August Blog Hop ~ Cut It Out!

Welcome to the Pals August, 2018 Blog Hop. We love to cut it out, so this month our creations feature our favorite “cuts” using punches, Framelits and Thinlits from the current Stampin’ Up! catalog.

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! Nametags - Peggy Noe - stampinup

All of our cutting tools are fabulous and I use them all the time! Today’s “cuts” form a darling name badge that ties around the neck. When you need name tags, why not make your own, right? Stampin' Up! Stitched Seasons Framelits - Peggy Noe - stampinup

I’m calling these name badges as they tie around the neck rather than pinning or clipping on. The base of the badges is a 2″ circle punched out of Soft Sea Foam card stock. Using the Stitched Label Framelits I’ve cut out a lacy label from Whisper White card stock. Then I put the names on the labels using the fun Make a Difference stamp set. This set has stamps for the entire alphabet, both lower and upper case, in a nice loose calligraphy font. It’s super easy to create the names – the letters sit next to each other so smoothly. It’s hard to make a mistake!

Stampin' Up! Nametags - Prettypapercards - stampinup

Then I cut out a sweet bow from Flirty Flamingo card stock using the new Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies (only available through August 31st). I just love this little bow! Some fun Powder Pink Ruffled Ribbon was folded in half, slipped between the layers, and then everything was stapled together.

Stampin' Up! Vases Builder Punch - Peggy Noe - stampinup

For some of the name badges I added tiny tulips punched out with the Vases Builder Punch :- ) There’s no end to what you can create with the Stampin’ Up! cutting products. 

Stampin' Up! Make a Difference - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Thank you for stopping by today! Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for September 12, 2018, for the next Pals Blog Hop. We’ll inspire you with projects for the upcoming holidays and seasons including Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Don’t miss the fun!

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  3. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards  <<<< YOU ARE HERE!
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  10. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  11. Denise at The Mountain Magpie
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Lisa Milligan at Stamp Create Share
  20. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’


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Pretty Spring Gift Bag!

Stampin' Up! Share What You Love Bag - Pretty Paper Cards - stampinup
Sometimes I just want to create something different! The Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is SO totally gorgeous that it has to be used as much as possible. Today I decided to make a sweet gift bag using an entire 12″ x 12″ sheet of this pretty paper and my trust Envelope Punch Board!

Stampin' Up! Share What You Love Bag - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The pattern for the bag is from Sam Donald (Pootles) and can be found here. Her tutorial is so good there is no need for me to reinvent it 🙂 It’s a darling fold-over bag and looks so fabulous made in this designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Share What You Love Gift Bag - Pretty Paper Cards - stampinup

To decorate the front of the bag I created a daisy using the Daisy Punch and the backside of the designer paper. Each side of this paper is a gorgeous hand-drawn design and one side has a pearlescent finish. The daisy is placed on a pearlized doily and I’ve added some leaves punched using Lemon Lime Twist card stock. It’s truly easy to create with these coordinated products!

Stampin' Up! Gift Bag - Peggy Noe - stampinup

This paper is currently part of the Gotta Have It All Bundle. This Bundle has three (3) FREE products and is only available until May 31st! Here’s a video all about it!

Here are the bundles that you can purchase right now with these new products Click on each one to see what is included in each bundle. The Gotta Have it all bundle is the only one that includes the paper. 

Just Getting Started Bundle

A Little More, Please Bundle

Gotta Have It All Bundle

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Do you need a copy of the new annual catalog? Just place an order of any size in my online store and I’ll get one out to you right away!




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Quick and Easy Framed Art Gift!

Stampin' Up! Hold on to Hope Project - Prettypapercards - stampinup

Framed art makes a beautiful gift, and the Hold on to Hope stamp set makes beautiful framed art!! Today’s project is something you can put together quick. It’s easy but looks like you’ve spent hours creating it! 

Stampin' Up! Hold on to Hope Home Project - Peggy Noe - stampinup

This is such a nice verse from the Hold on to Hope set – it’s perfect to feature in a frame. Stamping the verse in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink makes it crisp and clear. After stamping, the verse was cut with a die from the Layering Circles Framelits and then layered on a Tea Lace Doily.

Stampin' Up! Hold on to Hope Project - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The background behind the verse is one of the sheets of the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper. It’s a lovely understated floral pattern. Do you see the sweet little butterfly? It’s a stamp in the set and has a tiny matching framelit! 🙂

Hold on to Hope Bundle 145970G
Item No. 145970 – Clear Mount Bundle
Item No 145969 – Wood Mount Bundle 
This is such a great stamp set and framelit set. You can buy them as a bundle or separately. If you like this bundle, be sure to order it before March 31 so you have the opportunity to get a FREE GIFT during Sale-a-Bration!

Stampin' Up! Hold on to Hope Home Project - Prettypapercards - stampinup

To finish it off, place it in a cream frame and tie it all up with some pretty Stampin’ Up! ribbons and a tag! The tag was cut using a die from the Sweet Cake Framelits Dies. I added a bit of the designer series paper and another stamp from the Hold on to Hope set.

Stampin' Up! Hold on to Hope Framed Verse - Peggy Noe - stampinup

I’m really excited to give this project to a friend for her birthday. I know she’s going to love it! I even love it so much I’m thinking of making one for myself!! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today! Happy stamping!!




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You Are Loved Spring Gable Box!

_Stampin' Up! Spring Gable Box - Peggy Noe - stampinup

So I just can’t stop having fun with these Silver Gable Boxes! They are great for spring get togethers! Just fill them with a few different candies and decorate the outside of the box.

_Stampin' Up! Spring Gable Treat Box - Peggy Noe - stampinup

I covered the sides of the Silver Gable Boxes with 2″ strips of the Springtime Foil Designer Series Paper (FREE until March 31st with your $50 order!). Some pretty Smokey Slate 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon and Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon were used together to tie a bow on the top of each box. _Stampin' Up! Spring Gable Box - Prettypapercards - stampinup

A pretty silver foil butterfly was cut using the Bold Butterfly Framelits. Mini Glue Dots were used to adhere the butterfly to the knot part of the bow. It looks like the butterfly is landing right on the bow 🙂  The sentiment is from the new Blossoming Basket stamp set (FREE with a $100 order now through March 31st). It was stamped in Lemon Lime Twist ink on a 1/2″ strip of Whisper White card stock, then the end was clipped with scissors to form a flagged end. The sentiment strip was then attached to one of the tails of the bow with a mini clothes pin!

_Stampin' Up! Spring Gable Treat Box - Prettypapercards - stampinup

What are you going to use these cute boxes for? Teacher’s gifts? Gifts on the Easter table? Goodies for friends? They are so much fun!!

Item No. 145568

The pretty Springtime Foil Paper and Blossoming Basket stamp set used in today’s project are both available only through March 31 during Sale-a-Bration! Don’t miss out on these fabulous FREE items with your qualifying orders! See all the items available by clicking the circles below:

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Silver Mini Gable Boxes and NEW Video!

Stampin' Up! Silver Mini Gable Box - Peggy Noe - stampinup

These Silver Mini Gable Boxes are the perfect containers for all your spring gifts and treats! They have a fun closure, are made of shiny silver, and you can use them just as they are or decorate them up in any way you like! I’ve decorated mine for spring, and I’ve made you a video tutorial of just how I did it!


I love these boxes! I’m having an event at my home later this month and I’m going to make one of these for each guest!! I’m planning to put wrapped Easter candy inside 🙂

Stampin' Up! Silver Mini Gable Box - Prettypapercards - stampinup

To add a bit of bling, I’ve combined the Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon with the 1/8″ Silver Ribbon, All I did was tie a bow around the top of the handle and pull it tight, leaving some long tails. Then I placed a Bitty Bow on top of my bow. These Bitty Bows are just adorable, and they come with glue dots already on the back so you can stick them anywhere!

Stampin' Up! Mini Gable Box - Peggy Noe - stampinup

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Your gift will be delivered in mid-April, separate from your order.  Learn more about my giveaway offer and how to use my host code here.

Thank you for stopping by today! If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would sure love to have YOU as my customer! Feel free to email me with any questions you may have ~ [email protected]



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Little Valentine Gift Boxes!

Stampin' Up! Valentine Treat Boxes - Peggy Noe - stampinup

So I had a ladies brunch to go to yesterday and I decided to take each person one of these adorable little treat boxes! I filled them with candy hearts and set one box on each place. They loved them!

Stampin' Up! Lots to Love Box Framelits - Peggy Noe - stampinup

For the boxes I used the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. The boxes were cut with the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies. I’ve shown you these boxes before and really like them ~ they are for way more than Valentine’s Day!! You can use them to hold lots of small gifts or treats. I’m thinking a tea bag would fit really well too!

Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies
Item No. 145653

Stampin' Up! Valentine Boxes - Peggy Noe - stampinup
This beautiful color I’ve used for the hearts is Berry Burst, one of my current favorite Stampin’ Up! colors. And the ribbon, oh my gosh, I love it, Metallic Edged no less 🙂 These boxes are seriously a snap to make, and I like being able to make a gift quickly, like a hostess gift. You will love them.

Stampin' Up! Lots to Love Valentine - Peggy Noe - stampinup

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