Sunday, January 20, 2019

How To Make a Beautiful Valentine's Day Box

It's hard to believe, but January will soon be over and Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  My kids are now out of elementary school, so while I don't have to assemble 30 valentines (the night before) I still like to celebrate at home.


I saw these cute pre-cut boxes at Michaels last week and picked a few up, along with several packs of paper flowers.  From my stash I pulled wooden embellishments, stick pins, ribbon, and glittered chipboard -- and my bottle of the Best Glue Ever.


Just a few small dots of the Best Glue Ever is all that's needed to hold this paper flower.  If the flower is more rounded than flat, I make a glue spot on a scrap piece of release paper and let it sit until tacky.  This lets me avoid holding the flower in place until the glue sets up.  If you like to use glue spots, make a whole sheet at once! The beauty of making them yourself is you can make them any size you need.


For gluing and adhering these tiny flowers I grabbed my Embellie Gellie.  I was easily able to pick up a flower and hold it while applying a tiny drop of the Best Glue Ever.  Much easier than trying to hold them between your fingers!


And here's my finished box.  I'll fill the box with Valentine's tissue, chocolates and treats -- and a homemade card.

How to Use The Best Glue Ever as a Resist Technique

I love using the Best Glue Ever with stamps. It's great for flocking and glitter. But I got to thinking about what else I could use it for. And, I discovered that it's great for resists, too!


To do this, apply a thin layer of the Best Glue Ever to your stamp. I used a cheap foam brush that I can just throw away when I'm done. You can see the glue on the stamp in the bottom picture.


Stamp as normal, then clean off your stamp! I had some handi-wipes nearby and they worked fabulously. And since you're using a thin layer of glue it dries pretty quick, usually by the time I've cleaned off my stamp.

Now, grab your inks. I used Tim Holtz's Distress Inks and ink blending tool. The Best Glue Ever will resist the ink and let the paper underneath show through. Pretty cool, eh?


When you're done with the ink, lightly spritz a paper towel with water and gently swipe over your stamped image to remove any extra ink that's lying on top of the glue.

Then, take the Perfect Crafting Pouch and lightly apply to the stamped image - no more stickiness! The Perfect Crafting Pouch is a great sticker de-activator, and works just as well on the The Best Glue Ever, both can be purchased from ScraPerfect.



Here's another example. You can see the glue on the paper after stamping....


 

And the finished card....


- Deborah
Please leave me a comment on how this worked for you, and I'd be delighted if you became a follower on this blog! 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

In My Heart- A Valentine's Altered Mini Folio with ScraPerfect

Hello everyone, Kim L. here today to share a fun project with your for Valentine's Day featuring some of the products from ScraPerfect.  My concept was to create something pretty to hold a love letter written for your sweetie on the day that celebrates love.  Here is what I came up with:



I started by cutting down a printed folder and used the Best Glue Ever to adhere all of my embellishments to the folio.  It worked well on the ribbon, metal bow, and white dangle lace.
I always have a No Clog Writing Cap on my glue for extra precision.  A little goes a long way and I suggest making small dots and waiting about 5 minutes until they turn clear before adding your embellishment.  I also added a chipboard quote to the top of my folio, some bling,  and a charm.  I added a fabric button to the center of my metal bow as well.  I felt that this folio would be perfect to hold a love letter that you write for that special someone on Valentine's Day!





As always, when finishing a project, I give my hands a couple of squirts of the Best Cleaner Ever to get any mess off quickly.  It's non toxic and works on anything you can think of!



Thank you all for stopping by today to check out my mini folio called In My Heart.  Please be sure to go visit ScraPerfect to get your own products for your craft desk.  Subscribe to the blog too while you are there please.  To see more of my work, my blog is Vintage Rose Creations by Kim.  I hope you will try a mini folio and write your sweetheart a love letter to go in it for Valentine's Day too!

Until Next Time,

Kim Lippincott







Friday, January 18, 2019

How to Make an Unusual and Beautiful Shaker Card

Charity here with a tutorial for how to make an unusual and beautiful shaker card. The stamps and sequins give it an adorable vibe but the secret ingredient that sets it apart is craft foam!
~ You Octopi My Heart ~
 Sequins provide movement when strung but tend to get stuck between the layers of the cardstock. I used a double layer of craft foam to give the sequins the room they needed to shimmy. 
  The card base is a 5x5 piece of cardstock. I pierced a line of holes at either end. They are 1/2" apart and 1/4 inch from the top or bottom edge. I applied tiny spots of the Best Glue Ever over the holes and added a narrow strip of 1/16 craft foam. Craft foam may be difficult to adhere, but ScraPerfect Products get the job done with ease.
 For the top piece I traced and cut a heart window. I used Lawn Fawn's Octopi My Heart for stamps and dies. I stamped the sentiment under the heart. I used corresponding dies to cut hearts and bubbles. I stamped bubbles and hearts then glued them behind the cuts.
 When the glue had dried I added the octopus I had previously cut and stamped. I pierced the marked holes through the craft foam.
 Using silver thread and sequins I strung bubbles through the holes. I taped my thread on the back of the card to be sure it did not slide around.
 I glued a second layer of craft foam onto the threaded holes. I also glued a double layer of craft foam strips to the sides of the card base. I added glue to the top of the foam frame and placed the heart window. Craft foam is tricky to work with because it takes longer to dry, but the result is just delightful and the Best Glue Ever makes it fool proof.
Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!

~charity~

Thursday, January 17, 2019

How to Make Quick and Easy Valentine's Day Cards

I love doing card swaps and to make some cute and easy cards that pack a punch and still allows me to make a batch of cards is the best!  Here are 5 cards i made in less than 20 minutes using some cute dies, foiled paper, and ScrapPerfect Best Glue Ever!



Here is a video tutorial on how to make these cards!



I love using the Best Glue Ever with with No Clog Writing Cap since it can give me an extra fine line of glue in intrigue dies.  It really makes doing a project like these cards super fast and easy!  I can now get in between the letters of the LOVE die and make it stick without strings or "webs".



Are you making Valentine's Day cards this year?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

How to Make Faux Leather Earrings with The Best Glue Ever

Janet from Try it - Like it - Create it here to share how to make earring using The Best Glue Ever.
Making earrings using leather or faux leather is very popular right now in crafting. These leaf-like earrings are my newest design. This version of earrings was made using The Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect. It really made making them and attaching the layers together easy. The tacky glue dries quickly but leaves enough time to maneuver the position of the layers.


Begin by cutting out your design.


Use The Best Glue Ever for the layers.


Allow them to dry overnight.


For the complete tutorial and free SVG file visit Try it - Like it - Create it.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

How to Make a Monochromatic Valentine Card with Foil Accent

Ahhh, Valentine season - hearts and flowers, reds and pinks!  I love crafting for this holiday.  Today I am sharing a cute monochromatic card with a Transfer Foils accent.


Let's get started.

Gather:


  • Transfer Foils - Red
  • Best Glue Ever
  • White (smooth) Cardstock Base (8-1/2" x 5-1/2" - scored at 4-1/4" and folded)
  • Red Patterned Cardstock (4" x 5-1/4")
  • Red Ink
  • Chipboard Heartbeat Symbol
  • Red Acrylic Paint
  • Hearts Dew Drop 




Make it:


  • Start by inking the edges of your red patterned paper in red
  • Using Best Glue Ever, attach patterned paper to card base (remember, you only need a small amount of BGE to get good adhesion!)
  • Smooth and press patterned paper to card base with Perfect Cleaning Cloth
  • Put a coat of red acrylic paint on chipboard heartbeat symbol, let dry thoroughly


To apply Transfer Foil:


  • Spread a thin layer of Best Glue Ever on chipboard and let dry TO CLEAR (it will be tacky)
  • Place Transfer Foil (color side up) on your chipboard with glue and press and rub with your finger or a craft stick, remove foil sheet




  • Glue heartbeat symbol to card
  • Glue Hearts Dew Drop to card using Embellie Gellie for precise placement




Look at that lush metallic coverage!


  • To finish off card, stamp a heart inside
  • And don't forget to "sign" the back of your card
  • Tapping the Perfect Crafting Pouch on your paper before stamping helps to get a nice crisp image!


Thanks for stopping by the blog today - After seeing how easy this technique is, I hope you are inspired to try the beautiful Transfer Foils to add a bit of "WOW" to your craft projects!



Have a creative week!

Shelly