Sheer Perfection!


Yep, that’s what this beautiful vellum is called ~ Sheer Perfection.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  It’s a sheet of vellum with the pattern built right in.  All you do is place a piece of colored card stock (or whatever you want) behind it and, poof, a beautiful card!

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I just popped some pearls in the centers of the flowers.  It’s a striking background for anything else you’d like to do.  It makes a pretty cute Easter card too!


Now, here’s the thing about this amazing Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum:  the only way to get it is for FREE during Sale-a-Bration.  And, Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31st, just a few days!!

So if you want some of this neat paper, place a $50 order before March 31st – that’s next Tuesday! – and choose the Sheer Perfection Vellum Designer Vellum Stack as your FREE item!



Paper:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi card stock; Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack
Tools:  Hello You Thinlints Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Tea Lace Doilies, Pearls Basic Jewels, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine

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Blooming Birthday for the Pals!

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Happy Spring!  Flowers are starting to bloom and grow and it seems appropriate to have a blooming card!  Today’s card is my interpretation of this week’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.


Here’s the row of little shabby flowers ~ the main focus of the sketch.  I mean, with it being Spring you have to have flower buds, right?

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These flowers were created using the faux suede technique.  This is my very favorite way to make flowers, and you can see me demonstrate it in my one and only video!!  To see it, just click on the YouTube icon at the top right of this blog page :-)

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The leaves are fussy cut (that means, by hand) after being stamped with the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  They’re gorgeous, I love them!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Pop on over to Pals Paper Arts and see what the other designers are doing.  Better yet, submit your own entry!  I’ll see you there!

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Hello Life Quick Fun Kit!

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Hi Friends!  I just finished making this adorable frame from the Hello Life Project Kit.  Is it cute or what?!  Wow was it a snap to make!

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The frame comes pre made with most of the goodies in the kit.  You just add your own photos and put it together pronto!

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The kit comes with SO many fun goodies:  hearts and baker’s twine and little card stock frames and ….

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The kit coordinates with the Hello Life stamp set.  I’ve also used a stamp from the Sale-a-Bration catalog called You Brighten My Day.  A whole bag full of tiny silver clothespins is included with the kit so that you can just pin whatever you want to the wire frame!

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I’m going to hang my frame in my craft room where I can look at it every day.  I love it!

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Why not order several kits and have some friends over?  Enjoy!


Hello Life Project Kit (You need very little to put this kit together, just some adhesive.)  I added some other things to mix it up, and those things are:
Stamps:  You Brighten My Day, Trust God, Hello Life
Ink:  Memento Black, Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad, White Chalk Ink Pad
Paper:  Strawberry Slush card stock, Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Sweetheart Punch
Embellishments:  2013-15 In Color Sequins, Artisan Embellishment Kit

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Home Thank You!

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Today’s card is in honor of all the wonderful friends who helped us move into our new home last week!  Thank you, thank you!  Friends are wonderful, I don’t think you can have too many (especially the ones who help you move!).

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The sweet little house on todays card ‘s from the Sale-a-Bration stamp set called You Brighten My Day.  Isn’t it super cute?  It would also be adorable on a “new address” card, or a card congratulating someone on a new home.  This stamp set is only available during Sale-a-Bration!

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I want to remind you that we only have 10 more days of Sale-a-Bration.  What does that mean to you?  It means that you only have 10 days to take advantage of our biggest sale of the year!  For every $50 order you get one EXCLUSIVE Sale-a-Bration item for FREE!  The sale ends on March 31st.

What else do you need to know?  They have added lots of NEW items to Sale-a-Bration.  That means more FREE items to choose from.  You can’t lose!

See All the FREE Sale-a-Bration Items HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to get in a little stamping :-)

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Stamps:  You Brighten My Day (Sale-a-Bration only), Crazy About You, Sheltering Tree
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush and Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:  Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding and Whisper White card stock
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Hello You Thinlits Dies
Embellishments:  White Baker’s Twine, 2013-2015 In Color Sequins

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Happy St. Patty’s Day!!

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Hello and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Are you wearing your green today?  Well here at Pretty Paper Cards we are celebrating!  Even tho I’m not Irish, it’s a great occasion to make a pretty card.

StPatty's 1For a day like this, you just pull out all your greens and start creating!  I decided to make one of my favorite flowers:  the faux suede flower made with the Blossom Punch.  To find out how I made it, click on my YouTube icon at the top right corner of this page.

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What are you doing today for St. Patrick’s Day?  Why don’t YOU make a special card?

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 Don’t Forget:

Last Two Weeks of Sale-a-Bration

For every $50 order, YOU get a FREE exclusive Sale-a-Bration item from the

Sale-a-Bration Catalog!



Stamps:  Four You
Ink:  Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Wild Wasabi, and Pistachio Pudding card stock
Tools:  Blossom Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Flower Frenzy Big Z Die
Embellishments:  Gold Sequin Trim, Pearls Basic Jewels, Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon

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Thankful Pastels Again!

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The colors for this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge are so pretty, I just had to play with them again.  Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, and Soft Sky ~ aren’t they gorgeous together?

This is a cute stamp from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set called You Brighten My Day set is so true:  “There’s always something to be thankful for.”  I try to stop and consciously thank God several times a day for His goodness to me.  It really gets my mind off myself and into a better place.

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What are you thankful for today?  I’d love to hear!  Give it a try, name something you are thankful for in a comment below.  I’ll go first:  Today I’m thankful that we are moved into our new house.  Now I just have to unpack everything :-)

Thanks for stopping by today

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Pastels for the Pals!

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Ooh, I’m in love with this week’s colors for the Pals Paper Arts challenge!!  Beautiful, beautiful pastels!  And what a perfect time for them ~ just before Easter!


See what I mean?  Gorgeous, right?  And the Sale-a-bration Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper allowed me to create just the background I wanted.  I sponged on Pistachio Pudding ink using a little Sponge Dauber.  It’s not even messy, and it I love the way the leaves pop out from the color background!

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It just seemed that these beautiful vines should have a sweet little bird.  Do you have the Bird Builder Punch?  If you don’t, I really think you should get it.  Especially if you like birds.  It has three punches in one:  The bird, the little wing, and the branch.  Sometimes I just use the branch, as it comes in handy.  But really, I like the whole thing.


As a reminder, this beautiful paper is only available through March 31st, and it’s FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration!  This paper is so much more than meets the eye! The glossy designs look great alone or they will “resist” ink, making them really fun for techniques. Try it with spritzers, brayers, sponges and more. You’ll find that this paper can be used with any style, from bold and bright to elegant and subtle.  After you place your $50 order, just pop in item number 138635 and it will be FREE!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Stamps:  Hello Life
Ink:  Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, and Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky, and Pink Pirouette card stock, and Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Bird Builder Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch
Embellishments:  Tea Lace Doily, White Baker’s Twine, Pearls Basic Jewels

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Spring Tulips!

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Been playing around with tulips.  They just say spring, and this card has a whole bouquet of them!  They are colored with various yellows and pinks and purples.  Doesn’t it just look like a beautiful garden?

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The tulips are from the little Love is Kindness stamp.  You can just see a real garden of tulips with a butterfly hovering over them, can’t you?

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I’m thinking of those of you back East.  Tulips will be coming up soon back there.  Out here in California we have to put bulbs in the freezer and then take them out later and plant them in the ground to get such beautiful flowers.

God Bless You 2God bless you today, and thanks for stopping by!!


Stamps:  Love is Kindness, Trust God
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss and assorted Blendabilities
Paper:  Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (only available through March 31), Blackberry Bliss and Whisper White card stock, White Vellum
Tools:  Butterflies Thinlit Dies, Large Oval Punch
Embellishments:  Basic Pearls Jewels 


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Beautiful Butterfly Birthday!

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Hi Friends!  Ok, so I saw a card made by a wonderful stamper, Erica Cerwin, and I knew it would be the perfect design for a card for my daughter for her birthday.  My daughter’s favorite color is purple, so I changed up the sample using the most purple and bling I could find!


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I used a belly band in gold foil paper to hold the card together.  The beautiful butterflies are cut from Blackberry Bliss and Raspberry Ripple card stock.

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The above photo is of the inside of the card.  I like to add bling and this gold striped vellum added the perfect touch.  The inside of the card would also be a pretty outside of a card.  But I wanted to go a bit overboard, as it is a special card :-)

H's card part openHere’s the card partially open, without the belly band.  I can’t wait to give it to her and see what she thinks!

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Stamps:  Butterfly Basics
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss 
Paper:  Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple card stock, Gold Foil Paper, Gold Vellum Paper
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine; Butterfly Thinlit Dies; Elegant Butterfly Punch
Embellishments:  Pearls Basic Jewels


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What’s Going On at Pretty Paper Cards?

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Today is a little update on what’s going on here at Pretty Paper Cards.  So of course you have to see a new photo of my little Elie!  We got some new clip-on hair bows ~ darling, right?  She’s such a sweet little girl.  But I have to admit she looks quite serious in this photo :-)

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And…. we’re moving!  Yes, packing up the craft room and Elie and moving.  Not too far, just a short distance away.  But you know how it goes, boxes all over, lots of details to take care of :-)

All that to say, my posting might be a bit sporadic for the next few weeks.  I don’t have the time I usually do to create, and starting in a day or two all my craft supplies will have to be packed up for the move.

In the meantime, I’ll try to keep you up with what’s going on, like the Weekly Deals!!  Here are this week’s deals and they center around pretty packaging.  Take advantage of these deals while you can.  Just click on the box below to go straight to my store.  And, don’t forget about Sale-a-Bration:  for every $50 order, you choose one Sale-a-Bration item FREE!

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