Fall Birthday and PPA 169

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Today’s Pal’s Paper Arts sketch makes a gorgeous card.  I love the layout.  I have to admit I’m not too big on halloween.  The halloween designer series paper has spiders and skulls and icky stuff I don’t really like to use.  But these two papers were on the pretty side, so I tried them :-)  Here’s the sketch from this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge:

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Pretty Pointer:  When using panels like these on cards, lining the panels with a contrasting color highlights and gives depth to each panel.  On this card I used Basic Grey card stock to line each panel.

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What about you?  Why not try your hand at this sketch?  Make your card, take a photo of it, and upload it to the Pals Paper Arts website!  I’d love to see you over there!

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STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS CARD:

Stamps:  Label Love
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfruit, Basic Grey, and Very Vanilla card stock and Witch’s Brew Designer Series Paper
Other Goodies:  Artisan Label Punch, Bojo Blossoms Punch, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Pastel Candy Dots, Early Espresso Baker’s Twine

 

 

 

 

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Smile!

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How are you today, sweet reader?  How are things going?  Some days are good and some days aren’t good, right?  Well today’s card is made with thoughts of you.  If today is a good day for you — smile!  Enjoy your day.  If today is not such a good day for you, if things look down, may I encourage you to smile?  Just the movement of those muscles helps, I’ve heard.  Just smile at this screen and know I’m wishing you a smile today :-)

And how can you help it?  This big smile stamp is just working hard to make you smile!  And now, in mid-August as we begin to think of the Fall, let’s smile together.

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Have a good day today — and smile!  I’ll be smiling with you!

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STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS CARD:

Stamps: Truly Grateful and Happy Day stamp sets
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar, and Tangerine Tango card stock
Other Goodies:  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Ovals Collection Framelits, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, 7/16″ Natural Trim, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Pretty Butterfly Thank You

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Ooh, I just love these butterflies, don’t you?  Making double butterflies is fun with butterfly punches.  Choose two pretty colors and punch away!

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This card is really a snap to make.  The background is embossed with Stampin’ Up!’s Fancy Fan Embossing Folder to give some added texture.  But it would be even easier just to use plain colored card stock.  These little butterflies could be used anywhere:  on gift bags, gift packages, notepads, notebooks, and on and on.

These two punches are some of my favorites.  Here they are:

The Elegant Butterfly Punch (Item 127526)

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and the Bitty Butterfly Punch (so adorable!):

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What else could you use these little butterflies on?  Leave me a comment and let me know – I need more ideas!!

Thank you for stopping by Pretty Paper Cards today!

Peggy

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STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS CARD:

Stamps: Curly Cute
Ink:  Calypso Coral Basic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Whisper White card stock
Other Goodies:  Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

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Pals April Blog Hop!

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Thank you for joining us for the April Pals Blog Hop! To celebrate Earth Day, the April blog hop features new cards and projects that capture the essence of Earth Day through colors and images and/or use recycled or reused elements. We hope you are ready for some fun and creative ideas.

You should have just left stop number 6 on the Pals Hop – Amy Lazzell at Just a Thought. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

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When I think of the earth, I think of its beauty, the flowers, the trees, and the way raindrops sparkle on the leaves of trees.   I’m also thankful to God who created the earth.  That’s what I’ve tried to capture in today’s card.

The tree is from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set.  And the flowers and grass are from one of the stamps in the March Best of Flowers set.  Have you gotten any of the “Best of” sets yet?  Stampin’ Up! is issuing a stamp set each month, in honor of their 25th anniversary.  Each stamps set contains one brand new stamp, and the other stamps are some of the best of all 25 years.

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Pretty Pointer:  To get this look on the flowers, I used the 2012-2014 Stampin’ Write Markers to color the stamp by hand.  I colored the stems in Gumball Green and the flowers in Raspberry Ripple.  Doesn’t it give the feeling of a real field of flowers?

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And I couldn’t forget my very favorite doilies!  I think they look a bit like clouds on this card…maybe I just love using doilies!!  An embossed oval with a sentiment from the Apothecary Art stamp set, and a darling linen thread bow finish it off.

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The next stop is Kathleen Law at Craft With Kathleen, stop number 8 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

Peggy

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STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS CARD:

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers, March Best of Flowers
Ink:  Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple, So Saffron card stock
Other Goodies:  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Ovals Collection Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Linen Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Tea Lace Paper Doily

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1.    Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
2.    
Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
3.    
Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
4.    
Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
5.    
Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
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Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
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Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com                    <<< YOU ARE HERE!
8.    
Kathleen Law at Craft With Kathleen
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Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
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Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness
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Debbie Mageed at Scrappin’ and Stampin’
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Brian King at Stamp with Brian
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Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
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Barbara Furlong at The  Love of Stamping
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Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
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Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons
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Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
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Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
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Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
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Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
21. 
Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
22. 
Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
23. 
Max Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
24. 
Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts

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Happy St. Patty’s Day! (FMS77)

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  It’s a great occasion to make a pretty card.  We like any occasion to make a card, don’t we?

The pattern for this card comes from this week’s sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Here’s the sketch:

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It’s a fun sketch and it was a good starting point.  The Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack has some very pretty green patterns and I was able to use two of them for this card.  Gumball Green card stock goes perfectly with these papers.

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The darling little stamps from the Ciao, Baby! stamp set are perfect on the green panel.  I just stamped and punched!  Very quick.

DON’T FORGET – ONLY ONE MORE WEEK LEFT OF SALE A BRATION!  You can get this Petite Curly Label Punch FREE with a $50 order.  Take this opportunity before it’s gone.

And have a great St. Patty’s Day!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings,

Peggy

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STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS CARD:

Stamps:  Ciao, Baby!
Ink:  Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack, Gumball Green and Very Vanilla card stock
Other Goodies:  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Petite Curly Label Punch (remember-FREE with Sale a Bration!), and Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon

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March Pals Blog Hop ~ With Blog Candy!

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Thank you for joining us for the March Pals Blog Hop! Today the Stampin’ Pretty Pals are excited to share new ideas and projects to get you ready for spring.

You should have just left stop number 27 on the Pals Hop - Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine.  If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Remember to keep looking for the Easter Egg ~ that’s where the Blog Candy is!

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Today’s card is just full of Spring Sweetness!  And lace, flowers and pearls all together ~ what could be prettier?  The sentiment “Just Because” makes this a perfect card for dear friends, sisters or mothers.  The Tea for Two Designer Series Paper is gorgeous and reminds me of a garden trellis, one that would look great in my own garden :-)

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Now, what actually IS blog candy?  
That puzzled me for a long time.  I think I finally have it figured out (I’d better, I’m giving it away!!).  You leave a comment on my blog, including your name and email address, by 6 PM CST on Thursday, March 14.  One recipient will be chosen at random from the comments I receive. The blog candy recipient will be announced on Friday and the recipient will need to email me their mailing address within 24 hours. (Blog candy can only be shipped to a US address — thanks for understanding.)
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AND, then I ship you something FUN!!  What might that fun thing be?  Well, it’s a brand new Madison Avenue stamp set from the Sale a Bration Catalog!  Woo-hoo!  Here’s a preview of what you could win:
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REMEMBER, to win you must leave me a comment with your email address.  Ooh, I’m so excited for someone to get this great stamp set!!!

The next stop is Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!, stop number 29 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

Blessings~

Peggy

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Here are the Stampin’ Up! supplies you will need to make today’s card:

Stamps:  French Foliage and Vintage Verses (FREE from the Sale a Bration Catalog with a $50 order)
Ink:  Crumb Cake and Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Tea for Two Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals, and Garden Green card stock
Other Goodies:  Fan Fair Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Ovals Collection Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Victorian 5/8″ Crochet Trim, Pearl Basic Jewels, Artisan Embellishments Kit, Scallop Oval Punch

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  1. Dawn Tidd at tiddbitsfromdawn
  2. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty -
  3. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  4. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works 
  5. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin’ & Stampin’
  6. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  7. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  8. Ann Schach at The Stampin’ Schach
  9. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  10. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  11. Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness
  12. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  13. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  14. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full 
  15. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  16. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons 
  18. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  19. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  20. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin’ Affair
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Ginger Toivonvn at gingerstamps.com
  23. Amy Williams at Stampin’ on the Range
  24. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards
  25. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  26. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  27. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  28. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  29. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
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Sweet Love Hearts (PPA151)

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Ooh, I love these frilly love hearts!  Aren’t they so cute?  The Hearts a Flutter stamp set and framelits make the cutest Valentines!  This Valentine would be perfect to give to a good friend.  The little love stamp is so understated.  It’s from the Tiny Tags stamp set
Pretty Pointer:  Even though Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to create a great card using coordinated stamps and punches (in this case the Tiny Tags stamp set and coordinating Jewelry Tag Punch), we can get stuck just using those items together.  Break out and find some other uses for those stamps.  In this case you see both the Tiny Tags stamp and punch used together, and the stamp used as the featured sentiment.
This card was made for the current Pals Sketch Challenge below:
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The large heart used on this card is from the Hearts a Flutter set, and I think it’s so cute.  I wanted to use a whole bunch of the large hearts on this card and this is the most I could fit on there!  The pretty heart embellishment is from the new Artisan Embellishment Kit in the Spring Catalog.  Fun, fun, fun is all I can say about this Kit…ribbons and buttons and bows, oh my!
 
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So have you started making your Valentines?  We’ve got less than a month now until Valentine’s Day!  I’m sending cards to my adult children and a few friends.  I’ve almost got all the cards made.  I was pretty slow getting my Christmas cards made so I’m happy to have another chance with Valentine’s Day–less pressure and fewer cards, right?!
DON’T FORGET!!  TOMORROW IS THE START OF SALE A BRATION, Stampin’ Up’s biggest promotion of the year.  FREE exclusive fun stuff with every purchase of $50.  Here’s the SALE A BRATION Catalog in case you haven’t seen it yet.  Browse through it and find your favorites, then place your $50 order from any other catalog (including the new Spring Catalog!), and you will have the opportunity to choose one SALE A BRATION item for FREE!  What’s better than that?
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Have a great week, and thank you so much for stopping by Pretty Paper Cards!
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STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS CARD:
Stamps:  Tiny Tags and Hearts a Flutter stamp sets
Ink:  Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Whisper White, Rose Red, Pool Party card stock
Other Goodies:  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine and Artisan Embellishments Kit
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Thanks So Much and Valentine Special!

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Thanks SO MUCH!  This is one of the stamps in the new stamp set called “Oh, Hello” debuting this week in the Spring Catalog.  This stamp set is bold and striking and so current.  The chevrons on the left of the card are stamped from another stamp in the set.  And, what do you think of the pretty flower?  I’m not sure what kind of a flower it is.  I was thinking it was a rose, then today I wondered if it was a crocus.  Let me know what you think…  In any event, it’s pretty and very versatile.  I stamped it on the outside of my envelope also.

We made this card at my card class today.  It’s easy to make and has a big “wow” factor.  The embossing is from the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.  And the Calypso Coral ink against the Very Vanilla card stock makes a beautiful contrast.

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Pretty Pointer:  When sending a card, it’s so nice to include on the envelope a little preview of what’s waiting inside.  On the envelope for today’s card I stamped the flower on the outside left corner of the envelope.  It even makes me happy to mail this card when I see that little flower on the outside :-)

~VALENTINE SPECIAL FROM STAMPIN’ UP!~

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Aren’t these goodies darling?  They are both Valentine Specials just for you!

The one on the left is the exclusive Valentine Treat Bundle created just for this occasion.  It includes the brand new Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp and a set of the little cellophane bags for treat giving on Valentine’s Day!  And, can you believe it’s at a special price of only $5.95.  For that price you could order two Bundles and give one to a friend as their Valentine Gift!Valentine Shop Now-001 2

The one on the right is a 4-piece My Little Valentine Stamp Set (brand new, created exclusively for this special) and a FREE Sealed With Love Simply Sent Kit (everything you need to make 10 love notes and cards, a $7.95 value!), all for $9.95.

These specials are only available January 3-21, so ORDER RIGHT AWAY!  When we had specials at Christmas, they sold out very quickly.  And these are SO adorable!

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

Stamps:  Oh, Hello
Ink:  Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Very Vanilla
Other Goodies:  Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 5/8″ Crochet Trim

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Pretty Plum Florets

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This card was made for a girl who recently lost her grandmother.   It’s difficult to loose a loved one at any time, but particularly at this time of year.   I wanted to make her a sweet card.

The Fabulous Florets stamp set is so beautiful, I knew it would be perfect for this occasion.  The Curly Cute sentiments are feminine and “thinking of you” seemed appropriate

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To create these pretty flowers, I stamped the leaves first in Wild Wasabi ink.  There are three flowers in this stamp set, two “open” flowers showing just the outlines, and one filled in flower.  The open flowers were stamped over the leaves.  Then the filled in flower was stamped on a separate sheet of card stock and cut out.  They sometimes call this “fussy cut,” meaning that you carefully trim the item with paper snips.  This sweet little flower was then mounted among the other flowers in the bouquet using a dimensional to make it stand out.

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A bouquet of flowers is a nice “gift” for someone who is going through a difficult time.  I’m so glad I had this pretty stamp set to use on my card.  If you need a versatile stamp set that can be used for many different situations, this would be one of the best sets to get.  It’s one of my favorites.

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Thank you for stopping by Prettypapercards.com today!

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

Stamps:  Fabulous Florets and Curly Cute
Ink:  Perfect Plum and Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, and Rich Razzleberry card stock
Other Goodies:  Big Shot, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder; Ticket Corner Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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Birthday Affection Card

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Today’s card is clean and simple but with a little frill.  It was made for my special friend, Mary Fish, for her birthday.

The Affection Collection stamp set is my favorite right now.  The stamps are different with a fun edge.  I’m crazy about the banner stamp in the upper left corner  It’s so versatile!  I think anyone would feel special when they receive this card.  It says, “You are number one!”

The square in the center of the card is where all the action is.  The “cloud burst” is another one of the great stamps in the Affection Collection.  This was double stamped with the Itty Bitty birthday stamp.

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Here are the Stampin’ Up! supplies used to make this card:

Stamps:  Affection Collection, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink:  Island Indigo, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake card stock
Other Goodies:  Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 5/8″ Crochet Trim

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Have a great week!  Thank you for stopping by prettypapercards today!

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