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December 2015

Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Sneak Peek!

Hey there! Just a quick post this morning before I head off to the dentist for my twice-a-year check up! I wanted to share with you another one of the cards you can choose from when you come to my "Stampin' In the New Year" Birthday Card Class tomorrow or Saturday. I used the new Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlet Dies, available to order starting January 5th!

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I used a piece of Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper for the backing of the rose, and the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background. My colors are Basic Black, Rose Red, and Whisper White.

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Come to my class tomorrow or Friday! You can make 10 cards with envelopes for $25 or free with a $40 order. I also have a "quick stamper" option to make 4 cards for $10 or free with a $25 order. In addition to this Rose Wonder card, there will be a total of 8 cards to choose from!

Today is the last day to place your order of at least $35 in my online store and receive the 6 December Online Class cards: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Four things to remember while you are placing your order in my online store:

  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 Year-End Sale while you’re shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 60%! 8709_10205840324956395_6050375168757109805_n
  3.  When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the December Online Hostess Code: 37GUXJKT you will receive the December Online Card Class cards, six cards, two each of the 3 designs,with envelopes and instructions, FREE! Stampin_up_december_online_class - Copy

    4. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, you can choose free Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the total.

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

Stampin' Up! Party Pop Up Thinlet Dies Again!

Hey there! Today I have another card created with the Party with Cake stamp set and the Party Pop Up Thinlet Dies!

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I used the Confetti Textured Impressions Folder again, and added balloons punched with both the Balloon Bouquet Punch and the Party Punch Pack balloon punch! My colors are Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay with Whisper White and Basic Black.

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Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine and a swish of sparkle with my new Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush provide the finishing touches on the front.

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To give the greeting two colors I stamped it once in the center with Bermuda Bay, cleaned my stamp, then stamped on scrap Whisper White with Melon Mambo. I cut out "CELEBRATE" with my Paper Snips and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.
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I cut the "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" with the Party Pop Up Die, centering the die on the fold line of the 8 1/4" x 5 1/4" It's My Party Designer Series Paper. I added a 7 3/4" x 1" strip of Whisper White to the bottom to stamp and sign the card.

This card will be on display at my "Stampin' In the New Year" class on New Year's Day and on Saturday, January 2nd. You will be able to make 10 cards for $25, choosing from 8 different designs, or you can make all 10 for free with a $40 order. There is also a "quick" option to make 4 cards for $10 or free with a $25 order.

The supplies for today's card will be available to order starting January 5th, but you can still shop the Holiday Catalog, Weekly Deals, and Year-End Sale right now in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Four things to remember while you are placing your order in my online store:
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 Year-End Sale 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 December Online Hostess Code: 37GUXJKT you will receive the December Online Card Class cards, six cards, two each of the 3 designs,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! Party With Cake and New Weekly Deals!

Hey there! I'm a day late blogging because we'vr had a lovely unexpected influx of family visiting! They are very dear to us, and we never get to see them enough, so you can understand why I didn't blog yesterday!

Our guests are staying with us, so I only have a tiny sliver of time to post. Our internet was down this morning due to flooding from all the rain, but just came back up a while ago. Our son-in-law, Cody, was taking the Mt Vernon Township High School girls' basketball team to a game last night when the bus was swept off the road by flood waters. Thankfully, everyone was ok. and the girls unanimously voted to go ahead and play the game!

Today I'm sharing a card we'll make at my "Stampin' in the New Year" class at my house on New Year's Day and Saturday. Contact me for more details, but here's one of the 8 different cards you will choose from:

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We will be using LOTS of new product on this card: It's My Party Designer Series Paper, Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Party With Cake stamps, It's My Party Enamel Dots, and Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon!

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The most fun is the inside, using a Party Pop-Up Thinlet Die!

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So cool! "Hip Hip Hooray!" is one of two dies in this set. I will be showing you how I used the other die in tomorrow's post!

There's just a few days left to order from the Holiday Catalog and the Year End Sale. Go to my online store to order: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Four things to remember while you are placing your order in my online store:

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 Year-End Sale 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 December Online Hostess Code: 37GUXJKT you will receive the December Online Card Class cards, six cards, two each of the 3 designs,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


Merry Christmas From The Payne Clan And See You Next Week!

Hey there! It's Christmas at the Payne house! Some of the kids came in last night and the rest are coming today! yay!

We are so thankful for our family and that we get to see them every Christmas!

As usual, Jessica photographed everyone and designed my Christmas card. I know it seems weird that I don't stamp my Christmas card, but I DO send out hand-stamped ones to stamping friends and customers. ( I just put them in the mail on Tuesday!) We tried to take a group photo in October, but one of us was sick on the day we planned, so we went with a "Brady Bunch" layout like we did a few years ago before Jaxon was born:

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Top left to bottom right: Cody, Kimberly, Me, Johnny, Logan (who is MUCH more handsome without the "crazy face" they told him to make!), Darcy, Troy, Jaxon, Ava, Liam, Maddie Kate, Tony, Ben, Oakley, Jessica, Mark, Alisa, Cohen, and Lando!

The girls did manage to get all the grandkids together for the Christmas cookie picture on the back of the card:

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Maddie Kate, Ava, Cohen, and Jaxon belong to Jessica & Johnny.

Liam and Darcy belong to Kimberly & Tony.

Oakley & Lando belong to Alisa & Cody.

We give thanks to the Lord, for "our cup runneth over" with blessings!

Merry Christmas to you! I am taking a little blogging break, but will be back on Monday, December 28th with more ideas to share from the upcoming Occasions Catalog!

If you want to place an order, here's the link to my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Four things to remember while you are placing your order in my online store:

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 Year-End Sale 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 December Online Hostess Code: 37GUXJKT you will receive the December Online Card Class cards, six cards, two each of the 3 designs,with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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 next Monday, have a Merry Christmas and a Stampingrox! Day!

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Reason for the Season Gift Packaging and New Weekly Deals!

Hey there! I have just a quick post for you this morning. I am on my way out to pick up some last-minute gifts and groceries, then I will be home to wrap, wrap, wrap! I've discovered a new word that describes my personality; "tidoptimist", meaning I think I have more time to accomplish my "to do" list than I actually have!

Today I'm sharing the gift packaging I created with the Cozy Christmas stamp set, Home for Christmas Designer Paper, Festive Flower Builder Punch, Snowflake Elements, and Home for Christmas Enamel Dots:

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I needed a quick wrapping solution, so after wrapping with retired Stampin' Up! wrapping paper I found on the Clearance Rack last spring, I cut two strips of Home for Christmas Designer Paper 1 1/2" x 12", adhered together with Fast Fuse around the package, then stamped and punched the leaves with Mossy Meadow card stock and ink, Reason for the Season stamps, and Festive Flower Builder Punch. I added a Snowflake Element and Real Red Enamel Dot. For the tag I stamped a Cozy Christmas phrase once with Early Espresso on Very Vanilla, punched with the Note Tag Punch, cleaned my stamp, then stamped again with Real Red on a vanilla scrap. I then cut out "MERRY" with my paper snips to create the banner I adhered over the tag for an easy color addition.

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I used the same design for a bunch of little gifts using the Kraft Tag a Bag gift bags:

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I loved how quick these came together!

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All of these items are still available to order in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Four things to remember while you are placing your order in my online store:


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 Year-End Sale 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 December Online Hostess Code: 37GUXJKT you will receive the December Online Card Class cards, six cards, two each of the 3 designs,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! Mam's Christmas Party Gift Wrapping!

Hey there! Today I'm sharing a few of the beautifully wrapped gifts my team brought to our Christmas Party last Monday night.

First, a square pillow box adorned with a Festive Flower Builder Punch Red Glimmer poinsettia and a greeting from A Little Something:

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Next, a box created with the Envelope Punch Board, Red Foil Sheets, and Holidays Fancy Foil Vellum:

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Joyful Season adorned a basic kraft gift bag, and the snowman necklace was hand-made too!

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This Scallop Tag Topper-punched tag stamped with a greeting from Merry Everything was quick-and-easy!

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This gift was wrapped with Season of Cheer Designer Paper with a Festive Flower Builder Punch Poinsettia adorning the Curvy Trio Corner-punched tag stamped with a greeting from Reason for the Season!

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A Sleigh Ride Edgelit provided the perfect embellishment to this simple Real Red Scallop Tag Topper-punched tag:

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The Festive Flower Builder Punch is a popular tool! This card features Reason for the Season with a sentiment from Versatile Greetings. An Iced Rhinestone adorns the flower center.

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Gold Fancy Foil Vellum and a greeting cut with a Wonderful Wreath Framelit:

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A beautiful tag created with the Wonderland set, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, and Wild Wasabi 1/2" Seam Binding:

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The Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder was used to create this gift tag, adorned with gorgeous Whisper White 5/8" Organza ribbon:

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There were a few more, but the pics did not turn out well. sigh.

Many of these Holiday Catalog products are still available to order in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Four things to remember while you are placing your order in my online store:
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 (today is the last day for the current deals) and Year-End Sale 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 December Online Hostess Code: 37GUXJKT you will receive the December Online Card Class cards, six cards, two each of the 3 designs,with envelopes and instructions, FREE!


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! Sky Is the Limit!

Hey there! Christmas is only a week away! eeek! I'm not ready, (I know you are NOT shocked, lol!) but I'm working on it. My kids and grandkids all come to stay with us during Christmas, at least they are here for Christmas Eve night and Christmas morning, so I'm working on cleaning up those areas of "stuff" that accumulates during the year. I've heard of a non-clutter system called "one touch" that I'm thinking about trying, but you know, things all have to have  a place of their own before you can do that!

Today's card is another one I created with the Sky Is The Limit Sale-a-bration set:

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I started with a base of Early Espresso, then added layers of Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, and Going Places (coming on Jan. 5th in the Occasions Catalog!) Designer Series Paper. I embossed the Soft Sky and Going Places layers with the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions folder. I added a Silver Mini brad to the center of the propeller for more depth.

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I punched the greeting from Sky Is the Limit with the Note Tag Punch, and wrapped a couple of lengths of Smoky Slate Baker's Twine around the layers. I added a single Silver Basic Button to finish it all off.

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Inside is basic stamping with Early Espresso, Soft Sky, and Memento Tuxedo Black. I lined the envelope with Going Places Designer Paper too!

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January 5th will be here before we know it! I can't wait!

You can still order from the Holiday Catalog, Annual Catalog, Weekly Deals, and Year-End Sale in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Four things to remember while you are placing your order in my online store:
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 Year-End Sale 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 December Online Hostess Code: 37GUXJKT you will receive the December Online Card Class cards, six cards, two each of the 3 designs,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! Going Global for a Birthday!

Hey there! Today I have another card I created using the Going Global/Going Places product suite, soon available in the Occasions 2016 Catalog on January 5th. I started with a Lost Lagoon card base, then added layers of Basic Black, Lost Lagoon, and Going Places Designer Series Paper:

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After silver heat-embossing the Big Dipper image several times on the Lost Lagoon layer I sponged the edges with Lost Lagoon and lightly "pounced" the color on the layer with my Stampin' Sponge to add more depth.

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I silver heat-embossed the compass image on Basic Black, punched with the 2 inch Circle Punch, then added shimmer with my new Clear Wink of Stella pen! I am so excited to share Wink of Stella with you, I want to use it on every card! There's also a Gold Wink of Stella! I LOVE it!

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After silver heat-embossing the sentiment from Going Global on Basic Black I cut it out with the banner framelit included with the Large Numbers Framelits Dies, also coming on January 5th!

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I finished off the inside with sentiments from Big News, an Annual Catalog set. I couldn't resist stamping the envelope flap with the Going Global globe stamp. This set is possibly my favorite manly set EVER!

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Although most of these products are not available to order until January 5th, there's still lots of great things to order, AND A LOT OF SALE ITEMS, in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Four things to remember while you are placing your order in my online store:


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 Year-End Sale 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 December Online Hostess Code: 37GUXJKT you will receive the December Online Card Class cards, six cards, two each of the 3 designs,with envelopes and instructions, FREE!


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! Something for Baby One More Time!

Hey there! Today's card I created to go with the twins baby shower gift I shared the invitation for HERE.I shared the Thank-you cards I made HERE. I stuck with the color combo of Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe, Soft Sky, and Watermelon Wonder. I used another design from Sweet Li'l Things Designer Paper to create the envelope with the Envelope Punch Board. I used Tip Top Taupe 1" Dotted Lace Trim for the closure:

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The envelope opens to reveal the attached card. I used Something for Baby and a sentiment from the Sky is the Limit Sale-a-bration set.

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I stamped the baby carriage three times in three different colors. I stamped the carriage in Archival Basic Black on the Very Vanilla layer, cleaned the stamp and then stamped the carriage with Watermelon Wonder on scrap vanilla. I cleaned the stamp again, then stamped the carriage again on scrap vanilla with Pool Party. I used the carriage framelit from the Baby's First framelits to cut out the Watermelon Wonder and Pool Party carriages. I used Paper Snips to cut carriages apart, then re-assembled the sections over the black-stamped carriage, adhering with Stampin' Dimensionals. The finishing touch is the stamped tiny twin hearts!

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I adhered the finished card directly to the gift, (which was a filled with diapers, wipes, and the thank-you's) with Stampin' Dimensionals.

NOTE: Do NOT use dimensionals to adhere to the outside of a non-paper gift. This card FELL OFF the gift before it even left my house!

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You can find all of the supplies to make this card in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Four things to remember while you are placing your order:
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 Year End Sale 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 December Online Hostess Code: 37GUXJKT you will receive the December Online Card Class cards, six cards, two each of the 3 designs,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! Sky is the Limit for December Online Class!

Hey there. I'm having internet issues today, so I'm at Liam's house, which, although the internet signal is slow and unreliable, is better than the internet at my house, which is less than zero.

Today's project is the third and final card for the December Online Class. I immediately wanted to use the Sky Is the Limit set from the Sale-a-bration Brochure as soon as I spied it. I especially wanted to get busy with it because it is a limited edition set that will only be available until February 15!

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I found the new Sunburst Thinlet die in the Occasions catalog and knew I had to pair it up with the airplane. After using the "inlaid embossing" technique with the Elegant Dots folder, I did a little bit of "fancy cutting" with my Paper Snips and then added a Neutrals Candy Dot to the propeller.

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I stamped the airplane with Sahara Sand first, stamped the greeting with Early Espresso, then punched with the Tree Builder Punch, which make perfect clouds!

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I did the same after stamping the exhaust-clouds, also with Sahara Sand.

 

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All of the greetings used today are from the Sky Is the Limit set.

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The products I used today will be available to order on January 5th, but there's lots of great deals still available in the new Weekly Deals and Year End Sale. You can check it all out when you click on the "Shop Now" tab in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Four things to remember while you are placing your order in my online store:
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 December Online Hostess Code: 37GUXJKT you will receive the December Online Card Class cards, six cards, two each of the 3 designs,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