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  • The $99 Starter Kit is the BEST DEAL EVER! Check out the details HERE.
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Holding You Close

My niece unexpectedly lost her husband a month ago.  When I made this card for her this week, I selected the sentiment “Holding you close in my heart” for a specific reason.  I wanted her to know that as she traveled down the pathway of grief, she is not alone. I am there with her. It’s Sunday and time to play with The Paper Players.

holding you closeIt’s Clean and Simple week, and the amazing Jaydee has selected the theme of Spring Flowers.  With spring flowers making their appearance here in southeast Iowa, what a timely challenge! However, before you run off to gather your stamps, papers, and inks, keep in mind that when The Paper Players use the term “clean and simple”, we mean cards that:

Have minimal layers and embellishments
Have plenty of open space
Are simple and uncluttered

Holding You Close
Colors Of The Day

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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

I really love what I have seen created with the Simply Zinnia stamp set and dies. Surprisingly I don’t have them …YET! However, I do have the Zinnia 3D embossing folder and the Flowering Zinnia designer series paper. So, I did the next best thing.  I fussy cut out these lovely zinnias from the designer series paper and created a card front using the embossing folder.  The sentiment, from the Enduring Beauty stamp set, was exactly what I needed.  The coordinating Enduring Beauty die was used to cut it out.  Usually, I would have added a beautiful bow, but because this was a Clean and Simple challenge and because I was going to mail this card, I left the embellishments to just three Blooming Pearls. I created a Lemon Lolly version first but decided it didn’t have the clean and simple vibe for which I was striving. Here it is:

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To download the free step-by-step tutorial for the Lemon Lolly version of the “Holding You Close” cardwhich includes all the paper measurements and all of the current products used, please click on the button below. The Basic White version will have the same measurements. For every card which has been posted on my blog since 2019, there is a free tutorial.

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Nueve’s Notes

Hi, everyone! It’s me, Nueve! My mom, dad and I have been very busy doing dog show things. Here I am in Pencil-vane-ee-uh. I like this picture because Michelle is wearing pink sparkle clothes, and you can see the judge point at me ’cause I am the winner.

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Here I am running. I like to run around the ring. I have to be careful not to run too fast, though.  One time I ran too fast, and then Michelle ran too fast and she lost her shoe. I don’t have to worry about shoes, but Michelle does.

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I got to visit my friend Panda in Pencil-vane-ee-uh. He’s a Saint Bernard and is bigger than me! We cleaned each other’s faces one day. He is really hairy!

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Because he is hairy, he doesn’t get to wear a pretty coat like me! His mom doesn’t want his coat to get wet and messy. Her name is Stacy, and she gives me treats!

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Mom took a picture of me and Michelle and all the pretty ribbons I won.

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I had fun showing and playing with friends like Panda. But I also had fun playing with my Uncle Q when we got home. We played with Mr. Slothie. We play a fun game where we play tug. But we have to be careful so we don’t pull him apart. holding you close

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When we are done playing, Mom gives us treats. I always let Uncle Q get his treat first ’cause he is older and I am being ‘spectful.  A good working dog is always ‘spectful. And that’s me! I’m a working dog. I am Good Boy Nueve!

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  • SAVE at least 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 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 and 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!

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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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  • The $99 Starter Kit is the BEST DEAL EVER! Check out the details HERE.
  • Join Paper Pumpkin
  • Check out the Clearance Rack and save!
  • See my Retired Sets for Sale.
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Yum Yum

Donuts, Pirouette-style cookies and strawberries! Yum yum! It’s Sunday and time to play with The Paper Players!

yum yumThis week, sweet Claire is hosting our color challenge. What a wonderful quartet of hues she has selected: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Crushed Curry. I was obviously feeling hungry, creating a bowl of fruit and pastries. Yum yum! I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Since one of my favorite things to do is color using blender pens and inks, I had a ton of fun with this card. When using blender pens, it’s always easier to add color if needed, but it is much more difficult to remove color. I start sparingly with color and build up. While I have never seen Granny Apple Green or Bermuda Bay icing on a donut in person, or even Melon Mambo strawberries for that matter, I wasn’t afraid to let my imagination soar.

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To download the free step-by-step tutorial for today’s “Yum Yum” cardwhich 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 since 2019, there is a free tutorial.

2024 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery – CLICK HERE
2023 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery –  CLICK HERE
2022 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery – CLICK HERE
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:

Check Out the Last Chance Lists

It’s that bittersweet time of the year when we say good-bye to some of our favorite products from the Annual and the Mini-Catalogs. As we all know, some items sell out very quickly, so don’t be disappointed if an item is no longer available.  Many last chance products are now discounted up to 60% off!

Last Chance

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Price Changes Coming May 1st

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Stock up today on these crafting essentials before price changes take effect on May 1, 2024!

Check Out Our Kits

Stampin’ Up! has kits for everyone to love! Shop the Kits Collection to get the new Your Day to Shine Kit and Frog & Friends Kit.
Your Day to Shine KitFrogs & Friends Kit
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Online Exclusives

Online Exclusives

Exciting News! New products are now available exclusively in the online store. You won’t find these products in any catalog!
Check out the Online Store HERE!

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Have A Large Wish List? Become A Demonstrator!

Here are just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator:

  • SAVE at least 20% ON EVERYTHING YOU PURCHASE! Once you join, you’ll enjoy a 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 and 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!

***********

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

************

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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  • The $99 Starter Kit is the BEST DEAL EVER! Check out the details HERE.
  • Join Paper Pumpkin
  • Check out the Clearance Rack and save!
  • See my Retired Sets for Sale.
  • Follow me on Facebook.
  • Follow me on Pinterest.
  • Subscribe to my YouTube Channel.
  • To receive my daily blog updates, subscription links are in the right sidebar.
  • If you are in need of any current catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me (kimschach@msn.com). I will send you one free of charge!