I was going to use the Grateful Bunch set and the Blossom Bunch punch today to lament the fact that they are on the retired list but when I checked out what I’ve shared already, there was so much that a new card would get lost. The good news is that although the blossom bunch punch is retiring, it’s currently at 50% off at $9. It’s really a no brainer! I’ve been using it lately for decoration on all kinds of projects. Here’s about a dozen that I’ve already shared showcasing the versatility of the stamp set and the punch.

Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch and It's My Party DSP stack Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch and Rose Wonder Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch and Spring Flowers TIEF and Rose Wonder Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch and Endless Birthday Wishes Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wishes and Grateful Bunch Stampin' Up! grateful bunch watercolor wishes Stampin'; Up! Grateful Bunch and Watercolor Wishes Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Designer Tin of Cards - Blossom bunch punch Paper Pumpkin February 2017 Alternative - Many Happy Birthdays - Blossom Bunch punch - Triple Banner punch Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Designer Tin of Cards - Blossom bunch punch Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack - Blossom Bunch Punch - Hello You thinlits dies Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Designer Tin of Cards - Layering Circles Framelits Dies

As you can see, the punch is brilliant for adding little embellishments – either the small flowers on their own or building them up to be a more complex flower. Loads of fun.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get five FREE handmade cards; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is A2XGZS79 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). 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.

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Liz

Endless Birthday Wishes is retiring soon; it’s guaranteed to be available in the US until May 22nd but after that it’s as supplies last. This is possibly one of the most versatile sets that I have and I’m not sure how I’m going to live without it! When I need just a little sentiment, I can be sure to find what I need in this set whether it’s my favourite “celebrate” or a combination of the words to build up a saying. Or even matching it with the Hello You thinlits (also retiring – but as supplies last). I’ll need to examine the new catalog with a fine tooth comb to find a worthy replacement!

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Endless Birthday Wishes - Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies - Party Animal DSP

I stamped the cake in rose red and used a blender pen to pull a little of the ink before cutting it out with one of the stitched shapes framelits dies. My background is a little piece of Party Animal DSP, but of course any that you have to hand would do. I’m trying to use up my DSP so that I don’t feel so much of a hoarder when I buy more! I matted the DSP onto a piece of rose red card stock and glued that to a thick whisper white base. The Endless Birthday Wishes cake is popped up on dimensionals. The celebrate is of course my regularly used sentiment from the same set, in emerald envy to match the DSP. Easy card today and a formula that could be used to help use up a lot of DSP (although not much per card!).

Here are just a few of projects I’ve previously made with this set

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Party Animal DSP - Endless Birthday Wishes Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Stylish Stems Framelits Dies - Endless Birthday Wishes succulent garden hardwood floral-boutique-endless Stampin' Up! Endless Birthday Wishes

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get five FREE handmade cards; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is A2XGZS79 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). 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,

Liz

This is one of my favourite papers from the 2016-1017 catalog, the Fruit Stand DSP. And this is my favourite paper from within this stack. The lemons are so beautiful. The Fruit Stand DSP is still available at the time of writing, but there are no guarantees.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Fruit Stand DSP - Crazy about You - Hello You Thinlits Dies

I took a piece of pear pizzazz and cut it to a quarter inch under the card base ( 5 1/4 by 4 inches) and then took the DSP and cut it to an 1/8 inch under that. Before gluing everything together I cut out the big sentiment using the Hello You framelit dies out of pear pizzazz and then stamped the greeting in more pear pizzazz onto the DSP. I glued on the sentiment using my silicone craft mat, a dauber and multi purpose glue. The card base is daffodil delight. I am sad that the Hello You dies are retiring, I use them quite a bit. But I’m sure that there will be things to replace them.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get five FREE handmade cards; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is A2XGZS79 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). 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,

Liz

 

Well all good things must come to an end, right? And today is the last of my Amsterdam 3D swaps, indeed the last of my swaps. I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing what I swapped my bee card for and have gained some inspiration.

First up is the beautiful brooch made by Ali Swann; this is special to me because I know Ali – she’s one of Eimear’s downline and I’ve been to a team meeting stamping with Ali.

She used the dragonfly dreams thinlits using glimmer paper and window sheets and made this gorgeous brooch.

Stampin' Up! Amsterdam 3D Swaps

Next I have a little notepad made by Barbara Cambron – very fun

Stampin' Up! Amsterdam 3D Swaps

Next is a cute little cat made by Rebecca Willmore which contains an adorable little cat scissor charm.

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And finally, here’s the box which I (and all of her downline, adopted or not) received from Eimear. Inside was a nortex flannel which has some magic properties whereby you don’t need any body wash. It’s especially awesome for travelling! I think that the Hexagons Dynamic TIEF just jumped onto my wish list!

Stampin' Up! Amsterdam 3D Swaps Stampin' Up! Amsterdam 3D Swaps

I hope you enjoyed the projects that I’ve shared today. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get five FREE handmade cards; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is A2XGZS79 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). 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,

Liz

I already shared the card swaps that I received in Amsterdam, now I’m moving onto the Amsterdam 3D swaps. People really went all out making 3D objects. Here’s half of them.

First I’m starting with this bag made by Ingrid Eisinger containing chocolate. I love the magnetic dots that she used to close it. I also love that it contained chocolate!

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Next up is a nail file holder which I was really happy to get since I needed one and I’d forgotten to take one! Sadly I don’t have the name of who made this.

Stampin' Up! Amsterdam 3D Swaps

Both of these projects used the Playful Palette Paper DSP stack and it’s on sale for $6 down from $10 on the clearance rack. Bargain!

Next we have a cute little post it note holder featuring the very popular Hey Chick. This was made by Maria Gamlin. The Festive embossing folder that she used in the background is retiring, but it’s on sale at 20% off for just $6.80

Stampin' Up! Amsterdam 3D Swaps

Here we have another post it holder, this one a mini holder made by Katharina Klar

Stampin' Up! Amsterdam 3D Swaps

And finally for today, here’s a really cute little box made by Mieke Vis. I love the covering of the Floral Boutique DSP. It makes the real red box really pop. The DSP is retiring, but not on sale and it’s hit the low inventory level. If you want it, you need to hurry.

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I hope you enjoyed these projects. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get five FREE handmade cards; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is A2XGZS79 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). 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,

Liz