Tuesday, January 10, 2017

How To Remove Adhesive Using the Best Cleaner Ever

I am delighted to show you how to remove adhesive using the Best Cleaner Ever.
The Robin's Nest and ScraPerfect design teams are participating in a cross promotion, resulting in a wider variety of product in my latest shipment from The Robin's Nest. One of these products is an earth-friendly solvent from ScraPerfect.
The Best Cleaner Ever is non-toxic, non-hazardous, biodegradable, and has no harmful fumes. Too good to be true? I tried it out on a selection of brushes, stiff with adhesive. After placing them on a plastic lid I spritzed them with the Best Cleaner Ever. When I checked them later that day they were good as new, just needed a little soap and water.
This set me onto a path of discovery! 
What could I try this new cleaner on that would prove its worth?
My first thought was those fabulous faux suede
and fur boots I bought last winter...fancy,
 but with an adhesive stain on the right boot.
I have tried a few products to remove the adhesive, 
but they just left a smear and still the adhesive remained.
I spritzed the adhesive stain and let it sit for 15 minutes.
First I wiped the stain with a clean dry cloth, the adhesive came away instantly. Then I wiped the area down with a wet cloth, the Best Cleaner Ever rinsed off easily.
I left the boots to dry overnight. There is no evidence
of a stain or of the cleaner I used to remove the adhesive!
Not only do I now have perfectly clean boots, 
but I also have many items in mind for my next cleaning spree!!!

Purchase your own bottle of the Best Cleaner Ever directly from ScraPerfect
Or from one of the retail locations listed here:
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Scrap On!

~charity~

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Make a Wonderful Wreath that Dazzles and Delights

With Valentine's Day only a month away, there is just enough
time to make a wonderful wreath that dazzles and delights.
I can't start soon enough on my heart day cards and decor!!!
Today I am sharing this gorgeous mini-wreath on the
Chattering Robin's blog. Stop by for the full tutorial!
~ Valentines Wreath ~
 
 Supplies:
Wood Embroidery Hoop:Darice
Drafter's Vellum:
Love Chipboard:Gina's Designs
Wood Heart Frames:Stash
Heart Punch:EK Success
Crown Punch:Kreaxions
Adhesive for Vellum Cones:Sraperfect Best Glue Ever
All Other Supplies:The Robin's Nest

Scrap On!

~charity~

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Dazzling Snow Makes for Happy Days and Simple Joys

Non-Traditionalist here!
I love creating with unusual colors and pops of glitter.
The unicorn-bright colors for this card all come from the
Kreaxions Sparkle Duo Paper. This two sided paper has
an opalescent finish with bits of sparkle.
~ Happy Day ~
To duplicate the gold glitter snowflakes:
Step 1: Cut a 3" circle using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter.
Step 2: Use a protractor to divide the circle into 6 even sections
of 60 degrees each.
Step 3: Center Kreaxions Punch #907 on each section.
Step 4: Add glue to half the snowflake, dust with glitter, let dry.


Supplies:
Paper, Punch #301, Punch #312, Punch #907:Kreaxions
Trim:Webster's Pages, Buy-the-Spool
Sentiment:Crate Paper
Alpha:Prima
Gold Glitter:Martha Stewart
Brad:Spare Parts
Gear Punch:Stampin' Up

Scrap On!

~charity~

Friday, December 16, 2016

Sparkles on Things and Fairy Wings

Today's project is a Fairy Wing Dispenser.
One of the best things about paper crafting is the ways we find to illustrate our memories. My kids and I have a weakness for vending machines that spit out the latest collectibles in toys and trinkets. We have quite a stash from our visits and keep a quarter jar on hand. This vending machine commemorates those fun times and is for all the little fairies who visit my house.
Free wings for all!
Stop by the Chattering Robins Blog for a full tutorial.
~ Fairy Wings ~ 
Supplies:
Paper, Dew Drops:Robins Nest
Stamp:Hot Off The Press
Ink:Clear snap
Embossing Powder:Wow Embossing Powder
Trim:Webster's Pages
Glitter:Martha Stewart
Paint:Delta Creative
Adhesive:E6000
Punches:Martha Stewart, EK Success, McGill
Flourish Die:Poppy's Stamps

Scrap On!

~charity~

Monday, December 12, 2016

Scattering Holiday Cheer with Kreaxions' Snowflake Punch

The last week before winter break is such a hurry scurry of school events. Parent-teacher conferences, choir concerts, and exams jockey with shopping, baking, and holiday plans. It was no surprise that my eldest rushed down the stairs this morning exclaiming, "Mom, Mom, I need Christmas cards for all my teachers!!!" I knew I needed a quick, cute, and easy to reproduce design, not to mention limited to supplies on hand.
 ~ Snowflake Tab Cards ~

Stop by the Just Imagine Crafts Blog for a full tutorial.
Supplies:
Paper:Teresa Collins
Doily:Spiegel Mom Scraps
Snowflake Punch:Kreaxions #312

Scrap On!

~charity~



Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas Joy

Today's project is a medieval themed Christmas Card. Rather than treasure of jewels or crowns this dragon guards books. This card for a literary friend was a joy to make,
but what a LOT of embossing!
Stop by the Chattering Robin's Blog for the full tutorial.
~ Christmas Joy ~
Supplies:
Cardstock and Rub-ons: The Robin's Nest
Stamps:Stampin' Up and Inkadinkado
Pigment Ink:Clear Snap
Embossing Powder:Wow
Corner Punch #301:Kreaxions

Scrap On!

~charity~



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Trees

Welcome to the
Just Imagine/Kreaxions 
***Blog Hop***
 So glad you could join us!
We’ve kept it short and sweet so hop along to each blog, leaving comments along the way. One participant will be chosen from the comments for a $10 Just Imagine Crafts gift certificate. The designers have tips, tutorials, and/or prizes so don’t miss out!
Here is the order of the hop:
Just Imagine Crafts Blog
 Joan Borgelt
Laura Cox
Candy Spiegel
Charity Hotrum 
My post for the hop is a Triple Tree Christmas Card.
Kreaxions has such lovely two-sided papers, sized perfectly for card making. I created this card to display those papers and show how easy it is too incorporate both sides in a design.
~ Merry Christmas ~
Cutting and Punching Diagram
Step 1) Cut a piece of two-sided cardstock 5.5" long and 5" tall.
 Step 2) Draw a horizontal line 0.5" down from the top.
Step 3) Mark the cardstock 2.25" from the right side, on the line.  
Step 4) Make additional marks at the bottom of the paper 0.75" from the right and 3.75" from the right.
Step 5) Use a ruler to draw a straight line through the mark at the top and the 0.75" mark at the bottom. 
Step6) Use the ruler again for the mark at the top and the 3.75" mark at the bottom. 
This will create a triangular shape for the tree.
Decorate the Tree
Fold the tree along the right and left triangle sides. 
To decorate your tree use the Kreaxions Circle Cutter set at various widths.
Set the point of the circle cutter at the intersection of the lines at the top of the tree. Begin the cut at the fold mark and cut away from the tree to the edge of the cardstock.
Cut 3", 6", and 8" partial circles on the left side of the tree. On the right side cut 3.5" and 5.5" partial circles.
On the left side of the tree cut the second and forth section away from the tree at the fold line. On the right side of the tree cut the first and third section away at the fold line.
The remaining sections will be the garland. Fold them toward the tree and cut off the excess that extends beyond the tree. Punch the left and right sides of the garland with a Kreaxions 4-in-1 punch. Some punches will work better than others so test various punches to find the right combination for you!
 Fold the punched garland in toward the tree, adhere to lay flat.
For my card I used three different punches
 as well as three types of Kreaxions paper.
For the Green and White tree I used
Punch #909 and the Kreaxions Glitter Paper.
For the black and pink tree I used
For the purple and cream tree I used

I will be choosing one person who comments below to receive a Kreaxions Circle Cutter! Get an extra entry by sharing my blog post on your facebook page. Come back to this blog post and leave a second comment when you have shared!!!

Supplies:
Paper, Punches:Kreaxions
Card Blank:Darice
Chipboard:Carta Bella
Pine Bough Die:Poppy Stamps

Scrap On!

~charity~