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Monday, November 11, 2019

How to Make Homemade Project Life Football Sports Cards

Good morning fellow crafter's Penny here today to show you some fun homemade Project Life football cards.

These cards were super easy to make and as you can see below we have a house divided on which teams to root for. To cut out my cards decorations I used my die cut machine, my paper trimmer, and a corner rounder. (P.s there are more cards at the bottom of this post) 

To glue all these elements in place I used this multi-purpose glue from ScraPerfect. The glue fits it's name perfectly it's the Best Glue Ever. I adore this glue since it will glue tons of different items without me having to buy a different glue for each material. It will glue metal, plastic, paper, wood, fabric, etc.. 

For these project's I was thrilled to also have their No Clog Writing Cap. This is the extra fine cap that let's me place glue EXACTLY where I want it and no where else. That made gluing those tiny letter's in place a breeze. 

To place all of these letter's and star's I used the Embellie Gellie tool that let's you place even the smallest items exactly where you want them with just the slightest touch! It's perfect for beads, paper, sequins, etc. 

Just when you thought I was done with all the card samples you'll see that indeed we each have a favorite team! This is Buddy's favorite team Tennessee.

I hope you enjoyed these fun project life cards today! Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny
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Saturday, November 09, 2019

How To Make An Easy Kid's Stocking Gift.

Good morning, Penny here to show you how to make a cute DIY Dinosaur Child's bank, or storage container for very little cost, that would make a perfect stocking stuffer.

This is a super easy, and low cost craft. I started out with a empty used peanut can. When choosing your container please make sure your can's edges are not so sharp that they are going to cut little fingers. This step is VERY important!

 This is the can I chose. you can chose a larger can, or even make yours from a plastic container as well.

Here is my container with the label removed. It is VERY important that you save the label and try to remove it in one piece if possible as it will become your container's base pattern.

For my next step I used the label to measure out how much vinyl I was going to need to make my project. The vinyl was too short to go all the way around, so I added another section making sure I had about 1/2 inch left over to make my label overlap some. When using the label to measure out your pieces make sure that the label covers ALL of the can. It was only after I cut my vinyl that I realized that the can's label was about 1/4 inch too small top to bottom! No worries as the can's lid covered the issue, but I will watch for this problem in the future.

My vinyl colors where bright florescent to give my project some fun colors.  They came from Style Tech Crafts Fluorescent Selection. They are made with Tape Technologies company.

Red FO5

Pink FO1

Green FO6

Yellow FO3

Blue FO7

and not pictured here Orange FO4. 

Here are my die cut outs made with this vinyl. 

I added my die cuts to my vinyl label prior to putting the label on the can, since it is much easier that way when you are dealing with a round object. Just make sure you leave enough empty space to overlap your label. You'll notice I have left space on both ends.

After putting the label on the can I'll go back and add another dinosaur die cut in the empty spot.

Here it is with the added die cut, and you can clearly see where I needed about another 1/4 inch of the vinyl all the way around the top. This doesn't show when the lid is in place.

Here are some finished images to the decorated bank.

I didn't add the cutout for the money slot yet so you can see what it would look like as just a storage container. To add the money slot you just need to cut a hole in the top large enough for a quarter. I hope you had fun today, and until next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny
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Friday, November 08, 2019

ScraPerfect is Having a DT Call

Good morning fellow crafters.  ScraPerfect here and we are excited to announce that we are looking for new DT members for the 2020 - 2021 year term! 

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We are looking for all types of crafter's whose projects could incorporate our wonderful products. This includes Mixed Media, Scrapbookers, Card Makers, Planner Makers, Junk Journals, Shabby Chic, Steampunk, and more. Please give our SHOP a glance to see if your crafting specialty could use our products. We would love to have you! 

(Sorry only U.S resident's applications accepted at this time)

This call will expire Nov 30th or until full, so hurry and get your application in now. 


  1. Two scheduled project posts per month to be posted on our blog. Those posts are required to be ready 3 days in advance of their scheduled posting day.  (We use Blogger as our posting format.)
  2. These posts MUST include step by step tutorial with photos or video content.
  3. We are okay with you sharing that post with another DT and their products but those posts must prominently feature our products,  It also MUST NOT include any other adhesives, or competing products, and it must be posted on your scheduled posting days for ScraPerfect.
  4. Share and comment on other DT members projects.
  5. Your term shall start in Jan 2020, and run for a full year.
  6. Participation in any blog hops or cross promotional events, as needed.
  7. Promote ScraPerfect, and be a good company ambassador. 

Benefits of being on our team:

  1. You will be supplied with ScraPerfect Product.
  2. You will receive blog and facebook exposure.
  3. You get to keep all of your creations.
  4. You get to work with a bunch of great team members. 
  5. A DT member badge for your blog.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in please send the following information to: 

To apply we will need the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Address     (Sorry. We are only accepting US Residents at this time.) 
  3. Phone Number:
  4. All social media links including Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Blog, etc. (YouTube and videos are not a requirement but it is a plus and will get you special consideration.)
  5. A brief explanation of why you would be perfect for our team, and if you have ever used any of our products before.
  6. All current and past design teams for the last 3 years. (If you have never been on a DT before that is fine; you will still be considered for a spot on our team) 
  7. 3-5 samples of your work, or links to your work, or crafting resume.
  8. You MUST "Like" the ScraPerfect Facebook Page, and Sign up to become a follower on our Blog before we will consider your application. We check:) 

Thank you and we can't wait to see your applications. Sincerely, ScraPerfect. 
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Thursday, November 07, 2019

How to Use Lace On a Scrapbook Layout

Hello crafter's! Penny here today showing you how to use lace to dress up your layouts. This layout features my grandmother. She has been gone over 25 years and I miss her just like she left us yesterday.

She adored the color pink! So what a great tribute to her by starting with this beautiful folded tulle trim in blush! It was SO soft, and frilly looking, I just had to use it.

So I decided to make a flower starting with the folded tulle blush trim , cutting off about 12 to 16 inches. The more lace you use, the larger, and fluffier your flower will be in the end so keep this in mind when ordering your yardage.

I started gathering it with a simple running stitch, on the sewn edge side.  While doing this you don't need for your stitches to be tiny as they will not show when your flower is done, and if they are too tiny the lace will not gather properly. 

I normally pull on the thread, and lace, as I sew gathering it at the same time. (If you are unsure of this process there are many Youtube sites that show how to make a Shabby Chic flower.)  After it's gathered into a circle, I sewed the two gathered edges together, and make a few stitches in the middle of the flower just to make sure it will hold together well.

Then I repeat that process with a second beautiful Layered Scalloped Lace located in the Lace and Trims  section of the store.  I used a bit less in length than I did on the blush tulle flower. After I was done with the second lace flower, I sewed, or hot glue it to the top of the larger blush flower.(I'm not sure why this looks purple in the top photo, it's actually a soft pink., like the photo below.)

For my final touches  I glue a cabochon's, or Embellishments to the center of the flower, and then add the teardrop glass spray. Beautiful!

 I loved how this layout was coming together so far. 

I choose a floral pattern paper for my layout, and some matching colors for my photo mat. I also added some ink splatters to the photo mat, prior to gluing my photo in place.

After deciding where I wanted to place my photo, and photo mat I glued it to the pattern paper. I added some wonderful white trim to the bottom of the photo.

Then it was time to add some of the butterfly dangle trim to the bottom of the layout as well. Then I decorated the trim with the tiny pink rose buds, above each section of lace that dangled down. They look like these pearl roses only mine were pink. 

Next it was time to add my shabby chic flower to the corner of the photo. I love how it turned out. It was also time to add some love to the top of my layout so I added this cute flat back pearl trim .


I also decided to add this beautiful white butterfly applique, it was great the way it was but I cut apart the flat back pearl trim, to give it a body, and antenna.

I still wanted some added goodies, so I took one of the white butterfly applique, added some of the same flat back pearl trim to the center of the butterfly, and antenna, then glued them in place on the body of the butterfly. Then I glued my completed butterfly on the right hand side of my photo on top of the pattern paper.

Thanks for looking and until next time Happy Scrapping, Love Penny 
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019

How to Make Your Own Vinyl Thanksgiving Sign.

Good morning fellow crafter's, Penny here today to show you how I made this framed vinyl sign as part of my Thanksgiving decorations.

I started my project by selecting the frame, You will notice at this point the sides of the frame are silver.

Then I cut and glued my scrapbook paper to fit inside of it. I placed and glued them down in this order: White, brown, and then orange.

After that I started picking out the vinyl I wanted to use on my project. I choose the Ultra Metallic Collection from StyleTech Crafts. They have been in business for over 30 years producing beautiful vinyl, in a large assortment of colors, and styles. So I knew I would be working with a quality product. The Ultra Metallic Collection is great for indoor, or outdoor use, and comes in an amazing 26 colors. The glitter and shine on this vinyl is amazing, and it cuts, and weeds like a dream.

I used the following colors:

UM149 White
UM767 Rose Gold
UM148 Orange
UM128 Black
UM127 Gold
UM145 Cinnamon
Also used but not pictured:
UM146 Dark Red

Next I used my die cut machine to cut out the leafless tree. To place it properly I used the Transfer Tape. It made placing all of those little branches perfectly in place, a breeze. This product is a "must have" for anyone trying to make any kind of vinyl project.

After that I cut out the "So Grateful" quote in the 127 Gold. I love how this gold sparkled. In fact it had such a bright shine I had to turn off my camera flash to even get a good photo of it,.

Then I cut out the rectangles to make my "Life Is Good" title. I layered the Cinnamon, White, Orange ,and Rose Gold, then I added the black wording. Super easy!

I wanted some layers in this framed sign so I added some light green fabric bows. My frame had silver metal strips down each side which were really nice, but really didn't match my Fall color scheme. So I took more of the UM127 Gold and covered them up entirely. The sides now matched my the rest of my signs color scheme.

I also used a paper punch to punch out 3 hearts in the Dark Red. I loved that I could use punches on this vinyl, as long it wasn't a really intricate punch. The punch allowed me to use up the smaller pieces of leftover vinyl from my die cut machine. Next I cut out and placed the black swirls in several different locations on the sign.

My framed sign is now ready to go on the table Thanksgiving day, and I hope it reminds us all to be a little more "Grateful for our lives everyday", and not just on the holidays. Till next time "Happy Crafting, and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving Holiday". Love Penny

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Sunday, November 03, 2019

How to Make and Decorate Homemade Planner Pages For November

Good morning crafter's Penny here again today to show you how I made and decorated my own planner pages using vinyl. These pages were made for the month of January, but I made a whole year's worth of covers, so be sure and stop back by to see next months cover reveal.

I started making these planners by using some heavy cardstock that came in a birthday planner kit, that included metal rings to hold it together. Later as I needed more pages I just cut out heavy duty cardstock myself, and using the store bought sheets as a guide for the size, and the ring holes. I marked where my holes needed to be for my rings, and punched them out with a standard hole punch. You however could make your planner covers larger or smaller depending on what size you needed, or the size of your outer notebook.

Next I used vinyl from StyleTech Crafts to cover the cardstock, thereby making my planner much more durable, and the divider covers since they were covered in vinyl became waterproof/spill proof as well. The calendar pages, were also from the birthday kit,(these were made of regular paper so they are not waterproof) but they would be easy to buy or print off on your home computer,

These decorations mainly used the beautiful Ultra FX, but the leaves were punched from Ultra Metallics. Then the cut out decorations were then placed on more of the Ultra FX. You can find some of their color charts located here

If you'd like to see more product types, or to keep up to date on all the new products, and projects made using these vinyl types just follow along on their Facebook Page. To make it easier to apply my cut out decorations I used the Application Tape which I highly recommend, as it makes working with vinyl a breeze.

Of course to make my planner more interesting I decorated both sides of all of my pages, except for the middle page. That one I left blank on the back side so if I needed extra space to write notes on it was available. I used my die cut machine, and punches to make all of my decorations for this planner. If you enjoyed this post be sure and look back at the future months to see how those covers turned out.

So if you are really into making and using planners, but can't find any in the styles you like, here is an option for you. This type of planner is also very environmentally friendly because you can reuse the monthly divider covers and just replace the monthly dated pages (pictured in the center of the photo), instead of throwing away the whole planner when the year is up. Or if one page get's damaged, or you are tired of that month's theme the whole planner doesn't have to be replaced, you just make a new cover. I hope you enjoyed following along today, and till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny 
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

How to Make Grown Daughter Scrapbook Pages

Good morning fellow crafters, today I am here to show you how to make lovely daughter scrapbook pages

So I stared with some photos I took of my daughter at the park one day, and then I found these wonderful matching supplies from Robin's Nest Scrapbooking Store

Daughters-Cardstock- This is what I choose for my background paper, I loved the words that were already written on the paper which fit my theme perfectly. Of course it also helped that it matched my daughter's shirt. To this paper I added some strips of washi tape, and I darkened the words using a brown marker.

Girl-Crown-Glittered-Cardstock- I'd have to say that is by far my favorite paper that Robin's Nest sells. I have used this paper on several layouts, and I just think it's great, and so versatile.

Alpha-Glitter-Stickers- I used these to spell out the word "Forever".

Rusty-Rose-Cards- I love how these cards work with anything as well. 

Vintage-Card-Kit- This is where the sticker under the photo came from.

Dew-Drops-Originals- Of course you can't use the crown paper without putting these little jewels in them.

Embellie Gellie - The best tool to add those little Dew drops is the Embellie Gellie by ScraPerfect

Here it is in action. 

So a little more bling, some pink glittered washi tape, and we are done. 

I hope you had a great time today following along, and until next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny
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