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July 2020

Stampin' Up! Game On!

Hey there! I'm working on the birthday cards for the August Birthdays this Sunday.  I won't tell you who this card is for, but they don't pay much attention to my blog or Facebook, so they probably won't see it!

My family loves to play games; board games, card games, video games, yard games. If there's the word "game" in it they probably want to play it! I've even known them to play TWO games at the same time all sitting around my dining room table!

I used a new Annual Catalog set, Game On, to create this rather masculine birthday card. And yes, there's actually two of them in this picture. I try to make two of every card I create; one to give and one to display!

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I stamped the background repeatedly and collage-like with the die and the checkers/chess board images with Tuxedo Black ink on the Crumb Cake layer. The cards are stamped on Whisper White and then hand-cut (there's no dies with this set), but the lines are straight so it was easy to do. I just make sure I leave a little bit of white around the stamped image so the edges look smooth. I added Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a pop of color and bling.

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I love this sentiment! Perfect for a gamer's birthday!

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The chess image is so gorgeous I couldn't resist using it!

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Download the free instructions to make today’s card:

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Positive Thoughts!

Hey there! Today I pulled out another of my favorite sets, Positive Thoughts. I wanted to create another card to feature the Butterfly Gems that are my ordering gift this month when you spend $50. I also used Ornate Garden Specialty Designer paper and the print I chose coordinated beautifully with Pear Pizzazz, making the Terracotta Tile Butterfly Gem really "pops"!

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I heat-embossed the blooms with white powder on Bumblebee card stock, then cut with a Nature's Thoughts die. After stamping the greeting with Terracotta Tile ink I punched with the Tailored Tag. I added a bow tied with the Old Olive ribbon in the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack.

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After stamping the butterfly with Terracotta Tile and cutting with a Nature's Thoughts die, I added Clear Wink of Stella. Stella will smear classic ink of you keep brushing a bit, so it worked just the way I wanted to pull some of the ink into the white areas. I bent the butterfly slightly in the middle before adding it with a glue dot.

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I added one of the tiniest Terracotta Tile Butterfly Gems for another pop of color. The Pear Pizzazz rectangle was also cut with a Nature's Thoughts die, reminding me that I need to use these dies more often!

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This Positive Thoughts sentiment is perfect for so many cards and occasions!

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Download the free instructions to make today’s card:

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala!

Hey there! All month I've been offering the Butterfly Gems as my $50 ordering gift, but just realized I haven't shared a single project with them! I pulled out one of my favorite sets, Butterfly Gala, to create an easy card that features them!

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This card came together very quickly! I stamped the four different butterflies with Highland Heather ink on Purple Posy card stock, then dry embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

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I stamped the greeting from Here's a Card on white, stamped-off the butterflies once before stamping over the greeting, then punched with the Tailored Tag Punch. I added a couple of Purple Posy Butterfly Gems for the finishing touch.

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Inside I stamped another sentiment from Here's A Card with Highland Heather ink, as well as another pair of butterflies. Isn't this one so appropriate? Not everyone appreciates a handmade card!

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I created a second card with almost the same supplies, but used one of the Butterfly Gala sentiments on the front.

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The Butterfly Gems come in two sizes and the five 2019-2021 In Colors of Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile, and Pretty Peacock.

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I used another one of my favorite sentiments from Here's A Card.

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Download the free instructions to make today’s card:

Download Butterfly Gala Gems

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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July 26-31


Stampin' Up! Many Mates Anniversary!

Hey there! I created today's card on the fly for a 50th wedding anniversary party my oldest daughter,  Jessica, threw for her in-laws.  While looking for Gold Foil scraps to cut a "50", I found the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. This stuff is GORGEOUS!!!!!

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I put a layer of Gold Foil behind the Blackberry Bliss embossed with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder, but the star of the show is the Forever Gold Specialty! There are no words! The all-one-piece gold background behind the greeting includes the cut-out small and large gold leaves! I heat embossed the Many Mates greeting with gold embossing powder, then punched with the Tailored Tag punch.

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I added a tiny gold Gilded Gem for just a little bit of bling. This picture also shows the fine detail of the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder on the Blackberry Bliss layer:

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Inside I heat-embossed a sentiment from the new A Grand Kid stamp set, as well as leaves from Healing Hugs. To see a card made completely with Healing Hugs, check it out HERE.

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This card is seriously one of the most elegant-but-simple cards I've ever made!

Note: The Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty paper is on back order until the week of August 10th, but you can still order it. It will ship separately from the rest of your order.

Download the free instructions to make today’s card: Download Many Mates Anniversary

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Carol Payne Stamps Summer signature

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July 26-31


Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs!

Hey there! I needed to make a Get Well card last week for a dear friend who found out she had a heart attack. She's a little younger than me (I'm 60) so of course I was a bit shocked. She's actually feeling much better now that the stent is in. She didn't realize that some of her symptoms were symptoms of a heart attack, but she should be fine now!

I'm hoping she gets her card in the mail before she sees it here on my blog, but it turned out so lovely I just can't wait any longer to share it! I actually made two, which takes only a little longer than making one, so I would have one to display!

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I used Healing Hugs with Gorgeous Grape, Mint Macaron, and Whisper White for my color palette.

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It's hard to capture with a camera, but I added Clear Wink of Stella to the fancy-cut bloom!

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I tied a bit of Flowers For Every Season Ribbon in a bow and added it with a glue dot. The ribbon is Just Jade, but a softer version that I think blends well with Mint Macaron.

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The "Get Well Soon" greeting from Healing Hugs fits perfect inside the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch! I discovered the perfect sequin in the Whale Of A Time Sequins pack!

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Inside is all stamped with images from Healing Hugs:

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Download the free instructions to make today’s card:

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Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Carol Payne Stamps Summer signature

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July 26-31


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day July 26th!

Hey there! A friend of mine told me yesterday she had noticed I had been neglecting my blog this week, and stated, "when I don't see something for awhile I forget about it". It really hit home with me:  if I don't want you to forget about my blog I need to keep posting! I've been stamping this week, but I also am trying to wrap up some projects as the summer winds down. When school starts I'll be taking care of Fiona, my almost-6-month-old baby granddaughter. )Liam and Darcy's baby sister) Though my stamping time will be limited, I hope you won't  "forget about" me! I promise to keep posting as often as I possibly can!

Today I do have a fun set of swaps to share, so I won't waste any more of your time!

First, Kathy Johnson used Best Year with the Many Medallions dies and the Medium Daisy Punch:

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Next, Barbara Dykhouse used the Boho Indigo Product Medley for her card:

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A unique fold:

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Jan Farring used the Flowering Blooms Bundle:

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Another unique fold:

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Sharon Tong-Robinson combined the Flowering Blooms Bundle with the Ornate Frames Dies:

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Another fun-fold:

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Carol Slack combined Flowering Blooms with the Detailed Trio Punch and Misty Moonlight:

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Finally, Ruth Bingle's creation with Gorgeous Posies and the Triple Time Technique:

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July is “Bonus Days”! For every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping) July 1-August 3rd, Stampin’ Up! will email you a $5 Coupon Code to apply to an order of any amount August 4-31st!

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Carol Payne Stamps Summer signature

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July 21-25

 


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day July 19th!

Hey there! It's Sunday morning and time to share some swaps!

First, Linda Pagel created this fun card with the Pampered Pets stamp set and Pets dies:

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She used a sentiment from Seaside Notions.

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Next, Barbara Nagle also used the Pampered Pets Bundle for her adorable card. For this one she cut the doggie directly from the Playful Pets Designer Paper with one of the Pets Dies!

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Inside:

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Stephanie Flath used the Way to Goat set for her fun-fold card:

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I'm not sure I know anyone I would call an "old goat", but I'm sure they exist! lol!

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Deb McCahan also used Way to Goat, but with a very different look!

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Finally, Janace Charbonneau used the adorable Zany Zebras set with Playing With Patterns Designer Paper:

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The supply list for all of today's cards. Click on the supplies for whichever card(s) you can't resist  making!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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July 16-20


Stampin' Up! Hippo Birthday 2 Ewe!

Hey there! We went to a family wedding yesterday; our nephew on myhusband's side of the family. A sweet wedding, lovely bride, proud groom, and the Lord was glorified and praised! My grandson, Oakley, was the ring bearer, and my granddaughter, Ivory, was the flower girl. Cyndal, who is almost 2, took her afternoon nap on my lap during the ceremony. Sweet times.

Today I have another Hippo Happiness birthday card to share. I'm loving how easy it is to stamp these little critters and cut them with the Hippo & Friends dies! I paired them with another print from the Artistry Blooms Designer paper pack in Gorgeous Grape and Magenta Madness.

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I used all four of the critters from the Hippo Happiness stamp set, each mounted on their own mat cut with the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch:

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No fancy folds today, just good ol' fashioned stamping and die-cutting!

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Download my free instructions to make today’s card:

 

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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July 16-20


Stampin' Up! Fluttering Hippo Happiness!

Hey there! Cyndal's 2nd birthday is another one in July, so I played with the Hippo Happiness Bundle to create a card just for her. Like I often do, I made two cards, one to give to Cyndal and one to keep for display!

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I used Artistry Blooms Designer Paper and the Hippo & Friends dies:

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The butterfly is a two-step image for the wings and body, then stamped with the face and the flight trail. The "fluttering by" phrase is actually "fluttering by just to say hi", but I omitted the latter part with Scotch tape while inking. I then removed the tape before stamping, which is an important step not to forget! lol!

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Inside I stamped "just to say" from the same sentiment used on the front but omitting the first part and "hi" with tape while inking. "Happy Birthday" is from the Here's a Card stamp set. I embossed the Daffodil Delight layer with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.

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Download my free instructions to make today’s card:

Download Fluttering Happiness

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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July 16-20


Stampin' Up! Nature's Beauty Triple Time!

Hey there! Masculine cards can be hard to design, but I played with Nature's Beauty and the Triple Time technique to create these 3 cards, one of which will be for my avid hunter son-in-law!

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I used a Cinnamon Cider card base and mat layers. After stamping the deer in stamped-off Cinnamon Cider I added trees,  rabbit, and speckles with Crumb Cake. I added the fox with stamped-off Cinnamon Cider, and finished with a few Cinnamon Cider In Color Enamel Dots and a simple knot of Cinnamon Cider 1/4" Ribbon.

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Inside I used two sentiments from Itty Bitty Birthdays.

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For card #2 I stamped directly on a wood grain print from In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. Less can sometimes be more when you are working with this gorgeous paper!

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I accented the greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays with snippets of Cinnamon Cider punched with the Classic Label added to each end.

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Inside I combined sentiments from Here's A Card and Itty Bitty Birthdays with the gorgeous winter trees from Nature's Beauty.

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My third card combines the Triple Time stamping with the In Good Taste wood grain print:

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I stamped the greeting directly on a 1/2" x 2 1/4" strip of the wood grain print, then added the Classic Label snippets.

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Inside:

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Now, which card goes to the birthday guy?

Download the free instructions to make today’s card:

Download Natures Beauty Triple Time

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July is “Bonus Days”! For every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping) July 1-August 3rd, Stampin’ Up! will email you a $5 Coupon Code to apply to an order of any amount August 4-31st!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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July 16-20