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January 2017

Stampin' Up! Mini Egg Cartons Are Going On Back Order!

Hey there! I know I don't normally do a second post in one day but I felt the need to give you this head's up right away!

The Occasions Catalog has these adorable Mini Egg Cartons to order,  but the demand has been so great, they are currently out of stock and will not be back in stock until March 27th!

I know it's not even Valentine's Day yet, so you probably haven't even started thinking about what you want to do for Easter. I just didn't want you to miss out on these if you want to craft with them!

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They also take up ink really easily. You can spritz them with rubbing alcohol mixed with reinkers to make them any color you want!

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To place your order for this item #142776 go to my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

They are $8.00 for a package to EIGHT!

Here's the item code for the Stampin' Spritzers # 126185 $3.00 for a package of two.

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They are also adorable when paired with the Basket Bunch Bundle of stamps and Framelits! Item Code #144731 $46.75 for the bundle!

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All of my normal ordering rewards are still in effect. The January Online Ordering Rewards will remain in effect until midnight tonight. After midnight the February card kits will be available. I will be posting the info here tomorrow morning.

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

Every $25 you order from my online store (before tax & shipping) using the January Host Code: DFATAJZS you’ll receive pre-cut card kits to make one each of these "Dragonfly Dreams" cards:

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Click on the "Rewards Program" image on the right for more info!

Order at least $50, choose a free Sale-a-bration product AND receive TWO kits of each card!

Need new catalogs? Message me!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Love You Lots!

Hey there! I've been working on thank-you cards, for online orders and workshop orders. I love the Love You Lots Host set, so I used the elephant/mouse with Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, and Basic Black:

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I just love this slightly wooly-looking elephant, making friends with the little mouse!

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The texture of the Watermelon Wonder layer embossed with the Boho Chic folder contrasts nicely with the Basic Black layer stamped and sponged with Whisper White Craft ink. The dancing ladybugs on the envelope flap are also from Love You Lots.

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I added a single silver Metallic Enamel Shape for some bling. Metallic Enamel Shapes come in hearts, stars, and circles.

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I'm leaving the inside blank so I can write on a Post-it Note so the card can be re-used by the recipient!

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Gratitude is an attitude I'm trying to cultivate  more in my own life every day.

Love You Lots is a Host set you can "purchase" only with Stampin' Rewards dollars when you submit an order, or a collection of orders from friends, of at least $150. You can do this easily in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

Every $25 you order from my online store (before tax & shipping) using the January Host Code: DFATAJZS you’ll receive pre-cut card kits to make one each of these "Dragonfly Dreams" cards:

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Click on the "Rewards Program" image on the right for more info!

Order at least $50, choose a free Sale-a-bration product AND receive TWO kits of each card!

Need new catalogs? Message me!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day on Monday!

Hey there! I had to take a little break from my laptop yesterday. A relaxing day of church, family, and a little bit of stamping sprinkled in!

So today I'm sharing the swaps I would have shared with you yesterday.

First the two swaps I used as my inspiration for my Melon Mambo/Bermuda Bay Avant Garden card I showed you HERE.

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First, Judy Garza used the Fluttering folder for her Very Vanilla background. She also used a strip of Falling in Love Designer Paper to decide on her colors of Blushing Bride & Sweet Sugarplum.

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The other swap I used for inspiration came with no name attached, which is a shame, as it's a lovely card too. This Avant Garden card used Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, and Pink Pirouette. The Watercolor Wash single stamp may have been used to create the Bermuda Bay background on the Whisper White layer, or this look may have been achieved simply by dragging the inkpad across the paper.  I like the use of the three tiny pearls to the center of the flower.

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Alas, this card created with the Perfect Mix set also has no creator name! They paired Basic Black, Real Red, and Whisper White with Pop of Pink Specialty paper  and Stitched Shapes Framelits. They colored the mixer with a Real Red Watercolor Pencil. I just ordered this set to make some cards for my oldest granddaughter who love to bake!

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That's all for now. I'm hoping to get a chance to do more than just a "sprinkle" of stamping this afternoon after I get home from babysitting, but you never know!

Place your order for Stampin' Up! products in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

Every $25 you order from my online store (before tax & shipping) using the January Host Code: DFATAJZS you’ll receive pre-cut card kits to make one each of these "Dragonfly Dreams" cards:

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Click on the "Rewards Program" image on the right for more info!

Order at least $50, choose a free Sale-a-bration product AND receive TWO kits of each card!

Need new catalogs? Message me!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017

 


Stampin' Up! Any Occasion Sale-a-bration Video!

Hey there! We've had an extra hectic week here. Alisa's family stayed with us from Sunday night through Friday morning. They were having some tile and plumbing work done at their house so stayed with us while the water was turned off. I babysat for Liam & Darcy Monday through Thursday too,  and after I got home every afternoon of course I had to spend some time playing and cuddling with Ivory and her big brothers Oakley and Lando, so no new stamping this week. Last night I had my monthly Stamp Camp at Donna's house down by Marion, IL, and Jessica's two boys, Cohen and Jaxon,  spent the night with us (Mark stayed home to care for them) while big sis Maddie Kate had a cheer competition today. They are still here, so no new stamping yet, but my creative Mojo is itching to try some ideas!

I do want to share with you this video from Stampin' Up! showcasing the Any Occasion stamp set from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Simply place an order of at least $50 in my online store (before tax & shipping) and you could choose this set as your free gift!

The little cards Andrea shared are just SO CUTE, and she shared some great tips for using your photopolymer stamps in different ways! Thanks, Stampin' Up!

Here's the link to my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

 Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

Every $25 you order from my online store (before tax & shipping) using the January Host Code: DFATAJZS you’ll receive pre-cut card kits to make one each of these "Dragonfly Dreams" cards:

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Click on the "Rewards Program" image on the right for more info!

Order at least $50, choose a free Sale-a-bration product AND receive TWO kits of each card!

Need new catalogs? Message me!

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Until tomorrow, which will be Sunday Swap Day, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017

 



 


Stampin' Up! So Very Much!

Hey there! A couple of weeks ago a Facebook friend posted this beautiful bouquet:

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I was inspired to use Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White with Definitely Dahlia and So Very Much Sale-a-bration to create this for my January ordering thank-you:

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I inked the dahlia stamp first with Versamark ink, then used a sponge dauber to add Rich Razzleberry ink to just the center before stamping and embossing on Whisper White:

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I really like the look of the clear heat embossing of the dahlia. It seals the color but you can still see the petals!

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For this one I used the same inking/heat embossing technique, but then sponged extra Rich Razzleberry ink. I don't like this look nearly as well, do you?

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Inside I applied the same technique using a Petite Petals image:

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On the less-liked card I stamped the same image once with full-strength ink, then moved the stamp just a bit to stamp again without re-inking:

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To create your Definitely Dahlia/So Very Much cards, order from my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Heat Tool
$30.00

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

Every $25 you order from my online store (before tax & shipping) using the January Host Code: DFATAJZS you’ll receive pre-cut card kits to make one each of these "Dragonfly Dreams" cards:

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Click on the "Rewards Program" image on the right for more info!

Order at least $50, choose a free Sale-a-bration product AND receive TWO kits of each card!

Need new catalogs? Message me!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017


Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up!

Hey there! Today's card was created with the easel fold and the Lift Me Up Bundle from the Occasions catalog!

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 I cut the hot-air balloon from Silver Foil, sponged the back with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, than added the colored pieces cut  from Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, and Peekaboo Peach  with the more of the Up & Away Thinlets. The clouds are also cut with Up & Away Thinlets, mounted on Smokey Slate embossed with the Elegant Dots folder.

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 The greeting used to create the easel-stop is from Lift Me Up.

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 On the inside/bottom layer I used a piece of Carried Away Designer Paper, that I chose as a freebie with a $50 Sale-a-bration order.

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 More images from Lift Me Up!

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Check out my online store to place your order: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

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Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

Every $25 you order from my online store (before tax & shipping) using the January Host Code: DFATAJZS you’ll receive pre-cut card kits to make one each of these "Dragonfly Dreams" cards:

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Click on the "Rewards Program" image on the right for more info!

Order at least $50, choose a free Sale-a-bration product AND receive TWO kits of each card!

Need new catalogs? Message me!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Carousel Birthday!

Hey there! The Cupcakes & Carousels Suite jumped out from the Occasions Catalog, begging me to play!

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 I love the vintage look of the carousel horse, Ferris wheel, etc, and the Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack is simply divine! I embossed the Early Espresso layer with the Festive Textured Impressions Folder, added a 1"x 5 1/4" strip of Cupcakes & Carousels paper, then layered on a stamped tag I created with the Scalloped Tag Topper and Banner Triple Punches! Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim and sponging with Early Espresso ink are the finishing touches.

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  A Calypso Coral greeting stamped with the Any Occasion Sale-a-bration set easily fit across the tag,

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 Inside I stamped both greetings from Carousel Birthday, and added a Calypso Coral-stamped flourish. I decided to punch the designer paper with the Balloon Bouquet Punch for more birthday celebration.

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 Aren't these fair/circus tents just the best?!

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 Go to my online store to order your stamping supplies: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

Every $25 you order from my online store (before tax & shipping) using the January Host Code: DFATAJZS you’ll receive pre-cut card kits to make one each of these "Dragonfly Dreams" cards:

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Click on the "Rewards Program" image on the right for more info!

Order at least $50, choose a free Sale-a-bration product AND receive TWO kits of each card!

Need the newest catalogs? Message me! carol@carolpaynestamps.com

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017


Stampin' Up! Thailand Achiever's January Blog Hop Sale-a-bration!

Hey there and welcome to the Thailand Achiever's January Blog Hop! Our theme this month is Sale-a-bration, the biggest promotion of the Stampin' Up! year! Every $50 you order (in the U.S.), you choose a FREE Sale-a-bration product! We're showing you ways to make the most of your Sale-a-Bration items. Have you collected them all yet?

You may be starting the hop here at my blog - Carol Payne Stamps, or may have come from the person before me on the list. If you get off track, the full lineup below will help you move from blog to blog so you'll see the projects. Right now you're visiting Carol Payne. 

I used Avant Garden from the Sale-a-bration catalog:

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With the images and words Avant Garden is all-inclusive.  Make sure you use a Stampin' Pierce Mat under your card stock and all will be good!

I used Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, and Wild Wasabi. I embossed the white background with the Fluttering folder. I added a bow of Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon.

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I stamped the flowers first with full-strength Melon Mambo, then a second time slightly off-set without re-inking the stamp. EASY!

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LOVE the sentiments in this set!

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Remember, all it takes is an order of at least $50 (before tax & shipping) to choose a free SAB product!

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, so many amazing ideas you don't want to miss! Currently you're here - Carol Payne. Check the blog hop line up list to see who's next!

If you live in the US, don't have a demonstrator, and would like to place an order: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

 

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 

 

 

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Stampin' Up! Bear Hugs for Lando!

Hey there! Lando is our only January birthday, so I created a special card with Bear Hugs, Number of Years, and Large Numbers Framelits.

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I love this cuddly bear!

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I wanted his arms to be dimensional, so I stamped two of him with Basic Black ink on Soft Suede, cut with a Bear Hugs Framelit, and glued together!

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The "2", stamped with Number of Years in Pacific Point ink on Pacific Point and cut with a Large Numbers Framelit, snuggles perfectly in his arms.

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I stamped the greeting with Pacific Point on Very Vanilla before I embossed with the Woodland Folder. Sponging with Soft Suede made the birch trees pop!

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I used the same stamp-before-embossing technique on the inside.

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Have a little cub having a birthday? Order your supplies from my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

Every $25 you order from my online store (before tax & shipping) using the January Host Code: DFATAJZS you’ll receive pre-cut card kits to make one each of these "Dragonfly Dreams" cards:

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Click on the "Rewards Program" image on the right for more info!

Order at least $50, choose a free Sale-a-bration product AND receive TWO kits of each card!

Need the newest catalogs? Message me!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin 'Up! Dragonfly Dreams and An Experiment!

Hey there! First I'm sharing the card we made at OnStage last November with Dragonfly Dreams and Inside the Lines Designer Paper:

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We cut a piece of Inside the Lines with a paper cutter and colored with Watercolor Pencils.

We stapled Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine to the strip, tied a bow, and adhered to 5/8" Burlap Ribbon. "Thanks", omitted from the sentiment by inking with a Basic Black marker, provided the greeting.

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For my experiment card I colored  Inside the Lines Designer Paper with Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencils, then smoothed  with a Blender Pen.

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My experiment came about after I colored the vellum-cut dragonfly with a Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker. The marker ink takes a long time to dry, so I sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

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I consider this a failed experiment because:

  1. As the marker ink dried, the glitter is started flaking off.
  2. The glitter prevented the Rhinestone from sticking well.

Conclusion:

Glitter won't stick to marker  (or any water-based dye) ink.

 This is one of many things that's great about stamping:  you can play with ideas; some work fantastically, and some don't, but it's ALL FUN!

You can get a pack of Inside the Lines Designer Paper FREE with any $50 order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Blender Pens
$10.00

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

Every $25 you order from my online store (before tax & shipping) using the January Host Code: DFATAJZS you’ll receive pre-cut card kits to make one each of these "Dragonfly Dreams" cards:

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Click on the "Rewards Program" image on the right for more info!

Order at least $50, choose a free Sale-a-bration product AND receive TWO kits of each card!

Need new catalogs? Message me!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017

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