Wednesday, September 25, 2013

OWH Birthday Bash - Perfect Layers

Welcome to the last Wednesday of the Operation Write Home Birthday Bash celebration!  If you came here from Roxie's beautiful out-of-the-box coral-colored card, you are on the right track.  If you would like to start at the beginning of today's skip, click HERE to go to the Stars and Stamps blog.

Today we are celebrating with Perfect Papercrafting, makers of the Perfect Layers tool.  I had never used this tool before, but let me tell you a few things about it: you will get perfectly straight cuts every time and will not have to do any math calculations to figure out how to cut your layers.  How great is that!  If you are loving what you've seen and want to get your own set, you can use the code OWH5% for a 5% discount when you check out.  If you'd like a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Perfect Papercrafting, be sure to leave a comment on every blog in the hop today in order to qualify.

Our mission today is to use our Perfect Layers tool and an Operation Write Home sketch to create a card.  I chose Sketch #132 and added LOTS of layers to it using my Perfect Layers tool.  This card went together so quickly!


Card Supplies
cardstock - SU Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse, Tangerine Tango
stamp - Hampton Arts
ink - SU Midnight Muse
patterned paper - Echo Park (this is some of my favorite collection that I found in my scrap pile)

The Perfect Papercrafting website has some video tutorials showing how to use the Perfect Layers tool.  One of these shows that you don't have to make squares or rectangles all the time, so I thought I'd try it out.  I didn't use an OWH sketch on this one - it's just a bonus card!  Making the diagonal line perfectly straight and at the exact same angle each time was a cinch with the Perfect Layers tool.  (Any crookedness was my fault when I glued the blue piece onto the black one!)
Card Supplies
cardstock - SU Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple
stamp - SU Delightful Dozen
ink - SU white craft
ribbon - SU Daffodil Delight
bling - Mark Richards 5 mm silver metal sticker

For more inspiration, I will send you on to LEIGH'S BLOG.  Enjoy the last of the Birthday Bash until next September!

58 comments:

  1. I had to chuckle, I'm always getting things glued on crooked even when they're cut straight too :) I especially like your first card Allison, all those layers make that sentiment just pop!

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  2. Love your rainbowlicious colorway!

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  3. Thanks for the morning giggle! I am SO capable of gluing beautiful straight lines on crooked! Great job today - love your creations! Thanks for sharing - it's been fun skipping with you today!

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  4. I like the angle cuts. I don't know if I'm brave enough to try that out.

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  5. Beautiful cards sure to be appreciated! ~Diane

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  6. I have the Perfect Layers and love them. However, if I'm in a hurry I don't always use them though I should! Love your cards! The papers and layers are great!

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  7. Love your cards, especially the first card which was so colorful! Like the sentiment as well. Seems like you were able to use the tools in no time.

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  8. Love, love, love the three layers on the birthday card and it doesn't even look bulky...what a fun card!! This is one tool I am going to purchase. Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH.

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  9. I love that somebody demonstrated the use of the diagonal layer... love your cards and cute cute colors! Thanks for hopping along with us!

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  10. Such cute cards, love the angled sentiment card, so too often we think straight, and miss opportunity for something fun and different! TFS!

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  11. Great examples of these wonderful tools! I love that you gave us a "bonus" card too!

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  12. Both are wonderful cards and of course I love the layering!

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  13. I think the combination of papers having such bold, colorful, dots and stars could only come together so well by the use of layering. Great sentiment!

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  14. Love your colorful layers...so happy!

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  15. Love your colorful layers...so happy!

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  16. Ooh I love the angled corner... that gives me ideas! Thanks for participating in our skip today!

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  17. Great cards but my favorite is the oversized polka dots and stars

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  18. Great cards! Love the cheerful look of the first one!

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  19. Such happy colors of papers with a great sentiment. :)

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  20. The first card is so bright, fun & cheerful. Great job.

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  21. You've made that long sentiment a perfect focal point on your first card. Perfect layers! Love the chalkboard card too!

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  22. Nice work Allison! The solid layers in your first card as a super way to use various prints in the same card and make them work well together.I have to agree that even if you are okay using a ruler the Perfect Layers tools take all the thinking out of the extra layers and make it so easy to do. Glad you got to join in today!

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  23. Such a great choice of papers on the first card to go with the fun sentiment. I need to watch some of the videos you mentioned. I like the design of the bonus card. Well done all around!

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  24. Your 1st card is so fun and happy!

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  25. Lovely card, I like your choice of papers and wonderful job of layering!

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  26. very nice cards, happy to be skipping with you.

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  27. Such great and happy colors. Thank you for sharing

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  28. Lovely card, and no, I've never heard or tried the machine you are talking to but I love new and improved gadgets for crafting so I will have to check it out.

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  29. Cute cards Allison! Love all the layers. I'll have to check that tool. I love to use layers!

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  30. Great cards. Love the colors and layers.

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  31. Especially like the first card - so bright and happy.

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  32. Love the bright, happy colors.
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  33. Fun colors -- and I love the sentiment.

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  34. I have a hard time using big polka dots. Love the way they combine with the stars! Both cards are great!

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  35. The angled cut card is so different. I like both cards. Thanks

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  36. I'd never seen that sentiment before, loved it!! Thanks for all your support of OWH!
    R/

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  37. Love the choice of papers and colors ,,,,, :)

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  38. Great cards and colors. Thanks for showing something different.

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  39. Great cards ... Love all the layers!

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  40. Both cards are so much fun. They layers really add interest, and I liked the second card with one corner cut off. Cute idea!

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  41. Lovely! I love the happy colors, especially on the first one. TFS!

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  42. My favorite is the first card. I love the circle background with the stars . The layers help support the design.

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  43. Really like the bright colors and bold patterns in your first card!
    I think the long sentiment with lots of white space really shines.
    Tiny layers are perfect instead of embellishments!

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  44. Love the polka dots! It's a very happy looking card.
    Everyone's layers look so wonderful, including the perfect layers on your second card!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  45. What a fun card. I love the sentiment on the front of the card. Thank you for sharing.

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  46. Love how the layers make the sentiment pop on your first card. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. I like the fun colors! Will certainly cheer up both the giver and receiver!

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  48. The second card is really interesting with the upper right hand corner. I will be CASEing that one!!

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  49. Love all the bright colors on the first card! From Laura Pervier

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  50. love all the colors,great share doing the blog skip~ thanks for supporting the armed forced, my husband and son are deployed to Afghanistan and Daughter in AF to Korea, WHEN THEY GET MAIL THEY ALL LIGHT UP, just knowing they are not forgotten and appreciated. SO THANK YOU ~ Hugs Larelle-Susanne

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  51. love all the colors,great share doing the blog skip~ thanks for supporting the armed forced, my husband and son are deployed to Afghanistan and Daughter in AF to Korea, WHEN THEY GET MAIL THEY ALL LIGHT UP, just knowing they are not forgotten and appreciated. SO THANK YOU ~ Hugs Larelle-Susanne

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