Friday, July 27, 2018

How To Make A Homecoming Layout With Best Glue Ever

The uneven surface on this homecoming layout was not an obstacle for Best Glue Ever. I adhered patterned paper, craft foam, and stickers right over all the little ridges. The result is a wonderfully messy page with great staying power!
~ Homecoming 2015 ~
The first layers on this page were made with Nuvo Embellishment paste and stencils. This created texture, depth, and an uneven surface. Best Glue Ever sticks to anything so I had no concerns.
I cut the photo mats at a 1/4" and a 1/2" larger than the photo and used BGE to layer them.
Thin stripes of BGE attached the photo to the layered mat.
The geometric diecut had very thin strips of paper but a No-Clog Writing Cap made it easy to add tiny dots of BGE to the paper. The die-cuts were placed on either side of the photo mat.
Foam tape is easily replaced with craft foam and BGE. I glued to squares to the back of the photo mat. It only take s a couple minutes to set and is so efficient to use.
More BGE adhered the photo mat cluster to the layout. 
A couple minutes to set and my photo was immovable, despite the uneven layers of mixed media. 
I adhered another geometric die-cut to the upper left corner. Once again the No-Clog Writing Cap gave me ultimate control and the ability to place only tiny dots on the paper.
I arranged the diecut onto the cardstock and mixed media surface then trimmed off the edge. 
My title was next, but I knew those alpha stickers would not adhere to the variety of surfaces. No worries, a couple drops of BGE and my title was secure. I used a strip of paper to keep the letters even.
A few stickers and my layout was complete. Best Glue Ever worked for every surface and material I used. ScraPerfect has BGE, No-Clog Writing Caps and a variety of other crafty tools.
Patterned Paper:Photo Play Paper, Fancy Pants
Stickers, Title:Studio Calico
Large Alpha:American Crafts
Mixed Media Paste:Tonic Studios
Stencils:Kite, TCW
Geometric Die:Spellbinders
Ink:Close To My Heart

Scrap On!

~Charity Hotrum~

Thursday, July 19, 2018

How To Make Easy Clips With Beautiful Flowers

Beautiful Flower Clips are easy to make with a foam circle, hot glue, and stacked fabric flowers.
The first step is to punch a paper circle twice the size of the paper clip you will be using.
Place a foam circle in the center of the punched paper, add a generous dollop of hot glue on top of the foam circle, then use the paper clip to press the hot glue around the foam dot.
A second dot of hot glue on top of the foam circle/paper clip attaches the flower. Add a gem center or butterfly with glitter glue details.
No matter the size of the paperclip, the ratios remain the same. Be sure the flower is larger than the paper circle and all will be well.
Butterfly Punch:Martha Stewart, Kreaxions
Circle Punch:CTMH, Uchida
Gem, Foam Adhesive: Recollections
Clips: Home Depot, Dollar Tree

 Scrap On

Monday, July 9, 2018

How To Make Mixed Media Bubbles For Scrapbook Pages

Today I have a fun layout that is all about imagination and how to make mixed media bubbles for scrapbook pages. My two youngest children discovered this tree with above ground roots by the river. They lived 100 Adventures between those wooden arms. Even at 10 and 12 their imagination is going full tilt!
~ Adventure Is ~
To echo the water scene I used 49 and Market papers from the Sand and Sea collection. I fussy cut this giant jelly fish and popped it up with craft foam. Best Glue Ever holds the project together securely.
I created the bubbles with Drip Rings, a Memory Box stencil. I used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Lilac Lavender, Citrus Green, and Coastal Reef over the stencil. Nuvo Mousse dries quickly with plenty of texture and pliability.
 I used Close To My Heart watercolors to fill in the bubbles. The color palette is excellent and the water brush by the same company makes water painting a snap!

Today is reveal day for Lucy's new sketch. For the full reveal stop by
Patterned Paper:49 and Market
Border Stickers:Echo Park, Bo Bunny
Alpha:Studio Calico
Tiny Type:Echo Park
Stencil:Memory Box
Mixed Media Paste:Tonic Studios
Watercolors:Close To My Heart

Scrap On!