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Friday, July 21, 2017

How to Add More Photos to Your Scrapbook Pages.

Hello friends Penny here to show you how to add more photos to your scrapbook pages.

So this layout is features my granddaughter Madison, and her fondness for playing dress-up. To make the most of this page I cut away parts of each photograph so that I could fit more photos on this layout. What helped me do this with these photos is the matching background of each of these photos. Using a plain background during your photo shoot is a great choice when you know you'll be taking a lot of photos on the same day. While it's not totally necessary it makes your layout appear more cohesive when you are done. 

So I started this layout with some beautiful pattern papers from Robin's Nest Scrapbooking. along with a solid pink cardstock, and their beautiful glittered crown paper. I also used some of their Dew Drops to highlight the title, and other areas on the layout. The word "Fabulous" was from one of their card collections, and I spelled out "Madison" using their Glittered Alphabet stickers. 


For accents, title, and photo corners I used a brown solid, and another brown pattern paper as well. 

To add some girly bling I added strips of bling, glued in place with ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever/ with
the No Clog Writing Cap. This worked great because the glue hold's amazingly well, and the writing cap let me put glue in a fine straight line where I wanted the bling strips, and in just tiny specks for the Dew Drops. 


Along the top edge of this layout I also added a strip of washi tape, and under the bottom photo the word "Awesome" is also a cut out from some washi tape. Under each photo on top I added a ribbon bow.


This layout was super easy and even though it has 4 large photo's on it, it doesn't look cluttered, or boring. I hope you enjoyed today's layout, and until next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
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Thursday, July 06, 2017

How to Make Great Couple's Layouts

Good morning friends, Penny here today to show you how to make a great couple's layout.


I found this great paper while shopping at a craft store recently. I loved it, and I knew it would match the color's of these photos. I used two sheets of it the background piece, and I fussy cut the flower/medallion from the other sheet. I also used a Core dinates paper which is the brown with the polka dots. 

The top strip with the feather is a strip of washi tape that I found with a matching feather theme. I cut some feather's from the tape to add to the other cards, so the theme could continue. 



to accent the layout photos, embellishments, and the large flower/ medallion. To make sure those Dew Drops stayed in placed I glued them down with ScraPerfects' Best Glue Ever. 


This process was made super easy since the glue bottle was fitted with the No Clog Writing Cap, which let me put glue exactly where I wanted it, and nowhere else. 


Here is a close up of the diagonal accents on the photo frame.


Here is a close up of the flower medallion at the bottom of the page.



In order to place those Dew Drops exactly where I wanted them I used the Embellie Gellie tool. 


This little gadget has been a life saver for me. It holds tiny items in place until you are ready to put them exactly where you want them go. Making that medallion/flower would have drove me crazy without this tool. 

Well I hope you had fun today, and till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny 
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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

How to Become a Guest Designer on This Crafting Blog

Hi ScraPerfect fans, Penny here with a special announcement on how to become a Guest Designer on the ScraPerfect crafting blog, and Facebook page!

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If you already have our products and you made something amazing with them, or you'd like to purchase them to make a special project. Just leave us a comment on our Facebook page, or comment here. It could lead to you being our featured guest designer on our blog, and Facebook page for a day!


So if you are a newbie just trying to get your name out there in the crafting world, or a seasoned professional who just likes to create we'd love to see what you made with our products while letting other's see your beautiful crafting skills.

Till next time Happy Crafting! Love Penny
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Saturday, July 01, 2017

How to Upscale a Clock With a Sports Theme

Today I will be showing you how to upscale a clock with a sports theme, or your favorite sport's team name anyway.

This clock started it's life out as this jelly bean themed clock, which was cute, but just didn't fit anywhere in my house's decorating scheme, but I had looked at the back of it and realized that the back could be removed with just a few screws, and I could add any theme to the clock I wanted by just changing the outer circle paper insert.


So I knew I wanted to use the color's orange and black because that was the colors of our towns football team, which everyone loves. I also wanted it to be super sparkly.  So off to Style Tech Craft to look at the new Tape Technologies products Ultra Metallics vinyl color chart. 


For my black I chose this Ultra Metallic Black #128. It's beautiful, has a great thickness, and adhere's perfectly. These vinyls are perfect for inside or outside applications!


For my orange I also picked from the Ultra Metallic line, and chose the Orange #148. It is gorgeous, and I can see lot's of uses for this on some super cute Halloween decorations later this year!


So here is my clock with the insert removed. Whew, I like it better already! That jelly bean pattern was just a little too busy for me. 


So I took the jelly bean circle and used it for a pattern for my new black cutout The black vinyl has a white back so I just laid the circle down and traced around it then cut it out with some scissors. Here's a tip for you when cutting anything out with scissors: Watch the tip of the scissors when cutting, not the middle of the scissors, and you'll get a much smoother cut out.


So here is my new clock insert piece.


In this close up you can see all the glitter! Lovely!


So after cutting out the vinyl I placed it on a poster board to give it more strength since the jelly bean cut out was too thin, and flimsy.


After adding the vinyl cut out to the poster board it had a white edge showing which I didn't like. so I took a sharpie marker and colored the outer and middle edges. In this photo the inner circle has been colored already but not the outer edge so you can see what it looked like prior to me coloring it.


Here is the clock with just the black insert, without the rest of the letter's in case you just wanted a one color theme for your clock.



Next I used my cutting machines to cut out the letters, and the pirate cross bones.I used both a Sizzix, and a small Cuttlebug, to cut out these pieces, and both machines cut this vinyl to perfection. These vinyls also work great with other machines like Cricut, etc. In this photo I laid everything out before gluing them down so that I could be sure I had correct placement of everything exactly where I wanted it to fit.




Here's a frugal tip for you: Save all of your left over alphabet shapes for another craft later. Just be sure and save the tiny pieces that fill in the middle of the "R" for example! I'll try to make another project later showing you how to use these left over bits and pieces.


For the skull and cross bones, I used the brand new color in the Ultra Metallic's line Rose Gold #167, it's an unusual blend of gold and silver, that is really pretty. I added more of the #148 Orange for it's hat as well.


Here is the insert all glued in place and ready to be installed in the clock.


I'm leaving you with several photos of the completed clock face. Since the clock was domed it was really hard to get a good shot of the clock face that didn't catch the glare of the camera flash.


I love that you can see the glitter sparkle so well in this photo!


The best thing about this project is that if I get tired of this clock I can change it again! Well I hope you enjoyed this project today and until next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny


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Friday, June 30, 2017

How to Make a Great Looking Groom's Layout

Good morning crafter's Penny here just in time for June weddings to show you how to make a great looking groom's layout. Too often we only focus on the brides pages, so today I thought I would show you how to make an easy groom's page for your wedding album. This is a two page layout.



So this layout is simple and easy but it still has a lot of fun and interesting embellishments. For starters I added the black photo mats, DIY flowers, the gem crowns, metal Love quote, and polka dot washi tape. Next I added the suit coat, and tails. These were actually a card that I cut apart and glued in place on either side of the photo mat. To hold them and everything else in place I used ScraPerfect's  Best Glue Ever. I needed a glue that would glue the metal "Love" quote, as well as the plastic beading,-(one page two) the foam hearts that had lost their tackiness, and of course the many types of paper. The only glue I knew that would meet all those requirements was this one. So that is what I pulled out for this project. 


So this is the first part of the suit card. After gluing it in place i added the tiny button brads. They were just the right size for this project.


For the right hand side I used the "Tail" portion of the suit card. I used the same brad buttons, and DIY flowers, along with a glittered foam heart for just a tiny splash of color. 


To make the second page of this layout I used a quote for the title, more foam hearts, gem crowns, and the plastic bead flower strips. I also added the husband, and wife cards, along with the Newlywed sticker. .


Well I hope this gives you some ideas for your own wedding album and groom pages! Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny


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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

One Fine Day Layout, and How to Tint Paper Flowers

Good morning crew, Penny here with my "One Fine Day" layout, and to show you how to tint paper flowers. This is my is my finished layout with my hand tinted flowers. 

So I started with some beautiful supplies from Robin's Nest Scrapbook Supplies.  I have listed them for you with links to each one so they are easy for you to find.

Brown-Glitter-Cardstock - This is lovely to look at but this photo doesn't show all the lovely glitter on it.


Forest-Trees-Specialty-Paper Side A - This is a hammered paper, with beautiful texture.


Side B -  I used side B on my project. which is a lovely gold color.

Doillie-Die-Cuts - I used two different colors of these lovely doilies on my project.  They are adorable.

Saffron-Flower-Die-Cuts - These are the flower die cuts that I hand tinted.





Rosy-Cards - These great cards were used in two ways, one for my title, and the other one as a page accent.


This was the accent piece.


Flame-Dew-Drops - This link takes you to the color I used, but this photos shows you the many colors and styles that are available.



Embellie Gellie - This is the perfect way to place any type of tiny item on a page, or anywhere for that matter. They are a perfect fit with the Robin's Nest Dew Drops. 



ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever - This glue is amazing to work with, and it glues so many different product types, like metal, plastic, fabric, paper, etc.


So to hand tint my flowers, I used a watercolor marker where ever I wanted my flowers to be darker. Then I took a wet Q-tip , (you could also use a tiny paint brush with water on it) and went around the area's I had just colored with a marker. It works best if you do one petal at a time so the marker doesn't have time to dry.


I did several flowers in this manner. 



Here is one placed on my layout, with another small flower on top of it with a pop dot, and a Dew Drop center. 


 Another sample on the layout.



Final sample.

Here is my finished layout with all the flowers in place. 


I hope I have inspired you to have fun altering your die cuts. Till nest time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny




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