Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Cute Kindergarten Graduation Card Makes A Good Point!

Tracy here today with a graduation card for my youngest granddaughter who just graduated from Kindergarten.

To make the pencil I started with a plain old popsicle stick.

I used an exacto knife to cut one end into a point and then just painted it to look like a pencil. Then I wondered what to use to attach it to the card. Silly me! Of course I would use some of the Best Glue Ever. It held perfectly!  This glue seems to work on everything! I can't imagine scrapping without it!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a scrappy day!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

How to clean copic refill stains.

Hello everyone this is Mona back with a fun fact about this amazing product callled The Best Cleaner
Ever. You can find this cleaner in the ScraPerfect store along with many other terrific products.


When refilling my copics I made a mess, the hole is very small and had leaks of the refill all over my marker and leaving it really sticky and not pretty looking. 

It also left my hands sticky and stained.

I decided to try this product Best Cleaner Ever ... let me tell you one little squirt and the stickiness and the stains were gone ,on the marker and my hands. This product is amazing it is Safe for hands, tools, brushes, clear & rubber stamps, fabrics, & more  it also Removes: Solvent ink including StazOn; Permanent markers; Adhesive build-up on scissors; Latex, enamel, & spray paints, Duct tape residue; Best Glue Ever™– even from fabric; & more!!! Best of all it is non-toxic.

If you are interested in this product please go on ScraPerfect website to purchase or view all of their other products. Here is the link for your convenience

Gorgeous Shabby Chic Upcycle

Hello ScraPerfect fans, Kim L. here today to share with you my latest project. I upcycled a canvas bag into a shabby chic gift bag suitable for any woman in your life.  I hope you like it!  I couldn't have made this without some amazing products from ScraPerfect.  Here it is:

I started out with a plain canvas bag and adhered some white lace to serve as a background with the
Best Glue Ever and I only had to use a very thin line. Then, I secured the cream doily to the center and lace trim to the sides, also with the Best Glue Ever. I cut the canvas image of the lady into a circle shape and attached it to the center of the cream doily with the Best Glue Ever again.
I layered a cream dangle lace and a lavender lace on the bottom of the gift bag and then added a piece of purple bling in the center with a glue dot made from the Best Glue Ever.  Here is a close up of the laces on the bottom of the bag:

Next, I started embellishing and added a delicate lavender trim around the edge of the image.  I adhered some lavender sprigs to the bottom of the image, and a couple of doily centers as well. Everything was glued to the bag with ScraPerfect's amazing Best Glue Ever.  I utilized my
Embellie Gellie to perfectly place tiny lavender flatback pearl accents and a few white pearl embellishments.

As a finishing touch, I gave the entire front of the bag a few spritzes of  purple shimmer spray from my stash.  Deciding to keep the back of the bag simple, I chose to only add a matching cream doily, which was adhered with the Best Glue Ever.

I enjoyed making this gift bag so much that I was inspired to try a larger one.  So here is a bonus project, all made with ScraPefect products too.  This one was done in a different color palette, hope you like this shabby gift bag too:

I thank you for stopping by today, please follow this blog, leave me a comment on this post, and be sure to check out ScraPerfect for the entire line of products.  I hope you will try altering a bag and share photos too, they are fun and addicting!

Until Next Time,

Kim Lippincott

Friday, July 21, 2017

How I saved my favorite ink pad

Hey Scrappy Friends!  Lyne here and if you've been following me for a bit you know that I like to find creative uses to use my Best Glue Ever.  I have another one for you today.
     My baby girl LOVES my ink pads for some reason.  I have to drag her away from them at least five or six times a day.  Well, before I could get to her the other day she managed to rip my favorite color ink pad apart.
     I knew it needed to be a special glue to repair this because I didn't want to compromise the ink.  Best Glue Ever is good for use with foam so I figured I'd give it a try.
     Look at how little  glue it took to stick the ink pad versus the original!
     I also took the above pictures for you holding the ink pad upside down and sideways to show how well it stuck!  I'm so glad that my favorite color ink pad could be saved since I can't procure these locally.  Keep watching for more creating ways to use the ScraPerfect products.

How to Add More Photos to Your Scrapbook Pages.

Hello friends Penny here to show you how to add more photos to your scrapbook pages.

So this layout is features my granddaughter Madison, and her fondness for playing dress-up. To make the most of this page I cut away parts of each photograph so that I could fit more photos on this layout. What helped me do this with these photos is the matching background of each of these photos. Using a plain background during your photo shoot is a great choice when you know you'll be taking a lot of photos on the same day. While it's not totally necessary it makes your layout appear more cohesive when you are done. 

So I started this layout with some beautiful pattern papers from Robin's Nest Scrapbooking. along with a solid pink cardstock, and their beautiful glittered crown paper. I also used some of their Dew Drops to highlight the title, and other areas on the layout. The word "Fabulous" was from one of their card collections, and I spelled out "Madison" using their Glittered Alphabet stickers. 

For accents, title, and photo corners I used a brown solid, and another brown pattern paper as well. 

To add some girly bling I added strips of bling, glued in place with ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever/ with
the No Clog Writing Cap. This worked great because the glue hold's amazingly well, and the writing cap let me put glue in a fine straight line where I wanted the bling strips, and in just tiny specks for the Dew Drops. 

Along the top edge of this layout I also added a strip of washi tape, and under the bottom photo the word "Awesome" is also a cut out from some washi tape. Under each photo on top I added a ribbon bow.

This layout was super easy and even though it has 4 large photo's on it, it doesn't look cluttered, or boring. I hope you enjoyed today's layout, and until next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny

Thursday, July 20, 2017

How to Transform Plain Pocket Cards with Stamping

Are you a project life fiend? Do you have oodles and oodles of 3x4 cards sitting around? It's easy to take these cards from ho-hum to wow!

Grab some stamps and let's use these cards! You can easily personalize these cards by adding images, words or phrases as I did.  Or try adding a subtle pattern to the background with a light or versamark ink. It's 

This 3x4 card was pretty bare - just a blue background with a few white phrases.  I thought these phrases would work well with soon-to-be-had camping photos, as my son will be attending several Boy Scout camps this summer.  I pulled a few clear stamps from the Feel Free set by Kerri Bradford and grabbed my brand spankin' new Tim Holtz stamp platform.

To use the platform, I lined my stamps up on my card.  Once I was satisfied with their placement, I  lowered the clear top to grab the stamps. Small magnets hold your paper in place so you can stamp multiple times, if needed, or make multiple copies -- which is so amazing because if your first image doesn't turn out complete or dark enough you can reink and restamp easily.

Before I stamped I treated my card with the Perfect Crafting Pouch, and then needed to restamp the image again since I was too impatient to do a test stamp first. I was pretty happy - the tiny print on the bottom isn't as crisp, but I put that down to operator error (i.e. pressing too hard).

After stamping with archival ink, my platform looked like this:

I grabbed my bottle of the Best Cleaner Ever and a paper towel.  One small squirt on the paper towel was enough to clean the extra ink off the stamps as well as the platform.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

How To Scrap Colorful Photos

Tracy here today with a very colorful layout. These two photos had a lot of bright colors in them and kind of intimidated me. I wasn't sure what colors to pull from the photos so I decided to try them all.

I started with a plain white piece of cardstock and picked out a stencil and several different ink pads. I just randomly sponged ink on the stencil moving it around the paper. I also did some random stamping using black ink around the page and added some navy blue splatters.

I added the photos and then dug through my stash for some embellishments. I finally settled on a few word stickers and some wood veneer that I inked. And of course I used some of the Best Glue Ever for the wood veneer. It really holds so well and you can use so little so it's very economical. Then using my Cricut I cut the title and used more of the Best Glue Ever  along with the No Clog Writing Cap . Using that cap makes it so easy to adhere skinny little letters to your layout. You can get the tiniest drop of glue on those letters so it won't seep out the side and if it does it dries clear so you don't have to worry about it. I also added some washi tape to the top and bottom corners of the page. 

I was worried the background might be too busy for the photos but I think I like how it came out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

How To Make A Wonderful Bracelet That is Quick and Easy

Charity here with a tutorial for how to make this wonderful bracelet that is quick and easy.  I love costume jewelry. When this fun piece showed up in a box from my Grandmother I knew right away it was destined to become something NEW!
~ Forget Me Not ~
 The bezels had a resin or epoxy substance with glitter in them. A bit of concentrated heat from the heat gun had them popped right out. They had yellowed and looked grimy. 
 Step 1: Dab the top of the bezel with pigment ink.
Step 2: Place paper over a lightly padded surface, press bezel onto paper.
Step 3:Cut out inside of inked frame to use for a pattern. Press into bezel to trim any high edges.
Step 4:Trace pattern onto script cardstock.

Step 5: Use a dab of the Best Glue Ever to tack the paper down to the bezel. This ScraPerfect glue is so versatile it is perfect for attaching the cardstock to the metal.
Step 6:Pour gloss medium onto bezel, add heart and diamond dew drops. To place these items use Embellie Gellie. It helps put small items EXACTLY where you want them!
Step 7: Leave to cure for 24 to 48 hours.
To string the bracelet use elastic cord. Measure the width of the wrist plus one inch for tying fasteners. Bead, tie, and add fasteners to the end.
Cardstock and Dew Drops are from The Robin's Nest.
 Wear your new bracelet or give as a gift.
This dramatic bracelet is sure to please where ever it goes!
Stop by my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!


Monday, July 17, 2017

The Best Cleaner Ever Vs. Gum -- Round 2

I don't what I did to suddenly become a gum magnet.  Seriously.  I went to put these shoes on last week and discovered I'd stepped in a huge wad of chewing gum.  Again.  Yuck.  Just yuck.

Not only that, but it was all dried and hard. Did I mention it was thick? Cleaning fresh gum was easy,  you can see the my video with fresh chewing gum here.  but could the Best Cleaner Ever work as well on really hard gum?

I grabbed my bottle sprayed it all over the gum and let it sit for about 15 - 20 minutes.  Taking a clean paper towel, I rubbed the gum and got a lot of it off with a swipe.  With removing gum or adhesvies, I prefer to use a paper towel so I can easily throw it away.

After a few swipes this is where I stood:

So I sprayed it again and left for about 30 minutes, at which point all the gum came off easily, except for some in the grooves of the sole.  This photo was taken after giving it one last spray of the Best Cleaner Ever.  I twisted the end of a paper towel to get into the grooves and remove the remaining glue.

And tada! All clean!  And with the Best Cleaner Ever it took minimal effort on my part, just patience to let the cleaner do it's work to loosen the gum.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

How to Use Foil On Your Card

Hey there ScraPerfect Fans!
Lisa here today to share a fun foiled graduation card with you. I used the school colors of black, orange and white for this card:

I gathered my supplies:
white cardstock
palette knife

To start with, I took a stencil and added the Best Glue Ever using a palette knife. 

I removed the stencil and let it dry. When the glue is dry, it will be tacky.

I placed a piece of the orange Transfer Foil on top of the glue and rubbed using my fingers. Sorry I don't have a photo of this, it didn't turn out. Here is the result:

I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch to remove any stickiness the glue left behind. 
I added this to a few layers of cardstock and stitched in place.

I stamped using embossing ink

and added embossing powder. I heat embossed it:

I didn't like the results, so I added a few thin glue lines using the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap attached. I let it dry:

Finally, I added 2 strips of ribbon and the "Congrats" sticker.
The Best Glue Ever is perfect for adding ribbon to your projects. If you let it dry, it's tacky enough to hold ribbon and the glue doesn't seep into the ribbon!

Here's another look at my card:

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with us!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The importance of choosing the best and most reliable adhesive

Hello and welcome to our crafty corner of the world today!  Shelly here - but instead of a project, I am going to share a lesson learned the hard way  ....

Take a look at this picture and guess what it is......

This is stacks of layouts that all have pieces and elements and photos falling off the page.....

I have been scrapbooking for about 15 years and I always chosen adhesives that were marketed especially for scrapbooking - "acid free". "permanent", etc.  But when flipping through some of older albums recently, to my horror I discovered pages that were literally falling apart!  Not all adhesives are created equal!

The adhesive you use is SO VERY IMPORTANT in your memory keeping and I am so happy to have found Best Glue Ever!  This ONE glue DOES IT ALL!

Best Glue Ever is truly permanent and with the No Clog Writing Tip precision application is a cinch!

Check out these videos to learn all about Best Glue Ever:

I hope you all have a creative weekend - - as for me, I will be locked away re-creating scrapbook pages!

Don't let this happen to you!!

Thanks for stopping by today!