Sweet Moon Baby Cards!

Prettypapercards Stampin' Up! Moon Baby Gingham - Peggy Noe - stampinup

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, we always need baby cards. This week I needed two baby cards (one for a little boy and one for a little girl) and didn’t have any! I reached for the Moon Baby stamp set.

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There are some adorable stamps in this set and the one I used for this card is a set of little stuffed animals 🙂 Look at this row if cuties! I stamped them first in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then had too much fun coloring them with the new Stampin’ Blends! The envelope has a few of the little guys 🙂

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The die-cut word “sweet” is from the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits ~ I love sweet things and I love the word “sweet.” It’s so appropriate for a baby card!

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Here’s the card I made for a baby girl. Don’t you just love the little baby sleeping on the moon? (love, love this stamp!) I used a pretty pink dotted paper from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper and then colored the baby’s little onesie to match 🙂

Pretty Pointer:  Use a stamp from the set on the outside of the envelope. This gives a little preview of what’s inside!

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Blue Flamingo!

Hi there! Now you may be thinking…what? a blue flamingo? But I have some friends who are expecting their first baby and they found out it’s a boy, and this just seemed perfect for them! And I am tickled pink for them 🙂

This flamingo has really surprised me, I didn’t realize I would like it so much! For today’s card I heat embossed the flamingo with white embossing powder. Then I watercolored it with an Aqua Pen and two colors of ink, Soft Sky and Island Indigo. I added a little watercolored bit of Daffodil Delight ink for the beak. I mean, a beak has to be a different color, right?

The flamingo was fussy cut with my paper snips and then glued onto a 2″ x 4″ Whisper White card stock panel. The legs of the flamingo had already been stamped on the panel (I have to say it looked a bit funny without the body!).

This stamp set is really fun and, it’s photopolymer which means that you can see through the stamps and they are easier to line up!

 

Here’s a photo of the finished card on my crafting desk. It’s always messy when I finish a card 🙂 Now, I’m the type of person that when I finish a card I just walk away and come back later to clean up. I know that might be shocking to some of you. But I think I just want to enjoy my creation for a while and not think of cleaning up. What about you? Do you clean up right away? Maybe you clean as you go? I’d love to know! Please leave me a comment HERE ~ don’t be too hard on me though!!

It’s almost July!  And that means there’s going to be a new Prettypapercards by Mail! It’s going to be fun and I can’t wait to show it to you!

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Welcome to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

Today is the FIRST Tic Tac Toe Challenge and I’m so excited you are here!!  This is our debut challenge and it is a fun one.  The tic tac toe board we are playing with is below. Each square is an element you can use when creating your card. Use any three elements/supplies on the board as long as the three elements you choose form a row, column or diagonal on the challenge board.

For my card today I used quite a few elements from the board. I’ll tell you about them below 🙂

The first element is heat embossing. I embossed the flamingo from the new Fabulous Flamingo stamp set using white embossing powder. I also embossed the sentiment in gold (another element). I have to say I love this sentiment and I am “tickled pink” about this whole stamp set!

The next element is stripes. I used a cute little stripe stamp from the new Tabs for Everything stamp set. And the stripes are set on a white (element) circle (element) and tied up with a bit of white baker’s twine (element). See how fun this challenge is? I just couldn’t help myself, I had to use as many of the elements as I could! When I look at the challenge board, my card makes the diagonals in both directions, the center vertical row and the top and bottom horizontal rows. You can tell I had fun 🙂

Why don’t you play with us? Just click the graphic above to go to the challenge website (tictactoechallenge.com) to enter your card! You can also see what the other designers have created ~ I can tell you their cards are beautiful!! Thank you for stopping by today and being a part of our first challenge!

All Products Used are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Fabulous Flamingo and Tabs for Everything
Ink: Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad, Versamark, White and Gold Embossing Powder
Paper: Powder Pink, Whisper White and Shimmery White card stock, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Triple Banner Punch
Embellishments: White Baker’s Twine, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Tea Lace Doily

Tickled Pink for You ~ Two Sneak Peeks!

New baby cards are just so much fun to make, aren’t they? For this card I combined three different stamp sets to get what I wanted 🙂

The darling little teddy bear is from the fun Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and coordinating punch. What? Christmas? Well, teddy bears aren’t just for Christmas, they are for babies and children. And I love that a Christmas stamp set and punch can be used year round!

Pretty Pointer: Create your own designer series paper (dsp)! Yes, you can easily do this. For my white watercolored panel here, I stamped a pretty heart from the new Ribbon of Courage stamp set over and over arbitrarily. Then I went back and watercolored over it with an Aqua Pen containing only clear water, blending the images for a bit of an obscured background.

The Blushing Bride panel was dry embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I think it gives the card a sweet look.

The sentiment (which I love!!) is from a new stamp set called Fabulous Flamingos. I can’t wait for you to see the whole set!!

Aren’t you getting excited for the new Annual Catalog to go live June 1st? I know I sure am! If you don’t have a copy of the catalog, just email me at [email protected] and I’ll get one out to you right away!

Until June 1st, DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE RETIRING ITEMS! There are only a few weeks left to get those items which are retiring and then they’ll be gone! Many of the items are on sale, so be sure click on the graphic below to get those items you won’t see again!

All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Ribbon of Courage (available June 1), Fabulous Flamingo
(available June 1), Cookie Cutter Christmas

Ink: Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper: Whisper White and Blushing Bride card stock, Watercolor Paper
Tools: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine

Pals Blog Hop: Case the Catty!

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are CASE’ing a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration from which to choose. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the lineup on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

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What does “CASE the catty” mean anyway?  It means to make any project shown in any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs. I chose to used the Any Occasion stamp set and make a few of the cards shown in the Sale-a-Bration Catalog!  This darling stamp set is on pages 14 and 15 of the Sale-a-Bration Catalog (see the catalog at the end of this post!).  I cased (copied) one of the cards and then created a few cards which are similar to the ones shown in the photo.

Now, there are several fabulous things about this stamp set.  The first fabulous thing is that it’s F-R-E-E!! Yes, FREE with a $50 purchase!  Who can beat that?

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The second fabulous thing about this set is that is SO cute!  Oh my goodness, it’s darling!  The stamps are small and can fit anywhere (and small is cute, right?).  But also, I mean just look at the tiny gift box and bow stamps on the birthday card in the middle above.  And check out the little tassels on the thank you card.  Super cuteness!!

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And what do you think of the tiny lace on the baby card above?  It’s actually two stamps, the swoopy line is one stamp and the lace is another stamp!

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And third, this set is crazy versatile!  I’ve counted, and there are at least 7 types of cards that you could make from this one stamp set.  Wow!  20 different stamps come in the set and you just mix and match ~ how great is that?

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The products used on these cards are listed for you below, along with a link to the Sale-a-Bration Catalog so you can browse!

Thanks for visiting!  To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

  1. Mary at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards        <<<<<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!!
  3. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  8. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  9. Susan Itell at simplestampin.com
  10. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  11. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  12. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  19. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  20. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
  21. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  22. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  23. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  24. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme

Here’s the Sale-a-Bration Catalog ~ just click on it to see all the free goodies, including the Any Occasion set I used today!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Any Occasion
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Watermelon Wonder
Paper:  Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral and Pink Pirouette card stock, Succulent Garden dsp, and Whisper White Note Cards (cut to 3-1/2 by 3-1/2 for card bases)
Embellishments:  Delicate White Doilies, 1/8″ Silver Ribbon, Subtles Enamel Shapes