Start Making Your List – Big Sale Starts Monday!


It’s a week-long ONLINE Extravaganza!
November 24 – December 2


20% to 50% off selected items all week!

Online Extravaganza starts on Monday with select items and bundles at discounted prices. Plus, there will be limited-time doorbusters on the first and last days of Online Extravaganza. You don’t want to miss them! This sale lasts from November 25 through December 2, or while supplies last. Learn more about these deals and discover which products (including select Textured Impressions Embossing Folders) are going on sale!


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Banner Blessings!

Banner Bless 2This is the brand new stamp set called Banner Blessings.  I LOVE IT!!  This is my first card using this stamp set ~ it’s a snap to use.  I love the little banner with the Scripture verse on it.  I stamped the image twice, once with Blackberry Bliss, the main color.  Then I stamped a second time on another piece of card stock using Mossy Meadow ink.  I cut out the verse and raised it up with dimensionals right on top of the Blackberry image.

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The pretty leaves are from a stamp in the For All Things stamp set.  FYI, I stamped off once before stamping on the card stock.  It gave the leaves a bit of a lighter look which I liked.

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This great photopolymer stamp set is NOT in the catalog, so I’m going to give you a link to it below.  Just click the picture and it will take you right to my Stampin’ Up! shop.  You’ll want to order it while you can as it won’t be available for too long!

Banner Blessings stamps


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Starry Kraft Snowflakes!

Starry Kraft card

If you haven’t used Kraft Cardstock, you seriously have to!  It has a rustic look that’s very contemporary.  I personally love it with white.  For this card I’ve used StazOn White Ink.  The pretty stars are from a stamp that came in the November My Paper Pumpkin.  The lower section of the card is White Vellum embossed with one of the Delicate Designs Embossing Folders.  I wanted to emboss the sentiment with white embossing powder but I’m OUT!  Can you believe it?  I’ve got to order some right away.  Just picture the sentiment a little brighter and shinier :-)

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Kraft CardstockGive it a try!  I promise you’ll love it.  Thanks for stopping by today!

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Beautiful Snowflakes!!

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Wow!  Do you see this gorgeous card?  THIS is the November Paper Pumpkin! Look at the bright blue and white snowflake!

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I stepped up this card a bit by adding side panels of Blackberry Bliss ~ in the next post I’ll show you the cards without the Blackberry Bliss.  Seriously though this kit comes with eight of these darling cards and eight gift tags!

Nov PP openThe kit also comes with silver striped washi tape and stamps, including a cute little stamp that makes the falling snow you see on the inside.

What, you aren’t signed up yet to receive My Paper Pumpkin??  Sign up now to get a pretty red box every month on your doorstep ~ and everything you need to create wonderful projects like this!

Subscribe below – and while you’re at it, give a gift subscription to someone else for Christmas!  Give the gift of creativity to yourself!!  Just click on the picture below to find out more.

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Sparkly Thank You for the Pals!

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It’s a wonderful day for a challenge and we have a great one today over at Pals Paper Arts.  The colors for this challenge are beautiful Fall colors and so much fun to play with!PPA227 challenge colorsThe Squares Collection Framelits are perfect for framing anything, and I like using them to create a focal point on my cards.

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Do you see the leaf embellishment on the thanks banner?  It’s one of the Autumn Wooden Elements inked with Old Olive and then covered with Crystal Effects. You can color these cute little elements any color you like, combine them in groupings, tie baker’s twine on them, lots of fun things!

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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS CARD:  Papers:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Crushed Curry card stock and White Vellum; Ink:  Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad; Stamps:  A Dozen Thoughts and For All Things; Tools:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Squares Collection Framelits Dies, Woodgrain Embossing Folder; Embellishments:  Autumn Wooden Elements, Crystal Effects, Gold Baker’s Twine.

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So Thankful Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the November Pals Blog Hop, we are thankful you stopped by! This month we are showcasing projects that show our thanks, including both thank you and Thanksgiving themed projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Amy Hoptay at Inking of You! on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing projects.

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At this time of year I like to make little thank you gifts and have them ready to give away.  We always need gifts for others, just a little something to let them know we care.  These french fry boxes are perfect!

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They can be filled with all kinds of different goodies, but I sometimes like to give tea.  When I was back in Massachusetts recently I picked up some organic blackberry tea.  The tea packets fit perfectly in the french fry box and they’re so colorful!  They look great with Blackberry Bliss pansies and other little bits of trim!

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The french fry boxes are made with our Fry Box Bigz Die.  I’ve used Back to Black two-sided designer series paper for my boxes, so that both the outside and the inside of the box are pretty :-)  Here’s what they look like empty.

FF empty 2After filling the boxes with the tea packets, I put them in cellophane bags and tied them with pretty ribbon!  Now they’re all ready to give to my hair girl, my manicurist, and some other people who do nice things for me!

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Here are the Stampin’ Up! products you will need to make this project:  Fry Box Bigz L Die, Back to Black DSP, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White and Basic Black card stock, Pansy Punch, Silver Glimmer Paper, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Venetian Crochet Trim, Gusseted Cellophane Bags, Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon.

The next stop is Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month!

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  1. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  2. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  3. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  6. Rae Harper-Burnet at
  7. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  8. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  9. September Gray at
  10. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  11. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  12. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  13. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards   <<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!!
  15. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  16. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  17. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  21. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  24. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  25. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  26. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  27. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  28. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  29. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  30. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  31. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  32. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  33. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
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Merry, Merry!

Merry Ornament 1So I’m really thinking about Christmas.  As paper crafters we have to prepare early, don’t we?  At our card class last weekend we focused on gift tags so that we could get a bit ahead of the game.  This is one of the tags we made.   It’s an easy gift tag that you can make fast, and it’s so pretty!  It’s created with Real Red card stock and the largest of the Apothecary Accents Dies.  It’s a nice large size for a tag, no one is going to miss it.

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The Seasonally Scattered stamp set has three great large stamps.  This “merry” stamp was embossed with Silver Embossing Powder and embellished with our Frosted Sequins.  Done.  Easy.

Now, for a photo of my new merry Christmas mug…

New SB mug

Don’t you love it ~ pretty gold dots on cream ceramic!  L O V E !!  It’s a little treat for myself for the holidays, and you know I’m going to be using it :-)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Now grab a cup of coffee and make a few tags!!

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Blackberry Bow!

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So I’m thinking about gift tags.  I like to put pretty tags on gifts, and in order to do that I have to get started early :-)   This tag is made using (my favorite!) Blackberry Bliss card stock and is embossed with the Lovely Lace embossing folder.

Blackberry Bow cuThe sweet little bow is cut with the bow die from the Wonderful Wreath Framelit Dies and some sparkly Silver Glimmer Paper.  This little bow die is super cute!  It really stands out against the Blackberry Bliss, don’t you think?

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I hung this tag on a branch of my lemon tree when I took these photos.  My lemon tree is not doing too well.  It’s potted in a 1/2 barrel and is getting lots of yellow leaves.  It’s been in that pot for quite a few years ~ I’m thinking it probably needs to be planted out in the garden.  Leave me a comment if you know anything about lemon trees…mine needs some serious help!

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Little Red Bird!

Sparkle Tag 2I love birds and don’t use them on my cards enough.  This little bird is from the Choose Happiness stamp set, isn’t he adorable?  I’ve been making tags lately, preparing for holiday gift giving, and knew I had to make one with this cute bird.  The flower is from that set, too, and I fussy cut them both out.

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Today I just got the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and of course I had to try it out!  I embossed the Very Vanilla card stock tag with the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder and wow, did that little machine work great!  It was a snap to slip the embossing folder through the machine!

Embossing Machine

You know, I didn’t think I needed this machine, but now that I have it I love it!!  It’s true, the Big Shot embosses also, but now I can use my Big Shot just for die cutting and I won’t have to switch out the platforms.  I can just keep the Magnetic Platform in the Big Shot for all my dies, and use this Textured Boutique Machine for my embossing.  I’m going to be much more organized!

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Pretty Pointer:   To get more use out of your Gold Baker’s Twine, separate out the gold thread and use it elsewhere.  I hope you can see the little pieces of gold thread that I’ve put in the bird’s mouth.  I’ve tried to capture it on the photos.  There are three pieces of gold thread glued under his beak.  Do you see them?

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy tag making!

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS TAG:  Stamps-Choose Happiness and Good Greetings; Paper-Very Vanilla card stock; Ink-Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, and Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pads; Tools-Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, Texture Boutique Embossing Machine; Embellishments-Gold Baker’s Twine and Venetian Crochet Trim.

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Sparkling Joy!

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Hi Stampers!  How are you today?  Here’s a quick Christmas card for you.  This card uses one die and two punches (maybe 3). You could blast out quite a few of these in no time!  If you haven’t decided on your Christmas cards yet, today I’ll give you the step-by-step details you need to make these pronto!

FIRST:  Cut one piece of 8-1/2″ x 11″ Crumb Cake card stock in half lengthwise.  You will have two pieces 5-1/2″ wide by 8-1/2″long.  Score the long side midway at 4-1/4″ and fold the card in half.

SECOND:  Adhere a piece of designer series paper to the front of the card.  I’ve used one sheet of the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack and cut it to 4″ x 5-1/4″.

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THIRD: Cut one piece of Crumb Cake card stock 2″ x 3″.  Punch one end of this piece with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  Round the edges of the other end of the card stock using a corner punch (I actually used my Envelope Punch Board to round the corners).

FOURTH:  Using one 4″ piece of Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, double it and slip it through the hole on the tag.  Loop the loose ends around to the front of the tag and pull them through.  Using another 4″ piece of the baker’s twine, tie a bow at the very top of the tag around the loose ends you pulled through.  Adhere the tag onto the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Joy Tag Card

FIFTH: Cut a piece of Real Red card stock  4″ x 3″.  Cut a piece of waxed paper to the same dimensions.  Using the “joy” die from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies, layer the card stock, the waxed paper, and then the die between the clear plates and onto the platform of your Big Shot.  Run the die through.  The waxed paper ensures that your card stock easily pulls out of the die.  Adhere the word “joy” to the tag using tiny dots of Tombow glue.

SIXTH:  Punch a star out of Silver Glimmer Paper using the small star punch included in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  Adhere it to the tag using a Stampin’ Dimensional (I cut mine in half).  And,

V O I L A ! !

A quick card!

You can choose different papers from the paper pack to change up the cards.  Now, isn’t this easy?

If you need any of the products I’ve listed here, just click the box at the top left side of this blog and it will take you straight to my online store.

Thanks for stopping by today, and happy stamping!!

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