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August 2015

Stampin' Up! Lighthearted Leaves Again!

Hey there! Just a quick post this morning. I'm at Liam & Darcy's house, babysitting while their mommy & daddy are at school and work. Pretty much all of my weekday mornings from now until the end of the school year will be spent this these adorable little ones. I will , of course, have weekends & school holidays "off", and most days I will be heading home a little after 1 p.m., so there will still be time to stamp! I'm so thankful I get to be their grammie!

Today I am sharing another card I made using the Lighthearted Leaves set for a swap I was in this past month. You can check out my first Lighthearted Leaves card HERE. Today's card I stamped the background layer with more images from the LIghthearted Leaves set using Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, and Delightful Dijon ink.

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I used the same "emboss resist" technique to sponge color over the leaf image I cut out with the Leaflets Framelits Dies. Mossy Meadow 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon and a bit of thread from 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon complement the rustic fall look.

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The greeting is cut with the banner framelit from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims die, and accented with a Cajun Craze Candy Dot.

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Just ONE MORE SLEEP until the Holiday Catalog goes live for ordering! yay!

Starting September 1st you can order anything you want from the Annual AND the Holiday Catalogs in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Three things to remember when placing your order:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

2. Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 60% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

                                                                                     

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

                                                                                          

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015

 


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day Wonderland Sneak Peek!

Hey there! It's Sunday Swap Day, and today I have a bunch of swaps, all created with the Wonderland stamp set. This set will be available Tuesday September 1st in the Holiday Catalog!

First, Robin Merriman embossed Vellum card stock with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Folder to layer over the Mossy Meadow evergreens from Wonderland:

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Soft Sky-stamped snowflakes, Silver Metallic Thread, and Rhinestones add twinkle to the "Silent Night" greeting:

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One end of the Softly Falling folder is practically a blizzard!

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Next, Robin used the same evergreens from Wonderland, pairing with the Woodland Textured Impressions folder, Silver Foil paper, a Vintage Faceted button, Early Espresso 1/2" Seam Binding, and touches of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter:

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Linda Pagel chose Merry Moments Designer paper for the background of her tri-fold Wonderland card:

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She used greetings from Petite Pairs inside and out:

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Katy Simecka used her brayer to layer  Elegant Eggplant and Wild Wasabi over the Basic Black-stamped Wonderland evergreens. She also did a bit of masking and reverse-masking to sponge the moon. Her greeting is from the Watercolor Wishes kit.

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Sandy Carlson combined Winter Wonderland Specialty Paper with Wonderland, adding a layer of Gold Foil to complement the gold pine cones in the paper:

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Finally, Becky Evans combined Wonderland, Winter Wonderland Specialty, and Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. The Gold Cording Trim she used is also new in the Holiday Catalog, and comes in Silver too!

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Only two more sleeps until the Holiday catalog goes live! yay! Order your must-have's right away in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Three things to remember when placing your order:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

2. Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 60% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

                                                                                     

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

                                                                                          

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015

 


Stampin' Up! Saturday Swap Day!

Hey there! I have A LOT of great swaps right now, so I'm adding Saturday Swap Day in addition to Sunday so I can share more!

Fall lasts through the end of November, but Halloween is over on October 31, so I'm sharing Halloween swaps today.

Kim Vogel combined Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper, Spider Web Doily, and  Among the Branches stamps. She colored the tiny pearl black eyes below "spooky"  with a black Sharpie:

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Raedean Shibata heat-embossed "spooky" Among the Branches with black powder on Daffodil Delight card stock, adding a Spider Web Doily and stamping the "spooky eyes" multiple times for a "flying bat" look:

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Jan Rodrian's card is proof you can turn any set into a birthday card with the right sentiments!

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Happy Haunting Designer Paper, Among the Branches, Wisteria Wonder 1/2" Seam Binding on the front, then sentiments from Age Awareness and Sassy Salutations, adding in a crow from Among the branches. So inventive!

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Kelly Acheson used Howl-o-ween Treat and Boo to You Framelits Bundle. New Black Glimmer Paper add sparkly touches, and the Confetti Stars Border Punch lends a "magical" look!

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Inside:

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Kathy Morgan used the "Corner Flip" fold with Howl-o_ween Treat and Timeless Elegance Designer Paper. She inked between the black stripes with a brayer and Tangerine Tango ink before stamping happy little spiders with black.

The hat and jack-o-lantern are easy to cut with Boo To You Framelits!

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Silver Mini-brads and Happy Haunting Designer Washi Tape are finishing touches.

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Finally, Rachel Yurkanin went out-of-the-box with Howl-o-ween Treat to create a baby card!

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I have a stack of fun new swaps to share using more Holiday Catalog Sneak Peeks tomorrow, so be sure to stop by!

You can place your first order from the Holiday Catalog on Tuesday, September 1st, but order from the Annual Catalog now in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Three things to remember when placing your order:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

2. Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 60% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

                                                                                     

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

                                                                                          

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015

 

 


Stampin' Up! Peaceful Pines Sneak Peek!

Hey there! Wasn't the Grand Vacation Achiever's Blog Hop yesterday awesome?  SO MANY great projects from so many AWESOME demonstrators! I am so honored to be included in their group.

If you missed the hop, you can go HERE    starting at my post, and then use the links at the bottom to travel to all of the 41 other blogs for lots of Holiday Sneak Peek inspiration!

Today I'm continuing the Sneak Peek party with a card just finished for a swap I'm in using the Peaceful Pines stamps and Perfect Pines framelits bundle in the Holiday Catalog:

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Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, with tiny bits of Real Red and Gold Glimmer paper.

The frame around the trees is embossed with the Boughs & Berries Textured Impressions Folder, then sponged with Mossy Meadow ink.

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I punched Gold Glimmer paper with the Confetti Stars Border Punch, then added to the top of the tree with a glue dot.

The tiny Real Red Glimmer heart is punched with the Confetti Hearts Border Punch. It is even tinier than the star, so I used the new Fine Tip Glue Pen in the Holiday Catalog to adhere. Can I just say, if you don't think you need anything else from the Holiday Catalog, YOU DO NEED THE FINE TIP GLUE PEN.

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Peaceful Pines is an all-inclusive set. You can make an entire card inside and out without needing to add any other stamps. Even the little strands of Christmas tree lights are in the photopolymer (clear) set!

That's all for now. My online store is the best place to find and order Stampin' Up! products: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

You will be able to order all of the products used today beginning September 1st!

Three things to remember when placing your order:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

2. Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 60% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

                                                                                     

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

                                                                                          

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015

 


Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation Achiever's Blog Hop Holiday Sneak Peek!

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Hey there and welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for August 2015. The theme for the hop this month is Holiday Sneak Peek and we're all excited to share projects using new products from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!

You may be starting here at my blog, Carol Payne Stamps, or may have come here from the previous person to me on the list. Please be sure to click the person after me (which right now means you will want to go up to the top of the list and work your way back down to me) to move along the blog hop. If you get off track at any time, the full line up below will help you move along from blog to blog.

My creation for the hop features Flurry of Wishes Stamps and Snow Flurry Punch Bundle on page 25 of the Holiday Catalog:

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I heat embossed the snowflake with white powder on Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper has a "sheen" that photographs as haziness around the embossed snowflake. The tiny snowflakes are in the paper's design. I added a single rhinestone to the center for more sparkle.

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I punched Silver Foil paper with the Snow Flurry Punch, using the smaller of the two snowflakes included in the punch. I added a Winter Wonderland Embellishment to the center with a glue dot.

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Another glamorous addition to this card is the White 3/8" Glitter Ribbon. This ribbon is much more sparkly in real life, and is packaged with a roll of Gold 3/8" Glitter Ribbon.
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Inside I stamped more Flurry of Wishes with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, adding a single rhinestone to the snowflake center.
 
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For full instructions and dimensions, click on this link to download the project instruction sheet: Download Flurry of Wishes
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop. With so many amazing ideas and inspiration you want want to miss one! Remember you are currently at (Carol Payne Stamps), so please check the blog hop line up below and click the next on the list."
 

 

Most of the products used today will be available to order in my online store on Tuesday, September 1st: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net
 
Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!
 

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Merry Moments Banners!

Hey there! Today I have a card that I am IN LOVE with to share!

I started with new Whisper White Thick Card Stock from the Annual Catalog, then added 7/8" x 4 3/4" strips of Merry Moments Designer Paper punched with the Banner Triple Punch:

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This card just looks like snow, sweaters, and CHRISTMAS TIME  to me!

The Whisper White Thick card stock is super-smooth and sturdy, making it the perfect choice for a card base, particularly one that has thin strips instead of full layers.

I stamped a greeting from the "To You & Yours Too" set in the Holiday Catalog (only 6 more sleeps till you can place your first order!) along the bottom with Cherry Cobbler ink. Merry Moments Designer Paper has both Cherry Cobbler AND Real Red, as well as  Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White, so you can play up different colors for varying looks!

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I embossed a 1/2" wide Mossy Meadow strip with the Boughs & Berries Textured Impressions Folder, adding a Snowflake Element and a Home for Christmas Designer Button. A bit of thread from 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon threaded in the button gives a rustic feel.

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Inside I stamped a Versatile Christmas sentiment (another new Holiday Catalog set), and stars from To You & Yours Too.

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After punching the banners for the front I added all of these little "picket-fence/barns/home plate pieces to the inside. Whatever you call them, they're adorable!

Here's your shopping list: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

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Three things to remember while ordering:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

2. Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 60% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

                                                                                     

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

                                                                                          

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015

 

 


Stampin' Up! New Weekly Deals for August 25-31!

Hey there! Just popped back in here today to share with you the newest Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! You can find all of these in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

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Three things to remember when placing your order:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me.

2. Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 60% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

                                                                                     

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

                                                                                          

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015

 


Stampin' Up! Watercolor Words!

Hey there! In case you haven't noticed, the "watercolor" look is a hot trend right now, and Stampin' Up! is on top of the trend with several "watercolor" stamp sets!

One of those sets is "Watercolor Words". I used it for a quick and easy card at my Birthday Card Buffet this past weekend:

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This card is super-simple to make and easy to mail because it's sooooo flat!

I stamped all of the flowers, which are included in the Watercolor Words set, with Rose Red ink, stamping a second time before re-inking. This technique is called "generation stamping", because you are achieving more than one shade of color with the same ink!

After I stamped all of the flowers and the greeting I embossed with the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Folder.

I kept my embellishments to a minimum by only adding one tiny rhinestone to the front and inside.

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If you are a beginning stamper, this set and this card would be a great one for you!

Here's the class instruction sheet for you to download:

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Here's the supply list for this card. You can order everything to make it in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Click on any of the pictures and you will be taken to that product in my online store as well:

Three things to remember when placing your order:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me.

2. Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 60% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

                                                                                     

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

                                                                                          

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Timeless Elegance for Kimberly!

Hey there! We had our family celebration for all of the August birthdays yesterday. It was a lovely family day , and since August is also my birthday month, we decided to get KFC and a DQ ice cream cake to make it easy "cooking"! lol!

The card I'm sharing with you today I made for Kimberly's birthday. She just started selling Mary Kay a few months ago so I wanted to make her a card with a girly "make-up" theme:

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 I paired Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper with the Birthday Blossoms set, adding Tip Top Taupe 1" Dotted Lace Trim, Basic Black 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon, and Black Glimmer paper (coming soon in the Holiday Catalog!) for sparkle!

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 I created the "lipstick" with the diaper pin framelit in the Baby's First Framelits, and one of the labels in the Project Life Cards and Labels. I applied Crystal Effects over the Rose Red card stock for some shine.

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 I punched the Black Glimmer paper with the Tree Builder Punch tiny flower and made my own envelope with more Timeless Elegance paper and the Envelope Punch Board.

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Here's the supply list for Kimberly's Timeless Elegance card. You can order everything you need from my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Three things to remember when placing your order:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

2. Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 60% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

                                                                                     

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

                                                                                          

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day!

Hey there! Yesterday was a crazy busy day for me. I never got time to type my blog post, and I'm sorry about that. I will share the final card from the class with you tomorrow, so please come back again!

Today is Sunday Swap Day, and I think you will enjoy today's projects!

First, Raedean Shibata combined Stars Framelits, Lucky Stars Textured Impressions folder, Endless Birthday Wishes stamps, and a couple of the Cherry on Top Washi tapes:

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Love her "shooting star" look! The Cucumber Crush/Crushed Curry/Whisper White color combo makes it very versatile. It would work for just about anyone!

Next, Lorraine Duran used the Get Well Soup single stamp with the Watercolor Wash background to create this cute little gift pouch:

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Inside she tucked a single Lipton Cup-a-Soup packet. Her colors of Hello Honey, So Saffron, and Delightful Dijon are very "chicken-soupy"!

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Kim Allen used No Bones About It with Cherry on Top washi tape for her cute little birthday card. Who doesn't love a dinosaur with his skeleton showing through?

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Finally, Tami Ackerson combined Watercolor Wings with Butterfly Basics for her birthday creation:

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Take a bit of time today to explore my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Three things to remember when placing your order:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

2. Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 60% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

                                                                                     

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

                                                                                          

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015