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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:

Shop in my online store:

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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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Fuzzy
                                           
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Email me: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

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:

Shop in my online store:  http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps    use Host Code:   WV2MG2FS

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
                                          
Call me:  618-237-6281
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!

Shop in my online store:   http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps    use Host Code:   WV2MG2FS

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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Stampin' Up! November Paper Pumpkin!

Hey there! Saturday I Christmas Shopped ALL DAY with my girls and got lots of names checked off my list. We walked and walked and walked all over the mall and made multiple trips out to the van to store our packages. My feet were cramping just a bit before we headed home, and buddy, I was tired yesterday! I have lots of things on the plate for today, but I just want to jump on here this morning and share a quick post with you about Paper Pumpkin!

As you may be aware, Paper Pumpkin is Stampin' Up!'s monthly crafting subscription box, and membership has EXPLODED in the past few years, so much that the December box was SOLD OUT before the November box shipped! Today would normally be the last day to subscribe to the December box, but no new subscriptions are being taken this month. I'm sure Stampin' Up! will increase their kit count for January, so you will be able to subscribe to the January box (each box contents is a surprise!) so for today I want to share with you the gorgeousness of the November Kit!

Instead of the normal red monthly box, Stampin' Up! dressed up the November box for Christmas!

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This was my first glimpse of the November box!

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The kit contained all of the supplies to make 10 absolutely beautiful Christmas cards!

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Each kit contains an exclusive stamp set and a Stampin' Spot of ink (some kits contain two spots),

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Here's one design:

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The pine branches were laser-cut and ready to add to the card with glue dots. The Cherry Cobbler Linen Trim and self-adhesive gold sequins were included in the kit:

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The second kit design featured placing the laser-cut branches in a wreath!

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The banners were ready for stamping! It was quick and easy to put these ten cards together!

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The stamp set included this fun inside sentiment, and the pine frond, which I stamped in my own Garden Green ink.

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The included envelopes were already lined:

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I used another sentiment from the kit on the flap:

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Give Paper Pumpkin a try! Subscriptions for the January kit start tomorrow, December 11!

Shop in my online store:  http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps   use Host Code:   WV2MG2FS

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! Sunday Swap Day December 9th!

Hey there! It's Sunday and time for Sunday Swap Day! Yay!

Today's swaps are all from the Stampin' Up! OnStage in Orlando last month.

First a pretty snowy adaptation of the dancing girl from Beautiful You! Did you ever think Mrs. Clause was ever this young and thin? Me either, but just like the rest of us, she was!

ETA: Jennie Portonova is the creator of this card.

After a Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend Marker colored her dress, the background was embossed the the Softly Falling Textured Impressions folder. The finishing touch is the white embossing paste added to create the fur trim! The greeting is from the retiring Holiday Catalog set, Making Christmas Bright.

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The creator of this lovely card heat embossed the greeting from Merry Christmas to All with white powder on the Basic Black Stitched Label for a "chalkboard" look. The pinecones were cut with a Pretty Pines Thinlet and held together with a bow of 1/4" Copper Trim.

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The Winter Woods Bundle was used to create this lovely gem. The tree is accented with Shimmery White Embossing Paste and Red Rhinestones add extra sparkle. The greeting is from Star of Light. Winter Woods stamps and Into the Woods Thinlets are not retiring, but the bundle of both together is!

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Finally, a quick card using carrying-over Wishing You Well with retiring Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper.

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Your shopping list:

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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! Retiring Holiday Catalog!!

Hey there! With the Year End Closeout Sale in full swing, I thought it would be a good idea to share with you some swaps from OnStage using retiring Holiday Catalog products. Even though the Holiday Catalog runs through January 2nd, the retiring items are now while-supplies last!

First, this swap was created with the retiring Bring on the Presents Bundle of stamps and dies to make a cute little treat box!

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You can order this bundle in my online store. Click on the pic to go there!

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Next,  retiring All Is Bright Designer Series Paper and Making Christmas Bright stamps were used to create this treat packet:

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Click on the pics to find these retiring gems in my online store:

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Finally for today, this little Scalloped Tag Topper Punch treat box features the Santa's Workshop  Specialty Designer Series Paper, which is already sold out. However, the Farmhouse Christmas (Happy Christmas Wishes) is NOT sold out and the starry flourish from Star of Light is still found in the Annual Catalog.

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I think I have made a similar box in the past, so I'm going to try this one out again!

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This color combo of Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, and Garden Green is just so festive!

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Your shopping list for today:

Shop in my online store:

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If you want to get it before Christmas, place your order by December 13th!

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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! Christmas 3-D Swaps!

Hey there! Today I'm sharing Christmas 3-D swaps I received at Orlando Onstage!

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First, Joanne Cantrell created this gorgeousness with a Mini Pizza Box, sponge brayer, and Farmhouse Christmas stamps! The supplies are listed at the end of this post, but I can also tell you she used the Colorful Season Stamp set and the Seasonal Layers Thinlets!

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Joanne commissioned a friend to create scrumptious cookies to include in the box, unfortunately, the cookies turned out to be just a little bit too big, but she gave them to us anyway!

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Another one of my Yes Mam! Stampers team, Martha Swift, created this lovely package tag with the Candy Cane Season and Label Me Pretty Stamp sets. She embossed the white background layer with the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and heat embossed the images with Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder!

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As an extra added touch Martha tied the Scallop Tag Topper-punched tag with 1/4" Copper Trim. This trim is so versatile, it can be pulled apart, creating a much larger embellishment than ever! The gift this is tied to is a pretty red kitchen spatula!

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Finally, my dear friend Linda Hunt created this "Christmas-cracker" type treat holder with Cherry Cobbler card stock and Dashing Along Designer Series Paper. She simply embellished it with a piece of 1/4" Cherry Cobbler Double-Stitched Ribbon!

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I have never made one of these before, but Linda has sent me her directions. I'm excited to give it a try!

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Here's your shopping list:

Shop in my online store:   http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps    use Host Code:   WV2MG2FS

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! Winter Woods Merry Banner!

Hey there! Today I'm at a Holiday Craft Fair at the Mt Vernon City Park. If you're in the area, come by and see me! With over 40 local crafters, you're sure to find something you like!

Here's the banner I made for my display!

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I used Dashing Along Designer Series Paper for the banner pennants. Each one is 6" x 3 1/2". You can only find this paper when you search (or click on the image in the supply list below) in my online store.

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I backed each pennant with a 3 3/4" x 4" Mossy Meadow layer, adhered about 3/4" from the top the banner before I folded down about 3/8" to secure the cording hanger. I stamped the evergreen from Winter Woods with Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White, then cut with the coordinating In the Woods Framelit.

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Each Basic Black Large Letters letter is glued to a Whisper White mat cut with a Stitched Labels Framelit.

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I added trees cut with a Sweetly Stitched Framelit, and a Silver Glimmer snowflake cut with the Blizzard Thinlit.

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Each snowflake is different!

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I love it!

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I completed the banner with a Basic Black "Christmas" cut with a Merry Christmas Thinlit die.

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The banner is fully adjustable to however long or short you want it to be. I used 15 ft of silver cording in the fold at the top. I folded down the designer paper and then stapled it  so the banner pieces will slide along the cord.

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Inspiration seems to always strike best at the last minute, so I only had time to make one! I'm planning to take orders if anyone wants one!

Here's your shopping list so you can make your own:

 

 

Shop in my online store:    http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps    use Host Code:   WV2MG2FS

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! Tags & Tidings for Mass Production!

Hey there! I've been working on items for a craft fair this weekend, which of course means kicking into mass-production mode! I created a darling set of tags (more than one, actually) with the Tags & Tidings Bundle from the Holiday Catalog last week, so of course I wanted to make a bunch of them for the fair. I quickly realized some modifications were necessary if I wanted to be able to price them reasonably AND actually get a bunch of them made!

Find my original post about the tags HERE,

more HERE

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Modified, there are more tags now than originally. Tags & Tidings has 16 different tags all in one stamp, so there's lots to choose!

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First I traded out Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon for a darling Cherry Cobbler bow cut with a Farmhouse Framelits Die. The die cuts SIX bows simultaneously!  I adhered to the little tags with a dot of liquid glue.

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Next, instead of tying the Mossy Meadow Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine around the stiff 5/8" Striped Burlap Ribbon, I STAPLED the ribbon together, saving A LOT of tying time!

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I then tied the Mossy Meadow twine in a bow and adhered over the staple on the tag front, saving twine and time!

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All the rest of the tags are the same, but here's some close-ups of these adorable little gems!

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"For You":

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"Do Not Open Until Christmas":

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"Christmas Greetings":

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"Merry Christmas to You and Yours":

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Now that you know how to streamline the tag-making, here's your shopping list! Refer to my original tag post for the rest of the directions!

Shop in my online store:   http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps use Host Code:   WV2MG2FS

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! Spirited Snowmen CASE and Twist!

Hey there! Today I have three cards to share with you, two based on a swap I received recently from Tamie Ackerson with the Spirited Snowmen stamp set:

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The Real Red/Whisper White card in the center is Tamie's, the two Night of Navy/Whisper White ones on each side are mine. Tamie's is all heat embossed with Silver powder.

My first CASE is Night of Navy layered on a Whisper White Thick card base. The snow couple is heat embossed with white powder, the sentiment from Merry Christmas to All is heat embossed with silver powder, and the snowflakes from Spirited Snowmen are heat embossed with white powder.

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After heating I added Clear Wink of Stella to the hats and bodies of the snow couple for extra shimmer!

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Inside I stamped the snowflakes with Night of Navy ink as well as the sentiment from the Warm Hearted Host Set.

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For my second CASE, I used all of the same stamps and embossing powders but added an extra touch to the snowflakes. Can you guess what it is?

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It's more Clear Wink of Stella!

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These cards are quick and easy, perfect for mass-production for your Christmas cards!

Here's your shopping list for today:

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The Snowflake Showcase ends tomorrow!

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The White Velvet Sheets are sold out from this special, but everything else is still available.

Here's a couple more ideas with this suite:

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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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