Animal Outing ~ Sweet Kangaroo!

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This is the cutest stamp set ever! It’s called Animal Outing and it’s filled with adorable animals and great sentiments ~ perfect for so many occasions!

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This stamp set comes in a bundle with coordinating dies which give you so many more options! Click on the picture below to learn more.

Animal Outing Clear-Mount Bundle
Item No. 148324 $45

All of the images are adorable, but I really love this one where the kangaroo has a baby koala bear in its pouch!!! Love, love!

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For my card today I used the beautiful new yellow called Pineapple Punch. I especially love the 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon ~ it makes such a sweet tiny bow!

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This is one of my favorite times of the Stampin’ Up! year. There are so many new stamp sets and dies and ribbons and papers…I get to use something new almost daily and it’s SO MUCH FUN! And, I want to show them to you as fast as I can! Hope you enjoy seeing all these new goodies 🙂

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Baby Moon Celebration and Video!

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Two good friends of mine had grandbabies last week ~ one friend had a girl and one had a boy! Well of course I had to make cards for them! These cards are easy to make and I’m going to show you why. The first thing I used is my go-to baby stamp set called Moon Baby! 

 I stamped the little baby holding the umbrella on some scraps of Whisper White card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

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After I stamped the sweet little babies, I colored them in with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. Then I cut the babies out with my paper snips and layered them on top of a Tea Lace Doily with punched circles from coordinating card stock.

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The sentiment was cut with the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies. They are FREE during Sale-a-Bration! What? Free? Yes, and here’s a video all about them – and a coordinating stamp set. But for my baby cards today I used the Moon Baby set 🙂

The bases and envelopes for these cards are the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes. These are fabulous card bases with matching envelopes, and they make creating any card a snap! They are also FREE during Sale-a-Bration! Wow! 16 cards and coordinating envelopes, 4 each of 4 different colors. Having these on hand makes for some easy and quick cards!

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Don’t you just giggle when you look at this cute little baby holding the umbrella? These cards took me about 10 minutes each to make, quick and cute! What do you think? I’d love to hear your comments!

Moon Baby is a classic stamp to have in your craft room. And combined with the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, there are so many possibilities!

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Remember. Sale-a-Bration only lasts until the end of this month, March 31 to be exact. I don’t want you to miss out on these fabulous Sale-a-Bration items! This is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sale of the year, and most of these items will not carry over after March 31. (The Celebrate You Thinlits Dies WILL carry over, but not the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes.) Get these while you can!

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Sweet Moon Baby Cards!

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It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, we always need baby cards. This week I needed two baby cards (one for a little boy and one for a little girl) and didn’t have any! I reached for the Moon Baby stamp set.

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There are some adorable stamps in this set and the one I used for this card is a set of little stuffed animals 🙂 Look at this row if cuties! I stamped them first in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then had too much fun coloring them with the new Stampin’ Blends! The envelope has a few of the little guys 🙂

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The die-cut word “sweet” is from the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits ~ I love sweet things and I love the word “sweet.” It’s so appropriate for a baby card!

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Here’s the card I made for a baby girl. Don’t you just love the little baby sleeping on the moon? (love, love this stamp!) I used a pretty pink dotted paper from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper and then colored the baby’s little onesie to match 🙂

Pretty Pointer:  Use a stamp from the set on the outside of the envelope. This gives a little preview of what’s inside!

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There are new exciting offers from Stampin’ Up! and I want you to know all about them!

Announcing the Stampartus ~ a new stamping tool from Stampin’ Up!
CLICK HERE to find out more!

COMING NOV. 20.  Shop on-line Nov. 20 – 26 for fabulous deals and discounts on Stampin’ Up!  Don’t miss the first 24-Hour Flash Sale (Nov. 20 only) on select stamp sets at 20% off.  Watch for more details!


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Blue Flamingo!

Hi there! Now you may be thinking…what? a blue flamingo? But I have some friends who are expecting their first baby and they found out it’s a boy, and this just seemed perfect for them! And I am tickled pink for them 🙂

This flamingo has really surprised me, I didn’t realize I would like it so much! For today’s card I heat embossed the flamingo with white embossing powder. Then I watercolored it with an Aqua Pen and two colors of ink, Soft Sky and Island Indigo. I added a little watercolored bit of Daffodil Delight ink for the beak. I mean, a beak has to be a different color, right?

The flamingo was fussy cut with my paper snips and then glued onto a 2″ x 4″ Whisper White card stock panel. The legs of the flamingo had already been stamped on the panel (I have to say it looked a bit funny without the body!).

This stamp set is really fun and, it’s photopolymer which means that you can see through the stamps and they are easier to line up!


Here’s a photo of the finished card on my crafting desk. It’s always messy when I finish a card 🙂 Now, I’m the type of person that when I finish a card I just walk away and come back later to clean up. I know that might be shocking to some of you. But I think I just want to enjoy my creation for a while and not think of cleaning up. What about you? Do you clean up right away? Maybe you clean as you go? I’d love to know! Please leave me a comment HERE ~ don’t be too hard on me though!!

It’s almost July!  And that means there’s going to be a new Prettypapercards by Mail! It’s going to be fun and I can’t wait to show it to you!

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Tickled Pink for You ~ Two Sneak Peeks!

New baby cards are just so much fun to make, aren’t they? For this card I combined three different stamp sets to get what I wanted 🙂

The darling little teddy bear is from the fun Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and coordinating punch. What? Christmas? Well, teddy bears aren’t just for Christmas, they are for babies and children. And I love that a Christmas stamp set and punch can be used year round!

Pretty Pointer: Create your own designer series paper (dsp)! Yes, you can easily do this. For my white watercolored panel here, I stamped a pretty heart from the new Ribbon of Courage stamp set over and over arbitrarily. Then I went back and watercolored over it with an Aqua Pen containing only clear water, blending the images for a bit of an obscured background.

The Blushing Bride panel was dry embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I think it gives the card a sweet look.

The sentiment (which I love!!) is from a new stamp set called Fabulous Flamingos. I can’t wait for you to see the whole set!!

Aren’t you getting excited for the new Annual Catalog to go live June 1st? I know I sure am! If you don’t have a copy of the catalog, just email me at and I’ll get one out to you right away!

Until June 1st, DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE RETIRING ITEMS! There are only a few weeks left to get those items which are retiring and then they’ll be gone! Many of the items are on sale, so be sure click on the graphic below to get those items you won’t see again!

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Stamps: Ribbon of Courage (available June 1), Fabulous Flamingo
(available June 1), Cookie Cutter Christmas

Ink: Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper: Whisper White and Blushing Bride card stock, Watercolor Paper
Tools: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine

Something for Baby!

Baby envieRecently I’ve needed several baby cards.  I have two great stamp sets that are my go-to baby sets: Something for Baby and Barnyard Babies.  For today’s card I used them both!

Baby angled

Don’t you love this cute baby carriage?  It has an old fashioned look that is so sweet!  This card is for a baby boy so I used Pool Party ink and card stock.

Baby flat

The Something for Baby stamp set has 12 adorable stamps, including the tiny heart stamp I used here 🙂  The sentiment is from the Barnyard Babies set ~ so perfect for a baby!

Baby standing

Now for a surprise!  What is in this picture?  Well, it’s lots of gold foil curls!!  I’m currently working on some swaps for various events at Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage in November.  Now I won’t show you the cards until after the event, but this is a little sneak peak!! The curls are cut with a die in the Cupcake Cutouts Die set.  I love how they look all bunched together!!!

Swap curleques

I’ll be going to On Stage in Atlanta in two weeks and I’m super excited!  I’ll be posting here so you can share all the fun with me!  Thanks for stopping by today!


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Stamps:  Something for Baby and Barnyard Babies
Ink:  Pool Party and Dapper Denim
Paper:  Whisper White and Pool Party card stock, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
Tools:  Layering Circles Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Classic Label Punch
Embellishments:  Whisper White Baker’s Twine