Perfect Paper Crafting
Brought to you by Perfect Paper Crafting
A set of three tools with ten different border measurements for creating matted layers that are simple to use and portable.
- >Perfect borders without measuring
- >You can cut 1/8, 1/4, 3/8 and 5/8 of an inch
- >Patented “catch lip” that simply "bumps" up along the picture
Perfect Layers™ paper-crafting tools, often called Perfect Layers Rulers, are patented tools that enable you to create perfectly straight, perfectly spaced, perfectly layered effects, on all your paper-crafting projects, with NO MEASURING needed.
The Perfect Layers technology has a patented “catch lip”, that simply hooks onto the edge of the image and produces the precise border measurement you want.
Using a standard craft knife or rotary cutter, cut along the stainless steel edge of the Perfect Layers tool. Simply follow the tool edge along all sides of your picture or project, and you have a perfectly matted or framed result.
With three different Perfect Layers tools, you can create 10 different sized layers. The measurements range from 1/16th of an inch, all the way up to 1 inch, for perfect borders, mats, frames and layers on all your paper-crafting projects.
Perfect Layers Tools are sold individually, or in sets. The Deluxe 3-Tool Set sells for $27.99 and contains three (3) tools (for 10 "No Measure" border sizes), and a set of instructions and suggestions on how to use the tools.
Tool #1 - 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 5/8
Tool #2 - 1/16, 3/16, 5/16, 1/2
Tool #3 - 3/4 and 1 inch
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Perfect Layering with Perfect Layers
By Lori McAree
For this review we received Perfect Layers. Perfect Layers are clear acrylic guides with little edges on each side to catch the edge of your image or sentiment layer for cutting. I was a bit intimidated at first, it didn’t make sense to me in just looking at the tool. The directions are very easy to follow, and I completely understood right away.
In practicing with different types of paper I found that the heavier paper is much easier to grab the image lip to layer than thinner paper. The tool still works perfectly fine with thinner paper however you need to be careful when holding the tool, it can shift and you may have to make another cut to even things up.
The tool is very easy to use with a craft mat and craft knife. My knife glides along the side of the tool so smoothly. Once you decide how much of a border you would like, it doesn’t take any time to trim.
If you are like me, space is an issue, so I like the fact that they are not bulky, and they fit very nicely along the side of a drawer.
By Rose Ann Reynolds
I've been familiar with Perfect Layers for some time, as I purchased my first set when I was a demonstrator for a well-known stamp company. My original set had two rulers, so I was happy when I received the new set with three rulers, which includes the 3/4" and 1" measurements.
Since dies have become so popular, I find that I do use those for matting a lot of the time, but there are many occasions when I'm looking for the perfect-sized mat and it cannot be found in the die set. Perfect Layers have ten different mat sizes to choose from, I can always find the measurement I'm looking for.
If you want to achieve success when cutting your layers, I would like to suggest a few things. First, make sure you have a sharp craft blade for cutting. Second, when you butt the ruler against your paper edge, be sure to hold it as firmly as you can so the ruler doesn't slip on you (standing up while cutting can help). Third, you may need to run your blade over the cut line twice, to insure you've cut all the way through your paper.
My Perfect Layers tools are always within arms' reach while I create, and it will remain the case for as long as I am a paper crafter.
Layering made easy
By Beate Johns
When we first received the Perfect Layers tools I have to admit I was skeptical. I LOVE math and I love my paper cutter. Figuring out how much bigger I have to make the next layer of my image is fun and easy for me. However, if you don't like to take the time to measure, these are the perfect tools for you!
I used a hand held rotary cutter with my Perfect Layers tool to cut the cardstock, and I loved how easy it was. Craft knives scare me since I am a bit of a klutz, but the rotary cutter made cutting with these tools a breeze. Adhere your image to a larger piece of cardstock, decide what width you want the next frame (or mat) to be, line up the appropriate Perfect Layers tool with the lip of your main image and cut.
The tools are labeled so it's easy to find the right width you want. The lip underneath the tool is about 1/16" high. Lining it up next to your image is easy, then just cut and you are done. I also wanted to mention because you adhere your main image to the mat cardstock before you actually cut the mat layer, your image will always be centered when you finish cutting. No more lining up, adhering and then trying to budge the main image a tad to even things up.
The tools are thin, sturdy acrylic and won't take much space in a drawer or cabinet. If you would prefer to hang them, they also have a small hole on top.
If you don't like to mess with measuring, this will help insure perfect layers every time!
Great cuts with Perfect Layers
By Heather Jensen
I was recently given the new Perfect Layers tool to review. It is a great product to make even and exact cuts for scrapbooking and cardmaking. There are 3 different sized rulers that give you a very precise cutting measurements at different widths. There is even a lip to catch the photo or paper so there is no slipping or trying to keep the ruler straight on the project. You must have a flat surface and craft knife in order to use, but I think most paper crafters have those tools.
For me, this is a great tool for scrapbooking, but not quite as handy for cardmaking. The guides are very portable and would be a wonderful tool to have to take for a crop party or scrap night.
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