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Hello! I’m so glad you stopped in! Today I’ve got a post over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog and I’m sharing a few more details here about how I created the shaker card I made. So, the story goes that at Christmas I created some personalized ornaments for my family using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons cut files but I needed a Christmas tree to hang them on for pictures and we didn’t have ours up yet. Friends of ours that live a few houses down our block had their tree up and my daughter’s friend was very kind about taking the time to let me in the house and ooh and aaah over the projects. She is a fan of the Avengers, and specifically Captain America, so I offered to make an ornament for her. Fast forward to today when she’s having her 16th birthday party and we needed a gift and card – today’s projects! Here’s the gift part. Pretty easy, print and cut, mostly on photo paper to get shine (only the head, nose and eyebrows were on matte cardstock.) I used the Superhero A Cutting Files. CapAforJoy I used a couple of extra layers of cardstock behind the colored figure layers so that Cap didn’t end up with a lumpy forehead  from where the twine was adhered like some of the characters I made for my family. I asked my daughter if he should have his mask on and she chose without. Now onto the card. CapShiledforJoy I used the Superhero Badges Cutting Files. I ungrouped then deleted the pinked edge because I wanted to make a shaped card with a smooth edge. I copied each layer with the star in place in Silhouette Studio and used “subtract” on each one to get the star to cut through all the layers. Below is a screen shot of how all the layers looked – the two whole white circles are the card itself – the same size as the black layer but without any star in the middle. CapAShieldShakerFile Once all the layers were cut I glued the shield together, cut a circle from acetate for the shaker just bigger than the star opening, lined up dimensional adhesive around the edges of the star, filled it with sequins and glued the shield to the card base (I didn’t fill the whole shield with dimensional adhesive because I wanted it to bow out a bit like the real shield would.) Next I scored the back of the card in a straight line and glued that to the front. I hope she likes her card and ornament! I can’t believe that my daughter and her friends are turning 16 now. There’s something about that age that is a bit surreal for me! Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope you’ll join us on Saturday, when we’re having a blog hop to announce the next challenge!

Happy crafting!


I’m entering the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge A is for…(Captain America)

ETA: I am linking this project up with the current is issue Let’s Get This Party Star-ted and Par-ty Heart-y at Paper Issues, because Stars.

Yay! Paper Issues shared my project on their Fan Feature Friday so now I can proudly display their button! Woohoo!


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


and Hawkeye


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,


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.

Bat sign

 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.


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.


Lisa ~

Ruth ~ <<<<<——— You are here!
Sarah ~ <<<<<——— 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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