Coloring Inside the Lines!

Hi there!  How are you today?  Are you having a nice weekend?  I’ve been busy getting ready for On Stage San Diego.  This is a regional Stampin’ Up! Conference which is going to be held right here in San Diego on April 8th!  I’m getting super excited!

This weekend I’m making “swaps” for the event.  Cardmakers like cards, right?  Well when we get together we like to exchange cards and that’s called “swapping”!  So I’ve been designing and making my swap cards~fun!

Well, this isn’t my swap card (are you kidding, I can’t show you my card before the conference!), but it is a card I’ve been wanting to show you.  It’s made using the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  It’s like coloring paper for adult and, it sure makes a pretty card!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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All Products Used to Make Today’s Card are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Avant Garden
Ink:  Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie card stock and Inside the Lines DSP (FREE with a qualifying order through 3/31/17)
Tools:  Blender Pens
Embellishments:  Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon and Lace Doilies

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Soft Valentine from a Friend!

Sometimes I receive lovely cards in the mail, and today I want to share one with you!  This card was made by my friend and downline, Su Mohr!

Su is a master at using designer series paper, and you can tell by the way she’s used it on this card.

The die cut “love” is from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  I “love” the Blushing Bride card stock she’s used here.  So sweet!

Thank you, Su, for the wonderful Valentine!


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Blue Swirl Hello!

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The Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper is GORGEOUS!  It’s my favorite paper right now 🙂  This particular background paper is gorgeous in Bermuda Bay.

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The So Saffron panel is stamped with the pretty and lacy Delicate Details stamp.  This is a Sale-a-Bration set which you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase of Stampin’ Up! products.  We love free, don’t we??

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This is the first time I’ve used the 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon and it’s SO pretty!  It’s laid across a 1″ panel of Bermuda Bay card stock.  This is another free item!  On the left of the card is what I’m calling an embellishment nest!  I guess I could have put a little bird in there!  All these sweet embellishments make cards so pretty!
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 Here is the Sale-a-Bration Catalog!  Just click on the catalog and see the fabulous FREE items!  Remember, these items are not available any other way ~ only with your purchase of $50 in Stampin’ Up! products!


All Items Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Delicate Details (Sale-a-Bration), and Thoughtful Banners
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Paper:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, and So Saffron card stock, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP
Embellishments:  3/8″ Metallic Ribbon (Sale-a-Bration), Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishments Kit, Lace Doilies, Falling in Love Embellishments, Subtles Enamel Shapes

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Thanksgiving Table Setting!

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Just thought I’d pop in today to help you with your holiday preparations!!  If you are hosting a Thanksgiving meal like I am, you may want to make some name tags or pretty place holders.

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These napkin name tags were inspired by Artisan Amy O’Neill.  She created something similar and I took her idea and did my own thing.  Now, I know my napkin is a bit wrinkly…I plan on ironing all of them before I set the table!!! 🙂

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The pretty Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper makes a lovely napkin band.  The paper was cut at 2″ x 12,” wrapped around the napkin and affixed at the back.  On the front I layered a Delicate White Doily, a doily from the 2015-17 In Color Doilies, and topped with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  The stamp from the Basket of Wishes set is just what I feel about each of my family members coming to dinner!

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And you know what?  It’s also how I feel about each one of you, my blog readers!  You are each a blessing to me and I thank you so much for faithfully reading my blog!  Happy Thanksgiving!


All Products Stampin’ Up!
(except for the wrinkly napkin!!)

Stamps:  Basket of Wishes
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Very Vanilla card stock and Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Delicate White Doilies,  2015-2017 In Color Doilies

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Vintage Christmas!

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Hello there!  I’m having fun here at Pretty Paper Cards playing with all the new Christmas stamps and papers!  This wonderful sentiment stamp i from the Christmas Pines set.  It took me a minute, but then I remembered the carol that uses this phrase ~ it’s God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen!

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This card is old fashioned looking:  lace and stripes and gold curls!  And the beautiful Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla are such elegant colors!

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The designer series paper is “This Christmas.”  Here I’ve used both sides of one of the beautiful sheets.  The front side is stripes and the back side (which I used on the envelope) is so vintage!


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The gold swirls on the right side are from the fabulous Cupcake Cutouts Framelits.  These swirls add a fun look to almost any card!

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Hope my cards are giving you some ideas for your own Christmas cards.  As I mentioned the other day, this year I’m determined to get mine done before December 1st.  And I’m trying different products to see what I like best… 🙂  Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Christmas Pines
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil, Garden Green, and This Christmas DSP
Tools:  Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Flourish Thinlits Dies, Layering Circle Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Metallic Enamel Shapes, Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Delicate White Doilies

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Sparkly Glitter Bird!

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Hi there!  So I’m enamored with the new Best Birds stamp set.  I can’t stop using it!  Today I used another one of the bird stamps, and I tried out the branch and the sweet little dogwood flowers.  They were all cut with the coordinating dies.

Glitter Bird 1The bird was stamped on watercolor paper and watercolored using an Aqua Pen.  I used a Stampin’ Write Marker in Cajun Craze to color the beak.

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I tried a new technique on this card using glue and glitter.  I mixed a bit of Tombow Glue and water on top of a clear block using an Aqua Pen.  Then I flicked the mixture off the Aqua Pen by hitting it against my finger.  I think I did too much flicking…because when I covered the card with glitter and shook it off, there was SO much glitter!!  I meant for it to just be a nice sprinkling 🙂  Oops!!

Glitter Bird cu dogwoodI love the little blossoms.  I’m not sure what type of blossoms they were meant to be, but I’m thinking they are cherry blossoms!  What do you think?

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Have you used this set yet?  Let me know what you think, I love hearing from you!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card

Stamps:  Best Birds and Sheltering Tree
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pads; Memento Ink Pad
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand and Whisper White card stock and Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Aqua Pen, Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Other:  Paper Lace Doily, Tombow Glue, Gold Glitter

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Botanical Beauty!

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Another sneak peek for you today!  I’m totally loving the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies (available January 5th)!  Isn’t this flower gorgeous?  And look at those leaves.  These dies are delicate and intricate and GORGEOUS!!

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The colors I used for this card are Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder.  They are both 2015-16 In Colors and blend together beautifully.

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I love the way this flower die has little pop up petals!  Isn’t that cute?  And the sentiment is from one of the new Sale-a-Bration stamp sets called Botanicals For You.  This stamp set will be available to you FREE (yes, FREE!) beginning January 5, 2016, with a $50 order!!  The Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs go live on 1/5/16.  If you need a catalog, just email me.

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Sweet Little Box!

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This sweet little box uses one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! colors ~ Crisp Cantaloupe.  This is such a soft peach color.  Some people think it’s pink.  Have you been watching the fuss on the web about “The Dress” and whether it’s gold and white or blue and black??  Well I feel like this color is kind of like that…is it soft peach or soft pink?  What do you think?  🙂

This is actually the little box from this month’s My Paper Pumpkin.  The kit came with fold-out thank you cards that you insert into little envelope boxes.  I wanted to decorate one of the boxes for Spring, and this is what I came up with.

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The Artisan Embellishment Kit really did much of the work for me.  The tiny resin rosebuds, the fabric flowers and the doily are all from that kit.  The paper covering the box is from the 2013-15 In Color Paper Stack, and of course the feathers!  Don’t you just love our Four Feather stamp set and coordinating dies?  I fussy cut the tallest feather to give it more dimension.


March New SAB Items

Wow! Brand new freebies!!  Look how cute these are ~ two stamp sets, one accessory pack with buttons and baker’s twine, and a beautiful new vellum paper that you can color!  Gorgeous!

Get one of these new items FREE for every $50 order!  Which item is your favorite?  I love the vellum…no, I love the Nature’s Perfection stamp set…oh, but look at the darling little buttons and twine.  And that thanks stamp set it so cute.  Who can decide???

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Stamps:  Four Feathers
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  2013-15 In Color Paper Stack, Whisper White card stock, Pear Pizzaz card stock
Tools:  Feathers Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Bird Builder Punch (for leaves)
Embellishments:  Artisan Embellishment Kit, Whisper White Seam Binding, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine

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Sneak Peeks of Sweet Hearts!

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Hello sweet blog readers!  You are sweet, and I so appreciate you ~ this card is dedicated to you!  Today I have more sneak peeks for you on this card and I’ll highlight them as we go along.

First, what about that heart paper?  It’s the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack (Sneak Peek!).  I’ve shown you some of these papers before.  Every single one of them is beautiful!

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And, I seriously love this “you’re sweet” stamp!  It’s from the new set called You Plus Me (Sneak Peek!).  You could use this for a birthday card, a Valentine’s Day card, or just a card for any reason!

Now there’s something new on this card that I haven’t shown you before.  Can you spot it?  Yep ~ it’s a little rose from the beautiful Blushing Bride Rosette Trim that’s a part of the new Artisan Embellishment Kit (Sneak Peek!).  I know I’ll be using this a lot 🙂  And do you see the larger hearts that have been embossed with the new Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Sneak Peek!)?  Cute, cute!

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You may have noticed the colors we are using this year for Valentine’s Day, Calypso Coral, Real Red, and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I personally wouldn’t have thought of these colors together but I find that I’m loving the combination!  It’s refreshing!

So, are you ready for the new Occasions Catalog?  It goes live on Tuesday, January 6th.  Do you have your list made yet?  I’ve been showing you some of the wonderful new goodies we have, so you might want to go back through my posts to get your list ready 🙂  You’ll be able to order right from this blog on the 6th, and I can’t wait for you to begin using some of these fun things!

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Starry Kraft Snowflakes!

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If you haven’t used Kraft Cardstock, you seriously have to!  It has a rustic look that’s very contemporary.  I personally love it with white.  For this card I’ve used StazOn White Ink.  The pretty stars are from a stamp that came in the November My Paper Pumpkin.  The lower section of the card is White Vellum embossed with one of the Delicate Designs Embossing Folders.  I wanted to emboss the sentiment with white embossing powder but I’m OUT!  Can you believe it?  I’ve got to order some right away.  Just picture the sentiment a little brighter and shinier 🙂

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Kraft CardstockGive it a try!  I promise you’ll love it.  Thanks for stopping by today!

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