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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
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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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Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up!

Hey there! Today's card was created with the easel fold and the Lift Me Up Bundle from the Occasions catalog!

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 I cut the hot-air balloon from Silver Foil, sponged the back with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, than added the colored pieces cut  from Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, and Peekaboo Peach  with the more of the Up & Away Thinlets. The clouds are also cut with Up & Away Thinlets, mounted on Smokey Slate embossed with the Elegant Dots folder.

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 The greeting used to create the easel-stop is from Lift Me Up.

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 On the inside/bottom layer I used a piece of Carried Away Designer Paper, that I chose as a freebie with a $50 Sale-a-bration order.

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 More images from Lift Me Up!

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Check out my online store to place your order: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

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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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Stampin' Up! Thailand Achiever's Blog Hop December Edition Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek!

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Hey there! Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achiever's Blog Hop! Our December theme, "Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek", showcases product ideas and inspiration for the new Occasions Catalog starting January 4th!

You can start the blog hop here at my blog - Carol Payne Stamps.  If you get off track at any time, the full list below will help you move from blog to blog so you'll see everything!

My project for this month features a stamp set I KNEW I had to have in my Demonstrator pre-order! I LOVE "High Tide"! I love the beach/lighthouse theme and all the sentiments! You can make TONS of projects with just this set! Be prepared to see lots of High Tide projects coming soon!

For today's project I used basic heat-embossing with White powder on Soft Sky. I used Island Indigo, Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Soft Sky colors for a peaceful beach-y look.

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After heat embossing the lighthouse and the greeting, I sponged a little bit of Soft Sky over and around the lighthouse and gently stamped the seagulls with the same color. I embossed the Crumb Cake layer with the Seaside folder.

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Punching and matting the embossed greeting was a breeze with the Decorative Label Punch!

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Inside I stamped another High Tide greeting with Soft Sky, which is a gorgeous color but difficult to photograph.

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The 16 images in High Tide, including the water and sea grass, make this set a definite must-have in your stamping collection!

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Thanks for taking part in our blog hop! Now it's time to move on to the next blog. Currently you are at my blog - Carol Payne Stamps, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next!

All of these products will be available to order from my online store on Wednesday, January 4th! http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

I am re-vamping my Monthly Online Class and will be posting all of the details soon!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 

 

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Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Halloween Mummy Get Well!

Hey there! One thing I love to do is take a seasonal stamp set and use it for something different than you expect. My brother recently had shoulder surgery and I wanted to make him a get well card. I used the mummy from the Cookie Cutter Halloween set to create this:

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 I used Basic Black for the card base, then embossed Basic Gray with the Cable Knit Dynamic folder.

TIP FOR USING THE CABLE KNIT FOLDER: Spritz your card stock lightly with water before embossing. This will allow the folder to deeply emboss without cracking the card stock.

I use dimensionals to adhere the embossed layer to the card front.

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 I stamped Whisper White with stamped-off Smokey Slate using a Timeless Textures stamp. After I stamped the mummy over it with Basic Gray ink, I punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. I colored around the outside edges with a Blender Pen and Basic Gray ink. I cut the background layers with Lots of Labels Framelits, and added loops of Silver Metallic Thread behind the dimensionals I used to adhere the mummy.

I kept the inside clean-and-simple, adding a 1/2" x 5 1/4" strip of Halloween Night Specialty paper along the sides.

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Go to my online store to order your stamping supplies: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Remember while shopping:

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

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the October Host Code:  Q7JJPNYN, you’ll receive the October 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! 

October is B3G1F Designer Paper Month!

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

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Stampin' Up! Mediterranean Achiever's Blog Hop Thankfulness!

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Hey there!  Welcome to the Mediterranean Achiever's Blog Hop! This month's theme is Thankfulness!

Edited 9/28/16: If you came here yesterday evening or earlier today, my post was unfinished (with NO PHOTOS!) My computer went on the fritz before I could complete my post. It  took my son almost ALL DAY to get it up and running again! SO SORRY!

You may just be starting the blog hop here at Carol Payne Stamps, or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Carol Payne.

For my thankful project I combined Paisley & Posies  with  Hardwood Background and Swirly Scribbles Thinlets:

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I stamped Crumb Cake  with Hardwood with Crumb Cake ink.  I cut Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper with a Swirly Scribbles Thinlet to create my "pumpkin". The leaves are cut with Swirly Scribbles.

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I punched one end of  7/8" x 3" Very Vanilla with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, then stamped "THANKFUL * GRATEFUL BLESSED"  from Paisleys & Posies. Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim and Halloween Night Baker's Twine add finishing touches.

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Inside I used Happy Happenings sentiments. I cut the smaller pumpkin from the Pumpkin Pie Glimmer that was removed when I cut the large pumpkin for the front. I gently peeled the plastic backing off the glimmer paper before cutting it with the thinlets.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Carol Payne, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next!

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

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

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Stampin' Up! In the Meadow!

Hey there! Today's card was created with a stamp set I didn't plan to buy! In the Meadow first appeared in the spring Occasions Catalog. I didn't order it because there were other wonderful products to choose.  One of my customers accidentally ordered it twice, so I traded for her choice of product of the same value.

For my first creation with this set I stamped the deer and the trees inside the Woodland Textured Embossing Folder before inserting Sahara Sand card stock and running through the Big Shot. My card base is Soft Suede, layered with Garden Green and then the stamped/embossed/sponged Sahara Sand layer.

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I stamped the banner and "thanks" from Endless Thanks with Garden Green and Soft Suede ink, cut it out, then sponged with Soft Suede. I looped Copper Metallic Thread behind the banner, securing with dimensionals.

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Stamping the deer directly on the negative side of the Woodland folder results in the look of the deer peeking from behind the trees!

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I kept the inside simple, to match the simple sentiment from Endless Thanks.

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Check out In the Meadow on page 129 and Endless Thanks on page 42 of the Annual Catalog, then go shopping in 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! 

Don't forget to use your Bonus Codes! They expire tomorrow!

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Thoughtful Branches expires tomorrow too! Order yours today!

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

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Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases Thinking of You!

Hey there! August is winding down, but that just means fall and the Holiday Catalog are right around the corner!

Today's card was created for my monthly class at Donna's house. I used the Flourishing Phrases bundle to make a "thinking of you" card:

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I used Whisper White Thick card stock for the card base, with Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, and Basic Black.

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 After I cut the Basic Black flourish with the die, I adhered it to the card front with little dots of Fine Tip Glue.

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 The "Just a Note" from Flourishing Phrases fit perfectly inside the opening I cut with two of the Layering Circles Framelits!

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I embossed the Whisper White layer with the Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for more interest.

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 The flourish stamp from Flourishing Phrases coordinates with the Flourish Die, but the die is not made to cut out the stamped image.

Ready to shop for the supplies to make this card? Go to 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 Codes expire August 31! There's no minimum order required to use your code!

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Thoughtful Branches also expires on August 31!

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

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Stampin' Up! International Stampin' Up! Blog Highlight Random Acts of Kindness, Encouragement!

Hey there! Today's post is for Kylie Bertucci's International Stampin' Up! Blog Highlight featuring Random Acts of Kindness. What's a Random Act of Kindness (also known as a RAK)? When you do something nice for someone is not expecting; they haven't asked or it's not their birthday, etc. 

My RAK is for a special friend who has been caring for her elderly mother for several years. Her mother has dementia and things are not going well. The stress is increasing for my friend, so I'm dedicating today's project to her. I will also be popping this in the mail right away!

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I've been wanting to try my hand at the Bokeh technique for a long time.

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I used a sentiment from Thoughtful Branches, heat embossed with white powder on vellum. I added circles of White Craft ink using a Sponge Dauber. I scored the ends of the vellum, wrapping behind the layer with SNAIL so no adhesive would show through.

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Bokeh is a photography term. From Photography Life.com:

Bokeh, also known as “Boke” is one of the most popular subjects in photography. The reason why it is so popular, is because Bokeh makes photographs visually appealing, forcing us to focus our attention on a particular area of the image. The word comes from Japanese language, which literally translates as “blur”.

I punched a stencil from scrap cardstock using 1 3/4", 1 1/4", 1", 3/4", and 1/2" circle punches. I laid it over the Night of Navy layer, adding Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder, and So Saffron with sponge daubers. I laid the same stencil over the sponged circles, off-setting a little and sometimes a lot to sponge Whisper White Craft ink with a swirling motion. I added some Whisper White ink circles by directly patting with the Sponge Dauber to fill in blank areas.

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Inside I used the stencil to sponge Night of Navy and Wisteria Wonder. The sentiment is from Thoughtful Branches. If you haven't ordered this set yet, don't wait much longer; this set won't be available after August 31st!

Order Thoughtful Branches from my store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Can I ask a favor? If you like my project, please click the link below to vote for me. If I place in the top 10 I'll get an opportunity to participate in a future international blog hop!

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

 

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