Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek for You!

Oh boy, I just love it when we get a new catalog!! It’s time for the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog and, as a demonstrator, I’ve been able to order new items early before the catalog goes live on September 1st. Now the Holiday Catalog features not only Christmas and New Year’s items, but fall and Thanksgiving and Halloween. It’s chock full of gorgeous stamps and papers and ribbons!

The first stamp set I wanted to play with is the Count My Blessings set. Today’s card uses my favorite stamp from the set ~ I just LOVE these flowers! Look at the way they are opening to show their little seed-like centers!

The colors here are Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Fresh Fig. I think these are going to be my go-to colors this fall. The flowers and leaves were colored in with a Blender Pen, putting a little more ink in some areas to create shading. A bow tied with Linen Thread finishes off the fall theme.

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MY AUGUST HOST CODE OFFER!  Learn here how you can earn a spool of Linen Thread FREE when you shop with me in August!

Would you like a NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG? My customers get all the new catalogs FOR FREE. If you would like a catalog, simply place an online order of any size with me during the month of August and I will send you your catalog right away! (When you place your order, please don’t check the box that says “No Contact.” That means I won’t see your address and I won’t be able to send your catalog.)

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August Pals Blog Hop: Cut it Out!

Welcome to the August 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re going to “Cut It Out”. Participants will feature projects with “cuts” from punches, dies, Framelits, Edgelits, or Thinlits.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

My card today uses both a punch and thinlits. Can you spot both? Well, the word “hugs” is cut with the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies. I just love the words on these dies, especially the one I’ve used today. “Hugs” is such a sweet sentiment for so many occasions. I’m going to send this card to a friend who hasn’t been feeling well, and it really expresses my thoughts for her.

Have you spotted the punched pieces? They are on the left and right sides of the card. That pretty lace is actually card stock punched with the Decorative Label Punch. This punch is fabulous because you can add these pretty little lacy bits anywhere on your card!

I have another “cut” to show you, and that’s the flower on the envelope! Using my Paper Snips, I cut one flower out of a piece of this gorgeous Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. I glued it onto the envelope with a little Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue. I love to give a preview of my card on the outside of the envelope!

To see all the items used on this card, scroll down to the bottom of this post where each item is listed. You can click on any item to go to my online store and learn more!

Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on September 13, 2017 for “My Favorite Season”. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Don’t forget to leave me a comment HERE. I’d love to hear what you have to say about my creative “Cuts”.

 

 

 

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The Absolutely Cutest Rose Stamp Ever!!

Oh dear. Every time I get a new stamp set it becomes my favorite!! Does that happen to you? The Happiest of Days stamp set is now my favorite 🙂 I mean, look at these great fonts! And what about the absolutely cutest single rose stamp ever?

Here the rose is stamped with the Basic Black Archival Ink, and then colored in using a Blender Pen and Flirty Flamingo Ink. The green here is the subtle Pear Pizzaz. And the background piece is Powder Pink cardstock. These colors blend beautifully together.

Here is a photo of the complete stamp set. I haven’t used the cake or the little package stamps yet, but aren’t they the cutest?  I’ll be getting to those very soon!

Happiest of Days Clear Mount Stamp Set
Item No. 143796

Pretty Pointer: When you have a special image or a favorite image, raise it up by using a Stampin’ Dimensional. This adds interest and gives depth to your card front.

In the photo below you see that I first stamped the left side of the card with the single rose stamp. Then for emphasis (and because this is the absolute cutest rose stamp ever!) I stamped another rose on a separate sheet of cardstock, cut it out by hand, and affixed it right over the previously stamped image using a dimensional. Then I put a sweet little pearl in the center.

I’d love to hear what you think of today’s card…I LOVE your comments 🙂 CLICK HERE to leave me a comment today!

And don’t forget the newest feature on my blog: all of the products used to make today’s card are shown at the bottom of this post. They are linked to my online store so you can just click on any product and it will go right to all the details about that product and you will be able to order right there!

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

 

 

Here are the products for today’s card:

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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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CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE PDF TUTORIAL!

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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!

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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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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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Summer Watercolored Rose

Ok, I’ll just say it, I love roses! My front walkway is lined with roses, and right now they are blooming their little hearts out! We actually didn’t even plant the roses, they were here when we bought our house, and I couldn’t be happier 🙂

This stamp set is called Graceful Garden and it has the most beautiful rose stamps! For today’s card, the biggest rose in the set was first stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I took an Aqua Pen and lightly watercolored the rose and the leaves.

Pretty Pointer: Heat embossing the outline of a stamp confines water within the lines of the stamped image. Give this a try on your next watercolor project!

If you love beautiful flowers, this is definitely the set for you!

 

Only a few days left to order
July Prettypapercards by Mail!

LAST DAY TO ORDER IS 7/19/17!

This month’s Prettypapercards by Mail uses the fabulous Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set! It’s one of my favorites and I’ve designed 3 beautiful cards for you to make with this set! You will LOVE it!

If you want to participate in July’s kit, email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com with the subject Prettypapercards by Mail (so I can identify you right away!). See all the details about the July kit by CLICKING HERE.

Email me at
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Lemon Lime Hugs!

Who doesn’t like hugs? I love hugs, especially from my husband 🙂 And others like hugs too, particularly people who are feeling down or going through hard things. That’s why I like this sentiment, because it conveys so much that other words really can’t.

The Lovely Words Thinlits Dies have three great words that can be used in different ways. You can see what the dies look like below. They are backwards in this photo 🙂 For today’s card I snipped the word “hugs” out of the circle after the die was cut.

But you don’t have to snip the words out. Look at the other ways you can use the dies below. Aren’t they fun?

To add interest to today’s card I used some Embossing Paste. I’m just loving this stuff. I want to use it on every card! Ha!

Don’t forget about July Bonus Days! For every $50 order, you receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase in August! This is one of the ways during the year to save on Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous products. Take advantage of this while you can!

 

 

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

Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, and Calypso Coral card stock
Tools: Lovely Words Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine,
Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives

Embellishments: Delicate White Doily, Powder Pink 1/2″ Finely
Woven Ribbon, Subtles Enamels Shapes


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