Right at Home Says Hello

We teamed up with our friends at Right at Home to show you some of our tools working together with some of their awesome stamps and paper products! Right at Home is a fantastic company specializing in unique and modern paper crafting supplies. Below Raechelle shows us just what she can do when designing with their products.

A Little Note to Say Hello card

 

 

Instructions:

  • Stamp sentiments onto tags

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  • Cut some foam and adhere to back of each tag for dimension
  • Use a pre-cut tag or cut a piece of patterned paper to 2.5” x 4” (striped paper)
  • Adhere to yellow cardstock
  • Place the Perfect Cutting Mat underneath desired cutting area.
  • Using the Perfect Layers Mini 1/8” trim around floral patterned paper. Set aside.

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  • Trim floral paper to 3.5” x 5”. Adhere to green patterned paper.
  • Place the Perfect Cutting Mat underneath desired cutting area. Using the Perfect Layers Mini 1/8” trim around floral cut piece. Adhere to yellow patterned paper.
  • Place the Perfect Cutting Mat underneath desired cutting area.
  • Using the Perfect Layers Mini 1/8” trim around using green patterned paper as guide.
  • ***** please note that in the following photo my cuts appear different than described above. I did not have a large enough floral paper piece and I wanted to use it so I improvised by adhering this piece to the green patterned paper and after trimming with the tools, I cut this in half before adhering to yellow base paper.

layer-two

  • Adhere large base pieces to card base.
  • Place the Perfect Tears– Perfect Wave Tool- Small Wave Edge along bottom edge of the long area on the backside of paper strip/piece. 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.

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  • Cut this strip in half and layer one atop the other.
  • Add twine across top of this piece.
  • Adhere smaller cut piece to center of card.
  • Add tags, fussy cut floral spray, and enamel dots.
  • Fold a length of twine in half and tie a bow. Trim to desired length.
  • Add a small piece of twine to center of button and then adhere to center of bow.

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Supplies:

Stamps: Right at Home- Simple Sentiments Set http://www.rightathomeshop.com/right-at-home-stamps/right-at-home-stamp-simple-sentiments-set

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

Patterned Paper: October Afternoon

Twine: Webster’s Pages

Enamel dots: I made using mini Perler beads, Button, ink, foam, and manilla tags

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.

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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/

Life In The Slow Lane

Our designer Roxie is back on the team and joins us today with this great card. While the image subject on this card might move at a slow pace, the use of Perfect Paper Crafting tools made the construction quick and easy.

Curt the Flirt Rox71 8-15

 

Supplies:
images – Chameleon Pens digi -Glady And Friends – Curt the Flirt by David Antram, Just For Fun Rubber Stamps – birthday sentiment
Chameleon Pens for coloring – shell – BG4, OR4 with NU3 to mute the color, YO3 with YL2 to brighten the color, body- OL3, spots – BR5, nails – CG8, grass – GR3, YO3
Texture – Golden Gel Mediums – Light Molding Paste, Stencil Tim Holtz, Inks – Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Memento – Tuxedo Black for sentiment, computer ink for digi
Paper: Recollections – white base, The Paper Company – teal, My Minds Eye – designer paper, K&Company – light olive, Beckett Expressions Radiance for image
Accessories and tools: Color Bok – metal dots, foam, double side sticky and regular tape, Spellbinder border die, Xacto cutting knife, Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Ruler, Perfect Layers Mini

1. Print and color the image – this panel was 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ before trimming.

2. Cut the slate by placing the panel along the straight lines of the Perfect Cutting Mat, place the 1/8″ in from the lower left corner and 1/2″ from the upper left corner and cut with a craft knife.

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3. Mask off the image and then using a stencil and molding paste create the raised design. Apply the ink with a sponge.

4 7/8″ down from the top edge cut 5/8″ out of the panel and then place the left edges on the edge of the olive paper using the 5/8″ Perfect Layers Mini to create an accurate spacing. Save the piece cut out for another project.

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5. Stamp the sentiment.

6. Using the 1/16″ Perfect Layers Mini cut an olive border on the top, right and bottom edges and secure to the panel.

Cutting border

 

7. Cut two 1/16″ strips of teal cardstock and glue to the panel to create borders, once again the Perfect Cutting Mat markings and Perfect Ruler make this a simple and precise cutting task.

8. Cut the teal decorative border and tape to the panel on the backside.

9. Cut decorative cardstock 3 3/4″ x 5″ and using the 1/16″ Perfect Layers Mini cut the border and attach to the card. Note: the reason this border is cut very narrow is because the ruler was lying atop all the layers you see on the card which placed it a slight slant therefore a much narrower border than normal was achieved.

10. Place foam tape under the image panel and secure to the card, and then add the metal dots.

The insert is a thin piece of cardstock with a strip of decorative cardstock and border attached to the bottom.

Isn’t it great that we can speed this guy along…to make a cute card!

 

 

Why Do You Need Perfect Layers?

Why do you need perfect layers?  It is a good question and with a few cards we hope to show you the answer.  Have you ever spent ages on a card, picking the right  patterned paper only to put it all together and think it is missing something?

Take this card

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You have spent ages colouring in your image, and adding those extra touches then selected papers that you think will work well together but although it looks alright it just lacks that final touch….but what is it?  Yes it is Perfect Layers, they add contrast and make your image pop!

Now see how different the same card looks once each layer of the design has been mounted onto contrasting card and trimmed using the perfect layers mini 1/16″ ruler.

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By Cathy Andronicou

Materials Used:- Provocraft Christina Cole Patterned Papers, Penny Black Sunny Days  30-180 stamp set and Illuminate die (sun) 51-127, Sizzix Grass,  Pico IrResistible embellisher Shimmer, Imagine Craft featuring Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink,  Chameleon Color Tone Pens, Perfect Layers Mini.

Notice now how the whole design has come together the patterned papers don’t just merge into one another any more.

The difference on pastel patterned papers is even more striking,  take this image, all the papers just get lost in one another.

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But as soon as you add a contrast with Perfect layers Mini it transforms into this

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By Cathy Andronicou

Materials used:- Penny Black Gentle Whisper 80-008 Patterned paper pad, Feather and Frame die 51-039, Hello Friend 30-069 stamp set, Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, SRM Twinery Twine solid Caribbean,  Chameleon Color Tone Pens, Perfect layers mini.

We hope we have inspired you to give layers a try, if you do we would love to see your projects on our Facebook page!