Slimline Lighthouse Card

Slimline cards are fun to create!  There’s just a wee bit more “real estate” to decorate, which makes it perfect for showing off a pretty designer paper or a favorite stamped image, like on today’s slimline lighthouse card. It’s time to play at Festive Friday – Home of the Inspo List!

slimline lighthouse cardFor this week’s challenge, we are inspired by National Lighthouse 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 lighthouse, water, slimline card, blue, red, and twine on my card this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

slimline lighthouse card
Colors of The Day
slimline lighthouse card
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

For today’s card, I started with a vision.   I wanted to feature the lighthouse from the Sailing Home stamp set, along with water and a starry sky.  It just so happens that Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper, which is 15% off until August 2nd, has this fabulous washed paper which looks like a cloudy sky.  It’s almost embarrassing how easy this card was to create using this paper.  I used a retired set, Textured Essentials, to create the water, and added rhinestones for stars.  As for the lighthouse, this was a great time to pull out watercolor pencils to add a touch of color.

slimline lighthouse card
To download a free step-by-step tutorial for today’s Slimline Lighthouse 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 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

Designer Series Paper Sale

Save 15% on Select Designer Series Paper!
Through August 2nd

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog. Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs.

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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!

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

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NEED A COPY OF THE CATALOG? If you do not currently have a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, please email me at: [email protected]  and I will drop one into the mail to you free of charge, pronto!

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

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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.

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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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Elegant Card for Any Occasion

Doesn’t everyone need a stack of elegant cards suitable for a variety of occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and more? Today’s card is THAT card! It’s elegant, clean, simple and can be easily customized by the addition of a sentiment of your choice at the top of the card.  Plus, it’s quick and easy!  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

elegant card for any occasion

This week, the talented LeAnne has a fabulous Clean and Simple challenge for us:  You must have a BEE on your creation. This is going to “bee” a fun challenge for sure! I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

elegant card for any occasion

Colors of the Day

elegant card for any occasion

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s card is fast and easy! The Bloom Hybrid embossing folder does all of the work.  With a hybrid embossing folder, the coordinating dies actually fit inside the embossing folder so you can cut and emboss at the same time, which is exactly what I did with the three large flowers.  Foil leaves were die cut, and then the leaves and flowers were added to a Tasteful Textile embossed panel. The flowers were offset to the lower right of the card, leaving lots of space at the top for ANY sentiment you would like. This way, you can create a few to have on hand, and then add the sentiment when needed.

elegant card for any occasion

To download a free step-by-step tutorial for today’s  Elegant Card for Any Occasion, 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 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

Designer Series Paper Sale

Save 15% on Select Patterns of Designer Series Paper!
Through August 2nd

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog. Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs.

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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!

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

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NEED A COPY OF THE CATALOG? If you do not currently have a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, please email me at: [email protected]  and I will drop one into the mail to you free of charge, pronto!

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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.

Current Code: PDGPMM2X
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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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Nature’s Harvest Thank You Card

Can you believe that in less than a month,  Stampin’ Up!’s July – December Mini Catalog goes live?  It certainly does!   Of course, I just had to preorder a few things from it, like the Nature’s Harvest bundle.  I used it on today’s card.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

Nature's HarvestThis week, the talented Jaydee is hosting our monthly color challenge.  She selected a trio of Stampin’ Up!® colors – Bumblebee, Misty Moonlight, Just Jade – plus a Neutral. I can’t wait to see how YOU used these colors!

Nature's Harvest
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

I fell in love with the Nature’s Harvest bundle because of the coneflower image and fabulous dies. Growing up in rural Illinois many decades ago, coneflowers were a common wildflower.  Sadly, I don’t see many growing in the wild anymore.  However, I can make them and other varieties of plants come alive with this beautiful stamp set and dies.  On today’s card, I used several of the dies plus a sentiment.

Nature's Harvest

I lived dangerously while creating today’s card, mixing colors and designer series paper with abandon.  Just Jade plaid,  along with Misty Moonlight floral and geometric patterns, reside on the same page alongside gingham ribbon.  Sometimes it’s fun to mix patterns like this. The Misty Moonlight patterns are part of the Harvest Meadow designer series paper collection, and will be available August 3rd. I LOVE the Misty Moonlight and Basic White floral pattern.  It is gorgeous!

To download a free step-by-step tutorial for today’s  Nature’s Harvest Thank You 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 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

Designer Series Paper Sale

Save 15% on Select Patterns of Designer Series Paper!
July 1st through August 2nd

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog. Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs.

Designer Series Paper SaleDesigner Series Paper Sale

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!

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

************

NEED A COPY OF THE CATALOG? If you do not currently have a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, please email me at: [email protected]  and I will drop one into the mail to you free of charge, pronto!

************

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.

Current Code: PDGPMM2X
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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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