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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  • 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

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).

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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”.

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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.

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/

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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?

Cow’s It Going?

Hi everyone it’s Holly here today with my first post for the Perfect Papercrafting Blog, I had to share this cool Cow’s It Going Scrapbook page that I created using the Perfect Airbrush. We are using photos on our projects this Month and I created a fun card using a photo I took back in the Spring.

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I started with a White standard card base and using a stencil and the Perfect AirBrush tool I added some Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey Distress ink to created a background.

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Once I had the color saturation I wanted I lifted the stencil and set that aside to dry.

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Then using the Perfect Ruler and an xacto knife I trimmed out my photo and a piece of pattern paper.

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I stamped and colored a few images from some fun sets from MFT and cut them out.

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I assembled the card with some foam adhesive and I added some twine behind the fence to create an embellishment cluster. I stamped the sentiment and added it along the upper right corner of the photo. For a fun pop of Green I added a few Mossy Green. Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

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By Holly Endress

Thanks for stopping by today.

Supplies used:
The Perfect Airbrush tool
The Perfect Ruler tool
MY Favorite Things – BB Green Pastures, Farm-tastic and BB Whole Heard stamp sets.
MFT Cow Print Stencil
Mossy Green Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh
Twine
Wild Honey & Rusty Hinge Distress Markers
Copics: C0, C1, C3, E42, E43 & E89
Doodlebug Fall Friends 6×6 paper