Wood Words for August Prettypapercards by Mail!!

Would you like to receive this card from me? You can!! For every person who signs up for the August Prettypapercards by Mail, you will receive this handmade card as a special gift from me!

What is Prettypapercards by Mail? It is a special monthly kit which includes everything you will need to create 3 cards designed by me, and using the stamp set I’m featuring for the month. I cut all the paper and assemble all the items you will need to make the cards just like I do. And, you will receive my pdf tutorials with instructions and tips to create the cards. A video will also be included with special tips from me. If you like the cards I make and want to know how I make them, this is your opportunity!

On this card, the two front sides fold to the center and the card is then held together with what is called a “belly band.” This card was created with the Wood Words stamp set. It’s a fun card both to make and to receive!

I love the red heart stamp that’s part of the set. I used it both on the inside of the card and on the corner of the envelope. You can see from the heart stamped here that it looks a bit rustic. This whole stamp set has a rustic vibe to it…and that’s what makes it different and fun! We made this card at my classes this past weekend and my students loved it!

Would you like to participate in this month’s Prettypapercards by Mail? The photo above shows you some sneak peeks of the cards that will be included in your kit! They are darling! And you will receive detailed instructions to create the cards just like I do. And that includes special tips from me! For more information, CLICK HERE.

The price for all of this is only $39.95!

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

Would you like to stamp with me?
Just email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com to order this month’s class!

Thank you for stopping by today! Remember, below are the specific items I used to create today’s card. Click on each photo to find out more and to order right from my 24/7 online store!

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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!

 

 

 

Click on any product picture below to find out more and/or to order that item in my store! Enjoy!

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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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Embossed Summer Daisies! (tttc003)

Today is Tic Tac Toe Challenge Day and we’ve got a great challenge board for you! This time I chose the first row across (at the top) but I added in a few other items from the board just for fun 🙂

For this card I tried something different with the embossing paste. We have the Decorative Masks to use with the paste, but I wanted some other patterns. I decided to use a punched piece of card stock, one that had a daisy punched out of it. And, it worked!

First I lightly watercolored a piece of watercolor paper with an Aqua Painter and some Daffodil Delight ink to give a little background color. When that was dry, I laid the punched card stock square over the watercolored piece and pressed some of the Embossing Paste into the punched area with the palette knife. I did that a few more times. Then I went back with the Aqua Painter and, without adding any water, just added a bit more ink and lightly painted the daisies. The paste dries a little rough, but that’s what it’s meant to do…add texture 🙂

These are my favorite summer colors: Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy. They just look so fresh! And this Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon is one of my new favorites – I was so happy to be able to use it on this card. This ribbon is super-easy to work with and ties great bows! A little vellum butterfly just adds to the summer theme.

So is your mind whirling about what shapes you could use with the embossing powder? Leave me a comment and let me know your ideas, I’d love to hear! And if you haven’t tried it, you absolutely must! It’s easier than you would think!

Embossing Paste Item No. 141979 $8.00
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Palette Knives Item No. 142808 $5.00
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Thanks for stopping by! Pop on over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and see how the other designers have played the board! Better yet, make your own card and play with us!

All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Daisy Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper: Whisper White card stock, Vellum, Watercolor Paper
Tools: Daisy Punch, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Aqua Painter,
Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Embellishments: 1/2″ Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon


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Spring Garden Thank You Tags!

The beautiful colors on these tags just make me think of a spring garden! They tags are bright and fresh and a little bit shabby chic. And they are full of new products! I made these tags for my customers this month. I love to tie a tag on their bags or slip a tag in the mail to those who order from my online store, Can you guess the new products used on these tags?

Alright, let’s look at a tag up close, from the bottom layer up:

The first/base layer is a 5″ x 2″ piece of Pool Party card stock punched at the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch (couldn’t live without this punch!). The background stamp here is from a set called Background Bits and it’s a Host Set (to qualify to get this set you need to order $150 or more).

Next is a circle of Peekaboo Peach card stock punched with the new Starburst Punch and embossed with embossing paste using a Pattern Party Decorative Mask. As soon as I spread the embossing paste, and while the stencil/mask was still down, I used a sponge dauber and a bit of Berry Burst ink, lightly sponging the embossing paste. Then I removed the mask and voila ~ gorgeous!

A part of a Tea Lace Doily is gathered up and stapled to a strip of the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. A single leaf of Lemon Lime Twist card stock and die cut with the Eclectic Layers Thilits is layered on top of a strip of the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Then to top if all off, a piece of Pool Party card stock was punched with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch and the words “Thank You” were assembled with the Labeler Alphabet!

A bit of Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon was used to tie a sweet little bow. The bow was adhered onto the tag with a Mini Glue Dot. White Baker’s Twine was looped through the hole at the top of the tag for tying.

The Labeler Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item No. 141936

The Labeler Alphabet is a fabulous stamp set. It’s versatile, you can use it on any card and combine the letters to form the sentiment you want! For my tags I used Night of Navy ink to coordinate with the colors in the Naturally Eclectic dsp!
Place an order in my online store during the month of June and I will send you separately one of these Spring Garden Tags! And, for every order of $50 or more, if you use the monthly Host Code, you will receive from me a FREE gift of a package of new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals!


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Countdown to the New Catalog: Pretty Label!

Hello! We are only a very few days until the big reveal of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and I’m showing some of the great products that will be available. Today I want to focus on the fun new Pretty Label Punch.

The punch coordinates with the Label Me Pretty stamp set and together they are a fabulous bundle that everyone is going to want! The stamp set has so many fun stamps. You are seeing two of them today.

Label Me Pretty Stamp Set
Stampin’ Up! Item No. 143861 (clear) and No. 143858 (wood)

This card has a fun front panel…it’s cut at 3-1/2″ and the punched piece is set to hang off the lower part just a bit so that you open the card with the little “button” on the punch!

Did you notice the pretty paper? That’s the new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. It comes in all of the new In Colors. I chose to show you Powder Pink today 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I love your comments, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of these new items!


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Why I Love Making Cards (and a few daisies)!

I love making cards. I love the pretty colors and papers and ribbons. When I sit down to create a card I forget about everything else and get lost in making something pretty. For me it’s a way to relax and forget about other things for awhile, and just play with paper and stamps 🙂

Another reason I like making cards is that it’s a way to bless other people, to spread a smile to my friends and family. I think that could be why I really like this new Delightful Daisy Suite…daisies always bring a smile! And this suite has a great Daisy Punch – you can pop out a daisy in a flash! I know we are all going to find lots of things to do with these punched daisies. For today, I put mine on a thank you card! Here are the details:

I’ve used some other items from the suite, like the designer series paper and the stamp set. This paper coordinates beautifully with Tranquil Tide, one of the new 2017-2019 In Colors!

Pretty Pointer:  The 1/2″ Circle Punch punches a perfectly-sized circle for the center of the daisy! I took a picture to show you. Look how it fits in there so well!

Another thing I really enjoy is having card classes where I teach people how to make pretty cards! I usually have 2 or 3 classes each month in my home, and we have a great time, I have to say 🙂 This past weekend I had some classes and I took a picture of the table all prepared for the stampers before they arrived. We had so much fun I didn’t even take any pictures when they were here!!

Please leave me a comment and tell me what YOU love about stamping and making cards and why YOU stamp ~ I’d really like to know! That’s what we have in common, we LOVE STAMPING!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I’m so glad to share all this with you!

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The Debut of Lemon Lime Twist!

Lemon Lime Twist is a bold, bright new In Color debuting in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog on June 2.  It’s the most vibrant In Color I’ve ever seen and I love it!  On today’s card it’s paired with Dapper Denim for a fabulous contrast!

And of course I had to use this new color with the Eastern Palace Suite!  I love these Eastern Medallion Dies…it seems like every time I use them I find a different thing to do with them! Today they are stacked one on top of the other with Stampin’ Dimensionals in between. The top circle is from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The little “stitches” around the circle add a nice touch. And I added a tiny Gold Vinyl Sticker 🙂

The pretty paper behind the medallion is the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and oh boy, is it gorgeous!

Now, don’t tell yet, but this is one of the cards we are going to make at my classes this weekend 🙂

And, don’t forget to sign up for my Pretty Paper Cards Newsletter!  Every edition has at least three full project tutorials with photos, as my FREE gift to you!  Sign up by clicking the photo below!


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Amazing Eastern Medallions and My Gift to You!

The Eastern Medallion Thinlits are amazing! You can tell I like them because I can’t stop using them! The die that I used today is quickly becoming a favorite. The color palette for today’s card is Daffodil Delight, the beautiful new color, Tranquil Tide, and white. I’m surprised at what a nice combination this is!

The stamp set I’ve used for this card is All Things Thanks. I made this card for a demonstrator friend who seriously helped me with some questions I had. I wanted to make a really nice card to show her how much I appreciated her 🙂

Pretty Pointers:

  • This card has three different layers of card stock: the Whisper White card base, a Tranquil Tide panel on the left, and a Watercolor Paper panel on the top right.
  • A watercolor wash makes a nice background on any card. I just lightly washed over the center of the paper with an Aqua Pen and Daffodil Delight ink.
  • The sentiment from All Things Thanks was stamped on Whisper White and punched out with a 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.
  • I love to add bits of doilies and lace 🙂 The bit of wrapped Very Vanilla Lace Trim is stapled right onto the circle.

May Early Release Bundles
and My Gift to You!

These two special bundles are available this month only, a month before the new 2017-2018 Catalog comes out! And, each bundle includes FREE ITEMS!

The starter bundle (147196, $60.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes.
(Does NOT include the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies.)

The premier bundle (147207, $103.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes &
NEW Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock (8.5 x 11).
Includes Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies.

For each person who orders one of these bundles from me using my May Host Code, you will receive this FREE GIFT from me (for further details, please click HERE):

You will LOVE these bundles, and the Faceted Gems will coordinate perfectly!

Thanks for stopping by today! Please leave me your comments, I love to hear from you!!


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Sneak Peek From My Guest Stamper!

Today I have a treat for you…a guest stamper and a fabulous card! My friend Linda Foster designs and makes amazing cards and I asked her if I could show you this one. She kindly said yes!

Linda used a stamp set from the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog: it’s called Daisy Delight. And this card IS a delight! And even better, there’s a coordinating punch!

Here are some tips from Linda:

  • Linda has stamped and punched three daisies and stacked them on top of each other. This gives the full look to the daisy.
  • She stamped the daisies using white Craft Stampin’ Ink on Melon Mambo card stock. The craft ink can take a little time to try, so Linda said she hits it for a minute with a heat gun to dry it more quickly.
  • A square cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies really sets off the daisy.
  • The “bling” on this card comes from the new silver Faceted Gem in the center of the daisy

All of these fun new products are part of the Delightful Daisy Suite and will be available to customers on June 2nd, so start making your wish list now! In the meantime, please take a look at both the Retiring Products and the Clearance Rack. There are lots of great deals over there! Click on the graphics below to see what’s available!

 


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