Friday, June 23, 2017

How To Scrap Beautiful Scenic Papers

Hello Scrappy Friends! Tracy here today and I'd like to show you how I scrap scenic papers.  They are so pretty and I don't want to cut them up or cover them up with photos.  So here is my solution.

I start with a 12 x 12 grid sheet of cardstock from Mosaic Moments.  It's already marked off in a 1 inch grid pattern so all you have to do is line up your squares. It's time consuming but I love the results.

And here is the scenic paper I chose to use.

I cut the paper up into 1 inch strips and discarded the 2 outer edges. Then cut up each strip into 1 inch squares and discarded the top and bottom squares. Be sure and keep them in order so you know which way to place them on the grid. I only cut up 1 strip at a time to make it easier. Now comes the tedious part but by using the ScraPerfect products it makes it a lot easier. I used the Best Glue Ever which made it so easy to line up the squares perfectly on the grid. I also used the Embellie Gellie so as not to get glue all over my fingers and on the paper. I picked up each little square with the Embellie Gellie, added several  dots of the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap and placed the square exactly where I wanted it on the grid paper.

Here's what it looks like when it's all finished.

Since this paper is a photo of Cathedral Rock in Arizona and I just happened to have a Paper Wizard embellishment of it I decided it would look good together. So once again using some of the Best Glue Ever I went to work putting the title embellishment together.

Here's the final result

I've done several of these types of pages before and they really took a long time. I wish I had been using the Best Glue Ever on those older pages. It would have a saved a lot of time and hassle! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

How to make a card using the Embellie Gellie

Hi my name is Mona back with a fun summer card idea using this fun digital stamp set called Minneskeeta from Sunsational Crafts.
I started my card by adhering the pattern paper from my stash onto my card base using the Best Glue Ever with no clog writing cap. This Glue is very sticky and requires so little Glue this is why I always use the no clog writing cap to make sure I add just a small amount and that the tip doesn't block. The Glue dries clear and holds really well. I also adhered both mosquitoes using the same Glue.

Here I took my Embellie gellie to add the sequin to my card it has the perfect  tackiness it’s strong enough to pick up the sequins and release them in the precise spot.

This completes my card for today hope you enjoyed my mini tutorial and looking forward to see you again soon. For your browsing convenience here is the link for stamps and For the Best Glue Ever and much more.

Transfer Foils and Art Journaling, So Easy and Fun!

Hi Crafters!  Kim L. here today to share with you my first experiment using Transfer Foils from ScraPerfect.  I am a beginner at art journaling and decided to play around with a page that I drew with watercolor pencils and went over for blending with a water brush.    Here is how it turned out:

The steps to using the foils are simple, after creating my basic page, here is what I did:

1. Using the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap, apply a LIGHT coat of the glue where you want the foil to be.  Think of it as you are drawing with the glue bottle.

2. WAIT!!!!  This is crucial, you must wait (I waited 10 minutes) before placing the foil down.  If you put foils over glue that hasn't cured, it doesn't come out well and wastes supplies.

3. Place a piece of the foil (only the size you need) over the cured glue

4. Burnish (or rub) over top of the foils to make sure they stick, I used my bone folder for this.

5.  Take off your foil pieces, and you have transferred them to your page!

Here are some more detailed views of my page:

I embellished my page a little by adding a caption and border with marker and I used the Best Glue Ever to adhere two cute little bows to a couple of the flower stems. For a subtle background, I used a pale yellow spritz spray from my stash.

I hope you like my art journal page and will give the Transfer Foils a chance, they were so much fun and easy to to create with!  To find Best Glue Ever and all of the other amazing products go to ScraPerfect.  Thanks for stopping by, please take a moment to comment, and visit us again soon.

Until Next Time,

Kim Lippincott

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

When You Need the Best All Purpose Mixed Media Medium - Best Glue Ever!

Hello and welcome to the blog today!  Shelly here, sharing a mixed media canvas using only ONE adhesive for every medium - BEST GLUE EVER - it's all you need for any project!

I began this project by brushing paint all over my canvas and then spritzing with a mist just a few shades darker than my paint.

I then squeezed a little Best Glue Ever in a glass dish and thinned with a little water -- this makes a PERFECT decoupage medium.  Using this medium, I added strips of torn book pages to my canvas and then added some streaks of paint over the top with my fingers.

I then added added some interest with a textured paint and stencil.  My background was completed by dipping the rim of a shot glass in paint and adding a circle detail.

Once the background was dry, I again used my Best Glue Ever / water mix to add a vintage photo to the canvas - - use a paint brush on canvas first, then over the top of your image.

Best Glue Ever dries completely clear so you can really use it on anything in crafting - the following embellishments on my canvas were added using Best Glue Ever:
  • Die Cut Cardstock Alphas
  • Metal stars (charm, brads with prongs cut off)
  • Acrylic Dew Drops from the Robin's Nest
  • Lasso detail made from twine

Best Glue Ever is your best mixed media friend -- it can be used on any surface and with all types of textures

I hope this post gets you thinking about different ways to use Best Glue Ever - - it is incredibly versatile and should be your GO-TO adhesive!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today - - have a creative week!


How To Save Your Kids Game Boxes

     Hey Scrappy Friends!  Lyne here and I keep coming up with ways to use The Best Glue Ever that I want to share with you.  I mean let's be real...if we can buy one glue that does all these things, and supports a small business, why not right!?
     So if your kiddos are anything like mine they are super rough on the boxes for their board games.  Look at the poor checkers box.
     I have tried other things to repair game boxes before, but none of them seem to hold.  I've used staples, tape, other glues and they always come back apart again quickly.  Enter The Best Glue Ever...
     All you have to do is put some in the areas you need to re-stick. I actually used more than needed here just to be me REALLY certain it wasn't going to come back undone.
     I also clipped the corners I wasn't working on together with binder clips since I knew nap time was coming to an end.  I could walk away then knowing all corners were held together until dry (which really doesn't take long) if baby girl woke up sooner than expected.
     Now look at this result!  There isn't a gap to be seen, and we can go back to enjoying our game without pieces falling all over, rubber bands holding things together or having to re-box.
     I really hope some of my ideas have been helping you look at your crafting supplies in new ways to use around your house.  Until next time....

Monday, June 19, 2017

Here Are Some Of The Cutest Little Piggies Ever

Hi everyone! Tracy here today and I've got a cute little card for you. This is a new stamp and die set I just got and I couldn't wait to play with them. Aren't they just the cutest little piggies?!

This was a quick and easy card and once again some of the Best Glue Ever made it even easier! I stamped and die cut the 2 little piggies and the 3 flowers. I used pink paper for the pigs so I didn't even have to color them but I did color the flowers using watercolor pencils. The die cut clouds I found in my stash and the sun is from a round punch. The green grassy area is 2 pieces of paper that I fussy cut. Then I just had to put it all together. I popped the pigs up but the flowers were glued down using some of the Best Glue Ever and I even used the Embellie Gellie to place them exactly where I wanted them. 

So there you have it.....a quick and easy card for just about any occasion!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

How To Make a wonderful Card Using Gears for a New Look

Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos with instructions on how to make a wonderful card using gears for a new look. My favorite card sketches offer placement for flowers. To use such a sketch for a gentleman's card apply gears or stars as your go to shape. 
~ Today ~
When using a gear the shape can be punched into the base of the card. Back it with a contrasting color and the card design begins to take shape immediately. Here a 4.5"x6.5" top layer is backed by a 5"x7" contrasting under layer.
Gears work for a steampunk style as well. To add to this theme fussy cut a trellis or other wrought iron shape. If the design is overly involved cut portions with a craft knife and leave the rest.
For this card I used a tag shaped sticker and punched stars, circles, and gears.
As a final touch I added Dew Drops to the centers of the gears. They were a breeze to place using Embellie Gellie.
ScraPerfect has adhesive and tools that are very effective with these type of embellishments.
Odd shaped or heavy embellishments adhere easily with the Best Glue Ever.

It's a breeze to add drops of glue to the thin portions of the gears by attaching a No Clog Writing Cap to BGE.
.Paper, Stickers, and Dew Drops used for this card can be found at The Robin's Nest.
Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

How to Add a Stamped Background to Your Layout

Deborah here, and today I'm sharing a fun way to add some interest to your scrapbook layouts by stamping a background. I used a stamped image in a pale color in addition to these punched shapes to create a background for my photo.

Before I stamped or glued anything down I layed the shapes, photos and stamps onto my cardstock to determine placement. That lets me move things around to my heart's content before committing to anything. These stamps were clear rubber, which made it easy to see how they'd look. 

Tip: If you're having problems visualizing your stamps, stamp on a scrap piece of paper and use that when planning your layout. 

After I was satisfied with my design I used the Best Glue Ever to adhere the punched arrows on the page.  Next I lightly dusted the kraft cardstock with the Perfect Crafting Pouch before stamping.  The sentiments in black ink were stamped first, then the title, with the faint daleks last.

The "sweet" title was stamped in Versamark embossing ink, embossed with Ranger's sticky embossing powder, then foiled with ScraPerfect's transfer foil.  I decided to use a blue foil that matched the blue circles in the background paper.

Finally, I added the large dalek stamps (which fans of Doctor Who should recognize).  Since this stamp was quite large, relatively, I decided to use a very light Distress Ink.  You can see the back of the layout where I tested a few colors before settling on this pink.

Which brings me to another tip:  save your patterned paper by cutting out the parts that will be covered up by other paper.  This blue grid is the back side of my border paper.  I really like this paper and didn't want to waste the middle section, so I marked the edges of where the kraft paper would sit and cut inside that line about 1.5" to give enough of an edge to adhere the kraft paper.

How to Create An Elegant And Shabby Chic Dream Catcher with ScraPerfect

Hello Crafters, Kim L. here today to share with you an elegant, shabby chic dream catcher that I created for a swap.  I am highlighting my favorite combination of ScraPerfect products used in this project,the Best Glue Ever and Embellie Gellie.  What I love about using these two products together is that I don't get any glue on my hands when placing and adhering embellishments!  As you can see, I also have the No Clog Writing Cap on my bottle of the Best Glue Ever to ensure precise placement and not using too much glue.
Here is how I started my dream catcher:

I started with a metal ring, placed a dot of the Best Glue Ever on the top of the ring, and then wrapped pink seam binding around the entire ring and glued the bottom down as well.  I left a loop at the top for hanging. Perfect way to camouflage the ring, you could also use ribbon or a long piece of fabric for this.

Next, I got a large crocheted doily, cut out the center so the dreams could get through, and the used the
Best Glue Ever to secure the doily to the back side of the ring. I also cut the center out of a battenburg doily band used the Best Glue Ever to adhere it to the top of the crocheted doily and then added pink pearls.

Next, I started working on the tails for the bottom of  the dream catcher.  I used pieces of seam binding, ribbon, laces, pearl trim, and tassels for this.  I adhered them all to the bottom of the ring with glue dots of the Best Glue Ever.

Now it is time to get out the Embellie Gellie and start embellishing. I added teeny tiny pearls around the battenburg doily. On the top of my dream catcher, I added a decorative wood button and perfectly placed a tiny flower on top of it.  I would not have been able to get that placement without Embellie Gellie!

Here are some photos of the finished dream catcher, I hope you like it!

I decided to add a couple of ivory peacock feathers to the bottom of my dream catcher as well as an applique I sprayed pink and a grey flower.  All were adhered with glue dots of the Best Glue Ever.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, please be sure to check back for new projects by this talented design team daily.  You can find the entire line of fabulous products, helpful videos, and the blog at ScraPerfect.  Please leave a comment to let us know you stopped by and I look forward to seeing you again later in the month.

Until Next Time,

Kim Lippincott

Friday, June 16, 2017

How to Remove Pine Sap Fast & Easy

Hey there!
Lisa here to share a tip with you.
Last month, my son and I were helping my husband cut down a pine tree. My son and I got pine pitch on our hands and clothes. After several attempts of watching my son wash his hands and the pine pitch not going anywhere, I grabbed my bottle of the Best Cleaner Ever and told him to spray my hand with it.

He sprayed the Best Cleaner Ever on my hand and I let it sit a minute. I rubbed my hands together and then washed them.

This was the result:

Nice and clean and ao sticky pine pitch! He did his hands and had the same results!
Then I thought, if it will take it off hands, why not clothes? 

So I sprayed the spots on his pants:

Here was the result:

My son thought his favorite sweat pants were ruined. So happy I thought to grab The Best Cleaner Ever! He can still wear these pants to school! 
I need to get another bottle and keep it in the laundry room!