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Monday, February 13, 2012

Perfect Layers Rulers

Many thank's to Cindy Adkins  for adding me to your Featured Blogs list, it is a real honor!



Whimsical Musings

  
I made this sexy card with the Valentine image from Shabby Cottage Studio.   The paper is Black and Cream Damask Variation  and my new tool  Perfect Layers  made the beautiful straight layers possible.  I used the 1/16th and 1/8th cuts to make this card.  I just had to have a matching envelope!.
I am really excited to share a new set of tools with you today,  Perfect Layers .  I saw this at Paper Craft Planet and went wild for it and I knew I had to have it.   I go crazy trying to get my card stock layers centered, I hate crooked edges, they really catch my eye and ruin the whole effect.  What really turned me on to this fantastic set of tools was the fact that it not only would allow you to cut straight but that you could also glue it together straight!  I can't tell you how many times I have picked up a piece and tried to move it around so it is centered before the glue dries!  With these tools I can glue my piece directly to the next layer and depending on how big I want the border I can trim away the excess with an Exacto knife and have it seated perfectly on to the next layer.  No need to eyeball it and try to center it in.  The Perfect Layers Rulers are clear so you can see through them. Each side of the ruler has a little lip or an edge on it, each lip is a different measurement, 1/16, 3/16, 5/16" 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 5/8", 3/4" and 1". When you want to layer something it takes all the measuring and frustration about even edges edges right out of the process.  The other thing I love is how I can save paper while using these rulers.  I cut my border pieces from the middle of the 5x7 sheet and then hide the space behind the layers so I get 2 borders out of 1 sheet,  I took some pics below to show you what I mean.  Watch the video and you will want one too!
You can use this link to view a video and purchase your set of  Perfect Layers.  Use the promo code Bove5% and you will save 5% on the rulers and get flat rate priority shipping.  Once I saw this video I was sold, so much so that I contacted the company to see if I could offer a discount to my friends!
I am linking up to
The Joyful Stamper link party.  Many thanks to Maria for hosting and inviting me to join.
Make it Monday link party, thanks to all the ladies on the DT who make this possible and take the time to visit all of us. Mary J, Rene, Lisa M, Shirley anne, Chrissy, Michelle, Karen and Kerrie.
Cindy Adkins A Woman Thing link party  2-  Special thanks to Cindy who has another best seller!
 
 Thanks for looking.  ~Diane

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69 comments:

  1. Diane, great card and cool tool, Happy Monday, Hugs

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  2. Such a lovely card... love that paper and the flower and the envelope is gorgeous. And thanks for sharing details about that tool. How cool.

    Hugs,
    Monica

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  3. so pretty and I love these colors together :)

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  4. It is sexy but classy sexy (if you know what I mean lol).
    The decorated envelope is a beautiful touch.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. Wonderful card, and I think I need that tool, too! Hugs, Valerie

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  6. I just love the colors on that card-so beautiful! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    ~Trisha

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  7. Sweetie this is simply gorgeously stunning :0)))

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  8. Wow, Diane, this card is totally GORGEOUS!!! Thank you so much for linking up to the party!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  9. I love the matching lined envelope! Beautiful card. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I love talking to you and others on the net but it is nice to sit around a table with card makers too.

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  10. What a wonderful card! I love the color. Thanks for the inspiration.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  11. Oh, what cute cards! Thanks for stopping by the other day. Happy Valentine's Day! ~Nicole

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  12. What an elegant card Diane! Happy Valentine's Day :)

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  13. What a great romantic card for Valentine's Day...or for a wedding anniversary. Lovely. And...thank you for visiting me and leaving such a nice comment.

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  14. That tool looks amazing! I have to check it out!!
    But that card is really sexy!! I love it, and the matching envelope too? Awesome!!!
    xxDaniella

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  15. I love the black & white paper, and how the envelope matches, so lovely!

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  16. Hi Diane, What a great tool. Beautiful card creation. Wow!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.
    Celestina Marie XO

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  17. Oh the card is perfectly sexy - love the red and black. Happy Valentiene's Day sweet friend.

    Quick observation...it's hard to read the light blue text in your posts. Please don't take this the wrong way it's just difficult to read. I love my visits and don't want to offend you.

    xo

    Leann

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  18. Wow, this vibrant red just popped out at me. This card is absolutely stunning! LOVE these colors together!
    You have done a great job my friend!

    Gaby xo

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  19. That looks like a great too! Wonderful card too :) Love those roses!

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  20. Great card! I've been looking at these perfect layers rulers. It seems the ads keep popping up every where I go online lately. Glad to hear another endorsement. I think I might break down and order it.

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  21. Sooo pretty, Diane! The new tools look awesome; may have to consider a set once I get my new computer paid for! Hate making those big purchases, but gotta have my laptop, so!

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  22. Diane,as always I love your cards and your envelopes are the perfect complement! It is very romantic! Thanks for the ifo on the tool and lik ups, many hugs, Starr

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  23. Hi Diane, Love viewing your gorgeous card again. Thank you for stopping by. Hope you are having a great week. Enjoy the weekend.
    XO Celestina Marie

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  24. WOW. Stunning card Diane.. Saw this on MIM.. Loz

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  25. A truly beautiful creation!
    Glad you like your new tool so much too hun. Smiles.
    Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.



    Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
    them on Make It Monday.xx

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  26. Your Valentine's card is stunning! Thanks for sharing at Cindy's Linky Party!

    Blessings,
    Donna

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  27. Wow this is great...thanks for the mini tutorial aswell :) Your card is so stunning!! Saw this on Make it Monday and saw your lovely comments over on my blog - thanks! You have some lovely work...thanks for the inspiration I am now a follower :)

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  28. This is absolutely lovely, Diane. Love it, especially the color combination and the damask.
    Thank you for stopping by via Cindy's linky. Always a pleasure.
    Much love!

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  29. Diane, this is very romantic and sexy with the red and black! Love the matching envelope! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  30. Hi Diane, beautiful card! I will check out the tool- cool! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Hugs from me!
    Linda

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  31. oh wow this is exquisite! thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. the woman thing link party is wonderful isn't it? xo

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  32. This card is beautiful. Love the colors. Thanks for stopping my by blog.
    Kim

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  33. What a Gorgeous Card Diane!!
    Thank You for Visiting Me!You are so Sweet!
    Have a Wonderful Day!
    Hugs'Jill

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  34. This card is gorgeous. I love red. Thank you for stopping by my blog.
    Hugs Jackie

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  35. such a lovely card and that tool is pretty cool as well. THANKS so much for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comment

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  36. love the dramatic look here Diane!
    Stunning card!

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  37. That is a GORGEOUS card! And the envelope gives it such a special touch - beautiful!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog - these linky parties are so much fun and I have been able to meet such lovely people!

    Take care, Donna

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  38. Diane, your cards are beautiful and you have very cool tools.=0) Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment on my blog. God Bless, Wanda

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  39. Hi Diane,
    You are one of my featured guests this week!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  40. that tool looks cool! beautiful card!

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  41. Diane...thank you for stopping by 21 Rosemary Lane and leaving your sweet comment. Your card is beautiful and so is your blog. I was so happy to find Cindy this week and now because of her I found you!

    Following you back...I need to make some cards...yours is so wonderful, you can tell it was made with love!

    Have a great weekend!

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  42. Thanks for your visit! Your card looks great, thanks for sharing on MIM. Love the colors! Hugs, Hanneke

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  43. Hi Diane, Beautiful card thanks for sharing info on the ruler tool. Have a great week, Joyous Wishes, Linda

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  44. Thanks fir your visit. Your card is lovely. I really love the black and red theme.

    Hugs
    Jayne
    x

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  45. Oh my goodness your blog is so pretty with all your projects-so glad you popped in and I could come and follow you.
    Hugs sweetie

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  46. Gorgeous card, Diane. I love what you did with your ribbon.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog.
    Blessings,
    Teresa

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  47. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love this card- the reds are so elegant and the ribbon roses are perfect.

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  48. Congratulations Diane! Gorgeous card, handy tool, have a wonderful week, thanks for stopping by, take careX:)

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  49. Hi Diane! This is gorgeous! I saw your link on MIM - so glad I popped by!!!
    Hugs,
    Chris

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  50. Love your card ! Good look on MIM (that is where I saw you)

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  51. What an amazing make diane! I love that red against the black

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  52. WOW!
    Love the bright red and the wonderful photo that is heart shaped. Great job.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Hugs, Heide

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  53. hi there,
    you work is lovely ..just love the color selection.. its just gorgeous..
    Best of luck..
    Shoma
    artbugindia.blogspot.in

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  54. Oooo. I love that vintage image you've used! Very cool. Thanks for stopping by my blog! (MIM)

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  55. Oh wow this is just gorgeous. Loving the matching envelope and the vintage feel. I have become a Follower here and hope to see you as a follower over at www.desiref.blogspot.com as well.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  56. Hi Diane,

    What a beautiful card and so pretty in those colors! Thank you for stopping to visit me.

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  57. Hi! Diane, thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog. I love what you've done with your card, the colours are fantastic.

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  58. just stopping by to say thanks for leaving a comment over on my blog. So glad you came to visit. Sounds like a neat tool, I finally got to where I glue everything down purposefully angled since I can't get it down straight!

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  59. Gorgeous card and envelope,love the image...The tool looks fabulous....
    Mandy x

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  60. I JUST got the Perfect layer tools and haven't used them yet- that's so cool to see them on your blog! Gorgeous project!

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  61. Hi

    Wow, stunning Valentines card and I love the matching envelope too.

    What a fabulous tool, I think I will definitely be checking that one out.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entrant. Be sure to mention that you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

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  62. I love my Perfect Layers, I'd be lost without them. Beautiful card, so glad that you visited me on MIM, this way I got to visit you as well and see your beautiful creation on MIM

    Thanks
    Debbie

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  63. Hello ……. This is a Beautiful card…… saw this on MIM.
    Hugs
    Bella

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  64. Diane, wonderful cards, you are so creative.
    I am you newest fan.
    Just to let you know, for the month of Feb. anyone who left a comment on my blog, their name went into the treasure box to win a copy of my new book, Imagine, Dreams Do Come True. Your name went in this morning.
    ~Jean
    www.jeanhartartwrk.com

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  65. Diane,
    your cards are wonderful, you are so very creative.
    Just so you know for the month of Feb. anyone who left a comment on my blog got their name into the treasure box to win a copy of my new book, "Imagine, Dreams Do Come True". Your name jus went in this morning.
    I'm your newest fan.
    ~Jean
    www.jeanhartartwork.com

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  66. I came to your blog to THANK YOU for your AWESOME comment you left on my blog.....I am truly touched.......I was blown away with this card!!!! It is GORGEOUS!!!!! Very sexy indeed!!!! Beautiful ma'am!!!!!

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  67. Dont think I saw this one before...Its amazing. Love that graphic punch of red and black and white. A real stun ner! take care, gerri

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