Monday, January 23, 2017

How to Make a Luxurious Peacock Card That is Stunning

With the right tools and a bit of glitter I can show you how to make a luxurious peacock card that is stunning!
Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos with a card for this months ScraPerfect Card Challenge.
I used the No-Clog Writing Cap from ScraPerfect for the first time
 and I am thrilled with the results.
~ Peacock Glitter Card ~
Glitter Peacock Card with Scraperfect Glue
 My first step was to  die cut feathers and add glitter to them. I received the medium
 No-Clog Writing Cap in my DT kit which fits RANGER, Glossy Accents.
Glitter Peacock Card with Scraperfect Glue
 I drew thin lines along the edges of the feathers and dusted them with glitter.
Glitter Peacock Card with Scraperfect Glue
 I used the same process to add glitter to the peacock image 
stamped and heat embossed on my card front.
Glitter Peacock Card with Scraperfect Glue
 I switched to the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect to add the
 tear shaped Dew Drops to the image.
Glitter Peacock Card with Scraperfect Glue
 The final step was adhering the peacock to the card base using an adhesive
that always sticks and never wrinkles the paper...Best Glue Ever to the rescue...
and adding brads to the decorative corners.
Glitter Peacock Card with Scraperfect Glue
Stop by my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Unlock Your Imagination with ScraPerfect

Hello and welcome to the blog today - - Shelly here sharing a new layout for my scrapbook / cookbook of family favorite recipes.

I have used my "dream team" of ScraPerfect products on this layout.  I love the versatility of ScraPerfect products, and every time I sit down to craft, I am learning new ways to make my craft and scrapbooking projects better.

I often print journaling on different elements to include on my layouts.  For this recipe, I ran journaling spots through my printer.  To make sure my printing came out crisp and smudge free, I first patted the the pieces with the Perfect Crafting Pouch.  After printing, simply wipe off any excess powder with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth - the result is perfect printed journaling.

I wanted to add a little sparkle to my chipboard elements.  I mixed a small amount of Best Glue Ever and a dash of water to thin it just a bit.  Using my fingertip, I rubbed the glue over my chipboard pieces, covered with glittered and tapped off excess.  Once the pieces were dry, I used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to rub off any excess / loose glitter.
And finally, I added a few Dew Drops as accents to my page - - Embellie Gellie is a MUST HAVE for adding small bits to your project - - the grab and release is like magic!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today - have a creative week!


Saturday, January 21, 2017

How to Make Your Own Beautiful Purse With ScraPerfect Glue

Good morning crew, Penny here showing you how to make your own beautiful purse with ScraPerfect glue, some pattern paper, and a kid's craft box. I made this purse for my granddaughter as a gift. Really it was super easy, and didn't cost a lot to make.

So this is what the box looked like prior to covering it with pattern paper. I think it came with felt flower's inside of it when I first purchased it. 

This is what the inside of the box looked like. Pretty cute, but not cute enough. It was also missing the top button that you use to close the purse with, although the elastic loop was still intact. 


So I loved a paper pack I had but I had used the sheet inside of the pack already, but it had the same 
image on the cover of the pattern paper pack. So being the frugal scrapper that I am I measured it,
and saw that it would still fit the cover of my purse, so I cut it out, and used it. In the long run it turned
out even better than just the pattern paper sheet, because it was much thicker, and would hold up to
the wear, and tear my granddaughter would put the purse through. Here it is before I cut it out.

Of course this project was going to need some sturdy glue, because I was going to be using some cardstock (the cover) some pattern paper, some fabric for the hinge, some bling, bows, and ribbon.  So I needed a glue that would hold all of that in place, without me having to buy a different kind of glue for each type of material. That is where ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever came to my rescue! Not only will it hold all of these materials in place, but the frugal side of me only had to buy one bottle of glue, which saves me a ton of cash. 

So I started by inking the edges with distress ink prior to gluing down the ribbon. Which I placed around the 
inside edges, and the outside of the top.  I also used a piece of fabric for the hinge because it was
starting to crack. You'll also notice in this photo that I replaced the button closure with a simple
gold brad. You could replace it with any item of your choice, but this was a quick, and easy fix. 

Then I added a matching pattern paper to the inside of the purse, a strip of ribbon, and more fabric 
to the inside edge of the purse. The ribbon was actually glued down flatter than this photo shows.
I also glued a strip of ribbon to the bottom of the other side to cover the gap where I measured the 
paper incorrectly. Oopsie! I cut a hole in the ribbon mounted on the top closure, so I could pull
the elastic loop though it. 

Here it is from another angle.

On the outside of the purse, I then glued the cardstock, and some ribbon with a lace backing. You'll
notice in this photo there is part of the cardstock advertisement showing in the top right, in the
form of a small part of a circle. This only happened on one side. 

 The other side was fine.

Here is a photo of the purse with the top locked, and showing the ribbon on the top edges.

I left the bottom of the purse uncovered, even though it had a slight tear on it where a price tag had been
removed. Trust me this purse will see more wear, and tear than that little scrape.

To help cover the advertisement I added a strip of bling to the purse's front, and a bow.  It didn't quite cover
up the whole ad, but my granddaughter will not care. 

In order to make both side matching I added a tag, bling, and bow to the other side as well. (The bow was
not glued on yet in this shot.)

Next I added a tag to the other side. This was really an easy project, and my granddaughter was thrilled
with her new purse.

I hope you enjoyed this project today, and till next time, Happy Scrapping, Love Penny 
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Friday, January 20, 2017

Valentine's Day Box with the Best Glue Ever and Embellie Gellie

It's hard to believe, but January is more than half 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.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wonderful Vacation Fun at Luray Museum with ScraPerfect

Tracy here today with a layout about one of our stops on our last vacation. We headed up to the Boston area to see the kids and on the way home to Florida we drove down Skyline Drive in Virginia and stopped at Luray Caverns.

I started by getting a little messy using a stencil and modeling paste to create a wood grain looking background. Then I added a few rust colored splats using Lindy's Stamp Gang starburst dauber. I love those things, they are so fun to play with!
While that was drying, I matted my photos with some corrugated paper. I've always had a hard time getting things to adhere well to that type of paper. I used the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap and it worked so well. I was able to get fine lines of glue along the raised parts of the corrugated paper using the  No Clog Writing Cap with the fine tip.

For two of the corners I cut some really thin strips of Core'dinations paper and ran them through my Cuttlebug using a wood grain embossing folder and then sanded them to get the green to come through. Again, I used the Best Glue Ever along with the No Clog Writing Cap with the fine tip to get just the right amount of glue on the tiny strips of paper.

The title is made from stickers and I never have luck with them sticking. So, just in case they don't hold on their own I added a dab of the Best Glue Ever to the back of each letter.  I dare them to fall off now!! lol

Then I decided to add some flowers so naturally I used more of the Best Glue Ever and even used it to hold the twine and strips of paper under the flowers.

Here's another look at the finished layout

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

What You Need to Know to Make an Attractive Choker

If you like beads and lace this post is exactly what you need to know to make an attractive choker.
Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos and I admit to being an incurable collector of vintage lace scraps.
Putting those scraps to good use is more of a challenge. While I choose the hardier forms of lace,
they still tend to ravel out at the ends. But that was before I met
and the
Best Glue Ever
This piece of lace has a lovely spidery design but is a bit thin on its own for a choker.
I found a bit of daisy chain and a few turquoise beads to spice it up.
Because of its open work pattern I had to place my beads very carefully. 
I started at the midpoint and worked toward each end.
For the first stitch I ran the thread on either side of the central medallion and through the daisies.
 This positioned the bead between the flowers and on top of the medallion.
 The second stitch I ran through the center of the medallion, between the daisies.
I focused on centering the beads between the daisies while tacking
 the lace to the back of the daisy chain.
 To secure the end of the lace I used a ribbon crimp and a piece of ribbon,
 3 times the length of the crimp.
I layered the raw end of the lace on top of the ribbon then added a thin line of the BEST GLUE EVER
(very, very little is necessary). I folded the ribbon ends over the lace decreasing its width in the process.
I left the glue to soak into the fabric for a few minutes before attaching the ribbon crimp.
The lobster clasp and extender chain I added to the ribbon crimps after the glue had dried.
Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Beautiful Heart to Heart Valentine's Scrapbook Layout.

Penny here today to show you a beautiful "Heart to Heart" Valentine's scrapbook layout.

I included this layout in a wedding album I made for a friend. The large hearts are die cuts I picked up in the teacher supply section of a dollar store. The smaller heart's, and swirl shapes came in a puffy sticker pack. The cherubs were made using punches, as was the DIY flower at the top under the title, and the "love" in white on the heart. The "Vow of Love" on the bottom was a wooden accent, and the bow on the top right came from Wilton.

This layout started by gluing in place a large heart doily. This is usually a total mess to do with a glue stick, but lucky for me I had a bottle of the Best Glue Ever with the Fine Line No Clog Writing Cap attached to it from ScraPerfect. This made this delicate task a breeze to do.

It also made it easy to just add a fine line of glue to the back of the heart die cuts. What was great about using this glue on these die cuts was I was going to glue them onto some glitter cardstock (the checked paper in the next photo) now normally this is hard to do with regular glue because the glue just falls off, and takes the glitter with it. No however with the "Best Glue Ever" it has a strong bond with a lot of different surfaces.

In this photo you can see that glitter cardstock sparkle, and shine. So I hope you enjoyed this Valentine's
layout today, and until next time "Happy Scrapping."  Love Penny P.S. This is page 1, later I will show you page 2.