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.

Friday, March 24, 2017

How To Adhere Ribbon With The Best Glue Ever

Hey there scrappy friends!
Lisa here today to share a tip with you for attaching ribbon to a card or layout. First off, here's the card I created using items from the Robin's Nest  and ScraPerfect:



I use to struggle with applying ribbon to a card. I have tried pretty much everything- glue, double sided tape, stitching. Almost all the time, it bunched, wasn't straight or something. I was pretty skeptic about trying the Best Glue Ever, but once I did, I won't go back to anything else!
It's easy to use:
Apply a small amount in a line where the center of your ribbon will go. I use my finger to spread it evenly. Once it dries to a clear finish, you can add the ribbon. What I love most about the glue is that it doesn't see through the ribbon!


Items used:

So next time you are needing some glue, try the Best Glue Ever!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Another Lawn Fawn Card

Hello!
Lisa  here today and I am excited to share another card I created using Lawn Fawn and ScraPerfect products!



To create this card I used  the Perfect Crafting Pouch on my white cardstock. This helps get a nice crisp image when stamping. Then I used the Elphie Selfie Stamps and stamped them on the white cardstock using black ink. I colored the images using a small paintbrush and watercolors. Once they were dry, I used the Elphie Selfie Lawn Cuts and ran them through my Cuttlebug. I love the white edges around the stamped image! Plus, it was so easy to do!
I used the Best Glue Ever and some foam tape to adhere my stamped images to papers from the Perfectly Plaid papers.
Here is a close up of all the dimension of my card:


Here is what I used to create this fun card:

I love these Lawn Fawn stamps and Lawn Cuts and will be getting more of them in the future!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Lisa

Selfies- Lawn Fawn Cross Promo with ScraPerfect

Hello!
Lisa  here today and I am excited to share another card I created using Lawn Fawn and ScraPerfect products during our team up this month.



To create this card I used  the Perfect Crafting Pouch on my white cardstock. This helps get a nice crisp image when stamping. Then I used the Elphie Selfie Stamps and stamped them on the white cardstock using black ink. I colored the images using a small paintbrush and watercolors. Once they were dry, I used the Elphie Selfie Lawn Cuts and ran them through my Cuttlebug. I love the white edges around the stamped image! Plus, it was so easy to do!
I used the Best Glue Ever and some foam tape to adhere my stamped images to papers from the Perfectly Plaid papers.
Here is a close up of all the dimension of my card:


Here is what I used to create this fun card:

I love these Lawn Fawn stamps and Lawn Cuts and will be getting more of them in the future!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Lisa

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Adorable Lawn Fawn Tags



Guest designer Robyn Coburn here, with some sweet little tags made using the Lawn Fawn set "Believe in Yourself" and some paper from the "Sweater Weather" 6x6 inch petite paper pack. I love the small scale of the designs on these miniature paper stacks - they make me want to make miniature dioramas or tiny doll houses. These are the first two tags of what will be a few more, for a gift set for some students.


Other materials used: Color Box stamp pad, assorted bakers' twine (including some that came as Lawn Fawn packaging), markers and colored pencils, oval tags from Hampton Art (in the dollar section at Target!), and some buttons and scraps of craft foam (as risers) from my stash. I used Best Glue Ever, naturally, and the Embellie Gellie to help pick up and put down items, as well as Best Cleaner Ever and my Perfect Cleaning Cloth to clean the stamps.


By the way, I have several Perfect Cleaning Cloths, including one in my purse to clean my spectacles and phone screen, and in the bedside table for the same purpose, but this is the one I keep with my crafting tools. It has a fine, dense, short nap in comparison to other microfiber cloths, which helps it work better on those fragile surfaces, and stay soft with washing.

I happen to have a Cuttlebug, which requires an extra shim to use with these thin profile dies, but that was no problem. I stamped the cute jackalope on white heavy paper, then hand colored the images with marker and colored pencil. I used some washi tape to hold the die in place and ran it through my Cuttlebug. I had already run the die through a dark patterned paper to use for a "shadow".

The Lawn Fawn elements are small and delicate. It took me a couple of tries to line up the clear stamps on my acrylic block, until I recalled that I had a helpful grid printed right there on my work mat. Doh! I stamped the sentiments on to a mix of surfaces - colored paper and directly to the tag. (I like to dry my stamps instantly with the Perfect Crafting Pouch.) The sentiment stamps look pleasingly hand-written. Fussy cutting around stamped words really inspires
appreciation for coordinating dies.

All you need are tiny spots of Best Glue Ever

I glued some tiny pieces of craft foam to the back of the colored jackalopes. The orange one, I attached to the tag directly, while the pale pink I attached to the "shadow" cut. I allowed the BGE to sit and get a little tacky - which helps when attaching unlike materials, in this case paper and foam. Then I placed my tiny raised construction on the tag. I really like the shadowed look, and will do more of these tags with this method.

These tags are simple and the Lawn Fawn aesthetic is very clean, but I like a bit of embellishment, so I stacked a couple of buttons on the strings to attach the tags. The first time I ran my twine through the holes directly. This would have been fine if I was then placing the tags on another flat surface, like a card. But as soon as I tried to tie the tags to my gift bag, I realized my error. The buttons were being pushed over and flipping the tag upside-down.

Buttons poorly threaded (but the tags are so cute)
So I re-threaded one tail of the twine up-and-down through the button holes and tied the twine below the buttons. Much better!

That button works much better.
Here's another look of the first two favor/gift bags.

Vibrant colors with marker

Pastels with colored pencil







How to Make Adorable Otter Cards With Lawn Fawn

Good morning friend's Penny here today to show you how to make some adorable otter projects with Lawn Fawn  StampsDies, and Paper Collections. along with our other ScraPerfect Products.



For both projects I used the following supplies from Lawn Fawn.:

Year Five Stamp Set - I loved this stamp set, and they produced very clear images.


Year Five Die Cut - The dies were easy to use, and lined up perfectly with the stamps.


Perfectly-plaid-rainbow-petite-paper-pack - I can't say enough about this 6 x 6 paper pack! It is adorable, and the colors would match just about any photos. I loved it. 


So to make this card I first stamped the words onto the tag, but on this card, prior to stamping I wiped off the ink from the word "Birthday" so that I could leave room for the presents instead. This was super easy, and gives you another way to use this stamp, instead of just for birthdays. Then I stamped the otter, and presents. Then it was off to die cutting those same objects. Then I colored in  the otter. The packages were cut from the pattern paper so I didn't have to color those. 


I added a scalloped tag, heart gems, and some ribbon. The waves on this card were made using washi tape that I accented with glitter glue. I added foam tape to the waves so that I could place my otter image behind the waves. I also used the glitter glue on other areas of the card. Okay, well maybe on a lot of areas on the card!



For this tag I did most of the same steps in the first card, but since I am gong to use this tag for a birthday present for my granddaughter who love's otters, I colored the otter pink. Yeah, I know there are not any pink otter's in real life, but she will love it.



To make my otter hold the present I fussy cut around one arm of the otter. Then to glue the package in place I used ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap.  The cap with it's fine point applicator let's me get into the smallest of places, and add just the right amount of glue. The glue itself is WONDERFUL and works on wood, plastic, metal, fabric, glass, etc.. Great for crafting, but it has tons of uses for around the house as well.


I hope you liked both of my projects today, the card,


and the tag.



Till next time Happy Scrapping, Love Penny

Monday, March 20, 2017

Snowy Layout Featuring Lawn Fawn and Distress Oxide Ink


Last week's unexpected snow fall in the northeast was the inspiration for this layout.  Lucky for me I had coincidentally picked up these Lawn Fawn snowflake dies and a few other winter-themed items. Well, I say lucky, but honestly I'd prefer that the weather had stayed spring-like.  My kids were thrilled with finally having a snow day off school.

To make this layout I took a white tag and a Lawn Fawn stamp from their Cheery Christmas set,  Versamark watermark ink, and clear embossing powder. Before stamping I treated the tag with the Perfect Crafting Pouch, which helps keep the embossing powder on the ink and off the rest of the tag.

Look! No stray embossing flecks!


Next I broke out my brand spankin' new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks.  I used four different colors to ink the tag, and then flicked water droplets all over the tag before the ink dried.  Love this effect!


To assemble the layout, I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflake die set and the Large Dotted Rectangle Stackables with their Perfectly Plaid Winter 6x6 paper pack. 

I wanted to show you how easy it is to attach embellishments with the Best Glue Ever.  All you need are a few tiny drops -- and I made these drops straight from the bottle! The tip of the bottle allows for very precise control. Four drops is all I used to hold this snowflake. Easy peasy!