Happiest of Days is a really fun set with lovely line images. I decided to add a watercolor wash to the cake on the stand and I really love how it came out.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Happiest of Days

I put both stamps on the large E block and stamped them in versamark at the same time and then sprinkled on the gold embossing powder. Once I’d heated it to that gorgeous gloss, I used an aquapainter to apply a soft wash of powder pink to the background. I did try to use the aquapainter for the cake stripes but they were too muted and didn’t match the berry burst card base. But here, I have a birthday card that is easily mass produced if you’re short of birthday cards. I’m sending more cards these days and I need to ensure that I have a good stock!

Don’t forget that we have bonus days running this month – you get a coupon for every $50 you spend. Don’t give up a 10% discount!

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Also, remember the amazing joining offer of $52 extra supplies plus a free Christmas stamp set worth $20 making that Starter Kit a steal at $99 plus tax for $197 worth of product and free shipping. For all the details check it out here.

Christmas in July

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 ZDSGJ9U3 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). In addition, if you spend $50 this month, I’ll send you the metallic sequin assortment. 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 was making a few duplicate birthday cards since I need a few at the moment and as I was using the Happiest of Days set to do that, I decided to use another of the images in the set. I love the line drawings.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Happiest of Days - Whole Lot of Lovely DSP

I started by stamping the decorated sentiment in versamark and then heat embossing it with gold powder and then coloured in the rose and leaves using powder pink and pear pizzazz Stampin’ Write markers. I blotted it with a tissue in case I had any ink sitting on top of the embossing to prevent smudging. I intended to use dry embossing as a background but the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP called to me and well, you can see that I listened! And then I added a piece of the powder pink 3/8 inch shimmer ribbon and wow, I can see why two of the colors of this ribbon are backordered (only until the end of the month)! It’s really shimmery and really easy to tie – although I did my usual and the bow is a separate piece. It makes it easier to have the ribbon flat on the card if you do it in two pieces.

There are a few more images in this set; I think I may play later on today.

Don’t forget that we have bonus days running this month – you get a coupon for every $50 you spend. Don’t give up a 10% discount!

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Also, remember the amazing joining offer of $52 extra supplies plus a free Christmas stamp set worth $20 making that Starter Kit a steal at $99 plus tax for $197 worth of product and free shipping. For all the details check it out here.

Christmas in July

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 ZDSGJ9U3 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). In addition, if you spend $50 this month, I’ll send you the metallic sequin assortment. 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’m laughing at myself today as I share yet another lemon lime twist card; I think I’ll try hard to use a different color tomorrow. But I wanted the half inch ribbon and that pretty much meant one of the new in colors! I’m also featuring the Celebration Time set which didn’t draw my eye initially, but I think it’s a bit of a sleeper set. And when you purchase it as a bundle saving 10%, you really up the fun you can have.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Celebration Time - Celebration Thinlits Dies

I stamped the gifts and sentiment image on very vanilla in lemon lime twist and then used the Celebration thinlits dies to cut it out which gives the lovely bows on top. I then cut out another of the images which is really designed for a tag and cut off two of the presents to make the pile of gifts larger. I wrapped a piece of the lemon lime twist ribbon around my top layer and anchored it in the back – the bow is separate and attached with glue dots. Much easier!

Don’t forget that we have bonus days running this month – you get a coupon for every $50 you spend. Don’t give up a 10% discount!

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Also, remember the amazing joining offer of $52 extra supplies plus a free Christmas stamp set worth $20 making that Starter Kit a steal at $99 plus tax for $197 worth of product and free shipping.

Christmas in July

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 ZDSGJ9U3 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). In addition, if you spend $50 this month, I’ll send you the metallic sequin assortment. 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

Today’s card is based on one that I received a couple of weeks ago and which inspired me to order the Pick a Pattern washi tape – you can see that post here. The white parts of the washi are slightly see through so an intense color like Berry Burst works well.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Happy Birthday Gorgeous - Better Together - Pick a Pattern Washi Tape

I cut my upper layer half an inch smaller than the card base so that I could wrap the ends of the washi under (I haven’t embraced the torn edges looks and doubt I ever will!) and then have a basic black mat to give a frame for the card. I then used the white craft ink which is lovely and juicy to stamp my greeting from Better Together and sprinkled on the white embossing powder.

I used the Stitched Shapes framelits dies to cut this out but decided that the card needed a little extra pop. The Happy Birthday Gorgeous set has some lovely balloons and a single one gave me just what I was looking for – and as a bonus the balloon bouquet punch cuts it out perfectly. I popped it up with a few dimensionals and the card was complete.

Don’t forget that we have bonus days running this month – you get a coupon for every $50 you spend. Don’t give up a 10% discount!

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Also, remember the amazing joining offer of $52 extra supplies plus a free Christmas stamp set worth $20 making that Starter Kit a steal at $99 plus tax for $197 worth of product and free shipping.

Christmas in July

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 ZDSGJ9U3 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). In addition, if you spend $50 this month, I’ll send you the metallic sequin assortment. 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

Okay, I know that I was planning to do a post highlighting each of the cards from the So Sayings kit (and I will) but I am so excited by this card, that I had to share it with you today. I was not sure that the embossing paste and I would get on and didn’t put it on my first order but I got some yesterday. And wow, is it fun?! AND easy to use.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Embossing Paste - Pattern Party Decorative Masks - Celebration Time - Celebration Thinlits Dies

I used one of the palette knives and put a little of the embossing paste onto a silicone craft mat and added a couple of drops of powder pink ink refill, adding a little more until I got the shade that I wanted. I mixed it well although I’m planning on making a card where it is NOT all perfectly mixed in, I think that will be fun too. I then used some post-it note tape to hold down one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks on top of my thick whisper white card base and just applied the paste on top, spreading it like butter. Having read the warnings, as soon as I was done applying the paste, I went to rinse off the mask, the silicone mat and the palette knife – and not a moment too soon. It really dries fast.

Another new purchase was the Celebration Time stamp set which I overlooked on my first time through the catalog. It’s awesome especially with the matching Celebration thinlits dies – here I’ve stamped the image in berry burst on powder pink and cut out the cake using the thinlits. There are some really fun shapes to cut out here. I’m almost giddy with excitement – there’s so much to play with that it’s hard to know what to do first – there are new tools and I love all the new in colors! I popped up the cake on dimensionals and then added some of the new berry burst glitter enamel dots.

I’m really pleased with how this turned out – isn’t the texture wonderful? And there are three more designs in the pattern party decorative mask set to play with…

Don’t forget that we have bonus days running this month – you get a coupon for every $50 you spend. Don’t give up a 10% discount!

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Also, remember the amazing joining offer of $52 extra supplies plus a free Christmas stamp set worth $20 making that Starter Kit a steal at $99 plus tax for $197 worth of product and free shipping.

Christmas in July

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 ZDSGJ9U3 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). In addition, if you spend $50 this month, I’ll send you the metallic sequin assortment. 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