Friday, April 26, 2019

How to Make Acrylic Scrapbook Embellishment For Pennies

Hey ScraPerfect fans, Michelle here to show you how to  make Acrylic Scrapbook Embellishment for pennies. Clean a piece of acrylic using the Best Cleaner Ever and then how to make a cute embellishment with it using the Best Glue Ever.


I was working on a project and some of the elements didn't quiet turn out how I had hoped they would so I wanted to start over.  Unfortunately didn't have another acrylic piece like this one and I really wanted to use this on my project.  So I removed the paper and stickers I started with and my tile looked like this.


To get the tile looking new I sprayed with the Best Cleaner Ever and gave it a good rub with my finger to make sure there was good coverage.  I did this for both the front and the back.


Once the Best Cleaner Ever has set for a few minutes I gently wiped with a micro fiber cloth to remove the cleaner and gook.  Then I rinsed under water and dried with the cloth.  The Perfect Cleaning Cloth is perfect for this.


Now that I have a clean piece of acrylic to work with I put a small amount of the Best Glue Ever around the outside edge of the acrylic and attach a piece of patterned paper, if using double sided paper have the side you want to see facing the glue and acrylic and it will be visible from the front through the acrylic.


See, you see the paper not the glue. 


Add a little bling for a fun unique embellishment.

Thanks for looking!
Michelle

Thursday, April 25, 2019

How To Make 5 Minute Embellishments Using ScraPerfect

Hello Creatives!
Welcome to the ScraPerfect blog!

Michelle here today, sharing how I created these gorgeous
paperclip embelllishments using scrap paper, lace scraps, buttons & thread, using ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever & Embellie Gellie to put it all together.



Oh and let's not forget the No-Clog Writing Cap also from ScraPerfect, that comes in a variety of sizes to fit glue, paint, or even smaller product bottles like Stickles. head on over to the ScraPerfect and snatch up some of these caps for yourself!

I first measured 1 inch wide strips from some scrap paper from my stash, created a fold, and then made the points in each to give a banner look, and cut using scissors.


I slid the paper through the undivided side of a large paperclip. 

Then I applied Best Glue Ever using the No-Clog Writing Cap, to only one side of the inside of the cut banner, and let it set for a couple of minutes to develop a dryer tack, and then pressed together with the other side of the banner. 



Using a variety of items from my stash, I began layering sentiments, lace and button embellishments and glued each into place using Best Glue Ever.





I also added to each banner, beautiful mini pearls, from ScraPerfect's Wheel of Embellies, and put them into place using ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie, secured with Best Glue Ever.

And there you have it, simple, embellished paper clips, that looks like it took time to put together, and yet was very simple to make, with minimal time.



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Stay Crafty!


Michelle Renee Wells 






Wednesday, April 24, 2019

How To Make A Cute Shaker Birthday Card

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a Birthday shaker card and gift card holder that I have made for a friend I am getting together with soon. 

So, not sure about you, but I am a collector of crafty goodness. I have had all the makings for this card for over a year, and have finally decided to put it to use. 

 First I gathered the main parts of the card I would need. Everything is by JilliBean Soup except the peach cardstock. 

I stamped the balloon in the space provided in the tag, and die cut two sheets of cardstock using my stitched rectangle dies. I had cut a small piece of the peachy color for inside the tag as well, which is what I stamped the balloon image on.
Once I had all that together I went about assembling my card. And pulled out my Best Glue Ever, Perfect Crafting Pouch, 2 tiny bottles of glitter that matched my color scheme and Embellie Gellie (although I ended up not using this).
I swiped the inside of the balloon with the perfect crafting pouch, and poured in some of each bottle of glitter. I then fit that through the hold in the tag and peeled off the backing to have it stick to the panel with the balloon image. I then used a piece of hemp cord to tie the tag closed, before giving this to my friend I will add a gift card to the inside back of this tag. It is perfect size. Just a little Embellie Jellie will hold it too.
I then adhered all my layers using the Best Glue Ever, and attached them to an a2 card top folding card base. I then decided it needed a bit more, so using Pistachio Memento Ink I stamped the stars around the tag to complete the look. 

I hope you have enjoyed this project today, as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you.

Listing of products used in this project from ScraPerfect.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

What Should I Pack for National Scrapbook Day?

National Scrapbook Day is on May 4th this year which is just around the corner. What are you planning to make? Here is one of my layouts I made one year of my granddaughter Madison. This is what this day is all about. Family memories!


Are you ready, and what do you pack? You still have time to grab your bottle of Best Glue Ever which will satisfy all of your gluing needs with just one bottle. No more buying a separate glue for each kind of embellishments. This glue will glue wood, plastic, fabric, metal, paper, etc.in one easy bottle.



The Perfect Crafting Pouch which will help to give you perfect stamping fun by pre-treating your stamping paper, ribbon, or fabric prior to stamping for great looking images. It will also stop the tackiness of any glue placed in the wrong spot with just a tap or two of it's pouch,


The Embellie Gellie a great little tool that helps to get that perfect placement of beads, tiny sticker letters, sequins, etc.. Which can be a chore without this little magically handy tool.


The Fine No Clog Tips makes it easy to place the tiniest drop of glue on my pieces - and it helps to glue down those intricate dies, doilies, and saves you tons of glue because it's easier to use you glue in just the tiniest of drops.


And for those little spills along the way don't forget to get the Perfect Cleaning Cloth it will wipe away fingerprints from photos, clean your glasses, and even remove your make-up at the end of a long night scrapping! 


All of these products are available at the ScraPerfect store. So while you are packing those supplies for that crop make sure you have all the necessary equipment to have a fun filled day! You will also need things like your favorite punches, scrapbook kits, stickers, chipboard, and a good paper trimmer. 

Again a sample layout to help you get started!


So what are your plans for National Scrapbook Day?  Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny 


Monday, April 22, 2019

How to Decorate a Wrestling Scrapbook Layout

I love to add layers and dimension to my layouts so today I'm featuring a wrestling layout I made.  The finishing touch to this layout was the cluster of embellishments at the bottom center of the page.


I decided to "pop up" the stickers so I needed to de-activate the adhesive on the back.  No problem!  I pulled out  The Perfect Crafting Pouch from ScraPerfect.



 and swiped it across the back of each sticker.


When I put together the materials for this layout I didn't know exactly how things were going to come together.  I had no idea I was going to pop up the stickers.  I worked on it over at a girlfriend's house but I always pack my ScraPerfect products.  Make sure you have them in your crop bag so you are ready when creativity strikes!

~ Susie

Sunday, April 21, 2019

How to Add a Little Bling To Your Dress

Amy here with the story of how we added some bling to a prom dress


 Following her final orthodontist appointment on Thursday, my daughter wanted to go shopping for a dress for Saturday night's dance... so we headed right over to the best place to find great stuff really cheap--our local Goodwill! Disheartened and frustrated, I found one that seemed like it just might look cuter on than it did on the hanger. Even more amazing than being half price at $4.00, was that it fit perfectly and looked beautiful!



The material was a silky midnight blue with "embossed" flowers that shined in the light. But after washing it on Saturday morning of the dance, she said, "I really like it, but... I'm wondering if we could add just a bit of sparkle to to it....”

We first experimented on the underside of the hem with silver glitter fabric paint; when it finally dried, she thought the dots had too much dimension, and we were worried they might not dry in time.


Next under the hem we tried tiny drops of the Best Glue Ever with silver Designer Transfer Foil. The glue dried in minutes and the little flecks of foil looked absolutely perfect! (In real life they look like bits of silver bling, though in the photos the flash made them look like little white dots.)

Completely satisfied with the result, we spread the dress out and put tiny dabs of glue in the center of every flower.


After only a couple of minutes, the white dots of glue became clear and “disappeared”. (When the Best Glue Ever dries, it becomes clear and even tackier than when it was wet.) It’s a good thing we knew the dots were in the center of the flowers or we might not have been able to find where to foil!


Then we pressed the foil to the tiny dots of clear sticky glue and lifted the foiling sheet. We flipped the dress over to do the back. Though hard to capture in a photo, the smooth silver foil transfer in the center of each embossed flower was just the perfect finishing touch. In about 15 minutes from start to finish, we were done!

 “Thanks Mom. You’re the best!” Maddie told me with a beautiful, braces-less smile.

NOTEWhile we love the Best Glue Ever for papercrafts, the fact that it is permanent and washable also makes it ideal for embellishing clothing--quick and beautiful!

Disclaimer: This worked fine on this dress, we are not responsible for any garment that this idea does not work on. 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

How to Un-Sticky Things with The Best Cleaner Ever

Hello, everyone!

It's Nancy here with you today!
I just want to share a post about the Best Cleaner Ever

  
I'm going to keep this post short and sweet!
I know that you're all busy with your Easter celebrations,
and overloaded on chocolates and other goodies.
I appreciate you popping in for a peek!



Today I'm sharing my first experience with the Best Cleaner Ever!
Well, I should clarify that statement. 
My handy assistant (aka - my husband) used the product.
Due to health issues, I don't typically use cleaners!
(That's my story...and I'm sticking to it!)
My trusty assistant steps in whenever a cleaner is required.
When I was telling him what arrived in my ScraPerfect DT kit,
I didn't think he was even listening.
A few days later, he asked me where that cleaner stuff was? lol
Quite some time ago, he had taken a pair of my pliers from my craft room.
He had been using them for several things, and the rubber handles had become quite sticky.
You know how that plastic can get...yucky!
He had tried un-stickying (yes, it's a word) it with rubbing alcohol, 
and some other special cleaner he has.
Nothing was working.
He said I couldn't take photos of him doing the job though! lol


He simply sprayed the Best Cleaner Ever directly on the handles.
Then he used a cloth to wipe it off. 
There was one spot that needed a second treatment. 
He was very happy with the results.
I was also happy to have my pliers back unstickied!

He did say that there was only a very slight odor.
I was happy to hear that, 
and it means that I can safely use this cleaner myself. 
However, why would I when I have such a trusty assistant? lol
I've already found a couple more projects for him to work on
using this great product. 
Here are some close-up photos of the bottle:



Sounds like the Best Cleaner Ever should be in
every home and garage everywhere! :o)

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
Now enjoy your Celebrations and Easter Dinner:
visit with your family, enjoy a walk, or have that nap!
I'll see you again soon!

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