There are three new Sale-a-bration products that you can choose for free for every $50 that you spend (before tax and shipping) until the end of March. And here I’m playing with two of them – the set Reverse Words is exactly what it says and has 2 words with a watercolor like background. Then there’s the 6″ by 6″ glimmer paper pack – 12 sheets of three colours of glimmer paper – mint macaron, sweet sugarplum and bermuda bay. Fun stuff!

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Reverse Words - Glimmer Paper - SAB 2017

I went very simple to really show off these products – I stamped my hooray in mint macaron straight onto a thick whisper white card base. I then added a strip of the mint macaron glimmer paper – it’s so sparkly! – and then some mint macaron dots finished it off. How simple – and yet effective – is that?

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, a mini ribbon share if you will) 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.

Here’s an example of the ribbon selection – I’ve just realised that the rich razzleberry is retired so I’ll state that a maximum of one of the ribbons will be retired.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Ribbon Reward

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

Beautiful You was one of the first sets on my must have list and I made 8 cards with it the weekend after Julia won the set during Prize Patrol. I didn’t want to have all 8 post on my blog in a row, but I think maybe I’m spreading them out a bit too much! Beautiful You is a really versatile stamp set; with three beautiful images and eight sentiments it’s able to handle almost any occasion.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Beautiful You

I picked out calypso coral for this card and used the colour and my aquapainter to colour in the girl’s dress which was stamped on watercolor paper. One reminder on this – the archival basic black is great, but give it a little time to really dry or your colouring ends up a little grey! I also find it easier (unless I’m doing a big watery wash) to keep very little water in the brush – it’s more controllable. Whilst the dress was drying, I stamped the top of the image again onto the flower design of the calypso coral sheet from the Subtles DSP stack. After snipping around her hat, I glued that in place to give her a fun hat which I matched by covering the envelope flap in the same paper.

Then it was a simple matter of adding a slim basic black mat with fast fuse – a strong adhesive is needed to ensure that the watercolor paper is perfectly flat after it’s been absorbing water. And finally gluing it all onto a calypso coral card base.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the hostess code to enter the raffle; the current one 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.

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. That could be a 3 month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription which is currently on sale! 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 showcase the Falling in Love DSP today in a way that doesn’t really fall into line with the “expected” use of this part of the Falling in Love suite. As I mentioned, I’m making congratulations cards for people at work who have just been promoted so this seemed like a good challenge. And since I had the Sunshine Wishes thinlits dies out for yesterday’s card, there was a good starting point!

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Falling in Love DSP - Lucky Stars TIEF - Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies

I’m in IT which has far more males than females so it’s no surprise that I’m making 4 male cards and one female. I started with a 2 inch deep strip of the Falling in Love DSP (it’s the reverse side of one of the bokeh photos) and matted it with a piece of early espresso. The very vanilla and the early espresso look very rich with cherry cobbler which is why I wanted a large expanse of the red. To give it some interest, I ran a layer of cherry cobbler through the big shot with the lucky stars TIEF and then cut out the congrats from a piece of scrap using the Sunshine Wishes thinlits dies. To keep the richness of the look, I used a cherry cobbler base and then added a few enamel shapes also in cherry cobbler. I’m really pleased with how rich and luxurious this colour combination looks. Let me know what you think.

I wanted to draw your attention to the customer loyalty programme this month. I decided to have some fun and this month it’s a raffle for a stamp set – Bookcase Builder. For each order using my hostess code, Y3JVQ4Q7, you get an entry into the raffle to win a free stamp set. There will also be a little something in the mail for people who don’t win the stamp set.

Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click hereFor all the details on my Customer Loyalty program, 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 mentioned recently that I needed a number of congratulations cards. Here’s one that I made using the Sale-a-bration freebie, Tasty Trucks. It’s really fun using the watercolor pencils and a blender pen and a good way to relax.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Tasty Trucks

I stamped the truck image in archival basic black and then added the sentiment along the side of the truck in pacific point. Next I laid down a little colour with the pencils and used the blender pen to spread it. I’ve used pacific point, old olive, basic black and daffodil delight here. Once I had finished the colouring, I decided to add the flags onto the back for a more festive look but didn’t wait long enough for the basic black to dry and my yellow flags looked extremely grubby! So I stamped again on a scrap of daffodil delight and snipped the flags out and glued them over the top. Nobody knows that there are some grubby flags hiding under there. Oh, wait!

Next I added a slim black mat and glued that to a pacific point base. I think this is a fun congratulations card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the hostess code to get free handmade cards; the current one is PNF6CKRH (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards from me). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, 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

We’ve just had five people promoted at work and I therefore need a few more congratulations cards! I pulled out the Bookcase Builder stamp set with the really gorgeous sentiment  – I love the typeface. And then there are all the fun items to put on the shelves.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Bookcase Builder

After a few test runs, I got the shelf and sentiment placement where I wanted them – and stamped in early espresso – and stamped the trophy in delightful dijon and then the wine carafe. And then I realised why the top of the carafe was flat. It isn’t a carafe, it’s a lamp. Oops! I showed my brother and told him that I was puzzled why the top of the carafe was flat and he said he thought it was awesome – it would stop it rolling around the table like ours do since they don’t have flat tops. He laughed and laughed when I showed him that it was actually a lamp. Although he prefers it as a carafe! But I started again and this time got my pear pizzazz lamp the right way up and moved onto the plant. The bottles and teddy bear filled up the lower shelf and then it was a question of matting the piece of whisper white. I continued the early espresso colour with a really slim mat (just 1/8 inch larger) and put that onto a delightful dijon cardbase. One down and a few to go – I’ll check my stash for a supply so that I can get these out in a timely fashion – or maybe I’ll make more like this but using different items on the shelves; I’ve only used about a quarter of the shelf items in bookcase builder so far. Either way, It’s so fun to celebrate promotions with a handmade card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the hostess code to get free handmade cards; the current one is PNF6CKRH (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards from me). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, 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