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September 2015

Stampin' Up! Yes Mam! Shoebox Swap Part 1!

Hey there! Today I have three of the swaps I stamped at my team Monthly Inspiration Meeting on Monday night!

Tina Biby's swap using the Happy Scenes stamp set and Cozy Christmas Designer Series Paper. She had us add Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the trees and snow with a 2-way glue pen. Super-duper quick and easy!

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Angela Henson used the Joyful Season set for her swap, adding pretty corners with the new Curvy Corner Trio Punch!

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Angela taught us a new We used an Aqua Painter filled with rubbing alcohol to pick up Real Red ink from the lid of the inkpad, then tapped the painter on our finger to flick the diluted color onto the project in pretty splatters. I have done the splatter technique before with glue mixed with water, but not alcohol and ink!

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Finally, Joanne Cantrell also used Joyful Season for her swap. She had us stamp tone-on-tone with Cherry Cobbler ink on the Cherry Cobbler card base with the berry branch, then had us add a bow punched with the Bow Builder Punch. We topped the bow with a star button from the Home for Christmas Designer Buttons pack.

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That's all for today. Use the supply list below to order in my online store: www.carolplayne.stampinup.net

Three things to remember when placing your order:

1. All orders of any amount (other than Online Class orders) 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! Yes Mam! Stampers Shoebox Swap!

Hey there! I have a laptop again! yay! Last night I held my Monthly Inspiration Meeting for my local downline, the Yes, Mam! Stampers. We had a lovely time sharing, laughing, eating, and STAMPING!

This month's theme was a Shoebox Swap using Holiday Catalog products. Here's the picture of the gorgeous projects we made:

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I don't have much time this morning to blog. I'm going to a funeral this morning. Not my favorite thing to do on my one day off from babysitting Liam and Darcy, but the funeral is for the sister of a couple of my dear stamping friends. They only had 2 weeks from her pancreatic cancer diagnosis to her passing. Sad.

I will be posting the above cards individually later this week so you can see them and the techniques used, so be sure to come back.

Becky Anderson brought this adorable little basket to hold the yummy chocolates she shared with us:

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She used a couple of my favorite designs from the Into the Woods Designer Paper. This basket is little but mighty! It held a WHOLE BAG of Dove chocolates with room to spare!

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(some chocolate may or may not have been eaten before this picture was taken)

That's about all for today, but it is Tuesday, which means it's new Weekly Deals Day:
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Go to my online store to order: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Three things to remember when placing your order:

1. All orders of any amount (other than Online Class orders) 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! Festive Flower Builder Punch!

Hey there! I hope you've had fun hopping through the Grand Vacation Achiever's Blog Hop! So many great projects I want to try, so little time! (sigh)

Today I have a new project I created using the Season of Cheer Designer Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and the new Festive Flower Builder Punch:

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I used a "Z-Fold" layout to show off the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Poinsettia.

You may be looking at this flower and thinking, "Wow, that's an expensive flower to put on a card with ALL of that Glimmer Paper!", but actually all it takes is two 1"x 12" strips to punch all of the leaves and the center. That's only 1/6 of a 12" x 12" sheet, so not as much as even I thought it would take!

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I scored the back side of each leaf with my Simply Scored and stylus to give them a little more dimension. The back of glimmer paper is slick, so it's a little trickier to score than regular card stock.

I embossed the inside layer with the Boughs & Berries folder and stamped two sentiments from Versatile Christmas with Night of Navy ink. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the two coordinating sentiments to look like one phrase.

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Use the supply list below to shop in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Glue Dots
$5.25

Three things to remember when placing your order:

1. All orders of any amount (other than Online Class orders) 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 Remember to Give Thanks!

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Hey there and welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for September. The theme for the hop this month is Remember to Give Thanks!

You may be starting from 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 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.

For my contribution to the hop this month, I decided to use a tried and true technique that works perfectly with the thankful theme, Faux Silk!

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I stamped Vintage Leaves with Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow on plain tissue paper then crumpled it in my hand. After I opened the tissue and partially smoothed it, I covered a Very Vanilla layer with Stampin' Glue Stick and adhered the tissue to it, smoothing the tissue but still leaving a few wrinkles to give it more of a "slubbed silk" look.

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I wrapped the edges of the tissue around to the back side of the vanilla layer and adhered with SNAIL, then sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink.

After I stamped the "thankful" greeting with Chocolate Chip and cut banner points with my Paper Snips, I sponged the acorn element with Chocolate Chip before adding with a glue dot. After I smushed the wooden leaves directly onto the ink pad I realized I could use them to "stamp" over the greeting, then adding with glue dots.

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An Early Espresso 1/2" Seam Binding bow finishes off the front.

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Inside I used a sentiment from Lighthearted Leaves, which coordinates perfectly with today's "Remember to Give Thanks" theme.

To order supplies used today, you can find them all in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop. With so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want want to miss a single 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.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015


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

Hey there! The September Grand Vacation Achiever's Blog Hop starts this afternoon at 4 p.m. CDT, but I wanted to give you a little sneak peek of what I am sharing right now:

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I will give full details and more views in my blog post that goes live this afternoon, including a new little trick I discovered with the Into the Woods Elements! Be sure to come back by this afternoon to see the full post!

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

 

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals and a Post Office Discovery!

Hey there! Last night and tonight I'm hosting a Vendor Fair at my house. We have 7 different products represented by 6 different people. Needless to say, my yesterday was craaaaaazy.

It's Tuesday, and Stampin' Up! has new Weekly Deals. Remember, these save you  25% and are only this price for ONE WEEK:

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Makes me want to get out my Stars Framelits and Ornate Tag Topper Punch and start creating!

The other day I was at the P.O. mailing Holiday Catalogs and discovered these:

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What does the tiny print under the butterfly say? "NON MACHINEABLE SURCHARGE" !

This is a big deal! Stampers frequently ask advice on how to mail beautiful (but bulky) cards. They fear the card will be mashed or worse, destroyed as it goes through P.O. machinery. It's also an inconvenience to go in to the P.O. to mail them separately.

Problem solved! Put one of these on your envelope, drop it in any mailbox, and you are done! You don't have to put any other postage on it, the 71 cents you pay for the stamp covers all costs of first class postage plus the added cost for it to be hand-processed and not go through the P.O. machines!

Pretty cool, huh?

You do need to go to the P.O. to purchase the stamps, but I just bought a sheet of them to have on hand every time I need one!

I double-checked with my local Postmaster this morning to make sure I was giving you all the correct information, but if you have any other questions about these amazingly helpful little stamps, just ask your postmaster when you go in to buy your stamps.

To place an online order for any of the Weekly Deals (and anything else from any of the Stampin' Up! catalogs, click here to go to my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Three things to remember when placing your order:

1. All orders of any amount (other than Online Class orders) 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! It's Sunday, a lovely day for some Christmas swaps for Sunday Swap Day! yay!

Today I have a BUNCH of CUTE ones for you!

First, Peaceful Pines by Judy Perkin. LOVE the Red Foil "peace" cut with a Christmas Greetings Thinlets Die:

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Next, Lynn Anderson also used Peaceful Pines with the Lots of Labels Framelits and Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper:

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Lorraine Duran chose the Snow Place set for her creation, combining with Snow Friends Framelits, Ornate Tag Topper, Real Red 1/8" Striped Ribbon, and the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

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Amy Storrie also used Snow Place, framing the little penguin with Ovals framelits and adding a jaunty Santa Hat which is included in Snow Place, and cut with a Snow Friends Framelit.

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Patty Chenail also used Snow Place, tucking a Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper banner punched with the Banner Triple Punch behind the Cherry Cobbler strip:

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Finally, Kristin Kortonick used the tags on page 16 of the Holiday Catalog for her creative inspiration with Peaceful Pines, Perfect Pines Framelits, and a Snowflake Element topped with a Home for Christmas Enamel Dot:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today to check on me. You can order any and all of the supplies mentioned today in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Three things to remember when placing your order:

1. All orders of any amount (other than Online Class orders) 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 One Gorgeous Swap!

Hey there! Today I have ONE GORGEOUS SWAP to share by Kavi Coulson!

First, Kavi inked the raised areas of the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with White Craft ink and a sponge dauber, then inserted the Early Espresso card stock into the folder, closing it, then applying pressure by hand. This technique opens up loads of possibilities for all of you with no space to store a Big Shot!

The greeting from Among the Branches was stamped with Early Espresso ink on Pumpkin Pie, punched with a 2" Circle punch, and layered with a 2 1/2" Circle of Into the Woods Designer Paper sponged with Early Espresso.

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LOVE the layers of 5/8" Chevron Ribbon (solid side showing), Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, and Gold 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.

To add the glitter use the GLUE SPLATTER TECHNIQUE:

Squeeze a little Mulitpurpose Liquid Glue onto a plastic plate. Add a few drops of water. Mix with a toothpick. Pick up some of the runny glue with an Aquapainter. Holding the painter over your project, firmly tap near the brushtip with your finger to splatter glue randomly. If the glue won't splatter, add a few more drops of water and try again. Repeat splattering as needed. Sprinkle glitter on the splatters. Tap off excess. Allow glitter to dry. GORGEOUS!

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Kavi stamped inside with more Among the Branches images:

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Use the supply list below to order in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Three things to remember while ordering:

1. All orders of any amount (other than Online Class orders) will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me.

2. 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, which is Sunday Swap Day, have a Stampingrox! Day!

                                                                                          

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015

 


Stampin' Up! Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015!

Hey there! I confess I am really bad about sending cards. A big confession, since I make cards ALL. THE. TIME.

Even with all of the beautiful cards I have made, I never have just the "right one". I guess it's the perfectionist in me; if I can't do it the way I want, I don't do it at all.

Can you relate?

However, a sister demonstrator posted this quote I'm trying to make my motto: "Strive for PROGRESS, not perfection".

With that in mind, I made a card for a dear friend who wishes she could go see "Wicked". I was inspired by this swap from Amy Combs using Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015:

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Amy used spiders from A Little Something, and embossed the Pumpkin Pie layer with the Lucky Stars folder.

My creation:

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I used Cucumber Crush for my background layer, embossing with the Chevron folder. 

"Wicked", and the magic sparkles, which are actually snowflakes, are both from Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015. I added rhinestones for bling in addition to the Black Glimmer paper witch hat, cut with a Boo To You Framelit.

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Sentiment from Perfect Pennants:

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Order today's card supplies in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Glue Dots
$5.25

Three things to remember when placing your order:

1. All orders of any amount (other than Online Class orders) 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