Tips & Tricks

Removing tar from jeans with ScraPerfect Best Cleaner Ever

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! I’ve popped in this morning with a different kind of post. Not a crafty post, but a useful product post. Today is my post day on the ScraPerfect Blog and I’m excited to share some tips for removing tar from jeans. This post contains affiliate links and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the links. See Disclosure (1) here. Yep, washed and dried tar can be removed from jeans using one amazing ScraPerfect product!

My husband sat down on a 5-gallon bucket that he didn’t realize had fresh tar on the top of the lid which resulted in a gnarly tar stain on the seat of his pans. He said he didn’t care because they were work pants and work pants didn’t need to look clean, lol! So the pants got washed and dried at least three times before somebody teased him about it looking like he pooped in his pants. Then he decided that maybe “we” needed to see what we could do to get the tar out. I decided to use Best Cleaner Ever to see what it would do. I’ve been using Best Cleaner Ever for several years to clean gummy adhesive off my scissors in my studio so I was hopeful that it would work on the tar. This is what his pants looked like when I started.

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First application of Best Cleaner Ever which I let sit for 15 minutes.

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Second application which I let sit for 30 minutes. There’s already a noticeable difference!

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Third application which I let sit for another 30 minutes.

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I used an old Cricut scraper from my studio to scrape off the tar, applied a little more Best Cleaner Ever which I let sit for 45 minutes, and then I washed the pants.

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Here are the pants just out of the washer, noticeably cleaner but there’s still a stain, so I applied more Best Cleaner Ever and let it sit for another 45 minutes. I used a scrub brush over the stained area and washed the pants a second time.

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Here are the pants out of the washer a second time and while they are still more noticeably clean, there’s still a slight stain so I applied more Best Cleaner Ever and let it sit for another 45 minutes. I took the scrub brush to the stained area again and washed the pants a third time.

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Now check this out – pants out of the washer the third (and final) time. No more tar and Ed is a happy camper! It took several hours and three washes, but the results are definitely worth it! Perseverance paid off! ;)

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ScraPerfect products used:
Best Cleaner Ever

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and found these tips to be helpful! Be sure to check out all the awesome ScraPerfect products, and be sure to follow the ScraPerfect Blog so you get all the inspiration, tips and tricks delivered right to your Inbox! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy Birthday

Hi friends! Happy Saturday! Today is my post day on the ScraPerfect Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project with you. This post contains affiliate links and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the links. See Disclosure (1) here. I created an absolutely adorable birthday card using some pretty amazing ScraPerfect products – Best Glue Ever, No-Clog Writing Cap, and Embellie Gellie.

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This is a bi-level card base, meaning the front flap is cut slightly shorter than the back. I colored the digital image with Prismacolor pencils and cut it with a stitched oval die, then adhered it to a stitched mini scallop oval die cut with Best Glue Ever and a No-Clog Writing Cap. I adhered both oval die cuts to the front of the card base with Best Glue Ever. I picked out five paper flowers that I wanted to use and applied Best Glue Ever to the backs of each. I let them dry to a clear state so they were nice and tacky, and then applied them to the front of the card. This is some pretty amazing glue. It always remains tacky, and letting it dry clear will ensure a superb bond. These flowers aren’t going anywhere. ;)

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I used Embellie Gellie to place the tiny white flat-back pearls in the upper left and lower right corners. This is also some pretty amazing stuff. Just mold a little ball on the end of the stick and without fail, it aids in the placement of your embellishments. Use a small ball for tiny embellishments and a slightly larger ball for larger embellishments. There’s just enough tack to pick up the embellishments and which easily release onto your project.

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I embellished the inside with coordinating digital papers and cardstock, along with a digital sentiment cut with a stitched rectangle die. As mentioned earlier, the back flap of the card base is slightly longer than the front, so the main birthday sentiment strip will be visible when the card is closed.

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One more look… super happy with how this turned out! I don’t use paper flowers very often anymore but I really love how they look. I might just have to re-think that… ;)

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ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Cap
Embellie Gellie

Additional products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle (Paper Heaven 1 and Plain Janes digital papers)
Stamps: Big Bunch Winnie Celebrations 1 digital image, Winnie Celebrations 1 & 2 Sentiments
Ink: White Sharpie paint marker, Pentel Slicci Pink Metallic pen
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles STAX die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Oval STAX die
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils- Pink, Process Red, Crimson Red, Light Cerulean Blue, Apple Green, Light Umber, Yellow Ochre, Aquamarine, White, Cream, Peach, Light Peach; Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers, Darice white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome ScraPerfect products, and be sure to follow the ScraPerfect Blog so you get all the inspiration, tips and tricks delivered right to your Inbox! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy Easter

Hi friends! Happy Saturday – hope you have a wonderful weekend planned! Today is my post day on the ScraPerfect Blog and I’m super stoked to share my first ScraPerfect DT inspiration project! This post contains affiliate links and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the links. See Disclosure (1) here. I created an absolutely adorable Easter shaker card using some pretty amazing ScraPerfect products – Best Glue Ever, No-Clog Writing Cap, Perfect Crafting Pouch (Strap-N-Tap used here), Tiny Shorter Bottles of Embellies (Gorgeous Glitter used here) and Embellie Gellie. I absolutely love shaker cards and it’s been a while since I created one so I figured it was about time. ;)

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If you’re interested in my stepped-out tutorial, see my post on the ScraPerfect Blog. I used a super cute digital image and sentiment along with a couple of my favorite stitched oval and rectangle dies. All elements were adhered with Best Glue Ever and a No-Clog Writing Cap, and I slightly rubbed the image with the Perfect Crafting Pouch (Strap-N-Tap used here) to get rid of any static. I used Embellie Gellie to place the gemstones.

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My shaker filler is Gorgeous Glitter, which comes in a set of eight colors in adorable little bottles that can be repurposed when the glitter is gone. How fun is that?! ;)

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I kept the inside fairly simple with a layered sentiment cut with stitched rectangle dies.

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And one more peek… totally loving how this turned out!

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ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Cap
Perfect Crafting Pouch (Strap-N-Tap used here)
Tiny Shorter Bottles of Embellies (Gorgeous Glitter used here)
Embellie Gellie

Additional products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Silver Foil Sheet, GKD Bubblegum Pink cardstock, Doodlebug Design gingham-linen and dot-grid-daisy-stripe rainbow petite prints
Stamps: Polkadoodles Bunnita Carrot Cake – Fuzzypuffs digital image, Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Sentiments – Quotes Bundle
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies
Accessories:  Doodlebug Design Cupcake Assortment Jewels

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome ScraPerfect products, and be sure to follow the ScraPerfect Blog so you get all the inspiration, tips and tricks delivered right to your Inbox! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig