Monday, August 18, 2014

Mermaids Wanted - Xyron / Perfect Paper Crafting Hop

Hello blogging friends and new people visiting for the Xyron and Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop! This is my first post for Xyron as part of their new design team, Wahooo! I'm just a little excited :) Welcome to the Xyron and Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop!!!

Perfect Paper Crafting sent me the Mini Perfect Layers Ruler. At first I thought, "What's wrong with my eyeballs?" But after using this handy tool I am hooked. The ruler can be used with your X-Acto knife to make precise cuts using the ruler as a guide, or if you are like me and prefer your paper trimmer (less chance of cutting myself, lol), you can use a pencil to draw your cut lines. The ruler also comes in handy for perfectly spacing cut elements. Take a look at how I used it on my card ...

I planned for the background of my card to have 3 banners, each 1 1/2" wide (that's 4 1/2" total). With a 5" wide background, that meant I had 1/2" left for the spacing between. Doing the math, that meant 1/8" for each space. Using the ruler for my guide, I glued the first banner 1/8" from the edge. The rulers have a catch lip along the sides, so it's easy to line up your paper (or photo) for those perfect margins. I lined up the catch lip on the first banner I glued down and used the edge of the ruler as a guide for gluing down the next banner. No guesswork or eyeballing involved! Here is the finished card ...

I created some sea glass for my card using the Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots. Let me show you how easy it was...

1. Cut a single dot off of the roll and place it upside down in your glass glitter. I kept everything in my embossing tray so I could easily clean up any spills.
2. Gently press the dot into the glass.
3. Remove and shake off excess.
4. Pick up the glass dot using a picker upper tool and move to where you want to adhere it.

Xyron 3/16" High Tack Adhesive Dots
Xyron Mega Runner
Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Perfect Layers Ruler
Graphic 45 By The Sea 12x12 papers, stickers, die-cuts
Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Art Glitter Vintage Glass Glitter in Blue Topaz
Creative Embellishments wood veneer
jute, cheesecloth, thread

Thanks for stopping by! Perfect Paper Crafting is offering a 10% discount if you use the code Xyron10%. You can go order one of these very handy rulers for yourself! Also Xyron is doing a giveaway everyday of the hop, so be sure to get in on that too!


  1. Great card! The
    banners used as
    the background is
    neat. Thanks for the
    tip on the glue dots.
    Carla from Utah

  2. Eileen L. said...

    Love your nautical card design, very pretty. Also never heard of the glass glitter, what a neat idea to add to your card. Thanks for the tip on how you did it.

  3. i have never used the glass glitter, but want to try, great nautical theme, love the cheesecloth accent.

  4. I love your card, who doesn't love mermaids. Perfect colors and elements, especially the glass glitter.


  5. Super cute card, love the glass glitter that you made! What fun idea, thank you for sharing and love seeing your projects! <3

  6. FABULOUS card Marcia!!!
    LOVE the design, the layers & textures AND the sparkle too - WOW - I REALLY NEED to try those really cool high tack dots!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

  7. amazing work, and thtat glitter is so beautiful!

  8. Such a cute card! Love the glass glitter used with the Adhesive Dots.


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