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December 2014

Stampin' Up! A Geometrical Mickey Card for Jaxon!

Hey there! Just ONE day left of 2014! This year has just FLOWN by hasn't it?

For my last post of 2014 I want to share the second Mickey Mouse card I created for Jaxon's birthday. This one was for Uncle Logan and Uncle Ben to put money in:

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I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut the card base, then added punched 2" Circles for the mouse ears. The center is simply stamped with a sentiment from the Geometrical set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

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I used the circle framelit to cut the cardstock just off the fold to make the card easily open.

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Inside I combined a sentiment from the Project Life Remember This Photopolymer set with words from the new 2015 Occasions Catalog set, Crazy About You.

It was easy to make my card the right size to fit inside a Whisper White Medium Envelope:

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That's all for now. Check out the supply list for this card listed below, then go to my Online Store to place your order: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack AND the latest Weekly Deals while you are there!

All orders placed in my Online Store will receive a Thank-You Project Packet free via mail from me! There's NO MINIMUM order required. Just order from me and I will mail you a free project packet!

 

Until tomorrow, (and 2015!) have a Stampingrox! day!

 

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Stampin' Up! Hot Diggity Dog for Jaxon's Birthday!

Hey there! I'm back! With the help of my husband, sons, and especially my daughter, Kimberly, we were able to get the  house ready, presents wrapped, and stockings filled! Not bad considering I was sick with a fever for 5 days the week before Christmas! All 17 of us were together at our house from Christmas Eve through Saturday! yay!

Our grandson, Jaxon, turned 3 the day after Christmas. We had a little cake party for him at our house on the 26th, but yesterday his mommy & daddy hosted his "real party" at their house. His party theme was Mickey Mouse, so I made this card for him:

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Yes, another flip card made with the Circle Card Framelit Die! I've used this framelit die to make most of my special family birthday cards this year.

I purchased the "Hot Diggity Dog" stamp set just so I could use the "hot diggity dog It's your birthday" stamp on Jaxon's card. (just so you know, there's a Mickey Mouse show on the Disney channel that has a song that sings, "hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog" as it's theme) I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the words in the right order!

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I added Mickey ears to the center "flipping" circle and used the circles mask from the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit to sponge the polka-dots on the right panel.

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I created the little Mickey balloons with my 3/4" Circle and 1/2" Circle punches.

GUESS WHAT???!!! I didn't know when I created this card yesterday that the Amazing Birthday stamp set would be on the Weekly Deals this week! The "happy happy happy happy birthday to YOU!" sentiment is from the Amazing Birthday set, along with 6 more really great birthday images. Today is a great time to get this set at 25% off!

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I cut out Jaxon's name with the Little Letters Thinlets Dies for the envelope:

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That's all for now. I have a second card I created for the "uncles" to give to Jaxon,  but I'm saving it for tomorrow!

Check out the supply list for Jaxon's card and the Weekly Deals below, then go to my online store to order: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

All orders will receive a Thank-you packet from me that includes a free project and instructions!

Weekly Deals December 30
 

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! New Weekly Deals and Happy Wonderful Christmas!

Hey there! Today is the day I finish up my shopping, both gifts and groceries, then home to finish the wrapping. Kimberly is coming to help! The family starts coming in tomorrow evening and we have Christmas with Mark's family tomorrow night, so today's the day!

Just wanted to let you know I'm going to take a little blogging break, starting today, but I will be back next Tuesday with the final installment of Weekly Deals for 2014.

Until then, this card, created by Ruth Anne Lilley, says it all:

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This is my wish for all of you this week! May you find peace and contentment as you celebrate the Savior's birth. May you enjoy good food and make memories with your family and friends. May you reach out and help someone in need by sharing a bit of Christmas cheer.

Here's the latest Weekly Deals:

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Let me know if you have any questions or need any help. I will be celebrating with my family, but I will be happy to help any way I can.

Here's the link to my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

See you back here on Tuesday the 30th! Until then, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! White Christmas Gift Card Holder Card!

Hey there! I'm finally feeling better. I'm still stuffed up, but I'm taking an anitbiotic for a sinus infection, so it should clear up eventually. I even was able to venture out last night to watch my grandkids perform in their Christmas program at church! yay!

Here's a card created by Kelly Acheson from the last swap. Kelly used White Christmas and a unique construction to add a gift card holder to a traditional card:

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Very nice snowy scene. I love the tiny little bow at the end of the banner!

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Inside there's a little pull-tab at the bottom to add the gift card!

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The section attached to the front panel causes the inside to slide up when the card is opened so the gift card is revealed!

That's all for now! I've got a MILLION things to get done! I'm still pretty washed-out from the five-day fever, but there's so much to do, I need to be super-girl for awhile!

Here's the supply list for today's project. You can order what you need from my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

 

 

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2014


Stampin'Up! Watercolor Winter Too Gift Card Holder!

Hey there. I'm still sick, so progress on EVERYTHING is slow. I called the dr. yesterday because she had said if I was still sick on Friday she would call in a Rx, and she made good her promise. Now I have an antibiotic for 10 days. I'm still running a bit of a fever. I'm tired of this, but there must be a reason, right? I just hope I am well by the time Alisa's baby arrives!

Today's project was created by Raedean Shibata for our monthly swap:

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Raedean created a cute little gift card holder with Smoky Slate cardstock, All Is Calm Designer Specialty Paper, and the Letterpress Winter stamp set. She used a sentiment from the Watercolor Winter Too stamp set and used the Petite Curly Label Punch to create her closure.

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The inside is folded and punched with the Word Window Punch to create the slot to slip in the gift card.

That's all I have for today. I've been sick with this since Tuesday night, so I'm just plain ol' worn out, even after a full night sleep! Can you relate?

Here's the supply list for today's project. All supplies will be available in my Online Store through January 5th.

 

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2014


Stampin'Up! Punchy Santa!

Hey there. I'm still not feeling good. I went to the dr and the flu test came back negative, which is great, but I didn't have anything that merited a prescription, so I'm just waiting it out. NOT a great thing to have going on when there's so much to get done with the Christmas deadline!

Today I have another swap to share, created by Tamie Ackerson:

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Isn't he SO CUTE? Tamie used a bunch of punches and the Trim the Tree Designer Paper Stack for her creation. See the list below for all the supplies to make this card.

To order, go to my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Don't forget, all online orders through December 30th will receive a kit and instructions to make two of these little guys:

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Product List

Glue Dots
$4.95

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2014


Stampin'Up! Beautifully Baroque Mustache Santa!

Hey there! The sickness bug has struck again. It started with a sore throat, now I have a fever. Yuck. But I'd rather get it over with now before Alisa's baby arrives in just a couple of weeks.

Today's swap was created by Sherri Beyrer, who CASED it from Tina Rappe. That's how stamping and sharing works; we all share ideas with each other, which makes papercrafting that much easier and fun!

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This jolly old elf is adorable as he is, but wait till you see what comes next!

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He stands like an easel, but when you pull his coat and beard out from under his mustache . . .

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He opens accordian-style! So easy to add your favorite Christmas greeting and tuck in a gift card!

You can view a gift-card-holder-version of this Santa I showed you last year HERE, that I CASED from Janet Baker. You will find dimensions that you can incorporate into today's card as part of that post.

Here's the supply list for today's sample to order in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

 

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

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2014

Don't forget that ALL orders placed in my Online Store by December 30th will receive a kit from me to make this cute little birdie box:

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Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees One More Time!

Hey there. How's your day going? My day is full of errands, appointments, and a bit more Christmas shopping!

With the days till Christmas ticking down, I need to show you another November swap card. This one was created by Cindy Ewertz:

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This is a sweet little card. Cindy embossed the Naturals Ivory front with the On Point Textured Impressions Folder and then scalloped the edge with the Scallop Edge Border Punch. After she cut out the oval with one of the Ovals Collection Framelits, she pierced all around the edge of the oval with a Paper-Piercing Tool and one of the Occasions Paper-Piercing Templates.

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Cindy stamped the leafy tree from the Festival of Trees set with Old Olive ink on Old Olive cardstock, then punched with the Tree Punch. She mounted it slightly off-set  over a second tree punched from plain Old Olive cardstock. She added "lights" with Gold and Red Dazzling Details.

She finished off the tree top with a star punched with the Itty Bitty Accents Star from Gold Foil, and then added a greeting from Festival of Trees cut with a Bitty Banner framelit. She tied a tread pulled from 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon in a bow through the oval and around the card edge.

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Another phrase from Festival of Trees and the cardinal from the same set complete the inside. A 1" wide strip of Santa & Co. Designer Series Paper adds a festive edge.

That's all for now. See the supply list below to find everything you need to make this card. Click on any image below or click HERE to order in my Online Store.

Tree Punch
$16.95

 

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2014


Stampin' Up! Under the Tree and New Weekly Deals!

Hey there! Seems like all it's done around here is rain, gray skies, rain, gray skies, over and over. Pretty dreary, so I thought a cheery card is in order:

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I received this card, created by Cathy Stephenson, in the November swap. Cathy's use of the 1 3/4", 1 3/8", 1 1/4", 1", and 3/4" Circle punches make this a quick and easy card!

The tree is layered on a Whisper White background  embossed with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions folder.The stars coordinates perfectly with the patterns in the Under the Tree Specialty Paper circles.

The "merry christmas" is from the no longer available Hostess set Good Greetings, but you could easily substitute a greeting from Endless Wishes photopolymer to get the same sentiment.

A Silver Glimmer Paper star cut with one of the Star Framelits tops the tree. LOVE it!

Here's your shopping list for this card. All the items listed are available to order today in my Online Store:    www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

 

 While you are there, check out the new Weekly Deals.

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2014


Stampin' UP! Stampers Dozen Blog Hop December Edition A New Year!

Hey there! It's December 15h, Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop time! yay!

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The theme is "A New Year", and if you're already on the hop you've seen some fun creations! I just LOVE what Stella MacKay of Stellar Stamps comes up with every month, don't you?

When I think of "A New Year", I naturally imagine parties, toasts, resolutions, and kisses at midnight. Stampin' Up! has perfect products to create invitations, cards, decorations, and scrap book pages to highlight theses festivities.

However, for 2015 "A New Year", all I'm thinking about is new grandbabies! TWO of my three daughters are due to give birth sometime in the next few weeks, so I created this card using both current and sneak peek products from the upcoming 2015 Spring Occasions Catalog:

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The first 2015 grandbaby is a boy! I used Zoo Babies, Baby We've Grown, and Itty Bitty Banners stamps with Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and sneaky-peeky Sweet Dreams Designer Paper. I can hardly wait to show you the new product I'm using to form the letters to add his name after he gets here!

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I used bits and pieces from all three sets on the front, accented  by the sparkle of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. I  tied a bit of Soft Sky Painted Blooms Cotton Twine (also a Sneak Peek) around the Lost Lagoon 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon bow for extra softness.

Except for the dimensional-popped-up-ear, all images were cut with a Big Shot framelit!

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A clean & simple inside sentiment from Big News, framed above and below with 1/2" strips of Sweet Dreams Designer Paper.

Most of today's products are avaialble now, but a few aren't until after the Occasions Catalog goes live on January 6th. Click HERE or on any image below to order in my Online Store:

Heat Tool
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Glue Dots
$4.95

Click on the "NEXT" button to hop to Judy's blog, Stampin With Judy G!

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Or click the "previous" button to go back to Stella:

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That's all for now. Be sure to "hop" through all 13 blogs before you go. Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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