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Monday, March 05, 2018

How to Make A Super Easy Vacation Layout for Your Scrapbook

Hello crafter's Penny here today to show you how you can make some super easy pre-made swimming or vacation layout.

To make this layout I started with some green cardstock, 2 photo mounts, a fish die cut, some ribbon, an alphabet sheet, and a post it note. To glue all of these elements down I used my favorite all purpose glue by ScraPerfect,.  This glue is amazing, and deserves it's name of Best Glue Ever! It will glue paper, ribbon, metal, wood, and plastic.  

You'll notice in the picture below I am using this glue with the special No Clog Writing Cap

This cap let's me put glue exactly where I want it with no trouble at all.

So making this layout for my grand kids swimming photos was super easy, and fun. 

Till next time Happy Scrapping, Love Penny 

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Thursday, March 01, 2018

How to Make a Cute Boy's Room Sign With Vinyl.

Good morning crafter's Penny here to show you how to make a cute boy's room sign using vinyl.

So I started with this cute metal sign.  It was brushed chrome looking so it wasn't too dainty for a boy's room. 

Next I needed some vinyl so I was off to my favorite vinyl company Style Tech Craft and Tape Technologies.  They have a huge assortment of vinyl for just about any occasion, and so many colors to chose from that I have a hard time just picking the one's I need for my projects. You can view a sample of their products, and projects on their Facebook Page, so be sure and check them out and give their page a like. Some of their colors can be viewed here on this color chart.

For my project I used the Chrome selection: 
I used Blue, Cherry Red, and Brushed Chrome. To help apply my vinyl, I used the Application Tape, I highly recommend this tape for any vinyl project.  It is amazing especially for those tricky intricate projects. 

So here is another view of my project, and the best part is this sign is reversible so I can put something else on the other side  Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny 

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Monday, February 05, 2018

How to Make a Harley Davidson Motorcycle Mini Album (part 2)

Hello fellow crafter's Penny here today to finish up on part 2 of our Harley Davidson motorcycle mini album. If you missed part 1 it was published on the 23rd of Jan. here on the ScraPerfect blog.

This is what the cover of my album looks like.  It's an 8 x 8 album, that holds 20 pages.

As with my other album pages, some of my supplies came from Robin's Nest Scrapbooking.  Including some of my paper, sticker, chipboard, and Dew Drops, Be sure and stop by and give them a shout out from me.

On this page I made a journaling card, and a pocket page that holds a over sized photo mat.

My title banner is made from a sticker sheet, and the motorcycle tires are accented with dew drops..

Some fun pattern paper, washi tape, and chipboard deck out this pocket page.

For this page I used a lot of dew drops on the border so I needed some glue that had some staying power, so I reached for my favorite glue from ScraPerfect.  Lot's of fun, and useful products from that site

The Best Glue Ever along with the No Clog Writing Caps are perfect for gluing down those tiny little dew drops, and holding them in place, and yet still be strong enough to hold together those pocket pages. This glue will hold metal, fabric, paper, ribbon, etc..I use this product constantly. .

My next page is a pocket page with an over sized photo mount, and a matching journaling card.

More of that lovely flame paper, some baker's twine, and duct tape, along with a sticker banner.

Sorry that this photo is so fuzzy, I am not sure what happened here but you can still see the basics of the page.

Washi tape, some ric rack type paper, with dew drops accenting the curves, go great with the motorcycle sticker accents.

My last page has some cute chipboard accessories, that great flame paper, duct tape, and more sticker accents. I hope you had a fun time these past two weeks learning how to make these great mini albums.  Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny
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Thursday, February 01, 2018

How to Upscale a Mail Organizer With Beautiful Vinyl Accents

Good morning crafters Penny here today to show you how to upscale a mail organizer with beautiful vinyl accents!

This poor magazine/mail organizer was in very poor shape when I decided to upscale it. It had been dropped, and one corner broken, and the paint was dirty, and fading. I should have gotten a before photo but I forgot to! So first of all I painted it with Krylon white paint. That helped it's appearance a great deal!

Next I wanted to decorate it with some great looking vinyl so I chose the Polished Metal collection from Style Tech Craft and Tape Technologies. I love working with this vinyl!  It's a quality product, is easy to use, and comes off the backing sheets cleanly which is very important when doing detail work like this. You can get the newest product information from their Facebook Page. Be sure and check it out, and give them a "like" while you are there!

 Black 499HM                                       Apple Green 477HM                   Orange 461HM

These are some of the colors also available, but I used the colors below:

They are:
Royal Blue 455HM                           Black 499HM                              Red 464HM

So after picking out my vinyl colors I broke out my trusty die cut machine and when to work.

First I put this sweet little design on the top, 

and then on the left hand side. You will notice on the top I didn't quite get the corner completely glued back together but trust me it looks much better than it did before.

Then I added the word "Magazines" to the other side because it has a slot built in the organizer for large mail.

Then I added the "His" and "Her's" words next to the key holders.

Then finally the "His" and "Hers" words on the mail slots.

One last look at the finished product!

Well I hoped you liked the process of remaking this mail organizer today! Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny 
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

How to Make Your Own Hockey Party Decorations With Vinyl.

Good morning fellow crafter's Penny here today to show you how to make your own hockey themed party decorations.

In this photo you can see the bowls with the hockey placers, and the word "Slam" on them I have to admit I know nothing about hockey, but when your grandson wants a hockey party, you figure it out. 

So this little stand started it's life as a Christmas advent calendar, but I had other plans for it besides storing in a closet all year long. The top metal tabs have numbers printed on them. The second tab say's "Day's till" and the bottom tab say's Christmas. However the tabs have nothing printed on the back sides.  SOOOOOOOO............... I took out my vinyl from my favorite vinyl company Tape Technologies and went to work.  I used the vinyl from their Fuorescent collection, along with my die cutting machine, and this is what the advent calendar looks like now. 

Although this vinyl is made for permanent use, I can easily switch out Jack's name for someone else's just by removing the vinyl, or by adding another hanging plate in it's location.

My next project was making these plant holders into spoon and knife holders. These container's could have also been used for chips as well. You can easily line these plant containers with coffee filters if you would like to. These containers were brand new so I wasn't too worried about the filters. 

 I have got to admit I had no idea "Slam" was a hockey term, but I found it on my die cut cartridge along with other hockey items. .


For my remaining plant containers I used a "Hockey Is Life" cut out, and hockey player cut outs.

These cut out's also worked well on my smaller lidded bowls.

 Being the thrifty person that I am I also saved the left over pieces from cutting out Jack's name and an extra hockey player. I left them on the Application Tape so they could be used somewhere else at the party or perhaps on a notebook. This application tape is a life saver! I will never try to do vinyl application without it again. I love this stuff!

More party bowls with more hockey player decals.

I thnk I used 4 decals per bowl, but you could easily add more. 

So just when you think you've seen all the hockey players you want to see, I added some to the bottom of a clear table cloth. 

I think I cut them out at 5 3/4 inches so that I could get 4 per 12 x 12 sheet of vinyl. 

Other party goers also made lot's of fun DIY projects so his birthday party was a blast. 

Well I hope you had fun today and until next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

How to Make a Harley Davidson Motorcycle Mini Album (part 1)

Hi everyone, Penny here today to show you how I made a Harley Davidson mini album.  Now this album's pages are 8 x 8"'s and it holds 20 pages so this will be a 2 part post. 

This is the first page of my album, on this page I used pattern paper, ticket stub, baker's twine, and that small "Harley Davidson" accent in the bottom corner was actually cut from the edge of the pattern paper as was supposed to be thrown away! I also used bling, and some Dew Drops from Robin's Nests Scrapbooking.  A lot of the paper, and stickers used in this album came from their store.

This is what the cover of my album looks like.  I bought it a long time ago so I can't give you any details on who made it sorry.  I'm sure it would be easy to do a quick search on it.

On this page I used more Dew Drops, patter paper, and motorcycle accents from Robin's Nest along with washi tape.

This page has a slide out photo mount card along with more washi tape, and a title sticker I bought from a gum ball machine.

More accents, and to glue all of these items down I used my favorite glue by ScraPerfect. This glue is perfect for this type of album that has lots of different textures, and tiny hard to hold in place items. 

Lot's of times I find that some of the washi tapes just don't hold like they should so that is when I'll get out my bottle of Best Glue Ever with it's needle like No Clog Writing Caps and in a flash I have that tape held in place in a jiffy! This glue also works to hold fabric, metals, paper, ribbon, etc. in place just fine. I love it, and it use's the smallest amounts of glue, so a bottle will last a long, long time..

More chipboard accents, and some lovely metal looking pattern paper.

I made this banner from a sticker sheet at Robin's Nest but instead of laying it out in a straight pattern I curved it to get this cute look. I love it.

Love the way these diamond dew drops look on the top border.

To give this page a pop of color I found some old street sign stickers, and a cute camera paper clip to accent the journaling card.

 More accents from Robin's Nest along with some stickers, tag, and tape, and we are already halfway through our album.
 Come back on the 5th of Feb. and you'll get to see the final pages. Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny

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