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!



  • 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.



  • 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.





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

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

Card base: Core’dinations


Whale of a Tale Card!

School is out and summer is officially here! Raechelle is back with an adorable beach card and she is showing us an awesome way in which to use The Perfect Summer Pair!

Fussy cut wave paper, whale, and sea creatures from patterned paper. Apply glossy accents to sea critters and allow to dry.

woat tools

Cut dark blue background paper to 1/8” smaller than card base. Adhere to white cardstock.

Using the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around patterned paper and adhere to card base.

Trim fussy cut waves to width of card and layer, adding dimension. (I adhered the first layer to background paper and then used foam tape to the second main layer. I then added a third layer between the two and glued it onto the back of the dimensional layer.)

woat card

To create sailboat: freehand cut a boat body and adhere under the waves of the first layer of waves. Adhere a toothpick to create the mast. For the sails, cut two squares from patterned paper, one slightly smaller than the first. Trim into triangles. Mount one of each of the two different sizes onto white cardstock. Using the Perfect Ruler, trim 1/16” around them.  Adhere to background paper (I used foam tape on the top corners only to give the “sails” some added dimension) and finish off with button twine bows.

Add sea creatures throughout the layers of wave papers, and add a few sequins for a visual effect.

woat layer detail

Thanks for stopping in and let us know what you are planning for your summer projects!


Perfect Paper Crafting: cutting mat, Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Ruler, Perfect Summer Pair

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye By The Sea 6×6 Designer Paper Pad

Card base and white cardstock: Hobby Lobby

Other: sequins, foam tape, button twine, a toothpick, and glossy accents                            Check out Raechelle blog at

Inspired by Pinterest Butterfly Card Trio

Do you ever get crafters block?  (It’s a bit like writers block).  We often see people seeking advice on how to get the creative juices flowing again, so with this in mind we set the team a task of creating from inspiration all around us. Raechelle took her inspiration from this photo here in Pinterest:

trio of cards (white bg) full

created by Raechelle Bellus

Supplies: Perfect Paper Crafting: cutting mat, Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Ruler, and Perfect Wave Tool– Small Wave Edge



Patterned paper, die cuts, and stickers: Webster’s Pages, tags: Canvas Corp, card base: Hobby Lobby, spray mist: Tattered Angels, other: buttons, sequins, pearls, crinkle ribbon, and twine


Trim base patterned papers to ¼” less than card. Distress edges and adhere to black patterned paper.

trim pp

Using the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/8” trim around patterned paper. Machine stitch around edges, distress, and adhere to card base.

Spray canvas tags with mist and once dry adhere to card.

To create wavy edges: trace along edge of ruler on backside of patterned paper. Cut along lines. Cut to length.


To create ovals: on reverse side of patterned paper, trace ovals and then using the Perfect Ruler, mark 1/8” around several areas. Cut around marked edges.

oval tracetrim

Add remaining elements to tags for dimension.

be your own... dream she knew...

side detail

What beautiful shabby chic cards, with so much dimension and all from just one photo of a butterfly in nature!  What inspires you when you create your cards, let us know in your comments below?

A Mini Album To Grace Any Coffee Table

Hi everyone, Jenny joins us today with this beautiful Mini Album, created using Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Layers and Layers to give that professional finish!

 I am pretty much just a card maker, but everyone in awhile it’s fun to do a scrapbook project. I started out with an album made by Maya Road, it is heavy chipboard. The album was painted with Dylusions Black Paint. The paint goes on like butter and no brush strokes show.  I did not want to paint all the pages, so I just used a Black Copic to edge the pages… much less mess and I didn’t have to wait for drying.

 The pages are 6×6, which doesn’t leave a tremendous amount of space after you put pictures in. To help give my pages some extra bang, I used Perfect Layer Rulers to add additional mats and layers. This small extra layers of black really help things stand out. Since my pages were smaller, the Mini Rulers did the job.

 I used a lot of elements from the embellishment pages in the kit. Again… just that little 1/16″ layer adds so very much. I added Glossy Accents to some of the stars and word embellishments, but the shine doesn’t show off in the pics. I created a little pull out pocket on the left page.

 Lotsa layers again! Even though my pages are small, I think I managed to pack a lot on them using the 1/16″ and 1/8″ measurements on the rulers.

 On these pages, I added some little buttons and bows to add a little dimension. All of the pages have foam tape popping up different elements. With the heavy chipboard pages, they can hold more weight than a regular card stock scrapbook page.

 On these pages I added some little baker twine details… just running it around the edges of some of the frames.  Using the 1/16″ little black edges on between the patterns really helps separate the color and define the elements.

Here’s the end of the book! I had fun creating this… stepping out the box for a day! Hope I’ve given you some ideas! All of the papers in this project came from the vibrant Bella Blvd Collection Kit: Color Chaos. I did also add black card stock in to the mix along with MFT’s Stitched Square Dies. Lots of Perfect Paper Ruler action on each page!