Happy Saturday!!! Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Halloween Blog Hop! I'm super excited about today's hop because it's our VERY FIRST one! We all created fun Halloween projects using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons (PPPR) files, and we can't wait for you to see them.
So, grab your beverage of choice and a snack, and get ready to hop! You're bound to get lots of fun ideas along the way, and we have some AWESOME Blog Candy for you (I'll tell you all about that in a minute). First, I am just DYING to show you my project. Here it is:
I decided to try out a Stair Step card for this hop because I've never made one before. I have to tell you that I had SO MUCH FUN making this card! I loved planning it all out and making this little scene, and I just love the way it turned out. So, be ready for TONS of pictures!
Here's what it looks like head on:
And...here it is slightly from above:
I got all of the Jack-o-Lanterns from the PPPR Pumpkin Patch Cutting Files Set. The spooky tree is actually just the trunk from the summery PPPR Tree Cutting Files. I love this tree because you can really use it for any season just by changing it up a bit.
I got that cute little Mummy from the PPPR Monster Mash Cutting Files. Isn't he so fun? I didn't have enough different colors of white paper to make his bandages stand out, so I colored some of the cutouts with a couple of warm gray Copic markers before I put him together. Then, I gave him a little bucket full of candy from the PPPR Candy Bucket Cutting Files (with an added little jewel on his lollipop).
This sweet kitty cat came from the PPPR Halloween Critters Cutting Files Set, and the leaves came from the PPPR Falling Leaves Cutting Files Set. I just used the base layer of the leaves since they are so tiny. I really didn't need the detail for this card.
I cut the grass using my Martha Stewart Grass punch and embossed it with my Cuttlebug and the Cuttlebug Forest Branches embossing folder. I drew the circle for the moon in Silhouette Studio and used the offset feature to create a shadow layer around it. Then, I embossed the moon with my Cuttlebug Animal Prints embossing folder (the leopard print one). The embossing was a bit to bold for what I was going for, so I ran it back through ON TOP of the folder to flatten it out a little. I love the subtle effect that technique gives.
Here's the card all flattened out. The sentiment on the moon is from Pink by Design's A Haunting We Will Go Stamp Set. By the way, the card measures around 5.75" square (though I think one of the branches ended up sticking a bit to far out for that to be exactly right).
Okay...whew! Sorry about all of the photos. This is just one of those projects that I'm really excited about! :)
Now...how about some BLOG CANDY???!?!?!?!
One lucky hopper will win this fun collection of goodies, which includes a $15 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Store, some 3D Martha Stewart candy stickers, a Bazzill Pastel mat stack, a Jack-o-Lantern acrylic stamp, and some Basic Grey fabric flowers. YAY!!!! Here's what you need to do for a chance to win:
1. Be a follower of EVERY BLOG in our little hop. There are just 7 of us, so that shouldn't be too hard. You won't be sorry...I'm super lucky to have suck talented ladies on my Design Team.
2. Leave a comment at EACH blog along the hop. Be sure to let us know you are a follower and leave us your e-mail address.
That's all you have to do. If you would like EXTRA entries, you can also do one or more of the following:
3. Like the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Facebook Page. Leave me a separate comment on this blog telling me you did. Don't forget to leave your e-mail address.
4. Sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter and leave a comment on this blog telling me you did. You'll get a weekly e-mail telling you about new files, coupon codes/sales, and freebies. Don't forget to leave me the e-mail address you signed up with. :)
Please only US and Canadian mailing addresses....sorry. I will randomly choose a winner of the hop candy on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is Ana Maria.
Here's the entire lineup, just in case you get lost along the way:
Ana Maria ~ http://www.shortycreations.com/
Jeanne ~ http://www.jeannespapercrafts.com/
Nicole ~ http://teachdanz.blogspot.com/
I'm entering this card in these challenges/linky parties:
Have a wonderful weekend!