Chitra Nair’s Debut Post

We are super excited to share Chitra Nair’s debut post today, so please leave a very warm welcome for one of the newest members of the design team.


Materials used: Perfect Tears ruler, Lawn Fawn Sweet Smile Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn Sentiments, Tim Holtz Watercolour paper, Watercolors, Black cardstock and Sequins.

Hello friends, its Chitra here and I am very excited to be sharing my first project here on the Perfect Paper Crafting blog today.

The image was stamped using Lawn Fawn “Sweet Smile” stamp set on to a Tim Holtz watercolor panel which measures 4.25”X2.75” and colored using watercolors. Once it was dry, it was then glued to the black cardstock.
The Perfect Tear tool was used to create the edge, align the tool on the paper where you want to tear, and run the water pen down the paper along the side of the tool.  This lightly moistens the paper to get a perfect “torn” edge.

PH2Here is a closer look, the dark black line is made using the water pen, then pull the paper towards you this helps tear the cardstock perfectly. Repeat the process for all four sides.

PH3Here is how it looks torn from all sides,


Add a sentiment on top from Simon Says Stamp and the bottom sentiment from Lawn Fawn (included in the sweet smile stamp set). A lot of foam adhesive was used to glue the panel to an A2 card base. Lastly add some sequins for embellishment.
Here is a close up:

PH5Hope you like my card, thanks for stopping by!!

Have a great day!

Life In The Slow Lane

Our designer Roxie is back on the team and joins us today with this great card. While the image subject on this card might move at a slow pace, the use of Perfect Paper Crafting tools made the construction quick and easy.

Curt the Flirt Rox71 8-15


images – Chameleon Pens digi -Glady And Friends – Curt the Flirt by David Antram, Just For Fun Rubber Stamps – birthday sentiment
Chameleon Pens for coloring – shell – BG4, OR4 with NU3 to mute the color, YO3 with YL2 to brighten the color, body- OL3, spots – BR5, nails – CG8, grass – GR3, YO3
Texture – Golden Gel Mediums – Light Molding Paste, Stencil Tim Holtz, Inks – Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Memento – Tuxedo Black for sentiment, computer ink for digi
Paper: Recollections – white base, The Paper Company – teal, My Minds Eye – designer paper, K&Company – light olive, Beckett Expressions Radiance for image
Accessories and tools: Color Bok – metal dots, foam, double side sticky and regular tape, Spellbinder border die, Xacto cutting knife, Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Ruler, Perfect Layers Mini

1. Print and color the image – this panel was 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ before trimming.

2. Cut the slate by placing the panel along the straight lines of the Perfect Cutting Mat, place the 1/8″ in from the lower left corner and 1/2″ from the upper left corner and cut with a craft knife.

cutting slant


3. Mask off the image and then using a stencil and molding paste create the raised design. Apply the ink with a sponge.

4 7/8″ down from the top edge cut 5/8″ out of the panel and then place the left edges on the edge of the olive paper using the 5/8″ Perfect Layers Mini to create an accurate spacing. Save the piece cut out for another project.

spacing panels-1


5. Stamp the sentiment.

6. Using the 1/16″ Perfect Layers Mini cut an olive border on the top, right and bottom edges and secure to the panel.

Cutting border


7. Cut two 1/16″ strips of teal cardstock and glue to the panel to create borders, once again the Perfect Cutting Mat markings and Perfect Ruler make this a simple and precise cutting task.

8. Cut the teal decorative border and tape to the panel on the backside.

9. Cut decorative cardstock 3 3/4″ x 5″ and using the 1/16″ Perfect Layers Mini cut the border and attach to the card. Note: the reason this border is cut very narrow is because the ruler was lying atop all the layers you see on the card which placed it a slight slant therefore a much narrower border than normal was achieved.

10. Place foam tape under the image panel and secure to the card, and then add the metal dots.

The insert is a thin piece of cardstock with a strip of decorative cardstock and border attached to the bottom.

Isn’t it great that we can speed this guy along…to make a cute card!



Jumping For Joy

We are so pleased to kick of our new design team with this fabulous project from Jenny Gropp.How fun is this little old lady jumping for joy? She’s jumping up and down cause it’s not her turning older! Her name Lillie and its an image from the fun Art Impressions. After coloring her up with Copics I used a Wobble to pop her up so she wiggles and jumps as soon as you pick up the card.

Here are the Copics I used to color Lillie. She’s a little on the skinny side so I had to cut the wobble down so you don’t see it sticking out behind her. To trim in the tiny little areas I used an Xacto knife. I added a little jute string detail around the oval die cut… not as tedious as it seems. I used a fineline applicator to put a small line of glue down and just laid the string along the glue.

I’ve used my Mini Perfect Layer Rulers to add all the yummy layers on the card. The smallest ruler has a 1/16″ edge and its my favorite and most used… those skinny little layers are ideal for card size projects.

I die cut some border edges from the patterned paper and wanted to layer them up. I used the Perfect Ruler and my grid mat to hold everything in place and cut a clean measured edge.

On the inside I always use up the left over paper. Also if you have lots of layers on the front… carry it through to the inside for a nicely balanced and finished card.

Stamps by Art Impressions: Lillie #P1933, What a feelin’ #G1942
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: 6×6 Baxter by Studio Calico, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Black, Blue
Other: Mini Perfect Layer Rulers, Perfect Mat, Perfect Ruler, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles, Wobble, Border Duo 1 Die by Impression Obsession, Copics, Jute String, Bow Easy Tool, Fineline Glue Applicator, Scotch Quick Dry Glue, Foam Tape
Jenny Gropp
My Blog: One Krafty Kat

More From Patti J Gilliam our Guest Designer

Patti is back with us today to share more of her wonderful creations. We just love these summery themed designs.

Pretty Pink Posh 4

We love hoe the banners have been evenly spaced using the Perfect Layers Mini tool on this card and how the sentiment pops with the even matt of black using the Perfect layers Mini.

5-9-15 Happy Birthday


This time Patti has used the Perfect Layers to get and even distance down the centre of the two side panels and then the Perfect Layers Mini to give that super fine 1/16″ edge on either side.

4-29-15 Anything Goes


This design is full of scrumptious layers using the Perfect Layers Mini, notice how Patti has off set the main design to allow for the twine embellishment.  We also think that sentiment is pretty funny too!

5-1-15 May Challenge Card

Oh my this card is perfect for anyone living in Great Britain this summer, wellington boots are definitely the order of the day with all the rain they have had this summer!  Patti has showcased the main feature of this card by adding a double matting using the Perfect Layers Mini on the Diamond and then again around the main patterned paper on the card base.

Patti has been super busy creating designs and will be back next week with more inspiration, in the mean time don’t forget to leave her a comment at the end of this post and visit her blog at