Free Printable | Blank Alpaca Card

Our Final Warehouse Sale is in its final days, with EVERY single stamp marked 40% off...including this 2x1 set of glasses (designed to fit my free printable alpaca). The mini sunnies sold out within minutes of my previous post, so be sure to add this little guy to your cart ASAP if you want to snag it!

Free Printable | Alpaca (Llama) Blank Card | prettypeas.com

Supplies Needed:

  • An 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper (matte photo paper recommended)

  • A printer

  • Scissors or paper trimmer

As always, these printables are free for personal use only and may not be redistributed, copied, or sold. Please share the project with a link to this post. Tag us on Instagram with @prettypeaspaperie, #prettypeaspaperie.

Each sheet prints 2 cards.

P.S. This medium glasses stamp is on sale right now for less than $9! Grab it before I sell out - we won't be making more! No coupon code necessary.

Free Printable | Snail Mail Card

We're a week in to my Final Warehouse Sale, so I thought I'd share a free printable for my snail-mailing friends. (Also, snails are quickly becoming my favorite thing to doodle.) It's a super simple A2 folded card, but there's so much you can do to decorate it...including stamp it!

Free Printable | Snail Mail Card | prettypeas.com

Supplies Needed:

  • An 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper (matte photo paper recommended)
  • A printer
  • Scissors or paper trimmer

As always, these printables are free for personal use only and may not be redistributed, copied, or sold. Please share the project with a link to this post. Tag us on Instagram with @prettypeaspaperie, #prettypeaspaperie.

Each sheet prints 2 cards.

P.S. This mini glasses stamp is on sale right now for only $9! Grab it before I sell out - we won't be making more! No coupon code necessary.

Free Printable | Christmas Snail Mail Coloring Sheets

Santa's Snail Mail Bag | Alternative to Wrapping Paper | DIY Reusable Mini Gift Bag | Pretty Peas Paperie

Happy December! Is it just me or does your Christmas shopping list double once you have a kid? Our adults-only list has suddenly grown to include entire families, friends' babies, godchildren, and furbabies. I was trying to think of some fun stocking-stuffer-type trinkets to tie to gift cards, and came up with this idea as I was styling a photo for one of our Christmas stamps. (I'm 100% sure someone else has probably done this, but I made you a free printable to make it easier!)

Here it is :: a mini coloring kit!

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Supplies Needed:

There are so many fun things you can fit in these things—baby sunglasses, a whistle, candy, erasers, jewelry, gift cards—why not skip the paper wrapping altogether and gift your tiny items in a cute, reusable bag!

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DIY Mini Potted Paper Cactus

DIY [ mini ] Paper Potted Cactus | prettypeas.com

I don't know why I didn't make one of these sooner because it's AH-dorable! And, like all my other faux cacti and succulents, it's quite impossible to kill.

Wanna make one for yourself? Keep reading!

DIY [ mini ] Paper Potted Cactus | prettypeas.com

Supplies Needed:


How to Make a Mini Potted Paper Cactus:

1. Start by stamping your cactus pieces—I call them "petals"—on the thick white paper. 

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2. Next, cut them out. (If you want them to be double-sided, stamp the backs. Luckily, a clear stamp will make this easy!)

DIY [ mini ] Potted Paper Cactus | prettypeas.com

3. Now it's time to prep your "soil." Turn the wood pot upside down and trace around it on your piece of brown cardboard. Cut out the circle, but make it a little bit smaller than what you traced. Finally, cut a straight line in the center with your X-acto knife.

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4. Push the cardboard circle down into your pot, then stick one of the cactus pieces in. This is the base of your cactus!

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5. Cut narrow slits into your remaining cactus pieces. (Don't make them too wide or your pieces won't fit together.)

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6. Last step: arrange your cactus, then step back and admire your work. (If you make one, please share it with us on Instagram by tagging @prettypeaspaperie! I'd love to see what you make.)

DIY [ mini ] Potted Paper Cactus | prettypeas.com

Cheers!

Cheers to small businesses everywhere! by Akula Kreative [pinit]

 

This is my first attempt at gilding with a rubber stamp. It's full of flaws (and somewhat illegible) buuut...isn't it kind of beautiful? One of my favorite things about running a small biz is having the opportunity to learn something new EVERY day. I never would have pushed myself this hard in any of my previous jobs.

Stay tuned for a foil-stamping with rubber stamps tutorial once I figure out what I'm doing. Cheers to small business and creating a beautiful mess!

Introducing...Wood-Mounted Stamps with Handles!

Made with love in Austin, Texas // Pretty Peas Paperie Happy Thursday, folks! I'd like to introduce you to my new friend :: Mr. Wood-Wounted, Red Rubber Stamp (with a handle!). Though we'll continue to focus on clear rubber stamps, I decided it was time to branch out. Just a little. When packaging orders, I've found that having to use two hands to stamp "DO NOT BEND" slows the fulfillment process. Don't get me wrong...a perfectly-placed impression on, let's say, a business card, is totally worth the time. Some projects, on the other hand, just need to get done. Plus, there's something supremely satisfying about slamming a "PAID" stamp onto invoices. :)

Above, you'll see a sample of the new wood-mounted stamp, along with one of my new FAVORITE stamp pads. Both will be available for purchase during our next shop, so click HERE to find out how not to miss it!

Sneak Peek | Hand-Lettered Birthday Cone Stamp

Hand-Lettered Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp // Pretty Peas Paperie // Pop-Up *Stamp* Shop AH!! I'm in love with this new rubber stamp! It's perfect for mini cards, tags, and muslin "gift wrap." If you purchase a stamp as a gift, we'll package it in this for free - just ask!

Oh, and just for fun, here's my original sketch:

Hand-Lettered Happy Birthday // Nikki Mihalik

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Sneak Peek | New Rubber Stamp Designs

Snail mail and handwritten notes will always hold a special place in my heart. Here's a sneak peek at the new designs we've been working on - coming soon to the Pop-Up Stamp Shop! For news about our next shop, check out the info page on our sister site, Akula Kreative, or follow us on Instagram. Original Stamp Design by Nikki Mihalik // Pretty Peas Paperie // All hail snail mail!

For lovers of letters. All hail the snail.

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Original Stamp Design by Nikki Mihalik // Pretty Peas Paperie // This lovely package has been upcycled.

For bubble wrap hoarders and recyclers. This lovely package has been upcycled.

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Original Stamp Design by Nikki Mihalik // Pretty Peas Paperie // Do Not Bend. Many thanks, the paper within

For paper that hates getting bent out of shape. Do Not Bend - Many thanks, the paper within.

5 Days of Pop-Up *Stamp* Shop Prep

MONDAY

Polar Express Letters to Santa Rubber Stamp | "Please deliver to Santa by December 25"

Hand-cancel your Letters to Santa with this Polar Express rubber stamp.

TUESDAY

Modern XO Gift Tag Stamp

Give your gifts some modern flair with this tag stamp suited for any occasion.

WEDNESDAY

Giant Floral Holiday Gift Tag Stamp

Fall in LOVE with gift wrapping this year by using this giant floral gift tag stamp.

THURSDAY

Calligraphy Thank You Stamp on Watercolor Stationery

Say THANK YOU for your gifts by making stationery with this Betty Ling Calligraphy stamp.

FRIDAY

Merry Christmas Calligraphy Stamp | Polka-Dot Gift Wrap Ideas

DIY watercolor gift tags look amazing with "Merry Christmas" written in calligraphy! Finish it off with some chalk pen polka-dots.