Stampin' Up! Mediterranean Achiever's Blog Hop Holiday Catalog Preorder!

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Hey there!

Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for August. This month's theme is the Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek. We're so excited to show you these amazing BRAND NEW products that you will be able to purchase starting September 1st 2016!

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

My creation today uses the extremely popular Holiday Catalog bundle, Cookie Cutter Christmas! This bundle of stamps and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch were the FIRST thing I put on my pre-order!

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With gingerbread man, eskimo, reindeer, Santa, and teddy bear images, along with the coordinating bow ties, ears, face, and sentiments, you can make your whole card without needing any other stamps!

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 I did, however, stamp the "You put the Merry in my Christmas" from My Hero, the Ronald McDonald House Charities set before embossing the white layer with the Softly Falling folder. I used a 1" strip of Candy Cane Lane Designer paper, and tied a bow with Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine.

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I stamped the Gingerbread Man with Soft Suede ink, punched him with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, and added the tiny Real Red heart, which is also punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch!

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Inside is a 3/4" wide strip of Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, and a Cookie Cutter Christmas sentiment!

All of the products used on my card will be available to order starting September 1, 2016 in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss it! Remember, currently you are at my blog – Carol Payne, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! More Cards For My Birthday!

Hey there! It's my birthday today! There's a movement in the card- making world called #imbringingbirthdaysback, started by Shannon West at Stampin' Up! She designed this stamp:143573S

 A few days ago I received this card from her made with Jar of Love!

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 Quickly stamped & cut out, she used Soft Sky cardstock for the jar so she didn't have to stamp the water!

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There's multiple dies in the Everyday Jars Framelits to cut the flowers!

I'm the 1324th card she has sent this year!

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Stampin' Up!'s Donna Griffith also sent a card! Many thanks to Shannon & Donna!

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 Donna used Flourishing Phrases, bundled with Flourish Thinlets, adding a sentiment from Rose Wonder. She used a Whisper White Note Card & envelope with Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder. The striped piece is Affectionately Yours Washi Tape, and she added a few Metallics sequins!

Donna also used the #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp on her envelope. While I doubt I'm only the 24th card she has mailed this year, I think the "24" on the envelope is her system to know when to mail the card. Great idea!

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Please come back later today (4 p.m. CDT) to check out my project for the Mediterranean Achiever's Blog Hop with a Holiday Catalog Pre-order theme.  We'll be hoppin' all day tomorrow too!

Shop & place your order for Stampin' Up! supplies in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Order your #imbringingbirthdaysback while you're there! Put item code #143573 in the search box. It's red rubber, wood-mount, and only $12.00!

Remember while shopping:

All orders , except Online Class Orders, receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

 Check the Clearance Rack for savings of up to 60%!

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the August Host Code:  PYAVZHJH you’ll receive the Thoughtful Branches Online Class; six COMPLETED cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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 When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, you will choose Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the merchandise total. And you’ll still receive the monthly online class cards! 

Only one week left to use your Bonus Code(s) before they expire on August 31!

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The Thoughtful Branches Bundle Promotion ends August 31st too. You CAN use your Bonus Code(s) when your order!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016

 


Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Warmth Sneak Peek!

Hey there! My swaps are ready to go the P.O., so I'm sharing one of them with you today! yay!

The Holiday Catalog is CRAMMED FULL of so many fantastically fun and gorgeous products it's was almost impossible to decide what to order first! One thing I had no trouble deciding to get was the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder! It's big, 6" x 6", thicker and heavier than our traditional folders, and takes a little bit of adaptation to use, but it's SO WORTH IT! Lookie:

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I combined it with the Wrapped in Warmth stamp set from page 13 of the Holiday Catalog. Even more gorgeousness!

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The Cable Knit Dynamic folder make such a deep impression, you need to spritz the card stock with water before you emboss to keep the paper from cracking!

I stamped the greeting twice, first with Garden Green to punch with the Decorative Label Punch, then with Cherry Cobbler to punch just the "Christmas" with the Classic Label Punch. I adhered the Cherry Cobbler  "Christmas" over the Garden Green one with SNAIL.

I used Cherry Cobbler ribbon from the 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo pack to help complete the "wrapped" theme.

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The sweatery-textured  pine tree also came in Wrapped in Warmth. After stamping with Garden Green and cutting out with my snips, I added it with a dimensional. I also added rhinestones to the greeting for a bit of sparkle.

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Inside I used the same stamping technique to easily add the Cherry Cobbler "CHRISTMAS"  to the Garden Green sentiment.

The majority of the products used today will be available to order on September 1st. Check out what's available right now in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Remember while shopping:

All orders , except Online Class Orders, receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

 Check the Clearance Rack for savings of up to 60%!

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the August Host Code: PYAVZHJH you’ll receive the Thoughtful Branches Online Class; six COMPLETED cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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 When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, you will choose Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the merchandise total. And you’ll still receive the monthly online class cards! 

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Just a few days left to order your Thoughtful Branches Bundle!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Paisleys & Posies Sneak Peek!

Hey there! I've been working on swaps to mail out this week. I still have 2 to create, but this one is finished and ready to go! I used the Paisleys & Posies suite of products from the upcoming Holiday Catalog to create this:

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I let the colors in the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Paper guide my color palette: Delightful Dijon, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, and Copper.

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Paisleys & Posies includes this sentiment as well as the tiny leaves I stamped with Rich Razzleberry.

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The detail provided from the Pretty Paisleys Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!

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Copper Foil cut with a Paisley Framelit Die and a Metal Rimmed Pearl are the finishing touches. If you don't have the Precision Base Plate and the new Big Shot Platform, you will NEED them to cut with these intricately detailed dies, and the Die Brush and accompanying foam pad are essential too!

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Inside stamped with another sentiment and images from Paisleys & Posies using Night of Navy and Rich Razzleberry ink.

Now I'm heading back to my crafting table to see what else my Holiday Catalog pre-order goodies will inspire!

To shop and order Stampin' Up! supplies, go to my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Remember while shopping:

All orders , except Online Class Orders, receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

 Check the Clearance Rack for savings of up to 60%!

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the August Host Code: PYAVZHJH you’ll receive the Thoughtful Branches Online Class; six COMPLETED cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

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 When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, you will choose Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the merchandise total. And you’ll still receive the monthly online class cards! 

It's time to use your $5 Bonus Code(s) you earned in July!

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August 31st is the last day you can order your Thoughtful Branches Bundle!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016