Stampin' Up! FREE SHIPPING TODAY ONLY!!!!!

Hey there! I must apologize for being AWOL the past few days. I've been working on a big swap that must go in the mail tomorrow to be in Texas by Wednesday, and this past Saturday was our annual Payne Girl's Christmas Shopping Trip. This afternoon late was my first chance to get online at all. I was being very disciplined and almost MISSED this great FREE SHIPPING deal from Stampin' Up! that only lasts until 11:59 p.m Mountain Time! aaaaahhhhh!

If you are in the Central Time Zone, that's 12:59 p.m. Central.

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The promo in IN ADDITION  to the Year-End Sales Event! Save on select Holiday and Annual Catalog items, AND GET FREE SHIPPING TOO!

This is a savings of an additional 10% on your ENTIRE ORDER!!!!!

I'll be back tomorrow morning with the final Creative Crew card,  but right now I'm off to send a free gift to everyone who has placed an online order with me since the Cyber Monday free shipping!

Here's the link to my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!


Stampin' Up! Season Like Christmas CAS for the Creative Crew!

Hey there! Today is our annual "Payne girls" Christmas shopping trip! I'm heading out to meet everyone (even though these days I'm the only one with the Payne last name!) in just a few,  but before I go I wanted to share with you the first of the last two projects I created for the Creative Crew over on Splitcoaststampers!

For this challenge we were to create a card with the "Winter Wonderland" theme, starting with a CAS (Clean and Simple) card, and then a stepped-up version. Today I'm sharing my CAS card with the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Season Like Christmas stamp set:

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I embossed a layer of Soft Sky multiple times with the Winter Wonder Folder, then gently sponged with Soft Sky ink.

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A single pearl adorns the center.

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I heat embossed the greeting from Season Like Christmas with white powder and my heat tool

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I wanted this project to have a bit of a "shabby chic" look, so I roughed up the edges of the layer with the side of my Paper Snips, then sponged more Soft Sky ink.

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Inside I stamped a sentiment from Season Like Christmas with Dapper Denim ink, then stamped snowflakes from Tags & Trimmings with Soft Sky ink.

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If you enjoyed this project, please use the December hostess code SRHVXBN9  to receive a gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Heat Tool
$30.00

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards.

Now through January 2nd, Stampin' Up! Is having a Year-End Sale! Discounts on select retiring Holiday Catalog items, as well as surplus items! But don’t delay, these items are only available while supplies last!

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Here’s the link to the Retiring and Surplus List:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Year%20End%20Sale/Year%20End%20Sale%20Event%20US.pdf

If you prefer to not use my online store but would still like to place an order, you can always give me a call or a text:  618-237-6281

Or send me an email: carol@carolpaynestamps.com


Stampin' Up! Season Like Christmas Bridge Fold!

Hey there! I haven't been posting here as often as I would like, but you know how crazy December can be! I'm still stamping, and not without things to share, so bear with me, I will be posting as often as I can!

Today I have another project from my December group of creations for the December Creative Crew at Splitcoaststampers. This card is a bit of a "step-up" from my last post with based on the inspiration photo. I used the bridge-fold technique  with Versamark Resist:

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The Bridge Fold is fun because it easily stands up for display, but also folds flat for mailing.

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Versamark Resist is very similar to the Crayon Resist technique I used on my last Creative Crew project. I stamped the more open tree image from Season Like Christmas with Dapper Denim ink first, then stamped with the more solid image over the first with Versamark ink. I let the Versamark dry for a bit (or you can speed up the drying time with a Heat Tool.) I added 3/4" punched circle for the moon, then used a sponge brayer to add Smoky Slate ink over the entire piece for a great moonlight look. I stamped snowflakes from Tags & Trimmings with Smoky Slate ink before I removed the mask. Smoky Slate stamped shows up darker than Smoky Slate applied with a Sponge Brayer! I stamped a sentiment from Star of Light with Basic Black ink.

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I used Glossy card stock again for the snowy scene and the greeting strip on the bridge. As you can see with the "Merry Christmas" from Star of Light  stamped with Basic Black ink, you have to be careful stamping on Glossy card stock. It's easy to slide your stamp on the slick glossy surface! I was ok with the way this one turned out because it looks like an intentional "ghost image" behind it.

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I used a die from the Starlight Thinlets to cut a bit of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper for a star/snowflake embellishment on each side of the greeting. I added a single rhinestone for some sparkle.

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If you enjoyed this project, please use the December hostess code SRHVXBN9  to receive a gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Big Shot
$110.00

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards.

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Now through January 2nd, Stampin' Up! Is having a Year-End Sale! Discounts on select retiring Holiday Catalog items, as well as surplus items! But don’t delay, these items are only available while supplies last!

Here’s the link to the Retiring and Surplus List:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Year%20End%20Sale/Year%20End%20Sale%20Event%20US.pdf

If you prefer to not use my online store but would still like to place an order, you can always give me a call or a text:  618-237-6281

Or send me an email: carol@carolpaynestamps.com


Stampin' Up! Heart & Home Window on the Season!

Hey there! Today's card was inspired by one of the pictures included in the December Creative Crew "Winter Wonderland" Challenge. I used an oldie-but-goodie technique, Crayon Resist, with the Season Like Christmas set to create my version.

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Here's the inspiration photo. How do you think I did?

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To create my window I cut two windows with the Hearth & Home Thinlet. I cut off one end of each frame.

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I then overlapped the middle windows to create a six-paned window from two four-paned ones. I used Liquid Glue as my adhesive.

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I used the Crayon Resist Technique for my winter scene. I stamped the tree from Season Like Christmas with Dapper Denim ink on Glossy card stock, then used a white crayon to scribble in the open spaces between the branches. After adding a 3/4" circle punched from the sticky area of a Post-it note, I then used a Sponge Brayer to add Smoky Slate ink over the whole piece. The crayon resists the ink! After rolling on the color I then rubbed over the piece with a tissue to remove excess ink and to make the white "snow" areas stand out more. Before I removed the post-it punched circle I stamped snowflakes from Tags & Trimmings  with Smoky Slate ink.

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I heat-embossed "Merry Christmas" from the Star of Light set with white powder on Basic Black. I punched it out with the Classic Label Punch to adhere to the Marina Mist background I had dry-embossed with the Garden Trellis folder.

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Inside I stamped more Season Like Christmas trees and another Star of Light sentiment, all with Dapper Denim ink.

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If you enjoyed this project, please use the December hostess code SRHVXBN9  to receive a gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Heat Tool
$30.00
Big Shot
$110.00

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards.

Now through January 2nd, take advantage of the Stampin' Up! Year-End Sale! Discounts on select retiring Holiday Catalog items, as well as surplus items! But don’t delay, these items are only available while supplies last!

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Here’s the link to the Retiring and Surplus List:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Year%20End%20Sale/Year%20End%20Sale%20Event%20US.pdf

If you prefer to not use my online store but would still like to place an order, you can always give me a call or a text:  618-237-6281

Or send me an email: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

That's all for now. until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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