Friday, October 31, 2014

October Monthly Challenge Features, plus New File and FREEBIE Friday!

This week there's a little something different brewing around here. This week PPPR's fabulous readers are being featured, specifically the October Monthly Challenge participants! If you didn't know, PPPR features a monthly challenge using PPPR files. This month it's Trick-or-Treat! We've had some great link ups! Take a look at what fans of PPPR are linking up!

Carri over at DoubleClick - AKA Abusybee created this cute treat bag using Happy Pumpkin Cutting Files, it's adorable!

Emily K. created this ridiculously cute pumpkin using the new 3D With Hat Cutting Files...I can't stop smiling at this pumpkin!

Barb over at BugBites shared her Movie Monster Treat Bags with her readers and linked up to the monthly challenge, she used Movie Monsters 3 Cutting Files, such a great project! 

Vivi J Designs created a few entries! How awesome is that!! She used the Handled Bag Treat Topper Cutting Files, Trick or Treat Title Cutting Files, Happy Pumpkin Treat Bag Cutting Files and Wizard Owl Cutting Files. Are these not fabulous? Whoever receives these will have a great big smile!

Last but certainly not least...we have another great double entry from Millie over at Crafting with Creative M. She was busy making an adorable treat bag and some beautiful candy corn cards! She used the Happy Pumpkin Treat Bag Cutting Files and Candy Corn Guy Cutting Files.

Okay, about this week's new files? I created some great bottle gift tags that would be perfect for hostess gifts or other treats ...even for kiddos, if you cut them a little smaller and put them on a juice or water bottle. So, here's what's new in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Store:

 Bottle Tag 2 Cutting Files (with pocket)

 Bottle Tag 3 Cutting Files (with deeper pocket for treats)

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! Be sure to come back tomorrow for more PPPR inspiration. :) Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Trick or Treat Challenge Reminder

Happy Thursday, everyone! Has anyone out there been creating fun Halloween projects or treats using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files? Why not link your project to the PPPR Trick or Treat Challenge that is going on now?

You have through Saturday night to link up your Halloween-themed project that uses PPPR files HERE. One lucky participant will win a $20 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store. We've had some really cute projects added to the link up...we hope you'll join in the fun, too! :)

Have a great day, everyone! Be sure to come back tomorrow to see this week's new files and the Friday FREEBIE!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Apple Cider!!!

Hello friends!  I hope this post finds you well.  I must admit I needed to step away from the Halloween decorations and cuts and create this little cutie for you today!  If you know me then you know I am in love with my Keurig!  It's a life changing appliance :)   For more details about my project stop on over and visit my blog :)

Cuts used: 
K-Cup Treat Cutting Files

Apple Picking Cutting Files

Layered Tags 2 Cutting Files

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Happy Fall

Hello PPPR Friends!
It's Kathy, from Kathy and Kids, and today I am sharing a cute Fall card, using the "Leafy Faces Cutting Files".
I know there has been plenty of crafty Halloween projects being shared around the web, so I thought I'd get a start on Fall projects.
"Leafy Faces Cutting Files" (I love the expressions on these leaves!)
I re-sized each leaf separately and then rotated and overlaid them.  Then I welded them and used the offset feature to create the card base. 
For the leaf in front, I used foam adhesive squares to add some dimension.
The sentiment is from the Jaded Blossom "Let's Talk Turkey" stamp set.
Have a great week and Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Grave Stone Card

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon
 Hi all, Leah here with you today! Another Happy Monday is upon us! Did you celebrate this past weekend with any Halloween parties or school festivities? We did both and had so much fun! Mix that with a rainy day and some crafting and it was pretty much a perfect weekend! 
 Now today is my design team posting day for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon so I've created something for the holiday for you today! I created a relatively simple shaped card but really…you cover the heck out of anything with glitter and it takes it to the next level, don't you think? LOL! 

 Lisa is pretty brilliant so I am sure she meant to do this…but I love how some of the graves in the cutting files have an opening in the top, like this one. Just calls for adding a detail there! I think adding a date in there would be cool too. Anyways, I added a small bat from the Potion Bottles Cutting File there and added a large black pearl.

 You can also get a peak here at the pattern paper, I admit, I had to rub off a lot of the chunky glitter to get enough of my pattern to show through but I'm really happy with how it turned out.

 Here are the files I cut from today…
Haunted Graveyard Cutting Files
Happy Pumpkin Cutting Files
Potion Bottles Cutting Files
 Well I hope that you guys liked this and I'm glad to get to share with you! Have a great week and make sure you have your costumes and candy ready for Friday night! BOO! 
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Can't get enough of Halloween goodness!

Hello! I'm so glad you're here today! It's Ruth and I'd like to share with you some more Halloween scrapping I've done using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files.
Once again, I've used cutting files as well as digital papers for my project. Let's take a look!
I created a pocket page using the papers for my filler cards as well as some cuts to embellish each pocket.

I love the look of vellum - I think it worked well for my spider webs and moon.

The files I used are: 

Halloween Critters Cutting Files (for the spider webs)
Wizard Owl Cutting Files (for the moon)

Notebook Pages Cutting Files (for the journaling card)

Halloween Plaid Grid (for journaling card pattern and "about" fill pattern)

Halloween Pattern Pack 2 (for filler card patterns)

Halloween Bats & Swirls (for filler card pattern)

Feel free to swing by my blog (Paper and Musings) for more details as well as the other side of this page, where I used the: 
Candy Bucket Cutting Files
 to create confetti to fill a pocket on my page about the Halloween candy!
(Sneak peek!)

I sure hope my inspiration to create something about Halloween has inspired you to create something of your own and enter the Trick or Treat Challenge! You have a little less than a week left to enter!

Thanks for visiting today! Have a great day!


Friday, October 24, 2014

New File and FREEBIE Friday

TGIF, everyone! I have one last Halloween set for you this week, but, really, these sweeties could be used for any occasion that calls for candy (and what occasion doesn't)?  Here's what's new in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Store

Happy Candies Cutting Files

Before I show you this week's freebie, I want to invite you to join us for the Trick or Treat Challenge that is going on right now. Just create a Halloween-themed project using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files and link it up HERE for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to the PPPR store. We hope you'll join in on the fun! :)

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!  

Guest Designers NEEDED! I spotlight a product every Friday in my newsletter and here on the PPPR blog.  I'd love to spotlight my wonderful customers' projects, too!  If you're interested in making 1-2 projects for one of my Product Spotlights, please e-mail our Guest Designer Coordinator, Shannon,  at I'd show your project(s) here and in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter, and I'd be sure to link back to your site.  I've had some really talented crafters help me out, and I'd love to add you to the list. :) 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Be sure to come back this weekend for some awesome Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons inspiration. :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

"Witch Craft"

Hi, I'm Tina, and it's my day to show off another super cute Halloween file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!!  I couldn't resist this Happy Pumpkin Witch!  She looks vintage and I simply love the easy way these layers went together!  

I embossed the hat with the Spiderweb folder, and stamped a Peachy Keen face on her… although the sweet face she is designed with is adorable too!!

I placed this cute Pumpkin witch on a cellophane bag with a Halloween Boa I made for my mom, and tied with a Halloween Black ribbon!!

Check out this cute file as well as PPPR's other spooky Halloween files!!  They are so easy to put together as the pieces fit together perfectly… so if you have to make a quick "last minute" Halloween Treat…these are your go-to files!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Be good to yourself!

Good Morning!

Hope you are having a great week.  I have a fun card to share with you today.  I made it for a friend who recently had surgery.  I thought it would cheer her up.  

To make my card I used the Star Spangled Card Cutting Files. I sized it to 5.50 x 5.50 to make it the square shape.    The flourish is from the Flourishes 2 Cutting Files.  It is free until Thursday night.  The scalloped circle is from the Scalloped Circles Cutting Files.  The Scalloped Border is from the Borders 2 Cutting Files

Don't forget that there is the NEW Trick or Treat Challenge going on right now. 

Have a great week!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Eat, Drink and be Scary layout

It's Nanné here from Nanne's Creations and today is my day to share a project with you all that I created as my design team project for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon..
I've been having a blast creating Halloween themed layouts and decided to do one more :)

Here is what I created:
I love all of the cute Halloween files in the PPPR store..

Here are some close ups and details:

These spooky bats are in the Haunted Scenery cutting file and the clouds are in the Patriotic balloon cutting file.

The cob webs are in the Halloween Critters Cutting file and the house is in the 

The cat on the roof is in the Haunted Scenery cutting file and
 the spider is the Halloween Critters Cutting file..

The fence is in the Haunted Scenery cutting file, the skeleton guy is in the Skeleton couple cutting file, the pumpkins are in the Pumpkin Patch cutting file. the bottles are in the Potion Bottles cutting file and the flame border is the grass from the Flower Assortment cutting file.

and their's my Halloween layout :)
Thanks for stopping by today..
Till Next time..

Monday, October 20, 2014


Nicole here today and  I have a birthday card to share with you for my design team project   I never seem to have enough birthday cards on hand, do you?   I made this one for a good friend's birthday that was celebrated at the end of September.  

I used Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' "Make a Wish" cutting files for the candles on my card.  You can find out more details on my card by visiting my BLOG.

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Don't forget to join PPPR's monthly challenge - this time around the theme is Halloween.  You can link up your projects by clicking on the picture below -

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Happy Halloween

Hi, and Happy Sunday!

Gloria here from Gloria's Goofy Craft Spot. I hope everyone is doing well.
Today I would like to share a little Halloween décor. I had so much fun making this and the PPPR 3D Witch Hat Cutting File is so simple to put together. The cute little skeleton head is from PPPR Skeleton Couple Cutting Files.  I covered the skeleton head with Mod Podge and than added Martha Stewart glow in the dark glitter.  I used the top left flower from the PPPR Flower Assortment Cutting Files. After I glued the  layers of the flowers together I sprayed it with water and started crunching up each layer. After the flower dried I sprayed it with  Glimmer Mist. For the trim of the hat I took a smaller circle and welded it to the inside of hat base. I hope that makes sense. 

How I got the  skeleton head to stand up.
What I used:
 Skeleton Couple Cutting Files
Flower Assortment Cutting Files
PBD "Guess Who" Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Black Ink
Clear Embossing
Glimmer Mist
Mod Podge
Martha Stewart glow in the dark glitter

We  have a PPPR "Trick or Treat" Challenge going on now till Saturday November 1, 2014.  To participate in the challenge you can create anything that is Halloween themed 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 Trick or create anything that is Halloween. 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 Trick or Treat Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group.
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,  November 1, 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, November 5, 2014.

Thank You for passing by!