We’re in the final count down now; we’re in the last week when we can get product from the 2017-2017 catalog. Stamp sets are now flying off the shelves – hurry before you miss out. There are SEVEN days left. Here’s one of the sets that is in the low inventory stage right now, A World of Thanks. It’s a fun set, but you need to move fast. Here I used Stampin’ Write markers to add the cucumber crush accent. Click on the photo to go to the original post.

Stampin' Up! A World of Thanks

But as always, when a catalog is retiring, a new one is on the way. There are now only 7 days before you can order from the new catalog. Let me know if you need a catalog and I’ll mail one to you. It’s a fun catalog and my wish list is already created… And I adore ALL of the in colors which is a first. Previously I’ve taken time to warm up to all the colors – and sometimes, I never really get there. But this time? I’ve already got full packs of each color, the ink pads, the refills, the markers AND ribbon in all colors. And I’m having a lot of fun playing. I’ll start sharing in a week’s time.

Stampinp Up 017 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

Here’s another card that I made a few days ago whilst playing with the Eastern Medallions thinlits dies from the Eastern Palace suite. I absolutely adore the large flower die and the way that the petals are released to add a three dimensional feature to the card. In fact, I loved it so much, that I wanted to make it the highlight of the card.

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

I started by using the die in the corner of a piece of the new color, berry burst and then I helped bend the petals a little. A thumb at the base of the petal helps the petal bend properly. Next I used the matching stamp set, Eastern Beauty, on a piece of white scrap to stamp the sentiment and border. One of the layering circles dies cut this out and I glued it in place inside the flower. Holding the Berry Burst over a card base of thick whisper white showed that although it was looking beautiful, it needed just a little something. But not too much! So I added scored lines using the trimmer to make them 1/2 inch in from the edge and then the Simply Scored tool to deepen the lines. That was the perfect finishing touch. I think I’m going to make this card up in all of the in colors and will share them with you soon.

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 was playing with the new Eastern Medallions thinlits dies which are part of the Eastern Palace suite – this was released a month ahead of the new catalog in two bundles. Check them out in the store. I’d tried out a few of the Eastern Medallions dies but not all and it wasn’t until I tried one of the big flower looking ones, that I realised that some of the dies do a partial cut so that you get some awesome three dimensional effects. So I decided to experiment!

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

Here I used the Eastern Beauty stamp set and some of the beautiful Berry Burst ink (I think that melon mambo may be taking a bit of a back seat for the next 2 years!) and then used one of the dies from the Eastern Medallions set to cut the four “petals” around it. There’s also another die which cuts out the whole shape. I glued down the outer piece (it’s attached to the inner piece at the middle of each side) onto a layer of whisper white and put that onto a card base of thick whisper white. Why white on white? The added subtle border really added to the design of the card and made a super clean card. I love all of the white space.

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

The Fruit Stand DSP is amazingly, still available and it’s on sale – $8.80 which is 20% off. I’ve become completely enamored with this pattern which was uncut up until last week – I thought it was beautiful, but just too loud. But it’s not. It’s making wonderful cards.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Fruit Stand DSP - Vertical Greetings

I wanted to show how different this paper can look – I took a square (3 1/2 inches) that didn’t have any of the bright full strength watermelon wonder and it’s a totally different look. I matted it with a piece of pear pizzazz 1/8 inch larger for a skinny border and isn’t it amazing how it changes the look of the paper? I used the Vertical Greetings again as before – in pear pizzazz instead of watermelon wonder – with a card base of thick whisper white.

Here’s my card, side by side with my previous card with this paper with a similar layout and the card is totally different. It’s amazing (and fun) how a change in color totally changes everything. And this is using the same paper! Let me know which you prefer.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Fruit Stand DSP - Vertical Greetings  Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper - Vertical Greetings

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

The Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper, and especially this pattern, is one of the best papers in the Occasions catalog in my opinion. It’s also running out (it’s hit the low inventory marker on the status report) and on sale at $6.60 down from $11. A steal. I had a different layout in my head but apparently my hands weren’t in the know and they cut the paper differently!

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper - Paper Pumpkin October 2016 - Season of Gratitude

And once I had my piece of  Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper cut, it was a matter of looking for the right sentiment. It needed to be the right size and a single line. I eventually found a stamp that’s been sitting out since I couldn’t figure out where it came from – I eventually decided that it had to be from a Paper Pumpkin set and a quick look through the Paper Pumpkin pinterest boards revealed that it’s from the October 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit, Season of Gratitude. At least now I can put it away! I stamped it in mint macaron to match the DSP and used a mint macaron card base.

I hope that you’re feeling inspired to pull out some designer series paper and actually make some cards with it. It’s quite liberating cutting it up!

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