Sunday, April 30, 2017

All About Me: Mona Leonard, New ScraPerfect DT Member

Hello everyone my name is Mona Leonard, I'm from Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. I have always loved crafting, as long as I can remember!


I am a mother of two grown boys. I love spending all my spare time in my craft room (my little heaven) There is not much crafts I havent tried...I love doing anything with my hands. I joined Your Paper Pantry in 2011 and that is what got me addicted to paper crafting..Love making new crafty friends and learning new techniques.

Please feel free to browse my blog. Don't hesitate to send me a message if you have any questions about any of my posts.





Special Shabby Series- Create Awesome Paper Mache Plates With ScraPerfect

Hi Everyone, Kim L. here today to share with you a 3 part series.  I got some paper mache plates and have been having a blast altering them and using my ScraPerfect products.  It's so much fun to think about all of the possibilities for these plates.  This is the first plate in the series, I hope you like it.  I believe it would make a great gift for Mother's Day!

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To start, I covered the paper mache plate with a coat of white gesso, front and back.  Then I lightly went over the still damp gesso with sweeping brushes of pink acrylic paint, careful not to cover the whole plate.  That is how to get the shabby chalky effect.  This is what it looked like:


Next, I got a paper napkin and separated the one ply that had an image on it and tore the edges.  I then decoupaged the napkin to the plate with Sparkle Mod Podge, adding the glittery coating.  Here's the napkin on the plate after decoupaging:


Now the fun part...embellishing!  This is where the amazing ScraPerfect products proved their worth.  I took a pair of lace wings and a lace crown and applied the Best Glue Ever to the back.  Then, and this is important, WAIT.  The glue will turn more clear than white and that is when I placed the lace items in my plate.  The Best Glue Ever gave an amazing hold and is truly a project you can't live without!  I lightly rubbed the edges of the lace items with some pink and lavender metallic rub ons from my stash. 


The other star product of this project is Embellie Gellie, which I used to add the tiniest pearl and rhinestone embellishments to the lace crown and wings.  It works like a rock star every time, I love this product!


To add interest, I used my Silhoutte machine to cut a saying out of vinyl and added it to the rim of the plate.  It is hard to see because of my color choice in the vinyl, but it says, "Thank Heaven For Little Girls".  I brushed a coat of sealer over the entire non lacey part of the plate.  Using the Best Glue Ever, I added two flower shaped blingy embellishments to the sides of the plate and some lace trim around the entire plate. As I do at the end of every project, I squirted my hands with Best Cleaner Ever to remove any messes.   



Thank you so much for stopping by today, please be sure to check back for more in my paper mache plate series!  Please leave a comment and and be sure to check out the entire amazing family of products at;
ScraPerfect.  If you would like to see more of my work, pop over to my blog at:Vintage Rose Creations By Kim.

Until Next Time, 

Kim Lippincott








How to Embellish Itty Bitty Paint Can: Sweet and Girly!

Hi All, Amy here with a pretty project a former DT member shared on her blog.

Colleen said:
 " I used Best Glue Ever to adhere everything down and the hold is awesome!" 



Check out her step-by-step tutorial: http://whiskergraphics.com/blog/2017/04/pink-polka-dot-bitty-bucket-project

And learn more about this AWESOME adhesive at ScraPerfect.com


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Interesting facts about new creative team member Lyne Blodgett

     Hi crafty friends!  Lyne, of Lynn's Everyday Ideas, here to share some interesting facts about myself in hope that we can all get to know one another better.
     Above you will see a picture of my crazy crew...with me and hubby trying to get everyone to smile for a family Easter picture.  Our son (M) is 6.5 and daughter (J) is 1.  Hubby and I both work full time, M plays soccer, we volunteer at church...it's crazy...fun...and did I mention crazy!?
 
     I have crafted for a very long time starting with cross stitching at age six.  I've even been published a few time for my needlework.  I dabbled in scrapping starting around 2003, but after M came really started to want to learn/do more to preserve his memories.  It wasn't until I started a youtube channel that I got really serious.  Somehow sharing with others made me want to learn more, and here we are!
 
       Two other random and interesting facts about me - 1) I've met the President...like him or not...it was cool and Secret Service is un-nerving.  2) I read the uncut version of Stephen King's The Stand every year.
       I hope that in my coming term my creation inspire you to try to new thing - get messy and get out of your crafting comfort zone.  I look forward to my first creative post coming soon!
 
 
 

Friday, April 28, 2017

How to Achieve Beautiful Printing Results Video

Penny here today with a video showing you how to achieve beautiful printing results by using the ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch Video


Here is where you can purchase one of your very own! ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch.
Till next time Happy Scrapping, and Better Printing! Love Penny

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Introducing New DT Member Michelle Wells


Hello everyone, 
Michelle Wells here. 
I am so pleased to be here with you today, as one of the newest members of the ScraPerfect 2017 Design Team.
Before the creative fun begins, I wanted to share a little about myself with you.

I was born and raised in the mid-west state of Ohio. I currently reside in the south-west portion of Ohio, in a small rural town, just outside of my hometown, and absolutely LOVE the peace and tranquility of living in the “country”.

This past February, my husband  and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary. We do not have any children, but we are proud parents of four boxers that we just adore.


I have been crafting since I was 13 years old, starting with ceramic/bisque, and canvas art. The latter was my absolute fave in my youth.

Artwork from November 1993


As the years have gone on, I have branched my creativity into jewelry, paper crafting, altered & mixed media arts, diy home decor. I call myself an eclectic crafter, as there is really no particular style or medium I prefer more than another…I love them all!

Thank you for being here today, and letting me share a bit of who I am with you.
I am so excited to be part of the ScraPerfect creative team, and I am looking forward to sharing my creativity with you.

Crafty Blessings to you all!

Making Beautiful Foil Embellishments with ScraPerfect

Hey there!
Lisa here today to share a layout and a tutorial on how to make fun foil embellishments.
Here's the layout I created:


I machine stitched circles on my white cardstock background and then added watercolors using the packaging technique. I used rub-ons and a variety of stickers for my title:


I added the foiled stars, see tutorial below and sequins around the stitched circle. I also added a rub-on from my stash:


I applied the sequins using Embellie Gellie. This works awesome as the sequins stick to the Gellie at the end of the stick and come off when you stick it to a dot of the Best Glue Ever. I always have the No Clog Writing Cap on my bottle since I am gluing small objects or spaces:


Here is another close up: 


To create the foiled stars, I had some cardstock stars that were sitting on my desk from a cut file I cut a few months ago. I was saving them for an AHA moment!


I added the Best Glue Ever using a paintbrush and let it dry to clear. The glue is tacky:


Place a sheet of Transfer Foil over the star and using your finger, rub. Peel the stars off. If there are spots that missed the foil, place the foil back on again and rub. 


There were some spots on my stars that didn't take the foil, but I was fine with it. It makes them look more rugged for my sports layout:


You could try this technique with a variety of shapes to create your own fun embellies!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!





Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Little About Me: Getting to Know New Design Team Member Kathy Klersy




   Hello! New team member Kathy Klersy here...checking in from rural, small town, south central Pennsylvania where I've lived pretty much all my life & have been married for over 25 years now to my high school sweetheart. I am the momma of two terrific young adults who no longer live at home, but we do share our lives with many fur babies of all shapes and sizes (15 at current count)...the smallest being a Roborovski Dwarf hamster and the largest being a 12 year old Chocolate lab. (since I participate in small animal/pocket pet rescue, more than half of the 15 fur babies currently reside in my "rodent room", lol) 

   I am primarily a rubber stamper and card maker...I've enjoyed paper crafting for over 20 years now and it just never gets old! I am in my happy place when I sit down at my stamping desk to create. I can't wait to get started crafting and sharing with you all here at ScraPerfect! You can also find me on my blog at http://create365coach.blogspot.com/ 

How to Make an Adorable Summer Otter Birthday Card.

Good morning Penny here again today with Lawn Fawn to show you how to make an adorable summer otter birthday card.



So to start with I started with some quality products.
Lawn Fawn Year Five Stamp



Lawn Fawn Year Five Die Cut


Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 Paper pack



Lawn Fawn Sky cording.
Pictured here tied in a bow, on top of some punched out banners that I added some glitter glue to.


This is my all time favorite glue, it will glue wood, metal, plastic, fabric, and even glass. When you add the writing cap to it, it's even better because the cap let's you use the smallest amounts of glue, and let's you place it EXACTLY where you want it. This makes the glue last forever, and with less mess to clean up afterwards. 


 ScraPerfect's Tiny Bottled Embellishments
You will find these in the "Hot Buys" section of the store, and I had never worked with them till this project. I will be using these again! They were a blast to work with, and I can already see other uses for the tiny bottles they come in!

You can see where I used them here on this card.  I simply placed dots of the Best Glue Ever where I wanted the embellishments to stick, and dumped them on the card. Then I dusted off the excess, and placed them back in the bottle, If I didn't get enough on the card the first time I just repeated the process. 


After stamping, cutting, and coloring my otter, I wanted to place him in a hammock. So I cut apart a piece of onion sack, and made a hammock for him. I used two flower brads to hold it in place, and then added more embellishments, and placed it on a tag, then onto the pattern paper. 


To finish off my card I used some ocean waves washi tape that I also added some glitter glue to. 


Again here is my finished card.


If you liked this card you might also like how I made this card, and tag set.
Card and Tag



She is only 12, and made this card totally by herself since all of these products are so easy to use! Well till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny

Monday, April 24, 2017

How to Make a Gorgeous Princess Birthday Banner

Hi, Kathryn blogging today showing you how to make a gorgeous princess birthday banner.


I use my Silhouette Cameo to create and cut most of my designs but my designs usually leave me with lots of paper pieces to glue together.  I find that double sided tape runners are cumbersome and the tape is often too wide for my paper pieces; if you make a mistake with the double sided tape, it is usually very unforgiving.  




I made a birthday banner for my granddaughter's 3rd birthday and I used the Best Glue Ever to attach the card stock and glitter paper pieces. 



I just used a thin line of glue and it is more than enough to hold my paper in place.  I love how far this glue goes, there is a lot of stick power in this bottle. You can get your own bottle of this glue here at ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever



Here again is my finished banner! 



I love watching my designs come to life.  Thanks for looking! 


Sunday, April 23, 2017

How to easily add embellishments to your craft project

 Hey Scrappy Friends!  Lyne here today with a new to me product that I wanted to share with you because it's changing the way I craft.  It's the Embellie Gellie by ScraPerfect.

Embellie Gellie helps to pick up and attach small embellishments to all your craft projects

     

     Previously I was using the following pick up stick produced by another company.

     The problem with the above is see the green stuff...it only stays sticky for about three embellishments and then you have to pull it off and advance more.  I mean seriously...who only put three sequins or gem type things on a layout.  I was advancing sometimes three times each layout.  Enter the Embellie Gellie.
Embellie Gellie helps to pick up and attach small embellishments to all your craft projects

     It comes with a wooden wand and the tacky portion in a small re-sealable container.

     Since you only use a small portion at a time I chose to score mine with my Tim Holtz craft knife so that I knew they were relatively proportional.


     Pull off the portion you scored and roll it around the flat end of the wooden wand.  You can mold it to the shape you need for your embellishment.  For a smaller one I used a point and a larger just a more round end.


      You're now ready to start attaching embellishments.  Touch the wand to the embellishment and you're ready to go.   So much easier to perfectly place than using your fingers or having the item pop away from you when using tweezers.  

     You can always pick up multiple embellishments to transfer to your project.  I tried picking up both the flat and rounded side of these homemade enamel dots to test and it worked on both sides.  


     You can these use the pointed end of the wand to do any minor adjustments or push the embellishment further in your dot of adhesive.  Game changer my friends...let me tell you.
    I then pop my tacky portion back in the box and it's ready to use again the next time I craft.  How easy is that and less expensive than buy the other product over and over since it runs out so quickly. 
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