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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Creating Artist Trading Coins with ScraPerfect is Easy and Fun!

 Fun with ScraPerfect!



Hello crafters, Kim Lippincott here with a super fun and inexpensive project...Artist Trading Coins!  I love making these, because I only used paper from my scrap bin.  I hope you will try some too and share them with your friends.  They are traded just like atc's are, so you can swap them quickly in groups with a minimal amount of postage.  Here are some of my Artist Trading Coins:


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1. Use your circle punch from your stash and punch out lots and lots of circles.  Then use the Best Glue Ever to adhere them to another circle for sturdiness.  Give your circles a quick tap before gluing with the https://scraperfect.com/product/perfect-crafting-pouch/

2. Now comes the fun part...start embellishing your coins!  I used https://scraperfect.com/product/embellie-gellie/ since it can grab anything you can think of quickly and is a multi purpose tool.  Use the bottom of the stick to tap your embellishments to hold them.

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3. Some examples of items you can use to decorate your ATC's with are: resins, stickers, lace, ribbon, doilies, buttons, string, burlap, stones, stamps, micro beads, shavings, etc.  This is  the most challenging part of the process for me since I had too many choices!

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4. Helpful Hints:  I should mention that Artist Trading Coins are meant to be flat for easy mailing, but I made lots of mine chunky!  I would also recommend using washable markers and not sharpies since they leave marks everywhere.  https://scraperfect.com/product/best-cleaner-ever/ is what to use after you finish this project...it takes away the mess and your hands are ready to create again in a jiffy!

5. Thank you so much for looking at my Artist Trading Coins!  Don't forget to use the entire family of products from ScraPerfect!




Until Next Time,

Kim Lippincott

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Best Glue Ever To The Rescue AND Start The New Year Right Giveaway!!!!!!!!

Hi there, Kim here today for ScraPerfect.  I am sure I am not the only one who has been decorating for the holidays this weekend.  It's a tradition in our family, and everyone has their favorite decorations.  For my husband, it is the pair of wooden nutcrackers he's had for a decade. Here they are:


Now here is what they looked like when we unpacked them this year after being in the attic:


Can you see the problem?  My husband was sad, but I told him I knew just how to fix his nutcracker.  I retrieved my bottle of the Best Glue Ever (with the No Clog Writing Cap on top of course), from my craft room, and here's what I did:


I put thin lines of the Best Glue Ever on both the nutcracker and his hat and waited a few minutes before putting them together again.


I let the nutcracker sit overnight,and the Best Glue Ever really did come to the rescue!  It's perfect now and is in it's place of honor with it's mate in our home.


The Best Glue Ever isn't just for the craft room, you really can use it in every room in your house!  I am going to put a bottle in the tool chest for my husband just to make sure mine stays in my craft room from now on!

Since we are approaching the holidays, I am excited to announce that ScraPerfect has graciously allowed me to provide a fabulous "Start the New Year Right" giveaway!  The prize is a bottle of the amazing Best Glue Ever, with a No Clog Writing Cap, and FREE SHIPPING on anything you order from ScraPerfect.  How great is that?! 




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Thanks everyone and GOOD LUCK!  I appreciate you stopping by today and will be back later in the month with more inspiration courtesy of the wonderful family of products from ScraPerfect.

Until Next Time,

Kim Lippincott







Saturday, December 2, 2017

Angel In My Heart Ornament

Hi there, Kim here today to share a project that is very close to my heart.  I found some mini wooden bowling pins left over from last year and was inspired to turn them into some special Christmas ornaments.  I turned the pins iHi nto angels. I made one for myself, my Mom, and my daughters in memory of my Dad that passed away earlier this year.  I am happy with the way they turned out and that they will honor someone very special on all of our trees this Christmas.  I would not trust any other adhesive on anything as important as this other than Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect.  Here is what I started out with, after I gave each pin a coat of white acrylic paint:


Of course angels have to have wings, so I used some lace applique wings from my stash. To make them a bit sturdier, I gave them a coat of Mod Podge Pearl to make them stiffer and give them a pretty shimmer.


If you look closely, you can see how much of the Best Glue Ever I used on the upper right corner of the wing. A little goes a long way!


I also put a tiny line of the Best Glue Ever on the painted wooden pin for maximum hold.  I have the No Clog Writing Cap on my bottle of glue to help make sure I don't use too much glue.  It's great for precision and writing too!


Once the wings were secure, I applied more of the Best Glue Ever before applying a piece of bling to cover where the wings meet.


Here is the back side of the bling.  I waited until the Best Glue Ever was turning clear before placing the bling on the back of the ornament because of the size of the embellishment.


Before placing the bling, I also attached some crinkled, white, seam binding to serve as a tail and to hang the ornament with.

I wanted my angels to have some sparkle too, so I drew lines around the bottom of the ornament with the Best Glue Ever.  Then I used a  paint brush to spread the glue around in an even coat.


Next, I placed my angel in a jar of glitter for a few seconds and then tapped it on the edge to get the excess off.  I also placed a tiny silver crown on my angel's head with the Best Glue Ever.  For quick and easy clean up, I squirted some of the Best Cleaner Ever on my hands and was good to go in a flash. I love the way these turned out and know my family members will cherish them.  Hope you like them too:


I made more than one angel, some have glitter and a pearl trim, and some don't.  These photos show the front, side, and back of the ornaments.  This simple but meaningful project was so easy because of the versatility of the amazing Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect.







Thank you so much for stopping by today, please subscribe to the blog, and leave me a comment.  Be sure to check out all of the wonderful products at ScraPerfect.  Happy Holidays everyone!

Until Next Time,

Kim Lippincott






Thursday, November 9, 2017

Fun Fall Altered Canvas

Hi there! Today I am sharing a Fall project with you.  Have you ever started a project and lost inspiration and set it aside?  I had one of those from last Fall that I was determined to finish.  Here is how it turned out, thanks to my ScraPerfect products:


Here is what I started with, a canvas that I made a background on with water color pencils and a water brush, that sat for a year.


I jazzed it up a bit with some metallic copper ink and Distress Crayons, then got out my cutting machine and the Best Glue Ever and got inspired.  I cut out a Fall design and used the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap on and glued each word or letter on with small dots of glue.


I still wasn't happy with it because it was one dimensional, so I got out some embellishments and went to town. I used the Best Glue Ever to highlight some elements of the design by adding glitter and micro beads.


I placed the brown button with the help of Embellie Gellie.  I don't fiddle with small items anymore since I started using this over a year ago, I love it!




I also used the Best Glue Ever to adhere some orange roses coated with copper glitter to the canvas.  I cut some multi colored leaves out from both plain and textured card stock and coated them with micro beads for interest too.  I put foam squares on the back of the card stock leaves to make them pop.  I recycled the  leaves from the roses and attached them to my canvas with the Best Glue Ever.




For more embellishment , I used the Best Glue Ever to glue some brown braided trim around the outside of the entire canvas.  It looked more finished to me with it. Because I like bling, I also attached some beaded trim to hang down from the bottom.


My final touch was to add a loose bow to the top corner, made from a brown nylon material.
I applied some of the Best Glue Ever, waited for it to set clear, then held my bow in place for a minute until it bonded to the canvas.


I noticed at this point, that some glitter and micro beads had clung to my canvas where I didn't want them.  In hindsight, i should have wiped the canvas with the Perfect Crafting Pouch before getting the glitter out.  Well,everything can be fixed, so I tried the technique after the fact and it still worked great!  I will be leaving mine on my craft desk from now on so I don't have to learn this lesson again the hard way.


At this point, I was finally happy with the end product, hope you like it too!



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Happy Fall,

Kim Lippincott



Friday, November 3, 2017

Quick and Easy Altered Vintage Spoon Featuring the Best Glue Ever

Hello everyone! I am here today to share another project made simple with the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect.  I recently went to a Vintage Market Fair and found some vintage cutlery to play with. Check out this gorgeous spoon I altered:


This is what it looked like before I started:


  I started by taking some Prima paper and fussy cutting some roses.  I applied some of the Best Glue Ever, using a bit more than I thought needed, since it had to bond to metal.  I then waited until the glue was clear before attaching to the spoon, about 5 minutes.



I wanted this to have a winter feel, so I brushed on some Best Glue Ever instead of a decoupage medium, then added my homemade snow mix (snow and lots of glitter).


Then, I started embellishing with flowers, Dew Drops, and tiny rhinestone bling. I was able to place these with ease using Embellie Gellie. I also used a medium sized glue dot made from the Best Glue Ever to attach pink and white seam binding to the underside of the spoon.


I also embellished the pink paper roses by adding small dots of  the Best Glue Ever on them and then sprinkling them with some snow/glitter mix. As you can see, I always use a No Clog Writing Cap on my bottle of glue...it's amazing!  It ensures precise glue placement and prevents me from using more than needed. I also used the adhesive to attach a piece of pink micro pom pom trim around the round part of the spoon.  My final touch was to rub some Metallic Lustre in Rose Gold on the stem of the spoon for more color.  As always, I used a spritz of the Best Cleaner Ever on my hands to make cleaning a breeze!


I plan to also use the Best Glue Ever to attach the tab from a soda can to the back of the stem of the spoon so I can hang it up.  I hope you like how it turned out!  This was truly a project made fast and easily with ScraPerfect!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, please check back again for daily inspiration.  Also, be sure to go to ScraPerfect and order your supplies to help you craft faster and easier!  Please subscribe to this blog and feel free to leave a comment.

Until Next Time,

Kim Lippincott


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Foiling For Fall With ScraPerfect

Hi there!  Kim here today to share a Fall home decor project.  Fall is my favorite season, but doesn't really exist in Florida so I decorate like it does!  I found this grapevine wreath with chicken wire at my local craft store for only $2!  Now I just have to wait for Halloween to be over so I can hang it up.
ScraPerfect made this project quick and easy!  Hope you like my Fall creation:


I started out by wrapping a white pip berry garland around the wreath. Using my Silhouette Curio, I cut out the leaves and words out of colored card stock. I repainted the pumpkin because it was gold when it was given to me.  After the paint dried, I added some Tim Holz distress glitter in rust and swiped the pumpkin lines with white ink. I handmade a bow with a gauzy ribbon and adhered that to the wreath.  Then I attached the leaves, then the pumpkin, and finally more pip berry garland.
As you can see, the pumpkin is embellished by mulberry roses in cream, orange, and brown. The orange roses have also been given a coat of glitter.  Here's a closer look:


For the  greeting, I foiled the card stock letters in orange and then attached them to pieces of the gauze ribbon  to make it easier to adhere them to the wreath. I added some of the glittered roses around the letters for embellishment there also.  Here is a closer look at that:


I have to say that the star of this project is the Best Glue Ever!  I did have to use large glue dots to adhere the pumpkin because of it's weight, but it is stuck on there very well.  I used varying sizes of glue dots on everything, depending on size and weight.  I allow my glue dots to dry a few minutes until clear to place item.  Here is a full list of the ScraPerfect products I used for this wreath:

No Clog Writing Cap ( for the top of the BGE bottle for precision)
Best Cleaner Ever (for clean hands)

And here is a last, closer look at my Fall decor wreath, thanks so much for stopping by!  Please check back, subscribe to this blog, and leave me a comment.



Happy Fall Y'all,
Kim