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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day November 19th on Monday the 20th!

Hey there! We celebrated two birthdays yesterday! Two of my sons have birthdays this week;  Troy's birthday was yesterday and Logan's is on Wednesday. With both of their birthdays so close to Thanksgiving (Logan was born the day before Thanksgiving) their celebrations have sometimes gotten lost in the shuffle of the holidays. We decided to not let that happen this year!

This is a good group of cards, so let's get started!

First, a lovely Carols of Christmas swap featuring the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Marbled Background. Silver Glimmer paper, Silver Sequin Trim, and Rhinestone Basic Jewels add fun sparkle. This card was created by Cathy Miller.

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Next, an Eclipse technique Christmas card using the Large Letter Alphabet Framelits and Christmas Pines stamps. Created by Landa Cartwright

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"to the world" is from Hearts Come Home.

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Carol Slack sponged a background of Pool Party and Dapper Denim, then subtly stamped snowflakes with Whisper White Craft ink. She cut the houses and church with the Hometown Greetings Edgelits, the tree with a Card Front Builder Dies. She added little pieces of So Saffron card stock behind the windows to make light "shine" through. The greeting is from Star of Light in the Annual Catalog.

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Lovely as a Tree has been in the catalog since before I became a demonstrator over 15 years ago, but it's still a favorite of just about everyone! The creator of this easel card stamped the Night of Navy card base with the Sheet Music background, then heat-embossed the tree with white powder on vellum. This card could easily be a luminaria; all it needs is a battery votive inside!

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Silver 1/8" ribbon, a Foil Snowflake, and rhinestones add sparkle. The greeting is from Christmas Quilt.

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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: 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.

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Get ready for the Online Extravaganza, starting Monday, November 20th! Click this link to see what’s on sale so you can have your list ready on Monday when the stamp set “doorbusters” are on sale! http://sumedia.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Online%20Extravaganza/Item%20List%20Flyer%20US.pdf

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

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Stampin' Up! OnStage Live Swaps!

Hey there! As promised, today I have a few swaps to share with you from OnStage Live in Salt Lake City last week. These are not the only swaps I will be sharing, be assured there are more! I won't be sharing them everyday; I'll just sprinkle them in now and then!

Today's swaps are timely because they are Christmas-themed!

Some of today's swaps I can give credit to and some I cannot as these were swapped by the girls from my team at OnStage and some swaps just don't have a creator's name!

This first swap is anonymous, but is a lovely combo of Carols of Christmas, Card Front Builder Thinlets dies, and Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. Combined with a Crumb Cake card base, this card has a great homespun look!

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Stacy MIller also used the Carols of Christmas bundle, but with a completely different look. Gold Foil behind the top layer adds just the right amount of glow to this nighttime snowy scene!

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The Christmas Quilt Suite was used for this fun swap!

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Dava Tutt combined Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Paper with the Every Good Wish set:

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A fun non-traditional color combo of Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist with the Ready for Christmas bundle:

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Finally, Star of Light by Darlene Mitchell:

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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: 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.

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

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Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels Gift Tags!

Hey there! I'm getting back into the swing of normal life after my trip to SLC last week for the Stampin' Up! OnStage Live event. I will start sharing some swaps from there tomorrow!

Today I have another set of gift tags I created for a class at the Elkville Library last week. They wanted to make Christmas gift tags, so I created these with Merry Little Labels, Snowflake Sentiments, Be Merry Designer Series Paper, and the Everyday Label, Scallop Tag Topper, and Pretty Label punches:

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Snowflake Sentiments punched with the Pretty Label Punch:

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Snowflake Sentiments punched with the Everyday Label Punch:

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Merry Little Labels. The tag base is Crumb Cake punched with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch!

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Be Merry Designer Series Paper background layer. I tied each tag with an 8 inch piece of Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon.

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Behind each punched sentiment I added a Cherry Cobbler label punched with the same punch. I cut the Cherry Cobbler label in half with Paper Snips to "stretch" it behind the greeting.

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The Garden Green stamped "Let it Snow" is a favorite in the Merry Little Labels set.

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"Special Delivery" was stamped once with Cherry Cobbler ink and punched with the Pretty Label Punch, then stamped with Garden Green and hand-cut closely along each side before adhering over the Cherry Cobbler one with SNAIL.

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The back of each tag has this sentiment from Merry Little Labels. I used Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Markers to get the color right.

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Each tag has Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper snowflakes cut with one or two sizes of Swirly Snowflake Edgelit dies.

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I layered two snowflakes together with a glue dot for a more intricate design!

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If you enjoyed this project, please use the November hostess code 2CACVAJA   to receive a gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

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.

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

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Stampin' Up! Stampers Dozen Blog Hop November Foil, Foil, Foil!

Hey there and welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop for November! Our theme this month is Foil, Foil, Foil! Everyone on the hop is using foil sheets, designer paper, snowflakes, etc, in their projects! I can't wait to see what everyone is creating!

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For my project this month I used Merry Little Labels and Snowflake Sentiments stamps with Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper to create this:

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 Starting with a Marina Mist card base, I layered on two different prints from the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper, followed by a gold snowflake from the Foil Snowflakes pack.

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 I heat embossed an image from the Merry Little Labels stamp set with gold powder on Whisper White, then punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch.

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 I wrapped Whisper White 1/8" Sheer Ribbon 6 times around the span of my fingers, then tied the center with another piece of the same ribbon to create a bow I adhered with a glue dot.

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 Inside I layered another piece of Year of Cheer Specialty, then added a white layer I heat embossed a Snowflake Sentiment phrase with gold powder.

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 Now it's time to travel on to Rachel Yurkanin's blog to see her foil creation!

 

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 Or hop back to Laura Milligan's blog to see what she did with the Foil, Foil, Foil theme!

 

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If you enjoyed this project, please use the November hostess code  2CACVAJA   to receive a gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

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.

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

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Stampin' Up! Quilted Christmas Kitty!

Hey there! Despite a flight delay in Houston we did arrive home before midnight last night. While the beds at the Hilton were comfy, it was even better to sleep in my own bed! Today will be a day of unpacking, catching up on laundry, and all of those little things that are left undone while the mom is on a trip! If I ever start to feel superfluous, all I have to do is go away for a few days and I'm reminded that I am when I return! lol!

I have a lot of swaps and ideas to share, but I still have a couple of "fresh" creations to share before I do. Today I'm sharing a Christmas card I created with the Quilted Christmas suite in the Holiday Catalog and the Cat Punch!

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It's an easel card (love that fold!) created with Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and Quilted Christmas 6" x6" Designer Series Paper!

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This print from the Christmas Quilt Designer Series Paper makes it easy to create this "quilted" card. I simply cut out one of the quilt squares from the sheet, adhered to a mat of Real Red and then on of Whisper White, then embossed all of it with the Quilt Top Textured Impression Embossing Folder. I created the center embellishment with a die from the Card Front Builder Thinlets, Carols of Christmas stamps, and a Pearl Basic Jewel I colored with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends.

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Hello Kitty! I punched a Crumb Cake kitty with the Cat Punch, then sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink for a Siamese look. I added 1/8" Real Red Solid Ribbon and a greeting from Merry Cafe' punched with the Classic Label Punch.

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The easel "stop" is created with the Pretty Label Punch, stamped with another word from Merry Cafe'.

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Inside sentiment is from Christmas Quilt.

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This card is on my class agenda later this week, so I will be posting the handout/tutorial later this week too!

If you enjoyed this project, please use the November hostess code  2CACVAJA   to receive a gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Cat Punch
$18.00

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

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

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Stampin' Up! Woodland Season Like Christmas!

Hey there! We experienced another fantastic day at the Stampin' Up! OnStage Live in Salt Lake City yesterday. I can hardly wait to share everything with you!  You won't have to wait long, the curfew will be lifted next week!

While my head has been swimming in Spring with the Occasions Catalog, I have another Christmas card to share with you today. I created this card for a hostess' Stamp-a-Stack. She wanted to learn how to stamp on the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder so the image appears to be behind the trees. I created this card with the Woodland Folder and the Season Like Christmas set.

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I stamped on the negative side of the Woodland folder with a Season Like Christmas tree with Tranquil Tide ink before inserting the white layer and cranking through the Big Shot.

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I used a sponge dauber to add Smoky Slate ink to the trunks and branches.

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I heat-embossed a Merry Mistletoe greeting with white Stampin' Emboss Powder onto a strip of Tranquil Tide card stock. I cut one end into banner tips before  adhering to the card front with dimensionals.

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I cut two snowflakes with a four-point Snowflake Sentiment thinlet, then glue-dotted then together to create an 8-point Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer snowflake. I added a single rhinestone to the center.

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Inside I stamped another Season Like Christmas phrase with Tranquil Tide ink,  sponged the edges with Smoky Slate ink, and then stamped a couple more trees, stamping the lighter one without re-inking the image.

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If you enjoyed this project, please use the November hostess code 2CACVAJA   to receive a gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps 

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.

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

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Stampin' Up! Merry & Bright Hearts Come Home!

Hey there! Let me start by apologizing for no post yesterday. Pretty much all day I was traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah for the Stampin' Up! OnStage Live. We will get to see the Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalogs that start in January 2018, and we will get to play with some of the products too! We flew to Salt Lake City yesterday (with a layover in Dallas),  had a yummy supper at Olive Garden, and then went to bed super early. Relaxing is a golden commodity; I'm soaking it up!

The card I'm sharing with you today is another I created for the November Creative Crew Challenges. This was the second project for the Sketch Challenge. I used Hearts Come Home and the Softy Falling Textured Impressions Folder:

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Here is the sketch. We were to create a tag or a tag to go on a card front.

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I just received the Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack in my last class order. Now I can't figure out why I waited so long to get this trim! A roll of Real Red and a roll of Silver. I used just a little bit to tie off the 1/8" Gold Ribbon on the top of the tag.

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 Speaking of the top of the tag, I used a thinlet from the Hometown Greeting Edgelits (you can bundle these with the Hearts Come Home set to save 10%!) to cut the top of the 2" wide tag.

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 I love the softly scalloped look of the tag top, and the tiny heart left over I also used on the card!

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 I stamped the Santa's sleigh with Smoky Slate and the stars with Marina Mist.

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 There's the tiny heart!

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 Everything I used for this card is from the Hearts Come Home Bundle!

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 If you enjoyed this project, please use the November hostess code  2CACVAJA  and the supply list below to receive a thank you 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.

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

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Stampin' Up! Hearts Come Home CCREW1117INSP!

Hey there! Today I am heading to Springfield, IL with my oldest daughter for her son, Cohen's, field trip to the Lincoln Museum, Tomb, Home, and the State Capitol Building! I'm "taking the day off" from everything. How often do we get to do that?

Today I'm sharing with you another card I created for the Creative Crew over on Splitcoaststampers.com. This challenge was an inspiration challenge. Let me show you my card and then I'll show you the inspiration piece. I used the Hearts Come Home set with  Stitched Shapes and Layering Squares framelits, embossing the white background with the Winter Wonder Textured Impression folder.

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I love this little Real Red/Soft Suede house! So cozy! The smoke stamp in this set is so easy to stamp coming right up out of the chimney too!

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I added a single Pearl Basic Jewel to the center of the embossed snowflake. I tried coloring a pearl with the Bronze Stampin' Blends marker, but it was just too much. I liked the softness of no color for the background best.

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I inked the house and the greeting with Real Red and Soft Suede Stampin' Write markers.

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Another cozy house and Hearts Come Home sentiment for the inside:

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My inspiration:

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What does this inspire you to create?

If you enjoyed this project, please use the November hostess code 2CACVAJA   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!

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

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Stampin' Up! Hearts Come Home Color Challenge!

Hey there and happy Monday! Today I have another card I created for the Creative Crew over on Splitcoaststampers for their November Challenge. Today's challenge is a color challenge. We were to take these colors and translate them into a Christmas card:

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My first job was to translate the above colors into Stampin' Up! colors, so I chose these five Stampin' Up! colors to match:

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For my creation with the Challenge Colors I used the Hearts Come Home set with Stitched Shapes Framelits.

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I used one of each of the three shapes of Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out a stamped Hearts Come Home image.

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I stamped "Joy to the world" repeatedly on the Pink Pirouette background layer with Flirty Flamingo ink. "MERRY & BRIGHT"  is stamped with Real Red.

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I love this little house stamped with Soft Suede. Marina Mist "smoke" is coming out of the chimney.

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I love all of the images in Hearts Come Home.

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If you enjoyed this project, please use the November hostess code 2CACVAJA   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.

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

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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day November 5th!

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

Ruth Ann Lilley combined the Carols of Christmas set with Be Merry Designer Paper for a CAS (and quick) card:

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Another creator used a Christmas Quilt sentiment with Be Merry Designer Paper, and a Stitched Shapes Framelit. Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, and a bit of 1/4" Double-Stitched Cherry Cobbler Ribbon all coordinate together.

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 Next, Karen Kurz used almost all of the Quilted Christmas Suite to create her easel card.

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 There's a surprise gift-card holder!

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 The Quilt Builder Framelits include dies to cut out the spool and the needle!

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 Finally, the creator of this card also used Quilted Christmas Suite elements with Watercolor Christmas stamps for a classic Christmas look. A Real Red card base embossed with the Quilt Top Textured Impression Embossing Folder, combined with a strip of Quilted Christmas 6 x6" Designer Paper, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, and a bit of Emerald Envy 3/8" Grosgrain Striped Ribbon are easy, yet very effective.

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 1" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches easily create the tree embellishment, topped with a gold Metallic Enamel Shape (star).

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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: 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.

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

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