Would You Like To Ride In My Beautiful Balloon?

“Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon? Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?  We could float among the stars together, you and I, for we can fly…” It’s Sunday and time to play with The Paper Players!
hot air balloon card
It’s color challenge week and the lovely and sweet LeAnne is our hostess.  She has a fabulous palette of colors for us.  I absolutely adore Bubble Bath and Berry Burst together, don’t you? While I inked up a hot air balloon, I can’t wait to see what YOU create!
color challenge Paper Players 676

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

I have never ridden in a hot air balloon. My fear of heights precludes me from doing that very thing. However, I do LOVE stamping balloons. My Berry Burst balloon sports a Bubble Bath middle band, adorned with a lacy and feminine Basic White overlay. It soars in an embossed sky among a few clouds and a trio of Berry Burst gems.  Of course, all the time I was making it, the song “Up, Up And Away” by The Fifth Dimension kept dancing through my head.  I hadn’t thought of this song in decade. I will say that at age 70, I now find the lyrics beautiful.  But in 1968, at the age of 14, not so much.

To download the free step-by-step tutorial for today’s “Would You Like To Ride In My Beautiful Balloon 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 since 2019, there is a free tutorial. And just in case you were curious about the lyrics to “Up, Up and Away”, I have printed them below.

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For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of The Paper Players design team:
Up-Up And Away
The Fifth Dimension
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?
We could float among the stars together, you and I
For we can fly (we can fly)
Up, up and away
My beautiful
My beautiful balloon
The world’s a nicer place in my beautiful balloon
It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon
We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky
For we can fly (we can fly)
Up, up and away
My beautiful
My beautiful balloon
Suspended under the twilight canopy
We’ll search the clouds for a star to guide us
If by some chance you find yourself loving me
We’ll find a cloud to hide us, we’ll keep the moon beside us
Love is waiting there in my beautiful balloon
Way up in the air in my beautiful balloon
If you’ll hold my hand we’ll chase your dream across the sky
For we can fly (we can fly)
Up, up and away
My beautiful
My beautiful balloon, balloon
Up, up and away
Up, up and away
Songwriter: Jimmy Webb.

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NEW KITS Added

Birthday Sparkle Kit

Create glittering birthday cards and gift tags with the Birthday Sparkle Kit! This kit includes six cards and six gift tags. Create each project with the included stamp set, die-cut paper pieces, and twine. It also includes other elements such as glitter stickers, pressed wood picks, coordinating envelopes, and gold foil paper pieces! It’s easy to create each project for your recipient or get ahead on your crafting for the year by making quick multiples.

Kit includes:
*Birthday Sparkle Photopolymer Stamp Set
*Clear Stamp Block
*Early Espresso Stampin’ Spot
*Predesigned projects
*Step-by-step instructions
*Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
*Make 6 cards and 6 gift tags
*Cards: 3 each of 2 designs; folded card 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
*Gift tags: 3 each of 2 designs; largest tag 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm)
* 6 preprinted envelopes
*Enough adhesive to complete projects
*Gold glitter stickers and pressed wood picks.
*Baker’s Twine in Early Espresso and White
*A 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go

Happy Houseplants Kit

Calling all plant lovers! The Happy Houseplants Kit is an adorable home decor crafting kit! This kit comes with four 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) white frames and precut paper pieces for you to curl and assemble inside the frame. You’ll end up with four coordinated houseplant decor pieces. They can stand by themselves, or you can hang them on your wall.
Kit includes:
* Predesigned projects
* Step-by-step instructions
* Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* 4 white frames
* Frame size: 7-1/8″ x 7-1/8″ x 7/16″ (18.1 x 18.1 x 1.1 cm)
* Enough adhesive to complete projects
* A 7-3/4″ x 7-1/2″ x 3″ (19.7 x 19 x 7.6 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the goProduct colors: Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Pecan Pie

CLICK HERE to View ALL of the Available Kits

Have A BIG Wish List? JOIN During Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-A-Bration Joining Offer

Stampin’ Up! has a fantastic offering for customers who sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration! Customers who join our fun crafting community as a new demonstrator can get $125 worth of product PLUS our Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio (a $60 value) for just $99!

If you wish to join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration but are interested in a different join option, you can instead get $125 worth of product PLUS an additional $30 worth of product of your choice when you join for $99. That’s a $155 value!

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!

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Looking for an oldie but goodie? Check out my retired stamps which I have 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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Romantic and Elegant “Love You” Card

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, today’s offering is a romantic and elegant “Love You” card. It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

Elegant and romantic love you card

This week, the sweet and talented Joanne has a very timely theme challenge for us:  “To The One I Love”.  My mind turned immediately to elegant and romantic. While my card has a vintage, Victorian vibe,  I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

elegant and romantic love you card

Colors Of The Day

elegant and romantic love you card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

I love creating romantic and elegant cards by using one of my favorite “card recipes”.  I begin with a dollop of Very Vanilla cardstock and add a heaping helping of embossed texture. Next, I blend in a few metallic die cuts, followed with one or two floral sprigs.  Finally I season to taste with a pinch of sparkle.

elegant and romantic

To download the free step-by-step tutorial for today’s Elegant and Romantic “Love 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 since 2019, there is a free tutorial.

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New Sale-A-Bration Options Added

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FREE Gifts with $50 Purchase Are Pictured Below

FREE GIFTS with $100 Purchase Are Pictured Below

NEW KITS Added

Birthday Sparkle Kit

Create glittering birthday cards and gift tags with the Birthday Sparkle Kit! This kit includes six cards and six gift tags. Create each project with the included stamp set, die-cut paper pieces, and twine. It also includes other elements such as glitter stickers, pressed wood picks, coordinating envelopes, and gold foil paper pieces! It’s easy to create each project for your recipient or get ahead on your crafting for the year by making quick multiples.

Kit includes:
*Birthday Sparkle Photopolymer Stamp Set
*Clear Stamp Block
*Early Espresso Stampin’ Spot
*Predesigned projects
*Step-by-step instructions
*Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
*Make 6 cards and 6 gift tags
*Cards: 3 each of 2 designs; folded card 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
*Gift tags: 3 each of 2 designs; largest tag 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm)
* 6 preprinted envelopes
*Enough adhesive to complete projects
*Gold glitter stickers and pressed wood picks.
*Baker’s Twine in Early Espresso and White
*A 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go

Happy Houseplants Kit

Calling all plant lovers! The Happy Houseplants Kit is an adorable home decor crafting kit! This kit comes with four 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) white frames and precut paper pieces for you to curl and assemble inside the frame. You’ll end up with four coordinated houseplant decor pieces. They can stand by themselves, or you can hang them on your wall.
Kit includes:
* Predesigned projects
* Step-by-step instructions
* Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* 4 white frames
* Frame size: 7-1/8″ x 7-1/8″ x 7/16″ (18.1 x 18.1 x 1.1 cm)
* Enough adhesive to complete projects
* A 7-3/4″ x 7-1/2″ x 3″ (19.7 x 19 x 7.6 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the goProduct colors: Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Pecan Pie

CLICK HERE to View ALL of the Available Kits

Have A BIG Wish List? JOIN During Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-A-Bration Joining Offer

Stampin’ Up! has a fantastic offering for customers who sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration! Customers who join our fun crafting community as a new demonstrator can get $125 worth of product PLUS our Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio (a $60 value) for just $99!

If you wish to join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration but are interested in a different join option, you can instead get $125 worth of product PLUS an additional $30 worth of product of your choice when you join for $99. That’s a $155 value!

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!

More Sale-A-Bration Offerings Available

New Sale-A-Bration Options Added

EARN FREE GIFTS! Shop now and earn gifts for every $50 or $100 (total before shipping and tax) you spend. Don’t miss out! Items are available only while supplies last.  They can sell out and become discontinued prior to the end of the promotion period (February 29, 2024).

FREE Gifts with $50 Purchase Are Pictured Below

FREE GIFTS with $100 Purchase Are Pictured Below

NEW KITS Added

Birthday Sparkle Kit

Create glittering birthday cards and gift tags with the Birthday Sparkle Kit! This kit includes six cards and six gift tags. Create each project with the included stamp set, die-cut paper pieces, and twine. It also includes other elements such as glitter stickers, pressed wood picks, coordinating envelopes, and gold foil paper pieces! It’s easy to create each project for your recipient or get ahead on your crafting for the year by making quick multiples.

Kit includes:
*Birthday Sparkle Photopolymer Stamp Set
*Clear Stamp Block
*Early Espresso Stampin’ Spot
*Predesigned projects
*Step-by-step instructions
*Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
*Make 6 cards and 6 gift tags
*Cards: 3 each of 2 designs; folded card 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
*Gift tags: 3 each of 2 designs; largest tag 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm)
* 6 preprinted envelopes
*Enough adhesive to complete projects
*Gold glitter stickers and pressed wood picks.
*Baker’s Twine in Early Espresso and White
*A 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go

Happy Houseplants Kit

Calling all plant lovers! The Happy Houseplants Kit is an adorable home decor crafting kit! This kit comes with four 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) white frames and precut paper pieces for you to curl and assemble inside the frame. You’ll end up with four coordinated houseplant decor pieces. They can stand by themselves, or you can hang them on your wall.
Kit includes:
* Predesigned projects
* Step-by-step instructions
* Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* 4 white frames
* Frame size: 7-1/8″ x 7-1/8″ x 7/16″ (18.1 x 18.1 x 1.1 cm)
* Enough adhesive to complete projects
* A 7-3/4″ x 7-1/2″ x 3″ (19.7 x 19 x 7.6 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go

Product colors: Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Pecan Pie

CLICK HERE to View ALL of the Available Kits

Have A BIG Wish List? JOIN During Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-A-Bration Joining Offer

Stampin’ Up! has a fantastic offering for customers who sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration! Customers who join our fun crafting community as a new demonstrator can get $125 worth of product PLUS our Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio (a $60 value) for just $99!

If you wish to join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration but are interested in a different join option, you can instead get $125 worth of product PLUS an additional $30 worth of product of your choice when you join for $99. That’s a $155 value!

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…

siggy-1

  • 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!