Snowflake Sentiments ~ the Warmth of Christmas!

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The Snowflake Sentiments Bundle is surprisingly versatile! I’ve just scratched the surface of what this bundle can do, but I can tell you that I LOVE what I’ve seen!
Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiments Christmas Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The stamp set itself has several snowflake stamps and some wonderful holiday sentiments in nice fonts. That is a good stamp set…one with sentiments (in good fonts) and object stamps.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiment Christmas Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

But I think the best thing about this bundle is the thinlits dies! Look at the lacy dotted edge of the Whisper White panel. That’s created with just one of the many dies in this set. This is already one of my favorite dies! I love the “ruffled” look it gives this card!

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! that can show you more about this neat bundle!

Snowflake Sentiments Clear-Mount Bundle
Stampin’ Up! Item No. 146053   $46.75

Have you decided what stamp set you are going to use to make your holiday cards? This would be a fabulous bundle to use!

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this bundle. Will you use it? Please LEAVE ME A COMMENT HERE and let me know!

Thanks for stopping by today! 🙂

 

 

 

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Holiday Wreath ~ Feelings of Christmas!

Stampin' Up! Feeing of Christmas, Wreath - Peggy Noe - stampinup

I just love holiday wreaths, what about you? I love the real ones, I love the fake (faux) ones, I love them on doors, I love them on windows, I love them on cards, I love them as napkin holders, I just love them! So when I saw the Feeling of Christmas stamp set in the new Holiday Catalog, I knew I had to have this set!

This stamp set comes with two wreath stamps: one is large and loose and looks like an artistic, vague wreath. This is the background stamp for the pretty, detailed wreath. I stamped the background wreath in Lemon Lime Twist. Then I used my Aqua Painter to blend the color a bit for a nice background.

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Then I stamped the detailed wreath stamp over the previous one using Old Olive ink. I went back in with Real Red ink and a Blender Pen and colored the little berries and the bow and ribbon. There are four ornaments on this wreath stamp. You have to look closely, but they are there. I wiped off my Blender Pen tip and, using Blushing Bride ink, I colored the four ornaments and then went over them with the sparkly Wink of Stella.

Stampin' Up! Feeling of Christmas card - Peggy Noe - stampinupWhat do you think of this stamp set and card? I’d really like to know. I’m wondering if I should use this design in my stamp classes over the weekend. Leave me and note to let me know what I should do (should I use this stamp set or not?). LEAVE ME A NOTE HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today, my stamping friend! Look below to see all of the items I’ve used in making today’s card. If you want to learn more about an item, just click on it!

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Sneak Peek: Fabulous Foil Snowflakes!

Stampin up Sheet Music Stamp Christmas Card ideas - Peggy Noe Stampinup

More sneak peeks for you! I can’t believe it, in just one week the Holiday Catalog will be live and you will see all of the wonderful new products for fall and winter and holidays!!

Stampin up Sheet Music Stamp Christmas Cards ideas - Peggy Noe Stampinup

My favorite new embellishment is the Foil Snowflakes. You can see them in their original form on the right in the photo above. They come in gold and silver and they are to die for!! But, even though the gold and silver snowflakes are beautiful, for this project I wanted a red snowflake. So I turned one of the metallic snowflakes over to see that there’s a nice plain surface on the back! I took out my Real Red Marker and colored that surface with the marker and, voila – a pretty red snowflake!!  What do you think?

 

Stampin Up Star Light Christmas Card - Peggy Noe Stampinup

I just love the way it turned out! The back of the snowflake took the ink from the marker so well. The snowflake is layered on a Very Vanilla cardstock panel stamped with the Sheet Music stamp and covered with a layer of Vellum.

Stampin Up Star of Light Christmas Card - Peggy Noe Stampinup

In the center of the snowflake I placed a circle of Gold Foil and another circle of Very Vanilla cardstock stamped with a sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set. Some red ribbon and gold mini sequins finished off the card. What do you think? I’d love to hear from you! You can leave me a comment HERE.

Do you have a copy of the Holiday Catalog yet? If you would like one, email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com and I will get one out to you right away!

Don’t forget about my big Buy One Get One Free Sale for the month of August ONLY:

Buy one current stamp set through my online store HERE

and

I will send you the retired set of your choice
from the list below!

How to take advantage of my BOGO sale:

  1. Order the stamp set of your choice from my online store HERE
  2. Be sure to use your name and address on the order – DO NOT check the box that says “no contact” or I won’t know who you are and you won’t be able to take advantage of this sale
  3. After you have placed your order, email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com with the subject line “BOGO.” Tell me the names of your two choices from the sets below ~ a set you would like AND an alternate, in case your first choice has already been taken
  4. I will send you the retired set of your choice. It may take up to 10 days for your stamp set to arrive

**This offer is only available through my website prettypapercards.com and is not a Stampin’ Up! sale.

Here is a list of all my retired stamp sets, by name:

Any Occasion
Apothecary Art (one set only out of two)
Avant Garden
Beautiful Ride
Big Wish
Birthday Blast
Blended Bloom
Bloom for You
Bloom with Hope (only set two of two)
Botanical Blooms
Botanicals for You
Build a Birthday
Candy Cane Christmas
Chalk Talk
Choose Happiness
Cottage Greetings
Crazy About You
Creatively Yours
Cycle Celebration
Delicate Details
Flower Patch
For All Things
Four You
Gifts From the Garden
Grateful Bunch
Hello
Hello Darling
Hello Life
Hello There
Hey Chick
Hey You
Honeycomb Happiness
It’s a Celebration
Itty Bitty Banners
Label Love
Love & Affection
Love & Sympathy:
Make a Medallion
Papillon Potpourri
Pineapple
Petite Petals
Pretty Thankful
Reason for the Season
Seasonally Scattered
Sky is the Limit
Snowflake Soiree
So in Love
Special Reason
Suite Sentiments
Sunburst Sayings
Swallowtail
Tags Tags Tags
That’s the Ticket
Thoughtful Branches
Time of Year
Timeless Love
Tin of Tags
What I Love
Wildflower Meadow
Wonderland
You Brighten My Day
You Plus Me
You’re So Lovely
Vivid Vases

Thank you for stopping by today!! Happy stamping!

 

 

 

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Announcing: Create the Day Away, a Cardmaking Experience!

Wow! I’m so excited to let you know about this special event! My friend and fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Linda Foster, is teaming up with me to present a wonderful day of card making (birthday cards, thank you cards, holiday and fall cards!), food and fun here in San Diego!

Put the date on your calendars now (phone, planner…) and watch for registration to open next week. We are planning lots of fun things! If you just can’t wait 🙂 leave a comment or email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com and I’ll give you more details!!

Ok, now on to today’s card 🙂

Wanted to give you another peek at the fabulous new stamp set and dies (a bundle!) released early by Stampin’ Up! The Holiday Catalog doesn’t come out until September 1, but they want us to get excited!! So this month they’ve released a bundle early! Whee!

I decided to use Lemon Lime Twist, Gold and Black for my colors. It’s a fresh and new holiday combination! Look closely at the edges of the Lemon Lime Twist piece. That neat border was produced with one of the dies from the new Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies. These dies have so many options. Here is a photo of all the dies that you get with this set. I can’t wait to use all of them!


Pretty Pointer: Do you see the little gold dots on today’s card? Those come from a layer of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. I love these sheets! The design is gold on one side and silver on the reverse. Use these to add a layer of fun and beauty to any project — especially holiday projects!

New Feature on My Blog!

I’ve added a great new feature to my blog. To find out exactly what I’ve used to create this card, go to the bottom of this post and see small photos of each product! The best thing is that you can click on any photo to go straight through to my store for specific details about that product. And, if you want to order any of the products, you are right in my store and can just add those items to your cart! I’m hoping you’ll like it and that it will help you to identify just what you’ll need to create the same project!

I sure love your comments! I’d love to hear what you think about today’s post ~ CLICK HERE to leave me a comment!

 

 

 

Click on any picture below to learn more 🙂
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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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My First Christmas Card of the Year!

Yippee! The first Holiday Bundle of the year has been released to demonstrators in the month of July and I just got mine today! I love it!!

It’s called Carols of Christmas and not only is the stamp set great, the dies are amazing! Over the next few weeks I’ll be showing you more of the dies, but let me just say that they are different and very neat! For my card today, I used the trees and the little deer.

Isn’t he adorable? There is a stamp of the little deer and a die, so you can use them together or separate. For my card I used the die on some Dapper Denim card stock but used the stamp on the envelope. So far, this little guy is my favorite thing in the whole bundle!!

The trees were cut out of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. I love the fact that they look like snow. It sounds refreshing right about now because it’s a hot summer here in Southern California!

Now the best news is that YOU can get this bundle starting August 1st! It’s an early release in advance of the Holiday Catalog. We could use this set and get all of our holiday cards made by the end of August! Wouldn’t that be amazing? 🙂

And, as an added bonus, for every $50 order you place in the month of July, you will receive a $5 Bonus Days Coupon to spend in August, on anything…but it would make a nice little savings on this fabulous bundle!

 

 

There’s so much going on this month! You also have the opportunity to get my Prettypapercards by Mail for the month of July!

This is perfect for summer crafting because you receive a wonderful birthday stamp set (for use all year round) and all the cut papers and die cuts and embellishments you need to create 3 pretty cards. And you don’t even need to figure out how to put the cards together because I send you a full tutorial with directions to put each card together! And, as a bonus, you receive one of my handmade cards! CLICK HERE for the whole scoop. I’d love to have YOU join me this month! Email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com to let me know you’re IN!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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

Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Ink: Dapper Denim Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper: Whisper White and Dapper Denim card stock and
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies,
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Embellishments: Whisper White Baker’s Twine


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Six Special Cards!

Seri Aubain

Today I want to show you six pretty cards that I’ve received ~ and they’ve all been made by my talented customers and downline!

Su Mohr

Su has a blog where you can see her other beautiful creations!  CLICK HERE to go to her blog.

Beeba

This beautiful northern lights card was watercolored by my downline Beeba.  When she stopped by to give me this card, her daughter Jia came along and brought her own beautiful creation for me, and I just had to post it for you!

Jia

Virginia Belmain

Donna K

Donna makes beautiful cards, and you can see more on her blog at craftycardmaker.com.

Thanks for stopping by today!!  If you haven’t finished your Christmas cards, I hope these beautiful creations gave you some ideas!


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A Very Special Fold!

Han banded angled

Today’s card is a special Hanukkah card.  I made this for some friends and wanted my card to be a “wow”!

Han closed flat

This card is a diamond fold card.  It’s a fun fold that opens up with a diamond shape.  After you remove the belly band, this is what you see.

Han part open flat

You open it by pulling the two sides.  It pulls back and this fun diamond pops to the top!

Han part open angled

This photo shows the progression when opening the card.  I’ve used the beautiful Floral Boutique dsp.  It’s so perfect for this card!

Han fully open flat

Here’s the card fully open.  It is a really fun fold.  I followed several tutorials on You Tube…just search for the “diamond fold” and you’ll find the directions.  Fabulous, right?

Han envie

Once I made the card and the belly band, I made a vellum envelope using our Envelope Punch Board.  Rather than sealing the envelope, I tied it up with Silver 1/8″ Ribbon.  I could only do this because I hand carried the card.  If you need to mail it, you would make the envelope out of card stock.

Han closed angled

The stamp used is the (retired) Jewish Celebrations.  I’ve kept this stamp set because it’s so pretty.  I’m sure you have some sets like that!

Han banded flat

Thanks for stopping by!  I love your comments ~ please let me know what you think!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Jewish Celebrations (retired)
Ink:  Night of Navy
Paper:  Night of Navy and Whisper White card stock, Floral Boutique DSP, Fancy Frost Specialty DSP
Embellishments:  Silver Ribbon from 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack, Rhinestone Basic Jewels (large rhinestone from my stash)


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Tin of Ribbons!

Tin of Ribbons 1

How many of you purchased the Tin of Tags from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog?  After you make the little tags, what did you do with your pretty red tin??

Tin of Ribbons 4

How about filling it with some of our gorgeous ribbon?  This just really makes me happy!  I’ve got most of the ribbons I’m using right now in the tin, just waiting for me to grab one!

Tin of Ribbons 3

Our Stampin’ Up! ribbons are so nice, why not display them and use them as a decor piece on your craft desk?  Really, I like to surround myself with pretty little displays like this.  It spurs my creativity 🙂

Tin of Ribbons 2

Thanks for stopping by today!  Let me know what you think of my Tin of Ribbons!


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More Christmas Blessings! (GDP065)

GDP065 standing

Ok, so I have a problem…I can’t stop using all of our fabulous Christmas stamps…and I can’t help but use our brand new stamps from the Occasions Catalog (available January 4th)!  To solve my problem I combined them!

GDP065 banner

The colors used on today’s card are from this week’s Global Design Project Color Challenge.  They are SO pretty for this season!

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The pretty watercolored flowers and the little leaves are stamps from the new So In Love set.  And the sentiment is from the Christmas Pines set.  This is definitely my favorite Christmas sentiment.

GDP065 down R

The flowers are watercolored on watercolor paper.  To get the shading, I watercolored the flowers once and then when they dried I went back in a second time to darken portions of each flower.

GDP065 finger straight

As I’ve been sitting here posting, my sweet little Elie has been sitting on my lap looking up at me.  I want you to see what I’m seeing…

Elie looking up at me

I can hardly work!!  Isn’t she too cute!  I think she wants me to stop and pet her 🙂

GDP065 cu up R

Thank you for stopping by today!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Christmas Pines, So In Love
Ink:  Crumb Cake and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Whisper White and Early Espresso card stock and Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Aqua Pen, Real Red Stampin’ Marker
Embellishments:  Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon, Delicate White Doilies


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