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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Trash to Treasure Key Holder With ScraPerfect

Trash to Treasure Key Holder With ScraPerfect 

I bought this shadowbox key holder at a thrift store.  The door was broken, it was dirty, and the front photo was water stained, but it had great potential.

The inside was really cute, and had sections where you could have your house keys without anyone knowing they were there.

So to get rid of the dirt, and grime that had built up on it I used ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever and the Perfect Cleaning Cloth . Together they made an amazing difference to the frame of this box as you will see in the last photo on this post. This cleaner works on a huge assortment of materials, and the Perfect Cleaning Cloth  cleans eyeglasses, laptop screens, electronic touch screens, camera lenses, and a multitude of other surfaces. Together they can tackle just about any dirty job with success.

This is the chipboard backing of the photo.  You can clearly see it has some pretty serious water stains, and needs to be replaced. 

So using the old piece as a pattern I cut out some thick white cardstock to replace it with. Wow, what a difference!

To replace the stained front section I cut a piece of pastel checked pattern paper, using the old photo as a template..

On top of the pastel check I added this cute quote, and added some bling gems to give it a little more color. I held everything in place with 4 pink brads. I couldn't add too many embellishments because there wasn't room in the area in between the glass..

Then I removed enough of the staples to reinsert the new front photo, and backing. At this time I also replaced the missing screws that held the door on properly.

I plan on giving this as a Christmas gift.  I hope you like it as much as I do, and you do your own "Trash to Treasure" remake. Till next time Happy Scrapping, Love Penny
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Pre-Made Wedding layout - Anniversary with ScraPerfect

Pre-Made Wedding layout - Anniversary with ScraPerfect

I recently made 3 pre-made wedding albums for some family, and friends. The do not scrapbook, so I make the pages, and leave the photo mats empty so all they have to do is glue down their photos. 

I started this layout with these supplies, adding a few other embellishments as I went along. 

So to begin with I glued down the title to a piece of gold cardstock, then added the bling squares as accents. 

Using the same gold paper, I made two photo mats that fit 4 x 6 photos. In the center of those mats I added a darker gold punched out heart. 

Next I added the bling trim along the top, and bottom of the photo mats, and glued in place the tiny plastic wedding rings on the title section. To soften up the layout I added some DIY Flowers to each photo mat, 


It was at this time that I was thrilled to have on hand The Best Glue Ever ! It will glue a large variety of products from metal, paper, plastic, fabric, etc., and you only need the smallest amount of glue to achieve a great hold. 

I also used this No Clog Writing Cap to make perfect placement of the glue super easy, even for the tiny gold bands in the center of the title  strip.

I used two different Martha Stewart punches for the butterfly, heart, and the word "love" added to the bottom of the photo mats. 

In the center of each butterfly I added just a dot of bling that I cut from the gold bling trim. 

To finish is off I added the white bow in the center. I hope you loved this tutorial, and until next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny 

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Making Stick Pins with ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever

Making Stick Pins with ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever

Good morning crafters, Penny here! Today I am going to show you how to make some super easy beaded stickpins.They look adorable stuck into some shabby chic flower's on a scrapbook page, or any other craft of your choice.  So in an effort to hunt for some cheaper beads my granddaughter Madison, and I went to a few garage & yard sales, and thrift stores. We bought up all the beaded jewelry we could find that we could cut apart.  Necklaces that have the string glued, or molded into the bead it's self will not work for this project, so make sure your beads are movable on the sting prior to purchasing the bracelets, or necklaces that you want to use.

Then we went to the store, and purchased any extra beads that we wanted to use, but that we didn't find in our yard sale travels. (That's my frugal crafting tip for you today, find cheap one's first, then buy the pretty one's that you really want to show off later!) We found a ton of beads in all colors, and shapes. This would also be the perfect crafty way to use your Mother's, or Grandmother's broken jewelry bits, and pieces. Beads smaller than a dime, and no fatter than a large pea, are about the size we were going to use, along with some seed beads, (not the TINY, TINY beads as they will not slide up onto the pin shaft, because the center hole in the bead is too small for the pin) and an assortment of beading items to go in between the beads. The choice it totally up to you, and you can save any of the larger beads for another project!

Of course you will also need the corsage pins.  This box cost about $5.00, and included 144 pins. We also used ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever . This glue is amazing, and you could use it two different ways for this project.

First you could put a small amount of glue all the way up the pin shaft, leaving the bottom 1/2 inch uncovered, and then slide all the beads on the pin shaft first, like the photo below. (You can use much less glue than I did here, but I wanted the glue to show up in the photo. Actually this glue will hold many projects with just tiny dots of glue.)

You could also put all your beads on the pin, then add a tiny drop of glue on the pin under the last bead that you put on the bottom. The glue will dry, but will still be slightly tacky. So to fix this I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch, made by ScraPerfect, and just lightly tapped it on the tacky part of the glue droplet, that was below the bead, It worked perfectly, and the glue dot held the bead, but would not stick to anything else.

We normally added the largest bead close to the top of our pin, but the design is totally up to you, which is what makes this craft so fun.  After adding the beads to the pin we left about 1/2 inch of pin left at the bottom so that we could stick the pin into our decoration, or layout.  This craft was easy for Madison who is only 11, and I think it would be easy for even younger kid's as long as they had an adult there to keep an eye on them, and they were large enough to not swallow the beads, or stick themselves with the pins. I found it to be fun as well, and between Madison, and myself we made probably 30, or more of these stickpins. Here are some of our completed pins

Some of our beads had two holes, so we used two pins for them. Here is a photo of the back of one of those pins.

and then the front side of the pin.

Then the completed pin.

Lot's of more pins, after we started making them we couldn't stop!

We even made some with flowers at the top of the pin. 

So give this project a try, and have some fun crafting today by yourself, or with your family! Till next time Happy Crafting! Love Penny

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Monday, November 07, 2016

Baby Boy Yuck" Layout with ScraPerfect

Baby Boy Yuck" Layout with ScraPerfect

Hi crafter's Penny back showcasing a layout I made this layout for a dear friend of mine, showcasing her grandson Beau.  

So these are some of the supplies I started with. The "YUCK" title is made up of a sticker, and a card. This card will also serve as a journaling block, or another place for someone to add a photo. I also used some ribbon, pattern paper, brads, and an invitation that was die cut in the shape of a diaper.

Since this was made to be used as an invitation, I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit inside of the die cut diaper. This can now be used as a journaling block, or a spot for an extra photo.

I also used the Best Glue Ever made by ScraPerfect to attach all of my products with.  It works on paper, ribbon, lace, metal, fabric, and just about everything I've ever tried to use it on. I have found during the time I have been using it that a little of this glue goes a LONG, LONG way! 

Next I added the ribbon, across the bottom, and the left hand side. and added the photo.

Then I added the bow, title card, and diaper die cut.

Here is what the diaper die cut looks like in place, and open.

Then I added the washi tape, and some brads to the title.

Then I placed a punched star on the ribbon.

and another star on the diaper die cut.

This shows where I placed stickers in the inside of the title card. I hope my friends loves this layout, and you had a fun time reading about it. Till next time Happy Scrapping, Love Penny
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Saturday, November 05, 2016

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Happy Sliver Anniversary Scrapbook layout

Happy Anniversary Silver Ring Scrapbook Layout

Hello crafters today I am up with a "Silver Anniversary" layout. I started with a teal colored page, with a tan border. Next I added the 3 lace doilies, with the "Happy Anniversary" title strip.  To that I added some bling gems, and a pair of silver hearts. Then I added the giant silver glittered ring, that I am going to use as a photo mat. It used used to be part of a wedding invitation kit. Then I added the matching journaling card with some word, and heart accents. On the bottom left I added more words, a bow, and a plastic ring accent. On the bottom right hand side I added the metal word "Love".  This layout was super easy, and cute. I hope you enjoyed it.  Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween
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