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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  • burlap-flower-thanks-card-detail
  • 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

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!

mom-me

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.
  • mom-me-detail

Dream Big Card

School is back in session and it is time to Dream Big!  Raechelle is here showing us how to make this wonderful card.  It is great to send to any family member or friend to encourage them to reach for their goals and to strive to be anything they want to be.

created by Raechelle Bellus

dream-big-card

Instructions:

  • Cut base patterned paper to about ¼” less than card.
  • Adhere to black cardstock.
  • Place the Perfect Cutting Mat underneath desired cutting area.
  • Using the Perfect Layers Mini 1/8” trim around floral patterned paper.
  • Adhere to card base.
  • Trim 3×4 image from cardstock.
  • Adhere to black cardstock.
  • Place the Perfect Cutting Mat underneath desired cutting area. Using the Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around floral cut piece. Adhere to orange cardstock.
  • Place the Perfect Cutting Mat underneath desired cutting area.
  • Using the Perfect Layers Mini 1/8” trim around both sides and bottom. Use the Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” to trim along bottom edge.
  • Place the Perfect Tears- Perfect Wave Tool- Small Wave Edge along bottom edge of the long area on the backside of cut piece. Trace edge and cut with scissor. Add dimensional foam adhesive to this piece.
  • Trim coordinating piece using the same method.
  • Place coordinating piece onto card base.
  • Adhere piece with dimensional foam adhesive atop card base lining along the top edge.
  • Add stickers, twine and enamel dots.

dream-big-card-detail-1

Supplies:

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

Patterned Paper: Cocoa Vanilla

Stickers: My Mind’s Eye

Enamel dots: Michael’s

Twine: The Twinery

Foam dots

Cardstock and cardbase

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.

thank you card

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.