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Hey there and welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for August 2015. The theme for the hop this month is Holiday Sneak Peek and we're all excited to share projects using new products from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!

You may be starting here at my blog, Carol Payne Stamps, or may have come here from the previous person to me on the list. Please be sure to click the person after me (which right now means you will want to go up to the top of the list and work your way back down to me) to move along the blog hop. If you get off track at any time, the full line up below will help you move along from blog to blog.

My creation for the hop features Flurry of Wishes Stamps and Snow Flurry Punch Bundle on page 25 of the Holiday Catalog:

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I heat embossed the snowflake with white powder on Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper has a "sheen" that photographs as haziness around the embossed snowflake. The tiny snowflakes are in the paper's design. I added a single rhinestone to the center for more sparkle.

Stampin_up_flurry_of_wishes_2 - CopyHeat Embossing Tip: Winter Wonderland paper has A LOT of static, so using the Embossing Buddy is a MUST before stamping and heat embossing to prevent powder scatter!

I punched Silver Foil paper with the Snow Flurry Punch, using the smaller of the two snowflakes included in the punch. I added a Winter Wonderland Embellishment to the center with a glue dot.

Stampin_up_flurry_of_wishes_3 - CopyThe greeting from Flurry of Wishes is heat embossed on Basic Black and cut with a Deco Label Framelit. I cut a same-size Deco Label from Silver Foil  to mat behind.

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Another glamorous addition to this card is the White 3/8" Glitter Ribbon. This ribbon is much more sparkly in real life, and is packaged with a roll of Gold 3/8" Glitter Ribbon.
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Inside I stamped more Flurry of Wishes with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, adding a single rhinestone to the snowflake center.
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For full instructions and dimensions, click on this link to download the project instruction sheet: Download Flurry of Wishes
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop. With so many amazing ideas and inspiration you want want to miss one! Remember you are currently at (Carol Payne Stamps), so please check the blog hop line up below and click the next on the list."


Most of the products used today will be available to order in my online store on Tuesday, September 1st:
Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Vanessa Webb



Beautiful card, love the colors ..

Carol Payne

Thanks so much ladies! All of the products in the Holiday Catalog are the BEST to work with, and the projects on this hop are out of this world!

Karina Chin

Gorgeous card!!!!

Carol Carriveau

Wowing Zoie....shiny, full of bling and really wonderful!

Kristine John

All the bling! I LOVE it. Glitter ribbon, rhinestones and embellishments on top of the embossing and speciality paper. You did an amazing job.

Rosalie Desmond

So elegant and Christmasy.

Phyllis Shepherd

Absolutely stunning card!!! I loved how you used the punch with the embellishment over it. What a great idea!!!

Ann Craig

Beautiful card Carol. I used the same paper in my project - it really makes for a stunning card, and thanks for the tips about embossing on this paper.

Shannean Moncrieff

Awesome card Carol! Love the embossing and details and the layers of interest. Thanks for sharing

Cindy Mitchell-CLark

thank you for sharing the instructions :-)

Angie Leach

Such a pretty and elegant holiday card! Love it!

Lisa Curcio

It's spectacular!!!! Embossing on that semi-glossy paper makes for a stunning card! TFS

Jeanette Egemann

Very nice card! I love this design!
Greetings from Germany,


Dena Rekow

So so so pretty, Carol! Just love it! That Black is just something else!

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