Quick, Easy Thank You Card

We’ve all been there.  You need a card, but you are short on time.  You are in the midst of a full blown card emergency!  Stay tuned for Season 1, Episode 1 of  “911:  What’s Your Card Emergency?”

Dispatcher:  911. What’s your card emergency?
Stamper: I only have 20 minutes, and I need a quick and easy “Thank You” card NOW!
Dispatcher: Just stay calm, Stamper. I’ll email directions for a quick and easy Thank You card stat!

quick and easy thank you

Colors of the Day

quick and easy thank you

What’s the 411 on This 911?

Today’s quick and easy thank you card starts with the Thanks & Hello embossing folder. These two folders are the only ones you’ll need for quick and easy Thank You and Hello cards.  Just add a great sentiment set to your arsenal, and you are ready to go!  I elected to use the lovely “Thank You” sentiment from the Plentiful Plants set.  It’s a lovely font.  While I opted for a black and white color scheme, you can make this card in any color you want.  Wouldn’t this look great in frosty winter shades or classic red and green for quick and easy holiday thank you cards?  And for mailing, a Baker’s Twine bow works great, although I couldn’t resist switching to the adorable Black and White Gingham ribbon shown in the large photo.

quick and easy thank you

Ready to make your own quick and easy thank you card?

Measurements:
* Basic White Thick cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″,  scored at 4-1/4″ to form the card base)
* Basic White cardstock (4-3/4″ x 3-3/8″; 3-3/4″ x 3/4″)
* Basic Black cardstock (4-7/8″ x 3-1/2″)

Instructions:
1. Emboss the Basic White panel with the embossing folder. Adhere to Basic Black cardstock. Add to the card base.
2. Use the Banners Pick A Punch to create a banner from the 3-3/4″ x 3/4″ piece of Basic White cardstock.
3. In the sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Stamp onto the banner. Add to the card base using dimensionals.
4. Accent with a bow and Matte Black Dots.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of “911: What’s Your Card Emergency?”  If you have any suggestions for future episodes,  just leave me a comment!

To download the free step-by-step tutorial for today’s Quick Easy Thank You 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
Another NEW Kit Makes Its Appearance
Love, Santa Tag Kit

Santa’s back in a fun and easy tag kit to spruce up your Christmas gifting! The Love, Santa Tag Kit has everything you need to create 12 whimsically designed tags. That means you’ll find printed die-cut tags and labels, sequin embellishments, pink and white baker’s twine, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more in this all-inclusive kit! You can sleigh ride right in without the prep work.

And to make Christmas gifting even easier, the Love, Santa Treat Bags (available for purchase separately) are food-safe cellophane bags that coordinate with the Love, Santa tags! The treat bags come in a pack of 12—3 each of 4 festive designs. That’s right—figuring out how to dress up your gifts this year is no longer a “Claus” for concern! But don’t relax too soon as these products are based on availability!

Love Santa Tag Kit

Love Santa Tag Kit

Love Santa Tag Kit

158375  Love, Santa Tag Kit  $19.00

 

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!

Paper Pumpkin

When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? I am one of those gals who loves the sight of freshly falling snow outside the window.  A warm fire lights up the hearth, while a Hallmark movie plays away. Freshly baked Christmas cookies fill the air with their delightful aroma.

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas time rolls around, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes.

Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! The stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. What could be easier? Brew yourself a cup of tea or whip up some yummy hot chocolate, and prepare to craft away!

To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, CLICK HERE!

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)!

  • 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!
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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: Y6FEWZYW
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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!

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Looking for an oldie but goodie? Check out my retired stamps which I have for sale.

Retired Sets for Sale
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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…

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Clearance Rack Refresh and NEW Kit

Hear ye! Hear ye!  It’s time for a Clearance Rack Refresh!  Beginning in the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday, October 6th, new items are going to be added to the Clearance Rack in the online store! Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly.  These items are offered while supplies last, and things do sell out very quickly.  To avoid disappointment, shop early! It’s time to stock up and save!

Click HERE to visit the Clearance Rack

 Another NEW Kit Makes Its Appearance
Love, Santa Tag Kit

Santa’s back in a fun and easy tag kit to spruce up your Christmas gifting! The Love, Santa Tag Kit has everything you need to create 12 whimsically designed tags. That means you’ll find printed die-cut tags and labels, sequin embellishments, pink and white baker’s twine, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more in this all-inclusive kit! You can sleigh ride right in without the prep work.

And to make Christmas gifting even easier, the Love, Santa Treat Bags (available for purchase separately) are food-safe cellophane bags that coordinate with the Love, Santa tags! The treat bags come in a pack of 12—3 each of 4 festive designs. That’s right—figuring out how to dress up your gifts this year is no longer a “Claus” for concern! But don’t relax too soon as these products are based on availability!

Love Santa Tag Kit

Love Santa Tag Kit

Love Santa Tag Kit

158375  Love, Santa Tag Kit  $19.00

 

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!

 

Paper Pumpkin

When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? I am one of those gals who loves the sight of freshly falling snow outside the window.  A warm fire lights up the hearth, while a Hallmark movie plays away. Freshly baked Christmas cookies fill the air with their delightful aroma.

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas time rolls around, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes.

Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! The stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. What could be easier? Brew yourself a cup of tea or whip up some yummy hot chocolate, and prepare to craft away!

To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, CLICK HERE!

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)!

  • 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: Y6FEWZYW
************

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.

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…

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Spooky, Sparkly Halloween Card

I’ll admit it.  I’m afraid of the dark.  So when the task at hand this week was to create a spooky card for Laurie’s theme challenge, a night time scene with ghostly trees, a full moon, and graveyard fences came to mind.  But of course, I had to add sparkle.  I hope you enjoy this spooky, sparkly Halloween card! It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

spooky sparkly Halloween card
This week, Laurie has the perfect theme challenge for us:  Spooky! I can’t wait to see what frights and delights await us in the gallery.  So grab those stamps, papers, and inks, and get your “Boo” on!

Colors of the Day
spooky sparkly Halloween card
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Once again, I have a designed a card with minimal stamping – only the sentiment is stamped.  Boy, was this a super fun card to create!  The background is actually Misty Moonlight paper from the Beauty of the Earth collection.  I used a blending brush to darken it slightly with Night of Navy ink, and added a glittery October moon.  Black Glitter paper takes center stage, with all the trees and fences die cut from it.  I used the Inspiring Canopy dies and the Frightful Tags dies to set the spooky, sparkly backdrop for my fussy cut ghosts and jack-o-lantern. And don’t forget the disembodied cat head with Champagne rhinestone eyes, hiding among the branches, Cheshire Cat style.  It was the “purr-fect”  spooky touch!

spooky sparkly Halloween card

To download the free step-by-step tutorial for today’s Spooky Sparkly Halloween 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
For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of The Paper Players design team:
Canine Corner
I am so happy to report that Muffy is still with us.  Although we use an assist strap or her wheelchair outside on our walks, she is in great spirits, and is adjusting to her limitations.  Her best buddy is Little Miss Sixx.  Sixx has made it her mission to always go out with Muffy.  She is a great friend, and a wonderful day brightener for Muff.  She plays with Muff, nudging her with her nose and doing play bows. However, don’t her angelic looks fool you!  She’s a spitfire when she is with her uncles!  Plus she is learning all about stamping, so I would guess she will be writing a few posts of her own in the near future.
IF You Have a Big Wish List – Please Read about Our Starter Kit – 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)!

  • 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: Y6FEWZYW
************

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.

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…

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