Express Mail from the North Pole Card

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Who’s going shopping?

Well to get you in the mood for Christmas, Jenny Peterson created this beautiful Express Mail from the North Pole card using our Perfect Layers Mini tools and Perfect Cutting Mat.

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I used a stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti on my card- North Pole Wishes, Let it Snow Confetti Cuts and Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts. I used my favourite PPC products- Perfect Cutting Mat and Perfect Layers Mini, using the 1/16th measurement to create layers with black CS around the large grey patterned paper, the stamped panel and along the other chevron dies. Matting your layers in black makes everything pop! I added some black machine stitching and coordinating enamel dots.

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Happy Winter Card

Tracy Value created this cute Happy Winter card for you today. Here is Southern California it is finally getting a bit cooler outside! What a perfect card to share for the winter that is upon us.

Good morning. Tracy here and today I am sharing a card that I made using a portion of Frosty Friends from SugarPea Design’s. It’s actually a Perfect little scene with a little girl catching snow on her tongue but for my card I just highlighted and used the adorable snowman she is next too.

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As always I used Copics for my coloring. I also used a pastel pencil to add a little shading in the scarf. I cut out the image using a stitched circle. All of my mattes were created using my favorite tool, the Perfect Layers Mini tools. They are the perfect tool for card makers! I then layered everything, added some foam dots to the image to give it a little dimension. Finished it off with some enamel dots.

I hope Tracy’s card gives you some inspiration to create a winter themed card yourself!

I hope you are all looking forward to Thanksgiving. It is such a lovely time of year!

Have A Beautiful Day Card

Roxie Glaza¬†created this darling “Have a Beautiful Day” card. Roxie always comes up with such unique techniques using our Perfect Paper Crafting tools.

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The easy way I cut this ‘out of the ordinary’ shaped panel is by using two Perfect Paper Crafting tools:

The Perfect Cutting Mat and the Perfect Ruler. My cutting tools is an X-acto craft knife using the Z series/more durable blade.

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For the first cut place the upper right corner on the 6″ mark and cut on the 45 degree line.

unnamed-2Flip the cardstock and place the upper right corner on the 8″ mark and cut on the 30 degree line. Very simple procedure!

The Perfect Layers Mini from Perfect Paper Crafting was used to cut the 1/16″ borders.

Other tools: EK Success flower punches, Spellbinder die – for black circles (this is a negative portion of the die)

Images: SweetStamps – Glam Girl BAILEY

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Cardstock: Recollections – white, unknown red, pink, Beckett Expressions – Radiance for image

Accessories: Brads – Recollections, Decorative tapes – Recollections, Queen & Co., Forever in Time, K&Company

Coloring: Copic

Embossing for envelope and insert – Cuttlebug

 

Merry Layers Card

The holidays are just around the corner. Can you believe it? Well here is a great card, created by PPC design team member Jenny Gropp, to get you in the holiday spirit!

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I’ve got a fun card to share with you today! My Perfect Layers¬†tools (love the Perfect Layers Mini’s!!!) and a few die cuts make for an easy holiday card! My card features an MFT Die Merry… and it is cut directly out of the card front. The red card base is heavy weight Bazzill paper (Peppermint), the heavier card base is really nice since I layered things up!

If you don’t have any Perfect Papercrafting Tools yet… what are you waiting for? Use my discount code, Jgropp, at check out to receive 10% off your order and you will also get a FREE cutting mat with your order of $20 or more in November at Perfect Paper Crafting! A great gift idea for a crafty friend as well as yourself!

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You can see my layered strips for the front and my inside panel here. I created all of these with my Perfect Layers Mini tools. I also am a big fan of working on a grid mat, even when I’m not cutting. It helps me line things up easily and keeps me straight!!! On the strips, I added a 1/16″ red border and then a 1/8″ Green border after that. On the inside panel, I used the 1/16″ edge for the bottom layer strip and a 1/8″ edge again in green. I have to say my 1/16″ edge is probably my most used side. I mainly am making small projects and cards – so that tiny little border is super nice as a layer.

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Here’s a close up so you can see the sparkle. I used a Viva Holographic Glitter Pen. I squeezed a glob out on scrap paper and then just used my finger to dab it over the entire surface of the letters. The glitter is very fine and it does not flake off when it dries. Just dabbing a thin coat also makes sure that your card stock wont buckle.

I die cut the Merry a second time, cutting out the individual letters and popping them up. This added dimension but also reinforced the letters, giving them even more support.

The Christmas word is a portion of the Merry Tree die from Impression Obsession. I cut out Christmas three times and glued them together, forming a little chipboard like element. Much nicer look and feel over using just one layer of paper!

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Here’s the inside.

All of the printed paper I used is from Graphic 45’s ‘Twas the Night before Christmas Collection. The finished card is 5 1/2″ Square.

Dies: MFT-543 Merry by My Favorite Things, Merry Tree (Christmas Word) by Impression Obsession

Paper: Bazzill Heavyweight Peppermint Red, Graphic 45’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – 8×8 pad and 6×6 pad, Neenah Classic Crest Natural White 110#

Other: Perfect Layers Mini tools, Perfect Cutting Mat, Bow Easy Tool, Misc. Red Ribbon, Iridescent String by May Arts, Button, Adhesive Enamel Embellishments, Foam Tape, Viva Holographic Glitter Pen