Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases Thinking of You!

Hey there! August is winding down, but that just means fall and the Holiday Catalog are right around the corner!

Today's card was created for my monthly class at Donna's house. I used the Flourishing Phrases bundle to make a "thinking of you" card:

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I used Whisper White Thick card stock for the card base, with Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, and Basic Black.

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 After I cut the Basic Black flourish with the die, I adhered it to the card front with little dots of Fine Tip Glue.

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 The "Just a Note" from Flourishing Phrases fit perfectly inside the opening I cut with two of the Layering Circles Framelits!

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I embossed the Whisper White layer with the Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for more interest.

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 The flourish stamp from Flourishing Phrases coordinates with the Flourish Die, but the die is not made to cut out the stamped image.

Ready to shop for the supplies to make this card? Go to my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Remember while shopping:

All orders , except Online Class Orders, receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

 Check the Clearance Rack for savings of up to 60%!

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the August Host Code: 

PYAVZHJH you’ll receive the Thoughtful Branches Online Class; six COMPLETED cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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 When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, you will choose Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the merchandise total. And you’ll still receive the monthly online class cards! 

Your Bonus Codes expire August 31! There's no minimum order required to use your code!

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Thoughtful Branches also expires on August 31!

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That’s all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!

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Stampin' Up! International Stampin' Up! Blog Highlight Random Acts of Kindness, Encouragement!

Hey there! Today's post is for Kylie Bertucci's International Stampin' Up! Blog Highlight featuring Random Acts of Kindness. What's a Random Act of Kindness (also known as a RAK)? When you do something nice for someone is not expecting; they haven't asked or it's not their birthday, etc. 

My RAK is for a special friend who has been caring for her elderly mother for several years. Her mother has dementia and things are not going well. The stress is increasing for my friend, so I'm dedicating today's project to her. I will also be popping this in the mail right away!

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I've been wanting to try my hand at the Bokeh technique for a long time.

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I used a sentiment from Thoughtful Branches, heat embossed with white powder on vellum. I added circles of White Craft ink using a Sponge Dauber. I scored the ends of the vellum, wrapping behind the layer with SNAIL so no adhesive would show through.

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Bokeh is a photography term. From Photography Life.com:

Bokeh, also known as “Boke” is one of the most popular subjects in photography. The reason why it is so popular, is because Bokeh makes photographs visually appealing, forcing us to focus our attention on a particular area of the image. The word comes from Japanese language, which literally translates as “blur”.

I punched a stencil from scrap cardstock using 1 3/4", 1 1/4", 1", 3/4", and 1/2" circle punches. I laid it over the Night of Navy layer, adding Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder, and So Saffron with sponge daubers. I laid the same stencil over the sponged circles, off-setting a little and sometimes a lot to sponge Whisper White Craft ink with a swirling motion. I added some Whisper White ink circles by directly patting with the Sponge Dauber to fill in blank areas.

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Inside I used the stencil to sponge Night of Navy and Wisteria Wonder. The sentiment is from Thoughtful Branches. If you haven't ordered this set yet, don't wait much longer; this set won't be available after August 31st!

Order Thoughtful Branches from my store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Can I ask a favor? If you like my project, please click the link below to vote for me. If I place in the top 10 I'll get an opportunity to participate in a future international blog hop!

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

 

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Mediterranean Achiever's Blog Hop Holiday Catalog Preorder!

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Hey there!

Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for August. This month's theme is the Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek. We're so excited to show you these amazing BRAND NEW products that you will be able to purchase starting September 1st 2016!

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Carol Payne Stamps, or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Carol Payne.

My creation today uses the extremely popular Holiday Catalog bundle, Cookie Cutter Christmas! This bundle of stamps and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch were the FIRST thing I put on my pre-order!

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With gingerbread man, eskimo, reindeer, Santa, and teddy bear images, along with the coordinating bow ties, ears, face, and sentiments, you can make your whole card without needing any other stamps!

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 I did, however, stamp the "You put the Merry in my Christmas" from My Hero, the Ronald McDonald House Charities set before embossing the white layer with the Softly Falling folder. I used a 1" strip of Candy Cane Lane Designer paper, and tied a bow with Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine.

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I stamped the Gingerbread Man with Soft Suede ink, punched him with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, and added the tiny Real Red heart, which is also punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch!

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Inside is a 3/4" wide strip of Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, and a Cookie Cutter Christmas sentiment!

All of the products used on my card will be available to order starting September 1, 2016 in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss it! Remember, currently you are at my blog – Carol Payne, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! More Cards For My Birthday!

Hey there! It's my birthday today! There's a movement in the card- making world called #imbringingbirthdaysback, started by Shannon West at Stampin' Up! She designed this stamp:143573S

 A few days ago I received this card from her made with Jar of Love!

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 Quickly stamped & cut out, she used Soft Sky cardstock for the jar so she didn't have to stamp the water!

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There's multiple dies in the Everyday Jars Framelits to cut the flowers!

I'm the 1324th card she has sent this year!

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Stampin' Up!'s Donna Griffith also sent a card! Many thanks to Shannon & Donna!

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 Donna used Flourishing Phrases, bundled with Flourish Thinlets, adding a sentiment from Rose Wonder. She used a Whisper White Note Card & envelope with Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder. The striped piece is Affectionately Yours Washi Tape, and she added a few Metallics sequins!

Donna also used the #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp on her envelope. While I doubt I'm only the 24th card she has mailed this year, I think the "24" on the envelope is her system to know when to mail the card. Great idea!

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Please come back later today (4 p.m. CDT) to check out my project for the Mediterranean Achiever's Blog Hop with a Holiday Catalog Pre-order theme.  We'll be hoppin' all day tomorrow too!

Shop & place your order for Stampin' Up! supplies in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Order your #imbringingbirthdaysback while you're there! Put item code #143573 in the search box. It's red rubber, wood-mount, and only $12.00!

Remember while shopping:

All orders , except Online Class Orders, receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

 Check the Clearance Rack for savings of up to 60%!

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the August Host Code:  PYAVZHJH you’ll receive the Thoughtful Branches Online Class; six COMPLETED cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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 When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, you will choose Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the merchandise total. And you’ll still receive the monthly online class cards! 

Only one week left to use your Bonus Code(s) before they expire on August 31!

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The Thoughtful Branches Bundle Promotion ends August 31st too. You CAN use your Bonus Code(s) when your order!

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That’s all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016