Chitra Nair’s Debut Post

We are super excited to share Chitra Nair’s debut post today, so please leave a very warm welcome for one of the newest members of the design team.


Materials used: Perfect Tears ruler, Lawn Fawn Sweet Smile Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn Sentiments, Tim Holtz Watercolour paper, Watercolors, Black cardstock and Sequins.

Hello friends, its Chitra here and I am very excited to be sharing my first project here on the Perfect Paper Crafting blog today.

The image was stamped using Lawn Fawn “Sweet Smile” stamp set on to a Tim Holtz watercolor panel which measures 4.25”X2.75” and colored using watercolors. Once it was dry, it was then glued to the black cardstock.
The Perfect Tear tool was used to create the edge, align the tool on the paper where you want to tear, and run the water pen down the paper along the side of the tool.  This lightly moistens the paper to get a perfect “torn” edge.

PH2Here is a closer look, the dark black line is made using the water pen, then pull the paper towards you this helps tear the cardstock perfectly. Repeat the process for all four sides.

PH3Here is how it looks torn from all sides,


Add a sentiment on top from Simon Says Stamp and the bottom sentiment from Lawn Fawn (included in the sweet smile stamp set). A lot of foam adhesive was used to glue the panel to an A2 card base. Lastly add some sequins for embellishment.
Here is a close up:

PH5Hope you like my card, thanks for stopping by!!

Have a great day!

A Card Of Support

Jenny is with us today, with this wonderful card of support for a friend.

How cute are these little stick figures? Everyone needs a little help from their friends now and then and this sweet little image is a perfect reminder! These images are in one of the newest sets from Impression Obsession called My Friend. I stamped it simply in black ink and added a little yellow Copic airbrushing.

While the image simple and sweet… the layers add up on this card! I think I counted NINE… but it was quick work to add the layers using Perfect Layer Rulers! In between some of the layers, I added a little foam tape for dimension. I used some wrapped jute string and little sequins to embellish.

I use the Perfect Mat when I add the paper strips on the inside panel… it helps me line it up nice and straight. I have a terrible habit of working “uphill” if I don’t use a grid mat! Finished card is 4 3/4″ square.

Stamps and Dies by Impression Obsession: My Friend #CL599, Square Nesting Frames #DIE293-YY, Butterfly Nine Die #DIE255-Y
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: 6×6 Penny Black paper pad -Bloom, Black, Neenah Clasic Crest Natural White
Other: Jute String, Bow Easy Tool, Perfect Layer Rulers, Perfect Mat, Foam Tape, Copic ABS

Ghost Hill

Jenny joins us today, but there are shivers running down my spine already with this ghostly design!

I love the curves and loads of layers going on here….and of course the little ghosty is frighteningly cute! For the curved pieces, I used the Hill Layer Dies. Lots of foam tape and stacking up multiple die cuts give this card a lot of dimension.

Look at those skinny mini layers… I used the 1/16″ edge of my Perfect Layer Rulers to add the mats. Those tiny extra layers add so much extra pop to your card. I added the little jute string along the curves by applying a small line of glue with a fineline applicator and just laying the string down. It seems tedious but it is pretty easy! I also aded some Stitched Rectangle Dies in to the mix… love the little stitch details.

Little tip: Cut your die cuts multiple times and glue them in a stack to get a more substantial looking element on your card. The trick or treat die and the ghosty are three layers glued together. Three ghosts with green behind them for his eyes…. looks so much better with a little dimension. Layers of your borders, layers of your die cuts… MORE is always better!

I added layers on the inside too… always use up your scraps and make the inside as finished as the front! The kitty is from the new Boo Die Set from Impression Obsession… love any kitty die! I added another of the cut hill borders along the bottom and included the Haunting Night sentiment.
Stamps and Dies by Impression Obsession: Boo Die Set #DIE325-V, Hill Landscape Layers #DIE343-T, Haunting Night #D14316, Trick or Treat #DIE342-A
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: Pattern paper bu Authentique 6×6 pad, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Black
Other: Fineline Glue Applicator, Foam Tape, Scotch Quick Dry Glue, Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rectangles, Perfect Layer Rulers, Perfect Cutting Mat, Jute String by May Arts
Jenny Gropp
My Blog: One Krafty Kat

Life In The Slow Lane

Our designer Roxie is back on the team and joins us today with this great card. While the image subject on this card might move at a slow pace, the use of Perfect Paper Crafting tools made the construction quick and easy.

Curt the Flirt Rox71 8-15


images – Chameleon Pens digi -Glady And Friends – Curt the Flirt by David Antram, Just For Fun Rubber Stamps – birthday sentiment
Chameleon Pens for coloring – shell – BG4, OR4 with NU3 to mute the color, YO3 with YL2 to brighten the color, body- OL3, spots – BR5, nails – CG8, grass – GR3, YO3
Texture – Golden Gel Mediums – Light Molding Paste, Stencil Tim Holtz, Inks – Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Memento – Tuxedo Black for sentiment, computer ink for digi
Paper: Recollections – white base, The Paper Company – teal, My Minds Eye – designer paper, K&Company – light olive, Beckett Expressions Radiance for image
Accessories and tools: Color Bok – metal dots, foam, double side sticky and regular tape, Spellbinder border die, Xacto cutting knife, Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Ruler, Perfect Layers Mini

1. Print and color the image – this panel was 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ before trimming.

2. Cut the slate by placing the panel along the straight lines of the Perfect Cutting Mat, place the 1/8″ in from the lower left corner and 1/2″ from the upper left corner and cut with a craft knife.

cutting slant


3. Mask off the image and then using a stencil and molding paste create the raised design. Apply the ink with a sponge.

4 7/8″ down from the top edge cut 5/8″ out of the panel and then place the left edges on the edge of the olive paper using the 5/8″ Perfect Layers Mini to create an accurate spacing. Save the piece cut out for another project.

spacing panels-1


5. Stamp the sentiment.

6. Using the 1/16″ Perfect Layers Mini cut an olive border on the top, right and bottom edges and secure to the panel.

Cutting border


7. Cut two 1/16″ strips of teal cardstock and glue to the panel to create borders, once again the Perfect Cutting Mat markings and Perfect Ruler make this a simple and precise cutting task.

8. Cut the teal decorative border and tape to the panel on the backside.

9. Cut decorative cardstock 3 3/4″ x 5″ and using the 1/16″ Perfect Layers Mini cut the border and attach to the card. Note: the reason this border is cut very narrow is because the ruler was lying atop all the layers you see on the card which placed it a slight slant therefore a much narrower border than normal was achieved.

10. Place foam tape under the image panel and secure to the card, and then add the metal dots.

The insert is a thin piece of cardstock with a strip of decorative cardstock and border attached to the bottom.

Isn’t it great that we can speed this guy along…to make a cute card!