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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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Stampin' Up! That's the Tag Succulent Garden!

Hey there stamping friends! Today I have another card featuring the That's the Tag Bundle.

For today's creation I started with a Pear Pizzazz card base, then added a Pear Pizzazz layer that I embossed with the Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Folder. I then added a 2" x 5 1/4" strip of Succulent Garden Designer Paper that I had layered on a 2 1/8" x 5 1/4" Tip Top Taupe:

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I cut the Tip Top Taupe tag with the That's the tag framelit and the leaves thinlet, then heat embossed
"thinking of you" with white powder. I added a bit of Sweet Sugarplum Succulent Garden 3/8" Ribbon, tied at the top with a length of Linen Thread.

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Inside I stamped my favorite phrase from Suite Sentiments with Sweet Sugarplum, adding some Pear Pizzazz delicate flower sprays from That's the Tag.

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Have I convinced you that you NEED the That's the Tag Bundle? I send out card kits to everyone who orders at least $25 in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Heat Tool
$30.00
Big Shot
$110.00

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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Stampin' Up! Window Shopping!

Hey there! Today is the last day for my Chicks & Chocolate Open HouseThe  fourth project we are making today is with the Window Shopping Bundle:

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 The Window Box Thinlets consist of 9 dies, including the one I used to cut the intricate floral design in the Shimmery White card stock card front.

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 I cut a stencil in a scrap piece of card stock, then sponged Old Olive and Sweet Sugarplum ink through it on a scrap of Whisper White to adhere under the Shimmery White top layer.

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 I cut the ends of the Sweet Sugarplum 3/4" x 3 3/4" strip into banner points with my snips.

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 Almost as an afterthought I added a Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive Enamel Shape.

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The inside sentiment is from the Window Shopping stamp set that is bundled with the Window Box Thinlets. When you buy the bundle you save 10%!

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To order the Window Shopping Bundle, go to 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! Sheltering Tree for Samaritan Ministries!

Hey there! We've left the health insurance merry-go-round and joined Samaritan Ministries. No monthly premium. Instead, we send a designated amount each month to a member with a medical need. I used inspiration from Billie Moan for cards to send with our check:

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Ink the "I" clear block with Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, and Mint Macaron, rubbing the pad directly on the block, spritz water, then stamp on watercolor paper. The left card was spritzed less water; the right card spritzed with more.

Let dry. Stamp the Sheltering Tree with Basic Black Archival. I filled in the trunk and branches with a Project Life Journaling Pen.

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Sheltering Tree sentiment.

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Wrapped Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine three times.

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This card is for a dear friend.

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"Thinking of You" is the monthly Samaritan Ministries card.

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A Gorgeous Grunge splatter stamp for the "snow", stamped first with Whisper White Craft on the watercolored side,  Smoky Slate stamped-off on the white side.

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Thoughts & Prayers sentiment inside:

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Order your supplies: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

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Remember:

All orders receive a Thank You card.

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

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

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! So Very Much!

Hey there! A couple of weeks ago a Facebook friend posted this beautiful bouquet:

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I was inspired to use Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White with Definitely Dahlia and So Very Much Sale-a-bration to create this for my January ordering thank-you:

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I inked the dahlia stamp first with Versamark ink, then used a sponge dauber to add Rich Razzleberry ink to just the center before stamping and embossing on Whisper White:

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I really like the look of the clear heat embossing of the dahlia. It seals the color but you can still see the petals!

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For this one I used the same inking/heat embossing technique, but then sponged extra Rich Razzleberry ink. I don't like this look nearly as well, do you?

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Inside I applied the same technique using a Petite Petals image:

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On the less-liked card I stamped the same image once with full-strength ink, then moved the stamp just a bit to stamp again without re-inking:

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To create your Definitely Dahlia/So Very Much cards, order from my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Heat Tool
$30.00

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 January Host Code: DFATAJZS you’ll receive pre-cut card kits to make one each of these "Dragonfly Dreams" 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!

Need new catalogs? Message me!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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