Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hawaii or BUST!!

I am sharing a travel page of our very brief trip to Maui last month. We started at 6:30am at O'Hare Airport and ended up in Maui by 3pm (HI time/8pm our time!). It was a long day to say the least. LOL!!

With the help of ScraPerfect’s products (The Best Glue Ever and The Perfect Crafting Pouch), I was able to finish the page with ease. Using one of the cardstock stickers as a dimensional accent, I first placed the foam squares to the back and then pat The Perfect Crafting Pouch onto the adhesive part of the sticker. Next, I peeled the liner off of the foam square and it’s ready to be placed on the page.

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Supplies - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper & Cardstock Stickers: October Afternoon (Boarding Pass Collection); Mist Ink: Lindy's Stamp Gang Ink Spray (Starburst Ink Sprays: Tiffany's Blue & Rudolph's Nose Red); Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop (Clouds); Marker: KURETAKE ZIG (Writer); Epoxy Embellishments: Epiphany Crafts (Pennants 25); Button: Maya Road; Twine: Divine Twine; Tape: Advantus (Tim Holtz); Dies: Spellbinders™ Paper Arts (S5-113 Floral Burst & LF-003 Donna's Alphas); Tool & Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Perfect Crafting Pouch & The Best Glue Ever); Other: Foam Tape

Friday, April 27, 2012

Best Metal Glue Ever

Got metal?

The Best Glue Ever is the perfect adhesive for your metal embellishments. And it doesn't take a lot of glue, either.

For my project, I had a piece of die cut grungeboard and some metal pen nibs. I placed small dots of glue along the grungeboard as well as the nibs - you can see just how little you need. Then I just let the glue dry.


Once the glue was dry and tacky I just placed my pieces on my project - in this case a tag. Perfect!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Romantic Canvas

Here is a 6 x 6 canvas using a tag, a rolled rose and a transparency made from a photocopy of an antique slide from one of those 3D viewers - a stereopticon. So I also have the twin image to use on another canvas.

I used Best Glue Ever throughout. To adhere my rose I put a big blob on the bottom and let it sit over night to get really tacky.

- Robyn

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Adhering Photo Pockets - Invisibly!

The Best Glue Ever really is the best glue for adhering transparent elements in your projects. Really.

I had several photos I wanted to use on my layout, but couldn't find a pleasing way to arrange them all. I grabbed a 4x6 photo pocket from a Martha Stewart album I bought at Staples and cut it in half.

To adhere it I placed a thin line of the Best Glue Ever all around the outside of the pocket (although I really didn't need to glue the entire edge - just dots around the corner would've been enough).

Once the glue was dry and tacky I placed the photo protector on the layout. And the glue is invisible!


I also used the Best Glue Ever to adhere the photo to the pocket, as well as the transparent doilies from Maya Road. Love this stuff!

Here's the completed layout -

- Deborah

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

How to BLING Your Prom Dress: Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive!

Amy Here with Madison's Prom Dress Story:)

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!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Fun Birthday Layout

Here's another colorful layout memorializing Jayn's youth. I remember this day when she fell asleep amongst her birthday presents, wearing her new leotard and all dressed up. I used some postage stamp stamped images, colored with Colorbox inks as some of the embellishments because some of her gifts had arrived by mail from our relatives in Australia. Lots of colored Dew Drops placed with the Embellie Gellie. I've been wanting to use some of my collage figures with zentangle clothes that I draw. This is the first layout. These are all available free for downloading - the links are on my blog under "Downloads"

I inked the edges of the photos and used the Perfect Crafting Pouch to dry that ink. Then I used my Perfect Cleaning Cloth to clean up the dust residue, and incidentally remove my fingerprints from the photos - I had been holding them by the middles to do the inking. I used Best Glue Ever throughout including the fabric and silver lame ric-rac braids I used as border details. I had some Thickers lettering - but let me tell you they were quite old, and I definitely didn't trust the glue over the 3D elements, so I augmented it with the Best Glue Ever. I created varying depth by using a combination of levels - Eco Board, craft foam and layered stickers and chipboard elements, including my hand made tag with stamped tape.

Oh and by the way, did I ever make a silly mistake! I had carefully made a selection of sticky dots and strips on piece of sticker release paper. I was all ready to use it on some embellishments, and it wouldn't lift off. I had used the wrong side of the paper. Doh! Well at least I now know just how good and sticky Best Glue Ever really is.

- Robyn

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Match

I love to add layers and dimension to my layouts.  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 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

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Quick and Easy Graduation Layout

 Talk about quick and easy. This layout took literally 15 minutes to assemble once I'd gathered my elements, thanks to the quick stick of Best Glue Ever and the Perfect Crafting Pouch for drying my inking. I love how the Best Glue Ever works with all kinds of materials including the glossy, slick finish on the Program and tickets, and of course the plastic of the Dew Drops.

I layered the programs and tickets with a tag I had made earlier and some purchased embellishments. I also had the border piece - leftover stamping from an earlier project.  I inked the edges of my photos instead of matting, using the pouch to dry them quickly. I placed a few bits of bling with the Embellie Gellie as always. I used highlighter pens to color parts of the black and white images. I raised the tickets with eco-boards.

My last task - cleaning my stamps with Best Cleaner Ever.

Papers: Colorbok
Chipboard tag: Krazy Kate Designs on Etsy
Stamps: Just Rite Cling stamps, Rollagraph
Inks: Colorbox pigment and dye inks
Embellishments: Making Memories Design shop stickers, Fancy Pants brads, Eco-boards, Dew Drops
Tools: Perfect Crafting Pouch, Westcott trimmer, Embellie Gellie, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Glue: Best Glue Ever
Stamp cleaner: Best Cleaner Ever.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Springtime Shadow Box

Last week I posted an egg that I made using the Best Glue Ever. I put the egg into spring-themed configuration box.

Everything in this box was put together with the Best Glue Ever - even the tissue tape (which has a nasty tendency not to stick). The Best Glue Ever works well on all kinds of surfaces - paper, metal, resin, wood, foam and plastic. Everything you see here!

- Deborah

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Pretty Spingtime Embellished Tray

Becky Conley's tray is featured on the Simon Says Stamp blog today, but we've got the details!

She decorated an tray using a multitude of the MANY colorful choices of Dew Drops by The Robin's Nest and the performance of The Best Glue Ever! with assistance from a mighty tool: Embellie Gellie,

Here's the finished tray - 

And here's where she started --

Becky painted a wooden tray with white paint, then covered the tray with a layer of the Best Glue Ever. Once the glue was dry and completely clear she used Embellie Gellie to help her place the Dew Drops.  To make it easier she started by gluing her design first, then worked on the background.

You can see her work in progress --


When the tray was totally covered with Dew Drops, she squeezed 3d Crystal Lacquer all over, concentrating on filling in between the Dew Drops. After the lacuquer was dry, Becky applied epoxy over the top of the design about 1/4" the top of the Dew Drops to ensure the surface was level.

For a complete list of the supplies she used, including which Dew Drops for each part of the flower check out Becky's blog!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Got Eggs?

Foiled eggs? Yes!

I used the Best Glue Ever to lightly coat a paper mache egg. I didn't put any base coat or sealer on the egg, I liked the natural look. Once the glue was dry and tacky I took a piece of foil and applied it in small sections quickly so that I wouldn't get any noticeable pattern.

And if your hands get sticky from the glue? Just spray a bit of the Best Cleaner Ever on your hands and rub. That's it! It quickly dissolves the glue.

When I had gone over the egg with foil several times, I brushed on some biscotti Perfect Pearl powder. The powder will stick to any leftover glue and is shimmery.

Or, if you are like me and have lots and lots of buttons lying around how about a buttoned egg?

I coated the egg with the Best Glue Ever (one half at a time) and then used Embellie Gellie to add the buttons. Once all the buttons were on I filled in the remaining spaces with a bit of pink glitter.

Now all I need is a big basket....

- Deborah

Friday, April 6, 2012

Sympathy Card

Today, I am sharing a sympathy card I made for a friend who recently lost her sister. Keeping the colors on the lighter side, I hope this will comfort her.

To heat emboss the stamped image, I swiped the patterned paper and the copy paper (to catch the embossing powder) with The Perfect Crafting Pouch. By doing this, it will also ensure a clean crisp image. I assembled all the pieces to the card front with The Best Glue Ever and little bit of foam tape for dimension. I used The Embellie Gellie to place three pearls each on the top and bottom of Labels Ten die cut to finish the card.

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Supplies – Patterned Papers: My Mind’s Eye (Follow Your Heart Collection); Embossing Ink: TSUKINEKO (VersaMark); Embossing Powder: Stampendous; Stamp: JustRite Stampers (Thinking of You Borders & Centers); Pearls: KaiserCraft; Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (E8-008 Classic Edges Two; E8-004 Classic Ric Rac; S4-110 Classic Ovals LG, S4-112 Classic Ovals SM and S5-022 Labels Ten); Tools: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever, The Perfect Crafting Pouch and The Embellie Gellie); Other: White cardstock and foam tape

Happy Easter, Peeps!

I love printing my journalling on vellum when I have a lengthy story to tell. I am not very good at spacing when I just use my handwriting. Plus...added bonus - the paper patterns and colors show through!  I can print it ahead of time and take it along with me to a crop.

The first step is to prep the vellum with The Perfect Crafting Pouch.  Then I send it through my ink jet printer. The ink is immediately dry and  ready for use. To attach the vellum, I use tiny glue spots made with The Best Glue Ever:

One tiny dot in each top corner...I can't even see them, can you? 

Have a Happy Easter with all your favorite peeps!

~ Susie
P.S.  Oops!  I forgot to mention this layout is based on a layout by Becky Fleck - see my blog for details!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring Decorating

It's less than a week to Easter, and I'm working on a spring configuration box. I wanted to share with you one of eggs I made to go inside.

I picked up some paper mache eggs at the craft store. I ran a thick line of the Best Glue Ever over the egg and using my fingers, smoothed it out to cover one side. The best part of this glue is that you really only need a thin coat!

After the glue was on I used small pieces of tissue paper from 7gypsies to cover the egg. To make this project run smooth, tear your tissue paper before using the glue! If you need to overlap tissue, place a small dab of glue on the egg before smoothing the ends down.

After my egg was covered I lightly dusted any sticky spots with the Perfect Crafting Pouch then used a loose brush to clean off the egg. Isn't is beautiful?! 

I like it just as it is, but it would also be nice sprayed with a light coat of Perfect Pearls Mist to give it a bit of shimmer.

- Deborah