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December 2018

Stampin' Up! More Cards for Stampin' In the New Year!

Hey there! How are you on this last day of 2018? My wish for you in 2019 is a happy, healthy New Year, sprinkled with all of God's best!

2018 was a marvelous year for the Payne Clan:

Blessing #1: Our oldest son, Troy, began dating Grace, the girl who will become our first daughter-in-law in March of 2019!

Blessing #2: Our 10th grandchild, Cyndal Jade, was born in July!

Blessing #3: Also in July our middle son, Logan, began dating Faith, one of Grace's best friends, and she will become our second daughter-in-law later in 2019!

Along the way we've had many more blessings: healthy, growing grandchildren, a 7 day trip on an Alaska Cruise for Mark & I, becoming empty-nester's for the first time in almost 40 years, just to name a few!

Here's our Payne Clan Christmas Card for 2018:

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Just the grandkids:

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Now the real reason you came to my blog today, to see some cute cards! These three cards are the rest of the ones we will be making at my Stampin' In The New Year Birthday Card Stamp-a-Stack TOMORROW afternoon here at my house! Contact me to attend! Refer to yesterday's blog post for all of the details HERE.

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First, this fun card with the Broadway Birthday Bundle:

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The card I created for Jaxon's 7th birthday (you can still order the Toil & Trouble Designer Paper in my online store through Wednesday, January 2nd and the So Hoppy Together set is from the Sale-a-bration brochure starting on January 3rd)

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And a brand-new card I created last night with the Incredible Like You set from the Occasions Catalog and new Gingham Gala 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper!

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I will be blogging all about this card tomorrow, along with two more samples with this same layout and set!

Shop in my online store:  http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps use Host Code:   H4NSRKV3

Any order placed in my online store between now and January 4th will receive the So Hoppy For You card with an envelope, un-signed so you can mail it yourself, from me for free! I will mail the card to you on the next business day after your place your order!

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Free Stamps! Details on the sidebar!

  Fuzzy
                                         
Call me:  618-237-6281
Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Geared Up Garage for Sunday Swap Day December 30th!

Hey there! On this last Sunday of 2018 I have a collection of  6 different cards created with the Classic Garage Suite from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! This suite will also be featured at my Stampin' In the New Year Birthday Card Stamp-a-Stack on New Year's Day!

First, Kim Vogel embossed the Basic Black background with the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions folder before adding layers of Classic Garage 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, Black/Silver 1/4" Striped Metallic Ribbon, and an adorable silver wrench from the Classic Garage Metal Elements.

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Next, Kelly Acheson used the Big Shot Embossing Mats to use a Garage Gears Thinlets Die to emboss the Basic Gray background of her swap. The car die cuts out both the stamped image from Geared Up Garage and the car image in one of the Classic Garage 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper prints!

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Lori Mueller created a fun pocket card, heat embossing the father's day image with silver powder. A Garage Gears Thinlits Die cuts it out too!

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The card pulls out. This card would work perfect as a gift card holder!

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Karen Titus cut out one of the Classic Garage designer series paper prints with the Garage Gears Thinlit to create the focal image of her z-fold card.

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Another swap by Kim Vogel. Kim cut out Real Red gears with the Garage Gears Thinlits to peek out from behind her car focal image!

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Finally, Karen Titus created an easy flap-fold card with the Classic Garage Suite!

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Just a few more days until the 2019 Occasions Catalog goes live on January 3rd!

Shop in my online store:

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Any order placed in my online store between now and January 4th will receive the So Hoppy For You card with an envelope, un-signed so you can mail it yourself, from me for free! I will mail the card to you on the next business day after your place your order!

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Free Stamps! Details on the sidebar!

Fuzzy                                       
Call me:  618-237-6281
Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Three Cards for Stampin' In The New Year!

Hey there! I've already shared some of my "Stampin' In The New Year" Birthday Card Stamp-a-Stack cards, but with the class a few days away, it's time to seriously share!

First, I'm excited about this Butterfly Gala card! Fresh spring colors of Lemon Lime Twist and Highland Heather make the images POP! We'll also be using the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Folder, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, and new Whisper White 5/8" Flax Ribbon!

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We'll use the Classic Garage Suite for this masculine card. You can customize your greeting with the Lined Alphabet.

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I love, love, love THIS card! I'm super excited to share the "Graphic Background" technique with you! It's not a new technique by any means, but I'm loving it with the Life is Grand stamps! Sale-a-bration starts January 3rd, but you'll be able to place a $50 order at my class and choose the Hello Cupcake stamp set for free! I will hold the order a couple of days, no problem!

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Class Details:

Date: Tuesday, January 1st, 1-6 p.m.

Price: $25 to make 12 birthday cards, two each of 6 different designs. Envelopes and instructions are included.

Free option: Place an order of at least $35 from the Stampin' Up! Catalogs and your cards are free!

Sale-a-bration option: Increase your order from $35 to $50 to choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

Class-by-Mail option: Call, text, email, or go directly to my online store to place your order of at least $50 by January 4th and I will mail the class packet to you the week of January 7th.

RSVP please! I am preparing for a large class, but still need to know if you are coming!

Shop in my online store:

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Any order placed in my online store between now and January 4th will receive the So Hoppy For You card with an envelope, un-signed so you can mail it yourself, from me for free! I will mail the card to you on the next business day after your place your order!

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Free Stamps! Details on the sidebar!

     Fuzzy
                                      
Call me:  618-237-6281
Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018

I'll share the final three on Monday. Tomorrow is Sunday Swap Day!


Stampin' Up! Spirited Snowmen Keepsake Ornaments!

Hey there! As soon as Troy & Grace became engaged I had a "first Christmas" ornament idea with the Spirited Snowmen set!
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How-to:

Stamp snowcouple and sentiment with Memento ink on Whisper White, color with Stampin' Blends, cut with scissors.

Cut "snow" below couple with same Layering Oval Framelit cutting out Basic Black oval.

Stamp snowflakes with Versamark, heat emboss with white powder.

Adhere snowcouple to black oval with SNAIL

Press Versamark all over oval, heat emboss with clear powder. Repeat to add second layer of clear embossing.

Cut Stitched Label in half, adhere to edges of oval with SNAIL.

Sandwich ribbon between front and back ovals with liquid glue.

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Write inscription with white gel pen. Add clear embossing.

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When Logan & Faith became engaged I made an ornament for them too!

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I used a vintage color palette: Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, and Petal Pink.

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So fun!

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Only a few days left to order Spirited Snowmen. Click on any of the products below to order from my online store!

Shop in my online store:

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Any order placed in my online store between now and January 4th will receive the So Hoppy For You card with an envelope, un-signed so you can mail it yourself, from me for free! I will mail the card to you on the next business day after your place your order!

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Free Stamps! Details on the sidebar!

  Fuzzy
                                         
Call me:  618-237-6281
Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018


Stampin' Up! So Hoppy Together for Jaxon!

Hey there! My grandson, Jaxon, was born on December 26th, so we celebrated his birthday yesterday. For Jaxon's card I used the Sale-abration set, So Hoppy Together and new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies:

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The frog print from retiring Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper coordinates perfectly with the So Hoppy Together frogs. This paper is on the Discounted Retiring List and is only available while-supplies-last. Order it in my online store today!

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I stamped the So Hoppy for You frog, the flies, and the greeting all with Memento Tuxedo Black ink so I could color with my Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. I used the Granny Apple Green Light & Dark Markers and the Light Highland Heather to color the frog and the flies.

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Inside I use new stamps from the Occasions Catalog bundle, Well Said.

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I must say the die I used to cut out the Gorgeous Grape "happy" was a dream to use! The word practically fell out of the die!

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My favorite thing about this card, though, is this phrase, also from the Well Said Bundle!

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Your shopping list for today! The first three items of this table will be available to order on January 3rd, but you need to order the discounted Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper NOW before it sells out or goes away on January 2nd!

Shop in my online store:

http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps     use Host Code:   H4NSRKV3

Any order placed in my online store between now and January 4th will receive the So Hoppy For You card with an envelope, un-signed so you can mail it yourself, from me for free! I will mail the card to you on the next business day after your place your order!

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Free Stamps! Details on the sidebar!

Fuzzy                                         
Call me:  618-237-6281
Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018


Stampin' Up! His Light Graphic Background for Christmas Eve!

Hey there! It's Christmas Eve!  After  I finish this post I will be in constant motion until bedtime, which will be late since it is Christmas Eve! I will be  wrapping, cooking, and preparing beds for my kids to come sleep here tonight, but I wanted to share this one last Christmas card with you that I just had to create with my "graphic background" technique.

I used the large "Rejoice" from the His Light stamp set in the Holiday Catalog with gold embossing powder to create this card that really speaks the reason for the season for me:

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The His Light stamp set is retiring from the Holiday Catalog, so be sure to order your set before January 2nd. Available only while-supplies-last!

To heat emboss an entire background like this one I rubbed the paper all over with my Embossing Buddy first, then stamped "rejoice" with Versamark repeatedly, then sprinkled with gold embossing powder and then blasted it with my Heat Tool. Heat embossing is magical to watch happen! I heat embossed the Holy Family with gold powder on Blackberry Bliss card stock, then cut with a Bethlehem Edgelit.

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I used Gold Foil as my background layer on both the inside and outside.

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All of the supplies used today can be found in my online store:

 

Shop in my online store:

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Any order placed in my online store between now and Christmas Eve (December 24th) will receive the Peaceful Noel card with an envelope, un-signed so you can mail it yourself, from me for free! I will mail the card to you on the next business day after your place your order!

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Free Stamps! Details on the sidebar!

Fuzzy

                                          
Call me:  618-237-6281
Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day December 23rd, Dashing Deer!

Hey there! On this last Sunday before Christmas I need to share with you a bunch, and when I say bunch I mean BUNCH,  of NINE cards created with the Dashing Deer Bundle from the Holiday Catalog. This stamp set and framelits, ARE NOT retiring on January 2nd like so many other Holiday Catalog products are, but the bundle discount IS going away on that date!

The creator of this first card embossed the Pear Pizzazz frame cut with a Layering Oval Framelit with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions folder, then added monochromatic accents cut with a Detailed Deer Framelit. She created the snowy scene with Pool Party and Whisper White card stock, then added "snow" with Embossing Paste. This card is CASED from page 8 of the Holiday Catalog!

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Another CASE from the same page with Festive Farmhouse and Wood Textures Designer papers, Detailed Deer Framelits, and Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits. Clear & Frosted Epoxy Droplets were colored with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends for the holly berries.

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This sample makes good use of the "generation" stamping technique to get three shades of the deer by inking once and stamping three times. The focal piece was embossed with the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions folder.

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This card features the Buffalo Check background stamp heat embossed with gold and the Pretty Label Punch for the greeting.

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With the Dashing Deer stamp set along you can make a lovely simple card:

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Add the Detailed Deer Framelits, Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions folder, Layering Circle framelits, and Copper Foil for a more stepped-up look:

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Or use the Sprig Punch to step-it-up even more!

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Finally, this card features an Old Olive background embossed with the Tufted Dynamic folder, Gold Foil and Gold Glimmer paper, and a layer of Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog.

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Find these supplies when you shop in my online store:http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps   use Host Code:   H4NSRKV3

Any order placed in my online store between now and Christmas Eve (December 24th) will receive the Peaceful Noel card with an envelope, un-signed so you can mail it yourself, from me for free! I will mail the card to you on the next business day after your place your order!

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Free Stamps! Details on the sidebar!

Fuzzy                                  
Call me:  618-237-6281
Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018


Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas to All!

Hey there! Alisa & I "shopped till we dropped" again yesterday, and I "think" I may be done! A few odds & ends for stockings, and now I just have to finish wrapping and getting my house ready! Oh, and a couple of special ornaments I want to make, and a birthday card to create! Sound like I can get it all done by Christmas Eve? We'll see!

Today I have more samples to share with you from Vacation Stamping School!

First, a quick & easy card created with the Tags & Tidings Bundle, which is retiring but not sold out yet, and the Merry Christma Thinlits Dies that are not retiring. The creator used the Big Shot Embossing Mats to emboss around the tags instead of cutting them out, then accented the card with Red Rhinestones and 3/16" Braided Linen Trim, which are also continuing to be available.

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The designer paper used on this card is already sold out, but the Merry Merlot card stock, Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions folder, Stitched Shapes Framelit, Merry Christmas Thinlit die,and Gold Foil Sheets are not!

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This card features my favorite phrase from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set! The Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Sprig Punch used are not retiring.

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This beautiful card was created entirely with the Peaceful Poinsettia Bundle, which is on the retiring list. The Tranquil Tide card stock, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, and Black 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon are not retiring.

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Finally, one last card for today, also created with the retiring Peaceful Poinsettia Bundle.

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You will find all of the supplies mentioned as "not retiring" from today's projects in my online store!

Click this link to shop: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps   use Host Code:  H4NSRKV3

Any order placed in my online store between now and Christmas Eve (December 24th) will receive this Peaceful Noel card with an envelope, un-signed so you can mail it yourself, from me for free! I will mail the card to you on the next business day after your place your order!

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Free Stamps! Details on the sidebar!

Fuzzy
                                          
Call me:  618-237-6281
Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018


Stampin' Up! Winter Woods for the First Day of Winter!

Hey there! Today at 4:23 p.m. is the Winter Solstice! It's felt like winter for quite awhile, and if it was about 10 degrees colder all of the rain we've been getting would be piles of snow!

In observance of the First Day of Winter, I'm sharing some cards created with the Winter Woods bundle and 1 more! These cards are all samples from Vacation Stamping School in August.

First, a simple but lovely card using those great bare trees from Winter Woods! The creator either a clear block to stamp the rectangle background or created a rectangular stencil to sponge the Pool Party ink before stamping with the trees with black ink. The addition of the layer of Gold Foil really gives this card an elegant look.

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The creator of this card also used those bare trees to stamp with Night of Navy ink on a Smoky Slate layer. They stamped the bold greeting with Night of Navy on white, then punched with the Everyday Label Punch. A bit of Silver Mini Sequin Trim and a vellum tree cut with an In the Woods Framelit are the finishing touches.

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The creator of this card used an In The Woods Framelit to cut the Very Vanilla Tree then embossed with the Quilt Top Textured Impressions folder. They mounted it on a Garden Green card base stamped with black ink and the Buffalo Check background. A greeting from Beautiful Blizzard cut out with a Stitched Labels Framelit, 5/8" Striped Burlap Trim, and Red Rhinestones complete the homespun look.

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Finally, this fun card was created with the Cross-Stitched Christmas set. This set is perfect to stamp with the Stamparatus. If you don't have a Stamparatus, get one! Once you start stamping with it, you'll be glad you did!

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I'm finishing up my Christmas shopping today, yay!

Find all of the products mentioned today in my online store:http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps   use Host Code:   WV2MG2FS

Any order placed in my online store between now and Christmas Eve (December 24th) will receive this Peaceful Noel card & envelope, un-signed so you can use it, for free! I'll mail it to you next business day after your place your order!

Free Stamps! Details on the sidebar!

    Fuzzy
                                       
Call me:  618-237-6281
Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018


Stampin' Up! Cards From Stamping Friends!

Hey there! I always love it when my stampin' friends send me Christmas cards they have made, and I have three to share with you today!

First, a cute creation by my friend Jan Lacey. Jan has been one of my dearest friends since waaaay back in our Freshmen year of High School! I won't tell you how many years ago that has been, but it "might" be close to 41! shhh! Does that mean we might be starting to turn in to "old ladies"? When we get together, no matter how long it's been, it feels like just yesterday since we talked and the years fall away! Jan used a few retired items on her card, but the Cookie Cutter Christmas and the Cookie Builder Punch are still available in the Annual Catalog:
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The Cookie Cutter Christmas sentiment Jan stamped with Real Red ink expresses my sentiments exactly!

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Next, I look forward to receiving Crystal Lopez' card every year, as she never disappoints with her extra-special embellishments and theme!

Crystal enjoys using products from multiple stamp companies and is a design team member for some, so she is an expert at mixing and matching from many sources! Her technique to sponge white ink over the embossed snowflakes background can be utilized with Stampin' Up! textured impressions embossing folders too!

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Finally, LeeAnn Byrne created an easily reproducible card with the Night in Bethlehem stamp set and the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. She used Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, and Whisper White for a simply elegant look.

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After punching the Holy Family with a 1 1/2" Circle Punch, she layered it onto a Night of Navy circle cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelit.

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LeeAnn and Jan both used the gatefold technique for their cards. I love how it frames the inside sentiment when it is opened!

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Shop in my online store:

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Any order placed in my online store between now and Christmas Eve (December 24th) will receive the Peaceful Noel card with an envelope, un-signed so you can mail it yourself, from me for free! I will mail the card to you on the next business day after your place your order!

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Free Stamps! Details on the sidebar!

  Fuzzy
                                         
Call me:  618-237-6281
Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2018