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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Today is the Perfect Day to be Happy! (ttt005)

Today is another exciting Tic Tac Toe Challenge! These challenge boards are so much fun. I love the fact that we get to choose the elements we want to use! For my card I’ve chosen the top row across: circle – summer – ribbon.

For the circle element I actually used two circles. The lower circle is punched out with the Sunburst Punch, and the inside circle was die-cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Pretty Pointer:  Framing your sentiment always makes a statement. Whether your sentiment is on a square shape, a circle, or an oval, add a framing layer either in front or behind your sentiment piece. It will add a finished look to your project.

For the summer element I used the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. This particular sheet of dsp has a light summery look which is perfect!

Ribbon, beautiful ribbon! That’s one reason I chose the top row across the tic tac toe board…I really love ribbon! In yesterday’s post I told you that the 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding is my absolute favorite ribbon in the new Annual Catalog 🙂  So when I have the opportunity to choose ribbon, I HAVE TO use my favorite, right???

So what about you? Will you come over and join us? The Tic Tac Toe Challenge is fun and easy and we would love for you to enter! I’ll look for you over there at tictactoechallenge.com!

 

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

Stamp: Bunch of Blossoms
Ink: Old Olive Classic Stamp Pad
Paper: Whisper White and Peekaboo Peach card stock, and Naturally Eclectic dsp
Tools: Starburst Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments: Peekaboo Peach 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon


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Oh So Eclectic!

These colors are amazing together. What do you think? I would never think to put them together, but Stampin’ Up! did and I LOVE it!

Here the colors come from the beautiful Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. I just played off that and used some of those colors! This card is made completely of items from the Naturally Eclectic Suite, the stamps, the dies, the paper and the ribbon. The ribbon, oh my gosh the ribbon!! This is my absolute favorite ribbon! I love seam binding, and when they came out with the crinkled seam binding I knew it would be my favorite! Have you tried it yet? You must!

Oh So Eclectic Bundle Clear Mount Bundle
Item No. 145356     $47.50
Click on the photo below to order!

July Prettypapercards by Mail!
ORDER NOW!

Here’s what one customer said about my card kits:

“Everything arrived today in perfect condition. 
I love all of the cards, tips, and how your instructions are so easy to follow.
I’m so pleased with everything.”  Janice S.

This month’s card kit 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
peggy@prettypapercards.com
to order this month’s class!

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

Stamps: Oh So Eclectic
Ink: Berry Burst Classic Stamp Pad
Paper: Whisper White, Berry Burst, Peekaboo Peach and Lemon Lime
Twist card stock and Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon


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Live, Laugh, and Love on the Fourth!

Happy Independence Day Friends! What a great day to express love and enjoy life and laughter with friends and family!

This sentiment from the Layering Love stamp set is perfect for today’s card. Aren’t big bold sentiments fun? There’s not much you have to do to make a pretty card if you use a big sentiment 🙂

Pretty Pointer:  It’s easy to make a card when you gather all your elements together. I like to do this, and then come up with my card design. The colors and patterns are so beautiful together and they can be very inspiring 🙂  That’s one thing Stampin’ Up! is known for, having lovely color-coordinated papers, inks, and embellishments!

The strip of stars was made using a little multi-star stamp from the Tabs for Everything stamp set. Real Red ink is the perfect ink for this theme. A sheet from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper makes a perfect background for the rest of the card.

Have You Tried Prettypapercards by Mail?

Here’s what one customer said about my card kits:

“Everything arrived today in perfect condition. 
I love all of the cards, tips, and how your instructions are so easy to follow.
I’m so pleased with everything.”  Janice S.

This month’s card kit 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.

The July kit is only $39.95!

If you wish to purchase only the card kit and not the stamp set ~
Everything But the Stamp Set is $14.99

Just email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com to order this month’s class!

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

Stamps: Layering Love and Tabs for Everything
Ink: Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper: Whisper White and Real Red card stock,
and Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Seres Paper

Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments: Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon and Corrugated Element


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A Simple WOW Card With Colorful Seasons!

Stampin’ Up!’s Colorful Seasons stamp set is an all-around great set. It has stamps depicting every season of the year, and great sentiments that you don’t find too often…like the sentiment on today’s card.

Today’s card is a SNAP to make and has a big WOW factor! How do you create a simple WOW card? Bright colors and a bold sentiment ~ those are key!

Pretty Pointer ~ Make a quick, fun ribbon tie! Here the gorgeous Lemon Lime Twist ribbon is wrapped once around the center of a 2-1/2″ square Whisper White panel with long ends left loose on the left side. A piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine is used to tie the ends together, first in a knot to secure them tightly and then with a bow to finish it off.

The picture below shows you all the great stamps and dies included in this bundle. This is a set I’ll definitely be using into fall and winter ~ I mean, look at those pretty leaves and snowflakes! And that adirondack chair is so cute!!

In fact, if you like to get started on holiday cards early (like July!) this would be a great stamp set to start with 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to pop back on July 1st as I’ll have some exciting news for you!!

 

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

Stamps: Colorful Seasons
Ink: Berry Burst Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper: Whisper White and Berry Burst card stock, and Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Stack
Embellishments: Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon
and Whisper White Baker’s Twine

 


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Coffee With a Friend!

Spending time at a little coffee shop with a good friend is one of my favorite things to do. It’s nice to go to an out-of-the-way place, the kind without big crowds, where you can chat and relax for a bit.

Yesterday I was able to do that with a dear friend and I made her this special card to let her know how much I enjoyed our time together 🙂 I have to say I love this Coffee Cafe stamp set and framelits! I had so much fun making this card with the cute little heart paper and the coffee bean leaves!

And what do you think about that cardboard-looking sleeve for the coffee cup? The framelits make that! I used Crumb Cake card stock ~ didn’t it come out so realistic?

My Special Offer for June!

Order the Coffee Cafe Bundle using my June Host Code
and you will receive the
Corrugated Elements
FREE
from me as my gift!

All Products Used Are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Coffee Cafe
Ink: Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Powder Pink, Early Espresso card stock
and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Coffee Cups Framelits Dies, Sweet and Sassy Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments: White Baker’s Twine and Linen Thread


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The Daisy Delight Bundle is Back in Stock!

Yeah, the Daisy Delight Bundle is back in stock!  It’s been on backorder and we aren’t sure how long it will be available, so I recommend you order while it’s available 🙂

You can click on the photo above to go right to my
24/7 online store and order now.

Today I’m featuring some cards I’ve made using this fabulous bundle. The punch itself has become one of my go-to punches.

In the photo above you can see one of the sheets of the beautiful Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. And let me tell you it’s gorgeous!

You can do so much with the daisy punch. The pink and white daisy has 3 punched flowers, and the yellow daisy has 2 flowers. The daisies can be as simple or full as you want!

DON’T FORGET about my June Bonus Gift! If you place an order of $50 or more in my online store, and use my Monthly Host Code for June 3UCE243G, you will receive from me as your FREE GIFT a package of the BRAND NEW Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals! For all the details, CLICK HERE.


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Oh My Goodness, Graceful Garden!

It’s true, oh my goodness I love this stamp set! I love roses and this is a set of beautiful roses and leaves. Every day as I sit in my craft room I look out a window to my rose garden (I know, it sounds like an old song!). We didn’t even plant it, it was here when we bought the house, and it is such a pleasure to look out at the roses every day!

The background for today’s card was fun and easy to do. Actually I used our Pattern Party Decorative Masks and sponged Flirty Flamingo ink over the mask with a Thumb Dauber. I used a fun Host Stamp Set called Background Bits to add some more interest. It has a stamp with faint handwriting on it. Then I splattered the whole background with some Soft Suede ink. This is how you make your own designer series paper!

Ok, I just have to stop and show you my little stamping partner. Elie sleeps on her pink leopard blanket while I stamp. I called her name to get her to look up for this photo. I think she’s upset that I woke her up 🙂 Ok, back to my card…

Pretty Pointer: To add depth to a stamped image, use a Blender Pen to add more color. On this rose, I stamped it first in Flirty Flamingo and then went back in with some Powder Pink ink and my blender pen to give more substance to the flower.

Graceful Garden Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item No. 143849  $19.00

To add even more interest I shredded some of the Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon and laid it across the card below a strip of the same ribbon. It acts like a surprise ~ when you see it, you think ooh, look at that fun stuff 🙂

My Special Offer for June!

Coffee Cafe Photopolymer Bundle
Item No. 145331  $45.75

Order the Coffee Cafe Bundle using my June Host Code
and you will receive the
Corrugated Elements
FREE
as my gift to you!

All Products Used Are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Graceful Garden, Background Bits
Ink: Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Soft Suede
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo and Powder Pink card stock
Tools: Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Blender Pen, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Aqua Pen, Sponge Dauber
Embellishments: Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes


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Crafting Forever!


Have you done something creative today? This card is to remind you to take a minute, or a few minutes, and relax, create something!

Over the weekend I had fun making a bunch of these cards ~ and I loved it! I sat and colored the handles of these scissors with my Lemon Lime Twist Marker and totally relaxed! The card is simple, just a 2″ x 4″ panel stamped with scissors, a doubled up Lemon Lime Twist ribbon, and a stamped, punched circle!

Crafting Forever Clear Stamp Set
Item No. 143958 $20.00

This is such a fun stamp set for a crafter! I’ve already used it quite a bit. It’s one I’m going to keep in my permanent collection 🙂 To find out more, just click on the photo of the stamp set above.

Here’s how the cards looked all lined up! I sent these out with my ribbon shares. Did you take advantage of my ribbon shares? Quite a few people did. If you didn’t catch it this time, I’ll be doing it again when the Holiday Catalog comes out in a few months, so be watching!

My Special Offer for June!

Coffee Cafe Photopolymer Bundle
Item No. 145331  $45.75

Order the Coffee Cafe Bundle using my June Host Code
and you will receive the
Corrugated Elements
FREE
from me as my gift to you!


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A Rustic Hello!

Today’s fun card is for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge! These challenges are so much fun! There’s a lot of freedom in choosing three elements you want to use from the tic tac toe board. Here is the board for this challenge:

For my card today I chose the far right vertical row: wood, yellow, and embellishment. The wood was easy…the new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack is perfect! The sheet I’m using here looks like a piece of wood with white peeling paint, love it!

Ok, so I’m crazy about the Oh So Eclectic Bundle. There are so many possibilities! The leaves here are stamped with a cross-hatch leaf stamp and then die cut with coordinating dies. And I love these flowers! You use two dies to cut the lacy-looking flowers, and then just one of those dies to cut the Whisper White background of the flower.

One thing I really like about using this Wood Textures paper is that it’s a super quick way to make a rustic shabby card (and I really like shabby!).

Would you like to try your hand at this week’s tic tac toe board? We’d sure love to have you! Come on over to tictactoechallenge.com!

My Special Offer for June!

Order the Coffee Cafe Bundle using my June Host Code
and you will receive the
Corrugated Elements
FREE
from me as my gift!

 

All Products Used Are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Oh So Eclectic
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron and Old Olive card stock and Wood Textures dsp stack
Tools: Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels


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