Sparkle & Shine Pals Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Pals December 2017 Blog Hop featuring “All that Sparkles and Shines”. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Ooh, sparkle and shine, what a perfect December blog hop!! This is THE time for sparkle and shine, right?  So, for my project today I created a card like a gift, all wrapped up with lots of bling!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

For the background I used the gold and white plaid sheet from the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper. It is super sparkly! Then I tied it up like a gift with ribbons and bling!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Prettypapercards - Peggy Noe - stampinup

For the “bling” I used Silver Mini Tinsel Trim, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, and Mini Ornaments! Everything is tied up with Real Red Ribbon and “sealed” with a sweet little Boxwood Wreath!

Stampin' Up! Prettypapercards Pals Blog Hop - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Now this isn’t the type of card you would send in the mail. It’s a card that you would hand deliver, maybe even on top of a large gift! You could even wrap the gift in the same paper!!

After I finished my card it just seemed to call out to be placed on my Christmas tree as an ornament! So I tucked it in the branches, just above a white lace angel. 

Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on January 10, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave me a comment!

Blog Hop Line Up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
  3. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  4. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards    <<<<<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!
  5. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  6. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose


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Sneak Peek: Petal Palette Bundle!

Prettypapercards - Stampin' Up! Thank You Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Oh boy, here we go ~ sneak peeks for the new Occasions 2018 Catalog! Yippee! It’s a beautiful catalog (they all are, right?) and I’m so excited to get started showing you some sneak peeks!

Last night I did two Facebook Lives (lost internet connection in between) and you can see some of the new products over there. Please CLICK HERE to go to my Facebook Page and view them!

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Today’s card features the new Petal Palette Bundle, and I have to tell you I really really like it. It’s a bit too early to say it’s my favorite as I need to play with some of the other goodies, but I can tell you it’s going to be up there!

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The leaves you see here were created with a super-neat die in the Petals & More Thiinlits Dies (part of the bundle with the stamp set). Look at those delicate tiny branches and leaves. I’ll be using these  a lot. The sentiment was cut with a “frame” die that is also part of this set.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Thank You Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The ribbon here is the new Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon. It ties beautifully!

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette Thank You - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Are you excited? There is MUCH more to come and I can’t wait for you to see it all! Would you like a copy of the new Occasions Catalog? Just email me at [email protected] and I will get one out to you. If you are one of my customers, I’m sending a catalog out to you today!


Thank you for stopping by today! I love your comments, please let me know what you think of the Petal Palette Bundle!



Product List – Click on any item for more information and to order!

Surprise FREE SHIPPING Monday 12/11 Only!

24 hours ONLY! Monday, December 11, 2017
12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (Mountain Time)

To save even more, take advantage of these additional ways to save: (CLICK ON ANY ITEM TO LEARN MORE)

Discounted Products ~ items discounted through December 30 or while supplies last
Bundles ~ 10% OFF all Bundles
Clearance Rack ~ all items on clearance


Why Shop With Me?




I’m giving away a package of White Perfect Accents with every order of $75 or more through me when you use this month’s Host Code! CLICK HERE for complete details and instructions on how to use the Host Code.



I love to spoil my loyal customers! Earn Pretty Paper Rewards and receive a FREE stamp set from me (up to $25)! Find out more HERE.

Starting Monday I’m going to be showing you sneak peeks of all the new products in the 2018 Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs! I’m so excited to show you all the new goodies ~ they are beautiful!

Please join me Monday at 4:00 pacific time on Facebook Live to see some of the new items! I’ll show you what I ordered in my pre-order! CLICK HERE!

If you have placed an order with me this year (2017), you will be receiving your catalogs later this week 🙂  If you would like me to send the catalogs to you and you have not ordered from me, just place an order through my online store HERE and I will get your catalogs out to you right away!

Thank you for stopping by today! 




Christmas Cardinal in the Snow!

Stampin' Up! Oh Happy Day Cardinal Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

I love pictures of red cardinals in the snow in the winter! It’s just something you see during the holidays…on cards and in photos. So I thought I might try to make my own red cardinal in the snow card! Pretty Paper Cards Stampin' Up! Cardinal Snow Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

To create the snow background I used the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It totally looks like snow, don’t you think? And to create more of a snowy effect, I used dies from two different sets. The swirls (snow swirls!) are from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, and the large snowflakes themselves are from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies.

Stampin' Up! Oh Happy Day Cardinal Card - Peggy Noe Pretty Paper Cards - stampinupNow for the adorable little red (umm) cardinal. I know this bird isn’t really a cardinal, but he’s just SO cute!! And I don’t have a cardinal stamp, I have two cute birds from the Oh So Happy Stamp Set. So one of them just had to become a cardinal! I colored him with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends (and his beak and feet were colored with Daffodil Delight Blends!).

Stampin' Up! Cardinal and Snowflake Card Color Me Happy - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Don’t forget about the discounted and retiring items that are part of the Year-End Sales Event!

The Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies were used to make the snowflakes on today’s card, and they are retiring on December 30th. They have been my favorite dies from the Holiday Catalog! Here are some projects I’ve made using these great dies:

Stampin' Up! Prettypapercards Trim Your Stocking Dies - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Stampin' Up! Pillowbox Prettypapercards - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Stampin' Up! Petal Garden Pillowboxes - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Be sure to scoop these up before they retire! Click on the photo below to go to my online store!

Thanks for stopping by today! Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear what you think of the cardinal in the snow card 🙂




Here are the items you will need to create today’s featured card. Click on any item to learn more and to order!
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Results of Blog Drawing and a Cute Video!

We have a Winner!

Rosemarie Cowit

has won yesterday’s featured card!

Stampin' Up! Feeling of Christmas Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Peggy Noe Pretty Paper Cards - stampinup

Congratulations Rosemarie! 

Hmm, how did I do the drawing? Well, I wanted to be impartial, so I had my little Yorkshire Terrier, Elie, do the drawing? Do you wonder how? I thought you would, so I made a video of the drawing!!!

Thank you all for reading my blog, I appreciate you so much!