newsprint: Perfect, EASY Cheap (Video)

Hi All-
Amy here with an answer to a phone query about gluing thin paper together such as Newspaper. Perry, from NJ,  called on our toll-free number saying he tried ZIP DRY™ and ELMERS™ and had bad and dismal results with wrinkles and bleeding through. He wanted to know about ScraPerfect's BEST GLUE EVERI offered to give this a try and video tape my process. Watch the video to see two different ways --but be sure NOT to turn it off prior to 4 minutes!

After using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever™, the bond is PERMANENT!
SEE? The paper fibers tears as the two sheets can NOT be pulled apart! 
After using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever™to bond two sheets of newsprint together:
NO WRINKLES, NO BUBBLES, NO BLEEDING THROUGH!
HOW? Really simple with ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever™and
some very simple tips. Watch the video:)
Perry explained that he needed to adhere very thin newsprint paper to itself and wanted it to be permanent. Though I've glued newspaper to cardstock with great success, and vellum, mulberry paper, and even tissue paper, too, I've never tried gluing thin paper to itself.

I usually use the technique of applying the glue and letting it dry to clear and tacky before adhering. This process is great for fabric and ribbon, too, as it minimizes bleed.  It is a less permanent bond; however, it's not usually not a concern in cards and layouts because  the papers will never simply fall apart even if they can be pulled apart with effort. Perry needed the adherence to be absolutely permanent.

OOH! HEY!  Use the same technique with sheet music and dictionary pages for wrinkle-free, no-bleed, perfect bonding!



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Thursday, September 20, 2018

How to Adhere Embellishments on Pocket Pages



I love using pocket page for holdings mementos. I also prefer to keep my tickets as they were — so no stamping or embellishments directly on them, which makes pocket pages the perfect background to hold this postcard and tickets (and if I messed up the Hamilton ticket my 13 year old would kill me).

So today, I'm starting with a pocket page protector, ephemera, sticker, stamps and wooden embellishments -- all held together with the Best Glue Ever.

One of my go-to techniques is adhering stickers, tags and embellishments on top of the protector. The Best Glue Ever makes this super easy. I use it for everything — even self adhesive stickers. I don’t want to open my scrapbook in a year and find embellishments have fallen off.

When I'm putting together a pocket scrapbook page, I first decide where my big items are going and stick them in a pocket. For this page I have photos, postcards and tickets.  Next I go through my stash of patterned paper and pocket page cards to find colors and themes that complement my items.  I have *ahem* quite an amount of monthly pocket page kits from several monthly kit clubs, which not only saves time but makes coordinating easy.  After I'm satisfied it's on to adding embellishments here are there to finish the page.

I decided to add several wooden embellishments to these paper tags.   You only need a few tiny drops of the Best Glue Ever. I start with a few drops on the piece, as in the photo below.  When I have a piece with small real estate, like this word, I'll often take my finger and lightly spread the glue on the back of the piece from here before applying.


I also decided to add some stickers and embellishments on the outside of the pocket.  This way I keep my original ticket from having a sticker permanently adhered. Even though the sticker is adhesive I always add the Best Glue Ever before applying. The sticker's adhesive won't hold up on the exterior of a pocket page on it's own.


And if you make a mistake? You'll need the Best Cleaner Ever. I grabbed an everyday pen and wrote out a journaling card, forgetting to test the ink first.  When I stuck it into the pocket, the ink smeared all over the card as well as the pocket. 


To fix, I lightly sprayed the Best Cleaner Ever on the Perfect Cleaning Cloth and carefully wiped the inside of the pocket.  Since the cleaner is an oil, I needed to make sure I had all the cleaner wiped out of the pocket before putting another piece of paper in there. I used a slightly damp towel followed by a dry one to ensure all the cleaner was removed.  I keep a cloth on my desk that's dedicated just to stamp cleaning.


And speaking of stamping, I decided to add a bit of stamping to several of the paper tags.  I picked up one of the Tim Holtz Tonic stamp platforms, which makes stamping much more fun (really!).  After lining my tag and stamps up on the platform, I treat the tag with the Perfect Crafting Pouch prior to stamping, which helps me achieve a crisp image. Living the dream? Why yes, thank you ;)


And yes, using ScraPefect products really makes me happy....


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

How to Clean Your Kitchen Grout the Easy Way

Good Morning ScraPerfect friends! Chelsea here to share a Best Cleaner Ever test! A lot of us have the issue of  cleaning grout in between tiles on our floors, shower stall walls or bath surrounds. I have tried soap and water, Vim, Tilex and even straight Bleach. Nothing would get the grout this clean, this fast...and I didn't like the chemical odors from those other products either . Everything seemed to lift the top surface layer off but nothing deep cleaned the grout on my powder room ceramic tiled floor.  This is a high traffic area for my family. As we know, grout is a porous substance which seems to soak up dirt. At least it does in my home!  The BCE digs deep down and starts to remove the deep stains. 

Lets get into the tutorial and show you the before and after! 

To begin, I used a damp piece of paper towel to remove any dust from the tiles and grout. I then dried it with a dry piece of paper towel.



Next, I sprayed 2-3 sprays of BCE over the grout area and let it sit for 25 minutes. 



Taking an old toothbrush, I scrubbed the grout back and forth as well as in a circular motion for exactly 2 minutes. As you can see there were immediate results. Taking a dry piece of paper towel I removed the excess BCE and dirt. A lot of the dirt had been lifted with only one application!  Woot Woot!!!


I wanted to see how the BCE would do with a second round of application to the same area.  I sprayed the BCE 2-3 times on the same area and let it sit to do it's magic for another 25 mins . Even if it looked clean a small amount of black came out the second time. 

Here is the BEFORE and AFTER. Isn't it amazing!

Let us know on our Facebook page what household items you have cleaned with the Best Cleaner Ever!

Thanks for stopping by!

Chelsea :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Creating Artist Trading Coins is Fun with ScraPerfect!



Hello crafters, Kim Lippincott here with a super fun and inexpensive project...Artist Trading Coins!  I love making these, because I only used paper from my scrap bin.  I hope you will try some too and share them with your friends.  They are traded just like atc's are, so you can swap them quickly in groups with a minimal amount of postage.  Here are some of my Artist Trading Coins:


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1. Use your circle punch from your stash and punch out lots and lots of circles.  Then use the Best Glue Ever to adhere them to another circle for sturdiness.  Give your circles a quick tap before gluing with the https://scraperfect.com/product/perfect-crafting-pouch/

2. Now comes the fun part...start embellishing your coins!  I used https://scraperfect.com/product/embellie-gellie/ since it can grab anything you can think of quickly and is a multi purpose tool.  Use the bottom of the stick to tap your embellishments to hold them.

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3. Some examples of items you can use to decorate your ATC's with are: resins, stickers, lace, ribbon, doilies, buttons, string, burlap, stones, stamps, micro beads, shavings, etc.  This is  the most challenging part of the process for me since I had too many choices!

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4. Helpful Hints:  I should mention that Artist Trading Coins are meant to be flat for easy mailing, but I made lots of mine chunky!  I would also recommend using washable markers and not sharpies since they leave marks everywhere.  https://scraperfect.com/product/best-cleaner-ever/ is what to use after you finish this project...it takes away the mess and your hands are ready to create again in a jiffy!

5. Thank you so much for looking at my Artist Trading Coins!  Don't forget to use the entire family of products from ScraPerfect!




Until Next Time,

Kim Lippincott

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How To Make A Beautiful Mixed Media Mermaid

Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos offering a beautiful card with a mixed media mermaid. Layers of cardstock, patterned paper, and foiled paper frame the center piece. The color scheme is simple, but striking.
~ It's A Great Day ~
 The base of this card is a 4x6" piece of patterned cardstock. I placed a slightly smaller paper over it, then painted the edges with Chalkboard Mist.
  I pair of concentric ovals in copper and turquoise shape the center. Best Glue Ever in scant amounts holds the foiled paper to the base.
 The mermaid is painted on the center piece with a home made stencil and 3D Glossy Gel.
 After allowing the mermaid to dry thoroughly, a few stripes of Best Glue Ever secure the top oval in place.
  The sentiment is popped up with the help of craft foam and dots of Best Glue Ever. The No-Clog Writing Cap ensures the glue goes only where it is needed.
   A cluster of shell stickers adorn the corner and the card is complete.
Stop by my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.
Scrap On

~charity~