Quick Summer Card for FF0036

Do you have 10 minutes to create a quick summer card with a nautical theme? That’s exactly what I’ve made for Festive Friday, where we are celebrating Independence Day with a Summer twist!

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Every summer, I am always telling my husband, “Let’s go somewhere awesome and do something fun”.   What a perfect card to give him as we celebrate summer together.  Who knows where this year’s adventure will take us!  I’m hoping it’s to Seattle to visit our son.  Enjoy today’s quick and easy card!

Colors of the Day
quick summer vacation cardThe Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

This card is so quick and easy, it doesn’t need a lot of explanation.  Three easy steps and ten minutes are all it takes to bring this card to completion.

Here are the paper measurements:  Night of Navy cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″); Whisper White cardstock (scraps); Come Sail Away Memories & More card (trimmed to 5-1/4″ x 4″)

1.  Score the Night of Navy cardstock at 4-1/4″.  Fold and crease to form the card base.

2.  Trim the Memories & More card down to 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Wrap Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine twice around the bottom of the card and tie in a bow. Adhere to the card base using dimensionals.

quick summer vacation card3.  Ink both sailboat images in Old Olive. Stamp onto Whisper White cardstock. Die cut out using the appropriate Smooth Sailing dies. Adhere to the card using dimensionals.

quick summer vacation cardTo receive a FREE tutorial, which you can either save or print off, please click on the button below.  For more inspiration, don’t forget to visit the 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery.

floral all occasion cardI needed a quick and easy card for this week, and I am glad I had the Memories & More card pack.  Everyone needs to have these on hand for card emergencies.   My husband and I were getting ready for our next little adventure – a trip to Canada to show GQ in the Boxer Club of Canada’s national show.  I had so many things to do before I left, including getting this card completed and this post written.  Yep…every once in awhile I need “quick and easy”.  How about you?

quick summer vacation card As you can see, Little GQ isn’t so little anymore…but he is still such a puppy in actions. This will be his first time traveling without his “brother” Jackie.  I’ll make sure to pack his favorite toys and snacks…and make sure he has lots of fun!

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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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All Occasions Card for PP445

Looking for a card you can use for all occasions? Today’s card may be the one for you. It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

watercolored all occasions cardThis week, Anne Marie is hosting a color challenge featuring a trio of summer colors:  Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green. Today’s card features the new To A Wild Rose stamp set, and is perfect for so many occasions.  Enjoy!

watercolored all occasions cardThe Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Bold blossoms from To A Wild Rose are the focal point of this card.  This is a “Two Step” set.  The outline images were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  The detailed overlay was stamped full strength, while the base color image was stamped off.  Rhinestones accent the centers.

All Occasions cardThe word “Blessed” was stamped in Tuxedo Black and snipped out.  It’s size and boldness provided balance to the flowers.

All Occasions CardFor the complete details on how to make today’s watercolored all occasions card, just click on the tutorial button below. You will receive your own FREE tutorial, which you can either save or print off.   For more inspiration, don’t forget to visit the 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery.

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June Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to create your own all occasions card? If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own, I would love to be your Demonstrator. The supply list is located below.

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 all occasions 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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Happy Wishes Card for On the CASE

Wanting to send happy wishes to some one? This card will do the job! Welcome to this edition of On the CASE with Ann & Nicole.

lacy helloWhile I continue to 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!

Mosaic Mood Happy Wishes Card
2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog Page 119

happy wishes cardThis card features several items from the Mosaic Mood Suite, including the stunning  Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This paper features mosaic tile designs and floral imagery, with shiny accents.  As you can see, one of patterns includes hummingbirds which are perfect for snipping out and using as focal images. I hope you will give this card a try!

Colors of the Day

Happy Wishes card

Stamp: Memorable Mosaic
Paper: Mint Macaron cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″); Terracotta Tile cardstock (4-1/4″ x 1-1/2″); Whisper White cardstock (3″ x 2″); Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper (Leaf Pattern: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/2″; Bird Pattern: Paper snip out bird)
Inks: Crushed Curry, Terracotta Tile
Other: Timeless Label Punch, Heat Tool, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Paper Snips, Nature’s Twine (Crumb Cake),  Mint Macaron 1/4″ Textile Ribbon, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

1. Score the Mint Macaron cardstock at 5-1/2″. Fold and crease with a bone folder to form the card base.  Adhere the Leaf patterned paper to the card base.

happy wishes card2. Randomly stamp the Circle image in Terracotta Tile onto Terracotta Tile cardstock. Adhere to the card base 3/4″ from the bottom of the card.

happy wishes card3. Ink the sentiment in Crushed Curry and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock. Immediately heat emboss with Clear Stampin’ Emboss powder. Punch out using the Timeless Label Punch.

happy wishes card4. Unravel 16″ of Crumb Cake Nature’s Twine. Form an oval, and adhere to the card base as shown.

happy wishes card5. Adhere an 8″ loop of Mint Macaron 1/4″ Textile Ribbon on top of the twine.  Using dimensionals, adhere the sentiment on top of the ribbon and twine.

happy wishes card6. Snip out a bird from the Bird pattern designer paper. Adhere to the card using dimensionals.

happy wishes card7.  Enjoy!

happy wishes cardOne of the things I like about this sentiment is its versatility.  Of course, it is perfect for a birthday. But it could also be used for so many other occasions – congratulations, wedding, anniversary, retirement – even just hello!

For all the details on how to make today’s happy wishes card,  just click on the tutorial button below.  You will receive your own FREE tutorial, which you can either save or print off.  For more inspiration, don’t forget to visit the 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery.

easter bunny cardNow 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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June Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own happy wishes 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 remember, 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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New Annual Catalog Goes LIVE Today

CLICK HERE to open the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog

The time you have been waiting for has arrived! The NEW 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog goes live today at 12:00 MT. Be prepared to be amazed!

CHECK OUT the new In Color Color Coach. Download it HERE!

DOWNLOAD your own Wish List form.

Coming Soon: New Product Videos

Need a paper copy of the new catalog? If you need a copy of the new catalog, and you do not currently have a relationship with another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please email me at: [email protected]  I will drop one in the mail to you!

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Summer Vacation Card for PP444

Looking to create a summer vacation card? How about one with a nautical theme?  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

summer vacation cardThis week, I am hosting a theme challenge:  Summer Vacation!  To be perfectly honest, as I began planning today’s card, I was heading in a completely different direction, something more along the lines of a beach theme with perhaps palm trees.  That was before I explored the fabulous cards in the new Come Sail Away Memories & More card pack.  Isn’t the cutout background paper awesome?  The “You, Me and the Sea” card really caught my attention.   The entire collection reminds me of coastal New England, which is definitely an area I would LOVE to visit on vacation.  Enjoy today’s card!

quick summer vacation cardColors of the Day

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

So many of the elements found on today’s card come from the Come Sail Away Memories & More card pack. The focal sentiment, which was cut using the largest Layering Oval die, is from one of the cards in the pack. The background “water” is actually one of the laser cut designs! And “The Perfect Day”? Why that is a sticker!

summer vacation cardOf course,  the Sailing Home stamp set and Smooth Sailing dies, available as a bundle, also play key roles in the creation of this card.  The sailboats were inked in Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Night of Navy, and cut out with the corresponding die.

summer vacation cardThe Old Olive seaweed, Silver Foil wheel, and Crumb Cake rope edge were all die cut using dies found in the collection. The nice thing about the foil wheel is that it doesn’t add bulk and is easy to mail.

To receive a FREE tutorial, which you can either save or print off, 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 summer vacation card?  I would love to be your Demonstrator.  But remember, the new catalog, which contains this stamp set and card park,  does not go live until June 4th!

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 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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Father’s Day Card for FF0035

Ready to honor the father in your life with a watercolored Father’s Day card? That’s exactly what I’ve made for Festive Friday, where we are celebrating Father’s Day with a Blue twist!

father's day cardIsn’t this a great Father’s Day card? It’s also suitable for a masculine birthday, too.  It features the “A Good Man” stamp set, available in Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog, set to go live June 4th. I opted to focus on both the Father’s Day aspect of the challenge, and the color blue. Enjoy!

Colors of the Day

Father's Day Card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

The “wow” factor on today’s card is the colored image of a relaxing dad. Can you believe coloring has never been easier? I simply used a variety of Stampin’ Blends®.   For the exact colors, simply click on the tutorial button found at the end of the Design Tips section.

Father's Day cardAs you can see, there is a slight sparkle on the sand. I applied a very light layer of Shimmery White embossing paste.  Not only is there a sheen, there is a wee bit of “sandy” texture.  Notice the tiny little speckles? I used a toothbrush dipped in watered down ink to flick a few speckles for interest.

Father's Day cardNight of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine, available June 4th, is used to suspend an anchor from behind the sentiment.  The Sail Away Trinkets will also be available June 4th.  What I love about this card is that it is perfect for a birthday card, as well as Father’s Day…and you don’t even need to switch out the sentiment!

For the complete details on how to make today’s Father’s Day card,  just click on the tutorial button below.  You will receive your own FREE tutorial, which you can either save or print off.

Father's Day CardFor more inspiration, don’t forget to visit the 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery.

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June Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to create your own Father’s Day card? If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own, I would love to be your Demonstrator. The supply list is located below.  Please note:  Products from the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog will not be available until June 4th.

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 Father’s Day 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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Select Last Chance Products Discounted!

Select Last Chance Products Discounted!!!Retiring List

Stampin’ Up! is approaching the end of their Last-Chance Products promotion.  In these final days, they have identified select Last Chance items which they can now discount up to 30%.  The discount pricing will go into effect at 12:00 PM (MT) on Thursday, May 30.

CLICK HERE to see the 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog Products Which Will Be Discounted

CLICK HERE to see the 2019 Occasions Catalog Products Which Will Be Discounted

CLICK HERE to see all of the 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog products which are retiring.

CLICK HERE to see all of the retiring 2019 Occasions Catalog products which are retiring.
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Sweetly Feminine Thank You Card for PP443

Have you been searching for a sweetly feminine thank you card? Today’s card is exactly that! It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

sweetly feminine thank you cardThis week, LeAnne is hosting a sketch challenge.  It’s a fabulous sketch, perfect for showcasing the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, available June 4th.  I hope you enjoy today’s sweetly feminine thank you card.

sweetly feminine thank you cardColors of the Day

sweetly feminine thank you card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s card is easier than one may think. Why?  Because I let the designer series paper do most of the work.  These sweet little birds? Yep, they are snipped from the Bird Ballad paper.

sweetly feminine thank you cardThe Polka Dot Petal Pink paper provides a sweetly feminine background for this trio of tweeters.

sweetly feminine thank you cardThe two larger blossoms were stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  They were colored to match the paper with Petal Pink and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends, and then snipped out with paper snips.  How about that nifty label?  Once the sentiment was stamped onto Pool Party cardstock, I used the smallest Stitched Nested Label die to cut it out.

sweetly feminine thank you cardA diamond patterned Delightfully Detailed frame, adhered over Whisper White cardstock which was embossed using the Subtle embossing folder, adds texture and interest.  The Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper is retiring soon, so if you like this look, be sure to order soon!

For the complete details on how to make today’s sweetly feminine thank you card,  just click on the tutorial button below.  You will receive your own FREE tutorial, which you can either save or print off.  For more inspiration, don’t forget to visit the 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery.

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May Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own sweetly feminine thank you card?  I would love to be your Demonstrator.  But remember, the new catalog, which contains this stamp set and paper,  does not go live until June 4th!

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.

May Code:  CA2V2YHQ

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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 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: $110.00

Lacy Hello Card for On the CASE

Looking for a quick and easy hello card? Then this one is for you! Welcome to this edition of On the CASE with Ann & Nicole.

lacy helloWhile I continue to 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!

Lacy Hello Card
2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog Page 42

lacy hello card

This card features the A Little Lace bundle, which will be available June 4th, when the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog goes live. Isn’t the Stitched Lace die stunning? While this card features the new In Colors Pretty Peacock and Terracotta Tile, the sky is the limit on the color combinations you can use with this versatile layout.  While the version in the catalog is not a standard size, it can easily be sized to 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ tall.  I hope you will give this card a try!

Colors of the Day
lacy hello cardStamp and Papers and Ink … Oh, My!

Stamp: A Little Lace
Paper:  Whisper White Thick cardstock (3-1/2″ x 10-1/2″), Whisper White cardstock (4-3/4″ x 6-1/2″), Pretty Peacock cardstock (3-1/2″ x 5-1/4″), Terracotta Tile cardstock (3-1/2″ x 1-1/4″)
Inks: Versamark, Terracotta Tile
Other: Big Shot,  Stitched Lace Dies, Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Paper Snips,  Noble Peacock Rhinestones, Linen Thread, Multipurpose Liquid Glue,  SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

1. Score the Whisper White Thick cardstock at 5-1/4″ to form the card base. Fold and crease using a bone folder.

2. Die cut the Whisper White cardstock using the Stitched Lace die. Use the border die to create the decorative edge. Cut this piece down to 3-1/2″ x 4-3/8″.

lacy hello card

lacy hello

3. Ink the sentiment using Versamark, and stamp 3/8″ from the bottom of the Pretty Peacock cardstock. Heat emboss using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. (Hint: To prevent annoying speckles, dust the cardstock using an Embossing Buddy prior to stamping.)

lacy helloAdhere the lace overlay to the Pretty Peacock cardstock, and add to the card base.

lacy hello4. Ink the Heart image with Terracotta Tile ink and stamp onto Terracotta Tile cardstock. Snip out with paper snips. Repeat for a total of three hearts. Adhere to card base with dimensionals.

lacy hello5. Accent with 5 Noble Peacock Rhinestones, and a Linen Thread bow.

lacy helloFor all the details on how to make today’s easy lacy hello card,  just click on the tutorial button below.  You will receive your own FREE tutorial, which you can either save or print off.  For more inspiration, don’t forget to visit the 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery.

easter bunny cardNow 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___________________________
May Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to create your own easy lacy hello card? If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own, I would love to be your Demonstrator. The supply list is located below.

(Please note:  The NEW catalog does not go live until June 4th. If you need a copy, and do not currently have a relationship with another demonstrator, please email me:  [email protected] and I will drop one in the mail to you the next business day!)

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.

 May Code: CA2V2YHQ
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It’s Time to Reserve Your Annual Catalog Product Shares

2019-2020 Annual Catalog Product SharesWould you like to have all the new designer papers at a fraction of the cost of buying full packages? Are you like me, and would love to have all of the new ribbons, but an entire roll is way too much for you? Or, does owning sparkly embellishments make your heart go pitter-pat? Then my Annual Catalog Shares are for you!!!

READ All ABOUT MY SHARES 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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Price: $110.00

Clean and Simple Hello Card for PP442

Ready to do a little watercoloring on a clean and simple Hello card? It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players.

Clean and Simple Hello CardThis week Laurie is hosting a Clean and Simple: Plants challenge.  I have been having so much fun watercoloring on Shimmery White cardstock that I decided to do it again.  This time I am using the beautiful Magnolia image from the Good Morning Magnolia set (available June 4th). I hope you enjoy today’s clean and simple Hello card.

Clean and simple Hello CardColors of the Day

Clean and Simple Hello Card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

The star of today’s card is the watercolored magnolia image. It was stamped in Jet Black StazOn onto Shimmery White cardstock, and watercolored using Aqua Painters and inks.

Clean and Simple Hello CardOld Olive and Mossy Meadow were used to color the leaves, while Petal Pink and Calypso Coral were used on the petals.  Daffodil Delight was my color of choice for the center.

Clean and Simple Hello CardThe rhinestones which accent this card were colored using a Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blend.  The coordinate beautifully with the Mossy Meadow sentiment and Mossy Meadow Baker’s Twine bow.

For the complete details on how to make today’s clean and simple Hello card,  just click on the tutorial button below.  You will receive your own FREE tutorial, which you can either save or print off.

floral all occasion cardFor more inspiration, don’t forget to visit the 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery.

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May Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own CAS Hello 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.

May Code:  CA2V2YHQ

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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 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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Products from the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog Used on This Card

151087 Good Morning Magnolia Bundle (includes stamp set and dies) – $63.75;   149485 Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack – $9.00

Price: $110.00