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Friday, October 20, 2017

Witchy Fun!

Hello!  I am here today to share with you a little Halloween project that I made with some of the wonderful products from ScraPerfect.  This is the top half of my creation, keep reading to see the rest...


I started out with a white five by seven canvas, which I painted a coat of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in silver on.  I also painted a paper mache star black and added the Glimmer Glam and a few spritzes of white spray on it too.


Using my machine, I cut out the die cut design and used a very small amount of adhesive to attach it to the canvas. With the Best Glue Ever, you truly on need the tiniest dot.  To help ensure you don't waste glue, attach the No Clog Writing Cap to the top of the bottle.  When you are done and put the top for the writing cap on, it will keep your glue bottle from clogging too!



I adhered the die cut to the canvas and then added a large glue dot to the top in the center.  I tied some black lace and gingham ribbon in a knot and put it on top of the glue dot, pressing lightly.  For further embellishment, I tied some black and white bakers twine through the holes of a button and added that to a rosette, which I attached to the center of the bow.  I added some Dew Drops from The Robins Nest to the canvas as embellishment too using Embellie Gellie.  I actually misplaced the stick that came in the package, but never fear!  I grabbed another stick from my stash and just made another one, easily possible because of the generous amount in the package.

The canvas was now ready for the star, which I planned to dangle from the bottom with bakers twine.  But first, I attached another rosette to the center with an embellished button.  I then embellished it with more Dew Drops.  I added 2 black tassels and some white eyelash trim to dangle from the bottom of the star.
I used a medium sized glue dot to attach the dangling star to the canvas to make one piece.
My final step is always to give my messy hands a few spritzes of the non toxic Best Cleaner Ever.


I really had fun with this home decor piece that I made for Halloween, here is a close up of the finished star: 


And here is what the finished product looks like, now all I have to do is decide where to hang it! I hope you like it:


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Happy Halloween!


Crafty Hugs,
Kim 

How To Make A Quick And Easy Shabby Chic Tag

Hi there, Kim here today to share a quick and easy project I created using my favorite products from
ScraPerfect.  This project was done quickly because I needed a tag to go on a gift for a baby girl last minute.  So I grabbed my bottle of the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap, the Embellie Gellie, the  Best Cleaner Ever, some supplies, and this is what I ended up with ten minutes later:



Here is what I did, I hope you will get out your supplies and try a tag in ten minutes.

Cut and adhere kraft paper to tag with the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap
Cut and adhere burlap pieces to tag using the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap
Cut and apply 3 coordinating washi tapes or fabric tapes to kraft paper, cut notch out of tails
Stamp sentiment on kraft paper, adhere foam dots to back for dimension, place in center of tag
Tie knot in pink polka dot ribbon, cut tails on diagonal, adhere to center bottom of tag using the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap
Make loops out of twine and glue onto polka dot bow with the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap
Adhere large organza rose to center bottom of tag, covering twine loops with the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap
Add 3 pieces of pink seam binding and 1 piece of twine to hole in top of tag
Add flatback pearls for embellishment throughout tag using Embellie Gellie to place and the Best Glue Ever to adhere with the No Clog Writing Cap
Add bronze safety pin to seam binding with pearl and birds nest charms.
Clean hands with a few spritzes of the Best Cleaner Ever
Write message on back of tag and add to gift

Here is a closer look at the details:




Items Used From ScraPerfect:


Here is a last look at the finished tag again:



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Crafty Blessings,
Kim

Gather Your Embellishments and Check This Out!

Hi there!  I am  here today to share with you a fun project I have been working on all month, in steps.  I went clearance shopping at my local craft store and scored a Heidi Swapp Memorydex and some accessories.  You may remember these as a rolodex, but this one is for crafty inspiration and is a ton of fun to decorate using your products from ScraPerfect.  Here is what my finished memorydex looks like:



I made more cards than I want to count this month, the following was my process:

Grabbed a paper pad with smaller designs and my Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap on and adhered background paper to my card, this glue made it go fast and stick like no other glue out there!

Used foam adhesive dots to attach smaller pieces of card stock for dimension.

Applied some planner stickers to some of the cards

Now the fun part...grab as many teeny embellishments as you can to decorate your cards.  Some examples of what I used were: washi tape, flat back pearls, sequins, buttons, paper doilies, resin frames, etc.  Using the Best Glue Ever and my Embellie Gellie, I placed all of my small embellies and let the glue dry overnight.

Give your hands a few spritzes of the Best Cleaner Ever for clean up, its safe for hands!

Assemble your memorydex with headers and your cards and browse through for inspiration when needed.

Here are more of the cards I created, I kept them clean and simple:



Warning: these can get addictive, here are a few more.





This project would be a great upcycle if you could find an old rolodex.  All you would need to do if the cards have been used, is gesso over them and you are all set to make your own crafty memorydex.  I hope you will give it a try, its fun!  Here is one last look at mine:


Thanks so much for stopping by today, please leave a comment and be sure to subscribe to the blog. 


Crafty Hugs,
Kim


Altered Canvas Wedding Decor Sign

Hi there!  I am here today for ScraPerfect with a project that I just finished for my daughter who recently got engaged.  I have altered a canvas that can be used as decor for the wedding and also a keepsake.  Everyone knows that the Best Glue Ever is the quick stick for paper crafting, but did you know you can also use it on heavier embellishments?  The Best Glue Ever was the only adhesive that was necessary to complete this project.  Of course I always have the No Clog Writing Cap on my bottle to ensure an even application and help to use only the smallest amount of adhesive possible.  When you see the small embellishments on my canvas, I used my favorite pick up tool to place them, Embellie Gellie.  I hope you like my canvas:




I started this project by painting the canvas taupe and once dry, adding a layer of pearlizing medium for some shimmer.  I then stenciled the Mr. & Mrs. in black paint and when dry, went around the perimeter of it with a layer of taupe for dimension.


After painting, I applied tiny of dots of the Best Glue Ever around the perimeter of the stenciled area. Then I placed ivory flat back pearls on the glue dots with Embellie Gellie.








Now I attached some trims to my canvas.  With a small line of the Best Glue Ever, I secured some taupe ostrich feather trim to the bottom back of the canvas hanging down.  I went around the outside edge with some gimp braided trim which gives a clean look.  I repeated that around the inside edge of the canvas with gimp braided trim.  You would be surprised, but a small line of glue holds this trim down very well!. I also added a row of the ivory flat back pearls all the way around the inside of the canvas for an elegant look.




I also wanted this canvas to have a vintage feel, so I added a vintage applique (that I cut up and used on the top corners) and an applique with lots of pretty dangling pearls. For an added touch, I added an ivory tassel to the back of the dangling pearl applique.


 I added the ribbon pieces to the back of the canvas, tied, a bow, and the adhered some ivory mini rosettes to the pretty white satin ribbon.  I also used some tulle and a larger rosette and attached it to the center of the bow.  I also added some small ivory pearl heart embellishments to the ribbon tails for a extra touch.


This canvas will be carried down the aisle after the ceremony, hang on the bride and groom chairs at the reception, and could even be hung in their home.  Thanks for stopping by today, please take a moment to subscribe and leave a comment.


Crafty Hugs,
Kim 

Purple Masqerade

Hi there!  Kim here today to share another fun mask that I created with the awesome products from
ScraPerfect.  I had so much fun designing my last mask that I did another one to go in my craft room, so it is purple.  I hope you like what I did with this mask, here it is:



I started with a plain white plastic mask and painted it a pale lavender.  I added a layer of purple interference from Deco Art to give it the shimmer you see.  I then hit it with a Lindy's spray in a darker purple shade for some texture.  I glued a purple lace to the bottom of the mask on the back to hang down, followed by a string of purple gems all the way around the edge of the mask.  I used some flatback pearl trim and foil to accent the eyes of the mask as well. I added a couple of large rhinestone gems to the side of each eye and the middle of the dark purple rosette on the side as embellishment.  I used white and lavender ribbons to make a double bow and placed the dark purple rosette with the rhinestone in the center of it. White feathers were glued to the top of the bow in the back and a couple smaller feathers added to the bottom of the bow.  Dangling below the bow are pieces of eyelash trim, seam binding, ribbon, lace, more purple gems and 2 dark purple tassels. For added interest, I added some Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest to the tails of some of these.

This is going to hang proudly in my purple and Parisian themed  craft room.  Here are the products from ScraPerfect that I used in this project:


Thank for so much for stopping by today, please be sure to subscribe to this blog and leave a comment.


Crafty Blessings,
Kim 



Stunning Shabby Chic Mask

Hello everyone, Kim back again today to share another project I created with amazing products from
ScraPerfect. I decided to challenge myself to find as many different items to test with the Best Glue Ever, and this glue really was the star of this project!  I took a white, thin, plastic mask that I got on clearance at my local craft store and as many things I could find and started gluing.  This is what I ended up with:


I turned this simple mask into an ivory and white,  shabby chic treasure, I love the way it came out!  Normally, I would have had to use a few different types of glue to adhere all of these materials, but the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap proved their worth!  This duo is a must have for every crafter, especially since they will last forever.  The only thing I did with the BGE was to make glue dots (medium size) for heavier items and only used a fine line for the lighter items.  Either way, I waited a few minutes before placing the item down.  Here are some close up photos of my mask so you can see the various weights and textures that I used on it.


You can see that I used the Best Glue Ever on: laces, a piece of a collar, pearl trim, braided trim, marabou feather trim, ivory peacock feathers, seam binding, and a rosette with a tiny pearls in the center. The
Best Glue Ever was able to handle all these materials and everything is on my mask very sturdy.


I had to use this piece of vintage gold and rhinestone bling on this project, don't you love it?  I made a few small glue dots from the Best Glue Ever and placed them on the back of the bling piece and they worked like a charm!  I also used the glue dots to secure each individual ivory peacock feather and string of pearls or seam binding.

I urge you to give this awesome product, the Best Glue Ever, a test for yourself...you won't be sorry.  And remember, it's not just for paper crafting.  So get your masks out, gather all of your trims and bling and try one of these too!  Here's a final look at my mask:


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Happy Crafting,
Kim 


Shabby Pink Ballerina Gift Box

Hi there!  I am  here today to share with you another upcycle using the fabulous products from ScraPerfect.  I have so many of these boxes from a monthly subscription and I don't want to waste them.  I decided to upcycle them and use them instead of gift bags.  Hope you like my project:


I began by decoupaging some paper from Scrapberry onto the box using my favorite type of Mod Podge...sparkle! I love the effect the glitter gives on feminine and shabby chic themed projects!


To provide some detail on the sides of the top of the box I adhered ivory flatback pearls and pink pom pom trim with the Best Glue Ever.  To keep my bottle in good working condition, I recommend using the No Clog Writing Cap.  It prevents clogging and protects the tip to ensure your ability to use a thin line of glue.  



This ballerina has been in my stash for ages, so I just had to add it to this project.  Her tutu was blue, so I just added pink stickles to it.  I also added a tiny rhinestone to her tiara with a tiny dot of the Best Glue Ever.  I placed the rhinestone with Embellie Gellie, the quick pick up tool.  The ballerina is surrounded by pink resin roses, which were also adhered to the box with glue dots made from the Best Glue Ever.


For the tails that hang down off of the box, I raided my snippets basket for some small pieces of lace, then added pink and white seam binding and a pink tassel.  Each piece was secured to the top of the box with glue dots made from the Best Glue Ever.  I find that the glue dots work better with heavier items like lace and can be made the exact size needed.



Finally, I attached some ivory flatback pearls all the way around the bottom of the box with a thin line of the
Best Glue Ever for added interest. You can also see that I went around the lip of the lid with a white organza trim and a pink pom pom trim from my stash.  These were light enough that I could use 2 thin lines of the
Best Glue Ever to secure them.  As always, when I finish a project, I use of couple of squirts of the
Best Cleaner Ever on my hands as it is non-toxic and I am good to go!

I hope this upcycle inspires you to try one.  I think anyone would love to get a gift in a decorated box that can be used later for storage.  So get some of the extra boxes you have and the products I mentioned above from ScraPerfect and get crafty.

Thanks for stopping by today, please leave a comment and be sure to subscribe to this blog.  I will be back with another creation tomorrow, so please check back.



Kim 



Winter Woodland Card

I am here today excited to share a wintery project with all of you.  It is really hot here in the South, so dreaming about cooler temperatures and snow, inspired me to make this card.  This creation came together in no time with the amazing products from ScraPerfect, I hope you like it!



I started out with a craft paper card and used the Best Glue Ever to adhere some striped craft wrapping paper as part of the background.  Then I used glue dots in the center of some burlap (where I knew it would be covered) made from the Best Glue Ever.  Distress ink was swiped around all four edges of the card too.

I wanted to use a wonderful piece of chipboard from my stash for this project, but wanted to give it some extra dimension so decided to heat emboss it.  I went over the chipboard with the Perfect Crafting Pouch, tapping lightly. This works great to prevent static and embossing powder ending up where you don't want it.
After embossing, I turned the chipboard over and applied tiny, thin lines of the Best Glue Ever before securing it on the center of me card.  The Best Glue Ever, combined with the No Clog Writing Cap, was the only adhesive that would get this job done because of how skinny the birch trees are.











Snow paste was added to various parts of the trees with a small brush and left to dry.  I then got out my glitter and the Best Glue Ever and went to town.  I painted a thin coat of glue on another piece of chipboard with a brush, waited about 2 minutes for it to cure, and then covered it with glitter. I also added some snow and glitter to the moose wood piece that I added to the die cut.








I finished off the sentiment chipboard piece by adhering a piece of white ribbon across it with the
Best Glue Ever.  Then I added another smaller matching piece of chipboard that was also heat embossed and glued down the words "embrace the journey" with the Best Glue Ever.

I love the way  this card evoked memories of snowy winters spent up North in my childhood.  I had fun making this and the ScraPerfect family of products made it possible!

Thank you for stopping by today, please leave a comment and be sure to subscribe to this blog for inspiration and check out ScraPerfect to purchase these amazing products.



Kim 


Dollar Tree Mirror Shabby Voilet Upcycle

Hello everyone!  Today I am sharing an upcycled project made with a simple, plastic mirror from the Dollar Tree.  I really enjoyed transforming this into a shabby chic masterpiece with the amazing products from ScraPerfect. I hope you like what I created:


The mirror was silver, so I started out by covering it with a layer of gesso and then paint.  To make the scrolled details pop, I used an ink blending tool and lightly hit them with a dark plum ink. I love the result!


To add some interest to the actual mirror, I used my Embellie Gellie to perfectly place ivory flat back pearls all around it.  This pick up tool is the best and made these pearls completely line up where I wanted them.


After that, I started adding embellishments to the handle of the mirror.  For this, I used the Best Glue Ever, it will make anything stick and stay put!  I have the No Clog Writing Cap on my BGE, it helps with control and ensures you don't use too much glue.  I added a silk lavender rosette, then some mulberry flowers from my stash, and a lovely piece of bling.  I also added some ivory and lavender seam binding and lavender lace under the flowers for dimension.  As I always do, once finished, I sprayed a bit of the Best Cleaner Ever on my hands to get cleaned up fast.




I had so much fun decorating this mirror, that I am going to get more since I think they would make great gifts and are so easy to customize. If you are making one for a crafty friend, why not include the wonderful products needed from ScraPerfect:  the Best Cleaner Ever, the Best Glue EverEmbellie Gellie, and the 


Here's a final look at my project: this mirror will be on display in my purple craft room.


Thank you so much for stopping by today, please be sure to leave a comment and subscribe to this blog for daily inspiration and information about the ScraPerfect family.


Kim