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October 2016

Stampin' Up! Sunday Santa Swap Day on Monday!

Hey there! We had a family gathering yesterday to celebrate Jessica & Alisa's birthdays, so I had zero time to blog! 19 family members! yay!

Today I am sharing with you some of my favorite swaps using the Detailed Santa Thinlets, Greetings from Santa, and Santa's Sleigh bundle!

First, Laura Milligan created this classic Santa card with the Greetings from Santa/Detailed Santa Thinlets!

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Classic Real Red and Whisper White is the perfect color choice! She also added a Mini Jingle Bell (that really DOES jingle) and Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine!

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Next, Kristin Kortonick  also used the Greetings from Santa set, punching the stamped and heat-embossed images with circle punches. She used strips of Presents & Pinecones Designer Paper and also added a Mini Jingle Bell tied to Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack.

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Finally, Carol Slack used the Santa's Sleigh stamps and Thinlets Bundle to create her Merry Christmas Card!

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The Sparkle Textured Impressions Folder creates the perfect "snowy" background, complemented by the Dazzling Diamonds "snow" on the pine branches!

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Carol used both Real Red and Emerald Envy Glitter Embossing Powder to create the wreath & bow.

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She used a sentiment from the Hang Your Stocking set to finish off the inside.

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Go to my online store to order your own Greetings from Santa or Santa's Sleigh Bundle: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Host Code:  Q7JJPNYN, you’ll receive the October Online Class; six COMPLETED 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, you will choose Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the merchandise total. And you’ll still receive the monthly online class cards!         

October is B3G1F Designer Paper Month! TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!!!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016

 

 

 

 

 

 


Stampin' Up! Baby Wipes Christmas Pines!

Hey there! The Hello December Christmas card class is in it's final day today and I wanted to share with you a swap that I chose to feature as one of the cards my stampers can make. It's a swap I received from Judy Anderson. I added a few things and finished the inside to make it my own:

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Elegant Eggplant and Always Artichoke is an unexpected but pleasing color combo for Christmas!

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I added the Mini Pinecone embellishment beside the paper pinecone stamped with the Baby Wipe Technique!

Baby Wipe Technique:

Fold a single baby wipe into fourths. Lay on a non-porous surface. Start by adding a few drops of Pear Pizzazz ink to the custom "ink pad".

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Then add drops of Wisteria Wonder ink to fill in around and between the Pear Pizzazz.

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Ink the stamp with this custom-colored ink pad!

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Cut out the pine cone with one of the dies in the Christmas Pines Thinlets set.

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Paint the edges of the pine cone with a Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

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Tap the side of the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush against the brush's lid to get the "splatter" look.

Use this link to download the Christmas Pines Class Handout: http://www.thesearemystamps.com/cards/print/elegant-christmas-pineshttp://www.thesearemystamps.com/cards/print/elegant-christmas-pines

Use this link to place your order in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Glue Dots
$5.25

 

 

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Host Code:  Q7JJPNYN, you’ll receive the October Online Class; six COMPLETED 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, you will choose Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the merchandise total. And you’ll still receive the monthly online class cards!         

October is B3G1F Designer Paper Month!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Presents & Pinecones Bells!

Hey there! Yesterday I finished up my prep for my Hello December Christmas Card Buffet. We are making 8 cards for $2 each, most of which I had already determined a couple of weeks ago, but I still had one more to create, so I used Seasonal Bells again!

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Presents and Pinecones Designer Paper is still on sale Buy 3 Get 1 Free until the 3st, so I used one of the prints from the pack as my inspiration!

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To mimic the bells in the paper I stamped the snowflake bell with Cherry Cobbler on Delightful Dijon, then punched with the Bell Punch.  I also used the Holly Berry Happiness Bundle to stamp and punch the cherry Cobbler Bow. 

I embossed the Mint Macaron background layer with the Holly folder.

I used Layering Squares Framelits to cut the Whisper White greeting layer (from Holly Berry Happiness) and the Cherry Cobbler scalloped mat behind it.

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I kept the inside clean and simple with a sentiment from Holly Berry Happiness and bits of Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape.

If you live local to me in Southern Illinois, contact me for more of the details of this fun class!

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

Glue Dots
$5.25

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Host Code:  Q7JJPNYN, you’ll receive the October Online Class; six COMPLETED cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

October Online Class carol paynestamps

When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, you will choose Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the merchandise total. And you’ll still receive the monthly online class cards!            

October is B3G1F Designer Paper Month!

October 2016 B3G1F

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016


Stampin Up! Thailand Achiever's Blog Hop October Edition Inspired By Nature!

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Hey there! Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achiever's Blog Hop for October . This is our first hop with those that have earned the prestige trip with Stampin' Up!® to Thailand  next July. This month our theme is "Inspired by Nature", as many of us live in different areas around the world and have varied seasons to enjoy.

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. At the moment you are visiting Carol Payne. 

With Christmas crafting in full swing, my thoughts for nature turned to a new stamp set and framelits I have just started playing with from the Holiday Catalog, Santa's Sleigh!

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In addition to the sleigh, this set contains an awesome pine tree and a reindeer. The coordinating (and bundled to save 10%) Santa's Sleigh Thinlet dies contain dies to cut out both the tree and the deer, making this card so easy to create!

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I stamped a forest of trees with Always Artichoke ink on Always Artichoke card stock, then stamped the deer with Crumb Cake on both sides of Kraft 12"x12" cardstock. The Kraft cardstock is one shade lighter on one side than the other.  It's like having two colors in one sheet!

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To give a look of frostiness on the cut-out pine I brushed on Clear Wink of Stella.

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The greeting is from Santa's Sleigh, cut with a Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlet. I tied a piece of Cherry Cobbler thread from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack in an simple bow.

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Inside I used more Santa's sleigh stamps to decorate the modified z-fold.

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, you are at my blog - Carol Payne, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list!

If you are a U.S. stamper, you can shop for your stamping supplies in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day on Monday, Jolly Friends!

Hey there! I continued to have computer issues over the weekend, which is why my pictures were so small in my Saturday post and no post yesterday. Last night I consulted with my IT guy, my son Ben, and now I am "back in business"!

Today I have a few cute Christmas swaps to share, using Jolly Friends and Wrapped in Warmth!

First, Lauren Hayes created her swap with Jolly Friends, Snow Place, and a wreath cut with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlets!

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She embossed the hat from Jolly Friends with Real Red Glitter Stampin' Emboss Powder before punching with the Jolly Hat Builder Punch. Cherry Cobbler twine from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack and a Mini Jingle Bell are the perfect embellishments.

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Inside she stamped the swirls from the Swirly Bird set and a sentiment from the Tin of Tags set.

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Next, Sandy Carlson used Jolly Friends, Jolly Hat Builder Punch, a Mini Jingle Bell, Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper, and Real Red 3/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon.

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Lastly, Kay Kalthoff used Wrapped in Warmth, Delicate Ornaments Framelits,  Cable Knit folder, Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper Stack, and Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape:

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She cut the top of the ornament from Gold Foil Sheets, and tied it with Garden Green from the  Baker's Twine Trio Pack.

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A completely adorable card inside and out!

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Any of these would be easy to make a stack of for your Christmas cards! To order your supplies, go to my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Host Code:  Q7JJPNYN, you’ll receive the October Online Class; six COMPLETED 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, you will choose Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the merchandise total. And you’ll still receive the monthly online class cards!           

October is B3G1F Designer Paper Month!

October 2016 B3G1F

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016

 

 


Stampin' Up! Seasonal Bells!

Hey there! I was so excited to find the Seasonal Bells bundle in the Holiday Catalog!

Note: Please excuse the tiny pictures. My regular photo editing program is on the fritz, using an alternative to add my watermark resulted in teeny-tiny ones!

Today I used the Hardwood Background with White Craft ink on Cherry Cobbler for a rustic barn-siding look:

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I stamped Real Red on the Crumb Cake to get a closer match to Cherry Cobbler. Cherry Cobbler ink on Crumb Cake looks too brown. I stamped the other bell with Garden Green and used the "fork bow" technique to add the Garden Green Baker's Twine from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack.

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I cut the window for the "barn" with a Layering Squares Framelit, then used the next-size larger to create the frame around it.

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"HAPPY CHRISTMAS" was stamped first with Garden Green then again with Real Red. I cut out just the Real Red section to add over the Garden Green one with dimensionals.

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Inside I used a 1" strip of Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper and a sentiment from Wrapped in Warmth.

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To shop for the Seasonal Bells Bundle, go to my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Product List

Glue Dots
$5.25

 

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Host Code:  Q7JJPNYN, you’ll receive the October Online Class; six COMPLETED cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

October Online Class carol paynestamps

When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, you will choose Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the merchandise total. And you’ll still receive the monthly online class cards!         

October is B3G1F Designer Paper Month!

October 2016 B3G1F

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Merriest Wishes for Hello December!

Hey there and good morning! Today I have an adorable card I CASED and changed from my friend, Kelly Acheson.  First, Kelly's creation:

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She used the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Folder and the Merriest Wishes stamp set with the bundled (to save 10%) Merry Tags Framelits. Emerald Envy, Whisper White, and Gold Glimmer are her colors.

My version using Real Red, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, and Silver Glimmer:

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I think silver is just a pretty as gold!

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I punched the Silver Glimmer with the 1 3/4" Circle punch. Emerald Envy Metallic Thread from the Metallic Thread Combo Pack creates the ornament 'hanger".

Tips & Tricks:

  • Cut ornament from Real Red card stock using the Precision Base Plate and new Big Shot Platform. Roll the Die Brush over the back side to remove the tiny pieces.
  • Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the "deck the halls and trim the tree" around the outer edge of the ornament. Emboss with white powder.
  • Adhere ornament to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Tie a double length of metallic thread for the hanger.

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Inside I stamped more Merriest Wishes images with Real Red and Emerald Envy.

To order your Merriest Wishes/Merry Tags Bundle, go to my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Heat Tool
$30.00

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Host Code:  Q7JJPNYN, you’ll receive the October Online Class; six COMPLETED cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

October Online Class carol paynestamps

When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, you will choose Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the merchandise total. And you’ll still receive the monthly online class cards!         

October is B3G1Free Designer Paper Month!

October 2016 B3G1F

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016

 


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day on Thursday!

Hey there! It's Sunday Swap Day on Thursday!  yay! These swaps also feature designer paper that's on sale this month B3G1F, so you NEED to see these!

First, Tamie Ackerson used Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper and Christmas Magic to create a super cute card!

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The gingerbread houses are pre-printed on one design of Candy Cane Lane, making it simple to hand-cut and pop on your card! A little dash of glue and a sprinkle of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter give a snowy look!

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 Next, Teri Gaines used Candy Cane Lane paper, Cable Knit Dynamic folder, and Cookie Cutter Christmas to create a card with a surprising fold!

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 A fun fold but not a lot of extra paper used!

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 Crystal Brown punched a pair of gingerbread boys with the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle (stamps & punch), and used Candy Cane Lane paper and Kraft Rope Trim.

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Frances Wagner used the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions folder for the background of her Cookie Cutter Christmas card. She punched the sentiment from Oh, What Fun (Annual Catalog) with the Duet Banner Punch.

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Amy Combs also cut out the gingerbread house from Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper, mounting it on an In Color Doily, and using strips of Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape for the background.

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Dianna Richards cut Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper into banner strips and punched a window with the Best Badge punch.

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She embossed the Suite Seasons sentiment with Read Red Stampin' Glitter.

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This Real Red 3/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon is just gorgeous!

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To shop for Stampin' Up! stamping supplies and to get some of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper B3G1F, go to my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Host Code:  Q7JJPNYN, you’ll receive the October Online Class; six COMPLETED cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

October Online Class carol paynestamps

When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, you will choose Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the merchandise total. And you’ll still receive the monthly online class cards! 

October is B3G1F Designer Paper Month!

October 2016 B3G1F

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Serene Indigo Scenery Star of Light!

Hey there! I'm back today with the third card I created while I was playing with the Star of Light Thinlets! Soooo pretty!

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For this one I used Island Indigo for the card base, and used the same Serene Scenery Designer Paper Stack to layer before embossing again with the Sparkle folder.

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I think I like the Island Indigo card base better than yesterday's card with Sahara Sand. It just give a more intense, night sky look.

The Precision Base Plate is a MUST when cutting these detailed Thinlet dies.

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I stamped the "Shine" sentiment with Island Indigo ink and cut out with a Tags & Labels Framelit. I adhered a strip of Silver Sequin trim with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I think I like the inside stamped with Island Indigo ink better too.

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Have I convinced you that you need the Star of Light Bundle yet? Hop over to my online store to order using this link: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Glue Dots
$5.25

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Host Code:  Q7JJPNYN, you’ll receive the October Online Class; six COMPLETED cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

October Online Class carol paynestamps

When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, you will choose Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the merchandise total. And you’ll still receive the monthly online class cards!            

October is B3G1F Designer Paper Month!

October 2016 B3G1F

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Serene Scenery Star of Light!

Hey there! While I was playing with the Star of Light bundle for the October Online Class I created more cards, one of which I am sharing today and the other one tomorrow!

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I used a piece of Serene Scenery Designer Paper Stack for the background, mounted on Sahara Sand and embossed with the Sparkle Textured Impressions Folder.

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I peeled the backing from the Silver Glimmer Paper before cutting with the Starlight Thinlet die. After cutting with the Precision Base Plate under it instead of the regular acrylic cutting pad, I rolled the Die Brush over it a few times and the tiny pieces fell out easily!

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I love all of the images and sentiments in the Star of Light set. I stamped these with Dapper Denim ink and added a few rhinestones for more sparkle

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The "milky way" image adds so much to the starry night look!

Loving Star of Light? Place your order in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Glue Dots
$5.25

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Host Code:  Q7JJPNYN, you’ll receive the October Online Class; six COMPLETED cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

October Online Class carol paynestamps

When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, you will choose Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the merchandise total. And you’ll still receive the monthly online class cards!            

October is B3G1F Designer Paper Month!

October 2016 B3G1F

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016