Tuesday, January 16, 2018

How To Jazz Up A Boy Layout Using Foil

Lisa here to share a fun way to jazz up a boy layout, or any layout for that matter.
I love to make my own embellishments and often do when scrapping a layout about my son. There just doesn't seem to be as many embellishments for boys as there are for girls. Using The Best Glue Ever and Transfer Foils from ScraPerfect I made the stars on this layout of my son:

Here is how I made them:
These diecut stars were sitting on my desk from a previous cut file I used:

I added a thin layer of The Best Glue Ever:

Using my index finger, I spread it out. I let the glue dry until it was clear and tacky:

I placed a well used piece of gold foil on the top of the stars, foil side up. Using my finger, I rubbed the foil. 

I peeled the star off and this was my result:

Because I used textured cardstock, the foil was not perfect and I love that!

I decided to take these stars to the next level and add another color (orange) on top. I repeated the process with the orange foil:

Can you see the bits of orange foil on the stars? I love how they turned out! 

Finally, to remove any excess glue, I ran my Perfect Crafting Pouch over the stars. This removes any stickiness left behind:

If you would like to see close ups of my layout, please stop by my blog.
Thanks for taking time to stop by and have a great day!

Monday, January 15, 2018

How To Make A Cute Dragon Card With The Best Glue Ever

Hi Crafty Friends -Kathy here from Create.365 and today's design team post uses the Best Glue Ever to adhere together the components for this super cute card.

I started by using the small net stencil with 2 shades of green ink to mimic pattern paper on the left side of the card.

Next, I stamped the dragon and star stamps in archival black ink so that I could color him up with my watercolor pencils and a blender pen, then masked him off and stenciled some clouds around him using blue ink.

The Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap on top made an easy job of adding just the right amount of adhesive to my layers of card stock for quick assembly of the card.

I used a gold shimmer marker to color the stars and added some glitter to his wings using a gel pen. 

Inside I stamped the love sentiments in black ink.

The sentiment was popped up with mini foam dots for added dimension.

That's it for me today! Until next time, happy crafting with ScraPerfect~

Sunday, January 14, 2018

How To Make Really Stunning Cards

Charity here with a how-to for a pair of really stunning foiled paper cards. It's so easy to grab pretty foiled papers, choose corresponding dies, and put it all together. The wow factor is in the glow foiled paper brings to the project.

 Step 1: Gather and die cut card pieces.
The first step in creating Winter Wishes is to die cut each of the pieces. Because I was making a shaker card, I also die cut the card front. Not pictured below is the piece of acetate I used for the window and the 5x7 white card blank.
Step 2: Create the shaker using two layers of foam tape, add sequins.
Frankly, this is not my strong point. It took a lot of piecing of foam tape around the snow flake and the acetate window to get the shaker just right. I also ran a line of foam tape around the perimeter of the card. Don't forget to add the sequins before placing the card front on the base. 😕
Step 3: Adhere foiled paper snowflakes to front of card.
I like to use Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect. Just a few drops will hold the snowflakes in place. The foil is easily embossed and a bulky spot of glue will show.
The instructions for Best Wishes are simple: Gather, Diecut, Assemble.
When die cutting the foiled paper it is helpful to use washi tape to hold the die in place. Intricate dies take a few passes through the rollers and having the die slip is disastrous.
The balloon and sentiment for this card are 1/16 of an inch in places! I find that using a No-Clog Writing Cap assists in getting the glue exactly where I want it.
 I added glitter glue to my design. I love the color and sparkle it adds. This card shows how easy it is to take traditional Christmas colors into the rest of the year.

Foiled paper brings on the glamour while ScraPerfect glue and accessories make construction possible.
Stop by my blog Scrappin Chaos for a full list of supplies.

Scrap On!


Saturday, January 13, 2018

How To Clean Your Craft Scissors Fast & Easy

Happy New Year Crafty Friends!
Lisa here with you today to share a quick and easy way to clean your sticky craft scissors. I found that The Best Cleaner Ever works really well at taking off the stickiest stuff ever. I add craft foam behind my photos and to pop up embellishments on my cards and layouts. The craft foam I buy has an adhesive side. I usually cut the foam to the size I need, but sometimes I don't realize I cut it too big until after I have peeled of the backing of the adhesive side. Then I have to cut the sticky foam with my scissors. This gets my scissors good and sticky after a few cuts:

I sprayed the scissors with The Best Cleaner Ever and let it sit for 5 minutes:

I used a paper towel to wipe them clean. Now they are looking like new again!

I love using this fabulous cleaner!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with us!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Up Cycling Jars With The Best Cleaner Ever

Hello there, welcome to the ScraPerfect blog. Michelle here today, to share a tutorial on how I use the Best Cleaner Ever to up-cycle food jars for craft room storage, and cleaning up after a crafting mishap.

I have been a thrifty crafter for years. Even in my creative downtime, I am usually making paper flowers for gifting or for my use in projects, so I look for ways to display these handmade treasures of mine. Aside from that, I am always looking for ways to stretch my crafting dollar, so finding affordable ways to have aesthetic & affordable storage is of utmost importance to me.

Everybody has manufactured food jars in their cabinets or pantry. 
With some cleaning, and paint, these product jars can be turned into something that will look attractive on any craft room shelf. 

Every now & then, however, I find one that in spite of soaking is soapy water, remnants of labels and adhesive just will not let go. And how to remove that "Best By" date inking?

Enter the Best Cleaner Ever

With just a couple of squirts, and a few moments, removing the label mess & inking is so easy. And with a wet wipe, paper towel, followed by a quick wiping with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth, the jar looks flawless.

Add some spray paint to the lid, and VOILA, pretty craft room storage.

Now onto how I used Best Cleaner Ever to remove a crafty mishap. I added layers of clear gesso, spray inks & even texture paste to microscope slides, intended for a pendant. Idea was a bust.

As you can see by the photo, the slides are caked heavily.  So I used a couple of squirts of Best Cleaner Ever, spread it over the entire surface of each slide using my finger. I then let it sit for 20-25 minutes, wiped clean with a wipe, and only used my craft knife to scrape some rather stubborn spots of the texture paste off.

Once I removed the Best Cleaner Ever from the entire slide surfaces, I followed with "buffing" each slide with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth. PERFECTION.

There you have it,a simple up-cylcing project, and a big crafty cleanup, both made possible with innovative products from ScraPerfect.

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Thanks so much for visiting. Until next time.......Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

How to Create a Rich Digital Card with Texture and Foiling

Hi Everyone, Ginny Here .  Today I decided to play around a little with my foils and make a birthday card while I was at it!

I printed two images of this rich colored woman holding a lantern by Gecko Galz

Pulled out a piece of my Copper Transfer Foil by Scraperfect

squggeled the adhesive on my watercolor background card ( from my stash)

went over it with a palette knife

Put the foil on top ( shiny side up) burnished with my finger (rubbed), let it sit for a few miniutes

Simply lifted the foil sheet off 
and built my card!

all of my layers and embellishments were held together with The Best Glue Ever

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you give this technique a try, it is a lot of fun and really gives an extra richness to your creations!
Ginny M