Thursday, July 19, 2018

How to EASY Keep Glue Tip Clog Free (video)

Hi All-
 Amy here, with a Two Minute Video that will save you tons of time (and frustration) in the long run!


ScraPerfect's no-clog caps are so brilliant, and should be cleaned periodically to keep them clear*.  This BRILLIANT little trick will help delay (or eliminate) the need for regular deep cleaning! 

I used ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever™ and an empty bottle 
from the pack os tiny bottles of embellishments (Hot Buys, while supplies last!).




This tip might help when using a needle to clear clogs if you didn't use a No-Clog Writing Cap.

*Complete cleaning instructions for the NO-clog caps are available in the Cap FAQ and with a video.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

How To Make A Beautiful Card With A Stunning Stencil

Charity here with a beautiful card that uses a stunning stencil to deliver delight.
The card base, sentiment, and large die-cut are from the same sheet of 12x12 cardstock. This trick simplifies the design and lets me spend more time on the background and layering.
Parts and Pieces:
Card base 4x6"
Patterned Paper Card Front: 3 ¾ X 5 ¾"
Stencil
Dye Ink and Applicator
30” RicRak
Craft Foam
Die-cut Doily, Teddy Bear, and Sentiment
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Cap
Step 1:Dab ink through stencil placed over card front. 
Step 2:Adhere doily to card front, center. When layering a card I use ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever at the center but not around the edges. As it dries the doily edges will lift off the card front. This keeps the card from looking too flat and pressed together.
Step 3:Wrap ricrak around card front, tie at center, keeping knot low profile for layering over.
Step 4:Using Best Glue Ever and craft foam build a bridge on the back of the die-cut to span the knot. Leave to dry.
Step 5:Adhere die-cut to card front, then card front to blank.
Step 6:Use a No-Clog Writing Cap to adhere sentiment to card front.
The pale blues, grays, and silver tones of this card had me planning to send it off to a new mother. My daughter had other ideas. She swooped my pretty blue and silver card up and just HAD to have it to give to a teacher. I deemed that a worthy cause and off she went with her prize.
Check my blog Scrappin’ Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!



~Charity Hotrum~

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Super Simple Scrappy Notecard Tutorial

Linda here to share a Super Simple Scrappy Notecard Tutorial. We all have those leftover bits from projects that pile up. Today I'll share a Super Simple Scrappy Notecard Tutorial to help you bust that stash of scraps.

 Super Simple Scrappy Notecard Tutorial Video


Super Simple Scrappy Notecard Tutorial Video.



Some of the supplies used for the Super Simple Scrappy Notecard Tutorial
Best Glue Ever
Scraps of paper, book pages, cardstock, packaging, paper sack
Heart Punch or die or hand cut heart
Best Cleaner Ever
No-Clog Writing Cap

Take a look at those scraps and use them up. Join me for #useitupjuly by sharing your projects that uses items from your stash on social media. I look forward to seeing what you have created.

 Super Simple Scrappy Notecard Tutorial Video


Do feel free to follow me on Facebook for more tutorials like this one.

 Super Simple Scrappy Notecard Tutorial Video


Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.

Friday, July 13, 2018

How To Add Foil To A Diecut

Hey there!
Lisa back today to share a fun way to jazz up your diecuts.
I had these hearts laying on my desk, there are lots of them! I figured I would get some of them used up by adding some Transfer Foil to them. Here is my layout:


Here are some white cardstock hearts left over from a previous project:


I added some of the Best Glue Ever with a paint brush:


I left them dry until the glue was clear:


I placed a sheet of the Transfer Foil over some of the hearts and used my pointer finger to rub the foil:


I pulled the foil sheet off. Now, I know I didn't get complete coverage, but that isn't what I was going for. You see, I used textured cardstock so I would get the distressed look:


Here are my beautiful hearts:


I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch to remove any sticky residue from the glue:


Finally, I added a small amount of glue under each heart:


I added a hand stitched circle over the hearts:


Don't you just love those hearts? I do!


I added another heart to my cluster at the bottom:


Next time you are looking to jazz something up, reach for the Transfer Foils and the Best Glue Ever!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

~~~Lisa~~~


Thursday, July 12, 2018

How To Break Up With Glitter Mess

Hello there,
welcome to the ScraPerfect blog.
Michelle here today, to share some useful tips on 
how to "Break Up" with glitter mess.

As crafters, we all have a love/hate relationship with glitter.
We love the impact glitter has on our projects, but hate the mess it leaves behind.

How did I get rid of that unwanted mess?
I reach for ScraPerfect's Perfect Crafting Pouch
& the Best Cleaner Ever!


 Recently I had purchased a new crafting mat, one that handles wet mediums like ink, paint, even glue. But this past week, I learned glitter is not it's friend. I first wiped and wiped, each time finding the glitter left behind, and sticking to the mat.


So I pulled out my Perfect Crafting Pouch, and lightly tapped an even dusting over the glittered area's.


Once I had covered those area's, I used a soft bristled paint brush to "dust" off the glitter.
It worked AMAZING!


For final clean up I used a wet wipe, and as you see in the photo below, very litter glitter was left behind after using the Perfect Crafting Pouch.


With the Perfect Crafting Pouch working so well with the mat, I decided to use it on my glitter covered bead tray too.
Following the same technique I used on the mat, it worked like a charm.
However, I did get get some glue & glitter on the tray.




No problem!
I just grabbed ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever, added a couple
of squirts, worked it over the glue & glitter areas, wiped clean with a wet wipe.
It actually looks brand new!



So if you are looking to "Break Up" with your glitter messes,
get the Perfect Crafting Pouch & Best Cleaner Ever
from ScraPerfect, and let it do the work for ya!



For these fine products & more, visit ScraPerfect online at:


Be sure to check out all the projects featured here on the ScraPerfect blog, created & submitted by the talented design team, demonstrating ALL the innovative products of ScraPerfect.

Until nest time........







Wednesday, July 11, 2018

How to Make a Basketball Sports Scrapbook Layout!

Good morning crafter's Penny here to show you how to make this cute basketball sports layout I made for my grandson. Yes that is him getting "instructions" from the coach.

This was a super easy layout, with just some matching pattern paper, some bling dots (yes you can add bling dots to boy's layouts, plus they look like tiny basketballs) a few stars, and a store bought "Basketball" title that I cut from a sheet of sports themed pattern paper, and a few other goodies.


Here is a close up of the bling dots, washi tape, a couple of pop up sticker, and a hand cut banner flag. To glue all these things in place I used the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect.  This glue is fantastic for paper, fabric, plastic, chipboard, metal, etc..etc.. It works great.


Want to know more about this glue check out this Video.



Again here is my fun sports themed layout, I hope you had fun today, and till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Terrific Twinchie Tutorial

Linda here to share a Terrific Twinchie Tutorial. What are Twinchies? These are two inch miniature works of art that can be used in art projects or even traded.

Terrific Twinchie Tutorial

Terrific Twinchie Tutorial Video



Supplies used for the Terrific Twinchie Tutorial

Transforming ugly scrapbook paper is easier than you think. By applying scraps of paper on top of the ugly paper makes it become something new. Then going further and adding Tattered Angels Glam takes it further from the original design.

Terrific Twinchie Tutorial


This new transformed paper because a base for Twinches. Adding digital images, Lace and trim completes the look.

Terrific Twinchie Tutorial


Every day in the month of July I'm doing a self made challenge to #useitupjuly. My goal is to make a dent into the supplies I have in my stash.

Terrific Twinchie Tutorial


What kind of projects are you doing to reduce your stash? Love to know what you are making. Feel free to share your projects on my Facebook page.

Terrific Twinchie Tutorial


Thanks for stopping by to see the Terrific Twinchie Tutorial today.

Terrific Twinchie Tutorial

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Caution Crafters: How to Safely Clean Your Skin

Hi All, Amy here with important food for thought about SAFELY cleaning your skin after messy crafting.  A big "Thank You" to Sally Keys, guest blogger, for this inspiring article and who reminded us that "petroleum jelly" can contain nasty, dangerous chemicals. (DUH! Petro-chemicals!?!


It’s one thing to clean up your craft mat after a messy crafting session, but it’s another thing entirely to clean materials off of your skin. 

You need to consider what’s safe and what might cause you harm in both the short-term and the long-term. Many common chemical cleaners can lead to issues such as dry skin, breathing difficulties, and even an increased risk of cancer. 



Chelsea removed Sharpie permanent marker from her hands. READ HOW
Ink and Dyes
Are you stamping, ink jet printing, coloring zentangles, decorating T-shirts, or dying your hair a rainbow of colors? Will you choose Permanent or Pigment? Indelible or Inkjet? Solvent or Soy? Distress or Dye? Alcohol markers, alcohol in dropper bottles, or alcohol mist sprays? No matter how or what you use, doesn’t it seem that they always make it onto your fingers and sometimes your elbows? You can wait for it to wear off over time, but you may be showing your latest creation on your hands for days to come!
Charity removed hair dye from her hands safely and easily. READ HOW.
Instead of turning to cleaners containing acetone, petrochemicals, or even rubbing alcohol which can lead to dry skin and dermatitis, there are safe alternatives that you can use. Ask your grandparents what they used, or try ScraPerfect’s Best Cleaner Ever, the earth-friendly, people safe solvent. Because it is designed to clean your hands as well as your stamps, tools, and brushes, it lists the ingredients as the FDA requires. You will not find ingredients on most household cleaners if they are not intended for use on the body, which is why you must be very careful. 



If you think a mild abrasive would help remove your ink, you may want to try rubbing the affected area with toothpaste, as the abrasive crystals might help to safely and gently remove ink stains.

Paint
The removers that you use after painting a wall, canvas, or model planes are rarely safe for contact with your skin; these can lead to chemical burns, irritation to your nasal passages, and damage to your internal organs including your lungs and brain. Warm water and a mild dish soap usually works easily for water-based paints like watercolors, and even for latex and acrylic paints if you wash before they have a chance to dry. 

Whether the paint is sprayed, brushed, or sponged on, ScraPerfect’s Best Cleaner Ever™ is both safe and effective for removing all kinds of paints including oils, enamels, as well as dried acrylic and latex, and it has no abrasives or other ingredients to irritate your skin. 

Don't forget about your personal cleaning products like shampoo and body wash. While products used on the body can not contain ingredients known to cause harm, some may contain stronger chemicals than necessary and be irritating to your eyes and skin. Always use the safest and least harsh product that gets the job done!  




Adhesives
Accidentally getting glue on yourself can quickly turn into a sticky situation or even worse when working with superglue or hot glue. Choosing your adhesive carefully can help minimize concerns you’ll face during use or removal. With white school glue, you can wait until the glue dries to simply peel it off, but peeling it off isn’t always a choice and that glue isn't appropriate for most papercrafts and other crafting projects, and while rubber cement peels off easily, it can contain dangerous chemicals such as acetonehexaneheptane or toluene or be stabilized with ammonia. Spray adhesives almost by definition have extensive warnings on the label. Of course, we recommend the very versatile Best Glue Ever™ which is not only water-based, non-toxic, acid-free, and wrinkle-free, but it also dries tacky and permanent making it the superlative adhesive for crafters.


Sometimes you simply need to act fast to wash off water-soluble glue because once dry, it can become difficult to remove. Soaking the affected area in warm, soapy water may help to loosen the glue, and other times friction on dried glue allows you to rub it off. When you need more than soap 'n water or elbow grease, we recommend ScraPerfect’s Best Cleaner Ever™, the Earth-friendly, people safe solvent which removes most adhesives easily.



We caution you avoid products which may contain carcinogenic, skin-irritating, and asthma-inducing compounds including petroleum jelly and strong smelling goo-removing fluids that promise to take your goofs away.  Even products containing Orange Oil which sound so safe and natural can be irritating, allergenic, or carcinogenic when they contain petroleum distillates and abrasives. If products post cautions for breathing, getting on skin, or other warnings, we suggest you to think twice about using them, or at the minimum, that you take the warnings seriously. 








Be well, be clean...and Happy Crafting!
Many cleaning products aren’t designed for contact with skin and some that are may still pose a health risk to you, your family, and even your pets! Consider the cumulative effect of all the chemicals we are exposed to daily and over our lifetimes in the products we use and in the ones we come into contact without our choosing. Since there are safe alternatives available, make informed decisions about the products you choose for cleaning your body and your world!