Gilded Autumn Congratulations Card!

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“A whole new level of wonderful”…I just love this phrase! It’s in the sentiment on today’s card and that’s what makes it versatile. There are so many accomplishments that are “new levels of wonderful” ~ you can use this sentiment for all kinds of occasions!

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I wanted this card to be special, so I’ve used the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper. It has beautiful foil accents, and I’ve added brushed copper foil paper and copper embossing powder to really add sparkle! I wasn’t able to capture it in the picture as much as I wanted to, but take my word for it, it’s pretty!

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To make this card even more special, the envelope is lined with the same paper and the Envelopes Dies were used to create the scalloped edging on both the envelope and the liner. These are my new favorite dies!


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ANOTHER SNEAK PEEK: Hooray Forever Greenery!

Hooray Forever Greenery Stampin' Up! Pretty Paper Cards

I’ve shown this suite to you before…and I can’t stop using it! It’s the Forever Greenery Suite! I think I love all of it, but especially the lovely Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper. It’s totally gorgeous!

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A piece of this paper becomes the basis for today’s card. It’s really so pretty it can stand on its own. But I’ve added a fun sentiment and some other things 🙂 Here are the instructions if you’d like to make this card!

Hooray Forever Greenery Stampin' Up! Peggy Noe

Before adhering the paper to the card base, tie a piece of Misty Moonlight and Silver Baker’s Twine (part of the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack) around the paper and secure with a bow. Adhere the piece to the card base with Multipurpose Glue.

Hooray Greenery Stampin' Up! Peggy Noe

The circle is a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper watercolored with an Aqua Painter and Pear Pizzaz ink. Add some splatter with a Dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blend. Cut the watercolored paper with one of the Layering Circle Dies. Tuck the circle under the baker’s twine and adhere to the designer series paper with Multipurpose Glue, only in the center of the circle.

Hooray Greenery Card Stampin' Up! Peggy Noe
Cut some leaves from Pear Pizzaz card stock using the Forever Flourishing Dies. Tuck the ends of the leaves under the circle and adhere them with the Multipurpose Glue. Cut the word “hooray” from Pretty Peacock card stock using the Well Written Dies and adhere to the circle with tiny dots of Multipurpose Glue. Add some Clear Epoxy Droplets around the sentiment.

This beautiful suite is going to be available starting June 3rd!! Have you started your Wish List? Get ready as it’s only two weeks away!

Reserve Your 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Product Shares Now!

You will receive 2 yards of 19 ribbons in the new catalog, and 4 yards of two ribbons, that’s 46 yards!! Oh boy are you going to have fun! One Annual Catalog Ribbon Share is $40.00, and that includes shipping within the U.S. (I can’t ship to Canada, I’m sorry). 

This year the Designer Series Papers are so beautiful! What you see above is only a portion of the beauty that awaits. My Paper Share includes two (2) 6″ x 6″ pieces (that’s 1/2 sheet) of each and every new Designer Series Paper in the catalog!

[Includes the following Designer Series Papers: Artistry Blooms, Flowers for Every Season, Forever Greenery, In Good Taste, Ornate Garden Specialty Paper, Peony Garden, Playing with Patterns, Playful Pets, Whale of a Time, World of Good Specialty Paper.]

That’s 136 TOTAL 6″ x 6″ sheets of fabulous papers! Wow!! One Paper Share is $45 and that includes shipping within the U.S. (I can’t ship to Canada). 

You can also order BOTH SHARES from me for $80 – that’s a slight discount 🙂 Ordering both shares, the ribbon share and the paper share, will give you a wonderful supply of new basics for a nominal cost!!

How Do You Reserve Your Product Shares?

  1. Reserve your Product Shares by emailing me at Please put SHARES in the subject line. In the email let me know if you want the RIBBON SHARE or the PAPER SHARE or BOTH, and include your first and last name and your shipping address.
  2. I will reserve your share and email you a PayPal Invoice* on or after May 27, 2020
  3. Deadline to RESERVE and PAY is June 2, 2020

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  • May 27: I will email a PayPal Invoice to everyone who has reserved a product share
  • June 2: deadline to pay
  • June 3: I will order all the ribbons and paper
  • Once I receive the products, I will cut, label, bag and package all shares and ship your share to you via USPS with tracking
  • In a backorder situation, product shares will not ship until I have received everything
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Crafting Forever!

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Crafting Forever is the name of the stamp set used on today’s card, and I love it! I mean, what crafter wouldn’t want a stamp set called “Crafting Forever”?

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This card is for a crafting friend, although it could be for a person who cuts hair! I stamped the scissors in Mossy Meadow ink arbitrarily around a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I backed this with a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock just 1/8th” larger on all sides – it creates a nice little frame 🙂

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The “hooray” sentiment was cut out of Mossy Meadow card stock using a die from the Well Written die set. The font and size of these dies make them just right for card sentiments. A few Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins give a bit of bling!

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The whole scissor panel is set on a card base of Mossy Meadow card stock covered with a piece of the PRETTY and new Garden Lane Designer Series Paper. This paper is filled with wonderful green patterns. Love, love!!

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I love to reward my customers. Did you know that when you order Stampin’ Up! products from me you can earn Pretty Paper Rewards? It’s a great way to get a $50 shopping spree from me! FIND OUT MORE – CLICK HERE!

Thank you for stopping by today ~ take time to create a card today 🙂



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Beautiful Petal Promenade Congratulations!

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Petal Promenade has been one of my favorite designer series papers this past year. The petals, the flowers…they are gorgeous! Today’s card uses two sides of the same piece of designer paper. The Stitched Rectangle Dies were used to cut out the frame. The frame really sets off the flowers, doesn’t it?

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This card also uses some of my favorite retiring 2017-2019 In Colors: Powder Pink and Fresh Fig. If you don’t have these colors yet, or you need to stock up before they retire on June 3rd, don’t wait to order! Here are the five retiring In Colors – click any color to see all the retiring items of that color!


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Underneath the leaves are some swirls of Rose Metallic Thread. Below is my video that show you how to wrap the thread to create this look 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today! Happy stamping!




Another Wonderful Year and NEW Video!

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Hi there my friends! Are you ready for a new year? Today’s card uses the Another Wonderful Year stamp set and the “step technique.” What is the step technique? It’s a great way to stamp something evenly in a row, like you see in today’s card! And, it uses our Stamparatus stamp positioning tool. Here’s a video tutorial showing how to create this card!

The Stamparatus is a must-have tool for stamping. I just LOVE mine! Click the picture below to find out more:

And we now have a darling carrying case for the Stamparatus:

The Stamparatus is a tool you will use over and over. The longer I have it the more I use it! 

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Do you have a Stamparatus or other stamp positioning tool? Have you ever used this technique? I’d love to know! Please leave me a comment below!




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Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad


Congratulations with Happiness Surrounds (GDP 163)

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Today’s card is super fun for two reasons: (1) because I got to use a brand new stamp set called Happiness Surrounds and, (2) because it’s for the Global Design Project Challenge for this week! And, the challenge is to create a card for Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Anniversary ~ whee!!

It seems that a congratulations card for Stampin’ Up! should be really special! I decided to use some pretty colors to create a watercolor background. I used an Aqua Painter to wet the watercolor paper and then added the colors. I also stamped one of the flower stamps with the Gorgeous Grape ink and then added water. It pretty much disappeared into the background. When the colors blended to my satisfaction, I used a dry tissue to absorb the excess water and then I dried the paper with the heat tool.

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When the paper was dry I stamped it with the medallion stamp in Soft Suede Ink and then went back with a Blender Pen and added some of the Bright Copper Shimmer Paint (for bling!). Some dots were stamped with a stamp from the Timeless Textures stamp set and a sponge dauber with the Shimmer Paint.

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And of course I had to add a linen bow! The congratulations sentiment is in a great font ~ just perfect for a 30th birthday celebration!

This stamp set is a great photopolymer set and is part of the Snowflake Showcase Suite ~ only available for a limited time ~ until November 30 or while supplies last. This stamp set is good for all kinds of occasions and times of year ~ I love it!

Stampin' Up! Happiness Surrounds Congratulations Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup


Make 6 cards using the new Snow is Glistening stamp set! Preorder ends November 9th. DETAILS HERE. I can’t wait for you to get this class!

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