Tuesday, January 23, 2018

How to Make a Harley Davidson Motorcycle Mini Album (part 1)

Hi everyone, Penny here today to show you how I made this cute Harley Davidson mini album.  This album's pages are 8 x 8"'s and it holds 20 pages so this will be a 2 part post. 

This is the first page of my album, on this page I used pattern paper, a ticket stub, baker's twine, and that small "Harley Davidson" accent in the bottom corner was actually cut from the edge of the pattern paper and was supposed to be thrown away! I also used bling, and some Dew Drops from Robin's Nests Scrapbooking.  A lot of the paper, and stickers used in this album came from their store.

This is what the cover of my album looks like.  I bought it a long time ago so I can't give you any details on who made it sorry.  I'm sure it would be easy to do a quick search on it if you are really interested in getting one..

On this page I used more Dew Drops, patter paper, and motorcycle accents from Robin's Nest along with washi tape.

This page has a slide out over sized photo mount card along with more washi tape, some duct tape, and a title sticker that I bought from a gum ball machine.

More Dew Drop accents, and to glue all of these items down I used my favorite glue by ScraPerfect. This glue is perfect for this type of album that has lots of different textures, and tiny hard to hold in place items. 

Lot's of times I find that some of the washi tapes just doesn't hold like it should so that is when I'll get out my bottle of Best Glue Ever with it's needle like No Clog Writing Caps and in a flash I have that tape held in place in a jiffy! This glue also works to hold fabric, metals, paper, ribbon, etc. in place just fine. I love it, and it use's the smallest amounts of glue, so a bottle will last a long, long time..

More stickers, and chipboard accents, and some lovely metal looking pattern paper.

I made this banner from a sticker sheet at Robin's Nest but instead of laying it out in a straight pattern I cut it apart, and curved it to get this cute look. I love it.

Love the way these diamond dew drops look on the top border.

To give this page a pop of color I found some old street sign stickers, and a cute camera paper clip to accent the journaling card.

 More accents from Robin's Nest along with some stickers, tag, and tape, and we are already halfway through our album.
 Come back on the 5th of Feb. and you'll get to see the final pages. Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny

Monday, January 22, 2018

Using the No Clog Writing Cap for Tiny Embellishments

Hello Friends, Linda here to share a project Using the No Clog Writing Cap for Tiny Embellishments. Sometimes when making items you only need a tiny amount of glue. Many glue bottles have a large whole to dispense the adhesive. And I have found that it can become a big mess if a blob of glue comes out on a project.

Using the No Clog Writing Cap for Tiny Embellishments

Today I'm sharing how to add the Large No Clog Writing Cap to a bottle of Tacky Glue and then I show Using the No Clog Writing Cap for Tiny Embellishments. Check out the video below to see a great little altered paperclip I create using the No Clog Writing Cap.

Isn't this a great little project for the No Clog Writing Cap? Having the perfect tool for a project sure makes life so much easier!

Using the No Clog Writing Cap for Tiny Embellishments

Using the No Clog Writing Cap for Tiny Embellishments
The backside of the book page altered Paperclip.

How will you be Using the No Clog Writing Cap for Tiny Embellishments in your paper crafting? Do you make little things? Then pick up the No Clog Writing Cap today.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see the post Using the No Clog Writing Cap for Tiny Embellishments. Feel free to follow me on YouTube for other great projects.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

How to use the best glue ever to attach paper strips

     Hey crafty friends!  I'm here today with my last layout from my Scrapbook Generation kit clubs.  I can't believe it's taken me three years to use them all up.  
     Today's layout is using the old Simple Stories Legacy collection.  It was perfect for some family photos we had done when Julia was three or four months old.  
     We had monthly photos with our son too, but they were in a studio.  I loved using a freelance photographer so we could do somewhere fun each month.  These photos were at a local rose garden, and were taken on the date of our 12 year wedding anniversary.  The photographer found that out and snapped some of us too!
     I love the look of all the strips on this page, but before The Best Glue Ever and the No Clog Writing Cap I would have hated putting them down.  My ATG gun was too wide and my Scotch tacky glue nozzles gave me to thick a link of glue on some of the smaller pieces.
     Look at how the No Clog Writing Cap compares to the smallest strip.  I dispenses the perfect small amount of glue in a precise location making the strips a breeze to put down.
     Well - I'm off to find more new ways to use the awesome ScraPerfect products. Until next time...stay crafty!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

How To Better Trouble Shoot The Best Glue Ever

Charity here with tips for how to better trouble shoot the writing cap for the Best Glue Ever. The No-Clog Writing Cap from ScraPerfect makes it easy to write with glue or paint. This Writing Cap also lets you put one tiny dot of glue exactly where you want it.
But what do you do if you notice glue seeping out between the writing tip and the blue collar? What a waste, what a mess! This happens when the inner pink tip is not screwed into the glue cap. Unscrew the blue collar, clean all the bits up, and place the pink tip back into the base cap. A clockwise, 1/4 turn will seat the writing tip securely. Screw the blue collar back on and you are ready to craft!
If you do not clean your writing tip after its last use, then leave it for a long time you might have a tragedy like the one pictured below. The glue has sealed the writing tip to the white pin top. It was quite stuck so I gave it a firm tug. The writing tip pulled right out of the pink collar it is meant to be permanently bound to!
The Good News:
The Best Glue Ever is so strong and so versatile that now the writing tip is permanently bound to the white pin top.
The Bad News:
The No-Clog Writing Cap is permanently damaged. I will need to get a new one.
The Moral of the Story:
Always clean your Writing Cap, especially if you will not be using it for awhile.
For frequent use simply rinse the cap with water when you have finished crafting for the day. Store glue up-right and you should have no sticky problems. If the whole cap assembly is stuck together Do Not get out the pliers and start tugging. Unscrew the cap assembly from the glue bottle. Spritz inside and seams with Best Cleaner Ever. Let cap sit for 10 to 20 min. The cap should disassemble easily. If not, spritz again and let sit.
You can find tips, instructions, and How-To videos on the ScraPerfect website. Take a look at what we have to offer. We want our customers to get the best use possible from these products!

Scrap On!


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

How To Jazz Up A Boy Layout Using Foil

Lisa here to share a fun way to jazz up a boy layout, or any layout for that matter.
I love to make my own embellishments and often do when scrapping a layout about my son. There just doesn't seem to be as many embellishments for boys as there are for girls. Using The Best Glue Ever and Transfer Foils from ScraPerfect I made the stars on this layout of my son:

Here is how I made them:
These diecut stars were sitting on my desk from a previous cut file I used:

I added a thin layer of The Best Glue Ever:

Using my index finger, I spread it out. I let the glue dry until it was clear and tacky:

I placed a well used piece of gold foil on the top of the stars, foil side up. Using my finger, I rubbed the foil. 

I peeled the star off and this was my result:

Because I used textured cardstock, the foil was not perfect and I love that!

I decided to take these stars to the next level and add another color (orange) on top. I repeated the process with the orange foil:

Can you see the bits of orange foil on the stars? I love how they turned out! 

Finally, to remove any excess glue, I ran my Perfect Crafting Pouch over the stars. This removes any stickiness left behind:

If you would like to see close ups of my layout, please stop by my blog.
Thanks for taking time to stop by and have a great day!

Monday, January 15, 2018

How To Make A Cute Dragon Card With The Best Glue Ever

Hi Crafty Friends -Kathy here from Create.365 and today's design team post uses the Best Glue Ever to adhere together the components for this super cute card.

I started by using the small net stencil with 2 shades of green ink to mimic pattern paper on the left side of the card.

Next, I stamped the dragon and star stamps in archival black ink so that I could color him up with my watercolor pencils and a blender pen, then masked him off and stenciled some clouds around him using blue ink.

The Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap on top made an easy job of adding just the right amount of adhesive to my layers of card stock for quick assembly of the card.

I used a gold shimmer marker to color the stars and added some glitter to his wings using a gel pen. 

Inside I stamped the love sentiments in black ink.

The sentiment was popped up with mini foam dots for added dimension.

That's it for me today! Until next time, happy crafting with ScraPerfect~

Sunday, January 14, 2018

How To Make Really Stunning Cards

Charity here with a how-to for a pair of really stunning foiled paper cards. It's so easy to grab pretty foiled papers, choose corresponding dies, and put it all together. The wow factor is in the glow foiled paper brings to the project.

 Step 1: Gather and die cut card pieces.
The first step in creating Winter Wishes is to die cut each of the pieces. Because I was making a shaker card, I also die cut the card front. Not pictured below is the piece of acetate I used for the window and the 5x7 white card blank.
Step 2: Create the shaker using two layers of foam tape, add sequins.
Frankly, this is not my strong point. It took a lot of piecing of foam tape around the snow flake and the acetate window to get the shaker just right. I also ran a line of foam tape around the perimeter of the card. Don't forget to add the sequins before placing the card front on the base. 😕
Step 3: Adhere foiled paper snowflakes to front of card.
I like to use Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect. Just a few drops will hold the snowflakes in place. The foil is easily embossed and a bulky spot of glue will show.
The instructions for Best Wishes are simple: Gather, Diecut, Assemble.
When die cutting the foiled paper it is helpful to use washi tape to hold the die in place. Intricate dies take a few passes through the rollers and having the die slip is disastrous.
The balloon and sentiment for this card are 1/16 of an inch in places! I find that using a No-Clog Writing Cap assists in getting the glue exactly where I want it.
 I added glitter glue to my design. I love the color and sparkle it adds. This card shows how easy it is to take traditional Christmas colors into the rest of the year.

Foiled paper brings on the glamour while ScraPerfect glue and accessories make construction possible.
Stop by my blog Scrappin Chaos for a full list of supplies.

Scrap On!


Saturday, January 13, 2018

How To Clean Your Craft Scissors Fast & Easy

Happy New Year Crafty Friends!
Lisa here with you today to share a quick and easy way to clean your sticky craft scissors. I found that The Best Cleaner Ever works really well at taking off the stickiest stuff ever. I add craft foam behind my photos and to pop up embellishments on my cards and layouts. The craft foam I buy has an adhesive side. I usually cut the foam to the size I need, but sometimes I don't realize I cut it too big until after I have peeled of the backing of the adhesive side. Then I have to cut the sticky foam with my scissors. This gets my scissors good and sticky after a few cuts:

I sprayed the scissors with The Best Cleaner Ever and let it sit for 5 minutes:

I used a paper towel to wipe them clean. Now they are looking like new again!

I love using this fabulous cleaner!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with us!