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

Bee Happy!

Bee Happy

Raechelle Bellus is back and has created a charming card one can use for any occasion.  Card making is so much fun to do; especially when you are able to send those cards to family and friends!  Any sort of personalized card makes it that much more sweet to receive so read below and try your own!

Instructions:

  • Cut base cardstock to ¼” less than card.
  • Stamp bee image, color, add glitter and once dry, fussy cut around stamped image.
  • Using stencil and ink, create background. Adhere to black cardstock.
  • Place the Perfect Cutting Mat underneath desired cutting area.
  • Using the Perfect Layers Mini 1/16” trim around background.
  • Adhere to card base.
  • Fussy cut mason jar from patterned paper. Wrap twine around “lid”.
  • Add to card using dimensional foam dots.
  • Add flowers. Fussy cut leaves from pp.
  • Add sticker to leftover piece of background paper.
  • Add stamped bees randomly, placing some underneath the mason jar.
  • Finish off with sequins.

bee happy

 

bee happy {detail}

Supplies:

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

Patterned Paper: Dear Lizzy

Sticker: SRM

Stamps (unknown)

Ink and stencil: Ranger

Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts

Sequins: Hazel & Ruby

Copic Markers

Glitter glue

Foam dots

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

tools

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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.

trim pp

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.

trace

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.

oval tracetrim

Add remaining elements to tags for dimension.

be your own... dream she knew...

side detail

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?