This was actually a post to showcase the bermuda bay glimmer paper but it’s sold out in the US. If you’re in one of the other markets you can still get it. But let’s assume that you have some leftover – or our standard glimmer paper! I was having trouble with this particular colour glimmer paper – trying to pair it with bermuda bay card stock and it just didn’t work. The other evening, I looked at it in frustration and realised that it looks a whole lot more like island indigo. Mostly. Bingo! And it looks great with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies - Bunch of Blossoms - Petal Burst TIEF - Layering Circles Framelits Dies

So I’ve got a bermuda bay glimmer paper dragonfly and it’s so sparkly. I put it on a piece of whisper white edged by a skinny mat of island indigo. Bermuda bay just didn’t work. The card base is thick whisper white and the entire front of it is dry embossed with the petal burst textured impressions embossing folder – this is one of the items that (at least) is available as a freebie in the UK during Sale-a-bration. Not so in the US for some reason. I then decided to use one of my current favourite sets for sentiments, Bunch of Blossoms. But here I found that island indigo didn’t work for the sentiment – too dark, even stamped off it didn’t work. Bermuda bay looked much better. I’m thoroughly confused by the bermuda bay glimmer paper, just know that you should consider both bermuda bay and island indigo if you’re using it!

I used the layering circles framelits dies to cut out the sentiment and the slightly larger scalloped one to cut out a mat from the glimmer paper. I popped that up with dimensionals. This card has been many days in the making (the bermuda bay threw me off!) and I’m finally happy with it.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get a selection of ribbon and sequins (6 yards in all) when your order is $30 or more; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is 34ANVEHC (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free gift). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, click here.

And don’t forget that during Sale-a-bration, for every $50 you spend (before taxes and shipping) you get to select a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

See you tomorrow,

Just 9 days to go in Sale-a-bration! Which means only 9 for the awesome joining offer.

Liz

I really liked the multi coloured flowers that I made about a week ago with Avant Garden and decided to have another go. This time using daffodil delight with watermelon wonder.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Avant Garden - Hello You thinlits Dies

I had a strip of whisper white card stock so that I could keep fairly straight along with my stamping but the first attempt was just too straight. So I added a bit more movement and I like how it came out. I inked up the flower stamp with daffodil delight and then added a tap with a sponge dauber inked in watermelon wonder. I then went back afterwards and added the stamens, again in watermelon wonder, after stamping off once. To add a little more shimmer, which doesn’t photograph very well at all, I also went over the stamens with a clear wink of Stella. The birthday is also from Avant Garden and the colour is the same mix of daffodil delight and watermelon wonder created the same way by dabbing watermelon wonder lightly on top of the stamp once it was inked in daffodil delight. This was actually because I made this card over a couple of days and thought I was using real red and figured that it would not look right with more muted shade of the flowers. I was also sick so I’m claiming that as the reason that my brain wasn’t working!

To finish off the card, I cut out the happy using the Hello You thinlits dies in watermelon wonder and put it on a strip of whisper white before putting my layer onto a watermelon wonder card base.

Would you like a birthday card on your birthday? Just email me at lizbaileycards@gmail.com giving me your birthday and your address and I’ll send you one. I’ve decided to embrace Shannon West’s idea #ImBringingBirthdaysBack.

Do you like discounts? Me too. It’s always a good idea to join the Stampin’ Up! family and get a minimum of a 20% discount, but until the end of March you also get to pick 2 stamp sets for free. Any two.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get a selection of ribbon and sequins (6 yards in all) when your order is $30 or more; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is 34ANVEHC (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free gift). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, click here.

And don’t forget that during Sale-a-bration, for every $50 you spend (before taxes and shipping) you get to select a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

See you tomorrow,

Just 10 days to go in Sale-a-bration!

Liz

Well this is exciting and, I believe, a first. There’s a third and final release of products that can be obtained for free during Sale-a-bration. So until the end of March, for every $50 you spend (not including tax or shipping) you get to select one of the products already released OR one of these new seven, the final Sale-a-bration offering.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - final Saleabration

Please note that as of right now, the card tin and the glimmer paper are no longer available. You must use the item numbers in the above flyer for these items to be free rather than catalog price. Don’t forget that the extra $25 of stampin’ rewards at a $250 and above order ends at the end of March as does the fantastic joining offer of 2 free stamp sets.

Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get a selection of ribbon and sequins (6 yards in all) when your order is $30 or more; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is 34ANVEHC (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free gift). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, click here.

See you tomorrow,

Just 11 days to go in Sale-a-bration!

Liz

Nicole is joining my team – for the discount of course. That’s why we all join. And why not? A minimum of a 20% discount is awesome and during Sale-a-bration you get to add 2 free stamps to the $125 worth of product that costs you just $99 plus tax. If you’re thinking about joining too, there are 12 days of Sale-a-bration left which means only 12 days to add the 2 free stamps of your choice. I like to send a card to say hello, welcome, I’m glad you joined and I know that Nicole likes tip top taupe so I decided to use the 2015-2017 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack for her card.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack - Blossom Bunch Punch - Hello You thinlits dies

I covered the entire card base with a piece of the In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack – love the words – and then cut a strip of tip top taupe card stock as a base for my beautiful copper foil word which I die cut using the Hello You thinlits dies. I used the scrap from cutting out the hello to punch out three of the smallest copper foil flowers with the blossom bunch punch. The largest pearl looked great inside them and I attached them all together with glue dots.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get a selection of ribbon and sequins (6 yards in all) when your order is $30 or more; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is 34ANVEHC (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free gift). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, click here.

And don’t forget that during Sale-a-bration, for every $50 you spend (before taxes and shipping) you get to select a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

See you tomorrow,

Just 12 days to go in Sale-a-bration!

Liz

Today I want to share with you a video that I watched recently and as soon as I can find some shaving foam, I’ll be playing with this too. It creates an amazing background piece, but of course you could die cut it or punch it into any number of shapes to create original looks.

I had intended on making a card to show with this video but this week didn’t go quite as I planned. One of my team members, Madhu, has been in the ICU since Wednesday and passed away on Friday. It’s been hard to think straight and definitely hard to create. I’m hoping that after the services today, I’ll be able to find some solace in the simple act of putting ink to paper. I hope that you get to do the same.

I hope you enjoyed the marbling technique video. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get a selection of ribbon and sequins (6 yards in all) when your order is $30 or more; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is 34ANVEHC (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free gift). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, click here.

And don’t forget that during Sale-a-bration, for every $50 you spend (before taxes and shipping) you get to select a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

Just 13 days to go in Sale-a-bration!

See you tomorrow,

Liz