Bright and Bold Daisy for Tic Tac Toe!

Today is another Tic Tac Toe Challenge, and it’s super fun! Here’s our challenge board:

For my card today I’ve picked the last column on the right: diecut, floral, yellow. I’ve used the popular Daisy Punch as the focal point 🙂

The Whole Lot of Lovely designer series paper makes a beautiful background for the yellow daisy! I love black and yellow together, don’t you?  The background on the top of the card is Watercolor Paper with a Daffodil Delight wash.

Pretty Pointer: Create a quick and soft background by lightly washing over some Watercolor Paper. I use an Aqua Painter and pull a little color from the lid of an ink pad. When the pad is closed, press the top and bottom together (squeeze the closed pad). This will transfer some of the ink from the pad to the lid. When you open the pad you have some ink ready in the lid. Grab a bit of this ink with the Aqua Painter and run it across the paper for a soft wash!

Here are all the items I used to make my card today.

Here are links directly to the items shown above. Click on any one to order and find our more!

Watercolor Paper Item No. 122959
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad Item No. 126944
Daisy Punch Item No. 143713 – currently unavailable but click here to be notified when it’s back in stock!
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set Item No. 143662
Whole Lot of Lovely dsp Item No. 144110
Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies Item No. 143751

Truthfully, I’m just getting this post in. Yesterday was a crazy day here. The power went out in half of our house and we had to have an electrician come fix it. (I’m so thankful that my son-in-law is an electrician! He was so sweet to come after work and fix our problem!). And, I just returned from a little trip to Pennsylvania and I left my computer power cord there! Aaaagh!! I have to run out shortly and get a new power cord. Right now I’m down to very little power, so I’m going to post this now and come back and add a few things when I get my new cord! But this card is so cheery, I just had to get it posted for you!

And, don’t forget about the $5 Bonus Coupon you can receive for every $50 order! Only available until July 31st…don’t miss it!

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to pop over to our Tic Tac Toe Challenge and enter your card! Which row or column will you use??

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The Fabulous Tab Punch!!

Why is it so fabulous? well just look at these tabs I punched out for my catalog! They are cute and they are just what I need to help me find things quickly in the catalog!

What else can you use the tab punch for? The photo above is from Stampin’ Up! and it shows a cute little pocket card with a tab that pulls the card out of the pocket! Is that darling or what?

For my tabs I chose cardstock colors I thought looked good together and with the catalog front and just started punching away! You can see that the tab has a small rectangular base that adheres to the page or paper. You simply punch, fold the punched tab in half, and adhere the front and back rectangular bases to the page or paper. It’s quick and easy! For my tabs I used Fast Fuse Adhesive to adhere them to the catalog pages. Then I used a black felt-tip pen to write the words on the tabs.

This is a great punch to have in your collection as I know it’s going to be used a lot! For more details about the punch, just click on the photo above! And, it’s a great time to order the Tab Punch as it will count toward your Bonus Days Coupon!

JULY ONLY! For every $50 order in July, you receive a $5 coupon to use in August! Click below to start shopping!

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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 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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Lemon Lime Hugs!

Who doesn’t like hugs? I love hugs, especially from my husband 🙂 And others like hugs too, particularly people who are feeling down or going through hard things. That’s why I like this sentiment, because it conveys so much that other words really can’t.

The Lovely Words Thinlits Dies have three great words that can be used in different ways. You can see what the dies look like below. They are backwards in this photo 🙂 For today’s card I snipped the word “hugs” out of the circle after the die was cut.

But you don’t have to snip the words out. Look at the other ways you can use the dies below. Aren’t they fun?

To add interest to today’s card I used some Embossing Paste. I’m just loving this stuff. I want to use it on every card! Ha!

Don’t forget about July Bonus Days! For every $50 order, you receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase in August! This is one of the ways during the year to save on Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous products. Take advantage of this while you can!



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

Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, and Calypso Coral card stock
Tools: Lovely Words Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine,
Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives

Embellishments: Delicate White Doily, Powder Pink 1/2″ Finely
Woven Ribbon, Subtles Enamels Shapes

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Today is the Perfect Day to be Happy! (ttt005)

Today is another exciting Tic Tac Toe Challenge! These challenge boards are so much fun. I love the fact that we get to choose the elements we want to use! For my card I’ve chosen the top row across: circle – summer – ribbon.

For the circle element I actually used two circles. The lower circle is punched out with the Sunburst Punch, and the inside circle was die-cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Pretty Pointer:  Framing your sentiment always makes a statement. Whether your sentiment is on a square shape, a circle, or an oval, add a framing layer either in front or behind your sentiment piece. It will add a finished look to your project.

For the summer element I used the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. This particular sheet of dsp has a light summery look which is perfect!

Ribbon, beautiful ribbon! That’s one reason I chose the top row across the tic tac toe board…I really love ribbon! In yesterday’s post I told you that the 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding is my absolute favorite ribbon in the new Annual Catalog 🙂  So when I have the opportunity to choose ribbon, I HAVE TO use my favorite, right???

So what about you? Will you come over and join us? The Tic Tac Toe Challenge is fun and easy and we would love for you to enter! I’ll look for you over there at!


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

Stamp: Bunch of Blossoms
Ink: Old Olive Classic Stamp Pad
Paper: Whisper White and Peekaboo Peach card stock, and Naturally Eclectic dsp
Tools: Starburst Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments: Peekaboo Peach 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon

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Live, Laugh, and Love on the Fourth!

Happy Independence Day Friends! What a great day to express love and enjoy life and laughter with friends and family!

This sentiment from the Layering Love stamp set is perfect for today’s card. Aren’t big bold sentiments fun? There’s not much you have to do to make a pretty card if you use a big sentiment 🙂

Pretty Pointer:  It’s easy to make a card when you gather all your elements together. I like to do this, and then come up with my card design. The colors and patterns are so beautiful together and they can be very inspiring 🙂  That’s one thing Stampin’ Up! is known for, having lovely color-coordinated papers, inks, and embellishments!

The strip of stars was made using a little multi-star stamp from the Tabs for Everything stamp set. Real Red ink is the perfect ink for this theme. A sheet from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper makes a perfect background for the rest of the card.

Have You Tried Prettypapercards by Mail?

Here’s what one customer said about my card kits:

“Everything arrived today in perfect condition. 
I love all of the cards, tips, and how your instructions are so easy to follow.
I’m so pleased with everything.”  Janice S.

This month’s card kit uses the fabulous Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set! It’s one of my favorites and I’ve designed 3 beautiful cards for you to make with this set! You will LOVE it!

If you want to participate in July’s kit, email me at with the subject Prettypapercards by Mail (so I can identify you right away!). See all the details about the July kit by CLICKING HERE.

The July kit is only $39.95!

If you wish to purchase only the card kit and not the stamp set ~
Everything But the Stamp Set is $14.99

Just email me at to order this month’s class!

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

Stamps: Layering Love and Tabs for Everything
Ink: Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper: Whisper White and Real Red card stock,
and Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Seres Paper

Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments: Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon and Corrugated Element

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Bonus Days Are Back: Shop in July, Spend in August!

Shop now and earn money to spend in August!
For every $50 you spend in my online store during July,
you will earn a $5 Bonus Days Coupon to use August 1-31!!

you will also receive…

~ Peggy’s July Bonus Gift ~

If you place an order of $50 or more in my online store, and use my Monthly Host Code for July (9AXGUFF3), you will receive from me as your FREE GIFT a package of Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Paper! Watercoloring is so on trend right now and this paper is so nice. It absorbs water to keep your paper flat and gives your project a high-quality finished look. I love it and want you to have some!

For details on how to use the Host Code, CLICK HERE.

This all means that for your $50 order during the month of July you will receive a Bonus Days Coupon for $5 to use in August, and FREE Watercolor Paper from me with a value of $5! That’s $10 in bonuses!!

Get out your wish list!! With the new annual catalog just coming out last month, we all have long wish lists, and this is the perfect time to get some of those wished-for items!! Enjoy!


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A Simple WOW Card With Colorful Seasons!

Stampin’ Up!’s Colorful Seasons stamp set is an all-around great set. It has stamps depicting every season of the year, and great sentiments that you don’t find too often…like the sentiment on today’s card.

Today’s card is a SNAP to make and has a big WOW factor! How do you create a simple WOW card? Bright colors and a bold sentiment ~ those are key!

Pretty Pointer ~ Make a quick, fun ribbon tie! Here the gorgeous Lemon Lime Twist ribbon is wrapped once around the center of a 2-1/2″ square Whisper White panel with long ends left loose on the left side. A piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine is used to tie the ends together, first in a knot to secure them tightly and then with a bow to finish it off.

The picture below shows you all the great stamps and dies included in this bundle. This is a set I’ll definitely be using into fall and winter ~ I mean, look at those pretty leaves and snowflakes! And that adirondack chair is so cute!!

In fact, if you like to get started on holiday cards early (like July!) this would be a great stamp set to start with 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to pop back on July 1st as I’ll have some exciting news for you!!


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

Stamps: Colorful Seasons
Ink: Berry Burst Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper: Whisper White and Berry Burst card stock, and Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Stack
Embellishments: Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon
and Whisper White Baker’s Twine


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Coffee With a Friend!

Spending time at a little coffee shop with a good friend is one of my favorite things to do. It’s nice to go to an out-of-the-way place, the kind without big crowds, where you can chat and relax for a bit.

Yesterday I was able to do that with a dear friend and I made her this special card to let her know how much I enjoyed our time together 🙂 I have to say I love this Coffee Cafe stamp set and framelits! I had so much fun making this card with the cute little heart paper and the coffee bean leaves!

And what do you think about that cardboard-looking sleeve for the coffee cup? The framelits make that! I used Crumb Cake card stock ~ didn’t it come out so realistic?

My Special Offer for June!

Order the Coffee Cafe Bundle using my June Host Code
and you will receive the
Corrugated Elements
from me as my gift!

All Products Used Are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Coffee Cafe
Ink: Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Powder Pink, Early Espresso card stock
and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Coffee Cups Framelits Dies, Sweet and Sassy Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments: White Baker’s Twine and Linen Thread

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The Daisy Delight Bundle is Back in Stock!

Yeah, the Daisy Delight Bundle is back in stock!  It’s been on backorder and we aren’t sure how long it will be available, so I recommend you order while it’s available 🙂

You can click on the photo above to go right to my
24/7 online store and order now.

Today I’m featuring some cards I’ve made using this fabulous bundle. The punch itself has become one of my go-to punches.

In the photo above you can see one of the sheets of the beautiful Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. And let me tell you it’s gorgeous!

You can do so much with the daisy punch. The pink and white daisy has 3 punched flowers, and the yellow daisy has 2 flowers. The daisies can be as simple or full as you want!

DON’T FORGET about my June Bonus Gift! If you place an order of $50 or more in my online store, and use my Monthly Host Code for June 3UCE243G, you will receive from me as your FREE GIFT a package of the BRAND NEW Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals! For all the details, CLICK HERE.

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