More from Taylored Expressions and Perfect Paper Crafting

We have more inspiration for you today. Jenny Peterson has a lovely card on her blog that she created using Taylored Expressions products along with our Perfect Paper Crafting tools.  Here is a sneak peek of Jenny’s creation:



Oh my! Look at all those perfect layers that Jenny created with our Perfect Layers tools!!



Make sure you stop by Jenny’s blog to see her completed card. Jenny will have the link to Kendra Wietstock’s blog from Taylored Expressions so you can see what she has created. Make sure you leave a comment for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Also remember to “Like” us on Facebook and subscribe to our blog!!! Keep checking back to see the other creations both design team members have created.


Introducing Jenny Gropp – Perfect Paper Crafting Design Team


I would like to introduce you to Jenny Gropp. Jenny has also been on our team from the beginning. Jenny is such a talented artists and really knows how to showcase our tools on her blog, So happy to have her on our team!


It all started about ten years ago after receiving a box of simple scrap booking supplies from my step-mother. Who knew that box would lead to almost two rooms of craft supplies? Scrapbooking soon evolved in to stamping and general paper crafts. When I discovered Copic Markers, my focus really shifted to coloring and card making only. I love teaching at local stores, blogging and sharing this great hobby. I’m married, going on 11 years now, with a very supportive husband who knows I need my craft time! He never questions the UPS deliveries or shopping bags of craft supplies that make their way in to the house. We currently have one awesome black cat named “Z” who pretty much runs our house and we cater to him terribly! Rubber Stamping and creating cards is my therapy, it keeps me sane… my craft room is it’s own little world. I enjoy every minute of time spent creating, stamping, coloring… when the world melts away and my biggest challenge is coloring inside the lines or cutting a piece of paper straight.

Here is a card Jenny created using our Perfect Layers tools.

io light 1I just cut out a portion of this image and made a quick card with a little Copic airbrushing and a few fun layers using my Perfect Layer tools. I’ve been using my Perfect Layer tools so long that if someone took them away I think I would have to entirely rethink how I make cards. They are an essential tool! I don’t know how to make a card with out layers!

15054Here’s the full image, I love it!

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Leaving the paper in the die I added some soft airbrushing using Y17.

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I finished coloring the dangles and swirls using Copics.

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The happy birthday is from the mini set Banners and Greetings. I added a little 1/8″ black border and topped it with the little bow from the ornament die.

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Another Day of Perfect Paper Crafting and Taylored Expressions Blog Hop

get-attachment-1.aspxMake sure you stop by Jenny Gropps blog to what she has created with Perfect Paper Crafting tools and Taylored Expressions products. Make sure you leave a comment for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Also remember to “Like” us on Facebook and subscribe to our blog!!! Keep checking back to see the other creations both design team members have created.

Blog Hop with Perfect Paper Crafting and Taylored Expressions



We are doing a different kind of blog hop with our friends Taylored Expressions. Instead of doing a week long hop, we are mixing it up a bit and doing our hop on July 14, 17, 23, 25 and August 11. We are giving away two $50 gift certificates to Taylored Expressions  and Perfect Paper Crafting. Make sure you leave a comment on all of the blogs and “Like” on Facebook for you chance to win. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog so you can be the first to know about upcoming blog hops and great tips for using Perfect Paper Crafting tools!!! Over the next couple of weeks, both design teams will share their creations using products from both companies. Make sure you follow along!! Click here and put Lynn5% for a discount on your order.

I am so excite to share my card I created using our Perfect Layers Mini tools, Perfect Cutting Mat, and Taylored Expressions dies! I just love all of Taylored Expressions products. The quality of their products is AMAZING! Here is my 5″/7″ card I created :



I used our Perfect Layers Mini tools to make the layers on my card.

1. I used the Perfect Layers Mini tool with the 1/16″ side to make the black layer around the Taylored Expressions Chevron Cutting Plate. Our tools take the guess work out of trying to “eyeball” layers!

2. I then used the Perfect Layers Mini tool with the 1/ 8″ side to create the silver and Simple Stories Daily Grind black dotted paper layers.

3. When I die cut the Taylored Expressions Chevron Cutting Plate, I placed re-postionable adhesive on our Perfect Layers Cutting Mat and place the five different colors of card stock in a row so it would match the chevron lines.

4. I then ran the Taylored Expressions Chevron Cutting Plate through my Xyron 5″ Creative Station. This make adhering elements to your projects so much faster!

5. I then place the cut Taylored Expressions Chevron Cutting Plate over the top of the row colored card stock and adhered it down.I love how it turned out!


7. I die cut the Taylored Expressions Pockets & Pages – Instafun with Coordinating Dies. I used silver and gold glitter paper for the flash and view finder on the camera.

8. I cut the cute heart that come with the Taylored Expressions Pockets & Pages – Instafun with Coordinating Dies and popped it up with a pop dot.

9.  I used Glossy Accents make the heart shiny. I used is Simple Stories Daily Grind 6×6 paper pad. I really love the colors in this collection.

10. I cut a banner out of the Simple Stories Daily Grind aqua polka dot paper then layered it with a 1/16″ layer using our Perfect Layers Mini tool.

11. I made the 1/16″ layers around the Sizzix banners thinlit dies. I think making and layering banners is one of my favorite techniques using our tools. I think tools make it so simple to give your cards or layouts tons of interest.

12. I then die cut the Taylored Expressiong Pockets & Pages – Circle Words “hello” die and backed it with white card stock.

Our Perfect Cutting Mat is fabulous for many crafting projects. I love the size of our mat!! It is Perfect for card making and matting photos. It is approximately 7″x9″.

The next stop is Taylor Van Bruggen’s blog, the owner and creative director of Taylored Expressions, to see what she has created with our awesome tools and her amazing products!

Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate! Thanks for joining us for this fun blog hop!