Art Impressions and Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop Day 1



We are super excited to be sharing this week’s blog with the fabulous team at Art Impressions and Perfect Paper Crafting, whats more we will be offering a super prize….more about that later!

Kicking of the week is Ilina Crouse. We can just see all these ladies rushing out to buy the latest craft supplies!


By Ilina Crouse

Art Impressions stamp set Shop, Chameleon Pens Deluxe Set, Neenah white card stock, Pure Plum card stock (My Favorite Things), Smokey Shadow card stock (Stampin’ Up!), Triple banner punch (Stampin’ Up), Cotton Crocheted pink ribbon (May Arts), sequins, Memento ink in Tuexedo Black, Versafine ink pad in Onix Black, Perfect Layers Mini and Perfect Cutting Mat (Perfect Paper Crafting), Stitched rectangles dies (Lil’ Inkers designs).


1) Stamp image on white card stock and color it using the Chameleon Pens Deluxe set. The following colors  were used with the following infusion times:

  •  Bisque –NU1 for the skin, Bubble Gum PK3 for clothing, packages, lips and cheeks, Cool Gray CG8 – hair and clothing, Bark BK5 – hair and clothing, Hot cocoa BK2 – hair, Purple Grape PR4, Olive Green OL3 and Royal Blue BL6 for clothing.
  • For different areas you can use different infusion times. For the shoes and gloves use about 3-5 seconds infusion time and use the bullet point of the pens. For the faces use a 10 second infusion times, for the hair 10-12 seconds. The clothes about 10-20 seconds depending on the size of the item and how rich the color you would like to be, less time – darker color.


2) After coloring die cut the image, then use Perfect Layers mini to cut a mat from Pure Plum card stock.


3) Adhere ribbon on the bottom on the back of the panel.


4) Stamp the sentiment on the ½” strip and punch the end with the triple banner punch, then using Perfect Layers mini cut a mat around it and punch the end again.


5) Adhere to your image panel.
6) Adhere the image panel onto Smokey Shadow card base ( 8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼”)
7) Adhere sequins.


Now what about that prize?  Well comment on this post and sign up for our free newsletter here, then at the end of the hop all comments from the posts over the week will be put in a hat with the chance to win a Chameleon Pens 5 pack of your choice! Whats more a little birdy told me that Art Impressions have a prize package too!

Now all that remains is to tell you the other sites to visit for hop inspiration today.

Art Impressions 

Perfect Paper Crafting

Ilina Crouse


41 Comments on “Art Impressions and Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Hop Day 1”

  1. Melitta Ball

    The possibilities are endless with these pens!! I love them!! Thanks for the incredible instructions and inspiration!

  2. Katie B.

    Beautiful soft coloring of this fun shopping stamp! Great job!! Love that beautiful birthday stamp too, and a great card!! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  3. Jeane Campbell

    Can we say “Nordstrom’s Sale?” That’s what it screams to me! Then lunch, of course! Great work. And thanks for the info to Perfect Paper Crafting for the mini.. i want to see how it works.

  4. Regina Furman

    Definitely looks like a good crafting sale going on! Fun stamp, and great coloring. Thanks for the walk through on making this!

  5. Denise Bryant

    Awesome details on your card! Love the layering and colors! Yes, they must be having a sale at the local stamp store!

  6. Kay Parke

    I love the card, such fun. I also adore my Chameleon Pens and my Perfect Layers. Couldn’t be without them.

  7. D~DesignsByDragonfly

    I loVe how you colored up that great image. Thanks for sharing.
    {I already receive your newsletter}
    Crafty hugs,
    dmcardmaker {at}{aol}{com}

  8. Joan VanCourt

    Oh, what a fun card. Yep, this is me and my stamping girlfriends. LOL. I haven’t seen the perfect layers mini mat . Is there a YOUTUBE video on it??? Beautiful coloring, too. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Cathy Andronicou Post author

      Hi Joan, the perfect cutting mat is a beautiful self healing soft 5 core mat, although I don’t believe there is a separate video for the mat, you can see it used in the other product videos such as the perfect layers mini on the Perfect Paper Crafting website here

  9. Clare Ellison

    Love these stamps to bits!!! And the card is just beautiful – now to try and add to my collections of both!!

  10. diane zechman

    This stamp set is on my must-have list! You did a great job with it, Ilina! Love your card and beautiful coloring!

  11. Kristine Vencel

    Love these stamps! I have 3 sisters so I like to think they were made just for us! Cute card idea.

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  13. Bobbye Moncrief

    This is so cute! It made me chuckle because it reminded me so much of my grandmother and her three sisters. They always did everything together. Thanks for sharing.

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