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: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/95912667038022442/

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

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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

Instructions:

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

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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.

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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.

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Add remaining elements to tags for dimension.

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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?

Creepy Bats for Halloween

What could be creepier than bats silhouetted by the moon! Oh Roxie you have us all hiding behind the sofa with this one.

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Supplies: Perfect Tears, Perfect Layers Mini – 1/16″, 3/16″ and 1/4″ were used to create all the borders on this simple layout. Chameleon Pen – Cool Grey was used to color the Taylored Expressions birch trees die. Martha Stewart – bat punch, metal ball stylus to shape them, Spellbinder die – white sentiment panel, foam tape to pop the bats and lower edge of the sentiment panel, Paper: Neenah – flexed grey, Recollections – black, unknown white and orange.

To start the project punch a 1 1/2″ circle from black cardstock and replace it with white cardstock that was sponged with Ranger Distress Ink : Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon. Clear tape holds it in place.

Tearing examples

Using the Perfect Tears and scrap paper I created the templates you see in the photo above.

Some freehand tearing was done after the rulers were used. These templates were placed over the moon panel and a white Brilliance ink pad was rubbed over the opening. The process was repeated as I moved the templates around.

Wow we love how Roxie has used the tears to create her own template for that misty look amongst the trees! Why not share how you would use perfect tears on your projects in comments!

Raechelle Bellus Debut Post

Hello we are back today with another debut post from the lovely Raechelle Bellus, one of our newest design team members!

Halloween Banner (full) Halloween banner {side} Halloween Banner 1 and 2 Halloween Banner 3 and 4

Supplies: Perfect Paper Crafting tools used: Cutting mat and Mini Perfect Layers,Patterned paper, premade banner pieces, black twine, and stickers: Pebbles Thirty One collection, Black and White twine: Maya Road, Pearls: Michael’s

To minimize waste, I adhered the banner pieces onto card allowing room to cut freely.

banner pieces on csUsing the Mini Perfect Layers 1/16”line, cut around each banner piece.
banner toolsAdhere each trimmed banner piece to patterned paper. Using the Mini Perfect Layers 5/16” line, cut around each banner piece to create the finished pennant bases.
three Halloween banner pieces
Finish each pennant using embellishments of choice. Punch holes and add twine.
Halloween banner 8 and 9 Halloween Banner 6 and 7 Halloween Banner 5Halloween banner full round

What a fabulous banner, please leave Raechelle some love in your comments for sharing such a spooky cool project!