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

A Birthday Card and Perfect Paper Crafting Tools

Today Laura has a cute birthday card using our Perfect Layers tools. She has some step by step instructions on how she made her card. She used our Perfect Layers Mini Tools, Perfect Cutting Mat, and Perfect Ruler. If you use the code, Lynn, Perfect Paper Crafting, you will get a discount on your order. Plus, we are having our special, purchase over $20 worth of products at Perfect Paper Crafting and get a FREE Perfect Cutting Mat!

IMG_8072First I colored this darling Tiddly Inks My Boys stamp with my Copic Markers on Paper Trey Ink Paper Basics – Stamper’s Select White Cardstock. I die cut my image with Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables with my Sizzix Big Shot. I used our Perfect Layers Mini 1/16″ tool to layer my rectangle with American Crafts black cardstock. I used our Perfect Cutting Mat and an X-Acto knife to do all my cutting. *(I decided to go with the 1/16″ tool instead of the 1/8″ tool as it shows in the picture below)

IMG_8044 Next I used my Perfect Layers Mini 1/8″ tool to layer the orange My Mind’s Eye patterned paper. The orange MME patterned paper just made my image pop!

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I used our Perfect Ruler to make a fishtail banner out of the MME star patterned paper next. I love the grip feature of our Perfect Ruler. It makes cutting things SUPER easy. When you press the orange bar and it grips the surface you are cutting on and it does not slip!

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Next I layered the fishtail banner with American Crafts black cardstock using our Perfect Layers Mini 1/16″ tool. I just love how the 1/16″ layer makes all of the papers stand out. I think making banners is my favori

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I put 1/16″ layers using my Perfect Layer Mini tool on both sides of the numbers MME patterned paper which is 3 1/2″ x 5 3/4″.

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Then I die cut a tab from the My Favorite Things Die-namics Mini Tabs Foursome. I used my Perfect Layers Mini 1/16″ tool to make the black American Crafts cardstock layers on the straight edges of the tab and then fussy cut the rest.

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I cut the striped patterned paper down to 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4 and adhered it to a black 6×6 card base. I die cut the 13 from Lawn Fawn’s Louie’s 123’s Lawn Cuts out of American Crafts black cardstock. I adhered all my elements on the front of my card.

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I don’t think a card is complete without finishing the inside of a card. I cut the numbers MME patterned paper to 5 3/4 x 5 3/4. I die cut another Lawn Fawn Stitched rectangle and used my Perfect Layers Mini 1/16″ tool for the black layer and the Perfect Layers Mini 1/8″ tool for the orange layer. Cut the star MME patterned paper to 3 1/2″ x 5 3/4″ and layered it with the Perfect Layers Mini 1/16″ tool. Stamped a Fiskars birthday sentiment and the cute puppy for the Tiddly Inks My Boys stamp set.

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I hope you like my card. I make it for my sons 13th birthday. He just LOVED it! Let us know what you love about our Perfect Paper Crafting tools. Don’t forget our FREE Perfect Cutting Mat special.

Happy Halloween

We hope everyone has a SPOOKtaularly Perfect Halloween. We have some great cards to share with you today. They were created by the very talented Roxie Glaza for you today. Hope they give you a chill!

Salem Witch:

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The image panel was created using the sponging technique with distress inks. I stamped the trees with Memento ink and the witch with StazOn ink because it’s thicker and will cover the tree line image so no masking needed, I use a stamp positioner in case I need to stamp again.

For each bat I punched out two shapes and used foam tape to connect them then tacky glue to attach to the card.

For the faux brads I cut from black paper 1/8″ circles using a die, cover them with Aleene’s Paper Glaze and if you want them to shine cover with Copic marker. They are attach with tacky glue.

Roxie used our Perfect Layers 1/16″ and 1/8″ tools for the perfect layers on her card.

Supplies:
Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: Salem Witch, Winter Tree Line Paper: AC Cardstock – purple, Bazzill – yellow, The Paper Company- black, unknown white Ink: Ranger Distress Ink: Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Memento – Tuxedo Black, StazOn – Jet Black Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting – Perfect Layer 1/16″ and 1/8″ rulers, Martha Stewart – bat and web punches, Scor-Pal – embossing lines around the purple panel, Cuttlebug – Tiny Tags die

Trick or Treat:

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Another background created with sponging. Once the sky colors were down I added the moon by punching a 1″ circle from scrap paper to create a mask and placed it on the panel and used the direct to paper technique and rubbed the ink pad onto the panel.

Next I stamped the images using the two inks as described in the witch card.

To get my ground area darker I masked off the sky and used the direct to paper technique.

Roxie used our Perfect Layers 1/16″ tool for the perfect layer on her card.

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: Sentiments 1, Trick or Treat, Winter Tree Line, Paper: unknown white, Remember When – black Ink: Ranger Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Brilliance – Moonlight White, Memento – Tuxedo Black, Staz-On – Jet Black Tools: Quickutz – die for sentiment, Perfect Layers for 1/16″ border.

A Busy Halloween Night:

 

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The cardstock used for the base has a white back so those partial bats aren’t really flying, just stamped on the insert!

I created the background with Ranger Distress Inks using the masking and sponging techniques.

I stamped the black silhouettes with StazOn and quickly cleaned the clear stamps which I also do with rubber and never need to use the more powerful cleaners.

The fence, bats and pumpkins are bookboard figures which is similar to chip board but not as thick. The fence is covered with Enamel EP – Vintage Black, the bats with detail EP – black and the pumpkins with enamel gels.

Roxie used our Perfect Layers Mini tools to cut the 1/16″ and 1/8″ layers.

Images: SweetStamps – Halloween Silhouettes
Paper: all unknowns
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink – Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, to tone down the orange – Antique Linen, Brilliance – Moonlight White for ghost and Happy Halloween, StazOn – Jet Black for tree and witch
Tools: Perfect Layers Mini to cut the 1/16″ and 1/8″ borders. Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die to cut circles for faux brads.
Other: Paper Glaze and Copic 100 for faux brads

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy your Halloween festivities!