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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Spring Daisy Delight Sneak Peek!!

Daisies are sweet flowers aren’t they?  Common and simple.  Most people like daisies, and it just seems right that we would have a new set of daisy stamps.  That’s the sneak peek I want to show you today 🙂

The first thing I wanted to stamp when I opened the set was a single daisy on a tall stem.  But as soon as I did that, I had to stamp more!!

Did you know that daisies are found everywhere on earth except Antarctica? No wonder they are loved by so many!  And they were named in the Old English “day’s eyes” because the flowers open at dawn!  (I did a little googling!)

Now there’s another sneak peek on this card and it’s the scallop die that I used to cut the paper at the top. This scallop die is in a new die set called Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The set has so many fun dies, but this one caught my eye.  I can tell you I’ll be using it a-lot!!

I’m so excited for June 2nd when the new catalog goes live!  I can’t wait for all of you to play with these fun goodies!!  Please know that I’ll be giving you many more sneak peeks between now and then so that you can start your wish list!

And speaking of flowers, I just have to show you the roses that are blooming in my garden!  We’ve had so much rain here in Southern California this year that everything is just exploding!  I wish I had some daisies too (maybe I should plant some!), but for now my roses are blooming like crazy!  I just brought a pretty bouquet into the house the other day!

You know that with a new catalog coming, lots of items from the current catalog are retiring, and some are up to 50% off!  Click HERE to see the good deals!

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Peekaboo Peach Thanks!

Recently we’ve been talking about the retiring In Colors (2015-2017), but the continuing 2016-2018 In Colors will still be with us for another year.  And I’m so happy ~ they are beautiful colors!  The color featured on today’s card is Peekaboo Peach!

The “peach” tree is stamped with the Sheltering Tree stamps.  The green part of the tree was stamped with Pear Pizzaz ink.  I think it goes so well with Peekaboo Peach!  These two colors make a beautiful peach tree!

The Peekaboo Peach flowers and vines are are on one of the sheets of the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  I have to say that has been my favorite DSP of the annual catalog.  I think I’ve gone through four or five packages!

I needed over 20 spring thank you notes, so after I made them all I took a photo of them lined up on my table!  Fun!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Stamps:  Sheltering Tree
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach and Pear Pizzaz
Paper:  Whisper White and Peekaboo Peach card stock, Fruit Stand DSP
Embellishment:  Linen Thread

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Gift from the Garden!

This past weekend I was a part of a women’s retreat in the mountains.  It was wonderful!  And when I came home I had a few thank you notes to write!  No problem, that’s what I do 🙂

The theme of our retreat was about growing the roots of our lives in good soil.  The Gifts from the Garden stamp set was perfect!  The heart flower in the pot is all one stamp. In order to get the different colors on one stamp, I used our Stampin’ Write Markers and colored the portions of the stamp in the colors I wanted.

Do you see the cute little “burst” on the waterpot?  I found a darling little stamp in the Jar of Love stamp set and when I stamped it there I just loved it!!  The sentiment is also from the Jar of Love set.

Well, I have to tell you I’m getting really excited about this weekend!  There’s a regional Stampin’ Up! conference here in San Diego!  Yippee!

Follow me on Instagram @prettypapercards to see lots of fun photos of the weekend!


All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Gifts from the Garden and Jar of Love
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Archival Black
Stampin’ Write Markers:  Cherry Cobbler, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green
Paper:  Crumb Cake Note Cards, Whisper White cardstock,
2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack





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Gold and Sugarplum Thank You!

Sweet Sugarplum is one of my favorite colors!  I love the name AND the color!  For today’s card I’ve paired it with Dapper Denim and gold…oooh!

What is that bit of gold in the lace?  Well, I was playing around and I layered some Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim with tiny pieces of a Delicate White Doily.  I adhered them to the white panel using Fast Fuse and a few dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I allowed the adhesive to come through the open areas of the lace and doily.

Then I poured Gold Glitter over them and pressed the glitter into the lace and doily.  When I brushed off the glitter, it was stuck in the groove and gave it a fabulous sparkle!!

You should give it a try ~ It’s not only fun to play with 🙂 but gives your card a super-neat look!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Don’t forget about my March special gift when you use the Host Code!  CLICK HERE to find out more!

All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Tin of Cards and Vertical Greetings
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum and Dapper Denim
Paper:  Whisper White and Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, Shimmery White Paper
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Aquapen, Sponge Daubers
Embellishments:  Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim, Delicate White Doily, Gold Glitter


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Coloring Inside the Lines!

Hi there!  How are you today?  Are you having a nice weekend?  I’ve been busy getting ready for On Stage San Diego.  This is a regional Stampin’ Up! Conference which is going to be held right here in San Diego on April 8th!  I’m getting super excited!

This weekend I’m making “swaps” for the event.  Cardmakers like cards, right?  Well when we get together we like to exchange cards and that’s called “swapping”!  So I’ve been designing and making my swap cards~fun!

Well, this isn’t my swap card (are you kidding, I can’t show you my card before the conference!), but it is a card I’ve been wanting to show you.  It’s made using the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  It’s like coloring paper for adult and, it sure makes a pretty card!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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All Products Used to Make Today’s Card are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Avant Garden
Ink:  Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie card stock and Inside the Lines DSP (FREE with a qualifying order through 3/31/17)
Tools:  Blender Pens
Embellishments:  Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon and Lace Doilies

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St. Patrick’s Day Thank You!

Happy St. Patty’s Day!  We are going for the green today with this card and lots of layers do the trick!

The two greens used here are the fabulous Mint Macaron and Emerald Envy ~ wow do they go well together!  Now one thing to know about Mint Macaron…no, actually two things!!  (1) It’s the prettiest mint green you’ve ever seen and, (2) it’s only available through May 31st, or while supplies last!  Really, if you love this color like I do, get your paper and ink now before they are gone!

The background behind the sentiment was created with a sweet little stamp from the Sale-a-Bration set called Make a Medallion.  I stamped it all over the piece of Whisper White using Mint Macaron ink.  I really like the way it turned out 🙂

The sentiment is another Sale-a-Bration set called So Very Much.  It’s a beautiful large font and yet the lines are thin.  It really makes a statement -and a quick card!


Learn HERE how you can get these fun embellishments FREE exclusively from me with a qualifying order in March!


All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  So Very Much and Make a Medallion stamp sets
(each available with orders of $50+ until March 31)

Ink:  Mint Macaron and Emerald Envy
Paper:  Whisper White, Mint Macaron, and Emerald Envy card stock
Embellishments:  2016-18 In Color Enamel Shapes

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Sweet Sugarplum Thanks! (GDP076)

Today for the Global Design Project Challenge we are to copy (case) a card by the fabulous Kylie Bertucci!  Kylie is an amazing artist.  Click on her card below to see what the other designers have done.

Of course I had to use the beautiful Sale-a-Bration Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper!  For the panel I placed a Lace Doily over Whisper White card stock and sponged over it with Sweet Sugarplum ink.  I love how it came out!

The sentiment is from the stamp set called All Things Thanks.  It’s been heat embossed in silver on top of the sponged panel.

Thank  you for stopping by today!  Pop on over to the Global Design Project site and enter your own card!


All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  All Things Thanks
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Versamark and Silver Embossing Powder
Paper:  Whisper White card stock, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron Glimmer
Paper (available only during Sale-a-Bration)

Tools:  Heat Gun
Embellishments:  Lace Doily

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Glimmer and Swirls!

Do you want a little more bling on your cards?  Well, I’ve got just the thing for you!  Stampin’ Up! has just released 3 new FREE Sale-a-Bration items, and one of the items is Glimmer Paper!!  Beautiful colors of 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper!

Well, of course I had to show it to you.  This card has two of the new colors of Glimmer Paper, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum.  Aren’t they gorgeous!

To show off these pretty papers, I’ve used a background paper from the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper.

The little “Thank You” is from the stamp set called Swan Lake.  It’s a cute font and was just the size I needed.

So how can you get this fabulous Glimmer Paper?  Well, it’s FREE with any $50 order…but…it’s only available through March 31st.

What might you order for $50?  CLICK HERE to see all of the fabulous stamps and dies!  Choose your items and then add this fabulous 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (Item No. 143831) and you will receive it for FREE!

Thanks for stopping by today!


All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Swan Lake
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Paper:  Whisper White and Mint Macaron card stock, Succulent Garden dsp, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper
Tools:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Metallics Enamel Shapes


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Make Someone Happy!

I love this sentiment for a thank you card!  I have a friend who gives me just the right gifts.  She seems to know more than anyone how to give me a gift that is thoughtful and special.  Maybe you have someone like that in your life?  Well, this stamp is just what you need!

I made this card today for my friend, to thank her for a sweet gift 🙂  I loaded it with pretty flowers from the Oh So Succulent stamp set.  I used a blender pen to do a bit of shading to bring the flowers to life.

The leaves have been die cut with the Stylish Stems Framelit Dies and tucked in around the flowers.  I also added some tiny bits of a White Lace Doily.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Do you have the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set?  If not, just click on the picture below to go straight to my store!  It’s a gorgeous stamp set, you’ll love it!

Dragonfly Dreams
Item No. 142924

All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Oh So Succulent and Dragonfly Dreams
Ink:  Black Archival, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum
Paper:  Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Smokey Slate card stock and
Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper

Tools:  Stylish Stems Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  White Lace Doily, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes

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