Monday, May 29, 2017

This is what happens when you create a masculine layout with girl supplies

     Hi Scrappy Friends!  Lyne here and I'm back with something a bit different for the blog today...a 9x12 layout.  I saw this on Inkie Quill's channel and figured I've give it a try for some variety.  I really ended up loving it.  For single 4x6 photos it was so much easier to not have as much white space to fill, and I think the layout looks more balanced.  It won't be something I completely change to, but I will definitely be incorporating some into my albums.  
     The other thing that's different about this layout, at least for my blog is that the photo is my boy, but the supplies are meant for a girl.  I used the Felicity Jane Caroline kit from April as the colors were perfect for the photo.  
     To make this more masculine I pulled in the blue/navy and grey elements to balance out the pink.  For me yellow is gender neutral so that worked week also.  I then pulled in some wood elements for another masculine touch.  Some mustard and seafoam Heidi Swapp Color Shine and I called it a day.
     I also wanted to share with you the glue I used to attach my wood elements...The Best Glue Ever.  I used my Embellie Gellie to pick them up, but look at how little glue I had to use.
     I also will be entering this layout into the challenge at Scrap The Boys.
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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Quick and Easy Masculine Birthday Card How To

Hello -Kathy here from Create.365 for ScraPerfect today with a quick and easy card for any man in your life. I made this one for my "little brother" who is turning 40 this year. Using the May sketch from Stick It Down, I added diecuts so I could enter it @ The Male Room too.





To make this card, I gathered circle punches in 2 sizes, a retired classic car stamp set from TAC, a limited edition stamp set from FSJ, a retired sentiments set from CTMH, my HS Edge Distresser, white cardstock, patterned paper and vellum. The finished card measures 8.5" x 3.5" and I'll just mail it in a legal size envelope. 


Using the largest circle punch to cut out the patterned paper and the smaller one to cut out the vellum, I then ran the edge distresser along the edges of both to roughen them up and give them some subtle dimension. I used the Memento London Fog ink to repeatedly stamp the classic car for the card front until it was as dark as I wanted it to be. And I used the blue and green chalk inks for the "ink splat" stamp I used for the background of the card front.


Using my Prismacolor watercolor pencils and a Dove blender I colored the car using only 2 pencil colors and then fussy cut it out.


I die cut the "happy birthday" from dark gray metallic paper and used ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever to adhere the 2 circles and the sentiment to the the card front...a little bit goes a long way and the No-Clog Writing Cap with the fine tip makes it super easy to control.


The fussy cut out car I added on top of the vellum with foam pop dots to pop it up...here you can really see the effect I got by using the edge distresser -especially on the patterned paper.


I gotta say, I really do like the way this card turned out!


On the inside, I stamped the CTMH sentiments and stamped the other car from that set with a second generation inking (all I did was stamp it off one time on scratch paper first) to get the lighter toned effect. And that's all there is to this card...so you can see that it really was quick and easy! 


Until next time -happy crafting with ScraPerfect~



Saturday, May 27, 2017

Excellent and Easy Way to Remove Glue Residue From Your Tools

Hey there ScraPerfect fans,
Lisa here to share a easy way to clean your scrappy tools.
Here are a few before pictures of my spatula, pick and scissors (all gunked up from cutting foam tape):



I laid a piece of paper towel  on my desk, laid the tools on top and sprayed them with the Best Cleaner Ever. I let them sit for a few minutes.


and then used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to wipe them. They look brand spanking new! 
Check it out:


I normally use Goo Gone to clean my tools, but not anymore! The Best Cleaner Ever, really is the best cleaner I have found now to do the job.


Now all I need to do is launder the Perfect Cleaning Cloth without bleach or fabric softener and hang it to dry.


So if you are looking for something to clean your scrappy tools with, grab the Best Cleaner Ever and try it!

Friday, May 26, 2017

How to make a beautiful and simple journal with a free gift!

Happy Thursday everyone! Ginny M here, I've been working on building my pantry, cooking and fermenting lately.  I've had to read lots of cookbooks, books on nutrition and instruction manuals for new appliances.  Now you may be wondering what that has to do with paper crafting? Well, leading a balanced life is very important and good nutrition is a foundation of life, plus I love cooking, it is another craft to me.
I decided to put together a little notebook using The Best Glue Ever to hold all my notes:


                               I'm a big note taker and I use paper I have precut for stamping




I punched holes in all my paper and then used a 100# card base for the cover




I pulled  some pretty paper from my stash



Punched new papers


Next, doing the pretty part:
I attached my cover handmade paper cover onto metal chipboard, the Best Glue ever holds all types of textures beautifully, I no longer need my Score Tap, ATG  or any other glue.



Best Glue Ever even holds buttons!



My buttons took about 10 minutes to dry firmly, while I waited for them to setup set Up I went ahead and bound the journal. 





Here is the little gift I have for your paper crafting:
If you would like to see what I put on my label, check my blog on June 7th!


Thanks for spending some time here, I hope you find this helpful!
Ginny M, Scraperfect Design Team member

Thursday, May 25, 2017

How To Create A Vintage Inspired Vignette

Hello there crafty folks
Michelle here with you today 
sharing my latest project using the
fabulous & innovative products from
ScraPerfect.

I have created a Vintage Inspired Vignette,
and the star of the project, is the
Best Glue Ever. (BGE)


Through various aspects of this project, the BGE
was used on paper, wood & metal.
So much versatility.


I began by using the Perfect Crafting Pouch prior to
using gesso on all the wood elements, 

including the vignette.


By doing so, it did speed up drying time,
allowing me to add the next layers
rather quickly, which were 
acrylic paint in gray & patina.

 On the watch piece, I used the patina paint,
followed by a copper metallic rub

to give an aged look.


I chose a postal pattern paper as
the background for the inside of the vignette.
I lightly used ink, to give a more aged look 
to the paper.
Once dried, I used BGE 

to adhere it inside the vignette.


Using the BGE, I added a floral pattern paper 
to the inside of the watch,
followed by an ephemera butterfly.
I also used BGE as adhesive
for the orange/copper ScraPerfect Shaved Ice,
just for a little glitz.


I added various layers of ephemera and a 
paper doily which is from The Robin's Nest 
to the background

before gluing the watch down.

For the top finial, and the post for the bottom, 
as well as the front edges of the vignette,
I used BGE very, very lightly and "smudged" to add
ScraPerfect's Transfer Foil in Copper,
burnishing it randomly, to add
to the distressed look.



To finish the vignette, I added a cute phrase, ribbon & flowers. 

And ScraPerfect, made it all come together.



Thank you for visiting today.
Be sure to check out all the inspiration
created by the talented ScraPerfect Design Team
featured here on the blog,
and visit the ScraPerfect store
for the products I used, and so much more.

Until next time.......

http://scraperfect.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How to Create Easy Dimension and Texture on your Layouts and Cards

Hello and welcome to our crafty world!  Shelly with you sharing a layout with great dimensional accents using the Perfect Crafting Pouch!

It's time for our annual County Fair - - I love the fair -- the food, the lights, the games --  just everything! And I never tire of creating scrapbook pages from my fair pics!


For this layout I am highlighting the following ScraPerfect products:

Best Glue Ever (for everything on the layout from paper to sequins!)
Perfect Crafting Pouch
Embellie Gellie


I love using stickers on my layouts, but I do not like FLAT elements!  The Perfect Crafting Pouch makes it a cinch to create a dimension embellishment from a sticker in just seconds!


Simply pat the sticky side of your sticker with the Perfect Crafting Pouch and Voila! The adhesive is deactivated -- now you can add foam tape, pop dots, dimensional glue or even a small piece of corrugated cardboard to the back of your "sticker" to POP your accent off the page!


Sequins, buttons and even my die cut letters were easily placed with precision using Embellie Gellie.

My final touch was faux stitching around the upper edges of my layout.



Thanks for stopping by today - - I hope you get some wonderful pictures this holiday weekend for your next layout!

Have a creative day!

Shelly



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How to Make an Amazing Lego Birthday Banner

This is Kathryn with a cute Lego Banner for a 7 year old grandson.  He is a HUGE Lego fan so I worked around a Lego theme for his banner.

The Best Glue Ever is always perfect for all lettering on banners.  The applicator is easy to use for small pieces of paper.  I use to try to get double sided tape to fit these small areas with a lot of frustration but now my task is much easier with this amazing glue.


I apply BGE and let it dry for a few seconds.  If you apply it while wet, it is permanent but if you let it dry, it is repositionable.  Perfect if you having a hard time centering your paper parts and need to restick them.