Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Halloween Blog Hop

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.

AND

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:


I'm entering this card in these challenges/linky parties:


Have a wonderful weekend!


54 comments:

  1. OMG Lisa your step card is awesome. Look at all those little details, amazing. I am already a follower and what a fabulous blog hop:-) TFS

    karon(dot)hughes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I have also signed up for your newsletter:-)

    karon(dot)hughes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE your amazing step card!!! What awesome colors, those cuts are adorable and the whole scene...PERFECT!!! What a way to start this hop!! Super excited to see what the rest of your team has created!!
    TFS and have a GREAT day!!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  4. I am a FB follower :)
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  5. And a newsletter subscriber :)Love that BTW!!!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  6. WOW!!! Lisa... I just LOVE this card!!! All of those files mixed together look fabulous! So so cute =)

    Lot of love,
    Ana Maria

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  7. this is GORGEOUS!!!!! I love it!!! I would use it as decor in my house!!!

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  8. OMG Lisa...... Your projects always amaze me. Love all the detail that you put into this stair step card. It really makes it pop so much more. I think the embossed moon looks perfect! Thank You for sharing and putting this awesome hope together:) I'm already a happy follower. Disneynut 4 life at yahoo dot com

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  9. Wowzers, you card is stunning!!! I just love stair step cards and the spooky scene you created..

    Scrappy hugs,
    Amanda :0)

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  10. I already Like the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Facebook Page:)

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  11. I'm signed up for your newsletter:)Disneynut 4 life at yahoo dot com

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  12. I just liked your Facebook page :0)

    Scrappy hugs,
    Amanda :0)

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  13. WOW so many fun things to look at A very friendly halloween card

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  14. What an adorable card!! I love everything about it! I'm already a follower of your blog, FB page and receive your newsletter! Great inspiration!
    Nancy
    alwaysastorycreationsbynancy.blogspot.com/

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  15. Lisa, new it would not disapoint! this is fantastic and I am off to check out all your teams designs. Then back again to check out all your available cuts :) I will have to get a new cutting machine after all ;) thanks for the enabling.

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  16. Love your step card totally! i will need to try it on some birthday cards. Thanks for sharing.

    i love everything to do with your blog - and i join hops hoping to find a new blog to follow. Blog candy is just the icing on the Cake!

    marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

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  17. i liked your facebook page...always

    marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

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  18. Somehow i had missed getting your newsletter. Now i do get it. Thanks.

    marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

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  19. Lisa, this is amazing! I love everything about, such wonderful details!

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  20. OMgosh your card is just so CUTE. Love all the details and the scene you created here.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  21. Such an adorable card! Love step cards!

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  22. OH MY GOODNESS! This card is simply gorgeous! I LOVE all the embossing and all the elements you added to it. You are beyond amazing!

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  23. I love your card Lisa. I've never made one but now I really want to make one. I love your files. Thanks for designing great files.
    Melisa

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  24. WOW!! there is so much detail in your card it is amazing!! you put that cameo and your eyesight to the test with all of those intricate cuts. This is a great card - now the question is, will you ever be able to part with it, LOL!! Hugs - Nicole

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  25. I think this is the cutest Halloween card I have ever seen. I just love every bit of it. I am already a follower.

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  26. Liked and left a comment on FB.
    stuff@gt.rr.com

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  27. I just signed up for the newsletter.
    stuff@gt.rr.com

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  28. Lisa this card is just darling! I love your sweet little mummy...he is too cute! All of your designs just come together to make the most adorable step card I've seen in a long time...I love it!

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  29. Oh my goodness! This is the cutest card ever. Love every single detail :-)

    calbekah at aol.com

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  30. I just signed up for your newsletter :-)

    calbekah at aol dot com

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  31. I am a facebook follower!

    calbekah at aol dot com

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  32. Too cute! Tfs

    Viviana
    Cvjac at att dot net

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  33. I am a follower on Facebook!
    Cvjac at att dot net

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  34. I signed up for the newsletter

    Cvjac at att dot net

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  35. Awesome Halloween scene you created with this stair step card!
    I follow your blog.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  36. I signed up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon newsletter.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  37. I am a newsletter subscriber!

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  38. Omgeeeeeee I love love love this!!!!

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  39. Oh my goodness Lisa, this is amazing! Love the scene-the cuts are adorable!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  40. I liked your FB page and I signed up for your newsletter:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  41. Just loving the stair step card. So much detail I love everything about it!
    Ashley

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  42. Am already afollower. Thanks for the fun. and just love, love, love your so sweet card. and cute cuts.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  43. Wow Lisa, That step card is just FAB! I love it. Esp all the colors. Very 3-D!!

    Meriah

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  44. Signed up for newsletter.
    Kristi
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  45. Love this card, it is so darn cute! Love all the dimension, but it looks great flat too!
    Kristi
    kidshomelove at yahoo .com

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  46. Fabulous step card Lisa!!! What a fun little scene you created :)

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  47. This is so wonderfully cute I pinned it!!

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  48. Your Card is Sooo Cute! Love It! Thanks for Sharing! :0)
    cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments! They really make my day! :D