Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday's Weekly Deals and Specials...An Information Round-Up

Weekly Deals for October 21st

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog
Holiday Catalog Supplement

Here's a peek at what's inside! Email me at ann@thestampinschach.com if you would like a paper copy.

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

My favorite product is the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit.  Just watch this video to see why I am in love with this kit!

Free Tutorial Update

Many of you have stated in your comments that you would like to receive a copy of my free Ornamental Pine Founder's Circle card tutorial.  However, you did not leave your email address in your comment, and you did not send me an email message to me.  Please, if you would like the tutorial, send your email address to either kimschach@msn.com or ann@thestampinschach.com.  Until next time...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Quick and Easy Endless Wishes and Stars for The Paper Players

It's Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players.  This week the talented Sandy is hosting a Clean and Simple challenge with a twist:  Use gold or silver on your project.  Because Muffy and I are on the road and I was pressed for creating time, I was thrilled this card came together so quickly and easily.  It also helped that I had a fabulous sketch to use...last week's Freshly Made Sketches #157.  Enjoy!

The Stampin' Schach's Design Tips
This finished card is 4-1/4" wide by 5-1/2" long.

  • Seeing stars! The star focal point of this card was made by using the Star Framelits, Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Brushed Gold cardstock.  A Gold Basic Metal Button with a Gold Metallic Baker's Twine bow is the perfect accent.  Don't you love how the Tree design peeks through the cutout?
  • Very merry!  The "Merry" sentiment is from one of my favorite holiday sentiment sets, Endless Wishes.  Call me crazy, but I just might buy a second Endless Wishes set to keep forever...just in case something would ever happen to my original set.  That's how much I LOVE this set.
  • Lovely layers!  Yes, I may have gone a wee bit overboard with the layers on this card, but I like how Brushed Gold looks with Cherry Cobbler.  The card base is the new Kraft cardstock, which coordinates perfectly with the Under the Tree collection.
I hope you enjoyed today's card.  I think it has a touch of country elegance.  What do you think? Won't you let me know in today's comment? Your comments are important to me.  Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time... 

The Paper Players Design Team
(on leave)

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Catalog, Anyone?

If you are in need of any of Stampin' Up!'s current catalogs (Annual Catalog, Holiday Catalog, Holiday Supplement), I would LOVE to send you your very own FREE copy.  Please email me at ann@thestampinschach.com, and include your name, phone number, and the best time to contact you.  I can't wait to talk with you, and get your catalog on its way! Until next time...

Tuesday's Deals and Specials...An Information Roundup!

Check out this week's deals!
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me at ann@thestampinschach.com.  I would love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator! Until next time...

Sunday, October 12, 2014

My First Easel Card for The Paper Players

It's Sunday...and time to play with The Paper Players! This week is our monthly color challenge.  I selected a trio of vibrant fall colors, which I thought were just right for creating a fall wreath and a pumpkin patch in my first easel card ever.  Enjoy!

The Stampin' Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 5-1/2" wide by 4-1/4" long.
  • Colors of Autumn! The Wreath image was inked in Hello Honey and stamped onto Naturals Ivory cardstock.  The Overlay was inked and stamped twice, first in Mossy Meadow and then in Tangelo Twist.  Because Naturals Ivory is so porous, the result is a wonderful rustic look.  Of course, doesn't every wreath deserve Pearls???
  • Pumpkins! I created a pumpkin patch using the Pumpkins from the Fall Fest set.  Some sport Mossy Meadow leaves, courtesy of the Fun Fall Framelit collection, while all are decked out with a Linen Thread bow.
  • Folds flat! The stand-up Pumpkins on either side of the sentiment are attached with paper supports that are scored in order to fold flat when closed.  When the card is opened, they can simply be coaxed back into an upright position.
Beginning the "folding-down" process

Folded flat for mailing

This card will be heading off to Brady so he can set it out as a fall decoration.  He hasn't been back home since the first of August.  He is feeling a little under the weather and is a little homesick.  Plus, he misses the dogs.  Hopefully this will cheer him up.  

I have no idea why I waited so long to make an easel card.  Is there anyone else out there who has not made one before, or was I the only person? Won't you let me know in your comment today? Your comments are important to me. Of course, if you have questions about the cards I make or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time...

The Paper Players Design Team
(on leave)
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Friday, October 10, 2014

Free Tutorial Update

Hey, everyone! There are several of you who requested the tutorial for the Ornamental Pines card featured in this post.  However, you did not leave your email address. If you did not receive the tutorial, that is probably what happened.  You can either leave your address in a comment, or you can email me at ann@thestampinschach.com.  Until next time...