Here’s a quick and simple Christmas card that  I made for a swap. Hence I know it’s quick because I made 20 of them. Actually I made closer to 30 but I was having issues with my stamp set, Wise Men From Afar. It would not stamp consistently – I scrubbed any residue off the stamp, used versamark first, held the stamp down for longer and sometimes, I even used a blender pen if the issue was minor enough to fix that way. My replacement set should be here tomorrow!

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Wise Men from Afar

For the sand I used so saffron some full strength, some stamped off once and then fresh fig for the wise men. It seems a very regal colour. The star is embossed in gold. I decided to have a wide so saffron border and a skinny fresh fig one. I prefer not to have the borders all the same width, it’s a bit too matchy matchy. Im looking forward to my set arriving soon – because it’s unavailable (and my current set is too frustrating to use), of course I have a bunch of ideas for it!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.

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As I mentioned on Monday, I’ve been suffering from insomnia lately (and the second card I designed in my head during one of my sleepless times has sadly disappeared from my memory!) and I was trying not to nap during the day in an attempt to sleep through the night. Yesterday my brother pointed out that since I’m off work, it doesn’t really matter when I sleep, so I should just sleep when I’m tired. Brilliant.  But the dearth of sleep has made me very sluggish and, as you’ll have noticed, rather behind. So I thought I’d share the video of one of my favorite suites. This one is Holly introducing the Year of Cheer suite – it’s absolutely beautiful. I love the wonderful metallic paper, the embellishments and the washi tape.

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I’ve been suffering with insomnia over the past few days but decided rather than thinking about all the things on my to do list, I’d design a card in my head. And this is more or less it. I hadn’t visualised the ribbon and the sentiment is a different shape, but the idea is there! My starting point was the Winter Wonder TIEF. I have to say that designing this was a very relaxing way of passing the time at 4am!

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Winter Wonder TIEF - Star of Light - Layering Ovals Framelits Dies

You can’t see it in the photo, but this is the shimmery white paper, so there’s a delicate sparkle to all of the white paper – including the tag since I needed it to match. I started with the dry embossing and then added a strip of the brand new real red 1/8 inch solid ribbon. I missed it on my preorder, somehow I just didn’t notice it in the catalog. It’s lovely ribbon with a good temperament. Next the sentiment from Star of Light stamped in real red and cut out with the layering ovals framelits dies. I added a scalloped mat in real red too. I popped these up and added a little bow so that the card looks just like a little gift. Which it really is.

This will be one of the cards that we make at my next Christmas card class on Monday September 18th. There are still some spaces if you are interested.

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Wow! There’s an exciting new promotion that runs until the end of October and it’s all about free!  Throughout September and October any order that is $300 or more will receive the Merry Patterns absolutely free on top of all the other Stampin’ Rewards. That’s a single customer order, or get together with a friend to reach the total (you’ll have to share the stamp set!) or host a workshop and earn it totally free. Do you want to earn it? I think you do. Here’s a video where Brandi from head office introduces it

And here’s a close up of the set – you can see that there are outlines images and filled in ones so you can have fun customising the look. And it’s a photopolymer set so it’s easy to see what you’re doing.

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I don’t have my set yet – it’s only available to demonstrators for the same two months, but here are some samples from head office to show you how it all comes together.

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I can’t wait to play with it – I’m off to peruse the catalog right now!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.

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I shared with you the four designs that are in the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit at couple of days ago – you can see them here. They are very quick to make and economical at $20 for the kit which makes 20 cards (stamp set extra); very handy to get ahead in your Christmas card making. Here’s the official Stampin’ Up! video showcasing the kit.

Since the kit doesn’t include the stamp set, buying multiples of the Watercolor Christmas Project kit doesn’t give you extras that you don’t need and keeps the price per card very reasonable. I’m also planning to make more cards with the stamp set to add to the value – maybe with notecards.

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