Pretty in Pink and Purples

If you are a fan of pink and purples, today’s card is an easy one to create. Although I used a “thank you” sentiment, it’s a versatile card that can be used with practically any sentiment for almost any occasion.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

pretty in pink and purple

This week I am hosting our monthly color challenge. I selected Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Polished Pink, and a 4th color of your choice.  For my 4th color, I picked gold.  In addition to lovely florals and more, these colors can be used for non-traditional fall and holiday colors, including Halloween.  SO put your thinking caps on, because  I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

pretty in pink and purples
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s card is SO easy to make!  It has a lot going on, but still has a clean and simple vibe because of the Very Vanilla textured background panel.  The addition of Brushed Gold as my 4th color adds an elegant touch, don’t you think? These gold die cut flowers are from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack.  While this is a “thank you” card,  you can easily change out the sentiment for whatever occasion you may need.  I did use two retired dies (for the oval and sentiment), but if you do not have the Stitched Shapes and Stitched Nested Labels dies, you can substitute what you have as long as the sizes are approximately the same.  Rectangles will work perfectly!  While I rarely use my Water Painters, I did for this card in order to add a “pop” of color.  A few In Color Jewels and a double bow, both in Polished Pink, are the perfect accents.

pretty in pink and purples

To download the free step-by-step tutorial for today’s Pretty in Pink and Purples 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
Christmas Whimsy Kit Available Now

new kit Christmas Whimsy

Christmas Whimsy is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! Santa’s elves might be hard at work in the North Pole but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you! All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for beginning crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf centered Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

New Set Christmas Whimsy

Item Number 158166   $19.00
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—4 each of 2 designs.
  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, gold foil die cuts, gold twine, and coordinating envelopes with gold foil accents.
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Real Red, So Saffron, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede
Order Today!
IF You Have a Big Wish List – Please Read about Our Starter Kit Special – I Would LOVE to have you join my team!

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)!  PLUS, during Sale-A-Bration you will get to pick a qualifying bundle from the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog to add to their Starter Kit—for free! This could be an added value of up to $60.25, depending on the bundle you select.  Click HERE to see a list of the qualifying bundles.  There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.

  • 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!
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.

Current Code: XEF3G6PM

NEED A COPY OF THE CATALOG? 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 free of charge, pronto!


Looking for an oldie but goodie? Check out my retired stamps which I have for sale.  Coming Soon:  100 sets which I am selling for a friend will be listed soon.  Stay tuned!

Retired Sets 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…



  1. Ann, this is so pretty. I agree with Sue, that colorwash background is gorgeous and such a soft and feminine backdrop. Gorgeous card, my friend

  2. Ann, this card is stunning from the gold die cut flowers to the subtle texture of your background layer. The added embellishment details are perfect! You certainly know just how to do it. Love this.

  3. Ann, I love the colors you selected this week! SO pretty! Your card is gorgeous! The watercolor wash is so pretty and perfect to showcase your gold flowers. The bow is just perfect! I love it!

  4. Such a pretty card and I really enjoyed working with your colors this week! Hope all is well!

  5. Gorgeous! That watercolor wash in the background is perfect to highlight your diecut. The bow and gems are the icing on top of a fab card! Thanks for a great set of colors! Take Care!

  6. You had me at purple with your colour combo this week – I love it! I’m now thinking I might have cheated slightly though as I used gold too but assumed metallic were ‘free’ so counted Cinnamon Cider as my 4th colour – so technically I used 5 colours! Anyway less about my card – I love yours! The texture is gorgeous and your pink wash highlights that pretty gold flower stem perfectly- and all finished off with a beautiful bow. I love it!

  7. Beautiful card! I certainly am a fan of pinks and purples. Love the added gold.

  8. Gorgeous! The background wash is a beautiful way to highlight this image! And that bow is gorgeous! You stretched me this week for sure!

  9. A beauty!! Love the textures and pretty bow!

  10. Love this layout! (Wow, I REALLY thought the oval background watercolor wash was Polished Pink!!)
    This card has texture, colors, and just the right amount of visual eye candy. Beautiful – way to go Ann!

Leave a Reply