Thursday, March 21, 2019

Quick and Easy Homemade Scrapbook Embellishments video

Linda, here today to share some Quick and Easy Postage Stamp Elements with ScraPerfect. Recently I was asked how to use Postage Stamps in some items. Since I have a nice little stash it was easy to share a few ideas.

Quick and Easy Postage Stamp Elements with ScraPerfect

Here is a video showing the Quick and Easy Postage Stamp Elements with ScraPerfect.



Using ScraPerfects, Best Glue Ever and Embellie Gellie really help make this a quick and easy project. With the fine tip of the Best Glue Ever I can apply just the right amount of glue for my elements.

Quick and Easy Postage Stamp Elements with ScraPerfect


Quick and Easy Postage Stamp Elements with ScraPerfect

Quick and Easy Postage Stamp Elements with ScraPerfect

Using the Embellie Gellie helps make quick work of adding tiny rhinestones to the elements.

Quick and Easy Postage Stamp Elements with ScraPerfect

Perfectly placed right where I want it to be placed.

Quick and Easy Postage Stamp Elements with ScraPerfect

Love how these Postage Stamp Embellishments turned out. This really is Quick and Easy Postage Stamp Elements with ScraPerfect.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do feel free to follow me on YouTube.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hi there!  Kim L. here today to share my latest make for ScraPerfect.  Do you like fairies?  If so, you will love the card I just created.  I am relatively new to the world of fairies, but am quickly falling in love with them.  They inspired this card, I hope you like it:


I was inspired by the paper I found in my stash and challenged myself to use colors outside of my comfort zone.  So I began by painting a purple glittered paint on my card for the background.  I also swiped a purple ink around the edges of my card, inside and out front and back.   Then I secured a green paint chip to the card using the Best Glue Ever of course with a small No Clog Writing Cap on top for precision.  I only used small dots of glue since you only need a tiny amount for a great hold.  Repeating this process, I finished my background with a white heart shaped paper doily and the fairy paper from my stash.


I added a pretty sequin trim around the portion that was painted purple with the Best Glue Ever in a thin line.  I let this sit for a few minutes before working in that area on my card.


Now that my background was done, it is  time to embellish my project.  This is the part of the process that I enjoy most!  I wanted to give my fairy some sparkle, so I covered her dress with the
Best Glue Ever and then gently shook a lavender Tiny Bottle of Embellishments over the dress and it turned out very pretty!



Some self adhesive gems were also added for interest, as well as two sequin stars in different shades of purple.  On the top center of my card I added a lavender polka dot bow and a paper flower.  I embellished the center of the flower with a dew drop from my stash,  I adhered this to the flower with the Best Glue Ever and placed it perfectly using Embellie Gellie.  This product is fabulous for placing tiny embellishments that are so hard to keep track of or get stuck to your fingers.




Trying something different, I also added pieces of my fairy paper to the inside and back of my card with the Best Glue Ever.  I like how these details added a unique touch to my card.




I really appreciate you stopping by today to see my fairy themed card.  Please be sure to go to ScraPerfect to get supplies for all of your crafting needs and follow ScraPerfect on social media for updates and inspiration.  I would love it if you would follow my blog as well, Vintage Rose Creations by Kim, to see more of my work.  

Crafty Blessings,

Kim Lippincott




Monday, March 18, 2019

How to Recycle Your Calendars into Scrapbook Embellishments.

Amy here to wish you a very happy, healthy, peaceful and creative 2014, but before you throw out that old calendar let me show you some simple way's to recycle it in your crafting projects.

If you use a wall calendar in your office or in your kitchen, chances are you chose it because you like the graphics. Repurpose it! Save images to use for cards and embellishments in the year ahead.

Hearts in February? Great for a Valentine’s Day card!  Apples in September? Perfect to School embellishment for the teacher! Pumpkins in October? Just the right touch for an Autumn layout.


Depending upon the calendar theme, there are probably lots of flowers, fairies, cupcakes, butterflies or animals, and maybe even a good quote each month. Simply save the pages to cut when the time is right, or you might have a better chance of actually using them if you get punch-happy now.


To add a touch of sparkle, I applied dots of the Best Glue Ever with gold glitter around the circumference, and then added a bit of holographic glitter to the wings of the bee.




(And yes, this is a recycled post...published originally in 2013.)

Sunday, March 17, 2019

How to Make a Beautiful St. Patrick's Day Craft Project

It's St. Patrick's Day and that means leprechauns, green and shamrocks, and getting crafty with a bit of the Irish Luck! We're not Irish, but we still enjoy the holiday and my kids still think that a leprechaun visits the house to play pranks (usually turning something green).


Here's a tip to use up those scraps - use multiple pieces of paper on your electronic cutter.  I have a Silhouette Cameo.  For these projects I copied my shamrock shapes until I filled the cutting page.  On my cutting mat I used three pieces of paper.

Did you know that you can use the Best Glue Ever to make your cutting mats sticky again?


You can find it at the ScraPerfect Store



Yes!  Check out the video here.


NOTE:  if you're going to do this, make sure you space your designs so that you're not cutting across two pieces of paper!

To assemble my projects, all I need is a bit of the Best Glue Ever.  Not only is it perfect for applying small amounts of glue, but it does everything - paper, plastic buttons, foam - you name it!

I picked up a pack of small burlap-covered canvases at Michael's.  I like the burlap background and thought they'd be great for home decor projects.  For this one I used images from Mary Watkin's (PaperScraps) Flickr photostream.  The pins are stuck in a scrap piece of foam which was glued to the canvas, on top of which sits a handful of the shamrocks.


For adhering a collage image to burlap, I scribbled a bit of the Best Glue Ever onto the back and used my fingers to spread it over the entire back of the paper.


 My second project was to decorate my March calendar.  I grabbed a couple more shamrocks, then added button centers.


Attaching buttons? No problem.  You can either use the Best Glue Ever wet or let it dry to tacky before sticking the button on your project.


Hope this inspires you to make a little something green as well! I hope you are having a great St. Patrick's Day today! Keep crafting!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

No-clog Writing Cap Makes the Smallest Projects Easy

Janet from Try it - Like it - Create it with a tutorial for using No-Clog Writing Cap and the Best Glue Ever. Together they are great for even the smallest of projects.


This is part of a larger post at Try it - Like it - Create it.
I needed to attach these little bunny toes to bunny feet.
Each toe is about the size of a grain of rice.
This really wouldn't have been possible without using the No-Clog Writing Cap!

Finished Feet!


Visit me at Try it - Like it - Create it where I share craft tutorial. 

If you would like to see more crafts using ScraPerfect products, make sure to take a moment and follow the ScraPerfect Blog. I post a variety of projects here twice a month along with a number of other lovely design team members.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Spring Forward, Fall Back and Clean Your Craft Tools!

Hello and welcome to the blog - Shelly with you today sharing and spreading a Public Service Announcement to help keep your craft space in tip-top shape!

*Designer's Tip:  Stock up on nail brushes from the Dollar Store - they are great for scrubbing craft tools and you can toss them out when they get too worn!

Years ago a public service campaign was started to get people to change the batteries in their smoke detectors twice a year with the time change - and it worked like a charm.

I am proposing that along with the time change, take time to give a good clean to your basic craft tools, mats, stencils and neglected stamps.

With Best Cleaner Ever and the Perfect Cleaning Cloth - this task is a breeze!

I admit, I neglect my tools and they get grungy, but this past weekend with my extra hour of daylight, I put on a good Hallmark movie and went to town cleaning the sticky residue, ink, paint and other grunge from all of my scissors, piercing tools and mats.  I then moved on to my stencils and stamps.

Best Cleaner Ever has been newly reformulated and works faster than ever - and my favorite thing about this amazing cleaner?  It does not irritate my super-sensitive skin!


Best Cleaner Ever Removes:

    solvent inks like StazOn™    permanent markers like Sharpies™    adhesive build-up on scissors and tools    latex, enamel, & spray paints    stickers and tape residues (duct, carpet, Tuck™, and others!)    chewing gum from shoes and carpetsScraPerfect’s Best Glue Ever™ from hands, stamps, and fabric
AND lots more!!!


Check out the Video Guide to Best Cleaner Ever!

The Perfect Cleaning Cloth is the perfect companion to the Best Cleaner Ever.  I have several of the Perfect Cleaning Cloths that I have earmarked for specific tasks.  In my craft room, I have one cloth I keep pristine for wiping down my photos, one cloth for cleaning messes and another cloth for cleaning the screens on all my devices and my reading glasses.

Check out the Video Guide to the Perfect Cleaning Cloth!

I hope you all join me in my quest to keep my craft tools in pristine condition for years of happy crafting!

Remember, Spring Forward, Fall Back and Clean Your Craft Tools!



Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Have a creative weekend!

Shelly



Thursday, March 14, 2019

How To Make An Upcycled Pencil Holder by Kim F.



Good morning ScraPerfect fans, Kim here with a fun and easy upcycling project for you today.


I am always looking for organization on my art desk, and love to recycle! I have been storing some art supplies in this sad looking tin can, and knew it needed an update to make it pretty for my desk. I am using some Best Glue Ever with the No Clog writing cap, and some Tim Holtz collage paper for my can.


I gave the can a coat of gesso and then using the glue and some water, I adhered the tissue paper down to my tin can. It stayed down nicely and I had no tearing, it worked perfectly!


Once the tissue paper was dry, I used the glue again for adhering my trim to the top and bottom of the can.


I also had some wooden hearts in my stash and used the glue to stick them to the can for a bit of decoration. I left them the natural colour of the wood, as I felt it went with the nature theme of the tissue paper.



Voila! ScraPerfect to the rescue again, a simple and easy project to brighten up your art space!


Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have found some inspiration here.




Wednesday, March 13, 2019

How to Create an Embellie Cluster

Hey there friends!
Lisa back to share a layout with you using the Best Glue Ever along with the No Clog Writing Cap attached. This is a photo of my kids on my son's high school graduation day:


When I create a layout, I save my glueing until the end. I design my project, lay it all out, photos and embellishments. Then I use the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap attached and carefully add dots of glue to hold my embellishments together. On this layout, I used the glue to hold my fussy cut flowers together. Them I remove all the embellies from my page and add my watercolors to the background. This way I can bring the cluster back onto my page and see if I need to add more to my background. If I need to add more, I can just remove it all in one piece. I did the same thing with the number border going down the right side of the layout. I hope that makes sense?

Here are some close ups:





Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

How To Repair A Small Dish With Scraperfect

Hello there creatives!
Welcome to the ScraPerfect blog.

Michelle here today to share re-hab 
project for a small damaged dish, to serve as a ring/jewelry dish,
soap dish, or even a dish to lay your Perfect Crafting Pouch on!
(Thank you Kim Lippincott for inspiring this idea!)


The month of March, the ScraPerfect Design Team is sharing how to make embellishments using products from ScraPerfect.

I wanted to share how AMAZINGLY embellishments work using the ScraPerfect family of products.

And if these products work this great for pre-made embellishments, imagine the embellishments you can make with these products!

While having a day out with my mom this past weekend, I stumbled across
the perfect size dish to lay on my work table, to lay my Perfect Crafting pouch on when not in use, and for easy access when needed.

However this dish had a good size chip along the top of one side, but at a price of $.80 how could I go wrong?

As you can see by these pic, "chroming" the damaged edge would most likely cost more than the dish was worth. So instead,  I decided to use resin roses to camouflage this rather large "blemish".


The dish also had layers of price markdown stickers, that left an awful, tacky residue, so the first step was cleaning the dish entirely, using Best Cleaner Ever & the Perfect Cleaning Cloth.


After spraying only a couple of dollops of Best Cleaner Ever, I used my fingers to work it over the front, and the back of the dish. Set it aside about 5 minutes, then used a paper towel to wipe away the cleaner and tacky residue, and used 
the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to remove any cleaner that may have been left over.




I decided that I wanted to decorate the center of the dish, so I pulled out my Perfect Crafting pouch, lightly tapped it on the center surface of the dish, and a miniature chandelier stamp from my stash.



Using a archival black ink, I stamped the image, and used a heat tool to set the ink.

To finish the dish, I glued the mini resin roses to the chipped area of the dish, using the Best Glue Ever and No-Clog Writing Cap together, and added a larger resin rose to the opposite top side as well.



To further secure the roses, I waited 24 hours, then turned the dish upside down, and added more glue to the area of the roses closest to the adhering point from the day before, and allowed it to cure also for 24 hours.

And VOILA! I now have a "perfect" decorated dish to use for my 
Perfect Crafting Pouch!


For the entire ScraPerfect line of products I used in making this ugly duckling dish into something beautiful, please visit ScraPerfect at:

https://scraperfect.com

To find more inspiration, follow this blog, or visit ScraPerfect on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Thanks so much for visiting today, until next time.........

Live Creatively!