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October 2015

Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation Achiever's Blog Hop Inspired By Project Life!

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Hey there and welcome to the October Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop! This month's theme is "Inspired by Project Life".  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects shared here by Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from across the globe!

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.
It just happened that my project for today is one I created for a sweet couple at my church having their first baby, a boy named Carson. They are a farm family, very into John Deere tractors, so I created the gift packaging, and a large portion of the gift, with a "John Deere Green" theme!
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I used punch art for the tractor on the gift bag, 50+ thank-you notes, and the Kraft 6"x8" Project Life Album!
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Every new mother needs thank-you notes! I kept these simple so I could make a bunch! The "ground" is a 1/4" wide strip of Kraft 12" x 12" Corrugated Paper that I added to the bottom of the Whisper White Note Cards.
Here's tutorial to make the tractor. Click to download:
 
I translated the tiny tractor into a larger size for the gift bag and the album cover. I cut Carson's name with Big Shot Little Letters Thinlets.
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This new mommy also teaches 4th grade so I knew she wouldn't have time to attempt "traditional" scrap booking, but I gave her a Project Life Album all ready to go, and she is eager to give it a try!
I included:
139655SKraft 6" x 8" Project Life Album # 139655 $10.00
135297S 6" x 8" Variety Pack Project Life Photo Pocket Pages #135297 $6.00
135874S6" x 8" Project Life Envelope Pages #135874 $5.00
138457SHello Baby Boy Card Collection #138457 $16.00
138458SHello Baby Accessory Pack #138458 $10.00
I also included a pack of  Project Life 3" x 4" Grid Cards #136528 $3.50 and Project Life Journaling Pens #135304 $5.00.
Carson's mommy is SO EXCITED to give Project Life a try! I refer to it as "scrap booking with baseball cards", it's that easy!
There are several themes of Project Life cards and accessories available from Stampin' Up! Check them out and order in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net
 
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop! Remember that currently you are at my blog - Carol Payne, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next!
Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!
 
 

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Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree Just a Note!

Hey there! Seems like I've had a lot of specific card requests lately. Today's card has a "thinking of you" theme with Sheltering Tree and Watercolor Wishes:

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I stamped the Hardwood background with Tip on Taupe on Crumb Cake, sponged with Tip Top Taupe, adhered to a sponged Tip Top Taupe layer, then adhered to a Crumb Cake card base.

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I made the foliage stamp do double-duty! First, I attached the leaves side of the stamp to the clear block so I could stamp a background of Delightful Dijon. After I cleaned the stamp, I flipped it back over to the leaf side to stamp Cajun Craze foliage on top of the Delightful Dijon.

I love the little touches included in the Sheltering Tree set; a scattered foliage stamp and a rake! The greeting is from the Watercolor Wishes stamp set, which you can only get when you buy the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit.

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"You're in my Thoughts", the perfect thinking of you sentiment!

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Use the supply list below to create your own Sheltering Tree, placing your order in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Four things to remember while ordering:

1. All orders of any amount (except for Online Class Orders) will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

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

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3. When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Online Hostess Code:  WPT7A2M2 you will receive this set of 8 Flurry of Wishes cards, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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4. 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! Vintage Leaves Work of Art!

Hey there! I had a request for a fall birthday card, so I stamped up this up with Vintage Leaves, Work of Art, and Watercolor Wishes:

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I absolutely LOVE Cajun Craze for fall! Embossing the front with the Zig Zag Textured Impressions folder was perfect! I stamped Vintage Leaves with Early Espresso, adding splashes of color with the "swoosh" from Work of Art with Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow ink.

My greeting and inside sentiment are both from the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit. This stamp set is ONLY available as part of the kit, which includes pre-prepped supplies to create 20 card with envelopes. This kit is perfect for the new stamper just trying out stamping, and makes a great gift.

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I sponged the Into the Woods Element before adding with a glue dot. (I wasn't very patient. I didn't blot the element before attaching, hence the smudges of Early Espresso on the card, lol!)

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Inside I repeated the same stamping combo using a couple of the other brushstroke stamps from Work of Art. This card was easy for my stampers to create at Sue's party Friday night!

To create your own card like this, order your supplies in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Glue Dots
$5.25

Four things to remember while ordering:

1. All orders of any amount (except for Online Class Orders) will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

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

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3. When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Online Hostess Code:  WPT7A2M2 you will receive this set of 8 Flurry of Wishes cards, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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4. 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! This is a late post today. After church and Sunday dinner, grandson #3, Oakley, asked me to take him outside to play. It's a beautiful, crispy fall day, so I was happy to oblige! Now that we are back and he has went down for his nap, I finally have a few minutes to blog. Today I have some really cute Christmas swaps to share with you!

First, Tamie Ackerson used the To You & Yours Too set for her swap. This set coordinates with the To You & Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit:

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I love her addition of sequins to the Charlie Brown-like tree!

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Next, Sharon Tong-Robinson used the Jingle All the Way/Sleigh Ride Edgelits Bundle for her swap. LOVE those edgelits!

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Kathy Johnson used the Snow Place stamps/Snow Friends Framelits Bundle for her card. Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, & Whisper White is a great color combo for this card!

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Dena Tarkowski also used the Snow Place/Snow Friends Bundle, with a White Craft ink-sponged Woodland Textured Impressions Folder background.

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Ruth Anne Lilley created a Flap Fold card with Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, Cozy Christmas, and A Little Something:

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This card is always fun to open, and would also make a great gift card  holder!

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Finally, Ann Betty used Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, Boughs & Berries Textured Impressions folder, and Cozy Christmas for her pocket tag card!

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She used the Scallop Tag Topper punch to create the double tag:

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Everything used for today's swaps can be found in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Four things to remember while ordering:

1. All orders of any amount (except for Online Class Orders) will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

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

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3. When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Online Hostess Code:  WPT7A2M2 you will receive this set of 8 Flurry of Wishes cards, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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4. 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. Be sure to come back tomorrow. I have a new Vintage Leaves card to share with you! Until then, have a Stampingrox! Day!

                                                                                          

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Saturday Swap Day A Little Bit More Fall!

Hey there! The leaves are in their best color right now, and I can see a bit of brilliance right out my window. Thank you, Lord, for fall! Today I have fall swaps for you!

First, Sue Scheets used the Marbling technique with Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow reinkers:

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Marbling Technique:

Cut very vanilla leaves. Put a few drops of reinker in a flat, plastic container. Add a few small marbles. Gently roll the marbles in the reinker to pick up ink. Add the  leaves to the container.Gently roll the marbles around so the marbles "stamp" the color on the leaves. Remove leaves and rinse reinker from container and dry. Add another ink color to the container. Repeat process until you achieve the look.

Laura Milligan used Lighthearted Leaves, Woodland folder,and Bermuda Bay with silver accents for a soothing look.

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A 2 1/2" Smoky Slate circle from the Neutrals Designer Series Stack, a strip of Bermuda Bay from the Brights Designer Series Stack, a Silver Metallic Foil Doily, a Rhinestone, and subtle splatter stamping with Smoky Slate ink and Gorgeous Grunge complete the look!

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Carol Slack combined the Woodland Folder, birds and leaves from Among the Branches, the fox from Thankful Forest Friends, and a greeting from Build A Birthday:

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Finally, Jackie Ordway used the Woodland folder with Into the Woods Designer Paper and Six Sayings, embellishing the corners of the greeting layer with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch.

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The addition of an Into the Woods Element and Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Cotton Ribbon is a perfectly simple accent:

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Be sure to come back tomorrow for Sunday Swap Day!

Find and order your stamping supplies from my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Four things to remember while ordering:

1. All orders of any amount (except for Online Class Orders) will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

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

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3. When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Online Hostess Code:  WPT7A2M2 you will receive this set of 8 Flurry of Wishes cards, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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4. 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! Fresh Cozy Christmas!

Hey there! I'm back again with a new creation I worked on last night. I wanted to use the Cozy Christmas set with the Delicate Ornaments framelits. I started with the white-washed wood design from the Farmer's Market Designer Paper and this is what happened!

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Pretty simple and QUICK!

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I love using markers on vintage greetings like this one from Cozy Christmas, and the Early Espresso sponging just adds to the old-world look!

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It's always fun to take an inside image and have it peek through to the card front. This does double-duty with your stamping!

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The Fine-Tip Glue Pen was perfect to apply the glue for the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter "snow"! It's not too thick, and dries quickly but not too quick so you have time to add the glitter!

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

Don't forget, Cozy Christmas, in addition to ALL of the rest of our stamps, are 15% off and TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!!!!

Glue Dots
$5.25

Four things to remember while ordering:

1. All orders of any amount (except for Online Class Orders) will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

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

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3. When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Online Hostess Code:  WPT7A2M2 you will receive this set of 8 Flurry of Wishes cards, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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4. 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! 15% off Stamps Ends Tonight!

Hey there! I'll be back in a little while with a new card to share,(I'm putting the finishing touches on one this morning) but just wanted to remind you that the 15% off all Stampin' Up! stamp sets ENDS TONIGHT!

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I'm sure you have at least a "few" stamps on your wishlist! Why not give yourself an early Christmas present and order a couple?

Remember, everyone who places an order in my Online Store this week will receive this completed card from me:
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Here's the link to my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Four things to remember while ordering:

1. All orders of any amount (except for Online Class Orders) will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

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

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3. When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Online Hostess Code:  WPT7A2M2 you will receive this set of 8 Flurry of Wishes cards, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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4. 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! October Paper Pumpkin Blissful Bouquet!

Hey there! My October Paper Pumpkin arrived!

If you're wondering what's a Paper Pumpkin, it's Stampin' Up!'s paper crafting monthly subscription service. $19.95 (plus applicable sales tax) per month to receive a surprise box filled with stamps, prepped cardstock, envelopes, adhesive, ink, exclusive STAMPS, and embellishments to make 6-9 cards or projects!

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The watercolor-washed background and the banners are pre-done. All I did was stamp greetings on the banners and the flower background.

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A sheet of sticky gold leafy accents are included!

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The centers of the gold leaves make awesome leaves for the tiny stamped flowers!

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I think this set of three are my fav!

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This month's kit was special because Stampin' Up! made a donation to Breast Cancer Research from every subscription!

The BAD NEWS: You can't get this kit anymore. You had to subscribe by the 10th of October.

The GOOD NEWS: You CAN subscribe NOW to receive November's kit. I'm guessing  November's kit will have a Christmas theme. Subscribe here:

Paper Pumpkin Sign UP!

Make sure you choose me, Carol Payne, Demonstrator ID# 56932 as your demonstrator so I get credit for your subscription.

MORE GOOD NEWS:  I have TWO extra kits of this month's Blissful Bouquet to give away! Everyone who subscribes between today and November 10th will get their name in a drawing. On November 11, which also happens to be my 13th anniversary with Stampin' Up!, I will draw two names and will send one of these kits to each of them!

That's all for now. To place your order for anything from the catalogs, including all stamps that are 15% off through tomorrow, click this link to my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Four things to remember while ordering:

1. All orders of any amount (except for Online Class Orders) will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

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

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3. When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Online Hostess Code:  WPT7A2M2 you will receive this set of 8 Flurry of Wishes cards, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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4. 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!

                                                                                     

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!

                                                                                          

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015

 

 


Stampin'Up! Lighthearted Leaves Basket!

Hey there! A few weeks ago I posted this basket made by team member Becky Anderson:

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I received several requests for directions so I contacted Becky. She said she had CASED ME! She made the basket bigger than the ones I posted in 2014!

Click this link to download directions for the smaller version:

Spring 2014 Hoppity Basket Post

Becky  doubled the basket size, increasing the dimensions to 8" x 10", scoring at 3" and 5" from the 8" end, then at 2", 4", 6", and 8" along the 10" side.

Here's my first sample:

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I used Soft Suede and secured the handles with Antique Brads.

Next, I covered Soft Suede with a print from Into the Woods Designer Paper:

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This basket was just too pretty to clutter with embellishments, so I filled a bag with  candy corn, then added my pretties to it!

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I stamped Lighthearted Leaves on Crushed Curry and Early Espresso, then cut with Leaflets framelits. I stamped the Petite Pairs greeting on Tangelo Twist, cutting with another Leaflet framelit. I used the Glitter Splatter Technique for sparkle. Find my directions for this technique HERE.

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Order in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Glue Dots
$5.25

Four things to remember while ordering:

1. All orders of any amount (except for Online Class Orders) will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

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

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3. When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Online Hostess Code:  WPT7A2M2 you will receive this set of 8 Flurry of Wishes cards, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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4. 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