Elf Shaker Card, a Video, and a Special

We have an Elf Shaker card, a video, and an AMAZING Perfect Paper Crafting special for you. Any purchase you make over $20 at Perfect Paper Crafting,  you will receive a free Perfect Cutting Mat. WOW!!

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Today’s card was created by Kim O’Connell. It is always nice to see a video of a design team member using our Perfect Paper Crafting tools to create a project. And that is exactly what Kim has done for you today!

Here is how Kim created her card:

I used my Perfect Tears tools, Perfect Cutting Mat, and Perfect Layers Mini tools. I used this adorable “Elf Shaker” stamp set by Art Impressions. An action wobble is included with the stamp set! How fun is that!

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I created a little video to show you how I used my tools from Perfect Paper Crafting to create this card. Specifically, the Perfect Tears, the Perfect Layers Mini tools, and the Perfect Cutting Mat.

Here is a close up the snow. I used Aleene’s True Snow and a bit of glitter to give the Perfect Tears some texture and sparkle to look like snow.

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Here is the finished card. I paper pieced the present with some patterned paper from the Carta Bella Bundles Up 6×6 paper pad. The Perfect Layers Mini tool 1/16″ layer really makes my stamped image POP!!!

ElfShaker-KOWhat a darling card. Sure hope you enjoyed todays video and card. Don’t forget to leave us a comment!

 

What A Hoot Of a Card!

We have a great card created by Jenny Peterson another amazing PPC design team member! We are so fortunate to have such talented designers on our team. It is always so much fun to see what our design team members dream up when creating projects to share with all of our blog readers.

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Jenny shares with us how to make this great card. Wouldn’t this card be great for a friend?

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Hi there! Jenny here, with a fun card to share that’s full of layers! We designers at Perfect Paper Crafting LOVE creating layers, and our tools make it soooo simple to add those perfect layers! Here I’ve used a stamp from Reverse Confetti called Oliver Owl. He was colored with Copic alcohol markers and his shirt and tie were paper-pieced. I fussy cut him out, adding a little die cut branch to the green circle panel for him to perch on! I added some wood embellishments and a wood button tied with a hemp bow. Now onto the Perfect Paper Crafting tools that I used for my project….I ALWAYS have my pink Perfect Cutting Mat on my desk. It’s fantastic for a few reasons- It’s a great size, not too big but not too small!! Just right! It also features measurements in both metric and imperial- just flip it over to use whichever you prefer! It has grid lines directly on the mat to help you line up your projects. It’s just a great tool for all paper crafters to have! My other absolute must have tool is the Perfect Layers Mini. This tool is how you achieve that perfect matting that you’ll see behind the patterned paper on my card. This tool is small and portable, yet large enough to cover the length of all card fronts (it’s 7″ in length). There are two tools that come in this set, with 8 different measurements in total, ranging from 1/16″ (what I’ve used on the above card) to 5/8″. That’s it for me! I hope you’ve enjoyed my card, and hearing a bit more about my favourite Perfect Paper Crafting tools!!

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Hope you like Jenny’s card! Leave us a message and tell us what you love about our tools! Thanks for stopping by!

A Halloween Treat Holder Using Perfect Paper Crafting Tools

Another of our amazing PPC design team members, Roxie Glaza, has a great tutorial using our Perfect Paper Crafting tools. She has created this great Halloween treat holder just in time for Halloween.

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Here Roxie explains her process for her creative process:

I knew in my mind what I wanted to make and searched online for directions but no luck so this is my own design using an envelope maker and many Perfect Paper Crafting tools.

Direction:
Cut the designer paper into a 6 1/2″ square. Using the Envelope Maker from We R Memory Makers, place the designer paper 3 1/8″ left of center, punch and score as if you’re making the envelope but don’t score the back piece.

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Attach the orange designer paper to black cardstock.

IMPORTANT NOTE: only attach very low on the back piece so the two layers have freedom to move.
Using the Perfect Layers tool #1 and a craft knife cut a 1/8″ border around the designer paper square. Punch the same as the designer paper using it’s punched Vs to line up the black to the board’s punch, in other words, I eye it!

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Score again through the black and I lined up the Perfect Ruler‘s metal edge to the designer paper score line and taped the two together with painters tape. It was so easy to line up the ruler to the Scor-Pal line and make my second score. You could use the envelope markers score line but this was easier. Now it’s ready to decorate.

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Knowing my granddaughter will want this to last a while I reinforced the back and front (depending on the weight of the paper being used this may not be necessary).

I cut a piece of heavyweight cardstock (any color will due) about a half inch smaller in width of the back and cut the length so it’s just above the tape that holds the two pieces together.
I lined up the Perfect Ruler about 1/16″ from the designer paper’s edge and drew a line, do this on both sides and cut on the line.

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Slip between the layers and permanently attach to the designer paper. I only put adhesive part way down the sides.

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To reinforce the front I cut heavyweight black cardstock 4 1/2″ wide and using the container as a pattern I marked and cut about 1/8″ shorter in height than the two sides and fan cut the bottom so it’s flexible.

Pull the sides up and glued to the reinforcement at center and about 1″ in both directions of the V, also between the container’s orange and black layers and then pulled the bottom up and glue it in place. I used Aleene’s tacky glue for adhesive.

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To create holes for the ribbon to weave through I placed the container on the Perfect Cutting Mat corner and marked at every inch on both sides so the top holes are only about 1/2″ apart. The Crop-a-dile was used to punch through all the layers. Weave the ribbon through, I used two types of ribbon weaving in and out and reversing holes for the second ribbon. Add a center decoration of your choice and it’s ready to fill with treats.

Images: SweetStamps – Halloween Silhouettes
Die: SweetStamps – Witch’s Hat SweetCuts, buckle covered with Piccolo – Pure Sparkle Gold Glitter, adhesive – Glastique Finishing Glaze
Paper: The Paper Company – black liner, The Paper Hallow (local store) – heavyweight black for hat and reinforcement, Recollections – heavyweight white for back reinforcement, Basic Grey – orange designer paper
Ink: Memento – Tuxedo black, Tangelo, Morocco, London Fog, Brilliance – Moonlight white

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed Roxie’s tutorial. I know I sure did!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Card, Perfect Layers, & Perfect Airbrush

Today Tracy Valure has created this darling Happy Birthday card. She used our Perfect Layers Mini tools and our Perfect Airbrush!

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Here is how Tracy created her card:

Today I am using a fun stamp from Pollycraft along with my Perfect Paper Crafting tools to create this simple but cute card. I decided to break out my Perfect Airbrush to do a blue background for my image. The Perfect Airbrush will hold a variety of markers including, but not limited to, Stampin’ Up and Distress Markers. I used a Stampin’ Up marker as that is what I have on hand. First let me say, my markers are OLD, meaning not new and juicy but I still had no problems getting the background I desired.

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You place the marker into the holder as pictured:

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Then you squeeze the “bulb” of the Perfect Airbrush to add color to your paper. Make sure you squeeze slowly and let the air refill in the “bulb” each time you squeeze. You don’s want to squeeze super fast. And that’s it!! Here is a close up of what using the Perfect Airbrush can do for your project!

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Next I used my 1/16″  Perfect Layers Mini tool to create my layers around my background. The Perfect Layers Mini tools are perfect for us card makers!

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Next I cut my image out and mounted it on the background using foam dots. I like doing this as it adds a bit of dimension to my cards so they aren’t so flat.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. Keep coming back for more projects from our amazing Perfect Paper Crafting design team!!