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Stampin' Up! Alaska Achiever's Blog Hop November 2017!

Hey there and welcome to the Alaska Achiever's Blog Hop! This hop is filled with inspiration to spark your creativity and imagination as you pursue your passion (and mine) of papercrafting. Whether you love to scrapbook, make cards, or giftables and packaging, I'm sure this hop will show you something to get excited about!


Currently you are at my blog, Carol Payne Stamps. At the bottom of this post you will find a list of all of the participating blogs in the hop. To "hop" on to the next blog all you have to do is click on the name below mine. It's that easy!

Our theme for this year's Alaska Achiever's Blog Hop is anything goes, which is a pretty awesome theme, because this way we can each bring you our best and most loved projects! We were encouraged to use products from the upcoming Occasion Catalog, which begins on January 3rd 2018, and I have a fun little "present" for you!


 These cards are 4 1/4" square at the Bermuda Bay/Berry Burst base, then an 8" x 4" Whisper White layer scored and folded at 4" creates the fold for the front and inside.


 The Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set from the Occasions Catalog was the set Stampin' Up! chose to give to every attendee in their event bag at OnStage Live earlier this month, so I decided to start with this set first.

I chose the bow image to stamp with Bermuda Bay. There is another coordinating stamp to create shadows, but I chose to only use the bold image for my project. I punched it with a 1" Circle Punch and then punched another circle from Bermuda Bay with the 1 1/2" Circle Punch. I painted the bow with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush for some sparkle.


 I stamped "treat yourself" from Picture Perfect Birthday first before embossing with the Oh My Stars Textured Impressions Folder.


 I love the font the sentiments in this set are written with!


 I also created a Berry Burst version. The "ribbons" are actually 1/4" wide strips of Berry Burst card stock.


 The Berry Burst version also has a bit of Clear Wink of Stella.


 I added a couple of Rhinestone Basic Jewels.


 I just can't decide which version I like better!


Now it's time to move on to the next stop on the hop! Simply click on the name below mine, Carol Payne, and you will almost instantly (or as long as your internet takes) to the next blog on the list!

If you enjoyed these projects, please use the November hostess code  2CACVAJA   to receive a gift from me when you place your order in my online store:

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards.

If you prefer to not use my online store but would still like to place an order, you can always give me a call or a text:  618-237-6281

Or send me an email:

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017


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valerie perlin

Good idea !

zoe tant

Clever idea to turn cards into gifts! Thanks for the inspiration I may just CASE! Hugs Zoe x

Cheryl Hamilton

Carol, your sparkly bow cards are so pretty!! Love that new set!!

Pia Gerhardt

Such cute cards!

Claudia Perry

how fun!

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