Friday, July 29, 2011

Stamping On Vellum

I had so much fun making these pretty vellum flowers - I used them on a card as well as this layout.

To make flowers like these, I used plain white vellum and white pigment ink. I treated the paper with the Perfect Crafting Pouch and then stamped the entire sheet with images. Once the ink had dried, I wiped the vellum with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to remove any powder.

After cutting out my images, I used three in a row as a border, adhering them to the paper with the Best Glue Ever. Yes - I used the Best Glue Ever on vellum. And it doesn't show. All I needed was one small dot per flower. I waited until the glue dried tacky before placing a flower over each dot of glue.

I did the same thing for these flowers, however, I adhered them onto painted fabric circles. In our welcome packet for Inspired this spring were a handful of fabric circles (muslin?). I placed them on my craft sheet, sprayed them with a mini-mister then used a brush to apply two different colors of acrylic paint.

Once the circles were dry, I grabbed the circles in the middle and crumpled them a bit to make a flower. I used four dots of the Best Glue Ever per flower to adhere to the layout. When you use the Best Glue Ever with fabric, wait until the glue becomes tacky before placing the fabric down.

To add the vellum flowers on top, I used a couple small dots of the Best Glue Ever. Once again, you can't see the glue!

These embellishments were super fun to make!

- Deborah

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Home Decor

Home decor anyone?? Hello again fellow scrappers, it's Stacy bringing you a fun little altered home decor project for you. I created this project to hang in my scraproom. The project is created using some fun Wendy Vecchi Art Parts, and The Best Glue Ever holds these together just perfectly!!

So to start with I took all of the art part pieces and placed the paper on it using The Best Glue Ever and let them dry. (the only thing I didn't cover were the leaves) So once everything was dry it was time to put it all together, but first I wanted to stamp a sentiment inside the frame. Before doing this I rubbed the paper with The Perfect Crafting Pouch, then stamped it and rubbed it again to set the ink. How easy is that!!!! So all of my pieces were ready to be put together. I grabbed The Best Glue Ever and got busy. Here is what I ended up with.

So if your a stamper you totally need The Crafting Pouch, and if you do any type of crafting grab yourself some of The Best Glue Ever!!! You will simply love the outcome of your projects!

Hope your having a fabulous summer and I'll see you next time.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I treated the watercolor paper lightly with the Perfect Crafting Pouch and printed multiples (6) of my digital image onto 9x12 sheet. I then die cut the decorative frame and trimmed the printed image to fit, adhering with Best Glue Ever.

I then outlined the wings and accents on body with Best Glue Ever and applied purple glitter. I added light lines of glue random inside wings and apply mauve glitter. The imaged was layered onto green paper and a lavender card. I always use the Best Glue Ever!

Supplies: Perfect Crafting Pouch, Best Glue Ever, Perfect Crafting Cloth; cardstock: lavendar, Green; deep sea cardstock-murdock country creations; Spellbinders frame die; Art glitter -Tulip watercolor paper; PC-- my digi art; deckled scissors; corner rounder punch; Damsom plum ink pad (Vic Bantok, Ranger)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Clay Molds

Long before I found scrapbooking I was a crafter. I stitched and stuffed and glued myself silly. I liked to try all kinds of crafts, and at one point I picked up some Sculpey clay and a push mold designed to make suns and faces. I think I planned to make some lapel pins, but I never got around to it.

Anyway, I decided today was the day so I pulled out the clay, the mold, and my Perfect Crafting Pouch. I wanted to use the Perfect Crafting Pouch as a release agent so I pounced it on the mold until I had a visible layer of “magic” powder then I pounced it on my fingers so the clay wouldn’t stick to me!

I pressed the clay into the mold, evened out the back, cleaned up the edges, flexed the mold and –Voila! – the little faces popped right out! I used a soft brush to clean the excess powder off of the faces then baked them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

I used one of the faces to create this happy little embellishment:

Which ended up on this layout (of course I used The Best Glue Ever to attach everything-that stuff is strong!):

I also used the Perfect Crafting Pouch on the stamped image on this layout…and I used an interesting background. It may look like cardstock, but it is actually a paint sample from the local hardware store! The Perfect Crafting Pouch lets you stamp a perfect image on just about any surface!

Did you notice the background cardstock? It is from Core’dinations and has all these great words embossed on it. I sanded the embossing to revealed the core color, then used my handy dandy Perfect Cleaning Cloth and swiped away the mess!

ScraPerfect products are always in my crop bag because I can use them in so many different ways!

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to share a laugh with someone you love!

Friday, July 22, 2011

CHA Demos with TaDa Creative Studio

CHA has ended, but look who showed up at the TaDa Creative make-and-take - Margie!

ScraPerfect provided the Best Glue Ever and Embellie Gellie for TaDa to use with their make-and-take, as well as providing product to use with their giveaway.

Do you have pictures from the make-and-take? We'd love to see them!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mixed Media Frame

I treated the stampbord tiles with the Perfect Crafting Pouch, then stamped the mosaic with versamark and embossed with a heating tool. I then removed pouch residue with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth.

After it completely cooled, I painted the mosaics with metallic pigments and painted the wooden frame with streaks and layers of color with spots of metallic.

First, I determined the placement of the stampbord tiles then treated the surface lightly with the Perfect Crafting Pourch before stamping random images that will show coming from behind the tiles. I glued the stampbord tiles in place and sprayed with a sealant.

Supplies: Perfect Crafting Pouch, Best Glue Ever, Perfect Crafting Cloth (ScraPerfect); wood frame (Kaiser Crafts); Acrylic paint: 3 shades of blue, lilac, copper, gold, antique gold.; Stampbord 2" squares (10 ct); Versamark Pad; Mosaic stamp (Stampendous); Fleur Stamp (Anitas); Tree Stamp (Art Impressions); Flourish Stamp (Stampin Up); Black embossing powder; Metallic pigment paints (USArtquest); Clear spray sealant (krylon)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Adding Bling

I made this card for my friend Carolina who turned 30 a few weeks ago.

I cut out the number “30” on the cricut and used the Hello Kitty Font cartridge. I always turn to this cartridge for fonts for some reason. I cut out the double ended banner, and because I didn’t have a “and fabulous” stamp, and because I didn’t want to print it out I just grabbed a blue micro tip marker and wrote it in.

I adhered the numbers with the Best Glue Ever, by ScraPerfect. It always seems to get the job done. As for the embellishments I used Embellie Gellie, also by ScraPerfect, to pick up the bling and stick them on the numbers.

- Michele

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Using Homemade Glue Spots

I used Best Glue Ever a lot for this layout, but the absolute best use was the home made glue dots. I was really helped by those in two ways. One is in creating depth with the flowers, including being able to insert the pins.

The other is in the repositionable aspect of the dots. I had initially placed my embellishments a little differently and I wasn't happy at all. Instead of drawing the eye to the picture they seemed to overwhelm it. It happens to be the only picture I have available of this visit.

But thanks the BGE dots, I was able to life the flowers and rearrange
them in a more harmonious manner, without damaging the layers below.

Other Supplies: Cardstock/Papers: Cosmo Cricket, DCWV Neutrals, Colorbok, Recollections, Pressed Petals assortments; Sentiment border: Cosmo Cricket; Mini-brads: Recollections; Inks: Studio G, Michaels pigment ink; Paints: Caran D'ache water color crayons; Pen: Sharpie Ultra Fine; Cricut (with Gypsy) Carts: Wall Decor & More, Accent Essentials, Cake Basics, Freshly Picked, Just Because Cards; Doilies, Corsage Pins: my stash

Monday, July 18, 2011

How to Make Homemade Adhesive Spots

You really can make Homemade Adhesive Spots (like Glue Dots, Therm O Web's Zots, or Cosmo Cricket's Glubers). Make 'em any size, any shape and they are at least as sticky, if not more so at a fraction of the cost of the ones you buy. All you need is the Best Glue Ever and some release paper.

Release paper comes in sheets or in strips. Get the release paper free and recycle at the same time! Either use the empty "waxy" backing from nametags, address labels, letter stickers or other stickers or use the empty roll from adhesive applicators.

NOTE: Your local picture framing shop is a very good source for rolls of release paper. I asked at Michael's and they had a few on hand and offered to save me more if I wanted. Really, how many dots do I need? Besides, you can place them a lot closer together than the commercial ones which saves space, too.

This is the used release paper from my Hermafix tabs:

This roll from Michael's ATG gun is wider than the Hermafix paper:

Just apply your dots or lines to the release paper and set them aside to dry. The white glue will turn clear when they are ready and be very sticky! I use the rolled paper for normal sized dots because they are easier to store. I've found it helps to tape the ends of the rolled paper strips to my table to keep them from curling while the dots dry. If I make extra large Gluber-like dots, then I use the sheets and cover them with another sheet or a transparency to keep them clean. It will take from 1-8 hours depending upon the size and thickness of the spots.

I've applied the white glue to the strips which I've taped to my table.

The dots are dry and ready to roll:
Close-up of dots and lines...

Finally, you can even make sheets of dots and apply embellishments to the spots. Then you'll have custom sheets of pre-sticky embellies at a fraction of the cost.

HINT: Use Embellie Gellie as a timesaver for picking up and placing the embellishments onto the sticky dos.

Using Embellie Gellie to pick up a gem:

Making custom sheets of pre-sticky embellishments:
Watch the Video: Making Homemade Glue Spots

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Vellum Accents

I recently saw some projects in a craft magazine with stamped white flowers on vellum and I thought it looked very cool.

But I was never confident about using vellum - it smears, it's hard to stamp on..... unless you have the Perfect Crafting Pouch.

Armed with my pouch, I decided to give vellum another try. I dusted the paper with the pouch and used Stampin' Up pigment ink with a Hero Arts stamp. And I got crisp images with no smearing. It worked so well I made a whole sheet of flowers!

I lightly tapped the pouch over my stamped images to dry the ink - yes, the pouch will dry pigment ink - then cut them out. I lightly wiped them with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to remove any leftover powder. I took one flower and cut into a few of the petals, then lightly crumpled the flower to give it dimension.

And adhering it was a breeze with the Best Glue Ever. I made four very small dots on my project, let them dry and attached the flower. The best part? You can't see the glue through the flower. Really. Check it out:

You can see how small my dots are. The Best Glue Ever is so effective you only need a tiny amount.

And a close-up of the flower. You can't see the glue. Perfect!

Don't be afraid of using vellum - you can get fantastic results when you use ScraPerfect products!

- Deborah

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nail Art is a Cross-over Craft!

For anyone who crafts and also does their gotta check out Robin Moses on Youtube. She keeps posting the most unbelievable designs and she's all about teaching how to do them. If you've seen my videos, you know I don't do my nails...but even still, I am so mesmerized watching her.

She treats the fingernail like a tiny canvas and she uses many of the same techniques and products us paper crafters do. Often, she uses craft paints, micro-fine glitter, and foil on her designs.

If you do want to learn how to do nails, sign up on her sites and spread the word! Check out this Zebra Rainbow design--using eyeshadow pigments and The Best Glue Ever.

Amy, ScraPerfect

Summer Sunflower Card

Good morning Deb here today to show you how to make a beautiful Summer, or Fall beaded card.

I used the Perfect Printing Pouch on my cardstock to make sure the stamping would turn out nice and crisp. I stamped two sizes of sunflower on an orange cardstock. Then I stamped the leaves on a green cardstock. Then, I cut the stamped shapes.

I added colored beads to the center of the sunflower using the Best Glue Ever since it dries completely transparent and I didn't want any adhesive to show.

I adhered the flowers to the card and added a punched paper border on the bottom of the card. I used the Best Glue Ever to trace the scalloped edges of the border and added glitter.

For a finished touch I added beads to the border by using the Embellie Gellie to pick them up easily!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Using Homemade Glue Spots

Baker’s Twine is All the Rage! And for good reason…it adds a little texture without adding a lot of bulk and it comes in a wide range of colors!!

I found a really cool pack in the Daily Junque line from Pink Paislee…really non-traditional colors combinations. The turquoise and yellow combo were the perfect finishing touch for a card I was making.

Problem: I wanted to wrap the twine around the card 3 times before I tied it off, but it kept slipping around.

Solution: A home-made sticky dot made with The Best Glue Ever. I placed it on the front of the card where I wanted the twine to intersect , then I just started laying the twine on top of the sticky dot with each wrap.

It worked beautifully! I also used the sticky dots to add dimension to the stamped & layered focal image.

Note: I keep a supply of sticky dots on hand. I just squeeze out small dots of The Best Glue Ever onto my Inkssentials - Reusable Non Stick Craft Sheet by Ranger.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Vintage Birthday Card

Hello fabulous blog friends, Stacy here today with a project to share with you. Do you ever has issues placing flowers on your projects?? I use to use glue dots, and would end up with a mess!! I would have the glue dots sticking to my fingers and they would pull off some of the backing to the flowers. Haha....not anymore!!!! The Best Glue Ever totally rocks my flowers now!!!

I created this vintage birthday card using some vintage paper from The Paperlife and wanted to place my flowers on it without any hassle!! So I grabbed my trusty Best Glue Ever and got to work. Not only did my card turn out beautifully, but I had no messy fingers!!! WOOHOO!!! :) Gotta love it when everything just simply falls together for you when your creating.

So here is my fabby card I created.

Thanks for stopping by today, can't wait for you to try The Best Glue Ever with your next flower creation.

Have a fabulous day!


Monday, July 11, 2011

A Week of Cards!

This week we'll be featuring cards from our design team using ScraPerfect products! Up first is a cute card from Michelle.

This card just makes you smile. Michelle used The Best Glue Ever in putting her card together.

Edited: Michele just added a great step-by-step for making this card on her blog, Enchanted Stamper. Check it out!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Hello Card

This time I created a card full of buttons and pearls. With the help of ScraPerfect’s Best Glue Ever and the Embellie Gellie, it was a breeze putting together my “Hello” card.

The Embellie Gellie picked up the buttons and I was able to place a small dot each of Best Glue Ever. No mess and so easy to use. Such a great combination to help with different kinds of projects.

Using the tip of the Best Glue Ever, I drew a line and let dry for a moment before placing my lace trim on top...worked like a charm! Since the Best Glue Ever can adhere plastic, metal and even these flowers, it’s an all-purpose adhesive I reach for every time. The Embellie Gellie helped me steady my hand to center the pink rhinestone in one try!

Looking for a great adhesive? Try the Best Glue Ever. For a handy tool that will help you with even the smallest of embellishments, the Embellie Gellie is a great solution!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill; Silhouette Card: Jenni Bowlin; Buttons: Dress It Up; Stamp: Lawn Fawn; Ink: Clearsnap; Trim: American Craft; Flowers & Bling: Prima; Trinket Pin: Maya Road; Adhesive and Tool: ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever and Embellie Gellie)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mixed Media!

Here's a few close-ups of the layout. I used the BEST GLUE EVER to glue all the flowers and also glue this strap of black pendants.

I used the BEST GLUE EVER to glue the brown string all and also the frame over the photo. The glue works on even thin string easily!

- Cynthia

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

More Dimension!

Cynthia's back with another wonderful layout that uses cardboard, fiber and more! She used the Best Glue Ever to adhere everything on her layout. Here's what she had to say about her project:

I used a frame from Momento Divertido. I just love the way that looks. And I use the Best Glue Ever to glue all the details ...

I use the Best Glue Ever to glue the black ribbon for look so natural ....

I glue the blue fabric of jute....just so easy..... It's fantastic !! I also glued the white ribbon and the ribbon straus easy with this glue!!!

And her complete layout:

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer Mini Album

Well Summer is underway....and I don't know about where you live, but it's been super hot here in the Quad Cities!! So I found a fun thing to do to stay cool SCRAPBOOK!!! I have been creating some mini's lately so I'm sharing another one with you today. It is perfect for this time of year. I created this fun little beach mini if I could only take a trip to the beach :)

So check out this super fun cover!!!

I had some chipboard laying around, and cut it into 4x5 pieces. You will need 4 pieces. I used The Best Glue ever to place the paper on the chipboard. Talk about super easy....just place a strip of glue around all the edges and then smooth out with a paintbrush. That's all there is to it. I sat there and thought to myself how am I going to place the netting on this?? The fine tip from the Best Glue Ever worked perfect for this. I was able to place the glue right where I wanted it without any type of mess.

Check out those shells on the cover....I used the Embellie Gellie to hold these while placing my glue on them before I placed them on the cover. Now here is the inside of the mini.

The paper of choice for this line is some super fabby printable papers from The Paperlife (which just came out July 1). So in my book I'm thinking that ScraPerfect & The Paperlife totally rocked my beach album today.

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