Sunday, February 19, 2017

How to Stamp Perfectly on Shiny Paper with ScraPerfect

Have you ever wanted to be able to stamp on shiny paper and get a crisp, clean, smudge-proof image? Well, now you can using some amazing ScraPerfect products. You'll need the Perfect Cleaning Cloth and the Perfect Crafting Pouch.

 I used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to wipe down the shiny gold paper before I stamped the image.  I then stamped the image and patted it with the Perfect Crafting Pouch. Then I wiped the image with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to remove the white residue left from the Perfect Crafting Pouch. Here's the result:

I also found an easy way to correct a stamping mistake. It's hard to stamp on shiny paper without the stamp sliding around as you're applying pressure. Oops!

If the image comes our crooked or smudged, you can easily wipe it off using the Best Cleaner Ever and start over. No more wasting that pretty shiny paper!

Hope you find this tip helpful and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Love, Love, Love

We've got a mini crop going on over at Creative Inspiration starting today thru next Sunday, Feb. 26th. My challenge for the crop is to use the word Love somewhere on your project.

I hope you'll stop by and play along with some or all of the fun challenges. And don't forget we do play for a prize and you all can't win if you don't play!  Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Easy and Pretty Gift Envelope for Special Cards

Here's a fun and easy project. I like to give my handmade cards as gifts and finally found a quick and easy way to present them. It's like a little book to hold your cards and then you can decorate it as much or as little as you'd like.

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To start, I cut a 12x12" sheet of  the Smokey Chevron Cardstock down to 9 1/2 x 12". I scored a horizontal line at 6 1/2" and vertical lines at 5 3/4" and 6 1/4".

I folded the bottom 3 inches up to form a pocket and glued each side as close to the edge as possible. Then folded it on the vertical score lines to form a book. I also punched holes so that I could tie the booklet closed. Before I punched the holes out I placed reinforcements down so the ribbon wouldn't rip the paper. 

Now comes the fun part....decorating the front of the envelope. I used a chipboard frame from Gina's Designs and cut it so I could use just the top decorative part of the frame. I painted it a pale pink and then covered it in gold glitter paste.

While that was drying I layered some Rosy Chevron Cardstock and Rosy Diamond Cardstock on the front of the envelope along with some pale pink lace. I also added one of the Orange Crush Cards.

I took the gold glittered piece and layered it partially under the edge of the pink lace and added some flowers and Assorted Dew Drops using the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect and the Embellie Gellie by ScraPerfect. The Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect is perfect for adhering tiny items like Dew Drops and also is excellent for adhering things to anything with glitter on it. And using the Embellie Gellie by ScraPerfect makes it so easy to place the tiny Dew Drops exactly where you want them.

I ran a ribbon through the two punched holes and tied it in a bow to keep the envelope closed.

Here's what the inside looks like with 4 cards and envelopes.

This envelope holds 4.25" x 5.5" cards. To make one for 5 x 7" cards you just use a whole piece of 12x12" paper and fold the bottom up by 4". 

Now wasn't that an easy project? These make great little hostess gifts and really dresses up a small gift of cards for someone.

Here's another look at the final project

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Kiss Card

There is a card challenge up at the ScraPerfect Blog today. The challenge is to make a card with a stamped image and some kind of embossing. Sounds like fun, right?  Here's my card...

And of course I used some of the Best Glue Ever to adhere my ribbon. I love that it doesn't show through the ribbon when it dries and it holds sooooo good!

Please stop by and play along with us. There is a prize and we all can't win if you don't play! Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sneak Peek

I've got a project up at the Robin's Nest today and just wanted to share a little sneak peek with you.

I hope you'll stop by and see the whole project. There's even a little tutorial to go along with it.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Rainbow Grilled Cheese

We've got a DT reveal up at Creative Inspiration today. Here's my take on the sketch.

Here's the sketch we had to work with

I hope you'll stop by and even play along. We have all sorts of fun challenges and even a mini crop every month at Creative Inspiration! Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Want to make an easy & fun Pop-Up Card?

Hello scrappy friends! I found a tutorial for a quick and easy pop up card.  I'm always looking for different kinds of cards for my granddaughters and I found this tutorial on Facebook and couldn't wait to try it out. I also have a great tip for using some of the Best Glue Ever.

The tutorial is from Trimcraft and can be found here:

When I went to make the card I ran into a problem. You need 1 piece of double sided paper and I didn't have any suitable for Valentine's Day cards.  I thought no problem, I'll just adhere 2 pieces of single sided paper together. Have you ever tried that? Don't bother! I tried to use my ATG gun and  it was a nightmare trying to line up the  2 pages just doesn't work. Then I saw my bottle of the Best Glue Ever and it just clicked. I drew a small bead of the Best Glue Ever around the edges of one piece of single sided paper and laid the other piece of single sided paper on top and was able to line up the edges perfectly. The glue gave me the time I needed to line everything up easily. I also used some of the Best Glue Ever to make the layered belly band to go around the card. That glue is just amazing....I don't know how I ever managed without it!

 Here are a couple of peaks of the inside of the card

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll give this card a try!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Fun Valentine's Day Mixed Media Love Tag with ScraPerfect

Every year it's a struggle to come up with a masculine Valentine's Day card for hubby. This year I thought why not try some mixed media for a change.

I started with a blank tan colored tag recycled from some packaging. I painted it with some white gesso and then started getting messy. I used a brick stencil and texture paste as a base layer and then before it dried I embedded some white cheesecloth in it. I then used my finger to apply some gelatos over the top.

Then I added a starburst stencil on top using more white texture paste. I glued a cut up small doily, a flourish die cut and a kiss me sticker using some of the Best Glue Ever to the tag. They were really small pieces and using the No Clog Writing Cap made it so easy to get just the right amount of glue on the tiny pieces.

I made a die cut heart out of white paper and then used some red Transfer Foil on it. It's so easy! Just add a thin layer of the Best Glue Ever and let it dry til it's clear and tacky. Then lay the foil on top of the glue and rub the foil with your finger to get it to adhere to the glue. Pull the foil off and you have a beautiful shiny embellishment. I wanted mine to look distressed so I didn't apply glue to the whole heart so some parts were left white and then added some gelato to those areas.

Next came some glittery little hearts. I punched out several hearts and covered them with some of the Best Glue Ever and then sprinkled red glitter over them. I pressed the glitter into the glue with my finger and let them dry. 

I die cut the XOXO and glued everything onto the tag using more of the Best Glue Ever. It worked like a charm! I had such tiny pieces and a bumpy background but the Best Glue Ever worked great!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

It looks like a cold sparkly winter day

Hello Everyone! Here's a gray monochromatic layout I did for the Robin's Nest Blog recently.  I was inspired by a painting done by Bob Ross. He did a beautiful winter scene in all grays. I went digging through my photos and found this one that looks like a black and white photo except for my granddaughters in the center.

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I started with a piece of white cardstock. I mixed some gesso and black paint to get a grayish color and then applied it randomly to the cardstock. I also sprinkled some black glitter over it to give it a bit of sparkle.

Next I broke out my punches, a snowflake one and a scalloped one. I punched two one inch strips of the dotted back of the Smokey Chevron Cardstock with the snowflake border punch along with a plain white piece of cardstock and then layered them along the bottom of the layout.

I then used the scallop border punch and punched a one inch strip of the Smokey Chevron Cardstock, the Black Daisy Glitter Stripe Paper and the Silver Castles Glitter Cardstock.  I placed them in the center of the background page.

To mat the photo, I first punched 2 opposite corners using a snowflake punch and then backed the photo with white cardstock. I took one of the Orange Crush Cards, cut it in half and added it to either side of the photo. 

I had the die cut trees left over from an earlier project and thought they would be perfect for this layout but they needed something. I decided to run a thin line of stickles around the edges using the No Clog Writing Cap by ScraPerfect. It worked beautifully! I then popped the trees up for some dimension along the bottom of the photo.

The title, You and Me, was cut from the Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock and I wiped some metallic creme chalk around the edges and then popped it up over a banner cut out of the Black Daisy Glitter Stripe Paper.

I took some of the Rosy Straw and ran that along the bottom punched layers and secured it with some of the Best Ever Glue by ScraPerfect. I also sprinkled several different types of dew drops around the page using some more of the Best Ever Glue by ScraPerfect and the Embellie Gellie by ScraPerfect. That embellie gellie makes it so easy to get the dew drops exactly where you want them!

Here's a final look at my layout:

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sneak Peek for Robin's Nest

Here's a quick little peek of a project I have up over at The Robin's Nest Blog today. I hope you'll stop by the blog to see the whole project.

Thanks for stopping by!