We’re approaching the 10th of the month which is the important Paper Pumpkin Day. If you’re signed up by the 10th, you get this month’s kit; if you miss the deadline, you get next month’s. The reason I’m mentioning it now is I’m betting that there are a few people on your list that you’re struggling with. Paper Pumpkin can help with some of these – how about a prepaid gift subscription (either for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months) which will be like them getting a gift each month until their subscription runs out. If you sign up with me, I’ll send you a card that you can use to present to your recipient announcing the gift as well as 5 hand made cards as a gift for you.

In case you don’t know what Paper Pumpkin is about, here’s a fun video explaining

And then here are the details:

  • Each month you receive a unique, surprise kit with a project. It’s colour-coordinated and everything is pre-cut
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, accessories and instructions.
  • Each kit gives you about 30 minutes of fun
  • Your Paper Pumpkin ships around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month.
  • A Paper Pumpkin subscription is just $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) There’s no commitment, you can cancel or put your subscription on hold at any time. You can also prepay 1, 3, 6 or 12 months at a time and save money with the latter 2 options.
  • Once you’re a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can buy previous kits or refills as supplies last.

To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here.

Don’t forget the great close out sale currently going on and also the offer from me – a new, free stamp set. Just spend $40 with me and use the workshop code CBUJ4GTP, and you get to select one of Hey, Chick, Delicate Details or Designer Tee which I’ll send you for free once I close out this workshop on January 3rd. Check here for the details and also pictures of these stamp sets. If you spend $60, I’ll send you the pearl or rhinestone basic jewels as well. Email me at lizbaileycards@gmail.com to let me know which of the sets you’d like and whether you’d like pearls or rhinestones (if you’ve earned them), or I’ll just select one at random.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the hostess code to get free product; the current one is CBUJ4GTP (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free gift from me). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

I mentioned that I’m sad that Totally Trees is retiring. It’s such a versatile set – it can make (and has) birthday cards, thank you cards and Christmas cards. I think I could make it into a Valentine’s one too. But today, Totally Trees is making a Christmas card.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Totally Trees - Wonderful Winterland - Paper Pumpkin - Paper Pumpkin November 2016 - Confetti Stars Punch

I stamped the basic tree in always artichoke and then coloured some of the splodges in cherry cobbler, always artichoke, daffodil delight and the gold wink of Stella. Next I cut it out with my current favourite, the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. I love that the stitching adds a border that means you don’t need another mat. So easy.

I used the November Paper Pumpkin, Wonderful Winterland, for the sentiment which I stamped in cherry cobbler and then popped up the oval on dimensionals. The tree needed a little something and although I tried stamping a star using Totally Trees again and using the dazzling diamonds embossing powder, it wasn’t enough. I instead pulled out the retired confetti stars punch and punched out a gold foil star which worked perfectly.

Don’t forget the great close out sale currently going on and also the offer from me – a new, free stamp set. Just spend $40 with me and use the workshop code CBUJ4GTP, and you get to select one of Hey, Chick, Delicate Details or Designer Tee which I’ll send you for free once I close out this workshop on January 3rd. Check here for the details and also pictures of these stamp sets. If you spend $60, I’ll send you the pearl or rhinestone basic jewels as well. Email me at lizbaileycards@gmail.com to let me know which of the sets you’d like and whether you’d like pearls or rhinestones (if you’ve earned them), or I’ll just select one at random.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the hostess code to get free product; the current one is CBUJ4GTP (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free gift from me). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here – this subscription kit is so much fun, what do you have to lose?

See you tomorrow,

Liz

So here’s Paper Pumpkin November 2016 Alternate 2. And it’s using the die cut trees which were left over from my first alternate, so two cards with the supplies for one – how’s that for frugal?!

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Paper Pumpkin November 2016 Alternate 2 - Wonderful Winterland

I was having an always artichoke day so that’s what I used for the trees. For the sky, I sponged blushing bride, marina mist and night of navy starting in the middle and working outwards in a circle. I then spritzed it with water to give a more dramatic effect and left it to dry. Next I cut out my oval with the largest of the stitched shapes framelits and used the sentiment from the Wonderful Winterland kit. This was when I realised that my sky piece needed cutting down to be slightly smaller than the front piece and with a small mat of night of navy behind it before adding to the thick whisper white card base, I can tell you that this is a sturdy card! I added a little oval border of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper – apparently I knew that it was going to snow today and that this would be completely apposite.

I used my Holly TIEF to decorate the envelope flap.

Don’t forget the great close out sale currently going on and also the offer from me – a new, free stamp set. Just spend $40 with me and use the workshop code CBUJ4GTP, and you get to select one of Hey, Chick, Delicate Details or Designer Tee which I’ll send you for free once I close out this workshop on January 3rd. Check here for the details and also pictures of these stamp sets. If you spend $60, I’ll send you the pearl or rhinestone basic jewels as well. Email me at lizbaileycards@gmail.com to let me know which of the sets you’d like and whether you’d like pearls or rhinestones (if you’ve earned them), or I’ll just select one at random.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the hostess code to get free product; the current one is CBUJ4GTP (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free gift from me). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

 

As I had the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies out for yesterday’s card, I decided to make another using a similar design – images in the top left corner and sentiment in the bottom right – to show how different cards can be with a little tweaking.I fully intended to used the pretty pines thinlits dies to cut out the branches again – and I did cut them out, but as I piled more and more pieces of cardstock on top of each other, it was getting a little out of hand.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies - Christmas Pines

I really wanted a gold frame around the very vanilla and after abandoning the idea of a line of gold wink of stella (too irregular) I cut a piece of gold foil. I left a deep frame of the always artichoke and I really like the effect. Next I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder and then assembled the layers. It was only after gluing the layers together that I realised how chunky the card was going to be with die cuts so I had to stamp my pine branches onto the card front – not my preferred order of operations. Fortunately it worked out fine and next was to attach my soft suede pine cones. I know that technically they would look the same, but I liked the variety. The second pine cone was popped up with dimensionals. This left a dilemma – the gold foil bow needed to be slightly on the pine cone but also off. So I dabbed tombow glue on part of the back with a sponge dauber and then cut a teeny tiny piece of dimensional to go under a little piece of the bow for support.

Now I’ve got three always artichoke branches already cut out. What to do with them?

Don’t forget the great close out sale currently going on and also the offer from me – a new, free stamp set. Just spend $40 with me and use the workshop code CBUJ4GTP, and you get to select one of Hey, Chick, Delicate Details or Designer Tee which I’ll send you for free once I close out this workshop on January 3rd. Check here for the details and also pictures of these stamp sets. If you spend $60, I’ll send you the pearl or rhinestone basic jewels as well. Email me at lizbaileycards@gmail.com to let me know which of the sets you’d like and whether you’d like pearls or rhinestones (if you’ve earned them), or I’ll just select one at random.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the hostess code to get free product; the current one is CBUJ4GTP (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free gift from me). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

Today I’m finally pulling out the Christmas Pines and matching Pretty Pines thinlits dies. They were one of the must haves in the holiday catalogue but somehow, I’ve not used the whole set together. Hence I was thrilled to see that they are carrying over so that I can really play with them.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Christmas Pines - Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies

I used the snowflake stamp in the Christmas Pines set for my background and heat embossed that in silver. I wanted some of the snowflakes on the pines but didn’t want to be too heavy handed. So I stamped and heat embossed a number of times on a piece of garden green and then cut the pines out from that. So there are little speckles of silver, but not too much. Next I added the sentiment from the same set, stamped in cherry cobbler.

I used the glue tip, I’ve shared once before that I saw online. You use a sponge dauber and carefully dab on a little glue to the cardstock piece whilst it’s on the silicone craft mat. As long as you keep your diecut still, it won’t have glue on the front and you won’t have oozing. The excess glue on the mat just rubs off once it’s dry. Next I pulled out the silver thread from a piece of twine in November’s paper pumpkin (must make some more alternatives with that) and used that to tie a couple of the jingle bells onto a cherry cobbler bow and then attached that to the card with a mini glue dot. A garden green card base finished off the card.

Don’t forget the great close out sale currently going on and also the offer from me – a new, free stamp set. Just spend $40 with me and use the workshop code CBUJ4GTP, and you get to select one of Hey, Chick, Delicate Details or Designer Tee which I’ll send you for free once I close out this workshop on January 3rd. Check here for the details and also pictures of these stamp sets. If you spend $60, I’ll send you the pearl or rhinestone basic jewels as well. Email me at lizbaileycards@gmail.com to let me know which of the sets you’d like and whether you’d like pearls or rhinestones (if you’ve earned them), or I’ll just select one at random.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the hostess code to get free product; the current one is CBUJ4GTP (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free gift from me). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here.

See you tomorrow,

Liz