Eastern Medallions thinlits dies are unusual in that some of them cut out pieces as we are used to, but some of them cut pieces out of your cardstock leaving you with negative patterns. They also fit together in fun ways. There are two sets of three dies which can be used individually or all three together or you can mix and match. Here I’m showing you the eight possibilities with these 6 dies – although technically there are 16 since all of these medallions could still have the rest of the card stock around them – I snipped them out for clarity – and I intend on using them on cards like this.

Eastern Medallions

I put the medallions together in pairs. On the top row I used the flower petal die for all of them and then on the left, I used one of the middle dies (you can see it has dots) and then for the pair on the left, one has one middle die and the other shows the other. Similarly on the right hand side, I used the other middle die and then within that pair, alternated the smaller die. I did exactly the same on the bottom row other than using the second largest die for all of them.

It’s rather fun to have so many options isn’t it? The new catalog is going live on Thursday of next week, but Eastern Medallions is one of the things that you can get now (there are two bundles which are shown in my store).

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 7UYN7HEJ (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 either the clear or gold faceted gems FREE (let me know which you’d like). 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 resuming my series of the 5 in-colors with the same basic layout and Eastern Medallions Thinlits dies but today I’m featuring the brand new Oh My Stars TIEF. But before I get started, I want to remind you that as of today, all retiring stamp sets are as supplies last.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Oh My Stars TIEF - Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies - Bunch of Blossoms

Rather than scoring the top layer at half an inch in, I cut a piece of tranquil tide at that size (which is 3 by 4 1/4 inch) and then put it in place on the larger tranquil tide layer ( 4 by 5 1/4 inch). I ran these two layers through the big shot with my Eastern Medallions flower (back and fore since it’s two pieces). I snipped the flower off the smaller piece and then ran it through the big shot again, this time using the Oh My Stars TIEF. I then carefully glued it onto the layer, around the petals. I added these pieces to a whisper white card base. I love how the Oh My Stars TIEF has 8 pointed stars that match the 8 petals in the Eastern Medallions.

The sentiment is one of my favourites (thank goodness it’s carrying over!) and I stamped it in the white craft ink and then sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heated. I love how the two products together (the ink and powder) give such a great result. I then used the layering circles framelits dies to cut out the sentiment and also to cut a scalloped circle just a teeny tiny bit larger to give another splash of white.

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 7UYN7HEJ (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 either the clear or gold faceted gems FREE (let me know which you’d like). 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 I’m sharing a card showcasing other thinlits from the Eastern Medallions thinlits dies; these are three nesting thinlits that can be used interchangeably with the one I used yesterday and another two smaller ones. Which means that there’s quite a variety of possible designs. I’ll do a post soon showing the various dies and some of the combinations. It’s quite amazing how much you can do with these.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Eastern Medallions - Eastern Beauty

I’m also showing a brand new product that is available in the Eastern Bundle kit and will be in the new catalog – the very vanilla notecards and envelopes. I cut out my beautiful medallion in tranquil tide but it’s actually designed to be a cutout in a large piece. So I snipped the edges that were still connected to the rest of the card into points. Once I had my medallion freed, I put it in place on my card and stamped the greeting from Eastern Beauty in more tranquil tide. With that stamped perfectly, I then used the silicone craft mat and a sponge dauber to add a little of the multipurpose glue to the back of the medallion and put it in place. And there you have it – a card that’s simple to create but is very effective.

One tip – be careful to line the points of the star up with the other pieces. The first time I tried this, I was just concerned about getting the three nesting pieces to be nested properly and it just didn’t look right with the inside pieces pointing in random directions.

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 7UYN7HEJ (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 either the clear or gold faceted gems FREE (let me know which you’d like). 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

When I first saw the new in-colours back in April, I was immediately drawn to three of them. But I wasn’t sure that we needed Powder Pink since we have two other pale pinks (after playing with it, I see that I’m wrong) and I knew that lemon lime twist was just a bit too bright for me and I was only going to be using it in little pops of colour. But after I made yesterday’s card with berry burst, I wanted to make the same basic card in the other colours although I wanted to change it slightly each time. It was a surprise to me that the second card was with lemon lime twist. And I LOVE it!

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Lemon Lime Twist - Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies - Crafting Forever

For this card, I changed the card base from whisper white to lemon lime twist but still left the upper layer in the same colour. I used the same die from Eastern Medallions for my flower and then used my trimmer and Simply Scored to add the score line – this time I went all the way around the layer at a half inch from the border only skipping the actual petals of the flower. I had to add a piece of whisper white between the lemon lime twist layer and the card base for the peek through –  I made it 1/8 inch smaller than the upper layer so that there wouldn’t be an obvious line. Instead, this gives a little lift to the top layer – not as much as dimensionals would do, but a little extra lift.

The central part of the flower features a saying from a new set, Crafting Forever, which I stamped on whisper white and then cut out with the layering circles. I elected to leave the edge border off this time (of course I tried it, but it was too much). Do something creative every day. I think that’s a good idea. I’ll be sharing three more takes on this layout over the next week or so featuring the other three in colors. Here’s a side shot showing the lift on the petals

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Lemon Lime Twist - Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies - Crafting Forever

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 7UYN7HEJ (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 either the clear or gold faceted gems FREE (let me know which you’d like). 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 been wanting to share this card ever since I got the set at Onstage but I didn’t want to share something that you couldn’t get for ages. I figure half a month isn’t so bad! So here is the This Little Piggy stamp set and the two in colors which were not released early. I saw the set in the catalog and thought it was maybe a little too cute for me but after seeing a demonstration I realised that it was on the cute side, yes, but it could still be a lot of fun and even elegant!

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy is stamped in archival basic black on watercolor paper and then I used my brand new powder pink ink refill and an aquapainter to colour in the piggy. A little of the other new in color, berry burst for the flower with some daffodil delight and then pear pizzazz for the grass and leaf and the piggy was all coloured in. As you’ll probably have noticed, I don’t tend to do slanted mats, but after seeing all the swap cards at Onstage, I wanted to push myself a little. So here we have a berry burst mat cut using the Layering Squares framelits dies to slant behind the watercolor paper. Once I had the layers on my powder pink card base, I decided that there was something missing – maybe a ribbon. I don’t have any pear pizzazz ribbon from the new catalog yet so I used this beautiful 3/8″ mini chevron ribbon in old olive. I think it works! It’s wonderful ribbon; it’s smooth, silky and easy to tie – it’s a shame that it only comes in old olive, bermuda bay and crushed curry. However, if you’re a ribbon person, I think you’ll be happy – there are 56 new ribbons in the upcoming catalog!

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 7UYN7HEJ (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 either the clear or gold faceted gems FREE (let me know which you’d like). 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