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Stampin' Up! Gifts of Kindness Diorama Card Tutorial!

Last week I posted this picture on my Facebook page, Carol Payne Stamps with a promise of a prize to everyone who guess what it was and LIKED my page! It's Monday, and time to reveal what this sharp, scary little item is:

Flower frog

Yes, it IS a "Flower Frog", and antique now from bygone florist days that was used to anchor flower arrangements, but has been repurposed to hold cards for display by Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and cardmaking enthusiasts:

Gifts of kindess diorama 1

You can actuall see it better in this interior card photo:

Gifts of kindess diorama 2
I LOVE it! I may have to go back to the place I found it and buy a couple more!

For all of you that guessed correctly, guessed at all, and LIKED my Carol Payne Stamps Facebook page, here's my gift to you, a tutorial to make the Gifts of Kindness Diorama card!

You can download the tutorial here:

Download Gifts of Kindness

Please let me know if this downloads correctly! You can leave a comment on Facebook, message me there, or email me:

[email protected]

I would LOVE your feedback and questions about this tutorial!  Hope to hear from you!

Until tomorrow, have a really Stampingrox! day!

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013

Stampin' Up! Whitewash Coloring Secret Garden Tutorial!

Good morning! Happy Saturday! Hope you do some fun stamping today! I am going to be stamping with Krystal and her friends today! yay!

Just want to share this fun project from my final Punch/Technique Class for this Stampin' Up! Catalog year using the Whitewash Coloring Technique with the Secret Garden stamp set & framelits and the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder (which will soon be retiring).

Note: all products are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013 unless otherwise noted

Whitewash 1

We embossed the Basic Black cardstock with the Elegant Bouquet folder and the Big Shot, then sponged the raised areas with Whisper White Craft ink to make them pop! The Happiest Birthday greeting is from the Apothecary Art stamp set, and the cut-out flower images are from Secret Garden!

Whitewash 2
The inside is simply white heat embossed with the verse from the soon-to-be-retired set, You Are Loved, as well as the same flower images as the front!

Here's a mini-tutorial of how to do the "whitewashing" technique!

Whitewash Coloring

1. Stamp image with Versamark ink on solid-color cardstock (Crumb Cake for this project). Heat Emboss with White Embossing Powder and Heat Tool.

Whitewash 3

2.Squeeze closed Whisper White Craft Pad to deposit ink in lid. Open pad. Pick up ink from lid with a wet AquaPainter. “Wash” color over embossed image. Allow to air-dry or dry with Heat Tool.

Whitewash 4

3.Squeeze lid of a Classic inkpad color of choice (Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals for this project). Open pad. Pick up ink from lid with Blender Pen. Apply ink to “white-washed” areas as desired. Add more intense ink color with matching Stampin’ Write Marker.

Whitewash 5

These images were cut out with the Secret Garden Framelit Dies and the Big Shot.

 Whitewash 6

There you have it! Give Whitewash Coloring a try and let me know what you think!

Gotta go! Krystal's workshop awaits!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

You can always shop online at my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Store:

Stampin' Up! "The Basics" Online Class!

Third post for today! Whew!

Needed to tell you about "The Basics" a Stampin'Up! created Online Class you can purchase from me  for only $14.95 now!

This class was developed by Stampin' Up! to give beginners and seasoned crafters instruction and inspiration!

Now you can attend from anywhere, anytime...You DO NOT have to own My Digital Studio to enjoy this class!  It is called an “Online Class” because you purchase it from my Online Store:

but you download it to your own computer after purchase!

  • Learn innovative ways to get the most out of your supplies (from stamps to the Big Shot) with clever tips and all the techniques you need to start creating with success!
  • Divided into six sections focused on a variety of topics, this class includes videos, step-outs, and supply lists for 30+ projects. Join the fun!

Step 1: Purchase the Class in my Online Store. Item Code # 133385, $14.95.

You may purchase anything in my Online Store in addition to this download (including stamps, MDS downloads, Clearance Rack and more!). For every $50 spent, choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item. Order $150, receive $25 in free Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice, PLUS receive a free package of Silver Glimmer Paper! (The Sale-a-bration items and Silver Glimmer Paper offer is only good through March 22, 2013)

Note: This Purchase will qualify you for my Online Ordering Gift-the three tutorials featured at the top of my blog!

STEP 2: PC Instructions:
The files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them!). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.

STEP 2: Mac Instructions
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.

 STEP 3: ENJOY! Open your main class folder and you will have 6 classes / folders each labeled. You will be able to enjoy these classes over and over and over!!!!

Here's an overview picture of the projects included:



I'm leaving in a few minutes to go to my West Frankfort party, so I will see you tomorrow!

Until then, have a Stampingrox! evening!


Stampin' Up! Owl Occasions and Faux Bow Mini-tutorial!


Another cute card I created for my recent workshops I want to share with you using the "Owl Occasions" stamp set and the "Snow Festival" Designer Paper! The stamped snowflakes around the owl are from the "Confetti" stamp set. The present, the branch, and the santa hat are included in "Owl Occasions" along with the owl, of course!


I also used the Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon that is still on special for a couple of more days! Any $40 order will let you choose your choice of 5 In-Colors of this ribbon: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, or Summer Starfruit! Contact me with your order before Midnight, September 30th to take advantage of this great Stampin' Up! special!

With this card I have been teaching a fun "faux bow" technique:

Step 1: Tie a length of ribbon (in this case about 9-10 inches) around the 2 Way Glue Pen bottle as shown below. Tie a double knot tightly.

Bow 1

Step 2: Slide the tied ribbon off the bottle. Your ribbon will look like this:

Bow 2

Step 3: Use your Craft Scissors to snip the loop in the middle. Snip the ribbon at an angle to make it pretty.

  Bow 3

Step 4: Your "faux bow" is now ready to attach to your card with SNAIL or Glue Dots. Tighten the long ends of the ribbon before attaching to card front if you need a little more length to reach around to the back side of the card layer.

Bow 4

Hope you've enjoyed today's little mini tutorial!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!

Valentine Heart Framelit Mobile & Tutorial

While at the San Antonio Regional held immediately after Leadership, I had the opportunity to see some very talented demos "strut their stuff" at the Demonstration Booths. Stampin' Up! asks Demonstrators who will be attending their events to apply to show a technique or new idea using Stampin' Up! products. I hope to share several of those ideas with you soon, but for now I need to show you the one I have put into action, a Valentine Mobile made with the new Heart Framelits, Silver and Red Glimmer Paper, and Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine!

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Isn't it a beauty? Unfortunately, even though I took notes and pictures of this project, I failed to record the Demonstrators name who presented this project! My bad! If you DO know the name of the pretty lady who shared this, PLEASE let me know!

ETA: The name of the talented demonstrator who presented this project was Judy Garza! You can view her blog here:

This project was one of my FREE Big Shot Class projects this month. Do you know what that means? It means I have a tutorial for you!

Download Heart Framelits Glimmer Mobile

I actually have a few kits for this mobile available, so if you would like to purchase one, just contact me via email. Cost is $15 with $5 Priority Shipping. Just email me and I will send you a Paypal invoice for the full amount. If you are local to me you can pick up direct and save the shipping. Just le me know when you email me:

[email protected]

There is a supply list included in the tutorial, so you can go to my webisit to purchase any Stampin' Up! supplies you may need, as long as you do not currently have a relationship with a local Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. If you order right away you should receive your order in time to get your mobile made for Valentine's Day!

Until tomorrow, have a "Stampingrox"! Day

At Last, the Much Anticipated Tutorial for the Pop-up Card!

 I must admit, all of the attention the Pop-Up card has been receiving has been ALOT of fun! In case you missed it, here it is again:

Cupcake pop-up

And the inside:

Pop up open4

I've been working on several Valentine projects this week, but I took the time today to get the Pop-Up Card Tutorial together,and here it is for you to download:

Download Birthday Pop-up Card

Please let me know if you have any questions, I would love your feedback and would love for those of you who make this card from my tutorial instructions to comment and put a link to a picture of your creation in the comment section.

In honor of all the sweet attention this card has received, I have decided to extend my free Birthday Pop-Up Card offer through Sunday, February 5th! So far I have received NINE positive comments ( a REAL RECORD for my blog!) On Monday, February 6th I will draw names from all the comments and will give away a total of SIX more free Pop-Up Birthday cards! (Don't worry, Ruth, as the first to comment, you will get your card, I am giving away six MORE cards for a total of 7!)

If you need to purchase Stampin' Up! supplies to make this card or for any other stamping project you may have on your "to do" list, AND do not have a relationship with a local Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,you can always go to my Stampin'Up! website to order:


I do not want to take business away from another demonstrator, so please order from your Demo if you have one!


See you tomorrow for another "Stampingrox!" Day!


Valentine Quick Card Box & Cards!

Well, I didn't get back yesterday afternoon to show you the Valentine Box & Cards as I was inspired to work on school-exchange Valentines for my grandchildren's approval (which I will share another day), but here's the box & cards now:

Valentine quick box 1

I used the same box design as the one I posted yesterday for the Mixed Bunch Box & Cards, but used Cherry Cobbler Textured Cardstock, Twitterpated Designer Paper, and the "P.S. I Love You" stamp set.

I cut out my valentine hearts with the Heart Framelits, using the next to largest heart for the Whisper White layer. Even though there are 6 different sizes of hearts in this set, wouldn't you know the size I needed for the Cherry Cobbler matting layer didn't exist, UNTIL I realized I could trace around the outside of the framelit and then cut out the slightly larger heart mat with my Paper Snips! Voila! This discovery (although I'm sure I'm not the first), now expands the Heart Framelits from 6 sizes to 11! WOW! A great value for $26.95 price for the framelits!

I also added some cool detailing to each heart, one of the "Trinket Hearts", available in the Occasions Mini Catalog! I attached each one to the heart using my Paper Piercing Tool and a Silver Mini Brad!

Valentine quick box 2

Valentine quick box 2


Valentine box 3

Valentine quick box 4

Each heart has a phrase and image from "P.S. I Love You" and Riding Hood Red 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon. This final sample also has Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details added to the stamped hearts! Even though Cherry Cobbler is not Riding Hood Red, it coordinates beautifully together! That's Stampin' Up! for you, always providing the best in coordination!

See you tomorrow for the reveal of the samples in the running for my grandchildren's Valentines! Ever since Maddie Kate, now 10 1/2 and in 5th grade, was in Kindergarten I have made Valentines with her for her classmates at school. Last year Ava joined us in the valentine-making tradition, and this year Cohen has Valentine's to make for Tuesday school! Oh my, boy-valentines, which as you would imagine are VERY different from girl-valentines!

Until tomorrow, have a "Stampingrox!" Day!

Kit Kat Treatholders Tutorial

I was reading over the "Simply Neat Holiday Planning" newsletter I sent out yesterday and realized I promised to put this tutorial on my blog, but then I left to do a party and forgot all about it. Shame on me! I also found an error I need to correct as well as need to send out the Ribbon & Designer Series Paper Club info again. We need 5 people to sign up for a club before I can order the ribbon or paper, so I hope several of you sign up!

If you don't receive my newsletter, be sure to sign up for it at the box on the left!

Now, on to the tutorial:
Purse base dimensions: 10" x 2 1/2" - Scored at 2 3/16", 2 11/16", 6 1/8", and 6 5/8".
DSP dimensions: 9 x 2 1/4". DO NOT SCORE.
Lightly fold the Purse base along the scored lines, then adhere the DSP, starting at the "short" end (the end closest to the 2 3/16" scored line). The DSP will not cover all of the base, but that's ok.
Adhere Sticky Strip along the end that does not have DSP but do not remove the red tape cover. Use the Sticky Strip as your guide to punch the candy slot with the Word Window punch, then remove the red tape cover.


Adhere Sticky Strip to along edge of 2 11/16" score line. Adhere SNAIL between the scored lines, then attach 10 1/2" of ribbon as shown to create the handle.

Stamp on the opposite side of the DSP to use as your guide to cut out your embellishment, in this case the top of the cupcake from the Big Bold Birthday Set (on sale this month for 20% off!)
Web14 Here it is after cutting out and flipping over:
Web15 Stamp and cut out the bottom of the cupcake, attach the two pieces with SNAIL, then add several Stampin' Dimensionals to the frosting area.

Next, add your treat! This can be any small candybar, gum, whatever will fit!

Attach to front flap of treatholder. Use 1/4 of a Velcro Circle to secure flap. I found if I used  half circle it was too strong and I tended to rip off my cupcake when I opened it. Keep both pieces of the Velcro circle attached to each other and stick it to the open flap of the treatholder, remove the covering over the bottom piece, then close the flap. The velcro will be perfectly aligned!Web18 Velcro is very fuzzy after you cut it! ha!

So here they are! So cute! And they make up so fast!
Web6 Here are the rest of the treatholders I made in case you missed my newsletter!
Web 3 Ghostly Greetings DSP and Batty for You!
Web4 Autumn Vine DSP and True Friend.
Web5 Holiday Treasures DSP and Deer Friends Hostess Level 2!

Like I said, these are quick and easy!  My newsletter has details on how you can order kits to make 12 of these little babies! I have kits in the Autumn Vine and Holiday Treasures DSP.

I have more to share, but I need to go to my daughter's today, so I will post more when I get back!
ta ta for now!