To A Friend Who Makes Me Smile

“To A Friend That Makes Me Smile!”  What an uplifting sentiment! It’s Friday, and time to play at Festive Friday – Home of the Inspo List!

To A Friend That Makes Me Smile
For this week’s challenge, we are inspired by International Dance Day. Remember, at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate or make a card for the occasion featured. Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. I used blue, pink, rhinestones, patterned paper, die cuts, vellum and embossing folders to create my card. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

To A Friend That Makes Me Smile

Colors of the Day
To A Friend That Makes Me Smile
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

I couldn’t resist the urge to play with new products from the upcoming Annual Catalog. I am a pushover for pretty paper, so I felt this challenge was the perfect one for showcasing the Sun Prints designer series paper collection.  I went to one of my tried and true layouts to show off two of the prints. Today’s card also shows off the new Fern 3D embossing folder, as well as the new In Color, Starry Sky.  If you look closely, you can see the fern embossing on the vellum circle, as well as the banner.  Sadly, the photo does not show off the subtle shimmer and pattern on the Blushing Bride fern die cut, which was created from the Brushstroke specialty paper.

To A Friend That Makes Me Smile

To download the free step-by-step tutorial for today’s To A Friend That Makes Me Smile 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  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach – That’s Me!

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters


Diane Evans

Joanne James


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Available May 3rd, 2022:

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  1. I love the colors in this beauty. And I also love your grammar correction! Beautiful card.

  2. Loving the pink and navy combo Ann and the embossed fern is gorgeous – a lovely addition to your pretty card!

  3. Beautiful card! Wishing you a Blessed Easter! I’m looking forward to your Sunday card and the Nueve update 💕

  4. Beautiful card! I love all the elements especially the embossed fern.

  5. Great job of using many elements. My favorite is the vellum embossed. Happy Easter to you and your four legged kids.

  6. Bonnielee McGuire

    Gorgeous, as always. You may have taught science, but I see you used the correct grammar in your title : ) Hope you’re coping better each day. Was Nueve sleeping???

  7. Your beautifully layered card would definitely make me smile! Love it Ann!

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