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December 2017

Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day Year in Review!

Hey there! It's the last day of 2017! How fast time flies whether you're having fun or not! I would have to say 2017 has been a good year for me, filled with lots of fun with family, a couple of great trips with my hubby for our 40th wedding anniversary, and of course, fun stamping! I reached my 15 year anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator this year too, and am happy to say that I feel like I am still growing in my stamping style as well as growing my business!

I thought today would be a good opportunity to share some of my favorite cards created in 2017. I'm going back all the way to January, so this post will be long!

To start off, here's a card I created in January using the Cool Treats set. I love that Stampin' Up keeps giving us fun images and coordinating dies to make cutting them out a breeze!

Note: the stamps and dies are still available to order, but the designer paper is not (sad face) See the supplies list at the bottom of this post for links to my online store for the supplies you can order!

Here's the link to the original post: http://www.carolpaynestamps.com/2017/01/stampin-up-cool-treats.html

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Next is a card I've been enjoying sending every month of 2017 with our monthly share as members of Samaritan Ministries. It's fun to create flat cards sometimes. I tend to be a "lots of layers girl", so it's a fun challenge to create something flat and beautiful that will go through the mail without extra postage or fuss!

Here's the link to the Sheltering Tree card: http://www.carolpaynestamps.com/2017/02/stampin-up-sheltering-tree-for-samaritan-ministries.html

Note: I do not receive any compensation for the link provided to the Samaritan Ministries website. It is an organization I believe in, and if you are searching for an alternative to crippling health insurance premiums, check them out.

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High Tide is a beautiful set that is so versatile: masculine, birthdays, sympathy, thinking of you, for anyone! I created this easel calendar in February 2017 and am happy to report that with the exception of the cording used, all is still in my store!

The link to the original post: http://www.carolpaynestamps.com/2017/02/stampin-up-high-tide-calendar.html

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I loved the flat (mostly!) card I created for my mother-in-law's 89th birthday with the Big on Birthdays set. Here's the link: http://www.carolpaynestamps.com/2017/03/stampin-up-big-on-birthdays-for-dolores.html

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 I really enjoyed creating with the Flourishing Phrases and Timeless Textures sets for this card I posted in April. The embossing folder and the sparkly embellishment are retired, but the stamps are not! Here's the post link: http://www.carolpaynestamps.com/2017/04/stampin-up-flourishing-phrases-kissing.html

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Daisy Delight and the Daisy Punch were INSTANT HITS in the new Annual Catalog! Stampin' Up! has never sold so many of the same punch, EVER, and the punch spent many days on the backorder list. Happily, this set and punch are still available, separately and as a BUNDLE to save you 10%! Post link: http://www.carolpaynestamps.com/2017/05/stampin-up-daisy-delight.html

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Beautiful You is a set from last year's Occasions Catalog that carried over to the Annual. After reviewing this post and the ones after it, I need to get this set out and play again!

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Did you know you can choose Host Sets as part of your Stampin' Rewards when you place an order of at least $150? You can! Tranquil Tulips is still available as a Host-Only set and uses only $10 of your Stampin' Rewards! I paired it on this card with the Label Me Pretty stamp set and Pretty Label Punch Bundle. Reviewing these cards are making me itch to play!

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I used the Birthday Memories Suite on pages 68-69 of the Annual Catalog to create this "Golden Book" card. The images and designs in the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper are so reminiscent of my childhood! Here's the link to the blog post: http://www.carolpaynestamps.com/2017/06/stampin-up-birthday-delivery-little-golden-book.html

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With Valentine's Day right around the corner it's always a good idea to be thinking about the stamps you already have that you can use for a valentine. Lots of Love is one of those stamp sets. Here's a card I made in June that I just might have to CASE for February 14! Check out the blog post here to see what I really mean!

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Finally for today, a Christmas card I created back in June with the Annual Catalog set, Merry Mistletoe. Although Christmas was only last Monday, it's never too early to start your Christmas cards. Here's the link for the full post: http://www.carolpaynestamps.com/2017/06/stampin-up-merry-mistletoe.html

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Stay tuned for tomorrow's post where I finish my "year in review"! As I'm scrolling through all of the posts here on my blog for the past year, there's just too many favorites not to share!

Use the December host code  ETH3RQQS to receive a thank you card (un-signed so YOU can send it to someone else!) and a little embellishment gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU ARE THE HOST and get to choose free Stampin’ Rewards. You will still receive your thank you card and embellishment gift from me!

Stampin' Up!'s Year End Sale will end on January 2nd, but there are still great discounts available on stamps, dies, and embellishments. Don’t wait any longer, they are only available while supplies last!

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Here’s the link to the Retiring and Surplus List:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Year%20End%20Sale/Year%20End%20Sale%20Event%20US.pdf

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: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017


Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday!

Hey there! While Petal Palette is my #1 favorite from the Occasions Catalog, the number two spot is taken by the Picture Perfect stamp set. In fact, I love everything in the entire Picture Perfect Party Suite on pages 4 & 5 of the Occasions Catalog!

Before Christmas I had a chance to sit down one day to create with the suite. I used a color combo suggested by the colors in the Picture Perfect Party 6 x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack: Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, and Whisper White! I used the Happy Birthday Thinlet Die to cut out a Bermuda Bay greeting to layer over the designer paper that looks like confetti sprinkles. I embossed the white background layer with the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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I cut a second greeting from Berry Burst to layer under the Bermuda Bay one for lift and more color interest.

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While not part of the Picture Perfect Party Suite, I added Tutti-Fruitti Adhesive-Backed Sequins because they are fun and easy! Did you notice the words "adhesive-backed"? All you have to do is slide the tip of your Paper Snips or the end of your Paper-Piercing Tool under the sequins and transfer to your project! I LOVE these!

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Inside I stamped the Picture Perfect Birthday sentiment with Bermuda Bay ink, then created a mini custom ink pad by dripping a few drops of Bermuda Bay and Berry Burst ink onto a folded baby wipe so I could ink the confetti stamp to stamp around the words.

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I stamped the three different candles that are part of Picture Perfect Birthday with Bermuda Bay and Berry Burst ink, stamped the flames with So Saffron, and then added the yellow Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed sequins over the flames. I LOVE the coordination between suites in the Occasions Catalog, as well as the way they also coordinate with Annual Catalog products!

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The days are rapidly ticking down! Just a few more days until you can order these same products for yourself! Of course, this also means there are only a few more days left to order from the Holiday Catalog and the Year End Sale, so hop on over to my online store and treat yourself to some goodies before they are gone! http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Just remember, if it's in the Occasions 2018 Catalog, you won't be able to order it until January 3rd.

Use the December host code SRHVXBN9  to receive a thank you card (un-signed so YOU can send it to someone else!) and a little embellishment gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards. You will still receive your thank you card and embellishment gift from me!

Now through January 2nd, Stampin' Up! Is having a Year-End Sale! Discounts on select retiring Holiday Catalog items, as well as surplus items! But don’t delay, these items are only available while supplies last!

Here’s the link to the Retiring and Surplus List:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Year%20End%20Sale/Year%20End%20Sale%20Event%20US.pdf

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: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017


Stampin' Up! Petal Palette Triple Time!

Hey there! The card I'm sharing today we won't be making at the Stampin' In the New Year Birthday Card Stamp-a-Stack, but I wanted to share it with you now because I love it so much and it's also made with the Petal Palette stamp set!

I have two versions of this card. The first is what I would call Triple Time Clean-and-Simple. The layers are also shifted to the left instead of centered in traditional Triple Time, which does make it a little trickier to line up before and after stamping, but I love the look!

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I used Pool Party for the card base and the mat layers, and Whisper White for the image layers.

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To stamp the layers triple-time, I used a tiny bit of adhesive behind each layer to keep them in place while stamping. I inked the bloom/leaves image with Bermuda Bay ink, then used a baby wipe to remove the ink from the leaves. I inked the cleaned leaves with Old Olive using a Stampin' Write Marker. I stamped all of the layers at the same time for the triple-time effect.

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I used the measurements on my grid sheet to line up the edges of the layers 1/2" apart. This is the key to the Triple-Time Stamping technique.

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After stamping I took the layers apart and backed each one with a Pool Party layer that is 1/4" longer and wider than the stamped layer it is adhered to. After adhering all of the layerts to the card base I added a bow tied with Whisper White 1/4" Organza Ribbon using a glue dot. I also added a single Petal Passion Embellishment with a glue dot.

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My second version is stepped-up by embossing all of the stamped layers with the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder before I took it apart to add the Pool Party layers.

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This one is actually my fave!

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There are two different styles in the Petal Passion Embellishments pack, the flower and this little leafy branch. Both can be added to your projects with glue dots, or tied with narrow ribbon, baker's twine, or thread.

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I stamped the inside of both cards the same using a Petal Passion phrase with Bermuda Bay ink. To stamp the bloom/leaves I simply breathed (huffed) on the previously inked image before stamping to get a lighter, faded look.

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You don't have too much longer to wait before you can order the Petal Palette stamp set or the Petal  Palette Bundle. Until then, there are still great values to be found in the Year-End Sale and the Clearance Rack. You'll find all of this in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Use the December hostess code SRHVXBN9  to receive a thank you card (un-signed so YOU can send it to someone else!) and a little embellishment gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Glue Dots
$5.25
Grid Paper
$11.00

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards. You will still receive your thank you card and embellishment gift from me!

Here’s the link to the Retiring and Surplus List:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Year%20End%20Sale/Year%20End%20Sale%20Event%20US.pdf

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: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017


Stampin' Up! Stampin' In the New Year Birthday Card Stamp-a-Stack!

Hey there! Before the New Year weekend starts I wanted to give you all of the information about my Stampin' In the New Year Birthday Card Stamp-a-Stack I am having on Monday, January 1st from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. at my house!

We will be making 10 cards, two each of the five designs shown below, for $25 or free with a $50 Stampin' Up! order.

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Since I will be holding the orders just until the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Brochure goes into effect on January 3rd, you will be able to choose a free Sale-a-bration product with your $50 order! yay!

All of the cards feature NEW products from both the Occasions 2018 Catalog and the 2018 Sale-a-bration brochure, with Annual Catalog products mixed in!

Products we will be using include:

Stamp sets: Petal Palette, Bird Banter, Picture Perfect Birthday, Party Pandas SAB, Bubble Over, and Cake Soiree', Birthday Wit, and Big on Birthdays.

Big Shot accessories: Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Petals & More Thinlets Dies, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies, and Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Designer Series Paper: Coffee Break,  Sweet Soiree' Specialty, and Bubble & Fizz SAB.

More accessories: Classic Label Punch, Everyday Label Punch, Tree Builder Punch, Paper Snips, Pearl Basic Jewels, Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon.

Tips & Tricks you will learn:

Flap-Fold fancy fold

Direct inking with your embossing folder

Sponge Dauber coloring

Stampin' Blends coloring and the Color Remover

RSVP's for all of my classes are always appreciated: 618-237-6281   or email:    carol@carolpaynestamps.com  Seats are still available, but I need to know soon to have enough supplies prepped.

CLASS IN THE MAIL OPTION:

I am offering a Class-in-the Mail option for this class, available through January 15th!

Simply place an order of at least $50 in my online store beginning on January 3rd through January 15th using this Host Code: JZXNXYNU

Don't forget to choose your free Sale-a-bration product when you place your order!

You will receive all ten completed cards, with envelopes, two of each design we created in class for free!

I will email the instructions to the email address you provide when you create your account in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Barring family emergencies, I will mail your completed cards within three business days of when you place your order.

If you want to make more of the class cards, you will need to order these supplies from my online store. Simply click on the product picture and you will be taken directly to that product in my online store!

 

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

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Stampin' Up! Petal Palette for Stampin' In the New Year!

Hey there! Today's card is another one we will be making at my Stampin' In the New Year Birthday Card Stamp-a-Stack next Monday. The Petal Passion Suite is my absolute favorite from the upcoming Occasions Catalog. If I could only own ONE set from this catty, Petal Palette would be it. I love that there are coordinating framelits too!

Inspired by Mary Fish, I made some changes to make this card my own:

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Starting with a Crumb Cake card base, I layered on Powder Pink, then a Crumb Cake layer I embossed with an inked Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. After stamping the Petal Palette images with Basic Black Archival ink on Crumb Cake, I used a Sponge Dauber to add Pear Pizzazz and Powder Pink to the blooms and leaves. I cut them out with a die from the Petals & More Thinlets Dies. The dies and the stamp set are bundled together to save you 10%. After cutting out the blooms and adhering to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals I added some shimmer with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

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Before I stamped and cut out the chickadee, I sponged a scrap of Crumb Cake with Whisper White Craft ink and dried with my heat tool. I liked the look much better than when I added the white ink to the stamped birdie. The birdie on the left is stamped over the sponged white ink. The birdie on the right is stamped first and then sponged with ink.

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I perched the birdie on a greeting banner stamped with a Petal Palette phrase and cut with a Petals & More Thinlet Die. I added a single pearl to the far end of the greeting banner.

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Inside I stamped a sentiment from the Big on Birthdays set, found in the Annual Catalog. I colored the corner blooms with sponge daubers.

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The stamps and dies for this card will be available to order on January 3rd. Until then, you will want to shop for End of Year values and Clearance Rack deals in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Use the December hostess code SRHVXBN9  to receive a thank you card (un-signed so YOU can send it to someone else!) and a little embellishment gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards. You will still receive your thank you card and embellishment gift from me!

Now through January 2nd, Stampin' Up! Is having a Year-End Sale! Discounts on select retiring Holiday Catalog items, as well as surplus items! But don’t delay, these items are only available while supplies last!

Here’s the link to the Retiring and Surplus List:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Year%20End%20Sale/Year%20End%20Sale%20Event%20US.pdf

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: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017


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

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Hey there! Welcome to the Alaska Achiever's Blog Hop for December 2017! Our theme every month is our own choice this year, so I'm going to share an Occasions Catalog/Sale-a-brtion Sneak Peek with you that we will be making at my "Stampin' In the New Year" Stamp-a-Stack next Monday on New Year's Day!

I used the Party Pandas Sale-a-bration set with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create this:

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I was inspired to create this card by  this dress I found on Pinterest:

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To create the leafy background I inked the negative side (the side with the leaves not popped up) of the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder with black ink, inserted the layer of Emerald Envy card stock, and ran it through my big shot.

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I stamped one of the three pandas in the Party Pandas set with black ink on Whisper White card stock and cut him out with Paper Snips.

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After I added him to the center of the card I punched Whisper White flowers with the Tree Builder Punch and added them with glue dots. I hand-drew flower centers with a Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker. The greeting is also from Party Pandas, stamped with Basic Black ink and punched with the Classic Label Punch.

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Inside I stamped a sentiment from the Birthday Wit set in the new Occasions Catalog that starts January 3rd. I stamped the confetti, also from Party Pandas, with Emerald Envy ink.

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Now it's time to continue on to the next member of the Alaska Achiever's Blog Hop. Simply click on the name below mine (Carol Payne) to go to the next creative creator's blog!

 

Use the December host code SRHVXBN9  to receive a thank you card (un-signed so YOU can send it to someone else!) and a little embellishment gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards. You will still receive your thank you card and embellishment gift from me!

Now through January 2nd, Stampin' Up! Is having a Year-End Sale! Discounts on select retiring Holiday Catalog items, as well as surplus items! But don’t delay, these items are only available while supplies last! If you haven't checked it out before now, don't worry, there's still some great deals!

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Here’s the link to the Retiring and Surplus List:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Year%20End%20Sale/Year%20End%20Sale%20Event%20US.pdf

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack too!

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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: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017

 


Stampin' Up! Christmas with the Mams Continued!

Hey there! Katie Wolters gave me a really great gift at our Yes Mam! Stamper's Christmas Party. Actually TWO gifts because the card she made was awesome too! She used the Spooky Cat photopolymer set in an out-of-the-box way; using the "hoot owl" to create a "snowy owl" for a winter/Christmas card! The second gift is the gorgeous wood card holder Katie helped her dad make! Simple and versatile, you can set it in the grooved base for a portrait presentation:

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 Or you can turn it so the holder is landscape! I love Katie's choice of the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background. It makes the card look warm and cool at the same time!

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 Katie heat-embossed the owl with white powder for the "snowy owl" effect. She also added snowflakes and a branch cut with Seasonal Layers Thinlets Dies. She used an easy masking technique: tearing a strip of paper to lay over the bottom of the Whisper White layer before sponging the rest with Marina Mist ink. This gives a "snowbank" effect.

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 Her final touch is a bit of white satin ribbon tied in a simple knot.

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 Use the December hostess code SRHVXBN9  to receive a thank you card (un-signed so YOU can send it to someone else!) and a little embellishment gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Heat Tool
$30.00

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards. You will still receive your thank you card and embellishment gift from me!

Now through January 2nd, Stampin' Up! Is having a Year-End Sale! Discounts on select retiring Holiday Catalog items, as well as surplus items! But don’t delay, these items are only available while supplies last!

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Here’s the link to the Retiring and Surplus List:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Year%20End%20Sale/Year%20End%20Sale%20Event%20US.pdf

Be sure to check out the updated Clearance Rack while you are there!

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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: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017


Stampin' Up! Christmas with the Mams!

Hey there! A couple of weeks ago my team, the Yes, Mam! Stampers, gathered to have our annual Christmas Party. Everyone brought food, we exchanged gifts, and of course we stamped! I will be sharing what we stamped next week (Occasions and Sale-a-bration sneak peeks), but today I want to share with you Christmas creations by my sweet friend, Angie Lisk!

First, our gift exchange guidelines required either the gift to be made with Stampin' Up! or packaged using Stampin' Up! products.  Angie packaged up a set of fancy paper plates and Christmas napkins with a shiny bow and a simple tag she gussied up with a Hometown Greetings Edgelit.

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She took a simple piece of Whisper White card stock and turned it into a winter scene with the edgelit and the Big Shot. A punched hole and a bit of white ribbon and voila!

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Next, Angie gave every one of her sister Mams a bottle of Bath & Body Works lotion in packaging she created herself!

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Created with Kraft card stock that is now retired, this box is sturdy!

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Angie adhered a bit of Christmas Quilt Designer Paper to the front of the belly band, then added a greeting layer cut with a Stitched Shapes and Layering Circle Framelits. She added one of our Stitched Felt Embellishments (still available but retiring) to complete the simple homespun look.

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I received a special gift from Angie, packaged in a gold foil Striped Treat Bag! A quick and simple packaging solution, Angie simply folded the top of this 4 3/4" x 7" bag over, and then added a Gold Library Clip and a tag created with the Merry Little Labels stamp set and Everyday Label Punch! The Gold Foil leaves were punched with the Leaf Punch from the Painted Harvest Bundle. Note: the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper and Merry Little Labels stamp set are retiring on January 2nd, but you can still order them in my Online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

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Inside the bag was the cutest little present! Angie had ordered a custom-engraved  Block D just for me with my name and the cutest little owl on it!

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She also gave me a custom-engraved bone folder!

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To order the supplies to create your own gift packaging, go to my online store to shop: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Use the December hostess code SRHVXBN9  to receive a thank you card (un-signed so YOU can send it to someone else!) and a little embellishment gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

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$16.00

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards. You will still receive your thank you card and embellishment gift from me!

Now through January 2nd, Stampin' Up! Is having a Year-End Sale! Discounts on select retiring Holiday Catalog items, as well as surplus items! But don’t delay, these items are only available while supplies last!

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Here’s the link to the Retiring and Surplus List:

https://sumedia.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Year%20End%20Sale/Year%20End%20Sale%20Event%20US.pdf

Be sure to check out the refreshed Clearance Rack while you are there!

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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: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017


Stampin' Up! Gift Card Holder Inspiration Day #5!

Hey there! Today is the final installment of gift card holders I have to share with you for awhile. Are you glad? Are you tired of them? I'm not, but I do have a few other Christmas projects to share with you before the big day gets here, so I think it's a good idea to be done for now.

Are you ready for Christmas? I'm getting closer, almost all of my shopping is done, thanks to online free shipping and a marathon shopping trip yesterday afternoon! Now to just get the rest of my wrapping done and to finish readying the house for the kids to come home!

The gift card holders I'm sharing today are not Christmas themed, so they can be used for anyone anytime of the year!

First, an anonymous creator used the Coffee Cafe' stamp set and Coffee Cups Framelits Dies with Sahara Sand, Garden Green, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla:

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A belly-band keeps this wallet-style gift card holder together.

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This batch of gift card holders seems to be without their creators' names, because this one using the Merry Little Labels stamp set, Layering Circle Framelits, Starburst Punch, and Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper is also nameless:

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This adorable little pocket/pouch is secured by a miniature Velcro dot!

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Finally a card with a name! Laura Milligan used the Wood Words stamp set with Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and Smoky Slate 1/2" Gingham Ribbon  to create her versatile holder.

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Laura's extra touches of Delicate White Doily, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, and a 1" Circle-punched greeting are all simple but effective.

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To make any of these projects, use the December hostess code SRHVXBN9  to receive a thank you card (un-signed so YOU can send it to someone else!) and a little embellishment gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards. You will still receive your thank you card and embellishment gift from me!

Now through January 2nd, Stampin' Up! Is having a Year-End Sale! Discounts on select retiring Holiday Catalog items, as well as surplus items! But don’t delay, these items are only available while supplies last!

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Here’s the link to the Retiring and Surplus List:

https://sumedia.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Year%20End%20Sale/Year%20End%20Sale%20Event%20US.pdf

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: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

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

©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017


Stampin' Up! Gift Card Holders Day #4!

Hey there! Today we are continuing my series of gift card holder swaps I've received this year!

First this one, completely disguised as a full card, was created by Jenna Raby using the Carols of Christmas stamp set, Holly Textured Impressions folder, Rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy.

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She colored the rhinestones with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends marker.

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The real surprise is when you open the card to reveal the pocket created by the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.

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It is disguised by the Lovely Laurel Thinlets-cut Emerald Envy wreath that pops out at you! Love it!

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Mary Waring used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlet Die and Christmas Quilt 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper to create this really poppin' gift card holder:

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She used the Everyday Label Punch to frame the Tags & Trimmings Greeting, then layered it on a silver Metallic Foil Doily. She added Silver Glimmer stars cut with a Mini Treat Bag Thinlet die. She finished the gift card holder portion with a bit of Silver Mini Tinsel Trim.

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If you are dying to make one of these projects, use the December hostess code SRHVXBN9  to receive a thank you card (un-signed so YOU can send it to someone else!) and a little embellishment gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards. You will still receive your thank you card and embellishment gift from me!

Now through January 2nd, Stampin' Up! Is having a Year-End Sale! Discounts on select retiring Holiday Catalog items, as well as surplus items! But don’t delay, these items are only available while supplies last!

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Here’s the link to the Retiring and Surplus List:

https://sumedia.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Year%20End%20Sale/Year%20End%20Sale%20Event%20US.pdf

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: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

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