When I first saw Beautiful You, I knew I was buying the stamp set. And I also could envision the stylish lady in a real red dress. This is actually the first card I made with this set and it’s also the one that I duplicated as the top of a box that I made to house 8 cards.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Beautiful You

It’s another quick and easy card stamped on watercolor paper in archival basic black. But after I’d done that, I decided that rather than watercolor, I’d add the watercolor like swoosh for her dress. Just a quick stamp in real red and the card was complete! I added a basic black border and put that onto a real red card base. It’s a wonderful set to create a set of cards and then a quick box and you’ve got a great gift.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project – it’s the last day to enter the raffle! 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 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’ve been meaning to use the Love Sparkles stamp set again for a while now and I finally got around to it at the weekend.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Love Sparkles - Festive

First though, I dry embossed the entire blushing bride card front (before folding my card base) using the Festive TIEF. I like how the dry embossing goes all the way to the edge, but the slight downside (if it is one) is that the debossing is seen on the inside and the card isn’t as sturdy. Still, it looks great! I then heat embossed the Celebrate sentiment from Love Sparkles on very vanilla card – I used the retired blushing bride embossing powder but you could easily ink your stamp with blushing bride ink and then versamark before using the clear embossing powder. The layering ovals framelits were a perfect fit and, since I’d decided to add rhinestones to the sparkly parts of the sentiment, it made sense to add a silver foil mat which I popped up. A really quick and easy, but effective, card.

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 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 use my Bookcase Builder set for it’s primary suggested use – lots of stuff on bookshelves and then I had a really fun time adding lots of the different items to my shelving.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Bookcase Builder

I first selected my colour scheme – pear pizzazz, tempting turquoise and rich razzleberry – stamped a shelf in each and then started filling them up with stuff. It’s almost a little too realistic – you put up shelves and they are full almost before you know where you are! Since I had so much stuff on the shelves, it was easy to decide on a sentiment – there’s a perfect one in the Bookcase Builder set. I cut a piece of rich razzleberry at 4 inches by 5 1/4 with the piece of whisper white at 1/8 smaller to produced a tiny mat. Then I added this to the tempting turquoise card base. It was a lot of fun to make and it would be easy to make a stack of them, all different.

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 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

Here’s my first Paper Pumpkin February 2017 Alternative, the Many Happy Birthdays kit. Lately my Paper Pumpkin seems to take quite a while to get to me – eight days this time. Hence the delay in the alternative cards.

Paper Pumpkin February 2017 Alternative - Many Happy Birthdays - Blossom Bunch punch - Triple Banner punch

I used various circle punches, 2, 1 1/2 and 1 inches,  to punch out circles from one of the cards (I’ve still got enough to make 2 more cards like this one from the one card) and also a scrap of flirty flamingo. Next I created my banner, using the triple banner punch and a scrap of whisper white. I used the included stamp set in the Paper Pumpkin for the sentiment, leaving a space on the left hand side. I somehow managed to add a smudge of ink on the left hand side of the banner, but seeing as the space was designed for the blossom bunch punch flower, it didn’t matter a bit! I pushed the back of my paper piercer into the centre of the flowers to make the flower more 3D and then glued the 2 pieces together with glue dots.

I also added a scrap circle to the back of my largest circle so that it would be level since I was putting one side of it over another. The smallest circle is popped up with dimensionals. A scattering of three rhinestones finishes off the card.

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

On Monday I shared a card that I made with some of the supplies in the Designer Tin of Cards, here’s the card using the rest of the supplies for that same card. All this one uses apart from what’s in the kit, is a scrap of very vanilla for the circle to put the sentiment on. The kit did supply one, but it’s whisper white which I don’t like with the DSP background since it has very vanilla in it. Monday’s card used a few more extras, but basic ones – a delightful dijon card base, a tiny strip of Moroccan DSP, more very vanilla for the sentiment and a scrap of early espresso for the mat. So I’ve just stretched my Designer Tin of Cards from 16 cards to 20 with very few extra supplies and I’m working on stretching it to 24!

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Designer Tin of Cards - Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Here I took the card base from the kit which has the DSP printed on it to the edges and added the flag. I got my scrap of very vanilla and stamped the sentiment from the coordinating Designer Tin of Cards stamp set in cajun craze and cut  it out with the stitched shapes framelits dies. I popped it up with a few dimensionals and I was done.

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