An Array of Beautiful Cards!

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Duet Card - prettypapercards - stampinup

Today I’ve picked out some pretty cards to show you. These are cards I’ve posted before, but because they are feminine and pretty I just wanted to see them again! It’s spring and the time for lovely florals and lace. Hope you enjoy!!

Stampin' Up! Petal Promenade Gingham - Prettypapercards - stampinup

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds - prettypapercards - stampinup

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Stampin' Up! All Adorned - Pretty Paper Cards - stampinup

Stampin' Up! Tea Together Thank You - prettypapercards - stampinup

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Last Day to Get the Beautiful Shelli Kit!

This month we are in for a treat. Paper Pumpkin has teamed up with Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up!’s board chair and cofounder, to deliver you a very special Paper Pumpkin kit. It’s exclusive, collectible, and one of a kind. You won’t want to miss this special edition.

When I was at On Stage in Charlotte I was able to see and put together one of the cards from this upcoming kit. I always love Shelli’s creations because her style is similar to mine. So if you like my style, you will seriously LOVE this kit! And, it coordinates with the upcoming Free as a Bird Bundle! Here’s the card I made. See the little nest on the front? Heart, heart, heart!

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The look and feel of this kit is all Shelli. It’s elegant, feminine, and so full of springtime details that you’ll probably just want to take a walk, breathe in the fresh air, and then go home and stamp every card in the kit. And the box it comes in? We predict that you’ll be keeping it . . . like . . . forever. Wait and see.

Today is the last day to sign up to receive this one-time kit. I promise you will love it!


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Pals Blog Hop: More Than One Score!

Welcome to the Pals’ May  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we’ve made some great projects with “More Than One Score.” 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 full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin' Up! Detailed With Love - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Today’s card is a Double Gatefold Card. It’s an easy card to make and has lots of places for designer series papers and other fun decorations. Today’s card uses mostly retiring items — many pretty ones!

Stampin' Up! Detailed with Love - Pretty Paper Cards - stampinup

The measurements of the card base are 11″ x 4-1/4,” scored at 1-3/8″ – 2-3/4″ – 8-1/4″ – 9-5/8.” Fold and burnish the scored lines, and decorate as you like 🙂 For my card I used the retiring Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper to decorate the card. I cut four pieces at 4″ x 1-1/8″ for the outer edges; two triangles at 5″ x 3″ x 3,” and a strip of Powder Pink card stock at 3/4″ x 5-1/4.”

Stampin' Up! Detailed With Love Gatefold - Peggy Noe - stampinup

A Pearlized Doily was placed over the center of the inside, where the triangles meet. This was topped with a piece of Tranquil Tide card stock punched with a 2″ Circle Punch. The sentiment from the Detailed With Love stamp set was stamped in Tranquil Tide Ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock. It was then cut with one of the oval dies from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

Stampin' Up! Double Gatefold Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The card was folded at the score lines and then tied around the top in a pretty bow using the beautiful Powder Pink 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon. This has been one of my favorite ribbons – and one of my favorite colors – and I’m sad to see it go 🙁

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. 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, June 12, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Anything with Wings” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  3. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  4. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  8. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  10. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  12. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards <<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  20. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  21. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  22. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  23. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds

So many of the items used on today’s card are retiring, the colors, the papers, the ribbon… If you like them like I do, grab them now while you can! Personally I’ve stocked up on that ribbon!!!

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An Ode to Lovely as a Tree!

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree Card - Pretty Paper Cards - stampinup

This ode is in honor of the retirement of the Lovely as a Tree stamp set which has been around almost since the inception of Stampin’ Up! Every year when we get the new Annual Catalog we immediately look to see if Lovely as a Tree is in there. And this year – – IT WASN’T THERE! Shocking. At the On Stage conference we had a moment of silence for this beloved stamp set 🙁

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree - Pretty Paper Cards - stampinup

This is a classic stamp set and it deserves to be featured for a few more times before it officially retires. Most of the other products used on today’s card are also retiring. Here I used the largest stamp in the set. It has a grouping of trees, and is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink on a background of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (also retiring).

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree - Peggy Noe - stampinup

A 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ tag of Whisper White card stock was stamped with a sentiment from the Eastern Medallion stamp set (retiring) in Shaded Spruce ink. The end of the strip was cut into an arrow with Paper Snips. Some Linen Thread was wrapped around the designer series paper and tied in a bow, with the little tag tied in.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Everything is Rosy Limited Release Product Medley!  View Details hereThe Everything Is Rosy Product Medley will be available for purchase May 1 thru May 31, 2019—or while supplies last.

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Below are the products used on today’s card. Click on any item to find out more and to order!

VIDEO: Everything Is Rosy Product Medley Available Today!

That’s right, this beautiful NEW Product Medley is available to order starting TODAY! It’s only available for the month of May and only while supplies last. If you like it, may I suggest that you order today. There is lots of interest in this Medley and I think it will go very fast!


The Best Way to Get the Everything is Rosy Medley!

Really, the best way to get the Everything is Rosy Product Medley is to make it part of the Ultimate Bundle! That’s right, the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is only $99 and for that you receive $125 worth of product, and it all ships FREE! The Everything is Rosy Medley is $80. You can add $45 more in your choice of products and have it all ship FREE. CLICK HERE to find out more!

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P.S. You’re the Best!

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

Some stamp sets you just really like, right? Well this one, P.S. You’re the Best, is one of those for me. I think one reason I like it is that I spent my professional career typing. I was a secretary and then a paralegal, and I typed a lot! And actually, I used typewriters before computers (don’t judge me). So I really like this little typewriter 🙂

Stampin' Up! P.S. You're the Best Card - prettypapercards - stampinup

I’m featuring this cute set today because it’s RETIRING on June 3rd 🙁 Not only does it have a typewriter, but lots of sentiments that fit right on the piece of paper in the typewriter, and some additional fun images. It even has an adorable tiny heart!

A small strip of RETIRING Gingham Designer Series Paper in Daffodil Delight sets off the typewriter and a scalloped circle sits underneath it. The “miss you” sentiment was stamped on Daffodil Delight card stock and cut with one of the Layering Squares Framelits Dies. 

Stampin' Up! P.S. You're the Best - prettypapercards - stampinup

Pretty Pointer: Changing the angles on your card can really make a difference! Doesn’t the sentiment square placed at a different angle really “pop”? Try this on your own cards!

Stampin' Up! P.S. You're the Best - Peggy Noe - stampinup

During the next month I’m going to be highlighting some of the RETIRING PRODUCTS so you have an opportunity to grab them before they’re gone, Don’t forget, they are “while supplies last.” See all the RETIRING ITEMS below.

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Here’s my supply list for today’s card. Simply click on any item to learn more and to order!