Embossed Sympathy and Video!

Have you used Stampin’ Up!’s new Embossing Paste yet? Oh boy, I love it! It’s actually easy and quick with amazing results! Look at how much texture it adds to this sympathy card.

You use embossing paste with masks. A mask is like a stencil, lightweight plastic with holes in it in the form of a pattern. There are four different masks to use with the paste, and palette knives to use to spread the paste.

Embossing Paste and Masks
Items 141979 and 144103

Palette Knives
Item No. 142808

Here’s a video that shows how to use this fun new product:

After you use the embossing paste there’s not too much else you have to do with your card. Here I added a circle of Tranquil Tide card stock punched with the Starburst Punch. A bit of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon and Fresh Florals dsp give a nice background to the sentiment.

I’d love to hear what you think of the embossing paste. Have you ever used it? Since it’s new to me, maybe you can give me some more ideas! Leave me a comment and let me know!

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Spring Garden Thank You Tags!

The beautiful colors on these tags just make me think of a spring garden! They tags are bright and fresh and a little bit shabby chic. And they are full of new products! I made these tags for my customers this month. I love to tie a tag on their bags or slip a tag in the mail to those who order from my online store, Can you guess the new products used on these tags?

Alright, let’s look at a tag up close, from the bottom layer up:

The first/base layer is a 5″ x 2″ piece of Pool Party card stock punched at the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch (couldn’t live without this punch!). The background stamp here is from a set called Background Bits and it’s a Host Set (to qualify to get this set you need to order $150 or more).

Next is a circle of Peekaboo Peach card stock punched with the new Starburst Punch and embossed with embossing paste using a Pattern Party Decorative Mask. As soon as I spread the embossing paste, and while the stencil/mask was still down, I used a sponge dauber and a bit of Berry Burst ink, lightly sponging the embossing paste. Then I removed the mask and voila ~ gorgeous!

A part of a Tea Lace Doily is gathered up and stapled to a strip of the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. A single leaf of Lemon Lime Twist card stock and die cut with the Eclectic Layers Thilits is layered on top of a strip of the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Then to top if all off, a piece of Pool Party card stock was punched with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch and the words “Thank You” were assembled with the Labeler Alphabet!

A bit of Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon was used to tie a sweet little bow. The bow was adhered onto the tag with a Mini Glue Dot. White Baker’s Twine was looped through the hole at the top of the tag for tying.

The Labeler Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item No. 141936

The Labeler Alphabet is a fabulous stamp set. It’s versatile, you can use it on any card and combine the letters to form the sentiment you want! For my tags I used Night of Navy ink to coordinate with the colors in the Naturally Eclectic dsp!
Place an order in my online store during the month of June and I will send you separately one of these Spring Garden Tags! And, for every order of $50 or more, if you use the monthly Host Code, you will receive from me a FREE gift of a package of new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals!

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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
(Click on photo to order)

 

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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New Catalog is Live: 3 of My Favorite New Products!

The new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog is now live (as of noon MT on June 1st)! So many new things, new colors, new papers, new ribbons! I have lots of favorites in the new catalog, but today I want to show you my 3 top favorites (I wonder how many favorites I’ll end up with as I start to play with everything?!). Here are 3 videos from Stampin’ Up! demonstrating these 3 products:

The Oh So Eclectic Bundle.
Item No. 145356 (clear) and Item No. 145355 (wood)

I love the colors, the designs, and all the different ways you can use this bundle! I also love the new Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon that you will see demonstrated in the video.

The Love Today Planner Kit.
Item No. 144257

Planner girls cheer!! Yes, Stampin’ Up! now has a planner and it’s a beautiful one at that! I’ve been tapping my fingers like crazy to get ahold of one of these! I love the colors, blue and gold and pink, oh my goodness!!

Embossing Paste and Masks!
Embossing Paste Item No. 141979, Palette Knives Item No. 142808,
Pattern Party Decorative Masks Item No. 144103

Texture, texture, texture! Embossing paste is a quick and easy way to add an interesting element to your cards. See how easy it is in this video!

And here’s what we’ve been waiting for:  THE CATALOG!!
(click on the picture below to view the inside!)


Monthly Host Code Giveaway

If you place an order of $50 or more in my online store during the month of June, and use my Monthly Host Code for June 3UCE243G when you order, you will receive from me as your FREE GIFT a package of the BRAND NEW Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals! See all the details HERE!

My Pretty Paper Rewards

For every $50 product purchase (not including tax and shipping) you will receive one (1) Pretty Paper Reward. Earn 10 Pretty Paper Rewards and you will receive a FREE stamp set from me (up to a $25 value!) See all the details HERE!

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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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