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!

 

 

 

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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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A Very Special Fold!

Han banded angled

Today’s card is a special Hanukkah card.  I made this for some friends and wanted my card to be a “wow”!

Han closed flat

This card is a diamond fold card.  It’s a fun fold that opens up with a diamond shape.  After you remove the belly band, this is what you see.

Han part open flat

You open it by pulling the two sides.  It pulls back and this fun diamond pops to the top!

Han part open angled

This photo shows the progression when opening the card.  I’ve used the beautiful Floral Boutique dsp.  It’s so perfect for this card!

Han fully open flat

Here’s the card fully open.  It is a really fun fold.  I followed several tutorials on You Tube…just search for the “diamond fold” and you’ll find the directions.  Fabulous, right?

Han envie

Once I made the card and the belly band, I made a vellum envelope using our Envelope Punch Board.  Rather than sealing the envelope, I tied it up with Silver 1/8″ Ribbon.  I could only do this because I hand carried the card.  If you need to mail it, you would make the envelope out of card stock.

Han closed angled

The stamp used is the (retired) Jewish Celebrations.  I’ve kept this stamp set because it’s so pretty.  I’m sure you have some sets like that!

Han banded flat

Thanks for stopping by!  I love your comments ~ please let me know what you think!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Jewish Celebrations (retired)
Ink:  Night of Navy
Paper:  Night of Navy and Whisper White card stock, Floral Boutique DSP, Fancy Frost Specialty DSP
Embellishments:  Silver Ribbon from 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack, Rhinestone Basic Jewels (large rhinestone from my stash)


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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.

Hop card cu

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

Hop card and box 3

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!

Hop card and box best

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)

GDP065 standing

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!

GDP065 banner

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!

Pineapple L cu

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.

Pineapple R cu

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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Beautiful Luminaries!

Robin Luminaries Christmas

My friend and downline, Robin Daus, has created some beautiful luminaries and I just have to show them to you!  Aren’t they gorgeous?

Robin Luminaries Christmas angled 1

For this luminary she’s used the Merry Medley stamp and embossed it using copper embossing powder on vellum paper.  Cool, right?  I got to see this in person and let me tell you, it’s amazing!!

Robin Luminaries Chanukah

This Chanukah luminary is embossed in silver embossing powder, also on vellum paper.  She’s used the now retired Jewish Celebrations stamp set.

Robin Luminaries Chanukah cu menorah

The vellum is trimmed with our Silver Foil.  It’s genius the way she’s done this as it really grounds the luminary and makes it feel solid.

Robin Luminaries Chanukah angled

Truthfully, the luminaries are very light.  They are simply rolled to about a 3-1/2″ diameter and the edges affixed together.  Just set the rolled luminary over a battery-operated tea light and there you have it!  Darling!

Robin Luminaries Christmas angled

Thanks for stopping by today!  Robin doesn’t have a blog, but she will see any comments you leave for her 🙂  Also, if you hae any questions for her, leave it in a comment and she will answer you!!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Merry Medley and Jewish Celebrations (now retired)
Ink:  Versamark Ink, Copper Embossing Powder and Silver Embossing Powder
Paper:  Vellum Paper, Gold Foil and Silver Foil
Tools:  Heat Tool


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Presents Nice!!

Box edited

Do you need some little gifts?  These Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are so great for table favors, party favors, tiny teacher gifts…anything!

Box 6

Mine are filled with individually wrapped peppermint candies, but you can fill the with anything.  And, you can decorate them any way you like!

Box 1

These are wrapped in This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (in the Annual Catalog).  Pine branches cut with the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies peek out from behind a flower punched from the Petite Petals Punch.  The Gold Glimmer Paper flower was punched with a retired punch I have in my stash 🙂

Box 5

I think these are just TOO cute!  And, they are a snap to make.  I bet you can think of some fabulous things to do with them!

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Box:  Clear Tiny Treat Boxes
Paper:  This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper,
Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler card stock
Tools:  Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Petite Petals Punch


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