Monday, May 22, 2017

Using Lace and Tea to Give Your Layouts a Warm Vintage Feel

Hello everyone, Kim L. here today to share my latest project for ScraPerfect with you.  This one was a challenge given to me by DT Penny...she asked me to create a shabby chic scrapbook layout, something I've never done.  I decided to use a precious old photograph that I found of my Grandparents, so it ended up more vintage themed and I love the way it turned out!

This project required some important prep work in order to achieve the vintage feel.  I selected a doily, seam binding, and some laces and tea dyed them, rinsed, and let them dry before using them on this page.
I also gave the blank page a subtle spritz of an antique gold spray.  Then I got out the Best Glue Ever and started layering and attaching the laces to the page.  I made a header with some tea dyed lace mesh, a chipboard word that I covered with Rusty Paper and a layered handmade flower.  For all of this, I made glue dots in various sizes with the Best Glue Ever (depending on the weight of the lace), let them dry for a few minutes and then used them to secure the lace to the paper.

Here is a close up of the handmade flower I created using tea dyed lace, tulle, seam binding, a crocheted doily, and a bling center for sparkle.

The center of my layout is devoted to this amazing photo I found of my Grandparents holding my Uncle when he was a baby.  The pure joy radiating off of their faces touched me heart.  To embellish the photo I used Best Glue Ever to attach small loose rhinestones to my Grandmother's hat and coat.  Of course I used my Embellie Gellie for quick and easy placement.

I intend to hang this page up in my craft room, so wanted some lace to dangle off the page for interest.  For the bottom of the page, I used more of the Best Glue Ever to adhere some tea dyed dangle lace layered under some gorgeous beaded bridal trim.  I also added a lace bow and some flat back pearl trim from my stash.  To finish off the page, I gave it a few more spritzes of the antique gold spray for some subtle shimmer.

I really feel like I honored this cherished photo and hope you like my layout too!

Please be sure to leave me a comment and check out the entire line of amazing products at ScraPerfect.  Stop by this blog everyday to see more creative projects by the rest of this talented team too.  To see more of my work, stop by my blog Vintage Rose Creations by Kim.  Looking forward to sharing more projects with you again soon.

Kim Lippincott

How to make a journal page using the Best Glue Ever

Hi everyone this is Mona back with a fun journal page featuring this fun stamp set called  Wild About you from Kat Scrappiness .

 I went ahead and stamped two of each images from the set  using my  Memento tuxedo black ink and coloured them using my spectrum noire markers and then fussy cut them.

Here is where I took out my Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect to Glue two pages together in my journal since my journal is getting very thick. The Glue is really fast drying and holds really well. I have used the No clog writing cap-Large to because you only need a small amount since the Glue is really tacky and holds up really well. 

For my background I used Distress Ink mini and my blending tool to create a sky and ground. I then used a bunch of dies to cut out  different elements for my background. GM Stitched Sky Die set and Birch border die were a few that I used and then went on to place everything down .

This is where I took my Best Glue Ever and adhered everything down it takes a really small amount, dries almost instantly  and if you happen to put a bit too much and oozes out no problem it dries clear.

Now for the fun part once everything in adhered down I added a thin layer of  gel medium and used my big brush markers to add shadow everywhere and my White gel pen to do all my detailing. This finishes up my project for today. I hope you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

How to Make Scrapbook Wedding Layouts on a Budget

Penny here, I have a lot of friends who know I scrapbook, and often I am asked to make pre-made wedding layouts, and albums on a budget. So here are a few of my tips.  Often I buy my supplies in bulk, or I'll make make my own embellishments. I buy quality products that can be used sparingly, and will work on many different items.  I also love finding unusual items from around the house to use on my pages. This page combines all of those techniques.

So here are some of the supplies I started with. First off let me apologize for not getting a clearer photo of the pattern paper that was used as my layout's background. It is too close to the white poster board color to really show up properly. I won't make that mistake again, I hope. .

So included in these supplies, were some pre-printed sheets that came from a wedding invitation kit. I LOVE buying these kits. They normally have gorgeous high quality paper, and for the most part they are acid free, and I can usually get them at Goodwill, Flea markets, or other places at a fraction of a cost of the kit in a paper, wedding, or stationary store.

For photo mats I used just some black cardstock, this will normally show wedding photos really well no matter what colors the wedding photos incorporated.

For the flowers on this project I used some of my DIY flower embellishments that I make using punches, brads, etc. Super easy, pretty, and can be made to match all of your wedding's colors. For more instructions on how to do this go here to see DIY flower post
To glue these flower's together prior to adding the brad, I use ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever

It's great for holding all those pieces of the flower's together until I can add the brad. I use it for all of my scrapbooking needs, and for many other uses around the house. My favorite product by far to help me save money because it will glue so many different types of materials, and it doesn't require me to use a lot of it in order to hold my items in place. Definitely one of my most used, and high quality products. 

Now for the Flea market find item:  You'll notice that it already has holes in it that will fit small brads.

This used to be part of a women's belt. You can go to this link to see what the belt looked like before I took it apart. Women's Belt. That is my frugal tip for you today! Below you can see it attached to my layout. I think I ended up with like 30 medallions for the price of one used belt. I normally pay $1.00 - 2.00 for these belts. What a bargain, compared to scrapbook embellishment prices where just one of these small metal embellishments would cost me about $1.00. . 

Here is my final completed layout. I also used some stickers, brads, gems, and an arrow punch.

I hope you had fun following along today, come back soon, and I'll show you how I made the matching page! Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny 

A sweet, quick, easy sibling one page layout

     Hi Scrappy Friends!  Lyne here today, and I'm back today sharing a layout I created of our son and daughter when she was just a newborn.  This photo of him just laying and staring at her just melts my heart.  While she doesn't lie still now he loves her even more.
     For this layout I used the Pink Paislee penpal collection. On the heart paper near the bottom though I also used some gesso to town down how bright the colors were since I wanted a soft feel since the picture is so sweet.   
     I also wanted to show you how The Best Glue ever solved a few scrappy problems I ran into during creating this.  The photo above you can see how my tap runner lifted right up because of the dimension of my layers.  
     In the photos below you'll see I have some clear die cuts I wanted to use.  I used BGE on the clear leaves and see how you can't even see it!
     Well,  I better run - we need to leave for work/school in 45 minutes and no one is even out of bed yet!!!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

How Can You use the Perfect Crafting Pouch?

There are many, many uses for the Perfect Crafting Pouch
  1. You can treat paper before printing on an ink jet or laser printer.  It helps the ink stick to the paper without smudging -- perfect for printing on hard to print surfaces like vellum.
  2.  You can treat your paper or surface before stamping. It helps you get a crisp image and helps dry ink -- especially pigment ink!
  3. You can treat your paper before embossing.  It acts as an anti-static powder and keeps the embossing powder from sticking where you don't want it.
  4. You can deactivate stickers or other sticky surfaces.
  5.  You can use it as a release agent for polymer clay.
 I've had this pouch for at least eight years -- maybe more.  It lasts and lasts.  I use it anytime I stamp, especially with stamps like these full of tiny details.  The Perfect Crafting Pouch gives me a crisp image and dries the ink quickly. Perfect for making a stack of cards to have on hand.  I'll set up an assembly line and make 5 - 10 at a time, treating all the paper, then stamping, then embellishing.

 What's your favorite use for the pouch?

Friday, May 19, 2017

How To Make Pretty Embellishments Out Of Buttons

Tracy here today with a fun way to make some pretty embellishments out of large buttons. I've had these big buttons for years and never could figure out what to do with them. They seemed so plain and boring! Then it hit me.....decorate them!

To start I wiped them clean using the Perfect Cleaning Cloth. Then I used the Best Glue Ever to add the Mica Flakes, beads and glitter to a portion of each button.

Then I dug through my stash and added flowers, lace, pearls, charms and more buttons. You can really have fun with this part and add anything you want. I think it would be fun to make several in one theme, like Christmas or Halloween.  Anyway, these were really easy to make using the Best Glue Ever. Since it adheres to everything, I didn't have to use a different glue for the metal or pearls. The Best Glue Ever held it all and the No Clog Writing Tip made it so easy to use just a tiny bit of the glue.

So now I have some pretty embellishments that I can use on some future layouts.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

How To Make a Beautiful and Sensational 3D Paper Rose

Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos with directions on how to make a beautiful and sensational 3D paper rose. This super easy flower starts with a sheet of rose embossed cardstock. With a snip and swirl and strategically placed dots of the Best Glue Ever a garden of paper roses blooms across your card.
~ Touch The Stars ~
The Silver Roses Glitter Cardstock has roses scattered randomly across it. Find it and the other beautiful papers and embellishments used for this card at The Robin's Nest store.
Step 1) Carefully cut a rose along the silver outer edge.
Step 2) Cut that rose into a spiral, using the silver line as a vague pattern.
Step 3) Starting at the center, curl and glue the paper into a rounded shape. Press the glued surfaces together until the adhesive bonds before moving onto the next portion.
ScraPerfect provides the exact tools needed for this project. The Best Glue Ever is the just-right bonding strength and the large No-Clog Writing Cap allows you to use a single dot of glue at strategic points.
For a finishing touch I used the Best Glue Ever to add Dew Drops to the roses, butterfly, and doily.
This card is a 5x7" base with a 4.5 x 6.5" layer over the top.
   Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

How to video: The Best Cleaner Ever VS chewing gum

Last week I apparently stepped on a piece of chewing gum in the parking lot just before I got into my car.  My new car.  And I didn't notice until I had gotten the gum all over the floor mat and the gas pedal, as well as my shoe.

Lucky for me I was on my way home.  I grabbed my bottle of the Best Cleaner Ever and a paper towel.  Within 5 minutes I had the shoe, floor mat and the gas pedal clean.   Watch the video --

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Being Creative is a Beautiful Messy Art

I just love being creative, even though it's messy!
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Dream An Amazingly Beautiful Graduation Layout Using ScraPerfect

Lisa here today to share a layout I created using some gorgeous Creative Embellishments items, the Best Glue Ever and some My Mind's Eye from my stash:.


I created my background using watercolors. I then backed a Just Nick cut file using The Best Glue Ever along with the No-Clog Writing Cap and some patterned papers. The fine tip on the writing cap is perfect for doing this. I stitched it in place. I added some stamping. I added Gesso and mists to the chipboard word "Dream" for my title. I added the Best Glue Ever to adhere this to my page. I found that it's the best adhesive to use on mixed media backgrounds.


Haha! I just noticed I forgot to add the day in the date. I wasn't sure of the exact date when I created this layout and was going to add it in before I took the photos. I will be doing that. I added Gesso and mists to the chipboard feathers and added some tangled thread under them. Then I added that beautiful butterfly flair.

I colored the dreamcatcher using Gesso and mists and then added another butterfly flair and adhering with The Best Glue Ever.

 I had a blast creating with these goodies and getting messy.
 Enjoy your day!

Monday, May 15, 2017

How to Make a Fun Birthday Memory: Simple Fiesta Layout

Hello and welcome to the blog today!

Shelly here with you, sharing another Lawn Fawn / ScraPerfect collaboration project!

I have created a fun, dimensional scrapbook layout using Lawn Fawn Year Seven Stamp and Die Set, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Embellie Gellie and the Perfect Crafting Pouch!

This polaroid picture has been clipped to my bulletin board since the year I turned 39 - - when I got my hands on the Year Seven stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn -- I knew it would finally go into one of my Scrap Albums!

I started by die cutting pinatas and treats from cardstock and Perfectly Plaid paper.
Next, I spread all of my die cut shapes out on my table and gently tapped them with the Perfect Crafting Pouch
Next, I stamped my images on the die cut shapes getting a great crisp image

Next I prepped my cardstock base by using GlimmerMist mixed with water to add some color and using a stencil and dimensional paint and stencil to add some texture.  I also used my sewing machine to add some thread and holes on the background piece

Fianlly, I added my photo and wood veneer frames and pinata details

It can be intimidating and frustrating to work with such tiny die cut pieces, but Embellie Gellie makes placing these pieces a breeze!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Have a creative week!