Tuesday, October 2, 2012

3 Girl Jam & Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the 3 Girl JAM/Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Co-blog Hop! If you came from Lisa's blog then you are in the right place. If not and you would like to start at the beginning please go here 3 Girl Jam.

3 Girl Jam and Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons have teamed up for this fabulous blog hop! We are using PPPR cut files, digital clip art, and digital paper packs (http://www.prettypapergraphics.com/) and 3GJ crinkle ribbon (http://www.3girljam.com/)

And now for my project.......
I chose to create a Halloween Tag display for my project. I was really inspired when I was looking through the FAB digital paper choices at Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons but ultimately I chose to work with the Sunny Skies Swirly paper collection. I have to tell you that this was my first time using digital paper and I LOVE IT!! To go along with this collection I chose to use the Halloween Harvest Crinkle Ribbon from the new Seasons Bungle and the Goblin Green Crinkle Ribbon from the Spooky Bundle. 
I used some TH Distress Ink on all the papers & tags to give them that spooky, haunted house, aged feel that I was going for with this project. I fussy cut one of the swirls & used it to sort of frame the frame...haha. I used some of the Crackle Accents from Ranger on the swirls in the background. Here's a closer look...
 You can see from this pic that I used some eyelets & some of the Halloween Harvest crinkle ribbon as a hinge/binding system to hold the tags together.
Love love love this blue paper. I wanted to mix in some color with the oranges and yellows from the other tags. I fussy cut another swirl to give this tag some dimension. Platinum stickles on my witch since she's a diva ; ) and I embossed my Happy Halloween stamped sentiment. Check out the awesome vintage black button at the top...you can get these HERE.
Ok this is probably my favorite tag & let me tell you why...I used another vintage button from 3GJ and used it as a knob to hang my frame...cool huh?? I used some of the Goblin Green crinkle ribbon for this..just to add that pop of color. My spooky sentiment is inked on a piece of the new burlap trim from 3GJ...love this stuff!!
And lastly my ghostly tag. I used the Iron Gate border punch from Martha Stewart on a strip of black CS. I only adhered the bottom portion so there was a slight pocket where I tucked in my baby ghost. You will just die laughing when I tell you what my "moon" is made of. I have a fan in my craft room and it blew the backing from one of the dimensional foam dots I was using for my ghosts onto the tag...light bulb moment...I inked it up and stuck it down..looks pretty good right? 

This was a super fun project to make & I can't wait to display it on my desk at work. I hope I was able to show you some alternate ways to use your papers by distressing them and mixing it up a bit and using it for a Fall theme. 

Wanna see what is up for grabs????

PRIZES:Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and 3 Girl Jam are both offering a $25 gift card to their store!
How to win: You must be a follower of PPPR and 3GJ's blogs. You must also comment on every blog in this hop.
For an additional entry: LIKE PPPR and 3GJ on facebook then go back to those two blogs and let them know you liked them on facebook.

Prize winners will be announced on PPPR and 3GJ blogs on Sunday October 7

Your next stop on the Hop is Ana Maria

Here's the lineup just in case you get lost along the way : )

Julie, 3GJ- http://3girljam.blogspot.com/

Happy Hoppin and be sure to come back for another scrappy post : )

Products used:
3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon-Halloween Harvest, Goblin Green
3 Girl Jam Burlap trim
3 Girl Jam Vintage Buttons
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons-Sunny Skies Swirly collection
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Black Soot
Ranger Craft Tags
Staz-on Jet Black ink
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink-Slate & Butterscotch
Frames-scrappy stash
DCWV Ghosts & Goblins Stack-frame image inserts 
Eyelets-scrappy stash
Karen Foster Halloween Night-witch & ghost images
Perfect Medium
CTMH Black embossing powder
Martha Stewart Iron Gate border punch
Michaels-Orange bling


  1. WOW! I love this, Abby! I love the vintage elements and how you fussy cut some of the images from the paper. Awesome job! So happy to be a part of this hop with you!

  2. What? I didn't even think about stamping the burlap. Fabulous idea! TFS.

    Cheri - 3GJ DT Sister

  3. great project. I love the colors and the paper choices.

  4. Oh wow!Absolutely gorgeous! Callyann

  5. I love the silhouettes on your tags! Awesome

  6. gorgeous. the blue pops out. i love it.


  7. Abby your tag display is GORGEOUS!!!!! I love everything about it... absolutely beautiful job! I am a new follower and can't wait to see what you will make next! jerri255@eastlink.ca

  8. P.S. The video didn't work for me...I heard a little but there was no image.

  9. wow so cool!! I have never seen anything like it before, very creative!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  10. I love it. I haven't tried digital papers. Love what u did with 'em.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  11. wow, this is great!! looks like a lot of work!!!

  12. i love the blue paper too...seems i never have enough blue! Thanks for sharing your great tag project


  13. Love your tag project Abby. You are very creative and I LOVE your style! This new follower is looking forward to seeing what you create and post in the future! Thank you for hopping with us and sharing your precious time, supplies and energy. Time well spent if you want my opinion!!! jellybeankahler@yahoo.com

  14. Abby, HOLY COW!! This Tag display is incredible!! I am a new follower! So happy to have found you!!!

    Jess @ www.homespunelegance.blogspot.com

  15. Wow!! Love all the detail you put into these tags! I am now a follower!

    calbekah at aol dot com

  16. Nice spooky card.


  17. Super spooky is this love the layering and the details are perfect. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  18. Oh My Goodness - this is such an awesome project WOW! TFS


  19. This tag display is AWESOME!

  20. Love the idea of the tag display! Going to scraplift this from you for sure! :)

  21. Wowza Scrappin Abby..... this is amazing with a capital A!!!! love the tag display, you defiantly had the spell right on this one, great job:)
    Scrappin Madge

  22. Such a great project! Love the distressed details! So happy to be hopping with you!

  23. Oh my Stars! Halloween in my favorite and I LOVE this project. The tags are to die for! I love the "vintage buttons" too!
    Midge :)

  24. Amazing!! Enjoying the hop! New follower here!



  25. Abby this is absolutely fantastic. I love every single detail! Amazing job!!


  26. Wow, super cool tags. So much detail.

  27. What a cute halloween decoration Abby. I'm so happy to be in the hop with you.

  28. Omg Abby! This is awesome!! Love the papers you chose and the ribbon is a great added touch!! Awesome project!

  29. What a fun project Abby! I haven't ever used digi papers either but really need to ck out the PPPR store! I love how you bound them together with the criss cross ribbon, the off center frame is perfect and the moon....lolol hey...we have to take ideas any way we can get them!! Thanks for sharing that with us! msmith38652@gmail.com

  30. What a super fun project Abby! I've never tried a tag display - but Halloween would be the perfect time to try and make one! This one is simple fabulous!

  31. Wow ... What. Great project ... Love the paper :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  32. Another Fantastic project from you, Abby! I love the papers you chose and the ribbon is the perfect compliment.


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