Sunday, August 31, 2014

Just 'chicken' in!!

Good morning! Jeanne here from Jeannes Paper Crafts sharing my design team project!

When I was looking through the PPPR files, I came across this adorable little chicken coop from the On The Farm cutting files. And since I hadn't used the cut before, I figured I needed to. :) And of course the little chick in the Cute Chicks files works perfectly with it!
The card base was created in Silhouette Studio using a file from my library.
The sentiment for my little chick comes form the Jaded Blossom Udderly Adorable stamp set.
PaperTrey Ink Kraft cardstock
Simple Stories Homespun 6x6 paper stack
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Cute Chicks cutting files
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons On the Farm cutting files
Jaded Blossom Udderly Adorable

Have a fabulous Sunday!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Give Thanks Pocket Scrapbooking Layout

Soooooo...I JUST realized that I totally did not meet my New Year's Resolutions from last year. The fact that I JUST realized this shows just how busy I've been, I guess. One of my resolutions was to create at least one scrapbook layout (traditional or pocket-style) a month. You want to know how many I've finished this year up until now? One. Yep, just one. Well, now I can happily say that I've finished two, so I'm only about 6 months behind...LOL. Oh, well. In order to get SOME photos in a book, I decided to go with a pocket scrapbooking layout. I have some Thanksgiving photos from last year in my box of printed photos, so I thought I'd get those in some page protectors for an album. This turned out to be really simple because I used the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Thankful Pocket Cards to help me out. Here's my layout:

These files come as PNG files, so I just opened them in my Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software. Once I had them opened, I resized them to measure 3x4ish and 4x6ish. The images are a little smaller than this so they would fit in the pockets as-is. So, I could have just printed out the PDF file that comes with the set and cut them out with my paper trimmer, but I wanted rounded corners without having to use my corner rounder. Anyway...once I had them resized, I drew some rounded rectangles using the Rouded Rectangle Tool in the software, and I sized them to 2.9 x 3.9 and 3.9 x 5.9. That way, there would be a "bleed" around my cards so I wouldn't get those pesky white outlines that sometimes show up when you print and cut. Here's what my screen looked like. It's a little hard to see here, but there is a slight border of color/pattern around the cut can click the photo to see a larger image. (I colored the lines blue so they'd show up better for you. Don't do that to yours, or the color will print.)

And, that's more layout down, six to go. Whew! Someday, I'll find those extra hours in the day that I seem to be missing. LOL. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and Happy Labor Day to my US friends. :D

Friday, August 29, 2014

Guest Designer ~ Georgiana Carson Plus New Files and a Friday FREEBIE!

This week, we have a returning Guest Designer! Here at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, we love that! Georgiana Carson is bringing you a few cute treat holders today! 
You can find Georgiana over at her blog, Carson's Creations

Take a look at these adorable designs:

Here's a close up of that cute little owl! 

Thanks Georgiana for sharing your little gifts with us! Whoever receives them will be super happy! for this week's new files. One of my favorite end-of-summer activities is going to the fair with my family, and one of my favorite parts of the fair is the FOOD! So, this week, I created a fun little set of Fair Foods. Here's what's new in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Store. I'm offering these files separately and in a bundle. Oh, and all of these new files are all ON SALE this weekend if you like them, snatch them up! :)


Fair Food Cutting Files (a Bundle of all of the above images)

I also want to remind you that you still have a little time to link up to this month's YUMMY Challenge. You can link up any YUMMY project that uses Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to the PPPR Store. You can find out all of the details about the challenge HERE.

Finally, there's a new FRIDAY FREEBIE in the store. This file will be available as a free download for one week, then it will be moved to the 99 Cent Downloads section of the store.  This freebie includes SVG., DXF, .JPG, and .PNG files. YAY!  

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Come back tomorrow for more Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons inspiration. :)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Papi

Hi, and Happy Thursday!

Gloria here from Gloria's Goofy Craft Spot. I hope everyone is having a great week. Today I would like to share a Birthday card I made for hubby to give to his dad. The card is an A2 size and the bottles are from the "PPPR Happy Hour Cutting Files". I used a VersaMarker pen to do an outline around the bottles and did some inking around the green pieces of paper as well with Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress ink. For the cute and silly faces I used Peachy Keen The Cornies Face Assortment stamp set. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from "PBD Birthday Birthday stamp set" and the Papi (Dad) sentiment is from the PBD Mi Familia stamp set.
 What I used:
Peachy Keen The Cornies Face Assortment stamp set
PBD Birthday Birthday stamp set
  PBD Mi Familia stamp set
  VersaMarker Pen
Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress ink
Tim Holtz Iced Spruce
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
White gel pen

 Before I go I would like to remind you guys that there is a Design Team call going on now for PPPR. More info HERE.

We  also have a PPPR "Yummy" Challenge going on now till Saturday August 30 , 2014.  To participate in the challenge you can create anything that reminds us of something YUMMY.  Just make sure your using PPPR files. One random participant will win a $20 Gift Certificate to PPPR. Link up your project HERE.

~Challenge rules~
1.  The theme of this challenge is Yummy, so create anything Yummy-themed.  Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the FOCUS of the project.
2.  Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the Vacation Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group HERE.
3.  You can enter as many different projects as you want for more chances to win.
4.  The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday,  August 30, 2014.
5.  One random winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Summer Fun Layout

Good Morning!  

Hope you're having a great week.  My boys went back to school a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be fun to scrapbook some of their summer pictures.  My boys lived in our pool this summer so I have a lot of pool pictures to scrapbook.  

I made the background shapes using the Sentiment Spots 1 Cutting Files and the Layered Labels 1 Cutting Files.  

The "Fun" part of my title is from the Camping Fun Cutting Files.  I created the shadow behind "Fun" in the Silhouette Studio.  For the "Summer" part of my title I used the Popsicle Fever Cutting Files.  I just cut the "A Taste of" part off of Summer in the Silhouette Studio.  

The boy jumping in the pool is from the Diving Boy Cutting Files.  For his face I used Peachy Keen's In the Garden Face Assortment.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great week.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Life's A Circus Card

It's Nanné here to share a whimsical card that I created using some of my favorite Graphic45 papers (Le Cirque collection) and the elephant from the Birthday Critters cutting file.
I wanted to look like the elephant was holding a magic feather :)  Us Disney movie fans know where that idea came from..LOL
I also created rosette from the scalloped edge cutting file.. It was super easy by adding folding lines and smooshing it all together.. punched a 1" circle for the bottom and added a shiny brad to the center, tucking the feathers up top..

Here is what I created:
because I added an "off the page" element (feather), it was a bit a difficult to photograph :)

side view.. lost of layers using foam dots..

how about some close ups and details:

I folded a long piece of paper and then added the sentiment on top of that..
for the banners I used the Sentiment spots cutting file..

This has to be the cutest elephant ever :)  
He can be found in the Birthday Critters cutting file

The scalloped border that I used to create rosette is in the 
Borders2 cutting file.. I cut two of them at 6" long, adhered them together at
both ends and then pushed the center down onto a 1" circle cut..
Super fun and easy :)

and there ya have my fun Circus themed card..
decided this would make a great birthday card :)
so, till next time...

Monday, August 25, 2014

You Are Tweet!!

Happy Monday folks, Nicole here today with a card to share with you.  I made this card for a friend that recently spoiled me with a lunchdate at my favorite Thai restaurant.  I wanted to let my friend know how much I appreciate her and this is the card I came up with for that.

PPPR files used -
Bird and musical notes - Gnomies cutting files
Sentiment label - Layered Labels 2 cutting files

For more info about my card, please visit my BLOG.  And, don't forget we still have our monthly challenge going on -
this month the theme is "Yummy".  Click on the picture to learn more and to link up your project.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bacon & Eggs

Hello Everyone, Happy Sunday! Brianna here with you all for today Pretty Paper Post :D
I used many different files today on my print and cut card. I went with print and cut because I wanted to be able to make quick duplicates of this card.

Files Used:
Bacon & Eggs Cutting Files, Cupid Cutting Files, Man, Oh Man Pattern Pack, Summer Brights Chevron & Stripes
Bacon & Egg Cutting FilesCupid Cutting FilesMan, Oh Man Pattern Pack 1
Summer Brights Chevron & Stripes

I typed up the sentiment in my silhouette and since this was a print and cut I just typed it right on top of the card. I did decide to add a button and some jute but when I reproduce these, they will just be plain. I added some highlights to my bacon, egg and hearts using a white gel pen. The black stitching was created using my black gel pen. I wasn't sure if I wanted faces on my fun food but in the end decided to go with some Peachy Keen Stamps.
I hope you all enjoy my fun whimsical card?
 thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

New File Friday and a FREEBIE!!!

TGIF, everyone! Oh, I'm working on such a fun little set of files, but I didn't quite get it done. Boo!!! This back to school stuff has really thrown me off. But, I'll definitely have it done for you next week. For now, I do have one cute little file for you. Here's what's new in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Store. Oh, and this new file is ON SALE this weekend only. :)

I also want to invite you to join us for this month's YUMMY Challenge. You can link up any YUMMY project that uses Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to the PPPR Store. You can find out all of the details about the challenge HERE.

Oh, and if you love creating projects with Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Files and would like to help us show them off, why not apply to the PPPR Design Team? You can find out all of the details by reading this blog post HERE.

Finally, there's a new FRIDAY FREEBIE in the store. This file will be available as a free download for one week, then it will be moved to the 99 Cent Downloads section of the store.  This freebie includes SVG., DXF, .JPG, and .PNG files. YAY!  

 Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! :)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

❤{You're One Smart Cookie!}❤

There are so many good things in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store at the moment that it's almost too much cute! Almost.  

You can find this card over at my blog, 

I can't wait to use all of the files. 
I made a card using the Cookies & Milk Cutting Files, specifically the cookie part. 

Here's a close up of the cookie!  ❤  Isn't she sweet!??

Check back tomorrow for a Friday Freebie and a brand new files that will be available in the store. Just in case you didn't know, there's a Design Team Call going on too, CLICK HERE for details!

Happy Thursday! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Design Team Call

Hey, everyone!  I'm excited to let you know that I'm having another Design Team Call.  Design team members will help me showcase my Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons cutting files, clip art, and digital papers.  I have a few spots opening up on the team, and I'd love to add some other talented crafters to our group.

Here's the details about my DT Call:

For the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Design Team, I'm looking for crafters who:

1.  Are willing and able to use svgs/cutting files, clip art, and digital papers on projects.
2.  Have a blog where they post regularly.  Showcasing projects in well-lit, well taken photos is important.
3.  Are active on Facebook.  Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube are pluses, too!
4.  Are able to post a project that uses PPPR files at least every other week on my blog and their own.
5.  Are willing to participate in at least one Blog Hop per month for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.
6.  Are not members of Design Teams for other similar companies/businesses that focus on cutting files.
7.  Are able to serve for at least 6 months, starting October 2014.

Design Team members will regularly receive free files and discounts from  

Here's what you need to do if you're interested in being a part of the PPPR Design Team:

1. Choose 3 of your favorite projects.  They can be projects you've created in the past or new ones you make just for this DT Call. Be sure you include projects that show off a range of your talents, including your use of svgs/cutting files, clip art, and/or digital papers. I'd love to see a project using PPPR files, but that's not a requirement. :) 
2.  E-mail the following information to
  • Your name
  • Short bio (tell me a little about, work, hobbies, what you love...anything you'd like me to know)
  • Links to your blog, Facebook page and/or profile, Twitter page, Pinterest, YouTube channel, etc.  
  • List other Design Teams you belong to (past and present).
  • List any craft-related forums, communities, or Facebook groups you are a member of (where you might be posting your PPPR projects).
  • What type of electronic cutter(s) you use
  • Attach photos of your 3 projects (mentioned above).  Include links to the blog posts of the projects, if applicable.
  • Attach a photo of yourself that I can post on my blog if you are chosen for the team.
Applications are due by Sunday, September 14, 2014, at 11:59 pm CST.  New Design Team members will be notified by e-mail and then announced on my blog on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Whew...I think that's it!  I hope some of you want to join the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons team.  I can't wait to see your projects!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!