A few of my friends have mentioned wanting to start making Christmas cards so I’ve started creating so that I can have a class next month. Christmas in July? Why not! Here’s one of the new sets in the annual catalog – Merry Mistletoe along with the new Be Merry designer series paper.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Merry Mistletoe - Be Merry DSP

It’s a very simple card – a whisper white card base with a piece of the new Be Merry designer series paper on top. I then heat embossed the fun deer in gold onto more whisper white and gave it a gold foil border. Easy and really elegant. My sister who is visiting has told me that she’ll be upset if she doesn’t get this one for Christmas. I feel a challenge to come up with one she’ll like even more!

Anyway, I hope that you like it too.  Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get five FREE handmade cards; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is NJ99GP9Q (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). In addition, to celebrate the new catalog, if you spend $50 this month, I’ll send you the fresh fig 1/8” sheer ribbon. 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’ve had this card in my head for a week or so but just couldn’t quite finalise it to get to my Paper Pumpkin February 2017 Alternative 2. The “ornament” is actually the candle flame from the kit and thus I’ve actually made a Christmas card in March! I liked the ornament on cherry cobbler but wanted my sentiment in ink rather than heat embossing because the gold embossing powder doesn’t match the ornament. Hence this layout was created.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Paper Pumpkin February 2017 Alternative 2 - Many Happy Birthdays - Embellished Ornaments

The gold thread is held onto the ornament with a glue dot and then wrapped under the cherry cobbler piece and secured there. There’s a slight bump where it goes under the cherry cobbler, but it’s minor. I then popped the ornament up with dimensionals and added a bow with another glue dot. Before constructing the card, I stamped my sentiment from Embellished Ornaments because the extra layer would have messed up the stamp-a-ma-jig – and of course, it’s better to do the sentiment early so that you can flip the cardstock over if necessary!

I glued the cherry cobbler piece to my very vanilla layer, standing them up on my desk so that I could be certain that they were lined up properly. Then I added this to a cherry cobbler card base.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get a selection of ribbon and sequins (6 yards in all) when your order is $30 or more; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is 34ANVEHC (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free gift). 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.

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

Merry Christmas to all and I hope you have a happy peaceful day whether you’re celebrating or not. I decided to look at pinterest and showcase the 6 Christmas cards which have been pinned the most this year. I’m very grateful to you all for reading my blog and pinning my cards. Starting from the least number of pins and working upwards, we have a recent Paper Pumpkin card – just click on the photos to go to the original posts.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Paper Pumpkin November 2016 Alternate - Wonderful Winterland

twinkle-trees

Stampin' Up! Pine Bough TIEF and Tin of Tags

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Paper Pumpkin November 2016 Alternate 2 - Wonderful Winterland

merry-medley

merry-medley-green-and-red

So there you have it – the top six Christmas cards as chosen by pinterest. A couple of them got a boost because people seem to look for Paper Pumpkin alternates so I’m quite intrigued that my two top cards are both Merry Medley.

If you happen to get money for crafting gifted to you today, 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 looking at my Christmas card line up. 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

 

It’s hard to know what to get your boss as a little gift – especially one who is so fitness focused that means he goes to the gym five days per week and although he keeps a candy bowl on his desk, almost never eats it! I’m trying to emulate him – on the lack of candy eating that is. The gym, not so much although I’m going to try to start running again soon. There. It’s out there in writing so I’ll have to push myself! I decided on a bottle of wine which of course needs a tag, so I whipped one up this morning. I’d lent out my Merriest Wishes set and got it back a day or two back which is why I was so last minute with my bottle topper.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Merriest Wishes - Merry Tags Framelits Dies - Softly Falling TIEF

I cut a piece of whisper white (thinking about it now, it should’ve been the thick whisper white) at 7 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. Odd size you’re thinking? Well yes. I started with 8 by 3 but it drowned my little tag so I cut it down! I cut a hole in the top with a circle framelit (measured first over the bottle for size) and then dry embossed the bottom part with the Softly Falling TIEF.

Next to the fun details. I cut out the tag with the scene from Merry Tags Framelits Dies three times – in whisper white, soft suede and always artichoke and then cut out the deer and trees and glued them on top of the whisper white using my silicone mat and sponge dauber to apply the glue. Next I cut a full sized tab from soft sky and glued my pieced tag onto that. The sentiment is of course from the Merriest Wishes set.

I wonder if subconsciously I selected the colours to match the bottle that I was using for sizing and as a prop. Peter’s not getting this one – it’s only half full, the other half being consumed last night. The Oyster Bay bottle has a blue top that isn’t far off Soft Sky. I will be laughing at myself if I end up selecting a bottle by colour rather than contents!

In case you’re wondering at the lack of Paper Pumpkin alternate ideas, my kit hasn’t come yet. The tracking says that as of a week ago, the Post Office has been sent notification but not the item. Hopefully soon.

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 know that the Merry Tags Framelits Dies are retiring but there are a must have and also are half price (and still available this morning). I wanted to make my team a little something for the holidays and then of course I needed packaging. My sister Caro raves about the Rocky Road recipe that she found and says that people just inhale it so I decided to give it a go. I made the additions that Caro suggested – so instead of just graham crackers (substituted for the British Rich Tea biscuits) and mini marshmallows coated in the chocolate mixture, I added macadamia nuts and craisins. Honestly I was concerned half way through the process, making something as a gift that I hadn’t tasted and especially making a double quantity. But pieces broke and my father, brother and myself were rather impressed with the results. In fact Martin thought that quadrupling the recipe might have been a better idea…

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Merry Tags Framelits Dies

Packaging was fairly simple. After waiting 2 hours for the rocky road to set up, I cut it into squares and packaged them in food safe bags. And  made some tags. These are quick and easy if you don’t count poking out the pieces of the tree with a paper piercing tool – my die brush broke and I need a replacement. I must call demo support one of these days! Some of the labels fronts feature emerald envy and some are silver foil with the plain label for the back cut out using gold foil or emerald envy. I found that glue dots or fuse were easiest for attaching the emerald envy onto the gold foil – using liquid glue, the papers slid around. I used the matching gold or silver satin ribbon (which is really luxurious) and a little emerald envy baker’s twine to attach the labels. Hopefully they are a hit. Here’s a closer look at all the chocolaty goodness:

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Merry Tags Framelits Dies

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