Butterfly Birthday Card for PP531

What do you get when you combine pastel colors, floral embossing, and a butterfly? In my case, it’s a butterfly birthday card, which will be winging it’s way to one of my good friends who has an April birthday.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

butterfly birthday card This week, the sweet Claire is hosting our monthly theme challenge: Spring Is in the Air!  It’s perfect for this time of the year.  As I mentioned previously, I pulled out pastels, floral embossing, and butterflies, as these are things that make me think of spring. I can’t wait to see what reminds YOU of spring! Let the fun begin!


Colors of the Day
 The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

The die cuts certainly pack a punch on today’s butterfly birthday card. The ornate floral die cut is from the Flowering Vines die cut collection.  A Watercolor pattern from the Butterfly Bijou Designer Paper Collection was adhered to a piece of  foam adhesive sheet prior to die cutting, making it easy to adhere, as well as adding dimension.  Of course, I absolutely could not resist adding pearls to the centers of each one of the flowers.  Add a lacy die cut butterfly and a feminine sentiment (this one is from Posted For You), and your card is sure to delight the birthday girl. Of course, a little floral texture on the back panel adds a delicious touch of spring!

butterfly birthday card

To download a free tutorial for today’s Butterfly Birthday Card, which includes all the paper measurements and all of the products used, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial.

2021 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery – CLICK HERE
2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery – CLICK HERE
2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery – CLICK HERE
For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of The Paper Players design team:
Being A Demonstrator Has Its Perks

Do you have a BIG WISH LIST? Consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. The Starter Kit is a great value! For $99, choose $125 worth of products, and it ships for FREE (an additional 10% savings)!

  • SAVE at least 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 20 – 25% discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.
  • NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS! There’s never an obligation to host parties, sell products, or purchase anything else after the kit.
  • THERE’S NO RISK! NO PENALTY TO DROP! If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter after you sign-up, you automatically renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter. To continue, you will need to reach $300+ in sales (includes personal purchases) to renew from quarter to quarter. If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty.
  • CONTINUE the BENEFITS and DISCOUNTS!  From the time you join through the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter, you will be able to take advantage of demonstrator discounts and benefits. The Quarters are January – March, April – June, July – September, October – Dec. You will have the balance of the quarter in which you join PLUS the first full quarter to reach your first $300 in sales (includes personal purchases) and renew for another quarter.
  • JOIN TODAY! Purchase the starter kit through me and instantly become a member of the Schach Pack Pals. You’ll have access to private Facebook groups, receive newsletters, and will be able to engage with a community of other stampers.
  • Questions about joining? Email me at [email protected] If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!

Remember – You get to choose up to $125 in any products you want and pay only $99 plus tax, no shipping.

If you have any questions about joining Stampin’ Up!, I am only an email away! If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!

Available Now

Butterfly Bouquet

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection will be available through May 3rd,  2021.

(All images © Stampin’ Up!)

Butterfly Bouquet

155092 Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set  $17.00

BUtterfly Bouquet

155523 Brilliant Wings Dies   $44

Butterfly Bouquet

155821  Butterfly Brilliance Bundle   $54.75

Butterfly Bouquet

156824  Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper   $11.50  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Butterfly Bouquet

156825  Natural Touch Specialty Paper   $5.00  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Butterfly Bouquet

159408  Butterfly Brilliance Collection $71.25 (Everything listed above – While Paper Supplies Last)

Available Now

Hey Chick Header

If you remember Sale-A-Bration 2017, you were probably blown away by the Hey Chick stamp set. Stampin’ Up! decided to bring it back—along with coordinating dies and a completely new bundle created in the same style. These two bundles are only available for a limited time through June 30, 2021.

(All images © Stampin’ Up!)

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Hey Chick Bundle 158627 $44

Hey Chick Stamp Set 1581990 $17
Chick Dies 158199 $32

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Hey Birthday Chick Bundle 158631 $43

Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set 154464 $21
Birthday Chick Dies 158200 $27

Hey Chick

RETIRING SOON2021 retiring in colors

Can you believe the Annual Catalog  Retiring List will be coming out at the end of  March?   While we have no idea of the stamp sets, dies and other items which are retiring, we do know that the 2019 – 2021 In Colors WILL be retiring.  As many of you know from past experience,  the retiring In Color items NEVER last long. Please order your favorites today so you will not be disappointed!

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Looking for an oldie but goodie? Check out my retired stamps which I have for sale.

Retired Sets for Sale
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Current Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own cards? I would love to be your Demonstrator.  Click Here  to place an order in my online store.

When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $50, 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).

Current Code: W74QFT3Q
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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…

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Cute Cactus Birthday Card for FF0079

Looking for a card which is a little different?  How about a cute cactus birthday card? It’s time to get festive at Festive Friday – the home of the Inspo List!

cactus birthday card

For this week’s challenge,  we are inspired by World Frog Day. Remember – at Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion.  Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project.  I used green, stripes, twine, and circles on my card this week.  I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

cactus birthday cardColors of the Day

cactus birthday card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Who doesn’t love Stampin’ Up!’s Product Medleys!  They have almost everything you need to create perfectly coordinated cards for a variety of occasions. The Flowering Cactus Medley doesn’t disappoint, with its cute paper, felt flowers, colorful twine, and fabulous dies.  It’s perfect for the cactus lover, like me!

Today’s cute cactus card features three of the twelve designer paper patterns, as well as a cactus which was die cut from a fourth one.  The taller cacti were die cut from Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz cardstocks. Aren’t they cool? I sponged a little Mossy Meadow ink on the Pear Pizzazz one to tone it down a bit. Of course, in my perfect cactus world, they would be in bloom.  These are sporting felt Highland Heather blossoms with pearl centers.

cactus birthday card

To download a free tutorial for today’s Cute Cactus Birthday Card, which includes all the paper measurements and all of the products used, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial.

2021 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery – CLICK HERE
2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery – CLICK HERE
2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery – CLICK HERE

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema – Off this Week

Being A Demonstrator Has Its Perks

Do you have a BIG WISH LIST? Consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. The Starter Kit is a great value! For $99, choose $125 worth of products, and it ships for FREE (an additional 10% savings)!

  • SAVE at least 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 20 – 25% discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.
  • NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS! There’s never an obligation to host parties, sell products, or purchase anything else after the kit.
  • THERE’S NO RISK! NO PENALTY TO DROP! If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter after you sign-up, you automatically renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter. To continue, you will need to reach $300+ in sales (includes personal purchases) to renew from quarter to quarter. If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty.
  • CONTINUE the BENEFITS and DISCOUNTS! From the time you join through the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter, you will be able to take advantage of demonstrator discounts and benefits. The Quarters are January – March, April – June, July – September, October – Dec. You will have the balance of the quarter in which you join PLUS the first full quarter to reach your first $300 in sales (includes personal purchases) and renew for another quarter.
  • JOIN TODAY! Purchase the starter kit through me and instantly become a member of the Schach Pack Pals. You’ll have access to private Facebook groups, receive newsletters, and will be able to engage with a community of other stampers.
  • Questions about joining? Email me at [email protected] If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!

Remember – You get to choose up to $125 in any products you want and pay only $99 plus tax, no shipping.

If you have any questions about joining Stampin’ Up!, I am only an email away! If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!

Available Now

Butterfly Bouquet

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection will be available March 2nd — May 3rd,  2021.

(All images © Stampin’ Up!)

 

The Chicks Are Back

Hey Chick Header

If you remember Sale-A-Bration 2017, you were probably blown away by the Hey Chick stamp set. Stampin’ Up! decided to bring it back—along with coordinating dies and a completely new bundle created in the same style. These two bundles are only available for a limited time through June 30, 2021.

(All images © Stampin’ Up!)

 

 

RETIRING SOON

2021 retiring in colors

Can you believe the Annual Catalog  Retiring List will be coming out at the end of  March?   While we have no idea of the stamp sets, dies and other items which are retiring, we do know that the 2019 – 2021 In Colors WILL be retiring.  As many of you know from past experience,  the retiring In Color items NEVER last long. Please order your favorites today so you will not be disappointed!

______________________________

Looking for an oldie but goodie? Check out my retired stamps which I have for sale.

Retired Sets for Sale

________________________
Current Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own cards? I would love to be your Demonstrator.   Click Here to place an order in my online store.

When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $50, 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).

Current Code: W74QFT3Q
_____________________

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…

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Butterfly Note Card for The Paper Players

Butterflies have long been a harbinger of spring. While the Spring Equinox is on March 20th this year, I don’t expect butterflies to be making their appearance any time soon here in SE Iowa.  However, I can deliver a breath of spring to someone’s mailbox with this Butterfly Note Card.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

butterfly note card

This week I have the honor of hosting our monthly sketch challenge. What I have selected for you is a sketch that hopefully “layer lovers” and “clean and simple aficionados” will both love.  Dress it up with layers and embellishments, or keep it on the simpler side. The choice is yours! We can’t wait to see what YOU create!


Colors of the Day

Butterfly Note Card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Sometimes all you need is a gorgeous die cut, a simple sentiment, and a fussy cut butterfly to make a card come to life.

butterfly note card

The stunningly ornate die is from the Flowering Vines collection.  For added dimension, I adhered Butterfly Bijou paper, available March 2nd, to a foam adhesive sheet before die cutting it out.  The fussy cut butterfly also comes from this same designer paper collection.  The wonderful thing about this card is that you can change out the sentiment for almost any occasion…birthday, thank you, wedding, anniversary, get well, thinking of you and more!

butterfly note card

To download a free tutorial for today’s Butterfly Note Card, which includes all the paper measurements and all of the products used, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial.

2021 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery – CLICK HERE
2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery – CLICK HERE
2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery – CLICK HERE
For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of The Paper Players design team:
Being A Demonstrator Has Its Perks

Do you have a BIG WISH LIST? Consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. The Starter Kit is a great value! For $99, choose $125worth of products, and it ships for FREE (an additional 10% savings)!

  • SAVE at least 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 20 – 25% discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.
  • NO PRESSURE OR OBLIGATION TO SELL TO OTHERS! There’s never an obligation to host parties, sell products, or purchase anything else after the kit.
  • THERE’S NO RISK! NO PENALTY TO DROP! If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter after you sign-up, you automatically renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter. To continue, you will need to reach $300+ in sales (includes personal purchases) to renew from quarter to quarter. If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty.
  • CONTINUE the BENEFITS and DISCOUNTS!From the time you join through the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter, you will be able to take advantage of demonstrator discounts and benefits. The Quarters are January – March, April – June, July – September, October – Dec. You will have the balance of the quarter in which you join PLUS the first full quarter to reach your first $300 in sales (includes personal purchases) and renew for another quarter.
  • JOIN TODAY! Purchase the starter kit through me and instantly become a member of the Schach Pack Pals. You’ll have access to private Facebook groups, receive newsletters, and will be able to engage with a community of other stampers.
  • Questions about joining? Email me at [email protected] If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!

Remember – You get to choose up to $125 in any products you want and pay only $99 plus tax, no shipping.

If you have any questions about joining Stampin’ Up!, I am only an email away! If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!

Available March 2

Butterfly Bouquet

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection will be available March 2nd — May 3rd,  2021.

(All images © Stampin’ Up!)

Butterfly Bouquet

155092 Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set  $17.00

BUtterfly Bouquet

155523 Brilliant Wings Dies   $44

Butterfly Bouquet

155821  Butterfly Brilliance Bundle   $54.75

Butterfly Bouquet

156824  Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper   $11.50  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Butterfly Bouquet

156825  Natural Touch Specialty Paper   $5.00  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Butterfly Bouquet

159408  Butterfly Brilliance Collection $71.25 (Everything listed above – While Paper Supplies Last)

Available Now

Hey Chick Header

If you remember Sale-A-Bration 2017, you were probably blown away by the Hey Chick stamp set. Stampin’ Up! decided to bring it back—along with coordinating dies and a completely new bundle created in the same style. These two bundles are only available for a limited time, February 2 – June 30, 2021.

(All images © Stampin’ Up!)

01.21_BUNDLE_HEY_CHICK_EN

Hey Chick Bundle 158627 $44

Hey Chick Stamp Set 1581990 $17
Chick Dies 158199 $32

01.21_BUNDLE_HEY_BIRTHDAY_CHICK_EN

Hey Birthday Chick Bundle 158631 $43

Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set 154464 $21
Birthday Chick Dies 158200 $27

Hey Chick

RETIRING SOON

2021 retiring in colors

Can you believe the Annual Catalog  Retiring List will be coming out at the end of  March?   While we have no idea of the stamp sets, dies and other items which are retiring, we do know that the 2019 – 2021 In Colors WILL be retiring.  As many of you know from past experience,  the retiring In Color items NEVER last long. Please order your favorites today so you will not be disappointed!

______________________________

Looking for an oldie but goodie? Check out my retired stamps which I have for sale.

Retired Sets for Sale

________________________
Current Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own cards? I would love to be your Demonstrator.   Click Here to place an order in my online store.

When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $50, 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).

Current Code: W74QFT3Q
_____________________

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…

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