Joy to the World!!

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Merry Christmas everyone! I’m wishing each and every one of you a wonderful Christmas. This is my Christmas card to you, my blog readers.

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The truth about Christmas is that Jesus was born as a baby and came to save us from our sins. That’s why we rejoice at this time! And I wish you great rejoicing!



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Guest Designer: Star of Light and His Light Card!

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I’m so happy to share this beautiful card with you today! It was created by my friend Bette Schroeder and she has so many wonderful details here – I want you to see them all!

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The base of the card is an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Night of Navy card stock, scored at 4-1/4″. A piece of 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White card stock was torn close to one of the 5-1/4″ long edges, and then adhered to the card base. I just love this torn edge technique and you just might see me using it on some of my own cards in the future 🙂

Stampin' Up! Star of Light Card - prettypapercards - stampinup

She then artfully layered stamps from both stamp sets, using Night of Navy and Pool Party inks. I had to try my hand at creating Bette’s card ~ of course! And I found that using the Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool really helped to get the “Rejoice” level with the other images. 

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Don’t you just love this card? Please leave Bette a comment – I know she’d appreciate it!

Don’t forget to email me to preorder my December Online Class! If you preorder the class TODAY you will receive a FREE package of Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Get ready for 2019 with the Another Wonderful Year stamp set. You’ll receive materials and tutorials for 6 different cards designed for occasions throughout the year!




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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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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Fun Holiday Banner!

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This adorable banner was on my blog back in September, but it’s so cute and I wanted to show it to you again before Christmas! It’s not hard to make and would be great anywhere in your home!

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You can find this banner on page 8 of the Holiday Catalog. I liked it so much I wanted to make one for myself. You know, one of the best ways to learn stamping is to copy some of the projects that are shown in the catalog! The Stampin’ Up! designers create some absolutely amazing things and I always learn when I “try” to copy their work!

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You can make this easy banner by cutting strips of designer series paper 2-1/2″ wide x 4″ long. Then you just decorate your little strips! The Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper has some really pretty plaids that are great for this banner.

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The letters were cut with the Large Letters Framelits. If you don’t have these dies, I highly recommend you get them ~ they are so useful! 

Large Letters Framelits

I’ve used these for birthdays and anniversaries ~ and banners!

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My favorite thing about these cute little rectangles is the adorable doilies at the top of each piece. They are created using the Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies! This die set has a doily in it ~ love, love!! I got this die set JUST because of the doily die!! (Is that bad??)

And because these dies are not carrying over after December 31, right now they are 25% OFF!! The discounted price is $23.25 ~ if you want them, this is the time, before they are gone completely!

Detailed Bauble Thinlits

These dies are part of the Year-End Closeout! CLICK HERE to see the list of items that will retire and not be returning. Some are discounted and some are not – but ALL are retiring, so get what you want while supplies last!

Thank you for stopping by today! Let me know what you think of today’s project, I love your comments!




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Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Large Letters Framelits Dies

Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies

Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies

Big Shot

3/16" (1 Cm) Braided Linen Trim

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

Stampin' Dimensionals


Double Holiday Tags!

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Today I have two tags for you ~ circular tags made with different colors and lots of texture! The texture on these tags is provided by the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. In my opinion this is the prettiest embossing folder we have!

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This tag uses Tranquil Tide and Lovely Lipstick card stock. These colors pair so well together! A circle of Silver Foil is inserted between the two card stock layers. The Layered Circles Thinlits Dies help create these fun tags.

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The second tag uses Lemon-Lime Twist card stock. I think I like this tag the best because this paper is so bright and fun, and it really goes well with the Lovely Lipstick 🙂

Stampin' Up! Holiday Tag - prettypapercards - stampinupBoth of these tags use the pretty 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in Lovely Lipstick and some 1/2″ Lace Trim. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. This is a wonderful set to have on hand. It has lots of sentiments for all occasions!

The winner of yesterday’s tag is — Jody Tomala!! Congratulations Jody! Jody’ said:

“Your tag is adorable. What a fun set.”

Jody, please email me at [email protected] with your mailing address and I will get the tag to you right away!

Thanks to all of you who left a comment! I love your comments!!

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Itty Bitty Greetings Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Tranquil Tide 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Lovely Lipstick 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Silver Foil Sheets

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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Very Vanilla 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Lace Trim

Lovely Lipstick 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Grosgrain Ribbon

Share What You Love Artisan Pearls

Stampin' Dimensionals

Liquid Multipurpose Glue


Making Christmas Bright Tag Giveaway!

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The Making Christmas Bright Bundle is adorable! The stamp set and coordinating punch make the cutest little bulbs! They are small enough to put on a tag like this one, and they’re so festive! 

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For my tags I always use the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. It’s a “no-brainer” for tags. Simply cut a 2″ wide strip of card stock and the punch does the rest, giving it a pretty scallop top and a hole for a piece of baker’s twine or ribbon. I’ve used this punch SO much, it’s an absolute basic.

The base of this tag is Crumb Cake card stock embossed with the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Cherry Cobbler card stock was cut with the Delicate Lace Edgelits to add even more texture to this tag.

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The bulbs were stamped in Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce ink, and the little tops were punched from Galvanized Metallic Paper, using the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.

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This is a unique and fun tag, just right for that special gift! Would you like me to send you this tag? I’m giving it away to someone who leaves a comment today 🙂 Leave a comment by clicking below and I will use the Random Number Generator to choose one of the comments to receive the tag! (Sorry but I can only send to U.S. addresses.)

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Making Christmas Bright Photopolymer Bundle

Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Galvanized Metallic Paper

Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Festive Farmhouse 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad

Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad

Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine

Tag Topper Scalloped Punch

Delicate Lace Edgelits Dies

Big Shot

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals