On the CASE: Tag Card

Tag Card

Woo hoo! Nicole and I are back with another On the CASE.  I am working my way through Stampin’ Up!® catalogs, breaking down samples step-by-step, in order to provide you with free tutorials so you can CASE your own.  Nicole is using her investigative skills to solve CASES throughout the crafting universe.  Let the fun begin!

Today I am CASEing an adorable tag from the Occasions Catalog. This tag uses the Butterfly Gala bundle. Since I need cards more than tags,  after I created the tag, I added it to a card base. I hope you enjoy today’s tag card.

Tag and Tag Card
Butterfly Gala Bundle

tag cardWith the extremely bitter temperatures we have been having here in SE Iowa, I definitely needed a breath of spring.  And what better harbinger of spring than butterflies!  I love the Butterfly Gala bundle, especially when paired with this fabulous gingham paper.  Here’s the tag I CASEd…

tag cardand here is the tag added to a card base.

tag cardColors of the Day
tag cardStamps and Papers and Inks…Oh, My!

Stamps: Butterfly Gala Bundle (Includes Butterfly Duet Punch)
Paper:  Whisper White Thick cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″), Whisper White cardstock (2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″), Lemon Lime Twist cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″, 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″), Shimmery White cardstock (2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″), Vellum Cardstock (2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″), Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Balmy Blue Large Check: 3-3/4″ x 5-1/8″; Balmy Blue Small Check: 2-1/8″ x 3-1/8″;  Lemon Lime Twist Small Check: 3″ x 4-3/8″; )
Inks: Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Jet Black StazOn
Other: Big Shot, Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, 2-1/4″ Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Aqua Painter, Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon, Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Mini Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

1.  Score the Whisper White Thick cardstock at 5-1/2″ to form the card base. Crease using a bone folder.

2.  Die cut the Large Check Balmy Blue paper frame by centering the 3″ x 4-3/8″  Stitched Rectangle framelit  inside the largest Stitched Rectangle framelit.  Mat the “frame” onto Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, and add to the card base.

3.  Die cut the Small Check Lemon Lime Twist paper using the  3″ x 4-3/8″ Stitched Rectangle framelit.  Adhere inside the “frame”.

4.  Brayer the piece of Small Check Balmy Blue paper with Balmy Blue ink.  Mat onto Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and adhere to the card base using dimensionals.

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5.   Make a loop from 9″ of Whisper White Flax ribbon.  Adhere to the brayered paper.  Snip the ends at an angle.

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6.  Ink the sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist ink. Stamp onto Whisper White cardstock. Punch out using the 2-1/4″ Circle punch. Adhere to the card using dimensionals.

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7.  Punch out a butterfly from vellum. Adhere to the circle.

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8.  Ink the Butterfly image with Jet Black StazOn and stamp onto Shimmery White cardstock. Color the wings using an Aqua Painter and Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight inks. When dry, stamp the body and antennae. Snip out using paper snips.  Adhere on top of the vellum butterfly.

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9.  Accent with Lemon Lime Twist sequins.  Optional:  Accent the sequins with rhinestones.

tag cardIsn’t this tag card just like a breath of spring? I can’t wait to send this one out to brighten up someone’s day!

If you would like to print off or save a step-by-step tutorial for today’s tag card, just click on the button below. (In order to save ink, I have not included all the pictures which you see above! )

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How Hard Was It to Crack This CASE

This tag card is fun to make. There are several die cutting steps involved, as well as fussy cutting. The water coloring is very forgiving, while the stamping is simple.  Difficulty Level:  2.5 out of 5, because of the time involved and the number of steps.

tag cardNow head on over to Nicole at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat to see the CASE file she has been working on.  Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials!

Did you miss the last On the CASE project?  Check it out HERE.

Would you like to create your own tag card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own tag card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a little gift from me IF you use the Host Code, plus you will be eligible for Sale-A-Bration rewards.  Click HERE to see your SAB choices.  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host and Sale-A-Bration Rewards.

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Information about the Stampin’ Schach Online Host Club is now available! Read all about it HERE!

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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Price: $110.00

Watercolored Romantic Card for PP426

It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week, the talented Jaydee has a lovely sketch for us:

Watercolored Romantic cardWhat a perfect sketch for showcasing Stampin’ Up!’s®  Wonderful Romance stamp set and its coordinating Wonderful Floral framelits! I hope you’ll agree.

watercolored romantic card

Colors of the Day
watercolored romantic cardThe Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Texture and dimension! This card definitely has both, thanks to the beautiful Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Those of you who follow me regularly know I LOVE all things vintage and romantic, and this embossing folder meets both of these criteria.

watercolored romantic cardAt first, I was a little intimidated by this image, but water coloring it was a breeze. I used the no-line method, where I stamped the image in Sahara Sand, and then used an Aqua Painter and various inks to color the leaves and flowers.  (The details can be found in the tutorial, which is available by clicking the tutorial button found later in this post.)

watercolored romantic cardDie cut embossed leaves accent the stamped images, while a Shimmery White stitched circle provides the perfect backdrop.   So Saffron Artisan Pearls serve as centers for the Fresh Fig blossoms.

watercolored romantic cardI think this card would be a perfect wedding or anniversary card, or even a valentine for that special someone. What do you think?

If you would like to create your own watercolored romantic card, just click on the tutorial button below to receive your own tutorial which you can save, or print off.  Don’t forget to visit the 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery  for more free tutorials.

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Would you like to create your own watercolored romantic card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own watercolored romantic card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  When placing your online order, be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Orders of $50 (before tax and shipping) will earn FREE Sale-A-Bration rewards. Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code, as well as Sale-A-Bration goodies. If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will receive your own stampin’ rewards, your free gift from me and FREE Sale-A-Bration rewards!

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Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s snowy creation…and don’t forget to visit The Paper Players Design Team members for more inspiration. 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…

The Paper Players Design Team

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Price: $110.00

Dog Valentine for Festive Friday #FF0026

dog valentineIt’s time for another Festive Friday challenge, where every challenge is a party.  This week we are celebrating Valentine’s Day and/or Red. Today’s cute dog valentine fits both criteria. Enjoy!

Dog Valentine

dog valentine

Colors of the Day

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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Created with the Happy Tails stamp set and dog punch,  this little card (4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″) sports tons of details. These hearts were created with the Be Mine Stitched Framelits.  I adore these framelits … and I adore these patterns from the All My Love Designer Series Paper collection.

dog valentineThe Lovely Lipstick sentiment nestles comfortably in a small Rectangles Stitched framelit.  I am SO happy Stampin’ Up! added these to their framelit arsenal.

Dog ValentineI have always loved the phrase, “Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts.”  I am one who believes they certainly do. This little scalloped heart plays homage to this phrase.

dog valentineOf course, the star of this card is the adorable pup. Sporting a Night of Navy collar with a rhinestone dangle, this little guy was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento, with “second generation” Gray Granite spots. (Second generation stamping is just a fancy way of saying,  stamping off.) Isn’t he adorable, performing a perfect sit-stay?

Jackie has already called dibs on this card.  He would like for me to send it to his litter mate sister, Kia. This picture was taken nearly a year and a half ago on the day Kia left to go live in Seattle with Brady the Boy.  They both look as if they knew what was happening. Maybe they can be reunited for a few weeks this summer!

dog valentineIf you would like to create your own dog valentine, just click on the tutorial button below to receive your own tutorial which you can save, or print off.  Don’t forget to visit the 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery  for more free tutorials.

clean and simple snow card****Interested in earning Host Rewards? Please check out my ONLINE HOST CLUB!
New clubs are forming NOW!****

Would you like to create your own dog valentine?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own dog valentine,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  When placing your online order, be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Orders of $50 (before tax and shipping) will earn FREE Sale-A-Bration rewards. Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code, as well as Sale-A-Bration goodies. If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will receive your own stampin’ rewards, your free gift from me and FREE Sale-A-Bration rewards!

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Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s cute little dog valentine…and don’t forget to visit the Festive Friday design team members for more inspiration. 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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All Occasion Card with Butterflies

Wonderful Romance with Butterflies

The Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Papers are such a beautiful collection of papers! I had this piece of floral vellum already cut, and it was just crying out to me to make it into a versatile all occasion card. Who am I to deny a piece of paper its dream of being transformed into something that is going to be sent off to brighten one’s day?  I hope you enjoy today’s card.

Colors of the Day
Wonderful Romance with ButterfliesThe Stampin’ Up! Design Tips

One of the pleasant surprises in the Wonderful Floral Framelits collection is this edged label.  Sheer 1/8″ Fresh Fig ribbon laces perfectly through the spaces of this die cut. Plus it is the perfect size for a multitude of sentiments, such as this one from the Forever Lovely stamp set, which works very well for an all occasion card.  The little butterfly is the perfect accent.

Wonderful Romance with ButterfliesI also love the variety of leaf framelits included in this collection. The Crumb Cake leaflets were “frosted” with Whisper White craft ink.  Three little petal pink flowers, inked in Fresh Fig, add a perfect “pop” of color against the Pear Pizzazz leaves, as does the larger butterfly from  Butterfly Gala.

Wonderful Romance with ButterfliesThere are lots of steps involved, but none of them are difficult.  The end result is well worth the time spent, don’t you agree?

Wonderful Romance with ButterfliesIf you would like to create your own all occasions card like this one, just click on the tutorial button below to receive your own tutorial which you can save, or print off.  Don’t forget to visit the 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery  for more free tutorials.

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Only TWO spots are left in this round of clubs.  Email me today to reserve your place. ****

Would you like to create your own all occasion card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own all occasion card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  When placing your online order, be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Orders of $50 (before tax and shipping) will earn FREE Sale-A-Bration rewards. Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code, as well as Sale-A-Bration goodies. If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will receive your own stampin’ rewards, your free gift from me and FREE Sale-A-Bration rewards!

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Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s  creation?  And remember,  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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Price: $110.00

Clean, Simple Snow Card for PP245

It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week, the lovely Claire has a Clean and Simple challenge that is so appropriate:  Snowy Day!

Clean Simple Snow cardWhat can I say?  I’m looking at 7 inches of snow that fell late Friday evening into early Saturday.  This is atop the 10+ inches we had last weekend.  So yep…we have a snowy day, and it’s a perfect time to stay in and stamp!  I hope you enjoy my attempt at a clean and simple snow card.

clean simple snow card

Colors of the Day

clean simple snow card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Clean and Simple cards are always difficult for me. I’m more of a Dirty and Layered type of stamper…and this card was no exception.  Here was my first attempt:

clean simple snow cardTwo icy trees and a snow laden evergreen were cut from Sparkle Glimmer paper, as well as two billowy snow drifts.  The little bird is from the Sitting Pretty set. I made him a cardinal. Believe it or not, when I was growing up, the cardinal was my elementary school’s mascot. The sentiment is from the retired Alpine Adventure stamp set.

However, this card just didn’t seem right. The sentiment “dirtied” my snow. The bird looked like it was floating on the surface of the tree.  And those icy trees, which are usually gorgeous, were misplaced. So I followed MY number one rule of making Clean and Simple cards:  When I think I’m finished, I start removing items.  The first to come off was the sentiment.  Then the tree on the right.  But since that left me with an even number of trees, (I prefer odds), I removed the other one.   And if that wasn’t enough, I cut off the legs of the bird.  I know that sounds mean, but I nestled him in the branches of the evergreen so he could safely recuperate.

clean simple snow dayWhen it was all said and done, I ended up with a card which I think is much cleaner, and definitely simpler.  I can’t wait to create a few more of these.  Hmm…could I have already found my holiday card for 2019?

clean simple snow cardIf you would like to create your own Clean and Simple Snow Card, just click on the tutorial button below to receive your own tutorial which you can save, or print off.  Don’t forget to visit the 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery  for more free tutorials.

clean and simple snow card****Interested in earning Host Rewards? Please check out my ONLINE HOST CLUB!
New clubs are forming NOW!****

Would you like to create your own Clean and Simple Snow card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own clean and simple snow card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  When placing your online order, be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Orders of $50 (before tax and shipping) will earn FREE Sale-A-Bration rewards. Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code, as well as Sale-A-Bration goodies. If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will receive your own stampin’ rewards, your free gift from me and FREE Sale-A-Bration rewards!

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Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s snowy creation…and don’t forget to visit The Paper Players Design Team members for more inspiration. 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…

The Paper Players Design Team

 

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Online Host Club and Refer-A-Friend

Happy Friday, Stampin’ Friends!

As I  wait for more snow here in SE Iowa, I thought it would be a great time to talk about two new Stampin’ Schach programs I am really excited about:  my new Online Host Club and Refer-A-Friend!  So grab a cup of your favorite beverage (hot tea for me), and read away!

Are you ready to reap the benefits of combining the value of your online orders with those of other stampers? Are you ready to use a shared Host Code and take your turn at receiving free product? If so, you may want to join The Stampin’ Schach’s Online Host Club!

Each month, for a total of six consecutive months,  you place your order online, through my site,  using a special host code which I provide for you.  When it is your turn to be host, you will reap the rewards!

Ready to learn more?
  • Email me ([email protected]) and let me know you want to sign up for a club.
  • When 6 people have signed up, I will email everyone to let them know the club is ready to start.
  • Every month for six months, each club member will place an online order that is at least $25 (before shipping and handling) in my online store, using a special host code which I will email you each month.
  • As a club member, one of those 6 months you will be allowed to choose free host reward products.  Because club members can order more than $25 a month, it is possible that your rewards can be greater than those available at the $150 level.
  • Hosts will be selected in the order in which they sign up for the club.  For example, the first person to email me will be the first host once the club has filled.  During your host month, I will work closely with you to place your order and to order your rewards.
  • All club members will receive a tutorial each month.
  • Club members who purchase $50 in a month (before tax and shipping), will earn Shop with Schach Rewards Points. Read about the Shop with Schach Loyalty points HERE.
  • Club members who purchase $75+ in a month (before tax and shipping), will receive a product perk from me, valued between $5 and $8. These perks will usually be embellishments or ribbons, and will be randomly selected by me.
  • Club members are responsible for any and all taxes and shipping fees on their orders and on Host Reward products (if applicable). Please remember that minimum shipping is $6.95, and that in some states, host rewards are taxable.

Please remember, this is a 6 month commitment, of at least $25 per month (before tax and shipping).  The success of the club depends on every member fulfilling their commitment.

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Questions and Answers

Q. Can I order more than $25?
A. Absolutely! In fact, during Sale-A-Bration, you will probably want to place a $50 order so you can receive FREE Sale-A-Bration items.

Q. During my host month, can I get orders from my friends?
A. Of course! They can place their order in my online store, using your host code!

Q. Can I cancel if I decide the Club is not for me?
A. We are asking for a 6 month commitment. Your fellow club members are depending on you to place your order each month.

Q. How long do I have to place my order?
A. You will have seven days after receiving the host code in which to place your order. We don’t want to keep our host in suspense as to how may dollars in host rewards they have to spend.

Q. When will I receive my goodies?
A. Because everyone except the host is placing their order online using the host code, you will receive your products within the normal Stampin’ Up! shipping time. Your free tutorial will be emailed to you no later than 1-2 days after you place your order.  If you place a $75+ order, and are eligible for a free product perk…these will be ordered at the end of the month. Please allow 2-3 weeks for me to get the items ordered from Stampin’ Up!, received at my home, and mailed out to you.

If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to email me!

Refer-a-Friend Program

Host Club Refer A FriendHere is an easy way for both you and a stamping friend to earn a FREE gift from me.  If a friend whom you refer to The Stampin’ Schach places an order of $75 or more (before tax and shipping), using the Host Code for the month, you will BOTH receive a little something-something from me valued at $5 or more.

  • Email the name of your friend to me.  I will be on the look out for an online order from your friend.  There is no limit to the number of friends you can refer.
  • Once I receive notification that an order of $75 has been placed, using the Host Code for that month, I will email both of you to let you know you have earned a FREE gift from me, valued at $5 or more. (This could be current product, retired product or promotional products.)
  • Please allow 2 – 3 weeks after the end of the month for your gift to arrive.
Other News…

Don’t forget, now is the best time to purchase the Ultimate Starter Kit Bundle and become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. I would love to have you join my group!  READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE.

When placing your online order, be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Orders of $50 (before tax and shipping) qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration Products.  Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code AND will receive FREE Sale-A-Bration products. If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will receive your own stampin’ rewards as well as your free gift from me AND your Sale-A-Bration rewards!

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If you have any questions, or need a copy of the Occasions Catalog, don’t hesitate to email me!  Until next time!siggy-1

A Larger Romantic Card

In yesterday’s post,  I mentioned that one can easily transform the small romantic card featured into a larger 4-1/4″ x  5-1/2″ romantic card.  I set about to do just that,  and in doing so, I changed my initial idea.  Originally  I was going to create the same layout on a larger scale.  While getting ready to create the embossed circle, I sat yesterday’s card on top of the card base I had already created. Whoa, Nellie! I liked what I saw!  I love layers, and this card filled the bill.

So, if a small romantic card isn’t what you need,  just “pop” it atop a card base!

Before

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After

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I used this floral vellum pattern, since it was part of my original plan.  I had already matted and adhered it to the card base.  But I did hold up yesterday’s card against the Petal Pink vellum from the same Wonderful Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper collection, and it was so pretty, especially when overlayed upon white.  I would definitely use it as an alternative.

Colors of the Day
large romantic cardThe Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

The transformation of yesterday’s card was easy.  It simply served as a layer on a card base.  I added the extra steps to yesterday’s tutorial.  So just click on the tutorial button for an updated step-by-step guide!

large romantic cardWould you like to create your own larger romantic card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own larger romantic card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  When placing your online order, be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code. If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will receive your own stampin’ rewards as well as your free gift from me!

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Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s creation?  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…siggy-1

Price: $110.00

On the CASE: A Small Romantic Card

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Woo hoo! Nicole and I are back with another On the CASE.  I am working my way through Stampin’ Up!® catalogs, breaking down samples step-by-step, in order to provide you with free tutorials so you can CASE your own.  Nicole is using her investigative skills to solve CASES throughout the crafting universe.  Let the fun begin!

Today I am CASEing an adorable card from the Occasions Catalog. This card uses the Wonderful Romance bundle.  I hope you enjoy today’s small romantic card.

Small Romantic Card
Wonderful Romance Bundle
2019 Occasions Catalog Page 10

small romantic cardI love this small romantic card.  This floral vellum, from the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper collection, is gorgeous.  For a non-standard size card (this one measures 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ when folded), there are lots of details to set this card apart.

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Colors of the Day
small romantic cardStamps and Papers and Inks…Oh, My!

Stamps: Wonderful Romance Bundle (Includes Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies)
Paper:  Mossy Meadow cardstock (2-1/2″ x 9″); Pear Pizzazz cardstock (2-3/8″ x 4-3/8″, 4″ x 3″); Petal Pink cardstock (scraps);  Sahara Sand cardstock (4″ x 3″), Whisper White cardstock (2″ x 1″), (Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (Floral Vellum – 2-1/4″ x 4-1/8″)
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad, Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker®
Other: Big Shot, Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Wonderful Romance Framelits (included in bundle), Pearl Basic Jewels, Fresh Fig 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon, SNAIL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

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

1.  Score the Mossy Meadow cardstock at 4-1/2″ to form the card base. Crease with a bone folder.

2.  Adhere the vellum to the Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  Add to the card base.

small romantic card3.  Emboss the Sahara Sand cardstock using the Lace embossing folder. Rub the white craft ink pad over the surface to add color.  Allow the ink to dry.

small romantic cardPunch out using the 2-1/4″ circle punch.  Adhere to the card with dimensionals.

small romantic card4.  Selectively ink the words of the sentiment using a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker®.   Stamp onto 2″ x 1″ Whisper White cardstock.  Snip a “V” in the left end. Adhere to the embossed circle. (Note:  Stampin’ Up! used a Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker®,  but I felt mine was too light, so I opted to use Crumb Cake.)

small romantic card5.  Ink both styles of leafy fronds in Pear Pizzazz and stamp onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Die cut using the appropriate Wonderful Romance framelit.

small romantic cardAdhere to the card.  I used SNAIL.

small romantic card6.  Ink the small blossom in Petal Pink and stamp onto Petal Pink cardstock.  Repeat to create a total of three.  Die cut out using the framelits.

small romantic card7. Adhere to the card using glue dots.  Accent the center of each with a pearl.  Add a small Fresh Fig bow. (Note:  Stampin’ Up!’s sample uses a bow created from the new Petal Pink and White 5/8″ Variegated Ribbon which had been split.  Since I found this a little difficult to work with and create a pretty bow, I finally gave up and used Fresh Fig ribbon.)

small romantic cardIsn’t this such a pretty little card? I love it.  This could easily be translated into a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ size, as you shall see tomorrow!

If you would like to print off or save a step-by-step tutorial for today’s card, just click on the button below.  (I have not included all the pictures which you see above in order to save you ink! )

small romantic cardHow Hard Was It to Crack This CASE

This small romantic card is filled with beautiful details.  The stamping is simple, and the die cutting is easy.  Just remember to allow the craft ink to dry before punching out the embossed circle.  Difficulty Level:  3 out of 5, because of the time involved and the number of steps.

Now head on over to Nicole at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat to see the CASE file she has been working on.  Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials!

Did you miss the last On the CASE project?  Check it out HERE.

Would you like to create your own small romantic card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own small romantic card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a little gift from me IF you use the Host Code, plus you will be eligible for Sale-A-Bration rewards.  Click HERE to see your SAB choices.  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host and Sale-A-Bration Rewards.

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Information about the Stampin’ Schach Online Host Club is now available! Read all about it HERE!

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…siggy-1

Price: $110.00

Check Out the Stampin’ Schach Changes

Stampin' Schach changesSome are noticeable – some are not – but the new year has brought changes to The Stampin’ Schach! Probably the most noticeable is the free tutorial button.

large romantic cardIt appears in blog posts which feature a card. These tutorials are step-by-step guides for creating the card shown that day.  I hope you will enjoy and use these tutorials.

I have also worked on updating the categories which appear as menu items.  Please click on the links, and read all about me, my group, my new rewards programs, how to join my group as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and more.  And notice, there is also a card tutorial gallery where you can access all of the cards I create throughout the year, along with the free tutorial.

These changes have taken some time to implement.  At times like this, I think I sure could use an assistant other than the four legged kind, who have a tendency to sleep on the job.

Stampin' Schach changes

Stampin' Schach changes

There is more to come in the near future, including:

  • Online Stampers’ Host Club – Update:  Read All About It
  • Stampin’ Schach Featured Stamp (similar to my old Lessons of the Month Club)
  • Customers Facebook Group

Watch for the details about these coming up in the next few days.  I hope you are as excited about these changes as much as I am!

Planning on placing an order soon?  When placing your online order, be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Orders of $50 or more are eligible for Sale-A-Bration rewards.  Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code, as well as Sale-A-Bration rewards.  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will receive your own stampin’ rewards as well as your free gift from me…and Sale-A-Bration rewards!

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As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create, the techniques I use, or any of the changes, I am only an email away!  Until next time…

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A Friendship Card for PP424

It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week, the lovely Anne Marie has a beautiful color challenge for us:  Grapefuit Grove,  Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, and a color of your choice.  I used Whisper White as my fourth color.  Isn’t this a yummy combination?

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I used a variety of framelits and the Butterfly Gala bundle to create today’s friendship card.  Enjoy!

friendship cardColors of the Day

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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

These are such gorgeous spring colors together.  I opted to make Grapefruit Grove the primary color, and accent with Pool Party and Daffodil Delight.  The card base is actually Pool Party, but I wasn’t happy with how it looked next to the piece of Nature’s Poem designer series paper I had selected.  I happened to have a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock which had been embossed using the Subtle embossing folder sitting on my table from a previous project. When I held it up next to the designer paper, I knew I had a winner.

friendship cardAfter I started writing up this post, I noticed that the colors of the card, as I photographed it, were “off”, even after color correction.  Grrr!  I hate it when that happens!

friendship cardThe sentiment is from the Forever Lovely stamp set.  It was inked in Calypso Coral, and cut out with this gorgeous framelit from the Wonderful Floral Framelits collection. Daffodil Delight organdy ribbon was woven around the edge of the die cut.  This ribbon can be yours for FREE (along with 4 other lovely colors) with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration.

friendship cardThe Butterflies, from the Butterfly Gala set,  were inked in Tranquil Tide and stamped onto Pool Party.  They are a snap to punch out using the Butterfly Duet Punch.  The larger one is resting on a lattice (Eclectic Layers Thinlit collections).   A few Daffodil Delight sprigs (Frosted Bouquet Thinlits collection) add a touch of color.

What do you think of today’s friendship card? Thumbs up or thumbs down? If you would like a step-by-step tutorial for today’s card, either to print or to save, just click on the button.

humorous cardWould you like to create your own friendship card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own friendship card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  When placing your online order, be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code. If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will receive your own stampin’ rewards as well as your free gift from me!

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Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s colorful creation…and don’t forget to visit The Paper Players Design Team members for more inspiration. 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…

The Paper Players Design Team

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