Saturday, September 20, 2014

Some SWEET Halloween Decorations

Happy Saturday, everyone! I had a lot of fun creating some cute Halloween decorations the other day, and I just couldn't wait to share them with you here. I used the new Candy Borders Cutting Files (which are on SALE this weekend) to create these sweet little decor items. 

I used the print and cut feature of my Silhouette Cameo to create both of these items. This would make it really easy to create several of these to use for a party or as gifts. I printed out a candy corn border and simply wrapped it around this LED candle and secured the ends using a glue dot. I chose to use an LED candle so there wouldn't be a fire hazard. I added some pretty twine and a cute sentiment (a sneak peek of one of the new Pretty Cute Stamps sets that is coming out on Wednesday). Then, I added some little enamel dots I made a while ago by melting Perler beads in the oven (the candle dish just seemed to naked without something scattered around on it). I love how it turned out, and I'm thinking I may need to make something similar for every holiday!

I also decided to create some fun little garland to hang in my craft room. I just separated one of the candy corns from the border in my Silhouette Studio software, created an offset for it (since the black background of the border can't be broken up), mirrored it (so I could have a back to the image), and created a whole bunch of copies on my mat. Then, I printed and cut them all out, glued them together...back to back, punched some holes in them, and strung them on that same twine I used for the candle. This was super fast and easy....again, another decoration I'm going to have to tweak for other holidays. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Don't forget about our Fun With Puns Challenge that is going on right now.  You can find all of the details HERE.

Have an amazing weekend, everyone, and don't forget to come back tomorrow for some more PPPR inspiration. :)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Guest Designer ~ Gerda plus New File and FREEBIE Friday!

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons is so lucky to have fans from all over the world! Our Guest Designer this week celebrates this. Gerda is sharing designs all the way from the Netherlands with you. You can find Gerda at Gerda's Cards CreationsHer designs are very sweet and full of great details!  

Gerda used Birthday Critters Cutting Files to create a pair of darling cards especially for this post:

Here's a closer look at these adorable cards!

I created a couple of fun little files this week. Here's what's new in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Store


Typewriter Cutting Files (in case you missed it last weekend)

Before I show you this week's freebie, I want to invite you to take part in our Fun with Puns Challenge that is going on right now. Just create a project that shows a pun or play on words using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. Then, link up a photo of your project HERE for a chance to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the PPPR store. You can find out all of the details about the challenge HERE.

Finally, there's a new FRIDAY FREEBIE in the store. This file will be available as a free download for one week, then it will be moved to the 99 Cent Downloads section of the store.  This freebie includes SVG., DXF, .JPG, and .PNG files. YAY!  

Thank you so much for stopping by today! We'll be back tomorrow with more PPPR inspiration. Have a great Friday, everyone!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

❤{sweet ● friend ● of ● mine}❤

I love to make cards of smiling food. It's like a sickness. I couldn't wait to make a card with the cotton candy. Alas, they're aren't many witty cotton candy puns...but it's a perfect sweet little face to send a happy hello! I used the Fair Food Cutting Files for my card, take a look below. 

If you want to purchase the Fair Food Cutting Files, you can click above or *{HERE}*
They are available separately, or you can buy them as a bundle. 

Here's a close up of the smiling cotton candy! EEEEE! IS that NOT the CUTEST or what?!?!?! I love it! 

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Design Team Announcement!

Happy Hump DAAAAAAY, everyone! Whew! I have had an excruciatingly tough last couple of days. I got so many wonderful applications for the PPPR Design Team that making a decision was super hard! But, I finally got it narrowed down to four new members. 

First, I'm so sad to say that two of my wonderful friends will be stepping down from the DT at the end of September. These ladies are so talented, and we are so sad to see them go. But, we'll see them around in crafty bloggy land, I'm sure. Sadly, we say goodbye to Jeanne from Jeanne's Paper Crafts and Brianna from Happy Scrapper. :(

Okay, now, we have some new members of the team. Here they are. Be sure to visit their blogs to say hi and check out their awesome goodies.

Tina Berlingeri ~ Tina Time

Of course, we have some amazing and talented DT members returning to our team for this term. Here they are, in case you'd like to stop by and check out their blogs, too!

Gloria Zuniga ~ Gloria's Goofy Craft Spot

Kathy Gillon ~ Kathy and Kids

Leah Schaeffer ~ Leah Schaeffer Blog

Melisa Alzammar ~ Melisa's Crafty Creations

Nanne' Harry ~ Nanne's Creations

 Nicole Elliott ~ Teachdanz

Thank you so much for stopping by today! We'll be back tomorrow with some fun Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons inspiration. Have a great day, everyone!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fun with Puns Blog Hop WINNER!!!

Hey, everyone! I have the winner of the Fun with Puns Blog Hop prize to share with you. The winner of the $15 Gift Certificate to the PPPR store is:

Congratulations, Blue6366!  I'll be emailing you, so be sure to check in your junk/spam folder if you don't get it!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Be sure to come back tomorrow, because I have some NEW Design Team members to share with you. :)  See you then!

It's Your Birthday!

Hello PPPR Friends!
It's Kathy, from Kathy and Kids, and I have this "punny" Birthday card that I am sharing with you today.
My oldest daughter's Birthday is tomorrow and I made this card to send to her.

(I cut 2 of the base cuts and then scored and folded the top one to make a card.)
"Orange You Awesome" stamp set by Pretty Cute Stamps
papers are by DCWV
Have a great week and Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Birthday Wishes

Hiiiiii Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon people! Leah Schaeffer sharing today and I ADORE my Design Team days for PPPR! I am just in love with the designs by Lisa and am excited to share with you today!

I started with some party balloons from a graduation set, Hats Off. Being surrounded by little ones, I have no need for graduation hats but man…love that cluster of balloons! Super useful! I can see making this card over and over again and just changing the color scheme up! To make this a bit more "in the mail" friendly, you could choose not to add foam behind anything and keep this flat. Because of the layers already in the card, it will still be great without that, but of course, 3D pops!!!! =)
Another fun design idea when you are creating a card that really centers around a single focal image, is to try off setting it. I could have easily sized the balloons to sit in the center of the card, with no need to trim the sides. But there is something more interesting and organic about something that comes to the edges of a project. Hard to explain…but try it out! =)

I had this bold multi-colored polka dot background and decided to soften it slightly by adding a vellum layer over it. That also helps the balloons stand out just a bit more as well. Adding any layer helps build interest on a project so I decided to cut a vellum layer behind the sentiment spot as well. Not necessary but a nice detail! I also could of left the card just as is…but I felt like there was just a bit of something it needed…yes, even after adding the gems. And that was the black doodling around the card. So happy with that in the end!

Hope you enjoyed this card! For awhile I am keeping this in my scrappy room and not giving it away just yet! LOL! 

Hats Off Cutting File

Sentiment Spots Cutting File 

Thanks for the visit and those that spent some time with the entire team over the weekend and hopped along…don't forget to HOP…there are the CUTEST files available for FREE when you join us. Not to mention the many chances to win some $$$ to spend in the shop! NICE! 
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