Magnolia Mood Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are one of the most difficult cards for me to make. Unfortunately, I needed one this past week. It’s Sunday and time to play with The Paper Players.

magnolia mood sympathy card

The wonderful LeAnne is hosting our Clean and Simple challenge this week. She selected the theme of either Sympathy OR Encouragement.  I selected Sympathy out of necessity. This image from the Magnolia Mood stamp set, an Online Exclusive, captured the serenity for which I was looking. 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

magnolia mood sympathy card

Colors Of The Day

magnolia mood sympathy card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

In keeping with the calmness and serenity I wanted today’s card to reflect, I kept the colors of the magnolia very soft and subtle.  Using a sponge dauber to loosely apply Pretty In Pink and Shaded Spruce inks to the petals and leaves, I made sure to remove most of the color onto scratch paper before applying to the image. I wish now I wouldn’t have used the scalloped oval dies for the sentiment, but you know what they say about hindsight…

To download the free step-by-step tutorial for today’s Magnolia Mood Clean and Simple Sympathy Cardwhich 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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A Lemony Hello Card

When Stampin’ Up! gives you lemons, make a lemony “hello” card! It’s Sunday and time to play with The Paper Players.

lemony hello card

This week, the fabulously talented Joanne has a lemony fresh color challenge for us: Lemon Lolly, Boho Blue, Night of Navy and a color of your choice. In this case, Old Olive was my choice. What color will you select? I can’t wait to see the variety in our gallery this week.

A lemony hello card
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

When I saw the Mediterranean Bloom designer series paper in the catalog, it was love at first sight. I knew I would be fussy-cutting lemons and oranges to my heart’s content.  I love the smaller scale Night of Navy patterns in this collection, as well as the smaller mosaic style pattern. Most importantly, I love how everything works so well together, as this card shows.  Today’s card also uses a couple of my favorite retired products:  the Stitched So Sweetly dies and the Crosshatch Basics 3D embossing folder.  However, I can’t wait to recreate this card using a backdrop created with the Citrus Blooms dies.

a lemony hello card

To download the free step-by-step tutorial for today’s  A Lemony Hello 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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For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of The Paper Players design team:
Bundle Sale
Everyone loves a good deal, which is why Stampin’ Up! is offering an additional 10% off all stamp and die bundles! Between June 5 – 30th, take advantage of the sale and add some new bundles to your collection. Plus, save 10% on the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. These machines make the perfect crafting partner for stamp and die bundles!

Click HERE to check out Kits and Online Exclusives!

Below are two of our best selling kits!

Hollyhocks Kit

 

City Sights kit

Ready To Become A Demonstrator?

Here are just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator:

  • SAVE at least 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 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 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!

***********

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

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

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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  • The $99 Starter Kit is the BEST DEAL EVER! Check out the details HERE.
  • Join Paper Pumpkin
  • Check out the Clearance Rack and save!
  • See my Retired Sets for Sale.
  • Follow me on Facebook.
  • Follow me on Pinterest.
  • Subscribe to my YouTube Channel.
  • To receive my daily blog updates, subscription links are in the right sidebar.
  • If you are in need of any current catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me (kimschach@msn.com). I will send you one free of charge!

Bundle Sale! Save An Extra 10%

Bundle Sale

Everyone loves a good deal, which is why Stampin’ Up! is offering an additional 10% off all stamp and die bundles! Between June 5 – 30th, take advantage of the sale and add some new bundles to your collection. Plus, save 10% on the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. These machines make the perfect crafting partner for stamp and die bundles!

Ready To Become A Demonstrator?

Here are just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator:

  • SAVE at least 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 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 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!

***********

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

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

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…

siggy-1

  • The $99 Starter Kit is the BEST DEAL EVER! Check out the details HERE.
  • Join Paper Pumpkin
  • Check out the Clearance Rack and save!
  • See my Retired Sets for Sale.
  • Follow me on Facebook.
  • Follow me on Pinterest.
  • Subscribe to my YouTube Channel.
  • To receive my daily blog updates, subscription links are in the right sidebar.
  • If you are in need of any current catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me (kimschach@msn.com). I will send you one free of charge!