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).

thank you alignment

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”.

thank you tools

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.

many thanks card

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.

Congratulatory Card Making

Card Making for Congratulation Occasions

created by Raechelle Bellus

Have an important event coming up?  A wedding, a shower, friends with new jobs, house warming parties?  In this post we will cover a unique card making technique that will allow you to send those congratulatory cards for any occasion that comes up.  Check out this great summer card that Raechelle made using the Perfect Layers Mini and paper from My Minds Eye.

Instructions:

First fussy cut a circle image from the patterned paper (for the center of the pinwheel) and cut several other circle pieces as well (for along the bottom of the card).

Cut the background paper to 1/4” wide and 1/2” length smaller than card base.  Cut each piece at an angle and adhere to white cardstock (*note: a lighter wood-colored piece will be placed underneath bold stripes, so an exact angle fit is not necessary for angles.  Ensure that you have a large enough piece to cover).

Congratulations tools

Using the Perfect Little Cutting Mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around entire piece of green and blue striped patterned paper and cut 1/16” around the top and left edges of the lighter woodgrain piece (trimming the other edges is optional).

Adhere to the card base, light edge first and add green and blue striped piece on top. Add fussy cut circle pieces to the bottom.

To create the pinwheel: trim piece of patterned paper to a 3” square. Cut 1.75 from each corner toward the center so the flaps can be folded over. There should be an area in the center that is not cut. Fold flaps and adhere the corner to the center area (*note: I used glue and just folded one corner at a time and held until dry).  Adhere fussy cut circle and twine bow to the center of the pinwheel. For the stick: trim a small piece of the lighter woodgrain patterned paper, color with markers for visual effect, gently fold to create an illusion of dimension, and adhere at an angle on card base. Adhere pinwheel.

Add clear sticker over patterned paper, trim, and adhere to card to finish.

Congratulations card

Congratulations card detail

Supplies:

Perfect Paper Crafting: cutting mat, Perfect Layers Mini

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

Card base and white cardstock: Hobby Lobby

Other: twine, sticker (SRM), and Copic markers

Paper Crafting at its Finest!

Hello! Spring into Spring with Holly, she is back to it paper crafting an awesome card using some of our card making tools!
Hi everyone it’s Holly here today with an inspiration card. My project is based on this photo I found on Pinterest. I wanted shades of red and a pretty blue background to make the flowers really pop off the page.
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I started by stamping the images onto a piece of watercolor paper and heat embossed them in White. Then I watercolored the images and added a light sky.
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I trimmed the image panel using the Perfect cutting Mat and the Perfect Ruler along with my x-acto knife.
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Then using the Perfect layers Tool I added a 1/8 “ boarder with some Black Card stock and a 1/4 “ boarder with some yellow pattern paper.
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I created a top folding White card base and adhered the image panel to it with some Foam tape in-between the Yellow and Black layers. I die cut a Hello sentiment from a piece of White card stock and Black card stock and I glued them together offsetting the Black to create a drop shadow. Then I adhered it to the front of the image panel with some liquid glue.
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Thanks for stopping in today!!
Supplies Used: 
Kuertake Gansi Tambi Watercolors
Canson 140lb Watercolor paper
Hello Die ~ Ellen Hutson
Beautiful Day stamp set ~ Altenew
Patter Paper ~ Doodlebug Deisgns

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!