Friday, March 31, 2017

How To Upcycle A Simple Spice Jar Into Something Cute

Hello Scrappy Friends! Tracy here today and I'd like to show you how I transformed a simple spice jar into a cute little container.



This is what I started with. It was a very old (like probably 20 years old) spice jar. My mother had saved a couple of these and I found them when I cleaned out her house a couple of years ago.


I peeled as much of the label off as I could and had quite a mess left on the jar.


As you can see, I grabbed my Best Cleaner Ever and went to work on it. Look how nice and clean it came out!


Now comes the fun part of decorating the jar. I took two different colors of jute that I wanted to wrap around the jar. I used some of the Best Glue Ever and painted around the middle of the jar with it. I then wrapped the jute around and it held beautifully.


And since we've been doing a cross promotion with Lawn Fawn I used their stamps and dies to create a banner for the label. I used the Bannertastic stamp and die set. Their dies and stamps are just the cutest and they cut and stamp so crisply!


I also added several flowers and leaves and since it's a container for my pins I added two pearl stick pins. For the lid, I used some more of the Best Glue Ever to glue the ribbon and raffia around the side of the lid. This was adhering fabric to metal and the Best Glue Ever worked perfectly! For the top of the lid I just punched out a circle and placed a flower on top.



Here's another look at the finished project.


Thanks for stopping by and have a scrappy kind of day!


Thursday, March 30, 2017

How to Teach Your Children to Enjoy Making Crafts

Good morning fellow crafters today I am going to show you how to teach your children to enjoy making crafts.



So Madison my granddaughter likes to play in my craft room. Knowing this, and her love for Otter's, it was a perfect match when I found these great Otter stamps, dies and paper at Lawn Fawn




Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 paper pack - She also used this beautiful paper pack.


So my first hurdle has been met! Finding something my child, or in this case my grandchild is interested in. That is always a great help when trying to get a child to try to make something for themselves, whether it's cooking a food that they like to eat, or finding a craft theme they already like. 



So since Madison had to attend a birthday sleepover tomorrow, she got to work on making her own card, and flower.(The flower was made using punches)  Now I could have told her where to place every item, but then that would be "MY" card, and not her card. So even though I might have placed things slightly differently, she enjoyed making this card because she was in charge, and I didn't hover over her. To make it easy for her to glue her objects in place she used ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap . I like these products for children because they are non-toxic, no fumes and have only a mild odor. The glue easily washes up with soap, and water, or you can use their cleaner as well.. 


Their Best Cleaner Ever is also safe for small hands, is non-toxic, environmentally safe. no fumes, but is strong enough to remove even permanent ink like she used while stamping her project. 


Here all of her stuffed otter's are giving her card their final approval, or at least that is what she told me!




 So in the end, she had a blast, and even posed with her stuffed otter's, and her new card.


So I guess that is the morale to my story, just let them have fun, use child friendly products, and let their final project be totally their's and they'll always enjoy making things.


 Once again here is her finished card.


and her matching Harry Otter shirt.


Till next time, Happy Scrapping, Love Penny P.S. Sorry the photo's are not quite as clear as I would have liked them to be, but it was pouring down rain here today, and the lighting was not very good, and we couldn't wait till another day as she had to go back home.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Lawn Fawn cross promo with ScraPerfect


Hi... it's Bev today with a super fun cross promo with Lawn Fawn I made this card that is up at ScraPerfect. It was awesome to be creating with super fun bright and cute Lawn Fawn stamps, dies, paper and ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever with non clog fine writing Tip and other products. Together it looks fabulous. It has been great this month sharing all my cross promo projects using amazing products from both  companies. 

Supply List:
Other: cardstock, ink, die, signo white gel pen


I started all the cards this month by stamping and die cutting the cats and accents out of the plaid papers pad.


I used strips of plaids on this page then adding a base die to assemble the mix of cats and accents. The fine tip writing adapter added to the Best Glue Ever makes gluing fine line thin accents so easy.


To add more depth to the plainer background I added signo white gel pen lines to finish it off. You can trim your card as little or add more to your liking. 

When I am all done I usually have very sticky fingers and The Best Cleaner Ever resolves that instantly. Also if there is any glue residue on the card that is sticky I use the Perfect Crafting Pouch to gently wipe over the sticky section and it's gone.

 





Thanks for joining me today....be sure to visit often when I create again using The Best Ever Glue and other amazing Products. Take time to visit the store please.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A genuine surefire simple wreath

Colleen here with a genuine surefire simple wreath you can make in a matter of minutes.


I wrapped burlap ribbon around the wreath and actually secured it with a pin hidden under the burlap.


I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the flowers and leaves.  Because I want to hang this outside I put my homemade decoupage on the flowers and leaves and let them dry.  I actually applied 2 coats to both. If you want to make your own decoupage it is very easy and inexpensive.  I buy my white glue at the Dollar Store and the mixture is 3/4 white glue to 1/4 water.  After you have mixed the two, shake very well and you are ready to use it.


Now just layer your flowers together and add a brad in the center to hold the flowers in place.  I like to play with my flowers to get them bent into the shape I want but this is entirely up to you.  I adhered the flowers and leaves in place on the wreath by using The Best Glue Ever.

The final step is to make your bow and glue that in place using The Best Glue Ever.

Now you are ready to hang your super simple wreath.



Monday, March 27, 2017

Colorful Summer Layout Using ScraPerfect & Robin's Nest


Hey there ScraPerfect fans!
Lisa here today to share a colorful summer layout I created using ScraPerfect, Fancy Pants and Robin's Nest products. 


I created my background using watercolors. 
Then I added the Palm Tree Rub-ons from Robin's Nest.


Here is a close up of one of the palm tree rub-ons and check out those super cute flip flops! Both are perfect for a summer page!


I colored the "Beach Babe" title using Gelatos.
I fussy cut the "Today" from a card in the Safron Cards from the Robin's Nest. I also added a few more embellies from Fancy Pants.


Here is another palm tree close up layered with a few more embellies. 


I fussy cut the "Hello Sunshine" from  a card in the Safron Cards. This yellow paper, I had previously cut a sun and used on another layout, but kept the negative piece. It worked perfect as a layer under my photo. 


I attached pretty much everything on this layout using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap. I love this glue!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Best Glue Ever for Household Use

This is Kathryn here posting about my Favourite Glue Ever.  Most of my friends and family already know what a huge fan I am of ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever.

After a run with cancer and a recent move to a nursing home, my sisters and I have been left with the task of getting my father's home cleared out and ready to sell.  I am across the country and thankfully travel with the Best Glue Ever.  Just before an estate sale we had an issue with the security system door connection points  (it fell off.)  My sister says, oh no! we are going to need some heavy duty double sided tape.  I said leave it to me.





I used a thicker layer of glue so it would hold to the door jam and let it dry for about an hour.  I placed the connector back up and we were in business, no more beeping and notifications telling us that the door was open.




The Best Glue Ever has saved me several times with home emergency fixes.

Lawn Fawn Die Cut Card

Notecard, stamped and die cut.
Hi, Robyn Coburn here with another guest design post using my sweet Lawn Fawn set, "Believe in Yourself" and the Sweater Weather mini Paper Pack. I've made an embellished note card to send to my dear stepfather, who is battling cancer like a champ and has already confounded his doctors by outliving all projections. He loves cute critters.

As the base card, I had a pack of unbranded note cards with a woodgrain print. You can get similar cards from Lawn Fawn. Other elements are Color Box inks, washi tape, colored pencils, some buttons from my stash along with some waxed thread and scraps of craft foam as risers. Tools were Best Glue Ever, Cuttlebug, Embellie Gellie to help place elements, my Tiny Attacher just for the thread, my Westcott paper cutter, and of course Best Cleaner Ever and Perfect Cleaning Cloth to clean the stamps.


I die cut a jackalope in one of the dark papers for a shadow. I stamped the critter in black ink on the tiny polka dot yellow paper and then ran it through with the die. I used colored pencils to give it some dimension and colored in the wee horns. I attached the image to the shadow with the craft foam risers and just a few tiny spots of Best Glue Ever, letting it get a bit tacky for about a minute.

For the background I cut a strip of the leaf and acorn design - I love the scale of the mini papers prints. Then I trimmed and tore the green, keeping it slightly narrower than my card width. Even the monochromes have a bit of texture in the print. I wrapped my strip around the green, securing with BGE. I attached the bunny, then I fed the waxed thread several times through the gap between the foam bits. I secured the thread with the tiny attacher, then stacked two coordinating vintage look buttons over the staple and tied a bow. I glued the whole shebang to the front of the card and added a strip of washi tape as a trim.

* Full disclosure, I was intending to just use the washi tape to hold the piece down until the glue grabbed, as I knew it would even though the back of the piece was uneven with string and layers. But then I liked the look of it, so I left it there.

I stamped my sentiment on the lined paper, layered it with a trimmed mat of the same polka dot, and glued it in place.

Finally I stamped the jackalope onto the flap of the coordinating envelope that came with the card.

Very simple and quick.

Tip: To save myself some time later, I have stamped and then die cut a bunch of the little guys, and shadows, ready to color with different pencils.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

ScraPerfect cross promo with Lawn Fawn


Hi... it's Bev today with a super fun cross promo with Lawn Fawn I made this card that is up at ScraPerfect. It was awesome to be creating with super fun bright and cute Lawn Fawn stamps, dies, paper and ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever with non clog fine writing Tip and other products. Together it looks fabulous. I chose the cats and bright paper collection to create this card.

Supply List:
Other: cardstock, ink, die, twine


To start this card I cut the background print and matted it. I wrapped around rows of twine and tied it off in a bow. I then used Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin' stamp and dies to stamp and die cut many accents to use on my card. I used many of the plain plaid papers for these pieces. 


Instead of scattering the stamp and die cut cats and accents I chose to use another die to base them. It is very thin when cut.


Using a tweezer to support it I used the amazing fine non clog tip added to The Best Glue Ever to adhere it to the card.


Now my card is ready to add the cute critters and accents. 


You can trim your card as little or add more to your liking. 
When I am all done I usually have very sticky fingers and The Best Cleaner Ever resolves that instantly. Also if there is any glue residue on the card that is sticky I use the Perfect Crafting Pouch to gently wipe over the sticky section and it's gone.

 












Also here is the Lawn Fawn FB link.


 

Thanks for joining me today....be sure to visit often when I create again using The Best Ever Glue and other amazing Products. Take time to visit the store please.