Friday, December 18, 2015

"To Serve Cats" Tray


 Evenin All
 It's Glen here with a new project and common problem solver. I love the cats me and my brother adopted from a woman we found nearby who rescues strays; quite an operation. But the mess of dry cat food on the floor around the feed stations drives me bonkers. So, after searching various stores I decided to just make a serving tray out of wood. They receive a couple of coats of non-toxic white acrylic paint and then to apply some paper. I use the Best Glue Ever with a brush because my sore hand doesn't like squeezing anything.



Sunday, November 29, 2015

Simple Treasure Clipboard

Hello All

 It's Glen here returning from a creative block/carpal tunnel flareup that kept me from posting for a few weeks. But I am making a comeback so I have a simple but nice project to offer for this post. I bought a few of these little fence post note-keepers on sale at Michael's and finally came up with a simple idea for it.


 I sanded the fence a little to mess it up and brighten it a little and then used Archival Ink to make the accents in the corners. Then taking the paper message I cut it apart and inked the edges and the front so I could adhere it to the fence with the gaps. Then a splatter of earthy ink to make a little more interest before moving on to paper and Best Glue Ever!


Thursday, October 15, 2015

YIKES! Forgot to Remove Sticker from Shirt Before Washing? Watch this!

Hi All, Amy here with a potentially tragic story that has a happy ending! 

We've all been here-done it: Forgot to remove the "Hello, My Name is..." sticker before doing the laundry, only to find a gunky residue left on the top when it came out of the dryer?!?!  Sigh.

Knowing this easy solution might just get you out of hot water one day so you don't "throw the shirt out with the laundry water" (HAHA) 

Watch this quick tutorial!

Monday, October 12, 2015

LEDGER paper: What? Where? How?

He All-
Amy Here with some cute ideas for using ledger paper  in your crafts.

What's ledger paper??? It's columnar office accounting-type forms used to record transactions, finances, time sheets, etc.
Where do you get it? It's available on office supply stores, most papercraft companies have jumped on the trend, and I bought a stack at Goodwill for $1.  Click here to print your own. 

So now you know what and where, here's a birthday card with some ideas on the How:

Have you any ideas to share???? 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Excellent Rubber Stamp Cleaner!

Hi All!

Amy Here... with a quick little video on cleaning stamps. Some people use baby wipes but check out the difference in ease and result!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Help! My child's door is covered with sticker residue!!!!

Hi All-
Amy here to say it's very quiet in my home with my daughter gone off to college. Sad as I am, it did allow me to clean her room for the first time in many, many years!  When I finally uncovered her closet door, I discovered lots of sticky spots where formerly there had been double sided tape and decorative stickers. It wasn't coming off easy, so....WATCH THIS!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Crazy Head Pencil

Hello All

 It's Glen here with a fun project that will be an easy and cheap craft for kids parties or for rainy days when the kids are bored, if that even happens in this day of electronic stimulation. I like these pencils and have about four so far, they are only a $1.99 at stores like T J Max.






 I thought it would be fun to dress him up a bit for Halloween, so I took some of Tim Holtz's fabric and then after cutting it in strips I used the Best Glue Ever to place each one just so and let it dry. Then I added an earring and some transfers for a great look!



Monday, September 7, 2015

Back To School

Hello All
 It's Glen here with a short sweet post about the great products offered by ScraPerfect. Well, it's the unofficial end of summer, and while I'll be glad to stop sweating in the 80 plus temps we have had for two months. I am not looking forward to snow at all, there has been little time lately for crafting but I managed to make a nice project using one of Tim Holtz's "Fragments Frame Kit".


 I used a back to school paper pad and using the Best Glue Ever adhered the paper to a quarter inch of the outside edge and cut it to the reveal on the inside. When dry I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch take away those pesky sticky edges and began using my choices for the embellishments.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Embellie Gellie Strikes Again!

Evenin All
 It's Glen here with another fantastic post about the wonderful products offered by ScraPerfect! This time it's a collaborative effort with my brother Chris and myself. He is working on a Bachelors degree in Game Art and Design online with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and needed my help for an assignment.


 So, you can see from this picture that we have cut out the figures and will place them on the background. But the results will be better than expected. He needed a way to hold things in place so he could scan them, and Embellie Gelli would be just right!

 This had the desired to bring the picture to life. What my brother needed to do was have a way to keep everything in place but not permanently glue it down. This was so he could simulate animation of the figures moving through the game.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Ryan's ex-girlfriend and a Sharpie marker....Gotta see these pics!

Hi All,  Amy here with a new video that I hope will both amuse and inform you!

I think you'll agree that Ryan has got to be better off without his ex-girlfriend (and with his bottle of Best Cleaner Ever™ from ScraPerfect.)

IF he's got any left, he might bring it out to the garage to remove stuff like dried paint, adhesive residues, or tree pitch from his hands, but there's a lot to use it on inside the house, too.

So do you think Ryan is better off now???

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Plain To Decorative

Hello Friends

 It's Glen here with a new project using the great products from ScraPerfect! I looked at the plain plastic drawers of my old craft storage carts and decided I could make them look much better. But first I had to empty them and clean them up. I get my kit and pull out the Best Cleaner Ever to wipe them down and dry them before I decide on a piece of designer paper to use.

 I use the Best Glue Ever to adhere the paper in the center first, then when it dries a little it's easier to glue the sides. I think it's incredible how little glue you need to get it down. Then I go on to the upper edge and put a piece along the the top.



WHICH CAP? Crystal Effects by Stampin' Up!

Hi All-
Amy here with a CRAZY story which hopefully will help avoid frustration and confusion for you or someone else.... 

A while back, when we received an inquiry asking which No-Clog Writing Cap™ fits Crystal Effects, I contacted my good friend, Kathleen, who is the sister of a SU demonstrator. Kathleen sent me the following image, and wrote, "It's medium!"

"It's medium!"

All was right in the world until... 

...Carol ordered medium caps after enquiring about Crystal Effects and we suggested the medium caps based on Kathleen's experience.  Carol then sent us the following photo, and a very unhappy email, "The medium caps are too small for the Crystal Effects. I expected you would know your product and what would fit different products."
"The medium caps are too small for the Crystal Effects."

After Carol received the replacement bases, we received a happy email. "I received the 2 large caps and they fit perfectly on the Crystal Effects.  Thank you for your good customer service.  I am very pleased with how this works.  Thanks again."
*grateful*
"The large caps fit perfectly on the Crystal Effects."

Three Take-Aways

1.  Older bottles of Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects with the blue label use the MEDIUM No-Clog Writing Caps™ while the newer bottles with the green label use the LARGE No-Clog Writing Caps™.

2. We don't know the size of every product out there but we try to help. (It's especially tricky when companies change their bottles.) Many common products are listed on the back of the packages with the disclaimer: "Fit or function with branded products is not guaranteed." 

If you have a product that you are using and would like to send us an image, please do and we'll post it!

3. We really try to offer exceptional customer service and get many emails letting us know we've gone above and beyond. It's very, very important to us that you feel supported and appreciated. 




Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Best Cleaner Fix

Evenin All

 It's Glen here with another post showing the many uses for the products sold by ScraPerfect. I saw a video on youtube, a woman was applying modelling paste to a box and then while wet she took shapes and pressed them into the paste. I was inspired to try this but couldn't find any objects to use.



 But at the thrift shop I found some things real cheap that would be just right. But as usual they were all covered in stickers that were put on as if they were intended to never come off! This is where I find the Best Cleaner Ever to be the easiest way to break the bond. I put a squirt on each and rubbed it in with my finger. Then I let it soak for about 10 to 15 minutes and was able to easily pull the labels of and  clean up the pieces at the same time.


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Creative Blocks

Hello All

 It's Glen here with a new post featuring the products of ScraPerfect. This past week was not a good one for me, it was a year ago that me and my brother lost our mother to injuries sustained in a car accident. It has also been hazy, hot, and humid most of the last ten days. So my creativity is at an all time low. But I did start to make a new book and on the first page I wanted to use the new large bird die I got weeks ago.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Scrap Delays

Mornin All

 It's Glen here with a late post due to storms this week knocking out cable twice! It's a busy time getting ready for hosting July 4th but I managed to get a little work done. The paper tape just never stays in place in my experience so I always wind up using the Best Glue Ever to compensate.






Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Best Cleaner Fix

Evenin All

 It's Glen here with a new post using the great products from ScraPerfect! I found this little cigar box in a thrift store and thought it would make a nice change and keys box for a man. The problem was that the whole thing was covered in decals that wouldn't come off  easily.



Sunday, June 7, 2015

SUPER Amazing TECHNIQUE: Heat Embossed Stamping with Transfer Foils

Hi All-
Amy Here to tell you about a VERY COOL new technique I just discovered using rubber stamps, pigment ink and transfer foil!!!  I've not heard it done before, but boy, it is just as easy as it is cool, and it's another inexpensive work-around from ScraPerfect.  Please feel free to share this technique, but please give credit to ScraPerfect:)


It all started when... I'd heard that people were using laminators to apply transfer foil. In fact, a few craft companies are selling laminators just for this purpose. To use, one sends a laser-printed image covered by a pice of transfer foil into the laminator to produce a foil image.  The science behind this is that the "ink" in a laser printer is really a powdery pigmented plastic attracted to the page by static electricity which gets heated up and then bonds to the paper, producing the image (usually words). Then when run through the hot laminator with transfer foil on top, the foil sticks to the heated, remelted "ink" producing the foil covered image.

So I got to thinking... Laser printing sounds very similar to heat embossing with rubber stamps and pigment ink. Embossing powder is also essentially ground up plastic which sticks to pigment ink and is melted with a heat gun. Could it be so simple to stamp an image with pigment ink, apply embossing powder, heat it, and then when the embossing powder was hot and melty, apply the transfer foil?

The simple answer is watch this video: 
Two important TIPS
1. Don't forget, ScraPerfect sells both Holographic and Solid color Packs of Designer Transfer Foils, and  each pack has eight different colors or patterns.

2. Transfer foil will stick to any stray embossing powder grains; therefore,you don't want these sticking to your paper. We recommend wiping the paper with the Perfect Crafting Pouch before stamping to eliminate static cling which prevents stray embossing powder grains from sticking to the paper.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Simple Fix


Hello All

 It's Glen here with another household use for the great products from ScraPerfect. I had to replace the battery in my cheap but effective doorbell. It was put up years ago by my Dad with foam adhesive like we use on projects sometimes.




 The problem was that the foam tape had to be scraped off with a knife and left a rough thick residue that would make foam tape or anything else not stick well and there is now way to clamp it to the outside wall. So it had to be cleaned, and for that I pulled out the Best Cleaner Ever and put it to soak in for a while. Then using a toothpick and paper towel I clean it off and it came up spotless.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Christmas in May

Evenin All

 It's Glen here with a new project using the great products from ScraPerfect! I found this Mason Jar kit at a thrift shop for a dollar. I already had some jars laying around so I decided to give it a shot.

 The first thing I decide to do is add some gems to the trees, but with my big fingers this would have been an annoying hit or miss process but by using Embellie Gellie I was able to easily add them on all three trees.


 Then I start to use the Best Glue Ever to add the papers around the jar followed by the burlap and the lid rim and top. The ease of using the BGE is a real treat and  so little is required to make a bond.



Saturday, May 16, 2015

If it's broke...fix it.

Evenin All

 It's Glen here with another good use for the greatest glue I've ever used. My first trinket box that I collaged years ago came apart from it's base and I had to fix it.




  I grab the Best Glue Ever and go to work putting drops on the footprint left so I know exactly where to place it. I apply small drops as you can see in the picture to put it back in the footprint where it originally sat.

 I let it sit for an hour and then came the moment of truth...




Saturday, May 9, 2015

Foil Accents

Foiling is really hot right now in papercrafting.  But you don't need all those fancy and expensive laminators to do foil. All you need is a bottle of the Best Glue Ever, ScraPerfect's Transfer Foil, and a brayer.



For this layout I used a clear stamp and a plastic stencil with my brayer.  To apply the glue I squeezed a small amount onto a scrap piece of backing paper then rolled my brayer into the glue and then onto my stamp or stencil. 




The brayer doesn't neatly fill in a stencil like a brush does, so I got almost the outline of the pattern.  Clear stamps will give you a similar result.  If you want nice, solid lines I'd recommend pulling out your rubber stamps.


The important thing to remember is have some water nearby and clean off all your tools right away.  The Best Glue Ever is water soluable when wet, and very easy to rinse off.  Missed a spot? Don't worry, a little spritz of the Best Cleaner Ever will remove any lingering glue.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Reuse,Reduce,Recycle!

Evenin All

 It's Glen here with a new project using the great projects from ScraPerfect. I went to Trader Joe's and bought some micro brews for me and my brother to share over the holidays. When you do this they provide a nice six-pack holder to put them in so you can try different ones. My brother looked at it and said "That looks like a project for you." So I saved it and now came an idea.




 I decided to make a condiment carrier for a barbeque, so I reinforced the bottom with chipboard and started decorating the sides with Tim Holtz seasonal papers. I cut out the pics and phrases I liked and using the Best Glue Ever I put little dots on each piece and place it on my piece.

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Best Glue Ever is Ir-RESISTible like "batik-on-paper"!

Amy here to bring you another way to use 
the Best Glue Ever™!


Not only is it a great permanent or 
re-positionable adhesive; 

Not only can you use it for paper, plastic, wood, metal, and all kinds of embellishments; 

Not only can you use it with glitter, foil and other fine bling...

...but you can also use the 
Best Glue Ever™ 
as Mask or Resist Fluid!  

Remember Batik?

Well, this is like "batik-on-paper" but you use glue instead of wax, and paper-craft colorants instead of fabric dye.





SUPPLIES:
• Best Glue Ever™
• Release Paper (the waxy backing paper from postage stamps, stickers, name tags...)

• Coloring media of your choice: ink pads, spritz/mists/sprays, water colors, distress stains, chalks, etc!

• Cardstock, either gloss or matte depending upon your colorants.


Friday, May 1, 2015

HANDY Handle Tool! (Make it yourself!)

Amy Here--
This tool takes seconds to make, costs pennies in materials, and is worth its weight in gold!


What is it? It is a re-positionable handle for holding onto projects while painting, inking, or otherwise embellishing them.

I created some when applying alcohol ink to dominoes, but they'd be perfect for painting clay, working with beads, and all sorts of crafts!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

More Home Repair

 Hi it's Glen here with another great use for the Best Glue Ever, I bought these finial's at J C Penny years ago but never got around to using them. When I dug them out of the garage they were okay except for a few that had been broken.




 I get out my BGE and go to work, it only took a little to seal up the breaks and get me on the road to fixed and ready to use.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Clean Grout with Best Cleaner Ever

Good Morning ScraPerfect friends! Chelsea here to share a Best Cleaner Ever test! A lot of us have the issue of  cleaning grout in between tiles on our floors, shower stall walls or bath surrounds. I have tried soap and water, Vim, Tilex and even straight Bleach. Nothing would get the grout this clean, this fast...and I didn't like the chemical odors from those other products either . Everything seemed to lift the top surface layer off but nothing deep cleaned the grout on my powder room ceramic tiled floor.  This is a high traffic area for my family. As we know, grout is a porous substance which seems to soak up dirt. At least it does in my home!  The BCE digs deep down and starts to remove the deep stains. 

Lets get into the tutorial and show you the before and after! 

To begin, I used a damp piece of paper towel to remove any dust from the tiles and grout. I then dried it with a dry piece of paper towel.



Next, I sprayed 2-3 sprays of BCE over the grout area and let it sit for 25 minutes. 



Taking an old toothbrush, I scrubbed the grout back and forth as well as in a circular motion for exactly 2 minutes. As you can see there were immediate results. Taking a dry piece of paper towel I removed the excess BCE and dirt. A lot of the dirt had been lifted with only one application!  Woot Woot!!!


I wanted to see how the BCE would do with a second round of application to the same area.  I sprayed the BCE 2-3 times on the same area and let it sit to do it's magic for another 25 mins . Even if it looked clean a small amount of black came out the second time. 

Here is the BEFORE and AFTER. Isn't it amazing!

Let us know on our Facebook page what household items you have cleaned with the Best Cleaner Ever!

Thanks for stopping by!

Chelsea :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

DIY BGE

Evenin All
 It's Glen here with a short but sweet post using the Best Glue Ever in a new way never before seen on this blog! I and my Chris are slowly making our house over after the passing of our parents last year. I thought it was time to put a new chrome soap dish so after a trip to Lowe's I happily set about the task. When I was done I was upset by the fact that when you touched the dish it moved!

 You can imagine how annoyed I was at this but I couldn't tighten it too much as I didn't want to crack the acrylic bath enclosure. then I thought that instead of using sealer like my dad did years ago which was almost impossible to remove. So I decided to use the Best Glue Ever and after putting it level I ran a bead on the upper back side and after a wiggle in both directions, I wiped off the excess thus pushing deeper into the recess, and after truing up to the wall I let it dry for a few hours.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

ScraPerfect's DIY Altered Tin Can Holder using Best Cleaner and Glue Ever

 
 


 
     Good Morning Y'all!
 
          Today this weeks project share is a Tin Can/ office supplies holder.  I first got this idea from Xannero1 on Youtube. So I made one right after I had seen her project and I put mine on one of those spice rack turners. You can find one at a local grocery store, pretty inexpensive.  My friend came over the other day and saw it and asked me if I could make one for her boss, she said she didn't have a lot of room on her desk, if I could make her a smaller one. So I let her go into my can stash and see what papers she wanted to use and cans. Here are the steps of  how I made this one for her boss.
 
1. First , I washed them in the dishwasher. Then,I used my ScraPerfect Best Cleaner ever and sprayed the cans on the outside to get the left over glue gunk that the labels were stuck too. Let it sit for 10 min. and then used a small nail brush and scrubbed most of it off and set aside to dry.  I apologize I don't have a picture because I originally was making a tutorial video and then the battery pack broke. So after that I had to use my camera. 
 2. Then I applied two coats of white gesso to the top edges of the can as shown below.

3. While the gesso was drying I cut my papers to fit the cans. I measured each one with a sewing tape measure to get the circumference then I cut the papers with my paper cutters.
Then I distressed them with Tea dye stain.

4. The cans were dry and then I was able to use washi tape on the the edges. Now washi tape doesn't stick so well so I use my Best Glue Ever to make sure it adheres on to the can properly. I did this by using a small amount of Best Glue Ever on the lip and outter edge and inner edge and then make sure tape is in the middle of the lip and fold down on both sides as shown below.


 
 


5. For the final steps add Best Glue Ever on the inside and align the canvas paper on the inside and then hold down and mold it into place. Then on the outside again place the Best Glue ever on the outside and then lay paper down and smooth with your hands or bone folder. Then add on your embellishments.
 
 

6.  I almost forgot, the most important part, I added Best glue ever to the inside of the ribbon on the darkest part, not the sheer part or it will bleed through.  I made small tiny glue dropplets all on the top and bottom pink silky part of the ribbon, wait 5 to 10 min to dry clear and then I tied it on and used my bone folder to get it into the corners. Then Voila!! Its all done!

Thank you for letting me share my project with you. I hope to see yours too if you decide to make one of your own. Have a wonderful crafty week! Huggles. If you would like to see my other projects please check out my youtube and other social media sites :)
Also, please feel free to offer any suggestions or comments I love hearing from you!!!

Supply list:

ScraPerfect Best Cleaner Ever
ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever
Assortment of Tin cans
Washi Tape
Burlap Paper
Decorative papers
Assortment of Embellishments

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