Friday, August 26, 2016

A Fairy Nice Tag by DT Member Kim Fuller

Good morning friends, Kim here today to share with you my next design team project for ScraPerfect!
I am very excited to share with you my "fairy nice" tag I have created using lots of ScraPerfect items. 

I started off with a large wooden tag which I painted with gesso and then used some sprays and stencils to give some texture to the background. I then used some pumpkin pie ink from Hero Arts and a script stamp from Joggles to finish off the background.

 Once the background was dry, I got out some rub-ons from Prima. These rub-ons have a adhesive on the top of them so they are a perfect fit for the ScraPerfect transfer foils! I added some of the Bronze Transfer Foil to the adhesive rub-ons all over the tag.
I also used some of the black transfer foils as well, featuring a butterfly and thistle design.
Once the transfer foils were complete, I got out some watercolour pastels and choose a coordinating colour to go around the outside of the tag to give some highlights to the edges.

Now it was time for the Best Glue Ever! I had this really pretty fairy image, that I downloaded from a free graphics site, and I needed to glue her down on the tag. The glue worked amazingly well for this. Sometimes when you glue down paper images, they tend to ripple, well not with this glue!! It went down so perfectly and not one single ripple either!

 Here is a close up of the fairy, so you can see for yourself, there is no rippling at all with the glue and the image is perfectly adhered to the tag.

Since The Best Glue Ever worked so well on the image, I decided to experiment and see what else it could do. So I used it to adhere some of the Prima Art Stones and also some of my vintage laces that I used at the bottom of the tag. The result? Perfection! The art stones and the laces held down great!

I added some flowers, metal embellishments, pearls and a butterfly to the base of the tag, to give it a shabby look. I used the Best Glue Ever for the flowers as well, and they also held down really well with the glue.

I also added a vintage applique, flowers and more vintage laces to the top of the tag. You can also see some of the art stones on the left, which add great texture.

Here are some close up photos for you to see the dimension and fun embellishments I used to create this tag.

I also went around the image of the fairy with a watercolour pencil and water brush, to make her stand out a little better on the tag.

I hope you have found some inspiration today with my project, and will give some of these techniques a try.

Please check out the ScraPerfect Store for more info on these products!
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Brad Scraproom Storage, and ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever

Brad Scraproom Storage, and ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever

Hello crafters, Penny here with some always needed scraproom storage tips. Most of my crafting friends, know I have an addiction to brad's. Yes, I totally need some intervention where brad's are concerned.  So I had to find a good storage solution for this problem. So I chose this super cute spinning spice rack, and the matching glass jars. I love the jar lids that are colored, and I try to put that color brads in that jar, but sadly those lids are hard to find. So for the jars that didn't have colored lids, I placed a colored sticker on the top of each lid to match the color of the brads that the jar held.  That way when looking at the jars from the top down I can quickly figure out what color brads are in that particular jar. Well I have got to tell you this is by far one of my favorite storage items. However, since I am constantly handling the jars, and I am too busy crafting to dust, the tops of the jar, and the holder can get dirty quickly.  

Yes, these are what the jar's looked like prior to my cleaning them. They had previous sticker residue on them from when they were used for spices, which made EVERYTHING stick to them. Totally nasty! Thankfully I had a secret weapon for all that yuck! 

 Scraperfect's Best Cleaner Ever ! 
It is: 

No Harmful Fumes
It is also safe for hands, tools, clear, & rubber stamps, fabric, and more. It removes solvent ink from rubber stamps, adhesive build-up on scissors, permanent marker from white boards, the Best Glue Ever  from fabric, and much more, and it rinses off easily with just plain water. 

 So I forgot to take a "before" photo of the metal base, but here it is all dust free, and sparkling clean, after using the Best Cleaner Ever on it! Trust me it's a drastic improvement.

Here are those same sticker residue covered jar lids after cleaning them with the Best Cleaner Ever! Oh my, now at least it looks like you can touch them without washing your hands afterwards! There was some slight yellowing remaining on some of the jar lid's but that was due to age, not grime.

So here's my new, and improved brad storage all cleaned up and waiting on my next crafting project. Till next time Happy Scrapping, Love Penny P.S Send me all your brads, just kidding, not kidding...LOL

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Grandpa's Are Great Scrapbook Layout with ScraPerfect

Grandpa's Are Great Scrapbook Layout with ScraPerfect 

Hello Crafters! Penny here with a scrapbook layout featuring "Grandpa's". As some of you may know my grand kid's adore their "Papa Buddy" aka grandpa, so we had to make a scrapbook page just for him.

These are some of the supplies that we started with. The tan cardstock is actually invitation cardstock, that we are going to use as a photo mat, and journaling card. This layout will also feature washi tape, homemade flower's (I'll be doing a tutorial on how I made those soon.) some ribbon bows that I tied, and some brown, and green cardstock that matches our pattern paper.

So to start things off we are putting our washi tape down the strip of brown, and green cardstock, and gluing that in place. Of course the glue we are using is ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever I love that it's environmentally safe, but it still work's great, and it clean's up with just soap, and water.

Then we are adding the tag, and the title strip. Some of you may recognize this title strip from an old "Hot off the Press" booklet.  I have had it for year's, and decided it was time it made it onto a page, and out of my scrapbook room.

Next we added the invitation card, and matching journaling card. The journaling card was supposed to be a RSVP card, but I buy these kit's all the time at a discounted price, and since they are almost always acid free it saves me the time of cutting them out of other cardstock. The quality is usually better than regular cardstock as well. It's a win, win for me, pre-cut, and good quality paper.

Next we added the homemade flower's, and washi tape to the photo mat, and card. Another word strip, also from "Hot Off The Press"., The ribbon, and most other items on this page were glued down with ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever as well.  I like to add ScraPerfect's Fine No Clog Tip to my glue bottle.  That way I can glue tiny places without wasting any glue, or getting the glue all over everything.

Finally a couple of bling dot's, and it's ready for some photos. I hope you like the layout today.  Till next time "Happy Scrapping"! Love Penny 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Doily Card using Ritz Dye!

Hi All, 

Amy here with a beautiful card found on the Ritz Dye Blog!  

created by the "Ritzers". 

• If you don't have a gold leafing pen, apply a very thin amount of the Best Glue Ever to the edge of the doily and use Designer Transfer FoilsIf you don't know how to use foils, click HERE for a short tutorial.

• Instead of heat setting the stamp on the vellum, tap the Perfect Printing Pouch for instant drying! (The Strap N Tap style is recommended.) If you don't know about this amazing tool, CLICK HERE for a video or on the image below.

Step By Step

  1. Cover work surface with plastic table cover.
  2. Wearing craft gloves, mix 2 tablespoons Petal Pink dye with 2 cups very hot water (140ยบ F); pour into shallow container.
  3. Immerse one paper heart doily in dye bath until it absorbs the dye. Remove and set on paper towels to dry. Note: To speed up the drying process, dyed paper can be placed in the microwave on high for 1 minute.
  4. Immerse 8 1/2” x 11” sheet of parchment paper until it absorbs the dye. Remove from dye and place on paper towels to dry.
  5. Wearing craft gloves, mix 1 teaspoon Violet dye with 1 cup very hot water; pour into shallow container. Immerse second paper heart doily in Violet dye bath. Remove and set on paper towels to dry.
  6. Immerse 8 1/2” x 11” sheet of white card stock in Violet dye bath. Remove and set on paper towels to dry. When dry, lift from paper towel to reveal the pattern which has transferred from the paper towel to the dyed card stock.
  7. Cut gold card stock to 6 1/4” x 6 1/4”. Cut parchment paper to 10 3/4” x 5 1/2”.
  8. Use small artist’s paint brush to apply Violet dye directly from the bottle onto “love” rubber stamp. Stamp onto dry, dyed Petal Pink parchment paper repeatedly to form overall background pattern. Re-apply dye between some stampings, but allow it to be lighter on others. Place stamped parchment paper on paper towels and heat set in the microwave on high for 1 minute.
  9. Cut piece of stamped, dyed Petal Pink parchment to 5 1/2” x 6”. Measure over approximately 1/2” and score.
  10. Cut dyed Violet cardstock to approximately 5 3/4” x 5 3/4”. Mount centered on front of gold card stock.
  11. Cut second piece of dyed Violet cardstock to 4 1/2” x 5”.
  12. Use paintbrush to apply Violet dye directly to verse stamps (“love” and “with all your heart”), stamp onto scrap piece of dyed Petal Pink parchment paper. Trim to fit, as shown on inside of card.
  13. Using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever, mount larger piece of stamped parchment paper (with scored edge folded inward) centered on Violet card stock.
  14. Using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever, mount Violet dyed heart doily to center of card front.
  15. Gather small bunch of faux flowers, tie with ribbon and mount on Violet heart doily, as shown.
  16. Using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever, mount smaller piece of stamped Petal Pink parchment paper, against folded edge, over dyed Violet card stock.
  17. Using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever, mount smaller piece of dyed Violet card stock over patterned paper.
  18. Measure and cut piece of ribbon 6” in length to fit vertically on inside of card and mount approximately 3/8” from right edge.
  19. Using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever, mount dyed Petal Pink heart doily to inside of card, as shown. Mount “love with all your heart” sentiment and single small faux flower, as shown.
  20. Use gold leafing pen to edge around Petal Pink parchment paper. **
** Instead of gold leafing pen, just apply a thin bit of ScraPerfect's Best glue Ever and the transfer FOILS! Watch this video for how-to!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

"Eat, Drink, and Be Merry" Premade Scrapbook Layout with ScraPerfect

"Eat, Drink, and Be Merry" Premade Scrapbook Layout with ScraPerfect 

This page is one I made to include in the wedding albums I gave away as gifts this year. I made this page for the wedding reception photo, but it could be used for any "food" themed page. 

Here are some of the supplies I started with: Cardstock, and cardstock cutouts, a dinner invitation, ribbon, bling dots, some plastic labels, some patterned floral doll house paper, (this paper comes in an extra long size to fit doll house walls, so I cut it down to fit this page. I am not sure where it was made as I purchased it at a flea market, a memo sheet in the shape of a drinking glass, and a tasting spoon given out by food sampler's at grocery stores. 

Of course to glue down all these different types of embellishments I pulled out my trusty Best Glue Ever I love the fact that despite all the different embellishments I wanted to use, I don't have to change the glue! This one glue will glue down all different kinds of materials: Plastic, fabric, metal, wood, paper, bling dots, etc.. the list goes on, and on! Such a time, and money saver since I don't have to search, or buy 10 different adhesives to complete my page.

Of course those that know me, know that I LOVE this No Clog Writing Cap that you can purchase separately to fit your Best Glue Ever bottle. This makes perfect glue placement a breeze.  I could never go back to other messy glue sticks again. I am totally spoiled with this product! 

 Here is my bottle with the cap attached. This has become my best friend in crafting.

So first I cut off the border strip from the doll house pattern paper, because it didn't line up where I wanted it to otherwise. Then I glued it in place. 

Next I added the dinner invitation, the memo paper shaped die cut,the rest of the pattern paper, and the ribbon.

Then I cut the green cardstock into a tag shape, and added the cardstock cut out, it was made by K & Co I think.

Then I added the sampling spoon, the bling dots, a matching ribbon bow, and the plastic labels. You'll notice that most of my layouts are simple, but that is what I like to create.  Call me "old school" but I still prefer for my photo's to be the "star of the show", not the embellishments. Till next time "Happy Scrapping" Love Penny