Giving Thanks this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is such a great time to remind us of all the wonderful reason to give thanks in our lives. Today Raechelle Bellus is showing us how to make this beautifully designed card, whether you are saying thanks for a gift given or a special friends, hand made cards are just the special way to do it.

 

Instructions:

  • Adhere top sheet of patterned paper to orange sheet allowing at least a ¼” border.
  • With the top patterned paper as your guide, with a pencil lightly mark a dot 1/16” out from the corner using The Perfect Ruler.
  • Again, using The Perfect Ruler top paper as your guide, move up along each side of the paper and lightly mark a dot with a pencil 1/8”.
  • Place the Perfect Cutting Mat underneath the papers. Align The Perfect Ruler along these two (or more) dots and cut along the ruler edge. Repeat on other side.
  • Adhere the two layers to a third piece of patterned paper (blue in this case) allowing at least ¼” allowance.
  • Using the second layer (orange paper) as your guide, with a pencil lightly mark a dot 1/16” out from the corner using The Perfect Ruler.
  • Again, using The Perfect Ruler top paper as your guide, move up along each side of the paper and lightly mark a dot with a pencil 1/4”.
  • Place the Perfect Cutting Mat underneath the papers. Align The Perfect Ruler along these two (or more) dots and cut along the ruler edge. Repeat on other side.
  • (optional step) Add some machine stitching around top edges.
  • Your end result will look as shown:
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  • Adhere finished layers on top of card base in desired position (you can use above photo as a guide).
  • Flip card over, align The Perfect Ruler along card edge, and trim off excess:

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  • (optional step) place a sheet of paper over the patterned paper and add some Navy and Gold misting allowing a little to get on the edges of the patterned papers.
  • Add thanks sentiment and burlap flower. Add a small dollop of glue to center of flower and coil small piece of twine. Finish with bow and some enamel dots.
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  • Supplies:

Perfect Paper Crafting: Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Layers Mini, and The Perfect Ruler

Patterned Paper: Target; Burlap flower and card base: Hobby Lobby; twine: Trendy Twine, thanks tag: American Crafts; mists: Heidi Swapp and Bo Bunny; enamel dots: Simple Stories

Get It Girl!!

Ever have a friend who needs some extra encouragement? We all do and what better way to encourage them or let them know you are thinking of them then with this hand made card.  Raechelle Bellus is here showing us how to make this great card!

 

Instructions:

  • Cut base patterned paper to ¼” smaller than size of card and adhere to card base.
  • Place 3” x 4” journal on a partial piece of green patterned paper.
  • Place the Perfect Cutting mat under area and using the Perfect Layers Mini 1/8” trim around the top, one side, and bottom edge.

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  • Adhere to card base.
  • Fussy cut flowers and typewrite from patterned paper. Add typewriter to card using foam. Add fussy cut flower bunch slightly underneath.
  • Add sticker and fussy cut flower.

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Supplies:

Perfect Paper Crafting: Perfect Cutting Mat and, Perfect Layers Mini

Patterned Paper and sticker: Simple Stories; Twine; and foam

Card base: Core’dinations

 

Happy Birthday To You!

Hello friends, Chitra here today to share a simple birthday card with you all.

I played with Right At Home “Simple Sentiments Stamp” and Perfect Paper Crafting Perfect Tear Tool.

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To create this card:

  1. I die cut the speech bubbles first out of a white cardstock and then stamped the sentiment using VersaMark pigment ink and heat embossed it using White embossing powder. Then with the help of distress inks I applied inks on each speech bubbles. I used different colors on each one of them.

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  1. Then, I used Perfect Tear and the water pen included in the kit to tear the shape out of Navy blue cardstock, using the water pen makes the tearing so much smooth and easy.

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  1. To create the background I took a top folding A2 white card base, placed the speech bubbles where I wanted and lightly marked it with pencil. Then with the help of Perfect airbrush I spritzed coordinating inks using my sharpie markers.

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  1. The cardstock is flesh adhered to the bottom of the card base. Finally I added few sequins to the card.

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

Have a great day!

Chitra

 

Materials used:

Stamps: Right At Home (Simple Sentiments Stamps)

Ink: VersaMark Pigment Ink, Distress Inks.
Paper: Recollections 110lb White Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock.
Other: Perfect Tears with Cutting Mat, Perfect Airbrush, WPlus9 dies, WOW White Embossing Powder.

 

Mom and Me!

Raechelle Bellus is here tonight creating a fun layout for us to show one of the many ways to honor our moms!  We love our moms and it is so special when there are times you can capture a memory together and save it for generations to come!

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Supplies:

Perfect Paper Crafting: Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Layers Mini, and Perfect Tears- Perfect Wave Tool- Large Wave Edge

Patterned Paper: October Afternoon and My Mind’s Eye

Sequins: Craftin Desert Diva’s

Stickers: Pink Paislee

Machine stitching, foam, and white cardstock.

Instructions:

  • Cut two strips of polka dot paper; one 5/8” x 12” (adhere to right edge of base paper) and the other to 1.75” x 12” (adhere this strip to left side of base paper)
  • Fussy cut circle doilies and flower sprays from patterned papers. Adhere circle doilies randomly on paper. Place one of the floral sprays slightly underneath border on right side of layout. Keep the side along the edge flat and use some foam to pop the rest up for dimension.
  • Adhere photos onto white cardstock
  • Place the Perfect Cutting Mat underneath desired cutting area.
  • Using the Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around photos. Add to layout.
  • Place the Perfect Tears- Perfect Wave Tool– using the Large Wave Edge along bottom edge of the long area on the backside of striped patterned paper. Press down on edge with one hand, while tearing paper upward toward you. Be sure to hold tool down firmly and pull with a bit of force to get a clean cut.
  • Adhere this strip atop of polka dot paper on right side. My strip is about 1- 1/8” x 12”.
  • Add machine stitching along both inside edges of paper strips on both sides.
  • Add other two floral sprays using foam for some dimension.
  • Add title and sequins.
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