A Card for a Sweet Friend

This is a card for a sweet friend.  You know the type.  The one who is there for you through thick and thin.   Who listens nonjudgmentally.  Who loves you unconditionally.  Who bakes you cherry pies, simply because you said you missed your Mom’s homemade cherry pies.  Yep.  Those are the sweetest of friends. It’s Friday, and time to play at Festive Friday – Home of the Inspo List!

card for a sweet friend
For this week’s challenge, we are inspired by International Friendship 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 friendship sentiment, hearts, ribbon, and rhinestones on my card this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

Colors of the Day
Card for a sweet friend
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

When I first saw the Measure of Love stamp set which was used to create this card,  it brought  back a flood of memories of my Grandma Nellie’s house.  A crock bowl,  usually filled with apples,  sat on top of the kitchen table.  Now for sure, the crockery owned by Grandma certainly did not have hearts on them like the cute bowl in this stamp set.  I am lucky to have two of her large crock bowls – one in gray and one in brown. One adorns the corner above my kitchen cabinets, and the other one sits atop my refrigerator.   Don’t you just love it when a stamp set evokes great memories?

card for a sweet friend

Grandma Nellie’s Old Crock

If you like to fussy cut, you’ll love today’s card.  The cherries, bowls, and scales were stamped and fussy cut out. The flowers were cut from Sweet Symmetry designer series paper, which happens to be on sale right now for 15% off.   I love the retro look of this paper.  The patterns I selected reminded me of vintage kitchen wall paper.

card for a sweet friend

Bumblebee gingham ribbon adds texture, while rhinestones add a delightful touch of bling!  To download a free step-by-step tutorial for today’s  Card for a Sweet 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

Designer Series Paper Sale

Save 15% on Designer Series Paper!
July 1st through August 2nd

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog. Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs.

Designer Series Paper SaleDesigner Series Paper Sale

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!

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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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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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: PDGPMM2X
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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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Mini Catalog Product Shares

Time to Reserve Your Mini Catalog Shares

Would you like to have all the new designer papers at a fraction of the cost of buying full packages? Are you like me, and would love to have all of the new ribbons, but an entire roll is way too much for you? Or, does owning sparkly embellishments make your heart go pitter-pat? Then my July – December Mini Catalog Shares are for you!!!

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Why should you participate in The Stampin’ Schach’s Mini Catalog Product Shares?

Here are three great reasons:

1. Packaging! Designer Papers are identified for you, so you don’t have to play “Which collection is this?” Ribbons are wrapped on bobbins or are hand-wrapped, not just thrown in a bag.
2. Amounts! You receive 6″ x 12″ rectangles of paper of the designer papers, except for the 6″ x 6″ paper stacks. That’s a plus for those of you who are memory keepers!
3. It’s a chance to sample a little bit of everything without breaking the bank!

How Shares Work

Shares are a way to sample the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, and Embellishments at a fraction of what it would cost you to purchase all of them yourself. And the nice thing is I do all the ordering, cutting, counting and re-packaging for you!

Simply EMAIL ME ([email protected] or [email protected]) to reserve your spot in a share. When your share fills (4 people), I will bill you via PayPal, or you may send a check. I will begin sending out PayPal invoices July 27th. Please let me know which share you would like, and the email address you would like me to use for PayPal invoicing.

On August 3rd, I will place the orders for all filled shares. Once I receive the products, my husband Kim and I will get to work, and cut, count, measure and package up your goodies pronto! Because I want to get your shares mailed out as quickly as possible, I will expedite my order to Stampin’ Up! Your papers will be lovingly wrapped and identified; ribbons will hand-wrapped and secured with a twist tie; and embellishments will be placed into small bags. Once this task is completed, your shares will be sent out via the US Postal Service. (United States residents only, please!) If you wish to be included in the first round of shares, please email me by August 2, 2021.

2019-2020 Annual Catalog Product Shares

Here’s What Others Say About My Product Shares

“I can’t believe how quickly I received my share. You are amazing!” – L.S.
“Your shares are so organized and arrive in pristine condition. I love the 12″x6″ paper samples – so useful for many projects without the expense of order entire packages of DSP. ” -N.R.
“I was so pleased with your last product share. It makes a big difference when you offer the DSP at the generous size of 6″ x 12″. You did a great job on the last one.” – L.P.
“Thanks for all your hard work on the paper shares. It was perfect when I received it. Thanks for placing the name of the paper between each one.” – J.M.
“What a delightful surprise to open up your carefully packaged SU! items, Ann. You always pack with such thoughtfulness and attention to detail.” – L.P.
“I received my shares today!! The package arrived perfectly. Love all the paper!!” – J.M.
“Everything was in perfect shape and the paper is gorgeous! Thanks! You do an awesome job of packaging all the items.” – C.L.

2019-2020 Annual Catalog Shares

July – December Mini Catalog Product Shares
  1. I Want It All – $64  (Includes Postage)  BEST VALUE

Includes 79 sheets of paper, 11-1/4 yards of ribbon and twine,  and 118 embellishments PLUS the following BONUS ITEMS:

    • 3 Wonderful Snowflakes
    • Small package of Shimmer Sequins
    • Six  6” x 6” sheets of one of the designer series papers featured in the Sale-A-Bration brochure
  1.   Designer Series Paper Share – $49 (Includes postage)

           6” x 12” Patterns

  • Heartwarming Hugs (6), Brushed Metallics (3), Red & Green Foil (2),   Black Glitter (1), Gold Shimmer Vellum (1), Harvest Meadow (6), Painted Christmas (6), Whimsy & Wonder (6), Sweet Stockings (6), Peaceful Place (6), Blackberry Beauty (6)

           6” x 6” Patterns

  • Cork Specialty (1), Kraft (4), Gingerbread & Peppermint (12),  Red Velvet (1), Snowy White Velvet (1), Silver Foil assortment (3), Cute Halloween (8)

           79 Sheets Total

  1. Ribbon Share – $12 (Includes postage)
  • Approximately 1-¼ yards of 9 different ribbons
  • All ribbons will be hand-wrapped and secured with a twist tie
  • Real Red Ruffled ⅜”
  • Cherry Cobbler and Gold ½”
  • Blushing Bride ⅜”
  • Real Red ⅜”
  • Pool Party ⅜” Striped Grosgrain
  • White ⅜” Glittered Organdy
  • Gold ⅜” Shimmer
  • Black & White ¼” Gingham 
  • ⅜” Diamond Weave

            11-1/4 yds ribbon

  1. Accents & Embellishments Share – $12.50 (Includes postage)
  • 20  Gingerbread & Peppermint Acrylic Shapes
  • 6    Gold Holly Leaves
  • 4    Jolly Felt (2” x 6” piece of each color)
  • 20  Matte Decorative Dots
  • 30  Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins
  • 20  Wonderful Gems
  • 18  Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots

            118 Total Embellishments

Just email me at:  [email protected] if you would like for me to reserve a share for you!

Save 15% on Designer Series Paper!
July 1st through August 2nd

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog. Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs.

Designer Series Paper SaleDesigner Series Paper Sale

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!

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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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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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: PDGPMM2X
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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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Stars and Stripes Card – Christmas Style

My mantra is it’s never too early to get a start on holiday cards! So why not combine the iconic stars and stripes associated with the Fourth of July and the colors of Christmas to make a Stars and Stripes card – Christmas style! It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

Stars and Stripes Card - Christmas Style

This week,  the talented Anne Marie is hosting our monthly theme challenge.  What a timely theme she has selected for us! Stars and/or Stripes! While I opted to create a Christmas card, I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

stars and stripes Christmas style

Colors of the Day
Stars and Stripes Card Christmas Style
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Sometimes we tend to overlook the Christmas items that are in the Annual Catalog, and that may be the case with the Tidings of Christmas of Christmas Suite.  What sold me on this suite were the fabulous dies! The stars are absolutely stunning.  Follow that up with amazing  sentiments.  After all, who doesn’t hear Bing Crosby crooning White Christmas when they see the words, “May your days be merry and bright”.  And can’t we all use a simple “Season’s Greetings” now and then?  Combine these things with awesome designer series paper (which happens to be 15% off this month), and I was sold the moment I saw the suite.

With minimal stamping, creating this “Stars and Stripes” Christmas card is just a matter of layering.  Add an Evening Evergreen bow for texture and Gilded Gems for bling, and you are good to go!

stars and stripes card Christmas style

To download a free step-by-step tutorial for today’s  Stars and Stripes Card – Christmas Style, 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

Designer Series Paper Sale

Save 15% on Designer Series Paper!
July 1st through August 2nd

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog. Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs.

Designer Series Paper SaleDesigner Series Paper Sale

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!

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

************

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
************
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: PDGPMM2X
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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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