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Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Retiring in Review!

Hey there! Today is the last day to order from the 2018 Holiday Catalog, so I decided to do a little "review" of some of the retiring products by featuring some of my favorite projects I have posted. You may just find something you need to order today before they retire for good!

First, the sort-of Halloween set, Still Night. I love the owl and the branch! The bat punch used is also retiring. You can find the full post HERE.

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Another fun Halloween bundle of stamps and dies is Cauldron Bubble that's also retiring after today.  Find the full post HERE.

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One of my favorite sets from the Holiday Catalog, Spirited Snowmen, is retiring. I'm so sorry to see it go!

The first of several posts with this set can be found HERE.

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I loved making cards and ornaments with these snowmen! See more HERE.

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The Tags & Tidings Bundle is another favorite. You can cut 16 tags all at the same time with this stamp and die or simply stamp it to make fun cards! One of my posts with this set is found HERE.

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Finally, the Peaceful Noel stamp set and Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper I used to create this card are both going away after today. Consult my post HERE, then go to my online store to shop the Year-End Closeouts!

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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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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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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!

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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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  Fuzzy
                                         
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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:

 

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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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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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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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Fuzzy                                  
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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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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
                                          
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Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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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!

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    Fuzzy
                                       
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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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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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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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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Peaceful Noel!

Hey there! The card I'm sharing with you today was also created for my class last Friday night. I really hadn't given the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper or the Peaceful Noel stamp set enough love, so I decided to make another card with another print from the pack and use the elegant "Noel" to go with it!

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The Frosted Floral Specialty print I chose reminds me of ivy/mistletoe, so I used a 4" x 5 1/4" piece on the Tranquil Tide card front. I added a piece of retiring Tranquil Tide 1/4" Velvet Ribbon with a bit of SNAIL adhesive, then added a Tranquil Tide layer cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelit.

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I stamped "Noel" from Peaceful Noel (retiring) with Tranquil Tide on a white layer, then added pine needles with stamped-off Tranquil Tide. The little leaves directly under the greeting was stamped with Soft Seafoam. I cut it all out with a brand-new framelit from the Rose Trellis Thinlets, available on January 3rd from the Occasions Catalog. Three pearls are the finishing touch.

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Inside I used a phrase from the retiring "His Light" set, and more Peaceful Noel foliage. I covered the envelope flap with a coordinating piece of the same Frosted Floral Specialty.

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Here's your shopping list for today's project:

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Be sure to shop the Year-End Closeouts and the Refreshed Clearance Rack while you are there!

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Any order placed in my online store between now and Christmas Eve (December 24th) will receive today's card, un-signed so you can mail to 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!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Making Every Day Bright!

Hey there! Last Friday I held my final stamp camp of the Christmas season at Donna's house. I will resume my classes on January 1st, but I still have a few Christmas cards to share before I get serious about sharing Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalog Sneak Peeks!

Today's share is a Christmas card I created for Donna's class with the Making Every Day Bright stamp set and Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, both of which are on the retiring-while-supplies-last list. I needed a quick-and-cute card and this little penguin was perfect! The pearlized shine of the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Paper helped provide a cold and wintry look!

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I stamped three little pennies with Tuxedo Black ink on a white scrap, then punched with the Christmas Bulb punch. I colored their stocking caps with a Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Marker (available January 3rd), then added a little bit of Clear Wink of Stella for cold wintry shine.

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I stamped "Bright", from the not-retiring Making Christmas Bright, with black ink, then surrounded it with Balmy Blue snowflakes from the Making Every Day Bright set. I stamped each snowflake twice  before re-inking to get the two shades of Balmy Blue, and added a dot of Wink of Stella to each. You don't have to use a lot of different embellishment if you have a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush! I punched the greeting with the Pretty Label Punch, then cut a Balmy Blue one with my scissors to adhere behind it.

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Inside I used another Making Christmas Bright sentiment and more Balmy Blue snowflakes:

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Seems like there should be a song about these little guys, doesn't it?

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Today's shopping list:

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Be sure to check the Year-End Closeouts for the Retiring and Discounted goodies!

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Free Stamps! Details on the sidebar!

Fuzzy
                                          
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Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Snowmen Families!

Hey there! Today I want to share with you a couple of my favorite Christmas decorations. Both sets of these were created by my daughter, Alisa, and hold places of honor in our home every Christmas!

First, this glass jar snowmen family has been growing little by little ever since Alisa was in grade school. A room mother showed the 6th grade class how to make these with a glass jar, a tube sock, stuffing, and bits of fabric. Alisa started making these to represent each member of our family; as siblings marry and babies are born she creates another snowman to add to the family. Some of the snowmen have "grown"; as the tiniest snowmen grow they will be replaced with a slightly larger version of themselves. We've even had "babes-in-arms" snowbabies!

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I added a special shelf this year to display this tiny snowmen family, also created by Alisa. With 7 grandchildren under the age of 7, the only way these little guys, formed with Sculpy Clay and baked in the oven, have a chance of survival is if they are kept out of reach! lol!

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First, Mark & I:

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Then Jessica's family: Johnny, Jessica, Maddie Kate, Ava, Cohen, and Jaxon:

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Kimberly's group: Tony, Kimberly, Liam, and Darcy:

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Alisa's bunch: Cody, Alisa, Oakley, Lando, & Ivory (baby Cyndal's snowbaby will be added by Christmas Day!)

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"The boys": Troy, Logan, and Ben. (Grace will be added with Troy next Christmas!)

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Considering how tiny these are (the tallest is only 1 1/2 inches high), the attention to detail is amazing!

Cohen's "newsboy" hat:

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Ben's long stocking cap:

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Darcy's pink peppermint stripes!

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This little family will keep growing as we do! I love it!

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While you are there, don't forget to check out the Year-End Closeout Sale!

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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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