Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from ScraPerfect and a wonderful 2012!

For this card I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch to dust both my chipboard and canvas before stamping with Hero Arts' Shadow Ink. I then stamped the "2012" with the Best Glue Ever and applied glitter before adding "Merriest Wishes" above the date.

To make the flower, I made a thin spiral of the Best Glue Ever on my card. Once it became tacky I lightly folded the stamped canvas and stuck it onto the glue. A bit of twine is held in place by my glittery center.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hybrid Scrapbooking

This is a simply beautiful "hybrid" scrapbook page layout. It's also a very inexpensive and easy project. All you'll need is your PC & printer, white card stock or photo paper, some Best Glue Ever! a Perfect Crafting Pouch and art glitter!

1. Create a document in a word processing program, select the "Draw" document vs. the text document. Alter the page to 12x12 document with .25" borders.

2. Insert a "text" block within the Draw Function to type background. I have repeated my grand daughter's full name in 10 different fonts, making 5 lines that I copied and repeated. She loves pink and purple :o)

3. Create a new "text" block and type an initial. Be sure to "arrange" this block to be on top of the background block.

4. Insert photos into the document and size accordingly. I "arranged" the layers so the photo was on top of the background fonts, but behind the large initial.

5. At this point I realized I wanted some texture and shading to the background but if I wanted to photos to print well, I'd have to print on WHITE card stock or photo paper.............

6. Under "format", select "area" and pick a texture and colors that work.
You may have to name your new creation and save it. To apply it to your page, see below.

7. Under Page Set up for your document, select "background" and you will see your newly created background texture there. Select it for use in your document and say "OK"

8. Insert more photos. Remember to "arrange" their layers, and print the document on 12x12 white matte card stock or photo paper if desired. LET DRY for at least two hours, longer if you use glossy--see product specifications.

9. Lightly rub the entire page with the Perfect Crafting Pouch.
This will eliminate static problems with the fine art glitter. This will happen more so if the entire page has been printed, the ink is moist. The extra drying time and the Perfect Crafting Pouch will eliminate this.

10. Apply The Best Glue Ever! over the printed initial.

11. Cover completely with glitter. I mixed blue and purple Tulip fine art glitter together to get the right color for the layout.

12. Dump off excess glitter and let dry.

I trimmed the approx 1/8 - 1/4" of white off the edges and mounted onto a piece of purple card stock that gives it a nice frame :o)

I hope you try this and have fun with it. If you have any questions, you can email me anytime or find BC Designs FaceBook.

Be sure to visit the ScraPefect Blog for inspiration and project ideas.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mini Album

Hello everyone, Stacy here with you today.  So it's no secret that I LOVE to create mini albums.  I would have to say this is my favorite thing to create right now.  I wanted to share with you a couple of pages that I created of a winter mini album.  This mini has to be one of my favorites so far.  Here is what the cover looks like.

I love to tie charms and embellies on the binder rings of my mini albums.  However on this album I used a plastic fragment, but I wanted to attach it to the album as well as the rings.  So once I tied the ribbon on the rings, then place the fragment on the ring also.  Next I used The Best Glue Ever.  I simply placed a small amount on the back of the fragment and set aside for a minute.  Once the glue was tacky I simply placed it on the cover of my mini album so that it would not move.

Next up is a picture of one of the pages of my album.  I created a pocket using a piece of acrylic.  I stamped on this with paint, but I wanted to add some bling to the center of the snowflakes from the stamp.  To do this without smudging the paint I used The Embellie Gellie to set them exactly where I wanted them, and what do you know the paint didn't smear!!

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

Monday, December 26, 2011

Winter Tag

Making the tag was easy with the Perfect Crafting Pouch!

Whenever I want to use glitter I rub the pouch on the surface and get perfect results every time. The tag was no different! To give it a shiny look, I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch to eliminate all statics before I adhered my glitter and this way I had no problem with embossing or adhering the glitter.

After the tag was ready I added embellishments and the title.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday Layout

Hey there everyone, Stacy here sharing one of my recent layouts with you. It is very rare that hubby and I get a picture together, it always seems that one of us have the camera in hand. My daughter took this photo of me and hubby together and I must say it is one of my favorites.

I had a super cute saying stamp that I thought was perfect for this layout.  It says "Together we're like stripes on a candy cane...sweet, bent, and twisted!"  I love that saying with this photo.

I cut a piece of cardstock long enough to fit the saying.  Next I used a scallop border punch on both sides.  Now it was time to stamp, but before stamping I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch so that when I stamped it was clean and crisp.  I wanted to add some bling on the scallops and for this I grabbed my Embellie Gellie for this.  Works like a charm every time!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a fabulous day.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Snowflake Card

Every year we send out family photo cards for the holidays and we still do. But this year, I created this Snowflake card in blue for a special high school friend who I just reconnected with after 30 years…the power of FaceBook! LOL!! I love how it turned out so I wanted to share with you!

I embossed a piece of 4 1/8 x 5 3/8” white shimmery cardstock with the Swiss Dot embossing folder. In its center, I cut/embossed one large 2011 Snowflake Pendants and the medium center piece nested  inside to create an opening. Set aside.

Using the same die template set, I cut/embossed another set with another white shimmery cardstock. Placed the embossed card front onto the A2 card base with The Best Glue Ever. Shifted the snowflake die cuts in the desired look and adhered. The center piece, I used foam tape. With the Embellie Gellie, I was able to place the bling perfectly in the center!

For the inside of the card, I needed an embossed sentiment. So I prepped the piece of paper where I will dump the embossing powder on by wiping with the Perfect Crafting Pouch. This will help the powder slide easily back into its container.

Next I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch on the area where I will be stamping.  I used my die template as a guide. It is very important to use the pouch because as you can see, the font is very fine - no room for mistakes! After it was heated and cooled, place the die template over the sentiment and tape with repositionable tape to secure. Cut/emboss and place in the inside of the card. You’re done!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Holidays and may beautiful moments surround you and your family with joy!!

Supplies:  Cardstock: WorldWin Papers; Stamp: JustRite Stampers; Embossing Powder: American Crafts; Ink: VersaMark; Bling: Prima; Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S5-054 2011 Snowflake Pendants, S5-025 Labels Seventeen); Embossing Folder: Sizzix; Tools and Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Perfect Crafting Pouch, The Best Glue Ever, The Embellie Gellie); Other: Foam Tape

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Frames

Here's a really fast and easy project with the Best Glue ever.

I adhered all my embellishments with this great glue. I used the glue in a few different ways: I used it in its liquid form to create the candles, which required strong glue to adhere the edges of the candle and keep it from opening after rolling it into its shape.

All the other embellishments were adhered to the frame with different sized glue dots I created. I simply put a little glue on an old stocker sheet and waited for them to dry. Since I created the dots I could make them any size I wanted: small and large, according to the size of the embellishments I used.

- Einat

Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Invitations

Here are a few ideas for invitations to your New Year's or other holiday party celebrations.

When using small particles, embossing powder, glitter etc. nothing breaks the static like The Perfect Crafting Pouch.

The martini is my fave :o) Chambord with chocolate around the rim and there's nothing like a girls nite with salted margaritas!

I printed the glasses onto colored cardstock with sentiments, then colored in the drink areas with markers.

The Martini card is accented with a stamped flourish from my own stamp set and Brown Color Mica glued to the rim.  Brush the card stock with the Perfect Crafting Pouch, then apply The Best Glue Ever! and mica, let dry.  Dump off excess.  Use the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to help remove any residue and extra particles.

The background on the Margarita card is inked bubble wrap, I had to mask the glass image area. The lime is hand drawn and colored.   Brush the card stock with the Perfect Crafting Pouch, then apply The Best Glue Ever! and glitter, let dry.  Dump off excess.  Use the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to help remove any residue and extra particles.

Party on!

- Becky

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Decorations

Hello everyone, Stacy here today sharing with you my new Christmas tree for my scraproom.  I had so much fun decorating this, I have to say this is a must have!!  First up here is what the tree looked like before the altering began.

The first step is to lay your tree on the paper you are going to use and trace the tree.  You will need to do this for both sides of the tree, then simply cut out.  You will also want to do this for the base of the tree as well.  I used 2 different papers for the tree and the base.  I applied The Best Glue Ever with a painbrush to adhere the paper to the tree.  Love the fact that this does not make my paper bubble up :)

Now for the sides of the tree, you can cut a 1/2 inch strip of paper for the edges.  Simply cut the strips to the length needed and then adhere to the tree.  Once you have completed this here is what your tree will look like.

Now would be the time to ink the edges if you would like before trimming the tree.  Next it's time for the fun part....decorating.  I used some super fun chipboard stickers on the tree and added some to the base as well.

Here are a couple of close up pictures as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope I have inspired you to create a Christmas tree for your scraproom.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Wall Hanging

I was so excited to use ScraPerfect The Best Glue Ever on Canvas Corp.’s chalkstock, burlap and its papers – all such great texture and different materials! One of my favorite techniques is rolling paper and with Canvas Corp’s holiday papers, a Christmas tree wall hanging came to mind. All I did was mist with Glimmer Mist and roll different sized papers. Then seal them with the Best Glue Ever.

Using one of the Canvas Minis Burlap, I cut a rectangle, tied the red cord around it and adhered it with the Best Glue Ever as a tree trunk. Assembled all and punched two holes to thread the cord to make a wall hanging.

Next time you want texture in your project, Canvas Corp and the Best Glue Ever will be a perfect combination!

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Supplies: Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Burlap, Cord: Canvas Corp; Mist Ink: Tattered Angels; Chalk: Crayola; Dies: Spellbinders™ Paper Arts (LF-111 Grand Scalloped Ovals, LF-110 Grand Ovals; Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting Machine); Tool: We R Memory Keepers (Crop-A-Dile); Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Canvas

Earlier this month I showed you how to make a felt flower with the Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One die and now I want to show you how I used it.

 I created this winter-themed canvas for a challenge and found the perfect spot for my creamy felt rose at the base of the Christmas Tree.  Of course I attached it with a large glue spot made with The Best Glue Ever – I think it is just lovely!

Once the glitter dried, I spread some of The Best Glue Ever on the back of the reindeer and all the chunky embellishments:  scrabble tiles, charms, snowflakes, metal letters, and the wooden frame.  After a few minutes, the glue turned into super sticky clear glue spots and it was easy to apply all those embellies to the canvas.

I also used tiny dots of The Best Glue Ever to adhere the transparencies.  I hid them behind the design elements on the transparencies and waited for them to become glue spots before adhering them to the canvas.  Worked great – you can’t see them at all!

The Best Glue Ever is so versatile!  It certainly makes it easy to put together a project like this when you only need to use one adhesive to attach everything from paper to transparencies to chunky metal charms!  I like to pack light when it comes to crops and that is why I always have a bottle of this stuff in my bag!

If  you  would like to learn how to make the Christmas tree, check out my blog post here.

Monday, December 12, 2011

More Mailboxes!

I have a project that will put glue gun to shame! LOL!! My holiday mail box was put together entirely with The Best Glue Ever in its original form (liquid) and another. What might that be? Glue Rounds! You can make glue rounds with The Best Glue Ever! I made a few ahead of time for that extra hold. LOVE how this glue is so versatile – all in one bottle!!

Look how the pine branches and other picks adhered with the combination of liquid form and glue rounds. So easy! Notice the papers are smooth and no wrinkles on the box. This is one of the many reasons why I love about this glue.

So pick up your bottle and start creating with The Best Glue Ever!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Santa’s Mail Box

I had October Afternoon’s Holiday Style Collection on hand and wanted to create a whimsical holiday project with it. Like many I’m sure, I had these mini metal mailboxes collecting dust on my book shelf…

What can you do with a package of buttons? Make a wreath, of course! A wreath was be the perfect motif for this project. After making a circle on the surface with sandpaper and threaded some buttons with baker’s twine, I adhered the buttons to form a wreath. ScraPerfect’s The Best Glue Ever is not only perfect for papers and felt (as we saw in the previous posts – More Felt and More Flowers) but it works well with metal and plastic!

The rest were assembled and adhered with The Best Glue Ever – even the pipe cleaners! Do you have these mini mailboxes in your stash? Give this project a try but make sure you have The Best Glue Ever on hand to put it all together!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Countdown!

Good morning everyone.  So everywhere I go now it's beginning to look alot tlike Christmas.  Well with that in mind I thought it was time to create a fun little Christmas countdown for this year.

I used The Best Glue Ever to adhere my paper to the Art Parts that I was using.  I like todo this since it does not wrinkle my paper.  Once I had placed the paper on the parts, it was time to glue the parts together.  Again for this The Best Glue Ever worked perfectly.  After I let it sit for a couple of minutes it was time to decorate.

After lots of inking and layering this is a little close up of all the embellies that ended up on this one. 

The numbers simply slide out of the little holders on there, to make it easy to change the date so that we know when Santa is coming :)

Thats my inspiration for you today, thanks so much for stopping by.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

More Felt!

With all the felt flowers I thought I'd share what I used the Best Glue Ever on - a felt minibook.  I had this Fancy Pants album sitting around waiting for the perfect theme. It has chipboard, transparent and felt pages.

I used the Year.o.graphy collection from Simple Stories on this book and the Best Glue Ever to attach everything. And I mean everything!

Minibooks are meant to be handled. A lot. Here's a tip for gluing pages to the chipboard: put a line of glue close to the edge of your chipboard. Then take a small piece of scrap paper to smooth the glue line out and around the edge. You won't have any gaps around the edge where the paper isn't sticking AND you won't have any extra glue squishing out the edge when you adhere your paper.

The Best Glue Ever is also great for transparencies - like these pages!

Adhering paper to felt? No problem! After I decided what I wanted on the page, I flipped the paper and photos over and put a thin line of the Best Glue Ever on the back of each. Then I let the glue dry until tacky. After it was dry, I turned my pieces over and lightly pressed them into the felt. Done! I also added a bit of the Best Glue Ever to the stickers, as well.

Here's the rest of the interior. I chose a photo from each month for the chipboard pages and picked a few of my favorites for the felt pages. I left two spots open in the book so I can add a few pictures from this month.


Thanks for stopping by!
- Deborah

Monday, December 5, 2011

More Flowers!

I recently bought a new Spellbinder die that I am now in love with: Spiral Blossom One. I started by die cutting some red felt.

To make the blossom you simply begin rolling from the small end, and you can see a flower bud start to form immediately.

I actually decided I wanted to try mixing two different shades of red felt in one blossom, so I started over and rolled the two felt pieces together.  When I got to the end I held the felt in place with 2 of my extra long quilting pins.

I applied The Best Glue Ever directly to the bottom of the flower and let it dry.

When it dried I had this lovely felt rose:

I have played with it a lot and it holds together very well, but I wanted to see how well it would work if I used a large glue spot.  I decided that a quarter size spot would be just about perfect, so I traced it on my release paper and filled it with The Best Glue Ever.

When you make a thin layer it dries very quickly.

I turned the felt flower over and pressed it to the glue spot.  It picked it right up and I was able to remove the pins and finish the flower by folding the bottom flaps into place.