Anything But a Card – Pals November Bog Hop!

Welcome to the November, 2018 Blog Hop with Stampin’ Pretty Pals. Holiday cards are done. It’s time to start on gifts and gift wrap. Let the Stampin’ Pretty Pals inspire you with “Anything But A Card” today.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin' Up! Snowfall Thinlits Holidays - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Well we definitely have to make a list of the gifts, and then we need pretty packaging! Both of these projects use the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper. The stripes are so festive. They remind me of candy canes.

Stampin' Up! Making Christmas Bright - Prettypapercards - stampinup

The list is easy to create with an 8-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ piece of the Dashing Along paper. On top of that is an 8″ x 4″ piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock. This gives it support and a nice contrast. This is the base for the list. At the top of the Cherry Cobbler piece is a large Sparkle Glimmer Paper snowflake. I love this giant snowflake! It was cut using a die from the Snowfall Thinlits Dies.

Stampin' Up! Making Christmas Bright - Peggy Noe - stampinup
A 1″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock was stamped with the Making Christmas Bright stamp set and the little bulbs were colored in with a Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend and Garden Green ink using a Blender Pen. The lined paper I used was taken from a pad of paper I just had around the house 🙂 I cut it down to fit.

Stampin' Up! Snowfall Thinlits Gift - Prettypapercards - stampinup

This adorable gift box is one of our Baker’s Boxes. I love these boxes because they are fairly large and fit a nice bag of homemade cookies. I decorated mine using the same Dashing Along Designer Series Paper. I measured each side panel and top panel and just cut a piece of the paper a little shorter. The Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer was invaluable!

Stampin' Up! Snowfall Thinlits Gift - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The box was wrapped with Real Red 3/8″ Mixed Satin Ribbon. As a topper I cut four (4) of the large snowflakes, folded each in half, and attached them together at the base with Glue Dots. Then I attached them to the top of the box with Glue Dots.

You can purchase all the products I used from my Product List below.

Get more inspiration using the Blog Hop Line-up below. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 12, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. It will be a glitzy affair with All That Sparkles and Shines. Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop Line Up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  4. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  6. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards <<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  12. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  13. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  14. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  15. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  16. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  17. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

Product List for Today’s Projects: 

Blender Pens

Big Shot

Glue Dots


Buffalo Check Christmas Card!!

Stampin' Up! Buffalo Check Christmas - prettypapercards - stampinup

This Christmas card was created with three different stamp sets, but the base is the wonderful Buffalo Check stamp. I just can’t stop using it!! 

Stampin' Up! Buffalo Check Snowflake - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Here it was stamped on Whisper White card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink. Cherry Cobbler is a classic deep red that I LOVE for my holiday cards! For this card the color palette is black – white – and Cherry Cobbler. Aren’t they striking together?

Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas to All - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The tree stamp is from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set and is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and trimmed to size. The tree is topped with a snowflake cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock using the Snowfall Thinlits. In the center of the snowflake is a Clear Faceted Gem which has been colored with a Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Marker. Did you know the Stampin’ Blends are great for coloring gems and rhinestones? They work great!

Stampin' Up! Buffalo Check Christmas - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The sentiment is a stamp also from the Snow is Glistening set and I used Cherry Cobbler ink to coordinate with the rest of the card. That’s what I love about Stampin’ Up! ~ the card stock, ink, and even the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers all coordinate! You don’t have to guess (“Does this match that?”), it’s all done for you and your project looks beautiful!

Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas to All - prettypapercards - stampinup


Here are the items only available until November 30 – or while supplies last! Click on any item to learn more and to order! Today’s card uses the Snow is Glistening stamp set and the Snowfall Thinlits Dies..

Thank you for stopping by today!




Product List

Big Shot


A Happy One-Layer Card!

Stampin' Up! Happiness Surrounds Friend card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

I’m still using this beautiful Happiness Surrounds stamp set that’s part of the Snowflake Showcase Suite! Who would guess that today’s card was created with a set that’s part of a “Snowflake Suite”?

This suite is only available for about two more weeks – until November 30th, or while supplies last. And I want to be sure you don’t miss this super-versatile stamp set!

Stampin' Up! Happiness Surrounds Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

This card is a one-layer card. That means that it’s simply a piece of 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2 Whisper White card stock folded in half. That’s it!!! Everything else on the card is done with stamps and inks. Isn’t that neat? We are used to having lots of papers and embellishments and ribbons, but we sometimes forget that a beautiful card can be created with just stamps and ink 🙂

Stampin' Up! Happiness Surrounds - prettypapercards - stampinup (1)

Purple and green look so good together! Here I’ve used Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather purple inks with Granny Apple Green and Soft Sea Foam inks. The medallion was stamped in the center and the cute little sentiment was stamped inside. Then I just took the flower and leaf stamps and had fun!

This set is a good all-around set for any occasion. Any stamp set that has both images and sentiments is a good one because you will get more use out of it, and then if it works for various seasons and events it’s definitely one you must have!

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Congratulations with Happiness Surrounds (GDP 163)

Stampin' Up! Happiness Surrounds - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Today’s card is super fun for two reasons: (1) because I got to use a brand new stamp set called Happiness Surrounds and, (2) because it’s for the Global Design Project Challenge for this week! And, the challenge is to create a card for Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Anniversary ~ whee!!

It seems that a congratulations card for Stampin’ Up! should be really special! I decided to use some pretty colors to create a watercolor background. I used an Aqua Painter to wet the watercolor paper and then added the colors. I also stamped one of the flower stamps with the Gorgeous Grape ink and then added water. It pretty much disappeared into the background. When the colors blended to my satisfaction, I used a dry tissue to absorb the excess water and then I dried the paper with the heat tool.

Stampin' Up! Happiness Surrounds - prettypapercards - stampinup

When the paper was dry I stamped it with the medallion stamp in Soft Suede Ink and then went back with a Blender Pen and added some of the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint (for bling!). Some dots were stamped with a stamp from the Timeless Textures stamp set and a sponge dauber with the Shimmer Paint.

Stampin' Up! Congratulation Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

And of course I had to add a linen bow! The congratulations sentiment is in a great font ~ just perfect for a 30th birthday celebration!

This stamp set is a great photopolymer set and is part of the Snowflake Showcase Suite ~ only available for a limited time ~ until November 30 or while supplies last. This stamp set is good for all kinds of occasions and times of year ~ I love it!

Stampin' Up! Happiness Surrounds Congratulations Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup


Make 6 cards using the new Snow is Glistening stamp set! Preorder ends November 9th. DETAILS HERE. I can’t wait for you to get this class!

Thanks for stopping by today!




Product List

Heat Tool

Blender Pens