Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

Hi friends! How are you doing today? You know, when I write my posts I’m thinking about you, and I want to thank you for stopping by my blog today. I know you’re busy and you could pop on other blogs, so I appreciate that you’ve chosen to stop here! And, I call you Friend, so this card today is for you!

Now I have to tell you that this isn’t a birthday card, but the stamps I used are from the stamp set called “Happy Birthday Gorgeous.” It’s one of those sets with great sentiments and fun elements, it’s super versatile and I think it’s going to be one I’ll use over and over.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Item No. 143662

The die-cut word “friend” is from the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies. I used a bit of retired washi tape and a tiny heart from the 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes. The colors on this card are bright but go together surprisingly well (Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, and Pool Party).

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the debut of the Tic Tac Toe Challenge I told you about! You’ll love the challenge, and wait till you see my card 🙂

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Unboxing Video and New Petal Garden Suite!

Here we go! Lots of fabulous new things to show you now that I’ve received my big order from the new catalog! This is my first card with my new goodies, and I chose to play with the Petal Garden Suite!

The pretty flowers aren’t stamped, they are a card from the Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack. These are fun cards, small and large, that you can use for memory keeping, planners (like the new Stampin’ Up! Love Today Planner Kit!) and you can use them on cards, like I did here! The darling little ruffle peeking out from under the left side of the card is the new Decorative Ribbon Border Punch ~ I’m going to be using thus punch a lot!

Now, for the unboxing video!!

So what was your favorite item from the video? I think really, all of them are going to be my favorites!

26 Ribbons for $20!

Only a few more days to take advantage of my
Ribbon Shares!
I have some places left, so sign up soon!
Find out how HERE!

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Father’s Day Card!

Father’s Day is coming up and I was thinking that we should get a start on our cards, especially if we have to mail them. But of course we want to use some of our goodies from the new catalog, right?

The new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack is perfect for guy cards. It’s an assortment of 48 sheets of various double-sided woodgrain 6″ x 6″ sheets. I mean, it’s not just for guy cards (we’re going to make some pretty cards with it!) but it works well for guy cards 🙂

The die-cut “Happy” is from the new Happy Birthday Thinlits. The font on this thinlit sentiment is so nice. The words “Happy Birthday” are attached together on the die, but you can easily snip them apart and use the words separately like I did here.

Happy Birthday Thinlits
Item No. 143700
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Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Item No. 144177
(Click on photo to order)

The Badges & Banners stamp set and coordinating punch, along with the “father’s day” sentiment from Thoughtful Banners and it’s coordinating punch, finish off the card. I love punches, don’t you? I made this card in a snap because I could stamp and then punch out these elements!

Want to try some of the new ribbons without spending a ton? Try my Ribbon Share! 26 different ribbons (1 yard of each) for $20! CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE.

To order, email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com with the subject “Ribbon Shares.” I’m only taking orders until June 9th.

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Peggy’s New Catalog Ribbon Shares-Order Now!

26 yards of ribbon for only $20!

What is a ribbon share?

A ribbon share is an opportunity for you to get a little bit of the FABULOUS new Stampin’ Up! ribbons without having to buy an entire spool! I cut the spools of ribbon into 1-yard lengths and you get 1 yard of each ribbon. This is a great way for you to have lots of ribbons on hand for your card making without having to make a big investment!

How does it work?

I’ve chosen my favorite new ribbons for you. You will receive 26 yards of ribbon for only $20, plus $5 shipping (see below). If you want to participate, email me with the words RIBBON SHARE in the subject line and I will send you an invoice via email. (Please watch your inbox for the invoice and also check your junk mail in case it goes in there!) To secure your place in the Ribbon Share, you must pay the invoice within 24 hours of receipt.

I will place my order for all ribbons on June 9th. Please allow 2 weeks to receive your shares as I have to order the ribbons, sort, cut and mail all of the ribbons after I get them 🙂

Please see pages 198-199 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog for close up photos and further descriptions of each ribbon described below. (Just a note: the photo above is by way of example only, some of those ribbons are not in this ribbon share.) Here’s what you will receive:

  1. NEW IN COLORS: 1 yard of each of the five 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbons ~ total 5 yards.
  2. CRINKLED SEAM BINDING (my personal fave!): 1 yard of each of the four 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbons ~ total 4 yards.
  3. GINGHAM RIBBON: 1 yard of each of two Gingham Ribbons ~ total 2 yards.
  4. SHIMMER RIBBON: 1 yard of each of four 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbons ~ total 4 yards
  5. SHEER RIBBON (love these colors!): 1 yard of each of four 1/8″ Sheer Ribbons ~ total 4 yards.
  6. MINI SEQUIN TRIM: 1 yard of each of three Mini Sequin Trims ~ total 3 yards.
  7. STITCHED-EDGE RIBBON: 1 yard each of four 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbons ~ total 4 yards.

These are not all of the new ribbons offered by Stampin’ Up! in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, they are just my favorites and the ones I think will be the most popular 🙂

Please remember when you email me with your share order, please put in the subject line the words RIBBON SHARE and  make sure that I have a correct mailing address for you.

Shipping within the U.S.:  $5.00
Pick up in Escondido, California:  FREE

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Countdown to the Catalog with Crafting Forever!

This is our last countdown day! Tomorrow the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog goes live and we can order anything! I’m so excited! Even as demonstrators we can only order limited items early, so we are all just as excited as our customers 🙂

Crafting Forever is one of the sets we received prior to the live catalog and I have to say I really like it! I think every crafter is going to want this set. And the sentiment used on today’s card is my advice and encouragement for you: Do something creative everyday! For me it is really important to create, it relaxes me and gives me some time by myself. That’s important in our busy world 🙂

I especially wanted to show you this card today as it features the new 2017-2019 In Colors. Each color is “washed” over Watercolor Paper with an Aqua Painter. It creates a nice background for the pot of brushes, don’t you think?

Are you ready for tomorrow? Do you have your wish list made out? I do, but I keep changing it!!

Stampin’ Up! has a special incentive for the month of June ~ for any order of $350 or more you will receive a bonus reward of $35!  You will already earn Stampin’ Rewards of 12% on your $350 order, that’s $42. Add on top of that there will be the $35 bonus, so you will receive $77 in FREE PRODUCT of your choice from the brand new catalog!! WOW! You will probably want to rework your wish list now, like I did!!

In the next few days I’m going to be posting my 10 favorite items from the new catalog, so be watching!

All Products Used Are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Crafting Forever
Ink: Soft Suede, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper: Whisper White card stock and Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Stitched Shape Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 1-1/2″ Circle Punch
Embellishments:  Gold Binder Clips

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Countdown to the New Catalog: Pretty Label!

Hello! We are only a very few days until the big reveal of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and I’m showing some of the great products that will be available. Today I want to focus on the fun new Pretty Label Punch.

The punch coordinates with the Label Me Pretty stamp set and together they are a fabulous bundle that everyone is going to want! The stamp set has so many fun stamps. You are seeing two of them today.

Label Me Pretty Stamp Set
Stampin’ Up! Item No. 143861 (clear) and No. 143858 (wood)

This card has a fun front panel…it’s cut at 3-1/2″ and the punched piece is set to hang off the lower part just a bit so that you open the card with the little “button” on the punch!

Did you notice the pretty paper? That’s the new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. It comes in all of the new In Colors. I chose to show you Powder Pink today 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I love your comments, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of these new items!

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Countdown to the New Catalog!

This is a very exciting week~ the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog goes live this Thursday, June 1st! So many exciting pretty new things ~ wow!

Today I want to show you the new Lovely Words Thinlits Dies that will be available to you on June 1st. I love word dies, and I really like these because they not only have words, but each word is set in a shape! You can use them as is or cut the word out of its shape, as I did for my card above.

You can see in the picture above the three words and two of them are shown in their shapes. “Lovely” is set in a heart, “friend” is set in an oval, and (not shown) “hugs” is set in a circle. Basically you have two options for each die!

Actually, this card is made entirely of dies! The flowers and leaves are from the May Flowers Framelits. These are carrying over from last year and I’m glad because they are so nice.

Pretty Pointer:  White on white is very powerful. You don’t see it often, so when you do it really makes a statement. Here the flowers are lifted off the page with Stampin’ Dimensionals, which even adds more to the card and gives it some depth.

The flower centers are the new Glitter Enamel Dots. These have been so popular just with the demonstrators (we can order some catalog items early), that they are all gone! But, we’e got you covered! Tons of them are expected in the second week of June, so keep them on your list ~ you’re gong to love them!

Come back tomorrow! Each day this week I’m going to be previewing some items from the new catalog! If you haven’t already, get your wish list started!


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Stampin’ Up! New Product Videos!

You know the brand new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog is going live next Thursday, June 1st…YEAH, YIPPEE! You’ve been seeing some sneak peeks of all the new products. Well, Stampin’ Up! has released some new product videos so that you can see some of the new products.


One Week Left

Great Prices on Retiring Items!


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Sneak Peek: Some Daisy Love!

So, I needed a wedding card this week. Now I’m a card maker, and I could make a white and gold wedding card…that would be nice. But it’s a spring wedding, and this new Delightful Daisy Suite is calling to me: pretty designer series paper and a fun new daisy punch!

Oh my, I love it!! This Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper is fabulous and it makes such a sweet background to this spring wedding card. For the daisy, there are actually four (4) punched daisies layered on top of each other. They are alternated, one Whisper White card stock daisy, one Shimmery White card stock (watercolored with Flirty Flamingo ink) daisy, and then again the same. A large Silver Faceted Gem sits in the center of the daisy 🙂

Behind the daisy is a silver Metallic Doily and some Silver 1/8″ Ribbon. That gives it some wedding elegance, don’t you think? The die cut sentiment is cut from Wisteria Wonder card stock using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies. These dies are carrying over from the current catalog and are available now!

What do you think of my spring wedding card? It’s not traditional, but I think this couple will like it 🙂 And I sure had fun using this new daisy suite!

The new items will be available on June 1st, but in the meantime:


To celebrate my 5th Anniversary with Stampin’ Up! this week only, I’m offering FREE SHIPPING!

Place an order of any amount (the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies would be great, Item No. 141489) THROUGH ME by using my Host Code (SYQBEYJQ). Go ahead and pay the shipping and handling at the end of your order. After you have placed your order, I will issue you a check to refund you for the amount of the shipping and handling, and send it to you by mail.

This offer is only good when you order through me using my May Host Code. This is NOT offered through Stampin’ Up!

Please be sure you don’t choose “No Contact” on your order. If you choose that I would have no way to send you your check.

If you order one of the special Eastern Palace Bundles only available in May, you will qualify for my FREE Host Code Giveaway this month. CLICK HERE to find out more.


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Celebrate With Me – Free Shipping!

May 24th is my
5th Anniversary with Stampin’ Up!


I want to celebrate with you by giving you
on all orders placed with me
from May 22-26, 2017!




Today I want to show you a beautiful card made by my friend Virginia Belmain using the Succulent Framelits Dies.. I just love the way the soft flowers pop off the page! She sponged the petals of the flowers with White Craft Ink and then put on a coat of Clear Wink of Stella. Gorgeous!

Right now, both the Succulent Framelits Dies and the coordinating Oh So Succulent stamp set are on sale! These two items are retiring on May 31st, so if you like them be sure to get them before they retire!

(This offer is ONLY through me and NOT through Stampin’ Up!)

To get free shipping…
Place an order of any amount through me by using my Host Code (SYQBEYJQ). Go ahead and pay the shipping and handling at the end of your order. After you have placed your order, I will issue you a check to refund you for the amount of the shipping and handling, and send it to you by mail.

Please be sure you don’t choose “No Contact” on your order. If you choose that I would have no way to send you your check.

If you order one of the special Eastern Palace Bundles only available in May, you will qualify for my FREE Host Code Giveaway this month. CLICK HERE to find out more.

For more information on how to use the Host Code, please CLICK HERE and scroll to the. bottom of the page for instructions


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