Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Erasing Glue plus Trash-to-Treasure Tips!

HI All-
Amy here. Have you wished you could "erase" excess glue that might have oozed out the edge? With ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever, you often can. "Erase it, really?", you ask. Yes! It's because this glue is so special, not because of some special eraser.  (Of course, it's better to use less to begin with and not have to worry about this, but sometimes things happen...)


And I couldn't resist offering a couple trash-to-treasure ideas in case you share my affliction or addiction of saving and transforming "trash" and need more ideas.

I discuss "negative space", but in a different way from the typical which deals with not filling up every inch of the paper, giving your eye somewhere to rest, and highlighting the rest. In this case, the negative space is specifically related to paper punches and cutouts.

PS I also use ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever and Embellie Gellie, because such amazing products need to be shared!

Enjoy!



PLEASE feel free to share one of your favorite Trash Transformation Tips in a comment!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cheese Curds Layout Using ScraPerfect

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
Lisa here to share a layout I created using a few ScraPerfect products.




I started this layout out by rubbing the Perfect Crafting Pouch all over my cardstock background. I knew I was going to use embossing powder on this layout and by rubbing the background with the Perfect Crafting Pouch, it helps so that the embossing powder only sticks to the ink.

Next, using a stamp and embossing ink, I stamped my background. Then I sprinkled it with embossing powder:


Using my heat gun, I did the embossing:


Once I was finished, I heat the embossing powder back up, small spots at a time, and placed a black sheet of Transfer Foil on top of the heated spot and rubbed:


This transfers the foil onto my layout. Here's what it looked like when I was done:


I cleaned my stamp using the Best Cleaner Ever:


Here are some close ups:


I adhered the fussy cut flowers using the Best Glue Ever. I love this glue! If you let it dry clear before sticking down your item, it is tacky and repositionable.


 I love how the foil looks!


I added some watercolors to my background. The foil resists it so you get this cool effect:



So dig out your embossing powders and give this fun technique a try!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Wedding Gift Tie-On With ScraPerfect

Hey there! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend!
Lisa here today to share a quick and easy embellishment to make. These are perfect to add to a scrapbook page, a card or a gift.


Start by cutting a 1 1/2" x 12" strip of patterned paper:


Using a score board, score ever 1/4":


Add a thin strip of ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever:


Once it dries clear, take a sheet of ScraPerfect's Foil Transfer, place it over the glue and rub:


This is what it looks like:



Begin at one end and accordion fold the entire strip:


Add the Best Glue Ever to one end and glue to the other end of the strip:


This is what it looks like. Add the Best Glue Ever to a scrap piece of paper. I used a scalloped punched circle:


Flatten the accordion piece on top of the circle and hold until dry. This just takes a minute:


Embellish, I used Paper House Productions paper and a 3D Sticker on mine along with some tangled thread and stickpins.

Here is a side view:


This is a great way to use up scraps and miscellaneous embellishments!
                                              Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Sparkly ScraPerfect Star by Kim F.

Hello friends, Kim F., here again to share with you my next DT project for ScraPerfect. This time
I have altered a wooden star and made it into a Christmas ornament for my tree.
 

 
I started off this project with a wooden star from Fernli Designs, some Kaisercraft paper, and of course my trusty bottle of the Best Glue Ever.
 
 
I traced the image of the star out on the paper, and then used the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap.
You can see that I hardly use any glue at all. This glue works so well on paper, its truly amazing and when I add it to my wood projects, it really gives a hold that lasts. The No Clog Writing Cap makes for easy flow of the glue.

 
Once the paper was glued on both sides, I used some Chinese braid from my stash to go around the edges of the star. I also uses the Best Glue Ever for this.

 
Here is were we are so far, cute right?

 
I wanted my star to be dimensional, so I used a wooden snowflake to layer on top of the star.
I painted the star with some white chalk paint.

 
Now it is time to get some sparkle! I am using the Best Glue Ever here in a different way than usual. I took the cap off the bottle and used a paint brush to ensure even coverage and "painted" the glue all over the snowflake, in a light even coat.

 
Once I was finished gluing, I got out my glitter and sprinkled it all over the snowflake. You could use something like stickles for this step, but for me, I have arthritis in my hands and the Stickles bottles are hard for me to squeeze. This is so much easier and the glue gives such great coverage, that I just find it easier to do.

 
Here you can see what a great job the glue did with the glitter.
 
 
Once the glitter was dry, I added a blingy snowflake to the middle and then glued the snowflake down on the star.
 
 
I wanted lots of dangle and texture on the star, so I created a bow out of seam binding.



I added pieces of beaded wedding applique to the points of the star next.
 
 
 Last but not least, I made a lace tassle for the base of the star so it looked pretty and shabby chic at the same time.
 

 
A final touch was a tiny organza flower on each of the corners.


 

 
And once again here is the finished star.
 
 
I hope that you have found some inspiration here today, and will check out all the great products in the ScraPerfect Store.
 
 


Friday, November 25, 2016

White on white card projects with ScraPerfect


Hi.. it's Bev here today. I am creating  white on white cards today for ScraPerfect and I am using some of their amazing products while making these cards.
Supply List:


 


 Here are my 2 cards and I'll start by sharing some of my tips to using white on white.


 

First you will need papers that are different shades of white along with any other white base products like vellum and any other white accents that you have. Also using embossing folders and dies allows for better depth and texturing also. For sparkle I pulled stickles.

On the 2 cards above I used vellum, white papers, white diamond dew drops  and white dew drops (from a cross promo company Robin's Nest).
 And then add some embossed layers and some die cuts. AND this is the first time I am not inking the edges... wanted a clean pure all white card. They were accented with glittery stickles for sparkle.


When working with dew drops the Embellie Gellie is perfect. A small amount of it on the end of the stick allows you to pick up these small accents, add glue to them and then place them on the project.


Holding  the dew drops on the end of the Embellie Gellie stick allows you at a small amounts to the dew drops and then place them on the exact spot on the card. The fine non clog writer tip makes this process so easy.

Last but not least... when you have sticky gluey fingers the Best Cleaner Ever is perfect for this job and so many other cleaning jobs.

Thanks for stopping by today... hope to see you again soon.