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April 2020

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Scrappy Strips!

Hey there! I couldn't resist playing with the Scrappy Strips technique again, this time with the retiring Bird Ballad Designer Series paper!

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I cut up lots of scraps of Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper to create this card. I also used a stamp set I love but haven't used enough, Here's A Card for the greeting and inside sentiment. I stamped the "Hello there" with Tuxedo Black ink, then stamped the single bloom from Free As A Bird with Pool Party before punching with the retiring 1" Circle Punch. I punched Pool Party with the retiring 1 1/8" Scalloped Circle Punch to mat behind it.

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I cut a thin strip of Basic Gray card stock, then embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to create a faux ribbon. I hand-cut the birds on the flowery branch with Paper Snips to mount over the "ribbon" with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Inside I used another Here's A Card sentiment and stamped the Free As A Bird birds on a branch with stamped-off Tuxedo Black ink.

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The Scrappy Strips Technique is included in my free tutorial you  are welcome to download:

Download Bird Ballad Scrappy Strips Revised

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Order at least $50, receive Glitter Enamel Dots in addition to my ordering gift!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

March Carol Payne Stamps

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April 25-28


Stampin' Up! Garden Lane Scrappy Strips!

Hey there! I have finally jumped on the Scrappy Strip technique bandwagon with this card created with Daisy Lane stamps and Garden Lane Designer paper!

Scrappy Strips is a super-easy way to use up all of those little strips of paper that you never know what to do with! Too pretty to throw away, but too small to do much with, I usually just keep them forever! I pulled out all of those little strips, used my paper trimmer to cut one side of each strip just slightly diagonal, and started laying them on a piece of Whisper White card stock, leaving a thin bit of white showing between each strip. When I was done, I used my paper snips to trim off the excess portion of the strip extending beyond the edge of the white card stock.

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I used the small daisy from Daisy Lane to stamp and punch out two Mint Macaron daisies, then sandwiched a plain white one in between them with liquid glue. I finished the daisy with a now-retiring Clear Faceted Gem. I heat embossed the "Smile" greeting with white powder and Versamark ink.

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Inside I chose to use a sentiment from the now-retiring Beautiful Day.

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Download the directions:

Download Garden Lane Scrappy Strips

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Order at least $50, receive Glitter Enamel Dots in addition to my ordering gift!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

March Carol Payne Stamps

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April 25-28


Stampin' Up! Ornate Thanks CASEing the New Catalog!

Hey there! Stampin' Up! released the New Annual Catalog to demonstrators a few days ago. I checked out the card samples made with the Ornate Garden Suite. I fell in love with a little square card created with the Ornate Borders dies:
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Stampin' Up! also released a Catalog Samples guide to demos with supply lists for every sample in the new catalog. I used the list to put this card together. I used the card stock colors of Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Pool Party. Each strip was cut with an Ornate Borders Die, then added to a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" square of Whisper White using liquid glue. Don't worry, when the New Annual Catalog goes live on June 3rd I'll be sharing the Catalog Samples Guide PDF with you!

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I heat embossed the sentiment with white powder on a rectangle of Basic Black, then punched the corners just a bit with a 1/2" Circle Punch.

Inside I stamped a sentiment from Ornate Thanks, and added snippets from the border strips to each corner.

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I can tell already the New Annual Catalog is going to be fun to shop, as well as providing tons of inspiration! Let me know if I can mail you one in May. Put  your name and address in the comments!

Supplies to order:

NOTE: The Ornate Borders dies are currently on the "not orderable" list. I will notify you when a they do become available to order.

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Order at least $50, receive Glitter Enamel Dots in addition to my ordering gift!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

March Carol Payne Stamps

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April 25-28


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day Ornate Garden Round Two!

Hey there! Today's swaps were all created with the Ornate Garden Suite!

Kathy Morgan:

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Laura Barto:

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Jan Rodrian:

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Rhonda Bassler:

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Laura Barto:

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Karen Kurz:

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Jan Farring:

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April Online Ordering Gift! Order any amount in my online store, receive this Triple Time Ornate Style card:

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Order at least $50, receive Glitter Enamel Dots in addition to my ordering gift!

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Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

March Carol Payne Stamps

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April 25-28


Stampin' Up! Faux Cracked Glass with Country Road!

Hey there! I combined retiring stamps Crackle Paint and Country Roads with a Faux Cracked Glass technique for a masculine, shabby chic card!

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I used the "faux cracked glass" technique for the star embellishment.

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The original Cracked Glass technique consists of covering a stamped image with multiple layers of clear embossing, then freezing for a few minutes to be able to "crack" the embossed layers when removed from the freezer. I wanted to get the cracked glass look without all of the time it takes to emboss multiple layers.  I stamped the star image with Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla, then stamped over it with the retiring Crackle Paint stamp using stamped-off Gray Granite ink. I only added ONE layer of clear embossing, punched with a 1 1/2" Circle Punch and sponged the edges with Gray Granite ink. MUCH easier and less time-consuming!

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The only drawback to this "faux cracked glass" technique is the Crackle Paint stamp is retiring with the end of the current Annual Catalog (June 2nd). If you want to try this faux technique for yourself you need to order Crackle Paint SOON. All retiring stamps are only guaranteed to be available through May 22nd. I added a retiring antique gold Designer Element (they are discounted 30%! right now!) to the center to complete the look.

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Download the full tutorial for this card:

Download Faux Cracked Glass Country Road

Supplies to order:

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Check out the Retiring Lists while you are there! Simply click on "Last Chance Products" in the left-hand column. Much easier than trying to read the tiny-print PDF!

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April Online Ordering Gift! Order any amount in my online store, receive this Triple Time Ornate Style card:

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Order at least $50, receive Glitter Enamel Dots in addition to my ordering gift!

April gift glitter enamel dots

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

March Carol Payne Stamps

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April 25-28

 


Stampin' Up! Royal Peacock is Retiring!

Hey there! The Stampin' Up! Retiring List posted yesterday afternoon! Some of the products are even discounted!

I'll post a link to the Retiring Lists at the bottom of this post, but I want to show you a card I made with the Royal Peacock Bundle that IS retiring. All of the stamps on the Retiring List will be guaranteed to be available through May 22, 2020, but everything else is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

I used the Retiring Noble Peacock Bundle, which includes the Noble Peacock stamp set and Detailed Peacock Dies, and Retiring Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper to create this card that would make a perfect graduation card for a girl or a boy!

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After stamping the peacock on Pretty Peacock card stock with Pretty Peacock ink, I cut it out with a Detailed Peacock die. Before I adhered to a layer of Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper I added shimmer with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

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I stamped the greeting from Royal Peacock with Pretty Peacock ink on Whisper White, punched with the 2-inch Circle Punch, then layered onto Pretty Peacock punched with the now-retiring Starburst Punch. I added a few Noble Peacock Rhinestones, which are also retiring.

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I added a bunch of Noble Peacock Rhinestones to the feathers.

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The sentiments in Royal Peacock are perfect for a graduation card. Mailing cards is even more important this year with all the cancelled grad ceremonies, don't you think?

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Here are the links to the Retiring Lists!

Anuual Catalog Retiring List

Spring Catalog Retiring List

Supplies to order:

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April Online Ordering Gift! Order any amount in my online store, receive this Triple Time Ornate Style card:

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Order at least $50, receive Glitter Enamel Dots in addition to my ordering gift!

April gift glitter enamel dots

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

March Carol Payne Stamps

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April 21-24


Stampin' Up! Ornate Style One More Time!

Hey there! I know I've been stamping and stamping and stamping with Ornate Style almost exclusively for the past three weeks, but I can't help it, I just love it and keep getting ideas of different ways to use it! Such was the case with the card I'm sharing with you today. I was inspired while watching another demonstrator's video with the Sepia technique. Although my card is not sepia, it is definitely monochromatic, and even though it seems like a fussy, complicated look to achieve, it's really very simple!

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I combined Ornate Style with Very Versailles (for the faint ton-on-tone stamped script in the background). After stamping the script with stamped-off Mint Macaron on the Mint Macaron layer, I rubbed it all over with my embossing buddy before stamping the Ornate Style floral spray with Versamark and heat-embossing with White Powder. I darkened the leaves with Versamark ink picked up from the pad with an older Blender Pen, then colored the daisies and lower large bloom with White Craft ink with the same pen.

Inside I used a combo of sentiments from Butterfly Wishes and Itty Bitty Birthdays.

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To get all of the details for this card, download the PDF tutorial:

Download Mint Macaron Ornate Style

Supplies to order:

Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad

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April Online Ordering Gift! Order any amount in my online store, receive this Triple Time Ornate Style card:

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Order at least $50, receive Glitter Enamel Dots in addition to my ordering gift!

April gift glitter enamel dots

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Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

March Carol Payne Stamps

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April 21-24


Stampin' Up! Night of Navy Ornate Style!

Hey there! The card I'm sharing with you today was created from an inspiration I had while I was taking a power nap yesterday afternoon. I woke with this idea burning in my brain, so here's my card!

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I stamped the floral spray image from Ornate Style on the Whisper White layer before embossing with the Ornate 3D embossing folder. I then cleaned my stamp and stamped it on vellum to heat emboss with white powder. I then used my Paper Snips to cut out the individual daisies. After coloring the backsides with Light Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends, I popped them onto their place on the floral spray with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

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I added pearls to the remaining flower centers.

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I used a Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker to pull out just the "Prayers" from the Positive Thoughts sentiment "Hugs Prayers Love" before embossing with the folder.

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Inside I used a sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.

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Here’s the pdf tutorial so you can make your own!

Download Night of Navy Ornate Style

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Order at least $50, receive Glitter Enamel Dots in addition to my ordering gift!

April gift glitter enamel dots

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Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

March Carol Payne Stamps

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April 21-24


Stampin' Up! Highland Ornate Style!

Hey there! I decided to re-visit the Triple Time Stamping/spotlighting technique with the Ornate Style stamp set, so I used a completely different color palette of Highland Heather hues to create this:

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After stamping the large floral spray from Ornate Style in the center of the three layers of Whisper White card stock with Highland Heather ink, I colored with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers. I chose to not color the tiny flowers I stamped around the edges so the colored spray would really "pop"! It's hard to see but I added Clear Wink of Stella to the daisies and the darker bloom at the bottom. After coloring each bloom with the lighter color I accented with the darker one of each combo before going back over it with the lighter color to blend and smooth.

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I love the light and airy feel the White Polka Dot Tulle gives, which I simply tied in a knot and trimmed the ends. The greeting was punched from "Hugs Prayers Love", found in Positive Thoughts. I added a Gorgeous Grape Glitter Enamel Dot, which is from my $50 ordering gift this month!

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I used all Highland Heather inside, adding another phrase from Positive Thoughts, which is one of my favorites!

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Here’s the pdf tutorial for you!

Download Highland Heather Ornate Style Triple Time Spotlighting

Supplies to order:

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April Online Ordering Gift! Order any amount in my online store, receive this Triple Time Ornate Style card:

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Order at least $50, receive Glitter Enamel Dots in addition to my ordering gift!

April gift glitter enamel dots

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Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

March Carol Payne Stamps

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April 17-20

 


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day Ornate Garden!

Hey there!  Today I have a collection of swaps created with the Ornate Garden Suite. I'll share each card and put the supply list under it, so keep scrolling until you've seen them all!

First, Stephanie Flath:

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By Janet Johnson:

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Susie Wood:

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Cathy Miller:

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Emily Tull:

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I'll be back tomorrow with another one of my original creations!

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April Online Ordering Gift! Order any amount in my online store, receive this Triple Time Ornate Style card:

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Order at least $50, receive Glitter Enamel Dots in addition to my ordering gift!

April gift glitter enamel dots

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

March Carol Payne Stamps

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2020

April 17-20