Simply Succulent Gatefold Card!

Handmade Thank You Gatefold Card using the Simply Succulents Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! and made by Peggy Noe of  Pretty Paper Cards #peggynoe #prettypapercards #prettypapercards.com #simplysucculents #simplysucculentsstampset #gatefoldcard #gatefold #thankscard #thankyoucard #succulents #stampinup #stampingup

What is a gatefold card? A gatefold card is a card with two “doors” on the front, one on the left and one on the right. The doors or “gates” open to reveal the inside of the card. This is a very fun card to make and it’s easy ūüôā

Handmade Thank You Gatefold Card using the Simply Succulents Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! and made by Peggy Noe of  Pretty Paper Cards #peggynoe #prettypapercards #prettypapercards.com #simplysucculents #simplysucculentsstampset #gatefoldcard #gatefold #thankscard #thankyoucard #succulents #stampinup

The Mint Macaron card base is 11″ x 4-1/4″ and is scored at 2-3/4″ and 8-1/4.” This creates the two “gates.” A piece of Basic White cardstock was cut at 5″ x 4″ and stamped with the large and small cactus flower stamps using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. The flowers were then sponged with Mint Macaron and Highland Heather ink, using a sponge dauber. The piece was cut in half and adhered to each “gate” so that they meet at the center.

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A 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Basic White cardstock was stamped with a few cactus flowers (like the front of the card) and adhered to the inside of the card.

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A piece of Highland Heather cardstock was cut at 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ and topped with a piece of Basic White cardstock cut at 4-1/4″ x 3.” This piece was stamped with the pot. A few cactus flowers and some die-cut Mint Macaron “pearls” were adhered to the pot. The sentiment was stamped on Mint Macaron cardstock and cut with one of the label dies from the coordinating Potted Succulents Die set.

Handmade Thank You Gatefold Card using the Simply Succulents Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! and made by Peggy Noe of  Pretty Paper Cards #peggynoe #prettypapercards #prettypapercards.com #simplysucculents #simplysucculentsstampset #gatefoldcard #gatefold #thankscard #thankyou #stampingup

If you have a wish list of $99 or more, it‚Äôs a great time to get the Starter Kit! You can fill your wish list and more! Right now there is a Starter Kit special that gives you $155 worth of your choice of Stampin‚Äô Up! products for only $99, and it all ships FREE! You have absolutely NO obligation after that. I like to call it the Ultimate Bundle! This is what I did ~ I wanted the beautiful products and I purchased the Ultimate Bundle. It‚Äôs really a no-brainer if you like these products ūüôā

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NEW VIDEO: New Sweet as a Peach Thank You Card!

Handmade Thank You Card created with the Sweet as a Peach Bundle by Stampin' Up! designed by Peggy Noe of prettypapercards.com #you'reapeachstampset #thankyou #thankyoucard #peachcard #sweetasapeachbundle #you'reapeachpaper #you'reapeachdsp #peggynoe #prettypapercards #prettypapercards.com #stampinup #stampingup #distinktivestamp #2021-2022AnnualCatalog

Oh I’m so excited! I just got this bundle yesterday and had to use it right away! I’ve had my eye on this since I first saw the catalog and It’s everything I’d hoped! I made a card right away and shared it today on my Facebook Live.

The You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper is gorgeous. I used the striped sheet as a background on this card. It sits on a piece of Pear Pizzaz cardstock.

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As I mentioned in the video, this stamp set is a “distinktive” stamp set which means that is has beautiful shading built into the stamp.¬†

Peaches just say summer, don’t they? I’m going to be using this Bundle alot over the next few months. In fact, I bought two full packages of the designer series paper because I knew I would love it!!!!

Handmade Thank You Card created with the Sweet as a Peach Bundle by Stampin' Up! designed by Peggy Noe of prettypapercards.com #you'reapeachstampset #thankyou #thankyoucard #peachcard #sweetasapeachbundle #you'reapeachpaper #you'reapeachdsp #peggynoe #prettypapercards #prettypapercards.com #stampinup #stampingup #distinktive

The colors used on this card are:

 

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Do you see the sparkly new Genial Gems? They really add some bling to this card! 

Handmade Thank You Card created with the Sweet as a Peach Bundle by Stampin' Up! designed by Peggy Noe of prettypapercards.com #you'reapeachstampset #thankyou #thankyoucard #peachcard #sweetasapeachbundle #you'reapeachpaper #you'reapeachdsp #peggynoe #prettypapercards #prettypapercards.com #stampinup #stampingup #distinktivestamp

If you have a wish list of $99 or more, it’s a great time to get the Starter Kit! You can fill your wish list and more! Right now there is a Starter Kit special that gives you $155 worth of your choice of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99, and it all ships FREE! You have absolutely NO obligation after that. I like to call it the Ultimate Bundle! This is what I did ~ I wanted the beautiful products and I purchased the Ultimate Bundle. It’s really a no-brainer if you like these products ūüôā

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NEW VIDEO: Gatefold Card and Sneak Peek of the Hand-Penned Suite!

Handmade thank you gatefold card using the Hand-Penned Suite by Stampin' Up! created by Peggy Noe of prettypapercards.com #PrettyPaperCards #prettypapercards.com #handpenned #handpennedsuite #stampinup #stampingup #gatefold #gatefoldcard #paintedlabelsdies #thankyou #thankyoucard

Today I’m SO EXCITED to show you this sneak peek of the fabulous new Hand-Penned Bundle. It’s my new favorite Bundle!! Here is a replay of my Facebook Live showing you in detail how this card is made.

This card displays ALL of the new 2021-2023 In Colors, and they are absolutely gorgeous!

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To create the gatefold card base, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″ and score at 2-3/4″ and 8-1/4.” Then cut two (2) pieces of designer series paper 4″ x 2-1/2″ and adhere one piece to each side of the front of the card. This creates the “gatefold.”

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So that the gatefold works properly, remember to adhere the front decorations only to the left “gate.” I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the floral piece only on the left gate and worked beautifully.

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If you like this sneak peek of the Hand Penned items, you might like a sampler of ALL of the new designer series papers and ribbons in the new 2021-22 Annual Catalog!!

Reserve My 2021-2022 Annual Catalog
Paper & Ribbon Shares!!

It’s SO exciting! The Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog goes live on Tuesday, May 4th! Yippee! When you look through this beautiful catalog you will see many gorgeous ribbons and designer series papers, and YOU WILL WANT THEM ALL! (Trust me on this!)

That’s why I offer product shares! Shares are simply smaller portions of items offered in the catalog, and they are reasonably priced so that you can experience and play with lots of products without breaking the bank! I order whole packages of designer series paper and whole spools of ribbon and divide them up so that you get a wonderful variety for less! This year I’m offering Paper Shares, Ribbon Shares, and Both Shares (aka I Want It All)!

Reserve Your Shares by CLICKING HERE!

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Here are the Stampin’ Up! products used on this card:

Hand-Penned Petals Bundle (available 5/4/21)
Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (available 5/4/21)
Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon (available 5/4/21)
Soft Succulent Classic Stampin’ Pad (available 5/4/21)
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin’ Pad (available 5/4/21)
Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin’ Pad (available 5/4/21)
Polished Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad (available 5/4/21)

 

NEW VIDEO: So Sentimental Thank You & Mini Gift Box!

Handmade thank you card and mini curvy keepsake box using True Love designer paper and So Sentimental stamp set by Stampin' Up! created by Peggy Noe of Pretty Paper Cards #truelovedsp #thankyoucard #sosentimentalstampset #peggynoe #prettypapercards #minicurvykeepsakebox #stampinup #stampingup

Woo-hoo! A matching thank you gift and card! With Stampin’ Up! products we can create SO many beautiful things that bless others. This lovely set will definitely bless someone you are thanking. And it’s easy to make! Here’s a replay of my Facebook Live that shows you exactly what to do!

Layering the Bermuda Bay cardstock and the True Love Designer Series Paper gives a nice contrast of layers. Use Blending Brushes to lightly color the first layer of the True Love Designer Series Paper. 

Handmade thank you card and mini curvy keepsake box using True Love designer paper and So Sentimental stamp set by Stampin' Up! created by Peggy Noe of Pretty Paper Cards #truelovedsp #thankyoucard #sosentimentalstampset #peggynoe #prettypapercards #minicurvykeepsakebox #stampinup

Almost everything used in this project is retiring soon: the True Love Designer Series Paper, the So Sentimental stamp set, and the Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Dies. I’m telling you now so that you can grab them before they are gone ūüôā

I seriously love the Mini Curvy Keepsake Box Dies. They are going to remain in my personal stash after they are retired. I mean, look at how cute these little boxes are! For the little curls on top of the boxes, I cut a few 8-1/2″ x 1/4″ pieces of Bermuda Bay cardstock and curled them with a bone folder. They look so festive! Don’t forget to put a little piece of chocolate into the box before sealing it up!

Handmade thank you card and mini curvy keepsake box using True Love designer paper and So Sentimental stamp set by Stampin' Up! created by Peggy Noe Pretty Paper Cards #truelovedsp #thankyoucard #sosentimentalstampset #peggynoe #prettypapercards #minicurvykeepsakebox #stampinup #stampingup

Don’t forget to stamp your envelopes!

Handmade thank you card and mini curvy keepsake box using True Love designer paper and So Sentimental stamp set by Stampin' Up! created by Peggy Noe Pretty Paper Cards #truelovedsp #thankyoucard #sosentimentalstampset #peggynoe #prettypapercards #minicurvykeepsakebox #stampinup


 

Gorgeous NEW IN COLORS!!
Here is a little preview of the new In Colors!
I’m in love!!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog goes live to customers on May 4th and I want to be sure you have one! I you have ordered from me in the past 6 months, you are on the list! But, if you haven’t, please email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com and I will get one to you. I’ll be sending them out in a few weeks!

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True Love Floral Thank You Card!

Handmade Thank You card using the True Love Paper by Stampin' Up! created by Peggy Noe of prettypapercards.com #stampinup #stampingup #truelove #truelovedsp #peggynoe #prettypapercards #foreverflourishingdies

The True Love Designer Series Paper is beautiful…and it’s retiring! Over the past few days as I’ve been saying that things are retiring, I feel like I want to put a little sad face after every time I say that. It IS sad to see some of these gorgeous items retire ūüôĀ But, I can say that we are going to LOVE the new items, and that gives us a lot to look forward to!

Handmade Thank You card using the True Love Paper by Stampin' Up! created by Peggy Noe of prettypapercards.com #stampinup #truelove #truelovedsp #peggynoe #prettypapercards #foreverflourishingdies

This beautiful retiring True Love Designer Series Paper used to create today’s card is all black and white with floral and graphic patterns. The flowers on this card were fussy cut out of one of the floral sheets of the paper. They were then colored with Melon Mambo Stampin’ Blends and crinkled, by hand, into little balls. The flowers were opened back up, leaving the petals facing upward to make the flowers look “open.”

Behind the flowers are two groupings of leaves cut with the Forever Flourishing Dies. One grouping was cut from Just Jade cardstock, and the other grouping was cut from Shimmery White cardstock that was watercolored with Just Jade ink.

Handmade Thank You card using the True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! created by Peggy Noe of prettypapercards.com #stampinup #truelove #truelovedsp #peggynoe #prettypapercards #foreverflourishingdies

The flowers and leaves are adhered to a piece of Shimmery White cardstock that was lightly watercolored with Just Jade ink. Tucked under the lower left flower is a double bow tied from Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.

Handmade Thank You card using the True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! created by Peggy Noe of prettypapercards.com #stampinup #truelove #truelovedsp #peggynoe #prettypapercards #foreverflourishing

The sentiment is a stamp from the Free as a Bird stamp set. I like it because it’s small and has a sweet font ūüôā After the card was fully assembled, I splattered Whisper White Craft Ink (from a refill bottle) onto the card using a Water Painter. This is a technique I learned from Debby Hughes at limedoodledesign.com. You need to let it sit to dry for a while, but I love the way it turns out!

Handmade Thank You card using the True Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! created by Peggy Noe of prettypapercards.com #stampinup #thankyou #truelove #truelovedsp #peggynoe #prettypapercards #foreverflourishingdies


 

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Torn Purple Peony Thank You!

Handmade Thank You Card made with the Peony Garden Paper by Stampin' Up! created by Peggy Noe of Pretty Paper Cards #peggynoe #prettypapercards #peonygarden #floweringblooms #thankyou #thankyoucard #tornpaper

Spring is here!! Spring calls out for a floral card, so I pulled out some Peony Garden Designer Series Paper and my Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to make a spring garden!

Handmade Thank You Card made with the Peony Garden Paper by Stampin' Up! created by Peggy Noe of Pretty Paper Cards #peggynoe #prettypapercards #peonygarden #floweringblooms #thankyou #thankyoucard

The flowers are colored in with Highland Heather and the leaves are Granny Apple Green. The paper itself has so much shading that it doesn’t take much coloring to really bring it to life.

Handmade Thank You Card made with the Peony Garden Paper by Stampin' Up! created by Peggy Noe of prettypapercards.com #peggynoe #prettypapercards #peonygarden #floweringblooms #thankyou #thankyoucard

A fun little technique used on this card is paper tearing. I tore the upper right corner to reveal the Purple Posy cardstock. I’m trying to use the retiring In Colors before they are gone, and I have really loved Purple Posy. The sentiment is from the Flowering Blooms stamp set and is also stamped on Purple Posy cardstock. The cardstock is torn all around and adhered with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

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A tiny bow of White Baker’s Twine is tucked under the edge of the sentiment piece to finish off the card.

Handmade Thank You Card made with the Peony Garden Paper by Stampin' Up! created Peggy Noe prettypapercards.com #peggynoe #prettypapercards #peonygarden #floweringblooms #thankyou #thankyoucard

The 2019-2021 In Colors Are Retiring Soon

The New Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is being released one month earlier beginning this year ~ on May 4, 2021. That means that the current 2019-2021 In Colors will be retiring and all the products using these colors will be retiring (cardstock, ink, ink refills…). Order these now, as many items are already low on inventory.

 

 

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