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

More with Stampendous!

Welcome back to the Perfect Paper Crafting Blog.. This month we are teaming up with Stampendous an showcasing some fun projects for Christmas! Today Holly is using the Gingerbread Baker to create a fun Holiday Card that can be enclosed with some Yummy Holiday Treats!
Be sure to check out the Stampendous blog for a chance to win great giveaways, and be sure to check out their Facebook page for other great crafting ideas!
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I started out by die cutting the gingerbread from some Suede cardstock and then I added some shading around the edges with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I stamped the face and little buttons and colored them in with Colored pencils.
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Then I die cut the accessory pieces included in the set. The apron, hat and bowl and than I added some color using Copic Markers. I adhered the pieces with some liquid glue and set the image aside.
I created a Green top folding card base and then I added some pattern paper and matted it using the Mini Perfect Layers tool and my craft knife. The I adhered the pattern paper panel to the card base.
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I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of White cardstock and trimmed it into a banner and adhered it to the upper right corner of the card front. I added a piece of White ribbon around the card front as well and tied it into a bow. Then I adhered the gingerbread cookie with some foam adhesive.
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Be sure to stop back by for some more great projects from the other Design Team members. Holly 
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Our friend Julie Tucker-Wolek also made some adorable cards using some Stampendous goodies along with Perfect Paper Crafting tools. Check out below for some more inspirations!
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Thank You Card Making

This week we are demonstrating how to make Thank You Cards fun to design and fun to receive!  Our designers have continued working with our friends at ARC Crafts and it is so cool to see the different things you can do with their real wood specialty paper.  Anytime you can add a different dimension to your card project it is sure to stand out.  Their fantastic BARC wood paper lets you do just that and is Perfect for any project!

Raechelle Bellus is back again this week showing us two great ways to create very creative and thoughtful Thank You cards using products from Perfect Paper Crafting and ARC Crafts.

Using The Perfect Airbrush tool apply desired color/s to cardstock (the card shown has two blues and a touch of coral).

Die cut alphas. Using The Perfect Craft Ruler as a guide, align and lightly adhere letters to the airbrushed card stock.  Once dry, hand stitch using floss (and I JUST noticed that the “N” did not get completely stitched! Ugh. That will be fixed).

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Once letters are stitched, adhere this piece to the BARC Wood Paper. Using the Perfect Little cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini, 1/16” trim around wood paper. Adhere this to white card stock and with the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around white card stock minus the bottom edge which will be trimmed to 3/8”.

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Adhere this piece to card base. Add a small torn section from the airbrushed card stock and fussy cut flowers from patterned paper.

Punch three butterflies from the BARC Wood paper and glue one atop each other and lightly fan edges once dry. Add to card and finish off with an enamel dot and bow. Add two additional enamel dots to card.

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thank you card detail

Supplies:

Perfect Paper Crafting: cutting mat, Perfect Layers Mini, The Perfect Craft Ruler, and The Perfect Airbrush Projects Tool

ARC CraftsBARC Wood Sheet Paper- Cherry

Other: card stock, card base, Copic Markers, patterned paper, enamel dots, twine, DMC floss, punch, and dies

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Many Thanks (card)

Instructions:

Using The Perfect Airbrush  tool apply desired color/s to card stock (the card shown has two blues and a touch of coral). Trim to desired shape.

Adhere to the BARC Wood Paper. Using the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around wood paper. Adhere this to white card stock and with the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around white card stock minus the bottom edge which will be trimmed to 3/8”.

Adhere this piece to BARC Wood paper. Using your cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around wood paper with the exception of the bottom edge; trim to approx. 1”8” smaller than card base. Adhere to card base.

Die cut dimensional heart from the BARC Wood paper, assemble, and adhere to card.

Add a small torn section from the airbrushed card stock and fussy cut flowers from patterned paper.

Finish off with twine, enamel dots, and rub-ons.

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many thanks card detail

Supplies:

Perfect Paper Crafting: cutting mat, Perfect Layers Mini, and The Perfect Airbrush 

ARC CraftsBARC Wood Sheet Paper- Cherry

Other: card stock, card base, Copic Markers, patterned paper, enamel dots, twine, rub-ons, and die

ARC Crafts products are so fun and versatile to use. We loved how you can cut them, dye them or decorate them anyway you choose. They offer some great dimensions to any project and on top of paper they also have specialty envelopes and self adhesive labels to add to your crafting supplies!  Check out their website, as well as all of their different social media sites, Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, Blog, and Pinterest.

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.

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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.)

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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.

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

Supplies:

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 http://raebellus.blogspot.com/