Saturday, September 30, 2017

How to Travel Mess-Free with Glue, Make-up. No Spurting, Oozing, leaking!

Hi All,
Amy here with another quick tip video tutorial to make your life a little easier (and neater)!

Have you ever flown by airplane or traveled by car across a mountain pass and when you arrived at your destination and opened your make-up (or glue), the liquid came oozing or spurting out like there was something squeezing the tube???

It's simply caused by the changes in air pressure which occur with changes in elevation and what this means to US is rather than trying to prevent it from happening (although I offer a tip to try), it's best to take precautions so that when it occurs,  it doesn't cause a mess!

The SOLUTION is simple... WATCH THIS quick video:)


Friday, September 29, 2017

Gather Your Embellishments and Check This Out!

Hi there!  Kim here today to share with you a project I have been working on all month, in steps.  I went clearance shopping at my local craft store and scored a Heidi Swapp Memorydex and some accessories.  You may remember these as a rolodex, but this one is for crafty inspiration and is a ton of fun to decorate using your products from ScraPerfect.  Here is what my finished memorydex looks like:

I made more cards than I want to count this month, the following was my process:

Grabbed a paper pad with smaller designs and my Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap on and adhered background paper to my card, this glue made it go fast and stick like no other glue out there!

Used foam adhesive dots to attach smaller pieces of card stock for dimension.

Applied some planner stickers to some of the cards

Now the fun part...grab as many teeny embellishments as you can to decorate your cards.  Some examples of what I used were: washi tape, flat back pearls, sequins, buttons, paper doilies, resin frames, etc.  Using the Best Glue Ever and my Embellie Gellie, I placed all of my small embellies and let the glue dry overnight.

Give your hands a few spritzes of the Best Cleaner Ever for clean up, its safe for hands!

Assemble your memorydex with headers and your cards and browse through for inspiration when needed.

Here are more of the cards I created, I kept them clean and simple:

Warning: these can get addictive, here are a few more.

This project would be a great upcycle if you could find an old rolodex.  All you would need to do if the cards have been used, is gesso over them and you are all set to make your own crafty memorydex.  I hope you will give it a try, its fun!  Here is one last look at mine:

Thanks so much for stopping by today, please leave a comment and be sure to subscribe to the blog.  Also be sure to check out the entire line of products by ScraPerfect.

Until Next Time,

Kim Lippincott

How to remove glue from your layout

    Hey everyone!  It's Lyne here with a tip for you when using your Best Glue Ever, and get a bit where you don't want it.
    I was recently creating a layout that I intended to stitch on so I didn't glue all the edges down...just the middle.  However when I went to stitch my machine was broken.  I used my no clog cap and tried to place a tiny amount of glue just under the edges.  I ended up with some leakage though since I couldn't really see what I was doing.
    While the glue does dry clear since it dries tacky it then attracts dust or whatever goes floating by.  To remove the glue I just used an adhesive eraser that I've had for years and only ever tried on tape runner. more glue residue.  So, don't worry if you get a bit of Best Glue Ever where you didn't mean...just erase it!  Be back soon with another tip.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

How to Make a Gorgeous Holiday Shaker Card Using the Best Glue Ever

Hello~ Kathy here from Create.365 with today's card ...

This card ended up needing to be an A7 size to accommodate the large steel ruled ornament die that I had my heart set on using. All the paper was found in my stash from way back and the stamps are from an older holiday set from SU!

This card has a lot of steps to it and the first one was to cut the ornament 4 times...twice on white cardstock, once from white fun foam and once from a clear acetate sheet. I used my circle cutting tool to cut the viewing window hole in one of the white cs layers -this will be the top layer during assembly and would have been much easier to do if I had a circle layering die set! Since I didn't, I had to trace and hand cut that same inner circle in the fun foam. After stamping the same large winter scene image twice -once on the bottom (full cut) white ornament layer and once on the top skinny white layer I then layered it using the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap...on the very top went the skinny cardstock ornament layer, then the clear acetate sheet(also cut in the full ornament shape) for the window and then the skinny fun foam layer. I set that aside to dry and worked on trimming layers, embossing sentiments and coloring the rest of the card front. The Best Glue Ever is the only glue I will even try to use on Fun Foam anymore, simply because I know it will work...Every. Single. Time!!!

To heat emboss the sentiment in silver on the white layer, I repeatedly stamped "Happy Holidays" in Versamark ink. Swiping the paper first with the Perfect Crafting Pouch ensured that the embossing powder would only stick where I wanted it to. After the powder was melted and heat set, I gently brushed over the piece with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to remove any left over residue from the pouch and really bring out the shine of the raised silver letters.

I colored the winter scene on the ornament using watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I accented the white, snowy areas using the clear Wink of Stella pen and I used the silver Wink of Stella pen to top off the brushed silver ornament topper that was die cut and glued on after the shaker was fully assembled. I filled the shaker window with the white iridescent flakes from the Tiny Bottles of Embellishments along with some clear microbeads from my stash before gluing on the final back layer to seal it all shut. 

I found it to be rather challenging to photograph this card due to the mirrored quality of the silver cardstock that covers the card front, but hopefully you can get a feel for how gorgeous this card is in hubby was actually really impressed when he took a good look at it and then promptly picked it up to shake it, lol.

On the inside, I used a scrap of paper from the front on the bottom and because I hadn't used watercolor friendly ink when I stamped the sentiment and holly, I ended up coloring the holly using chalk pencils and a stardust pen on the berries and the leaf veins.

That's it for me today...until next time, happy crafting with ScraPerfect!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Quick and Easy Way To Add Ribbon To A Card

Hey there!
Lisa here today to share a quick and easy way to add ribbon to your card.

I created my "pleat" using a tutorial on YouTube:

Then added a little bit of The Best Glue Ever to hold it together:

I added a bit more to the back to adhere it to my base:

Finally I added a  few thin lines with the Fine Tip Writing Cap. I always have this on my bottle, it saves me from adding too much glue:

I let it dry to a clear state,

Then placed the ribbon on and smoothed it using my finger. Letting the glue dry to the clear state (tacky), ensures that I don't have the glue soak into my ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

How to Make Sweet Little Paper Dress Cards!

Ginny Here, I recently watched a You Tube video on how to make an origami Paper dress, I thought these would make the sweetest card for all occasions!  So I had a great time crafting with friends and making these adorable dress card!

These three are my favorites:

I left the sentiment off, for now, that way I can turn these into what ever I need them to be when I get ready to send it!

I used the Best Glue Ever to hold the layers and the dresses- worked great! 

Best Glue Ever!

Just a tiny drop and bead hold it down perfectly

Add glue and then put a book on it to flatten it a bit

For the delicate die cut sentiment and embellishments, I also used the BGE

If you are interested in learning how to make these, here is the video I used, there is no sound, which worked better for me.  It took me 6 video repeats before I could make one. 

I also found using the light weight 6x6 designer paper worked really great for my A6 size cards.  for the A2 you might want to start with a 5x5 square. the stacks of 180 sheets of paper that you see in the craft stores really work well.  I tried the Cardstock and it was much more difficult to fold and to bulky to mail.  Now if you wanted to make a sweet bridal shower bunting, the larger heavier paper would work beautifully!

Give this a try, it is very fun and relaxing!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Art Journaling Collage Made Easy With The Best Glue Ever

Hello there, welcome to the ScraPerfect blog.
Michelle here today to share a recent art journal collage,
I created using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever & Transfer Foils.

This art journal collage was actually sort of a "challenge",
rendered by the talented Marta Lapkowska of Maremi Small Art.
Truth is, my art journaling is not a strong skill set for me,
so I decided to give it a go.

I started by coating the pages with clear gesso. While waiting for the
gesso to dry, I combed through a few magazines I had on hand, finding some beautiful fall florals and a lovely lady image, for my pages. 

I decided placement of these images. After deciding placement of the images, I removed them and then spritzed a variety of fall colored
sprays over the pages. I then used matte gel to add patterned paper randomly to the pages, and then once again, spritzed with sprays. In addition  I used a stencil & texture paste, and some micro beads to add texture.

To adhere the images and the pre-cut stamped and distressed inked detailed leaves, I used the Best Glue Ever. I decided I wanted "subtle" reflective color, so I used the Best Glue Ever randomly throughout the pages, letting it dry to a soft tack, and added ScraPerfect's Transfer Foil in orange.

The Best Glue Ever is absolutely perfect for art journaling. 
*I do want to note, that I had a few spots here & there of glue I missed with the foil, 
so to remove the "tack" so my pages wouldn't stick together, I used
ScraPerfect's Perfect Cleaning Cloth over the missed area's.

Thank you for stopping by today, while here be sure to check the many postings by the ScraPerfect Design Team, and visit the ScraPerfect YouTube for videos
demonstrating the many great ScraPerfect products.
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Until next time.......

Sunday, September 24, 2017

How to Scrapbook Your Dog's Best Moments: Cute Grad Layout

Hello and welcome to the blog - Shelly with you sharing a graduation layout....for my dog! Blondie recently graduated from Puppy Obedience Class where she made a new friend named Holly.

I have lots of different surfaces and textures on this layout and Best Glue Ever works on them all.

The basic measurements for this layout:

(2) 3x4 Photos with border
(2) Black photo mats cut just slightly larger than photos
(2) Patterned paper strips cut 1" x 12"
(1) Patterned paper strip cut 2" x 12"

For interest, I glued my photos to black mats at an angle with Best Glue Ever and then used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to smooth out any air bubbles and remove fingerprint smudges.

This layout includes embellishments of wood, metal, and acrylic - Best Glue Ever is the perfect adhesive for all of these surfaces and more.

Adding a clear element to your project? BGE dries perfectly clear!

This layout was stash-basher for me -- some of the elements are 13 years old! The adhesive on these old cardstock stickers was gunky and almost non-existent. I simply tapped the Perfect Crafting Pouch on the back to make them into simple cardstock die cut and adhered with BGE.

Blondie is now ready for her intermediate puppy class....

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