Sweet As Honey Card

A bright and cheery card proclaiming “You’re as sweet as honey” would be welcomed in anyone’s mailbox, don’t you agree?  It’s Sunday and time to play with The Paper Players!

sweet as honeyThis week the talented Anne Marie is hosting our monthly sketch challenge.  The “layer lover” in me is absolutely gaga over her multi-layered sketch. While I incorporated a variety of different patterns from the Bee Mine designer series paper collection, I can’t wait to see what YOU create! I know it will be fabulous.

Sweet As Honey PP678 sketch

Colors Of The Day

Sweet As Honey PP678

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

I’ve said it before and I will say it again…I LOVE how Stampin’ Up!’s papers and colors coordinate with each other. Can you believe I used 6 different patterns from the Bee Mine collection on today’s card? I think my favorite would have to be the Daffodil Delight plaid. It looks so fresh matted against Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, while the floral pattern is like a breath of spring.  Although the Bee Mine Valentine stamp set was obviously designed with Valentine’s Day in mind, it can be used for a variety of cute, romantic cards.

sweet as honey PP678 closeup

To download the free step-by-step tutorial for today’s “Sweet As Honey card, which includes all the paper measurements and all of the current products used, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog since 2019, there is a free tutorial.

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Clean and Simple Friendship Card

I love making friendship cards. I think the world would be a better place if we reached out more often to let our friends know how much we appreciate them. It’s Sunday and time to play with The Paper Players.

friends cardIt’s Clean and Simple week at The Paper Players and I have the pleasure of being your Hostess. I have selected a friendship theme for you. I hope you love this theme as much as I do.  While I opted for a floral friendship card,  I can’t wait to see what YOU create. But remember, this is a CLEAN and SIMPLE challenge.  Before you run off to gather your stamps, papers, and inks, keep in mind that when The Paper Players use the term “clean and simple”, we mean cards that:

Have minimal layers and embellishments
Have plenty of open space
Are simple and uncluttered

friends card

Colors Of The Day

friends card
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Since Clean and Simple cards have minimal layers and embellishments, I usually rely on texture to add interest. The Layered Floral 3D embossing folder does not disappoint in this respect. In fact, all that would have truly been needed to create this card would have been a sentiment. But you know me … I could not resist adding a pair of Two-Tone Flora blossoms in shades of Bubble Bath pink with Moody Mauve and Highland Heather details. A little snippet of Bubble Bath ribbon accents the Moody Mauve sentiment.  And ta-da, just like that, a beautiful friendship card is complete!

friendship card

To download the free step-by-step tutorial for today’s “Clean and Simple Floral Friendship card”, which includes all the paper measurements and all of the current products used, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog since 2019, there is a free tutorial.

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Nueve’s  Notes

Hey, everyone! It’s me, Good Boy Nueve! I’m in sunny Florida playing show dog.  I’ve gotten ribbons, which is always fun. But what is even funner is playing with Michelle. She’s crazy sometimes.  She was holding a BEE.
Clean and Simple Friendship Card
I said, “Michelle, danger! It’s a BEE. Throw it away.” I think she must have understood me, because she did.
Nueve and the Bee
But you know what? She was just teasing me. It wasn’t a real bee.  It was a toy!  Because she fooled me, I made her run with me.
Nueve and Michelle running
And then I made her dance with me!
Nueve and Michelle dancing
Finally it was time to walk back to play show dog again.

Nueve and Michelle walking backI was a tired boy when the day was done and we headed back “home”.  We are staying in a real house! It has a yard and everything. There are even dogs that live behind us. They are rude and bark at me. But that’s OK. I just walked away and worked at playing with my toys. Mom was very proud of me because I didn’t bark back. Sometimes you have to walk away from a fight.  Being a good boy and making your Mom proud is just part of my job.  I’m a working dog. I am Good Boy Nueve!

Nueve's signature

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Would You Like To Ride In My Beautiful Balloon?

“Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon? Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?  We could float among the stars together, you and I, for we can fly…” It’s Sunday and time to play with The Paper Players!
hot air balloon card
It’s color challenge week and the lovely and sweet LeAnne is our hostess.  She has a fabulous palette of colors for us.  I absolutely adore Bubble Bath and Berry Burst together, don’t you? While I inked up a hot air balloon, I can’t wait to see what YOU create!
color challenge Paper Players 676

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

I have never ridden in a hot air balloon. My fear of heights precludes me from doing that very thing. However, I do LOVE stamping balloons. My Berry Burst balloon sports a Bubble Bath middle band, adorned with a lacy and feminine Basic White overlay. It soars in an embossed sky among a few clouds and a trio of Berry Burst gems.  Of course, all the time I was making it, the song “Up, Up And Away” by The Fifth Dimension kept dancing through my head.  I hadn’t thought of this song in decade. I will say that at age 70, I now find the lyrics beautiful.  But in 1968, at the age of 14, not so much.

To download the free step-by-step tutorial for today’s “Would You Like To Ride In My Beautiful Balloon card”,  which includes all the paper measurements and all of the current products used, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog since 2019, there is a free tutorial. And just in case you were curious about the lyrics to “Up, Up and Away”, I have printed them below.

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Up-Up And Away
The Fifth Dimension
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?
We could float among the stars together, you and I
For we can fly (we can fly)
Up, up and away
My beautiful
My beautiful balloon
The world’s a nicer place in my beautiful balloon
It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon
We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky
For we can fly (we can fly)
Up, up and away
My beautiful
My beautiful balloon
Suspended under the twilight canopy
We’ll search the clouds for a star to guide us
If by some chance you find yourself loving me
We’ll find a cloud to hide us, we’ll keep the moon beside us
Love is waiting there in my beautiful balloon
Way up in the air in my beautiful balloon
If you’ll hold my hand we’ll chase your dream across the sky
For we can fly (we can fly)
Up, up and away
My beautiful
My beautiful balloon, balloon
Up, up and away
Up, up and away
Songwriter: Jimmy Webb.

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Birthday Sparkle Kit

Create glittering birthday cards and gift tags with the Birthday Sparkle Kit! This kit includes six cards and six gift tags. Create each project with the included stamp set, die-cut paper pieces, and twine. It also includes other elements such as glitter stickers, pressed wood picks, coordinating envelopes, and gold foil paper pieces! It’s easy to create each project for your recipient or get ahead on your crafting for the year by making quick multiples.

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*Early Espresso Stampin’ Spot
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*Make 6 cards and 6 gift tags
*Cards: 3 each of 2 designs; folded card 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
*Gift tags: 3 each of 2 designs; largest tag 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm)
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*Enough adhesive to complete projects
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*A 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go

Happy Houseplants Kit

Calling all plant lovers! The Happy Houseplants Kit is an adorable home decor crafting kit! This kit comes with four 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) white frames and precut paper pieces for you to curl and assemble inside the frame. You’ll end up with four coordinated houseplant decor pieces. They can stand by themselves, or you can hang them on your wall.
Kit includes:
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* Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* 4 white frames
* Frame size: 7-1/8″ x 7-1/8″ x 7/16″ (18.1 x 18.1 x 1.1 cm)
* Enough adhesive to complete projects
* A 7-3/4″ x 7-1/2″ x 3″ (19.7 x 19 x 7.6 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the goProduct colors: Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Pecan Pie

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  • 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 and engage with a community of other stampers.
  • Questions about joining? Email me at ann@thestampinschach.com. If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!

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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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