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Stampin' Up! Thailand Achiever's Blog Hop November Edition Highlights of OnStage!

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Hey there! Welcome to the Thailand Achiever's Blog Hop!  This hop is with top demonstrators around the world that have achieved the amazing Stampin' Up!® Incentive trip! This month our theme is "Onstage Highlights". As demonstrators we get to go to special launch events highlighting new products. Of course this is only a highlight - we could show you so much more! Next time YOU need to come with us!

You may be starting the blog hop here at my blog - 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 from blog to blog to see all the projects. Right now you are visiting Carol Payne.

In addition to learning tips and tricks of 2017 Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalog products, I love to swap card ideas!

NOTE: None of the projects shown in this post were created by me. However I have put the Stampin' Up! copywrite  logo, contained in my personal watermark, on each for proper legality.

First, a swap created with This Christmas Specialty paper, Holly embossing folder, and Time of Year Hostess.

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Next, Santa's Sleigh Thinlets with Warmth & Cheer Washi Tape:

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An adorable baby card combining Layering Love, A Little Foxy Designer Paper, and Made with Love!

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Finally, a gorgeous swap created with Moroccan Nights!

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The creator included a supply sheet:

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Stampin' Up! asks for demonstrator volunteers to create display board samples with new products. I attended OnStage Local in Kansas City, MO, so the samples I saw were different from other event locations!

The Balloon Adventures Bundle is from the Occasions Catalog Party Animal suite. LOVE  the new Balloon Pop-up Thinlets dies!

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Combining Foxy Friends with Balloon Adventures for an adorable kitty-kat balloon card!

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I'm running out of time and space for today, so I'll post more of my favorites from OnStage tomorrow (Thursday Nov. 17)!

Finishing with this cute fun Christmas banner created with the Candy Cane Lane Suite!

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Thanks for taking our blog hop, there are soooo many amazing ideas! Currently you are at my blog - Carol Payne, so check the blog hop list  below to see who is next!
 
If you are a US stamper and would like to order right now, use this online store link: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net
That's all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!
 
 

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Stampin' Up! Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop November Edition Happy Holidays!

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 Hey there! Welcom to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop! Our theme this month is Happy Holidays, and while I prefer to say "Merry Christmas!", the collection of holidays from Thanksgiving through New Year's are indeed happy!

I chose the Santa's Sleigh bundle of stamps and thinlets for my project!

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I combined images from Lovely As a Tree and Peaceful Pines for the background, heat embossing with White powder.

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 I cut the sleigh base from Basic Black, then cut the intricate sleigh body from Basic Gray. I painted the body with Clear Wink of Stella before adding the Always Artichoke wreath and Cherry Cobbler bow.

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 "MERRY CHRISTMAS WISHES" is from Santa's Sleigh. I stamped the Gorgeous Grunge  fine-grain splatter stamp with White Craft ink for a snowy look.

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 Inside I used another phrase from Santa's Sleigh and another tree image from Peaceful Pines.

Click on the "next" button to hop to Judy Garza's blog:

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Click the "Previous" button to hop back to Laura Milligan's blog, I'd Rather Bee Stampin'!

 

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If you live in the U.S. you can order Stampin' Up! supplies direct from my online store; www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Heat Tool
$30.00

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the November Host Code:  TV243B4E, you’ll receive the November 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!            

November Select Stamps 25% off from Stampin' Up!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Simple White Gift Boxes!

Hey there! Ever have big plans to package, wrap, and embellish a gift perfectly? Then life happens. Suddenly it's time to give the gift but none of your plans happened?

This happened to me before OnStage in Kansas City a couple of weeks ago. I had purchased gifts for my team attending with me a couple of months ago, but didn't package them then.  My first mistake.

I put a "check-mark" beside that item on my mental "to do" list. My second mistake.

My son joined the cast of a play at our local community college. The first and only night I could attend was the night before we left for OnStage. NOT a mistake, just part of life happens.

Throw in a house guest, and I didn't remember my team gifts or packaging them until late Thursday night. No time to design a cute tag or anything!

White Gift Boxes  and Real Red 3/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon to the rescue!

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These boxes are 3" x 3" x 3", come with clear acetate sleeves, and are food safe. Eight boxes for $8. They fit the gift perfectly!

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Tidsoptimist that I am, (did you know tidsoptimist is really a word? It means "a person who is habitually late because they think they have more time than they do") I was still thinking about a tag when I tied Real Red 3/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon into a bow. WOW! They were perfect as is!

Think you should probably have some of these boxes on hand for when life happens to you? You can order them in my online store! www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the November Host Code:  TV243B4E, you’ll receive the November 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!         

November 25% Off Selected Stamps Sale!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day, Star of Light!

Hey there! It's Sunday, which means it's the day I get to share three swaps all made with Star of Light! yay!

First,  Angela Waters used Perfect Plum, Smoky Slate, Wisteria Wonder, and Whisper White for her color combo.

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She layered three die cuts from the Starlight Thinlets for her focal image star. Beautiful!

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Adding sequins from the Silver Sequin Trim adds just the right amount of sparkle!

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Next, Rachel Tessman stamped the "milky way" stars with Whisper White on an Island Indigo background to make her Softy Sky/Very Vanilla star pop!

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The Star of Light set has 21 stamps, 9 of which are greetings or parts of greeting phrases!

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Finally, Deb Snyder used Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla, and Silver Glimmer for her gorgeous card:

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When you peel the plastic backing from the glimmer paper it becomes much easier to cut the intricate star design with the Big Shot and Precision Base Plate. Sweet Sugarplum Glitter ribbon from the 3/8" Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack beautifully pulls it all together!

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Go to my online store to order the Star of Light Bundle and the rest of your stamping supplies to create your own Star of Light Christmas card: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the November Host Code:  TV243B4E, you’ll receive the November 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!         

November 25% off Selected Stamps Sale from Stampin’ Up!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016

 


Stampin' Up! My 14th Anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

Hey there! This weekend is my 14th anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! I'm so grateful for all of the friends I've made while stamping and sharing, I've decided to give you all a gift! Through Sunday night, November 13th, all orders texted, emailed, messaged, and called in to me will receive 14% off the merchandise total! No order is too small or too big to take advantage of my special! You can choose to pick up your order direct from me if you are local, but it can also be shipped right to your door!

Today's project was created for the Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp Camp, a set of tags using Cookie Cutter Christmas and new Stitched Shapes Framelits!

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Super-duper easy with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, and Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape!

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"BE MERRY!" is from Shake & Celebrate, and I punched his nose from Real Red Glimmer with the 1/2" Circle Punch.

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After tying Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine through the tag slot, I added a single Mini Jingle Bell with Linen Thread.

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The back side showcases the Stitched Shapes Framelits, and the "TO: FROM:" is included in the Cookie Cutter Christmas set.

Don't forget to call, text, or email me your order by 10 p.m. tomorrow night to take advantage of my 14th anniversary 14% off special! Go to my online store to write up your shopping list: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the November Host Code:  TV243B4E, you’ll receive the November 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!            

November 25% off Select Stamps Sale from Stampin’ Up!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016

 


Stampin' Up! Stylized Birthday Watercolor Bokeh!

Hey there! Today's card is another one using the Watercolor Bokeh technique with a color combo of Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, and Whisper White:

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This combo is so bright, pretty, and modern girly!

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Start by heat embossing with white powder Stylized Birthday on the Watercolor Paper.

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Spritz lightly with water. You can also use an Aqua Painter.

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Add drops of Bermuda Bay reinker first, allowing the ink to spread naturally.

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Add drops of Rich Razzleberry reinker, allowing the ink to spread and run into the Bermuda Bay.

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Dry with a Heat Tool. Create a stencil with circle punches, lay over the inked layer , then swirl Whisper White Craft ink in the openings with a Sponge Dauber.

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Remove the stencil:

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To get the more layered bokeh-look, I randomly pounced the dauber all over, then set the sticky Craft ink with my Heat Tool.

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I added the bokeh layer to the card front with Tear and Tape Adhesive all around the sides and through the middle to keep it from warping.

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Inside I used the same circle stencil with Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay ink.

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This sentiment if my favorite from Suite Sayings.

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Have I convinced you to try the Bokeh technique? Go to my online store to order your stamping supplies: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Product List

Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad*
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad*
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$5.95
Heat Tool
$30.00

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the November Host Code:  TV243B4E, you’ll receive the November 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!            

November Sale Promotion from Stampin’ Up!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016

 


Stampin' Up! Hardwood Watercolor Bokeh!

Hey there! I voted today,  and this is the first time ever I have cried and prayed in the voting booth, but  God is good all the time!

I've been playing around with the Bokeh technqiue a bit lately:

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Hardwood background stamped with Early Espresso on Crumb Cake, layered on an Early Espresso card base. A Watercolor Words greeting.

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Starting with watercolor paper,I stamped a Vintage Leaves leaf with Early Espresso, heat-embossed the greeting with white powder. Spritz the whole piece lightly with water. Used my AquaPainter to apply full-strength Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight reinker in random splotches. Dried with a Heat Tool. I laid a template punched with circle punches of varying sizes to sponge Whisper White Craft ink for the Bokeh look. Removed the template, added a few more random sponge dauber circles.

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I heat-set the ink before layering on an Early Espresso mat.

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Inside I used another sentiment from Watercolor Words and stamped the same Vintage Leaves leaf with Daffodil Delight ink. I used a splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge to add the Cajun Craze scatter of ink.

The bokeh technique is so much fun, you will probably want to try it! Find and order your supplies from my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Product List

Heat Tool
$30.00

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the November Host Code:  TV243B4E, you’ll receive the November 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!            

November Sale Promotion from Stampin’ Up!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Foxy Flurry of Wishes!

Hey there! We arrived home safely from Kansas City yesterday afternoon, just in time for me to get to go to Christmas musical practice and church!

Today's card is an up-close-and personal look at the third and final card for the November Online Class with Foxy Friends and Flurry of Wishes!

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I've been wanting to use the Foxy Friends set for quite a while, and now I've used it for TWO cards in less than a week!

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I embossed the largest snowflake from Flurry of Wishes with Real Red Glitter Embossing Powder, then added the antlers that are part of the Foxy Friends set to make him into a reindeer!

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You can see the sparkly-ness a little bit in this picture, but in real life it is dazzling! I stamped the nose with Versamark so I could emboss a Rudolf nose on him.

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"Merry Christmas" is from the Flurry of Wishes set.

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Inside I embossed more Flurry of Wishes snowflakes, as well as a sentiment from Wrapped in Warmth. The snowflake stamped on the Smoky Slate designer paper-covered envelope flap is stamped with Real Red ink. I don't think glitter would be very compatible with the Post Office machines!

Use this supply list to shop for your stampin' stuff in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.ne

Heat Tool
$30.00

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the November Host Code:  TV243B4E, you’ll receive the November 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!         

November Sale Promotion from Stampin’ Up! Grab these 25% Off stamp sets while you can!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day Christmas Pines!

Hey there! I'm heading home from the Stampin' Up! OnStage Local event in Kansas City.  My swaps all use the Christmas Pines Bundle!

 First,  Vickie Deutsch's creation:

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 A Mini Pinecone embellishment with Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine.

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 Next, Kim Vogel used Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler for her swap. I love how she embossed the background multiple times with the Pine Bough folder!

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 She accented the pinecones with a bow punched with the Holly Berry Builder Punch.

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 The elegant card was created by Brenda Marshall. Stamping with White Craft ink gives it a feathery look.

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 Brenda put Copper Foil behind the pinecones for some shine.

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 This swap has no name, but I love the use of the Cable Knit folder and the Scallop Tag Topper-punched tag!

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 Finally, Linda Bauwin layered Old Olive Pine branches on Old Olive Pine Bough-embossed background for an elegant Christmas card.

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 She painted the bow with her Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush for some shine!

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Here's a list of some the the main supplies used today. You can find and order them from my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Product List

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the November Host Code:  TV243B4E, you’ll receive the November 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!         

November Sale Promotion from Stampin’ Up!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016

 

 

 

 


Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends for Christmas!

Hey there! Today I am in Kansas City, MO, attending the Stampin' Up! OnStage Local event. We get to see the 2017 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs today! yay!

I won't be able to share anything from the event for a couple more days, but today I have a card I created for my next stamp camp, Holly Jolly Christmas, which will be next Thursday and Friday, November 10 and 11! I used the Foxy Friends set with This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper to create another window card:

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I've been waiting for just the right card to inspire me to use this fabulous This Christmas print! It looks great paired with Cherry Cobbler and the Kraft Rope Trim!

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I created this little furry critter with the Foxy Friends Bundle of stamps and coordinating Fox Builder Punch. I used the Jolly Hat Builder Punch with Real Red and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper for his hat. "MERRY" is from the Sweet Home set, cut with a Home Sweet Home Thinlet.

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I used images and sentiments from the Stitched With Cheer set to finish off both Very Vanilla layers.

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We will be making this card, along with two more and a set of 4 gift tags, at the Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp Camp!

Use the supply list below to place your order in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Remember while shopping:

All orders receive a Thank You card in the mail.

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the November Host Code:  TV243B4E, 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!            

November Sale Promotion from Stampin’ Up!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016