Perfect Papercrafting Blog Hop!


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Welcome to our Perfect Paper Crafting Brand Ambassador blog hop.  It will start Monday, March 31 at 9:00 a.m. PST and go through Friday, April 4 at Midnight PST.

I am so excited to be participating in Perfect Layers Blog Hop, featuring the newest tool- Mini-Layers and cutting mat. If you are familiar with Perfect Layers tools, then you may recall the Perfect Layers Ruler set. It allows you to make perfect mats for photos, cards and helps align for placement of titles and so much more.MinisPkg__02217.1388869767.451.416 MatPckg__92234.1388872844.1280.1280

We are very lucky to have SugarPea Designs as one of our sponsors for this fun blog hop. SugarPea Designs is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their new on line store to one lucky winner. Also to celebrate our very first Perfect Paper Crafting Brand Ambassador blog hop, Perfect Paper Crafting will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to our on line store. All you have to do is visit all of the participating blogs and leave a comment on every single one. We will announce the winner Sunday, April 6. I hope you enjoy!

Here is a list of all the participating Brand Ambassadors;

 Perfect Paper Crafting & Laura Lynn http://blog.perfectpapercrafting.com
   Wendy Ramlakhan http://sugarpeadesigns.com/blog/
Linda McClain http://cateredcrop.com
Lezlye Lauterbach www.lezlyes.blogspot.com

If you have come from Lori Browns blog, you are on the right track!

I decided on a card, to show the new tools from Perfect Paper Crafts. It is the mini-perfect layers ruler set and the mini cutting mat. I loved the original perfect layers set so naturally loving the mini set is a not a surprise.

I stamped my image on white card stock, The stamp is from Close to my Heart.DSC00695

I used my Perfect Ruler on the new Mini-cutting mat, to cut around my stamped image. Once I have my center size determined I can then use the Mini-Perfect rulers. I always mat my images with a 1/8 inch black mat. This really makes the image pop. Using Perfect Mini-layers, I butted the 1/8 in. lip around  each side of my center  image.

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DSC00698Close up showing the 1/8 lip on the mini-ruler.

DSC00699Look at how that just frames the image so nicely!

Next I start on my layers. I decided I wanted the Designed paper to show the most because it is so pretty. Also from Close to my Heart. So, I cut my next layer at 1/2 in. Just butt up the 1/2 inch lip against the black layer.

DSC00700next I thought just a thin mat layer in sky blue to pull more of the blue from the designer paper.

DSC00702Then finally another layer of white, this time cut at 5/8 in using the Mini-ruler. It makes doing this cut easy and looks great.

DSC00703Using the mat, I placed my card down to make sure everything lined up. It was so easy to make nice cuts with the new Mini-Rulers.

DSC00706Close up of the layers.

DSC00705Add a little bling and a small flower is all the card needed. I was able to do this card, with ALL these layers in half the time it usually takes.

I hope you enjoyed my blog post. Do yourself a favor and keep hopping along so you can see all the great artwork the “Brand Ambassador’s” have created.

Remember to leave a comment below to be eligible to win some great prizes!

Next up is Dana Joy http://www.gotjoycreations.blogspot.com!

 

 

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Comments

  1. Sherri Dean says:

    Great card & great tools!

  2. Leigh Snaith-Brunton says:

    A beautiful card, love your colour and embellie choices! TFS!
    Leigh S-B of leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com

  3. valscraftings says:

    Love your card, love your colours!

  4. Claret M. Belle says:

    Love the card and your posting of the process

  5. Cathie Rigby says:

    Great card-love the colors!

  6. Beautiful card! You make it look so easy, too!

  7. What a beautiful card. TFS!

  8. Very beautiful stamp and card.

  9. Jean Bullock says:

    Beautiful card. I love the background paper you used. Great stamping and matting and of course I love the bling and flower you added as a finishing touch. Well done.

  10. So cute! Love that bling!

  11. karen ward says:

    Using the blue layers worked really well and demonstrates the tool perfectly

  12. Debra B says:

    Love the Close To My Heart stamp! I am more and more convinced I NEED this layering tool. Thanks for sharing your card!

    • Debra B.- It will cut your crafting time in half! And I have found I don’t make as many mistakes on my cards because everything is lined up!

  13. Jennyfer L says:

    Wow! Outstanding!!! Your card and instructions are so fab! Wish I can have one of those one day!

  14. great tutorial thanks for sharing, pretty card!

  15. Your card is awesome! I love it!! Thanks for sharing how to use the tools.

  16. Fabulous card!!!

  17. Such a beautiful card! Your layers are fabulous! I never thought to use the layering tools to cut your main image panel, but that way you would have to same measurement around all the edges. Great idea!

  18. Jeanie Johnson says:

    Great card and how to use the tools.

  19. Beautiful card! I am really excited about these mini tools!

  20. A lovely card and don’t the mats and layers make all the difference. I especially like the lovely blue which brings it to life.

  21. Love this card. The image is gorgeous and I love how you have layered it over that gorgeous paper. Thanks!

  22. Love the embellies and the stamp. Great card! And a great tutorial as well.

  23. I love how you did step-by-step photos as you went…

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