Classic Red, Green Christmas Card

A classic red and green Christmas card! If you are a stamper who can’t resist the appeal of a traditional red and green Christmas card, this card may be the one for you! It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

classic red and green Christmas card

This week, the talented and lovely LeAnne is hosting a sketch challenge for  us.  I absolutely LOVE this sketch! It allows me to showcase some of the beautiful Christmas designer papers, like these patterns from the ‘Tis the Season collection, that Stampin’ Up! offers.  The result is a classic red and green Christmas card, with some elegant touches of gold. I can’t wait to see what you create!

Colors of the Day

classic red and green Christmas card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s sketch is a perfect one for not only using coordinating patterns from the same package of paper, but it is also perfect for using up scraps. These classic red and green patterns are from a collection of papers known as ‘Tis the Season.  If you are “mad about plaid” like me, you’ll love this beautiful plaid I used as my main layer.  Doesn’t it look great with Gold Brushed Metallic cardstock? Of course, a few gold accents and this magnificent gold stag die cut (from the North Pole Wonder die set) add a touch of elegance. And the sentiment? It’s heat embossed in gold onto Mint Macaron cardstock. It brings out the hint of Mint Macaron which is incorporated in the green patterns of paper. The end result is a classic red and green Christmas card with a touch of elegance.

classic red, green Christmas card

To download a free tutorial for today’s classic red, green Christmas card, which includes all the paper measurements, 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:

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Poinsettia Christmas Card
Celebrate with curvy stamps, dies, and more! Designed for a variety of special occasions, the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle includes everything you need to create one-of-a-kind crafts. Don’t let stress steal your spirit—get ahead and order this exclusive bundle for a festive and frenzy-free season! The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle will be available through January 4, 2021. The Christmas themed options are limited release items and only available through January 4, 2021, or While Supplies Last.
Quite Curvy Variety Bundle | Item 158396 | $70.50

This option contains all options available with this promotion at a 10% discount

      • Quite Curvy Stamp Set
      • Curvy Dies
      • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
      • Classic Christmas 6×6 Designer Series Paper
Just look at these curvy cards created by Stampin’ Up!’s concept artists!
Membership 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 ann@thestampinschach.com. 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!

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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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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).

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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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Coming Home Christmas Card: The Stamp Review Crew

Are you looking for a cute card with a country vibe? How about this Coming Home Christmas card? It’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: Coming Home Edition!

Coming Home Christmas Card

If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, the Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set. The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop, whenever you want.

This week we are featuring the Coming Home set from the August – December  2020 Mini Catalog. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from Kelly Kent.  Kelly’s work is always fabulous! After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the amazing Linda Callahan.  I absolutely love her work. Be prepared to be inspired as you travel along on today’s hop!

Coming Home

Coming Home Christmas Card

Colors of the Day

Coming Home Christmas Cardcard

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s card was a fun one to create. I felt like an architect combining the various house images together. In the end, I used the house design as featured in the catalog because it was the one I liked the best. Leave it to Stampin’ Up!’s amazing concept artists to come up with the best designs!  In case you are wondering about the different colored windows, there is a story behind them.  This card will be the one I give to my husband this year.  He is always reminding me to shut off the lights in empty rooms. That is exactly what I did. In my mind, lights are on in the entry way, and also in the family room, which I placed on the right hand side of the house.  We’ll see if he catches on to this subtle detail when he receives the card.

Free Tutorial

To download a free tutorial for today’s Coming Home Christmas card, which includes all the paper measurements, 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.

Now hop along to Linda to see what she has in store for you!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.

Forever Blossoms

Forever Blossoms

Poinsettia Christmas Card
Celebrate with curvy stamps, dies, and more! Designed for a variety of special occasions, the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle includes everything you need to create one-of-a-kind crafts. Don’t let stress steal your spirit—get ahead and order this exclusive bundle for a festive and frenzy-free season! The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle will be available through January 4, 2021. The Christmas themed options are limited release items and only available through January 4, 2021, or While Supplies Last.
Quite Curvy Variety Bundle | Item 158396 | $70.50

This option contains all options available with this promotion at a 10% discount

      • Quite Curvy Stamp Set
      • Curvy Dies
      • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
      • Classic Christmas 6×6 Designer Series Paper
Just look at these curvy cards created by Stampin’ Up!’s concept artists!
Membership 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 ann@thestampinschach.com. 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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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: JFQR9J4W
_____________________________________

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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Poinsettia Holiday Card for The Paper Players

I love holidays.  Out of all the holidays, Christmas is my hands-down favorite.  Decking the halls makes me jolly!  Watching holiday movies fills my heart with joy.  There’s baking and shopping, and hustle and bustle, and there are Christmas cards to address and send.  Of course, my friends and relatives expect me to send handmade cards.  With Christmas right around the corner, and with my stash of holiday cards looking a wee bit anemic, I pulled out the gorgeous Poinsettia Petals bundle to create this poinsettia holiday card.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

Clean and Simple Poinsettia Holiday Card

Woo hoo! This week, I am the host of our monthly Clean and Simple challenge. For the theme, I selected “Hooray for Holidays!”  And you know what the really cool thing is? You can select ANY holiday you want! I can’t wait to see what holiday you select, and what you create!  But remember, it’s a clean and simple challenge, so here is a quick reminder of what The Paper Players mean by Clean and Simple:

Minimal Layers and embellishments
Plenty of “open” space, also known as “white” space
Simple and uncluttered

Colors of the Day

Poinsettia Holiday Card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

The Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine certainly got a work out with today’s card.  The three sizes of poinsettia blossoms were inked with Versamark onto Blushing Bride cardstock and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss powder. They were die cut out using the Poinsettia dies. Leaves were die cut from Whisper White card stock, while berry stems were die cut from Silver foil and retired Sparkle glimmer paper. A little texture was imparted to the card base courtesy of the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder.

poinsettiia holiday card

I actually did two versions of this card, but I felt this one looked more clean and simple than the first one I created. I will share it with you the middle of next week, since I have a Stamp Review Crew Coming Home card which will be posted this evening.  Be sure to tune in for it!

poinsettia holiday card

To download a free tutorial for today’s Poinsettia holiday card, which includes all the paper measurements, 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:

Poinsettia Christmas Card
Celebrate with curvy stamps, dies, and more! Designed for a variety of special occasions, the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle includes everything you need to create one-of-a-kind crafts. Don’t let stress steal your spirit—get ahead and order this exclusive bundle for a festive and frenzy-free season! The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle will be available through January 4, 2021. The Christmas themed options are limited release items and only available through January 4, 2021, or While Supplies Last.
Quite Curvy Variety Bundle | Item 158396 | $70.50

This option contains all options available with this promotion at a 10% discount

      • Quite Curvy Stamp Set
      • Curvy Dies
      • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
      • Classic Christmas 6×6 Designer Series Paper
Just look at these curvy cards created by Stampin’ Up!’s concept artists!
Membership 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 ann@thestampinschach.com. 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: JFQR9J4W
_____________________________________

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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