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January 2015

Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day Returns!

Hey there! I'm nesting! No, I'm not nesting because I'm having a baby, but I'm in nesting mode because my daughter is now 3 days past her due date! I'm staying focused, working on getting my house back together from Christmas and working ahead on everything I can before baby Lando arrives!

Today I have some of the swaps I received in December to share with you. It was hard to choose which ones to show you first because they're ALL AWESOME!

First, Amy Combs used You Plus Me, Sweetheart Punch, Hearts Border Punch, Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack, Decorative Dots folder, Basic Black Chevron Ribbon, Real Red card stock, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and Project Life 4" x 3" Grid Cards for her crisp & clean Valentine:

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Next, Audra Moncur used the Big Day stamp set with Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (choose one from the Sale-a-bration brochure as your free gift with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration, which starts next Tuesday, January 6th!)

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Lastly, Barbara Dykhouse used the new Occasions set, Sheltering Tree with a bit of Regals Designer Series Paper and an Island Indigo button from the Regals Buttons package for her stunning creation:

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I have this set but haven't had a chance to play with it yet! Aaargh! I plan to play with it this coming week, unless of course, baby Lando decides to change my plans! I am getting SO EXCITED to get my hands on this little fellow!

That's all for now! The Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration start Tuesday, which will be the first day you can order the sets used for today's cards and can start choosing a free SAB item for every $50 you order! Whoo hoo!

Until tomorrow have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015


Stampin'Up! Fabulous Four!

Hey there! I have a really cute and unique card for you today, one of the swaps I received in November created by Brenda Hukriede:

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Brenda combined Soft Sky with Lost Lagoon and Whisper White, stamping images from the Fabulous Four set with Lost Lagoon ink. This card moves! Pull down on the Lost Lagoon section at the bottom and you reveal:

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Brenda used the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Folder on the cover of her card, then cut out stars with both the Stars framelits and the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

I'm definitely going on a hunt for the directions or will reverse-engineer this card so I can show you how to make it!

That's all for now. Everything to make this card is available to order today in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Here's the supply list for today. Don't forget to check out the "Year End Closeouts" and the Weekly Deals while you are shopping!

ALL ORDERS OF ANY AMOUNT  placed in my Online Store will receive a Thank-You Project Packet, including instructions, from me in your mailbox!

Product List

 

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Blendabilities for Stephanie's Wedding!

Hey there. Happy New Year! Did you kiss your sweetheart at midnight last night? I did! lol!

A dear friend of mine's only daughter was married during Thanksgiving weekend. I created this card for her gift:

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Whisper White card base, layered with Blackberry Bliss, then Smokey Slate. I used the Hearts stencil from the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks with a sponge dauber to add Silver Encore Metallic hearts. The Blackberry Bliss "happy" was cut with the new Hello You Thinlets Dies in the Occasions Catalog (available starting January 6!)

Adhering these skinny little words can be tricky. They are too thin and delicate for SNAIL or glue dots. Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue and a toothpick to the rescue!

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I stamped a sentiment from Big News in the Annual Catalog with Blackberry Bliss on the inside, then used the same Hearts mask to sponge more Silver Encore hearts.

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More hearts sponged lightly with Blackberry Bliss ink completed the envelope. I used a ready-made silver glimmery bow, coloring the center with my darkest Rich Razzleberry Blendability alcohol marker to match!

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DANGER!!!!!Blendability markers on glimmer paper: the roughness of the glitter will FUZZ the tip of your Blendability! 

FORTUNATELY  for all of us, the Blendability markers are available to choose as your free item in the Sale-a-bration catalog! When I place my next $50 order on January 6, I will be able to choose a new set of Rich Razzleberry Blendabilites as my freebie! whoo hoo!

That's all for now. I'm going to do a little bit of Christmas-returns and shopping this afternoon, so I've got to fly!

Here's the supply list for Stephanie's card. Go to my online store to order: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

All orders placed in my online store will receive a Thank You project packet from me. No minimum $$ amount required! Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack and the newest Weekly Deals while you are there!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015