Friday, February 24, 2017

What You Need To Know To Make an Attractive Notebook Cover

If you like personalized writing supplies then here is what you need to know to make an attractive notebook cover. I get tired of the primary colored spiral bound notebooks that look JUST like everyone else's. I go through too many to buy only the fancy style. Pretty paper and trim is how I solve any problem, so here is the answer I came up with.
~ Princess Notebook Cover ~
This notebook cover fits a standard size spiral notebook. It slips on and off easily with a little fancy threading thanks to that strip of trim. What is even more thrilling, is you can personalize it any way you desire. Stop by the Chattering Robin's Blog for detailed Instructions.
Supplies:
Paper, Doily, Chipboard:Robin's Nest
Trim:Vintage
Findings:Bead Landing
Eyelets, Brads:Spare Parts
Glue, Cleaner, Foil:ScraPerfect
Crown Punch:Kreaxions

Scrap On!

~charity~

Saturday, February 18, 2017

How to Make A Fantastic Card with Luxurious Feathers

This blog post is all about how to make a fantastic card with luxurious feathers and how to make it shine! Painted feathers, layered over black then foil paper, is enhanced by using Kreaxions #906 all around the edge. A simple color scheme and minimal layers give this card a dramatic presence.
~ Let The Magic Begin ~
I have been absolutely loving the painted feather ideas on Pinterest.
At a recent crop I diecut and then painted paper feathers while I chatted away with the ladies. 
I have 6 shades of DecoArt Metallic paint and have been adding bling to my paper projects with delight! The feathers are detailed with Shimmering Silver. The leaves are painted with Zinc.

That glorious black and silver rose is hand made using Robin's Nest Paper's. Each petal is attached with just a smidge of the Best Glue Ever. The wood leaves, die cut feathers, 3-D rose, and layers of cardstock are all attached with Scraperfect's Best Glue Ever. The versatility of this adhesive makes crafting SO easy!!!
The black layer of paper is punched with Kreaxions Punch #906 at the corners using Insert C, and at the borders using Insert A. Find Kreaxions punches at Just Imagine Crafts.
Dimensions:
Silver Card Base:5x7 in
Black Top Layer:5x5.5 in
Black Sentiment Banner:4x3/4 in
Supplies:
Paper:Darice, Craft Smith, Robin's Nest
Feather Die:Lycheebuy (Amazon)
Metallic Acrylic Paint:DecoArt
Wood Leaves:Peachy Cheap
Ink and Stamp:Close To My Heart
Best Glue Ever:Scraperfect
Border, Corner, Label Punch:Kreaxions #906

Scrap On!

~charity~

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How to Make a Bling Free Gentleman's Gift Tag

Here's how to make a bling free gentleman's gift tag for those of you with men adverse to glitter. You know the type I'm referring to. At the sight of too much shine their eyes widen, their breathing accelerates, and you can see their hand twitching, desperate to vacuum up the mess before it happens!
~ Gentleman's Gift Tags ~
Even with a ban on glitz and glam, a gift tag doesn't have to be plain. I used primary colors, punches, and layers of paper. This kept the tags simple without being too basic.
Stop by the Chattering Robin's Blog for a full tutorial.

Supplies:
Paper, Stickers:Robin's Nest
Glue:ScraPerfect
Punch #305 & #611:Kreaxions
RicRac:Vintage Trim

Scrap On!

~charity~

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

How to Make a Remarkable Journal with Foiled Paper

Do you need to know how to make a remarkable journal with foiled paper? Journaling encourages self expression and is exceedingly therapeutic. There is no better place to write down one's thoughts after a chaotic day then in a beautiful book.
 ~ Octopus Journal ~
Adding a personal touch to a blank notebook steps up the appeal without decreasing the efficiency. But how do you get the most lovely of papers to lay smoothly on a run-of-the-mill diary?
Well there's a simple solution for that!
That's right, the barest amount of ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever sticks those papers down with not a wrinkle in sight. To demonstrate this ability of BGE I used two colors of wrapping paper and an embossed foiled paper.
 First I cut three pieces of the green paper for the front, back, and magnetic flap of this lined journal. I cut them large so there would be extra paper to fold over the edges. I also cut two strips of silver wrapping paper for the spines on this journal.
 After sparingly applying BGE to the diary I smoothed the paper over the glue. I left a 1/2 inch gap between the edge of the foiled paper and the spine. I cut the corners of the excess paper diagonally so the flaps would fold nicely to the inside. I applied BGE to the flaps and folded them inward.
 For the inside of the cover I cut silver and peacock patterned wrapping paper. Once again I very sparingly applied BGE to the diary and smoothed the paper over the glue in overlapping layers. I added the paper while the glue was very wet so that I had time for repositioning.
 I cut around the design on the peacock paper and used pinking shears on the edge of the silver paper. I covered each spine with a strip of silver paper then trimmed it close.
 The remaining gap I covered with washi tape. The hinge part of the binding tends to wrinkle and stress the paper so that it wears out easily. Washi tape better handles this constant bending.
 I used a dark green tape over the edge of the binding and a silver tape to cover the edges of the green tape and the foil paper.
 The journal was fully covered at this point and the magnetic strip still worked because I had used thin wrapping paper. However, I still wanted a focal point for the front.
 Because the journal was gifted with a stuffed Octopus I used that as my subject. I stamped and heat embossed an octopus onto vellum. I stamped it twice so that the design could continue onto the flap. I used BGE to attach the vellum then topped the edges with more silver washi tape.
Both the vellum and the thin wrapping paper went
onto the diary without a wrinkle. ScraPerfect
and the Best Glue Ever made this exceptional gift possible.

Supplies:

Wrapping Paper, Journal:Walmart
Embossed Foil Paper:TJMaxx
Octopus Stamp:Stampabilities
Ink:Color Box
Embossing Powder:WOW
Vellum:Close To My Heart
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Stuffed Octopus:Walmart

Scrap On!

~charity~

Friday, February 3, 2017

How to Remove Lipstick With the Best Cleaner Ever

The time has come to share my secret of how to remove lipstick with the Best Cleaner Ever. Liquid to matte lipstick is all the rage at my house.  This absolutely AMAZING shade of metallic purple lipstick goes on wet and dries to a velvet finish! But that "won't kiss off" formula doesn't like to wash off fabric either!
When it left its mark on my white napkins, I knew
 it was time to put ScraPerfect's earth-friendly solvent to work.
The purple lipstick had already sat on this white napkin for a full
 24 hours before I got around to attacking it with the
 Best Cleaner Ever.
I spritzed just the center stain, left it for 15 minutes, then rinsed it out.. There was so much improvement that I spritzed all three stains and left it for the rest of the day.
I rinsed out the solvent that night and threw the napkin in the wash the next morning. It came out of the dryer with out a smidgen of purple lipstick left to behold!
Stop by the ScraPerfect store for more solutions and products.

The white napkins are from Cost Plus World Market.
The liquid-to-matte lipstick is Posh by Lime Crime.

Scrap On!

~charity~



Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A Vibrant Card Filled to the Brim with Love

A mason jar stamp and cork hearts make a vibrant card filled to the brim with love. Today is the Design Team Extravaganza at Just Imagine Crafts. Stop by to see what our wonderful artists have created for your viewing pleasure.
~ So Much Love ~
Mason Jar Card With Hearts and Gems
For this card I punched the top sheet of paper on both sides using Punch #311 from Just Imagine Crafts. After inking the edges I threaded ribbon through the punched design and added Robin's Nest Dew Drops in red and neon pink. Of course my dew drops and gem hearts wouldn't stay attached without ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever.

The Mason Jar is stamped onto green paper then
 cut out and popped up with adhesive foam.
 The cork, gems, and glitter are glued inside.

Supplies:
Paper:Robin's Nest, Bella Blvd
Tiny Type:Authentique
Dew Drops and Gem Hearts:Robin's Nest
Stamp:Little Yellow Bicycle
Cork Hearts:American Crafts
Glitter:Dollar Tree
Trim:Webster's Pages
Border Punch:Kreaxions #311

Scrap On!

~charity~

Friday, January 20, 2017

How to Make an Epic Peacock for a Stunning Card

Gorgeous paper and punches, fine tip glue, and a dusting of glitter is how to make an epic peacock for a stunning card! For this card I used Double Sided paper for the card base, Sparkle paper to layer on top, and Punch #904 for the corners.
 Just Imagine Crafts has these and other Kreaxions products.
~ Peacock Glitter Card ~
Glitter Peacock Card with Just ImagineKreaxions and ScraPerfect  
My first step was to  die cut feathers from Kreaxions Ombre Glitter Paper and add purple, green, and blue glitter to them. I used the medium No-Clog Writing Cap from ScraPerfect which fits RANGER, Glossy Accents.
Glitter Peacock Card with Just ImagineKreaxions and ScraPerfect
 I drew thin lines along the edges of the feathers and dusted them with glitter.
Glitter Peacock Card with Just ImagineKreaxions and ScraPerfect
 I used the same process to add glitter to the peacock image I had
stamped and heat embossed with clear powder on the Sparkle paper I used for the card front.
Glitter Peacock Card with Just ImagineKreaxions and ScraPerfect
I switched to the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect to add the
 purple and blue Robin's Nest Tear Drops to the image.
Glitter Peacock Card with Just ImagineKreaxions and ScraPerfect
 The final step was adhering the peacock to the card base using an adhesive that always sticks and never wrinkles the paper...Best Glue Ever to the rescue...
and adding brads to the decorative corners.
Glitter Peacock Card with Just ImagineKreaxions and ScraPerfect

Supplies:
Paper and Punch:Just Imagine/Kreaxions
Stamp & Ink:CTMH
Embossong Powder:WOW
Feather Dies:X-cut
Brads:Spare Parts
Tear Drops:Robin's Nest
Glitter:Dollar Tree
No-Clog Writing Cap:ScraPerfect
Glue:Ranger & ScraPerfect

Scrap On!

~charity~