Cute Cow Thank You Card for PP457

Are you in the “mooed” for a cute cow thank you card?  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

cute cow thank you cardThis week, the creative LeAnne has a theme challenge for us:  Down on the Farm – use farm animals, barns, country images.

cute ow thank you card Since I always need thank you cards, I created this cute cow thank you card.  Isn’t he adorable, with his flower in hand and red galoshes? And just think how versatile this layout is!  By switching out the sentiment, you can design birthday cards, friendship cards, hello cards and more.  I hope you enjoy today’s creation.

Colors of the Day
cute cow thank you cardThe Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

This cheerful fella was a breeze to color with Stampin’ Blends.  The image was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, and the colored using the following Stampin’ Blends: Cow – Light and Dark Crumb Cake; Boots – Light Cherry Cobbler; Nose, Inside of Ears, Horn – Light and Dark Petal Pink; Flower – Dark Cajun Craze, Dark Old Olive, Dark Mango Melody.  Shimmery Crystal Effects were added to the rain boots to make them shine. After the Crystal Effects were dry,  the image was die cut using a Stitched Shapes Oval, and the adhered to the card base with dimensionals.

cute cow thank you cardThe Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler color scheme adds to the country vibe, as does the gingham paper and burlap ribbon.

cute cow thank you cardDownload the tutorial! If you would like the complete details on how to create this cute cow than you card, just click on the tutorial button below to print off the instructions.  For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

For more inspiration, please be sure to visit The Paper Player team members.

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September Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own card? I would love to be your Demonstrator.

Clicking on a product in the Supplies at this end of this post takes you right to my store. When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, 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).

September Code: XUH7X9GE

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Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s card? As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…

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Snowman Card with Felt Accents for On the CASE

What could be cuter than a snowman card with felt accents? Welcome to another edition of On the CASE with Ann & Nicole!

While I break down samples from current Stampin’ Up!® catalogs, my On the CASE partner, Nicole, is using her investigative skills to solve CASES throughout the crafting universe. Let the fun begin!

Snowman Card with Felt Accents
Holiday Catalog Cover
Snowman Card with Felt AccentsColors of the Day

snowman with felt accents

Stamp:  Snowman Season
Paper:  Shaded Spruce cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″), Whisper White cardstock (3″ x 3″, 2-3/4″ x 3/4″, 1-1/2″ x 3″ or slightly larger for easier punching),  Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper (Mittens pattern – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″; Red Stripe pattern – 3-1/2″ x 3/4″)
Inks:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Coastal Cabana, Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend, Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend
Other:   Stitched Shapes dies, Winter Knit 3D embossing folder, Snowman Builder Punch, Real Red 1/8″ Curly ribbon, Let It Snow embellishment kit, SNAIL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide

1. Score, fold and crease the Shaded Spruce cardstock at 5-1/2″ to form the card base. Adhere the Mittens paper at an angle.

2. Die cut the largest Stitched Shapes circle from Whisper White cardstock. Emboss using the Winter Knit 3D embossing folder. Adhere to the card base with dimensionals.

3. Ink the Snowman image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Shade the body using a Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend. Use a Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend to color the carrot nose. Punch out using the Snowman Builder Punch.

4. Adhere the snowman to the embossed circle. Use elements from the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit for accents.

snowman card with felt accents

5. Adhere the striped paper to the card base as shown.

6. Create a bow from Real Red 1/8″ Curly Ribbon. Add to the right side of the card, as pictured.

7. Ink the sentiment in Coastal Cabana ink. Stamp onto Whisper White cardstock. Adhere to the card base with dimensionals.

snowman card with felt accents

Ready to make your own snowman card with felt accents?  Download the tutorial. Just click on the tutorial button below to print off the instructions.  For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

This week, Nicole is taking a well-deserved break from On the CASE, but she will definitely by back  to rock the CASEing universe next time.

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August Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own card? I would love to be your Demonstrator.

Clicking on a product in the Supplies at this end of this post takes you right to my store. When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, 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).

August Code: HJ7QP69X

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Hurry! STARTER KIT SPECIAL Ends Soon

Until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month.

Here are the exciting details!

  • GET BONUS PRODUCT! Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, an additional $30 than normal) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You can include products from any current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.
  • GET A $10 COUPON! Those who purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! will be emailed a $10 coupon code the following month to redeem on an order placed by Oct. 31.
  • SAVE 20 -25% on personal demonstrator orders while you are active.
  • To learn more and to join,  check out the details HERE.

Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s card? As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…

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Copper Accented Christmas Card for PP465

I love the warm glow of a copper accented Christmas card. How about you? It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

copper accented Christmas cardThis week the talented Laurie has a fabulous sketch for us.  I thought it was perfect for showcasing the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements and the beautiful Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper. I hope you enjoy today’s card.

copper accented Christmas card

Colors of the Day
copper accented Christmas cardThe Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

When designer series paper is as gorgeous as the Brightly Gleaming collection,  you just can’t go wrong! I used it as my inspiration,  taking my cue from the copper to create this copper accented Christmas card.  I did, however, make a slight error. Instead of using Mint Macaron cardstock, I had planned on using Pear Pizzazz.  As I was concentrating on the movie currently showing on the Hallmark channel, I heat embossed the sentiment on the wrong color. But, I embraced my mistake, and moved forward.

copper accented Christmas cardI felt the large circle would be the perfect place for the large Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements copper star.  I accented it with holly leaves and berries, which I heat embossed in copper and colored with Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.  Don’t you just LOVE the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder?

copper accented Christmas cardDownload the tutorial! If you would like to create this copper accented Christmas card, just click on the tutorial button below to print off the instructions.  For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

Brody Update

Brody, who celebrated his 9th birthday along with litter mate Muffy a few weeks ago, visited the vet Thursday. I had discovered an angry lump on his foot as well as another bump on his side.  It appears as if the cancer he has fought so valiantly for over two years has metastasized. The lump on his foot will be difficult to remove, as it has infiltrated the center pad. My vet has concerns about putting him under for a complex surgery at his age.  SO…we are trying to reduce the size of the tumor with meds.

He is in no pain. He eats, drinks, and plays. However, after the discussion with the vet,  I am steeling myself for the difficult decision which may need to be made.  There have been lots of hugs and tears in the last 24 hours.  In the meantime, until we go back to the vet on September 6th to see if progress has been made, we will continue to live each day to the fullest!

Please be sure  to visit The Paper Player team members for more inspiration.

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Holiday Catalog Shares

If you would like to read about the Holiday Catalog Shares I am offering,  just CLICK HERE!

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August Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own card? I would love to be your Demonstrator.

Clicking on a product in the Supplies at this end of this post takes you right to my store. When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, 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).

August Code: HJ7QP69X

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STARTER KIT SPECIAL!

Until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month.

Here are the exciting details!

  • GET BONUS PRODUCT! Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, an additional $30 than normal) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You can include products from any current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.
  • GET A $10 COUPON! Those who purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! will be emailed a $10 coupon code the following month to redeem on an order placed by Oct. 31.
  • SAVE 20 -25% on personal demonstrator orders while you are active.
  • To learn more and to join,  check out the details HERE.

Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s card? As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…

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