Saturday, December 31, 2016

A Winter Snowglobe


I've developed a thing for snow globes about a year ago, and decided to make some of my own.  It's a pretty straightforward project - all you need is a jar with a lid, small items to fit inside and a bottle of the Best Glue Ever. 

Having said that, there are a few things you need to consider.  First is the size of your jar.  You want to make sure your items aren't too big to fit inside.  Case in point: the glass jar I used has a dip in the center (which I didn't notice until I'd already glued my larger tree). 

The second is the depth of the lid. The lid on this jar was quite deep, which affected how the items would look in the jar. If you place your items directly on the lid bottom, they can look strange.  I decided to raise the "bottom" by adding layers of cardboard so that the bottom of my scene would be even with the top of the lid.


I took a piece of a mailing box and traced around the glass opening.  After cutting it out I trimmed it until it was smaller than the jar's opening. You need to make the cardboard smaller than the opening or else you won't be able to screw the jar into the lid.


 Once the cardboard circle was the right size I took more pieces of the mailing box and cut a series of squares.  These were to be glued to the bottom of the lid first.


I made sure the squares were smaller than my circle, then snipped the corners just to make sure I wasn't going to have any problems putting on the lid.  I used the Best Glue Ever to adhere the cardboard to the metal and each subsequent piece of cardboard. 


Here's my stack of cardboard.  If you don't have cardboard you could use anything you have on hand to raise the bottom -- chipboard, plastic bottle caps, cork, or thick foam.


And after layering the square pieces I added my circular top piece.  This last piece is almost as high as the lid.  You can see how much smaller my raised bottom is than the edge of the lid to accomodate the thickness of the glass jar. 


The next step is to dry-fit and arrange your pieces.  Add a couple things, place the jar on top, make some changes, etc.  I tried several sizes of trees and considered using this red bow and some bells, but decided the scale was too big for this deer.


Once you're satisfied, glue everything down with more of the Best Glue Ever, being careful to make sure your items stay inside the circle.  After I glued my trees and deer I added a layer of glue to the bottom before adding some tiny styrofoam balls.  I was hoping they'd look snow-like, but again, the scale was a bit too big.  No worries, I grabbed my container of Sparkly Fluff and used a bit more of the Best Glue Ever to coat the styrofoam.


It's a bit hard to photograph well inside of the jar, but the Sparkly Fluff covered balls ended up giving me a lot of dimension, as if the deer was standing outside after a snowstorm.


Friday, December 30, 2016

No Clog Writing Cap, Best Glue Ever and Lace

Hello and welcome to the blog - Shelly with you today and I am playing along with Colleen's December Layout Challenge - - creating a border and using my own handwriting (yikes!)



I have created my photo border out of various laces and trims.  The No Clog Writing Cap allows me to create a precision line of adhesive just where I need it -- and because the Best Glue Ever dries completely clear, I don't have to worry about my dried adhesive or stains showing through my trims and laces.  One of my favorite features of this glue is that it stays very tacky while it dries and I am able to get my trims in the perfect position before it dries permanently.

But the No Clog Cap is for more than just glue!!  Think of any of your liquid craft supplies that are in a bottle - - paints, resins, stains, glazes, lubricants, masking fluids - the cap comes in different sizes to fit a myriad of different product bottles.  Be sure to check out this video for more info:   Video Introduction to the "No Clog Writing Cap".


Of course I used Embellie Gellie to apply my smaller pieces to this layout - - it picks up both tiny flat sequins and my bulky 3D resin shapes and releases both with ease on to my layouts.  And do you notice what a small amount of Best Glue Ever I am using to attach embellishments - I challenge you to try THAT with other adhesives!


Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Shelly

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Manly Birthday Card

Colleen here with a fun and quick card to make for a man.  I don't know about you but I sometimes have trouble making a manly card and this was so fun and easy to make I will be making more similar to this.




I started by using the Perfect Crafting Pouch over the area that I was going to stamp.


Next I stamped the image onto the cardstock and then used embossing powder on top of the stamped image.  The embossing powder stuck only to the ink and no place else on the cardstock.  I love that you don't have to try to get the stray embossing powder out of the way before heat setting the powder.  Finally I used a Creative Embellishment and embossed that and used the Best Glue Ever to glue it down.  I don't have to worry about the embellishment sticking when I use this glue.

Thank you for looking and I hope you give something like this a try.



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Adding Ric Rac with ScraPerfect

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
Lisa here today to share a simple way to add ribbon to your card, layout or any craft project. I struggled to find the right adhesive for all widths of ribbon until now... ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, is really the best adhesive ever, in my eyes! I have tried the red double sided tape, sure it works for larger width ribbon, but what about this ribbon and ric rac? I used to cut it down to the width I needed, after finally getting it unstuck from my scissors, I would struggle to get it where I wanted it. I was so frustrated!
While creating this card, I wanted to add ric rac but really didn't want not use that red double sided tape. So I grabbed the Best Glue Ever. Did you know, that if you let it dry to a clear state, it is tacky and can be re-positioned? That is exactly what I did!
Here's the tutorial:

I started by cutting two pieces of patterned paper. Using the Best Glue Ever I glued them to a piece of scrap paper:


I added a thin line of the Best Glue Ever with the No-Clog Writing Cap


And waited...


I waited for a few minutes until it was clear:


Then placed my ric rac on top. The glue is tacky and repositionable, perfect because I didn't get the ric rac on straight the first time. Since the glue is tacky, it doesn't seep into the ribbon. Love it!


Once I had it where I wanted, I took the Perfect Crafting Pouch and rubbed it over the spots where a bit of glue was showing. This takes care of the sticky spots from the glue.


Finally, I wanted to share a tip I recently learned and I think it will save me lots of money in the long run. Instead of buying foam tape or foam dots, pick up a pack of self adhesive foam at Walmart. You get a big stack for only $5. I was paying at least that for the foam tape I was using. One side of the foam is sticky. In this photo, I applied the sticky side to my embellie and then added some Best Glue Ever to the other side.


Here's my finished card:


The more I work with ScraPerfect products, the more I love them!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Lisa

Monday, December 26, 2016

Have Yourself A Very Gnome-y Christmas!

Good morning friends! Kim here today with my next DT project for ScraPerfect.
I have created some fun Gnome inspired Christmas ornaments for my tree.
 
 
 
 
 
 I purchased some paper mache ornaments online and gave them a coat of gesso and then a coat of some Martha Stewart paint in a putty colour.
 

 
Now onto my most used and favorite technique. The Best Glue Ever and Glitter!!
I "painted" the glue on the back of the ornaments and sprinkled on mountains of glitter....cuz you can't have too much glitter!

 
The Best Glue Ever was also used for gluing down my wintery Gnome images, which I got free from Pinterest.
The Best Glue Ever is so fantastic for paper crafting, it is definitely my go to glue!
 

 
Once you have your images glued down, then trim them to fit your ornaments.

 
Once you have your images down and trimmed then add your favorite embellishments, laces, trims and bling!
 
 
Once you have your ornaments complete, then hang them on your tree!!
 
 
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season, I wish you all love and best wishes for 2017!


 

 

 


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas from ScraPerfect


Hi it's Bev here today. Merry Christmas from ScraPerfect... hope you have a fabulous day. I used the photo inspiration below and the twist is to use something that dangles.
With all the sparkle and it being so close to xmas I created the card above using the colour theme with lots of white, black, silver and some gold and made dangles using Robin's Nest dew drops.



I started by white inking the fabulous Creative Embellishment chipboard title and let it sit to dry.


On the black cardstock I added some silver and gold Nuvo glimmer paste. I added silver Nuvo paste to the sentiment and set aside for both to dry.


After they both were dry I wrapped and tied on the ribbon.


Using ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie to help hold the dew drops I added ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever to the back and applied them to the card panel.


I added all the dew drops forming my dangles. 


I used the Best Ever Glue to cover the small but elegant cut chipboard and apply it to the card panel.
The fine tip on the glue is perfect with all the amazing chipboards from Creative Embellishments.


Next I used lots more base layers for depth, colour and pop.... black, white, silver on black card base.



 


Thanks for visiting and have a safe and happy holiday.


Saturday, December 24, 2016

3D Christmas Church



Merry Christmas
I have been wanting to make a Christmas City/Town for years
So I finally decided to start and with a Church that I found on SGVcuts.com
I plan on making more buildings through out the years

As I was making the church I was finding out some great secrets that will help making 3D paper crafting a little easier.
These are some of the favorite Christmas Pattern Papers that I liked this year.



Isn't this the coolest piece of Pattern Paper
It looks like wood

I made my Base first
I was so excited to cut the velum out to make the windows





I found that placing the Pattern Papers on while the piece can lye flat







Putting together the Bell Tower



I wanted the snow on the roof to glisten 
I edged the Snow cut outs lightly with 
Tim Holtz "Tumbled Glass" Distress Ink 
by Ranger

You only need a very little amount of
The Best Glue Ever

Just spread a very thin layer of 
The Best Glue Ever 
on the paper



The smug 
Ranger Perfect Pearls 
across


I wanted my Red Door to have a little definition and slight pattern to the back door
so I cut the two pieces for the door with red card stock
I colored the frame of the door solid red with 
Tim Holtz "Fired Brick" Distress Ink by Ranger
Then blotched the backing of the door with the same ink
to give it a slight patteren













After completing my Christmas Church 
I wanted to be able to add to it with more building 
and bring them out year after year

It took me years to start because I did not want to put in all that work and have them be destroyed 


So I decided to lightly Mod Podge the entire Church 



I wanted the Steeple to be about to come off for packing 
So I went to Staples for some Velcro and found these
Scotch Restickable Dots



After sticking them on the bottom of my Steeple 
I cut out a small piece of my stash of  Release Paper 


AKA
Address Label Paper 


I cut an peace to fit




Now I can place the Steeple in the Church for storing


I took my Church to a UPS Shipping and Packing Store
to get the right size


Perfect
12" x 12" Box




These are what is inside the Church



I love the Candle affect 



Thanks so much for visiting 



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