Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty Circle Flap Card!

Hey there! Today I have a cool new fold I discovered by my Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop friend, BJ Peters! Click on BJ's name to watch the video she made to get the dimensions and tips to make this card!

I changed the color for my card from Tranquil Tide to Fresh Fig, but continued with the gold accents from the Gold Foil Sheets and Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers. After adding the large medallion sticker to the 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" square of Very Vanilla, I stamped in each outside "v" with Fresh Fig.


The circle on the flap is lots of gorgeous layers, starting with the gold heat-embossed Eastern Beauty greeting and ending with another Eastern Gold Vinyl Sticker on a Fresh Fig circle cut with a Layering Circles Framelit.


When the flap is lifted, it reveals another Eastern Beauty sentiment, stamped with Fresh Fig ink!


I love how this card opens in a tri-fold way to reveal more Eastern Palace images and Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers!


Stampin' Up! has put together two great bundles with the Eastern Beauty stamp set as the crowning center. Available only through the end of May, all of the components of the bundles will be in the new catalog, just not bundled with freebies added. Check these out, then go to my online store to order:


Don't have a Big Shot? Then the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle is for you! Take note! You receive a package of NEW Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (package of 20) when you order this bundle using the item code #147196

If you DO own a Big Shot, then the Eastern Palace PREMIERE Bundle is what you want! When you order this bundle with item code #147207, you receive the free pack of Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes AND a free 40-ct package of NEW Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock!


Remember while shopping:

All online orders receive a Thank You card.

Every $25 online order (before tax & shipping) using the May Host Code: ERAKMFX7  will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of these three Nailed It cards:

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Be sure to check out the Retiring List and the Clearance Rack while you are there!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Wood Words Bookmark Card!

Hey there! Today I have a fun and easy card idea with a bookmark on the front held in place with just two little die-cuts! I'm working on my New Catalog Open House projects, these might be one of the Make & Takes. I use the Wood Textures Suite from pages 158-149 of the new catalog.


All are very rustic and sort of manly.The images in the Wood Words stamp set are rustic and distressed-looking, perfect to pair with Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Chocolate Chip! I used Wood Textures Designer Series Paper for the top layer of the bookmark, stamping directly on the DSP for a custom look!


After punching the top of the 2" wide bookmark with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, I added a 6" piece of new 1/4" Copper Trim. This trim is AMAZING! It starts out 1/4" wide, but because it is not tightly woven, you can pull on the edges and stretch it out! Love the dimension this adds to the project! The trim almost looks ruffled! (it also looks kind of spider-webby, so we shall see what we can do with it later for Halloween!)


I used the coordinating Wood Crate Framelit Dies to cut out the stamped rooster. The Wood Crate Framelits contain 6 dies consisting of the rooster, a star, a half-moon, a heart, a tag, and a die to crate a "wood crate"! I adhered just the head, the front of the chest, and the feet of the rooster with Liquid Glue so I could slide the bookmark under the tail. I adhered a second rooster on the lower right side of the bookmark to complete the slot to insert the tag.


The Wood Words images are an eclectic mix of florals, bold images, and phrases. A great mix!


Another color combo for the same card idea. I used a 1" Circle Punch because there isn't a Wood Crate die for it.


And a third idea using White Craft ink to stamp the star on Early Espresso before cutting with the Wood Crate star die.


Well, this post has turned out to be much longer than I expected, so I'll leave you with the link to shop in my online store:

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


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Stampin' Up! Thailand Achiever's May Blog Hop New Catalog Sneak Peek!

Hey there and welcome to the Stampin' Up! Thailand Achiever's May Blog Hop! Our theme this month is a New Catalog Sneak Peek! The new catalog is right around the corner, and we are so excited to share some sneak peeks of all of the fabulous new ideas and products!


You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Carol Payne Stamps, or may have come from the person above me in the list. If you get off track, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog.  At the moment you are visiting Carol Payne.

I decided to play with the wildly popular Daisy Delight Bundle!

First, I stamped a background using one of the daisy centers from the set with Daffodil Delight ink:


I didn't worry about it being too "perfect", I just stamped the center three times before re-inking. I love the varying shades you get when you do this!


I stamped Basic Black daisies over the background, added a stamped and punched daisy, Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon, and a greeting from Label Me Pretty!


I had to hurry to take these pictures because it was starting to sprinkle outside, but I love using natural light! I stamped and punched three daisies, curled the petals with my fingers, then adhered together with Liquid Glue. I added highlights with my White Stampin' Chalk Marker, and finished the center with a Gold Faceted Gem. I adhered to the card front with a double stack of dimensionals.


Label Me Pretty and the Pretty Label Punch are fast becoming a staple stampin' tool!


Because I wanted everything to be brand new, I reached for Just Add Text for the inside sentiment.


Thanks for taking part in our blog hop! There's so many amazing ideas you don't want to miss! Remember, currently you are at my blog - Carol Payne, so check the blog hop line up below to see who's next!

If you live in the U.S., and don't have your own Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to help you! Here's the link to my online store:

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!




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Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

Hey there!I don't think I've told you about our kitten supply this year, but we seem to have a bumper crop!  Out of four female cats (all outdoors farm cats) we knew of  two litters of 5 each, but we didn't know what happened to the other two mommies' babies. Saturday Logan went to get a haircut and brought home a kitten, which was promptly adopted by the mommy with the oldest litter. Then Sunday we found three more kittens! We think we know which mommy they belong to, but we haven't seen her since Sunday morning. We are now feeding canned cat food and keeping them in a box overnight. The one mommy who adopted the extra kitten was trying to take care of them too, for a total of 9 kittens! If you need a "kitten fix", come on over!

On the stamping front, my card pictures are a little dark. By the time we got the three new kittens and the one Logan brought home fed and safely in a box in the laundry room, it was almost too dark for natural light. I used my flash to take these pictures of the card I created with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper:


I started with an Old Olive card base with a layer of Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper. I punched out the balloons with the Balloon Bouquet Punch, mounting them on a Stitched Shapes Framelits square with a dimensional. I framed the white square with a square cut with a Layering Squares Framelit.


I highlighted "IT'S YOUR DAY!" with a couple of Soft Sky Enamel Shapes.


All of the images I used on the inside are from Happy Birthday Gorgeous too!


It's an easy card, not flashy, perfect for a kid's birthday party.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous and Birthday Memories Designer Paper will be available to order June 1st.

Until then, you probably should check out the Retiring List and the Clearance Rack in my online store:

Remember while shopping:

All online orders receive a Thank You card.

Every $25 online order (before tax & shipping) using the May Host Code: ERAKMFX7  will receive pre-cut card kits, one each of the 3 Nailed It cards:




Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2017