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Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, Pretty Cute Turtle!

Hi! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by today! I’ve got the cutest way to say “I’m sorry that I didn’t get your birthday card and gift to you on time” to share here and on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog.

I’m not good about getting cards into the mail. I make them personalized and really enjoy the process, but sending them is another story. This card was created with water-colored paper which needed to dry and I knew that I wouldn’t have the gift made in time so I just worked on the papers and set it aside for cutting until the other day.

Here’s the result:


I just thought this sweet turtle would be the best way to deliver my belated greeting (inside it says “I’m just extending the celebration”). Wouldn’t you feel cheered up and appreciated if you got this cutie in the mail?

This party animal comes from the Birthday Critters Cutting Files which has all sorts of cute animals – check them out:

Birthday Critters Cutting Files

I really felt that the turtle might take a long time to deliver that cupcake (it’s a long walk from Chicagoland to Minneapolis-land.) Now I think my next late card will need to be the elephant because he would never forget!

OK, now I want to go and play with the elephant, but I suppose I should tell you about how I created my card and share another picture:


Before I did my Distress Stain watercolored background and sentiment strip I stamped the sentiment and banner images and embossed them with clear embossing powder. Distress Stains in different strengths were then “painted” onto different pieces of watercolor paper and allowed to dry. After cutting the pieces out and assembling the different elements, I used my Wink of Stella markers to add some shimmer to the cupcake and the turtle (shell, eyes, and mouth) and I used some twine on the top of the hat with a pearl to top it off. I love working with all the layers of these files. They have so many wonderful details and add a lot of dimension (especially with the 140# watercolor paper). I don’t even need to use dimensional adhesive very much to have the dimension I like (I did use foam tape behind the top of the cupcake so that it would be supported where it wasn’t touching the shell.)

Oh, and that awesome card shape – it’s from the shop, too! It’s the A2 Card Bases 1 Cutting Files. I really like a nice shape for a card base and a wonderful way to get my sentiment in was with the horizontal strip that’s part of the design!

You know what this card would work for? The current Go Green challenge over on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog! If you’ve got any belated birthday cards or just people who are celebrating and love cute animals, you could whip up a couple of these cuties, too! Check out the details for the challenge here!

I hope you’re having a wonderful day and you’re able to get some happy crafting time in! As I’m writing this post up, it’s a very miserable cold, wet day outside and that works for me so I can create a couple more cards today!

Take care. Thanks so much for visiting and happy crafting!



Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Get Cookin’ Blog Hop

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Hi and welcome to my blog! I sure hope you’re having a great day! Although it’s a Saturday, I’m one busy lady all day today, but I had to show off my project and share all about the fun going’s on at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, so here I am!

If you came here from Nicole’s blog and are hopping along, 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.

The theme for this hop is Get Cookin’. We’re sharing projects that have to do with cooking and food using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. There is so much to choose from in the store – it was tons of fun picking out how I was going to Get Cookin’!

I went with the awesome layered burger from the Cookout Cutting Files as the main food item on my layout. I love all the wonderful layers to this burger and how it was easy to customize for the Shrimp Burger I enjoyed while on vacation on Tybee Island, GA. Take a look:


I have to say, I love how the burger turned out! All those layers and five different papers, plus inked edges! Did you spot any other food? Take a peek here:


I think this crab is so happy that I didn’t choose him for my lunch! Isn’t he the best? He’s from the Moody Crab Cutting Files and I have to smile when I look at him! He’s standing on a bit of the sand from the Day at the Beach Cutting Files and the coral comes from Fishy Friends Cutting Files. I’ll share the details on another cut that I used from that file in a moment.

SBIP_journal_detI used the Speech Bubbles Cutting Files to create the journaling block – a favorite for me. You may have noticed some drawn bubbles as well. I used the bubbles from Fishy Friends Cutting Files. I deleted the background cut and used the Silhouette Pen Holder adapter along with the Silver Wink of Stella marker to draw them with my Silhouette machine. Then I used some green enamel dots in some of the bubbles and some Liquid Pearls on some of the others. I love getting more dimension out of my page my having something drawn or stamped on my base layer. I think it adds a lot to my page.


Next we have some waves – couldn’t have a page about dining outside with the ocean in view without these! I used the Borders 5 Cutting Files. I reversed one of them to go the other way before I cut, trimmed them down a bit to fit in my grid, and inked the edges with a marker to define the edge. I sure hope you enjoyed my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Now on to some blog hop details!

The blog candy for this hop is a $15 GC to the PPPR store.

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For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment at each stop of the hop. 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, March 17, 2015.

Don’t forget to pick up the Blog Hop freebie, this fun Bun in the Oven file, only free Saturday and Sunday of the hop…after that it will be available for sale in the store.

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Our hop kicks off the Get Cookin’ Challenge at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. The challenge projects can be any cooking or food related project that features Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the FOCUS of the project and the prize is a $20 Gift Certificate for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store. Check out all the details here: Monthly Challenge.  I am sure you could cook something up to join in the challenge! I can’t wait to see what you create!

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To continue on the hop you’ll head to Sarah’s blog next!

(I entered quite a few challenges with this layout – please see the information below the blog hop list!)

Here’s the lineup:



                              Ruth <<<— You are here!
                                 Sarah <<<— Head here next!







Challenges I am entering, in alphabetical order by blog name:

(You knew there’d be some! So much inspiration and design ideas! I’m completely addicted!)

March Scrappy Friends Color Challenge (at Creating with Paper & More):

 I used deep red, gray, turquoise and dark green.

Paper Issues New Issue was: Enamored with Enamel. I used enamel dots, plus I’m enamored with vacations with my family and scrapping them!
Paper Issues Sketchy Saturday had this fabulous gridded sketch created by Jen Chapin:

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The stitched divisions as well as the spot for journaling were elements I especially loved!

March Stash Challenge #24 at Scrap Our Stash is STENCIL. I used:
S – Simple Stories Sn@p Life collection for papers and alphas
T – Twine lines
E – Enamel dots
N – Number stickers (for time on top middle photo)
C – Crab die cut, also coral 😉
I – Inked the edges of the die cuts
L – Letter stickers as well as liquid pearls on the bubbles going up the right
Stuck on U Sketches Die Cut Challenge, Lucky Green I have die cut waves, burger, crab, coral and journaling block. For green I have the lettuce on the burger as well as enamel dots and letter and phrase stickers. I’m lucky because I have a Silhouette (won it a couple of years ago right around this time of year 😉

Through the eyes of Rochelle Spears has a March Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I used the diagonal going from the lower left up to the right: Mini Alphas (Shrimp on title), the color green (lettuce on burger, word Paradise and phrase sticker on waves), and Enamel Dots (going up right side as bubbles).

ETA – I definitely had intended to enter this in Lasting Memories “So Happy Together” challenge, because it really was such a happy occasion to visit with Scott’s brother in Georgia!

ETA – My layout was chosen as a top 3 for March over at Lasting Memories! Thanks so much for choosing me!

Lasting Memories

Supplies I used: Cardstock – Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Alpha and number stickers, word stickers – Simple Stories; Twine – The Twinery; Enamel Dots – Freckled Fawn; Dimensional Paint – Ranger; Pen – Closet to My Heart, Kuretake,  Sakura; Ink – Close to My Heart; Die cut machine and accessories – Silhouette America; Adhesive – ScrapPerfect, Xyron, Zig.

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