Stampin' Up! Full of Love!

Hey there! I've been MIA again for awhile, and to be completely honest, I've kind of gotten out of my "groove" of posting on my blog. After the fiasco of Typepad being down for almost 3 weeks in October it's been really hard to get back in the habit, but I do have some cards lined up to share with you and tons of swaps to share from my monthly swap as well as the swapping I did at the Stampin' Up! OnStage Local I attended in Indianapolis, Indiana earlier this month, so don't give up on me, please!

The card I have to share today I created for the monthly swap I have participated in for many, many years. Most month's have some sort of theme, or at least a direction to go with while we are creating, and this months' theme was to create a card with a tag. I used an Annual Catalog stamp set, Full of Love, and the Very Best Trio Punch from the July-December Mini Catalog:

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I started by stamping the floral letter image with Memento ink on the Basic White background layer, then stamping it again on the Basic White layer for the tag. I stamped a greeting from the Full of Love stamp set, then embossed the stamped white layer with the "happy birthday" folder from the Let's Celebrate Embossing Folders.

I punched both the white tag front and the Pool Party layer with the Very Best Trio Punch, flipping the strips over to punch to opposite corner so they curve would match. I punched the top of the tag with the ribbon slit from the same punch before  coloring the tag and the background around the flowers with the Stampin' Blends I have listed in below. I then adhered the tag layers together, added the ribbon, and then adhered over the stamped and embossed white layer to achieve a "spotlighted look".

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Inside I stamped another phrase from Full of Love, as well as the single bloom in the lower left corner. I added a trio of tiny blossoms with Pool Party ink. I repeated these motifs on the coordinating envelope.

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Here's the box where you put the Host Code in my online store during check out. Simply click on "ADD HOST CODE", then type in the code I've provided for the current month shown above. Contact me if you have any problems or questions!

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Order any amount online in November, receive a Card-of-the-Month!

Order at least $40 online in November, receive a “mini” embellishment pack free from me in addition to the Card-of-the-Month! (this picture shows a sample of what a mini embellishment pack can contain)

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NOTE: I am currently behind on sending out the monthly gifts and cards. Please be patient with me as there have been many challenges this fall. I fully intend to get caught up with everything in January. Thank you so much for your understanding!

Order at least $50 online and use the current Host Code (posted above) receive 10 Blue Sox Rewards Point for every $50 increment! Redeem 50 points for $25 in free merchandise. Get all the details and download the form to keep track of your points HERE!

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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11_27_22

 


Stampin' Up! Framed Florets!

Hey there! Over the weekend I attended a Stampin' Up! in-person event, the first in THREE YEARS. I was able to go with three of my team, and we had such a good time!

I have a couple of fun things to share with you today, the first of which is this card created with a Sneak Peek set from the next mini catalog, which begins on January 5th.  The second thing is a Seasonal Sale that starts tomorrow. You will find the details farther down in this post.

The stamp set is called Framed Florets, the dies are called Framed Florets Dies, the the paper is limited edition while-supplies-last Fitting Florets Specialty Designer Series Paper. These supplies are available to order now!

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After stamping the flowers with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cutting with the coordinating Framed Florets die, I used sponge daubers to lightly add Pool Party and Soft Succulent ink. I then added Clear Wink of Stella over the blooms to add some sparkle.

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I added Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds for little pops of coordinating color.

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I created a pocket for a gift card by folding over the front about 1 1/2", added a 1 1/4" strip of Fitting Florets Designer Paper, then punched with a Label Me Lovely Punch.

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The inside sentiment is also from Framed Florets.

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Click on any of the graphics below to purchase the supplies for today's card

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Get all of the details and a better view of the stamp sets, including the limited-edition items only available while-supplies-last here:

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Here's the box where you put the Host Code in my online store during check out. Simply click on "ADD HOST CODE", then type in the code I've provided for the current month shown above. Contact me if you have any problems or questions!

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Order any amount online in November, receive a Card-of-the-Month!

Order at least $40 online in November, receive a “mini” embellishment pack free from me in addition to the Card-of-the-Month! (this picture shows a sample of what a mini embellishment pack can contain)

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Order at least $50 online and use the current Host Code (posted above) receive 10 Blue Sox Rewards Point for every $50 increment! Redeem 50 points for $25 in free merchandise. Get all the details and download the form to keep track of your points HERE!

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The Seasonal Sale starts tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15, through Friday, November 18th! Great savings for yourself or Christmas gifts!

While SU's sale is on the Annual Catalog, you can get anything on your order!
To download the PDF of sale items, click the link below or the graphic.
  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty Designer Series Paper
  • All from the Annual Catalog
  • Nov 15-18

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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10_4-22


Stampin' Up! Sending Fall!

Hey there! If you have been wondering what is going on with my blog, all I can say is right now I'm having a lot of trouble uploading photos to it. I've tried everything I can think of: restarting my laptop, updating my Windows, using my phone's hotspot instead of the house internet, trying to upload at varying times of day; you name it, I've probably tried it! What's really weird though is that I am able to upload and post the standard photos that I add to the bottom of every post, such as my Host Code, where to find the Host Code box in my online store, photos that accompany my monthly specials, SU! specials, etc, but I can't upload and post new photos!

If you are actually reading this post and seeing the Sending Fall card, that means I was able to post the pictures of it! Finally!

Note: After almost a month, I finally found that it wasn't anything I was doing wrong, it was my Blog Host, Typepad, that was having the issues!

I created this card with the Sending Fall Bundle. I've created a card similar to this one but with a spring-like look. You can find that card HERE.

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I used the Sending Dies to cut the two the two layers for the word. I cut the solid background from Cajun Craze, then cut the top detail word from Basic White with Adhesive Sheet on the back so all I had to do was remove the backing and it was easy to apply to the background. I adhered the word to a circle I had cut with a Stylish Shapes die from Gold Metallic Paper. I stamped the "birthday wishes" with Mossy Meadow ink on Basic White, then cut with another die from the Sending Dies pack. I finished off the look with a Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dot.

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I stamped the background with the Sending Smiles stamps and Cajun Craze, Mango Melody, and Mossy Meadow inks.

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I stamped the inside with more images from the front and a sentiment from the Happiness Abounds stamp set.

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Here the clickable links to find the supplies to make this card:


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Here's the box where you put the Host Code in my online store during check out. Simply click on "ADD HOST CODE", then type in the code I've provided for the current month shown above. Contact me if you have any problems or questions!

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Order any amount online in November, receive a Card-of-the-Month!

Order at least $40 online in October, receive a “mini” embellishment pack free from me in addition to the Card-of-the-Month! (this picture shows a sample of what a mini embellishment pack can contain)

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Order at least $50 online and use the current Host Code (posted above) receive 10 Blue Sox Rewards Point for every $50 increment! Redeem 50 points for $25 in free merchandise. Get all the details and download the form to keep track of your points HERE!

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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! Soft Seedlings Birthday for Grace!

Hey there! Busy weekend again! Every year sometime before Christmas all of the "Payne Girls" (my daughters, teen granddaughters, and daughter-in-laws) go shopping together one Saturday. For a long time it was always after Thanksgiving, but a few years ago we started going before Thanksgiving, which actually works better for me as I  can then get a better handle on my present-buying. When you are buying gifts for 25+ peeps, it takes a while to get it organized. I've figured out a good way to keep track, which involves putting Post-It Notes on gifts as I put them in my cart in the store and keeping a small notebook in my purse to keep track.

This year with Faith expecting Wesley the first of December she requested we go in October as she really didn't feel comfortable traveling over an hour from home and doctor so close to her due date, so we were glad to get to all go together on Saturday! I did get a good start on my shopping, so now if I can just keep going and get it all wrapped sooner rather than later! haha!

I realized I hadn't shared the card I made for Grace's birthday in September with you yet, so here it is!

I used the Soft Seedlings stamp set and Hello Harvest Bundle to create this fall-themed card with a birthday message.

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For the front greeting I used a sentiment from Hello Harvest, stamped with Cajun Craze ink.

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I used an inkpad-dragging technique to ink all of the leaves, starting by inking the leaf first with Pumpkin Pie, then dragging the edge of the Cajun Craze pad along the outside edges of the leaf. After stamping Very Vanilla with one of the leaves, I stamped the Hello Harvest pumpkin over with Cajun Craze ink, then cut with a Rustic Pumpkin die. As I added Clear Wink of Stella all over the pumpkin I found that the Wink of Stella solution slightly picked up the stamped Cajun Craze ink and moved it as I painted with the brush to give the pumpkin the all-over orange blush look! Wink of Stella also intensified the colors of the leaf.

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I finished off the inside with the banner sentiment from Hello Harvest.

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Here's the box where you put the Host Code in my online store during check out. Simply click on "ADD HOST CODE", then type in the code I've provided for the current month shown above. Contact me if you have any problems or questions!

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Order any amount online in October, receive a Card-of-the-Month!

Order at least $40 online in October, receive a “mini” embellishment pack free from me in addition to the Card-of-the-Month! (this picture shows a sample of what a mini embellishment pack can contain)

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Order at least $50 online and use the current Host Code (posted above) receive 10 Blue Sox Rewards Point for every $50 increment! Redeem 50 points for $25 in free merchandise. Get all the details and download the form to keep track of your points HERE!

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Starting today through October 31st, you get to choose an additional $30 in products when you order the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit, but still only pay $99 plus sales tax and the shipping is free! Go to my online store and click "join": www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

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Order the Birthday Organizer Kit and get your birthday cards ready for the entire year!

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

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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10_24_22