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Happy New Year Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons style

This is my first blog post for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons in 2015! Woohoo! And I’m here to celebrate ringing in the new year! I have a fabulous friend (the one who keeps me walking the straight and narrow roads of our village) who hosts New Year’s Eve at her home every year. She and I became friends when our daughters were in preschool and what I love about this party is that everyone in the family is invited to come! So no sitter needed when the kids are younger and now that they are older they can hang out with their friends like they would want to and we all just enjoy the wonderful company and awesome food and drink!

So my friend is all about bling! She adores everything that shimmers and shines, so I did what I could to create shine for the hostess gifts I gave to her. Check it:

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I used silver foiled cardstock, shimmer cardstocks for the white and black and some of the gold and the Silhouette Gold Foil for the shiny gold. The files I used are: Bottle Tag 1 Cutting FilesNew Year Title Cutting Files, and I really felt like Kendall Jackson would look good with a mustache so I used the Old Chap Cutting Files to cut one for him ;-)! And I designed the sentiment to have the confetti hanging off the edge – I just love how that turned out!

Nobody paid much attention to the tag until I started taking pictures (I thought the pictures would be better with the right atmosphere!) Then I got the questions about why I was taking pictures and the comments “I thought you bought that”, which just makes me smile and proves that Lisa really does a great job designing these files. I, of course, have tons of fun playing with them!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and got to ring in the New Year in your favorite way! I still have some cards to address (got most of them out before Christmas, but put off doing all of them so that I could take care of the gifts for Christmas), but got to visit with all sorts of wonderful family and friends.

Wishing you a whole lot of happiness and creative time in the coming year! Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you’ll stop in again soon and I hope you’ll make my day brighter by leaving some kind words in the comments.

Ruth

I’ll be entering these projects into the StuckOnUSketches Anything New Year- Die Cut challenge

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P.S. Found these glittered flowers at my local grocer and created my own bling numbers to add some more festive glam! I’m so happy with how this turned out. I used the shimmer white cardstock on the front and the back is covered in shimmer black. The inside of the numbers were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Glitter Gold Zing Embossing powder. I had to choose between bright lighting to show off the shimmer or atmosphere and chose atmosphere. Hopefully you’ll take my word for it about the glam!

Enjoy your year!

 

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Now you see it…

Today I’m sharing another gift card holder I created for Christmas. This one is with a file designed by Jamie Cripps and the fun part is the window in the front and that it has a tear off inside so you can get to the gift card. I resized and rearranged a lot of it and had a ton of fun designing the front. Here’s a peek:

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Oh, my! It still makes me giggle! The No Peeking sentiment comes from a set of Christmas gift tags by Silhouette. I could not resist putting that over the window for where the gift card was. Then I used a shimmery vellum behind to make it a little bit harder to see the gift card. The patterned papers are super cute Doodlebug papers (the larger red circles are flocked <3!) This was one of those projects that came together so well! I’m so happy with how it turned out.

The inside – well, I didn’t think about the fact that this was single sided paper, with brand information and a bar code on the back so I managed to cut right where all those things were. This created the need to cover that up, so luckily I had some Doodlebug fancy frills I used to fix it up and fancy up the inside.

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For the gift card part I decided that next time I might use a pen to draw the dashed tear line before cutting so that it is more obvious and draw the text for “pull here”, but this seemed to work just fine!

So, another gift card holder created and shared here!

Stay tuned! I should have another tomorrow.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you’re having a wonderful week!

Ruth

I’m entering this project in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog Anything Goes challenge.

 

Yep, it’s another gift card holder!

Don’t say I didn’t warn you! And there will be more in the coming days, so be prepared!

I have to say I had tons of fun creating these gift card holders. From choosing who got which design to picking papers and finishes, I love that I am able to create something to hold the gifts our family gives!

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This was for my father in law who loves to ski and also loves to shop at Kohl’s. The snowflake sweater gift card box design is by Kristen Magee. I have to admit putting this little box together was so much fun. What can I say? Miniature things delight me!

A snowflake die cut is included, but I chose to use my Snowflake Medley stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink to create the snowflake instead. The patterned paper is from the Fancy Pants Timber Grove collection (loved that pattern for a touch of Christmas color as well as a fabric design), kraft paper from The Paper Studio (which is rather rough for many uses, but worked perfectly for my little box), velvet paper from SEI for the collar and Versamark ink with embossing powder from Stampendous.

My tip for those who are like me and don’t like the dashed lines where folds are is to change those lines into solid lines and cut them at a much lower thickness (like 1 or 2) in Silhouette Studio V3. You can do this under Advanced settings in V3. If you don’t use V3, you’re missing out on a lot of really cool tools (and some headaches, but for me, the trade-off is worth it.)

I hope you have a wonderful winter’s day! Today, our high is supposed to be 19 degrees Fahrenheit, so I’m hoping to stay in and get lots of laundry and crafting done!

I’m entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog Anything Goes challenge.

Thanks so much for visiting! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments! I love to hear from you!

Ruth

ETA : linking this project up for the Paper Issues “Say it isn’t Snow cold outside” challenge.

 

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, Pretty (Quirky) Decorations!

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 Happy Saturday and welcome to my blog! If you came here from Nicole’s blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog.

Today the Design Team has some wonderful Christmas decorations using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. I tend to think outside the (police) box a bit and focus on our family’s interests for my decorations and I find it just delightful that Lisa has designed fun files that work with some of the fandoms my family gets into.

First are the Avengers. We’ve seen all the movies (except for Hulk) and some numerous times, so I thought it’d be fun to make ornaments for each person’s favorite character. I ended up getting the Superheroes Collection Cutting Files because it has seven different characters which means more fun, right?

For my hubby and my daughter it was Nick Fury

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and Hawkeye

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for my son, he has a Captain America shirt and he really likes the shield symbol so I created that using the Superhero Badges Cutting Files,

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as well as the Batman sign (I know, not Avengers, but he saw the Michael Keaton Batman movie as well as all three of the Christian Bale Batman movies this year – some more than once) because he likes Batman, too.

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 These files were quick and easy to put together (the characters were just a lot of fun adding all the different details.) My plan is to use these for tags on their gifts and then they could be used as ornaments on the tree.

The family ornament I made for this year is for Dr Who (as you may have guessed from my earlier hint about a Police Box.) Lisa has all sorts of Dr Who files (The Doctor Cutting Files – where the TARDIS comes from, The Enemies Cutting Files – imagine a wheeping angel on your tree, as well as The Doctor Digital Clip ArtThe Doctor Digital Stamps and also The Doctor Sentiments Digital Stamps). I love how the TARDIS came out! I saved it for last because it got great reactions from the kids (and their friend) as well as my hubby and my friend (who was so kind as to allow me to use her tree for the photos – thank you so much, Lisa Marie Vogt!!!) I used vellum for the windows and light on top so that it could “glow” from lights on the tree.

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This is the first year that we’ve had access to BBC America so we could watch the show when it’s aired. The whole family would sit down and watch together every Saturday night for the entire season. That’s why I thought the TARDIS would be a great reminder of this year for our family. Lisa Norris reminded me that there will be a Dr Who Christmas special, too, so there’s another Christmas connection!

Those are the projects I have to share with you today. I hope you had fun looking into the ways in which I try to make Christmas fun by creating decorations that have to do with things my family enjoys.

The blog candy for this hop is a $15 GC to the PPPR store (Woohoo! That could buy a lot of fun for you and your family!) For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also “LIKE” Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook  and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, December 16 and announced on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog.

Be sure to pick up this super cute Blog Hop freebie on Saturday and Sunday of the hop only available on Lisa’s blog (she is featuring these adorable kids in her project)…after that it will be available for sale in the store. 

Deck the Halls Blog Hop Freebie

And then there’s the monthly challenge! Your project can be anything that is Christmas themed and features Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. Please be sure to see all the rules and the link up at the monthly challenge page. One random participant will win $20 to PPPR

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Here is the entire hop order, in case you get lost along the way. You’ll be heading to ****Sarah’s blog****  from here.

Happy hopping! Don’t forget to follow and comment in order to be in it to win it for the blog candy.

Ruth

Lisa ~ http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/

 
 
 
 
Ruth ~ https://paperandmusings.wordpress.com/ <<<<<——— You are here!
 
Sarah ~ http://sarahvaitstamps.blogspot.com/ <<<<<——— Head here for Sarah’s awesome project!
 
 
 
 
 
ETA: I’m entering the TARDIS into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge : Transportation

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