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Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends are Here!

Hey there! I never got around to blogging yesterday because I came down with a touch of the flu on Monday night and just was feeling kind of crummy. I even had to cancel the guy scheduled to clean my carpets, which was even more of a bummer!

Yesterday was the debut of the the new Stampin' Blends from Stampin' Up!; alcohol markers in 12 of our flagship colors in both a light and dark shade! There's also Bronze, Ivory, and a Color Lifter!

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Here's the link to the Stampin' Blends brochure: http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Stampin%27%20Blends/StampinBlends_2017_US.pdf

Some features of Stampin' Blends:

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin' Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and are really happy with the results!
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

Here's a video created by Stampin' Up! to introduce Stampin' Blends:

 

Here's a Stampin' Blends Basics video from Stampin' Up!

 Watch how to create the cards in the Color Me Happy Card Kit with Stampin' Blends!

And finally, a video from Stampin' Up! showing how to use the Bronze and Ivory Stampin' Blends, and the color lifter!

To order Stampin' Blends please use the November hostess code2CACVAJA   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 to choose the free Stampin’ Rewards.

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

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Stampin' Up! Gilded Silk!

Hey there! I learned of a new technique the other day, a variation of the Faux Silk technique, Gilded Silk. For this technique I stamped on a natural coffee filter with an image from Count My Blessings, crumpled it into a ball, then adhered to a Very Vanilla layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I purposely did not smooth out the crumples to leave the lines and creases that give the Faux Silk it's look. I then adhered the edges the filter to the back side of the layer before adhering to the Early Espresso card base with SNAIL.

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The "gilded" part of the technique is achieved by gently pressing a Versamark pad to the raised creases of the filter, sprinkling with Gold  embossing powder, and then heating with a Heat Tool. This gives the crinkles some glitz. I then sponged around the edges with Early Espresso ink.

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I stamped "thinking of you" from Count My Blessings with Early Espresso on Very Vanilla, cut with a Layering Oval Framelit, then sponged the edges with Early Espresso. I mounted it on an Early Espresso mat cut with an Eastern Medallion Thinlet. I stretched a piece of 1/4" Copper Trim to about 1/2" wide before gluing across the gilded silk layer. I adhered the greeting layers over the trim with dimensionals.

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Want to give Gilded Silk a try? You can order your supplies from my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

(you'll have to get the coffee filter from the kitchen!)

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!

A B3G1F Designer Paper Sale ends October 31st! Find the listing of the eligible Designer Series Paper packs  in my online store!

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

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Stampin' Up! Beautiful You Sunshine!

Hey there! I created today's card with watercolor paper, Beautiful You, and the coming-soon-in-the-new-catalog set, Daisy Delight!

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I started with a Whisper White Thick card stock base, layered with a piece of Succulent Garden Designer paper. The designer paper is Old Olive, so I cut an Old Olive mat for the Watercolor Paper layer that I stamped the focal images.

I stamped the girl first, covered her and her umbrella with a post-it note mask, then stamped the daisies with Daffodil Delight ink.

After stamping all of the daisies, I left the mask over the girl, then spritzed with water to get the overall Daffodil Delight color.

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I added the Daffodil Delight "sunshine", cut with a Sunshine Wishes Thinlet.

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Inside I used a Beautiful You phrase, and stamped more Daffodil Delight Daisies.

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This card will be part of the "Guys & Gals" card class next week!

To place your order for many of the supplies to make this 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 May Host Code: ERAKMFX7  will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of these three Nailed It cards.

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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! Oh So Succulent Waterfall for Mother's Day!

Hey there! When I created my first Oh So Succulent Waterfall card a few days ago, I didn't stop with just one, I created this second one, also with the Oh So Succulent Bundle!

I started with an Old Olive 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" flat base, then added a layer of Succulent Garden Designer Paper 4" x 5 1/4"

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I stamped off Sweet Sugarplum for the flower, then stamped the outline with full-strength Sweet Sugarplum. "Happy Mother's Day" is included in Oh So Succulents.

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The waterfall strip is 2 ¼” x 9 ½”, scored at 3 ¾”, 5”, 5 ¾”, 6 ½”, 7 ¼”.

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I used the waterfall flaps to showcase the gorgeous Succulent Garden Designer Paper!

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I added a few rhinestones to sparkle up the ending sentiment!

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I secured the cross-piece with both Tear & Tape adhesive and a staple. I don't really like exposed staples, so will probably go back and add a flower to hide it.

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Oh So Succulent stamps on the envelope too!

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You can order the Oh So Succulent Bundle to save 10% from my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

Every $25 you order from my online store (before tax & shipping) using the February Host Code:  ZS93QNYF you’ll receive pre-cut card kits to make one each of the Lift Me Up cards:

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Click on the "Rewards Program" image on the right for more info!

Order at least $50, choose a free Sale-a-bration product AND receive TWO kits of each card!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Paisleys & Posies For An October Class!

Hey there! If all goes as planned, I hope to hold a Paisleys & Posies class on Friday, October 14th at my house. Class attendees will pre-pay for the class so I can order the Paisleys & Posies Bundle and the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Paper for each of them before class so they will have their own stamps to use during the session.

Today's card uses the Watercolor Resist technique:

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The Paisleys & Posies images are embossed on Watercolor Paper with clear embossing powder, then washed over with Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, and Rich Razzleberry using an AquaPainter.

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Rich Razzleberry ribbon from teh 3/8" Ribbon Trio Pack, a Delicate White Doily, snippets of Petals & Paisleys Specialty paper, and Copper Metallic Thread combine to create a pleasing hodgepodge of embellishment.

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The emboss-resist technique combined with watercoloring with the AquaPainter is easy-peasy! I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere after watercoloring as the dampness of the paper warps it a bit.

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Inside I used the same Watercolor Resist technique, but I stamped the sentiment with Night of Navy Classic ink instead of heat-embossing. This resulted in the ink blurring a bit, so I'm thinking I will need to work on an alternate inside for class.

Here's the supply list to use when you shop in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Heat Tool
$30.00

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

 The Clearance Rack has been updated! Check it out for new savings of up to 60%

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When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the September Host Code: TUD7JT2D you’ll receive the Merry Medleys Online Class; six COMPLETED cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, you will choose Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the merchandise total. And you’ll still receive the monthly online class cards! 

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016


Stampin! Up! Paisleys & Posies Emboss Resist CASE!

Hey there! While browsing the Holiday Catalog I found a sample on page 46 using Paisleys & Posies stamps I just had to CASE. In case you are not familiar with the term, CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything. Stampin' Up! puts loads of samples in all of their catalogs for the express purpose to inspire you and for you to copy, aka CASE!

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 It was easy to make this card because Stampin' Up! listed all of the supplies used in the "You Can Make It" section right beside the sample! I made two versions. Can you see the subtle differences?

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I switched out the Delightful Dijon ink for Crushed Curry, which is a little brighter and cheerier.

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 After heat-embossing the paisley and medallion images with clear powder on Shimmery White card stock, I used a Sponge Brayer to roll Crushed Curry ink, then used a second sponge brayer to roll on Rich Razzleberry. After I achieved the color intensity I wanted, I rubbed it with a Kleenex to remove the excess ink on the embossing that would never have dried.

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 It was easy to finish this card with all of the sentiments and additional images in the Paisleys & Posies set!

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To order your supplies to CASE my CASE, go to my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Heat Tool
$30.00

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

 The Clearance Rack has been updated! Check it out for new savings of up to 60%

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When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the September Host Code: TUD7JT2D you’ll receive the Merry Medleys Online Class; six COMPLETED cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, you will choose Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the merchandise total. And you’ll still receive the monthly online class cards! 

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Made With Love Big Shotless Card!

Hey there! I CASED today's card from pg 62 of the Annual Catalog. Created with Barnyard Babies, it was easy to substitute Made with Love!

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Starting with a Daffodil Delight card base, I added a Whisper White layer, then adhered panels each stamped with a different Made With Love image using Versamark. Panel colors are Dapper Denim, Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay, and Pool Party.

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Stamping with Versamark on solid-color cardstock is like having the entire palette of Stampin' Up! colors in one inkpad, giving a tone-on-tone look.

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One stamp set, two ink pads, and one Classic Label Punch!

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CUTE, CUTE CUTE ! LOVE THE LITTLE BIRDIES!!!!

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For the girly card we started with a card base of Rose Red, then added Rose Red at the bottom, followed by Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, and Pink Pirouette. The little birdie by the "congratulations" was hand-cut with Paper Snips.

All of the supplies to make these cards are available to order from my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Remember while shopping:

All orders , except Online Class Orders, receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

 Check the Clearance Rack for savings of up to 60%!

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the August Host Code:  PYAVZHJH you’ll receive the Thoughtful Branches Online Class; six COMPLETED cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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 When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, you will choose Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the merchandise total. And you’ll still receive the monthly online class cards! 

Your Bonus Coupons will be expiring soon! Be sure to place your order and use your code(s) by August 31st!

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Thoughtful Branches and the Bundle goes away on August 31st too!

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

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Stampin' Up! Mixed Borders!

Hey there! Today's card is another with the Bleach Technique. I love it when I'm playing with a technique and the ideas just keep rollin'!

For today's card I started by bleach stamping Soft Sky card stock with Touches of Texture stamps to get a Very Vanilla color. After the bleach finished developing and dried, I stamped the Definitely Dahlia Background with Versamark in the upper right corner.

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I used the new Mixed Borders to stamp the Very Vanilla greeting banner that I had punched with the Banner Triple Punch. I used Basic Black Archival ink for the leaves, then stamped the greeting with Pool Party. The Mixed Borders set leaves a space within the border so you can stamp the words in it! I tied a bit of new Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine around the banner in a knot.

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Hopefully you can see the Versamark-stamped Definitely Dahlia better in this picture:

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Inside I stamped the dahlia again with Pool Party and used a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to ink up just part of a stamp from One Big Meaning.

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To order the supplies to make this card, go to my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Remember while shopping:

All orders of any amount (except Online Class Orders) will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

 Check the Clearance Rack for savings of up to 60%!

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the June Hostess Code:   MPESNHAJ you will receive the June Online Class; six COMPLETED cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, because you can choose free Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the total. You will still receive the monthly online class cards.  

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture!

Hey there! I didn't get a chance to stamp all weekend, can you believe it?

So here I am on Monday morning working on some projects due this week, the first being today's blog post! After playing  with bleach last week, I wanted to try different colors of card stock. Sweet Sugarplum, a new In Color, combined with Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White is super-duper!

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I used the delicate spray of blooms from Touches of Texture,  "inking" with bleach. After letting the bleach develop, I stamped a few Touches of Texture dragonflies, with Sweet Sugarplum, embossing with the Brick Wall Folder.

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The bleach brought out a creamy white!

Simply pour a little bleach carefully onto a couple of folded paper towels on a plate, enough to wet the towels, but no puddles.

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I white heat-embossed a phrase from Better Together on vellum,  cutting with the banner framelit in the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlets. I rolled up a couple of glue dots to hide behind the "J" in just and the "e" in note to adhere to the card front under the Sweet Sugar Plum 3/8" Ruched Ribbon.

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Inside I used a Greatest Greetings phrase and more dragonflies, lining the envelope with Playful Palette Designer Series Paper.

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Ready to give this technique a try? You can order Touches of Texture from my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Heat Tool
$30.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

Remember while shopping:

All orders of any amount (except Online Class Orders) will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

 Check the Clearance Rack for savings of up to 60%!

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the June Hostess Code:   MPESNHAJ you will receive the June Online Class; six COMPLETED cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, because you can choose free Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the total. You will still receive the monthly online class cards.  

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers!

Hey there! I haven't used the bleach technique in a long time, so I decided to use it today! I combined Wild About Flowers with the Hardwood Background, stamping the flowers with bleach on a layer of Crumb Cake, allowing the bleach to do it's work and dry, then stamped over the layer with a "stamped-off" Soft Suede-inked Hardwood.

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Every card stock has a "base color" that is revealed when it comes in contact with bleach. I put a few layers of paper towel on a glass plate, then poured a few drops of bleach onto the towel but not enough to puddle. I "inked" the stems and blooms with the bleach to stamp on Crumb Cake. The bleaching action  revealed a So Saffron base color.  After drying, I stamped over with the Hardwood Background and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.

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I punched a 1" x 4 1/4" strip of So Saffron with the Triple Banner Punch, stamped the greeting, sponging the edges with Soft Suede. It's added to the card front with dimensionals and wrapped with a Linen Thread.

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Inside is a continuation of stamping with Wild About Flowers and sponging with Soft Suede. I even sponged the eges of the Very Vanilla envelope for continuity.

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With the exception of the bleach, all supplies are ordered from my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Remember while shopping:

All orders of any amount (except Online Class Orders) will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

 Check the Clearance Rack for savings of up to 60%!

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the June Hostess Code:   MPESNHAJ you will receive the June Online Class; six COMPLETED cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, because you can choose free Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the total. You will still receive the monthly online class cards.  

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016