A Merry Little Wish for Pals Paper Arts

It’s Thursday, Christmas Day, and time to play at Pals Paper Arts! We have a sketch for you this week, created by the talented Nicole Watt.  In the spirit of the season, I wanted to create a holiday card.  So I flipped the sketch and created a Christmas tree. I hope you enjoy it.


The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips:
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ tall.

  • Tree! I cut three isosceles triangles using Mossy Meadow paper from the new Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack, available January 6th from the Occasions Catalog.  I flipped the sketch, and arranged the triangles in the form of a tree.  It is simply adorned using the Bird and Star from Festival of Trees, as well as a little Linen Thread bow.
  • Bow! A Real Red double bow was created from 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon. 

  • Need a refresher on how to make a double bow? Watch this video from my archives.  Although the ribbon is different, the technique is the same.
  • Feeling sentimental!  One of the charms of the Festival of Trees set is its sentiment ” A Merry Little Wish…For Lots of Joy at Christmas”.  For this card, I stamped it in Real Red, created banners, and mounted them on Real Red Polka Dot Paper.

    And this truly is my wish for you…may you indeed have lots of joy at Christmas.  Love and Boxer kisses from the entire Schach Pack.  Until next time… 

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    ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the shack

    Not a creature was stirring, not even the pack; 
    The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
    In hopes that little Lexi would leave them there. 

    The Boxers were nestled all snug in their beds; 

    While visions of dog treats danced in their heads..

    And so the revered poem goes! Little Lexi had an issue or two with Christmas this year.  First of all, she thought the old antique Santa I purchased was a toy.  I moved him from the sofa table, to the mantle, to the top of the refrigerator, to the closet.  He is resting comfortably in the garage now.

    And those beautiful new ornaments I absolutely had to have for the tree?  Well, they were beautiful for awhile, until Lexi spotted them.  Yes, they were shaped like balls, which apparently are her favorite toys, right after antique Santas! After she removed the ones near the bottom of the tree and buried them beneath the tree skirt, I thought we would be fine.  But then she decided to create a new game…”Climb the Tree to Get the ‘Balls’ from the Top”.  Needless to say, the tree now has no ornaments and no tree skirt.  But, that’s OK. I adorned it with Muffy’s ribbons from this year.  Lexi has left those alone, although the middle section of the tree no longer lights up after she grabbed one of the branches and tried to spin it around.

    As for me, I am still addressing Christmas cards.  Forty of them will be arriving after Christmas.  But instead of calling them late, I think of it as being my contribution to extending the holiday season.  Here is a peek of some of my favorite ones which I created this year:


    I hope that you enjoy your time with family and friends, and that you have a wonderful holiday season.  As for me, I will enjoy our traditional Christmas Eve supper of cheesy potato noodle soup with Brady and Kim, after which we will head to church to listen to Brady play.  We’ll end our evening watching White Christmas, while a fire burns brightly in the fireplace.

    Until next time…

    Tuesday’s Deals, Specials and SHARES…An Information Round-Up

    Weekly Deals 
    December 23 – 29, 2014

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    End of the Year Closeout

    It’s been a great month for deals, and it’s only getting better now that Stampin’ Up! has added even more products to the Year-End Closeouts! Be sure to check out the amazing discounts on the extra items, including stamp sets and holiday products.  Click HERE to see the goodies!

    They’re Baaack….Occasions Catalog Shares 
    Three share options will be available with the Occasions Catalog.  Here they are:
    Designer Series Paper Share – $22.50 (postage included)(Note: The Designer Series Paper is cut into 6″ x 12″ sheets)

    • 24 – 6″ x 12″ sheets from each of the four new Designer Series Paper Collections
    • 24 –  4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ sheets from the two new Designer Paper Stacks
    • 4 – 6″ x 6″ Designer Washi Sheets (4 different patterns)
    • 1 – 6″ x 12″ sheet of Chalkboard Paper

    Ribbon and Embellishment Share – $15 (postage included)

    • 1 yard of Sahara Lace Trim
    • 1 yard of Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim
    • 1 yard of Pom Pom Trim
    • 6 yards of Cotton Twine (2 yards of three colors)
    • 1 yard of Hello Honey Ribbon
    • 1 yard of White Jute ribbon
    • 6 epoxy embellishments (1 of each size and style)
    • 8 designer buttons (2 of each design)
    • 3 Something Borrowed embellishments

    I Want It All Share – $35 (postage included)

    Includes both of the above shares

    • Paper Share
    • Ribbon and Embellishment Share
    • Bonus: 50 Pearl Embellishments

    The deadline to sign up will be Noon, CST on January 5th.  The order will be placed and expedited on January 6th, so you will receive your shares as quickly as possible.


    Please email the following information to me at [email protected] or [email protected]:

    • The Share in which you wish to participate 
    • Your PayPal email address 
    • Your mailing address

    I will send out PayPal invoices beginning January 2, 2015.

    Until next time…