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Perfect Paper Crafting and Simple Stories Blog Hop…



WELCOME to Day One of our Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Simple Stories.  I’m starting the week long hop here on my blog.  The other PPC and SS gals will have a post on another day of the week.  Check in on the Perfect Paper Crafting Blog each day, April 7 – 12,  for what two blogs to visit!

Prizes!!! * A set of Perfect Paper Crafting Rulers and a Simple Stories Paper Collection! Comment on the blog posts all week for a chance to win!

My first card today, I colored the cut from the Joyful Bouquet die by Memory Box with Copic Sketch markers. Then I colored the flower centers and some of the stems with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush marker.  (forgot to take a close up to see the sparkle)  I kept the negative/waste part and pieced it back in like I did on this card, in this post HERE

I trimmed it down, matted it with black card-stock and the Perfect Layers Mini Rulers ⅛ inch ruler and layered it on SS Lookin’ Good card-stock trimmed down to an A6 size card. I also used one of the label stickers and the circle heart chipboard sticker from the DIY Boutique Collection.

Stampin’ for the Weekend 
wants to see Spring Colors







Enjoy! it’s a beautiful day!  On this card I used the Perfect Layers Mini Rulers ⅛ inch ruler to mat SS Newspaper card-stock to white card-stock and then to an A2 size kraft card base.   I colored the SS enjoy sticker with Copic Sketch markers to get a closer match to the card-stock I used for the leaves in the die cuts. The sentiment is cut from the SS Who’s To Say card-stock and layered to one of the pieces from the SS Card Foundations pack.   I used the Memory Box Sophia Bloom dies to cut and layer up the flower border.



“Let’s Do This”… what a cute sticker.  We like to ride bikes and take pictures… so it was fun to make a card with the SS bike, flower and butterfly chipboard stickers and poppystamps Cinema Film Strip die.  I added the SS heart talk bubble sticker and a couple more behind the film strip.  I used the Perfect Layers Mini Rulers ⅛ inch ruler to mat SS Chevron card-stock (the back side) to white card-stock, then to SS Polka card-stock and then to a 5 ½ inch square white card base.



“You Are My Anchor”, I cut the sentiment from the SS Who’s To Say card-stock.  SS Anchor chipboard, some twine, a SS circle heart chipboard sticker and Memory Box Big Splash Border die at the bottom. This card uses the back side of the SS Outside the Box card-stock sheet and a narrow strip from the SS Herringbone sheet.



A cute “just a note” SS typewriter chipboard, some super sweet heart chipboard circles, a card foundation (I added the white stitching lines), a frame from the Freeze Frame sheet matted with the 1/16th in Perfect Mini Layers Rulera couple sticker labels and this and that word stickers.  A2 size card.



The last one!  hehe  A 4 ½ in. square card with the cute little SS Chipboard telephone sticker and word stickers.  The frame is from the SS Freeze Frame sheet, I used the 1/16th in. Perfect Mini Layers Ruler to mat it and layer it on a SS Polka square of card-stock.  I used one of the blooms from the Memory Box Sophia Bloom set in the corner.


No stamps!!! eek!  can you believe it!  I missed them while creating these though.  Paper is fun but I love my stamps!  At least I worked in some dies.  Simple Stories pattern paper, stickers and chipboard make cute and fun cards though and it was challenging for me to use pattern paper again!  I love a challenge! : )

So happy to promote Perfect Paper Crafting!  I LOVE my Perfect Layers Rulers and Mini Rulers.  The mat is awesome too!  Smooth and easy cutting every time! Be sure to use my code, Sparks5%, when you shop the PPC store.

Hop over to Simple Stories blog to see their FABULOUS work!  Comment here and there for a chance to win one of the prizes being given away at the end of the hop! Enjoy the week of inspiration!  Thanks for visiting my blog and happy creating!

Supplies I used to create these cards…


34 thoughts on “Perfect Paper Crafting and Simple Stories Blog Hop…

  1. Wow, your cards are all gorgeous, even without stamps, you showcased all the paper products beautifully!!

  2. Holy Buckets of gorgeousness and fun! I wish I could win the lottery. The Big Splash border and the flower dies are so awesome. You really brought everything to life. You have a mad talent Girl. You never cease to amaze me!

  3. Oh boy Pam… You are at it again. All are so fantastic. You make me want even more to do better. And of course to do better I need more tools 😉 Love the layers and all the beautiful dies you use and how you use them. Keep teaching me I’m ready and willing to learn, lol
    Thanks Love,
    Nana April

  4. What a great bunch of cards! Your die cutting is wonderful and I love how you used the perfect layers tools!

  5. I’ve never used the rulers but I’ve heard about them. They do sound like a very good tool to use for making neat cuts. Loved the cards. the first card has a little tag peeking out from behind the flower board, the dotted bicycle, the typewriter, and the anchor card. those were my favorites. Thanks for sharing such great projects.

  6. All the cards are fabulous !!! The 2 with the back and white polka dot background really caught my eye. They just are sooooooo cute !!!!

  7. Pam,
    You are one busy gal. Love all your cards. They are awesome as usual. I find such great inspiration from you. Love when the image is inlayed. It’s so pretty. Enjoy your week.

  8. Lovely cards, as always! Thanks for introducing me to Perfect Layers Rulers. I think I need the minis now!

  9. Love every card!!! I got the mini perfect layer rulers this last week-but haven’t had time to try them. I procrastinated long enough on getting the longer ones-and I’m so happy-I think I will use the smaller ones more!!!

  10. You are one busy lady! These are all wonderful! Simple Stories is one of my favorites! Great job, dear friend!

  11. WOW wow WOW

    What a FABULOUS collection of cards Pam!!!
    LOVE the colours & designs of each one, you have worked MAGIC with your dies & Copics too!!! Very COOL & BEAUTIFUL coloured in-lay method of your 1st card, must have been a challenging jigsaw to put back together but so worth the effort!!!
    …. I confess that I had not heard of the Perfect Layers Rulers before but after watching the video, I think it is an AWESOME idea and tool 🙂


  12. Big sigh and yes I want one of the dies and will just have to get it – the wave one is wonderful! All of your cards are wonderful Pam and you know I am a long time fan — I want to try the first method you used with using the negative space. Wonderful sugar!!
    Sandy xx

  13. WOW X10,000!!! These are all GORGEOUS without the stamps!!! Wish I had these dies to play with. Thank you for sharing your creative cards and I can’t wait to try the perfect mini rulers.

  14. I have to add my double “WOW” on these! You have been a busy girl, and each of these cards is perfect in it’s own right, but viewed all at once…”WOW” I don’t know how you do it. I’m convinced you could take pages from a newspaper or magazine & still end up with a gorgeous card!

  15. These cards are all gorgeous! The first one is my very favorite but the anchor card really caught my eye. Great work!!

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