As 2016 draws to a close, I thought I’d take a look back at my most pinned projects from the year. I notice that a lot of them are Paper Pumpkin alternates which I was going to remove from my list since people it suggests that people specifically look for alternates, but they are still cards that I made and were very popular. I was also interested to see that projects I made with the Detailed Floral Thinlits dies featured highly bearing in mind the number that I’m showing. Starting with the least pinned of my most pinned we have one of my personal favourites, a card I made for my brother’s birthday featuring the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits dies. Click on any of the photos to go to the original posts.

Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles and All About Everything

Then we move to some of the Paper Pumpkin alternates

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin April 2016

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Banner Surprise

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin April 2016 Lovely Little Wreath

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin June 2016 alternate - Banner Surprise

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin February 2016 Alternate - Hello Sunshine

Here’s one that I put together pretty quickly, I really liked the simplicity of it and it appears that a lot of other people did too.

Stampin' Up! Totally Trees

Fun with another Paper Pumpkin

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Paper Pumpkin September 2016 Alternate - Something Good To Eat

And the very popular floral thinlits dies

Stampin' Up! Detailed Floral thinlits dies and Watercolor Wishes

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin March 2016 Pocketful of Cheer

The final three all have been pinned over 600 times, which is humbling and amazing to me.

Stampin' Up! Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies

Stampin' Up! Detailed Floral thinlits dies and Watercolor Wishes

 

And here’s my most pinned card, currently with 691 pins. This was using supplies from March’s paper pumpkin.

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Pocketful of Cheer

I hope that you enjoyed the parade of pictures and hopefully one or two of them are your favourites too.

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.

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 to start another year of fun projects and sharing,

Liz

 

 

 

As I’ve mentioned before, the set Totally Trees is retiring in a few days. It’s still available as of this morning and I wanted to play with it a little more when it was fair to share it with you. I stamped the tree in versamark and heat embossed it with the gold embossing powder. Next I used one of my new watercolor pencils in old olive to colour in the leaves and then a blender pen to soften it a little. I was so struck by the beauty of the image that I simply matted it with gold foil and put that onto an old olive card base. I think I’ll play a little more with Totally Trees this afternoon!

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Totally Trees

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

In case you haven’t guessed, I’m on vacation this week which ought to mean that I have extra carding time and I’m more efficient than usual. Not so. I seem to be posting later and later. My sister is visiting and although we’ve planned days of carding, today is the first day of actual doing rather than just talking! 

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Petals and Paisleys Specialty DSP - Paisleys and Posies - Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

I wanted to showcase not only a carrying over item but also one on the clearance rack. The Petals and Paisleys Specialty DSP is currently still available and is 30% off but the stamp set in the same suite, Paisleys and Posies is carrying over. There are matching framelits which are also carrying over but if you want the bundle of framelits and stamp set, you need to get it by January 3rd because the bundle pricing is going away.

Here I cut a piece of the copper embossed DSP (it’s one of the sheets which make this paper collection specialty) and amazingly had a piece of copper foil leftover to match. It required just a half inch trim off the length and it was perfect. I tried (again) to pull in a copper foil embellishment which I’d cut with the matching framelits but it was not working – this one had been on my leftovers pile for a while! Instead, I used the sentiment from Paisleys and Posies and heat embossed it in copper and then cut it out with the stitched shapes framelits – love the effect the stitching gives. Often the stitching is enough but this is such a flashy card, it needed another oval, this time of copper foil. It’s a fairly simple layout, but with all the copper shining, it’s a pretty special 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

I made a number of cards using Beautiful You as soon as I got it – and in fact made a box to hold them which I’ll share later on. This card uses the regular whisper white card stock which is still my preference for stamping. It’s been pressed so that the surface is beautifully smooth and perfect for stamping. The thick whisper white is wonderful for card bases since it’s more sturdy, but it’s not as perfectly smooth for stamping. So I use both.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Beautiful You

I used the aquapainter with a tiny amount of water (easier to control) because the whisper white won’t absorb much and did a very quick wash over the girl’s dress. The umbrella was stamped on a piece of pool party from the Subtles DSP stack and then snipped out and glued over the original stamped umbrella. With a skinny black mat as a frame and one of the sentiments on the pool party card base, I was almost done.

Since I had the Subtles DSP stack out, I cut a piece to put over the envelope flap to pull it all together. I’m planning a class based around this set in early February (the 5th) in case you’re local and interested.

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

Well I’ve gone for all the catalogs today – the annual, the soon to be retired Holiday and the upcoming Occasions! After playing with the Hey Chick stamp set yesterday, I wanted to make another card and sometime last night I thought of the window framelits and having the chick peeking in the window. I was wondering what to do for wallpaper when I thought about texture which led me to the Fancy Frost Specialty DSP which is retiring and currently 20% off at $10.80.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Fancy Frost Specialty DSP - Hey Chick - Hearth and Home thinlits

I took a piece of the fancy frost paper and used the Hearth & Home thinlits to cut out the window. Then I did the same with a piece of so saffron and continued the colour by lightly using a sponge dauber onto the textured paper. Next I stamped my chick with archival basic black and then used the same two watercolour pencils as yesterday, daffodil delight and pumpkin pie but added some rich razzleberry to the ends of the chick’s hairdo.

To construct the card, I placed everything where I wanted it and then removed the window frame. I added glue to the back and then put it back in its spot. This meant that I had the chick stuck to the window frame in the right place and could just add the wallpaper around the frame. Easy. After adding this all to a rich razzleberry card base I felt that there was something missing. I’d wanted to add the sentiment but it wasn’t going to work over the texture until I remembered the classic label punch. A quick stamp and the addition of an enamel shape and it was perfect.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Fancy Frost Specialty DSP - Hey Chick - Hearth and Home thinlits

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