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
Pam Sparks – you are here
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…”
Great cards, love your techniques! ~Diane
Wonderful inspiration and beautifully crafted!
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!
Great card ideas!! Love them all
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!
Love the umbrella card. The color combination is perfect!
What a wonderful variety of cards today, Pam. I also look forward to reading your blog. Such a talent!
My favorite for color and image is the carrot/bunny. Super for younger grandkids.
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.
Very pretty cards….love the umbrella!
Very pretty cards….love the umbrella!
Three wonderful cards and all so different! TFS!
Loved all of you creations. Each so different. Love the vivid color choices.
Awesome creations – thanks so much for sharing
Wonderful cards! I’m really enjoying the hop – so many great tips and ideas.
What beautiful cards! Love the kraft cardstock-its my favorite.
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.
Hi Pam— your cards are such an inspiration!
All of your cards are great. I really liked the bunny peeking out from behind the carrot. Bring Spring on !!!!
I love all the cards. Especially the carrot name tag! Great coloring!
Awesome card and absolutely love the new mini cutting tool!!
Yeah! I love blog hops! Really nice cards!
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!
Cute Pam, I love the different techniques used. Great inspiration too. Thank you!!
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!
Thanks for the great tip on how to angle the front panel on a card. Can’t wait to try out the mini perfect layers.
Great cards and cool tools.
Beautiful job on all the creations. TFS!
Beautiful cards, Pam. I’ve never bought the rulers but you are surely tempting me.
Great CAS cards and great use of color!
Your cards are incredible!
really gorgeous cards!
you are sharing some great inspiration, thankyou
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!
Love your cards! I also really like the way you took the time to picture all the tools that you used. Thanks
Your cards are all so beautiful! The little bunny and the big carrot is so cute! I loved them all! 🙂
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. 😦
Lovely cards, as always!
What really beautiful cards Pam! Love them all! 🙂 Nancee
Your cards are beautiful!
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!
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.
Loved all the cards and especially the Easter card.
As usual you have created another set of beautiful cards. I might get me the mini Perfect Layers tool.
Thanks for the inspiration. I really like the slant card.
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.
How lovely your cards are. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Love, as always! Aren’t the tools awesome?
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. 🙂
Beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration!