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June 2013

Stampin' Up! Owl Anniversary!

Good morning! Yesterday was a fun day! I went to my aunt & uncles 60th Wedding Anniversary Celebration, and I was able to see relatives I haven't seen in years, talk & laugh with my favorite cousins, and see pictures of my ancestors I had never seen before!

I took several pictures of the pictures (I figure that's the only way I will ever be able to have copies, right?) and I want to share a few of those with you at a later date (some have interesting stories), but today I want to share the card I made for the celebrated couple:

Anniversary 1

This card is a souped-up version of one of the cards we made at my "Best of" class this past Friday. Not too hard to figure out, the bow for her hair was made with 2 of the hearts from the Owl Builder Punch and his bow-tie was made with the cut off feet from the same punch!

Anniversary 2

The inside phrase is from the Best of Brides & Babies 25th Anniversary Collection set, I added the "both" with my Basic Black marker.

Anniversary 3

I finished off the envelope with the Fancy Fan folder embossing the flap and a Secret Garden leaf framelit.

That's all for now! I'm off to Sunday morning church!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin'Up! Harvest Blessings Birthday!

Good Morning! Today I am headed to my Aunt & Uncle's 60th Anniversary Celebration! I am also taking three of my grandkids with me; Ava, Cohen, and Jaxon! I am excited to show them off to relatives I rarely get to see! It's about a 3 hour drive north to Hartsburg, Illinois (and a 3 hour drive back!) so it's a big day ahead of us!

Today I want to show you this card we made at my "Best Of" class yesterday, using Harvest Blessings, Best of Birthdays, and the water drops stamp from the My Paper Pumpkin Try-it Kit! This is a 4 1/4" square card. I  like to use this size sometimes just to do something a little different from the regular 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"!

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Tractor 1

The card base is Baked Brown Sugar, layered with Marina Mist, then Soft Sky. All stamping and sponging was done with Baked Brown Sugar (isn't that just the YUMMIEST name?) ink and we added a Baked Brown Sugar Candy Dot in the lower right corner. This was my first time using a Candy Dot, and I think I'm in love! They are so easy to lift off the packaging with a Paper Piercing Tool, and simple to apply with the adhesive already on them! FUN!

After stamping and sponging we also embossed the top layer with the Chevron Textured Impressions Folder. I think it gives the look and feel of tractor-tire tread, what do you think?

Tractor 2

Finally, on the inside we stamped with a phrase from the Bring On the Cake stamp set, along with the pumpkin/apple basket stamp and the "you are the seed . . ." stamp from Harvest Blessings.

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

Stampin'Up! Best of Butterflies Smile!

Good morning! Lightning quick post here! I'm getting ready for my "Best Of" Class this morning, so this must be quick!

Smile 1

Inspired by Debbie Henderson, I loved her card and wanted to use it for my class, so I created a slightly changed version. I'm not going to detail my changes here, but the "smile" stamp is from the new Happy Day stamp set and the butterfly is from the Best of Butterflies 25th Anniversary Collection set.

Smile 2

I LOVE this saying from Really Good Greetings, and the designer paper is from the black-and-white pack, Modern Medley!

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

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Stampin'Up! Gingham Garden Suite Scrapbook Pages from Fiji!

Good morning! I'm back today with the scrapbook pages that were showcased on the Gingham Garden Suite inspiration board in Fiji!

Page 1

Gingham Garden Designer Paper and Washi Tape combine with lots of white space and Kind & Cozy stamp set for the one above!

Page 2

Even more white space for this one, but splatter stamping with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set fills in nicely. Little banners of Gingham Garden paper and Washi Tape accents add interst without taking away from the picture focals.

Page 2 one

A close-up of the added embellishments feature a Silver Glimmer Paper "2" cut with the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies, some fussy-cut Gingham Garden paper, and a Vintage Faceted Designer Button.

Page 2 two
The gingham-ring stamp from Kind & Cozy makes the perfect mat layer for this cute little inset picture, embellished with a Silver Glimmer Paper ampersand, also from the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies. "you" is also a Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker partially-inked stamp from Kind & Cozy.

Well, that's all of the Gingham Garden Suite samples. There are no more! Tomorrow I will start a series of my June monthly swaps!

Until then, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin'Up! Yes Mam's Shoebox Swap Card #6!

Good morning! Today's final Shoebox Swap card is brought to you by Tudy Hoffman!

Tudy chose Primrose Petals, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla for her cardstock colors. The bottom edge of the Primrose Petals layer was embossed with one of the Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Folders. The stamp set she used was Papaya Collage, a stamp set I purchased at the beginning of the last catalog but have never really used much-I think I'm inspired! The bird stamp was inked using Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Primrose Petals Stampin' Write Markers, the and gingko-like branches were stamped with Gumball Green. Victoria Crochet Trim added to the Crumb Cake helps to add a vintage look. The edges of the Very Vanilla Top Note layer were sponged with Soft Suede ink. The new Very Vanilla Vintage Button was threaded with a Linen Thread bow, then added to the card with a Glue Dot.

Tudy 1

A full Very Vanilla Top Note was used on the inside, stamped with the Papaya Collage images and sponged again with Soft Suede ink.

Tudy 2

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

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Stampin'Up! Yes Mam's! Shoebox Swap Card #3, #4, & #5!

Good morning! I have THREE card ideas for you today, brought to you by Martha Swift, Kristen Hoffman, and Sherry Chrisman!

Martha's card uses the yummy color combo of Strawberry Slush and Whisper White! Martha embossed the Strawberry Slush layer with the Stripes Textured Impressions Folder, punched the lower edge with the Scallop Edge Border Punch, then added Gingham Garden Designer Paper cut with the Ovals Collection Framelits! Inside the oval opening we stamped the "Hello" from Lacy & Lovely with Basic Gray ink, then added a Strawberry Slush-stamped flower from Secret Garden cut with one of the Secret Garden Framelits. A Primrose Petals In-Color Dahlia coordinates wonderfully with the Strawberry Slush color! I love the crisp, clean lines of this card!

Martha 1

One of my newest recruits, Kristen, designed this quick-and-easy card using a set I've always admired but never have gotten around to ordering, Bootiful Occasions! Kristen chose Midnight Muse and Cherry Cobbler for her colors. The Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding ribbon really pulls this simple design together!


Sherry Chrisman's design combines  the beautiful Swallowtail butterfly stamp with Crisp Cantaloupe ink! For a bit of bling she heat-embossed the phrase from Million & One with Silver Embossing Powder on Brushed Silver cardstock and added one tiny Basic Jewel Rhinestone. The edges of this layer were cut with the Large Scallop EdgelitBrushed Silver-punched Bitty Butterflies finish this card off beautifully!

Sherry 1

That's all for today! I will be back tomorrow with one more Shoebox Swap creation by Tudy Hoffman!

Hope your day Stampingrox!

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Stampin' Up! Gifts of Kindness Diorama Card Tutorial!

Last week I posted this picture on my Facebook page, Carol Payne Stamps with a promise of a prize to everyone who guess what it was and LIKED my page! It's Monday, and time to reveal what this sharp, scary little item is:

Flower frog

Yes, it IS a "Flower Frog", and antique now from bygone florist days that was used to anchor flower arrangements, but has been repurposed to hold cards for display by Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and cardmaking enthusiasts:

Gifts of kindess diorama 1

You can actuall see it better in this interior card photo:

Gifts of kindess diorama 2
I LOVE it! I may have to go back to the place I found it and buy a couple more!

For all of you that guessed correctly, guessed at all, and LIKED my Carol Payne Stamps Facebook page, here's my gift to you, a tutorial to make the Gifts of Kindness Diorama card!

You can download the tutorial here:

Download Gifts of Kindness

Please let me know if this downloads correctly! You can leave a comment on Facebook, message me there, or email me:

I would LOVE your feedback and questions about this tutorial!  Hope to hear from you!

Until tomorrow, have a really Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Yes, Mam's! Shoebox Swap Card #2!

Good morning! Today's sample was created by another of my dear friends and downline, Angela Henson!

Angela chose the Gingham Garden Washi Tape colors of Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, and Daffodil Delight for her cards' color palette, in addition to Mixed Bunch and Loving Thoughts stamps, the Blossom Punch, and the 1" Circle Punch!

Angela 1

On the inside I layered the Daffodil Delight ink over the Melon Mambo ink using two different Mixed Bunch stamps. I like the effect!

Angela 2

Here's a fun and easy idea to coordinate your envelope: just add strips of Gingham Garden Washi Tape to the flap! I love how easy it is to attach, because the tacky adhesive is already on the tape! Fun!

Angela 3

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

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Stampin' Up! Yes, Mam! Shoebox Swap!

Good morning! Not much time to chat with you today, but I wanted to show you one of the cards we made last night at our "Yes, Mam!" Shoebox Swap last night! This one was created by Joyce Fisher. We used Gingham Garden Designer Paper, Label Love stamps and the Artisan Label Punch, Banner Greetings Hostess set, the Boho Blossoms Punch, Bird Builder Punch,  and Neutrals Glimmer Brads!

Joyce fisher 1

LOVE THIS CARD! It just makes me happy!

We used the "faux suede" technique to separate the layers of the Boho Blossoms flowers to create the multiple layers:

Joyce fisher 2

That's it for now! Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Wildflower Meadow from Fiji!

Good morning! Hope you have a happy day ahead! I am looking forward to my day. I get to spend a good chunk of it with Alisa. We have a little baby-Oakley shopping trip planned for today! I can't wait!

We received the Wildflower Meadow stamp set in Fiji in addition to Kind & Cozy, so there were several samples on the board with this set too!

Crumb Cake is a perfect card base to white heat-emboss the entire Wildflower Meadow image on! The "THANKS SO MUCH" phrase is from the carried-over stamp set, Oh Hello!

Wildflower meadow 1

Stampin' Write Markers add the color need to achieve this almost-watercolored look! Some Gingham Garden Washi Tape and a marker-inked partial "with love" from Kind & Cozy are all this card needs!

Wildflower meadow 2

White heat-embossed again, but this time on Daffodil Delight creates an adorable little 4" x 4" square card.  A tiny banner of Gingham Garden Designer Paper and a Linen Thread bow offset the "so kind of you" from Sweet Essentials. Perfect!

Wildflower meadow 3

Last-but-not-least, Wildflower Meadow was stamped on a Tea Lace Doily with Daffodil Delight ink again, with a background of Gingham Garden Designer Paper and splash-stamping with Gorgeous Grunge. The greeting is from Blessings from Heaven, and there's a little strip of Gingham Garden Washi Tape peeking out from behind the Linen Thread and Vintage Faceted Button!

Wildflower meadow 4

Well, I'm out of here to go meet Alisa so we can start our day-out together!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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