Seashell Friendship Card for Festive Friday

Sometimes it’s all about the sentiment, and that is the way it is with today’s seashell friendship card.  It’s time to get festive at Festive Friday – the home of the Inspo List!

seashell friendship card

For this week’s challenge,  we are inspired by International Polar Bear 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 blue, silver, sentiment, and heat embossing on my card this week.  I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

seashell friendship card

Colors of the Day

Seashells Friendship Card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s seashell friendship card is rich with texture, featuring both the Seashells and the Seabed 3D embossing folders.  The sentiment is placed front and center, accented by a silver heat embossed starfish and clear rhinestones. It’s an easy card, and relatively quick to create.  I sincerely hope you will give it a try!

Seashell friendship card

To download a free tutorial for today’s Seashell Friendship Card, 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

Judy Rozema

It’s Time For Sale-A-Bration

Since my canine assistants are sleeping on the job, it’s up to me to remind you that there are only a few more weeks of Sale-A-Bration left.  Place a $50 order (before tax and shipping) and receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration item.

Muffy and Nueve

January - June Mini CatalogEarn FREE Products during Sale-A-Bration! For every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products. This year, the structure of Sale-A-Bration is different. Instead of one single Sale-A-Bration season, we’ve split the annual Sale-A-Bration event in two! The first Sale-A-Bration event will take place from January to February, with the second beginning in July and ending in August. All of the offerings for the January to February period can be found in the brochure above.

If you need a free copy of either the Sale-A-Bration brochure or the January – June Mini Catalog, please email me at: kimschach@msn.com and I will drop one in the mail no later than the next business day.

Membership Has Its Perks (Especially During SAB)

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)! AND DURING SALE-A-BRATION you’ll receive an assortment of FIVE 6″ x 6″ stacks of Stampin’ Up!’s newest designer paper!

  • 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!

Available Now

Hey Chick Header

If you remember Sale-A-Bration 2017, you were probably blown away by the Hey Chick stamp set. Stampin’ Up! decided to bring it back—along with coordinating dies and a completely new bundle created in the same style. These two bundles are only available for a limited time, February 2 – June 30, 2021.

01.21_BUNDLE_HEY_CHICK_EN

Hey Chick Bundle 158627 $44

Hey Chick Stamp Set 1581990 $17
Chick Dies 158199 $32

01.21_BUNDLE_HEY_BIRTHDAY_CHICK_EN

Hey Birthday Chick Bundle 158631 $43

Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set 154464 $21
Birthday Chick Dies 158200 $27

Hey Chick

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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 (Details HERE).

Current Code: V2J2M76P
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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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Valentine in Retro Colors

Do the color combinations of the Fifties and Sixties make your heart go pitter-patter? If so, check out today’s Valentine in retro colors. It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

Valentine in Retro Colors

It’s Tic-Tac-Toe week at The Paper Players, and our host, Laurie, has some very fun items from which to select:

I selected the horizontal row consisting of red, embossing and sparkle.  I can’t wait to see what row YOU select!

Colors of the Day

Valentine in Retro Colors

 

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

One of my favorite things about Stampin’ Up! is how well things coordinate, like these four different patterns of paper. They are all from the adorable Snail Mail Designer Series Paper collection.  Aren’t those little snails just the cutest critters ever?  Because I loved the papers so much, I went with a sketch that would really showcase them.

Valentine in Retro Colors

The sentiment, from the Heartfelt stamp set, was heat embossed and accented with rhinestones for a touch of sparkle.  Of course, the scalloped heart die cut offsets the sentiment perfectly.  It was created using the Stitched Be Mine dies.  Both the Heartfelt stamp set and the Stitched Be Mine dies are from the Annual Catalog. I love how paper from the mini-catalog breathes new life into sets and dies which we already have in our stash.  How about  you?

To download a free tutorial for today’s Valentine in Retro Colors, 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 Paper Players design team:

Little Nueve wanted to be today’s Puppy Spokeperson.  Because he is just learning about Stampin’ Up! and Sale-A-Bration,  I spent a little time explaining  what it was to him.  Oh my gosh, his tail was wagging a hundred miles an hours by the time I was done.  I told him Sale-A-Bration customers  who placed a $50 order (before tax and shipping) received a FREE Sale-A-Bration item.  Of course, he’s just a puppy, and didn’t quite grasp the concept until I gave him some examples.  I am sure the tail wag had nothing to do with the fact I said Sale-A-Bration was like when he was a GOOD BOY and got a TREAT or when he was a GOOD BOY and got to go for a WALK or when he was a GOOD BOY and got a new TOY.  Just scroll on down to see what “treats” await you for a $50 order!

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time

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Click to view the new catalog on-line!

If you would like a paper copy of the catalog, and you do not currently have a Stampin’ Up!, please contact me. I will drop a FREE catalog in the mail to you the next business day.

It’s Time For Sale-A-Bration

January - June Mini Catalog

Click Here to View the Sale-A-Bration Brochure

Earn FREE Products during Sale-A-Bration! For every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products. This year, the structure of Sale-A-Bration is different. Instead of one single Sale-A-Bration season, we’ve split the annual Sale-A-Bration event in two! The first Sale-A-Bration event will take place from January to February, with the second beginning in July and ending in August. All of the offerings for the January to February period can be found in the brochure above.

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)! AND DURING SALE-A-BRATION you’ll receive an assortment of FIVE 6″ x 6″ stacks of Stampin’ Up!’s newest designer paper!

  • 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!

Available February 2nd

Hey Chick Header

If you remember Sale-A-Bration 2017, you were probably blown away by the Hey Chick stamp set. Stampin’ Up! decided to bring it back—along with coordinating dies and a completely new bundle created in the same style. These two bundles are only available for a limited time, February 2 – June 30, 2021.

01.21_BUNDLE_HEY_CHICK_EN

Hey Chick Bundle 158627 $44

Hey Chick Stamp Set 1581990 $17
Chick Dies 158199 $32

01.21_BUNDLE_HEY_BIRTHDAY_CHICK_EN

Hey Birthday Chick Bundle 158631 $43

Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set 154464 $21
Birthday Chick Dies 158200 $27

Hey Chick

_____________________________________

Looking for an oldie but goodie? Check out my retired stamps which I have for sale.

Retired Sets for Sale (Updated 1/24/21)

_____________________________
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: V2J2M76P
_____________________________________

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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Seashell Thank You Card

I have always loved seashells and the beach.  How ironic that I live in an area where there are no sandy beaches strewn with beautiful shells! Maybe it is for that reason that I fell in love with the Friends Are Like Seashells bundle from Stampin’ Up! If you love seashells, and would like to create a seashell thank you card, this may just be the card for you!  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

seashell thank you card

Joanne is hosting a wonderful sketch challenge for us today.  It’s a classic one, and so versatile. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

Colors of the Day

Seashell Thank You Card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

When I first saw it, I thought of just using the sand dollar and the sentiment. But after viewing the lovely examples created by Stampin’ Up!’s concept artists, I noticed how much more beautiful it is to use several shells. I felt this sketch lent itself to a vertical array down the side similar to one in the catalog, but I think it would be equally as lovely with just a cluster of shells.  Since I have a tendency to overdo things,  I ended up with 8 shells down the side.   For designer series paper, I selected Sand & Sea patterns.  The one pattern reminded me of a sunset over the ocean, while the other looked like a sandy beach.  Of course, I felt I had to accent the shells with pearls.

seashell thank you card

To download a free tutorial for today’s Seashell Thank You Card, 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 Paper Players design team:

Muffy says, “At my age, I know quality and good value!  Scroll on down for Stampin’ Up!’s latest specials and offers! I am personally excited about the Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick bundles. I LOVE chicken (wink).”

Seashell Thank You Card
The January – June 2021 Mini Catalog is Live
It’s Sale-A-Bration Time

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Click to view the new catalog on-line!

If you would like a paper copy of the catalog, and you do not currently have a Stampin’ Up!, please contact me. I will drop a FREE catalog in the mail to you the next business day.

It’s Time For Sale-A-Bration

January - June Mini Catalog

Click Here to View the Sale-A-Bration Brochure

Earn FREE Products during Sale-A-Bration! For every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products. This year, the structure of Sale-A-Bration is different. Instead of one single Sale-A-Bration season, we’ve split the annual Sale-A-Bration event in two! The first Sale-A-Bration event will take place from January to February, with the second beginning in July and ending in August. All of the offerings for the January to February period can be found in the brochure above.

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)! AND DURING SALE-A-BRATION you’ll receive an assortment of FIVE 6″ x 6″ stacks of Stampin’ Up!’s newest designer paper!

  • 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!

Coming in February!

Hey Chick Header

If you remember Sale-A-Bration 2017, you were probably blown away by the Hey Chick stamp set. Stampin’ Up! decided to bring it back—along with coordinating dies and a completely new bundle created in the same style. These two bundles are only available for a limited time, February 2 – June 30, 2021.

01.21_BUNDLE_HEY_CHICK_EN

Hey Chick Bundle 158627 $44

Hey Chick Stamp Set 1581990 $17
Chick Dies 158199 $32

01.21_BUNDLE_HEY_BIRTHDAY_CHICK_EN

Hey Birthday Chick Bundle 158631 $43

Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set 154464 $21
Birthday Chick Dies 158200 $27

Hey Chick

_____________________________________

Looking for an oldie but goodie? Check out my retired stamps which I have for sale.

Retired Sets for Sale (Updated 1/24/21)

_____________________________
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: HWE6943W
_____________________________________

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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