Monday, October 6, 2014

Twas the Night Before Christmas, Perfect Layers and a Video!

I'm sharing a fun Graphic 45 card with you today and talking about my Perfect Layer Rulers. I even made my first video for this post. It was made on the spur of the moment... no editing and the husband was the camera man. So, be forgiving! I definitely want to share more videos in the future and I'll get up to speed with better video techniques and a stand so I can cut out the husband having to help! Hmmm... maybe some Copic Coloring Videos!

I used Graphic 45's Twas the Night Before Christmas Collection (8x8 and 6x6)to cut out the focal point and to create my layers.

After cutting out my red pattered paper I used my Perfect Layer Ruler with the 1/16" edge to add a clean ivory layer. My 1/16" edge is my most used edge... I just love that skinny layer.

In the quick video above (you may want to enlarge it) you can see how I add the striped paper all the way around the edge. I wanted my stripes to frame the paper in different directions instead of being ALL vertical or horizontal. Again this video was a spur of the moment thing... I'll get better! 

I used Impression Obsession's new Holly Die to cut out a few flourihses. I used Copic G46 to add a little extra color to liven them up.

 I fussy cut my main Santa image out from an 8x8 piece of paper, framing it with some circle die cuts. I tucked my cut holly pieces in under my layers. I added a few red enamel adhesive gems for berries. Foam tape between layers adds a little dimension. I did use a Chestnut Roan Cats Eye to ink up the edges of the Graphic 45 paper.

I added the Love and Joy sentiment on the inside, cut out with a stitched rectangle die.  Again, lots of little fun layers on the inside as well! Finished card is an A2. 


  1. Congratulations on your video! Enjoyed it. Great way of framing paper with stripes.

  2. Your video was great, and you did a wonderful job showing how the frame was made!! I loved the idea! I sooooo enjoy all your cards!

  3. Yay, wonderful first video! You and hubby make a great team!

  4. Loved your tutorial, Jenny! What a super cool idea, and saving of paper too! Awesome! Look forward to more videos! Joleen

  5. Such a Beautiful card and what a Great way to use the striped paper as a frame... Love that, and thanks for the How-to-viedo!!!!!

  6. Thanks Jenny for the video. I was just about clean out my scraps and put them into the recycling bin. I love to layer cards but I hate the wastage of the paper behind the top layer. I now have a use for all of my scraps!