Friday, December 15, 2017

How to Create a Simple & Sweet Vintage-Inspired Christmas Card

Hello and welcome to the blog today - Shelly with you sharing an easy-to-make Christmas card with lots of vintage charm using my favorite card making tools from ScraPerfect!

What I used:

Best Glue Ever
Embellie Gellie
Perfect Crafting Pouch
Kraft Cardstock for base (12" x 3-1/2" folded in half to 6")
Textured Cardstock (5-1/2" x 3")
Cardstock Mat for Image (3-1/2" x 2-1/2")
Vintage Image from Pinterest (printed as a wallet size photo)
Trim or Ribbon - 3"
1" Glitter Alpha (mine are cut from Cricut Type Candy)

What I did:

I chose to go with a pink color scheme to play up the 60's reindeer image....

As the final touch, I "blotted" my card with the Perfect Crafting Pouch to remove any excess stickiness from the Best Glue Ever that may have oozed through my sequins or under the edges of any of my embellishments and then gently brushed off excess powder with an old make up brush.

And you're done!  The sweetest little vintage reindeer card!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today - have a creative weekend!


Christmas Coffee Card How -To Using the Best Glue Ever

Kathy here from Create.365 with today's design team post. I started out this project cutting a top folding horizontal A2 card base from red cardstock and then trimming red and green cardstocks along with the holiday sentiment and wood grained patterned papers to fill my card front.

I then colored my Verve coffee to-go cup digi stamps using Spectrum Noir markers and accenting them with clear Wink of Stella pen before fussy cutting them out.

 I then assembled the entire card with the help of ScraPefect's  Best Glue Ever and the No Clog Writing Cap.

I had die cut the sentiment for the inside of the card and free hand cut the one for the front. I then sponged around all the edges using Real Red ink from Stampin' Up! Foam Tape worked perfectly to pop up the wavy Happy Holidays.

Simple and sweet on the inside...

Wrapping the front focal panel with the gold threaded twine set off the wood grained cardstock and emphasizes the horizontal lines of the card, drawing the eye in to the cups.

Don't forget that adding the No Clog Writing Cap to the Best Glue Ever makes it perfect for using on both flat paper projects and anything 3D that you can imagine...and that is why I really do love and recommend this glue! Until next time, happy crafting with ScraPerfect~

Thursday, December 14, 2017

How To make a Window that is Stunning and Beautiful

Charity here with a beautiful window made from stunning foiled paper. I used ScraPerfect products to hold it all together and clean up my little messes. I love how simple and quick this project can be. Follow the steps below for your own shimmering decor! 
~ Foiled Koi Window ~
 Step One: Print or draw a pattern for a stained glass window.
Choose a graceful image that can be broken into parts with simple lines. I chose a Koi fish. Pinterest and Google abound with free patterns for Stained Glass windows. I found it just as easy to draw my fish and sea weed on whiteboard paper. By using a dry-erase marker I could easily erase and re-draw till I got my lines just so.
 Step Two: Trace and Cut pattern from foiled paper.
I cut my window pieces from Rinea Foiled Paper. I added details to the fish and the fin with Rinea Ghost Ink For the scattering of scales I used a quarter foil stencil.
 Step Three:Cut window paper and adhere to backing.
I placed inch wide super sticky tape on the edges of my base.  Getting the foiled paper onto the cardboard base without mistakes took steady hands and a good game plan. I cut my silver paper to 12"x15" size. With a 1/2 inch of playroom on each side I had a good chance of getting the cardboard covered even if it was a tad crooked. I rolled the foiled paper then laid it on the cardboard as straight as I could. I started at the top, rolling toward myself,  and pressing the paper into the adhesive as I went.  I folded the excess to the back of the cardboard.
 Step Four: Glue designs to window base.
I used Best Glue Ever and a No-Clog Writing Cap to be certain my glue went where I wanted it to and that my pieces stayed put! These ScraPerfect products always make my project a success.
Step Five: Mix 1 part black acrylic paint to 3 parts all purpose glue for window leading.
Elmer's Glue-All works best for this mixture and comes in a squeeze bottle. I did not leave enough room in my squeeze bottle to shake the mixture and had to use a bamboo skewer to mix it. This made the process more difficult then it had to be. Just an FYI.
Step Six: Outline all joints and paper edges with leading mixture, leave to dry.
 The glue mixture is grey when wet. Remember to use a glue that dries clear. When it does you will have lovely, thick, black lines. 
To clean up the smears and glue overage I used Best Cleaner Ever. This eco-friendly solvent removed the dull patches on my foiled paper without damaging the paper or affecting the color.
Stop by my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

An Easy Way To Add Confetti to Your Layout

Lisa here today to share an easy way to add confetti to your layout. I don't know about you, but I used to struggle doing this with my fingers or even a tweezer. Now I use  Embellie Gellie from ScraPerfect.

 I pick the confetti piece up with the Embellie Gellie:

I add a small drop of The Best Glue Ever to my background paper and then place the confetti on top. The confetti piece sticks to the glue and my paper.

Here is my completed layout:

A few close ups:

I used The Best Glue Ever to adhere the flowers and the thin star.

The Best Glue Ever also is great to adhere cut files. Using the No-Clog Writing Cap makes it a breeze to get into all those small spaces.

Thanks for taking time and spending it with us!
Enjoy the rest of your day!


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

How To Create A Season Of Wonder Card Using The Best Glue Ever

Hello crafty folks, welcome to the ScraPerfect blog. Michelle here with you today, sharing a brief step by step tutorial on how to create a layered card using ScraPerfect's Best Glue EverNo-Clog Writing Cap, Embellie GelliePerfect Crafting Pouch.

I actually had received a card last Christmas, created by Laurie Moore from Moore Art From The Heart, using textured cardstock. The card totally inspired me, however I did not want to copy the exact design, but rather make one of my own. I chose a 5x5 heavy white  cardstock for the base card. You can use texture, or printed cardstock for this project, but I chose plain colored cardstock. The only similarities are colors & stamped image.

 I used embossing folders to add texture to my design. Using my cutting machine, I cut a "funky" pine tree from dark cardstock, and colored it with a variety Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, and heat embossing with clear embossing powder to seal and give more texture.

For a crisper stamped image, I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch in a very light tap & sweep motion over the cardstock to be stamped.

The matted elements in the card design, were cut in various rectangular sizes. Each layer I glued together using the Best Glue Ever with a No-Clog Writing Cap, which actually gives a precise amount of glue, rather than using too much.

The No-Clog Writing Caps can also be used to write with glue, used with glitter glue like Stickles, pearl paint like Liquid Pearls, and even can be used directly with acrylic paint bottles. In three various sizes, there is plenty versatility to choose from.

For a finishing touch, I chose to add large & mini aqua colored Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest once again using the Best Glue Ever and applying the dew drops with the Embellie Gellie to add an elegant element above the stamped image.

I have to say, I was once intimidated by beautiful layers cards such as this, but this card was so very easy to do, and I see more in my creative future.

I hope you enjoy viewing this project, and getting acquainted with the broad range of INCREDIBLE products from ScraPerfect.

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Thank you for visiting today. Until next time.......Happy Crafting!

                                                        Michelle Wells

Monday, December 11, 2017

How to make beautiful Winter Tags

Hi Ginny Here, I love making tags and ATC's.  There are so many ways these can be made and so many ways they can be used! Today I used several of my Gecko Galz images to create a Christmas and a Winter tag.
All you need is a little bit of paper and a little bit of bling and lace bits - perfect for Stash Busting!

My Christmas Tag:

 I cut a piece of Paper Temptress Jelly Bean Green for my tag  base and printed my tag images on Heavenly White 80#

 Heat embossed it with white powder and white ink -  and the added a 3" width of vintage lace

To hold the glue dow I used "Best Glue Ever"  this is great stuff for fabric adhesion!

 I fussy cut the medallion image from the collage sheet and added crystal effects.  One thing so nice about using quality digitals you can size things to suit your project!

I then added sequins and glitter and gold foil: When using the Best Glue Ever - add the glue to where ever you want to foil. Let is set up a minute, then add your foil or leaf. Let it set up completely ( 5 min) and then dut of with a soft paintbrush! So simple, so easy and so beautiful

Holds the sequins the same way!

For my Winter Tag, I used a standard office tag for my base  and a lot of distress ink, until I was happy with the colors 

I Love playing with the distress inks!

Combined and printed my images.
Tore the edges and distressed

I added specialty glitter using  Best Glue Ever

Plus a little silver foil flake edges 

I'm just getting settled from my trip away from home and really enjoyed making these tags, I hope you find time over the holidays to give it a try!
Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M