Monday, March 31, 2014

Gotta SEE THIS: Ex-girlfriend & Sharpie Markers!

Amy here! 
A guy called our toll-free number about old football jerseys which had been scribbled on with Sharpie Markers™. He wanted to ask about ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever™

He said he'd tried tons of different spot removers, cleaners, and laundry products to remove ink from some shirts that meant a lot to him, but nothing was working.

He explained that some of the cleaners had spread the ink but weren't removing it. He found ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever™  by googling "removing sharpie markers" and said he'd need to buy a lot more than a 2 ounce bottle. 

I recommended he try it first on his different fabrics to make sure it worked to his satisfaction, didn't leave a residue, etc.  I suggested he spray it on a dry shirt, rub it in with his fingernail or brush, and let it sit. (Blot and repeat--perhaps.) Wash to remove the cleaner and repeat if necessary...

He called back so happy and wanted a LOT more!

Then he emailed before and after photos for us to post. (After seeing them, I don't want to think about how they got like this...)

He mentioned that while it didn't completely remove every last mark, any that remained were very faint, and he was definitely so satisfied with the results! While I'm really sad he had to go through this, I'm impressed with the results as well.

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On some of the pics, the before photos show how the ink had spread before being removed by ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever™:

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So, while we can't guarantee ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever™ will work on every item, every fabric, and every ink, you can see from Ryan's experience it does a great job.

If you have a story to tell, please contact us. We would love to share it:)









Saturday, March 29, 2014

ScraPerfect and Project Life Scrapbooking

I've really gotten into the whole Project Life / pocket page style of scrapbooking. While getting new Project Life cards is fun, making your own is even better.

Did you know that you can buy sets of the  4x6 cards in cardstock? I have a whole pack of white ones.  Here's what I did with a few of them. I used the Best Glue Ever and the Perfect Crafting Pouch to stamp, emboss and stencil. The cards are decorated with embossing powder, chunky glitter, fine glitter and Perfect Pearls powder.


And this is how I did it:


The video cut out while I was filming and didn't record me finishing the final cards.  I used Ranger's Perfect Pearls on the striped card and kept brushing until all the stray powder was off.  On the chevron glittered card I actually decided to rub some of the glitter off before it dried as I wanted a more distressed look.

Here's a couple more photos of the finished and embellished cards:


Friday, March 28, 2014

Layout Summer


Hello to all! 
I love making layouts, play with different textures and materials mostly use spray paint and plaster. 
I've used the Best Glue Ever to paste from ScraPerfect
 flowers, gauze, ribbon and dew drops 
   The Robin's Nest in this layout.





I hope you enjoy and get inspired! 
Have a beautiful day!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Foil Cupcake Card

Hey ScraPerfect fans, Michelle back today to share a cute cupcake card using the Best Glue Ever and Transfer Foils



 

Start by stamping an image on a piece of heavy weight paper or cardstock.  (I used a cute stamp from Unity Stamps.) Then fussy cut the image so you can work with individual pieces.  I put a small amount of the Best Glue Ever in a small lid, remember a little goes a long way with the Best Glue Ever.


Using a paint brush coat each cupcake piece with a thin layer of the Best Glue Ever.  Tip: Do multiple thin coats to ensure you have all over coverage with no gaps, or you will have gaps in the foil transfer too.


Allow the Best Glue Ever to dry a bit, it doesn't take long with a thin layer.  Once the glue is tacky and clear, lay the Transfer Foil sheet over the image and give a generous rub.  Then Carefully pull back the now foil covered piece.


Use the Best Glue Ever and Embellie Gellie to piece together the foil covered cupcake pieces.


Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Thanks for looking!
Michelle


Sunday, March 23, 2014

How to Remove Sharpie, and Permanent Marker Stains with the Best Cleaner Ever.

Good Morning ScarPerfect Friends! Chelsea here, glad you can join us this morning! I hope where you are the sun is shinning and birds are chirping! It has been a long winter where I am located and this spring weather is a breath of fresh air! Let's jump into today's tip of removal of permanent marker! Grab your Best Cleaner Ever and get started!


We can all relate, and have experienced permanent marker situations where we wish we could remove it from an object. Look no further, the day has come thanks to Best Cleaner Ever! I will show 2 examples today on removing permanent marker from glass, and also from your skin! **NOTE : This has not been tested by me personally for clothing BUT I will be running a test and will post with the outcome!**

Lets get started!


This glass bowl has had "mike" written on it for the past 4 years! It has gone through the dishwasher a thousand times and has also been hand washed appox a thousand times as well. We have used Cascade, Lysol, Green Works, and Vim , and none has ever been able to remove the stained glass. As you can see overtime it's slightly faded but not by much. 

Let the Best Cleaner Ever work its magic...

Step 1 : Spray a good layer of Best Cleaner Ever over your item. Let sit for appox. 3 minutes.


Step 2 : Rub your finger over the area, you will see the permanent marker just wash away. AMAZING! Continue rubbing the entire area with your finger. You don't have to worry about the ink transferring to your skin because you have the Best Cleaner Ever acting as a guard to your skin.
   
             













Step 3 : Once your feel you have rubbed enough off with your finger take a piece of dry paper towel and rub the entire surface. As you can see all the permanate ink has melted away and is now left on your paper towel.



You will notice a slight ring of marker still around the groves of the letters. You can spray more Best Cleaner Ever, let set and use a dry abrasive such as a toothbrush to get in between the letters, or possible just let the Best Cleaner Ever sit a little longer. Just say my family is trilled to have saved one of our favorite glass bowls!!

Let move onto permanate marker on our hands! As you can see I have loaded up my hand with permanate marker! You may think I am crazy, but just wait until you see the results!


First off I wash my hands normally with soap and water. Some of the ink faded but not much, and as you can see some of the ink is on the paper towel that I dried my hands with.



Now for the Best Cleaner Ever! Spray a fair amount onto your hands. Let sit for several minutes. I would allow 3-5 minutes. Depends if it's fresh, or old. You will see immediately the ink begin to run, and pool.


As you can see the Best Cleaner Ever is eating away at the ink immediately and the ink begins to run off my hands. With your finger begin to rub over the inked areas. If it doesn't come off immediately don't worry, it just means you haven't let the Best Cleaner Ever sit long enough. If you need to repeat. In my case, I did repeat the steps one more time and let sit a couple of minutes. It can be a little of trail and error on the timing that help sad to let the Best Cleaner Ever sit but in the end the Best Cleaner Ever will always win!



I really hope this sheds some light on the vast amount of projects the Best Cleaner Ever is capable of doing, but also help save some of those precious items that may have gotten stained by ink, or permeate marker. This can relate to the craft world, especially those who stamp. We all know how tough Stazon is, and other permanent inks. Rubs some of the Best Cleaner ever on your stamps, and hands and watch the ink melt away!

Have a wonderful Sunday!



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Super Easy Handmade Sympathy, and Birthday Cards

As I stand gluing, cutting and printing "Remember", I have been making many handmade sympathy, and birthday cards lately. In fact, so far this year, I think I've made almost as many sympathy cards as birthday cards.

Today, I made a card for one of my "old friends" who lost her mom this past week. Old friend as in I've known her since elementary school, I've known her so long--almost my whole life. Not old friend as in she's old herself.  I mean, she's the same age as me!

Then it hit me. It is my age.

I started to think...there is an age when many friends are getting married and we make many wedding cards. And then our friends have children and we make many baby cards. Then it's graduation cards for their kids. I realized that I am the age where many of my friends are losing their parents naturally to old age.

Of course, we still are making birthday cards for our friends (even if we're not writing that really big number on the front of the card--I mean, consider the alternative!)  In fact, today I made two cards--the sympathy card and a birthday card for another old friend from elementary school.

 I look forward to the day that the children of my friends have babies and I make baby cards once again. Yes, Simba, it's the cycle of life!

PS I used the Best Glue Ever to adhere all the flower embellishments. I used fun foam to make the "pop-dots" with Best glue Ever. I also used BGE with glitter on each of the happy birthday flowers on that I cut from a piece of flowery patterned paper. I don't think you can see much of the glitter on the photos but they each look just enough glittery to be sparkly-special. Though I used to use Stickles, I now use BGE and loose glitter because I love the way BGE dries so fast, whereas Stickles took forever to dry (and invariably got smeared)!

The black shiny dot in the center of the sympathy flowers is puff fabric paint though it looks like a small paper brad, but much less expensive!

QUESTION: I stand while I'm crafting--do you usually sit or stand?