Card Layering with Raechelle

The Sea is Calling…

The summer season is in full swing now and Raechelle is back again showing us another fabulous card layering technique that can be used for summer!  This card layering project is made from the card stock found in one of the My Minds Eye paper packs available at www.perfectpapercrafting.com as well as the Perfect Layers Mini; which by the way you can still get for 20% off by using the code PERFECTLAYERS at checkout!

For the first step, fussy cut images from patterned paper.

Second, cut the background paper to 1/2” smaller than card base. Round the corners using a punch or one of the circle templates found on the Perfect Square, lightly distress and adhere to coordinating patterned paper of your choice.

the sea is calling tools

Using the Perfect little cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/8” trim around patterned paper, lightly distress and adhere to the card card stock.  Next, use your Minis to 1/16” trim around the patterned paper and adhere to the card base.

Trim your piece of patterned paper and adhere to white card stock then use your Mini to 1/16” trim top and bottom edges of patterned paper and adhere to center of card.

Lastly you get to decorate!  Let your imagination take over and add twine in random loops, adhere the fussy cut pieces and finish off with sequins.  There is no pattern to follow here, so place as few or as many as you like.  Viola! A Perfect Summer card!

The Sea is Calling detail The Sea is Calling card

Supplies:

Perfect Paper Crafting: cutting mat, Perfect Layers Mini

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye By The Sea 6×6 Designer Paper Pad

Card base and white cardstock: Hobby Lobby

Other: twine, sequins, corner punch

Check out Raechelle’s blog http://raebellus.blogspot.com/

Lets Go…Paper Crafting!

Let’s Go Paper Crafting!

created by Raechelle Bellus

This paper crafting project features one of our 2 awesome summer paper packs available by My Minds Eye: Happy Camper and Raechelle is back showing us a card she made with this great pack!  Card Making and Paper Crafting are excellent forms of expression and we love to see what great projects our design team members come up with.  This example would be a great way to send some summer photos to loved ones and share your adventures with your family!

 

Instructions:

This paper crafting project is easy to complete and we will lay out the steps for you as a guide, one at a time.  First, cut out the fussy cut camper from patterned paper.

let's go tools

Cut the background paper to 5/8” smaller than the card base. Round the corners using a punch and adhere to white card stock.

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

let's go layer two tools

let's go layers

To create the second layer: Mount coordinating patterned paper onto white card stock. Using the Perfect Ruler, trim 1/16” around two edges.  Using a ruler or trimmer, cut this piece at an angle to create visual interest. Round the upper corner. Adhere to the  background paper.

Let's Go (card)

Cut a 1” piece of coordinating patterned paper, cut the end to make a banner and fold for dimension. Adhere to the card. Place fussy cut camper on the card using foam tape and finish off with enamel dots and floss bow!

 

Supplies:

Perfect Paper Crafting: cutting mat, Perfect Layers Mini, My Minds Eye paper packs

let's go tools

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

Card base and white cardstock: Hobby Lobby

Other: enamel dots, foam tape, corner rounder, and DMC floss

Check out Raechelle blog at http://raebellus.blogspot.com/

Whale of a Tale Card!

School is out and summer is officially here! Raechelle is back with an adorable beach card and she is showing us an awesome way in which to use The Perfect Summer Pair!

Fussy cut wave paper, whale, and sea creatures from patterned paper. Apply glossy accents to sea critters and allow to dry.

woat tools

Cut dark blue background paper to 1/8” smaller than card base. Adhere to white cardstock.

Using the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around patterned paper and adhere to card base.

Trim fussy cut waves to width of card and layer, adding dimension. (I adhered the first layer to background paper and then used foam tape to the second main layer. I then added a third layer between the two and glued it onto the back of the dimensional layer.)

woat card

To create sailboat: freehand cut a boat body and adhere under the waves of the first layer of waves. Adhere a toothpick to create the mast. For the sails, cut two squares from patterned paper, one slightly smaller than the first. Trim into triangles. Mount one of each of the two different sizes onto white cardstock. Using the Perfect Ruler, trim 1/16” around them.  Adhere to background paper (I used foam tape on the top corners only to give the “sails” some added dimension) and finish off with button twine bows.

Add sea creatures throughout the layers of wave papers, and add a few sequins for a visual effect.

woat layer detail

Thanks for stopping in and let us know what you are planning for your summer projects!

Supplies:

Perfect Paper Crafting: cutting mat, Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Ruler, Perfect Summer Pair

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye By The Sea 6×6 Designer Paper Pad

Card base and white cardstock: Hobby Lobby

Other: sequins, foam tape, button twine, a toothpick, and glossy accents                            Check out Raechelle blog at http://raebellus.blogspot.com/

Paper Crafting at its Finest!

Hello! Spring into Spring with Holly, she is back to it paper crafting an awesome card using some of our card making tools!
Hi everyone it’s Holly here today with an inspiration card. My project is based on this photo I found on Pinterest. I wanted shades of red and a pretty blue background to make the flowers really pop off the page.
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I started by stamping the images onto a piece of watercolor paper and heat embossed them in White. Then I watercolored the images and added a light sky.
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I trimmed the image panel using the Perfect cutting Mat and the Perfect Ruler along with my x-acto knife.
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Then using the Perfect layers Tool I added a 1/8 “ boarder with some Black Card stock and a 1/4 “ boarder with some yellow pattern paper.
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I created a top folding White card base and adhered the image panel to it with some Foam tape in-between the Yellow and Black layers. I die cut a Hello sentiment from a piece of White card stock and Black card stock and I glued them together offsetting the Black to create a drop shadow. Then I adhered it to the front of the image panel with some liquid glue.
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Thanks for stopping in today!!
Supplies Used: 
Kuertake Gansi Tambi Watercolors
Canson 140lb Watercolor paper
Hello Die ~ Ellen Hutson
Beautiful Day stamp set ~ Altenew
Patter Paper ~ Doodlebug Deisgns