Monday, April 23, 2012

Product Review....Perfect Layer Tools!

Hello!  I'm here to review a new product today! 

For years, I have struggled with one paper cutter after another, trying to find one that cuts truly straight lines.  I love to use layers of beautiful cardstock on my cards, but couldn't seem to get them just right.  Then I tried Perfect Layers Tools.  How exciting!  Each side of the tool has a small lip, or edge on it, and each of those edges is a different measurement - 1/16", 3/16", 5/16", 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 5/8", 3/4", and 1".  These fabulous tools are clear, so you can see through them.  Whenever you are ready to layer, you don't even have to measure - just put the edge up to your cardstock and cut!




I cut a rectangle from red cardstock, and adhered it to a large scrap of white.  I trimmed the white cs, using the 3/16" edge.  The red and white pieces were then adhered to a scrap of blue, which was trimmed using the 5/16" edge.  The purple, and final mat was trimmed using the 1" edge.  Voila!  As you can see, I tried cutting with both a Wal-Mart X-acto knife, and a very nice Fiskar's rotary cutter. Both worked beautifully. A nice clean cut, every time!  And SO easy to take along to crops and workshops!

Now, let me show you these tools used on real projects.  Create with TLC offered this sentiment as a free digi over the weekend.  I though it was a perfect fit for this Rubbernecker image, "Ethel Leotard".  So, I printed up and colored a few, and experimented with them!

Both cards shown above feature the 3/16" tool.

I'm entering this in the Outlawz Sunday CAS "Anything Goes" Challenge.

Green card features 1/8" and Purple card features 1/16" tool.


Phoebe, from yesterday's post is matted using the 1/4" tool.


You can check out THIS LINK to view a video, and to purchase your own Perfect Layers Tools! Be sure to use the promo code gilliam5% at checkout to save 5% on your purchase! 

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comment section. or email me directly!  Please remember to use the code above if you purchase - it will save you some money, and I'll get an itty bitty credit too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful week - take care!

Patti J.





















19 comments:

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I seen these on Beate's page and ordered a couple weeks ago aren't they wonderful?
I love the cards you made those images are hilarious!

Sue from Oregon said...

Very cool Patti! Love the new blog and love that I can now see your whole post in my google reader too!

Lynne in NI said...

Heee, fabulous cards Patti, that sentiment is hilarious!
Like the look of your fancy ruler too!

Olga said...

these cards are fantastic!!!! I know I have that ruler somewhere in my craft room, forgot about having it. Thanks for the reminder!

Pat said...

Oooh that's what i need! Your cards are fantastic.
Hugs xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

My daughter and I have both owned sets of these Perfect Layer rulers. They were one of the very first tools we owned. As much as we loved them, I must advise that they be stored flat. Unless they have changed the material, they will bow stood on end over time. Hope you don't mind that I said that, but we spend so much on tools that we want them to last. Before that hard lesson was learned, they were fabulous!

Ruthie said...

love the cards ... but - did you notice the sentiment has the word "take" repeated in it!!!!???

Ruthie said...

love the cards!!! she's a hoot! BUT did you notice thesentiment has the word "take" repeated in it????

Glittered Paws said...

Oh my I think we are going to have to "play" - this looks like something I NEED!!! Great tutorial. PS - I'm waiting for your "I'm done" call (LOL).

Margaret said...

Love your images and cards. That does seem to be a great product. Will have to look into it. Thanks for Following me.

Karen Hasheck said...

fun cards! I am now a follower and subscriber and I checked out your Pinterest boards too! So fun to share ideas!

scrapclose2theheart said...

Great idea Patti. I love the cards. And I never thought about using my rotary cutter on paper. I just use it for fabric. Perhaps I should buy one JUST for paper & mark it as such. TFS!!!

joy said...

The cute cards made me giggle! I love them! I'm a new follower of your blog and I am so impressed with your coloring! What a beautiful job you do!

Bonnie Weiss said...

You certainly mastered these in a flash. And you cards are too stinkin' funny!

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful fun cards Patti. Super images and all coloured beautifully. I have to go check out the ruler, I could certainly use help in my layering. Thanks.

Audrey Frelx said...

What a great craft tool, and your cards are fabulous looking!!!

Hello, my dear friend!!! Wow, I've missed you!

Can't stay long as, being away for such a time, I want to get in a few more visits. But I had to stop by; I have forgotten you! I'll be back again as soon as I can!

Hugs!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Patti!
Hugs and smiels

Pat (mspfd) said...

I love my perfect layer tools. Bought mine years ago and really need to replace them. Thanks for the code to save 5%! Love your cards! The sentiment is perfect with your fun image. Love all the different color combos.

Seleise said...

that perfect layers tool sounds wonderful! I love all of those cards you made. that image is AWESOME!!! Great job!