Glimmer and Swirls!

Do you want a little more bling on your cards?  Well, I’ve got just the thing for you!  Stampin’ Up! has just released 3 new FREE Sale-a-Bration items, and one of the items is Glimmer Paper!!  Beautiful colors of 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper!

Well, of course I had to show it to you.  This card has two of the new colors of Glimmer Paper, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum.  Aren’t they gorgeous!

To show off these pretty papers, I’ve used a background paper from the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper.

The little “Thank You” is from the stamp set called Swan Lake.  It’s a cute font and was just the size I needed.

So how can you get this fabulous Glimmer Paper?  Well, it’s FREE with any $50 order…but…it’s only available through March 31st.

What might you order for $50?  CLICK HERE to see all of the fabulous stamps and dies!  Choose your items and then add this fabulous 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (Item No. 143831) and you will receive it for FREE!

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Stamps:  Swan Lake
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Paper:  Whisper White and Mint Macaron card stock, Succulent Garden dsp, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper
Tools:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Metallics Enamel Shapes


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The Endless Birthday Card!

This past weekend was my father-in-law’s 90th birthday!  We had a special family dinner and I made him this endless (sometimes called never ending) card.  Our family members signed little cropped pieces of card stock and I was able to include them all on the card.  As you can see below, some of the family got quite fancy with their computers 🙂  He loved it!

The endless card keeps opening up and opening up and you end back at the beginning 🙂  The card actually opens three times.  The above photo is the first opening.  I put most of the family greetings here.

This photo shows the second opening of the card.  You can see that I have to hold it down with my finger to give you a good view of it.

And this is the back of the card.  When you open it from here (by separating it at the middle), you return to the front of the card.  Isn’t this neat?  Dad loved his card and I think it will be a treasure for him as he slowly reads the comments from the family.

I made a special envelope for the card using our Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board.  The pretty label on the envelope uses the labels from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit.  And, I stamped the letters on the label with the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set.

The endless cards aren’t that hard to make once you get the hang of them.  I’ve made several and they get easier every time!  Here’s a little video I made for you showing an endless card made with the Stampin’ Up! Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  This isn’t a tutorial, but it shows you how the card opens.

For a tutorial on how to make the card, I’ll refer you to a wonderful video by Robin Messenheimer.  CLICK HERE to go right to her tutorial.  Have fun!


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Stamps:  Brushwork Alphabet, Stylized Birthday, Suite Sentiments, Balloon Adventures
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Early Espresso, Versamark, Silver Embossing Powder
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pool Party,
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack,
2015-17 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, 2015-17 In Color Envelope Paper

Tools:  Balloon Pop Up Thinlits Dies, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Star Blast
Edgelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit

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Pretty Pines!

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I’m still playing around to see what I will use for my personal Christmas card.  Today I used the Christmas Pines stamp set and did a bit of watercoloring…I like it!

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The pine boughs were stamped on watercolor paper in Garden Green and Old Olive inks.  The tiny berries were then stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  I took my Aqua Pen and just started brushing over the stamped images with a bit of water until it was blended!

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Pretty Pointer:  Whenever you want something to stand out, layer it with a contrasting or brighter color.  In this case I wanted my watercolored panel to stand out, so I put a narrow layer of Cherry Cobbler card stock behind it.

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I used the softly falling embossing folder on the background panel of Blushing Bride card stock.  It really carries out the little berry theme 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I’m getting ready to have my monthly card classes this weekend and our focus is Holiday Tags, so be watching for some pretty tags on the blog!!


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Stamps:  Christmas Pines, Reason for the Season
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Old Olive
Paper:  Watercolor Paper, Blushing Bride and Whisper White card stock
Embellishment:  White Doily

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Awesome Shaker Jar!

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Shaker card!  Yeah!  This is similar to a card I made a few weeks ago.  My card classes requested that we make a shaker card in class, so I came up with this one which is just a bit different from my last one.

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The little fish from the Jar of Love stamp set is too cute I just had to feature him in the jar!  The flowers and leaves are from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.  In class we fussy cut the flowers and glued them on the front so that they would overlap the jar.  This was actually the hardest part of the card!

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Stampin’ Up!’s Foam Adhesive Strips were the key to making the shaker part of the card.   We also used Stampin’ Up! Window Sheets for the see-through window.

Hello Shaker cu fishYou know, when I put the sequins in the card and sealed it up and finished the card, I just got a huge smile on my face!  Shaker cards just make me happy!  And that’s what happened in my classes ~ when everyone finished their cards and shook them and saw the sequins fluffing all around the little fish ~ they got so excited!  All the fussy cutting was worth it!!

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Have you made a shaker card yet?  If not, you must.  I promise it will make you smile!  [I’m not giving instructions here because there are many video tutorials on YouTube.  Just pop over there!]  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of shaker cards 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used to Create Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Jar of Love, Awesomely Artistic
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo card stock, Window Sheets
Tools:  Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Paper Snips
Embellishments and Adhesives:  Foam Adhesive Strips, Metallics Sequin Assortment

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Remarkable Thanks!

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Orange isn’t usually one of my favorite colors, but starting about September every year it becomes one of my favorites.  Just for a short time, mind you!  But when I see these beautiful orange-colored fall designer series papers, I just can’t resist.  The pretty paper on this card is from the Happy Haunting DSP and the color is Tangelo Twist.  Love it!

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The doily is stamped with a flower from the stamp set called Remarkable You.  It’s really a great set, I’ve told you that 🙂  One large stamp like this one really makes a statement and a focal point.  The rest is just trim and supports the focal point.  The little bows are made from threads pulled out of our wide burlap ribbon.

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Today I’m playing around with the new Wonderland Stamp Set that just came out in the new Holiday Catalog.  All of these fun new products are SO much fun!  This set has some great stamps.  I usually don’t like nature stamps, trees in the wilderness kind of stamps, but this set is really fun, I may change my mind on that!

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First of all, these trees are pretty, and you can stamp them over and over and it just looks better and better!  It creates a forest!!  And what about those snowflakes?  I think they are my total favorites.  I’ll be using them a lot!  Look at all the great stamps in this set below.  Oh, and notice the antlers!!  Hehe!!


The Silver Foil Sheet background is embossed with the new Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It has tiny embossed bumps very concentrated at the top and then “softly falling” toward the bottom.  I turned it upside down with the concentrated bumps at the bottom.  I think you could really do it either way.  It’s a gorgeous embossing folder and looks especially good on foil!

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Thanks for stopping by today! Have you had a chance to look through the new Holiday Catalog?  If not, click the graphic for it in the right sidebar and browse to your heart’s content!

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Father’s Day Fun!

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Oh my goodness, I’m sure late getting my Father’s Day card made.  I need to get this in the mail to my father-in-law today, so I had to zip out a card fast.  But I’m telling you this one was a quickie.  Here’s how you make it:

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The pretty background DSP is English Garden, can you believe it?  It;s perfect for a Father’s Day card with its warm colors.  I think the little shapes almost look like thumbprints, what do you think?

The stamp set I used for this card is Crazy About You.  It has such a good variety of sentiment stamps, and one of them is “Father’s Day.”  I used that one stamp in between the lines of thumbprints on the DSP.

Coordination, Coordination:  One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! is the way everything coordinates and works together.  This stamp set has coordinating thinlit dies that make every card you create with this set spectacular!  The big word “happy” is cut out with one of the framelit dies and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.  Now the whole card repeats “Happy Father’s Day” ~ I love it!

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If you need to quickly make a card, and in my cad, a Father’s Day card, just reach for this stamp set and you’re good to go!


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Pals Blog Hop ~ Retiring Favorites!

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May where we are preparing for the retirement of some Stampin’ Up! products. Though it may be goodbye to some very loved supplies, it will make room for the much anticipated new catalog products. We hope you enjoy the Pals’ creative projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie, number 15 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

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It’s so nice at the end of a catalog year to take a look at some of our favorites over the past year.  Today I’ve combined several of my favorites, to show you as much as I can in one card!

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The Hello Darling stamp set has a very sweet flower stamp that I’ve really liked.  It’s light and open; you can use it with just the outline of the flowers or fill the flowers in with inks of your choice.  I’ve colored in the flowers and leaves with the 2013-15 In Colors and a Blender Pen.  I’ve truly loved these In Colors and I think of everything that’s retiring I’m the saddest to see these go.  They are gorgeous.  Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding have been my absolute favorites!  After I blended in the ink with my Blender Pen, I put Crystal Effects on each flower to give it a glossy look.  Can you tell the flowers are shiny and sparkly?

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The sentiment for today’s card is from my favorite retiring Host set called Hello There.  The fonts are so pretty and they’re nice and large, they make a wonderful statement on a card.  Now, these sweet butterflies aren’t retiring but you just have to use them with such pretty flowers, right?

Thank you so much for stopping by today! The next stop is Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity, number 17 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

  1. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  2. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  3. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps!
  6. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  7. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  12. Natalie Bradley at Soirée by Natalie Bradley
  13. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  14. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  15. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  16. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards   <<<<<<<<<YOU ARE HERE!!
  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  18. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  19. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  21. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  22. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  23. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  26. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  27. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  28. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  29. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  30. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  31. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  32. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery’s Owlery

Here are the products I’ve used for today’s card.  Just click on the item you’re interested in to find out more!

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Beautiful Colors for Pals Paper Arts!

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The colors for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge are unusually pretty!  They were so much fun to play with!

PPA239What do you think?  Crumb Cake has always been one of my favorite neutrals.  it goes with everything.  Combining it with the bold Soft Suede and Real Red makes a beautiful combination.

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For this card I used the Dictionary stamp inked in Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  The Tea Lace Doily is also sponged in Crumb Cake ink.


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The stamp set I’ve used is Hello Life.  Both the heart and the so sweet sentiment are from this cute set.  A bit of Linen Thread wrapped in circles around the heart and a single pearl top it off.

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Pop on over to Pals Paper Arts to see what the other designers have done ~ and enter YOUR card!  See you there!


Stamps:  Hello Life
Ink:  Real Red and Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Real Red and Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla card stock
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine; Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Sweetheart Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Stampin’ Distress Tool
Embellishments:  Basic Pearl Jewels, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Venetian Lace Trim, Tea Lace Doily, Linen Thread

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Green Thanks!

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Blackberry Bliss and Pear Pizzaz is my favorite color combination right now, and this card really shows it off!  This is one of the beautiful stamps in the Seasonally Scattered stamp set.

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The lines on the leaves are made with my bone folder…just draw them right on there!  It makes them look so real!  (I think I got a bit carried away with my Gorgeous Grunge stamp on this card, too many dots all over!)

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