Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Little About Me: Getting to Know New Design Team Member Kathy Klersy

   Hello! New team member Kathy Klersy here...checking in from rural, small town, south central Pennsylvania where I've lived pretty much all my life & have been married for over 25 years now to my high school sweetheart. I am the momma of two terrific young adults who no longer live at home, but we do share our lives with many fur babies of all shapes and sizes (15 at current count)...the smallest being a Roborovski Dwarf hamster and the largest being a 12 year old Chocolate lab. (since I participate in small animal/pocket pet rescue, more than half of the 15 fur babies currently reside in my "rodent room", lol) 

   I am primarily a rubber stamper and card maker...I've enjoyed paper crafting for over 20 years now and it just never gets old! I am in my happy place when I sit down at my stamping desk to create. I can't wait to get started crafting and sharing with you all here at ScraPerfect! You can also find me on my blog at http://create365coach.blogspot.com/ 

How to Make an Adorable Summer Otter Birthday Card.

Good morning Penny here again today with Lawn Fawn to show you how to make an adorable summer otter birthday card.

So to start with I started with some quality products.
Lawn Fawn Year Five Stamp

Lawn Fawn Year Five Die Cut

Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 Paper pack

Lawn Fawn Sky cording.
Pictured here tied in a bow, on top of some punched out banners that I added some glitter glue to.

This is my all time favorite glue, it will glue wood, metal, plastic, fabric, and even glass. When you add the writing cap to it, it's even better because the cap let's you use the smallest amounts of glue, and let's you place it EXACTLY where you want it. This makes the glue last forever, and with less mess to clean up afterwards. 

 ScraPerfect's Tiny Bottled Embellishments
You will find these in the "Hot Buys" section of the store, and I had never worked with them till this project. I will be using these again! They were a blast to work with, and I can already see other uses for the tiny bottles they come in!

You can see where I used them here on this card.  I simply placed dots of the Best Glue Ever where I wanted the embellishments to stick, and dumped them on the card. Then I dusted off the excess, and placed them back in the bottle, If I didn't get enough on the card the first time I just repeated the process. 

After stamping, cutting, and coloring my otter, I wanted to place him in a hammock. So I cut apart a piece of onion sack, and made a hammock for him. I used two flower brads to hold it in place, and then added more embellishments, and placed it on a tag, then onto the pattern paper. 

To finish off my card I used some ocean waves washi tape that I also added some glitter glue to. 

Again here is my finished card.

If you liked this card you might also like how I made this card, and tag set.
Card and Tag

She is only 12, and made this card totally by herself since all of these products are so easy to use! Well till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny

Monday, April 24, 2017

How to Make a Gorgeous Princess Birthday Banner

Hi, Kathryn blogging today showing you how to make a gorgeous princess birthday banner.

I use my Silhouette Cameo to create and cut most of my designs but my designs usually leave me with lots of paper pieces to glue together.  I find that double sided tape runners are cumbersome and the tape is often too wide for my paper pieces; if you make a mistake with the double sided tape, it is usually very unforgiving.  

I made a birthday banner for my granddaughter's 3rd birthday and I used the Best Glue Ever to attach the card stock and glitter paper pieces. 

I just used a thin line of glue and it is more than enough to hold my paper in place.  I love how far this glue goes, there is a lot of stick power in this bottle. You can get your own bottle of this glue here at ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever

Here again is my finished banner! 

I love watching my designs come to life.  Thanks for looking! 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

How to easily add embellishments to your craft project

 Hey Scrappy Friends!  Lyne here today with a new to me product that I wanted to share with you because it's changing the way I craft.  It's the Embellie Gellie by ScraPerfect.

Embellie Gellie helps to pick up and attach small embellishments to all your craft projects


     Previously I was using the following pick up stick produced by another company.

     The problem with the above is see the green stuff...it only stays sticky for about three embellishments and then you have to pull it off and advance more.  I mean seriously...who only put three sequins or gem type things on a layout.  I was advancing sometimes three times each layout.  Enter the Embellie Gellie.
Embellie Gellie helps to pick up and attach small embellishments to all your craft projects

     It comes with a wooden wand and the tacky portion in a small re-sealable container.

     Since you only use a small portion at a time I chose to score mine with my Tim Holtz craft knife so that I knew they were relatively proportional.

     Pull off the portion you scored and roll it around the flat end of the wooden wand.  You can mold it to the shape you need for your embellishment.  For a smaller one I used a point and a larger just a more round end.

      You're now ready to start attaching embellishments.  Touch the wand to the embellishment and you're ready to go.   So much easier to perfectly place than using your fingers or having the item pop away from you when using tweezers.  

     You can always pick up multiple embellishments to transfer to your project.  I tried picking up both the flat and rounded side of these homemade enamel dots to test and it worked on both sides.  

     You can these use the pointed end of the wand to do any minor adjustments or push the embellishment further in your dot of adhesive.  Game changer my friends...let me tell you.
    I then pop my tacky portion back in the box and it's ready to use again the next time I craft.  How easy is that and less expensive than buy the other product over and over since it runs out so quickly. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

How to Achieve Crisper Inkjet Printing on Cardstock: Get Well Card

Hi All-
Amy Here--> with a short get-spright-to-the-point VIDEO TUTORIAL.

On a card I made for a friend, I noticed the black inkjet printing on the white card stock had bled. There's such an easy fix, I just had to share it with you. Hint: I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch. Please feel free to ask any questions!

PS: If you've ever wondered how to easily print inside a card, wonder no more. It's in the video!

Friday, April 21, 2017

New Design Team member and putting the Best Glue Ever through it's paces!

Hi, My name is Ginny Maxam, I'm one of the new kids on the team,  some of you may know me from Maxam Made Studio.  I have been making cards and doing word art since I was a teenager.

Way back then (1970's)  there were very few cool stamps and all we had for glue was Elmers or that awful honey colored stuff in the clear bottle - oh yes and rubber cement. Fast forward to the present and the sky is the limit in art and materials.  However, abundance isn't always a good thing - if you are a card maker or a scrapper you may have run into the same problem I did: finding a glue that really works for more than one type of application.  Now, I'm not trying to sound like a commercial I really was searching for a glue that would work on multiple surfaces.  I had a whole drawer full of glue, tapes and sticks, and needed it for all the different thing I used.  The mainstay was my expensive ATG Gun.  Now to shorten this up, when I applied for the Design Team position I thought I really better purchase some of the ScraPerfect product line.  I want to make sure this is exactly what I want and that it will help my readers in their crafty adventures.  Within a few day,  the glue arrived and I began to put it through it's paces. In every instance, it worked without a hitch.

With this one 2oz bottle I have made over 165 cards, and I have 1/4 left!  I make cards for personal correspondence, ministry work and I make them to sell, so I make a LOT of cards!  On the average, I used one ATG tape roll for every 20 cards so for 165 ($2.40 a roll) cards that would have worked out to about $19.80 in ATG tape compare to the 3/4 of the bottle of Best Glue ever which  works out to cost $7.50 (7.50 for the glue + 2.50 shipping =$10.00-3/4 = 7.50)  I did not need to use score tape or my hot glue gun.  I can with all honesty say this is the Best Glue (Ever) that I have used in 41 years of serious paper crafting (1976-2017).

So I eliminated

In exchange for this

I have used this on every surface in my card making repertoire

Glitter paper
Foiled Paper 
Metallic Paper
Embossed Papers
Fabric and Metallic Trims
Tissue Papers
Chip Board
Paper 3D Embellishments

This won't replace my foam dimensional tape - I don't need it too!

Here is a card I've made to demonstrate how versatile this glue is:
Metallics, glitters, embellishments, heavy papers, thin papers.
the card has no wrinkling, warping or buckling. 

I am looking forward to working on the Scraperfect Design team, I know I will have lots of exciting tips and tricks to share with you now that I am converted to this wonderful line!  It makes crafting so much more fun when the tools that you have spent your hard earn money live up to their description!

Oh, and that glue gun? 


Thanks for stopping by our blog, for the full and exciting line of crafting products,                          click here to Scraperfect

I please feel free to stop by my blog; Maxam Made Studio anytime for lots of cardmaking fun, tutorials and freebies!
Ginny Maxam

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Embellishing a Sketchbook Journal

Hey, it's Deborah here. For this week's project I used Eileen Hull's brand spankin' new Journal XL die to make a travel sketchbook. I wanted to share how I embellished the cover of the journal.  To start I collaged a variety of paper and washi tape onto the mat board cover, then used a Tim Holtz stencil with Dylusions paint. Once the paint was dry, I grabbed an illustration from an old Paper Source desk calendar, a vintage photo, washi tape, some Tim Holtz metal embellishments and the Best Glue Ever.  How's that for recycling!

The Best Glue Ever is my number one go-to adhesive. It works brilliantly with any kind of surface, especially hard-to-adhere items like metal charms.  See the washi tape on the spine? I used it there, too.  Washi tape is notorious for come unstuck in the blink of an eye.