Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Pals March 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Spring has Sprung”. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with Spring or Spring-related projects. You may see floral, Easter or other general Spring-inspired designs. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden Blog Hop - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Spring in my garden here in Southern California is announced by the first rose blooms of the season. They are always the best, the healthiest, and the prettiest roses. And my rose garden is just outside the window in my craft room so I see it while I’m stamping!!

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My card today is a country rose. It reminds me of a yellow rose climbing a fence out in the country. This rose is from the Graceful Garden stamp set and, as you can see, it’s very detailed. To me it just called out to be colored with our Stampin’ Blends 🙂 

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Remember to use Memento Ink with the Stampin’ Blends so that the stamped outline doesn’t bleed into your color. This is particularly important when using a light color like this Daffodil Delight.

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I used some of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper as a background for the rose. NOTE: on May 31st this paper will be retired, so if you like it be sure to order some right away. In fact, I just ordered another package of it because I like it so much!

Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden and Beautiful Day - Prettypapercards - stampinup

This is a card you could use for many different occasions. I find that I reach for “thinking of you” cards for sympathy, get well, encouragement, anything! I really like the font on this sentiment from the Beautiful Day stamp set, and it fit so well on my card!

Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden and Beautiful Day - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on April 11, 2018 for our Family First Hop. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.


Blog Hop  Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Corinne Blake at The Creative Compendium
  5. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  8. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  11. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  12. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards      <<<<<<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!
  13. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  14. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  15. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  16. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  18. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose


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My New Favorite Stamp Set and FREE Tutorials!

Stampin' Up! Count Your Blessings Thinking of You Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Sometimes I start using a stamp set and the more I use it the more I love it. That’s what’s happened with this Count My Blessings set. I’ve been using it and it’s fabulous! I love the big font and the pretty flowers!

Stampin' Up! Pretty Paper Cards Thinking of You - Peggy Noe - stampinupI mean, really, look at those gorgeous flowers! Maybe some of you know this type of flower, I’d sure like to know. For this card I stamped the flowers on vellum with Mememto Ink, and then I colored the back side of the vellum with the new Stampin’ Blends (available November 1st). Coloring the back of the vellum gives a softer look to the color.

Count My Blessings Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item No. 144790

The flowers were then placed over a piece of Shimmery White paper which had been watercolored with Melon Mambo ink and given a splatter of Melon Mambo ink all over.

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I promise you will love this stamp set too! And as my special gift to you, if you order this set during the month of October I will email you three (3) FREE tutorials of cards designed by me using this set! CLICK HERE to place your order for this great set!

Thank you for stopping by today!




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One of the Best Cards You Can Send!

Birthday cards and congratulations cards are wonderful and we love to send them, but I believe the best card we can send is the card saying we care.  That’s why I love to send cards like this one, to show care and bring a smile to others. And I think it’s the best card we can send!

This sentiment on today’s card is from the Rose Wonder stamp set, and it’s one I use frequently. I’m so happy that it’s carrying over into the new catalog 🙂  It has been stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock and punched out with a 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.

The pretty flowers are from a retiring set called Penned & Painted. It’s a great set of loose flowers and leaves. It’s a 2-step stamp set but I only used the outline stamps. Then I colored the insides of the flowers with our watercolor pencils and lightly brushed water over them with an aqua pen.  The leaves are colored with our Stampin’ Write Markers.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you like the Penned & Painted set, grab it right away as the retiring items are only while supplies last 🙂

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Sparkles Galore!

Hi there!  Hope you are having a great week! I’ve been having fun making these pretty cards with the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!

Each card uses a different one of the 2016-18 In Colors. I love seeing them all together, they are so springy!

This sentiment from the Rose Garden stamp set was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and punched with the 2″ Circle Punch. Then it was layered on top of some of the 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon and poof, a gorgeous card!

The wonderful thing about these cards is that most of the items used to make them are now FREE (individually) with your $50 order! Sale-a-Bration is almost over and I want you to be able to take advantage of all the great FREE items!  Here are the items from this card that you can get FREE (each one is FREE with a $50 order, before tax and shipping):

Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Item No.147356
2016-18 In Color Cardstock Assortment, Item No. 147361
3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, Item No. 143601
(be sure to use the above item numbers when ordering)

And, I’m personally giving you a separate FREE GIFT if you place a$75 order using this month’s Host Code!  You just can’t lose! Find out more by clicking HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today!



Beautiful You!!

Today’s card uses the Beautiful You stamp set.  This set is really something different.  I love it!

These stamps are very artistic, they make beautiful scenes.  And on top of that, they are amazingly easy to stamp!  They give a clear crisp image.

It doesn’t take any time at all to make a great card!  For this card I stamped the girl with the umbrella, then I stamped some designer series paper with the same stamp.  I cut out the umbrella from the dsp and pieced it onto the umbrella on the girl. Super easy — and a big WOW!

I added a quick “sky” above the umbrella using the Sale-a-Bration set called Delicate Details (FREE with a $50 order!).  Then I stamped a sentiment onto a piece of Mint Macaron card stock and punched it out with a circle punch.  Quick and done!

Oh, I forgot…I used Watercolor Pencils on her dress!  It’s so much fun to color…so relaxing!  And, making cards is relaxing, don’t you think?  That’s something I really like about card making, it gives me a chance to get away into a world of colors and papers and lace (sometimes), and forget everything else.  What about you?  Why do you like card making?  Let me know, I love your comments!


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Stamps:  Beautiful You, Delicate Details
Ink:  Black Archival and Melon Mambo
Paper:  Mint Macaron and Whisper White card stock, Blooms and Bliss dsp, Pop of Pink dsp
Tools:  2″ Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen
Embellishments:  Brights Enamel Shapes