Hey, everyone!!! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend so far! Welcome to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and the Cameo Creations Thanksgiving Blog Hop. If you've come here from Jessica's blog, you are in the right place. If you just stumbled upon my post and would like to start from the beginning, head on over to Cameo Creations. This hop is all about creating Thanksgiving projects with our Silhouette cutting machines, and we have a fun challenge and some blog candy up for grabs! YAY! I decided to make an easel card for this hop/challenge. Here's my project:
I created the base for this card (the background piece) by welding together this doily shape I found in the Silhouette Online Store with a rectangle in Silhouette Studio. Then, I filled it with a digital paper from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons (PPPR) Pumpkin Spice Cream Polka Dots pack and used the print and cut feature in Silhouette Studio to cut it out. The plaid sections of the card were also created using print and cut. I filled those shapes with the a pattern from the PPPR Pumpkin Spice Gingham & Plaid Digital Paper Pack.
This sweet little pilgrim couple came from the PPPR First Thanksgiving Cutting Files Set. Their faces were a little small to cut out their facial features at this size, so I used the print and cut feature for their faces. I just grouped the face, eyes, eyebrows, nose, and mouths together, printed them out, and cut them. I had to do a little maneuvering with the "release compound path" function to make sure the pupils on the girl's face wouldn't cut out, but it worked out. I'm really happy with how their little faces turned out. I also printed their hands and legs so the skin colors would match. This is also a great trick to use if you don't have the right card stock color for their skin (I always have trouble with that).
The scalloped shape on this label was originally a circle I found in the Silhouette Online Store, and I just smooshed it so it would be an oval. It is filled with the same pattern as the background. I drew the white oval in Silhouette Studio and stamped this sentiment from Pink by Design's Bountiful Blessings Stamp Set. The banner behind the ovals is from the PPPR Sentiment Spots 1 Cutting Files Set and was filled with a paper from the the PPPR Pumpkin Spice Diamonds & Paisley Digital Paper Pack. I love using these digital paper collections because everything is color coordinated and looks great together.
Here's a side view of the card. I added some jute ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and some brads, and my easel card was all done! I hope you like it!
Our BLOG CANDY for this hop and challenge is a $15 Gift Certificate to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, a $20 Gift Certificate to Scraptastical Kreations, and $21 worth of digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps. There are a couple of ways to win. You can leave a comment on every blog along the hop, and you can enter our challenge. How do you do that? Just create a Thanksgiving-themed project with your Silhouette machine and link it up over at Cameo Creations. Easy peasy! We hope you'll join in on the fun!
Your next stop in the hop is Sandra.
Here's the entire lineup, just in case you get lost along the way. :)
Cameo Creations: http://cameocreations.blogspot.com
Ana Maria: http://www.shortycreations.com/