Perfect Paper Crafting and Avery Elle Blog Hop!

by Pam Sparks


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Hi everyone!  Welcome!  Good to be back sharing cards with you today!
Perfect Paper Crafting and Avery Elle have teamed up this week for a blog hop! The Design Teams are creating with Avery Elle stamps and dies and Perfect Paper Crafting tools. Both companies are giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners!!! How do you win? Just leave comments on the designer’s blogs as you hop through the list!  Remember to use my Sparks5% code when you shop PPC. Thank you!

The hop started Monday, July 28th and will go through August 1st at 12:00 midnight.  The winners will be announced on August 2nd.  You still have time to comment!
Just in case you missed any of the amazing projects created by the Avery Elle design team and the Perfect Paper Crafting design team, here are the links to all of the designers blogs…scroll down to get to my cards!
Avery Elle – every day
Perfect Paper Crafting – every day
Caryn Davies – Monday
Yainea – Monday
Jenny Peterson – Monday
Kasia Curry – Tuesday
Chunyuan Wu – Tuesday
Roxie Glaza – Tuesday
Maska Vanacker  – Wednesday
Jenny Gropp – Wednesday
Heather Campbell – Thursday
JJ Bolton – Thursday
Tracy Valure – Thursday
Avery Elle – Friday (Jamie Gracz)
Pam Sparks – Friday

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Only one Christmas card today! : )


Here I used the Mini Perfect Layers Tools and cutting mat to border the angle (cut with one of the dies from the Custom Panel Elle-ments set) of the kraft card-stock with red.   I do love Christmas and I love these colors together!


I used the Avery Elle Winter Wreath Clear Stamp Set and Custom Panels Elle-ments for this card. I heat embossed the wreath with white embossing powder. Inked the kraft card with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and spattered it with a little water. Stamped the pinecones and bow on kraft and cut them out by hand. Stamped the sentiments with Espresso Truffle Memento ink, spattered with Dylusions White Linen spray and added red glitter domes for berries.

Linking up to the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge
Addicted To Stamps Anything Goes Challenge
Crafting For all Seasons – Christmas in July
Southern Girls Challenge – Christmas is a-coming
Creative Card Crew – Christmas
Avery Elle Challenge – Die Cuts

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Here I used the Mini Perfect Layers Tools and cutting mat to mat my stamped white panel with 1/16th inch green.  I love being able to cut a perfect 1/16th inch mat every time!!!

I used the Avery Elle Laurels Clear Stamp set, Laurels Elle-ments, Build a Banner Clear Stamp set, Build a Banner Elle-ments and Petals and Stems Clear Stamp set for this card.

I stamped with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink for the green and Versacolor Pigment inks for the pink flowers.

It’s so fun to be able to die cut the images!  Love how the Elle-ments dies work!

Linking up to 7 Kids College Challenge – Anything Goes, Get Wordy
Avery Elle Challenge – Die cuts

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My last card for today. I was inspired by a card I saved from the Avery Elle blog some time ago.  Sorry, I didn’t save the link and there isn’t a name on the photo.  : (   I just had to make it though! It’s perfect for one of our grandson’s.   Our July family birthday party is tonight… so more birthday cards coming soon!


I used the Mini Perfect Layers Tools and cutting mat to mat the white panel with an 1/8th inch border.

I used the Avery Elle Happy Camper Clear Stamp set for the images and the happy birthday is from the Red and Goldie Clear Stamp set. 

I hand cut the images out and colored the mountains and canoe with Copics and stamped with Versacolor Pigment ink. Happy Birthday is embossed with white embossing powder on black card-stock.

Linking to the Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Challenge – use the color blue
Color Q Challenge 

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Thanks for visiting my blog today! It was so good to use some of the ‘collection’ today!  wink, wink… I know you know what I mean! lol

Have a great weekend and I hope you win! : )

Supplies I used… 

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40 Comments to “Perfect Paper Crafting and Avery Elle Blog Hop!”

  1. I love the wreath and the mountains!

  2. Great card with the kraft cardstock I love its softness, yet it is brilliant! And I love the snowcapped green mountains — way too cute!

  3. What wonderful cards–love them all!

  4. Gorgeous cards. Love your Get Well card a lot including the colors you used.

  5. oh my, your cards are so beautiful, thanks for this amazing inspiration!

  6. Wow! What a great way to end this week, so much fantastic eye candy here! Love the rustic look of that first one, and gorgeous stamping on the second, and the cutest scene on the last. Great work!

  7. Fun cards and very pretty!
    Great camping card.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Your cards are gorgeous Pam! The Christmas card is over-the-top! I love the white embossing with the red glitter domes. So cute with the little pine cones tucked in there. The layout ROCK’s. I will have to try this one.
    Gorgeous pink and green on your flower card. Love the bow!!!
    Awwww….the Happy Camper card is a BIG hit with me! I love animals and the fox in the canoe is so stinkin’ cute. I love everything about this card; the background stamp, the mountains, the fish and water, the sun. Absolutely adoreable!!!

  9. Wow-more beauties!!! I bought the perfect layers-but I am still not the best at using them!! I even bought a new exacto knife!! I know-practice-practice-practice!!!

    • Hi Rosie! I have some tips for you! Stand up to use them…preferably at a table height. Be sure your knife is a full size x-acto with the #11 blade. Thank you!

  10. Great job on these cards. My favorites are the kraft cards. Well done.

  11. Love the stamps and I have the custom panels die set. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  12. These are fabulous cards! They nicely showcase the products.

  13. I loved the wreath and then I saw the mountains and the little fox. Darling
    All of the cards are great. thanks for sharing.

  14. I like the Christmas card the best. Khaki and red are my favorite colors to work with after you got me hooked on the combination. Which wonderful grandson is going to get the great mountain scene card ???? Any of them would be happy with it. It is so cute.

  15. I love all your cards! And that happy birthday card is super sweet with that fox!

  16. OMG Your cards are just beautiful! I especially love your get well card.

  17. Love the country feel to the Christmas card, neat design… pretty stamping on the second and fun and cute card for your grandson… have fun celebrating with family!

  18. All 3 are wonderful & there’s at least one thing I really like on each one, but I think the 2nd one is my most favorite.

  19. These are all so beautiful, They are all great and I would be so happy to get one of these.

  20. Gorgeous cards! I love the layered look, and especially love that great angled cut! The Perfect Layers tools sound awesome…. and I love all the Avery Elle stamps you featured! Their Laurels stamp set is one of my favorites!

  21. You are definitely on a roll! All three of these are just adorable! I never think to use Kraft paper until I see the magnificent things you do with it!

  22. All 3 are gorgeous, but I loved, loved #1. Perfect colors and just what I like to see for Christmas. Great job, though – on all 3. Happy Birthday to the birthday person in your family! TFS & Hugs

  23. Absolutely stunning work as always Pam!!!

    Deanne :)

  24. Oh these are all so pretty! It’s never too early to make Christmas cards!!! LOL! Nancee :)

  25. Wow. A ton of inspiration ! Love your cards- I think the last one is my fave; cute fox! x

  26. Beautiful cards, Pam! The Christmas design against kraft is so striking! Thanks for sharing them with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge

  27. Wonderful collection of cards Pam and white embossing on kraft is one of my favs looks. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM

  28. love the flowers and the sentiment on your card. Thanks for joining us at

  29. The first card is definitely the best, I think – love that fun angle and the splatters! Thanks so much for playing with us at ATSM. I hope to see you there next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

  30. These are just beautiful!! Really love the kraft/red/white one!! Gorgeous!! <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  31. Hi Pam, all 3 of your cards are fabulous! Love the ATSM one very much! Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  32. Fantastic cards. I really love the gorgeous Christmas card. The kraft, red and white look amazing together

  33. Fantastic cards! I love each one but my fav is the Christmas card.

  34. BEAUTIFUL cards Pam!!!
    LOVE the angles, pretty & cute designs and your perfect layers too :)

  35. Your cards are fantastic…I love the use of products, color and style.

  36. Your creation is so wonderful like the Paper you have used.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

  37. Wow! These cards are stunning! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous creations with the AE die cut challenge!

  38. Beautiful cards Pam! Thank you for joining our challenge at

  39. Great cards thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

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