Inspired by Pinterest Butterfly Card Trio

Do you ever get crafters block?  (It’s a bit like writers block).  We often see people seeking advice on how to get the creative juices flowing again, so with this in mind we set the team a task of creating from inspiration all around us. Raechelle took her inspiration from this photo here in Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/95912667038022442/

trio of cards (white bg) full

created by Raechelle Bellus

Supplies: Perfect Paper Crafting: cutting mat, Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Ruler, and Perfect Wave Tool– Small Wave Edge

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Patterned paper, die cuts, and stickers: Webster’s Pages, tags: Canvas Corp, card base: Hobby Lobby, spray mist: Tattered Angels, other: buttons, sequins, pearls, crinkle ribbon, and twine

Instructions:

Trim base patterned papers to ¼” less than card. Distress edges and adhere to black patterned paper.

trim pp

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

Spray canvas tags with mist and once dry adhere to card.

To create wavy edges: trace along edge of ruler on backside of patterned paper. Cut along lines. Cut to length.

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To create ovals: on reverse side of patterned paper, trace ovals and then using the Perfect Ruler, mark 1/8” around several areas. Cut around marked edges.

oval tracetrim

Add remaining elements to tags for dimension.

be your own... dream she knew...

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What beautiful shabby chic cards, with so much dimension and all from just one photo of a butterfly in nature!  What inspires you when you create your cards, let us know in your comments below?

A Mini Album To Grace Any Coffee Table

Hi everyone, Jenny joins us today with this beautiful Mini Album, created using Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Layers and Layers to give that professional finish!

 I am pretty much just a card maker, but everyone in awhile it’s fun to do a scrapbook project. I started out with an album made by Maya Road, it is heavy chipboard. The album was painted with Dylusions Black Paint. The paint goes on like butter and no brush strokes show.  I did not want to paint all the pages, so I just used a Black Copic to edge the pages… much less mess and I didn’t have to wait for drying.

 The pages are 6×6, which doesn’t leave a tremendous amount of space after you put pictures in. To help give my pages some extra bang, I used Perfect Layer Rulers to add additional mats and layers. This small extra layers of black really help things stand out. Since my pages were smaller, the Mini Rulers did the job.

 I used a lot of elements from the embellishment pages in the kit. Again… just that little 1/16″ layer adds so very much. I added Glossy Accents to some of the stars and word embellishments, but the shine doesn’t show off in the pics. I created a little pull out pocket on the left page.

 Lotsa layers again! Even though my pages are small, I think I managed to pack a lot on them using the 1/16″ and 1/8″ measurements on the rulers.

 On these pages, I added some little buttons and bows to add a little dimension. All of the pages have foam tape popping up different elements. With the heavy chipboard pages, they can hold more weight than a regular card stock scrapbook page.

 On these pages I added some little baker twine details… just running it around the edges of some of the frames.  Using the 1/16″ little black edges on between the patterns really helps separate the color and define the elements.

Here’s the end of the book! I had fun creating this… stepping out the box for a day! Hope I’ve given you some ideas! All of the papers in this project came from the vibrant Bella Blvd Collection Kit: Color Chaos. I did also add black card stock in to the mix along with MFT’s Stitched Square Dies. Lots of Perfect Paper Ruler action on each page!

Pretty Girl Layout

Hello everyone Raechelle here today with a Pretty Girl Scrapbook Layout. Don’t you think the cake makeup adds a smile to this page?

pretty girl

created by Raechelle Bellus

Supplies: Perfect Paper Crafting: Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Layers, and Perfect Tears– Perfect Wave Tool- Large Wave Edge, Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Cardstock: Colorbok, Stickers: Pink Paislee, twine: Target ,Enamel Dots: Michael’s, Punch: Fiskars, Die: Craftin Desert Diva’s. Other: sandpaper, thread

Instructions:

pretty girl {tools}

trace large scallop

  • Cut along pencil mark.
  • Adhere cut scallop piece to cardstock. Add and layer additional papers as desired. Using the negative from the scallop cut-out, adhere between two strips of patterned paper on the same side the base scallop cut strip was placed.
  • Adhere photo strip to layout.

pretty girl {edge detail}

  • Finish layout with stickers, journaling and embellishments.

What an Layout page, don’t forget to leave Raechelle  some love for such a cute page layout!

And The Winner Is……

You may recall we recently had a bog hop with our friends at Impression Obsession, it was such great fun to see all the amazing designs from both teams!  Well today we are back to announce the winner of the Perfect Layers Mini and Cutting mat!

A drum roll please and a little help from the Random Number Generator

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Rachel B

Rachel please email sdunham0305@gmail.com with your name and address to receive your prize.