Gold and Sugarplum Thank You!

Sweet Sugarplum is one of my favorite colors!  I love the name AND the color!  For today’s card I’ve paired it with Dapper Denim and gold…oooh!

What is that bit of gold in the lace?  Well, I was playing around and I layered some Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim with tiny pieces of a Delicate White Doily.  I adhered them to the white panel using Fast Fuse and a few dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I allowed the adhesive to come through the open areas of the lace and doily.

Then I poured Gold Glitter over them and pressed the glitter into the lace and doily.  When I brushed off the glitter, it was stuck in the groove and gave it a fabulous sparkle!!

You should give it a try ~ It’s not only fun to play with 🙂 but gives your card a super-neat look!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Don’t forget about my March special gift when you use the Host Code!  CLICK HERE to find out more!

All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Tin of Cards and Vertical Greetings
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum and Dapper Denim
Paper:  Whisper White and Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, Shimmery White Paper
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Aquapen, Sponge Daubers
Embellishments:  Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim, Delicate White Doily, Gold Glitter


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Sparkles Galore!

Hi there!  Hope you are having a great week! I’ve been having fun making these pretty cards with the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!

Each card uses a different one of the 2016-18 In Colors. I love seeing them all together, they are so springy!

This sentiment from the Rose Garden stamp set was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and punched with the 2″ Circle Punch. Then it was layered on top of some of the 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon and poof, a gorgeous card!

The wonderful thing about these cards is that most of the items used to make them are now FREE (individually) with your $50 order! Sale-a-Bration is almost over and I want you to be able to take advantage of all the great FREE items!  Here are the items from this card that you can get FREE (each one is FREE with a $50 order, before tax and shipping):

Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Item No.147356
2016-18 In Color Cardstock Assortment, Item No. 147361
3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, Item No. 143601
(be sure to use the above item numbers when ordering)

And, I’m personally giving you a separate FREE GIFT if you place a$75 order using this month’s Host Code!  You just can’t lose! Find out more by clicking HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today!



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Last Days of Sale-a-Bration, Seven New Free Gifts!

Brand New for the Last Weeks of Sale-A-Bration!

NEW!!  SEVEN MORE SALE-A-BRATION GIFT CHOICES were added by Stampin’ Up!  Earn a FREE gift for every $50 you spend (total before shipping and tax).  Sale-A-Bration ends March 31.

This is seriously an AH-MA-ZING SALE!!  I’ve never seen Stampin’ Up! do this during Sale-a-Bration, adding current products at a discount!  Wow!

I just have to tell you that for me, personally, I LOVE the Succulent Garden DSP!  I’ve used it so much and it’s really gorgeous.  The colors are beautiful.  Ok, so that’s my pick.  What about you?  Which one are you going to choose for FREE?

Sale-A-Bration product gifts are available ONLY while supplies last.

JUST ADDED!  When redeeming these seven Stampin’ Up! products for Sale-A-Bration, please be sure to use the unique product numbers listed below.

So, this is definitely the time to stock up and get some items from your wish list!  Order a few things to total $50 (before tax and shipping) and add one of the fabulous FREE GIFTS!  What can be better?

I don’t want you to miss out on our biggest sale of the year!  Be sure to use the Host Code below when you order!  How do you do that?  CLICK HERE to find out.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Oh Boy Oh Succulents!

These little beauties are just too much fun!  It’s amazing how card stock turns into flowers so quickly!

It all starts with the Succulent Framelit Dies.  You die cut the flower pieces and start sponging the edges…by the time you layer the pieces on top of each other you have a gorgeous little succulent!

Do you believe this one started with Pool Party card stock?  Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry ink morph it into something very real looking!  (You can see some of the Rich Razzleberry ink on my fingers!!)

They turned out so pretty that I had to make an arrangement!  I had a little tiny pail I’d been saving for I don’t know what, and I stuffed it with some moss and just set the succulents on top!  To make it permanent, I think I might stick the flowers to the moss with a hot glue gun…but that’s for another day.

You’ve got to try these!  I was a bit hesitant at first, but they go together super-fast, so give them a try!  And, right now you can get a special gift for your qualifying order.  Go for it 🙂

Oh, I almost forgot, during the month of March I’m giving away a little something extra, so be sure to take advantage of that too!  It’s a great time to get some Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by today!


All Products Stampin’ Up!

Paper:  Pool Party, Old Olive, and Mint Macaron card stock
Ink:  Old Olive, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry 
Tools:  Succulent Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine,
Sponge Daubers, Bone Folder

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Coloring Inside the Lines!

Hi there!  How are you today?  Are you having a nice weekend?  I’ve been busy getting ready for On Stage San Diego.  This is a regional Stampin’ Up! Conference which is going to be held right here in San Diego on April 8th!  I’m getting super excited!

This weekend I’m making “swaps” for the event.  Cardmakers like cards, right?  Well when we get together we like to exchange cards and that’s called “swapping”!  So I’ve been designing and making my swap cards~fun!

Well, this isn’t my swap card (are you kidding, I can’t show you my card before the conference!), but it is a card I’ve been wanting to show you.  It’s made using the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  It’s like coloring paper for adult and, it sure makes a pretty card!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Learn how to earn this special gift from me by CLICKING HERE!

All Products Used to Make Today’s Card are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Avant Garden
Ink:  Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie card stock and Inside the Lines DSP (FREE with a qualifying order through 3/31/17)
Tools:  Blender Pens
Embellishments:  Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon and Lace Doilies

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St. Patrick’s Day Thank You!

Happy St. Patty’s Day!  We are going for the green today with this card and lots of layers do the trick!

The two greens used here are the fabulous Mint Macaron and Emerald Envy ~ wow do they go well together!  Now one thing to know about Mint Macaron…no, actually two things!!  (1) It’s the prettiest mint green you’ve ever seen and, (2) it’s only available through May 31st, or while supplies last!  Really, if you love this color like I do, get your paper and ink now before they are gone!

The background behind the sentiment was created with a sweet little stamp from the Sale-a-Bration set called Make a Medallion.  I stamped it all over the piece of Whisper White using Mint Macaron ink.  I really like the way it turned out 🙂

The sentiment is another Sale-a-Bration set called So Very Much.  It’s a beautiful large font and yet the lines are thin.  It really makes a statement -and a quick card!


Learn HERE how you can get these fun embellishments FREE exclusively from me with a qualifying order in March!


All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  So Very Much and Make a Medallion stamp sets
(each available with orders of $50+ until March 31)

Ink:  Mint Macaron and Emerald Envy
Paper:  Whisper White, Mint Macaron, and Emerald Envy card stock
Embellishments:  2016-18 In Color Enamel Shapes

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Pretty Pocket Card Kit!

Are these cards cute or what?  And they are just what we need right now with spring just a few days away, right?

They are little pockets and the cards pull up so you write a little something on the inside 🙂

Everything you need comes in the kit.  It’s super easy to put together and took me, seriously, no more than 15 minutes to make 8 adorable cards!

Here’s the best part:  this whole kit is FREE!  Yes, really, FREE, with a $50 order!  I’ve already sent several of these cuties to friends.  The kit comes with full-sized envelopes so you just pop the card in an envelope and it’s ready to go!!

One reason I’m posting these today is because we are close to the end of Sale-a-Bration and we aren’t sure how long the Sale-a-Bration items will last.  If you like this kit, get it asap.  I don’t want you to miss out!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Easy Birthday Blast Card!

Birthdays are so special and, if you’re like me you want to give a really special card.  Well, I think this is a pretty special card 🙂

The Star Blast Edgelits (part of the Birthday Blast Bundle) are FABULOUS!  Look at all that detail!  And this card is really a snap to make ~ seriously!

I cut out the star blast with the edgelits and used the stars that popped out to decorate the top of the card. The sentiment is actually from the Big on Birthdays stamp set.  I really like the way this sentiment looks on the base of the star blast.

A Lace Doily was slipped under the sentiment piece and then I tied a few pieces of Linen Thread around the Whisper White card stock.

This Bundle is one you can have on hand for a long time.  It’s going to be one of my go-to birthday bundles!

And, this is such a great time to make this Bundle part of your collection!  Why?  Because it’s Sale-a-Bration, the best sale of the year!  With every qualifying order you receive one special item FREE from the Sale-a-Bration Catalogs below!

All Items Used Are From Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Big on Birthdays
Ink:  Archival Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Sweet Sugarplum card stock
Tools:  Star Blast Edgelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Lace Doilies

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The Remarkable Inkbig Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Blog Hop for March 2017. This month our theme is “Sale-A-Bration”.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog, Pretty Paper Cards,  or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. 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 the projects. At the moment you are visiting Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards.

I’m so happy to be taking part in today’s blog hop!  To celebrate our theme, my card today has LOTS of Sale-a-Bration items!  Just for fun I tried to get in as many as I could.  Can you spot them all?

Well, the flowers are from the Avant Garden stamp set.  I stamped three on the Whisper White panel, and then stamped four on another sheet and fussy cut them out to adhere on top of the other flowers.

I gave the flowers little stamen centers using the Botanical Builders Framelits and Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper.  I had to get in the fabulous Glimmer Paper!

The lace at the top is stamped from the Delicate Details stamp set.  Don’t you just love lace?  I do, and I love that I can add it anywhere on my card using the stamps in this set!

The happy birthday banner is from the Any Occasion stamp set.  This set is totally fun!  You get the “clothes line” stamp with lots of words and phrases  to hang on the clothes line 🙂

So, I count four different Sale-a-Bration items, what about you?  Did you catch them all?  Which items do you already have?  Remember, these Sale-a-Bration items are only available through March 31st, so get them while you can!!

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog, Pretty Paper Cards, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.

1. Lisa Pretto
2. Janet Wakeland
3. Peggy Noe  <<<< YOU ARE HERE!
4. Nicole Watt
5. Beth McCullough
6. Lisa Ann Bernard
7. Jennifer Michalski
8. Kadie Labadie
9. Tricia Chuba
10. Amanda Dickson
11. Megan Herst
12. Chris Miller
13. Diana Eichfeld
14. Gloria Plunkett
15. Jennifer Spiller
16. Anna Masciovecchio
17. Debbie Henderson
18. Debra Byrd
19. Lisa Milligan
20. Kim Vogel
21. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
22. Katarina Ewa
23. Valerie Moody

Use this Host Code when you place your order from me during March!  To find out more, CLICK HERE! And, remember, for every order of $50 you will receive one FREE Sale-a-Bration item (offer only available through March 31, 2017).  If you have any questions, email me at!


All Items Used on Today’s Card are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Avant Garden, Delicate Details, Any Occasion
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, and Mint Macaron
Paper:  Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, and Whisper White
card stock, Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper

Tools:  Botanical Builder Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Paper Snips

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Go With Happiness! (GDP077)

Today’s card is a fun watercolor for the Global Design Project Challenge.  It’s a color challenge and below you can see the colors we are to use.

For my free choice color I picked Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper (love!).  It’s a bit hard in the photo to tell the difference between the Bermuda Bay flowers and the Mint Macaron Glimmer leaves, but look close and you’ll see it!

The pretty flower is from the So in Love stamp set and it’s heat embossed in white and then watercolored in detail using the Peekaboo Peach ink.  Here’s a close up:

The new little thing I did on this card is to add what looks like little water droplets.  They are made using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and just leaving little drops to dry.  I’d seen this technique elsewhere and wanted to try it.  I kind of like it, what do you think?

The sweet sentiments on the inside and outside of the card are from the Swan Lake stamp set.  I like sets with coordinating sentiments…they do all the work for you, right?


Thank you for stopping by today!  I’d love it if you would leave me a comment ~ I like comments 🙂  And please pop over to see what others have done at the Global Design Project.


All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  So In Love, Swan Lake
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach, Early Espresso, Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White and Bermuda Bay card stock, Watercolor Paper, Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper
Tools:  Aqua Painter, Heat Gun, May Flowers Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Fine Tip Glue Pen, White Embossing Powder

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