Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Challenge #7: Triangles or Hexagons

Keeping up with the latest trend of Triangles and Hexagons, we have decided to have a challenge here on the same theme. Create a scrapbook page or card with triangles and/or hexagons on it. Yup, as simple as that!

And for some DT inspiration... 

 A gorgeous notecard by Shruti Menon

An easel card by Irene Retuya

 Donna Espiritu made not one but two cards - one with hexies and other with triangles 

And a scrapbook page by Neelu
Hope that's enough inspiration for you. :)

A summary of what you have to do: -

Make a Scrapbook Page or Card with Triangles and/or Hexagons 
(The project has to be new: made after this challenge was posted)
Deadline: August 15, 2012
Prize: AED 25 gift voucher to our store

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Ramadan Journal Kit - Three Takes

Hope your Ramadan is going well. I'am dropping in to show you how Riri, Shruti and I've used the Ramadan Journal kit in our own personal way. 

Let's look at Riri's first. I love how she has embellished the cover page and hand cut that title. Everything has gelled so well together. Do check her blog for more info. 

Next is Shruti. She has turned the daybook into her 'book of happy things'. Love that idea! And love her use of so many different alphas. 

And then there is mine. I was planning to do the inside after Eid but since ten days of Ramadan is almost up, I might start with it right away. :)

So that's our three different takes on one same kit. You can view all the products in this kit here. Like Shruti has shown above, this kit can be used to record memories other than that of Ramadan/Eid. You can customize it any way you want. :) 

We also have few sets of Eid Mubarak Stamp and Flairs left. Order yours soon before it gets sold out. 

Any questions? Leave a comment or email us: ppsuae@gmail.com.


Thursday, 26 July 2012

An Important Announcement

Hope you all are doing well and having a good week. We would like to bring to your kind attention that starting August 2012, Pretty Paper Studio won’t be putting up any monthly kits. Since past few weeks we have been selling all the supplies in our previous kits individually and we have noticed that our customers are happier to purchase them that way.

Pretty Paper Studio was started with one main objective – to make scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies available at economical rates, here in the UAE. If our customers are happier in purchasing items alone rather than kits, we are more than happy to do so. After all, you are beloved customers are indeed the King (or rather Queen in our business).

For those who loved our kits – do not despair. We will bring out gorgeous kits every four months / season. Like the Ramadan Journal kit that came out in June, we are planning on a Christmas Journal kit for November. We might also have other project kits, but would like to keep that a secret as for now. Afterall, life is fun with surprises. 

We would like to thank our subscribers for having faith in our kits and supporting our endeavor. We would like to thank all of you for motivating and encouraging us and showering your never ending support.

Not having any more kits doesn’t mean we are closing down or anything. On the contrary! We are adding up a lot of products to our store – punches, die cutting machines (Big Shot and Silhouette Cameo to be precise), dies, alphas, papers, embellishments, albums so on and so forth. We will bring you the latest collection of products at the most affordable price.

Henceforth, along with our online shop, we will also be providing the following services :
  • Customized kits made according to your taste and requirements
  • Customized orders for cards, scrapbooks, mini albums and related papercraft products
  • Organize birthday parties, baby showers and/or any craft related parties
  • Pre-Orders on any scrapbooking and/or cardmaking supply you want. (We will try our maximum best to get what you want right here in Dubai) 
If you have any queries, please write to ppsuae@gmail.com.

Let us thank you again for your support. Looking forward to doing business with you. 
Pretty Paper Studio Team    

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Winner of 6x6" Paper Pad Blog Hop

Thank you all for participating in our 6x6" Paper Pad Blog Hop. We appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you here more often. 

So, who's the winner?? It is..... Triza of Needle Creates 

Triza please write to ppsuae@gmail.com to claim your prize. 

Thank you everyone for participating. 

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Welcome to our 6x6" Paper Pad Blog Hop

Hiya! Welcome to our 6x6 Paper Pad Blog Hop! You must be here from Shruti's blog. Or if you are here first, that's ok. You can hop in the following order to view all the gorgeous creations of our Design Team using various 6x6 paper pads in our store. 

Pretty Paper Studio --- here

Here's a sneak of what each designer created....

A gorgeous mini album by Donna using Amy Tangerine Sketchbook 6x6" Paper Pad

A detailed photo display stand by Irene using My Mind's Eye Dilly Dally 6x6" Paper Pad

A brag book by Neelu using Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6x6" Paper Pad

And a day planner by the super organized Shruti using My Mind's Eye Howdy Doody 6x6" Paper Pad

Now hop on to each blog, view their detailed photos and post a comment and come back here and leave one too. A lucky winner will recieve this gorgeous 6x6" paper pad from Authentique called 'Journey'. Winner will be announced here on July 25, 2012. 

See you soon!

Thursday, 19 July 2012


May Allah Taa'ala bless you and your family with his choicest of blessings. May you attain the highest state of spirituality and closeness with Allah the Almighty.... Ameen... 


We have a HUGE SALE going on in our shop - 30% OFF on over 200+ products!

Visit this link to view all products on SALE: http://prettypaperstudiouae.myshopify.com/collections/30-off

All items listed in this collection will receive 30% discount when purchased. Kindly enter the code 30RAMOFF while checking out. If placing order via email, kindly put the discount code in the subject line.  
Price shown here is the regular price - you will receive 30% discount on your invoice. 
Products not listed here are not on Sale. 

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Winner of Recycle It! Challenge

It's time to announce the winner of our Recycle It! Challenge. We are more than elated to have had so many submissions. But the vote for our winner was unanimous. And the winning entry belongs to......

Juju Aidah

Juju, our eye's popped out when we saw your recycled shoe box and biscuit tins. Such a neat and simple but elegant work at the same time. Please write to ppsuae@gmail.com to claim your gift voucher. 

We would also like to mention two other projects that caught our eye

A recycled CD case by Sharada Ramesh

A recycled belt box by Swati Jain

And last, but not the least, Snehal's upcycled vase. 

You can view rest of the submissions here

Watch this space for something cool coming up!


Sunday, 8 July 2012

Mr Huey and Prima Chalk Ink Love

A lot of new products from Studio Calico, Hero Arts Shadow Inks and my current favourite Prima's Chalk Inks

I made this layout minutes after I got hold on some goodies for myself. I love everything about this page. I've been saving that photo for the perfect page and I don't think I could have done any better than the one above. I decided to go with black/grey papers so that those gorgeous tulips receive all the attention and nothing else. 

One of the papers used for layering is actually from Studio Calico Take Note Paper Clip's packaging. A bit of recycling, ha? I've used three different Mr Huey's mists here: Leaf Green, Powder Blue and Calico Shine. I love calico shine.. it was a bit difficult to capture it in photo...

I dabbed the alphas with Prima's Teal Damask. I'am so impressed with this ink. It's so easy to hold and use and the ink is so rich! You got to try it to know what I mean. And oh so many colours! I texted Shruti right after I used the ink. I simply couldn't contain my excitement. I remember feeling the same when I used JBS's inkpads

Studio Calico goodies are moving fast. Make sure you place your order soon to get what you want. 

That's all from me now. Happy crafting and see you soon!

Supplies used

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Challenge # 6: Recycle it!

Now that's reveal of our latest kit is over, it's time for another challenge. Members of our Facebook group has been waiting for the next challenge and we hope this one was worth your wait. :)

This challenge (as always) is pretty simple.. Use a recycled item in your project: scrapbook page, card, altered project. Anything at all. It's totally upto you. 

To make this challenge even more interesting, we have some inspiration from our Design Team for you: -

Shruti Menon

Irene Retuya

Donna Espiritu

Visit their respective blogs to find out how they made these awesome projects. 

And ofcourse, our prize. A twenty five dirhams gift voucher for the winner. :))

A summary of what you have to do: -

Make a Recycled Project
(The project has to be new: made after this challenge was posted)
Deadline: July 15 (just few more days left)

Happy Crafting!!