Stampin' Up! Stamping My Way Through the Catalog, Oh Happy Day Card Kit, Day 3!

Hey there! Today I am going to be putting up sweet corn with my two oldest grand daughters help. Actually I will be helping them, because they are going to be taking the cut-off corn home for their family's freezer. Making memories!

Day three of the Oh Happy Day Card Kit features these five cards:


The pre-printed card bases and all of the embellishment choices make this a fun and versatile kit!

Doilies, Gold Foil, banners, and baker's twine are just a few of your many  options!


I love the Melon Mambo/Tempting Turquoise, and Tangerine Tango of this one!


The chipboard glittered stars are easy to adhere with a bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.


The doily in the background is part of the kit!


Be sure to come back again tomorrow for the final day of my stamping with the Oh Happy Day Card Kit. To order your kit, hop on over to my online store:

Use the July Host Code  QJXAT47J when shopping in my online store:

You’ll receive freebies from me as my thank you!

Glue Dots


Bonus Days:  For every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping) in July, you’ll receive a coupon product code to spend in August! You’ll want to use your coupon code(s) to purchase a new bundle from the Holiday Catalog that will be a Sneak Peek in August: Carols of Christmas!


The Demonstrator Starter Kit is still only $99 for $125 worth of Stampin’ stuff of your choice (plus business supplies to get started if you do want to hold parties) FREE SHIPPING (you just pay your local sales tax) IN JULY you still get all of that, PLUS you will receive an extra free “Stamping Basics Kit” and the Carols of Christmas stamp set worth an extra $72 more!


Contact me with any questions, or go to my online store to join:

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

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Stampin' Up! Thailand Achiever's Blog Hop July Edition!


Hey there! Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achiever's Blog Hop! The hop this month is dedicated to the impressions of the fabulous trip, which just ended a little over a week ago. You may have come from the blog previous to me on the list, but right now you are at Carol Payne Stamps. If at any time you get off track or hit a dead end, you can refer to the list at the bottom of each participating blog and find your way to the next one!

I was not able to go to Thailand; my husband was not particularly excited to travel the looong plane hours. I have taken one of my children on previous trips, but because my farmer husband hasn't been able to attend an Incentive Trip since Hawaii 2009, I really hated to leave him behind again. I'm working hard to earn enough points to take him on the 2018 Incentive Trip, Alaska!

I earned enough points for Thailand but I don't have any pictures to share or impressions of the trip. However, I was able to see some of the attendees Facebook posts about their trip. As usual, Stampin' Up! did an excellent job of pampering and providing demonstrators and their guest with many unique opportunities to enjoy all that Thailand has to offer.

Instead, I created a card with the So Many Shells set to highlight the seaside aspect of Thailand:


I used the Emboss Resist technique, embossing the shell repeatedly on Glossy card stock with clear powder and my Heat Tool. I then used Sponge Brayers to roll first Sahara Sand and then Soft Sky ink over the embossed shells. After I achieved the ink intensity and smooth coverage I wanted I then buffed the layer all over with a Kleenex to remove any excess ink.

I stamped the greeting with Sahara Sand on Whisper White, layering it on Crumb Cake and then Soft Sky. I stamped a single shell with Soft Sky on Soft Sky card stock, hand-cut with Paper Snips, sponged the edges with Sahara sand, and then added a layer of Fine Tip Glue all over for dimension and gloss. I took a single thread from a piece of Burlap Ribbon, wound it around a couple of fingers, tied a knot to secure the loops, and then adhered behind the greeting a shell with glue dots.


Inside I stamped another So Many Shells sentiment with Sahara Sand ink, as well as a few more shells, using a masking technique to help the Soft Sky shell stand in front of the larger Sahara Sand one.


Now it's time to move forward on the hop to see what the other blogger's have created and/or have to share! Just click on the name after mine on the list. Right now you are at Carol Payne.