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Stampin' Up! Stamping My Way Through the Catty, Soft Sayings Card Kit!

Hey there! Have you seen the movie, "Julie, Julia"?  In it Julie cooks every recipe in Julia Child's, Joy of Cooking cookbook and blogs about it every day. This movie inspired me to stamp my way through the 2017/2018 Annual Catalog! I don't own all of the sets, but I do have a lot. Can I do it?

The first stamp set I own from the new catalog is the Soft Sayings Card Kit on page 11. This 15-image set is included in the kit, along with all of the supplies to make 20 cards with envelopes!

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* Make 20 cards–2 each of 10 designs–using the included Soft Sayings Stamp Set - 15 photopolymer stamps, clear stamp block, 20 printed card bases and coordinating printed envelopes, giftable kraft box, die-cut accents, Stampin' Spot, Baker's Twine, washi tape, Stampin' Dimensionals
* Complete using your choice of adhesive

A wonderful feature of this kit is the Soft Sayings Card Kit Refills you can purchase to make more cards!

The first thing I did when I opened my kit is punch out all of the pieces. There are a BUNCH!

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So far I've made one of each card shown in the kit instructions, but this is only HALF OF THE KIT! I will share the rest of the cards tomorrow, using the remaining embellishments and the same stamps, but adding in a few techniques!

There are three sizes of card bases in the kit. First, the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2":

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Here are some of the cards up close:

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Each card base is pre-printed with a background design, perfectly complementing the greetings and embellishments!

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All I had to do was stamp the greeting, then adhere the greeting and embellishments with Stampin' Dimensionals (included in the kit) and/or Liquid Glue.

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Next, the 3 1/2" x 5":

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Gold Glimmer embellishments add sparkle!

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Most of the pre-printed card bases are soft and muted with the exception of this one, which is a riot of color!

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There's even a single roll of Tranquil Tide-striped washi tape in the kit!

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You can't get the sparkly die cuts in this kit anywhere else!

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Finally, the 3" x 3" notecards:

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Use the July Host Code  QJXAT47J when shopping in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

You’ll receive freebies from me as my thank you!

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Bonus Days:  For every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping) in July, you’ll receive a coupon product code to spend in August! You’ll want to use your coupon code(s) to purchase a new bundle from the Holiday Catalog that will be a Sneak Peek in August: Carols of Christmas!

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The Demonstrator Starter Kit is still only $99 for $125 worth of Stampin’ stuff of your choice (plus business supplies to get started if you do want to hold parties) FREE SHIPPING (you just pay your local sales tax) IN JULY you still get all of that, PLUS you will receive an extra free “Stamping Basics Kit” and the Carols of Christmas stamp set!

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Contact me with any questions, or go to my online store to join: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

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

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Stampin' Up! Pop of Paradise from Jan!

Hey there! A few weeks ago I loaned my Pop of Paradise set to my friend, Jan. She loaned me an embossing folder. We plan to get together soon to have lunch and swap back our things, but I was so pleasantly surprised to find this delightful card in my mailbox!

Jan combined Pop of Paradise with Timeless Textures, using Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, and Very Vanilla for her color palette.

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She even threw in a bit of Butterfly Basics with the honeycomb image! Everything about this card is very vintage and shabby chic! I love it!

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To purchase your supplies to make your own Pop of Paradise shabby chic card, hop on over to my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Use the July Host Code  QJXAT47J when shopping in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

You’ll receive freebies from me as my thank you!

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Bonus Days:  For every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping) in July, you’ll receive a coupon product code to spend in August! You’ll want to use your coupon code(s) to purchase a new bundle from the Holiday Catalog that will be a Sneak Peek in August: Carols of Christmas!

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The Demonstrator Starter Kit is still only $99 for $125 worth of Stampin’ stuff of your choice (plus business supplies to get started if you do want to hold parties) FREE SHIPPING (you just pay your local sales tax) IN JULY you still get all of that, PLUS you will receive an extra free “Stamping Basics Kit” and the Carols of Christmas stamp set!

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Contact me with any questions, or go to my online store to join:http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

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

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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day July 9!

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

These first two swaps are created with the new Host set, Background Bits! I love this set!

Carol Slack combined the Garden Trellis Textured Impressions folder with Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, and Whisper White. She used a greeting from the new Beautiful Bouquet set.

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Inside she used a sentiment from  Special Celebrations:

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Next, Laura Milligan worked her "white-space magic" with Background Bits, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, and Bermuda Bay!

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Raedean Shibata used the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder on the Wild Wasabi card front of this A Little Wild baby card. The baby lion is stamped with Early Espresso on So Saffron, colored with a Blender Pen, then cut out with a Little Loves Framelit.

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Finally for today, Susie Wood also used A Little Wild for her swap, combining Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Wood Textures Designer Paper:

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She added a bit of Clear Wink of Stella to his mane for some shine!

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The July Hostess Code: QJXAT47J. Use the code when shopping in  my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Earn freebies from me with your order!

New Stampin’ Up! promotions for July:

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Bonus Days:  For every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping) in July, you’ll receive a coupon product code to spend in August! You’ll want to use your coupon code(s) to purchase a new bundle from the Holiday Catalog that will be a Sneak Peek in August: Carols of Christmas!

Christmas in July:

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The Demonstrator Starter Kit is still only $99 for $125 worth of Stampin’ stuff of your choice (plus business supplies to get started if you do want to hold parties) FREE SHIPPING (you just pay your local sales tax) IN JULY you still get all of that, PLUS you will receive an extra free “Stamping Basics Kit” and the Carols of Christmas stamp set!

Contact me with any questions, or go to my online store to join:

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

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Stampin' Up! A Flock of Fabulous Flamingos!

Hey there! After the long July 4th weekend  I'm working hard to get back on a working summer schedule!

I played with Fabulous Flamingo stamps, using Glossy card stock (yes, it's back!) and the new Marbled Background to create a flock of cards!

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Everything is stamped on glossy with different color backgrounds. The flamingo is a three-step set of stamps. I stamped the body and legs with Powder Pink, the solid body with stamped-off Flirty Flamingo, and body detail with full-strength Flirty Flamingo.

Tempting Turquoise for this card base and the Marbled background. Lemon Lime Twist-stamped leaves.  I used Flirty Flamingo card stock for the layers on all for continuity, and it made it easier to quickly put together  7 cards!

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This one has a Soft Sky card base with the Marbled stamped with Soft Sky. Leaves are Pear Pizzazz.

TIP: I experimented with Basic Black Archival and Memento Black ink to see which worked best on Glossy . The Memento ink didn't want to dry at all. It takes awhile for the Basic Black Archival to completely dry, but it started out drier and was less smudge-y. Be careful stamping with any ink on glossy; it's easy to slide your stamp on the slick surface, but oh I LOVE the brilliance of the colors!

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While the blue Marbled backgrounds remind me of swirling water, this Pear Pizzazz Marbled makes me think of lush foliage!

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The first color I tried was Pool Party. It think it's still my favorite!

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After stamping all three layers of the flamingo, the only thing I added was a dot for his eye with my black Journaling Pen.

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Every flamingo needs a bit of bling, so I added three little rhinestones in the bottom corner. Perfect!

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

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

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Stampin' Up! Eastern Medallions Daisy Delight!

Hey there! I'm battling a mid-summer sinus infection, but I did have a small spark of inspiration yesterday to create with the Eastern Medallion Thinlets and Daisy Delight stamps. I used Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum, Powder Pink, and Whisper White.
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I put the layers together with SNAIL, and when the adhesive showed through the medallion openings I sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

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I used all three sizes of Clear Faceted Gems for the flower centers. The flower stems and the greeting are from Daisy Delight. After stamping the flower stems with Lemon Lime Twist on Whisper White, I adhered to the Pool Party layer before embossing with the Garden Trellis folder.

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Inside is all Daisy Delight.

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The July Hostess Code: QJXAT47J   Use this code when you shop in  my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

 Stampin’ Up! promotions for July!

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Bonus Days:  For every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping) in July, you will receive a coupon product code to spend in August! You will want to use your coupon code(s) to purchase a new bundle from the Holiday Catalog that will be a Sneak Peek in August: Carols of Christmas!

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Christmas in July: If you have ever thought about purchasing the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit, July is your time!

The Demonstrator Starter Kit is still only $99 for $125 worth of Stampin’ stuff of your choice (plus business supplies if you want to hold parties) FREE SHIPPING (you pay local sales tax) IN JULY you'll receive a “Stamping Basics” kit!

Two (2) “D” Blocks

Grid Paper

Bone Folder

Paper Snips

SNAIL

PLUS the “Carols of Christmas” stamp set for a total value of $72 in additional product!

Contact me with questions, or go to my online store to join: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

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

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Stampin’ Up! Sunday Swap Day, Swappin’ With the Mams!

Hey there! Today I’m sharing cards from our Yes Mam! Stamper’s Shoebox Swap! For a shoebox swap we bring all of the supplies in a “shoebox”  and then stamp each other’s creations!

First, Angela Black featured the Lemon Zest  set. She used Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, and Whisper White for a citrus-y look. The Lemon Zest set is also bundled with the Lemon Builder Punch. We didn’t use it on this card, be we did on the next one!

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Next, Linda Reaney's creation feastured Daisy Delight Bundle. She used the leaf stamp from Lemon Zest and the Lemon Builder Punch to add leaves behind the flower! Punches are a quick and easy way to add depth and texture to your cards.

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Angie Lisk  used the Wood Textures Suite. The Bermuda Bay-stamped rooster is cut out with a circle and a square Stitched Shapes framelit,

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Cathy Lingle's seascape with Colorful Seasons, Seaside Textured folder, and a beach umbrella fashioned from a Delicate White Doily! LOVE her addition of burlap ribbon for the “sand”!

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Kari Dillingham used the Petal Garden designer paper with the Floral Statements stamps. It was easy to color with markers and watercolor pencils because the shading is included in the stamped image!

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Katie Wolters used Pocketful of Sunshine Bundle. I love everything about her card!

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Martha Swift used the Climbing Orchid Bundle for her charming double-door card:

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Finally, Joanne Cantrell had us make the middle of these Daisy Delight cards. Starting basic:

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We made this stepped-up version:

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Avid crafter version with emboss resist for the background!         

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We had so much fun chatting and sharing while we stamped. Join my team of Yes Mam! Stampers this month, Become a part of our sisterhood!

The July Hostess Code:      QJXAT47J    Use when you shop my online store:http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps 

You will receive free goodies from me!

New Stampin’ Up! promotions for July:

Bonus Days:  For every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping) in July, you will receive a coupon product code to spend in August! You will want to use your coupon code(s) to purchase a new bundle from the Holiday Catalog that will be a Sneak Peek in August: Carols of Christmas!

Christmas in July: If you have ever thought about purchasing the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit, July is your time!

The Demonstrator Starter Kit is still only $99 for $125 worth of Stampin’ stuff of your choice (plus business supplies to get started if you do want to hold parties) FREE SHIPPING (you just pay your local sales tax) IN JULY you still get all of that, PLUS you will receive an extra free “Stamping Basics” kit consisting of:

Two (2) “D” Blocks

Grid Paper

Bone Folder

Paper Snips

SNAIL

You will also automatically receive the “Carols of Christmas” stamp set for a total value of $72 in free additional product added to you kit!

Contact me with any questions, or go to my online store to join: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

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

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Stampin' Up! In the City Baby!

Hey there! In past years I hardly ever stamped with the Host sets, but this year's catalog has some really good ones! I've already used the Tranquil Tulips for my Open House, and In the City for a wedding card, so it was easy to use it again to make a baby card! Lately I've been making two cards as I make one so I will have a spare I can bear to part with and actually mail! lol! I used the same color combo, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, and Shimmery White for today's cards:

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I again punched Blushing Bride with the Starburst Punch to mount the Crumb Cake stamped house and the Blushing Bride stamped stork. Powder Pink 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon coordinated perfectly!

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I accented the "special delivery" In the City greeting with a Blushing Bride flower punched with the Tree Builder Punch.

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Inside I used "Welcome Baby" from the new Special Celebrations set. I find I'm using this set SO MUCH!

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Just a simple $150 order is all it takes to be able to choose In the City as part of your Host Rewards. To place your order for Special Celebrations and all of the supplies to make this baby card, 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 June Host Code: CVSQFA2W  will receive three pre-cut card kits and instructions.

Check out the Clearance Rack while you are there!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Adapting to Change!

 Hey there! One thing I've learned in my 57 years of life: things don't always go the way you plan. You can try to keep things on track, but sometimes you just have to roll with it.

Such was the case yesterday. It was Sunday, which means Sunday Swap Day. Although I have LOTS of swaps made with gorgeous products from the new Annual Catalog, in prepping for my Open House I hadn't taken any pictures of them.

So Sunday came and I had nothing to blog. I made a decision: no blog post, just take care of this day and, taking a line from Darcy's favorite Disney movie, "let it go"!

Letting go is hard for me. Is it hard for you?

Letting go means discarding my expectations of how I think my life should be, how I should perform, how "perfect" I want to think I am. But I've finally realized, and wait for it:    NOBODY'S PERFECT.

Life's too short to worry and stress about little stuff like missing a blog post. My devotional this morning:  "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?" (Luke 12:25-26 NIV)

This realization doesn't mean I won't continue to strive to take good care of my family, improve my stamping style, or blog. It means if I miss a blog post now and then, I'm not going to agonize, I'm not going to worry or stress. It will be o.k.

Will I still "bite off more than I can chew" sometimes? Probably. By nature I'm a "tidsoptimst"; I think I have more time to get things done than I actually have.

Will I still sometimes "burn the midnight oil" to get "caught up"? Probably. (On a side note, what does "caught up" really mean? It sounds like I am perpetually behind, which I probably am, but that's negative thinking I don't need)

I guess the point of my ramblings is this: I'm trying to relax my mind, trust God with everything -the big AND little stuff, and keep on stampin' on.

Now, I want to share with you a baby step that was actually a great stride for me:

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I know! Did you gasp? I wrote in a greeting on a hand-stamped card!

I completely forgot to make a "fresh" Mother's Day card!

Mother's Day morning flipping through my card stash, I decided to adapt this "just because" card:

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It's not my style to not make a "fresh card". I'm more likely to give no card at all if I haven't freshly made the "perfect" one.

But you know what? It was ok. My MIL's favorite color is purple, she loves butterflies, and at 89, she thinks I print my cards on the computer anyway, so all that mattered was that we gave her a card.

"Strive for progress, not perfection" is a mantra I'm trying to adopt along with trusting God with everything.

Hope my ramblings help you today in some small way.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 

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P.S. If you're dying to check out the new Annual Catalog, here's the link to my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

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Stampin' Up! Nailed It!

Hey there stamping friends! I'm working on the projects for an upcoming "Guys & Gals" class.

For today's card I used the retiring Nailed It stamp set (still available), retiring Urban District (still available),  Guy Greetings (not retiring), and the now sold-out Build It Framelits:

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I used a Clear Stampin' Up! envelope to create a "Faux Shaker" card. I added "tools" stamped with Nailed It images and cut with Build It framelits. I also added Gold Sequins pulled from a strand of retiring Gold Sequin Trim. The "ruler" is cut with a Build It Framelit from Silver Foil paper. I stamped the group of tools from Guy Greetings in the background with Smoky Slate ink on Smoky Slate card stock.

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The greeting is from Guy Greetings stamped with Basic Black on Crushed Curry.

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The inside phrase is from Urban District. This card is truly a blend of all three sets!

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Here's the supply list to shop in 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 May Host Code: ERAKMFX7  will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of the three Nailed It cards. (Today's' card is one of them!)

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! Daisy Delight!

Hey there stampers! Today's card features another new bundle in the upcoming 2017/2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Daisy Delight!

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I created this card using Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes. They are a quick and easy way to get to the fun part of creating, the stamping! Notecards & Envelopes come in a package of 20 for $6.00. That's 20 pre-cut, pre-scored card bases AND matching envelopes! They are completely mail-able, and starting in the new catalog on June 1st will also come in Very Vanilla!

The Daisy Punch coordinates with Daisy Delight. Both will be bundled in the new catalog to save you 10%!

I punched out two Bermuda Bay daisies, and then added a Whisper White Vellum daisy on top. I finished it off with a new Clear Faceted Gem. Faceted Gems will come in Clear or Gold; you are seriously gonna love them and will need both colors!

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I used a small piece of Lemon Lime Twist Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper, added a bit of new Bermuda Bay 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon, and stamped the greeting, also from Daisy Delight, with Bermuda Bay.

The inside greeting and tiny row of daisies are also from Daisy Delight. This was another card I created for a swap this month. Before I mailed them I stamped a partial daisy with Bermuda Bay ink three times before re-inking to give depth to the petals.

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I'm so sorry to be torturing you with new products you can't order yet, but I'm just so excited about the new catalog and this is what I've been working on!

The Retiring List still has lots of goodies, many which are discounted. You can check those out in 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 May Host Code: ERAKMFX7  will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of the Nailed It cards. (Pictures coming soon!)

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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