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April 2017

Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day!

Hey there stampers! It's time for Sunday Swap Day, yay!

First, fellow Stamper's Dozen Blog hopper Judy Garza gold heat-embossed the Definitely Dahlia stamp on Party Animal Designer Series Paper for an elegant look.

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Phrases from Thoughts & Prayers and Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes are the finishing touches.

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Next, Janace Charbonneau used the "split negative" technique for her Definitely Dahlia card.

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To accomplish the "split negative" technique, she stamped Definitely Dahlia twice, once with Sweet Sugarplum and once with Perfect Plum, on Whisper White squares. She then cut both squares in half so she could put them back together with the colors switched. Sweet!

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Perfect Plum bumblebees, cut with a Detailed Dragonfly Thinlet, add depth and dimension.

Kathy Johnson used the "emboss resist" technique with Sweet Sugarplum, Basic Black, and Whisper White for her creation.

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A Rose Wonder phrase is accented by a Stitched Shapes oval and a Layering Ovals scallop oval, as well as a Basic Black butterfly punched from the Bitty Butterfly punch, which is retiring.

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Finally, a nameless-but-lovely swap using Floral Phrases, Papillion Potpourri (retiring), and the Bitty Butterfly and the Elegant Butterfly punches (both also retiring)

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After stamping with Night of Navy, Mint Macaron was sponged for a soft look.

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The creator also used Dragonfly Dreams elements to pull it all together.

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To place your order for retiring items, or anything else Stampin' Up!, go to my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Remember while shopping:

All online orders receive a Thank You card.

Every $25 online order (before tax & shipping) using the April Host Code: XVSTEFNS   will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of these That’s the Tag cards:

April Online Rewards

Be sure to check out the Retiring List and the Clearance Rack while you are there!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Wood Words for Morgan!

Hey there stamping friends! A little late with my post today, but a post is a post, right?

Last week I created this card to go along with a wedding shower gift. The invitation was unique but pre-printed. I pulled out my new Wood Words stamp set and Pretty Label Punch to create a card that had the same essence:

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Crumb Cake, Tranquil Tide, and white heat embossing!

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After heat embossing the bloom stamp in opposite corners I colored in select flowers and leaves with Watercolor Pencils.

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I used Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and Bermuda Bay Watercolor Pencils like crayons. I didn't do any blending or add moisture after coloring.

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For the label greeting I white heat-embossed a image from the upcoming Label Me Pretty on a scrap of Crumb Cake. I had to emboss a second one because I didn't leave enough room on the first one to punch with the curvy Pretty Label Punch.

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After punching with the Pretty Label Punch and stamping a greeting from the new Colorful Seasons set with Tranquil Tide ink, I punched a second Pretty Label from Tranquil Tide card stock and then cut it in half like a "hot dog bun".

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I adhered the two halves to the back side of the stamped label with SNAIL, then added a couple of dimensionals.

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The result: an easy Tranquil Tide "stretched" label to back the greeting!

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I used the Best Badge Punch to make the scallop edge along the side of the card.

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Inside I added a phrase from Colorful Seasons with Tranquil Tide ink.

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Wood Words, Label Me Pretty, Pretty Label Punch, Tranquil Tide, and Colorful Seasons will all be available to order on June 1st, but you CAN order the Best Badge Punch and Watercolor Pencils TODAY from my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Remember while shopping:

All online orders receive a Thank You card.

Every $25 online order (before tax & shipping) using the April Host Code: XVSTEFNS   will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of these That’s the Tag cards:

April Online Rewards

Be sure to check out the Retiring List and the Clearance Rack while you are there!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty Sunflowers!

Hey there. Yesterday was one of those rare days when I had no blog post. I started today's the night before last, but our internet went out before I finished, so I went on to bed. Yesterday morning I didn't have time to finish it before we had to leave to attend the funeral of one of my husband's dearest friends. He & Tim had been friends since childhood, and we had spent many happy times with Tim and his wife, Kathy, over the years, especially when our oldest three children were little. Tim passed away unexpectedly last Saturday. His funeral today was truly a celebration of his life, which was well-spent serving our Lord. Although we are shocked and saddened, and will miss him terribly, we know he is in heaven and we will see him again.

One of the things I thought of when I started playing with the Eastern Beauty stamps and Eastern Medallions Thinlets was sunflowers. I used Fresh Fig, Very Vanilla, Tranquil Tide, and Crushed Curry for my color palette. The greeting and the open circles center are both from Pieces & Patterns and stamped with Fresh Fig.

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I stamped the Very Vanilla and Tranquil Tide background layers with an Eastern Beauty image and Tranquil Tide, I love all of the different pieces you can cut with the 14 dies in the Eastern Medallions Thinlets. I topped off the smallest sunflower with a  new Gold Faceted Gem.

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Inside I stamped more with Tranquil Tide and used another phrase from Pieces & Patterns. I even created a smaller sunflower with more of the Eastern Beauty Thinlets.

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There will be two different bundles containing the Eastern Beauty and Eastern Medallion Thinlets available to order on May 1st!

Until then, shop in my online store for Retiring products AND newly-added Clearance Rack items! http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Remember while shopping:

All online orders receive a Thank You card.

Every $25 online order (before tax & shipping) using the April Host Code: XVSTEFNS   will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of these That’s the Tag cards:

April Online Rewards

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty!

Hey there stamping friends! My creation today is with the Eastern Palace Suite, which you will be able to pre-purchase from the NEW Annual Catalog beginning on May 1st!

This year the catalog has samples using components of different suites throughout the pages. I found  some samples on page 129 of the new catalog that inspired this:

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New 2017/19 In Color Powder Pink paired with Very Vanilla! After I cut out the Very Vanilla with  an  Eastern Medallions Thinlet die, I took it one step further by cutting out the medallion to mount separately. You can compare today's card to my Thailand Achiever's creation by clicking HERE.

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 All of the stamped images are included in the Eastern Beauty stamp set that coordinates with the Eastern Medallion Thinlets Dies. The Sparkle Textured Impressions Folder, a current one, also coordinates perfectly with the image I stamped and cut out for the medallion center!

Berry Burst, another up-coming new In Color, was the perfect "pop" to stamp the greeting. Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim was the finishing touch!

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 Inside I used more Eastern Beauty images. I LOVE the "let's be friends forever" phrase! I will be returning to the Eastern Beauty set to use this phrase over and over this year!

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Eastern Beauty and the Eastern Medallions Thinlets are part of two different bundles you can order starting May 1st. Here's a video from Stampin' Up! to give you a little more inspiration!

Just click on this link to view on YouTube: Eastern Palace YouTube

Use this link to shop in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Great News! In addition to the Retiring List and the discounts on some retiring items you will find in my online store,  Stampin' Up! just added NEW items to the Clearance Rack!

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Remember while shopping:

All online orders receive a Thank You card.

Every $25 online order (before tax & shipping) using the April Host Code: XVSTEFNS   will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of these That’s the Tag cards:

April Online Rewards

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Love Sparkles Wedding!

Hey there! I'm pretty much recovered from my bout with the flu. A little extra tired and my appetite has not yet fully returned (which could be a goo thing if it waits a few days, lol!) Today's card is actually two versions of the same one using the Love Sparkles stamp set:

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Pretty straightforward with Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Folder, and Blushing Bride Sequin Trim. I stamped all of the hearts and words before embossing with the Softy Falling folder.

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I adhered the string of sequins, as well as the individual ones I pulled from the end of the string, with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

For the inside phrase I chose one from Bunch of Blossoms, "today is the perfect day to be happy"!

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The Love Sparkles set is retiring, along with the Blushing Bride Sequin Trim. Go to my online store to order: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Remember while shopping:

All online orders receive a Thank You card.

Every $25 online order (before tax & shipping) using the April Host Code: XVSTEFNS   will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of these That’s the Tag cards:

April Online Rewards

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin Up! Festively Embossed Carousel Birthday!

Hey there stamping friends! Sometimes when I come up with an fun idea I can't resist making multiples and in more than one color. Such is the case with today's card. The Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack has so many great prints, I created four different/same cards to showcase more of them!

First, So Saffron/Calypso Coral versions:

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Then So Saffron/Bermuda Bay:

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After adhering the paper to a Very Vanilla layer I ran them through the Big Shot in the Festive Textured Impressions folder.

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Lace Doilies added the perfect background for the hand-snipped banners.

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All of the products used for today's cards, with the exception of the cardstocks, envelopes, and inks, are retiring. Some are even deeply discounted until supplies run out!

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All of the images used on these cards are from Carousel Birthday, which is guaranteed to be available through May 22nd, so don't delay ordering!

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Which color combo do you like best? I'd really like to know!

To order Carousel Birthday or any of the other products used on these cards, use the supply list below and the link to my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Remember while shopping:

All online orders receive a Thank You card.

Every $25 online order (before tax & shipping) using the April Host Code: XVSTEFNS   will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of these That’s the Tag cards:

April Online Rewards

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™ 1990-2017


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day Dragonflies, Jars of Love, and Beautiful You!

Hey there stamping friends! Today I have a couple more Dragonfly Dreams swaps to share with you, then a few made with Swirly Bird!

First, Carla Spradling combined Dragonfly Dreams with Christmas Pines and Jar of Love for her creative card!

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Next, Rhonda Bassler sponged Bermuda Bay and Old Olive on a Detailed Dragonfly die cut, then created a background with Timeless Textures and the spotty Dragonfly Dreams image.

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This lovely combo of Jar of Love, Dragonfly Dreams (sentiment) and Blooms & Bliss Designer Paper (retiring) is a swap I took a picture of from OnStage. The GOOD NEWS is both Dragonfly Dreams and Jar of Love will be in the New Catalog. The BAD NEWS: both will no longer be bundled with their matching framelits. You can only save the 10% of these through May 31st!

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Finally a couple of swaps with the Beautiful You set. This is the set we will be using at my next class in just a couple of weeks!

Clean & simple. Whisper White, Basic Gray, and a dash of Bermuda Bay!

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Dramatic Real Red with a water colored background flowing from Rich Razzleberry at the bottom, Melon Mambo, and up into Real Red!

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To shop and order from the Retiring List, go to my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

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Remember while shopping:

All online orders receive a Thank You card.

Every $25 online order (before tax & shipping) using the April Host Code: XVSTEFNS   will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of these That’s the Tag cards:

April Online Rewards

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Falling In Love Dragonflies!

Hey there stamping friends! Today I have one more creation with the Dragonfly Dreams Thinlets and then I'm done! Tomorrow's Sunday Swap Day will have a couple of Dragonfly Dreams cards, but after that I will be sharing a different creation theme with you!

Today's card uses the sold out Falling In Love Designer Paper, as well as the retiring Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and So In Love stamp set.

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I love this fold. It's so easy but works great to blend the card front with the inside! You start with a standard 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4", then score 1 1/4" from one end and fold back. I put dimensionals under the fold to secure to the card front. I carefully peeled the backing from the glimmer paper before cutting with the Detailed Dragonfly thinlets. I adhered them to the front fold with a glue dot under each dragonfly body.

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I hand-cut the Very Vanilla and Blushing Bride Glimmer banners with Paper Snips. I adhered the greeting banner to the glimmer banner with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

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A very impressive anniversary card!

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Here's the link to shop for the So In Love Bundle and Dragonfly Dreams Bundle in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Big Shot
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

Remember while shopping:

All online orders receive a Thank You card.

Every $25 online order (before tax & shipping) using the April Host Code: XVSTEFNS   will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of these That’s the Tag cards:

April Online Rewards

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™ 1990-2017


Stampin' Up! So Detailed Dragonfly!

Hey there stamping friends! My creation today was CASED from page 52 of the Occasions Catalog. Did you know it's perfectly o.k. to copy (CASE) the projects Stampin' Up! features in their catalogs? Did you know it's o.k. to CASE my projects ? IT IS!!!

Of course, everyone that CASES a project changes something a little bit.  That's what I did today.

The So Detailed Thinlets I used to cut the glittery Blushing Bride "doors" are retiring. They are bundled with the So In Love stamps used  for the "a day to celebrate" greeting, saving you 10%. So In Love and So Detailed Thinlets are only available while supplies last.

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The Falling In Love Designer Series Paper used on this card is sold out, but easily substituted.

I used about 40 inches of Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin Ribbon to wrap three times around the card  for a rich, elegant look. This retiring ribbon is discounted from $6.00 to $3.60.

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Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, also retiring, is discounted from $5.00 to $3.00.

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I cut a single Basic Black dragonfly for the front.

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After untying the "doors" and lifting the front, I stamped the So In Love bloom with Blushing Bride. The greeting and dragonflies are from the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle, which will only be discounted 10% through May 31st. Although not retiring, they won't be bundled for savings in the new catalog.

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Ready to shop for the Detailed Dragonfly Bundle and So Detailed Bundle? Here's the link to my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

 

Remember while shopping:

All online orders receive a Thank You card.

Every $25 online order (before tax & shipping) using the April Host Code: XVSTEFNS   will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of these That’s the Tag cards:

April Online Rewards

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Love Sparkles Dragonfly Dreams!

Hey there!

Today's card is the final one created for my Dragonfly Dreams class. I combined Love Sparkles (retiring) with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets.

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I used a new-to-me technique, "ziploc watercolor"!

After white heat-embossing the images on Shimmery White, I put drops of Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, and Elegant Eggplant reinker on a ziploc baggie, spritzed with water, laid a second baggie on top to "smoosh" the reinker, then lifted the baggie and laid a Shimmery White layer on top.

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I stamped a Balloon Adventures (retiring) phrase with Basic Black Archival, inside.

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A second inking with the same spritzed ziploc gave a different look!

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Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer dragonfly was adhered with a tiny dimensional piece. The greeting is white heat embossed on a Basic Black banner.

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I stamped a Sending Thoughts (retiring) phrase inside the second card.

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Go to my online store to order your Dragonfly Dreams bundle: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Heat Tool
$30.00
Big Shot
$110.00

Remember while shopping:

All online orders receive a Thank You card.

Every $25 online order (before tax & shipping) using the April Host Code: XVSTEFNS   will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of these That’s the Tag cards:

April Online Rewards

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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