Elegant Any Occasion Card for On the CASE

Would you like to make an elegant, yet surprisingly easy, any occasion card?  Then welcome to this edition of On the CASE with Ann & Nicole.

While I break down samples from current Stampin’ Up!® catalogs, my On the CASE partner, Nicole, is using her investigative skills to solve CASES throughout the crafting universe. Let the fun begin!

Elegant Any Occasion Card
Very Versailles Stamp Set
Annual Catalog Page 113
elegant any occasion card

Can you believe that all it took was this card, on page 112 of the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog,  to sell me on the stamp set, Very Versailles?  It reminded of earlier  Stampin’ Up! sets which had an elegant, vintage feel.  I can’t wait to make more of this layout, and switch out the sentiment.  Now that I have figured out the measurements, the next one of these will be a breeze.  I hope you enjoy today’s On the CASE!

Colors of the Day

elegant any occasion cardStamp: Very Versailles
Paper:  Crumb Cake cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″, 2-3/4″ x 3/4″),  Mint Macaron cardstock (3-1/4″ x 3/4″), Soft Suede cardstock (3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″), Very Vanilla cardstock (3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 3/4″, 2″ x 2-1/2″)
Inks:  Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron
Other:  Layering Ovals dies, Subtle embossing folder, die cutting machine, paper snips, Metallic Pearls, Linen Thread, SNAIL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide

1.  Score the Crumb Cake cardstock at 5-1/2″.  Crease and fold to form the card base.

2.  Emboss the front using the Subtle embossing folder.

3.  Ink the script image with Crumb Cake ink.  Line up the image on the bottom left side of the Very Vanilla cardstock, and stamp.  Ink again and stamp, this time stamp on the upper right side of the image.

4.  Ink the leaves in Mint Macaron. Stamp the image in the lower right corner (leaves positioned up).  Ink again, and stamp in the upper left corner (leaves positioned down).  Refer to the picture for placement.

elegant any occasion card5.  Adhere the strip of Mint Macaron cardstock 1-3/8″ from the top of the panel.

6.  Ink the script image in Crumb Cake and stamp onto the strip of Crumb Cake cardstock. Snip a “V” in each end.  Adhere on top of the Mint Macaron strip.

7.  Ink the border image in Crumb Cake and stamp across the upper right top of the Very Vanilla panel.  Ink it again, and stamp below the Mint Macaron/Crumb Cake strips of cardstock, once again on the right.

8.  Run a piece of Linen Thread above the Mint Macaron/Crumb Cake strips of cardstock. Adhere on the back of the Very Vanilla panel. Adhere the panel to Soft Suede cardstock. Then add this to the card base using dimensionals.

elegant any occasion card

9.  Ink the ornate label in Crumb Cake and stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Fussy cut out and adhere on top of the Crumb Cake banner as shown.  Accent with a Linen Thread bow.

10.  Ink the sentiment in Crumb Cake in and stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Cut out with the smallest Layering Ovals die.  Adhere on top of the ornate label using dimensionals.  Accent with two gold metallic pearls.

elegant any occasion cardIsn’t this such an elegant card?  Just click on the tutorial button below to print off the instructions.  For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

Now head on over to Nicole at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat to see the CASE file she has been working on.  Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials!

tag card

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July Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own card? I would love to be your Demonstrator.

Clicking on a product in the Supplies at this end of this post takes you right to my store. When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program (Details HERE).

July Code: TACW26RK

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BONUS DAYS ARE HERE

Bonus Days are here! It’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August!  Here’s how it works: For every $50 you spend July 1st –31st (before shipping and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 1st–31st. Now is the time to get all of those things on your Wish List!

A TWO MONTH STARTER KIT SPECIAL!

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month.

Here are the exciting details!

  • GET BONUS PRODUCT! Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, an additional $30 than normal) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You can include products from any current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.
  • GET A $10 COUPON! Those who purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! will be emailed a $10 coupon code the following month to redeem on an order placed by Oct. 31.
  • SAVE 20 -25% on personal demonstrator orders while you are active.
  • To learn more and to join,  check out the details HERE.

Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s card? And don’t forget to visit The Paper Player team members for more inspiration. As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…

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Stamp Review Crew: Good Morning Magnolia Edition

It’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: Good Morning Magnolia Edition! If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, the Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set. The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop, whenever you want.

This week we are featuring the Good Morning Magnolia set. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from the amazing Charlet Mallett.  Isn’t her work awesome!  After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the talented Mary Haugen.  I loves what she does. Be prepared to be inspired as you travel along on today’s hop!

Good Morning Magnolia Card

Colors of the Day
good morning magnoliaThe Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Making it easy! I used a Magnolia Lane Memories & More kraft card base, cut down to 5-1/2″ wide for my card base. And that gorgeous magnolia paper? It’s from the Magnolia Lane Memories & More card pack!

good morning magnoliaFocus on the focal point! The small magnolia blossom was colored using Light & Dark Petal Pink, Light & Dark Mossy Meadow, and Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  The Mossy Meadow leaves were die cut with dies from the Magnolia Memory Dies collection.  The Magnolia Lane Cork Embellishment was so easy to stamp on.  What great texture!

A few finishing touches, like rhinestones, Clear Wink of Stella, and a Mossy Meadow Baker’s Twine bow are all that are needed to complete this card.

good morning magnoliaDownload the tutorial! If you would like complete step-by-step directions for this card, including paper measurements, please click on the button below! For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

If the above card is a little too fussy for you, here is one I created a few months ago which is clean and simple.

Clean and Simple Hello CardDetails for the card above can be found HERE.

Now hop along to Mary to see what she has in store for you!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.  Until next time…

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July Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own card? I would love to be your Demonstrator.

Clicking on a product in the Supplies at this end of this post takes you right to my store. When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program.

July Code: TACW26RK

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BONUS DAYS ARE HERE

Bonus Days are here! It’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August!  Here’s how it works: For every $50 you spend July 1st –31st (before shipping and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 1st–31st.  Now is the time to get all of those things on your Wish List!

A TWO MONTH STARTER KIT SPECIAL

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month.

Here are the exciting details!

  • GET BONUS PRODUCT! Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, an additional $30 than normal) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You can include products from any current Stampin’ Up! catalog.
  • GET A $10 COUPON! Those who purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! will be emailed a $10 coupon code the following month to redeem on an order placed by Oct. 31.
  • SAVE 20 -25% on personal demonstrator orders while you are active.
  • To learn more and to join,  check out the details HERE.

Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s card? And don’t forget to visit the other Stamp Review Crew members for more inspiration. As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…

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Floral Card in Blues and Green for PP450

A floral card in blues and green was created using a trio of gorgeous colors.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

floral-card blues greenThis week, the lovely LeAnne has a beautiful color challenge for us. When I saw these colors, I immediately thought of the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper collection.  I hope you enjoy today’s floral card in blues and green.

floral card blues greenThe Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Isn’t this designer paper breathtaking? It coordinates perfectly with the colors of the challenge.  The Balmy Blue flower and Granny Apple Green leaves were created using the Floral Essence stamp set.  Isn’t it great to have coordinating punches for both of these images!

floral card blues greenTo add a touch of texture, the Granny Apple Green banner was embossed with the Scripty 3D folder.

floral card blues greenSilver metallic thread and rhinestones add a touch of bling.

floral card blues green

Download the tutorial! If you would like complete step-by-step directions for this card, including paper measurements, please click on the button below! For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

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July Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own card? I would love to be your Demonstrator.

Clicking on a product in the Supplies at this end of this post takes you right to my store. When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program (Details HERE).

July Code: TACW26RK

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BONUS DAYS ARE HERE

Bonus Days are here! It’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August!  Here’s how it works: For every $50 you spend July 1st –31st (before shipping and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 1st–31st.  Now is the time to get all of those things on your Wish List!

A TWO MONTH STARTER KIT SPECIAL!

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month.

Here are the exciting details!

  • GET BONUS PRODUCT! Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, an additional $30 than normal) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You can include products from any current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.
  • GET A $10 COUPON! Those who purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! will be emailed a $10 coupon code the following month to redeem on an order placed by Oct. 31.
  • SAVE 20 -25% on personal demonstrator orders while you are active.
  • To learn more and to join,  check out the details HERE.

Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s card? And don’t forget to visit The Paper Player team members for more inspiration. As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…

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Price: $16.00

Pickup Truck Christmas Card

Ready to get started on this year’s stash of Christmas cards?  Today’s cute pickup truck Christmas card is ready to deliver holiday cheer!  Welcome to Festive Friday, where we are celebrating Parent’s Day with a Watercolor twist!  I went with the twist.

pickup truck Christmas cardI am so happy Stampin’ Up! came out with a new pickup truck set.  Ride with Me is an adorable set, complete with pumpkins, balloons, and a tree to haul in the back.  It includes sentiments for birthdays, encouragement, fall, and Christmas, making it a very versatile set. Because I need to get started on my holiday cards, I opted to create a Christmas card. I hope you enjoy it!

pickup truck Christmas card

Colors of the Day
pickup truck Christmas cardThe Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Stampin’ Blends are our friends! I used the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend to create the frosty winter sky.  Dark Real Red shaded with Dark Smoky Slate was used for the truck. Light Balmy Blue was used for the window, and of course, Dark Basic Black is the perfect color for the tires. As for the tree, what could be better than Light and Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends?

pickup truck Christmas cardAll that glitters! To lend a frosty feel, a tree was die cut from Sparkle glimmer paper using a die from the In the Woods collection.  A strip of Sparkle glimmer paper forms the roadway.  Snowy hills were created simply by tearing strips of Whisper White cardstock.

pickup truck Christmas cardThe sentiment says it all! What could be more appropriate for a pickup truck Christmas card than a sentiment which says, “Wishing you loads of Christmas cheer!”  It was punched out with the Timeless Label punch, then trimmed down.

pickup truck Christmas cardThe gingham paper from Stampin’ Up!’s  Annual Catalog is one of my favorites, and is available in all colors as part of the 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stacks.

pickup truck Christmas cardDownload the tutorial! If you would like complete step-by-step directions for this card, including paper measurements, please click on the button below! For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

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July Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own card? I would love to be your Demonstrator.

Clicking on a product in the Supplies at this end of this post takes you right to my store. When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program.

July Code: TACW26RK

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BONUS DAYS ARE HERE

Bonus Days are here! It’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August!  Here’s how it works: For every $50 you spend July 1st –31st (before shipping and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 1st–31st.  Now is the time to get all of those things on your Wish List!

A TWO MONTH STARTER KIT SPECIAL!

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month.

Here are the exciting details!

  • GET BONUS PRODUCT! Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, an additional $30 than normal) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You can include products from any current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.
  • GET A $10 COUPON! Those who purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! will be emailed a $10 coupon code the following month to redeem on an order placed by Oct. 31.
  • SAVE 20 -25%on personal demonstrator orders while you are active.
  • To learn more and to join,  check out the details HERE.

Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s card? And don’t forget to visit The Festive Friday team members for more inspiration. As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…

Festive Friday Design Team

Ann Schach

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Beth McCullough

Anne Marie Hile

Nicole Watt

Miranda Webber

Patricia Chalas

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Sailboat Card for Challenge for PP449

Ready for a clean sailboat card in patriotic colors? Here’s one for you! It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

sailboat cardThis week Laurie is hosting a theme challenge for us:  Water Sports.  Water Sports encompass so many activities, but I opted to create a serene scene featuring sailboats.  I love the look of sailboats on the water. It’s so relaxing to just sit and watch them from the shore.  Enjoy today’s card!

sailboat cardColors of the Day

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s card features the Lilypad Lake stamp set.  The water was stamped in Balmy Blue, while the sailboats were colored with Real Red and Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Markers.  Daffodil Delight, with a smidge of Pumpkin Pie, was sponged on for the sun.

sailboat cardAlthough it does not show up well in the picture, the new High Seas 3D embossing folder provides the perfect background.  The sentiment, from A Good Man, really seemed to fit the scene.

For complete step-by-step instructions, with measurements,  on how to make today’s card, click on the tutorial button below.  For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

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July Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own sailboat card? I would love to be your Demonstrator.

Clicking on a product in the Supplies at this end of this post takes you right to my store. When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program.

July Code: TACW26RK

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Bonus Days Are Here!
Bonus Days are here! It’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August!  Here’s how it works: For every $50 you spend July 1st –31st (before shipping and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 1st–31st.  Now is the time to get all of those things on your Wish List!
A TWO MONTH STARTER KIT SPECIAL!

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month

Here are the exciting details!

  • GET BONUS PRODUCT! Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, an additional $30 than normal) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.
  • GET A $10 COUPON! Those who purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! will be emailed a $10 coupon code the following month to redeem on an order placed by Oct. 31.
  • SAVE 20 -25% on personal demonstrator orders while you are active.
  • Have access to both the Schach Pack Facebook group AND Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty Pals community.
  • To learn more and to join,  check out the details HERE.

Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s sailboat card? And don’t forget to visit The Paper Players team members for more inspiration. As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…

The Paper Players Design Team

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Stamping Offers and Deals Updates

Are you ready for the latest Offers and Deals Updates?  Read on for the latest information!

Offers DealsI’ve done it again!  After checking out my personal stash of retired sets, I decided to let go of another 30+ stamp sets/bundles. Included are some harder to find items, and many of my favorite Christmas sets. Click on the link below and have fun checking them out!

List of Ann’s Retired Items
Select 3D Embossing Folder Ready to Order

These 3D embossing folders are now available to order in the new style.  Stampin’ Up! will let us know when additional carryover 3D embossing folders,  previously known as Dynamic folders, become available in the new style.

Supply List

offers dealsBonus Days Are Here!
Bonus Days are here! It’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August!  Here’s how it works: For every $50 you spend July 1st –31st (before shipping and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 1st–31st.  Now is the time to get all of those things on your Wish List!
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July Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies? I would love to be your Demonstrator.

Clicking on a product in the Supplies at this end of this post takes you right to my store. When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program.

July Code: TACW26RK

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DOUBLE REWARD POINTS JULY 4th – JULY 14th!

From July 4th through 11:59 PM CST July 14th, you will earn DOUBLE “Shop with Schach” Reward Points! Earn a $40 spree on me twice as quickly!  For more details on my “Shop with Schach” Loyalty Program, click HERE!

offers deals
A TWO MONTH STARTER KIT SPECIAL!

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month

Here are the exciting details!

  • GET BONUS PRODUCT! Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, an additional $30 than normal) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You can include products from any current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.
  • GET A $10 COUPON! Those who purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! will be emailed a $10 coupon code the following month to redeem on an order placed by Oct. 31.
  • SAVE 20 -25%on personal demonstrator orders while you are active.
  • Have access to both the Schach Pack Facebook group AND Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty Pals community.
  • To learn more and to join,  check out the details HERE.
Looking for Inspiration?

Are you looking for inspiration? Do you need to jump start your creativity?  Be sure to check out my 2019 FREE PDF GALLERY HERE!

Brody

Many of you have emailed to ask about Brody.  Here he is resting up after playing with GQ and Jackie this afternoon.  He is doing great! He saw the vet Tuesday, and she was amazed at his condition. He continues to tolerate his piroxicam and his special protocol of Tagamet and Benedryl, both of which are used to treat his bladder cancer .  Every extra day we have with him is a blessing!

As always, if you have any questions, I am only an email away!

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Inspiring Floral Card for On the CASE

Do you have someone in your life who is an inspiration to you?  Then you need to make this “inspiring” floral card to give to them.  Welcome to this edition of On the CASE with Ann & Nicole.

While I break down samples from current Stampin’ Up!® catalogs, my On the CASE partner, Nicole, is using her investigative skills to solve CASES throughout the crafting universe. Let the fun begin!

Inspiring Floral Card
Annual Catalog Page 132

inspiring floral cardI am really loving the See a Silhouette Suite.  Did you know that by entering just one product number (152169) you can order the stamp set, dies, paper, ribbon, mini library clips, and both colors of shimmer embossing powder?  How awesome is that? In fact, with one little number, you will have the major supplies necessary to make this bold, graphic card. Let’s get on this CASE!

inspiring floral cardColors of the Day

Stamp: Silhouette Scenes
Paper:  Whisper White Thick cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″), Whisper White cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″, scrap), Basic Black cardstock ( 3 pieces- 3″ x 1-1/2″), Vellum (3″ x 1″), See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper (Flower pattern, Leaf pattern)
Inks:  Jet Black StazOn, VersaMark
Other: Sweet Silhouettes dies, Heat Tool, Shimmer Black Embossing Powder, Crushed Curry Crinkled Seam Binding, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SNAIL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide

1. Score the Whisper White Thick cardstock at 4-1/4″. Fold and crease.

2. Emboss the regular Whisper White cardstock using the Subtle embossing folder. Adhere to the card base with dimensionals.

3. Adhere 5″ and 4″ pieces of Crushed Curry Crinkled Seam Binding to the card base approximately 1-1/8″ from the bottom of the card.

4. Cut out three flowers and five leaves from the See a Silhouette designer paper. Adhere the flowers together, then adhere the leaves to the back of the flowers as shown. Add to the card base with dimensionals.

inspiring floral card5. Coat a piece of Basic Black card stock with VersaMark ink. Heat emboss with Shimmer Black embossing powder. Die cut “inspire” using the Sweet Silhouette die. Die cut two more “inspires” from Basic Black cardstock. Use multipurpose liquid glue to layer them together. Adhere to the vellum, and add to the card. Don’t forget the dots above the “i”. Note: Use multipurpose liquid glue to trace the word when adhering to the vellum. This way the adhesive will not show through.

6. Stamp the sentiment in Jet Black StazOn ink. Cut out the words “You” and “Me” and add to the vellum as shown.

7. Enjoy!

inspiring floral cardIsn’t this such a fun, bold card?  Just click on the tutorial button below to print off the instructions.  For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

butterfly gala card

Now head on over to Nicole at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat to see the CASE file she has been working on.  Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials!

tag card

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July Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own card? I would love to be your Demonstrator.

Clicking on a product in the Supplies at this end of this post takes you right to my store. When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program.

July Code: TACW26RK

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BONUS DAYS ARE HERE

Bonus Days are here! It’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August!  Here’s how it works: For every $50 you spend July 1st –31st (before shipping and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 1st–31st.  Now is the time to get all of those things on your Wish List!

A TWO MONTH STARTER KIT SPECIAL!

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month

Here are the exciting details!

  • GET BONUS PRODUCT! Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, an additional $30 than normal) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You can include products from any current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.
  • GET A $10 COUPON!Those who purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! will be emailed a $10 coupon code the following month to redeem on an order placed by Oct. 31.
  • SAVE 20 -25% on personal demonstrator orders while you are active.
  • To learn more and to join,  check out the details HERE.

Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s card?  As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…

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Stamp Review Crew: Free As A Bird Edition

Free as a bird

It’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: Free As a Bird Edition! If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, the Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set. The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop, whenever you want.

This week we are featuring the Free As a Bird set. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from the amazing Mary Haugen.  Isn’t her work awesome!  After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the talented Charlet Mallett. I always loves what she does. Be prepared to be inspired as you travel along on today’s hop!

Free As a Bird Thank You Card

Free As A Bird Thank You

Colors of the Day

For those of you who faithfully follow my blog, you know that I am in love with the Free As a Bird Suite.  The paper is beautiful, with today’s card pairing floral with dots in a front flap card.  The inside of the flap is simply adorned with a single blossom…

Free As a Bird Thank Youwhile the outside of the flap features a bird colored with Stampin’ Blends.

Free As A Bird thank youOf course, I couldn’t resist adding Petal Pink organdy ribbon and Very Vanilla scalloped edge lace.

Free As a Bird thank youFor complete step-by-step instructions, with measurements,  on how to make today’s card, click on the tutorial button below.  For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

butterfly gala cardHere are a few more cards I have created using items from the Free As a Bird Suite.  Tutorials for making these cards can be found in the  2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

easy vintage friendship card

sweet feminine thank you cardFree As A Bird Hello CardNow hop along to Charlet to see what she has in store for you!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.  Until next time…

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July Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own Free As a Bird thank you card? I would love to be your Demonstrator.

Clicking on a product in the Supplies at this end of this post takes you right to my store. When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program.

July Code: TACW26RK

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BONUS DAYS ARE ON THE WAY

I have GREAT news! Bonus Days are coming back! That means it’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August!  Here’s how it works: For every $50 you spend July 1st –31st (before shipping and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 1st–31st.  Now is the time to get all of those things on your Wish List!

Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s Free As a Bird thank you card? And don’t forget to visit The Stamp Review Crew for more inspiration. As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…siggy-1

Floral Birthday Card for PP448

Ready to try your hand at making a washi tape flower with a ribbon center? That is exactly what adorns today’s floral birthday card.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

Floral Birthday cardThis week,  Joanne has lined up a fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for us.  She has chosen some of her favorite things, as well as a few items which she don’t use often, to create the grid. Your goal is to select at least three elements across, down or diagonally, and feature them on your card.  As for me, I opted to do them all!  I hope you enjoy today’s floral birthday card.

Colors of the Day

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Have you been itching to try the Pressed Petal Specialty Washi Tape? Each roll contains peel-and-stick flower petals which you can use to create your own flowers. I punched a 3/4″ circle from Crumb Cake cardstock to form my base. For the flower center, I went old school, and created the center from Crushed Curry Crinkled Seam Binding.  I say old school, because I used to make flowers from Stampin’ Up!’s seam binding years ago. All you need to do is pull on a thread from the middle of one end of the ribbon, and shirr along its length!

floral birthday cardSo Saffron and Old Olive Perennial Essence Vellum was used to create the die cut and punched leaves (Wild Rose dies, Leaf punch). Using vellum gave the die cuts a softer look, which coordinated so well with the Pressed Petal designer series paper.

I originally had only a die cut band under the flower, which was made using one of the dies from the Wild Rose collection. However, it was getting “lost” in the paper. I happened to have a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock which had been previously embossed with the Lace 3D folder. I cut it down to size and used it underneath the die cut.  It looks like it was inlaid.  Of course, I just had to add a few gold metallic pearls as accents.

floral birthday cardThe sentiment is from the Varied Vases stamp set. It was inked in Merry Merlot, which pulls together the floral paper, the washi flower, and the cardstock mat.

floral birthday cardFor complete step-by-step instructions, with measurements,  on how to make today’s card, click on the tutorial button below.  For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

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July Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own floral birthday card? I would love to be your Demonstrator.

Clicking on a product in the Supplies at this end of this post takes you right to my store. When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program.

July Code: TACW26RK

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BONUS DAYS ARE ON THE WAY

I have GREAT news! Bonus Days are coming back! That means it’s time to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August!  Here’s how it works: For every $50 you spend July 1st –31st (before shipping and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 1st–31st.  Now is the time to get all of those things on your Wish List!

Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s floral birthday card? And don’t forget to visit The Paper Players team members for more inspiration. As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…

The Paper Players Design Team

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Price: $16.00

Free As A Bird Hello Card for FF0037

Looking for a cheerful yellow Free As a Bird Hello card, one that will certainly brighten up anyone’s day? If you are, this is the card for you!  Welcome to Festive Friday, where we are celebrating World Emoji Day with a Yellow twist!

Free As A Bird Hello Card

It should come as no surprise to anyone that I absolutely LOVE the Free As a Bird Suite. The paper is amazing. I love that there are patterns where you can just snip away and create a card with minimal stamping.  If you are not a fan of fussy cutting,  just pull out a Stitched Shape die like I did here! I hope you enjoy today’s cheerful, Free As a Bird “hello” card.

Free As A Bird hello cardColors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

What better color is there than yellow to brighten one’s day! I drew my inspiration from the yellow birds in the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  Because I wanted to create a “sweet” card, I opted to use the precious Daffodil Delight gingham paper.

Free As A Bird hello cardI added a Shimmer Detailed Laser Cut panel over a Whisper White piece of cardstock which I had embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.  To tone it down slightly, I colored it in places with the Daffodil Delight watercolor pencil.

Free As A Bird hello cardPearls and 1/2″ Gathered Rococo Rose ribbon are beautiful accents.  Ready to make your own Free As A Bird hello card? Here are the step-by-step details!

Paper Measurements:

  • Whisper White Thick cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″)
  • Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Daffodil Delight Gingham Pattern: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″)
  • Rococo Rose  cardstock (3-1/2 x 4-1/2″, scrap)
  • Whisper White cardstock (3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″)
  • Shimmer Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper (Panel cut to 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″)
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock (scrap)
  • Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (section of pattern with yellow birds)

Instructions:

1.  Score the Whisper White Thick cardstock at 5-1/2″.  Fold and crease to form the card base.

2.  Adhere the gingham paper to the card base.

3. Emboss the Whisper White cardstock (3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″) using the Subtles embossing folder. Color lightly using a Daffodil Daffodil watercolor pencil. Adhere to the Rococo Rose cardstock.  Adhere the Shimmer Detailed panel on top.  Add a snippet of Rococo Rose 1/2″ Gathered Ribbon 1/4″ from the bottom of the panel.  Accent with a double bow. Add to the card base using dimensionals.

4.  Using the largest Stitched Shapes Circle die, cut a circle from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  (I selected a section with three yellow birds.)  Adhere to the card in the position shown.

5.  Ink the sentiment in Crumb Cake and stamp onto Daffodil Delight cardstock. Punch out with the Classic Label punch. Layer onto Rococo Rose cardstock.  Trim the cardstock, leaving a 1/16″ border around the Daffodil Delight cardstock. Trim off the right end, and adhere to the card using dimensionals.

6.  Accent the flowers and sentiment with pearls.

If you would like to save or print off the above tutorial, please click on the button below.  For more inspiration, don’t forget to visit the 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery.

floral all occasion card

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June Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own quick summer card?  I would love to be your Demonstrator.

Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me.  All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program.

June Code: DWPFNMZV

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Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s card? And don’t forget to visit The Festive Friday team members for more inspiration. As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…

Festive Friday Design Team

Ann Schach

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Beth McCullough

Anne Marie Hile

Nicole Watt

Miranda Webber

Patricia Chalas

 

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