When I don’t have a card in my head, I sometimes pick a stamp set at random and decide that the card will just use that. Yesterday I picked up Background Bits, a hostess set. The card didn’t turn out as I planned; in fact, the stamp I’d selected as the main focus didn’t even get inked up in the end! It’s fun seeing how cards evolve.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Background Bits - Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

I started by washing some pear pizzazz and soft sky over a piece of watercolor paper with an aquapainter. Whilst that was drying, I stamped another of the images from Background Bits in pool party onto the pool party card base.  Next I made my “label” – the sentiment is actually in one long line, but that wasn’t what I wanted so I only inked up one word at a time so that I could place it where I wanted it. I actually had to do this twice as I smudged the first one whilst using the stitched shapes framelits dies to cut it out. The second time I waited and occupied myself in tying a bow with the beautiful pool party 3/8 inch shimmer ribbon. Finally I stamped my flower image in night of navy and then added a mat of the same color. After that, all that remained was construction.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.

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Liz

Here’s a quick and simple card showcasing the Delightful Daisy DSP and the coordinating Daisy Delight stamp set.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Daisy Delight - Delightful Daisy DSP

The DSP is 4 1/4 by 3 1/2 inches and on a night of navy card base. I used the triple banner punch for my banner which is just a hair under an inch deep and the sentiment is from the matching set, Daisy Delight. I popped it up on dimensionals to add interest.

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 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

Today I’m sharing the host set, Tranquil Tulips. I absolutely adore this set – tulips are one of my two favourite flowers, freesias being the others for their scent. And the 2 step stamp set is perfect to make realistic – but watercolored – tulips. The texture in the flowers is really beautiful.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Tranquil Tulips - Bunch of Blossoms

Here I stamped the stems and leaf first in pear pizzazz. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that pear pizzazz is one of my favourites and I’m thrilled that it goes so well with berry burst. I stamped off once before stamping the back of the tulips and then used the second stamp full strength for the front of the tulip. There are stamps for the stamens, but I felt that they were unnecessary in this instance. I used Bunch of Blossoms for the beautiful sentiment, stamped again in berry burst and then mounted my piece of whisper white onto a mat of pear pizzazz just 1/8 inch larger. This went onto a berry burst card base. I used this design for a recent class and it was popular as well as easy to mass produce.

You can only purchase hostess sets by either holding a workshop or placing a large enough order – they kick in at an order of $150 at 10% of the order total. This set is only $10 so at an order of $150 you can also order something else.

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 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

 

Yesterday I showcased two parts of the Delightful Daisy suite – the punch and the stamp set. Today I’m sharing the third major part, the designer series paper, which is also called Delightful Daisy. It is absolutely gorgeous and I’m currently working on a one sheet wonder with one of the pages which I’ll be sharing soon. Today’s card showcases this very watercolored looking piece. Don’t you love it?

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Delightful Daisy DSP - Bunch of Blossoms

I decided to simply mount this beautiful paper onto a calypso coral card base and use a fairly small sentiment so as not to cover up too much of the paper. This is one of my favourite thank you sentiments from Bunch of Blossoms – I love the mixture of typefaces. And I also love how using the stitched shapes framelits dies gives it a border with the stitching and negates the need for a mat to border it.

My rather large Stampin’ Up! order arrives tomorrow. I can’t wait!

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 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

Here’s a card featuring the daisy delight bundle and the daisy punch. These have been phenomenally successful so far, far outstripping Stampin’ Up!’s predictions. Apparently a punch sells about 7000 per year and this one, in a two week pre-order period where only demos could by (and only one each) was sold 7200 times! Although Stampin’ Up! had predicted that this would be popular, they hadn’t thought it would be THIS popular and the initial order of 10,000 punches has been sold. Clearly it takes time to make punches but another 6800 are due to arrive in a couple of weeks. So hang in there – soon you’ll be able to get your own punch. And when you do, here’s an idea for it.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Daisy Punch - Daisy Delight

It’s just a simple 3 by 3 inch piece of whisper white and I created a negative of the daisy with the Daisy Punch putting a 3 1/4 inch square of lemon lime twist behind it. I designed the card to show off the new in color as well as the punch. The sentiment is from the coordinating Daisy Delight stamp set and do you see the gold faceted gem? It’s impossible to do it credit in the photo; it’s just so sparkly, I love it. And of course, now I have some white daisies to play with!

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 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