Christmas Cardinal in the Snow!

Stampin' Up! Oh Happy Day Cardinal Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

I love pictures of red cardinals in the snow in the winter! It’s just something you see during the holidays…on cards and in photos. So I thought I might try to make my own red cardinal in the snow card! Pretty Paper Cards Stampin' Up! Cardinal Snow Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

To create the snow background I used the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It totally looks like snow, don’t you think? And to create more of a snowy effect, I used dies from two different sets. The swirls (snow swirls!) are from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, and the large snowflakes themselves are from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies.

Stampin' Up! Oh Happy Day Cardinal Card - Peggy Noe Pretty Paper Cards - stampinupNow for the adorable little red (umm) cardinal. I know this bird isn’t really a cardinal, but he’s just SO cute!! And I don’t have a cardinal stamp, I have two cute birds from the Oh So Happy Stamp Set. So one of them just had to become a cardinal! I colored him with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends (and his beak and feet were colored with Daffodil Delight Blends!).

Stampin' Up! Cardinal and Snowflake Card Color Me Happy - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Don’t forget about the discounted and retiring items that are part of the Year-End Sales Event!

The Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies were used to make the snowflakes on today’s card, and they are retiring on December 30th. They have been my favorite dies from the Holiday Catalog! Here are some projects I’ve made using these great dies:

Stampin' Up! Prettypapercards Trim Your Stocking Dies - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Stampin' Up! Pillowbox Prettypapercards - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Stampin' Up! Petal Garden Pillowboxes - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Be sure to scoop these up before they retire! Click on the photo below to go to my online store!

Thanks for stopping by today! Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear what you think of the cardinal in the snow card 🙂

 

 

 

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Extravaganza Sale Samples – Sale Ends Nov. 26!

Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe Coffee Love Card - Peggy Noe - stampinupWe are in the last two days of the Online Extravaganza Sale at Stampin’ Up! (sale ends Sunday the 26th). Today I’d like to show you cards that I’ve made using some of the fabulous sale items. The card above was made with the Coffee Cups Thinlits Dies (love, love). These dies are 20% OFF right now.

Coffee Cups Framelits Dies
Item No. 143745   Now only $24 (marked down from $30)

These dies coordinate with the Merry Cafe Stamp Set which is my favorite stamp set for the month of November! When you order this stamp set from me in November, you will receive tutorials for 3 cards I’ve designed using this set! For more information, CLICK HERE.

 

The cards above were made with the fabulous Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies. Look at the way that flower pops up! These dies are on sale for 20% OFF!

Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Item No. 143725   Now only $26.40 (marked down from $33)

The Eastern Palace Dies are some of the neatest dies I’ve ever used. Everyone needs to have these great dies!

This gorgeous card was created with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies. Look at how intricate the dies are! These dies are 30% OFF!

Bloomin Hearts Thinlits Dies
Item No. 140621   Now Only $17.50 (marked down from $25.00)


So everything I’ve shown you above is only on sale through this Sunday, November 26th and, they are only while supplies last. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ENTIRE LIST.

But then on Monday we have another HUGE special for you!

Get Ready!
Cyber Monday Special ~ FREE SHIPPING! YIPPEE!

My suggestion is make your wish list now so you are all ready for Monday. Then wake up on Monday and go straight to your computer (with your cup of coffee or tea!), and place your order! Stampin’ Up! rarely has free shipping, so take advantage of it when you can 🙂

Isn’t this a fun shopping weekend? Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and you enjoy these special deals!

 

 

 

Fall Friend Card for Tic Tac Toe!

Prettypapercards Tic Tac Toe Friend Card with Fall Theme - Stampin' Up! stampinupIt’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge, and today’s card has a fall theme. I really do love fall, and I love to use fall colors. That’s why I chose the first row across in the challenge! Here’s this week’s board:

Sentiment – check; Fall Colors – check; Twine – check  🙂  And, I added a few leaves from Row 2 just for fun!

Prettypapercards Stampin' Up! Leaf Punch - Peggy Noe - stampinupLeaves have so many shades. To get leaves to look at all realistic I like to watercolor and combine colors. For the leaves here, I used Crushed Curry and Peekaboo Peach inks with an Aqua Painter on Shimmery White paper. After the water dried I splattered the paper with Fresh Fig ink. Then the leaves were punched with the Leaf Punch.

Prettypapercards Stampin' Up! Lovely Word Thinlits Dies - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The sentiment is cut from Cajun Craze card stock using the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies. It sits on a piece of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (love, love!). Underneath I tucked a strip of Fresh Fig card stock punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. And tying it all up in a knot is a thin section of Jute Twine pulled apart from the larger piece of thread.

Prettypapercards Tic Tac Toe Friend Card with Fall Theme - Stampin' Up! stampinup

Why don’t you join us over at Tic Tac Toe Challenges? CLICK HERE to pop over there and see what the other designers have done…AND, enter your creation! I’ll see you there!

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Color Me Happy and a New Video!

Stampin' Up! Color Me Happy - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The new Color Me Happy stamp set is so much fun! It’s made especially to be used with the Stampin’ Blends and the stamped images are so easy to color.

Color Me Happy Clear Mount Stamp Set
Item No. 148034

These stamps are so cute! And the sentiments are fabulous ~ I’m really having fun with this set! I’ve made a video to show you how to color these images with the Stampin’ Blends!

 

Stampin' Up! Sweet Bird Stampin' Blends Color Me Happy - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Have you tried the Stampin’ Blends yet? I promise you’ll love them! CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE!

Card of Comfort

Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Color Me Happy - Peggy Noe - stampinupSo many times we need a comforting card to send to a friend. I needed a card like that recently. I love the Rose Wonder stamp set because it has some wonderful sentiments, and this verse is one of my favorites in the set 🙂

Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Blends - Peggy Noe - stampinup

It’s a nice, comforting verse and I think it will encourage my friend. I stamped it in Black Memento Ink on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock. Then I used a flower from a new stamp set called Color Me Happy, and I stamped three flowers around the sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Color Me Happy Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

I want you to see a close up of the flowers because I was able to use the new Stampin’ Up! alcohol markers called Stampin’ Blends. They won’t be available to customers for a while, but as a demonstrator I was able to get them early and play with them. I love the way they blend and move on the paper! Didn’t they turn out nice?

Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Isaiah 4110 - Peggy Noe - stampinupAs soon as the Stampin’ Blends are available to customers, I’ll let you know RIGHT AWAY!! I can’t wait for you to try these fabulous markers!

In the meantime, I recommend the beautiful Rose Wonder stamp set. It’s one of my favorites! It has some great sentiments and a beautiful rose ~ how can you lose??  🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

 

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Fun Friend Card for Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup Tic Tac Toe ChallengeI love the Tic Tac Toe Challenges…they are so much fun! My card for this week’s challenge is a green, fall, friendship card (first column on the left)! Here is the board:For the “fall” element of the card I did a watercolor wash on Shimmery White paper using Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Berry Burst inks. After the color wash dried, I splattered some Berry Burst ink over the paper in little dots.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe Friend Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup Tic Tac Toe Challenge

For the green element I punched leaves using my favorite new Leaf Punch! I use this punch constantly ~ these leaves are so cute and you can just slip them in on any card 🙂 Here I added a few Gold Foil leaves for bling (!) and a few strands of Jute Twine.

Stampin' Up! Fall Coffee Card - Peggy Noe - Coffee Cafe stampinup

And, what is friendship but having coffee with a friend? I love this sentiment from the Coffee Cafe stamp set, and I added a sweet little coffee cup cut from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.

Stampin' Up! Tic Tac Toe Challenge Coffee Card - Peggy Noe - Coffee CafeSo tell me, what card would you make for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge? I’d love to see your card over in the gallery! CLICK HERE to see what the other designers have done, and enter your creation!

 

 

 

 

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