Colorful Poppies Thank You Card

Colorful poppies on a thank you card are a bright and cheery way to send your thanks to someone.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

colorful thank you card

This week, Claire is hosting our monthly Sketch challenge. It’s a classic sketch, with a central focal point. I thought it would be a great one for showing off the fun Pattern Party designer series paper collection,  48 sheets of 12″ x 12″ paper which are available as a Stampin’ Reward in the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog.  I LOVE it!  I can’t wait to see what YOU create – so grab those stamps, papers, and inks!

Colors of the Day

colorful thank you card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Painted Poppies take center stage on today’s card.  I would have used pansies, but since I had just used them for our challenge last week, I wanted to mix it up a bit.  I do have a confession, though.  When I pulled out the Pool Party dotted paper, I actually thought it looked like Soft Succulent.  It wasn’t until I read the colors found in the Pattern Party designer paper collection, that I noted my error.  However, as the renowned Irish author James Joyce once noted,  “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.”  I think I discovered that this Pool Party pattern looks pretty good with Soft Succulent.  What do you think?

colorful thank you card

The flowers and leaves  were colored using Stampin’ Blends in the new In Colors, Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent,  debuting in the upcoming Annual Catalog.  Soft Sea Foam is a great complement for Soft Succulent, and was also used for the leaves.  I added just a touch of Poppy Parade to the centers of the Papaya flowers for a colorful touch.  Isn’t this Soft Succulent double bow a beauty!  The new In Color ribbon really makes awesome bows.  (If you need a new Annual Catalog and do not currently have a demonstrator, please don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected]  I’ll drop one into the mail pronto!)

To download a free step-by-step tutorial for today’s Colorful Poppies 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
It’s Time For Shares

clean and simple pansy birthday card

Once again I will be offering Product Shares for the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog.  Click HERE for all of the details!

Being A Demonstrator Has Its Perks
STARTS MAY 4, 2021 through May 31, 2021! JOIN + PROMOTION! 
FOR $99 (plus tax), YOU GET:  Up to $155 in products of your choice.  That’s $56 in FREE product, $30 MORE than usual!  Plus, the kit ships for FREE (another 10% savings).

Do you have a BIG WISH LIST? Consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. The Starter Kit is a great value! For $99, choose $155 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!

Remember, through May – You get to choose up to $155 in any products you want and pay only $99 plus tax, no shipping.

If you have any questions about joining Stampin’ Up!, I am only an email away! If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!

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

Retired Sets for Sale

***Will be updated on May 4th***

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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 (Details HERE).

Current Code: UMNGVDSA
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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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This card also features these products, available May 4th, 2021:  Pansy Patch stamp set (154999), Soft Succulent cardstock (155776), Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends (155521),  Pale Papaya cardstock (155668), Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blends (155519), Pattern Party 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper – Stampin’ Host Reward (155426)

Clean and Simple Pansy Birthday Card

A clean and simple pansy birthday card?  Yep! It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

clean and simple pansy birthday card

This week, Laurie is hosting our monthly Clean and Simple challenge. The theme is Birthdays.  I thought it would be a great time to show off the gorgeous Pansy Petals designer series paper, which features Stampin’ Up!’s new In Colors.  I can’t wait to see what YOU create!  But remember, the Paper Players define clean and simple cards as cards which:

  • Have minimal layers and embellishments
  • Have plenty of open space, or “white” space
  • Are simple and uncluttered
Colors of the Day

clean and simple pansy birthday card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Although today’s card may have multiple layers, it maintains its clean and simple vibe from an abundance of white space.  The retiring Dainty Diamond 3D embossing folder adds interest and texture, while keeping it clean.  I would have loved to have added some of the new In Color ribbon, but I limited my embellishments to a single Bumblebee Trinket, available when the new Annual Catalog goes live on May 4th.

clean and simple pansy birthday card

Aren’t these flowers and leaves awesome?  They were die cut from Pansy Petal designer series paper using the Pansy dies, both from the new Annual Catalog. (If you need a new Annual Catalog and do not currently have a demonstrator, please don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected]  I’ll drop one into the mail pronto!)

To download a free step-by-step tutorial for today’s Clean and Simple Pansy Birthday 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

The Clearance Rack has been refreshed!  New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store! Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly.  Shop now and save!

Clearance Rack

CLICK HERE to SHOP
The Retiring List 

Last Chance Sale

Stampin’ Up!’s  Last-Chance Products Sale is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on certain products from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog.   Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay!

Shop the Retiring List Here
It’s Time For Shares

clean and simple pansy birthday card

Once again I will be offering Product Shares for the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog.  Click HERE for all of the details!

Being A Demonstrator Has Its Perks

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!

Remember – You get to choose up to $125 in any products you want and pay only $99 plus tax, no shipping.

If you have any questions about joining Stampin’ Up!, I am only an email away! If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!

 

__________________________________

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

Retired Sets for Sale
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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 (Details HERE).

Current Code: UMNGVDSA
_____________________

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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Available May 4, 2021:  Bumblebee Trinkets (155568),  Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin’ Pad (155576),  Pansy Dies (155680), Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper (155807)

Cheery Card for A Friend

What better way to celebrate World Laughter Day on May 3rd than to make a cheery card for a friend who makes you smile! It’s time to play at Festive Friday – Home of the Inspo List!

Cheery Card Friend

For this week’s challenge,  we are inspired by World Laughter Day.  Remember – at Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion.  Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project.  I used yellow, red and sequins on my card this week.  I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

cheery card for a friend

Colors of the Day

cheery card for a friend

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s cheery color palette has a bit of a retro vibe, don’t you think?  Sadly, all of the dies used on today’s card are, or will be, retiring.  Stitched Shapes is a staple of mine, and is currently on low inventory.  I have probably used this die set more than any set I have ever owned.  The Best Plaid Builder dies are 20% off.  While they may not be everyone’s cup of tea, I am mad about plaid. I will definitely be holding on to mine.  And what about the adorable Many Hearts dies!  I LOVE them.  They are currently in the January – June Mini Catalog, and will be leaving us at the end of June.

cheery card for a friend

With just a few cranks of the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine,  today’s card came together quickly.   Bitty butterflies, a tiny heart, and self-adhesive sequins accent the sweet sentiment.  This cheery card for a friend will definitely be a day brightener!

To download a free step-by-step tutorial for today’s Cheery Card for A Friend, 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  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema

The Clearance Rack has been refreshed!  New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store! Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly.  Shop now and save!

Clearance Rack

CLICK HERE to SHOP
The Retiring List 

Last Chance Sale

Stampin’ Up!’s  Last-Chance Products Sale is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on certain products from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog.   Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay!

Shop the Retiring List Here
Being A Demonstrator Has Its Perks

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!

Remember – You get to choose up to $125 in any products you want and pay only $99 plus tax, no shipping.

If you have any questions about joining Stampin’ Up!, I am only an email away! If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!

 

__________________________________

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

Retired Sets for Sale
________________________
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 (Details HERE).

Current Code: W74QFT3Q
_____________________

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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