Friday, June 30, 2017

How to Make a Great Looking Groom's Layout

Good morning crafter's Penny here just in time for June weddings to show you how to make a great looking groom's layout. Too often we only focus on the brides pages, so today I thought I would show you how to make an easy groom's page for your wedding album. This is a two page layout.



So this layout is simple and easy but it still has a lot of fun and interesting embellishments. For starters I added the black photo mats, DIY flowers, the gem crowns, metal Love quote, and polka dot washi tape. Next I added the suit coat, and tails. These were actually a card that I cut apart and glued in place on either side of the photo mat. To hold them and everything else in place I used ScraPerfect's  Best Glue Ever. I needed a glue that would glue the metal "Love" quote, as well as the plastic beading,-(one page two) the foam hearts that had lost their tackiness, and of course the many types of paper. The only glue I knew that would meet all those requirements was this one. So that is what I pulled out for this project. 


So this is the first part of the suit card. After gluing it in place i added the tiny button brads. They were just the right size for this project.


For the right hand side I used the "Tail" portion of the suit card. I used the same brad buttons, and DIY flowers, along with a glittered foam heart for just a tiny splash of color. 


To make the second page of this layout I used a quote for the title, more foam hearts, gem crowns, and the plastic bead flower strips. I also added the husband, and wife cards, along with the Newlywed sticker. .


Well I hope this gives you some ideas for your own wedding album and groom pages! Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny

Tips for a quick "Salsa Thank You" or Any Occasion DIY Card

Hi All-
Amy Here with a very short video with a couple cool card-making tips for an easy, any occasion quick card.

The Best Glue Ever™ really is the VERY BEST glue EVER for so many reasons!

I started with a Gibson DIY card pack and while the basic materials didn't thrill me, 
it's a perfect for jumping off place. 
The first very basic tip is to take any card design you like and adapt it with paper, embellishments, and occasion you have. You may never have a need to thank someone for a jar of Salsa, but the ideas in this quick card may be incorporated into a Birthday card or just a "Happy Hello".

Don't miss the tip involving the heart, and remember,
 many patterned papers can be cut up to create embellishments, too!

 

And here's a look at the back of the heart after the Best Glue Ever has dried. The glue dries crystal clear and remains tacky like a Glue Dot™. The heart is now all ready to be adhered to a card or layout, or to be stuck  to "Release Paper" for future use. (CLICK HERE to learn about Release Paper.)


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

How To Make Good Use of Old Rhinestone Embellishments

Hello, Kathy here from Create.365 and today's CAS card was made for ScraPerfect using sketch #65 @ Retro Rubber and will be entered @ The Merry Christmas June Challenge for "Anything Christmas -Optional- Snowmen".



Even though the weather here has been gorgeous and definitely feels like summer, I still like to get a jump start on my cards for the holidays. This card is an A5 (5 x 7) white card base and the blue cardstock is white cored, so after running it through with a snowflake embossing folder, I sanded the top blue layer off to reveal raised white snowflakes.


I knew I wanted to accent the center of the snowflakes with rhinestones and pearls for some bling factor, so I was rather disappointed when the old rhinestone stickers I pulled out of my stash were no longer sticky on the back. But that was actually a very easy problem to solve with the help of my ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever! Using the ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie  (it's like a magic sticky wand!) to place the bling onto the tiny dots of glue made this step easy and painless. 


Both of the stamp sets I used are retired from TAC (The Angel Company) and I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink so that I could water color without the ink smearing. A small strip of silver glitter washi tape added the perfect touch across the front and using the Stamp Pefect tool I was able to double stamp my images to get a nice dark impression.


Close up of some perfectly placed bling!


Using Prismacolor watercolor pencils and a Dove blender pen I colored the snowmen. Using 2 shades of gray to shade the whiteness of the snow , I then followed up with some soft glimmer from a clear Wink of Stella pen over the snowmen's bodies.


Keeping with the CAS style, I simply stamped the sentiment inside in black ink and declared it to be done.


Until next time...happy crafting with ScraPerfect, 



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fast and Easy Way to get Gum Off Upholstery

Hey there ScraPerfect fans!
Lisa here to share a fast and easy way to take gum off upholstery.
I was in the process of cleaning my daughter's car to get it ready to sell. I noticed there was a wad of gum on the back seat. Yeah, she doesn't know how it got there, lol!
I decided to try the Best Cleaner Ever and I am so happy that was the first thing I tried! It worked very well and was fast and easy!

Here is what it looked like before I started:


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


I took a paper towel, wiped it and scrapped it. 


I did this 2 more times and this was the result:





I was so happy with the results! So next time you are looking for something to take gum out, try the Best Cleaner Ever! I am so happy I did!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Using Glitter for gentle shimmer with the Best Glue Ever

Good Morning Everyone! Ginny M here; today I want to show you a card I made using The Best Glue Ever and super fine glitter.

You know all those yummy pads of expensive designer paper, the one you are almost afraid to cut into.  The ones where you go to the store and you have a million ideas to justify buying that pad, then you get it home and think what was I going to make?

Yup, I'm the same way! Sometimes I think I will make a card a certain way and then realize, well that will require a shirt box just to mail it in!  Well here is one card I made from a lovely G45 pad and it did go in the mail just fine - glitter, lovely flat glitter gave it that something special!


Using glitter is a wonderful way to add something special and mailable to a card!
I love to use The Best Glue Ever for my glittering projects, 






using an acrylic block, I paint the glue on using a fine paint brush and then gently tap on my glitter: 





If I miss a spot, the glue stays tacky long enough to go back and add a little more glitter. I can also add jewels and sequins. Best Glue Ever holds these embellishments perfectly - adding beauty to my card and keeping it mail-able!



This really is


So get those yummy pads out and give this a try, you will have so much fun and you will love the beautiful results!    Thanks for stopping by!  Ginny M

Sunday, June 25, 2017

How To Turn Product Packaging Into Beautiful Art With The Best Glue Ever

Hello everyone, Michelle here with you today to share my latest DT project using the amazing crafting products of ScraPerfectA beautiful piece art inspired by summer memories, that can be framed or added to an art journal.


Now this isn't just any project, as the actual base, and an element or two, is actually something that I am sure we all have, lots of leftover scraps, and craft project packaging. You know, the "card" piece that holds our favorite crafting treasures, like flowers, stamps & such. 

I decide to put some of these to good use. And it all came together with The Best Glue Ever, the Perfect Crafting Pouch, Foil Transfer & Embellie Gellie.

The base I chose, is larger a heavy duty brown packaging card, that already had a moth in the corner, in which I decided to leave it exposed as I added paper scraps, gesso, and texture sand using a diamond shape stencil piece. 


I also added some Best Glue Ever in diamond shapes, to later add the star patterned Transfer Foil, after the glue had dried to a tacky state. I also used an adorable bunting flag/mason jar chipboard piece, that I had gessoed, painted, and applied The Best Glue Ever to the jars, to add the star Transfer Foil also.

After the gesso.texture sand and Best Glue Ever diamonds had dried, I used bright water color paints, to add a summer like color splash to the design, letting it drip and run as it dried. I also dabbed the watercolor, on the dried textured diamonds & chipboard flags.


I chose a packaging card, that had a fabulous brick pattern, as the background for my chosen summery elements, the"photos", the flowers & and the mason jar chipboard piece.

*Before completely putting it all together, I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch, to "de-tack" any tackiness from possible extra Best Glue Ever that might have been left around any of the added the embellishments. My added embellishments were Dew Drops & Glittered Flourish Shape from The Robin's Nest.

To give dimension throughout the design, I used double adhesive squares, secured with The Best Glue Ever of course.



I absolutely love this piece. Now I am in a quandary, on whether to add it to an art journal, or to use an open frame and hang it on my craft space wall.

I hope you enjoy this project, and just maybe have you inspired to use some of your scrappy items to.

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Until next time.................Crafty Blessings!


Michelle Wells







Saturday, June 24, 2017

Let me show you how to make this super easy and festive card.......

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome to our crafty corner of the world!  Shelly here sharing a simple and graphic card featuring ScraPerfect and Lawn Fawn.


Today I am showing you how easy it to apply tiny embellishments with the "Tiny Triple Threat":


With these 3 products, there is no embellishment you cannot conquer and apply with absolute precision!

For this card, I have used the following cut pieces:

Card Blank (smooth white cardstock):  4.25 x 5.5  (folded size)
Black Textured Cardstock:  4 x 5.25
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Patterned Paper:  3.75 x 5
White Textured Cardstock:  3.5 x 4.75

Pinata and candy were stamped and cut using the Lawn Fawn Year Seven set.  The Perfect Crafting Pouch insured the crisp stamped images.

One of the best features of Best Glue Ever is how little you need to use... see my graphic for constructing this easy card:


The Perfect Cleaning Cloth is your best friend for smoothing down layers of cardstock, smoothing photos on to layouts and wiping smudges.

To finish my card:
 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

XOXO
Shelly

Friday, June 23, 2017

How To Scrap Beautiful Scenic Papers

Hello Scrappy Friends! Tracy here today and I'd like to show you how I scrap scenic papers.  They are so pretty and I don't want to cut them up or cover them up with photos.  So here is my solution.


I start with a 12 x 12 grid sheet of cardstock from Mosaic Moments.  It's already marked off in a 1 inch grid pattern so all you have to do is line up your squares. It's time consuming but I love the results.


And here is the scenic paper I chose to use.


I cut the paper up into 1 inch strips and discarded the 2 outer edges. Then cut up each strip into 1 inch squares and discarded the top and bottom squares. Be sure and keep them in order so you know which way to place them on the grid. I only cut up 1 strip at a time to make it easier. Now comes the tedious part but by using the ScraPerfect products it makes it a lot easier. I used the Best Glue Ever which made it so easy to line up the squares perfectly on the grid. I also used the Embellie Gellie so as not to get glue all over my fingers and on the paper. I picked up each little square with the Embellie Gellie, added several  dots of the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap and placed the square exactly where I wanted it on the grid paper.


Here's what it looks like when it's all finished.


Since this paper is a photo of Cathedral Rock in Arizona and I just happened to have a Paper Wizard embellishment of it I decided it would look good together. So once again using some of the Best Glue Ever I went to work putting the title embellishment together.



Here's the final result


I've done several of these types of pages before and they really took a long time. I wish I had been using the Best Glue Ever on those older pages. It would have a saved a lot of time and hassle! 


Thanks for stopping by!










Thursday, June 22, 2017

How to make a card using the Embellie Gellie

Hi my name is Mona back with a fun summer card idea using this fun digital stamp set called Minneskeeta from Sunsational Crafts.
  
I started my card by adhering the pattern paper from my stash onto my card base using the Best Glue Ever with no clog writing cap. This Glue is very sticky and requires so little Glue this is why I always use the no clog writing cap to make sure I add just a small amount and that the tip doesn't block. The Glue dries clear and holds really well. I also adhered both mosquitoes using the same Glue.

Here I took my Embellie gellie to add the sequin to my card it has the perfect  tackiness it’s strong enough to pick up the sequins and release them in the precise spot.



This completes my card for today hope you enjoyed my mini tutorial and looking forward to see you again soon. For your browsing convenience here is the link http://sunsationalstamps.com/product-category/digital-stamps for stamps and http://scraperfect.com/ For the Best Glue Ever and much more.