Embossing Paste Leaves!

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous Birthday Card - Peggy Noe - stampinupI absolutely love the new leaf punch! There is so much you can do with it! For today’s project, I used it as a mask for embossing paste!Stampin' Up! Birthday Gorgeous Birthday Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Today’s cards are the ones we made at our one-day retreat, Create the Day Away, and I couldn’t wait for you to see them! One of our demonstrations was on using embossing paste in different ways.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Gorgeous Birthday Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

For this card we created a “mask” by punching a piece of Heavyweight Card Stock with the Leaf Punch. We laid the punched piece of card stock on top of the thin card stock panel and covered it with Embossing Paste. Lift up the mask and you are left with the embossing paste leaves!

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous It's Your Day Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

We made both of these cards so that we could use a different arrangement of the card elements and a different sentiment on each card.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous Birthday Cards - Peggy Noe - stampinup

What do you think? Do you have any preference? Different options, different stamps, different combination of colors…and all quick and easy!

Give it a try! Punch your own leaves and use the punched piece as a mask for embossing paste. Send me a picture of your project ~ I’d LOVE to see it!




Product List

1 Comment
Filed Under: Uncategorized
Tagged With: , , , , , , , ,

A Preview and a New Challenge!

I have some really exciting news ~ there’s a new challenge in town! I love card challenges! They make you think outside of the box! I’m a bit competitive and when I see a challenge blog it calls out to me and says “Can you do this?” That’s all I need to start my mind whirling 🙂

Well, this Thursday, June 8th, is the debut of a brand new card challenge called the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. How do you play? Each week there will be a tic tac toe board with card elements in the squares. You look at all the different squares and chose three elements to use on your card. You chose squares to win tic tac toe ~ 3 across, 3 down, 3 on a diagonal. Easy, right?

And I’d like to encourage YOU to play along! I’m honored to be one of the designers for this challenge, so you will be seeing my cards over there! In fact, I’m leading off the first challenge with a tic tac toe board designed by me! Yikes!

My card is made and I’m ready to show it to you this Thursday! Now you know I can’t reveal my card yet, but….today I’m giving you a tiny tiny preview. It gives you just a bit of a taste of what you’ll see on the 8th.

You can pop over the the challenge page now and check it out at tictactoechallenge.com. And then get ready to take the challenge yourself starting this Thursday! I’d sure love to see you over there!

26 Ribbons for $20!

Only a few more days to take advantage of my
Ribbon Shares!
I have some places left, so sign up soon!
Find out how HERE!

Filed Under: Uncategorized

Basic Tools: My First Facebook Video!

Hi there! Well, I tried it. I went for it. I did it. Yes, I went on Facebook Live and made a video!! It was my first time trying it, and I was a bit nervous (teeth chattering!). So I thought you might like to see it! Here it is. Now it’s not perfect, I have a lot to learn, but here you go.


Basic tools are SO important, I’ve learned that. Today’s video is about scissors and why good quality scissors make a big difference in your cards. I’m going to pop on Facebook Live at least once a week (I hope to get bette at it) and show you some other basic tools that are super important in card making.

Do you follow me on Facebook?  I’d sure love to have you join me there! Click here on my FACEBOOK LINK and it will take you straight to my Facebook page. Be sure to “like” my page so that you get my regular posts.

And, I’ll tell you a secret 🙂  I try to post on there at least once a day and sometimes twice. You’ll be able to see more because I sometimes post photos of what I’m doing and what I’m crafting that day. I think you’ll like it!

Now, back to the scissors. The Stampin’ Up! scissors are called Paper Snips. They come with a nice protective cover over the blades (they are sharp!) which is especially nice if you have small children around.

Don’t forget: there’s not much time left to shop from the Retiring List. After May 31st the items will officially be retired! Things are going fast! Don’t miss out!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Filed Under: Uncategorized

Celebrating On Stage – Free Tutorial!

This weekend I’m celebrating! On Stage, Stampin’ Up!’s twice yearly conference at various locations is in San Diego!  I’m so excited!

So, for you my blog readers, I’m celebrating by giving you a FREE tutorial for this fabulous card!  Please click on the word “Tutorial” below to open it up ~ and enjoy!

Celebrate You Tutorial

The Birthday Blast stamp set and coordinating Star Blast Edgelits are so fun!  They make a fabulous and fun card!  And, they come in a bundle for a 10% savings.

Birthday Blast Clear Mount Bundle
Item No. 144716


Filed Under: Birthday, Uncategorized
Tagged With: , , , , , , ,

Last Days of Sale-a-Bration, Seven New Free Gifts!

Brand New for the Last Weeks of Sale-A-Bration!

NEW!!  SEVEN MORE SALE-A-BRATION GIFT CHOICES were added by Stampin’ Up!  Earn a FREE gift for every $50 you spend (total before shipping and tax).  Sale-A-Bration ends March 31.

This is seriously an AH-MA-ZING SALE!!  I’ve never seen Stampin’ Up! do this during Sale-a-Bration, adding current products at a discount!  Wow!

I just have to tell you that for me, personally, I LOVE the Succulent Garden DSP!  I’ve used it so much and it’s really gorgeous.  The colors are beautiful.  Ok, so that’s my pick.  What about you?  Which one are you going to choose for FREE?

Sale-A-Bration product gifts are available ONLY while supplies last.

JUST ADDED!  When redeeming these seven Stampin’ Up! products for Sale-A-Bration, please be sure to use the unique product numbers listed below.

So, this is definitely the time to stock up and get some items from your wish list!  Order a few things to total $50 (before tax and shipping) and add one of the fabulous FREE GIFTS!  What can be better?

I don’t want you to miss out on our biggest sale of the year!  Be sure to use the Host Code below when you order!  How do you do that?  CLICK HERE to find out.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Filed Under: On Sale, Sale, Uncategorized
Tagged With: , , , , , ,

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!

Learn how to earn this special gift from me by CLICKING HERE!

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

Filed Under: Thank You, Uncategorized
Tagged With: , , , , ,

Weekend of Fun!


This weekend was FABULOUS!!  Why?  I’ve been back in Atlanta, Georgia, for some awesome card making fun!! On Friday I was at a World Card Making Day Celebration with Brian King and Pam Morris! In the photo above we posed in this fun frame with my friend Tricia Chuba!

OnStage Banner

Then on Saturday I went to the Stampin’ Up! On Stage event!  The event is great but I think the most fun is all of us Pals being with each other!!

Pals at on stage

Stampin’ Up! treated us SO well!  Look at these pretty table decorations!!  We stamped and talked…and, we were the first ones to see the NEW NEW NEW Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog!!

On Stage table

The also gave us prizes!!  Here I am winning a brand new stamp set from the new catalog!  I have to cover it up so you can’t see it as it’s super secret for another few days 🙂

Me prize patrol on stage

Whew was it a busy fabulous weekend!  I’m off to get some rest!

Filed Under: Uncategorized

The Season to Believe!

Medley angled L with thread

The Merry Medley stamp is so much fun!   It’s one large stamp ~ busy with lots of sentiments in different fonts.  And you can pull out any of the individual sentiments and use them alone (like I did on my last card) or highlight them as I did today.

Medley angled r thread

On this card I stamped once using Emerald Envy, and then I stamped a second time on Real Red card stock using Versamark ink.  White Embossing Powder and a heat gun brought my selected sentiment to life!

Medley cuI hope this is getting you excited to start making some Christmas cards!  I’m determined to get mine ready early this year.  But first I have to try out all the new items I like in the Holiday Catalog so I can decide what to use!  And you are here to join me!
Medley flat thread

Let’s keep playing with all the new goodies and see what we like best!  What do you think of today’s card and this Merry Medley Stamp?  I’d love to know your thoughts!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Stampin’ Up! Items Used on Today’s Card:

Stamp:  Merry Medley
Ink:  Emerald Envy and Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White and Real Red card stock and Gold Foil
Tools:  White Embossing Powder and Heat Gun
Embellishments:  Metallic Foil Doilies and Gold Thread

Filed Under: Christmas, Uncategorized
Tagged With: , , , , , ,

Candy Cane Sneak Peek!!

Sweet Season angled L cuAre you ready?  The 2016 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! is going live next Thursday, September 1st!!  Yeah! Yippee! Hooray!

Sweet Season envie

This is one of my favorite suites in the new catalog ~ it’s the Candy Cane Lane suite and I’ll point out some of the fabulous things I’ve used here.  The sentiment and the little candy cane are part of the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set.

Sweet Season angled R

The “sweet” dsp is the new Candy Cane Lane DSP.  Now I have to tell you that I wasn’t that impressed with it in the catalog.  But a friend of mine got it and when I saw it in person I was really blown away!  It’s darling!  I mean look at how cute this sheet is that I used ~ those cute little candy canes kissing to make a heart ~ could if be any cuter?

Sweet Season flatThe candy cane strip here is the coordinating Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape.  I put it over a strip of Whisper White card stock to highlight how pretty it is.  And you can see that I also used it to trim the bottom of the envelope.

Sweet Season angled

Now are you excited?  Put this on your wish list because it’s a must have!  Thanks for stopping by today!  I’d love to hear what you think of this new suite!  Please leave me a comment and let me know!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Candy Cane Christmas (available 9/1/16)
Ink:  Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Whisper White and Real Red card stock, Candy Cane Lane DSP (available 9/1/16)
Tools:  1-1/2″ and 1-3/4″ Circle Punches, Paper Snips
Embellishments:  Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape (available 9/1/16), 5/8″ Organza Ribbon

Filed Under: Christmas, Uncategorized
Tagged With: , , , , , ,

Thoughtful Branches!

Thonught outside ope

Hi there!  How are you today?  It’s a pretty summer day here in California, perfect for flowers!  So today I have for you a flowery card using the new versatile stamp set called Thoughtful Branches.  I’ve really been enjoying this set.  It’s only available through the end of August, so if you like it be sure to pick it up!

Thought envie

This card has a fancy opening.  I posted another card with this opening a few days ago.  To learn more, just scroll down to that card!

Thought flat openI did a bit of watercoloring on this card.  I watercolored the background behind the flowers, and also watercolored the flowers after I stamped them just to give them more shape.Thought angled LThanks for stopping by today!  I’d love to hear what you think of this new stamp set!  Leave me a comment and let me know!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron
Paper:  Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron card stock, Watercolor Paper, Blooms & Bliss dsp
Tools:  Aqua Pen
Embellishments:  2016-18 In Color Enamel Shapes

Filed Under: Uncategorized