Owl Any Occasion Card

Shades of Blackberry Bliss and Rich Razzleberry, along with pops of Polished Pink and Gold are the hallmarks of this Owl Any Occasion card.  It’s time to play at Festive Friday – Home of the Inspo List.

owl any occasion card
For this week’s challenge, we are inspired by International Literacy 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 layers, patterned paper, ribbon and ink spots on my card this week.  I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

owl any occasion card

Colors of the Day

owl any occasion card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

This card was so easy to make!  When you have beautiful paper,  stunning ribbons and an ephemera pack, the work is done for you.  In fact, the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack was the source of the tag, gold floral accent, and the incredible owl!  Brushed Metallic embellishments in Brushed Gold really sets off the tag.  And how about the Polished Pink ribbon and shimmer vellum! Doesn’t it look great with this pattern paper?  Even though it is retired, I just had to use a gold hoop.

owl any occasion card

To download the free step-by-step tutorial for today’s Owl Any Occasion 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

The July – December Mini Catalog  and Sale-A-Bration Brochure

July - December Mini Catalog Is Live

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July - December Mini Catalog Live

Click HERE to open

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year. It’s packed with perks  and filled with fun! During Sale-A-Bration, you can earn free, exclusive products for every $50 and $100 (before tax and shipping) you spend.  And, you can enjoy even more benefits when you join the Stampin’ Up! family!

IF You Have a Big Wish List – Please Read about Our Starter Kit Special – I Would LOVE to have you join my team!

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)!  PLUS, during Sale-A-Bration you will get to pick a qualifying bundle from the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog to add to their Starter Kit—for free! This could be an added value of up to $60.25, depending on the bundle you select.  Click HERE to see a list of the qualifying bundles.  There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.

  • 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 [email protected] If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!
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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.

Current Code: EFG9FG3H
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NEED A COPY OF THE CATALOG? If you do not currently have a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, please email me at: [email protected]  and I will drop one into the mail to you free of charge, pronto!

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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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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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Clean and Simple Masculine Card

I love making a clean and simple masculine card.  It’s even more fun when I get to use new products from the July – December Mini Catalog.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

clean and simple masculine card
This week, the amazing Anne Marie has a Clean and Simple Challenge for us: Masculine.   I went the scenic route,  and inked up Stampin’ Up!’s  new Reflected in Nature stamp set. I can’t wait to see what you create. But before you run off to grab those stamps, papers and inks,  remember that by CLEAN AND SIMPLE, we mean cards that have:

  • minimal layers
  • few to no embellishments
  • lots of clean white space (minimal patterns)
clean and simple masculine cards
Colors of the Day

Clean and Simple Masculine Card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Don’t be deceived by Stampin’ Up!’s Reflected in Nature stamp.  There is definitely a learning curve in inking it up.  Luckily, the task is made easier with the Stamparatus.  I ended up inking the entire image in Smoky Slate. Next, I started at the shore line in the middle of the stamp, and inked with Balmy Blue.  Finally, I used a Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the top half. By using the marker, I was able to darken the trunks of the trees and cabin.  A little clear Wink of Stella gives the frozen lake an icy touch.

clean and simple masculine card

To download the free step-by-step tutorial for today’s Clean and Simple Masculine 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:
The July – December Mini Catalog  and Sale-A-Bration are LIVE!

July - December Mini Catalog Is Live

Click HERE to open

 

July - December Mini Catalog Live

Click HERE to open

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year. It’s packed with perks  and filled with fun! During Sale-A-Bration, you can earn free, exclusive products for every $50 and $100 (before tax and shipping) you spend.  And, you can enjoy even more benefits when you join the Stampin’ Up! family!

IF You Have a Big Wish List – Please Read about Our Starter Kit Special – I Would LOVE to have you join my team!

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)!  PLUS, during Sale-A-Bration you will get to pick a qualifying bundle from the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog to add to their Starter Kit—for free! This could be an added value of up to $60.25, depending on the bundle you select.  Click HERE to see a list of the qualifying bundles.  There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.

  • 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 [email protected] If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!
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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.

Current Code: EFG9FG3H
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NEED A COPY OF THE CATALOG? If you do not currently have a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, please email me at: [email protected]  and I will drop one into the mail to you free of charge, pronto!

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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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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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You’re the Icing to My Gingerbread

Who can resist a sentiment which says, “You are the icing to my gingerbread”?  I couldn’t.  It’s Sunday and time to play with The Paper Players.

You're the icing to my gingerbreadThis week, the lovely Claire has a wonderful color challenge for us:  Real Red, Old Olive. Daffodil Delight.  I can’t wait to see what YOU create from this delightful trio.

You're the icing to my gingerbread

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

If you are looking for holiday cuteness overload, look no further than the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite.  The dies pair with images in the adorable paper, as well as with several of the stamped images. And those sentiments!  “Sending you peppermint kisses” and “You’re the icing to my gingerbread” are sweet enough to give you a sugar buzz.  How about those star shaped gingerbread cookies on today’s card?  The were die cut from one of the designer papers.  It doesn’t get any easier! Add a few Elegant Faceted Gems in Pearlescent White to the centers of the snowflake cookies and a bow (this happens to be my last snippet of retired Daffodil Delight ribbon), and you are ready to send this totes adorbs card out to the one who truly is the icing to your gingerbread!

You're the icing to my gingerbread

To download the free step-by-step tutorial for today’s “You’re the Icing to My Gingerbread”, which includes all the paper measurements and all of the current products used, 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:
The time we have been waiting for is HERE! The July – December Mini Catalog  and Sale-A-Bration are LIVE!

July - December Mini Catalog Is Live

Click HERE to open

 

July - December Mini Catalog Live

Click HERE to open

Sale-A-Bration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year. It’s packed with perks  and filled with fun! During Sale-A-Bration, you can earn free, exclusive products for every $50 and $100 (before tax and shipping) you spend.  And, you can enjoy even more benefits when you join the Stampin’ Up! family!

IF You Have a Big Wish List – Please Read about Our Starter Kit Special

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)!  PLUS, during Sale-A-Bration you will get to pick a qualifying bundle from the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog to add to their Starter Kit—for free! This could be an added value of up to $60.25, depending on the bundle you select.  Click HERE to see a list of the qualifying bundles.  There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.

  • 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 [email protected] If you are ready to join NOW, CLICK HERE!
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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.

Current Code: EFG9FG3H
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NEED A COPY OF THE CATALOG? If you do not currently have a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, please email me at: [email protected]  and I will drop one into the mail to you free of charge, pronto!

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

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

Retired Sets 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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