Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring spring or spring-related projects. 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 can see all the projects.

My project today is a spring birthday card in a pretty glassine envelope!  Stampin’ Up! glassine bags made fabulous envelopes for cards!

The card just pulls out of the envelope easily.  For this card I made a little topper of lace doilies by cutting the doilies in half and adhering them to the back of the card.

The card itself has several layers that open up to reveal the sentiment 🙂  Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate with a sheet of Vellum underneath are attached to the card at the top using my favorite washi tape (the copper dotted tape from the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape).

When you lift the layers up you find the pretty birthday wish from the Big on Birthdays stamp set!  I made this card for a dear friend who has a birthday later this month.  I’m going to write a little note there in the center of the page 🙂

You’ll noticed that I used about as much glimmer paper as I could!  I love it, and right now (until March 31st) you can get this beautiful glimmer paper FREE during Sale-a-Bration! (See below!)

Layers, layers and more layers make this glassine envelope really pop!  I hope you’ll try these glassine bags for envelopes.  Of course, you have to personally deliver a card with this type of envelope, but you know the person who receives it will be blown away!!

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! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  


All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Big on Birthdays
Ink:  Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Whisper White, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay card stock, Fruit Stand dsp,
Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack,
Vellum, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate

Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits, Banners Framelits, Butterflies Framelits,
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Embellishments:  Bermuda Bay Sequins, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, Lace Doilies

FREE item with your order of $50 or more!

Get the 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack
shown in my card!

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Blackberry Bliss Blossoms!

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This is one of my favorite color combinations…Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron, I love it!!  Remember, the current 2014-2016 In Colors are only available until May 31, 2016.  After that they are discontinued, and that includes Blackberry Bliss!  If you like, or maybe LOVE this color, be sure to stock up now.

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And, I admit it, I’m still playing with the Grateful Bunch stamp set and coordinating punch.  I just can’t put them down 🙂  We made this card at my stamp classes over the weekend.  I’ve used almost every stamp in the set on this card.  Each one is so pretty!  Ok, I love the lace border stamp (love).  And the butterfly stamp, I think it’s the most realistic and detailed butterfly stamp I’ve seen.

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I used this sentiment because it’s sweet and would be a good sentiment for a Mother’s Day card, or any card for that matter.  The font is so cute and fresh 🙂

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As we approach a new yearly catalog being released on June 1st, we wait to see what products will be retired from the existing catalog.  Be watching for the Retiring List to come out soon.  As soon as it does come out I’ll let you know!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used to Make Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Grateful Bunch
Papers:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, and Mint Macaron card stock; 2015-17 In Color Paper Stack
Inks:  Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pads
Tools:  Botanical Builder Dies, Blossom Bunch Punch
Embellishments:  Pearls Basic Jewels



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Butterflies are Back!!

Butterfly Thinlits

Stampin’ Up!’s amazing Butterfly Thinlit Dies have been so popular since they came out!  Everyone loves them!  We haven’t been able to order them for awhile because they’ve been held up with that dock situation here on the West Coast.

But, NOW THEY ARE BACK AND AVAILABLE!!  And, Stampin’ Up! knew how we’d been waiting, so they’re giving everyone who orders the Butterfly Thinlits between now and April 30th a SPECIAL thank you!!


1.  Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20!  CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM!

2.  Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles (the beautiful Butterfly Basics stamp set -wood, clear or photopolymer- AND the Butterfly Thinlits Dies together!) at a 15 percent discount and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)

Have you had butterflies dancing in your head?  🙂  Then, this is a great time to take advantage of these special offers.

Here are a few cards I’ve made using this gorgeous stamp set and dies ~~

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Please email me if you have any questions!

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Beautiful Butterfly!

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Look at that lacy butterfly!  Isn’t it darling?  Today’s card features the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  I’ve had it for awhile but haven’t really used all the pretty stamps in the set.

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Here’s a close up of the beautiful flower stamp (lily?  what do you think?).  I fussy cut the flower and the leaves so they would really stand out.  The fern leaves in the background were stamped off once before stamping on the kraft paper.  That helps them to be in the background, letting the flower really stand out.

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If you don’t have this stamp set, you’ve got to order it!  Really, I think it’s one of the most beautiful sets Stampin’ Up! has.  The Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set is only $23.95.  This will be a classic, well worth getting now 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stampin’ Up! Items You Will Need to Make This Card:

Stamps:  Butterfly Basics, Choose Happiness
Ink:  Rose Red an Old Olive Classic Stamp Pads
Paper:  Kraft Paper, Whisper White and Old Olive card stock
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine; Butterfly Thinlits Dies
Embellishments:  Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim, White Baker’s Twine, Pearls Basic Jewels

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Spring Tulips!

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Been playing around with tulips.  They just say spring, and this card has a whole bouquet of them!  They are colored with various yellows and pinks and purples.  Doesn’t it just look like a beautiful garden?

God Bless Tulips

The tulips are from the little Love is Kindness stamp.  You can just see a real garden of tulips with a butterfly hovering over them, can’t you?

God Bless Butterfly

I’m thinking of those of you back East.  Tulips will be coming up soon back there.  Out here in California we have to put bulbs in the freezer and then take them out later and plant them in the ground to get such beautiful flowers.

God Bless You 2God bless you today, and thanks for stopping by!!


Stamps:  Love is Kindness, Trust God
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss and assorted Blendabilities
Paper:  Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (only available through March 31), Blackberry Bliss and Whisper White card stock, White Vellum
Tools:  Butterflies Thinlit Dies, Large Oval Punch
Embellishments:  Basic Pearls Jewels 


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Beautiful Butterfly Birthday!

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Hi Friends!  Ok, so I saw a card made by a wonderful stamper, Erica Cerwin, and I knew it would be the perfect design for a card for my daughter for her birthday.  My daughter’s favorite color is purple, so I changed up the sample using the most purple and bling I could find!


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I used a belly band in gold foil paper to hold the card together.  The beautiful butterflies are cut from Blackberry Bliss and Raspberry Ripple card stock.

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The above photo is of the inside of the card.  I like to add bling and this gold striped vellum added the perfect touch.  The inside of the card would also be a pretty outside of a card.  But I wanted to go a bit overboard, as it is a special card 🙂

H's card part openHere’s the card partially open, without the belly band.  I can’t wait to give it to her and see what she thinks!

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Stamps:  Butterfly Basics
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss 
Paper:  Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple card stock, Gold Foil Paper, Gold Vellum Paper
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine; Butterfly Thinlit Dies; Elegant Butterfly Punch
Embellishments:  Pearls Basic Jewels


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Irresistibly Yours!

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Spring is just around the corner.  For those of you with snow today, be encouraged, as it really is on the way 🙂  I’ve really been thinking about all of you in such bad weather, and want to cheer you up today, so I’ve made you a card to get you thinking about the days ahead!

hello butterfly 2The pretty flowers all over this card are made from the FREE Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper.  It’s free right now during Sale-a-Bration and I want to be sure you have time to get some while it’s still available (only through March 31).


This paper doesn’t look like much in this photo above, but it’s like a magic paper!  Just sponge ink over it, and the patterns emerge, and boy are the patterns beautiful!  For my card today, I simply sponged the paper with an ink dauber and Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  The white flowers popped right out ~ aren’t they pretty?

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And I just keep using the Hello You Thinlits Dies.  I can’t help it, they add so much to a card!  I’ve been telling you about the Crazy About You Stamp Set that coordinates with the thinlits.  You can get both in a bundle and save 15% during Sale-a-Bration!  Yippee!  And you’ll get the beautiful Irresistibly Yours DSP for FREE!


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Butterfly Fern!

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Today’s card is a CASE (copy and share everything!).  I copied this from one of the Stampin’ Up! Artisans, Allison Okamitsu.  All of the Artisans do such great work and are so inspiring!  The combination of the beautiful colors (Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow) and stamps with the die-cut butterfly is striking, and I had to give it a try!

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The stamp set is called Butterfly Basics.  I personally think it’s going to become a Stampin’ Up! classic.  I love the honeycomb background stamp.  I probably could have stamped it a little bit more here.  The fern stamp, though, is my favorite.  It’s so versatile, you can just use it on anything!  (And I have!  You’ve seen me use it on other cards here on my blog.)  And don’t you just love the little postmark stamp?  Cute, cute!!

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But, the lacy butterfly is the star of the show.  There are three butterfly dies that come in the set.  It’s called Butterflies Thinlits Dies, and I think these, too, will become classics.

Pretty Pointer:  Put a piece of waxed paper in between the card stock and the die, and your butterfly will release from the die with ease.  Also, a corsage-type straight pin or upholstery pin works perfectly for helping to loosen the paper from the die.  I have a dear friend who is an upholsterer, and she gave me several upholstery pins ~ they work great!

BUNDLE ALERT!  What’s a Bundle Alert?  It’s my way of letting you know that you can save some $ by purchasing these items in a bundle!  The Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and the Butterflies Thinlits Dies are offered together in a bundle for a 15% savings!

138865S Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Bundle, Item No. 138865, $41.50
Butterfly Basics Clear Bundle; Item No. 139323; $51.75
Butterfly Basics Wood Bundle ; Item No. 139322: $61.95

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New Videos For You!

Hi my friends!  Today I have for you some video tutorials from Stampin’ Up! about a few of the new items I’ve been showing you here at Pretty Paper Cards.  The one above shows you the beautiful new Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and the coordinating Butterflies Thinlits Dies I like so much!

And this one shows you the more than darling little Bow Builder Punch I’ve been using!!

DON’T FORGET, Sale-a-Bration has begun, and for every $50 order you get a FREE Sale-a-Bration item.  And, boy are there some great goodies!  I’ll be showing you more in the coming days!


Click the button above to see everything!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I so appreciate each of you!!!

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New Year, New Catalog, New Fun!

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Don’t you love this beautiful butterfly?  Would you like to get the Butterflies Thinlits Dies to make a butterfly like this one?  Well, starting today you can!


Yes, it’s a brand new year, and to go along with the new year we have a brand new Occasions Catalog at Stampin’ Up!  I’ve been showing you sneak peeks for a few weeks now, and today’s the day the catalog goes live.  That means YOU CAN ORDER FROM IT!  Yippee!  Just click the catalog below to browse through and see all the great new products, including the Butterflies Thinlits Dies and the Painted Petals Designer Series Paper shown above.

Click the Catalog to See Everything!

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 Butterflies Thinlits Dies

Butterflies Thinlits

 Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper

Painted Blooms dsp


What is Sale-a-Bration? It’s our biggest event of the year — why?  Because for every $50 you order, you get a FREE item from the special (read fabulous!) Sale-a-Bration Catalog!!  Here it is below, just click to see!


I’m so excited for you to see all the exciting new products and try them out!  To order, click on the button below.  If you have any question, just email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com and I’d be happy to help you!

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