Bride and Groom for The Paper Players

It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week we have a Clean and Simple Challenge from the talented Anne MarieBring on the Bling!  While the other members of the design team brought it on with rhinestones and sparklies, I blinged it up with a simple trio of …what?  Can you guess? Anybody? Yep! Pearls! Enjoy today’s quick and easy card.

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips: Clean and Simple
This finished card measures 5-1/2″ wide x 4-1/4″ long.

  • Put the paper to work! Modern Medley is a gorgeous collection of Basic Black and Very Vanilla designer patterns.  I wanted an elegant, sophisticated look which would complement the flower, and this pattern filled the bill.  In a matter of minutes, the background was complete.
  • The power of the flower! Since red is the color of love and passion, it was the perfect choice for this Stippled Blossom image. I selected Cherry Cobbler with a Jet Black StazOn overlay.
  • It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that bling! I will admit that I originally tried a trio of rhinestones in the center of the blossom.  However, they “clashed” with the warmth of the Very Vanilla.  So I replaced them with pearls.

In retrospect, I wish that I would have matted the Bride and Groom sentiment from Sweet Essentials with Basic Black. However, I wanted to stay more on the clean and simple side and avoid layers.

This card was designed for a former student, Cory, who was recently married.  As a science teacher, it is always satisfying when a student embarks on a career in the sciences.  Cory is now a successful chiropractor, and I am so proud of him!

I am also proud of my girls, too! Muffy came back from the specialties this past weekend sporting two firsts in her very competitive class, while little Lexi won her class once and was second the rest of the days.  Muffy looked gorgeous, while Lexi looked adorable.  And speaking of adorable, Muffy gave birth yesterday…to the latex fish…again.  Those of you who are longtime followers of The Stampin’ Schach know that every year, Muffy goes through a false pregnancy.  The poor thing went off feed, built a nest, and “gave birth”!  She snuggles with it, cleans it, and positions it so it can nurse.  She will make a great mother some day!

What do you think of today’s card?  Won’t you let me know in your comment today? Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one them.  Of course, if you ever have any questions about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…

Round Three Share Update:  I only have two openings left in the Designer Series Paper share and two left in the Ribbon Share.  These are Shares One and Two found at the bottom of  this post.   Everyone who participates in my shares will have their name placed into a drawing for a Holiday “I Want It All” share.  Please email me if you are interested in one of these two remaining spots.  This will conclude the new product shares from the 2013 – 2014 Catalog.  The next shares will be from the Holiday Catalog.  Thank you so much for your overwhelming support of my share program!

Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms (W 132076, C 126747), Sweet Essentials (W 132085, C 126457);  Inks: Cherry Cobbler (126966), Old Olive (126953), Jet Black StazOn (101406);   Designer Series Paper:  Modern Medley (126926); Card Stock:  Very Vanilla (101650), Basic Black (121045); Tools:  Paper Snips (103579); Glitz and Glam:  Basic Pearls (119247)


  1. Gorgeous card! So beautiful! How do you line up the images so perfectly when 2-step stamping?

  2. Clean and classy in full blown Schach-tastic style! What a fabulous wedding card, Ann! 🙂

  3. When I first looked at your card, I thought that the background was fancy fan embossing folder with a brayer run over it. That might be another way to achieve that look. I like the sentiment crafted just as it is without the black mat. Perfect as it is!

  4. When I first looked at your card, I thought that the background was fancy fan embossing folder with a brayer run over it. That might be another way to achieve that look. I like the sentiment crafted just as it is without the black mat. Perfect as it is!

  5. I love your card…I am often drawn to plain and simple but am always awed at your style!!!!! Congratulations to the girls for winning in their categories!

  6. I’m so behind in reading my feeds, but do want to take the time to say what a beautiful card. It is a great design with beautiful colors and of course the pearls add such an elegant touch. Congrats to your boxers for their wins and ribbons. I know you are right about Muffy being a great mom someday. Dar

  7. Love your card. The pearls are the perfect bling for the pretty rose. Congrats to your adorable pups. That’s very interesting about the new “mommy.” Thanks!

  8. I love your clean and simple bling, Ann! That modern medley paper is gorgeous, and the rose is stunning layered in black. The sprinkling of pearls is so you, of course!

  9. The simple elegance of this card combined with the classic style and colors is just stunning! Lovely card, Ann!

  10. Love your CAS card Ann! So simple yet so beautiful! I also love that you used pearls for your bling! 🙂

  11. Oh, Ann! What a striking card! I love the pop of red and your pearls!

  12. Beautiful card…that paper is on my next order! And congrats to being grandma to a latex fish, LOL!!!!!

  13. Ann this is gorgeous and I just knew your bling would contain “pearls” somewhere… hugs.
    Love that DSP and your flower is gorgeous!

  14. Very beautiful! What a great way to highlight that DSP!

  15. Ann – This is simply gorgeous! Clean and simple with a classy elegance. If that’s what you were going for, then you nailed it!

  16. Beautiful flower on your card. It just pops right out there
    Gongrats to the Girls! So proud of them too. Following your blog seems like I am part of the doggie family as I can’t wait for any update on them. Give Muffy a hug from me. Poor baby! What a sweet Momma.

  17. Ann, you certainly did achieve the elegant & sophisticated look you were going for. Your card is beautiful.

    Congratulations to Muffy and Lexi. You must be very proud of them both. 🙂


  18. Gorgeous! Love that dsp with the flower. And I love the simple pearls cluster.

  19. Please, let Mufy have a real baby! She is breaking my heart with her plastic babies. Some females are just meant to be mothers.

  20. Beautiful card Ann; simple yet elegant.
    Congratulations also to Muffy and Lexi.

  21. Stunning card, Ann; love the color combo and the pearls add the perfect touch of elegance for a special occasion! The DSP is on my list.

    Congratulations to the girls! Where and when are you all off to next? Muffy is going to be a wonderful mother.

  22. Simply gorgeous! And I knew there would be pearls!

  23. Love your card, but then I always love red/black/white combinations. When I saw it on the Paper Players I hadn’t noticed your name but I just knew it was yours.

    I remember you telling out Muffy’s “giving birth” before. I’ve never heard of any other animal doing that. Congratulations to both Muffy and Lexi on their wins!!!

  24. Great card for your former student! I love reading about who the cards are for as well as the details of the card. The pearls are the perfect touch! The girls did well! Oh Muffy and her sweet baby! What does Brody think about the fish – is that one of his favorite toys too? Have a good rest of the weekend. We are going to a pizza place for Mike’ dad’s birthday/father’s day party. Not sure who all will be there in the crowd.

    Chris R. from Iowa

  25. Gorgeous card! Love the background and stunning flower! Big congrats to your sweet dogs, too!

  26. This is so beautiful, love the pearl center

  27. Love the card and I agree that matting the bride and groom on black would have been a good idea. Congrats to the girls on their accomplishments. Looking forward to using the new DSP.

  28. Love the card and I agree that matting the bride and groom on black would have been a good idea. Congrats to the girls on their accomplishments. Looking forward to using the new DSP.

  29. Love the card, Ann. Stippled Blossoms is one of my all time favorites! I’m going to try the red and black combo! Love your dogs!!!!

  30. Oh Ann, Muffy makes my heart melt seeing here with her little “fish” baby! And conrgats to both the her and Lexi! It must be such a blast showing them!!!

    I like the card just as it is. The black layer would look nice too but I think it looks clean and neat without it. Not to fussy that way.

    And I just have to mention that I got my “I want it all shares” yesterday. It WAS like Christmas around here! I had my sister and a friend(Close to my heart demo) here stamping and scrapbooking. We oohed and ahhed over it! I didn’t realize how much I was going to get! There is SO MUCH PAPER!!! Everything came so neatly wrapped, nothing damaged and did I say LOTS of stuff!!! I can’t wait till your next share…I WANT IT ALL! LOL

    Big stamping hugs from here in Plain City, Ohio!

  31. Simply tasteful and elegant.
    Love the vibrant flower againt the beautiful DSP. Pearls are definitely the perfect choice.

    Congrats to the girls!

  32. Ann, this is stunning! Pure classic elegance at it’s finest! The pearls are wonderful and that deep red rose is beautiful. I LOVE that dsp you used for the background.

    Congrats to Muffy and Lexi for all their accomplishments. Oh Muffy just breaks my heart with heart with her plastic babies! Bless her heart.

    Wishing you and Kim a wonderful Sunday and Happy Father’s Day.

  33. First of all congrats to your two girls! Love your card too.

  34. I love the elegance of this card; so appropriate for a wedding; TFS..

  35. Good Morning,
    Love the card. Can’t wait to try it. Congrats to the girls.

  36. Very elegant – beautiful job as always.

  37. You do such a beautiful job with those stippled blossoms, Ann. Gorgeous card!

  38. generally I don’t talk to myself, but when I saw this card I said Ohhhh I LIKE that!! Very nice, and the pearls were a perfect choice. Congrats to the girls, especially the new “mommy”. Happy Father’s Day to Kim…..and whomever is the father of the fish : )

Comments are closed