I set out to make a card to welcome the baby boy that one of my coworkers is having in May. I was playing around with the little stamps in the Bookcase Builder set and somehow ended up with another card for a girl! Maybe I’ll take a break from baby cards for a bit – the set certainly isn’t only for baby cards.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Bookcase Builder - Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

I stamped some of the little stamps in various subtles colours and cut them out using the smallest square from the Stitched Shapes framelits dies. I then just arranged three of them until I liked the look ending up with blushing bride, so saffron and pear pizzazz which is how the card ended up for a girl again. So I went with it and stamped the sentiment from the same set (I love the typeface)  in blushing bride to match.

I popped up the little squares with stampin’ dimensionals which made it harder to line everything up. I used my grid paper and a couple of rulers to ensure I got the duck in the centre and then added the squares to the left and right. But although I had my rulers, it’s hard to line up because the dimensionals mean that the edges are higher than your rulers!

Don’t forget that I’m offering Bookcase Builder as a raffle prize this month – every order in February using the workshop code below gets entered into the raffle.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to enter the raffle for a chance to win your very own Bookcase Builder stamp set for free; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is Y3JVQ4Q7 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get an entry into the raffle). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For all the details on my Customer Loyalty program, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, including this month’s raffle, 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. Don’t have paper copies of the catalogs? Drop me an email and I’ll put one in the mail.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

I meant to share another Bookcase Builder card today to show you how versatile it is since I’m offering it as a raffle prize to all my customers this month. However I got so excited by my early prep for a class next month that I’ve made another with the Designer Tin of Cards. I was inspired to make this one by the Paper Players challenge this week and also because the card in the box is a little too fussy for me. So yet again, I’m taking just part of the card, adding a few basics and, when I use the rest of this card’s official supplies, I’ll have made one card out of two.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Designer Tin of Cards - Blossom bunch punch

Here’s the banner which inspired my card

I took the piece of DSP from the kit and selected a bright and cheerful colour to go with it. I used the DSP that this piece comes from (Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP) to help my choice of watermelon wonder. I added a skinny mat and used the Hello You thinlits dies to cut out my huge happy and then took the birthday from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set. I could’ve also used the Crazy About You set for this, but the Designer Tin of Cards was already out!

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Designer Tin of Cards - Blossom bunch punch

The card needed a little something and the two smallest flowers punched out with the Blossom Bunch Punch added just the right touch along with a mint macaron enamel dot that I had leftover from, I think, the first ever pack of enamel dots that were produced in last year’s occasion’s catalogue. A rhinestone would’ve worked too but it felt good using up something from my stash. I put the flowers onto my pierce mat and pushed the back of my paper piercer into the centre to make the edges spring up a bit. You can also use one of the inserts from the clear block storage caddy. The mint macaron card base finished this off nicely with a deep border of mint macaron to set off the lovely sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to enter the raffle for a chance to win your very own Bookcase Builder stamp set for free; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is Y3JVQ4Q7 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get an entry into the raffle). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For all the details on my Customer Loyalty program, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, including this month’s raffle, 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. Don’t have paper copies of the catalogs? Drop me an email and I’ll put one in the mail.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

 

 

New Sale-a-bration items are available from today! It’s an exciting time and I can bet that the new glimmer paper will be flying off the shelves. I know some of it is flying my way! Here’s the video that was shown to demonstrators recently announcing the new products

And here’s the link to the pdf showing the new products. Don’t worry, the previously announced items are still available.

Second part SAB

Just as a reminder – during Sale-a-bration, for every $50 you spend (before taxes and shipping) you get to select a FREE item from the now 15 available. It’s a great time to stock up on basics and earn freebies for it as well as picking new product from the occasions catalog. It’s also a wonderful time to save on a 3 month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription (and get a Sale-a-bration freebie for it!) or, as I’m about to do, a 12 month prepaid subscription and earn FOUR freebies!

I hope you’re as excited as I am about today’s new products. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to enter the raffle for a chance to win your very own Bookcase Builder stamp set for free; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is Y3JVQ4Q7 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get an entry into the raffle). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For all the details on my Customer Loyalty program, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, including this month’s raffle, 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. Don’t have paper copies of the catalogs? Drop me an email and I’ll put one in the mail.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

I have a card class on Saturday 18th March and I’m already prepping for it! I think that may be a record. The class is to make the Designer Tin of Cards project kit which consists of a tin, 16 cards and tabs to help organise them. I’m guessing you’re wondering just what there is to prep? Well it’s 4 copies of 4 cards and I decided I wanted to make a few alternatives (no surprise, I know!) in case people wanted some extra variety.

I was a bit surprised to notice that when the card is based on the Moroccan DSP, the shape to go on it is whisper white. So I’ll ensure that I have plenty of very vanilla on hand so that people can swap those out. I also decided that I didn’t want to cover up most of the patterned card and have created 2 cards out of the supplies of one with just a few extra basics.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Designer Tin of Cards - Moroccan DSP - Layering Squares Framelits Dies

The large patterned piece is from the kit and I added it to a delightful dijon card base. Next I laid down a strip of the kit’s washi tape folding the ends to crease it where I wanted to cut and then cutting it off. I know that washi is planned as a rough and ready tape, but I don’t like the ragged edges! I cut a little strip of Moroccan DSP to lay on top of some of the washi – in fact that little strip is where I got the delightful dijon from. To continue the colour scheme, I used delightful dijon for the sentiment from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set (on very vanilla!) and added a layering piece of early espresso cut out using the layering squares framelits dies. I popped this up with dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to enter the raffle for a chance to win your very own Bookcase Builder stamp set for free; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is Y3JVQ4Q7 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get an entry into the raffle). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For all the details on my Customer Loyalty program, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, including this month’s raffle, 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. Don’t have paper copies of the catalogs? Drop me an email and I’ll put one in the mail.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

 

I decided to leave my stamped Moon Baby image left over from yesterday to dry overnight so that I could be certain it was really dry and ready for the aquapainter. Of course, I’ve now made two baby cards for girls and I found out this morning that one of the babies on the way is a boy. Good to have extra cards on hand, right?

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Moon Baby - Baby Bear

I started by lightly outlining the image with the pacific point pencil to make the image pop but then decided on a blue sky. I was initially going to get darker towards the edges but I liked the watercolour effect with looks of different texture after the first round of colour and left it. I used the daffodil delight pencil for the moon and the star, calypso coral for the face and hand and then melon mambo for the clothing. It’s amazing what a bit of water can do for the colour!

I added a little border (just 1/8 inch larger all round) and used fast fuse to ensure my slightly damp watercolour paper holds fast. There are quite a few baby sentiments in the Moon Baby set but I wanted a longer less deep sentiment, if that makes sense. It was originally a surprise to me that not only do you need a sentiment to say the right thing, it needs to be in a typeface which matches your card AND it needs to be the right shape. At least, that’s how I justify buying more and more stamp sets with sentiments! Baby Bear had the perfect size and shape and meaning for my sentiment. Yesterday, I used daffodil delight as a base because that was the colour of the watercolor pencil. Today I used so saffron – I think I like this better. Which do you prefer?

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to enter the raffle for a chance to win your very own Bookcase Builder stamp set for free; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is Y3JVQ4Q7 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get an entry into the raffle). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For all the details on my Customer Loyalty program, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, including this month’s raffle, 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. Don’t have paper copies of the catalogs? Drop me an email and I’ll put one in the mail.

See you tomorrow,

Liz