Wednesday, May 22, 2019

How to Alter a Canvas into Something Beautiful

Hi Susie here today to show you how to alter a canvas! 

I adhered the paper to the canvas using The Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect.

I absolutely love this adhesive because it does not wrinkle the paper, a problem I ran into while trying to use Mod Podge.  A little bit of burlap adds a lot of texture, don't you agree?  The Best Glue Ever is a great adhesive for all kinds of materials, fabric, metal, wood, paper, ribbon, etc..  When I decided to add the burlap and the ribbon on the tag, I reached for it with confidence!

My favorite detail, though, is how I "fussy cut" the picture in the lower right so that my son's arms reach out of the frame.  It is such an easy thing to do but it adds dimension and visual interest.

I hope you try making an altered canvas of your own with this great glue!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

How to Clean Your Stamps

Does your work space have something that looks like this?? Is there ink residue on all of your stamps?

Or this?

I had a huge pile of dirty stamps left over from teaching a Halloween class in early October and Tim Holtz's Christmas tags in December. Lots and lots of rubber stamps coated with black archival ink and/or black Staz-on ink. The three Christmas stamps above had a thick layer of Staz-on on each one from stamping close to 20 times each on glossy paper.

I like clean stamps. So I was very excited to try out the The Best Cleaner Ever 

ScraPerfect. It's designed to remove solvent inks, like archival and Staz-on. I grabbed every dirty and slightly dirty stamp I had. Here's the pile I started with. Then I spent about a half-hour cleaning.

I also grabbed an extra Perfect Cleaning Cloth

 went to work. And boy was I impressed! You can see the right-hand stamp already cleaned. I gave each stamp one quick spray with the cleaner then wiped with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth.

The results were fantastic!

You can see how beautifully it cleans the stamps. And here's my final pile with the now black Perfect Cleaning Cloth. And since the Best Cleaner Ever is made with food grade ingredients, there's nothing that will harm or dry out my rubber stamps!

For super clean stamps like mine be sure and give these products a chance. You won't be disappointed. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

How To Use Several ScraPerfect Products to Make a Pretty Card

Hello, everyone!

It's Nancy here today! I had fun using several SraPerfect products to make a pretty card!

Here's the card I made:

Here's how I did it:

I began with this beautiful, intricate chipboard piece. It's the Butterfly Swirl from Infinity engraving. I patted it with The Perfect Crafting Pouch. Then I used the VersaMarker on all of the vine pieces that I wanted green. I sprinkled with green embossing powder, and heat embossed. I then applied an even thin coat of Best Glue Ever, to each of the butterflies. I sprinkled it with the purple glitter, and let dry.
Once it was completely dry, I brushed the extra glitter away with my glitter brush. Then I used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to clean up all the extra glitter.

Isn't the finished chipboard pretty?

Then I cut an A2 size dark purple cardstock background, and a light purple cardstock dotted oval. These were layered on a white cardstock card base.

I added dots of the Best Glue Ever to the back of the intricate chipboard piece, and adhered it in place on the light purple oval. 

I then got out some green and purple sequins, and grabbed the Embellie Gellie. After adding little dots of the Best Glue Ever to the background of my card, I simply had to use the handy little stick to pick up my sequins...and pop them right in place, as shown below.

Finally, I added a pretty double-looped bow, and my card was finished. 

These great ScraPerfect products really helped make it easy to make this card! 

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

Sunday, May 19, 2019

A Perfect Vacation

    Hello everyone, Kim L. here today for ScraPerfect.  Today, I am sharing a card that I made in honor of summer approaching.  Thoughts of the beach and summer days spent there inspired this project.  I hope you like it!

I began this card by securing the striped card stock to my card base with the Best Glue Ever.  I also have a large No Clog Writing Cap on my glue bottle.  It helps reduce waste by providing more control and you only need a tiny amount and the stick is fantastic!

I made an large embellishment for the top of my card by attaching a piece of card stock from the Graphic 45 collection called Sun Kissed to a piece of ribbon.  I used foam tape on the back of the card stock for dimension, and secured the ribbon to my card with glue dots made from the 
Best Glue Ever. I added some coordinating orange sequin trim to the sides of my card stock as well.
Three royal blue sequins were added to both sides also and I added clear crystal stickles from my stash to the beach image.

For the middle of my card I cut out two flags from the same paper collection and attached them to the card next to each other with the Best Glue Ever.  I added a blue sequin at the points of each flag for interest, and placed them perfectly by using Embellie Gellie  I used a 2 and a half inch circle punch and punched out a circle from some jellyfish paper from my stash.  Using a distress ink pad, I stamped my sentiment, which reads " a perfect vacation".  Finishing my card off, I used glue dots made from the Best Glue Ever to secure  two small shells and a piece of sea stone to my card.  

Making this card has made me want to go to the beach and have a perfect vacation myself!  I hope it has inspired you to dream of the beach and create something beachy too.  It was easy with the help of the products from ScraPerfect.  Please take a moment and follow us on social media. To see more of my work, please follow my blog Vintage Rose Creations by Kim.

Until Next Time,

Kim Lippincott

Saturday, May 18, 2019

What is the Easiest Way To Place Tiny Embellishments

This layout was really fun and easy to make. After adding the photos and the flowers I wanted to add a little bling in a swirly shape. However adhering rhinestones to the paper one by one was not easy at all! 

I solved my problem with Embellie Gellie, from ScraPerfect. I used this great tool to pick each stone and put it exactly where I wanted.

They would also be perfect for tiny sequins, and assorted materials like what is available in these Tiny Bottles of Embellishments

I think the waves came out swirls turned out beautiful!

Be sure and give it a try yourself, the next time you are crafting!

Friday, May 17, 2019

How to Make Beautiful Altered Wood Projects

Hey everyone Stacy here today sharing a fun little wood altering project with you from a company called : Say It With Letters.. I love to alter wooden shapes, and letters.  There are so many different things you can do.  For my project today I guess you could say I did a little paper piecing....ok ALOT of paper piecing!! First you will want to cut different pieces of paper on average of about 1" X 1", you may want to cut some slightly bigger and smaller as filler pieces. Here is a close up picture of what the pieces look like with those paper pieces attached..

Next I used Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect Store.

Open the cap and used a paint brush to place the glue on the back of each piece of paper.  One at a time put your glue on, and place them around your letters, overlap when you think that is needed.  Once you have all the paper placed you will want to seal the top of the paper with something so it all lays flat.

Once dry, simply cut and sand the edges.  To get rid of all that sanding dust grab your handy
Perfect Cleaning Cloth and it is fresh and ready to go.

Now it's time to embellish or decorate as you see fit.  I used some Tim Holtz tissue tape around the edges and decoration.  You could add flowers, bling, photos or more.  The possibilities are endless!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a fabulous day!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Putting together a Greeting Card is Easy with the Best Glue Ever

Hi everyone; Janet here from Try it - Like it - Create it, I have a new card design for you using the Best Glue Ever.

This cute Gnome card includes a stamped and colored with marker piece, a card base, an embossed sheet, and some glitter embellishments.

I embossed the paper with my Cricut Cuttlebug.

The different layers of paper were added together using the Best Glue Ever.

The first layer is the embossed sheet.

Then the stamped and colored piece was added.

Finally, a few green embellishments were added to finish off the card.
These are store bought embellishments but you can also make your own with the Best Glue Ever, see my post about it here. [embellishments]

Don't forget to visit me at  Try it - Like it - Create it and visit my YouTube channel for craft tutorials.

If you would like to see more crafts using ScraPerfect products, make sure to take a moment and follow the ScraPerfect Blog. I post a variety of projects here twice a month along with a number of other lovely design team members.