Happy Saturday, everyone! It's time for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Go Green Blog Hop. My amazing Design Team members and I have created some super cute nature and conservation themed projects using PPPR files, and we are sharing them with you today! We have a prize up for grabs and a little freebie just for you guys. We'll also be kicking off our next challenge. So, be sure to check out each and every project along the way today...you don't want to miss a THING!
For my project, I decided to create some cute little tote bags for my daughters. They always share a bag for their stuff they want to keep with them in the back seat when we go on road trips, which usually leads to fun, fun arguments. ;) So, I'm trying to solve that problem. I chose some feel-good Earth Day-ish images for their bags. Here they are:
For my younger daughter, who LOVES peace signs, I used this week's Friday Freebie for the bag. I love how the images from the Peace Love Recycle Cutting Files look against the black bag.
I knew my older daughter would want something a little simpler. So, I used the Earth image from the Earth Day Title blog hop freebie (which you'll see in a minute).
I got these totes at Michaels for a really reasonable price. They are canvas tote bags that are similar to these pictured below..same brand, and everything, but the package includes a black bag, gray bag, and white bag.
I used this Heat Transfer Vinyl to add the designs to the bags. This kind is intended to be used on dark fabrics. So, it is a white material that needs to be trimmed intricately before you iron it on or there will be white parts showing. Good thing I have my trusty Silhouette Cameo.
So, I just used the print and cut feature in Silhouette studio to print the images and then cut them out using the Heat Transfer Vinyl cut settings. Then, I just had to peel off the backing, position the transfer on my bag, cover it with parchment paper (which came in the package) and ironed it on ...making sure to follow the instructions. It was so super easy! I know there are a lot of great HTV makers out there...this just happened to be the one I picked up, and it worked great for me. Oh, and here's a tip...I made sure that I created an outset around my images and filled that with color so I made sure I wouldn't have any white edges showing when I cut the images out.
Before you head off to see all of the other FANTASTIC projects, I have a little hop freebie for you. This fun Earth Day Title will be available for FREE today, Saturday, April 18, 2015, and tomorrow, Sunday, April 19, 2015. Then, it will be available to purchase in the PPPR store.
This hop also kicks off our new Go Green Challenge. Link up any nature or conservation themed project you create using PPPR files for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. It's spring...so there are so many great nature themed projects you can make, so how easy is that? Oh, and the challenge ends on a FRIDAY this time, so be sure to link up your project before then. You can link up and read all of the guidelines HERE:
Okay, now how about some BLOG CANDY????
One lucky hopper will win a $15 Gift Certificate to PPPR! Here's what you need to do for a chance to win a chance to go shopping for FREE:
1. Be a follower of EVERY BLOG in our little hop. There are just 12 of us, so that shouldn't be too hard. You won't be sorry...I'm super lucky to have such 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 a way to get in touch with you.
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.
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, sales, events, and freebies.
I will randomly choose a winner of the hop candy on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Your next stop on the hop is Ruth.
Shannon ~ http://designsofapaddymack.typepad.com/
Michelle ~ http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/
Nicole ~ http://teachdanz.blogspot.com/