The Stamp Review Crew: Perfect Pennants Edition


It’s time for another round of inspiration from The Stamp Review Crew.  If this is your very first visit, we are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first and third Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us  features the same stamp set.  The result is you see the versatility of the set and the amazing things you can create with it.  This week we are featuring Perfect Pennants.  I am Stop #8 on the hop. You may have just left Stop #7: the talented Deb Currier.  Her work is always fabulous.  I really like this set, and was inspired to create three different projects for you.  Enjoy today’s hop!

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Card #1:  Quick and Easy Hello
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.

Please note:  Blackberry Bliss goes amiss! As much as I tried to photograph today’s cards, I could not get the true Blackberry Bliss cardstock color to shine through.  It looked black in most of the photographs I took, under a myriad of lighting options.

IMG_1308Cardmaking doesn’t get any easier than this.  Shall we say, it’s as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Easy background!  Although the stencil that comes with the Artisan Embellishment Kit is perfect for creating spritzed or sponged backgrounds, it is also perfect as a stand alone background.  This one was adhered to Blackberry Bliss cardstock, leaving a 1/4″ border all the way around.  This was then adhered to a Whisper White card base.
  2. Easy sentiment! The “Hello” sentiment from Perfect Pennants was inked with Blackberry Bliss and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock.  It was easily punched out using the smallest Banner Framelit.
  3. Easy embellishments! A few Pearls were added to the centers of the roses, just to add a touch of elegance.

Card #2:  Banners
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.


  • Pennants! Pennants are so easy to make with Banner Framelits.  The larger one on today’s card features the beautiful pansy pattern from the new Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper collection.
  • Feeling sentimental! The sentiment was selectively inked using Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers.  Being lighter in hue than Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry provides a nice constast to the black.
  • A sprinkling of butterflies! The Beautiful Wings Embosslits were used to create a trio of butterflies to accent the banners.  Of course, I could not resist the urge to add a few pearls.

Project #3:  A Birthday Tag and a Bag
This finished bag measure 2-3/4″ wide by 5-1/4″ long.  (Removing the mini-clothespin allows this bag to be tucked into an envelope for easy mailing of gift cards.)  Once again, this project is quick and easy!


  •  Mini-delight! The Mini-Treat Bag Thinlits die is so much fun! In a matter of minutes, I created this treat bag, using the Party Hats pattern from the new Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper.
  • Layered sentiment!  I stamped the “Make a Wish” sentiment in Night of Navy onto Whisper White cardstock. I used the Banner Framelits to create a banner, and matted it onto Crushed Curry.  I inked the sentiment a second time with Tangelo Twist, and snipped out the center section of the sentiment and layered it onto the Night of Navy one.  I just happened to have a second Night of Navy sentiment handy, one where the “wish” section had not stamped perfectly.  Rather than throw it away, I used a 1/2″ punch to punch out the letter “a”.  I then popped it into position on top of the Tangelo Twist banner.
  • Finishing touches! I covered a clothespin with a snippet of coordinating paper, and added a simple Tangelo Twist ribbon to add a festive touch.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects. Of course, if you have questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now scoot along and visit the rest of the hoppers.  Next up is #8 on the list, the talented and creative Beth Beard! If you get lost along the way, visit The Stamp Review Crew for a list of all hoppers. Until next time…





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Mini Treat Bag Sachet for The Paper Players

IMG_1286-001It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! Anne Marie is back with a Theme Challenge:  Everything Old is New Again.  Our mission is to simply create a project using a recycled or re-purposed item.  I opted to use the lovely paper that protects the cover of the new Occasions Catalog, as well as items from My Paper Pumpkin packaging, to create this lovely sachet for a friend.  I hope you enjoy it!


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  • Designer series paper…NOT!  The gorgeous paper which protects the cover of the Occasions Catalog is perfect for making this gift sachet.  Of course, the gift bag is created in a snap using the new Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die.

Occasions Paper

  • Tissue paper flower! The tissue paper that comes in the My Paper Pumpkin box can be rolled and used to make a lovely flower! In addition, you can spritz it with essential oils (I used Lavendar) to use in a sachet, such as this one.  The Heart cut-outs, also made courtesy of the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die, allow the fragrance to easily permeate the air.

PicMonkey Collage

  • Mini-bow!  The adorable little bow was created using more of the My Paper Pumpkin packaging.  Once again, the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die is to blame for the cuteness. This die is one of my top picks from the Occasions Catalog for sure!

Bow Collage

  • A touch of glitz! I could not resist adding strings of Bermuda Bay sequins for a touch of glitz and glam.

IMG_1281I am really pleased with how this little sachet looks…and smells! Plus, in keeping with the spirit of the challenge, I did re-use or re-purpose so many of the items used in its making.  Even the doily is from a treat bag I created during Founder’s Circle.  Of course, the Soft Sky Seam Binding, Pearls, and Island Indigo leaves (created with the new Bouquet Bigz L Die) are new items, but I felt they added so much to the design.

What about you? Won’t you let me know what you think of today’s little sachet? Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one.  And remember, if you ever have a question about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away!  Until next time…

The Paper Players Design Team

Ann Schach

Anne Marie Hile

Claire Broadwater


Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

LeAnne Pugliese

Nance Leedy

Sandy Mathis

Debbie Mageed

Karren Johnson

Shannon Jaramillo


Butterfly Basics for PPA 234

It’s time to play at Pals Paper Arts! Team One, my former team, has a beautiful color challenge for us this week: Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder, and Silver.  I just couldn’t wait to pull out Butterfly Basics, one of the wonderful sets from the new Occasions Catalog, and play along.  Enjoy!


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This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.

  • Butterfly beauties! The butterflies were stamped with Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock.  If you are not a fan of fussy cutting, don’t despair.   The smaller butterfly can be punched out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch, while the larger butterfly fits one of the new Butterfly Thinlits dies.  Of course, I couldn’t pass up coloring a few pearls with Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities.  Even butterflies look perfect in pearls!


  • Blender pen blossoms! The flower was colored with blender pens and Wisteria Wonder and Wild Wasabi ink.  A little touch of Daffodil Delight accents the middle of the open blossom.


  • Double delightful bow!  Night of Navy Seam Binding makes a perfect double bow.  I snipped off the ends for a more tailored look.


I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  Although this marks the first time I have inked up Butterfly Basics, I know I am going to LOVE this set!  Won’t you let me know what think in your comment today? Have you already picked out a favorite from the new catalog?

And speaking of enjoying, I hope you enjoy my new blog look.  Brian Watt, from Integrant Services, did an excellent job of importing all of my blog posts to a WordPress blog.  It was a daunting task, but Brian was able to move my pictures and maintain the integrity of my blog header, which I still love.  He worked with me every step of the way to make certain The Stampin’ Schach looked the way I wanted.  Thank you so much, Brian!

Of course, with change comes learning. I ask that you bear with me while I learn the ins-and-outs of WordPress.  I am sure I will have my share of glitches!  So…in addition to today’s card, what do you think about the new blog look? Won’t you let me know in your comment? Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one of them.  Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…

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