Anything But a Card – Pals November Bog Hop!

Welcome to the November, 2018 Blog Hop with Stampin’ Pretty Pals. Holiday cards are done. It’s time to start on gifts and gift wrap. Let the Stampin’ Pretty Pals inspire you with “Anything But A Card” today.

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! Snowfall Thinlits Holidays - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Well we definitely have to make a list of the gifts, and then we need pretty packaging! Both of these projects use the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper. The stripes are so festive. They remind me of candy canes.

Stampin' Up! Making Christmas Bright - Prettypapercards - stampinup

The list is easy to create with an 8-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ piece of the Dashing Along paper. On top of that is an 8″ x 4″ piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock. This gives it support and a nice contrast. This is the base for the list. At the top of the Cherry Cobbler piece is a large Sparkle Glimmer Paper snowflake. I love this giant snowflake! It was cut using a die from the Snowfall Thinlits Dies.

Stampin' Up! Making Christmas Bright - Peggy Noe - stampinup
A 1″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock was stamped with the Making Christmas Bright stamp set and the little bulbs were colored in with a Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend and Garden Green ink using a Blender Pen. The lined paper I used was taken from a pad of paper I just had around the house 🙂 I cut it down to fit.

Stampin' Up! Snowfall Thinlits Gift - Prettypapercards - stampinup

This adorable gift box is one of our Baker’s Boxes. I love these boxes because they are fairly large and fit a nice bag of homemade cookies. I decorated mine using the same Dashing Along Designer Series Paper. I measured each side panel and top panel and just cut a piece of the paper a little shorter. The Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer was invaluable!

Stampin' Up! Snowfall Thinlits Gift - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The box was wrapped with Real Red 3/8″ Mixed Satin Ribbon. As a topper I cut four (4) of the large snowflakes, folded each in half, and attached them together at the base with Glue Dots. Then I attached them to the top of the box with Glue Dots.

You can purchase all the products I used from my Product List below.

Get more inspiration using the Blog Hop Line-up below. 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, December 12, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. It will be a glitzy affair with All That Sparkles and Shines. Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop Line Up:

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

Product List for Today’s Projects: 

Blender Pens

Big Shot

Glue Dots


Buffalo Check Christmas Card!!

Stampin' Up! Buffalo Check Christmas - prettypapercards - stampinup

This Christmas card was created with three different stamp sets, but the base is the wonderful Buffalo Check stamp. I just can’t stop using it!! 

Stampin' Up! Buffalo Check Snowflake - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Here it was stamped on Whisper White card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink. Cherry Cobbler is a classic deep red that I LOVE for my holiday cards! For this card the color palette is black – white – and Cherry Cobbler. Aren’t they striking together?

Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas to All - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The tree stamp is from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set and is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and trimmed to size. The tree is topped with a snowflake cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock using the Snowfall Thinlits. In the center of the snowflake is a Clear Faceted Gem which has been colored with a Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Marker. Did you know the Stampin’ Blends are great for coloring gems and rhinestones? They work great!

Stampin' Up! Buffalo Check Christmas - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The sentiment is a stamp also from the Snow is Glistening set and I used Cherry Cobbler ink to coordinate with the rest of the card. That’s what I love about Stampin’ Up! ~ the card stock, ink, and even the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers all coordinate! You don’t have to guess (“Does this match that?”), it’s all done for you and your project looks beautiful!

Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas to All - prettypapercards - stampinup


Here are the items only available until November 30 – or while supplies last! Click on any item to learn more and to order! Today’s card uses the Snow is Glistening stamp set and the Snowfall Thinlits Dies..

Thank you for stopping by today!




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Big Shot


Dashing Along Treat Holder!

Stampin' Up! Lace Treat Holder - prettypapercards - stampinup

Did you know that we have a NEW designer series paper available? It’s true! Stampin’ Up! has released a previously exclusive designer series paper to all of us – and it’s beautiful! I love it ~ particularly a pink/red Victorian-looking paper that’s part of the pack.

Aren’t these pretty papers? There’s even a green newsprint 🙂 The paper I used has our beautiful Cherry Cobbler as the basic color.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Along Treat Holder - prettypapercards - stampinup

And there’s a little surprise inside this treat holder: a tiny Snicker’s bite! The treat holder itself was made using a 2″ x 7″ strip of the designer series paper, with the top and bottom edges punched with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

Stampin' Up! Treat Holder - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The little Snicker’s bite was glued down to the center of the strip and then the punched edges were pulled up together and tied in a bow with a piece of Very Vanilla Lace Trim.

Stampin' Up! Lace Treat Holders - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The bronze Snowflakes & Stars Wire Elements from the Holiday Catalog are so pretty. I tied one on the front of each of the treat holders. 

Stampin' Up! Dashing Along Treat Holder - Peggy Noe stampinup

I’m going to make quite a few of these cuties to give out all through the holidays. Hopefully this gives you a little help for making your own treat holders! Be sure to get some of this pretty Dashing Along Designer Series Paper ~ you’ll love it!



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Snow is Glistening – New Online Class Preorder Now!

New Online Class Just For You!

Would you like to create some of the cards I create? Would you like to know how I layer my cards and use ribbons and accessories? Would you like to make cards designed by me and have all the supplies you need along with a video and detailed tutorials? Then you will LOVE my Online Classes!

November Online Class

I’m so excited to bring you my latest online class preorder for……. the brand new Snow is Glistening stamp set with an option to purchase the Snowfall Thinlits Dies!!

These items are exclusive and ONLY AVAILABLE during November and – only while supplies last! You are going to L-O-V-E these!!!



Class Includes:
* Snow is Glistening Clear-Mount Stamp Set
* Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets
* FREE materials to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs)
* 6 FREE Whisper White Envelopes
* 3 FREE PDF Tutorials – 1 for each design
* EXCLUSIVE Online Class Video that I will email to you so you can watch it whenever, wherever, or as many times as you would like, even in your PJ’s!

*UPGRADE OPTION 1: Add the brand new, exclusive Snowfall Thinlits Dies (20 DIES!!!) Add $39

**UPGRADE OPTION 2: This class also uses Tranquil Tide and Cherry Cobbler ink pads. Add 2 Inkpads $15

***UPGRADE OPTION 3: This class also uses a Versamark Ink Pad, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and a Heat Tool. Add these 3 items $44(additional postage charge for this option)


Email me at [email protected] with the subject “Snow is Glistening.” Let me know your name, address, and the options you want. I will email you an invoice and payment must be made within 24 hours.


You are going to love this class!!!

**All new customers will receive a FREE catalog from me in the mail!


Introducing the New Snowflake Showcase Suite!

Welcome November! Parts of our country are having snow falling, but here in Southern California we are warm and sunny 🙂 But I will tell you that many of us wish we had snow falling. It would sure put me in the Christmas mood! And as card makers we need to be thinking about our holiday cards! Stampin’ Up! knows that and has just released an entire new suite for us called the Snowflake Showcase Suite.

Stampin' Up! Bronze Snow is Glistening - Peggy Noe - stampinup

This Suite is only available for one month, through November 30th, so don’t miss out on this wonderful Suite! Here are the components:

There is so much to love about this suite – it has 2 stamp sets – what? Yes, it’s true, 2 stamp sets! Today I’m featuring the Snow is Glistening stamp set. I got this one because I want to use it for my own Christmas cards! I started playing with the set and decided to use a Blushing Bride/Bronze/Soft Sea Foam color scheme.

Stampin' Up! Bronze Snowflake card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The Christmas tree in this set is SO pretty! Here it’s been heat embossed in white on some Blushing Bride card stock. I really love the way the white looks on the Blushing Bride 🙂 The tree is placed on a panel of Soft Sea Foam card stock embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – looks like snow, right?? 

Stampin' Up! Bronze Snowflake - prettypapercards - stampinupThe star on the top of the tree was cut with one of the amazing Snowfall Thinllits Dies (there are 20 dies in this set!!). The paper I used is a copper-colored sheet of the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper. And for the center of the star, I colored a Frosted Epoxy Droplet with some Bright Copper Shimmer Paint. Then I stamped a fun little snowflake stamp in the set all around the star on the tree using the same Shimmer Paint. I love the way it turned out!



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Heat Tool

Big Shot


Merry Christmas to All Banner!

Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup (1)

Today’s card holds a pretty Christmas banner created with the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper. I seriously LOVE this paper! If you haven’t used it, you really must. The colors are yummy and it’s so crisp and clean!

Stampin' Up! Beauty of Season - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The beautiful sentiment from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set has been stamped on the banner in Cherry Cobbler ink. Isn’t it a gorgeous sentiment?

The banner actually has a “v” shape at the end and that’s where the flowers are affixed. The flowers were punched from various punches and then shaped with a bone folder and the metal-tippped stylus that comes with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.

Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas to All - Peggy Noe - stampinup

The leaves were punched from Mossy Meadow card stock using the Leaf Punch. Some pretty 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon was tied in a bow and placed on the left side.

Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas to All - prettypapercards - stampinup

Thank you for stopping by today!



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Leaf Punch

Simply Scored Diagonal Scoring Plate

Simply Scored Diagonal Scoring Plate