Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

 

If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, the Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set. The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop, whenever you want.

This week we are featuring the Perfectly Plaid set from the 2020 Annual Catalog. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from Heidi Baks.   Heidi’s work is always fabulous.  After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the amazing Kelly Kent. I absolutely love her work. Be prepared to be inspired as you travel along on today’s hop!

Perfectly Plaid

perfectly plaid Christmas card

Colors of the Day

Perfectly Plaid Christmas card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

It took longer to photograph today’s card than it took to make it. Seriously. But to be honest, it always takes a little longer for me to photograph a card when there is foil. There are always so many reflections!

The Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder provided a lovely background, while the Shaded Spruce ribbon not only provided texture, but pattern as well. The gold embossed tree (which shows up better in the photo above) coordinates with the gold foil. Of course, every tree needs a little sparkle!  Because I wanted a smaller sentiment than what is included in the Perfectly Plaid set, I heat embossed the word “Peace”, which is from the Dove of Hope set.

Perfectly Plaid Christmas card

To download a free tutorial for today’s Perfectly Plaid Christmas card, which includes all the paper measurements, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE. To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

Now hop along to Kelly to see what she has in store for you!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.

Forever Blossoms

Forever Blossoms

Poinsettia Christmas Card
Celebrate with curvy stamps, dies, and more! Designed for a variety of special occasions, the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle includes everything you need to create one-of-a-kind crafts. Don’t let stress steal your spirit—get ahead and order this exclusive bundle for a festive and frenzy-free season! The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle will be available through January 4, 2021. The Christmas themed options are limited release items and only available through January 4, 2021, or While Supplies Last.
Quite Curvy Variety Bundle | Item 158396 | $70.50

This option contains all options available with this promotion at a 10% discount

      • Quite Curvy Stamp Set
      • Curvy Dies
      • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
      • Classic Christmas 6×6 Designer Series Paper
Just look at these curvy cards created by Stampin’ Up!’s concept artists!
Membership 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 ann@thestampinschach.com. If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!

Remember – You get to choose up to $125 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!

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Looking for an oldie but goodie? Check out my retired stamps which I have for sale.  All of these stamp sets are discounted 10% through December!

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 (Details HERE).

Current Code: N6R9KYGN
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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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Poinsettia Gate Fold Card

If you are looking for a fun/fancy fold Christmas card, how about this poinsettia gate fold card? It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

poinsettia gate fold card

poinsettia gate fold card

It’s Tic-Tac-Toe week at The Paper Players, and the super talented Anne Marie is our host.  Just look at the fun choices she has provided for us:

I went right down the middle column with Die Cut, Fun/Fancy Fold and Embellishment.  There are so many awesome choices! I can only imagine the fabulous cards YOU will be creating! So what are you waiting for? Grab those stamps, papers and inks and have fun!

Colors of the Day

poinsettia gate fold card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Can you believe there is NO stamping on today’s card? The focal images on both the inside and outside of the card consist of die cuts. How easy is that?  The rest of the card simply involves layering Plush Poinsettia pattern paper onto Brushed Metallic gold cardstock. It does take a little time, but it really is easy peasy!

To download a free tutorial for today’s poinsettia gate fold card, which includes all the paper measurements, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE. To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the The Paper Players Design Team:

Poinsettia Christmas Card
Celebrate with curvy stamps, dies, and more! Designed for a variety of special occasions, the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle includes everything you need to create one-of-a-kind crafts. Don’t let stress steal your spirit—get ahead and order this exclusive bundle for a festive and frenzy-free season! The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle will be available through January 4, 2021. The Christmas themed options are limited release items and only available through January 4, 2021, or While Supplies Last.
Quite Curvy Variety Bundle | Item 158396 | $70.50

This option contains all options available with this promotion at a 10% discount

      • Quite Curvy Stamp Set
      • Curvy Dies
      • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
      • Classic Christmas 6×6 Designer Series Paper
Just look at these curvy cards created by Stampin’ Up!’s concept artists!
Membership 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 ann@thestampinschach.com. If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!

Remember – You get to choose up to $125 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. Through the end of December, all items are discounted 10%. Happy shopping!

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 (Details HERE).

Current Code: N6R9KYGN
_____________________________________

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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Sparkly Snowman Card for Festive Friday

Would you like to add a little sparkle to someone’s life? How about this sparkly snowman card! It’s Friday, and time to play at Festive Friday – Home of the Inspo List!

sparkly snowman card

For this week’s challenge,  we are inspired by Winter Solstice.  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 blue, purple, snowflakes, snowman, metallics and trees on my card this week.  I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

sparkly snowman card

Colors of the Day

sparkly snowman card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine certainly got a workout on today’s sparkly snowman card! The Winter Snow embossing folder was used to create the snowy sky, while the Tasteful Textile embossing folder adds a touch of texture to the Home Together die cut hills. Dies from the In the Woods collection were used to die cut the Sparkle Glimmer paper trees.  Sadly, Sparkle Glimmer paper is retired, but I still had some pieces of it left. This looked like the perfect place to use them up. However, Silver Foil would a perfect substitute, and would coordinate with the small silver trees in the background.

sparkly snowman card

I used a Blender Pen and Gorgeous Grape ink to color our snowman’s hat and scarf.  A Holiday Rhinestone was used to accent the holly on the hat. I selectively inked the word “sparkle” in a sentiment from the Snowflake Wishes set. I then snipped it out and added extra “sparkle” using an old Clear Jelly Roll pen I had found when I was doing a little organizing. Surprisingly it still worked.

sparkly snowman card

To download a free tutorial for today’s sparkly snowman card, which includes all the paper measurements, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE. To visit the 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

Poinsettia Christmas Card
Celebrate with curvy stamps, dies, and more! Designed for a variety of special occasions, the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle includes everything you need to create one-of-a-kind crafts. Don’t let stress steal your spirit—get ahead and order this exclusive bundle for a festive and frenzy-free season! The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle will be available through January 4, 2021. The Christmas themed options are limited release items and only available through January 4, 2021, or While Supplies Last.
Quite Curvy Variety Bundle | Item 158396 | $70.50

This option contains all options available with this promotion at a 10% discount

      • Quite Curvy Stamp Set
      • Curvy Dies
      • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
      • Classic Christmas 6×6 Designer Series Paper
Just look at these curvy cards created by Stampin’ Up!’s concept artists!
Membership 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 ann@thestampinschach.com. If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!

Remember – You get to choose up to $125 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.  Take 10% of any retired item on my list through December 31st, 2020.

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 (Details HERE).

Current Code: JFQR9J4W
_____________________________________

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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