Thank You Card Making

This week we are demonstrating how to make Thank You Cards fun to design and fun to receive!  Our designers have continued working with our friends at ARC Crafts and it is so cool to see the different things you can do with their real wood specialty paper.  Anytime you can add a different dimension to your card project it is sure to stand out.  Their fantastic BARC wood paper lets you do just that and is Perfect for any project!

Raechelle Bellus is back again this week showing us two great ways to create very creative and thoughtful Thank You cards using products from Perfect Paper Crafting and ARC Crafts.

Using The Perfect Airbrush tool apply desired color/s to cardstock (the card shown has two blues and a touch of coral).

Die cut alphas. Using The Perfect Craft Ruler as a guide, align and lightly adhere letters to the airbrushed card stock.  Once dry, hand stitch using floss (and I JUST noticed that the “N” did not get completely stitched! Ugh. That will be fixed).

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Once letters are stitched, adhere this piece to the BARC Wood Paper. Using the Perfect Little cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini, 1/16” trim around wood paper. Adhere this to white card stock and with the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around white card stock minus the bottom edge which will be trimmed to 3/8”.

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Adhere this piece to card base. Add a small torn section from the airbrushed card stock and fussy cut flowers from patterned paper.

Punch three butterflies from the BARC Wood paper and glue one atop each other and lightly fan edges once dry. Add to card and finish off with an enamel dot and bow. Add two additional enamel dots to card.

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thank you card detail

Supplies:

Perfect Paper Crafting: cutting mat, Perfect Layers Mini, The Perfect Craft Ruler, and The Perfect Airbrush Projects Tool

ARC CraftsBARC Wood Sheet Paper- Cherry

Other: card stock, card base, Copic Markers, patterned paper, enamel dots, twine, DMC floss, punch, and dies

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Many Thanks (card)

Instructions:

Using The Perfect Airbrush  tool apply desired color/s to card stock (the card shown has two blues and a touch of coral). Trim to desired shape.

Adhere to the BARC Wood Paper. Using the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around wood paper. Adhere this to white card stock and with the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around white card stock minus the bottom edge which will be trimmed to 3/8”.

Adhere this piece to BARC Wood paper. Using your cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around wood paper with the exception of the bottom edge; trim to approx. 1”8” smaller than card base. Adhere to card base.

Die cut dimensional heart from the BARC Wood paper, assemble, and adhere to card.

Add a small torn section from the airbrushed card stock and fussy cut flowers from patterned paper.

Finish off with twine, enamel dots, and rub-ons.

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many thanks card detail

Supplies:

Perfect Paper Crafting: cutting mat, Perfect Layers Mini, and The Perfect Airbrush 

ARC CraftsBARC Wood Sheet Paper- Cherry

Other: card stock, card base, Copic Markers, patterned paper, enamel dots, twine, rub-ons, and die

ARC Crafts products are so fun and versatile to use. We loved how you can cut them, dye them or decorate them anyway you choose. They offer some great dimensions to any project and on top of paper they also have specialty envelopes and self adhesive labels to add to your crafting supplies!  Check out their website, as well as all of their different social media sites, Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, Blog, and Pinterest.

Card Making Product Collaboration with ARC Crafts!

We here at Perfect Paper Crafting have teamed up with our friends at ARC Crafts to show you some wonderful card making projects that you can complete with a combination of their tools and ours! Have you seen their BARC wood sheets yet?  These are an awesome variety of real wood specialty paper and envelopes that should be added to any serious paper crafter’s arsenal.  They even have wood labels that can be decorated any way you choose!  Read on below to see some collaborative projects that we came up with and watch for more coming soon.

Hi everyone, it’s Holly here today and this month the Perfect Paper Crafting team is collaborating with ARC Crafts.  I’m using a sheet of the Sticky BARC Birch Labels for my project and some products from Mama Elephant.

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I’m also using the Perfect Paper Crafting Spritzer Tool, Cutting Mat and the Perfect Layers.

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I die cut the Venice Envelope from some Woodgrain card stock then I spritzed it with a blue marker and the Spritzer Tool.

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I stamped the images from the Mama Elephant Three Amigos & Lawn Fawn Smart Cookie set onto some Copic friendly card stock using Memento Tuxedo black ink and I colored them in with Copics. Then I cut them out leaving a small white border and adhered the hat onto the little fox.

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I adhered the images to the front of the gift card envelope using some foam adhesive. I wanted some Banners to go along the top edge so I choose two from the Birch label sheet and I added some patterned paper to one of them with some adhesive and trimmed the excess off using the Perfect Layers tool edge so I had a nice clean edge. Then I adhered the banners and trimmed off the excess hanging over the top. Adding the pattern paper to the Birch piece gives it a little extra stability to pop it up.

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I used some mini glue dots to adhere them to the back of the envelope and added some Blue Baker’s twine for the closure.

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Super cute!!! Then I wanted a little extra pop of sparkle so I added some tiny gold stars from Pretty Pink Posh and some mixed gold sequins from the Ton. This is perfect for any graduate and you can change up the images for any occasion.
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And here is another great card made by our friend Raechelle Bellus
Instructions:

Using die, cut zig-zag faceplate, this is the base BARC Wood feature for this card.

zig zag airbrush

Trim white cardstock to size of die cut zig zag faceplate. Using The Perfect Airbrush Projects tool apply desired color/s to entire sheet of cardstock. For this card three layers of colors were used- the same that were used when stenciling. Once desired background has been achieved and is dry, adhere the die cut to the cardstock and then adhere to card base.

Die cut solid butterflies from BARC Wood and other from vellum.

Add sticker tags, twine, and hello sticker.

Cut out small BARC Wood banner pieces and adhere.

Adhere BARC Wood butterflies to card.  Add vellum atop of BARC wood butterflies and add enamel dots.

Finish off with random sequins.

Using the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/4” trim carefully around zig-zag pattern, lightly distress edges, and set aside.

Trim yellow piece of patterned paper to ½” smaller than card base. Lightly distress edges and adhere to blue patterned paper.

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Using the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/8” trim around patterned paper, lightly distress, and adhere to card base.

Poke two holes through each corner of yellow patterned paper and stitch floss across base.

Adhere zig-zag piece over card.

Die cut feathers and stich floss through center. Lightly distress edges, fold to create dimension, and add to card.

Adhere sticker to patterned paper. Using the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/8” trim around sticker. Lightly distress edges and adhere to card.

Finish off with a few gold sequins and bow.

hello card
hello card detail

Supplies:

Perfect Paper Crafting: The Perfect Airbrush Projects Tool

BARC Wood Sheet Paper- Cherry

Other: cardstock, Copic Markers, enamel dots, sequins, stickers, twine, vellum, and dies

ARC Crafts products are awesome and our designers had so much fun working with them.  It is so great to have products with different textures and feel.  The awesome thing is you can print on it, stamp it, stain it, use your die cuts, all you have to do is treat it just like paper.  What an awesome way to add an great new dimesion to your crafting. Check out their website, as well as all of their different social media sites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog, and Pinterest.

Happy Crafting!!

 

Good Luck Wishes and Card Making!

Sometimes you just need some Good Luck to get you through the day, the week or the month; we can show you how to send some to anyone you feel deserves it!

created by Raechelle Bellus

Instructions:

Cut background paper to 1/2” length and ¼” wide smaller than card base. Adhere to white cardstock- left edge flush with no cardstock showing as this edge will not be trimmed. Using the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini, 1/8” trim around three sides of patterned paper and adhere to card base.

Good Luck tools

Cut a strip of patterned paper and adhere to complimentary patterned paper. Using the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/8” trim around top and bottom edges of patterned paper. Adhere bottom edge onto coordinating patterned paper. Using the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 3/16” trim edge. Add a scalloped edge and adhere to card.

Add DMC floss, and lightly sanded gold metal dots to this strip.

Punch two corners from patterned paper and adhere to card. Add two more lightly sanded gold metal dots.

To make the teepee: cut a piece of patterned paper to 3” wide and 3-1/2” tall. Mark center on top and bottom at 1.5” and trim from bottom corners to top edge center mark. Along bottom cut approx. 1.5” up from center mark. Fold over to create flap. Adhere scrap piece to backside. Break one toothpick in half and glue to backside of teepee. Allow to dry and then wrap floss around them several times for a detailed finish. Fussy cut feathers and adhere to button twine. Wrap around floss and glue to teepee. Gently fold edges of teepee to add dimension, add a piece of foam tape to center and glue to edges. Adhere to card.

Finish off with knots and sentiment sticker

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Good Luck detail

Supplies:

Perfect Paper Crafting: cutting mat, Perfect Layers Mini

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye Happy Camper 6×6 Designer Paper Pad

Card base and white cardstock: Hobby Lobby

Other: button twine, DMC floss, gold metal dots (My Mind’s Eye Necessities), punches, toothpicks, foam tape, and sticker (SRM)

Card Making with Perfect Paper Crafting

 

If you’re like us here at Perfect Paper Crafting, you know that each day can be a blessing and sometimes you need to share that sentiment with friends and family.  This card making exercise with Raechelle Bellus will give you the foundation you need to build your own Blessings card and share to your heart’s delight!

“Blessings” Card

created by Raechelle Bellus

 

Instructions:

Fussy cut the zig-zag image from patterned paper and lightly distress the edges. Adhere to woodgrain paper allowing plenty of room for trimming.

Blessings tools

Using the Perfect little cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini carefully 1/4” trim around the zig-zag pattern, lightly distress edges and set aside.

Trim a yellow piece of patterned paper to ½” smaller than card base. Lightly distress the edges and adhere to blue patterned paper.

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Again using the Perfect little cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/8” trim around the patterned paper, lightly distress and adhere to the card base.

Poke two holes through each corner of yellow patterned paper and stitch floss across the base.

Adhere the zig-zag piece over card.

Die cut feathers and stitch floss through the center. Lightly distress the edges, fold to create dimension and add to the card.

Adhere your Blessing sticker to the patterned paper. Using your cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/8” trim around the sticker. Lightly distress the edges and adhere to the card.

Finish off with a few gold sequins and bow.

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Blessings detail

Supplies:

Perfect Paper Crafting: Perfect Little cutting mat, Perfect Layers Mini

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye Happy Camper 6×6 Designer Paper Pad

Card base: Hobby Lobby

Other: DMC floss, sequins, sticker, and feather dies