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Stampin' Up! Gingham Nature's Beauty!

Hey there! I took a little break from blogging to throw together a yard sale with my daughter, Alisa, and my newest daughter-in-law Faith, over the weekend. Working together (sweltering, actually!) in 90 degree heat to set up and and break down is a bonding experience, to say the least! lol! Despite the hard work, I thoroughly enjoyed working side by side with both girls, and after one more trip to the Christian Outreach store to drop off the left over stuff, we'll be done till next spring!

Today's project was again created with the Nature's Beauty stamp set, as well as with Rustic Retreat and Come to Gather Designer Series Paper.

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After stamping the deer with Early Espresso and the foliage spray with Pretty Peacock, I dragged the edges of the Whisper White layer on the Pretty Peacock ink pad to get the torn, distressed look.

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I used a 1/4" wide strip of Pretty Peacock card stock for a "ribbon". I stamped the greeting from Itty Bitty Greetings with Pretty Peacock ink, then accented with a Noble Peacock Rhinestone.

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Inside I used a mix of images and a sentiment from Rustic Retreat.

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Free instructions with measurements and tips to download:

         Download Nature's Beauty Gingham Deer                                                   

To order Nature's Beauty, Rustic Retreat and everything else to make this card, click the picture links:

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Online orders through September 30th receive this Harvest Hello card:

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September is B3G1F Designer Series Paper Month!

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Click the link to view the full flyer and details:

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Nature's Beauty Thinking of You!

Hey there! Today I have another Nature's Beauty creation to share with you; this one features the fox!

For this one I used a Very Vanilla Note Card & Envelope, then layered on a piece of Come to Gather Designer Series Paper. I sponged all of my edges with Crumb Cake ink.

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After stamping the fox with Cajun Craze ink and punching with the Story Label Punch, I punched a second Story Label from Cajun Craze ink. I cut the Cajun Craze label down the center like a hot dog bun, then adhered to the back of the fox label with SNAIL. I cut a 1/4" wide strip of Cajun Craze card stock to use as my "ribbon" behind the focal image.

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I stamped the greeting from Rustic Retreat with Cajun Craze, then used my Paper Snips to cut it out. I've discovered you can also use one of the Stitched Labels Dies to cut this greeting if you don't like to "fussy cut"!

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Inside I used a sentiment from Rustic Retreat, stamped with Cajun Craze ink.

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Free instructions with measurements and tips to download:

    Download Nature's Beauty Fox                                                        

To order click the pictures:

Paper Snips
$10.00

Shop my online store:  http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps    use Host Code: TAFXRE7A

Online orders through September 30th receive this Harvest Hello card:

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September is B3G1F Designer Series Paper Month!

Stampin' Up! B3G1F Carol Payne Stamps September 2019

Click this link to view the full flyer:

Download 09.19_DSP_FLYER_US

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Nature's Beauty as the Holiday Catalog Goes LIVE!

Hey there! TODAY'S THE DAY! The Holiday Catalog went LIVE this morning for everyone to order from! I'm soooo excited to finally be able to post my projects and you can actually order the supplies to make them! yippee!

My project today is another one I created with the Nature's Beauty stamp set, located on the back page of the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. This stamp set is special because Stampin' Up! will donate $3 from the sale of every set to Mental Health Organizations.  If you love nature-themed sets, Nature's Beauty is for you!

I combined Nature's Beauty with images and sentiments from Rustic Retreat, as well as two patterns from the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper.

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The pines from Rustic Retreat are just perfect for the background!

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I wanted a little more texture for this card, so I added a strand of 3/16" Braided Linen Trim, then frayed the ends after tying the knot.

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Free instructions with measurements and tips to download:

    Download Nature's Beauty Deer                                                    

To order click the pictures:

Paper Snips
$10.00

If you haven't seen the new Holiday Catalog yet, click on this picture to view the PDF:

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If you don't have a copy and would like to receive one from me as your demonstrator (US only), then message me with your complete snail mail address and I'll get a copy in the mail to you ASAP!

Shop my online store:  http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps   use Host Code: TAFXRE7A

Online orders through September 30th receive this Harvest Hello card:

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September is also the B3G1F Designer Series Paper Sale!

Stampin' Up! B3G1F Carol Payne Stamps September 2019

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Nature's Beauty Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek!

Hey there! The Holiday Catalog goes live for ordering tomorrow morning! Are you as excited as I am? I decided to wait to share most of my creations I've been making with my pre-order until it was almost time for customers to be able to order so I wouldn't be torturing you "too much"! lol!

I created my card today with a special set from the back page of the Holiday Catalog called "Nature's Beauty". I combined it with two other Holiday catalog products: Basic Patterns Decorative Masks and Delicata Metallic Ink in Celestial Copper!

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I held the mask in place over the Soft Suede layer with bits of washi tape so I could use a sponge dauber to apply the Celestial Copper ink.

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It's hard to see, but this ink is gorgeous in real life!

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I stamped the bunny from Nature's Beauty in Soft Suede ink and the tree with Celestial Copper. I sponged the edges of the Starburst-punched circle with Celestial Copper too.

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You can pair Nature's Beauty with any sentiments you have. I chose a sentiment from the Holiday Catalog set Gather Together. I colored a Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplet with my Bronze Stampin' Blend for my accent on the banner.

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Inside I used another Gather Together sentiment.

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Free instructions with measurements and tips to download:

  Download Nature's Beauty Bunny                                                          

To order click the pictures (starting September 4th)

Paper Snips
$10.00

Shop my online store:  http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps   use Host Code: TAFXRE7A

Online orders through September 30th receive this Harvest Hello card:

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Free As a Bird Fun Fold Overlay!

Hey there! Today I have another fun-fold overlay card, this time with the Free As A Bird stamp set and Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  My color palette for this one is Petal Pink and Whisper White with some hints of Very Vanilla.

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I tied the Gold 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon over the flap embossed with the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder. I put a glue dot under the knot to keep it all in place.

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I love the look of the Bird Ballad Designer Paper with the Petal Pink card stock. Soooo pretty! I added three tiny pearls to accent the greeting from Very Versailles.

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The inside sentiment is also from Very Versailles.

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Free instructions with measurements and tips:

Download Free As A Bird Fun Fold

To order click the pictures:

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Online orders through July 31st receive this Daisy Lane/See A Silhouette card:

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Order $50 (before tax & shipping) in July, receive a $5 Coupon Code to use in August!

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Purchase the Demonstrator Starter Kit for $99, add $30 more in free product, PLUS receive a $10 coupon code to use on your next month’s order!

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampers Dozen Blog Hop July 2019 Color Your World!

Hey there! I used Lined Alphabet stamps, Layering Alphabet dies, and Stampin' Blends for my hop creation!

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I stamped "happy" on Shimmery White with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored across the letters with my Light Purple Posy Stampin' Blend. I colored bottom up with my Light Highland Heather Blend, and added Dark Highland Heather Blend along the bottom.

I attached the letters in a whimsical manner with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals over Highland Heather butterflies cut with a Butterfly Beauty die. See my printable tutorial at the end of my post for more details!

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Inside is sentiment-free.

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Click any of the names below to continue the hop!

Stamper's DozenJuly 2019 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne– Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Rachel’s Stamping Place
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  10. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

Free instructions with measurements and tips to download:

Download Lined Alphabet Ombre

To order click the pictures:

Paper Snips
$10.00

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

Online orders through July 31st receive this Daisy Lane/See A Silhouette card:

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Every $50 you order in July, receive a $5 Coupon Code for August!

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RIGHT NOW! Order the Demonstrator Starter Kit for $99, add $30 more free product! PLUS receive a $10 coupon code August's order!

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia Part 3!

Hey there! Today I have a third card to share with you that I created with the Magnolia Lane Suite. Once I got started, I really went on a roll!

For this card I embossed a Shimmery White layer with the Layered Leaves folder then added the gold-embossed vellum magnolia bloom with dimensionals:

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All of the research I've done on magnolia color (you seldom see a magnolia in Southern Illinois, lol!) shows it with color radiating from the center but with the outer edges are more white or cream. After heat embossing the flower on vellum with gold powder, I colored the bloom on the back side with a Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blend. I then removed the color from the edges inward with the Stampin' Blend Color Lifter. You need to clean the tip of the Color Lifter frequently on scrap paper to keep the tip color-free so it can remove more color.

After coloring, I sponged Liquid Glue on the backside of the bloom/leaves, adhered to a layer of Whisper White, then cut with the coordinating Magnolia Memory die.

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The Soft Suede-stamped sentiment was punched with the new Timeless Label and I added a bow tied with new Very Vanilla 3/8" Scalloped Lace Trim.

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I stamped the inside sentiment with Soft Suede. I then added a Mossy Meadow leaf that I stamped-off once on scrap paper before stamping below the sentiment.

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Is the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle on your wish list yet?

Free instructions with measurements and tips to download:

Download Good Morning Magnolia Vellum

My project supply list-come back on June 4th to find the clickable links list!

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Any order placed in my online store through May 31st will receive this Bike Ride  card as my thank you.

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The Retiring List is here! Go to my online store to order your can't-live-withouts!

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NOTE: Not all “retiring” stamps are retiring. Some Wood-mount and Clear-mount sets are being reconfigured to the cling-mount version. Check out the list:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2019/Last-Chance%20Products/AC%2018-19%20Retiring%20List_US.pdfhttps://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2019/Last-Chance%20Products/AC%2018-19%20Retiring%20List_US.pdf

Stamps with an asterisk* beside them WILL appear in the new 2019/20 Annual catalog as cling-mount!

The June Paper Pumpkin Kit is all about sharing the love! My link to subscribe by June10th!: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=56932

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Bike Ride!

04-15-19_header_retiring_list_naHey there! I added the "Last Chance" banner to remind you (and me!) that many stamps, dies, and accessories are on the retiring list, including many of the things I used on today's creation! This card is created with the retiring Bike Ride stamp set and Build a Bike framelits:

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I love how the Seaside embossing folder (retiring) gives the look of the bike riding through the wind! I sponged the raised lines, as well as the bike, with Crumb Cake ink for a vintage look.

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I added the banner with Blushing Bride using the retiring Pick a Pennant stamps and Playful Pennants dies.

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I punched the Blushing Bride blooms with a retiring  Bitty Blooms punch.

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One of the few things NOT retiring on this card is this sentiment from Strong & Beautiful.

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Free instructions with measurements and tips to download:

Download Bike Ride revised

My project supply list – for easy ordering just click  the picture links:

The Retiring List is here! Check it out in my online store to order your retiring favorite stamps and accessories!

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NOTE: Not all retiring stamps are actually retiring. Wood-mount and clear-mount versions of some sets are just being reconfigured to the cling-mount version. To be sure a set is really retiring, check out this list:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2019/Last-Chance%20Products/AC%2018-19%20Retiring%20List_US.pdfhttps://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2019/Last-Chance%20Products/AC%2018-19%20Retiring%20List_US.pdf

Stamps with an asterisk* beside them WILL appear in the new 2019/20 Annual catalog.

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2019

 


Stampin' Up! Dear Doily Inlaid Embossing!

Hey there! Happy one month Anniversary to Troy & Grace! It's hard to believe, after all of the months of waiting for their wedding day, they've been married a month!

Today I have another card created with the Butterfly Beauty dies from the Beauty Abounds bundle and sentiments from Hello Doily:

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I used the "Inlaid Embossing" Technique with the butterfly cut-out and the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I love this look. See my instruction handout at the end of this post for the full details of this technique!

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Inside I used the bloom spray from Beauty Abounds and a sentiment from Dear Doily.

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Free instructions with measurements and tips to download:

Download Dear Doily Inlaid Embossing

My project supply list – for easy ordering just click  the picture links:

Shop in my online store:   http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps  

The Retiring List is here! Check it out in my online store to order your retiring favorite stamps and accessories!

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NOTE: Not all retiring stamps are actually retiring. Wood-mount and clear-mount versions of some sets are just being reconfigured to the cling-mount version. To be sure a set is really retiring, check out this list:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2019/Last-Chance%20Products/AC%2018-19%20Retiring%20List_US.pdfhttps://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2019/Last-Chance%20Products/AC%2018-19%20Retiring%20List_US.pdf

Stamps with an asterisk* beside them WILL appear in the new 2019/20 Annual catalog.

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2019


Stampin' Up! By the Bay!

Hey there! Today I have a simple card to share with you created with the Sale-a-bration set, By the Bay. I used the Emboss Resist Technique, one that I keep returning to often over the years.

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After heat embossing the images with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, I used a Sponge Dauber to add color:

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The embossed images "resist" the sponged color, hence the name Emboss Resist!

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All of the images used on this quick and easy card are included in the By the Bay set.

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I used Pool Party, Crumb Cake, and Soft Seafoam inks to sponge with a Sponge Dauber.

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Free instructions with measurements and tips to download:

Download By the Bay

My project supply list – for easy ordering just click  the  links  below:

Heat Tool
$30.00

 

Shop in my online store:

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Any order placed in my online store between now and March 31st will receive this Hello Cupcake card and envelope:

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During Sale-a-bration any order of at least $50 (before tax & shipping) get you a free product choice from all three Sale-a-bration Releases!

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Purchase the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Starter Kit during Sale-a-bration, choose $175 of products for only $99! Add the Sale-a-bration Recruit-Exclusive Craft & Carry Tote for only $30 more!

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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