Two Reasons I Love Stamping!

Pals Small Group

There are many reasons I love stamping ūüôā ¬†But today I want to talk to you about two reasons! ¬†I bet you can guess the first reason...yes, it’s FRIENDS! ¬†I’ve met so many wonderful people and they have become like a family. ¬†A few weeks ago I had a wonderful opportunity to gather with some great stampers for a whole weekend! ¬†It was fabulous! ¬†The photo above is of some of my Pals. ¬†Pals are part of Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty Pals which is a large group of stampers all over the country. ¬†We call Mary our fearless leader!!

Table of Pals

I can’t even tell you how much fun we had! ¬†We ate, we talked, we learned from fabulous demonstrators, and just thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! ¬†Below is a picture of our entire group of Pals.

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Do you see why I love stamping? ¬†Who can resist such a wonderful group of friends? ¬†And guess what? ¬†YOU can join this group! ¬†Yes, it’s true! ¬†And, it’s easy! ¬†Just purchase the “Ultimate Bundle” from Stampin’ Up!, designate me as your demonstrator, and you automatically become a Pal! ¬†You can come all of the Pals events and enjoy this great group of friends! ¬†If you want to know more, just CLICK HERE! ¬†Or email me if you want more details. ¬†I’d sure love to have you as part of our group!

The second reason I love Stampin’ Up! is the great PRODUCTS! ¬†They are the best around! ¬†And right now we have the biggest sale of the year going on, Sale-a-Bration! ¬†And today we have three (3) new FREE items that just became available. ¬†Like I said, PRODUCTS!! ¬†How do you get these FREE items? ¬†Place an order of $50 or more and get one item FREE, it’s that easy! ¬†CLICK ON THE PHOTO BELOW TO LEARN MORE!


Why do you love stamping? ¬†I’d love to know! ¬†Leave me a comment and tell me about you!! ¬†I love each and every comment!

New Catalogs — Picture Perfect!

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Wow! ¬†The new Occasions Catalog is now live! ¬†And what you are seeing here is one of the beautiful new stamp sets called Picture Perfect…love, love, love!! ¬†This is a 3-step stamp set and both this beautiful flower and the leaves are stamped several times to give this gorgeous depth!

Now, let’s see those catalogs!!

First, the Occasions Catalog ~ CLICK ON THE COVER TO SEE WHAT’S INSIDE!


And the Sale-a-Bration Catalog ~ CLICK ON THE COVER!

Sale-a-Bration Catalog

On today’s card I wanted to show you several new things. ¬†What do you think of the pretty green border on the bottom of the card? ¬†It’s cut using a die that is part of the new Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. ¬†This is the coolest die set I have ever seen! ¬†It has pop up flowers and all sorts of things!!

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The sentiment on the card was stamped on the new Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack. ¬†This is some intricately designed vellum that coordinates with the new Botanicals line. ¬†Here’s a close up of the vellum laid on top of some Pear Pizzaz card stock:

Pict Perf on Botanical Vellum

Do you believe how pretty this is? ¬†You can only get this vellum FREE with a $50 order. ¬†It’s a special FREE item just available during Sale-a-Bration ~ starting today! ¬†You will love it!

Keep checking back as I’ll be showing you lots of fun ways to use all these great new items!

Happy stamping!


Holiday Products Are Retiring~Act Before They’re Gone!

Almost Goodbyes


Get these Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog retiring products before they are gone! Stampin’ Up! is retiring products from the 2015 Holiday Catalog; but before they do, they’re giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites.

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I want to be sure to give you a look at another beautiful swap I received at On Stage over the weekend. ¬†This is from my downline Christine Reed. ¬†Isn’t it gorgeous? ¬†It was created using the Hearth & Home Thinlits and Happy Scenes stamp set. ¬†This stamp set is on the retiring list, so be sure to order it while it’s still available!

Christine Angled

The stamp set and framelit dies are bundled for a 15% savings! ¬†Yeah! ¬†It’s called the Happy Scenes Photopolymer Bundle.





Get Your Wish List Ready!!


No Minimum!

Stampers, this is a great opportunity to order as much or as little as you want. Thinking of investing in a Big Shot? This is the perfect time to order it!
Order every day! Order small! Order big! It’s free, free, free! Yippee!


More Details:
Get FREE shipping on any orders placed April 6-April 10, no minimum purchase required (excludes expedited orders).
Orders placed for Hawaii and Alaska will receive free 2nd Day Air shipping.
Paper Pumpkin past kits and kit refills are eligible for free shipping if purchased online. Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are not eligible for free shipping.


Last Day of Sale!



One FREE Item for each $50 order! ¬†You can’t lose! ¬†Don’t miss this last day. ¬†Sale-a-Bration won’t come around for another year! ¬†And this year’s FREE items are so fun!

Today’s cards each feature a FREE Sale-a-Bration Item. ¬†See if you can guess the free item on each card ūüôā

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The card above features the B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper. ¬†It’s white paper with a glossy white pattern. ¬†When you apply ink (with a sponge or a sponge dauber), the glossy white pattern stands out. ¬†Gorgeous, right?
Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper ~ Item No. 138635

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This card has the cutest little house on it! ¬†The house stamp is part of the You Brighten My Day stamp set, and it even has a coordinating punch, the What’s Up punch. ¬†What could be better? ¬†I love stamps with matching punch!
You Brighten My Day ~ Item No. 139106

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¬†And here’s a very recent card using Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum! ¬†Gorgeous.

Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum ~ Item No. 138639

Just so you know, these items I’ve mentioned are NOT available any other way than through Sale-a-Bration. ¬†After today they are gone. ¬†And you can’t actually buy them, you can only get them FREE with a $50 order. ¬†Place your order HERE, and you will be asked for the Item Number for your FREE Sale-a-Bration item.

All Sale-a-Bration Items

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So what are you waiting for? ¬†Don’t miss these and other wonderful Sale-a-Bration items that will be gone after today!

What’s Going On at Pretty Paper Cards?

Elie Feb 2015

Today is¬†a little update on what’s going on here at Pretty Paper Cards. ¬†So of course you have to see a new photo of my little Elie! ¬†We got some new clip-on hair bows ~ darling, right? ¬†She’s such a sweet little girl. ¬†But I have to admit she looks quite serious in this photo ūüôā

Moving Boxes

And….¬†we’re moving! ¬†Yes, packing up the craft room and Elie and moving. ¬†Not too far, just a short distance away. ¬†But you know how it goes, boxes all over, lots of details to take care of ūüôā

All that to say, my posting might be a bit sporadic for the next few weeks. ¬†I don’t have the time I usually do to create, and starting in a day or two all my craft supplies will have to be packed up for the move.

In the meantime, I’ll try to keep you up with what’s going on, like the Weekly Deals!! ¬†Here are this week’s deals and they center around pretty packaging. ¬†Take advantage of these deals while you can. ¬†Just click on the box below to go straight to my store. ¬†And, don’t forget about Sale-a-Bration: ¬†for every $50 order, you choose one Sale-a-Bration item FREE!

Weekly Deals March 3