Announcing: Create the Day Away, a Cardmaking Experience!

Wow! I’m so excited to let you know about this special event! My friend and fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Linda Foster, is teaming up with me to present a wonderful day of card making (birthday cards, thank you cards, holiday and fall cards!), food and fun here in San Diego!

Put the date on your calendars now (phone, planner…) and watch for registration to open next week. We are planning lots of fun things! If you just can’t wait 🙂 leave a comment or email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com and I’ll give you more details!!

Ok, now on to today’s card 🙂

Wanted to give you another peek at the fabulous new stamp set and dies (a bundle!) released early by Stampin’ Up! The Holiday Catalog doesn’t come out until September 1, but they want us to get excited!! So this month they’ve released a bundle early! Whee!

I decided to use Lemon Lime Twist, Gold and Black for my colors. It’s a fresh and new holiday combination! Look closely at the edges of the Lemon Lime Twist piece. That neat border was produced with one of the dies from the new Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies. These dies have so many options. Here is a photo of all the dies that you get with this set. I can’t wait to use all of them!


Pretty Pointer: Do you see the little gold dots on today’s card? Those come from a layer of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. I love these sheets! The design is gold on one side and silver on the reverse. Use these to add a layer of fun and beauty to any project — especially holiday projects!

New Feature on My Blog!

I’ve added a great new feature to my blog. To find out exactly what I’ve used to create this card, go to the bottom of this post and see small photos of each product! The best thing is that you can click on any photo to go straight through to my store for specific details about that product. And, if you want to order any of the products, you are right in my store and can just add those items to your cart! I’m hoping you’ll like it and that it will help you to identify just what you’ll need to create the same project!

I sure love your comments! I’d love to hear what you think about today’s post ~ CLICK HERE to leave me a comment!

 

 

 

Click on any picture below to learn more 🙂
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New Carols of Christmas Early Release – and a Video!

Preorder the Carols of Christmas Bundle
August 1 – 31, 2017!

This beautiful bundle has been released by Stampin’ Up! early, in advance of the Holiday Catalog, and YOU have the opportunity to order it this month! You can order the bundle or the stamp set and dies separately. AND, you can use the Bonus Days Coupons you earned in July on this, or any other purchase in August!

Here is a video for you with all the details of this fabulous bundle. See the dies there on the left?

Here are some sample cards using this bundle. Look at the gold frame around the card below. These dies are not like any I’ve seen before. Isn’t this frame beautiful?

On the blue card below, look at the stars and the moon cut out using the dies in this set. And do you also see the trees and the tiny deer? The little dear is actually my favorite die in this whole set 🙂

 

 

Aren’t these gorgeous samples? Which one do you like best? I’m totally enamored with the photo card with the vellum overlay!

CLICK HERE to see the flyer with all the details!

Redeeming your Bonus Coupons earned in July:

–Keep the emails that were sent to you with your coupon codes. They are the only evidence of your coupons. Have those codes ready when you place your August order.

–There is no limit to the number of coupons you can use on any order. Use them now or save them for later this month. Just be sure you use them in August as they are only valid through August 31st!

–Use them on any order for any products you like except Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin month-to-month subscriptions. (You can use coupons on new prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)

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My First Christmas Card of the Year!

Yippee! The first Holiday Bundle of the year has been released to demonstrators in the month of July and I just got mine today! I love it!!

It’s called Carols of Christmas and not only is the stamp set great, the dies are amazing! Over the next few weeks I’ll be showing you more of the dies, but let me just say that they are different and very neat! For my card today, I used the trees and the little deer.

Isn’t he adorable? There is a stamp of the little deer and a die, so you can use them together or separate. For my card I used the die on some Dapper Denim card stock but used the stamp on the envelope. So far, this little guy is my favorite thing in the whole bundle!!

The trees were cut out of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. I love the fact that they look like snow. It sounds refreshing right about now because it’s a hot summer here in Southern California!

Now the best news is that YOU can get this bundle starting August 1st! It’s an early release in advance of the Holiday Catalog. We could use this set and get all of our holiday cards made by the end of August! Wouldn’t that be amazing? 🙂

And, as an added bonus, for every $50 order you place in the month of July, you will receive a $5 Bonus Days Coupon to spend in August, on anything…but it would make a nice little savings on this fabulous bundle!

 

 

There’s so much going on this month! You also have the opportunity to get my Prettypapercards by Mail for the month of July!

This is perfect for summer crafting because you receive a wonderful birthday stamp set (for use all year round) and all the cut papers and die cuts and embellishments you need to create 3 pretty cards. And you don’t even need to figure out how to put the cards together because I send you a full tutorial with directions to put each card together! And, as a bonus, you receive one of my handmade cards! CLICK HERE for the whole scoop. I’d love to have YOU join me this month! Email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com to let me know you’re IN!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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

Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Ink: Dapper Denim Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper: Whisper White and Dapper Denim card stock and
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies,
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Embellishments: Whisper White Baker’s Twine


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Six Special Cards!

Seri Aubain

Today I want to show you six pretty cards that I’ve received ~ and they’ve all been made by my talented customers and downline!

Su Mohr

Su has a blog where you can see her other beautiful creations!  CLICK HERE to go to her blog.

Beeba

This beautiful northern lights card was watercolored by my downline Beeba.  When she stopped by to give me this card, her daughter Jia came along and brought her own beautiful creation for me, and I just had to post it for you!

Jia

Virginia Belmain

Donna K

Donna makes beautiful cards, and you can see more on her blog at craftycardmaker.com.

Thanks for stopping by today!!  If you haven’t finished your Christmas cards, I hope these beautiful creations gave you some ideas!


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All That Sparkle and Shine Blog Hop!

2016badge-watermelonWelcome to the Pals Blog Hop for December 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects showcase products that can add sparkle and/or shine for a finishing touch. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up 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.

Hop card and box 1

Ooh, this is the perfect time of year for — SPARKLE & SHINE!!  And what sparkles more than our fabulous Glimmer Paper?

Hop card 1

For my card today I’ve used two colors of Glimmer Paper: Dazzling Diamonds and Blushing Bride, and Silver Foil.  The Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies create such beautiful leaves.

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I live in Southern California, but this card makes me feel like I’m outside on a snowy day!

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And to go with the glimmery card, I dressed up a Clear Tiny Treat Box for even MORE sparkle and shine!

Hop box 2

These little boxes are so fun!  You can tie them up with pretty Glimmer Ribbon, add sequins and add stars.  Perfect!

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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 Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  3. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  4. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards        <<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!
  7. Karen Zaring Browning at StampWithMeKZB.com
  8. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  11. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  13. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  14. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  15. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  16. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  17. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  18. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  19. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  20. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  21. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  22. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  23. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches &

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Paper:  Dazzling Diamonds and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil, Soft Sky and Whisper White card stock, Clear Tiny Treat Box
Tools:  Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  3/8″ Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack, Fancy Frost Sequins, Blushing Bride Sequin Trim, Doily (from Tin of Cards Kit)


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More Christmas Blessings! (GDP065)

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Ok, so I have a problem…I can’t stop using all of our fabulous Christmas stamps…and I can’t help but use our brand new stamps from the Occasions Catalog (available January 4th)!  To solve my problem I combined them!

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The colors used on today’s card are from this week’s Global Design Project Color Challenge.  They are SO pretty for this season!

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The pretty watercolored flowers and the little leaves are stamps from the new So In Love set.  And the sentiment is from the Christmas Pines set.  This is definitely my favorite Christmas sentiment.

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The flowers are watercolored on watercolor paper.  To get the shading, I watercolored the flowers once and then when they dried I went back in a second time to darken portions of each flower.

GDP065 finger straight

As I’ve been sitting here posting, my sweet little Elie has been sitting on my lap looking up at me.  I want you to see what I’m seeing…

Elie looking up at me

I can hardly work!!  Isn’t she too cute!  I think she wants me to stop and pet her 🙂

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Thank you for stopping by today!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Christmas Pines, So In Love
Ink:  Crumb Cake and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Whisper White and Early Espresso card stock and Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Aqua Pen, Real Red Stampin’ Marker
Embellishments:  Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon, Delicate White Doilies


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Christmas Pineapple!

Pineapple flat

Welcome for the holidays!  The pineapple is the symbol of “welcome,” and it seems very appropriate at this time of year as we get together with family and friends!

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For today’s card, the fabulous Pineapple stamp was stamped in Real Red ink on the bottom, and Garden Green ink on the top.  I did a lot of “huffing” on the stamp before I pressed it down.  Huffing, or breathing on the stamp with your mouth open to moisten it, really helps to get a good, deep color.

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Tombow ink was lightly splattered all over the card (use an Aqua Pen and add some glue to the tip, then splatter).  While that was wet, I poured Gold Mica Flakes over the splatter.

Pineapple standing

A pretty bow tied with Gold Baker’s Twine finishes off the card.  What do you think about a Christmas pineapple card?  It might be a nice little gift to guests who visit your home over the next few weeks….

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Pineapple stamp
Ink:  Real Red and Garden Green 
Paper:  Whisper White card stock
Adhesive:  Tombow Liquid Glue
Embellishments:  Baker’s Twine Trio Pack, Mica Flakes Trio Pack


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Copper Christmas!

Copper star standing

The star is a spectacular symbol of Christmas, and so traditional and classic.  The Starlight Thinlits Dies have to be the most beautiful star dies ever, and this particular die is my favorite of the set!

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I tried to keep this card neutral, letting the copper stand out.  To give some texture to the card, I did a light neutral watercolor wash on Watercolor Paper.  Then I copper embossed some little bitty stars over that, and finished off with a splatter of Black Archival Ink.

Copper star flat

A thin strip of musical note dsp was glued onto the bottom of the watercolored panel and then the beautiful Copper Foil star was set on with Dimensionals.  This was all layered on top of a piece of Copper Foil and a Very Vanilla card base.

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This card is going to someone special for Christmas!  What about you?  Have you made a special card for a special person in your life this season?  I’d love to know, leave me a comment and tell me about it!  I love your comments!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!:

Stamps:  Christmas Pines (for the tiny stars)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Versamark, Black Archival Ink
Paper:  Very Vanilla card stock, Watercolor Paper, Copper Foil, This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Starlight Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Aqua Pens

 


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Wonder of Christmas!

Angel envie

The Christmas season has officially begun!!  Joy to the World!!!  I just love this darling angel and she perfectly expresses my joy this season!

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The angel and the stars (another stamp in the set) are heat embossed in white and then the whole panel is sponged with Sweet Sugarplum ink.  Doesn’t it just seem appropriate that we use Sweet Sugarplum at this time of the year?

Angel flat

The angel panel is mounted on a background piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock and then everything is set on a Whisper White card base.

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So let’s enjoy this wonderful time of year!  Even though we have lots to do, let’s try to be thankful and give joy to others during this season.  That’s my goal and I hope you’ll join me!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Wonder of Christmas
Ink:  Versamark and White Embossing Powder
Paper:  Whisper White and Sweet Sugarplum card stock
Tools:  Sponge Daubers, Heat Tool
Embellishments:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels


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Pretty Pines!

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I’m still playing around to see what I will use for my personal Christmas card.  Today I used the Christmas Pines stamp set and did a bit of watercoloring…I like it!

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The pine boughs were stamped on watercolor paper in Garden Green and Old Olive inks.  The tiny berries were then stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  I took my Aqua Pen and just started brushing over the stamped images with a bit of water until it was blended!

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Pretty Pointer:  Whenever you want something to stand out, layer it with a contrasting or brighter color.  In this case I wanted my watercolored panel to stand out, so I put a narrow layer of Cherry Cobbler card stock behind it.

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I used the softly falling embossing folder on the background panel of Blushing Bride card stock.  It really carries out the little berry theme 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I’m getting ready to have my monthly card classes this weekend and our focus is Holiday Tags, so be watching for some pretty tags on the blog!!

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All Products by Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Christmas Pines, Reason for the Season
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Old Olive
Paper:  Watercolor Paper, Blushing Bride and Whisper White card stock
Embellishment:  White Doily


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