Thursday, April 2, 2020

How to Use Paint Chip Samples on your Scrapbook Layouts

Welcome to the blog! Shelly with you today sharing how to use paint chip samples on your scrapbook layouts in a creative way with Best Glue Ever and Embellie Gellie.



Hope you are all finding a little time to craft during the madness of this pandemic! I know crafting helps me to relax and de-stress!

I love color and every room in my house is a different, BOLD color - so I find myself with a LOT of  leftover paint chip samples that I can't bear to throw out!

Here is one way to use up some of those paint chip cards!

Supplies:

Best Glue Ever
Embellie Gellie
White Textured Cardstock (layout base)
(2) Paint Chip Sample Card from same color family
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Spray Mist / Paint
Dew Drops
Colored or patterned paper to mat journaling
Additional embellies - I used a button and arrow stamp

All the details....


  • I used 2 identical paint chip cards on this layout 
  • Cut 1 sample card down (I cut off 2 colors from a 7 color sample card) and then cut in half
  • On the 2nd chip card, punch a butterfly out of each color and then trim the punched out area off the card
  • Using Best Glue Ever, attach punched butterflies with Embellie Gellie to paint chip sample, going the opposite way of colors (so darkest butterfly is attached to lightest paint color and so on...)

Notice the small amount of Best Glue Ever needed - so easy to apply using the No Clog Writing Cap!


  • Arrange your photos in a column and adhere to layout base using Best Glue Ever - do not spread glue to edge of photos, you want to be able to tuck and attach your paint chip cards
  • Tuck and glue your paint chip card under your column of photos
  • Tuck and glue 1/2 of your trimmed paint chip card under the butterflies, slightly askew of colors
  • Tuck and glue the 2nd 1/2 of your trimmed paint chip card underneath column of photos on the opposite side
  • Add matted journaling, overlapping paint chip card and photos
  • This is the point I added a stamped arrow and button embellishment
  • Now let's add some paint splatters!  YES - I am telling you that you can add paint splatters after your layout is glued down!  
  • Shield your photos with a piece of scrap paper, pull the spray nozzle out of your mist paint and dribble little splatters where you want them!






Thanks for checking in - be safe, be well and do something creative!

Shelly




Wednesday, April 1, 2020

How To Make A Paper Teacup!

Hello everyone!  Betsy here on the blog today
sharing how to make this adorable paper teacup!


I love paper engineered projects and this one is so cute!  And I couldn't have made
it without using the Best Glue Ever with the No-Clog Writing Tip.
I downloaded the free template from EssyJae.com.  There is also an
SVG file available for purchase.

So to begin, I printed the template out on the pattern paper I was using.  Make
sure to print this template on the back side of the paper so that any black lines
will show on the inside of the cup not the outside.


This is the cup and handle.  You will need a letter size piece of paper (8 1/2" x 11").
It will not fit on a 6" x 6" piece.  I trimmed down a piece of 12" x 12" piece.
I then cut out the pieces.  The dark lines that are still showing need to be scored
and folded.  I used my scoreboard, but if I was to make this again I would score the
lines with a stylus and ruler.  The scoreboard made lines that were a little too wide.

Next it was time to glue the cup together.  I used the Best Glue Ever with the
No-Clog Writing Cap.  Just a little of this glue is enough.


After all of the tabs are glued your cup should look like this:


The next step is the handle.  Start with a little glue at one end of the handle piece and
adhere it to one of the flat panels towards the base.


Next I placed a drop of the Best Glue Ever on the front part of the strip at the top.  Then
I curved it around and adhered it near the top of the cup to form the handle.


There is a template for the saucer but I chose to use a scalloped stitched circle die
instead.  I did this out of a coordinating piece of solid card stock.


I added drops of the Best Glue Ever to the bottom of my teacup and adhered it to
the center of this base.  I trimmed my teacup and handle with gold peel-offs.

There is also a "teabag" template included.  I cut mine out of white card stock,
stamped a simple message, added one strip of peel-offs and an enamel heart.  
I punched a hole in the top and added baker's twine and glued the twine inside the
 cup so the tag hung on the outside. I stuffed the teacup first with a crumpled up tissue
 to take up space and then put some sparkly fiber on top.


And that finished my teacup!


I think there are so many uses for these!  As favors for a baby shower, wedding
shower, as part of a centerpiece for an anniversary, to take to a sick friend.  And
anything could be added inside.  Actual teabags, candy, little trinkets.

I hoped you enjoyed today's tutorial!  It's not difficult and it's so cute!

ScraPerfect Products Used:

Best Glue Ever


No-Clog Writing Tip


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

For a more detailed tutorial please stop by my blog:


Betsy

In my capacity as a design team member for SraPerfect, I do receive the products I use from them. 
All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.








Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Know what was published in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine?

Hello, everyone!

It's Nancy back to visit today!

I'm here to share a fun project that I had published in the Spring Issue 


Of course I used some great products from ScraPerfect on my project!

Here's the fun easel card I made:


This card was created from a purchased digital cut file that comes with complete directions from cutting to assembly. What you can't see are products used in the assembly, and this is where ScraPerfect’s Magically Perfect Products helped immensely! 

I used The Best Glue Ever to put all the paper layers together. Using only minimal amounts of ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever™ means that almost immediately everything will stay in place and will be adhered forever, that assembly will be quick and neat with no wrinkling or seepage, and that the bottle of glue will last an amazingly long time! 

Then I applied tiny drops of The Best Glue Ever,
and used the the brilliant little Embellie Gellie tool to pick up and place the tiny sequins exactly where the teeny-tiny dots of Best Glue Ever were waiting. Embellie Gellie™ works just perfectly whether it’s tiny little sequins, die cut letters or chunky charms or bulky buttons.



Isn't that fun?
ScraPerfect products help make things so easy when creating!

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Here's what I used:


Other Materials Used:
Donut Easel Card (My Scrap Chick)
Hole Foods Stamp Set (The Project Bin)
Cardstock
Black Ink

* * *
Pick up the Spring Issue of this fabulous magazine.
It's full of great articles and wonderful inspiration!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Nancy :o)


Monday, March 30, 2020

Best Glue Ever v. Double-Side Adhesive

Hi, ScraPerfect fans...Ro here today with a little comparison of ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever versus double-side adhesive.  I used to use the sticky tape exclusively. You know what I found? It doesn't last. I make cards and a few weeks later, all the layers have curled up. The sticky tape didn't hold.


Both of these cards were done a few weeks ago. The one on the right was put together with double-sided tape. The one on the left was put together with Best Glue Ever. Look at the difference from a different angle.


Both cards...made at the same time...with the same amount of adhesive...weighted down by the same acrylic block and rock.  See the difference a few weeks later? Let me ask you, which adhesive would you choose?  I've convinced myself, and maybe you too, that the Best Glue Ever is the clear choice here.


Not only that, but with the No Clog Writing Cap, I was able to get precise placement of the glue on the back of that fine die-cut lettering. Not to mention perfect and easy placement of the sequins. No messy glue spots leaking out. The glue goes just exactly where I want it.

These products right here....
Best Glue Ever

No-Clog Writing Cap
...they are my go-to's for card-making. Are you convinced yet?

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky.


Sunday, March 29, 2020

How to Create Shaker Boxes Using Punches

Good morning crafter's Penny here today to show you how I created these cute shaker boxes using punches, very little paper, and sequins.


I started by using my punches to punch out some various shapes. Some larger and some smaller. and a few the same size but in different colors.


Next I cut 1/4 inch strips from some leftover cardboard packaging.


Disclaimer: This blog is furnished with product in return for completed projects, and honest reviews.

Next I took out my bottle of Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect and started gluing my strips together. This glue was perfect for this project because I could put glue on all the strips at once and then glue them together without worrying if my glued dried because this glue stays tacky even when dry.

Most of these strips were glued together 2 strips at a time. If you intend to place thicker items in your shaker box you will need to glue enough strips together till they are your desired thickness.


Then I took my punched pieces out and punched a heart shape in the middle of what I wanted the top to be. 


Next I cut out some clear packaging plastic to use as my window. (Do not use the plastic that has the words printed on it) I also cut strips from my pre-glued pieces to fit the inside of the top piece of my shaker box.


Then I glued my window in place.


After my window dried which took hardly anytime at all with this glue, I added my cardboard strips. After my strips and window were added I used my Perfect Crafting Pouch on my window, and on the inside of my strips to prevent any static cling on my window, and to remove any glue inside my strips that would stick to my shaker pieces.


Then I added my sequins, and the Wheel of Embellies. These tiny embellishments are perfect for shaker boxes.


Then I repeated the process with other shapes, and fillers. For round shapes you will need to cut smaller pieces of strips so you can make your round box shape. Make sure your strips touch each other or the inside contents of your shaker boxes will fall out.


Here is a photo of the  Wheel of Embellies. As you can see they are tiny in size which makes them perfect for this craft.


In this shaker box I also added some gold stars. I think I might have over filled this one just a little too much. It's hard to tell how much to put in your middle area till after you have the top glued down.


Next I added some bling dots, and a ribbon bow.


Here are my finished boxes.


The possibilities are endless on the colors, and punches you can use.


 These shaker boxes can be used on scrapbook pages, cards, or whatever  you'd like to do with them. They also make great kit's crafts. I hope you had fun today following along and be sure and come back tomorrow for more fun ideas, and instructions. Till next time Happy Scrapping.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Using Stencils to create an Easy Background with ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever and Transfer Foils



Greetings! Chris here and today I am playing with stencils and ScraPerfect's Designer Transfer foils! I admit I have struggle with the Designer Transfer foils, all because I am not a patient crafter!  Every time I have had problems it is because I haven't let my Best Glue Ever dry enough before adding the Designer Transfer foils.

Start by tracing you stencil onto you papers. Add Best Glue Ever with No Clog Writing Tip over traced stencil marks. 



 LET DRY until your glue turns clear. You can see the difference below.




Add ScraPerfect's Designer Transfer foils over glue.  Rub gently and lift off ScraPerfect's Designer Transfer foils.



letting the glue dry really is the key!  Make sure it is all clear.  The foils don't stick well to the non-dry still white glue!


I hope you are inspired to add some sprakle to your card with ScraPerfect's Designer Transfer foils!

Friday, March 27, 2020

How to Recondition my Forgotten Paint Brushes Quickly!

Hi Everyone, It's Renee' with Delaney Jane Cards. I thought I'd do another little video clip this month of me using the ScraPerfect Best Cleaner Ever™

I had some ... forgotten ...paint brushes in my tool caddy. I had used them for deep green paint, for spreading adhesives and for who knows what else. The bristles were stiff and stained and the brushes were in no way salvageable... until I tried this Best Cleaner Ever. It made all the difference and salvaged my paint brushes. 

I've inserted a little high speed video clip because photos don't do this stuff justice. It is something you have to see to believe! 
 

 If you haven't had the opportunity to try this stuff out, I'd encourage you to do so. Last month I shared a little clip of me cleaning and reconditioning a stamp that has been used thousands of times and was stained so badly I never thought it would be clean. It totally cleaned it with hardly any effort on my part. 

You can pick your own bottle up here: ScraPerfect Best Cleaner Ever™
Thanks for checking out my little post for today! 
Renee' 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

How to make a Steampunk Altered Paint Brush


Welcome Back Friends,

Robin here with ScraPerfect Blog, sharing my altered paintbrush, I created using The Best Ever Glue,
the quick stick glue for paper crafting.




Supplies: The Best Ever Glue
                 Paintbrush
                 Foam Brush
                 Stamps of your choice
                 Card Stock - Kraft
                 Paint
                 Word die cut
                  Embossing powder
                 Hot Glue Gun
                 Heat Gun

Here is what I did: I started out by creating my background paper. I used a 12x 12 piece of heavy stock. Using the foam brush, I brushed in haphazard strokes,  the darkest of the 3 colors I choose.
A dark tan, let dry, brush on the second color, light beige, let dry. Lastly, I used a doily stamp I had dipped in gold paint and stamped the entire sheet. Let dry.  I cut out a tag from heavy stock and covered the tag with my background paper.

I painted the paintbrush and bristles. Using a hot gun I dried the brushes and the bristles, which gives the paintbrush a worn look.

I punched out a large oval from kraft and black polka dotted paper, adhered it to the tag. using The Best Glue Ever.

I stamped the hot air balloon on kraft paper, fussy cut it out and layered it over the oval.

I die cut the word journey out 4 times using kraft paper, stacked and glued them together using The Best Glue Ever, and then heat embossed the word. The word then adhered over the hot air balloon.

I stamped two pieces of ephemera onto the background paper, fussy cut them out.

I finished up by hot gluing all the pieces together for a very cool altered paintbrush!

Thank You for visiting and as always I appreciate your kind comments.

Until Next Time.....

Robin

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Create a most excellent and unusual box card!

Hi everyone! Leslie here, and I'm back on the blog today sharing a very cool box card. First order of business is to let you know that this post contains affiliate links. I created an unusual get well card featuring a bouquet of flowers in a mason jar! We all need get well cards in our stash, so let's get started!


I separated all the elements in the cut file and cut them with my Scan N Cut from a variety of colors of cardstock. I put the bouquet together first, adhering the pieces with Best Glue Ever with a No-Clog Writing Cap. Using the Gold 'n Pearls Wheels of Embellies I added a pearl to the center of the rose in the bouquet using Embellie Gellie. The Embellie Gellie is so amazing... just mold a small ball on the end of the stick and you have a wonderful pick-up tool that 'grabs' your small embellishment from your desk and releases onto your project. It's a fabulous product!


I hand-cut the acetate pieces and adhered the outer mason jar, lid and bottom pieces with Best Glue Ever. I thought I had clean hands while I was assembling this project but I guess I didn't because the acetate got a couple small areas of glue and several smudges on it. So, I put some Best Cleaner Ever on a Q-Tip and cleaned the glue spots, then I used my Perfect Cleaning Cloth to gently clean the front and back of each of the acetate pieces. Worked like a charm! I moved to the inside and adhered the stems to the inner mason jar acetate with Best Glue Ever, and then adhered the acetate in place. I finished the card with a stamped get well greeting and some twine.


ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Cap
Best Cleaner Ever
Perfect Cleaning Cloth
Wheels of Embellies (Gold 'n Pearls used here)
Embellie Gellie

Additional products used:
Colored cardstock
Metallic silver cardstock
Scan N Cut
Acetate
Sentiment rubber stamp
Dark orange ink
Fishtail sentiment strip die
Twine

For additional details and photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

How to Make an Easy Distressed Paint Finish

It is so easy to create a lovely, distressed  shabby chic finish using ScrapPerfect Best Glue  Ever



I bought this fun little wood laser cut out  "cute" - - but I wanted it to POP! so I painted it with white paint, then applied Best Glue Ever and let it set until it was very tacky and almost dry.





Then I applied a layer of pale pink paint and let it dry - - the under layer of glue created a layer of texture and then I used an ink pad to define the cracks 

I then did a little more sanding and inking and a layer of oil - BAM! The perfect embellishment!!



Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Shelly

Monday, March 23, 2020

How To Quick and Easy Treat Boxes You Can Make Yourself

Hello crafty friends,

It's Melinda and today I am sharing a fun project I made with my Best Ever Glue!!! I created two fun treat boxes.

Here is the first one. It is an adorable Hershey's kiss box. It allows you to put 7 kisses in a row. I used the famous Best Glue Ever to assemble my boxes. This glue has such a good strong bond that allows you to create dimensional projects.

The box features some great digital images from Joy Clair stamps.

I colored my images with my Copic Markers.

Here is the second box I created. I again used my Best Glue Ever to assemble it once again.




  


Here's a side view. I created the boxes to open on the side.

ScraPerfect Supplies Used



Additional Supplies
Card Stock
Copics
Digital Stamps
Patterned Paper
Acetate Paper
White Pen
Black Pen


Thank you so much for stopping by and allowing me to share with you. I hope you will come back each day to see what the other amazing designers are creating! Until the next time, have a wonderfully crafty day!