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?

Get Ready for Black Friday Deals
November 20-26!

We’ve got you covered for Black Friday with DEALS, DEALS and MORE DEALS!! Keep checking back as I’m going to give you all the information you need AND show you samples of the sale items! The first day, Monday the 20th, is going to be a 24-hour stamp sale! What’s better than that??


Product List

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.

Happy Birthday Thinlits
Item No. 143700
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Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Item No. 144177
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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!

Want to try some of the new ribbons without spending a ton? Try my Ribbon Share! 26 different ribbons (1 yard of each) for $20! CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE.

To order, email me at [email protected] with the subject “Ribbon Shares.” I’m only taking orders until June 9th.

Let’s Hear It For The Guys!

Guys Happy 1

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!

Guys Happy angled

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!!

Great Guy’s Birthday!

Jason's Bday closed

So, as much as I love making frilly, flowery, feminine cards, every so often I need a masculine card 🙂  This is a good card for a guy, and I’ve used masculine colors and large shapes to appeal to guys.

Jason's bday part open

The card is not hard to make.  Cut your paper 8-1/2 x 5-1/2.  Score it on each side at 2-1/8.  You don’t necessarily have to add the front side panels of designer series paper, but if you want to, cut them at 5-1/4 x 2.  The birthday rectangle is 2 x 3.

Jason's bday almost open

The surprise of this card is that there’s a gift card inside ~ and it’s to Lowes!!  This particular card is for my daughter’s fiancé and I think he’s really going to like it!Jason's Bday full open

The birthday greeting is from the Big News stamp set, and the inside sentiment is from the Bravo stamp set.


November 24 – December 2
20% to 50% off selected items all week!

Online Extravaganza starts on Monday with select items and bundles at discounted prices. Plus, there will be limited-time doorbusters on the first and last days of Online Extravaganza. You don’t want to miss them! This sale lasts from November 25 through December 2, or while supplies last. Learn more about these deals and discover which products (including select Textured Impressions Embossing Folders) are going on sale!


My Extravaganza Graphic

A Card for a Marine!

Blake 1Today’s card is special.  It’s for a great young man who just went into the Marine’s.  I’ve known him since he was two years old, and last week he started basic training.  I’m sad and proud all at the same time.  I’ve heard the first few weeks are very tough.  We just got an address for him and I want to send him a card right away!  I guess it’s supposed to be a bit “plain” to pass through the military…hmmm.

For the design I used this week’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.  I could have added SO many more layers and embellishments 🙂 but tried to restrain myself!  Here’s the sketch:

6-19Sketch208The base of the card is the NEW Kraft Cardstock ~ wow!  You can be sure I’ll be using this often.  It has a look like something a guy would like, a textured look.  The adorable little typewriter is from the NEW stamp set called Tap Tap Tap.

Blake 1 What do you think of the cute “hi”  circle?  It’s actually a sticker!  There are whole sheets of NEW Basics Kraft Stickers for us to play with.  This is the first one I’ve used and it is CU-UTE!

Well, I’m off to address my card and get it in the mail right away!