Sunday, September 30, 2018

Mixed Media ATC's by Kim Fuller

Good morning ScraPerfect fans, Kim here today with my next DT project!
This time I have created some mixed media ATC's I am sending off to a friend for her YouTube challenge she is having.

I started off with some white acrylic paints as a base coat.

Next, I got out some of my Lindy's Sprays and started to add some colour.




Now its time for The Best Glue Ever and some torn paper scraps from my stash. I laid them down first to see where I wanted them, then added some of the glue to hold them on the wood surface.


Once the paper was down I used another colour of Lindy's on top to add another dimension.


Now its time to get out my stamps. I started with a script stamp for the background, then I used this Tim Holtz Stamp of the 3 gentlemen. However, the stamp lifted some of the paint up and stuck to the stamp, no problem tho, The Best Cleaner Ever will clean that right up!


Sometimes we have little accidents like this on our art, and if it happens, its just another reason to make your art unique! 


Now I am placing some more of the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap to some random places on the ATC's. I will let it dry and get tacky for the next step.


Here I am adding some of the Transfer Foils to the tacky glue. I used 2 different colours of the foils on each.


Here is the ATC's with the foils on them.


Next step is a bit more Best Glue Ever and some glitter glass!


After the glitter glass I then added some of the Gold Lux Mix for some sparkle!


A word or phrase and a couple of metal embellishments and I am almost done!




I thought a finishing touch would be nice so I used the Wheel of Embellies to add a little flower to each of the wings, I think it finished the ATC's off nicely!


I hope you like my project today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

For more info about this project please visit my blog

ScraPerfect Products Used

Other Items Used
Wood ATC's From Fernli Designs
Tim Holtz Metal Embellishments
Stampendous Glass Glitter
Stampendous Gold Luxe Mix
Jute
Tim Holtz Stamp
Prima Script Stamp
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays
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Saturday, September 29, 2018

How to Re-purpose Trash To Treasure Home Decor

Hello All It's Glen here with a new quick project that takes an item from winding up in the landfill and making it into a nice piece of art. I found this at a thrift shop for a few dollars and it sat around for months until I got an idea. I cut a piece of paper and using the Best Glue Ever I added a small amount to the disk and placed a nice paper to it. I left the other side empty in case someone would like to put a photo in the other side.


 I added the flowers and petals to make it more attractive and colorful, it only took a small amount of the Best Glue ever to attach each piece. I hope you enjoyed this post and be sure to check out the others on this blog, and be sure to check out the great products from ScraPerfect!
 Cheers
  Glen

Friday, September 28, 2018

:How to Print on Fabric for Cards Perfect and Easy!

Hi All-
Amy here. Did you know that you don't need special fabric to print with your ink jet printer? It's true! Watch this video to see these other easy game changing techniques for cards, layouts or other craft projects.

  • Print on vellum and invisibly glue it to paper
  • Glue thin fabric to paper (two ways!)
  • Adhere both buttons (two ways) and delicate skeletal leaves
  • How to "un-sticky" sticky things



NOTE #1: Watch entire tutorial because I do different gluing techniques on the same materials giving you a choice on what you might prefer!!!


See why ScraPerfect's Perfect Crafting Pouch is the tool that you never knew you needed, and that you'll never want to be without again! 

NOTE #2: If you only use ScraPerfect's Perfect Crafting Pouch as an anti-static bag for embossing, you are missing out on the many very different ways the pouch helps. In the video you'll see how to use it to print on fabric, but this same technique can be used with stamps, markers, pens, and other wet inks on ribbon, twill tape, and even to sign quilts!




NOTE #3: The video footage was filmed a couple years ago when I preferred the Best Glue Ever's normal cap over the No-Clog Writing Cap; this is no longer the case. I LOVE THE NO-CLOG WRITING CAP as it not only prevents clogs, but it restricts the output to a super thin stream, making detail work easier AND makes the bottle last even longer!! 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

How To Clean Scissors Using The Best Cleaner Ever

Hey scrappy friends!
Lisa here today to share a simple and easy way to clean sticky stuff off your scissors. I use my scissors for cutting adhesive backed foam. Therefore, the sticky backing builds up on my scissors. So every once in awhile I need to clean them. I found that The Best Cleaner Ever works really well for this!
Here's how they looked prior to cleaning:


All I did was spray some of The Best Cleaner Ever on them and let them sit for about 5 minutes. After they have sat, take a paper towel and wipe clean. EASY PEASY!


Now I have a brand new looking pair of scissors again:


So next time you have a sticky pair of scissors, try The Best Cleaner Ever!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

How to Make a Thanksgiving Wreath Using Leafs

Hi Deb here today with a beautiful Fall Wreath.


A couple weeks ago I showed you how to use the Best Glue Ever to add gilding to leaves from your yard (and if you need leaves, please, let me know.  I've got more than enough to share!)

I like to use the leaves on my Thanksgiving table instead of a centerpiece as well as lay them on top of the folded napkins.  Today I'm going to share a quick project you can do with your gilded leaves - make a fall wreath.

I started with a straw wreath form from the local craft store, several spools of velvet ribbon,  a sheet of gold glitter foam, a sheet of DCWV blue cork paper, stick pins, and the Best Glue Ever.  I used the Tattered Leaves die from Tim Holtz's Sizzix collection to cut leave shapes with the foam and cork sheets.

To start I gathered up my gilded leaves and arranged them on my wreath form to get a good idea of what I wanted the finished wreath to look like.  I then put drops of the Best Glue Ever on one side of the wreath and let them dry until they were tacky.  The glue will hold the ribbon to the wreath as I wrap it around the form.  I wasn't sure how far I'd get with the ribbon, but I figured any extra dots would be used to hold the cork and form shapes. Word to the wise: buy extra spools of ribbon, as you never seem to have enough.


I knew I would be covering the bottom of the wreath with leaves, so I concentrated the ribbon on about half the form.  The remaining dots of the Best Glue Ever were used to adhere the cork and foam shapes to the straw. These help fill in as a background and provide a bit of color.


Next, I took the gilded leaves and attached them to my wreath with decorative stick pins, overlapping them.  I decided not to seal the leaves I gilded two weeks ago, which let them dry out more and curl.  It gives them a lot more interest, however, since I didn't seal them they won't last more than a week or so outside before they really start crumbling  -- which is fine since it will be time to switch to an evergreen wreath. 

Using the stick pins on the leaves will let me easily remove them while preserving the rest of the wreath to reuse, perhaps in the spring with paper flowers or plastic eggs.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

How To Make A Fun & Whimsical Gift Package Embellishment

Hello there crafty friends!
Welcome to the ScraPerfect blog.

Michelle here today to share with you an easy way to make a fun & whimsical gift package embellishment, using the Best Glue Ever & the No-Clog Writing Cap to put it all together.



Here is the supplies you will need to make one yourself.



Paper Flower
(I used patterned paper and my Cricut to cut one
but any will do) 
Solid Cardstock
Glitter
Distress Oxide
Inking Tool
Metallic Thread
Embossing Folder
Embossing Machine
Paper Doily
Paper Cutter

AND

ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever
ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect No-Clog Writing Cap

To begin, as stated above, I selected a layered flower design and cut it using my Cricut Machine, however, ANY flower will do.

I wanted a bit more depth on each petal, so I opted to use Distress Oxide in Picked Raspberry shade, so it had more of a chalky like finish, and added with my inking tool.


Then I shaped & curled the petals of each layer of the flower, I glued them together using Best Glue Ever.


While letting it set, I used two shades of pink solid card stock, cutting the light pink in a 1/4 inch strip the full length of the 8.5x11 cardstock, and then cutting the hot pink in 3/4 of an inch strips, and cut 4 strips of each.


I used a polka dot embossing folder to add whimsical texture to the hot ink cardstock strips, and then cut each strip in half, and coiled each around a pencil.

I then used Best Glue ever, and used paint brush to add the glue to each strip. 
Now for the fun part. The glitter.....not.
I added two layers of glitter to each strip then set aside to dry.
I also added the glue to the petals of the flowers and added pinches of glitter.



Glitter, adds so much beauty to projects, but boy is it messy!
No worries. I pulled out glitters worst enemy, and my FAVORITE glitter release tool, ScraPerfect's Perfect Crafting Pouch!

I lightly tapped the pouch over the area's that missed returning to the bottle
(guess I should have turned my floor fan off....oops😒)
Anyways...with a few light taps of the pouch, and a stiff brush, the glitter removed easily from the surface of my work mat.


This pouch, AMAZING!!!!

Now back to my embellishment project.
Once my glue had set the flower and glitter, I began putting it all together.



I cut each of the glittered strips in half and then using Best Glue Ever, glued the inside of each strip end to make a loop. I then uncoiled the hot pink strips, and began glueing them to the white cardstock backing. 


Each strip was added in an alternating pattern, hot pink, to glittered, then hot pink and so on.

I added silver metallic textured thread, very thickly to the "bottom" of my flower, and then a few strand around the rest of it, gluing it all using Best Glue Ever. 
The final touch, was adding a delicate paper doily to the back.



Such an easy project, and not very time consuming.
And this made possible by the innovative ScraPerfect products.


For the ScraPerfect products I used in this project, and smooch more, please visit ScraPerfect online at:


And while visiting today, be sure to check out all the FABULOUS projects created
by the AMAZING ScraPerfect Design Team.

Thanks for visiting!
Until next time...........
Be Blessed! 



Monday, September 24, 2018

How to Clean The Ink From Your Stamps and Dies (Video)

HI All-
Amy Here to say it's been a very fun time with ScraPerfect and Lawn Fawn sharing products and ideas! We all know they have adorable designs and ultra-high quality products.

Like with Legos or Polly Pockets, keeping little things organized, clean, and handy is super important when you've got so many special, tiny pieces! Check out the VIDEO with step-by-step instructions on a brilliant way to store your matching stamp/die sets! We used Lawn Fawn's Meow You Doin' Die and Stamp sets, along with ScraPerfect's Best Glue EverBest Cleaner EverPerfect Crafting Pouch, and Perfect Cleaning Cloth.






You won't want to miss these fun and special ideas!











Sunday, September 23, 2018

How to Make A Beautiful Autumn Scrapbooking Layout

Good morning crafter's Penny here today to show you how to design a beautiful Autumn scrapbooking layout.


So the first thing I needed was some great Fall / Autumn photos. I did this by getting / making my grandson pose for some photos. I think they turned out great, but that sweet pained expression on his face was due to him posing for so long. Which to him is anything longer than 5 minutes. So my suggestion is bring along plenty of snacks, but none that will leave color on their lips.  (Don't ask me how I know about that little tidbit!)

So other design tips about this layout is to chose embellishments, and paper that match the colors in your photos. So I found matching washi tape, bling strips, a fabric applique leaf, some fussy cut leaves, gold paint for the tile, along with some gold alphabet stickers, and an orange pen.



To stick all of these goodies down I used the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect. This glue is amazing because it glued down my plastic alphabet stickers, my fabric applique, the bling strips, and all of my paper with me ever once changing glues. This is a huge time saver for me as well as a money saver since I didn't have to buy a different glue for each product type I used.


So once again here's a look at my Autumn layout, I hope you had a great time following along and until next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny

Saturday, September 22, 2018

How to Make a Quick and Easy Fall Card Using the Best Glue Ever

Kathy here from Create.365 sharing a unique way to color images on your cards and some tips for using the Best Glue Ever and the Perfect Crafting Pouch


This card will be one of the selections that the card making group from my local library will be making in November, so I tried to keep it fairly simple, while also teaching them something new at the same time. Using the wave cut paper trimmer to trim the rust panel is super simple and then embossing it with the swirling leaves folder gives it a beautiful pattern.


The card base is a cream top folding vertical A2 and I used the window punch in the bottom left corner to make the window for the sentiment. I then also punched the window out of mustard cardstock to stamp the words on.


Instead of coloring all the leaves and pumpkins that were randomly stamped across the card front, I used a pencil eraser like a stamp with the fall colors from the rainbow ink pad. I think it tends to gives it a very distinct and uniquely modern look. I wished afterwards that I would have just stuck to using only one color per leaf, but by then it was too late, lol. Oh well, there's always next time!





Now it's assembly time...Here's where the Best Glue Ever and the Perfect Crafting Pouch come in handy! I used the Best Glue Ever to glue everything down because using tape runner doesn't really work very well on textured things like a dry embossed panel like this one and the small nozzle on the bottle works perfectly to get just the smallest amount of glue on the back of that sentiment window piece. But even though I was very careful, I still had alittle of the glue ooze out around the sentiment because it was so skinny and since it dries clear, but tacky, I didn't want it to stick to the card front. So I gently tapped the Perfect Crafting Pouch over the remaining sticky parts and that quickly took care of the problem.


When I attached the sentiment, I made sure that it would line up with and show through the window that I punched in the card front.


 I also stamped another sentiment and several leaves on the inside of the card to finish the design off...turning it into a fall birthday card!


That's it for me today...thanks for sticking around and happy crafting with ScraPerfect~