New Annual Catalog Is Live!

new Catalog goes live

2021-2022 Annual Catalog – Click to view the new catalog on-line!

TODAY’S THE DAY the day for which we have been waiting! The 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog is NOW live! And to make things even more interesting, Stampin’ Up! has TWO promotions going on!

Connect, Craft & Collect Promotion

Earn an extra $25 in Host Rewards when you purchase $250 or more!  Workshop orders, individual customer orders, and customer online orders all qualify for this promotion. The order must reach the qualifying amount prior to shipping and tax.

 

Being A Demonstrator Has Its Perks

starter kit special

STARTS MAY 4, 2021 through May 31, 2021! JOIN + PROMOTION!

FOR $99 (plus tax), YOU GET:  Up to $155 in products of your choice.  That’s $56 in FREE product, $30 MORE than usual!  Plus, the kit ships for FREE (another 10% savings).

Do you have a BIG WISH LIST? Consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. The Starter Kit is a great value! For $99, choose $155 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, through May – You get to choose up to $155 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!

NEED A COPY OF THE CATALOG? If you are one of my established customers, one was mailed to you in April! If you did not receive it, please let me know.  However, 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, 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

***Updated on May 4th***

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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: BVCEBSRY
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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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“Oh, Boy! I Need ‘Kid’ Stamps” Card for PP539

Oh, boy!  Do I ever need to add some children/kid stamps to my collection.  This realization came to me as I worked on today’s card.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

oh boy I need kid stamps

This week, Joanne is hosting our monthly theme challenge:  “Slugs, Snails  & Puppy Dog Tails:  Cards for Boys”.   Theme challenges are always a favorite of mine.  Usually I have at least a couple of choices for stamp sets that I can use.  You can imagine my surprise and dismay when I found nothing suitable in my arsenal of stamps for a boy.  As Brady and his friends grew older, I simply quit buying them.  Sure, I probably could have used Pampered Pets.  But I had already used it to make what would have been a great card for this challenge,  and I didn’t want to CASE myself.  Then along came April’s Paper Pumpkin to the rescue! What boy doesn’t love frosty frozen treats? I hope you enjoy today’s card.  I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

oh boy i need kid stamps

Colors of the Day

oh boy I need kid stamps

 

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

In order to accommodate the ice cream bar card from Paper Pumpkin, I started with a 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ piece of Basic White cardstock to form the  card base.  This size fits perfectly in the larger Memories & More envelopes. The sentiments and die cuts are also from the April Paper Pumpkin. How easy is that? And just look at that Silver Glimmer Paper sparkle!  I added stars created with the Stitches Stars die cut collection, using glimmer paper scraps from Paper Pumpkin, as well as the delicious Ice Cream Corner designer series paper.

oh boy I need kid stamps

Of course, the inside of the card needed to be decorated.  The sentiment is once again from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I snipped frosty treats from the designer paper as accents, leaving a space for a signature.

oh boy I need kid stampsI am pleased with how today’s card turned out.  However,  Stampin’ Up!’s  new Annual Catalog has several great stamp set choices for children’s cards.  You can bet one or two will be on my order May 4th!  To download a free step-by-step tutorial for today’s “Oh Boy! I Need Kid Stamps” card, which includes all the paper measurements and all of the current products used,  please click on the button below. (Even if you do not subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, you can replicate this card by drawing  your own ice cream bar.  Simply google “ice cream bar template” for several choices.)  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:
It’s Time For Shares

clean and simple pansy birthday card

I will be offering Product Shares for the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog.  Back once is again is the best selling “I Want It All Share”.

I Want It All Share – $95  (Includes Shipping) BEST VALUE
  • Includes 168 sheets of paper (60 – 6” x 12” sheets; 108 – 6” x 6” sheets)
  • Includes 26-¼ yds of ribbon and twine
  • Includes 137 embellishments
  • Includes these BONUS items: 1 small sample of Shaker Shapes, 1 – 6” x 6” sample of Ombre Specialty Paper (colors will vary), 1 Ombre Gift Bag, 1 Simply Classic Treat Box, 1 Scalloped Kraft Treat Box
  Paper, Ribbon and Embellishment Shares are also available  Click HERE for all of the details!

Email me at: [email protected] to reserve your share today! The reservation period runs through May 3rd, 2021. Filled shares will be ordered on May 4th… and the order will be expedited. US addresses only, please.

Being A Demonstrator Has Its Perks

starter kit special

STARTS MAY 4, 2021 through May 31, 2021! JOIN + PROMOTION! 

FOR $99 (plus tax), YOU GET:  Up to $155 in products of your choice.  That’s $56 in FREE product, $30 MORE than usual!  Plus, the kit ships for FREE (another 10% savings).

Do you have a BIG WISH LIST? Consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. The Starter Kit is a great value! For $99, choose $155 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, through May – You get to choose up to $155 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!

__________________________________

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

Retired Sets for Sale

***Will be updated on May 4th***

________________________
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: BVCEBSRY
_____________________

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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Available May 4th, 2021:   Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper  – 155228;  Basic Borders dies – 155558

Cheery Get Well Card

A cheery get well card may be just what the doctor ordered to get an ill friend feeling in the pink again.  It’s time to play at Festive Friday – Home of the Inspo List!

cheery get well card

For this week’s challenge,  we are inspired by International Nurse’s 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 get well, red, blue, embossing and stitching on my card this week.  I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

cheery get well card

Colors of the Day

cheery get well card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

There’s just something about tulips that make them a cheery flower. Maybe it’s their bright colors, or maybe it’s something about their delightful shape.  No matter what the reason, I think they are perfect for get well cards. This trio has been stamped in Real Red and Pacific Point, which happen to be colors in the flag of the Netherlands.   I did take a little poetic license with my Pacific Point blue tulip, because according to the Amsterdam Tulip Museum, no true blue tulip has ever existed.  Any “blue tulips” which have been developed are shades of violet or lilac.  I used the speckles stamp from the Poppy Parade set to add some speckles.  The clear jewels are Clear Elegant Faceted Gems. They almost look like drops of dew.

cheery get well card

If you are a tulip lover, and live in the Midwest, you may want to check out the Pella (Iowa) Tulip Festival, a celebration of this picturesque city’s Dutch heritage.  It will be held May 6th – 8th this year.  Although they will not be holding the parades due to COVID restrictions, the tulips will be as stunning as ever.  According to the Pella Parks Department, just over 128,000 tulip bulbs, in over 80 different varieties, were planted in parks and along the streets for this year’s blooming.  Can you imagine the explosion of color? And of course, there is always the food.  For me, no trip to Pella is complete without a trip to Jaarsma’s Bakery, which specializes in Dutch pastries.  I highly recommend their Dutch Letters.  YUM!

To download a free step-by-step tutorial for today’s Cheery Get Well 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 

It’s Time For Shares

clean and simple pansy birthday card

I will be offering Product Shares for the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog.  Back once is again is the best selling “I Want It All Share”.

I Want It All Share – $95  (Includes Shipping) BEST VALUE
  • Includes 168 sheets of paper (60 – 6” x 12” sheets; 108 – 6” x 6” sheets)
  • Includes 26-¼ yds of ribbon and twine
  • Includes 137 embellishments
  • Includes these BONUS items: 1 small sample of Shaker Shapes, 1 – 6” x 6” sample of Ombre Specialty Paper (colors will vary), 1 Ombre Gift Bag, 1 Simply Classic Treat Box, 1 Scalloped Kraft Treat Box
  Paper, Ribbon and Embellishment Shares are also available  Click HERE for all of the details!

Email me at: [email protected] to reserve your share today! The reservation period runs through May 3rd, 2021. Filled shares will be ordered on May 4th… and the order will be expedited. US addresses only, please.

Being A Demonstrator Has Its Perks

 

starter kit special

STARTS MAY 4, 2021 through May 31, 2021! JOIN + PROMOTION! 

FOR $99 (plus tax), YOU GET:  Up to $155 in products of your choice.  That’s $56 in FREE product, $30 MORE than usual!  Plus, the kit ships for FREE (another 10% savings).

 

Do you have a BIG WISH LIST? Consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. The Starter Kit is a great value! For $99, choose $155 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, through May – You get to choose up to $155 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!

__________________________________

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

Retired Sets for Sale

***Will be updated on May 4th***

________________________
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: BVCEBSRY
_____________________

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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