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Stampin' Up! Banner Blessings for a Friend!

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Hey there! Today could be considered a sad day, or at least a sort of sad day for Stampin' Up! customers and demonstrators. Today is the last day of Sale-a-bration 2015. I know that's not the end of the world, but it is the end of choosing a free product with every $50 you order with me.

Here's my card for today. Everyone who has ordered or will place an order with me this month will receive this card in their Thank You Project Packet in addition to the normal Thank You Project:

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This card is created with the Banner Blessings Photopolymer stamp set, available right now! Although not listed in any catalog, it is part of the pilot Photopolymer Release Program by Stampin' Up! I also used the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Folder, the Starburst Framelits Dies, and Garden Party stamp set.

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Inside is simply stamped with a greeting from the Hey You set, and the envelope is lined with a piece from the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack (it's not just for Valentine's Day, ya know?)

Today is also Tuesday, which means it's time for new Weekly Deals! yay! The more I think about it, the less sad this day gets! This weeks' deals are all about the Big Shot, and WOW I just realized the Magnetic Platform is $10 off! woo hoo!

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

Here's the supply sheet for today's card:

Banner Blessings Photopolymer Stamp Set
$15.95
Hey You Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$10.95
Hey You Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$13.95
Garden Party Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$15.95
Garden Party Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$20.95
Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
$7.95
Starburst Framelits Die
$26.95
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$6.95
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$6.95
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.50
Silver Glimmer Paper
$4.95
2-1/2" Circle Punch
$16.95
3/4" Circle Punch
$12.95
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
$16.95
Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments
$4.95
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$5.95
Pool Party 1/4" Cotton Ribbon
$5.95
Medium Whisper White Envelopes
$6.50
Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack
$6.95
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$5.95
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
$6.95
Stampin' Dimensionals
$3.95
Glue Dots
$4.95

 

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

 

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Indescribable Gift for Easter!

Hey there! Palm Sunday is behind us and next weekend is Easter! Here's a  cute anecdote from one of my Facebook friends: her young daughter asked her to be sure and take the pom-poms to church yesterday so they could cheer for Jesus! She was hearing the word "poms" when they were talking about "palms"! So sweet!

Today's card is an Easter card using Indescribable Gift. It was actually the first card I made before I created the Indescribable Birthday card from this post HERE.

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I brayered the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper with Pool Party ink and pierced the large scallop oval with one of the Occasions Paper-Piercing Templates and a Paper-Piercing Tool.

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I sponged the white heat-embossed blossom image with Pool Party ink to make the blooms pop!

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I sponged "Happy Easter" too. I'm really going to miss the Coastal Cabana ribbon disappearing when the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack retires tomorrow. Sigh.

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ALL of the stamps used inside and out of this card are included in the Indescribable Gift set!

Here's the supply list for this card. You can order the supplies to make it here:

www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

 

Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$6.95
Indescribable Gift Clear Stamp Set
$15.95
Indescribable Gift Wood Stamp Set
$20.95
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.50
Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack
$7.95
Paper-Piercing Tool
$3.95
Stampin' Pierce Mat
$4.95
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$5.95
Stamping Sponges
$3.50
Embossing Buddy
$5.95
Versamark Pad
$7.50
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$4.95
Heat Tool
$29.95
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
$5.95
Ovals Collection Framelits Die
$26.95
Scallop Oval Punch
$16.95
Large Oval Punch
$15.95
Modern Label Punch
$16.95
Medium Whisper White Envelopes
$6.50
2013-2015 In Color Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack
$21.95
Best Year Ever Accessory Pack
$0.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$3.95
Glue Dots
$4.95
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
$6.95

Sale-a-bration ENDS tomorrow, so BE SURE your order is at least $50 so you can choose a free item from the LONG list of Sale-a-bration products available!

Here's the link to all of the Sale-a-bration items:

Sale-a-bration 2015 Brochure

Sale-a-bration 2nd Release March 2015

Sale-a-bration Additional Items

You can also shop the new Holiday items just added to the Clearance Rack a few days ago, and the Weekly Deals:

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These Weekly Deals end at Midnight, Mountain Time, tonight!

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

 

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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day!

Hey there! It's Sunday again, time for more Sunday Swap Day Swaps! yay!

Let's jump right in, shall we?

First, one of the main images from Balloon Bash has been stamped on Chalkboard Paper with Yellow Citrus ColorBox Chalk Ink. Both of the the background banners are from the soon-to-be-retired Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper pack, and the Calypso Coral ribbon bow is from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack, also retiring on March 31st!

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Treat bags are not just for holidays, they are perfect for birthday parties and just any ol' time you want to thank some one special! This lil' bit of happiness uses the One Tag Fits All set to help create the "lovely" monster!

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Our next card features the Butterfly Basics set, Butterflies Thinlets Dies, and a flower rosette from the Artisan Embellishment Kit.

GREAT NEWS!!!!! For those of you who have been DYING to order the Butterflies Thinlets Dies, you won't have to wait much longer! The Butterflies Thinlets Dies are expected back in the Stampin' Up! warehouse by April 8th!

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I've always said hearts are not just for Valentine's Day, and this card proves it! The heart and phrase is from the Hello Life photopolymer set, and the die-cut Sahara Sand element, doily, flowers, and ribbon are from the Artisan Embellishment Kit!

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Guy Greetings from the Occasions Catalog are the order of the day for this trio of manly missives, paired with Typeset Specialty Paper for an even more vintag-y look!

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That's all for now. All of the supplies for today' s projects, with the exception of the Butterflies Thinlets dies, are currently available to order in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Here's the listing. Just click on any of the product images  and you will hop right  over to my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Business Website: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Balloon Bash Photopolymer Stamp Set
$25.95
Chalkboard Paper
$7.95
Yellow Citrus Colorbox Chalk Ink Pad
$5.95
Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper
$0.00
Best Year Ever Accessory Pack
$0.00
One Tag Fits All Clear Stamp Set
$17.95
One Tag Fits All Wood Stamp Set
$24.95
Butterfly Basics Wood Bundle
$61.95
Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Bundle
$41.50
Butterfly Basics Clear Bundle
$51.75
Artisan Embellishment Kit
$9.95
Hello Life Photopolymer Stamp Set
$24.95
Guy Greetings Clear Stamp Set
$38.95
Guy Greetings Wood Stamp Set
$51.95
Guy Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set
$25.95
Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper
$12.95

Don't forget to choose your free Sale-a-bration goodie with your order of at least $50! You will also receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015


Stampin'Up! Banner Blessings!

Hey there! I want to show you another one of the cards we will be a making at the Birthday Card Buffet on April 10th and 11th. I am trying to focus on quick and easy cards for this event. This card combines the Banner Blessings photopolymer set with the Daydream Medallions set and Floral Frames Framelits:

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Inside we are using images and sentiments from the Blooming With Kindness set:

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Here's the supply list for today's card. You can shop for these and more in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net or click on any image shown below:

Product List

Banner Blessings Photopolymer Stamp Set
$15.95
Daydream Medallions Wood Stamp Set
$36.95
Daydream Medallions Clear Stamp Set
$26.95
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$6.95
Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$6.95
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.50
Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin' Pad
$5.95
Floral Frames Framelits Die
$26.95
Starburst Framelits Die
$26.95
Apothecary Accents Framelits Die
$24.95
2-1/2" Circle Punch
$16.95
Whisper White 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
$6.95
Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker's Twine
$3.50
1/4" Circle Handheld Punch
$8.95
Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments
$4.95
Blooming With Kindness Clear Stamp Set
$16.95
Blooming With Kindness Wood Stamp Set
$22.95
Medium Whisper White Envelopes
$6.50
2013-2015 In Color Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack
$21.95
Envelope Liners Framelits Die
$26.95

On a VERY IMPORTANT side note, Crisp Cantaloupe, a 2013/15 In Color, card stock, inkpads, ink refills, markers, thick baker's twine, and designer paper will be retiring on June 2nd. The Retiring List will be announced on April 21st, so there will be a lot of stamp sets and accessories on that list, but WE KNOW all of the 2015/2015 In Color products will be retiring because this is the year they automatically retire. Once an In Color is on the retiring list it becomes WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and availability cannot be guaranteed through the end of the catalog, which is June 2nd. A word to the wise: if you love this color or any of the other 2013/2015 In Colors, you NEED to order them NOW!!!!! If you have the inkpad but not the ink refill you need to contact me to order for you or order directly from my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Remember, if you order $50 by March 31st, you will also be able to choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration offerings, and will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

Here's a listing of all the 2013/2015 In Color products that will be retiring soon:

Product List

Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Pad
$5.95
Baked Brown Sugar Classic In Color Stampin' Ink Refill
$2.95
Baked Brown Sugar 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$6.95
Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine
$3.50
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
$5.95
Coastal Cabana Classic In Color Stampin' Ink Refill
$2.95
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$6.95
Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine
$3.50
Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin' Pad
$5.95
Crisp Cantaloupe Classic In Color Stampin' Ink Refill
$2.95
Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$6.95
Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker's Twine
$3.50
Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin' Pad
$5.95
Pisatchio Pudding Classic In Color Stampin' Ink Refill
$2.95
Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$6.95
Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine
$3.50
Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin' Pad
$5.95
Strawberry Slush Classic In Color Stampin' Ink Refill
$2.95
Strawberry Slush 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$6.95
Strawberry Slush Thick Baker's Twine
$3.50
2013-2015 In Color Color Coach Cards
$2.50
2013-2015 In Color Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack
$21.95
2013-2015 In Color 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$6.95
2013-2015 In Color 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock & Classic Stampin' Pads Kit
$29.95
2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
$14.95
2013-2015 In Color 12" X 12" Card Stock
$9.95
2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment
$4.95
2013-2015 In Color Cut & Ready Card Bases
$4.95

 

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! A Round Array Meets This Day!

Hey there! I decided to play with the layout I used for yesterday's card again, but had to throw several attempts in the trash (yes, I do make icky cards sometimes!) I kept trying to use a daisy theme with the layout and kept coming up with nothing I was happy with. Ever have one of those days?

I think the problem was I was trying so hard I wasn't paying attention to a solution that was right under my nose!

The solution was the This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection, a freebie with a $50 order from the Sale-a-bration brochure. I had chosen this collection with one of my orders, then promptly ignored how CUTE this pack of cards is!

I opened the pack, and In just a few minutes my card was born!

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By cutting down the cards in the collection and using several of the coordinating patterns, this card finally went together in a snap!

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I added a bloom created with the Bouquet Bigz L Die, and a 7/8" Scalloped Circle-punched greeting from A Round Array. After I glue-dotted the Coastal Cabana and Island Indigo blooms together, I scored down the center of each petal with the stylus from the Simply Scored Scoring Board and gently pinched/folded the edges of the petals. Surprisingly, Stampin' Up! doesn't offer a 5/8" Circle Punch, which is the size I needed to punch out the "you make me smile" from A Round Array, so I hand-cut it with Paper Snips.

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Inside I used a sentiment from Feel Goods with Island Indigo ink, accented with a stamp from the Mixed Bunch set and Crushed Curry ink. The 1/2" wide strip on the left side of the Whisper White panel is also from the This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection.

That's all for now. This card was SUPER EASY once I stopped trying so hard!

Here's the supply list you need to shop in my online store:

www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

 Product List

Island Indigo 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$6.95
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$6.95
This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection
$0.00
A Round Array Wood Stamp Set
$18.95
A Round Array Clear Stamp Set
$14.95
Bouquet Bigz L Die
$39.95
Simply Scored Stylus
$4.50
7/8" Circle Scallop Punch
$12.95
Paper Snips Scissors
$9.95
Feel Goods Clear Stamp Set
$18.95
Feel Goods Wood Stamp Set
$25.95
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad
$5.95
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
$5.95
Medium Whisper White Envelopes
$6.50
Envelope Liners Framelits Die
$26.95
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
$6.95
Glue Dots
$4.95
Stampin' Dimensionals
$3.95

There's only a few more days left to place your $50 order of Stampin' Up!  and choose a freebie from the Sale-a-bration brochure and flyers, so don't delay, Sale-a-bration ends March 31!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Petal Potpourri!

Hey there! I played around today with a new (to me) layout, and used the Petal Potpourri Bundle to create this:

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This card is very different from what I had in mind when I started, but I really like how it turned out!

I started with a Naturals White card base, layered with Blackberry Bliss. I added sections of Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum stamped with Blackberry Bliss and one of the Petal Potpourri blooms. After heat embossing another bloom with white powder on the vellum layers I attached them to the Wisteria Wonder sections with glue dots.

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A wrap of Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon anchors the Wisteria Wonder and Vellum-white embossed blooms, punched with the Flower Medallion Punch. The Petal Potpourri set and the Flower Medallion Punch are bundled to save 15% when you buy them together. I finished the bloom with a Something Borrowed Embellishment, also from the Occasions Catalog.

A greeting from Four You, stamped and cut out with the banner die from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlets lets the card front "speak".

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Inside I continued with Blackberry Bliss-inked blooms and a sentiment from the tried-and-true, Remembering Your Birthday.

I really like the possibilities with this layout and hope to do more with it in the near future. This card is going to be a selection at my next Birthday Card Buffet on April 10 & 11!

Here's the supply list for today's card. You can order everything to make your own from my online store:

www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Click on any image in the list below and you will go right to it in my store!

Product List

Petal Potpourri Clear Bundle
$31.25
Petal Potpourri Wood Bundle
$37.95
Four You Wood Stamp Set
$14.95
Four You Clear Stamp Set
$11.95
Remembering Your Birthday Wood Stamp Set
$23.95
Remembering Your Birthday Clear Stamp Set
$17.95
Naturals White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$7.50
Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$6.95
Wisteria Wonder 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$6.95
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$6.50
Perfect Plum 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$6.95
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.50
Embossing Buddy
$5.95
Versamark Pad
$7.50
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$4.95
Heat Tool
$29.95
7/8" Circle Scallop Punch
$12.95
Something Borrowed Embellishments
$6.95
Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon
$5.95
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
$5.95
Medium Whisper White Envelopes
$6.50

Just a few more days left of Sale-a-bration, and guess what? Stampin' Up! added new products to the Clearance Rack yesterday, giving you more bang for your buck! Check out the Clearance Rack, Weekly Deals, New Arrivals, AND the Sale-a-bration freebie choices while you are shopping!

NEW CLEARANCE RACK:

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WEEKLY DEALS:

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The March-only Sale-a-bration additions:

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Instead of Sale-a-bration exclusive items, you can choose to one of these Annual Catalog products as your freebie with every $50 you order!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Painted Petals!

Hey there! We had a good day yesterday. It rained on us the whole day, but most of the time it was just a heavy sprinkle. We had a good day anyway, because it's always fun just being together!

Since today is still such a gray, dreary day, I decided to feature ideas from the display boards at Leadership of the Painted Petals stamp set and Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper.

First, a cute little set of 3" x 3" notecards in Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Whisper White and touches of gold:

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Next, a Mini Treat Treat Bag created with the thinlet die and embossed with the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Folder:

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These samples combine the Painted Petals set with the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper, Hello Life stamp set, and Hello You Thinlets Dies:

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I love the sentiment from the Mother's Love set used on the card on the right, and the 2 1/2" Circle-punched window for the greeting on the left:

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Finally, an elegant impressionistic look on watercolor paper:

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And I love the Spring Flowers embossing on the envelope flap and the stamped-and-punched "seal"!

That's all for now. Here's a basic supply list for today's samples. You can find everything you need in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Product List

Painted Petals Clear Stamp Set
$24.95
Painted Petals Wood Stamp Set
$32.95
Painted Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set
$23.95
Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper
$10.95
Mother's Love Clear Stamp Set
$30.95
Mother's Love Wood Stamp Set
$41.95
Mother's Love Photopolymer Stamp Set
$24.95
Tea Lace Paper Doilies
$2.95
Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
$7.95
Hello Life Photopolymer Stamp Set
$24.95
Hello You Thinlits Dies
$24.95
2-1/2" Circle Punch
$16.95
Angled Tag Topper Punch
$22.95
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$6.95


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.50
Metallic Gold Encore Pad
$9.95
Whisper White Mini Square Envelopes
$7.50

 

 All orders of at least $50 before tax & shipping can choose a free Sale-a-bration product. These orders must be placed by March 31st!

All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet from me!

 Here's the Weekly Deals for March 24-30th!

Contact me if you have any questions! Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals March 24-30th!

Hey there! I wasn't sure if I would get a chance to post this before I run out the door this morning, but here's the newest Weekly Deals just posted by Stampin' Up!

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There's only a week and a day left to place your orders and choose your Sale-a-bration freebies! Go to my online store to order:

www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Your order can include Annual, Occasions, Clearance Rack, New Arrivals, AND Weekly Deals!

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

 

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Corner Garden Meets Build A Bouquet!

Hey there! I'm going shopping with two of my girls and the babies today, so I don't have a lot of time to gab, but I do have a card to share!

For  my card today I CASED myself with the card I posted HERE. I adapted that card for my monthly swap because I needed a a quicker version, so instead of using the magic re-inker technique I stamped over the embossed Corner Garden image with stamps from the Build a Bouquet set:

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I used Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Pear Pizzazz to stamp the images directly over the white heat-embossed Corner Garden.

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I used a tissue to blot the excess ink instead of rubbing. The color wanted to smear when I rubbed.

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The Memento Tuxedo Black stamped "oh, happy day" is also from the Build a Bouquet set:

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That's all I have time for today! I can't want to spend the day with Kimberly, Darcy, Alisa, and Lando!

You can order your supplies for this card, which are the same as the ones used on this card http://www.carolpaynestamps.com/2015/03/stampin-up-corner-garden.html  with the addition of the Build a Bouquet Photopolymer set #137166 $15.95.

There's just a few more days left of Sale-a-bration, so make sure your order is at least $50 so you can choose a SAB freebie!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Banner for a Boy!

Hey there! We had a relaxing Sunday. We finally were able to get everyone here to celebrate Mark's birthday. We had lunch, gifts for the birthday guy and then we had a session of target practice. Yes, I do shoot guns occasionally, but only for fun. I've shot clay targets as well as stationary targets. I went squirrel hunting a few times with Mark back when we were first married, but don't ask me to go when it's cold! My mom shot guns with my dad, and even had her own 410 shotgun, so I guess it's a bit of a tradition. Later I took a nap while several of the kids played a game "Oh Gnome You Don't"! It was a good day.

A few weeks ago Jessica asked me to create a birthday banner for one of her clients' third birthday photo session. If you haven't guessed this about me already, I tend to procrastinate and then get my best ideas at the last minute, and this project was no exception. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. Jessica took the pictures for me so they have her watermark on them. Isn't this little guy just so cute?

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Marina Mist and Garden Green cardstock, accented with Daffodil Delight stars and birthday candles stamped with the Cycle Celebration set. The Basic Black "THREE" letters are from retired Big Shot dies.

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I hand-cut the banners, then punched the holes to thread the heavy jute twine with my 1/4" handheld punch.

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I plan to make more of these in several colors, for both boys and girls. The next one I make I will use a star for the candle flame too.

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To give the letters more dimension I cut out three of each letter and stacked them together with Glue Dots before adhering them to the banners.

That's all for today. You can find the card stocks, the Cycle Celebration stamp set, and the star punch in my online store here:http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/carolpayne/

There's still time to get some freebies with your order. Order $50 or more in my store and you will get to choose an item from the Sale-a-bration brochure or flyers.

You will also receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

Thanks for stopping in! Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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