Birthday Card for a Guy!

Stampin' Up! Birthday Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

This is the card I made for the birthday of a guy who rides a motorcycle. I started with a big birthday cake made using the Cake Soiree bundle. I love this big cake, doesn’t it look yummy? To add a little bit of fun frosting to the cake I used some Brights Enamel Shapes along the base of the first layer of the cake 🙂

Stampin' Up! Cake Soiree Birthday Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

This card actually uses four different stamp sets: the Cake Soiree set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous (the balloon), Perennial Birthday (the Happy Birthday sentiment), and One Wild Ride for the tire tracks! What, tire tracks? Well, I had to add a few tire tracks for a motorcycle rider!!

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I’d love to hear what you think of today’s card. Please leave me a comment!

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Guy’s Eclipse Birthday Card!

Stampin' Up! Large Letter Framelits - Peggy Noe - stampinupWhat IS an eclipse card? It’s also called the hidden words technique. Letters of a word are raised up out of the rest of the card, and the letters look like they are hidden but coming right up out of the paper.

Stampin' Up! Large Letters Framelits Birthday Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

I just got the Large Letter Framelits Dies so of course I had to make an eclipse card! Actually, this was an easy card to make. It’s for a guy, so I used a blue (Dapper Denim) paper with an accent of Lemon Lime Twist. I lined up the letters on the paper and ran it through the Big Shot.

Stampin' Up! Handmade Envelope Eastern Palace - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Then I added a handmade envelope because the shape of my card wasn’t standard. Don’t even ask me about the dimensions…I just formed the envelope around the card 🙂 To trim the envelope I used a stamp from the Badges & Banners stamp set and punched it out with the Best Badge Punch.

Stampin' Up! Eclipse Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

This was such a fun card to make! FYI, once you cut the letter out of the paper, layer the paper over a piece of a contrasting color. Then place the letters back in their openings, using our Foam Adhesive Strips. That’s it! Easy, right?

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Father’s Day Card!

Father’s Day is coming up and I was thinking that we should get a start on our cards, especially if we have to mail them. But of course we want to use some of our goodies from the new catalog, right?

The new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack is perfect for guy cards. It’s an assortment of 48 sheets of various double-sided woodgrain 6″ x 6″ sheets. I mean, it’s not just for guy cards (we’re going to make some pretty cards with it!) but it works well for guy cards 🙂

The die-cut “Happy” is from the new Happy Birthday Thinlits. The font on this thinlit sentiment is so nice. The words “Happy Birthday” are attached together on the die, but you can easily snip them apart and use the words separately like I did here.

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Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
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The Badges & Banners stamp set and coordinating punch, along with the “father’s day” sentiment from Thoughtful Banners and it’s coordinating punch, finish off the card. I love punches, don’t you? I made this card in a snap because I could stamp and then punch out these elements!

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Guy’s Birthday Celebration!

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This is the birthday card I made for my husband 🙂  He has a Harley motorcycle, so I made the card in orange and black~Harley colors!

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This fabulous die is from the Star Blast Edgelits.  Don’t you LOVE it?  It’s just so happy and fun!  I know I’m going to use it alot.

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For the sentiment, I used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and the coordinating Duet Banner Punch.  It fits perfectly below the stars.

D BD staniding 2My husband loved his card!!  He has it displayed right now in his office!  Yeah, success!

Thanks for stopping by today, my friend!  Have a great week!


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Stamps:  Thoughtful Banners
Ink:  Black Archival Ink
Paper:  Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie card stock
Tools:  Duet Banner Punch, Star Blast Edgelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Brights Enamel Shapes


Under the Sea!

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Today I’d like to welcome my Guest Stamper, Terri Leidy, to Pretty Paper Cards!  Terri is an excellent stamper and I’m so happy to be able to share her work with you!

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Terri has used two different stamp sets to create this beautiful under the sea scene.  She’s used a few stamps from By the Tide, and  the cute turtle is from the set called From Land to Sea.  The coloring on this card is gorgeous!!

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One of my favorite parts of this card is the way Terri stamped the little round Nantucket stamp, punched it out, and then affixed it to a knot of baker’s twine.  It’s these little details that really make a card special.

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Thank you, Terri, for allowing me to share your card today!

Let’s Hear It For The Guys!

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We all need guy birthday cards and this one’s a snap to make.  I’m really loving the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack.  That’s what made this card so easy!

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The wood background is one of the papers from the paper stack.  I’ve used the Hello You Thinlits Dies for the “happy,” and the coordinating Crazy About You stamp set to repeat the word “birthday.”

Guys Happy 2

Have you used this great paper stack yet?  Give it a try, you’ll love it!!