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Stampin' Up! Label Me Pretty!

Hey there! I spent a big chunk of my day yesterday babysitting for Liam, Darcy, and their baby sister, Fiona, and then grocery-shopping for myself, and two of my daughters. One of the daughters is currently 3 days past her due date with grandchild #12, so I have been getting her groceries for almost this entire time of shelter-in-place. If the pregnancy is like her first four, she will most likely be at least 2 weeks over due, which means I have 11 days left to get my ducks in a row before I disappear for the next two weeks while I help with the new baby! eeek!

I created today's card with the soon-to-be-retired Label Me Pretty stamp set and also retiring Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards:

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This card came together so quickly! After adhering a layer of Early Espresso under the lacy card front, I then inked the center of the greeting with Early Espresso and Pool Party markers. After stamping on Very Vanilla I stamped the floral brackets with Early Espresso and then punched with the Pretty Label Punch. I added a mat behind the greeting label punched from Pool Party, as well as a couple of gold Metallic Pearls. I created a "faux ribbon" from a 1/4" wide strip of Pool Party embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder.

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Inside I used a sentiment from the retiring Annual Catalog set, Kindness & Compassion.

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The Pretty Label Punch is NOT retiring, but Label Me Pretty, Kindness & Compassion, and the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut cards & Tin will be gone after June 2nd.

See how gorgeous these cards & envelopes are:
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Here’s the pdf tutorial for you!

Download Label Me Pretty

Supplies to order:

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Order at least $50, receive Clear Faceted Gems plus the Card-of-the-Month!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

March Carol Payne Stamps

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May 19-22


Stampin' Up! Peaceful Place With Burnt Edges

Hey there! I was MIA yesterday because I was very under-the-weather. I won't go in to all of the details, but I am on the mend now!

The card I'm sharing today came about as the result of almost non-existent mojo. When that happens I usually go way back to basics I learned when I first started stamping. Today's card features two techniques you hardly ever see anymore, "tearing" and "sponging".

The Garden Lane Designer Series Paper was still near my crafting space, so I pulled out one  of the prints that looked like the leaves were stamped with gold or Soft Suede. I chose a Soft Suede card base and Very Vanilla for my color palette.

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After stamping the trees by the creek with Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla, I tore around the image, tearing the card stock toward me so I would get lots of layered edge. I then sponged it heavily with Soft Suede ink. Besides "sponging", this is sometimes called "burnt edges" because the sponged edges do kind of look like you held it next to a burning match!

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I used the same tearing and sponging technique with the greeting.

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I added a retiring Designer Element to the lower right corner.

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I used a Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker to only ink "thinking of you" from the sentiment, "Thinking of You with Gratitude for your Part in my Journey" to stamp on the inside sentiment layer. Sponging does get your fingers messy, so sometimes you end up sponging a little more than you planned just to cover up inky fingerprints! lol.

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Easily recreate today's card with stamps, ink, and paper, and this free tutorial!

Download Peaceful PLace

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Order at least $50, receive Clear Faceted Gems plus the Card-of-the-Month!

May Online Ordering Gift Clear Faceted Gems

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

March Carol Payne Stamps

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May 7-10

 


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day Retiring Products Part Two!

Hey there! After looking at the pile of swaps I still have to share with you this month, I decided to do an extra post today!

First, by Karen Kurz. Retiring: Pretty Label Punch

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Kathy Johnson. Retiring: Painted Glass stamp set and Stained Glass Dies.

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A fancy fold by Deb McCahan. Retiring: Painted Glass stamps.

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Angela Waters. Retiring: Pretty Label Punch, Woven Threads Designer Paper, 19/21 In Color Faceted Dots and Silver Glimmer Paper.

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Now I really am done for today! Come back tomorrow for a new, original creation!

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Order at least $50, receive Clear Faceted Gems in addition to the card-of-the-month!

May Online Ordering Gift Clear Faceted Gems

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

March Carol Payne Stamps

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May 3-6


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!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

March Carol Payne Stamps

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April 21-24


Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Easel!

Hey there!  Today I have the latest card I've created with the Ornate Garden Suite, an easel card. I love making easels!

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I gold heat-embossed the large spray of blooms from Ornate Style on Very Vanilla, then colored with Light Old Olive, Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Poppy Parade, Dark Cajun Craze, and Dark and Light Rococo Rose Stampin' Blends Markers. I used the Terracotta Tile 1/4" wide ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack. The color is so rich, it almost looks like velvet to me!

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I popped up the Classic Label-punched sentiment on the easel-stop created with an Ornate Layers die.

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Inside I stamped the floral spray with Soft Suede to mimic the gold embossing color on the front. I put a layer of Mint Macaron behind the vanilla sentiment layer to pull the color from the front designer paper.

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Here’s the pdf tutorial for you!

Download Ornate Garden Easel

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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 1-5


Stampin' Up! Ornate Thanks Z-Fold!

Hey there! Today I have a z-fold card to share created with the Ornate Garden Suite again!

Even though Rococo Rose is not one of the colors listed on the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper package, I sure can see it in this print! I started with a z-fold base of Old Olive, added the Ornate Garden Specialty on the front fold, then started adding the intricately scrolled layers of Rococo Rose and Whisper White!

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I stamped "THANKS" with Mossy Meadow ink on the white layer before cuttin with the Ornate Layers die. After cutting I added the Rococo Rose scrolling and the Gilded Gems.

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These dies are incredible! After cutting I used my Take Your Pick Die Brush and the Paper-Piercing end to easily remove all of the little pieces!

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Inside I again stamped the sentiment first, then cut it with the largest of the Ornate Layers Dies. I used my Stamparatus to be able to re-stamp the image if needed to get a good ink color concentration. I inked the flowers for the lower corners with Rococo Rose and Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write Markers. I added matching Ornate Garden Specialty to the envelope flap to further coordinate.

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Here’s the pdf tutorial for you!

Download Ornate Garden z-fold

Supplies to order:

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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 1-5


Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden and a Daisy!

Hey there! I have another card created with the Ornate Garden Suite to share with you today.  When this suite arrived on my doorstep, the first thing I did was open the package of Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper. The first print that caught my eye was this one with the happy little daisies! I pulled out a package of Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes and both Daisy punches and went to work!

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After embossing a So Saffron layer with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder and adding on a strip of the designer paper, I punched two large and two small daisies from Whisper White card stock. I could have left them flat, but instead I crumpled them all up into tight little balls. I opened them but did not smooth them flat, then layered them together with liquid glue. I added a Gilded Gem to the center, then adhered to the card with more liquid glue.

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I layered the Classic Label-punched greeting from Ornate Thanks onto a strip of Old Olive die-cut with an Ornate Layers Die.

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I kept the inside simple, stamping the sentiment with Old Olive and the daisy with Soft Suede.

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Ornate Garden Specialty

Here’s the pdf tutorial for you!

Download Ornate Garden Daisy

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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 1-5


Stampin' Up! Sending You Thoughts and Flowers!

Hey there! Today I have a sweet card to share with you, created with the Sending You Thoughts stamp set, So Very Vellum Specialty paper, and the Sending Flowers Dies! All three products will be retiring after March 31st!

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I adhered the Soft Sea Foam embossed vellum to a Soft Sea Foam card base with a few strategically placed glue dots under the area where I planned to put the flowers.

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The Sending Flowers dies have two sets of dies to cut out the different types and sizes of blooms, which I added over the Soft Sea Foam ones with tiny dots of liquid glue.

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I punched the sentiment from Sending You Thoughts with the Label Me Fancy punch, then backed it with a Purple Posy label.

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Inside I stamped the corresponding sentiment from Sending You Thoughts and added a few more blooms.

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I used another sentiment from Sending You Thoughts on the front of the envelope.

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Get the complete tutorial for today's card:

Download So Very Vellum Sending Flowers 2

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March Carol Payne Stamps

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Blog march 24-31


Stampin' Up! Sending Flowers Dies!

Hey there! One of my Hostesses ordered the Sending Flowers Dies from her party a couple of weeks ago and asked me to show her some samples of cards made with these adorable dies. She is also my hairdresser, so when she cut my hair earlier this week I brought along this card to get her creative juices flowing!

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I used the Sending Flowers Dies with Garden Lane Designer Paper and Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

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Sending Flowers Dies:

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The greeting inside and out is from Well Said. The large circle die also cuts out these "petals"that can be lifted and curled a bit!

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I cut another set of the flowers; snipping them from from the Mint Macaron cardstock to add inside.

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Here's a free PDF  tutorial for you:

Download Sending Flowers

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March Online Ordering Gift! Any amount!

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Order at least $50, receive Noble Peacock Rhinestones in addition to the above card and SAB freebie!

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Join my team of Yes Mam! Stampers, get extra goodies in your kit! Build your Starter Kit with $125 worth of Stampin' Up! products for $99 plus sales tax (free shipping!) Stampin' Up! adds the 6" paper trimmer, 6"x6" sampler pack of designer papers, then YOU CHOOSE any stamp set of any value from any catalog for free! (Host and Sale-a-bration sets are excluded) Find the "join" link in my online store!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

March Carol Payne Stamps

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Stampin' Up! Positive Thoughts!

Hey there! Today I have a card created with Positive Thoughts  and coordinating dies, Nature's Thoughts!

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I paired these lovely sets with Noble Peacock Foil and the Tailored Tag Punch. The Blueberry Bushel foil cut with the dotted rectangle from Nature's Thoughts really pops!

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I love how the dies cut out the detailed images so perfectly! Positive Thoughts will be around till the end of May, but the dies will only be available through the end of this month!

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I stamped Old Olive on Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick on Lovely Lipstick, and Mango Melody on Mango Melody.

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I added Clear Wink of Stella to the bloom and the butterfly for some shimmer.

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I used the same stamps, without re-inking, to stamp the inside and even stamped a third time on the envelope!

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If you love this set and especially the Nature's Thoughts dies, you need to order them now!

Here’s the PDF tutorial for you!

Download Positive Thoughts

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March Online Ordering Gift! Any amount!

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Order at least $50, receive Noble Peacock Rhinestones in addition to my ordering gift and the SAB freebie!

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Join my team of Yes Mam! Stampers, get extra goodies in your kit! Build your Starter Kit with $125 worth of Stampin' Up! products for $99 plus sales tax (free shipping!) Stampin' Up! adds the 6" paper trimmer, 6"x6" sampler pack of designer papers, then YOU CHOOSE any stamp set of any value from any catalog for free! (Host and Sale-a-bration sets are excluded) Find the "join" link in my online store!

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

March Carol Payne Stamps

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