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Stampin' Up! Pick a Pattern Crafting Forever!

Hey there! I didn't expect to make another card with Crafting Forever so soon, but I had another idea brewing, so I pulled out the Pick a Pattern Designer Paper to make this:

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I used Just Add Text for my greeting; implementing the "tear & flip" technique to show both sides of a piece of designer paper on the front. I added an In Color Glitter Acrylic Shape for a splash of Emerald Envy color, adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

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Inside I was inspired by Beth Rush to cut another Pick a Pattern design into paper dolls to adhere with a glue dot on the outer hands.

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Perfect phrase to go with the theme!

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Here's the link to my online store to purchase your paper doll card supplies: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

The July Hostess Code: QJXAT47J . Receive free gifts from me when you order!

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New Stampin’ Up! promotions for July:

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Bonus Days:  Every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping) in July, you'll receive a coupon 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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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:

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

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Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever!

Hey there! I played this morning with the Crafting Forever set!
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I used  Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper with Pool Party, Basic Black, and Whisper White.

I used Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon, Label Me Pretty and the Pretty label Punch. I hand-cut the scissors to add with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional.

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This card is going to a good friend having surgery this week.

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I colored the brush cup with my Blender Pen and ink squeezed onto the inkpad lid,  then colored the brushes with markers.

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I colored the second version completely with the Blender Pen and inks: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, and Basic Black, squeezed onto the pad lids. This gives a softer look and lets more of the stamped detail show. I added a little shadowing with Pool Party ink applied with the Blender Pen.

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I'm not an accomplished watercolorist, but Blender Pens help me look like one!

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To order your set of Crafting Forever,  go to my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Use Host Code QJXAT47J   to receive freebie thank-you's from me!

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New Stampin’ Up! promotions for July:

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Bonus Days:  Every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping) in July, you'll receive a $5 coupon code to spend in August! You can use your coupon code(s) to purchase a new bundle  available as a Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek:: 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!

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The Demonstrator Starter Kit : $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'll receive a free “Stamping Basics” kit:

Two (2) “D” Blocks

Grid Paper

Bone Folder

Paper Snips

SNAIL

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

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! Lots of Love on Vellum!

Hey there! We had a great day at the zoo yesterday! 18 of our 20 family members, including all 9 grandchildren! We had 9 adults to 9 kids! A good ratio whenever you're trying to keep track of everyone in the heat and in the throngs of people!

Today I have a quick and easy card created with the Lots of Love stamp set again. I stamped the large "sending lots of love" on vellum with Basic Black Archival ink for a different look:

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I started with a Pool Party card base, then adhered the vellum to a layer of Pear Pizzazz with a thin coating of Multipurpose Liquid Glue applied with a Stamping Sponge. There were a few gaps in the black wording, so I used my Journaling Pen to fill in. I stamped the leaves from Lots of Love with Pear Pizzazz ink, and dried all of the inks by gently using my Heat Tool. I wrapped Bermuda Bay 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon around both layers before adhering to the card base. Three tiny rhinestones were my finishing touch.

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I made sure the thin coat of glue extended all the way to the corners. Using the glue all over the back side of the vellum keeps adhesive lines from showing.

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To shop in my online store, use this link: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

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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.

Check out the Clearance Rack while you are there!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Lots of Love!

Hey there! One of the first suites in the new catalog that really caught my eye was Whole Lot of Lovely. I knew it would be at the top of my wish list and was indeed part of my first order. You will find this suite on pages 86 and 87 of the new Annual Catalog. I have been playing with this set for the past few days, and let me tell you, I'm in love with Lots of Love, Whole Lot of Love Designer Paper, and everything else in the suite!

I just love the colors of this paper, especially the designs that are combined with a Basic Black background. I pulled the Pool Party color from this paper to emboss with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder for the background to layer all of my elements:

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I stamped the leafy "thinking of you" medallion twice, first with Pear Pizzazz and second with Basic Black. I punched the Basic Black medallion with the Classic Label to create a "spotlight" look for the greeting. I layered both onto Basic Black punched with the Starburst Punch (REALLY LOVING this punch!), and added a Blushing Bride Enamel Shape. The Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon is totally the bomb! I can't wait to order all of the rest of the colors of this ribbon!

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All of the images used on this card are from the Lots of Love stamp set. The bold "sending lots of love" is perfect for the inside sentiment.

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Use this supply list below 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 June Host Code: CVSQFA2W  will receive three pre-cut card kits.

Check out the Clearance Rack while you are there!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tuilps!

Hey there! One of the awesome perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is to get to order new products early, even host sets that you can only get by having a stamping party! All of the new Host sets are pretty much ones you can't-live-without, but my fav of the one's coming in the new catty is the set I used for today's card, Tranquil Tulips!

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I stamped these pretty Berry Burst blooms on a layer of Whisper White, layered on new In Color Berry Burst, layered on a Whisper White Notecard. I stamped the stems and leaves with new In Color Tranquil Tide.

These blooms are two-step, which means there are two separate images for each flower. To stamp the larger, lighter portion of the bloom, "stamp-off" on scratch paper after you have inked the stamp but before you stamp on the paper. The leaves and stems are Tranquil Tide.

Carol's Stamping Tip: Stamp the three-stemmed set of stems first, then the blooms. It helps to stamp the two-step bloom when you can see the top of the stem. Stamp the leaves  last.

NOTE: Tranquil Tulips images are intended to look faded to give them a vintage feel. This makes it easier to stamp because they aren't perfect on purpose!

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I stamped the greeting a frame using the Label Me Pretty Bundle, which includes the Pretty Label Punch. Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon is the finishing touch!

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Just Add Text provided the inside sentiment.

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All of these new products will be available for you to order on June 1st, but remember, Tranquil Tulips can ONLY be obtained when you either host a party or submit an order of at least $150 and use your Host Rewards to get this set!

Until then, there's still lots of retiring products available to order from 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! Beautiful You Hope!

Hey there! While I've been playing with Beautiful You and the Sunshine Wishes Thinlets, I created this card with the umbrella girl:

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After stamping the girl with Basic Gray ink on Watercolor Paper, I masked her with a cut out Post-it Note and then stamped the "rain" with a Gorgeous Grunge image and Pool Party ink. I stamped the grass with Pear Pizzazz, then spritzed with water.

After letting the inks run and dry I then stamped the girl's dress and her umbrella on some bits of Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, cut them out, then adhered with a bit of Liquid Glue.

I cut "hope" with a Sunshine Wishes Thinlet from both Basic Gray and Soft Sky to get a shadow effect.

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Inside I stamped a phrase from Beautiful You and the grass from High Tide.

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Both Gorgeous Grunge and Blooms & Bliss Designer Paper are retiring. You can still order them from my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

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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! Lovely Friends!

Hey there! One of the fun things I like to do before a new catalog starts, besides order new catalog stamps and accessories of course, is create cards to swap! I belong to a Facebook Group called Stampin' Leaders, and right before each new catalog someone will organize a swap. Today's card I created for this swap using a fabulous new set called Lovely Friends!

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I used two new In Colors and one returning In Color: Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, and Dapper Denim. ALL of the images I used on the outside and the inside of this card are included in Lovely Friends, which is photopolymer and contains 23 stamps; a lovely mix of phrases, flowers, brackets, and accents!

I added another New Catalog product as the only addition to this completely flat card, a Glitter Enamel Dot in Berry Burst!

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The flowers are two-step, with the solid image stamped-off once, and then the detail stamped full-strength, all with Berry Burst.

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One month from today you can begin ordering from the new catalog, but until then there's still plenty of Retiring and Clearance Rack items available to browse and order 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!)

NOTE: "Nailed It" is retiring from the Occasions Catalog and the accompanying "Build It" Framelits Dies are already sold out, so this may be your only chance to get your hands on card kits created with this bundle!

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! Sunday Swap Day!

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

First, fellow Stamper's Dozen Blog hopper Judy Garza gold heat-embossed the Definitely Dahlia stamp on Party Animal Designer Series Paper for an elegant look.

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Phrases from Thoughts & Prayers and Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes are the finishing touches.

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Next, Janace Charbonneau used the "split negative" technique for her Definitely Dahlia card.

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To accomplish the "split negative" technique, she stamped Definitely Dahlia twice, once with Sweet Sugarplum and once with Perfect Plum, on Whisper White squares. She then cut both squares in half so she could put them back together with the colors switched. Sweet!

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Perfect Plum bumblebees, cut with a Detailed Dragonfly Thinlet, add depth and dimension.

Kathy Johnson used the "emboss resist" technique with Sweet Sugarplum, Basic Black, and Whisper White for her creation.

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A Rose Wonder phrase is accented by a Stitched Shapes oval and a Layering Ovals scallop oval, as well as a Basic Black butterfly punched from the Bitty Butterfly punch, which is retiring.

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Finally, a nameless-but-lovely swap using Floral Phrases, Papillion Potpourri (retiring), and the Bitty Butterfly and the Elegant Butterfly punches (both also retiring)

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After stamping with Night of Navy, Mint Macaron was sponged for a soft look.

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The creator also used Dragonfly Dreams elements to pull it all together.

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To place your order for retiring items, or anything else Stampin' Up!, 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 April Host Code: XVSTEFNS   will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of these That’s the Tag cards:

April Online Rewards

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! Eastern Beauty!

Hey there stamping friends! My creation today is with the Eastern Palace Suite, which you will be able to pre-purchase from the NEW Annual Catalog beginning on May 1st!

This year the catalog has samples using components of different suites throughout the pages. I found  some samples on page 129 of the new catalog that inspired this:

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New 2017/19 In Color Powder Pink paired with Very Vanilla! After I cut out the Very Vanilla with  an  Eastern Medallions Thinlet die, I took it one step further by cutting out the medallion to mount separately. You can compare today's card to my Thailand Achiever's creation by clicking HERE.

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 All of the stamped images are included in the Eastern Beauty stamp set that coordinates with the Eastern Medallion Thinlets Dies. The Sparkle Textured Impressions Folder, a current one, also coordinates perfectly with the image I stamped and cut out for the medallion center!

Berry Burst, another up-coming new In Color, was the perfect "pop" to stamp the greeting. Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim was the finishing touch!

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 Inside I used more Eastern Beauty images. I LOVE the "let's be friends forever" phrase! I will be returning to the Eastern Beauty set to use this phrase over and over this year!

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Eastern Beauty and the Eastern Medallions Thinlets are part of two different bundles you can order starting May 1st. Here's a video from Stampin' Up! to give you a little more inspiration!

Just click on this link to view on YouTube: Eastern Palace YouTube

Use this link to shop in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Great News! In addition to the Retiring List and the discounts on some retiring items you will find in my online store,  Stampin' Up! just added NEW items to the Clearance Rack!

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Remember while shopping:

All online orders receive a Thank You card.

Every $25 online order (before tax & shipping) using the April Host Code: XVSTEFNS   will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of these That’s the Tag cards:

April Online Rewards

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases Kissing!

Hey there stampers! I had a wonderful, though very quick, trip to Shreveport, LA,  then was able to see my son play the Wizard in the Wizard on Oz on Sunday afternoon! Spring Break is this week, so I have time to recover before babysitting resumes next week!

I created today's card with the Flourishing Phrases and Timeless Textures stamp sets. I was actually planning to make a completely different card for the Dragonfly Dreams class next week but this happened instead, and I'm glad it did!

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Tip Top Taupe (retiring) , Soft Sky, Pool Party, Whisper White and Sahara Sand. The Soft Sky layer was embossed with the Elegant Dots folder, which is also retiring.

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KISSING TECHNIQUE:    

Ink solid flower stamp with Soft Sky ink. Ink the flourish stamp with Pool Party ink.

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After stamping the Pool Party-inked flourish stamp on the solid flower stamp, it is ready to then stamp on the card stock.

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For the rest of the background, I inked with Sahara Sand and stamped off the Timeless Textures flourish once before stamping on the layer and stamped off twice with the grid stamp.

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 Both the card front and inside sentiments are from Flourishing Phrases.

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 The Retiring List is out! To check out what's retiring and some discounted, 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 April Host Code: XVSTEFNS   will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of these That’s the Tag cards:

April Online Rewards

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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