Monday, November 18, 2013

Challenge #44: It's time to give Thanks

Challenge #44 Thankful Projects
Hello all you beautiful people out there in bloglandia. Misty here to welcome back to the Paper Girls Challenge Blog. This go 'round we're challenging you to make a project with thanks giving in mind. It can be any project you'd like to create with "THANKS" in mind.

Every Thanksgiving I wish that I had name plates for everyone at their seats. This year there will finally be a place card at each setting. I used a Stampin' Up set called Turkey Talk for the images, added some punched leaves and stamped the names. A quick and fun coloring project.

Here Cathryn created some gorgeous thankful cards to send out. Those owls are precious.

Erica made this amazing Thankful Advent. What a great way to remember to give thanks.

Michele went all out when creating these Thankful greeting cards. I love the fall colors.
Jessica made these sweet and simple thoughtful cards with some great sentiments.

Kristy scrapped her little heart out and made this SWEET layout of her precious blessings.

 Amber  must have been thinking the same could she not be grateful for these little munchkins.

Becci created this burlap Thanksgiving banner and she makes it quick and easy with a mini tutorial on her blog.

Deborah made this amazing home decor piece to remind her just what she's thankful for!!

Charity made this beautiful card. I love the trims she used!

Now, if these projects don't want to make you to sit down at your table and start crafting away on some thankful type project then I don't know what will :)

Here's the prize that will be sent to one lucky randomly chosen winner from this challenge's entries.
Make sure to follow our blog and like our Facebook page. Limited to three entries per person per challenge.

And for the winner of the challenge #43 was entry #36 Wendy Brassart
Please e-mail us at with your info and we will get your prize sent out.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Challenge #43 - Cut it Out

Welcome back for another Paper Girls challenge! Michele here, and my challenge to you is to Cut It Out! You can cut with cutting machines like Cricut or Silhouette, or cut with dies, and if you don't have either of those, I want to see some fussy cutting!

I used my new Cricut to cut out the flowers and sentiments on these tags:

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Charity cut out her butterfly layers with a Kreaxions die, and then punched the corners of the top butterfly to make this beauty:

Becci used her Silhouette to create this cute coffee cup card. (I guess it could be any hot beverage, really!)

Jessica used a scalloped frame die to embellish this page of her mini album.
Be sure to visit her blog to see the rest of this adorable album!

Charissa fussy cut some Dear Lizzy patterned paper for the base of her embellishments on this layout.
Heather made these cute Christmas tags with her Cricut Very Merry Tags cartridge.
 Kristy used her Cricut to cut out the layers of a banner, then used the banner as a background on her gorgeous layout.

Deborah glued paper to her chipboard letters and then used her craft knife to cut the letters for this banner.

These ladies have certainly inspired me to get creative with my cutting. How about you?
You have until 11:59 MDT on November 16th to link up your project to be entered into this drawing.

Since the challenge is to Cut It Out, I've got a couple of dies to send to our lucky winner!

 And now......

The winner of Challenge #42 is entry #8 ~DEANNE~ .  
Please e-mail us at papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.comwith your info and we will get your prize sent out.

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2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!
3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to older projects but we prefer to see your new creations!
4. Create a blog post about your entry and make sure to include a link back to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. If you do not have a blog, you may post on our Facebook page or to an online gallery and then link that photo to our linky. However, please only do this if you do not have a blog.
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7. The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:59pm MST before the next challenge is posted. This will give you 1 week and 6 days to complete your projects.
8. Please limit your entries to 3 per person per challenge.
9. We use to pick the winner. Prizes will be sent directly from the hostess of the challenge. At this time, we can only ship to US and Canadian addresses, due to postage rates. We hope this will change in the future. In the meantime, we love to see creations from all over the world!
10. The most important thing is to have fun!