Thursday, January 26, 2012

More CHA Previews

A few more from our Designer Gallery at CHA. We'll be setting up our booth tomorrow - and blogging live from CHA.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

CHA Sneak - Designer Gallery

Stop by our CHA booth (968) for hourly demonstrations from this year's Independent Manufacturing Partners (IMP) designers: Clearsnap® (847), ScraPerfect (968), The Robin’s Nest (1656), Globecraft Memories (1689), Makin’s Clay® (1819), Justrite Stampers (2094), Rubber Stamp Concepts (2678), and Westcott Brand Cutting Tools (2773). Brooke International, though not exhibiting, will be supplying the puzzles.

Here's a sample of what you'll see.

Project by Mandy Collins

Card by Jennifer Priest

Monday, January 23, 2012

Printing on Vellum

This layout has been on my "to-do" list for ages. I wanted to add lengthy journaling and needed a place on the layout to easily add it. However,  I had already adhered my paper, photo and ribbon to the page before I really thought about how much room I'd need.

Vellum to the answer! It's pretty transparent and you can run it through your ink jet printer.

To get the best results, rub the Perfect Crafting Pouch over your vellum before printing. You'll be rewarded with a smudge-free page!

And to adhere the vellum, I used the Best Glue Ever. After making thin zig-zag lines on the back of the vellum I used my finger to smooth it out all over the paper. It's totally invisible - you can't see it from the front! Check it out - the pattern of the Simple Stories paper shows through, but NOT the adhesive. Genius!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Altering Wooden Letters

Hey everyone Stacy here today sharing a fun little project with you. This project is altering wooden letters from a company 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 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.

Next I used The Best Glue Ever, 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, January 19, 2012

Shaped Cards

One of my most favorite way to create a card is a shaped one. There a few ways to create one. My fail-safe way is to cut two of the same shape (front & back), score the back piece and adhered in that area to the back of the front piece. The only problem I have is the intrigue cuts of some shapes like this Spellbinders Nestabilities Fleur de Lis Rectangles Decorative Elements die.

With ScraPerfect’s The Best Glue Ever, I resolved the problem. Its fine point tip and just a little bit of glue goes a LONG way! If I have residue from the glue (tackiness), ScraPerfect has a solution for that too – The Perfect Crafting Pouch! I tap on to the area and it’s ready to go.

Applying The Best Glue Ever to the rest of the card is easy and fast. You don’t need too much adhesive which means a great value. Did you know that it can also adhere other materials such as plastic? Buttons in this card were also adhered by The Best Glue Ever…no smell and no strings!

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If you are attending 2012 Winter CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) Conference and Trade Show in Anaheim, CA next week, visit us at Booth #968! We’d love to meet you and show you how our products work including The Best Cleaner Ever, our newest product!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Adding Bling the Easy Way

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! I used this great tool to pick each stone and put it exactly where I wanted.

I think the waves came out swirls turned out beautiful!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Altered Pin Cushion

Hello everyone, Stacy here with a fun altered item for you today.  I love to use stick pins on projects, but did not like my ugly red pin I did what any normal person would, I altered it!!!

I started by placing the ribbon around the pin cushion.  This was very easy to do with normal little sewing pins.  A friend gave me these super cool vintage wooden spools so umm....yes had to use those also!!  I cut the strip of paper to wrap around it, then I placed some of The Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect on the middle of the spool, used a paintbrush to smooth it out and then placed the paper around it.  I also used the glue to place the buttons on top of the spool as well.

I used a die from Spellbinders for the dress, but I wanted to add a little bling.  This is where my handy little Embellie Gellie came into play.  This made it super easy to place the bling in that small little area.  I finished off the dress by adding a little ribbon around it and tied a couple of tags on it.

Well there you have it, my cute little way to have my stick pins in arms reach on my scrap counter.  Thanks so much for stoppin by today, have a great day!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Artist At Work Door Sign

I made a fun sign for my door saying: Artist at work!

 I covered a piece of chipboard with patterned paper and added embellishments. I printed the letters on a white cardstock and cut it into squares.

To make sure the print will be crisp and clear I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch! Before printing I rubbed it on the paper to eliminate all the statics and then printed on it. It came out great!

After it was dry I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch again to make sure my glitter will stick to the paper only where I wanted it to stick and not leave any glitter on other parts of the paper. This way I could get clean glitter lines in the center of each letter.

- Einat

Monday, January 9, 2012

Best Cleaner Ever

Check out our latest product - the Best Cleaner Ever!

Amy uses it to remove the Best Glue Ever, adhesive, ink from fabric, Sharpie markers and more.

and for removing adhesive it can't be beat!

Friday, January 6, 2012

CHA Sneak Peek: Best Cleaner Ever!

Introducing the Best Cleaner Ever! We're debuting this at CHA later this month. Stop by our booth to see for yourself.

The Earth-Friendly Solvent
for removing adhesive, ink, paint,

and other stubborn stuff!
  • Safe for hands, tools, brushes, clear & rubber stamps, fabrics, & more
  • Removes solvent ink from rubber stamps, permanent marker from acetate, adhesive build-up on scissors, the Best Glue Ever from fabric, and so much more!
  • Contains 99.9% active ingredients. No water, alcohol, or abrasives
  • Applies from the pink spray bottle; rinses off easily with plain water
  • Non-Toxic
  • Non-Hazardous
  • Biodegradable
  • No Harmful Fumes

Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's Ir-RESIST-able!

I love using the Best Glue Ever with stamps. It's great for flocking and glitter. But I got to thinking about what else I could use it for. And, I discovered that it's great for resists, too!

To do this, apply a thin layer of the Best Glue Ever to your stamp. I used a cheap foam brush that I can just throw away when I'm done. You can see the glue on the stamp in the bottom picture.

Stamp as normal, then clean off your stamp! I had some handi-wipes nearby and they worked fabulously. And since you're using a thin layer of glue it dries pretty quick, usually by the time I've cleaned off my stamp.

Now, grab your inks. I used Tim Holtz's Distress Inks and ink blending tool. The Best Glue Ever will resist the ink and let the paper underneath show through. Pretty cool, eh?

When you're done with the ink, lightly spritz a paper towel with water and gently swipe over your stamped image to remove any extra ink that's lying on top of the glue.

Then, take the Perfect Crafting Pouch and lightly apply to the stamped image - no more stickiness! The Perfect Crafting Pouch is a great sticker deactivator, and works just as well on the Best Glue Ever.

Here's another example. You can see the glue on the paper after stamping....


And the finished card....

- Deborah