Buffalo Check and a Copper Pumpkin!

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Have you seen the Buffalo Check stamp by Stampin’ Up!? I just got mine, and I love it! Look at these checks! And because it’s a stamp, you can have checks in every color!

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For this card I used Grapefruit Grove ink on the Buffalo Check stamp. It’s a large stamp and you will get an excellent result by using the Stamparatus.

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The Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies created the “pumpkin” from Pumpkin Pie card stock. It was then sponged with Bright Copper Shimmer Paint. The photographs don’t show it off well, but the shimmer paint really sparkles! Some Copper Metallic Thread was wrapped in a large circle and attached to the pumpkin up under the leaves.

This stamp is a classic ~ if you don’t have it, you must get it! Click on the picture above to order!

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Black and White Striped Celebration!!

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Black and white stripes are classic. They give a fresh and modern look to everything ~ including cards! So how do you create a striped background?

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Well, you might use a designer paper that has black and white stripes. But you also might create your own stripes 🙂 Start with a panel of Whisper White card stock 4″ x 5-1/4.” Cut 5 strips of Basic Black card stock to 4″ x 1/2.” Lay them across the white panel at 1/2″ intervals. To get the spacing close to exact (it’s hard to be totally exact!), you can use a few methods. One is to line up your Whisper White panel on our Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper and then line the black strips up accordingly on grid lines, at 1/2″ intervals.

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The method I used was to cut another strip of card stock – I chose Daffodil Delight for contrast- at 1/2″ x 5.” This became a guide that I placed between each black strip to make sure the distance between them was 1/2.” It worked well for me. You might even have another way to line up the black strips. If you do, please let me know 🙂

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I’m so happy with this card, I just love the black and white. I may be doing it more, so watch out!!

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Celebrate the Beauty of Fall!

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The Celebrate You Thinlits Dies are staples in my craft room. The “celebrate” sentiment is one that can be used for several different occasions…birthday, congratulations, and others!

Stampin' Up! Celebrate You Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Today I’m using the sentiment to celebrate the season! I love fall – have I said that? And here in San Diego County it’s actually been cooler than usual this October. I’m a happy girl!!

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Cajun Craze, Tranquil Tide and Peta Pink are the colors used on this card. The petal shape is repeated in several of the elements, that’s what brings everything together. 

To create this card, start with a Whisper White card base 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. Then adhere the Cajun Craze panel 4″ x 5-1/4″ embossed with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.

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Adhere a 3″ x 2″ piece of Nature’s Poem Designer Series paper wrapped on the left edge with a piece of Tranquil Tide Mini Ruffled Ribbon. Punch some Vellum three times using the Leaf Punch and randomly arrange them under the die-cut word “Celebrate.”

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I have so many birthdays in October that I’ve been creating lots of cards, and this is definitely one that I’ll be sending out to a special friend! The products used are listed at the bottom of the post and you can easily order them by clicking on the product or products you are interested in.

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Wonderful Rooted in Nature ~ and Winners!

Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

This stamp set has become a real favorite ~ Rooted in Nature. There’s so much to love about it, especially these fabulous large sentiments!

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Today I’ve used some soft colors to make the sentiment pop. Soft Sea Foam is one of our newer subtle colors, doesn’t it make a lovely background color? The other two colors are Petal Pink and  Pear Pizzaz (lots of P’s).

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The sweet white flowers and leaves are from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper and it’s been layered under the sentiment piece.

I just love the leaves from this stamp set. Look at those veins in the leaf. I mean, what other stamp shows leaf veins like that? Here they’ve been stamped in Pear Pizzaz ink.

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We have three Winners!

Yesterday I had a card giveaway at the very end of my post. I forgot to put the words “Card Giveaway” in the title of the post so very few of you noticed and left comments. In fact, only three of you left comments. So, I’ve decided to send three cards of yesterday’s design, one to each of those who left a comment!

Susan, Patricia, and Bette ARE ALL THREE WINNERS! You three are some of my most faithful blog readers, and I am more than happy to send you each one of the fall birthday cards!! 🙂  Thank you so much for reading my blog!

Paper Pumpkin FLASH SALE!

Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED NUMBER of October Paper Pumpkin kits to offer at this special introductory rate of $5 for first time subscribers!  The flash sale will end October 10 OR when the kits sell out (whichever is first).  They will sell out quickly at this $5 price so subscribe NOW!

IMPORTANT:  Enter the code FLASH1018 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price.


  • The flash promotion price for new month-to-month subscribers is $5 (USD).
  • The flash promotion starts October 8, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. MT.
  • To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin at the flash sale price through me, click here.
  • Enter the code FLASH1018 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price.
  • The sale will continue until supplies of the kit run out or the October subscription period ends on October 10, whichever comes first.
  • If the supply runs out before October 10, sale will end and Stampin’ Up! will automatically begin accepting new subscribers for November’s kit (which features a one-of-a-kind, exclusive holiday kit in a specially-designed box).
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95.

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The Beautiful Tin Tile Embossing Folder Video!

The Tin Tile Embossing Folder is the best embossing folder yet. You will LOVE IT! It’s like an old tin tile ceiling and, oh my goodness does it make gorgeous cards!! See more on the video below…

What do you think? Fabulous, right? Here’s a card I made that shows you more of the embossing folder. For this card I’ve used Shimmer Paint to really highlight this folder. See the details of this card HERE.

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Truthfully, if you could only order one item from the 2018 Holiday Catalog, this should be that one item 🙂 Click on the picture below to order!

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Holiday Catalog Now Live – See My Favorites!

The 2018 Holiday Catalog is now live ~ we can order all the gorgeous new products! And I’d like to show you MY FAVORITES!! You can simply click on any item and it will take you right to my store! 

My Holiday Catalog Favorites!

1. First Frost Bundle – This Bundle is soft, sweet and versatile. Beautiful flowers and leaves that you can use for any occasion!

2.Wishing You Well – a DistINKtive stamp set with a 3-dimensional bow that’s to die for! This set is great for fall, winter, anytime!

3. Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – this embossing folder recreates the tin tile ceilings of years ago – a real must have!

4. Angles on Earth – a classic angel stamp with flourishes and sentiments, this is a stamp I will keep for a long time.

5. The Dashing Deer Bundle – adorable deer with big curly antlers, the stamps and dies are both sweet and beautiful.

6. Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon – luscious, luscious, luscious! Oh my goodness, seriously beautiful!i

7. Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper – rich colors give this paper an elegant look – with copper foil accents!

8. Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper – lightweight frosted florals in lovely fall and winter colors. It’s already my go-to paper!

9. Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies – we all love word dies, and this set gives you 4 classic holiday word sentiments!

10. Chicken Wire Elements – these are just plain fun! They make a great layering element, and can give a country feel to any card!

Wow, I can’t believe I’ve already given you my 10 favorites and I didn’t even get to the NEW STAMPIN’ BLENDS! Well, I’ll have to put these in as bonus favorites!

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