Good Luck Wishes and Card Making!

Sometimes you just need some Good Luck to get you through the day, the week or the month; we can show you how to send some to anyone you feel deserves it!

created by Raechelle Bellus

Instructions:

Cut background paper to 1/2” length and ¼” wide smaller than card base. Adhere to white cardstock- left edge flush with no cardstock showing as this edge will not be trimmed. Using the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini, 1/8” trim around three sides of patterned paper and adhere to card base.

Good Luck tools

Cut a strip of patterned paper and adhere to complimentary patterned paper. Using the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/8” trim around top and bottom edges of patterned paper. Adhere bottom edge onto coordinating patterned paper. Using the Perfect Paper Crafting cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 3/16” trim edge. Add a scalloped edge and adhere to card.

Add DMC floss, and lightly sanded gold metal dots to this strip.

Punch two corners from patterned paper and adhere to card. Add two more lightly sanded gold metal dots.

To make the teepee: cut a piece of patterned paper to 3” wide and 3-1/2” tall. Mark center on top and bottom at 1.5” and trim from bottom corners to top edge center mark. Along bottom cut approx. 1.5” up from center mark. Fold over to create flap. Adhere scrap piece to backside. Break one toothpick in half and glue to backside of teepee. Allow to dry and then wrap floss around them several times for a detailed finish. Fussy cut feathers and adhere to button twine. Wrap around floss and glue to teepee. Gently fold edges of teepee to add dimension, add a piece of foam tape to center and glue to edges. Adhere to card.

Finish off with knots and sentiment sticker

Good Luck card

Good Luck detail

Supplies:

Perfect Paper Crafting: cutting mat, Perfect Layers Mini

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye Happy Camper 6×6 Designer Paper Pad

Card base and white cardstock: Hobby Lobby

Other: button twine, DMC floss, gold metal dots (My Mind’s Eye Necessities), punches, toothpicks, foam tape, and sticker (SRM)

Card Making with Perfect Paper Crafting

 

If you’re like us here at Perfect Paper Crafting, you know that each day can be a blessing and sometimes you need to share that sentiment with friends and family.  This card making exercise with Raechelle Bellus will give you the foundation you need to build your own Blessings card and share to your heart’s delight!

“Blessings” Card

created by Raechelle Bellus

 

Instructions:

Fussy cut the zig-zag image from patterned paper and lightly distress the edges. Adhere to woodgrain paper allowing plenty of room for trimming.

Blessings tools

Using the Perfect little cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini carefully 1/4” trim around the zig-zag pattern, lightly distress edges and set aside.

Trim a yellow piece of patterned paper to ½” smaller than card base. Lightly distress the edges and adhere to blue patterned paper.

Blessings tools 2 (background)

Again using the Perfect little cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/8” trim around the patterned paper, lightly distress and adhere to the card base.

Poke two holes through each corner of yellow patterned paper and stitch floss across the base.

Adhere the zig-zag piece over card.

Die cut feathers and stitch floss through the center. Lightly distress the edges, fold to create dimension and add to the card.

Adhere your Blessing sticker to the patterned paper. Using your cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/8” trim around the sticker. Lightly distress the edges and adhere to the card.

Finish off with a few gold sequins and bow.

Blessings card

Blessings detail

Supplies:

Perfect Paper Crafting: Perfect Little cutting mat, Perfect Layers Mini

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye Happy Camper 6×6 Designer Paper Pad

Card base: Hobby Lobby

Other: DMC floss, sequins, sticker, and feather dies

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

Card Layering with Raechelle

The Sea is Calling…

The summer season is in full swing now and Raechelle is back again showing us another fabulous card layering technique that can be used for summer!  This card layering project is made from the card stock found in one of the My Minds Eye paper packs available at www.perfectpapercrafting.com as well as the Perfect Layers Mini; which by the way you can still get for 20% off by using the code PERFECTLAYERS at checkout!

For the first step, fussy cut images from patterned paper.

Second, cut the background paper to 1/2” smaller than card base. Round the corners using a punch or one of the circle templates found on the Perfect Square, lightly distress and adhere to coordinating patterned paper of your choice.

the sea is calling tools

Using the Perfect little cutting mat and Perfect Layers Mini 1/8” trim around patterned paper, lightly distress and adhere to the card card stock.  Next, use your Minis to 1/16” trim around the patterned paper and adhere to the card base.

Trim your piece of patterned paper and adhere to white card stock then use your Mini to 1/16” trim top and bottom edges of patterned paper and adhere to center of card.

Lastly you get to decorate!  Let your imagination take over and add twine in random loops, adhere the fussy cut pieces and finish off with sequins.  There is no pattern to follow here, so place as few or as many as you like.  Viola! A Perfect Summer card!

The Sea is Calling detail The Sea is Calling card

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, sequins, corner punch

Check out Raechelle’s blog http://raebellus.blogspot.com/