Floral Friendship Card for #PP522

Looking for a floral friendship card to raise someone’s spirits?  Nothing beats flowers to brighten a winter’s day. It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

floral friendship card

This week, the talented LeAnne has a really fun theme challenge for us:  Use something NEW on your project! Don’t we all have something which is new to us, which we haven’t used, in our stash? For me, it was the new Art Gallery bundle, Dandy laser cut paper, Fine Art designer series paper, and Gilded Leafing.  I can’t wait to see what new goodies you are using on your card this week!

Colors of the Day

floral friendship card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

The Art Gallery images are perfect for playing with the new gilded leaf flakes. I used them on the larger blossom in order to add a beautiful golden luster.  I simply stamped the overlay image in Versamark, and heat embossed it with Heat and Stick powder until sticky, at which point I added the gold flakes. I burnished them and rubbed off the excess. Since it was such an easy process, I did the same thing with a dragonfly cutout from the Dandy Laser Cut Paper collection.

floral friendship card

A “pop” of blue in a sea of pink and gold, the floral stem is accented with an organdy bow. A gold hoop and clear Elegant Faceted Gems provide further embellishment. The sentiment, “It was a perfect day because of you” holds particular meaning for me. Lexi lost her fight to cancer a few days ago (Click Here for the post about Lexi’s passing.)  I created this card to be framed. It will sit beside Lexi’s powder pink urn. Every day truly was a perfect day when Lexi was in it!

floral friendship card

To download a free tutorial for today’s floral friendship card, which includes all the paper measurements, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog 2019 – present, there is a free tutorial.

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  • Email me at: kimschach@msn.com to reserve your share today! The reservation period runs through January 4th, 2021.
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While I will try to make certain I have all of the items I listed in my shares, if certain items are not available at the time I place my expedited order, I may have to refund the cost of that item.

1. Designer Series Paper Share – $41.50 (Includes postage)

  6” x 12” Patterns

  • Love You Always Specialty (3), True Love (6), Hydrangea Hill (6), Fine Art (6), Sand & Sea (6), Ice Cream Corner (6), Snail Mail (6), Well Suited (6), Love You Always Foil (3), Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass (4), Golden Garden Specialty (3), Pearlescent (1), Dandy Laser Cut (1 assorted card front)

  6” x 6” Patterns

  • Dandy Garden (12)

            68 Sheets Total

2.  Ribbon Share – $9 (Includes postage)

Approximately 1-¼ yards of 5 different ribbons and 2-½ yards of 4 different twines

All ribbons/twines will be hand-wrapped and secured with a twist tie.

  • Blushing Bride ⅜”
  • Gorgeous Grape ⅜”
  • Mossy Meadow 3/16” Braided Linen Trim
  • Fine Art ⅜”
  • Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon 
  • Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack (Blushing Bride, White)
  • Well Suited Twine Combo Pack (Basic Gray, Night of Navy)

            6-¼ yds ribbon and 5 yds twine = 11-¼ yards total

3.  Embellishments Share – $11.75 (Includes postage)

  • 4 Heart Charms
  • 20 Matte Black Dots (10 each size)
  • 40 Pastel Pearls (10 each color)
  • 4 Ladybug Trinkets
  • 20 Opal Rounds (10 each, 2 sizes)
  • 30 Resin Hearts (15 red, 15 white)
  • 4 Clever Clips (2 each color)

            122 Total Embellishments

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Includes all 67 sheets of paper, 11-1/4 yards of ribbon and twine,  and 122 embellishments PLUS the following BONUS ITEMS:

  • Small sample of Ice Cream corner sprinkles
  • One Love You Always Treat Box
  • One Sweet Little Valentine Card
  • A random sampling of the Sale-A-Bration Designer series papers
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Looking for an oldie but goodie? Check out my retired stamps which I have for sale.  Retired Holiday products will be coming soon.

Retired Sets for Sale


If you have placed an order with me in the last 12 months, the NEW Stampin’ Up! January – June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Promotion Brochure have been mailed out to you.  If yours have not arrived by December 25th, please email me at kimschach@msn.com.  Both go live on January 5th, 2021!

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  1. Ann, so very sorry about the loss of your beloved Lexi. sh will always hold such a special place in your heart. Your card is a gorgeous remembrance of your sweet girl. Sending lots of hugs your way, my friend.

  2. Ann, no-one creates beautiful layers like you. The touches of gold add so much wonder shine and texture. So many wonderful layers and details – a wonderful way to honor Lexi – who brought so much texture to your life and love to you. My heart goes out to you. It’s been two months since we lost our beloved Muffin and although time does heal the pain, it takes a while before we can smile and remember them without tears. Sending big virtual hugs, my friend. She was a beautiful companion.

  3. Ann, my heart hurts for you! I am so very sorry for your loss of your sweet friend, Lexi! She was such loyal and faithful companion! I love this gorgeous card you made in her memory! Every detail is stunning! Sending you warm hugs and love, My Friend!

  4. This is so, so beautiful Ann and full of amazing detail. I love all of the touches of gold – may they shine bright with the memory of Lexi, such a wonderful tribute to her. Thinking of you with all my heart!

  5. Gorgeous!! Love the blooms. So sorry for your loss, what a beautiful tribute for Lexi.

  6. Just gorgeous! And now I’m definitely re-thinking my decision not to order that suite during pre-order! All it takes is one card for a stamp set to make it back on the “want” list! I’m really looking forward to designing with you this year at The Paper Players.

  7. Ann, your card is stunning! That’s all I can say. I haven’t yet tried the gold leaf, but I plan to. Thank you for your easy instruction. This is a beautiful tribute to your Lexi! I lost my second rescue, Buddy, to cancer earlier this year and I know the pain in your heart is real. I will keep you in my good thoughts. Also, I am thrilled to be designing alongside you over at The Paper Players. Thank you for sharing your talent always. I know we will all have a wonderfully creative year. Take care, Ann.

  8. What a beautiful card….perfect for the challenge and for Lexi! I was on the fence about the gold leaf, but it is really pretty on your card, so I might give it a go!

  9. Ann, First let me say I am so sorry to see your post about your pup! My deepest sympathies. Losing a pet can be so hard! My heart goes out to you. As for your gorgeous layered card…I can’t stop gazing at all the elements you have added from the soft peach colored base to the gorgeous dragonfly. This is stunning! So happy to be designing as a guest at TPP! Take care.

  10. I am so sorry to read about Lexi. My cousin’s family just lost their daschund to cancer & it has been so hard on all of us. What a beautiful card. It’s perfect as a memorial to Lexi.

  11. There is so much going on with your card and I LOVE it ALL! It’s what I call Ann-A-Mazing card!

  12. Ann, this card is stunning. Perfect for framing next to Lexi’s urn.

  13. Beautiful card and tribute to Lexi!

  14. Oh, Ann, all this gold is just wonderful! I haven’t played with my gilded leafing yet but I hope to today, just so I can enter the challenge. I’m sure it looks beautiful next to Lexi. You are heavy on my heart and I prayed for you before I went to sleep last night. I know it will be awhile before your pain eases.

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