Stampin' Up! Stampers Dozen Blog Hop December Edition, Non-traditional Christmas!

Hey there! Once again, it's time for the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop! yay!

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Our December theme is "Non-traditional Christmas", which means our projects cannot use any shade of red or green. No Old Olive, Garden Green, Always Artichoke, Lemon Lime Twist, Pear Pizzazz, or Wild Wasabi! No Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, or Berry Burst! Quite the challenge, but I used a new stamp set from the upcoming Occasions Catalog, Petal Palette, with the Hearts Come Home set from the Holiday Catalog to create my card, and I think I did good!

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 I chose Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Basic Black,  and Smoky Slate for my color palette, which I think has a wintry feel.  I stamped everything, including the Hearts Come Home greeting before embossing the vanilla layer with the sneak peek Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I kept the bottom right corner from being bare by adding a single Hearts & Stars Embellishment with teeny-tiny dots of Liquid Glue.

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To get the two-tone color on the birdie (is it a chickadee?) I inked the image first with Smoky Slate ink, then used a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to add the black highlights. The leafy branch is stamped-off Soft Suede. I gently pressed the edges of the vanilla layer into the Soft Suede ink pad to get the darker "faux layer" look.

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The inside sentiment is also from Hearts Come Home, stamped with Soft Suede.

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Click on the "next blog" to continue on the hop to see what the ever-creative Judy Garza has to share!

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 Or click on the "previous blog" to hop back to see what Laura Milligan has created with her clean-and-simple style!

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If you enjoyed these projects, please use the December host code SRHVXBN9  to receive a gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards.

Now through January 2nd, take advantage of the Stampin' Up! Year-End Sale! Discounts on select retiring Holiday Catalog items, as well as surplus Annual Catalog items! But don’t delay, they are only available while supplies last!

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Here’s the link to the Retiring and Surplus List:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Year%20End%20Sale/Year%20End%20Sale%20Event%20US.pdf

If you prefer to not use my online store but would still like to place an order, you can always give me a call or a text:  618-237-6281

Or send me an email: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

That's all for now. until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017

 

 


Stampin' Up! Night In Bethlehem Gift Tag!

Hey there! I attended a Christmas Party last week for the Ladies' Friendship Circle group at my church. Gifts are exchanged, and I created a tag I'm pretty happy with to match the gift wrapping paper I purchased at Hobby Lobby:

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I actually purchased the paper with the Night in Bethlehem stamp set in mind. Some of the images on the paper were almost exactly like the ones in the stamp set and matching framelits. Yay Stampin' Up! for being so on-trend!

Here's the tag before I added it to the package. I cut Gold Foil with one of the dies to adhere to the Basic Black base I had cut with a Lots of Labels framelit. I embossed the greeting from Night in Bethlehem with gold powder, then added the Basic Black-stamped Holy Family cut with another coordinating framelit. After tying a bit of Gold 1/8" Ribbon on one end I adhered to the gift with a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The Night in Bethlehem and Bethlehem Edgelits dies WILL be carrying over after January 2nd, but they WILL NOT be bundled together anymore to save you 10%, so if you are wanting them and want to save a bit on your purchase, be sure to order them in my online store before the Holiday Catalog expires on January 2nd!

Here's the link to shop in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Please use the December hostess code SRHVXBN9  to receive a gift from me when you order!

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards.

Supplies used for today's project:
Heat Tool
$30.00
Big Shot
$110.00

Now through January 2nd, Stampin' Up! Is having a Year-End Sale! Discounts on select retiring Holiday Catalog items, as well as surplus items! But don’t delay, these items are only available while supplies last!

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Here’s the link to the Retiring and Surplus List:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Year%20End%20Sale/Year%20End%20Sale%20Event%20US.pdf

If you prefer to not use my online store but would still like to place an order, you can always give me a call or a text:  618-237-6281

Or send me an email: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

That's all for now. until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017


Stampin' Up! Winter Wonder Stepped Up!

Hey there! Christmas. I love the season and the reason, but this year seems to be particularly hard to keep up with everything.

For my post today I'm sharing the final card I created for the December Creative Crew Challenge "Winter Wonderland". First I created the simple card I shared with you HERE, and then I created another, similar but stepped-up with more layers and embellishments:

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I stamped the Pool Party layer with the snowflake image from Tags & Trimmings with Soft Sky ink before embossing with the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Folder.

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I added a layer of Whisper White between the Dapper Denim card base and Pool Party embossed layer for a bit of pop!

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I sponged the raised embossed lines lightly with Pool Party and added a single pearl to the center.

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I used a Star of Light sentiment, cut with a Stitched Shapes framelit and backed with a scalloped Dapper Denim oval cut with a Layering Ovals framelit.

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 There's an Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek on this card. See that Whisper White 1/4" Organza Ribbon? You will be able to order a roll of it for yourself on January 3rd!

Inside I used another Star of Light sentiment and stamped more Tags & Trimmings snowflakes. Extra sponging on the edges with Soft Sky ink gives this card a soft look.

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If you enjoyed this project, please use the December hostess code SRHVXBN9  to receive a gift from me when you place your order in my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Big Shot
$110.00

 If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code, because YOU become the hostess and get the free Stampin’ Rewards.

Now through January 2nd, Stampin' Up! Is having a Year-End Sale! Discounts on select retiring Holiday Catalog items, as well as surplus items! But don’t delay, these items are only available while supplies last!

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Here’s the link to the Retiring and Surplus List:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2017/Year%20End%20Sale/Year%20End%20Sale%20Event%20US.pdf

If you prefer to not use my online store but would still like to place an order, you can always give me a call or a text:  618-237-6281

Or send me an email: carol@carolpaynestamps.com

That's all for now. until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017


Stampin' Up! FREE SHIPPING TODAY ONLY!!!!!

Hey there! I must apologize for being AWOL the past few days. I've been working on a big swap that must go in the mail tomorrow to be in Texas by Wednesday, and this past Saturday was our annual Payne Girl's Christmas Shopping Trip. This afternoon late was my first chance to get online at all. I was being very disciplined and almost MISSED this great FREE SHIPPING deal from Stampin' Up! that only lasts until 11:59 p.m Mountain Time! aaaaahhhhh!

If you are in the Central Time Zone, that's 12:59 p.m. Central.

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The promo in IN ADDITION  to the Year-End Sales Event! Save on select Holiday and Annual Catalog items, AND GET FREE SHIPPING TOO!

This is a savings of an additional 10% on your ENTIRE ORDER!!!!!

I'll be back tomorrow morning with the final Creative Crew card,  but right now I'm off to send a free gift to everyone who has placed an online order with me since the Cyber Monday free shipping!

Here's the link to my online store: http://bit.ly/shopwithCarolPayneStamps

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!