Monday, October 31, 2016

Perfect Crafting Pouch, Perfect Cleaning Cloth and Perfect Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Shelly here, wishing you a happy & spooky Halloween!

Today I am crafting along with Colleen's Halloween Card challenge.  The more I use ScraPerfect
products, the more I learn how versatile they are and wonder how I ever crafted without them! 

There are wonderful videos demoing ScraPerfect products over on the website - - they are quick and informative and you will just be amazed.

What I used to create my card:

Bazzill Cardstock - Kraft & Orange
Patterned Paper - Stampin Up
Vintage Images - Gecko Galz (Raven & Bingo Card)
Halloween Tag - Recollections/Michael's
Cardstock Halloween Word Stickers from my stash
Various Halloween Stamps

And here are my tips and tricks that I learned while creating this card:

One of my favorite features of the Best Glue Ever is  how little you have use - I have been testing the limits and this glue is amazing -  - I used little dots to glue all my card components together and 
probably could have used less!

Of course I used my Embellie Gellie to pull sequins from my big bag mix and place them onto the front of my card.  Little bits of the glue seeped through the center holes of the sequins, but Best Glue Ever dries completely clear.

However, once the glue was dry, there was a sticky, tacky residue left on top of my sequins.  This is one of the cool things you can do with the Perfect Crafting Pouch - simply pat the pouch on top of those sticky areas and like magic, the stickiness is gone!  Use your Perfect Cleaning Cloth to gently wipe off any excess powder.

I wanted to continue my card design inside my card and added sequins to my sentiment.  I also wanted to use another cardstock sticker, but wanted to pop it up for dimension and to mimic the raven on the front.  

I patted the sticky back of my sticker with the Perfect Crafting Pouch -- and Voila!  It was now just a die cut I could attach with my foam dimensional tape.  I LOVE this technique - - I am looking at my stash of stickers in a new light!

 I am finishing my post with instructions for PERFECT roasted pumpkin seeds!

Oven 300 Degrees
  • Seeds from your freshly carved Jack-O-Lantern (remove pulp, rinse well under cold water and pat dry)
  • Approximately 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • Nature's Seasoning (or your own favorite seasoning blend)

Toss pumpkin seeds in melted butter, coat well.
Spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet covered in foil
Sprinkle LIBERALLY with Nature's Seasoning

Bake 30 to 45 minutes until golden brown

Thanks for stopping by today!!



Colleen said...

Shelly this card turned out great. Thanks for playing along.

Katie Lamb said...

Gorgeous tag and great tutorial

Tracy F. said...

Such a great Halloween card!

ScraPerfect said...

Love Halloween and this is a BOO-tiful card!Another idea for the hole in the sequin is to sprinkle some glitter there. When the glue has dried, use the cloth to aggressively remove any stray glitter from the sequin or card. Whatever is actually stuck to the glue will not come off, and the cloth will attract the stray glitter grains like a magnet:)

PS Thanks for the bonus recipe!