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Saturday, May 05, 2018

How to Save Money On Scrapbooking Supplies

Good morning crafter's Penny here today to show you how to save some cash on your scrapbook supplies.

This is a pre-made scrapbook page I am making for my grandchildren. The note at the bottom is the title and it say's "This was the best part Grandma's House".  I am going to let them fill in the paper with what they liked best about visiting my house. There are lot's of way's I saved money on my supplies for this layout. One of the best way's was purchasing a glue that would let me glue many surfaces, without purchasing a different glue for each surface.

So I chose the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect. Here are the reason's I love this glue so much.

 It will glue fabric with ease, and when you add the  No Clog Writing Cap even the smallest details in lace are no problem what so ever.

I can use this same glue on this sticker that is so old it has lost it's tackiness.  Otherwise this sticker would have gone into the trash instead of on my layout.

By cutting this doily in half and using it in two different sections, I am getting two embellishments from one doily, and the glue tip makes gluing this a breeze. 

Next I am using The Best Glue Ever on these plastic buttons as well. This will hold these buttons in place by it's self, but I later sewed them with some thread just to give them more pop. 

Another way I saved money on this layout was by making my title on the page out of a sheet from a Smash book. This way I have a title and a journaling sheet as well for the same price. I hope you had fun playing along today and if you would like to learn more fun frugal tips click here. Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny

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Tuesday, May 01, 2018

How to Decorate a Coffee Tumbler for Mother's Day

Good morning fellow crafter's Penny here today to show you how to decorate a cute coffee tumbler for your mom on Mother's Day.

So I started with a clear tumbler, but this project would work on a ton of surfaces, and containers, or frames. (In order to get a better photo of this project I inserted a white sheet of cardstock inside the tumbler so the names would show up better in the photograph.)

Next was the easy part, I needed some good quality water proof vinyl. So off to Style Tech Craft and Tape Technologies to pick out my vinyl.

I chose the Ultra Metallic Collection, because I loved all the bright colors that my mom would go crazy for, and this vinyl would hold up under the constant wear and tear of repeated hand washings.

So I started cutting out the names of all of my mother's children, and grandchildren, changing fonts, and vinyl colors to make it more interesting.

In order to apply these names perfectly I used the Application Tape.  This made making this an easy endeavor and a lot less waste of vinyl since I could place the letters perfectly the first time..

More names, since I also included spouses. Whenever I didn't plan correctly and there was too large of an empty space, I added small hearts.

I know she is going to love getting and using this decorated tumbler. Here more names were added to the people that love her list.

All done, I can't wait till Mother's Day get's here so I can give it to her. 

 Till next time Happy Mother's Day to you and yours, and Happy Scrapping. Love Penny

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

How to Make Homemade Planner Accessories, and a Coupon for Free shipping in the US, and a Product Giveaway

Welcome fellow crafter's Penny here today to show you my take on the ScraPerfect's Earth Day Planner Tag Challenge, and Prize Pack on the ScraPerfect Blog. Below you will see some of the planner tags I made from my scraps, and recycled packaging in honor of Earth Day.

And a few more because these are really additive when you start making them.

and some more! LOL 

So to begin with I started with some of my scrapbook scraps, 

and recycled packaging! I love putting this stuff to use instead of it sending it to landfills.

Next I needed some paperclips. I used both colored and plain office sliver. It's totally up to you.

Then I also found some packaging from some of my washi tape containers. They were the perfect size to fit on the bottom of my planner tags. I love being frugal, and Earth conscious as well.

Next I found a bunch of half used sticker sheets, and some stickers that were sent to me in the mail.

To hold all of this together I also used the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect.

To start making my planner tags, I cut my paper scraps into whatever size the scraps best fit into. Sometimes it meant 4 small tags, and other times it meant just one tag.  Whatever it took to make a tag or two depending on the size of scraps you have and the size of tags you need.

I also used some washi tape, and a bone folder to help my tag creases look good.

On some tags, I used a corner rounder punch just to give them a different shape.

Next I added my paper clip, leaving enough of the paper clip at the top so that you could add a bow, or attach it to your planner page, or even a scrapbook page with a brad. At this point I also added the Best Glue Ever around the edges of the tag, and on the paper clip. Then I folded the tage up and held it just a few seconds until the glue dried.

Here are my tags all glued together with the clips attached.The side that shows more of the paper clip is the back of the tag. Now all you have to do is decorate the front of the tag or just leave them blank if you like that look.  These tags can also be used as bookmakers for whatever you are reading at the time.

I started by adding just a strip of paper.

Then I added some quotes, and a wooden star.

Then I added some flowers, sequins, brads, and arrow, and some bling dots. Super easy!

Here are some photos of how I made another set.

Some flowers and a sticker strip, and some added bling. .

I also make some larger tags for my scrapbook pages the same way. All from recycled materials.

My granddaughter's Madison, and Olivia also helped me make some punched shapes into scrapbook flowers out of a lot of different materials. as well.

These tags were SO easy to make that Madison made these tags herself, and she is only 13, but I could see much younger children making these as well.

More fun tag samples. 

Keep scrolling to the bottom of the page for our paperclip challenge details.

and how to get a free shipping coupon for the U.S, or $5.00 off international shipping.

A Finding Nemo tag for our swimming dates!

HOW TO GET YOUR COUPON  for Free Shipping inside the US, or $5.oo off International. Closes 5/15/18

1.   Subscribe to our Blog: [CLICK HERE] To be inspired by our design team's videos, tutorials, and creative ideas featuring a whole array of Altered Paperclip Tags.

"Follow Us" by entering your email on the ScraPerfect blog

2.   Try it!  Make an Altered Paper Clip Tag and upload it to your blog, FB Page, Instagram, Pinterest or other social media site. Copy the URL from the address bar. CAUTION: This is an addicting way (but healthy) to use up scraps, LOL:) 

3.   Click blue button to upload your tag.  (Scroll down.)
After uploading your tag, watch your inbox for the coupon code: FREE S/H (U.S) or $5 OFF (Int'l) 


Simply leave a comment here or on a design team related post including product you want to win. 

Two fantastic products used in the video are the Best Glue Ever™and Embellie Gellie

Watch ScraPerfect's blog for ideas & tutorials of  
through the end of April 2018!

Watch ScraPerfect's blog for ideas & tutorials of  
through the end of April 2018!
Thank You Linda Israel for the paperclip tag idea created for a junk journal

Fun Fact: Although Arbor Day is always on the 4th Friday, Earth Day is always on April 22.
 P.S. I was 13 when I wore this button for the very first Earth Day.

Join the celebration! Upload your tag below!
(Closes 5/15/18)

An InLinkz Link-up

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

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Make a Super Easy Layout for Earth Day and Paperclip Challenge and Prize!

Good morning fellow crafter's Penny here today to show you my super easy layout for "Earth Day", and to tell you about our new paperclip challenge! Please see the bottom of this post for our paperclip challenge rules, and your coupon for free shipping if in the U.S., or $5.00 off international orders.

To those of you who didn't know it this month has an "Earth Day" celebration on April 22nd. So I thought I'd make a super easy "Earth Day" layout in it's honor using up some of my older stash items.

I also wanted to used up some of these die cuts I had been buying and hoarding. A lot of people don't realize that most of the packaged die cuts made for teacher's classroom's are also "acid free" so they are safe for your scrapbooks, and are a lot cheaper than die cuts made just for scrapbooks.

In this upper photo I am using my favorite glue made by ScraPerfect.  It's the Best Glue Ever.

The bottle in the upper photo also shows just how easy it is to use the No Clog Writing Cap around the edges of those die cuts.

The cap, and glue also made it easy to glue down the fabric bow,

and this felt flower! All without changing glues! This saves me so much time and money. I also used the glue with it's fine tip cap to re-glue the word sticker "hello" which had lost it's tackiness.

Next I added this cute chipboard camera, with a bling dot for it's lens.

Some more bling accessories, and a few foam flowers, and I'm all done. I can't wait to find just the perfect photo for this layout. I was also thrilled to use some of my older 8 1/2 x ll paper stash.  Now I'll only have to make 10,000 more layouts till I have a manageable number of sheets left! LOL  

Be sure and come back on the 29th of this month to see my take on this challenge, but everyday this week our Design Team will inspire you with this fun challenge. 

 4/21/18 - 5/15/18

1. First you must make a Paperclip Tag and upload it to your blog, FB page or other social media site. Please check out our DT posts this week for more inspiration. 

2. Then copy your URL address and enter the challenge at this Link

3. Follow the ScraPerfect  BLOG by emailClick Here  After that you will receive a coupon in your email good for for free s/h in US or $5 off international shipping fees.

Watch ScraPerfect's blog for ideas & tutorials of  
through the end of April 2018!

Thank You Linda Israel for the paperclip tag idea created for a junk journal


A random drawing will be held on 6/1/18
You MUST leave a comment on my original post or on any DT member's related paperclip post to let us know which product you want to win.

Well till next time Happy Scrapping, and do something good for the Earth today! Love Penny
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