Whole Lot of Lovely Thank You!

It’s Thursday and time for another fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge! I really love this challenge…you can choose which items you want to use on your creation as long as they make a tic tac toe! I’ve chosen the first row across: thank you, sequins, all things round.

The Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper is so pretty. The more I use it the more I love it. Look at these beautiful peaches! Really, all you need is this paper to make a great card! For a bit of interest I added a panel of vellum on the left.

Do you see that little bit of Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon? It adds such a nice touch. The sentiment is a stamp from the All Things Thanks set and is stamped on a piece of Shimmery White card stock that has been watercolored with a wash of Crushed Curry ink.

The fun peach on the front was just fussy cut from a small piece of the dsp. I LOVE this paper!!

Pretty Pointer:  Adding unexpected items to your card  gives interest and surprise. On this card, the ribbon and the cut out peach add surprise elements that appeal to the eye. These bring a “smile” when your friends and family open the envelope. I love knowing that they are smiling when they receive my card 🙂

Please pop over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge page and see what the other designers have done with this challenge board! Better yet, enter your own card and join the fun!

New Month, New Host Code Giveaway!

If you place an order of $50 or more in my online store, and use my Monthly Host Code for August TMEJYQ7Q (see below), you will receive from me as your FREE GIFT a package of Stampin’ Up! Linen Thread! This thread is great for tying on cards and gifts, and you will love it! It’s the perfect early-fall embellishment! This is MY GIFT TO YOU as my customer! Take advantage of these special gifts!

Thank you for stopping by today!




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New Carols of Christmas Early Release – and a Video!

Preorder the Carols of Christmas Bundle
August 1 – 31, 2017!

This beautiful bundle has been released by Stampin’ Up! early, in advance of the Holiday Catalog, and YOU have the opportunity to order it this month! You can order the bundle or the stamp set and dies separately. AND, you can use the Bonus Days Coupons you earned in July on this, or any other purchase in August!

Here is a video for you with all the details of this fabulous bundle. See the dies there on the left?

Here are some sample cards using this bundle. Look at the gold frame around the card below. These dies are not like any I’ve seen before. Isn’t this frame beautiful?

On the blue card below, look at the stars and the moon cut out using the dies in this set. And do you also see the trees and the tiny deer? The little dear is actually my favorite die in this whole set 🙂



Aren’t these gorgeous samples? Which one do you like best? I’m totally enamored with the photo card with the vellum overlay!

CLICK HERE to see the flyer with all the details!

Redeeming your Bonus Coupons earned in July:

–Keep the emails that were sent to you with your coupon codes. They are the only evidence of your coupons. Have those codes ready when you place your August order.

–There is no limit to the number of coupons you can use on any order. Use them now or save them for later this month. Just be sure you use them in August as they are only valid through August 31st!

–Use them on any order for any products you like except Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin month-to-month subscriptions. (You can use coupons on new prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)

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Free Card Tutorial and Last Day for Specials!

Most of you know how much I love the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. Well, today I have for you a pretty congratulations card made from the set…AND, a FREE tutorial so that you can make this card yourself! Scroll to the bottom of this post for the pdf tutorial.

Last Day for These Fabulous Special Deals!

Place an order of any size through my Stampin’ Up! Online Store and I will personally refund your shipping charges! You go ahead and pay the shipping at the time of your order, but as soon as it goes through I will send you a check to refund you the shipping cost! I only do this a few times a year, so take advantage of it while you can. I love to spoil my customers!

This is also the last day of Stampin’ Up!’s Bonus Days! For every $50 order you receive a $5 coupon toward your order in August ~ that’s a 10% bonus!! Your coupon will come to you via email, so be sure to save those emails!

Starter Kit Best Deal!!

ENDS TODAY!  $99 STARTER KIT DEAL!  When you purchase the $99 Starter Kit in July (1 – 31), you’ll get $125 in YOUR CHOICE of Stampin’ Up! products for $99 (that’s $26 in FREE product and the kit ships FREE) PLUS receive a BONUS Essentials Gift Pack & FREE Stamp Set worth $72 total including:

  • Paper Snips ($10 value).
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value)
  • Grid Paper ($11 value)
  • Two Clear Blocks (D)  ($17 value)
  • Bone Folder ($7 value)
  • AND, A FREE STAMP SET:  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  A “must-have” for the holidays.


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Quick Card Week: 2 Super Easy Cards!

I’m still blown away by how much you can do with the Petal Garden Card Pack! I’ve got two different cards for you today, both made from this card pack.

This card was so much fun to make! The first layer on this card was a 4″ x 6″ Petal Garden one-sheet card cut to 5-1/4″ x 4.” The white circle and the wreath were already printed on the card piece!! The pretty purple flower in the center of the wreath is a sticker that comes with the card pack ~ yep, just stick it on! How easy is that? And the sentiment is preprinted on one of the smaller cards in the pack and cut to 1″ x 2-1/2.”

And here is the second card. Like with the first one, the base layer, the background design and the flower spring, are all printed on one of the cards in the card pack. I just cut it down as I did with the first card. The little frame and the sentiment are again…stickers! Yeah! This card literally took less than 10 minutes to make. And for the envelope I used another one of the pretty stickers in the pack.

One thing I haven’t told you…this whole card pack is only $10!! Do you believe it? Such an inexpensive and easy way to make lots of card!

And, don’t forget about my FREE SHIPPING offer, good until July 31st! Don’t miss this special offer from me, if you are or become one of my customers 🙂

Place an order of any size through my Stampin’ Up! Online Store and I will personally refund your shipping charges! You go ahead and pay the shipping at the time of your order, but as soon as it goes through I will send you a check to refund you the shipping cost! I only do this a few times a year, so take advantage of it while you can. I love to spoil my customers!

So many reasons to shop this month! For every $50 you spend in July, you receive a $5 coupon toward your August purchase!

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Quick Card Week: Color Theory Card Pack-and Free Shipping!

Here’s another super quick card for you. All you need to make this card is the Color Theory Card Pack, the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack, and some Whisper White card stock! I like this card because it could be used for a guy, a girl, or anyone, and it’s simple!

How simple you ask? Well, you need the Whisper White card base. Then, using the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack (beautiful 6″ x 6″ papers in this suite), chose one of the green ombre papers (where the color blends out from dark to light) and cut that to a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece.

The only thing left to do is put two of the smaller Color Theory cards at an angle, one on top of the other. Easy, right? And, done! I’m telling you, these card packs are amazing, they have so many uses!

And, don’t miss out on my FREE SHIPPING special
through July 31, 2017, only!

Place an order of any size through my Stampin’ Up! Online Store and I will personally refund your shipping charges! You go ahead and pay the shipping at the time of your order, but as soon as it goes through I will send you a check to refund you the shipping cost! I only do this a few times a year, so take advantage of it while you can. I love to spoil my customers!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Quick Card Week: Petal Garden #1

We all want to make quick cards. You glance at your calendar and notice a friend’s birthday is tomorrow and you need a card pronto. What do you do? Well, I reach for the Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack and quickly put together a pretty card!

I was really amazed by all that’s in this card pack. First of all you get 72 double-sided cards. These aren’t greeting cards, they are cards that you might pin on your bulletin board, or put in your planner. But I used them to create greeting cards. They are gorgeous and a snap to use! There are two sizes of cards, gold foil die cuts, AND, 2 sheets of stickers! I used the stickers on my envelopes!

I cut the cards to the length and width I wanted and adhered them to my greeting card. For today’s card a beautiful 4″ x 6″ card with a pattern that I liked was used as a background layer. Then I used a 3″ x 4″ card that has a nice sentiment and layered that on top.

I tied the smaller card with some gor-jus (really!) 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Flirty Flamingo. I am loving this ribbon!

I added a leaf die cut using the Rose Garden Thinlits and placed that on a bit of a Delicate White Doily. The card was finished off with a few Metallic Enamel Shapes, and that was it! Quick, right?

Over the next week I’m going to be showing cards made with this card kit. The possibilities are endless and you will be so surprised at how quickly you can put together a pretty card!

Don’t forget my FREE SHIPPING SPECIAL this week only!

Place an order of any size through my Stampin’ Up! Online Store and I will personally refund your shipping charges! You go ahead and pay the shipping at the time of your order, but as soon as it goes through I will send you a check to refund you the shipping cost! I only do this a few times a year, so take advantage of it while you can. I love to spoil my customers!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Free Shipping From Me Through July 31!

Yes, it’s true, for every order of any size placed through my online shop between July 23 and July 31, 2017, I will pay YOUR SHIPPING CHARGE!

This is a special offer for Prettypapercards customers only!
You can become my customer by placing your first order today!

You will initially pay your shipping when you order through Stampin’ Up! and I will refund that charge with a check (payable to you) as soon as your order goes through! (If you check “No Contact” on your order I won’t know your name and won’t be able to send your shipping refund.) Note: This is not through Stampin’ Up!

This is a great time to pull out your wish list!

More Reasons to Shop With Me This Week!

Host Code Gift!

Use my Monthly Host Code for July 9AXGUFF3 for your order of $50-$150 and you will receive my monthly gift of Watercolor Paper FREE! CLICK HERE for details.

Pretty Paper Rewards

For every $50 (before tax and shipping) purchased through my online store you will receive one Pretty Paper Reward. Collect 10 Pretty Paper Rewards and you will receive from me FREE your choice of any stamp set in the current catalog(s) valued at $25 or less. CLICK HERE for details.

Bonus Days

For every $50 order placed between now and July 31st, you will receive a $5 Bonus Days Coupon from Stampin’ Up! to use on your purchases in August! And there’s no limit to the number of coupons you can get!

This is a great time to order those items you’ve had on your list! If you have any questions, I’d love to connect with you. Feel free to email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com!

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Bright and Bold Daisy for Tic Tac Toe!

Today is another Tic Tac Toe Challenge, and it’s super fun! Here’s our challenge board:

For my card today I’ve picked the last column on the right: diecut, floral, yellow. I’ve used the popular Daisy Punch as the focal point 🙂

The Whole Lot of Lovely designer series paper makes a beautiful background for the yellow daisy! I love black and yellow together, don’t you?  The background on the top of the card is Watercolor Paper with a Daffodil Delight wash.

Pretty Pointer: Create a quick and soft background by lightly washing over some Watercolor Paper. I use an Aqua Painter and pull a little color from the lid of an ink pad. When the pad is closed, press the top and bottom together (squeeze the closed pad). This will transfer some of the ink from the pad to the lid. When you open the pad you have some ink ready in the lid. Grab a bit of this ink with the Aqua Painter and run it across the paper for a soft wash!

Here are all the items I used to make my card today.

Here are links directly to the items shown above. Click on any one to order and find our more!

Watercolor Paper Item No. 122959
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad Item No. 126944
Daisy Punch Item No. 143713 – currently unavailable but click here to be notified when it’s back in stock!
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set Item No. 143662
Whole Lot of Lovely dsp Item No. 144110
Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies Item No. 143751

Truthfully, I’m just getting this post in. Yesterday was a crazy day here. The power went out in half of our house and we had to have an electrician come fix it. (I’m so thankful that my son-in-law is an electrician! He was so sweet to come after work and fix our problem!). And, I just returned from a little trip to Pennsylvania and I left my computer power cord there! Aaaagh!! I have to run out shortly and get a new power cord. Right now I’m down to very little power, so I’m going to post this now and come back and add a few things when I get my new cord! But this card is so cheery, I just had to get it posted for you!

And, don’t forget about the $5 Bonus Coupon you can receive for every $50 order! Only available until July 31st…don’t miss it!

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to pop over to our Tic Tac Toe Challenge and enter your card! Which row or column will you use??

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Pink Brick Thank You Card!

Today’s card is fun and flirty with the beautiful Melon Mambo pink theme! Pink and white are always great together, and this hot pink is really a standout!

Stampin’ Up!’s Embossing Paste is so versatile and easy to use. On today’s card I’ve embossed the left side using the paste and the brick mask. Then I went back in with an Aqua Pen and some of the Melon Mambo ink to color the bricks in various shades of pink. I then brushed the pen over the bricks diagonally to give a slight washed look.

I love embellishments and look for every opportunity to use them 🙂 For today’s card I layered a few pieces of Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon underneath the sentiment circle and then put a little wooden least sprig on top. Of course we still needed MORE embellishments so a few White Perfect Accents worked great!

It’s so much fun to create pretty cards using all of the amazing Stampin’ Up! products! I look forward every day to my time crafting, don’t you? Right now I’m back east on vacation and I’m missing stamping 🙂 But I’ll be back home in a few days crafting away!

In the meantime, don’t forget about the wonderful $5 Bonus Days Coupons you can earn in July toward your purchases in August! For every $50 order you place in July you’ll get a $5 coupon!

Here are some items you might like to order from today’s card:

Embossing Paste Item No. 141979 $8.00
Pattern Party Decorative Masks Item No. 144103 $6.00
Palette Knives Item No. 142808 $5.00
Aqua Painters (set of 2) Item No. 103954 $17.00
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad Item No. 126948 $6.50
Flourish Thinlits Dies Item No. 141478 $29.00
Wood Words Stamp Set Clear Item No. 143928 $22.00


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The Fabulous Tab Punch!!

Why is it so fabulous? well just look at these tabs I punched out for my catalog! They are cute and they are just what I need to help me find things quickly in the catalog!

What else can you use the tab punch for? The photo above is from Stampin’ Up! and it shows a cute little pocket card with a tab that pulls the card out of the pocket! Is that darling or what?

For my tabs I chose cardstock colors I thought looked good together and with the catalog front and just started punching away! You can see that the tab has a small rectangular base that adheres to the page or paper. You simply punch, fold the punched tab in half, and adhere the front and back rectangular bases to the page or paper. It’s quick and easy! For my tabs I used Fast Fuse Adhesive to adhere them to the catalog pages. Then I used a black felt-tip pen to write the words on the tabs.

This is a great punch to have in your collection as I know it’s going to be used a lot! For more details about the punch, just click on the photo above! And, it’s a great time to order the Tab Punch as it will count toward your Bonus Days Coupon!

JULY ONLY! For every $50 order in July, you receive a $5 coupon to use in August! Click below to start shopping!

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