My Sweet Petunia Cut-Align Rulers Product Focus
I was invited to participate in some Product Focus spots on Splitcoaststampers, which means I get some free stuff, get to play with it, and let you know what I think. This Product Focus is for the new Cut-Align rulers from My Sweet Petunia. I was very excited to try these, as I had heard about them from peeps who had gone to CHA, or Creativation as it’s now called.
I’ve tried a lot of different tools for creating perfect mats for squares and rectangles of card stock, and I thought that these rulers would be perfect for that purpose. I’ve also been cutting using a straight edge ruler and an X-Acto knife for years, and I have the scars to prove it from where the blade jumped the ruler, including one that landed me in the Urgent Care getting stitched up, so anything that would make that process safer sounded great to me.
I grabbed some of my own Mitten State Stamps to use these rulers with because most of them have a frame around the image.
The first card I made with Cat Frame. I used the smaller ruler to cut the stamped image out with a small border outside the frame by lining up that frame with the line 1/8” from the center of the ruler then running my PenBlade down the slit in the center. I find it’s easiest to get a perfect edge by positioning the ruler so I’m cutting at about a 45 angle toward me. It’s safer and makes the straightest edge. I used Cat Greetings to create the sentiments, letting the colored image shine and keeping the rest of the card strictly black and white.
I then thought about card techniques that used layers, and I made a Triple Stamping card using my Mitten State Stamps Rose Background stamp. I stamped the image three times, colored them with Copics, then used the Cut-Align ruler to cut two of the pieces down by cutting an equal amount off each edge, making the second one smaller than the first to get three graduated shapes. I then adhered the colored images to black card stock and then used the Cut-Align ruler to trim down the black card stock to a perfect 1/8” mat around each piece. I stacked up my images so they lined up with each other perfectly and had the same border around each edge. This was really easy to do with the Cut-Align.
My third card used my Lilacs Background stamp to do a spotlight card. I stamped the image twice, then cut one of the images down using the Cut-Align Ruler, this time creating my cuts over the lilac blossoms, not equally around each edge, and colored it with Copic markers. I then created a black mat the same way as the previous card. I mounted that on top of the uncolored image, again perfectly aligning the images.
I’m really thrilled with these rulers and find myself reaching for them often as I craft! If you want more takes on this product, head over to the Splitcoaststampers’ Product Focus page.
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