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March 2016

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Ends TODAY!

Hey there! I'm late posting today because I went with my husband this morning to the dr. Mark had a few moles removed a couple of weeks ago and one came back with the dreaded "c" word. It is a melanoma, but it is "insitu", which means it doesn't seem to have penetrated below the top layer of his skin. However, since it is cancer, and it is a melanoma, they removed another area around the original removal to make sure no cells are left behind. This will also be sent to pathology and when he goes back on April 11 to have his stitches removed we should have the results. I am praying and trusting that the Lord has his hands on this situation and that we will be able to handle whatever the outcome.

Now, on to brighter things, ok? Today IS the last day of Sale-a-bration, so if you still want to choose a freebie from the Sale-a-bration catalog, you need to place your order today!

I thought I would re-post a few of my favorite projects from the past few months in honor of this day:

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Balloon Celebration with Sale-a-bration Perfect Pairings and It's My Party Designer Paper. Revisit the full post HERE.

Next, the adorable little chickie from Sale-a-bration Honeycomb Happiness! Revisit the full post HERE.

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Flowering Fields has been a favorite Sale-a-bration choice of many of my stampers this year! View the full post HERE.

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Besides the adorable chickie, Honeycomb Happiness has a happy little ice cream cone I used on this drapery fold card. See the full post HERE

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Finally, we had loads of fun making this card at the March #imbringingbirthdaysback Stamp--a-Stack! The Party Pants-stamped balloons are so happy! View the full post HERE.

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.It's not too late! If you are reading this post on Thursday, March 31st you can still place your $50 order in my online store and choose a free Sale-a-bration item: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Today is also the last day to place your order of at least $35 in my online store to receive the March Online Class!

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 March Hostess Code:    PWN39NN2 you will receive the March Online Class; six cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE! Today is the last day to order to receive this class for 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! Paw Patrol Birthday Banner!

Hey there! Today I have a banner I made for my photographer daughter, Jessica Hollis of Jessica Hollis Photography, for a photo session:

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The session was for a four-year-old little boy who loves Paw Patrol, so the request was for a banner that would coordinate with the theme. After a bit of investigation as to what the Paw Patrol actually looked like, I determined that using primary colors of Real Red and Pacific Point with Basic Black letters and Silver Glimmer stars might just be perfect!

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I used a retired Big Shot Alphabet to cut the letters because we don't have a current large alphabet in the catalog. I cut three of each letter, stacking them on top of each other with Stampin' Dimensionals and adhering to the banner with dimensionals. I punched the little stars with the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and the larger star at the bottom with the Medium Star Punch. I embossed the center of the background on the Pacific Point banners with the Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions Folder and the centers of the Real Red banners with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Folder.

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I punched holes in the top of each banner with my 1/4" Hand-held Circle Punch, then threaded 1/8" Silver Ribbon through for the hanger.

Last year I created a three-year-old banner for the same birthday boy. You can view it by clicking HERE.

You can order the supplies to make your own Paw Patrol banner 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 March Hostess Code:    PWN39NN2 you will receive the March Online Class; six cards, two each of three 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! Pretty Petals Happy Happenings!

Hey there! I created this fun  "collar fold" card for the Make & Take at my Team Meeting with Pretty Petals Designer Paper and Happy Happenings stamps:
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I let the colors in the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper guide my color palette: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Old Olive, and Basic Black.

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To make the collar fold, I measured down 2 5/8" along the 5 1/4" side of the 4" x 5 1/4" layer, then cut in 2". I folded the corners down at an angle, creating a point at the corner of the layer. I used a bit of SNAIL to adhere the corners.

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I added flowers and greenery cut with Botanical Builders Framelits and stamped "Happy Birthday" from Happy Happenings in the open area.

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Most of the flowers and greenery was cut at the same time using the Precision Base Plate on the Magnetic Platform.

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I finished the inside with a 1/2" x 5 1/4" strip of Pretty Petals on the left, the corresponding sentiment from Happy Happenings, and another pair of blooms cut with Botanical Builders framelits.

Use the supply list below to place your order in 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 March Hostess Code:    PWN39NN2 you will receive the March Online Class; six cards, two each of three 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! Big News for Dolores!

Hey there! We had a splendid Easter! Twenty-five family members, including my husband's mother, celebrating her 88th birthday! We had the traditional Easter lunch, birthday cake and ice cream, and then an afternoon Easter egg hunt!

Dolores' favorite color is purple, so I made this card with Floral Wings and Big News:

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I started with a Blackberry Bliss card base, layered Wisteria Wonder and Mint Macaron, then the  Whisper White stamped layer.

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The large butterfly image needed a large greeting, so I used a greeting from Big News that's large but not overpowering with its' narrow font.

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The Floral Wings butterfly uses a three-step stamping technique. All photopolymer, stamp the butterfly with Wisteria Wonder, then add Mint Macaron leaves, and finally Blackberry Bliss blooms. A line of pearls finishes the center. Pearls Basic Jewels are ON SALE until the end of today on the Weekly Deals!

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Inside I stamped more Floral Wings. "Enjoy the fuss" is also from Big News.

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Don't forget, Sale-a-bration will be ending at midnight this Thursday, March 31st!

Go to my online store to place your order of at least $50 to choose a freebie from the Sale-a-bration brochure! 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%.

NOTE: Today is the LAST DAY to get these deals, but new deals will be posted tomorrow!

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When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the March Hostess Code:    PWN39NN2 you will receive the March Online Class; six cards, two each of three 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!!!!!

Here's the remaining items still available from the Sale-a-bration brochure!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016

 


Stampin' Up! Blessed By God for Easter Sunday!

Hey there! Hope you're having a blessed Easter Sunday! After church, we are having some of Mark's family and his mother for dinner, and our kids and grand kids. This year Easter falls on Marks' moms' 88th birthday so we are celebrating both today!

I will share her birthday card tomorrow, but today I have this card I created using Blessed By God and the Sunburst Thinlets Die:

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I started with a Lost Lagoon card base, then added Gold Glimmer. Next a layer of vellum embossed with the Softly Falling folder. The next layer is Gold Foil cut with the Sunburst Thinlets Die, followed by a double-punched 2 3/8" Scallop Circle of Pool Party that was then embossed with the Softly Falling folder.  I finished off the card with a gold-embossed cross on Gold Foil  and a gold-embossed CELEBRATE on vellum. I hand-cut the CELEBRATE banner with my Paper Snips.

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Here's a quick tutorial to create the sunburst:

1. Punch card stock with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch. Stick the circle on a Post-It Note.

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2. Use the Post-it Note to help you insert the scallop circle in to the same punch, off-setting the card stock so the scallops of the punch will punch a bite out of each scallop:

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3. When you take the card stock out of the punch and remove the Post-It Note you have a "sunburst"!

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Inside I used simple layers of Gold Foil, Pool Party, and vellum gold-embossed with the Suite Sayings sentiment:

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To make your version of this card for next year, or special occasions such as weddings or graduations, go to my online store to order: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

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 March Hostess Code:  PWN39NN2 you will receive the March Online Class; six cards, two each of three 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!, Apple of My Eye Pocket Card!

Hey there! I'm back again today with another pocket card. You really didn't think I could make just one, did you? These cards are like potato chips! Plus, they had a grapefruit melon flavor of gum sitting beside the birthday cake gum, so I had to make this one to match it!

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I used Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paper again, this time brayering with Watermelon Wonder Classic ink, and stamped with  Apple of My Eye. I used Calypso Coral, Watermelon Wonder, and Whisper White for my color palette.

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After stamping the "grapefruit" I punched it with a 1 3/4" Circle Punch, then layered on a Watermelon Wonder 2" Circle, and finally layering on a 2 3/8" Scallop Circle.

I tied it up with the Watemelon Wonder 1" Stitched Satin Ribbon.

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I love this one almost as much as the Party Wishes one I showed you yesterday!

You can order all of the supplies for this card in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Brayer
$12.50

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 March Hostess Code:    PWN39NN2 you will receive the March Online Class; six cards, two each of three 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! Party Wishes Pocket Card!

Hey there! Today many of you will be receiving my email newsletter containing info about my #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp-a-stack, so I wanted to show you one of the cards we will be making that I am VERY EXCITED about!

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It's a pocket card with BIRTHDAY CAKE GUM! How stinkin' cute!

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I saw a card somewhere with a pack of the gum on the front, which inspired me to FIND the gum (it's at Target check-out lines) and then create my own design!

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I wanted to use my Party Wishes set, and then pulled out Color Me Irresistible Designer Series Paper to color Wisteria Wonder with my brayer.

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It's hard to see in the picture, but after I colored the cupcake with Pink Pirouette ink, I colored the bottom with my Early Espresso marker directly on top of the pink ink. I did the same with the cake stand. I also used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the cupcake frosting.

I'll publish the class handout after classes are over next weekend, April 1 & 2. Here's the supply list to order everything you need from my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Brayer
$12.50

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 March Hostess Code:    PWN39NN2 you will receive the March Online Class; six cards, two each of three 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! Mediterranean Achiever's Blog Hop, Wedding Dreams!

 

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Hey there!

Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for March. This month's theme is Wedding Dreams. We're sure you will find some incredible inspiration from the projects that you are about to see!
You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Carol Payne,  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!
For my project I decided to use a Whisper White Note Card and Envelope for my base to create this actually quick and easy wedding card, perfect to add to a gift or to just tuck in cash, gift card, or a check!
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I kept a neutral color scheme, adding only Tip Top Taupe inks and accessories for an elegant look!
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After layering Tip Top Taupe on the base, I heat-embossed a layer of Shimmery White multiple times using a rose stamp from Picture Perfect and Iridescent Ice embossing powder.
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I stamped a greeting from Big News with Tip Top Taupe, rubbed the inked greeting with my embossing buddy, then stamped and embossed a single rose with Iridescent Ice over part of the word, making that area of the greeting darker. I cut it with a Lots of Labels framelit, then drew around outside of the same framelit with a pencil to hand-cut the Tip Top Taupe mat. This was added over the Tip Top Taupe 1" Dotted Lace Trim with a Stampin' Dimensional in each corner. Adding a Tip Top Taupe In Color Blossom Accent with a glue dot was the perfect finishing touch!
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Inside I continued the embossed-rose theme, and stamped the companion sentiment from Big News.
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I lined the envelope with a lovely script design from the Neutrals Color Collection Designer Paper Stack.
If you would like to place an order you are welcome to do so 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 any of it! Remember,  currently you are at my blog - Carol Payne, so check the blog hop line up list below to see who you are visiting next!
 
 
 

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

All images © Stampin' Up!™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Baby Monkey Ball!

Hey there! I have just a quick post this morning. This afternoon the Mediterranean Achiever's Blog Hop starts at 4 p.m., so please back then to take the hop! ok?

I stamp monthly with a group of friends in Marion, IL. Each gal has unique personalities and talents, and I love stamping with them, but their talents are not limited to just stamping cards.

Last month, Kristine McCurdy gifted me with one of the fun little "baby balls" she makes for friends and family with new babies and small children. She knows with 8 grandchildren and another one on the way, it will get played with a lot!

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She even packaged it up festively and used her Stampin' Up! dies and card stock to create the tag!

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I just love it! I love the colors she used and the adorable little monkey fabric!

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I've actually wished I could make one of these. I may have to ask her to be my teacher!

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That's all I have until this afternoon when the blog hop starts. Our theme is Weddings, so I'm sure we will have lots of beautiful and inspiring things to share. I really like my project and can't wait to share it with you!

To place a Stampin' Up! order, go to my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

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 March Hostess Code: PWN39NN2 you will receive the March Online Class; six cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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! Timeless Elegance Tea Party!

Hey there! I was inspired  by Patty Bennett to create this gate fold card for my monthly swap. I made 21 with a little (ahem, A LOT) help from my sweet hubby manning the Big Shot:

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I used Timeless Elegance Designer Paper  (retiring May 31) for the background and tea pot:

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and tea cup:

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Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies cut them out. The tiny teabag is also a Cups & Kettle die. I added Silver Metallic Thread between two teabag layers to dangle from the tea cup.

Here's a little storage/organization tip:

Purchase magnetic vent covers from a home improvement store. The ones I purchased had three loooong lightweight magnetic covers for less than $5. Cut to fit the die packaging  with household scissors.

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Dies  stay put on the magnetic sheet!

I cut Very Vanilla with tea pot and cup dies, then adhered with Tombow Multipurpose glue for stability.

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I put dimensionals on only one side of the shape:

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I cut the spoon from Silver Foil,  and added the greeting from Birthday Blooms, cut with the smallest Lots of Labels Framelit, using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Inside is all Birthday Blooms:

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This card is the second card you will receive when you place your order of at least $35 in my Online Store by March 31st!

Here's the link to place your order: 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%. NEW WEEKLY DEALS TODAY!!!!

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When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the March Hostess Code: PWN39NN2 you will receive the March Online Class; six cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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