Pals December Blog Hop ~ All That Sparkles & Shines!

Welcome to the Pals monthly blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here! December is time for glitz and bling with  “All that Sparkles & Shines.” Today we feature projects that sparkle or shine. Maybe even a little of both!

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! Star of Light - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Today I have for you a sparkly Christmas ornament!! Almost every part of this ornament sparkles and shimmers and glitters! Stampin’ Up! Glimmer Paper is at the heart of this creation. Can you identify the different glimmer papers?

Stampin' Up! Star of Light - Prettypapercards - stampinup

For a blog hop with this title you absolutely MUST use Sparkle Glimmer Paper, right? 🙂 That’s the white in the center of the ornament. And the pretty bow and pine branches were cut from the Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper in Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Ornament - Peggy Noe - Stampin' Up!

The ornament itself was cut from Real Red card stock using the Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies. Then some Frost White Shimmer Paint was painted all over the Real Red lacy front, and Rhinestone Basic Jewels were place all around the outer circle.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Ornament - Prettypapercards - stampinup

The sentiment was stamped on Shimmery White card stock with Merry Merlot ink. — Are you noticing all this shimmer?? This is a sweet ornament that you could hang anywhere during this season, or make a bunch and cover a whole tree!! 🙂

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s hoppers. 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, January 9, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share projects “From the Heart”. Don’t miss the fun.

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

 

 

 

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Pals Blog Hop: “B” for Blushing Bride Birthday!

Welcome to the Pals June, 2018 Blog Hop. This month we’re going to Pick a “B”. Projects for Babies, Birthdays or Brides, that is. Be on the look out for creations using new products from Stampin’ Up!

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! Healing Hugs Birthday - Pretty Paper Cards - stampinupStampin' Up! Healing Hugs Birthday - Pretty Paper Cards - stampinup

My card today is a birthday card using several brand new products from the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. It was so much fun to open these new goodies and play with them! 

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs - Peggy Noe - stampinup

These beautiful roses and leaves are from the new Healing Hugs stamp set. Aren’t they gorgeous? They are a new type of stamp called “dist-INK-tive” stamps. They were made in a special way to look very real and lifelike! CLICK HERE to see a video all about the DistINKtive stamps 🙂

Stampin' Up! Ruffled Birthday Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Underneath the roses is a piece of the new Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper which has been embossed with the very amazing Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Do you see the ruffles? I LOVE them!! The card uses our soft pink called Blushing Bride. Mostly monochromatic cards can draw your attention to the elements of the card instead of focusing on the color.

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs Birthday - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The sweet little sentiment tag was cut with the new Stitched Labels Framelits and stamped with a sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set. I chose this sentiment because I like the different fonts and the size fits perfectly into the tag framelit! 

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Card - Pretty Paper Cards - stampinup

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see which “B” the rest of my Pals are using. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for July 11, 2018, for our annual Pattern Party featuring projects using favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers and coordinating embellishments.. Don’t miss it!

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  3. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  8. Su Mohr at AromasAndArt
  9. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards   <<<<< YOU ARE HERE!
  11. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  16. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  17. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  20. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty

 

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Pals May Blog Hop: Textures or Techniques!

Welcome to our Pals Blog Hop, May 2018. This month we’ll be “Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques.” What’s that? Projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. Who knows, maybe both! Join in the fun while we inspire you to “step up” your creations.

You may be starting the hop here or you may be 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! Happiest of Days Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

My card today shows you several ways you can create texture on your cards! Texture has to do with the surface of the card, specifically using several different surfaces with lots of dimension. 

Stampin' Up! Oh Happy Day - Prettypapercards - stampinup

The first way to create texture is with layering. This card has lots of layers of paper, and Stampin’ Dimensionals add wonderful depth to the layers.

Pretty Pointer: Lifting up elements of your card on Stampin’ Dimensionals creates texture as it allows your card to have different levels.

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Days Flowers - Peggy Noe - stampinup
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I’ve raised up the flowers by using not only one layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals, but two layers. Below is a side view of the card. Under the flowers you can see two Stampin’ Dimensionals stacked on top of each other to create extra height (a double layer!).

Stampin' Up! Stampin' Dimensionals - Peggy Noe - stampinup

To layer Stampin’ Dimensionals, peel the paper off of the top of one Dimensional, then set another one on top of it, lining up the sides. It’s just like two layers of a cake!

Stampin' Up! Stampin' Dimensionals 2 - Peggy Noe - stampinup

A second way to add texture is to use an embossing folder. On this card, a sheet of the beautiful Peekaboo Peach card stock (retiring on May 31st) has been embossed with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. As you can see, this embossed sheet is lifted up with a single layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals. Lots of texture!!

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Days - Prettypapercards - stampinup

A third way to add texture is to use gems, sequins or metallic items on your card. Here I’ve added some sweet little metallic roses to the center of the stamped roses!

Now it’s time to see how the rest of the Pals are Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques. Please use the Blog Hop Line-Up below to move from blog to blog. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for June 13, 2018 where we feature projects for Babies, Birthdays and Brides. You’ll probably even see products from Stampin’ Up!s new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Don’t miss it!

 

 

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards   <<<< YOU ARE HERE!!
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  5. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Leah O’Brien at Stamp by the Bay
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity

 

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Autism Awareness Blog Hop!

In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, a group of crafters have joined together in a Blog Hop to help spread awareness. We have all created a handmade card with the focus on supporting those with or in support of caregivers of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Stampin' Up! Autism Lovely Words Thinlits - Prettypapercards - stampinup

Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. Autism affects an estimated 1 in 88 births (Centers for Disease Control Prevention, 2014). Roughly translated, this means as many as 1.5 million Americans today are believed to have some form of autism. And this number is on the rise. Based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and other governmental agencies, autism is growing at a startling rate of 10-17 percent per year. At this rate, the ASA estimates that the prevalence of autism could reach 4 million Americans in the next decade.

Stampin' Up! Autism Lovely Words Thinlits - Peggy Noe - stampinup

My card today is really meant for caregivers, parents and families of those with autism. My heart just goes out to them and I know they need love and support to keep going. So I created this card which expresses my feelings for them. I know that some autism patients may not like hugs or physical touch, so it seems that their caregivers even more would need that hug. In fact, I have a friend who is a mother of an autistic child and she needs lots of hugs. I’m going to send this card to her!

Stampin' Up! Lovely Words - Prettypapercards - stampinup
The bold sentiment was cut with the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies. It’s highlighted by two circles punched with the Starburst Punch, one is Whisper White card stock and one is Vellum (you can barely see the Vellum layered over the white). Bright designer series paper forms the background of the card, and Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon adds a nice accent.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Words - Peggy Noe - stampinup
Do you know someone with autism? Do you know a caregiver? Please find a way to support them today. In fact, you may wish to contribute to the Autism Society. If so, there is a donate button below to assist you 🙂 And, I thank you in advance!Maybe you are a caregiver for an autism patient. Then this card today is for you! I send big hugs to you today and thank you for your love and care and sacrifice.

To continue with the blog hop, click the “next” button below, or see the listing of blogs under the button.

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From the Heart Pals Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Pals January 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “From the Heart” featuring heartfelt projects like Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Stampin' Up! Pals Blog Hop Sure Do Love You - Peggy Noe - stampinup

From the heart…it just seems that the best thing you can say to another person – from your heart – is “you are loved.” And that’s what today’s card is all about. You can say this to a friend, to a lover, to a child, these are wonderful words for anyone to receive.Stampin' Up! Pals Blog Hop Celebrate You - Prettypapercards - stampinup

The words on this card were created with a die from the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration) which created the Real Red “YOU,” and the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set which was used to stamp the words “ARE LOVED.”

Stampin' Up! Pals Blog Hop Valentine - Prettypapercards - stampinup

The words created with the Labeler Alphabet stamps are set on a heart from the Sure Do Love You stamp set. And of course for a valentine you have to have a doily!! This is a Metallic Foil Doily turned upside down so that it’s a white doily!

Stampin' Up! Blog Hop Valentine - Peggy Noe - stampinup

It’s all set on a background watercolored with Pool Party ink and tied with a sweet bow of Silver Baker’s Twine!

Stampin' Up! Blog Hop Celebrate You Thinlits - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on February 14, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  6. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  17. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  18. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards  <<<< YOU ARE HERE!
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  21. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  22. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  23. Kat Chancellor at Stamp ART Connection
  24. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  25. Lisa Milligan at Stampin’ Made Simple

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Sparkle & Shine Pals Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Pals December 2017 Blog Hop featuring “All that Sparkles and Shines”. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Ooh, sparkle and shine, what a perfect December blog hop!! This is THE time for sparkle and shine, right?  So, for my project today I created a card like a gift, all wrapped up with lots of bling!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

For the background I used the gold and white plaid sheet from the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper. It is super sparkly! Then I tied it up like a gift with ribbons and bling!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Prettypapercards - Peggy Noe - stampinup

For the “bling” I used Silver Mini Tinsel Trim, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, and Mini Ornaments! Everything is tied up with Real Red Ribbon and “sealed” with a sweet little Boxwood Wreath!

Stampin' Up! Prettypapercards Pals Blog Hop - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Now this isn’t the type of card you would send in the mail. It’s a card that you would hand deliver, maybe even on top of a large gift! You could even wrap the gift in the same paper!!

After I finished my card it just seemed to call out to be placed on my Christmas tree as an ornament! So I tucked it in the branches, just above a white lace angel. 

Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on January 10, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave me a comment!

Blog Hop Line Up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
  3. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  4. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards    <<<<<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!
  5. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  6. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  7. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  13. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose

 

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