Saturday, February 24, 2018

Clean the Air About Crafting: Safe and Easy!

Amy Here...sharing an article written just for us crafters by Sally Keys, guest blogger.





Cleaner Air, Happier Crafting
There are only a few things as frustrating as taking out the perfect crafting project for the day, only to have fits of sneezing and burning eyes to spoil what could have been a nice and relaxing day. One in five Americans struggle with allergies and pesky dust mites seem to be high on the list of culprits. While you can use ScraPerfect’s Perfect Cleaning Cloth to remove dust and grime from your computer screen, and glitter, sanding dust, and flocking from your work surface, there are a few more places these pesky little craft-day spoilers can hide.
Thick, Fluffy Carpets and Old Upholstery
Not all dust is visible and carpets are known to trap dust and a good vacuum seems to sort that for a day or two. But what about upholstered furniture? That comfy hobby chair could be a safe haven for some of the most despicable dust bunnies and mites, not to mention all the other things that could get trapped in the soft folds. It’s important to have a good vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment to solve this problem. Don’t overlook your curtains, too, as they may need a washing or vacuuming.  


It Could Be in the Bottle
Strangely enough, poor indoor air quality is not just limited to dust and lack of good housekeeping. It can also be attributed to over-cleaning with products that are high in toxins. It’s a good idea to see if there is a more natural product that will provide a good clean without all those toxic chemicals. While in the crafting spirit, why not conjure up a good wood cleaner that consists of lemon or linseed oil instead of pulling out that aerosol wood cleaner?  Always look for cleaning detergents that promote healthy living and contain earth-friendly ingredients. So if you need to clean the sticky residue from scissors or remove dried paint from your craft mat, for example, try ScraPerfect’s Best Cleaner Ever, for a versatile, effective, Earth-friendly, people-safe solvent. Small changes like these could improve indoor air quality and have a positive effect on overall health.  


Crafting Away on Cold Wintery Days
Nothing beats a warm fireplace, draft-free windows, a cup of hot cocoa, and an interesting craft project on a cold winter day. The combination is simply intoxicating, but it could also lead to poor indoor air quality and headaches, itchy eyes and breathing comlications. Keep in mind that on winter days when the windows are shut tightly, craft adhesives with strong fumes such as spray adhesives and acetone-based fabric glues (think “strings”) can be even more irritating and dangerous than in the summer with the windows wide open. Instead, try ScraPerfect’s Best Glue Ever™ which remains tacky when dry, and is permanent when washed; it is non-toxic, has no fumes, and is acid-free to boot! Remember that fireplace? The smoke and ashy residues have long been a concern of health professionals who recommend the use of an extractor fan for wood burners. While this may not be possible in all homes, those who wish to have a healthier alternative to heating but don’t want to relinquish the allure of the fire might consider heating options such as biofuels or natural gas sealed fireplaces.
Indoor air quality is not just important for overall health, but also the quality of life. Itchy eyes and runny noses are enemies of a perfect crafting day and taking a few simple steps and making good choices when selecting products should sort that out in no time. Happier crafting starts with a clean (and organized?) space. 

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

How to Create a Trendy Scrapbook Page with Pineapples!

Hello and welcome to the blog.  Shelly with you, sharing a trendy, tropical layout with DIY foiled pineapples!


While touring the booths at Creativation this year, I was seeing lots of pineapples, the color coral and gold accents.

I knew I wanted to bring these elements to this layout.

I picked up a box of multi colored wood veneer pineapple shapes (sold as table scatters) on clearance at Pier 1 Imports - you never know where you might find a treasure for your craft room stash - I've always got my eyes peeled for a bargain!

I wanted to make them really POP on this layout - Transfer Foils to the rescue!



ScraPerfect Transfer Foils are so easy and fun to work with - no special tools needed.

  • Simply apply a thin layer of Best Glue Ever on item to be foiled - let set until it starts to turn clear
  • Apply Transfer Foil (color / shiny side up) on your item to be foiled
  • Rub with your fingertip
  • Pull Transfer Foil off quickly (like removing a band aid!)

Play around with the foils for different effects, I wanted some of the coral background to show through my foiling for a more shabby chic look.

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

Shelly


Supply notes:  Patterned Paper - Stampin Up, Flowers - Heartfelt Creations Dies and Stamps





Wednesday, February 21, 2018

How to use Best Glue Ever with Small Die Cuts

Stamp and die sets are super cute, but sometimes you get those tiny little pieces of paper that you need to place just perfectly, and the ScrapPerfect Best Glue Ever saves the day every time!


Here is a video on how I used the glue to place these die cut flowers and leaf sprays in place.




I love using the Best Glue Ever with with No Clog Writing Cap since it can give me an extra fine line of glue in intrigue dies so I can place these little bits of paper perfectly.




What is your favorite stamp and die set?


This is how good the no clog writing cap is!

     Good Morning Friends!  It's Lyne here with your today to show you just how good the No Clog Writing Cap is!
     I was creating a layout with my niece's newborn photos the other day and I cut the strip of paper I wanted to use on the bottom of my layout just 1/16 of an inch to short. I didn't want to waste another piece as I had a scrap.  The no clog writing cap allowed me to place just enough glue without causing a mess on my desk.
     I also wanted to place the smallest sliver of aqua paper on top of the pink strip to bring that color to another place on the layout. The No Clog Writing Cap again allowed me to place exactly the amount of glue I needed.
     Can you tell how tiny that piece of paper is?  It is also about 1/16 of an inch wide.  It gave just the pop I needed and it wouldn't have been possible without the cap!
     Tell me...what's your favorite part about the No Clog Writing Cap.



Monday, February 19, 2018

Using the Small No Clog Writing Cap on Thin Paper

Hello Friends, Linda here to share Using the Small No Clog Writing Cap on Thin Paper. When I have a thin piece of paper, using a standard glue tip puts too much glue on the paper and it can bubble, warp and buckle. That is when I found that Using the Small No Clog Writing Cap on Thin Paper is the perfect solution. It puts the perfect amount of glue on my paper with out any issues.

Using the Small No Clog Writing Cap on Thin Paper


In this project I'll show you how I used the Using the Small No Clog Writing Cap on Thin Paper by making a corner tuck spot. Here is a list of the supplies used.

The Corner Tuck spot video shows me Using the Small No Clog Writing Cap on Thin Paper.



Creating a pretty corner tuck spot Using the Small No Clog Writing Cap on Thin Paper makes creating so much easier.

Using the Small No Clog Writing Cap on Thin Paper

Pick up one of the No Clog Writing Cap for your next paper craft project today.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

How To Make A Beautiful Love Layout That Shines

Charity here from Scrappin’ Chaos with a layout that is all about layers of love. From craft foam to wood shapes to foiled paper this project sticks together with Best Glue Ever. Not only is this glue from ScraPerfect extremely versatile, it only takes a little to do the job.
To give the layers on this layout loft I used craft foam. Best Glue Ever holds it all together with a squiggle here and a squeeze there.
The heart shapes, whether they are open wood or cork shapes they get a dribble of the same glue and are secured permanently.
I chose flowers in the same shade of aqua as my accent papers. They needed a little something to help them stand out. I punched petals from foiled paper and attached them with drops of ScraPerfect’s BGE. The flower stays where I want it with a blob of BGE.
A drop or two more of BGE holds down a foiled paper frame. To attach the frame I used a drop on each end and a smear on each corner. I also placed the frame as soon as I added the glue, slipping it under the layers of patterned paper.
The title card describes these two sweeties perfectly. An open shape rose and leaves add the crowning touch. The best part though, is the way this photo makes me feel...all warm and happy inside!
Stop by my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On

~charity~

Friday, February 16, 2018

How to Make a Foxy Planner for February


Hello crafty friends! Kathy here from Create.365 and today's project with ScraPerfect is my planner spread for next week.


I printed out digi stamps on sticker paper and used patterned paper that's been in my stash for many years.


Of course, the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap is perfect for any paper project and so I used it to glue down all the paper that I punched and diecut out.


I then colored all the images up with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, accented them with Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen, stamped daily "to-do"s and blended pink ink around the edges.


Turned out pretty cute, eh? Since February is the month to celebrate LOVE, I figured I could get by using that as my theme for another week in my planner!



That's it for me today ~happy crafting with ScraPerfect!