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.

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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!

 

 

 

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Happiest of Birthdays!

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Days Happy Birthday Card - Peggy Noe - stampinupOk, so this cake is too cute! I just have to use it! It’s from the Happiest of Days stamp set, my new favorite birthday set.

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The elements of today’s card all sit on a panel of Flirty Flamingo card stock embossed with the Garden Trellis embossing folder. This is one of the sweetest embossing folders ~ everything looks so good with it!

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Days Birthday Wishes Card - Peggy Noe - stampinupTo add a bit more to this card, I’ve colored in a few places with ink pads and a blender pen.  This gives it a little personality 🙂

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Days Birthday Card - Peggy Noe - stampin up

Pretty Pointer:  A good way to add interest to your card is to highlight a stamped element. One way to do that is to fussy cut the stamped image, like I’ve done here with the birthday cake.

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Delightful Daisy Gift Bag and Coordinating Card!

Stampin Up Daisy Delight Gift Bag Ideas - Peggy Noe StampinupDo you ever need a gift bag to coordinate with your gift card? Being a paper crafter, I like to create gift bags and cards that have a similar theme. Especially for a birthday.

Stampinup Daisy Delight Gift Bag Daisy Punch - Peggy Noe Stampin UpFor this gift I used a bag I had on hand and decorated it. Truthfully, this was the only color of bag I had. White or yellow or green might have worked better, but I can use what I have 🙂 First I stamped the white tissue paper with the daisy stamp using Crushed Curry Ink. Then I stamped some individual daisies on Whisper White card stock and punched them out with the Daisy Punch. They decorate the ribbon and the bag.

Pretty Pointer: The Daisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Daisy Punch are sold together as a bundle for a 10% savings!!

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The coordinating birthday card uses the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, more punched daisies, and a few glittering gold leaves.

Stampin Up Daisy Delight Birthday Card Idea - Peggy Noe StampinupSNEAK PEEK ALERT! This sentiment is punched with the NEW Everyday Label Punch! Doesn’t it have a fun outline? This punch will be available from the Holiday Catalog starting September 1st! You will love it!!

Stampin Up Daisy Delight Birthday Cards Idea - Peggy Noe StampinupAnd don’t forget to decorate your envelope! Look how nice this envelope is with the flap covered in the same designer series paper!

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Here are the supplies I used in today’s projects. Click on the product to go straight to my online store where you can shop at your convenience 24/7 !!

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The Absolutely Cutest Rose Stamp Ever!!

Oh dear. Every time I get a new stamp set it becomes my favorite!! Does that happen to you? The Happiest of Days stamp set is now my favorite 🙂 I mean, look at these great fonts! And what about the absolutely cutest single rose stamp ever?

Here the rose is stamped with the Basic Black Archival Ink, and then colored in using a Blender Pen and Flirty Flamingo Ink. The green here is the subtle Pear Pizzaz. And the background piece is Powder Pink cardstock. These colors blend beautifully together.

Here is a photo of the complete stamp set. I haven’t used the cake or the little package stamps yet, but aren’t they the cutest?  I’ll be getting to those very soon!

Happiest of Days Clear Mount Stamp Set
Item No. 143796

Pretty Pointer: When you have a special image or a favorite image, raise it up by using a Stampin’ Dimensional. This adds interest and gives depth to your card front.

In the photo below you see that I first stamped the left side of the card with the single rose stamp. Then for emphasis (and because this is the absolute cutest rose stamp ever!) I stamped another rose on a separate sheet of cardstock, cut it out by hand, and affixed it right over the previously stamped image using a dimensional. Then I put a sweet little pearl in the center.

I’d love to hear what you think of today’s card…I LOVE your comments 🙂 CLICK HERE to leave me a comment today!

And don’t forget the newest feature on my blog: all of the products used to make today’s card are shown at the bottom of this post. They are linked to my online store so you can just click on any product and it will go right to all the details about that product and you will be able to order right there!

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

 

 

Here are the products for today’s card:

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Bright and Bold Daisy for Tic Tac Toe!

Today is another Tic Tac Toe Challenge, and it’s super fun! Here’s our challenge board:

For my card today I’ve picked the last column on the right: diecut, floral, yellow. I’ve used the popular Daisy Punch as the focal point 🙂

The Whole Lot of Lovely designer series paper makes a beautiful background for the yellow daisy! I love black and yellow together, don’t you?  The background on the top of the card is Watercolor Paper with a Daffodil Delight wash.

Pretty Pointer: Create a quick and soft background by lightly washing over some Watercolor Paper. I use an Aqua Painter and pull a little color from the lid of an ink pad. When the pad is closed, press the top and bottom together (squeeze the closed pad). This will transfer some of the ink from the pad to the lid. When you open the pad you have some ink ready in the lid. Grab a bit of this ink with the Aqua Painter and run it across the paper for a soft wash!

Here are all the items I used to make my card today.

Here are links directly to the items shown above. Click on any one to order and find our more!

Watercolor Paper Item No. 122959
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad Item No. 126944
Daisy Punch Item No. 143713 – currently unavailable but click here to be notified when it’s back in stock!
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set Item No. 143662
Whole Lot of Lovely dsp Item No. 144110
Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies Item No. 143751

Truthfully, I’m just getting this post in. Yesterday was a crazy day here. The power went out in half of our house and we had to have an electrician come fix it. (I’m so thankful that my son-in-law is an electrician! He was so sweet to come after work and fix our problem!). And, I just returned from a little trip to Pennsylvania and I left my computer power cord there! Aaaagh!! I have to run out shortly and get a new power cord. Right now I’m down to very little power, so I’m going to post this now and come back and add a few things when I get my new cord! But this card is so cheery, I just had to get it posted for you!

And, don’t forget about the $5 Bonus Coupon you can receive for every $50 order! Only available until July 31st…don’t miss it!

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to pop over to our Tic Tac Toe Challenge and enter your card! Which row or column will you use??


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Gorgeous Cards for July Prettypapercards by Mail!

The Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set is one of my absolute favorites in the annual catalog, and the coordinating Happy Birthday Thinlits Dies are classic. That’s why I’m offering this stamp set for my July Prettypapercards by Mail!

People love coming to the card classes that I hold in my home, and I love having them! I would love to have YOU come to one of my classes! But because that’s not really possible unless you live in the San Diego area, I want to bring my classes to YOU!

Prettypapercards by Mail is just that ~ we will make cards together! I design 3 cards all using this month’s Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. I will send you the stamp set and all the papers, die cuts, ribbons and embellishments you will need to make the cards I’ve designed.  You will also receive via email a pdf tutorial with detailed instructions and photos and comments from me on how to make the cards! Sometimes I’ll include a video, depending on the month.

And, on top of all that, I will include for you a fourth card, the one shown above, using the same stamp set, along with a personal note!

Here’s what one customer said about my card kits:

“Everything arrived today in perfect condition.
I love all of the cards, tips, and how your instructions are so easy to follow.
I’m so pleased with everything.”  Janice S.

Here is a little peek at the cards you will make in July!

  • If you want to participate in July’s kit, email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com with the subject Prettypapercards by Mail (so I can identify you right away!). Then I will email you a PayPal invoice. I can only make a limited number, so it will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email me as soon as possible. Cut off for all requests for the July Class is July 16, 2017. This is so that I can order the stamp sets and get everything out to you in time! 🙂
  • Each kit will include the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, and all the papers, die cuts, designer series paper, and embellishments you will need to create three (3) cards designed by me.
  • You provide ink and adhesive and envelopes.
  • You may add to your order any of the inks used in these cards (Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Night of Navy, and Lemon Lime Twist). Please tell me in your email which ink pads you want and I will respond with the cost before billing you.
  • You may also add to your order the fabulous Happy Birthday Thinlits Dies! Just let me know in your email and I will respond with the cost before billing you. But, you really should get this die as it is one you will use for years!
  • If you have the stamp set, you may chose another stamp set and/or Stampin’ Up! products up to the value of that month’s stamp set.
  • Shipping and tax are included in the cost of that month’s kit.
  • July Class Kits will be mailed out by the 26th of July.

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!

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

Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink: Berry Burst Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Whisper White and Powder Pink card stock
Tools: Happy Birthday Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Sunburst Punch
Adhesive: Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven
Ribbon, Delicate White Doily


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Ruffled Ribbon Birthday!

Today’s card is such a fun birthday card! Sometimes I like to make different birthday cards, out of the ordinary, something unexpected.

My unexpected element today is a bold Berry Burst ruffled ribbon. I’ve mentioned how I love the crinkled seam binding and I like to ruffle it loosely on a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive. Underneath the ribbon I’ve tucked a strip of Lemon Lime Twist card stock punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. These two colors look SO good together!

Actually, my husband helped me design this card! He’s very artistic and many times he advises me when I’m unsure of a layout. I really like the way he arranged the daisies, I would never even think of adding them! Pretty neat to have a designing husband 🙂

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

Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink: Berry Burst Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist and So Saffron card stock and Naturally Eclectic dsp
Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Daisy Punch, Tear & Tape Adhesive
Embellishments: Glitter Enamel Dots


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Pick a “B” Pals Blog Hop!

Welcome to the June 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month’s theme, Pick a “B,” features projects inspired by Babies, Birthdays and Brides to name few. You may just get a glimpse of new catalog products while you hop with us today.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

The “B” in my card today is BIRTHDAY!! We always need birthday cards, don’t we, so this is a great “B” to choose. This sweet little “happy birthday” sentiment is from one of my new favorite stamp sets called Happy Birthday Gorgeous. I mean, even the name of the stamp set makes you want it, right? 🙂

Today I’m using the Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack. This pack contains lots of individual cards with designs on the front and the back. This is a 3″ x 4″ card with a wreath on it and a light flower pattern on the edges.

I angled this card on top of a panel of Berry Burst card stock which was embossed with the new – and darling – Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

A few die-cut leaves, a little wooden element, and a pretty ribbon finish off the card. The color theme for my card is from pages 56 and 57 of our annual catalog: Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, and Old Olive. I’m crazy about this combination!

Thanks again for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on July 12th. We’re having a pattern party! Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. See you on July 12th for the next Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards   <<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!!
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  12. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  26. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  27. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art

All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Happy Birthday, Gorgeous
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral and Old Olive card stock, and Petal Garden Memories & More card pack
Tools:  Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments: Touches of Nature Elements, Delicate White Doilies, Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon


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Celebrate With Me – Free Shipping!

May 24th is my
5th Anniversary with Stampin’ Up!

and

I want to celebrate with you by giving you
FREE SHIPPING
on all orders placed with me
from May 22-26, 2017!

 

 

 

Today I want to show you a beautiful card made by my friend Virginia Belmain using the Succulent Framelits Dies.. I just love the way the soft flowers pop off the page! She sponged the petals of the flowers with White Craft Ink and then put on a coat of Clear Wink of Stella. Gorgeous!

Right now, both the Succulent Framelits Dies and the coordinating Oh So Succulent stamp set are on sale! These two items are retiring on May 31st, so if you like them be sure to get them before they retire!

FREE SHIPPING OFFER
(This offer is ONLY through me and NOT through Stampin’ Up!)

To get free shipping…
Place an order of any amount through me by using my Host Code (SYQBEYJQ). Go ahead and pay the shipping and handling at the end of your order. After you have placed your order, I will issue you a check to refund you for the amount of the shipping and handling, and send it to you by mail.

Please be sure you don’t choose “No Contact” on your order. If you choose that I would have no way to send you your check.

If you order one of the special Eastern Palace Bundles only available in May, you will qualify for my FREE Host Code Giveaway this month. CLICK HERE to find out more.

For more information on how to use the Host Code, please CLICK HERE and scroll to the. bottom of the page for instructions

 


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The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Blog Hop for May 2017. This month our theme is “Sneak Peek”.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Prettypapercards, or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Peggy Noe.

Today’s card is a sneak peek of the new set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous. This stamp set has 32 stamps and many of them are sentiments in adorable fonts. That’s one thing I look for in a stamp set ~ good sentiments. When you need a card, the main thing is the right sentiment. Once you have that you can coordinate all the rest of the card around that sentiment.

And the best stamp sets are those with both fabulous sentiments AND pretty things to go with them! Look at these sweet flowers and pods and leaves! They are darling and just what I needed to make this card.

Pretty Pointer: The clear dots that look like pearls are really dots of glue from the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. Just put a tiny “bubble” of glue on your card (and in this case, several bubbles!) and set it aside to dry. It’s a great way to create your own embellishments!

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog – Peggy Noe, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.



All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous (available June 1)
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Archival Black Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper: Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo card stock
Other: Fine-Tip Glue Pen


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