Suitable for Framing

Every year I write a poem which I give to my Senior students. This year I decided to take advantage of Stampin‘ Up!s beautiful Textured Card Stock and create a 6″ x 6″ page that is suitable for framing. Stampin‘ Up!s “Buy three…Get one free” promotion makes it possible for me to stock up on all of my favorite Designer Series Papers and 12″ x 12″ Textured Card Stocks! Today’s project also features the “Always in Bloom” standard Stampin‘ Around Wheel. Stampin‘ Around wheels can make your card and scrapbook designing a “snap”! Although I used an original poem as my focal point and school colors in my matting, you can substitute a stamped image or other memorabilia and colors of your choice.

  • Mat the image onto Handsome Hunter textured card stock.
  • Snap a Chocolate Chip Standard Cartridge into the Stampin‘ Around Handle. Next, snap the Always in Bloom wheel into place. Tip: Prime the stamp by rolling it over a piece of scrap paper.
  • Stamp a strip of Very Vanilla and attach this to the right hand side of the Handsome Hunter mat. Trim to length. Tip: Use the Stampin‘ Around Wheel Guide for a straight line every time!
  • Adhere to a background mat of Basic Black. And there you have it…Suitable for Framing!

Can you believe I had never used a Stampin‘ Around Wheel before? What a powerful weapon to have in your Stampin‘ Up! arsenal…Quick, easy and fun to use! With so many versatile designs, I know that I will be adding more to my collection!

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Stamp Sets: Always in Bloom Stampin‘ Around Wheel (113834)

Ink: Chocolate Chip Standard Ink Cartridge (102496)

Card Stock: Handsome Hunter 12″ x 12″ Textured Card Stock from the Rich Regals collection (108696), Basic Black (102851), Very Vanilla (101650)

Tools: Stampin‘ Around Handle (102971), Stampin‘ Around Wheel Guide (104834)

My Resume


My Customer Commitment:I am committed to providing my customers with the best Stampin’ Up experience possible.  Whether it is teaching techniques or providing information about the latest products or promotions, my customers are my number one priority.  At the Stampin’ Schach, you are more than a customer…you are a friend!
My Stampin’ Family:I am blessed to be part of Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty Pals.  Mary’s direct upline is Lisa Pretto, of Inkbig Academy.  Both of these women are Stampin’ Up! rock stars, having been named to Stampin’ Up!’s Advisory Board.  I have learned my leadership skills from the best!  My sideline is a talented group of stampers, as is my downline, The Schach Pack.  We are a caring and supportive community, composed of hobby and career stampers.  Plus, we provide a variety of resources designed to enhance your Stampin’ Up! experience.
Personal Background:I am a Midwestern gal through and through, born in Iowa and raised in Illinois.  I am happily married to my supportive husband, Kim.  Together we raised one son, Brady, a graduate student in Trumpet Performance at the University of Missouri.
Teaching is my passion.  I was a high school science teacher for 34 years.  Chemistry and Physics were my favorite subjects to teach.  I served as a mentor to new teachers and presented sessions on authentic assessment across the state of Iowa. 
I was introduced to the world of stamping in December, 2008, when I purchased my first stamp set at a tag sale.  I became a demonstrator in February, 2009.
In addition to stamping, my hobbies include reading, walking, and showing Boxer dogs.  I am currently “Mom” to Cimarron’s Do You Know the Muffin Man (Muffy), Cimarron’s What Were You Thinking (Brody), and Burlwood’s Unlike Any Other (Lexi).
Artistic Recognition:   I have won numerous challenges, including Mojo Monday.  I have served on several design teams, including Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen, Pals Paper Arts, Freshly Made Sketches and The Paper Players.

Kiwis and Tangerines

This week’s Splitcoast Challenge (SC227) once again had me reaching for Stampin’ Up!s Designer Series Papers. Urban Oasis, Urban Garden and A Walk in the Park all contributed Kiwi Kiss patterns which coordinated fantastically in this design. Of course, with Stampin’ Up!s “Buy Three…Get One Free” promotion, you can purchase three Designer Series Papers or 12″ x 12″ Textured Card Stocks and get one free. Hungry for Kiwis and Tangerines? The guilt-free recipe is as follows:

  • Begin with a 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ Kiwi Kiss card base. This is a size that lends itself to easily balanced designs!
  • Next layer the Kiwi Kiss Fifth Avenue Floral paper from the Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper directly onto the card base.
  • A geometric Kiwi Kiss design from A Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper was selected for the horizontal panel and matted onto Kiwi Kiss card stock.
  • The vertical panel, also matted on Kiwi Kiss, is from the Urban Garden Designer Series Paper collection.
  • Tangerine Tango was punched using the Eyelet Border Punch to add contrast.
    The Stampin’ Up! Little Leaves Sizzlits die and the Big Shot was used to cut two leaflets from Tangerine Tango, which were adhered to the vertical panel.
  • As a final touch, the Leaflet Soho Designer Hardware Brad was attached to a white 1-1/4” circle layered on a Tangerine Tango scalloped circle punched using a Nestabilities die and the Big Shot.

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Designer Series Paper: Urban Oasis (113978), Urban Garden (112042), A Walk in the Park (Occasions Mini 115123)
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss (111353), Tangerine Tango (111349), Whisper White (100730)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Stampin’ Up! Little Leaves Sizzlits Die (114511), Eyelet Border Punch (113692)
Embellishments: Soho Designer Hardware (114350)