Clean and Simple Floral Thank You Card for PP482

For poppies that “pop”,  how about this clean and simple floral thank you card? It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

clean simple floral thank you card

This week the super talented Joanne is hosting our monthly Clean and Simple challenge.  She has selected a spring flowers theme for us.   To be perfectly honest, I had to do a little research to see if poppies were a spring flower. Luckily for me, they do bloom from spring into early summer.  Woo hoo!  I can’t wait to see what flower YOU choose for your project!

clean simple floral thank you card

Colors of the Day

clean simple floral thank you card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s card combines texture, depth and dimension in a clean design.  I stamped the flowers from the Painted Poppies set onto the Poppy Parade colored paper from the See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper collection. I then used the coordinated Painted Labels dies to die cut them out.  Single leaves were stamped, colored with a Blender Pen and Old Olive ink, and also die cut out. Next I stamped the multiple leaves image directly onto a Whisper White panel, as shown, and “messy” watercolored using a Blender Pen and Old Olive ink.

clean simple floral thank you card

The larger blossom and one smaller blossom were adhered to the panel.  The “speckles” image was inked in black, stamped off several times, and then randomly stamped over the panel. The “Thank You” sentiment, from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, was also inked in black and stamped directly onto the panel in the upper right hand corner.  The panel was then embossed using the Subtle embossing folder for texture.  The remaining blossom and leaves were adhered using dimensionals.  Of course, a little bling, in the form of Champagne rhinestones, was in order.

clean simple floral thank you card

To download a free tutorial for today’s clean simple floral thank you card, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE. To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the The Paper Players Design Team.

The Paper Players

Celebrate Sale-A-Bration

During Sale-A- Bration, which runs through March 31st, you can earn FREE exclusive products (click here to see your choices) for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax).  There is also a $100 reward level, which gives you more flexibility and options for your free items. Just look for the special reward icons in the brochure.

Coordination Product Release

This is the perfect opportunity to purchase products that coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  However, they are only available for a limited time or while supplies last.

Watch this exciting video for more information!

product coordination

double z fold card
Do you have a BIG WISH LIST?  Consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration!

Membership Has Its Perks … Purchase the Starter Kit Today

Join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator by March 31, 2020, and receive a Mini Paper Cutter,  a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and your choice of stamp set.  (Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.)

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog).
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″ (19.3 x 13.7 x 3.2 cm)
  • DISCOUNT Time! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 20 – 25% discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.
  • There’s never an obligation to host parties, sell products, or purchase anything else after the kit. You will still enjoy all the benefits and discounts of being a demonstrator through at least April 30, 2020!
  • 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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March 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).

March Code: CTK73KJZ
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It’s hard to believe that the babies will be five weeks old tomorrow. How quickly time flies! In two weeks, Kendall will be returning to Canada, and in three weeks, the babies will be headed to their new homes.  My heart is already breaking as the reality that I will never see some of them again sets in. I wish there was some way that I would be able to visit each and every one of them again – to see how they have grown,  to see their tails wag in joy.  All I hope for is that I have given them best possible start in life…

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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Hello Card for The Paper Players 481

Looking for a  sweet “Hello” card to brighten someone’s day? This just may be what you are looking for! It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

Hello card

This week Laurie is hosting a color challenge for us:  Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, and Calypso Coral.  I was excited to have a little extra time to create while puppies slept. Woo hoo! I had time for layers and extras! I hope you like it. I can’t wait to see what YOU create with this fun trio of colors!

hello card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

This sweet little hello card is all about layers, texture and details.   A Coastal Cabana panel was embossed using the Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder and adhered to a Whisper White scalloped frame, which was created using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.   Calypso Coral gingham paper spans across the card, forming the backdrop for a Bermuda Bay circle, which had been stamped using an image from the Swirly Frames stamp set.  A pair of neutral colored birds were die cut from Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and popped atop the circular frame using dimensionals.  Step-by-step details are included in the free tutorial below.

hello card

Free As A Bird blossoms and buds were stamped in Calypso Coral, while leaves were stamped in Bermuda Bay. They provide a touch of interest to the circle.

hello card

The sentiment is from the Honey Bee stamp set. It was inked in Basic Gray to coordinate with the birds. Once again, I used a die from the Stitched So Sweetly collection to cut it out.

hello card

To download a free tutorial for today’s hello card, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE. To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the The Paper Players Design Team.

The Paper Players

Celebrate Sale-A-Bration

During Sale-A- Bration, which runs through March 31st, you can earn FREE exclusive products (click here to see your choices) for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax).  There is also a $100 reward level, which gives you more flexibility and options for your free items. Just look for the special reward icons in the brochure.

Coordination Product Release

This is the perfect opportunity to purchase products that coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  However, they are only available for a limited time or while supplies last.

Watch this exciting video for more information!

product coordination

double z fold card
Do you have a BIG WISH LIST?  Consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration!

Membership Has Its Perks … Purchase the Starter Kit Today

Join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator by March 31, 2020, and receive a Mini Paper Cutter,  a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and your choice of stamp set.  (Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.)

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog).
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″ (19.3 x 13.7 x 3.2 cm)
  • DISCOUNT Time! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 20 – 25% discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.
  • There’s never an obligation to host parties, sell products, or purchase anything else after the kit. You will still enjoy all the benefits and discounts of being a demonstrator through at least April 30, 2020!
  • 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!
_____________________________________
March 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).

March Code: CTK73KJZ
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The Babies Turn Four Weeks Old On Monday

Here are a few pictures of my babies while they slept. Thank you babies for letting me have time to create today’s card!

hello card

Tres (boy) and Sixx (girl)

Sevin (boy) and Tres (boy)

Sixx

Quatro (boy)

Tenn (girl)

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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Whimsical Spring Card for FF0054

What could be sweeter than a whimsical spring card suitable for so many occasions? It’s time to play at Festive Friday!
Whimsical spring card

This week we are celebrating the First Day of Spring.  At Festive Friday, your goal is to use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. I selected pastel colors, stitching, cute animals, and rain/umbrellas from the Inspo List in creating today’s card.  I hope you will join us in our challenge this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

whimsical spring card

Colors of the Day

whimsical spring card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

One of the products that is part of the Sale-A-Bration Second Release is the awesome So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper. I thought it would be perfect for creating today’s spring card.  I used the Purple Posy color, although it comes in Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam colors, too. I LOVE the fact that it adds instant texture without having to use an embossing folder. It’s a time saver, especially when time is a limited resource. Yep…those pesky puppies will be 4 weeks old on Monday and they are still taking up all my time.  I’ll add some pictures of the kids later in the post. They are definitely at that messy stage!

whimsical spring card

I paper pieced our little duck’s rain gear using Purple Posy gingham paper.  You might recognize her from the Fable Friends stamp set.  After doing some fussy cutting, I placed her on Whisper White and Purple Posy stitched panels which were die cut  using the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I highly recommend these dies.  They can be purchased separately or as part of the So Sentimental bundle. The So Sentimental stamp set is a versatile one which is on it’s way to becoming one of my “go-to” sets.  Clear epoxy droplets and rhinestones were added to the umbrella for a bit of bling!

whimsical spring card

To download a free tutorial for today’s whimsical spring card, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE. To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Design Team.

Celebrate Sale-A-Bration

During Sale-A- Bration, which runs through March 31st, you can earn FREE exclusive products (click here to see your choices) for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax).  There is also a $100 reward level, which gives you more flexibility and options for your free items. Just look for the special reward icons in the brochure.

Coordination Product Release

This is the perfect opportunity to purchase products that coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  However, they are only available for a limited time or while supplies last.

Watch this exciting video for more information!

product coordination

double z fold card
Do you have a BIG WISH LIST?  Consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration!

Membership Has Its Perks … Purchase the Starter Kit Today

Join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator by March 31, 2020, and receive a Mini Paper Cutter,  a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and your choice of stamp set.  (Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.)

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog).
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″ (19.3 x 13.7 x 3.2 cm)
  • DISCOUNT Time! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 20 – 25% discount on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items.
  • There’s never an obligation to host parties, sell products, or purchase anything else after the kit. You will still enjoy all the benefits and discounts of being a demonstrator through at least April 30, 2020!
  • 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!
_____________________________________
March 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).

March Code:  CTK73KJZ
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Puppy Fun

Here are a few cute pictures of the babies to brighten your day!

Just a few lined up at the milk bar

 

The Great Escape!

 

Cinq, a little boy with a heart on his neck

 

The tenth puppy born – Tenn, a little girl

 

The seventh puppy born – the magnificent Sevin, a little boy

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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