This Little Piggy is an adorable stamp set; truthfully I thought it was a little too cute for me, but when I came back with it from Onstage Live, I changed my mind.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - This Little Piggy - Oh My Stars TIEF

For this piggy, I used watercolor paper, an aquapainter and some rather unexpected watercolor pencils. For the piggy, since there’s no powder pink pencil, I actually used a light covering of calypso coral which creates a very piggy kind of pink when blended with a little water. I used the old olive pencil for the grass and a little early espresso for the hooves. I added a mat of old olive that was just 1/8 inch larger than the watercolor paper and also used a scrap of watercolor paper for the sentiment which is cut out using the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits dies. Since one end of it was on top of the mat and watercolor paper, I added a scrap of both to the other end of the sentiment so that it was flat – and as a bonus it looks a little raised on the right hand side.

I used the Oh My Stars TIEF on a piece of powder pink to make the background interesting, but not so interesting as to overpower the piggy. I hope you agree that This Little Piggy is adorable!

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

I’m still recovering from an upper respiratory infection and that means that I have nothing energetic planned today beyond a little walk and a lot of crafting. Sounds like the perfect day, right?! Today I wanted to share how easy the new Happy Birthday Thinlits die makes it to create a fun card.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Happy Birthday Thinlits Die - Eastern Palace Specialty DSP

I used the tranquil tide for the happy birthday thinlits die and it easily fell out of the die. The DSP is a piece from the new Eastern Palace Specialty DSP and I matted that with a more tranquil tide. I layered this all onto one of the new very vanilla notecards and the card was done. It would be perfect for the times when you need a birthday card in 3 minutes flat!

I can’t wait for the new multipurpose adhesive sheets which are coming in my order – that will make it even easier. For this one, I used a dauber, multipurpose glue and the silicone craft mat.

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

 

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