Birthday Cards Feed

Stampin' Up! Monday Swap Day!

Hey there! Today is a fabulous day to share some fabulous swaps! As you know, I participate in a monthly swap where I make 21 swap the same and receive 20 different swaps in return. This year the swaps have been particularly fabulous, but if I don't add in a few extra swap days I'll not get to share them all with you. Hence the need for a Monday Swap Day now and then! I did get to stamp some over the weekend, in addition to hitting the Express Care for my sinus infections and getting a new phone (BIG SMILE) to replace the one dropped in the bathtub last week by my littlest baby granddaughter. The weather has not been very cooperative for me, though, so I've not been able to photograph any of my creations. I hope to get that done today so I have a new creation to share tomorrow!

So without further ado. . . . here we go!

First, a lovely fall card created with Colorful Seasons and the Baby Wipe technique:

Stampin_up_colorful_seasons_carolpaynestamps1

The inside is just as lovely as the outside. I love Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Early Espresso together!

Stampin_up_colorful_seasons_carolpaynestamps2

Next, Landa Cartwright also used Colorful Seasons, adding the Seasonal Layers thinlets to create a bouquet of lovely leaves!

Stampin_up_colorful_seasons_carolpaynestamps3

Lorraine Duran combined the Paisley's & Poises greeting with the Gourd Goodness set, stamping the gourds and greeting first before embossing with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder. Old Olive 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon and a Pear Pizzazz leaf punched with the Leaf Punch pull it all together!

Stampin_up_gourd_goodness_carolpaynestamps1

Finally, Cathy Miller used the Painted Harvest Bundle to create her Dutch Fold card. I love her combo of Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla!

  Stampin_up_painted_harvest_dutch_fold_carolpaynestamps1
Lorraine used a print from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper pack for the dutch doors.

Stampin_up_painted_harvest_dutch_fold_carolpaynestamps2

 Lifting the center flap reveals just how the three "doors" of this card combine to create a lovely whole!

Stampin_up_painted_harvest_dutchfold_carolpaynestamps3

 If you enjoyed this project, please use the October hostess code HMT67FU2 to receive a 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!

The B3G1F Designer Paper Sale ends October 31st! You'll find all of the participating packs in my online store. This sale ends on October 31st! http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

B3G1DSP_SHAREABLE_NA

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017

 

Save


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day October 22nd!

Hey there! It's time for Sunday Swap Day! yay! Today's swaps are all about Christmas! Double yay!

This first "shutter card" has been in an out of it's clear envelope so many times  that it has lost it's creator's name, which is a shame, because it is a FABULOUS card! The creator expertly combined the Carols of Christmas set with Nature Sings and Christmas Pines, pulling it all together with traditional Christmas colors of Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, and Old Olive!

Stampin_up_carols_of_christmas_carolpaynestamps2

In my enthusiasm to add my watermark to these cards I apparently added it twice to this one! The Lantern Builder Thinlets and Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper make this card a winner! Christmas Around the World DSP is part of the B3G1F Designer Series Paper Sale that ends October 31!

Stampin_up_christmas_around_the_world_carolpaynestamps

This card was created with the Christmas Stocking Thinlets Dies, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Gold Glimmer Paper, and Quilted Christmas 1/4" Ribbon!

Stampin_up_christmas_stocking_thinlets_carolpaynestamps1

Merry Mistletoe and the Be Merry Designer Series Paper are the stars of this card! A Garden Green background embossed with the Polka Dot Basics folder perfectly sets off the rest of the card, as does the Whisper White strip punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch!

Stampin_up_merry_mistletoe_carolpaynestamps

Tags & Trimmings and the Trim Your Stocking thinlets were used to create this adorable stocking card. Gold embossing of the snowflakes on the vellum complements the Gold Glimmer Snowflake and ties in perfectly with the Mini Gold Sequin Trim used for the stocking hanger!

Stampin_up_tags_and_trimmings_carolpaynestamps

Finally, it doesn't have to be a Christmas set to make a great card! Watts of Occasions includes elements for Christmas, as well as thanks, sorry, love you, and other encouraging phrases, making it a very versatile set!

Stampin_up_watts_of_occasions_carolpaynestamps

If you enjoyed these projects, please use the October hostess code HMT67FU2 to receive a gift from me when you shop 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!

The B3G1F Designer Paper Sale ends October 31st! You will find the participating packs in my online store too! http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

B3G1DSP_SHAREABLE_NA

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017

Save


Stampin' Up! Count My Blessings with Fun Foam!

Hey there! I've been re-visiting another oldie-but-goodie-technique, Heat Stamping on Fun Foam!

Stampin_up_count_my_blessings_carolpaynestamps5

How do you heat stamp? What is Fun Foam?

First, Fun Foam is a spongy sheet 1/8" - 1/4" thick found at craft stores. I bought a beige 12" x 18" sheet for 89 cents! I can cut a bunch of squares, rectangles, and strips!

To heat stamp on fun foam: Heat with your Heat Tool until the foam gets a little wet-looking and starts to curl. This doesn't take very long! As soon as the foam is heated, press an inked red-rubber stamp into the foam. Hold in place for a few seconds. Remove and voila! You have heat stamped the Fun Foam!

NOTE: Red-rubber stamps work best because they are more deeply-etched than photopolymer.

For my card I started with an Early Espresso card base,  then added a Crumb Cake layer embossed with the Pinewood Plank Dynamic Folder inked with Crumb Cake.  I added strips of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, than the Fun Foam square  I had cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelit, heated with the Heat Tool and stamped with a Count My Blessings image inked with Early Espresso. I sponged the edges with Early Espresso  before adhering to the card with a Stampin' Dimensionals in each corner.

Stampin_up_count_my_blessings_carolpaynestamps2

I stamped a Butterfly Basics greeting and finished with a single Gold Faceted Gem.

Stampin_up_count_my_blessings_carolpaynestamps3

I stamped inside with a Count My Blessings sentiment, stamped-off acorns, and Early Espresso sponging. I covered the Very Vanilla envelope flap with the fabulous acorn pattern from the Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper!

Stampin_up_count_my_blessings_carolpaynestamps4

Are you in love with the Count Your Blessings stamp set like I am? Order yours today from my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Heat Tool
$30.00

If you enjoyed this project, please use the October hostess code HMT67FU2 to receive a gift from me!

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

The B3G1F Designer Paper Sale ends October 31st! Get all of the details HERE.

B3G1DSP_SHAREABLE_NA

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

Stampin_up_count_my_blessings_carolpaynestamps1

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017

 

Save

Save


Stampin Up! Sunday Swap Day October 15th!

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

First, a Christmas Quilt "floating image" card by Deb McCahan. I love Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, and Dapper Denim with Whisper White! The Quilt Top Folder brings it all together!

Stampin_up_christmas_quilt_carolpaynestamps1

A Christmas Quilt phrase, needle & thread finish the inside!

Stampin_up_christmas_quilt_carolpaynestamps2

Next, an anonymous stamper used Merry Little Labels, Softly Falling Textured Impression Folder, and snowflakes cut with Seasonal Layers Thinlets for this simple but gorgeous creation!

Stampin_up_merry_little_labels_carolpaynestamps1

Raedean Shibata also used Merry Little Labels and the Everyday Label Punch (bundled to save 10%) with Basic Black and Soft Sky. She stamped the label on Watercolor paper with Archival Basic Black so she could subtly watercolor the Soft Sky (or it may be Pool Party) in the winter sky. Merry Little Christmas Designer Paper continues the starry look.

Stampin_up_merry_little_labels_carolpaynestamps2

Season Like Christmas with Lemon Lime Twist, Real Red, Whisper White, and Embossing Paste snow was the choice for  Jody Miller. Jody used a greeting from Ready for Christmas and the deer from Carols of Christmas. She used a piece of Merry Music Specialty Designer Paper for her background.

Stampin_up_season_like_christmas_carolpaynestamps1

Another anonymous stamper used the Seasonal Chums Bundle with the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Folder for their simply classic creation.

Stampin_up_seasonal_chums_carolpaynestamps1

Finally, Sharon Tong-Robinson used Sugarplum Dreams for her adorable Powder Pink/Whisper White creation. Gold embossing for the greeting and a strip of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate add just the right touches of shine!

Stampin_up_sugarplum_dreams_carolpaynestamps1

To order any of the stamps or supplies mentioned in today's post, head on over to my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

If you enjoyed this project, please use the October hostess code HMT67FU2 to receive a gift from me!

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

The B3G1F Designer Paper Sale ends October 31st. You'll find the full listing of the available prints in this sale in my online store! http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

B3G1DSP_SHAREABLE_NA

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017


Stampin' Up! Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop October Edition Painted Autumn!

1797524_10152216933805070_1250170996_n

Hey there! It's time for the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop! Our October theme is the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper!

For my hop projects I chose to use the Seasonal Layers Thinlets, Patterned Party Decorative Masks, and Embossing Paste along with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to make these:
Stampin_up_painted_harvest_carolpaynestamps1
To create the backgrounds for both cards I used the brick Pattern Party Decorative Mask, thinly spreading the Embossing Paste with a Palette Knife. The past dries really quick when spread thin, so after it dried I sponged the "bricks" with Cajun Craze ink. I also quickly cleaned the mask with warm water.

Stampin_up_painted_harvest_branch_carolpaynestamps1

After cutting the branch from Crumb Cake with a Seasonal Layers Thinlet and adhering with liquid glue, I cut Painted Autumn DSP with the smallest leaf die, also from Seasonal Layers. I added the leaves to the branches with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stampin_up_painted_harvest_branch_carolpaynestamps2

I stamped a Painted Harvest sentiment with Early Espresso ink, punched with the Pretty Label Punch, then sponged the edges with Cajun Craze ink. Before adhering to the card front with dimensionals I added a snipped of 5/8" Burlap ribbon with a glue dot. I finished the front with a single Gold Faceted Gem.

Stampin_up_painted_harvest_branch_carolpaynestamps3

For my second card I used the same layout with the embossing paste bricks in the background. I used the open and detailed Seasonal Layers leaf dies to cut more Painted Autumn paper to adhere to the card front in a "falling leaves" design.

Stampin_up_painted_harvest_leaves_carolpaynestamps1

I stamped, punched, and sponged another Painted Harvest phrase for the greeting, and  scattered a few Gold Faceted Gems across the front.

Stampin_up_painted_harvest_leaves_carolpaynestamps3

After stamping the Painted Harvest phrase on the inside layer, I cut out a couple more leaves from Painted Autumn paper and adhered with liquid glue so they could bridge across the card fold.

Stampin_up_painted_harvest_leaves_carolpaynestamps5

Now it's time to journey on to the next blog in the hop, Judy Garza's Stampin' with Judy G!

1551612_10152213036645070_18131182_n

 

Or click the "previous" link to go back to Laura Milligan's blog, I'd Rather "bee" Stampin'!

1013763_10152213037420070_1159313436_n - Copy

 

Use the supplies list below to shop in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Big Shot
$110.00

If you enjoyed this project, please use the October hostess code HMT67FU2 to receive a gift from me!

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

The B3G1F Designer Paper Sale ends October 31st!

B3G1DSP_SHAREABLE_NA

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017

Save

Save


Stampin' Up! Faux Silk!

Hey there! After sharing the Gilded Faux Silk technique with you yesterday, I decided to make a true Faux Silk (is there such a thing as true faux?) card to show you what it looks like un-gilded. I used the Count My Blessings stamp set again with another natural coffee filter to create this:

Stampin_up_count_my_blessings_carolpaynestamps1

I stamped the flower all over the coffee filter with Early Espresso ink adding Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive with sponge daubers.

Faux_silk1

After coloring and then crumpling into a ball, I adhered to a Very Vanilla piece with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, taking care to not smooth out the filter too much so it retained the bumps and creases. I wrapped the rest of the filter around to the  back side of the layer, securing with more glue.

Faux_silk2

I stamped a Very Vanilla background layer with the same flower and Early Espresso ink, leaving it un-colored for contrast.

Faux_silk3

I sponged the edges of the stamped vanilla layer with Early Espresso ink, adhering to the card front with SNAIL. After adhering the Faux Silk layer to an Early Espresso mat, I adhered to the card front with dimensionals.

Stampin_up_count_my_blessings_carolpaynestamps2

I stamped a banner with the Butterfly Basics birthday greeting, sponging the edges and adding a bit of stamped-off flowers to pull it all together. I sponged a couple of Touch of Nature Elements with Early Espresso before adding behind the banner with glue dots.

Stampin_up_count_my_blessings_carolpaynestamps3

I finished the inside with a stamped and sponged Very Vanilla layer using only Early Espresso ink and more Count My Blessings images.

Stampin_up_count_my_blessings_carolpaynestamps4

The Count My Blessings set can be ordered from my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Glue Dots
$5.25

If you enjoyed this project, please use the October hostess code HMT67FU2 when you shop!

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

A B3G1F Designer Paper Sale ends October 31st! You'll find full details in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

B3g1_dsp_flyerthumb_us

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017


Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Ivory!

Hey there! Ivory's first birthday was Saturday! We went to her party, and I created this card for her gift with some of the same elements that I used to make her party invitation:

Stampin_up_happy_birthday_gorgeous_carolpaynestamps1

I heat-embossed the background with flowers from Happy Birthday Gorgeous with white powder on the Wisteria Wonder background, then added an Elegant Eggplant heart cut with a Sweet & Sassy Framelit. I stamped Stylized Birthday  with Elegant Eggplant on Very Vanilla, then cut it out with the same Sweet & Sassy Framelit.  I finished the hearts with a simple bow tied with Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim, added with a glue dot.

Stampin_up_happy_birthday_gorgeous_carolpaynestamps2

I stamped the inside with a Moon Baby phrase and the baby bunny. I stamped the Very Vanilla envelope multiple times with Stylized Birthday and Elegant Eggplant ink.

Stampin_up_happy_birthday_gorgeous_carolpaynestamps3

Have a little girl birthday coming up? Purchase your supplies from my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Heat Tool
$30.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

If you enjoyed this project, please use the October hostess code HMT67FU2 to receive a free gift from me!

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

October Specials from Stampin’ Up!

Today is the last day to order from the World Cardmaking Day 15% off select stamp sets and products! You will find the details in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

WCMD_Shareable-Social_NA

A B3G1F Designer Paper Sale that lasts all month! Details are found in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

B3G1DSP_SHAREABLE_NA

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017

Save


Stampin' Up! Layered Die Cuts from Vacation Stamping School!

Hey there! Good News! My washing machine "may" be fixed! I say "may" because I've had the repairman twice this week! It's working now, but if something else goes wrong a new washer will be in my future.

Today I'm sharing samples from a Demonstration at Vacation Stamping School by Shirley Casey. Similar, and possibly the same, as the Eclipse technique, it's a fun way to add letters to create words on your card front!

Stampin_up_layered_die_cuts_carolpaynestamps

Shirley had a ton of samples. This one used snowflake images from Snowflake Sentiments and the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder. She used Berry Burst, Whisper White, Soft Sky, and Marina Mist for her "COLD" theme:

Stampin_up_eclipse_carolpaynestamps2

A darling little card using the Santa's Suit set. To create these cards, Shirley stamped the images on the card front before cutting out the letters.

Stampin_up_eclipse_carolpaynestamps3

Merry Cafe' stamp set. Shirley lines up the letter dies with the aid of a ruler, then holds them all in place with washi tape while she runs through the Big Shot. A couple more of the same letter are adhered under the top letter for depth.

Stampin_up_eclipse_carolpaynestamps4

With Painted Harvest:

Stampin_up_eclipse_carolpaynestamps5

Christmas Quilt:

Stampin_up_eclipse_carolpaynestamps6

Colorful Seasons and High Tide:

Stampin_up_eclipse_carolpaynestamps7

Pop of Paradise:

Stampin_up_eclipse_carolpaynestamps8

This Little Piggy:

Stampin_up_eclipse_carolpaynestamps9

Cool Treats and the Happy Birthday Thinlet:

Stampin_up_layered_die_cuts_carolpaynestamps3

Finally, a frame using Layering Squares Framelits and the Tranquil Tulips Host set. Absolutely gorgeous!

Stampin_up_layered_die_cuts_carolpaynestamps4

Want to try your hand at Layered Die Cuts? Use the supply list below as you shop in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Big Shot
$110.00

If you enjoyed this project, please use the October hostess code HMT67FU2 to receive a free gift from me!

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

October Specials from Stampin’ Up! Find full details in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

First, 15% off select stamp sets and products, only discounted from October 1-10!

WCMD_Shareable-Social_NA

A B3G1F Designer Paper Sale that lasts all month!

B3G1DSP_SHAREABLE_NA

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017


Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous for Ivory!

Hey there! Tomorrow is my littlest granddaughter Ivory's 1st birthday! Her mommy, my daughter Alisa, wanted to make a few invites to be able to attach a picture, so with her request to use Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, and the flowers from Happy Birthday Gorgeous I created this:

Stampin_up_happy_birthday_gorgeous_carolpaynestamps1

I heat embossed the blooms with white embossing powder on the Wisteria Wonder layer. I love how these blooms pop!

Stampin_up_happy_birthday_gorgeous_carolpaynestamps2

I stamped "PARTY TIME" with Elegant Eggplant ink on the Very Vanilla strip, then used my 1/8" scoring trick to create the folds to pop-up the banner. I snipped the ends with Paper snips to create banner points, and stacked two dimensionals on top of each other to support the raised banner in on each end. I secured the point ends to the card front with glue dots. Before adding the banner I punched Elegant Eggplant with the Everyday Label Punch to add an Elegant Eggplant pop of color.

Stampin_up_happy_birthday_gorgeous_carolpaynestamps3

We used a font called "Juice ITC", found in my Microsoft Word program, to print the party details on Very Vanilla. I was able to print four to a sheet and found a color in my program that coordinated perfectly with the Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder!

Stampin_up_happy_moon_baby_carolpaynestamps4

As a final little touch I stamped the bunny from Moon Baby with Elegant Eggplant, omitting the lamb, bear, and stars on either side with Scotch tape. After inking the bunny with Elegant Eggplant , I remembered to remove the tape before stamping on the invite!

If you enjoyed this project, please use the October hostess code HMT67FU2 to receive a free gift when you shop in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamp

Heat Tool
$30.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

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

October Specials from Stampin’ Up!

First, 15% off select stamp sets and products, only discounted from October 1-10! Get all the info in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

WCMD_Shareable-Social_NA

A B3G1F Designer Paper Sale that lasts all month!

B3G1DSP_SHAREABLE_NA

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017

 

 

Save


Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest CCREW1017SIP Simple!

Hey there! Another one of the October Creative Crew Challenges over on Splitcoaststampers is to create a CAS (Clean and Simple) card using the theme (Comfy & Cozy) and the Color Challenge (Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, and Tranquil Tide). As you probably already figured out, I'm really loving the Painted Harvest Bundle (stamps and punch), so I decided to use it to create my CAS card!

Stampin_up_painted_harvest_carolpaynestamps1

After embossing a layer of Chocolate Chip to adhere to the card front, I stamped the Painted Harvest bloom with Tangerine Tango on Whisper White, cut it out with a smooth Layering Circles Framelit, and then added a Tangerine Tango mat behind it that I cut with a scalloped Layering Circles Framelit. I stamped the center with stamped-off Early Espresso, and then stamped the greeting with full-strength Early Espresso.  The layers are adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stampin_up_painted_harvest_carolpaynestamps2

I added a Gold Faceted Gem to the center for some sparkle. I stamped the lined leaf from Painted Harvest with Tranquil Tide on Whisper White, then punched with the Leaf Punch. I adhered behind the layers with a glue dot.

Stampin_up_painted_harvest_carolpaynestamps3

Inside I stamped the Tangerine Tango bloom again, stamped the center with stamped-off Early Espresso, and added another Tranquil Tide-stamped leaf. I then stamped the Butterfly Basics sentiment with Early Espresso.

Stampin_up_painted_harvest_carolpaynestamps4

Be sure to stop by again tomorrow to see the stepped-up version of this card!

Hop on over to my online store to order the Painted Harvest Bundle today! http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Glue Dots
$5.25

Use the October Host Code HMT67FU2 when you shop.

There are new October Specials from Stampin’ Up! Today!

First, 15% off select stamp sets and products, only discounted from October 1-10!

WCMD_Shareable-Social_NA

A B3G1F Designer Paper Sale that lasts all month!

B3G1DSP_SHAREABLE_NA

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017