Thursday, July 31, 2014

Perfect Paper Crafting & Avery Elle Week


It's Perfect Paper Crafting and Avery Elle week!  This week the Avery Elle design team is playing with many of Perfect Paper Crafting's most popular products such as their Perfect Layers tools and their Perfect AirBrush.  After visiting here, be sure to check out the Perfect Paper Crafting blog for even more inspiration!  Be sure to comment on our blogs throughout to week to be entered to win one of two prizes - a $50 Avery Elle Gift Certificate or a $50 Perfect Paper Crafting Gift Certificate!

And now for the card:)  This is one of those sneaky technique cards.  It *looks* easy.  After all, how hard can it be to cut a straight line.  Turns out, it is tricky to cut the banner triangles at an angle and have them perfectly staggered.  The job was made a 100X easier with my new ruler:)  



I started sewing way before I started paper crafting, so I'm pretty comfortable cutting fabric with a ruler and a rotary cutter.  When I first started paper crafting I used some of the same plastic rulers and my rotary cutter.  Turns out they don't work so well with paper.  So when I got a chance to work with the Perfect Ruler, I wasn't sure how I would fare.  I was happy to find that the metal edge of the ruler works fantastically with an Xacto knife.  Love the crisp cuts it gives.  Plus it has this gripper thing that stops the ruler from sliding around (another must when working with a sharp razor).  Here's a close up of the cuts.   


Don't those Avery Elle papers look so cute stacked together?   They really do go with anything:)

Don't forget to check out the Perfect Paper Crafting Blog and leave some comments on all the blog hop stops to get entered for a fun prize!  Hope you have a fantastic day!

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

32 comments:

  1. Cool card, JJ. Oh my, I think I shy away from the "looks easy but harder than it looks" techniques and go more for the "looks hard but easier than it looks" ones. LOL. TFS your new ruler. I love new tools.

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  2. Fun papers and sentiment stamp! The ruler sounds like a great tool for cardmakers! Love your card!

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  3. Love both companies and their products. I love your card, really quite bright and colorful!

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  4. This is quite a fun look with a unique design - thanks for sharing!

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  5. Very creative design
    on your lovely card!
    Carla from Utah

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  6. I love the layers on this! Very cute design!

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  7. Nice design. Great balance of color, pattern and white.

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  8. Love your choice of papers and great design.

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  9. What a fun way to create the fish tail banners, lovely colors and patterns :)

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  10. Great card JJ. I love the layers and paper you used on this one.

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  11. Ack! What a great way to use paper - gorgeous!!!!!

    Deanne :)

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  12. this card is so colorful. I love all of the layers and different designs. would also be a way to use up some of the scraps that accumulate. Thanks for sharing a great card.

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  13. This is so awesome!!! Love it!

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  14. What a sweet card! Love the way you did the banners! Really cool video on that Perfect Ruler!! Want that!!

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  15. Amazing layering, what a great idea. Love the colors.

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  16. Awesome layering! Thanks for sharing info on the perfect ruler too!

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  17. Loooove those papers! Awesome display of them. This looks like a lot of math/measuring was involved...hehe...sweet design.

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  18. it's a beauitful card, I love this mega banner!

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  19. Loving this pieced/layered pennant. So cool! Is it Saturday day???

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  20. You are so clever, JJ! Working with all of those angles and cutting them perfectly is what makes this card so special! I love how you mixed the patterns and colors of these beautiful AE papers, too! You never cease to amaze me...WOW!

    And, thanks for the link to the Perfect Ruler...I'm off to check it out :-)

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  21. Love how you stacked the banners and your paper choices. The sentiment banner looks great. Love how you overlapped it over the stacks. Very creative.

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  22. Your a genius!!!!! This is amazing and such a creative idea. Your awesome!

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  23. Such delightful and adorable layers in your wonderful card!!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  24. What a great idea. Love the stacked banner.

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  25. WOW - AWESOME card JJ - LOVE the sweet sentiment and layers!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and for making me feel HAPPY too :)

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  26. Amazing, beautifully executed card...love the perfect layers.

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  27. Fantastic card. I love all those stacked layered in the fishtail banner.

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  28. JJ, this is sooo cute! I love those banners with those fun papers!

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  29. LOVE LOVE the layering! The papers are fantastic!

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  30. Your cards are always so awesome! Great job!

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