Holiday Catalog, My Picks and Weekly Deals


Click Here to View the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

Good things come to those who wait…and today is the day you can begin to order from Stampin’ Up!’s 2015 Holiday Catalog!  Just click on the link above to view the catalog on-line.  If you are one of my customers and you did not receive your paper copy in the mail, just email me! I will drop one in the mail to you immediately.  AND if you are not affiliated with any other Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and would like a copy, I will gladly send you one.  I would LOVE to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Order Today to Avoid Disappointment!

It’s predicted the Spiderweb Paper Doilies (item 139622) will likely go on backorder.

Other Products That Are at Risk of Going on Backorder include:
Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper (item 139592)
Red Foil Sheets (item 139607)
Into the Woods 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon (item 139612)
Reindeer Paper Clips (item 139643)
Fine-Tip Glue Pen (item 138309)

And please…if you plan on placing a large order, why not consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? You can receive $125 worth of product for $99 (FREE shipping for another 10% savings) in your Starter Kit.  To join or to read more, visit this page!

Ann’s  Favorite Items from the Holiday Catalog

Favorite Sets and Bundles

Favorite Papers

Favorite Ribbons and Embellishments

Other Goodies I LOVE

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And not to be overlooked are this week’s Weekly Deals!

With holiday card making on the horizon, who can pass up Rhinestones at this price???

What a day today! Fabulous deals and a gorgeous Holiday Catalog! Have fun shopping…and remember, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me! Until next time…


Clean and Simple Peaceful Pines for The Paper Players

IMG_2935It’s Tic-Tac-Toe week at The Paper Players! This is always one of my favorite challenges.   I felt is was a perfect time to work on designing a quick and clean holiday card. Because I wanted a touch of elegance, I went for the gold:  embossing powder, sequins, ribbon, and foil.  I hope you enjoy today’s card!

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This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide and 5-1/2″ long when folded.

  • Falling snow! Don’t you love the new Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder? I thought it was the perfect choice for this card, since it truly does look like snow falling down upon the tree tops.


  • A trio of stars! To satisfy the sequin requirement of this challenge, I added a trio of gold star sequins.  As we all know…things look better in threes!


  • Beautiful bow! What better way to top off an elegant card than with a quick and easy double bow created from gold satin ribbon.


Your Recipe for Fun

Stamps:  Peaceful Pines; Inks:  VersaMark; Paper:  Whisper White cardstock, Gold Foil; Tools:  Big Shot, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Heat Tool,  Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder; Embellishments: Metallic Sequins, Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon

In case you couldn’t tell, I went for the diagonal:  Ribbon, Embossing, Sequins.  In retrospect, I wish I would have placed my top tree in a little different position.  But if I do indeed make this for my holiday card this year,  I’ll have plenty of opportunities to move it around! So, what do you think of today’s card? Won’t you let me know in your comment today? Your comments are important to me…and I do read each and every one! Of course, if you have any questions about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…

The Paper Players Design Team
Ann Schach
Claire Broadwater
Joanne James
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis
Amy Koenders
Jodi McKinney
Lisa Elton
Anne Marie Hile (on leave)


Brody News and Puppy Pictures

Puppers 9 (1 of 1)One of my favorite quotes is “Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend never owned a dog”.  And so it is in the Schach household.  Our Boxers are a part of my very being.   I feel their thrill when the neighborhood squirrels invade their kingdom.  I experience their excitement when the schoolchildren walk past their window.  I feel their joy upon seeing a loved family member.  And likewise, I feel their pain.

Boxers have their share of breed specific health problems…and cancer is one of them.  “Boxer Bumps” are what we call them.  Luckily for us, Muffy and Lexi have not had any problems, but Brody has.  In his short five years, he has had a benign juvenile fatty tumor removed from his leg and a mast cell tumor removed from his side.  Luckily, it was was a Grade 1.  Needless to say, I am very vigilant in checking him, and the girls, regularly.

Almost three weeks ago I found a small spot on his side.  At first, I thought it was a deer tick, but it wasn’t.  It looked like a small blood blister.  I called the vet, and made an appointment for that very afternoon to have her look at it.  You can imagine my despair when, upon inspection, she thought it was a hemangiosarcoma.  Arrangements were made to have it removed the next morning.  The incision was wide and deep in the hope of removing it completely.  It was sent off to be biopsied, and the waiting game began.

BrodyOne week passed…with no results.  The days of the second week moved by slowly…as time often does when waiting for news.  Of course, we all know it is the waiting and the not knowing which is so stressful.  This morning, we went to have stitches removed.  And in dramatic fashion,  the biopsy results were faxed as we were waiting.  Dr. Ruth (no, not THAT Dr. Ruth) was the first to see them.  My husband and I heard her say from the back room, “I can’t find the determination.  Ann (Dr. Remmers), you removed the mass on Brody, didn’t you?”  At that point, both Dr. Ann and Dr. Rita rushed past our open door.  All three returned…all three gestured thumbs up!

Dr. Remmers spoke first.  It was NOT a hemangiosarcoma.  It was NOT malignant.  It was benign, and the margins were completely clear.  It was just an innocuous little skin tumor.  With two quick snips, the sutures were removed.  By the power of puppy saliva, (Kia was an excellent little nurse), the incision was healing nicely, and the hair was already growing back.

IMG_2923Kia was thrilled when Uncle Brody returned home.

IMG_2930“What did the ‘dockers’ have to say, Uncle Brody? Was it good news?”

IMG_2926“Yes it was, little Kia!”

And so life goes on for our gentle giant.  He, and I, thank all of you for the prayers…

IMG_2921Jack’s and Kia’s Totally Awesome Dog Show Day

Yesterday,  I took Jack and Kia to the Cedar Valley Boxer Club Specialty in Amana, Iowa.  It was their first trip to a dog show, and they just went to socialize.  I will have to admit, they didn’t meet a person or a dog they didn’t like.  Jack was especially drawn to the little Fox Terrier girls in the ex-pen next to us.  Their owner actually carried one over to him so he could meet her up close.   Little Kia, on the other hand, was mesmerized by the English Setters behind us.  After cheering on their future handler, Amy, to a Winners Dog victory, and a select rosette in the Best of Breed ring, they were able to get one-on-one attention from her, while I snapped a few pictures.  This was their first true training session, and the Puppy Twins are works in progress.  But after a few tries…some not so good…

IMG_2841 Kia ended up with a pose which was somewhat passable.  Obviously, with work, it will get better.

IMG_2856But she has to learn not to kiss her handler!

IMG_2865Jack is definitely a rock star. He takes to stacking naturally.  Here is his first try:

IMG_2893We have to work on holding the tail straight up instead of straight out.

IMG_2900But that, too, will come with practice.  And let it not be said, he is not a charmer.  Just look at his expressions…

IMG_2904IMG_2908IMG_2917Couldn’t you just grab that face in both hands and give him a great big smooch?  The Baby Twins begin their show career in October, once they turn 6 months old. Of course, you will be with them every step around the ring…I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

Thank you for indulging me with today’s “Purely Puppy Post”.  So many of you have emailed me asking about Brody, plus you have been wanting to see Jack and Kia pictures.   I’ll be back on Sunday with another card for The Paper Players.  Let me leave you with another one of my favorite dog quotes:  “No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, the love of a dog makes you a millionaire.”  Isn’t that the truth.   Until next time…

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A Sleigh Ride with the Pals

IMG_2800Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,
Ring-ting-tingling too!
Come on, it’s lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you….
And the Pals at Pals Paper Arts!

This week we have a fun sketch by the talented Nicole Watt.  I thought it was perfect for using the new Sleigh Ride Edgelit Dies.   I hope you enjoy today’s creation!

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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 5-1/2″ wide by 4-1/4″ long when folded.

  • Softly falling! The new Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is my favorite folder for holiday season.  I used it to add not only snow for the sleigh to run on, but I also used it to add snow to the sky.


  • The more layers the merrier! I used Whisper White card stock for the sleigh layer, Gold Foil for  the village, Always Artichoke card stock for the trees, and Whisper White for the background.  Because I wanted the village to be on the right, I put the edgelit cutting side down on the white side of the gold foil and ran it through the Big Shot.  When flipped to the foil side, the village was on the right.


  • Snow drifts!  I created a second set of white trees.  I cut the trees off and used the snow drift as the base for my green trees.


I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  I was so tempted to omit the sentiment, because I thought it made a very pretty scenic card without it.  However, I stayed true to the sketch and added it. To make me feel better about my decision, I did add two pearls.

Your Recipe for Fun

Stamp Set: Cozy Christmas; Ink: Always Artichoke; Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Gold Foil; Tools: Big Shot, Sleigh Ride Edgelits, Paper Snips; Embellishments: Pearls Basic Jewels;

Off to the Shows…

Jack, Kia and I are heading to the Cedar Valley Boxer Club Specialty Show in Amana, Iowa today.  Although we won’t be showing, we will be socializing.  It’s part of their show dog training.  We are going to do fun things, like be petted by complete strangers, and show them our teeth.   We’ll eat in our crates, potty in ex-pens, and stand by the ring.  Of course, Wednesday we had our baths, and I Dremeled their toenails.  Plus, I shaved their little whiskers, just as if we were really going to be in the show ring.  Hopefully the next time I post, I will have pictures to share with you!  If you are in the area…stop by and see us.  We will arrive around 2:00, and the show begins at 4:00.

So what do you think of the Sleigh Ride edgelits? Do you love them as much as I do? And are you humming that tune? Won’t you let me know in your comment today? Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one! Of course, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am  only an email away! Until next time…


Weekly Deals, Shares and Kia

Weekly Deals
August 25 – 31, 2015

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Now is the time to stock up on sparkly goodies for the holidays at reduced prices! Silver and gold make a beautiful combination for holiday cards…and Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon can be used to create fabulous bows!

Holiday Shares

Share PhotoWould you like to participate in my Holiday Catalog Product Shares? Shares are a way to sample the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, and Embellishments at a fraction of what it would cost you to purchase all of them yourself.  Click HERE to read all about them…then email me with your selection today!

Still Waiting….

We still have not received the results of Brody’s biopsy.  Maybe that is good news.  I can tell you he is having tons of fun playing with Jack and Kia.  But who doesn’t? I know they still take up a lot of my time, because I can’t resist their “Puppy Powers”.   Here’s little Kia then and now.  She’s not so little anymore…

Muffy Kia CollageAs always, if you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! products or the cards I create, don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected] or [email protected]  Until next time…

Dove of Peace for The Paper Players

IMG_2783-001 with WMJust like every house should be built upon a strong foundation, every card should begin with a great sketch…and that is exactly what Joanne has for us in this week’s The Paper Players challenge!  I decided to get a start on my holiday cards, so I used the new Dove of Peace stamp set.  Enjoy!

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This finished card measures 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ when folded.

  • Black isn’t just for Halloween!  Shimmery Black Glimmer paper paired with gold foil makes an elegant and sophisticated color combination. Isn’t the Black and Gold striped paper fabulous? It’s from the Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper collection.


  • White on gold! The Dove was embossed with white on Gold Foil paper.

IMG_2783-002Because I wanted to use the Dove without the sentiment, I simply cut it off, rather than mask it.  I had an extra wooden block handy, so I will mount the sentiment onto it before I use it.

Dissected Dove

  • Foiled again! I love the look of a small Gold Metallic Doily adhered over the Gold Foil circle.  A Winter Wonderland embellishment in the center is the perfect touch.

IMG_2782This is one of those cards which just doesn’t photograph well.  Of course, I shot a few pictures using my light tent, but I really wasn’t satisfied.  So I tried the mantel…

IMG_2791and was happy with the how the Black Glimmer Paper sparkled.  I also shot one outside on top of the mailbox.

IMG_2796-001I think this shot shows off the glimmer paper well, too.  At any rate, I can tell you it is VERY pretty in person, as one of my customers will find out…I will be sending it out this winter.  But I do have to share this funny with you:  I always have my husband, Kim, critique my card when I am finished.  In typical husband fashion, Kim said it was very pretty, but he wondered why I used the word “peach”.  It took him a minute or two until it dawned on him it said “peace”.  Needless to say, we both got a giggle out of it.

Your Recipe for Fun

Stamp Set:  Dove of Peace; Inks: VersaMark; Paper: Gold Foil, Black Glimmer,  Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper, Metallic Doilies; Tools:  Big Shot,  Circles Collection Thinlits, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder; Embellishments:  Winter Wonderland

We are still waiting on the results of Brody’s biopsy.  It’s the waiting which is so stressful.   Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts. As soon as we know anything, I will let you know.  As for Jack and Kia, they will be heading out next Thursday for the Cedar Valley Boxer Club Specialty show in Amana, Iowa.  They are still too young to show, but they are going to hang out with the big dogs, socialize, and be passed around to spend time with different people.  In the meantime, Jack is catching up on his beauty sleep.

FullSizeRenderI hope you enjoyed your visit today.  What did you think of today’s card?  Won’t you let me know in your comment? Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one.  Of course, if you have any questions about today’s card, don’t hesitate to email me! Until next time…

(Looking for the Holiday Catalog Shares?  Click HERE.  If you are one of my customers, and you have not received your Holiday Catalog in the mail, please contact me.)

The Paper Players Design Team
Ann Schach
Claire Broadwater
Joanne James
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis
Amy Koenders
Jodi McKinney
Lisa Elton
Anne Marie Hile (on leave)


Holiday Catalog Shares Information

It’s Time for The Stampin’ Schach’s 2016 Holiday Catalog Product Shares!

Catalog in MailboxWhy participate in shares? Shares are a way to sample the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, and Embellishments at a fraction of what it would cost you to purchase all of them yourself.  And the nice thing is I do all the ordering, cutting, counting and re-packaging for you!

How Shares Work

  • Simply  EMAIL ME ([email protected] or [email protected]) to reserve your spot in a share.  When your share fills, I will bill you via PayPal, or you may send a check. Per Stampin’ Up! guidelines I cannot send out invoices before August 25th.
  • On September 1st, I will place the orders for all filled shares.  Once I receive the products, I will put the troops to work, and cut, count, measure and package up your goodies pronto!  Because I want to get your shares mailed out before I leave for Founder’s Circle, I will expedite the order!!!
  • Your papers will be lovingly wrapped and identified to protect them; ribbons will be rolled or folded; and embellies will be placed into small plastic containers.  Once this task is completed, your shares will be sent out via the US Postal Service.

Here’s What Others Say About My Shares

  • “Your shares are so organized and arrive in pristine condition. I love the 12″x6″ paper samples – so useful for many projects without the expense of order entire packages of DSP. ” -N.R.
  • “I was so pleased with your last product share.  It makes  abig difference when you offer the DSP at the generous size of 6″ x 12″.  You did a great job on the lasr one.” – L.P.
  • “Thanks for all your hard work on the paper shares. It was perfect when I received it. Thanks for placing the name of the paper between each one.” – J.M.
  • “What a delightful surprise to open up your carefully packaged SU! items, Ann. You always pack with such thoughtfulness and attention to detail.” – L.P.
  • “I received my shares today!! The package arrived perfect. Love all the paper!!” – J.M.

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Here Are This Year’s Shares

1.  Designer Series Paper Share — $26 + $5.25 mailing = $31.25
     * 30 – 6″ x 12″ sheets of DSP (Home for Christmas, Season of Cheer, Into the Woods, Happy Haunting, Winter Wonderland)
     * 8 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of Merry Moments DSP stack
     * 12- 6″ x 6″ sheets of Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum

     * 3 – 6″ x 12″ sheets of Holiday Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
     * 1 – 6″ x 12″ sheet of Red Foil
     * 1 – 6″ x 12″ sheet of Black Glimmer Paper
     * 2 – 6″ x 12″ sheets of Red Envelope Paper
     * 3 – Black Halloween Doilies

Total:  57 sheets + 3 doilies

2.  Ribbon Share — $14.00 + $2.75 mailing = $16.75
     * 2-1/2 yards of EACH of the following:  Very Vanilla 1-1/4″ Subtle Stripes, Gold 3/8″ Glitter, White 3/8″ Glitter, Garden Green 1/8″ Striped, Real Red 1/8″ Striped, Rich Razzleberry 3/8″
      * 1 yard of Real Red Pompom Trim

Total:  16 yards of Ribbon/Trim

3.  Embellishment Share — $7.00 + $2.75 mailing = $9.75
* 12 pieces Home for Christmas Enamel Dots
*   6 Home for Christmas Designer Buttons
*   3 Wooden Snowflakes
*   4 Winter Wonderland Embellishments
*   4 Iced Rhinestone Embellishments
*   2 Reindeer Clips
*   6 Into the Woods Elements
Total:  37 embellishments

4.  I Want It All—Best Value — $52 (Includes Shipping)
*  57 sheets of paper + 3 doilies
*  16 Yards of Ribbon
*  37 Embellishments

The Fine Print

  • Shares will be ordered as they are filled – so sign up today!
  • I will begin sending invoices on August 25th
  • US Addresses only
  • I will gladly combine shipping to save you even more when you purchase multiple options!

Please email the following information to me at [email protected] OR [email protected]:

  • The Share in which you wish to participate
  • Your PayPal email address
  • Your mailing address

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me!  Until next time…


She Sells Sea Shells for The Paper Players and Brody News

IMG_2752It’s time to play with The Paper Players! This week the lovely LeAnne has a Clean and Simple Challenge for us…The Beach!  Now I am a dyed-in-the-wool Stampin’ Up! stamper, and I rarely ever use a non-Stampin’ Up! stamp.  But today I pulled out a never-used set by Our Craft Lounge called Treasured Friend.  It is a set I was given when I was designing for Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen back in 2010. I thought it was perfect for this challenge!

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This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.

  • Faux water coloring! Water coloring with Blender Pens and inks is quick and easy. I simply touch the tip of a Blender Pen to the ink pad itself, and color the image.  Since it’s easier to add color than to remove it, I always test the color on scratch paper to make certain it is not too dark.


  • Glitteriffic!  The Sea Shell and Sea Horse from By the Tide were water-colored and then glittered.  The new Fine Tip Glue Pen, available September 1st in the new Holiday Catalog, makes it a cinch to add glue…and glitter…exactly where you want it.  Dazzling Diamonds is my glitter of choice for adding a touch of bling.


  • Banner!  The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  One end was punched into a “V”,  courtesy of the Hexagon Punch.  The other end was curled around a small, round file.  If you don’t have small file, a wooden skewer works fine, too!


Here is your recipe for fun!

Stamp Sets: By the Tide, Treasured Friends (Our Craft Lounge, retired); Inks:  Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride; Tools:  Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Blender Pens, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Hexagon Punch; Embellishments:  Sahara Sand Lace Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, Metal Rimmed Pearls


It is with sadness I have to report that Brody had a hemangiosarcoma removed from his side on Friday.  Hemangiosarcoma is an aggressive, malignant tumor which almost always carries a poor prognosis.  The exception to this is a hemangiosarcoma which  originates in the skin and has not yet metastasized to the internal organs. Brody’s did indeed originate in the skin, and the surgeon went quite deep and wide in an attempt to get it all, as you can see in this photo.

Brody We will know if she was successful when we get the results of the biopsy next week.  Of course, the entire family has been on an emotional roller coaster.  We can only hope and pray we caught it early enough…

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  Even though I feel like a traitor to Stampin’ Up!, it was a perfect image for the challenge, don’t you agree? Of course, if you have any questions about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…

The Paper Players Design Team
Ann Schach
Claire Broadwater
Joanne James
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis
Amy Koenders
Jodi McKinney
Lisa Elton
Anne Marie Hile (on leave)


Market Fresh for Pals Paper Arts

IMG_2747It’s Thursday, and time to play at Pals Paper Arts! It’s a color challenge this week:  Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise.  At first, I was leaning toward something Halloween, but the Turquoise was throwing it off a wee bit.  I took a look in the catalog to see what Designer Papers had these colors in them.  I picked the Farmers Market paper, specifically the gorgeous gingham plaid pattern.  It wasn’t until the card was completed and I was writing my post that I realized the error of my ways.  Yikes!  This pattern paper is Blackberry Bliss.  But you know what? That’s the beauty of Stampin’ Up!  Everything coordinates so well!  At least the card stock I used is Rich Razzleberry, and so is the ink I used to watercolor the grapes. At any rate, I hope you enjoy my mistake!

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  • Great grapes! There is something about the Market Fresh stamp set that caught my eye when I saw it in the new Annual Catalog.  Maybe it is my love of water coloring which makes this set so appealing.  The images are perfect for faux water coloring, using Blender Pens and inks.  It was stamped with new Archival Basic Black ink (in the new Holiday Catalog).  I LOVE this ink.  The image was crisp and clean, and it worked perfectly with Blender Pens.  There was no smearing at all. I can’t wait for you to try it!


  • Bump it up! One way to add depth is to snip out the banner and bump it up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.  It is so easy to snip out,  but what a difference this makes!


  • Layered ribbons!  Pear Pizzazz ribbon is layered over the new Rich Razzleberry Into the Woods 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon. What fabulous texture this ribbon has! Although you only see a snippet of it, it definitely adds to the card.


  • Layered labels! The new Lots of Labels Framelits are perfect for layering. The Very Vanilla and Pear Pizzazz labels are the same size. The Pear Pizzazz one was simply cut in half!

IMG_2747-005Here is your recipe for fun:

Stamp Set: Market Fresh; Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise; Paper: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Farmers Market Designer Series Paper; Other:  Big Shot, Lots of Labels Framelits, Blender Pens, Rich Razzleberry Into the Woods ribbon, Pear Pizzazz 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Remember, if you ever have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…


Delicate Ornaments for The Paper Players…A Peek from the Holiday Catalog


It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week,  Claire is treating us to a fun color challenge: Bermuda Bay, Kraft/Crumb Cake, Old Olive. I just had to play with some of the items from the new Holiday Catalog…even if it did mean making a Christmas card using non-traditional colors.  I hope you enjoy today’s card!


The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 4-1/4 inches wide x 5-1/2″ long when folded.

  • The dies have it! Creating beautiful die cuts is simple with Delicate Ornaments Thinlits dies.  Cut from Gold Foil and overlayed onto Bermuda Bay, this ornament sports Pearls, a Gold Cord bow, and a gorgeous Winter Wonderland embellishment.


  • Sentimental! The sentiment Merry & Bright is from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set.  I love this set because all the words are separate…allowing you to make countless combinations!  You can even make the phrase “Have a holly, jolly Christmas”! I just love this old Burl Ive’s tune, don’t you?


  • I’ve got this! One of my favorite backgrounds is created with the stamp from You’ve Got This.  This time I inked it with Old Olive and stamped off twice before stamping it onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  A few Crumb Cake speckles are courtesy of Gorgeous Grunge.


I had a blast inking up these new sets and using new embellishments!  The new Precision Cutting Plate does make cutting out intricate dies, like the one I used today, easier.  I really can’t wait to play again with the Embellished Ornament set and the coordinating Delicate Ornaments dies.  In fact, I would LOVE to play with everything in the new Holiday Catalog!  But that will have to wait for another day, since Lexi and I are in Albert Lea, MN.  As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…