Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Wreath


 I made this lovely summer wreath quick, easy and cheap. At my local Michael's I picked up a styrofoam wreath shape, a roll of 6" wide burlap, and package of three plaster starfish. Add some Best Glue Ever and you've got an easy wreath!

To start I made three wide strips of the Best Glue Ever along one side of the wreath. I made them wider than normal because the burlap is quite gauzy, and I wanted to make sure I got a good hold.


Once the glue was dry and tacky, I started the end of the burlap on the glue strip, then just wrapped the burlap around the wreath until it was covered. I overlapped each wrap and kept pulling it tight around the form.

Once I had finished, I cut the burlap and added glue around the edges. This became my back side of the wreath.

The starfish and flowers are all attached by the Best Glue Ever.  I made several burlap flowers by cutting approximately 12" off the roll then cutting it in half. I placed a line of the Best Glue Ever on each edge, then folded each piece in half (the long way). Then, I added another line of glue to the bottom of each strip (the fold is at the top):


I then rolled each strip up into a flower shape and added more of the Best Glue Ever to the bottom before adding it to the wreath.  I raided my stash and found some ribbon and paper flowers to add, along with a few small shells.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Unique Paper Flowers

Today we have another gorgeous layout from Cynthia.



 First she selected some white flowers......



Then she used stamps from Heartfelt Creations with black Stazon. To get a crisp image, use the Perfect Crafting Pouch before stamping!



After stamping, she applied Turquesa mist by True Colors on the flowers.


Cynthia add some tulle, then glued everything with the Best Glue Ever.


and the result is that....a one-of-a kind, wonderful cluster of flowers!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Quick Pocket Card

With graduation parties, weddings and birthdays in full force around this time of year, I thought I’d share a quick pocket card for those of us who are always needing one at the last minute.


 I used a 12 x 4" strip of black cardstock (for the picture, white was used...changed my mind - lol!) scored at 4" and 8". The right section was cut diagonally to create the pocket. Set aside.
 

After I swiped ScraPerfect's The Perfect Crafting Pouch on the cardstock, I inked "A Gift For You" sentiment with VersaMark ink . Then added white embossing powder and heat embossed. Look how crisp the image turned out – perfect every time! I cut/embossed over the sentiment with Spellbinders die template (ribbon tail die). Set aside.




Inside the card, I swiped the Perfect Crafting Pouch on the cardstock and repeated with the watermark ink, embossing powder and heat embossed "a little money for my honey" sentiment on the pocket. Using the Best Glue Ever, I added patterned papers in the back and edge of pocket. Although a liquid adhesive, the Best Glue Ever does not wrinkle my card! The last touch, I wrote a little note on the Eyelet Circle die cut.




For the card front, I cut a piece of 3 7/8 x 3 7/8" patterned paper and ink misted. Then embellished an Eyelet Circle die cut with black bling using my Embellie Gellie for perfect placement! The Blossom Three flower I misted with the same color ink spray. Added the heat embossed ribbon tail and some money, it's ready to give!



Next time you’re in need of a card, have ScraPerfect products ready at hand, and give this card one a try!

Thanks for stopping by J
MargieH

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Smudgy Fingerprints? No Problem!

I always carry The Perfect Cleaning Cloth in my crop bag.  Here's why - I was just finishing up a layout when I noticed I had managed to put some smudgy fingerprints all over one of my pictures.
No worries!  I pulled out the Perfect Cleaning Cloth and wiped them away.
Here is the finished - and smudge free - layout:
I wanted the baker's twine on the tags to lay in a particular way so I made tiny glue spots using The Best Glue Ever.  Perfect solution!

More details are on my blog!   Susie

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Design Team Update

We want to thank everyone who applied for our design team. We were overwhelmed by the response! We need a few more days before we're ready to announce - thanks for your patience!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Father's Day Cards

I saw this canvas on Pinterest, where they made a collage background, used vinyl alphabets over the collage to spell a phrase, then painted the collage. When you pull the vinyl stickers off you get to see the collage background where the stickers were.

So I got to thinking, this would be a fun thing to try as a card. And I've got many, many alphabet stickers laying around. This type of craft is a good way to use up all those leftover stickers. Because for this, it doesn't matter if the stickers are different colors or don't match - you're just using them as a mask.

I used two pieces of Strathmore mixed media paper as my background and grabbed my bag of small scraps of patterned paper and my bin of alphabet stickers. The older the better!

Then I did this:


I like to hang onto plastic packaging from embellishments - it comes in handy in times like this! I used a good size dollop of the Best Glue Ever and a tiny bit of water to thin it out a bit (it just makes it easier to apply with a foam sponge.) I used the sponge to get a nice coat of glue on the paper.


Then I started grabbing small pieces of paper, ripping or cutting them to fit and applying them on the paper until I filled the entire sheet. I made two:


 Then it was time for the stickers! I found that you need an alphabet sticky enough that will stick down all over, but not be too sticky in that it's hard to remove after the paint. Mine were a bit hit and miss, as you'll see. So... before the paint...



 And after the paint...


I found when I peeled up the stickers that the paint had run under a few of them.  So, after the paint was dry (I sped it up with a heat gun), I took a black marker and outlined the letters. Then, I mounted it on kraft paper and made a card. For a final touch, I splattered some red paint on top.


Hope your Father's Day is special!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Father's Day Gift






Are you looking for a homemade gift idea for Father's Day? It's not too late to put together a layout or canvas for that special dad.

Cynthia created a wonderful layout, full of dimension and embellishment using the Best Glue Ever. While it has flowers, this layout has a decidedly masculine feel - perfect for any dad.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rainy Day Card

I just got a box of new supplies in the mail and had to try them out - Studio Calico's mistables, a couple new sets of stamps and some Hambly paper.


So.... I made a cute little card to have on hand!



First up was stamping on top of the canvas clouds. I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch to ensure that the ink wouldn't bleed on the fabric. I used Adirondack Bright's ink in pebble. Before stamping, I took the sticky embellishments off the backing sheet and stuck them on my non-stick craft mat.



Then, I cut a piece of Hambly Screen Print's Rain Clouds paper. It has a shiny surface, so I treated it with the Perfect Crafting Pouch before stamping.  The sun was sprayed with Dylusions Spray Ink.


 After assembling the card I added a border stamp on the right hand side and shaded my canvas elements with Distress Markers and a water brush.

Monday, June 11, 2012

We really need your vote

Thanks to a program sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial called Mission: Small Business℠, your support could translate into a $250,000 grant. But we need at least 250 votes by June 30th to even qualify. To vote: 1. Go to http://www.missionsmallbusiness.com and log in using Facebook. 2. Search for "ScraPerfect" 3. Click on the blue Vote button next to our business name to show your support. Thank you so much!!!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

There's Still Time!

We're looking for creative people for our design team. Do you love our products? Are you a stamper, scrapbooker, altered artist or cardmaker?  We're looking for you!

 Check out the details here. The deadline is midnight Sunday, June 10th. We'd love to hear from you.





Thursday, June 7, 2012

Great Idea for Teacher's Gift

Somehow there is this rush when the school year ends or is it just me?! LOL! This year our high school counselor is retiring. She has been at the high school for many, many years and counsels both my boys. Mrs. J is just wonderful…she will be truly missed.


Anyways before I get teary eyed, I wanted to show you all a QUICK gift d├ęcor idea. We gave her something special – a CD of pictures from the chess team (she is the faculty advisor and a chess nut herself). My youngest was on her team. But I couldn’t find a CD cover nor had the time (remember RUSH!) so I created a gift band to make it pretty….



After embossing the 2 ½ x 12” strip of cardstock, I scored the area where it would bend around to the back of the case. Then using ScraPerfect’s The Best Glue Ever, I adhered the ends. Since I am a messy type and kind of in a hurry (wink wink!), I had some sticky residue from the adhesive so I swiped the Perfect Crafting Pouch to take out the sticky. Then I placed a flower I already had in my stash from another project and added bling in the center.

Either for a teacher’s gift or any kind of gift with a CD, try this idea. It took me all of ten minutes…oh, and she loved it! Kept commenting on how lovely the band was! LOL!! PHEW~!

Like this idea?! There’s plenty more on this blog so bookmark us!
Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Scouting Mini Book

This year is the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts, and there's some special patches that can be earned just this year.  I put together a mini book for my daughter with activities from working on these patches. The Best Glue Ever was invaluable - it's strong enough to hold heavy embroidered patches with little effort!

I took each patch and placed a line of glue around the inside edge and added a few squiggles in the center. Then I set it aside for the glue to dry and get tacky.


Once the glue dried, I simply placed the patches on the page - and it worked beautifully! A minibook is great place for those extra patches. I added photos taken from troop activities this year, such as cookie sales and our spring encampment.

 

I even used the Best Glue Ever to make a pocket. I cut up a photo protector from American Crafts. I bought a package that holds multiple 4x6 photos.  I made a very thin line around the edge of the protector and used my finger to lightly spread the glue. It dries almost instantly, but better yet dries perfectly clear.

And I now have clear pockets to add more memorabilia, such as tags and crafts from meetings. The bottom one is a "cootie catcher" that we made.  Pockets are great because they don't permanently adhere your memorabilia in your book - so it can be taken out and enjoyed again & again.


- Deborah