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Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop and Printworks…


Welcome to the week long, Perfect Paper Crafting, Brand Ambassador blog hop.

  • the hop starts today, March 31st and goes through Friday, April 4th at Midnight PST
  • visit all of the participating blogs and leave a comment on every single one for a chance to win one of the prizes!
  • prizes…one $50 Gift Certificate to Perfect Paper Crafting and one $25 Gift Certificate to Sugar Pea Designs
  • the winner will be announced  Sunday, April 6th on the Perfect Paper Crafting blog

We’re posting today to show you what we created using the NEW Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Tools and the NEW Perfect Cutting Mat!  (use Sparks5% at checkout for 5% off your order)



I have a bunch of cards to show you so I better get started!  You know me… I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Perfect Layers Tools and NOW we have NEW Mini tools and an AWESOME NEW Cutting Mat!  I love this mat… it is different than other mats!  It has just the right amount of softness to it… so different than all the hard, hard, mats we’ve been using. I love how the craft knife works on it and you can hardly see any cut marks!  It’s the perfect size for card-making and so are the new mini rulers.

Fabulous products to save card makers time!  That is a BIG plus for me!  No more trimming, measuring, trimming, measuring, trimming, measuring, to get the right mat size! YAY!

On my first card, I used the ⅛ inch and ¼ inch ruler and Printworks NEW Spring Release rubber stamps.  They come in CLING HERE and mounted on WOOD HERE(use the code “PAM2014” for 5% off your order total)




I was so excited at how this card turned out. I stamped in Archival Coffee stamp ink on Canson watercolor paper.  I painted in the grass and the little bit of yellow with Distress Markers, using them like watercolor.

I edged the piece with Tumbled Glass distress ink and the ink blending tool and then flicked water on it.

Here’s a close up…



Here’s the NEW sentiment I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black on the inside.  The flower is colored in with a white gel pen.




Here’s a pretty Spring card with the NEW Tulip Umbrella stamp and Spring Blessings sentiment stamp…



For this card, I used the ⅜ inch ruler to add the polka dot mat.  So easy with the new mini size ruler.  They make me happy!
Then on the inside I used another new sentiment from Printworks…stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.



I have a tip for you… did you notice the top layer of my card matches up to the card base layer in the top left corner?  This slant type card is really popular right now, so I thought, why not!  Then it was like, oh, well, I want the layers to fit together perfectly, what can I do?!   Did you guess?  I use my stamp a ma jig ALL the time!  YES!  It works perfect!  Another awesome tool!  I took a picture so you could see what I mean.  Lay the card base in the angle of the stamp a ma jig, then lay the top piece right in on top and it’s perfect.  I did use mounting squares on the image piece.




One more thing to make me very happy!  YAY!

The Tulip Umbrella is stamped with Ranger Archival Black ink on Canson 90# watercolor paper.  I wanted a similar white for the card base, so I used Strathmore Bristol card from a pad for it. I watercolored the image with Distress Markers.

***Linking up to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Anything Goes


Do I dare post another card?!  So many cute new stamps from Printworks!  Here’s a cute bunny card! I used the 1/16th inch and 3/8th inch ruler to mat the image.  Then I positioned it on the card and used the 3/8th inch ruler again for the sides.



I stamped the NEW Carrot Name Tag stamp and NEW thanks with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  The background is Tumbled Glass Distress ink applied with the ink blending tool.

Darling image and wouldn’t it be so cute for place cards at your big Easter Dinner! Just put the name where the ‘thanks’ is.  Cute!

Copics – green YG00, 13, 17;  orange YR00, 02, 04, 07, 09; bunny E40, 41,42 and R81,83,85

I have another card but I think I better save it for another day! : )  You’ve been so patient to make it clear to here in this post! eek!

Here’s the blog  hop list…

Perfect Paper Crafting & Laura Lynn 
Wendy Ramlakhan 
Pam Sparks  – you are here
Roxie Glaza 
Jenny Gropp 
Susie Moore 

Kim O’Connell
Jeanie Witmer 
Heather Hudson 
Lori Brown 
Kat Ancheta 
Dana Joy 
Kristie Maynard 
Kim Bush 
Diane Bove 
Patti Gilliam 
Cathie Rigby 
Linda McClain 
Leigh Brunton 
Nancy Baier 
Jenn Cocran 
Lezlye Lauterbach 
Faith Abigail Prado 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I always love sharing what I’ve been up to! Have a great week hopping and commenting for a chance to win! ttul!

Supplies I used on my cards today…

50 thoughts on “Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop and Printworks…

  1. Have been trying to figure out what to do for our congregation for Easter cards…voila! This may be it. What a beautiful card that is, Pam. Love the stamps, and of course, all of your wonderful layers! Love, LOVE my mini tools, don’t you? Have a great day!

  2. I had a hard time trying to pick my favorite. I loved them all, but that umbrella just sang to me! The colors, the simplicity, the pop of black…it couldn’t be more perfect! And I was having such a good time drooling over all the cards I would have been just fine if you had continued on & shared another! You always give me such wonderful ideas!

  3. What a wonderful variety of cards today, Pam. I also look forward to reading your blog. Such a talent!

  4. Thanks for the help with the Easter table. I was wondering about place cards and your card above would work great. I loved all of your cards.

  5. I love the carrot stamp with the bunny. that is cute where did you find that stamp. The umbrella stamp is also nice for spring. I looked in your supplies but did not see those stamps. Your coloring is so pretty.

  6. All of your cards are great. I really liked the bunny peeking out from behind the carrot. Bring Spring on !!!!

  7. Wow love all the cards all so different but you used the same tool also I love that you mentioned the oldie but goodie stamp-a-majig love it!

  8. Love the Easter card, great verse for the inside and like how you combined the stamps for the front, very cool, such pretty spring cards too, like the look of the umbrella on a slant and such pretty coloring on all!

  9. Wow Pam!!! You have been a very busy lady! Love, love all 3!!! These rulers are a must have!!! Never thought that you could even use them for a slanted card! That was brilliant!

  10. Love your cards! I also really like the way you took the time to picture all the tools that you used. Thanks

  11. Love your spiritual card which is the meaning of Easter but do like the cheery umbrella card also. Thx for the review of the thing a ma jig which just lays on my shelf. 😦

  12. I love your end results!! I can’t decide which is my favorite because they are all different “personalitites.” I wish I had your talent!

  13. What a bunch of gorgeous cards! They are all beautiful, but I really like the first the best. Love the message and the “watercoloring” look you gave it. And of course, the layers are awesome.

  14. As usual you have created another set of beautiful cards. I might get me the mini Perfect Layers tool.

  15. Some lovely cards there but I think my favourite would be the umbrella card, and some lovely colouring with distress markers. The tools you used make it so much easier to get a good finish and that is true of all of the cards.

  16. All your cards are beautiful! Love those pretty stamped images and sentiments. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. 🙂

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