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February 2016

Stampin' Up! Number of Years for Bringing Birthdays Back!

Hey there! Today I have another card for you that we will be making at my Bringing Birthdays Back birthday card class in a couple of weeks! I wanted to use the Number of Years set because I actually clapped my hands when I saw it in the Occasions Catalog. I've been dying for a large set of numbers with framelits to cut them out, and this set is perfect!

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 The flower bunch is included in the Number of Years set, which I stamped on a piece of Typeset Designer Paper before adhering to the Pool Party layer punched with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch.

 After embossing the Crumb Cake layer with the Large Polka Dot folder, I brushed the edge of my White Craft pad over the raised dots to give a little soft color. I also added a bit of glitter Washi Tape from the Sale-a-bration brochure. I cut a 2" piece into thirds and sponged lightly with Pool Party ink before adding to the bottom of the tag to balance the 3/8" Pool Party Glitter Ribbon on the top.

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 I found my "happy birthday" greeting and inside sentiment from Happy Happenings.

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 It is easy to achieve exact placement when stamping the flowers and the separate leaves with Photopolymer stamps!

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 This card is another one we will be making at my "Bringing Birthdays Back" Stamp-a-Stack at my house on March 4th and 5th!

Things to remember while shopping in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

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

Check the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack for savings ranging from 25% to 60%.

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When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the February Hostess Code: G76DQGKK you will receive the February Online Class; six cards, two each of these 3 designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, don't use the Hostess Code, because you can choose free Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the total, and I will still send you the Online Class cards.
***During Sale-a-bration (Jan 5-March 31, 2016 all orders of $250 or more will receive $25 in EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards!!!!!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016

 

 


Stampin' Up! Going Global for Mark!

Hey there!

Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for February. This month our theme is One for the Boys. We are sure that you will find some incredible inspiration from the projects that you are about to see!
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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.
My husband's birthday is Friday, so I decided the hop theme was the perfect time to make his birthday card. I decided to use the Going Global set from the Occasions Catalog again, incorporating it with the Sunburst Thinlet Die and Gold Foil Sheets. (Don't worry, he NEVER looks at my blog, so I'm not spoiling his birthday surprise)
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He does mean the world to me and he's been my best friend for over 40 years. We dated three years before we were married, so actually we've been best friends for over 41 years! Wow! That should make me feel old, but all it really does it make me feel happy and blessed!
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I used all of the images in the Going Global set, except for the "world's best dad", and the only reason I didn't use it is because this isn't a Father's Day card! lol!
All of the supplies I used today are available to order in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Carol Payne, so check the blog hop line up list  below to see who is next in the list!
 
 
That's all for now. Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!
 

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Stampin' Up! That Thing You Did for Bringing Birthdays Back!

Hey there! I intended to get my blog post up earlier today, but I made a big mistake. My laptop has been bugging me to update to Windows 10 "for free" for several months now, and I've avoided it as long as I could. Saturday night I decided to take the plunge and downloaded the update during the night, then while Troy was here yesterday afternoon I installed it in case there were problems. All seemed to go well, until this morning when I uploaded my first new pictures from my camera since the update. It was a nightmare. I use an older camera with a little SD card. Apparently it holds A LOT of pictures, because, even though I'm using the same laptop that has ALL of the previous pics from this card, the "updated" program recognized them ALL AS NEW PICTURES. ALL 7,800 of them! I know, I know, I should be deleting them off the SD card as I upload, but I'm just old school, or neurotic or something and feel the need to keep them on the camera card. All of my problem today would have been avoided if the upload program had a simple "select" "deselect" option, but if it has one I couldn't find it. After deselecting over 4,000 of them by clicking on each one, I guess the program got tired of putting up with me and started uploading the remaining 3,ooo. Then I couldn't find them for awhile, then I did, but had to create a folder to copy and past them to........ and on, and on, and on. Technology. We have a love/hate relationship! lol!

So FINALLY, here's my card for today. I'm in a rush now because I still have prep for my team meeting tonight, so this will be quick!

I used a set I've had for awhile, That Thing You Did, pairing it with the Apple of My Eye set from the Occasions Catalog. I think the lemon slices look very 60's-ish, don't you?

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I accented the shooting star with with a Gold Glimmer one punched with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack star:

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The "happy birthday" is included in  That Thing You Did. This is one of the five cards we will be making at my "Bringing Birthdays Back" Birthday Card Class on March 3rd and 4th! My email going out tomorrow will contain more info about this fun class!

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You can order your supplies to make this card from my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Things to remember while shopping in my online store:

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

Check the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack for savings ranging from 25% to 60%.

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When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the February Hostess Code: G76DQGKK you will receive the February Online Class; six cards, two each of these 3 designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON'T USE THE HOSTESS CODE., You can choose free Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the total, and you will receive the Online Class cards anyway!


***During Sale-a-bration (Jan 5-March 31, 2016 all orders of $250 or more will receive $25 in EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards!!!!!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016

 

 


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day!

Hey there! It's Sunday morning, which means it's time for Sunday Swap Day! yay! Sundays are the day I post a collection of swaps or cards I have received.

First, Barbara Dykhouse used Birthday Blooms with Birthday Bouquet  Designer Paper for her cheerfully feminine creation. She used Whisper White and Blushing Bride card stock to pull the colors from the designer paper, punching an Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack flower from Calypso Coral card stock and adding a Pearl Basic Jewel to finish it off!

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I have started an #imbringingbirthdaysback initiative to send more hand-stamped birthday cards to family and friends. I sent Kristy Davis a birthday card in January, and she sent me this thank-you card in return! Sooooo cute! Snoopy is my fav! Not much Stampin' Up! on this card, but I love it none the less!

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NOTE: If you would like to receive a birthday card from me this year, just leave your name, birth date, and snail mail address in the comment section and you will be on my list!

Finally for today, I received this excellent card in the monthly swap a few months ago. Unfortunately, I have lost the creator's name, but it's a good one! The Open Sea was combined with a sentiment from Guy Greetings and Typeset Designer Series Paper. A GREAT masculine card!

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Inside more guy greetings images:

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That's all for today. I'm will be prepping later today for my team meeting tomorrow night! I love to get together with my girls!

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

Things to remember while shopping in my online store:

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

Check the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack for savings ranging from 25% to 60%.

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When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the February Hostess Code: G76DQGKK you will receive the February Online Class; six cards, two each of these 3 designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON'T use the Hostess Code because you can choose free Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the total. You WILL still receive the monthly online class cards!
***During Sale-a-bration (Jan 5-March 31, 2016 all orders of $250 or more will receive $25 in EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards!!!!!

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

 

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Stained Glass One More Time!

Hey there! I hope you aren't tired of the Rose Wonder set yet. I will have more cards using this gorgeous set in the future, but for today I have the last one's I created with the Stained Glass technique. I used Timeless Elegance Designer Paper and a color combo of Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Cherry Cobbler:

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I used the wedding stamps included in Rose Wonder, and added a bloom created with the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

My second Rose Wonder card I brushed on clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle, and used a greeting from the Sale-a-bration set, Perfect Pairings.

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Clear Wink of Stella brushed on Cherry Cobbler:

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For my third and final creation I filled in a Cherry Cobbler rose outline with Blushing Bride petals that I embossed with the Elegant Dots folder:

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Inside I used more Rose Wonder stamps. This set is so versatile!

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I don't have any weddings on the calendar right now, but when I do, I will have my card ready! lol!

You can order all of your supplies from my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Product List

Things to remember while shopping in my online store:

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

Check the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack for savings ranging from 25% to 60%.

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When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the February Hostess Code: G76DQGKK you will receive the February Online Class; six cards, two each of these 3 designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150,don't use the Hostess Code. You can then choose free Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the total, and you will still receive that month's Online Card Class.
***During Sale-a-bration (Jan 5-March 31, 2016 all orders of $250 or more will receive $25 in EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards!!!!!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016

 

 


Stampin' Up! Wisteria Wonder Rose Wonder!

Hey there! Today I have another Rose Wonder Stained Glass card to share with you, this time using Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder:

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The "happy birthday" is included in the Rose Wonder set. I cut the outline of the rose and the leaves from Basic Black, then cut out a whole rose of Wisteria Wonder and one of Perfect Plum. After smushing the cut-out rosees to the tacky side of a small piece of Press-n-Seal, I could choose which pieces I wanted to add inside the black rose outline. I did the same with the leaves using Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive.

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Inside I punched three of the corners with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch and added the Perfect Plum rose outline to the lower right corner. The inside sentiment is also from Rose Wonder.

Here's the supplies to order from my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Product List

Things to remember while shopping in my online store:

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

Check the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack for savings ranging from 25% to 60%.

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When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the February Hostess Code: G76DQGKK you will receive the February Online Class; six cards, two each of these 3 designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, you can choose free Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the total.
***During Sale-a-bration (Jan 5-March 31, 2016 all orders of $250 or more will receive $25 in EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards!!!!!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016

 


Stampin' Up! NEW Sale-a-bration Freebies Available TODAY!

Hey there! Today is the day! Stampin' Up! has ADDED THREE MORE FREEBIES TO THE SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG! YAY!

Here's a fun video of one of the stamp sets, Party Pants!

 

This set is soooooooo adorable! I was able to pre-order my set last week, so get ready to see more ideas with this set from me soon!

Here's a link to download the full flyer to see the rest of the new goodies!

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You can also view all of the Sale-a-bration items in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Things to remember while shopping in my online store:

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

Check the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack for savings ranging from 25% to 60%.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the February Hostess Code: G76DQGKK you will receive the February Online Class; six cards, two each of these 3 designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, you can choose free Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the total.
***During Sale-a-bration (Jan 5-March 31, 2016 all orders of $250 or more will receive $25 in EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards!!!!!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016

 


Stampin' Up! Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop February Edition, Etch-a-Sketch!

Hey there! It's time for the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop! yay!

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Here's the card sketch we're using this month for our Etch-a-Sketch theme:

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I used  "Helping Me Grow"  from page 20 of the Occasions catalog, and used FREE (with a $50 order) Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration brochure:

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I heat-embossed the daisies with black powder on Calypso Coral, then sponged on Calypso Coral ink for added "pop"! I colored a White Perfect Accent with a black Sharpie marker for the center of the daisy, and cut it out with a Floral Frames Collection Die.

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After black heat-embossing the greeting, I punched with the Washi Label punch, then added a Basic Black-punched washi label that I cut in half and added to each end. A half-scallop circle punched from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper adds a little festive sparkle.

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I kept the inside simple with just black heat-embossing.

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Now it's time for you to continue on the hop to Judy Garza's blog, Stampin' With Judy G!

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Or you can hop back to Stella's Blog, Stellar Stamps!

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To order supplies for today's card, go to my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Heat Tool
$30.00

Things to remember while shopping in my online store:

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

Check the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack for savings ranging from 25% to 60%.

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When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the February Hostess Code: G76DQGKK you will receive the February Online Class; six cards, two each of these 3 designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, you can choose free Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the total.
***During Sale-a-bration (Jan 5-March 31, 2016 all orders of $250 or more will receive $25 in EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards!!!!!

February 15th is the retirement day for three Sale-a-bration items! Choose one of these with every $50 you order in my online store!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016

 

 


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day!

Hey there! It's Sunday, which means it's time to share some swaps! yay!

First, Jan Rodrian used Apple of My Eye with Cherry on Top Designer Paper for her cheery creation:

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A simple "thank you"  and a repeat of the front lower edge complete the look.

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Next, Katy Simecka used the Embossed Bleach technique with the Grateful Bunch set and Blossom Bunch Punch:

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After heat-embossing the blooms with black powder, Katy used bleach in an AquaPainter to get the dimensional look:

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Dena Tarkowski sponged the Rose Garden framelit-cut rose with Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, and Melon Mambo ink for her thank you card:

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Finally, "Great minds think alike", isn't that what they say? Karen Kurz also sponged the Rose Garden framelit for her happy birthday card!

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That's all for this morning, but be sure to come back after 9 p.m. Central Time or at least by tomorrow to take the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop! This month our theme is "Etch a Sketch", so be sure to come take the hop to see what my sister stampers have created!

You can shop any time of the day or night in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Things to remember while shopping in my online store:

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

Check the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack for savings ranging from 25% to 60%.

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When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the February Hostess Code: G76DQGKK you will receive the February Online Class; six cards, two each of these 3 designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, you can choose free Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the total.
***During Sale-a-bration (Jan 5-March 31, 2016 all orders of $250 or more will receive $25 in EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards!!!!!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016

 

 


Stampin' Up! Traveler for Cohen!

Hey there! Today I have a special card created for my grandson, Cohen's, 8th birthday! Cohen is Titanic crazy, so I used Traveler stamps and  World Traveler folder to create his card:

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I used the Center Step Card fold, stamping on the negative side of the World Traveler folder before embossing with the Big Shot.

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I punched the Suite Sayings greeting with the Washi Label Punch, matting it with a couple more Washi Label Punches!

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I rubbed the Smoky Slate Thick Baker's Twine on the Night of Navy inkpad to tie under and over the Silver Basic Metal Button.

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The back side of the card I used a sentiment from All Boxed Up with the compass from Going Global.

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This card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2", so I made a custom envelope with the Envelope Punch Board and Typeset Designer Paper. This card took a just a little more postage to mail as non-machineable, 93 cents, but it's worth it to surprise Co!

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Order your Titanic card supplies from my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

 

Glue Dots
$5.25

Remember while shopping:

All orders of any amount (except Online Class Orders) will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.
Check the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack for savings ranging from 25% to 60%.

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When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the February Hostess Code: G76DQGKK you will receive the February Online Class; six cards, two each of these 3 designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!  (AND right now when you order at least $50 you get to choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration brochure! yay!)

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When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, you can choose free Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the total.
***During Sale-a-bration (until March 31, 2016 all orders of $250 or more will receive $25 in EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards!!!!!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016