I really love this card and I’m betting that my friend Nicki Read is having a laugh. You see, we saw the set Oh so Eclectic demonstrated at Onstage! in Amsterdam and then I won the set. And I really did not like it. I think it was just the cards that were demonstrated – they just weren’t to my taste. I even swapped my free set with my sister. LOL. And then I got the news about lung cancer and I’ve been receiving cards from friends from all over the place. Including this one from Nicki using Oh so Eclectic which I’ve now had to order having seen this beautiful card!

Oh so Eclectic

There’s so much to love about this card; the colours are marvellous and I love the large border of berry burst at the edge. The flowers are fun and since Nicki used the framelits, they are popped up on dimensionals. She even used my favourite Stitched Shapes framelits.

Don’t forget that we have bonus days running this month – you get a coupon for every $50 you spend. Don’t give up a 10% discount!

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Also, remember the amazing joining offer of $52 extra supplies plus a free Christmas stamp set worth $20 making that Starter Kit a steal at $99 plus tax for $197 worth of product and free shipping.

Christmas in July

I hope you enjoyed today’s video. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get five FREE handmade cards; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is ZDSGJ9U3 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). In addition, if you spend $50 this month, I’ll send you the metallic sequin assortment. 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

My sister posted on Facebook in a Random Acts of Kindness group about my recent medical diagnosis and I’ve received a number of cards from people that I don’t know, encouraging me and wishing me well. Everyone has talked about how great it is to get nice mail rather than bills and junk and how we should send cards. Having been on the receiving end, this has really opened my eyes – even sending cards to people that you don’t even know is tremendously powerful. So my message today is – send your cards! Today’s card is using a new hostess stamp set, Lots of Love and I’m CASEing one of the cards that I received, this one from Carrie Todd.

carrie todd

I love the colours that Carrie chose and the simplicity of the card. Really stunning. So I decided to CASE it. Unfortunately I didn’t have the same washi tape (I immediately ordered it on receiving this card!) but I did have Background Bits and I used that instead of the washi on a card base of lemon lime twist. I heat embossed in black actually to give some shine – I have to say it’s much harder to get your stamping straight than it would be to get the washi straight! Then I pulled out the hostess set Lots of Love and stamped the sentiment on more lemon lime twist this time in archival basic black and cut this out with my layering circles framelits dies. I added a scalloped border in basic black just a tiny bit larger and popped this up on dimensionals.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Lots of Love - Background Bits - Layering Circles Framelits Dies

I love the lemon lime twist with black. I can’t believe that I originally said that I wouldn’t use this color except for little accents!

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 ZDSGJ9U3 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). In addition, if you spend $50 this month, I’ll send you the metallic sequin assortment. 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 can’t believe that Wetlands is retiring; I’ve been playing with Stampin’ Up! product for almost three years now and this one has always been in the catalog. But no more. It’s not in the upcoming one. So for $17 (or $22 for wood mount) you can snap up this one. It really is timeless. The sentiments are fabulous and the images are great – I think my favourite is the birds rather than the main goose. Stamp sets are guaranteed to be available until May 22 but other things are as supplies last.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Wetlands

I did a watercolor wash of crumb cake over watercolor paper and then stamped the sentiment in early espresso. After a little time with the heat tool (my first attempt was onto damp paper and it bled rather unattractively) I stamped the birds, also in early espresso. I really like the effect. I mounted the watercolor paper onto a early espresso card base. Simple, easy and perfect. Let me know what you think.

YEAH! The Clearance rack has been updated with items that are up to 60% off – you don’t want to miss this. I’ve found, though, that currently the reduced price doesn’t show in the main listing of the clearance rack and you have to click into each item to see the price. e.g. the Birthday Bouquet cardstock pack shows as $7 but if you click on it, you see that the price is really $2.80. I’m sure they’ll get it fixed soon, but seeing as these items are as supplies last, you might not want to wait for that and start snagging bargains right away.

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 A2XGZS79 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). 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 thinking about you kind of card using the Beautiful You set and just a single colour – mint macaron

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Beautiful You

I stamped the image using archival basic black ink on watercolor paper and, after giving it time to really dry, used an aquapainter and ink from the lid of my mint macaron ink pad to colour in the girl and her umbrella. Another of the awesome mixed typeface sentiments and then it was a simple matter of construction. I trimmed the watercolour paper so that I could have a basic black skinny mat and still have a 1/4 inch of the mint macaron card base showing – I need to play with different borders more, it’s fun how they change the look of the card. I used some of the mint macaron patterned paper from the Subtles DSP stack to line the envelope flap.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to enter the raffle for a chance to win your very own Bookcase Builder stamp set for free; the current Stampin’ Rewards code 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. Don’t have paper copies of the catalogs? Drop me an email and I’ll put one in the mail.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

The Window Box Thinlits dies are really fun. I started making a box, just to see how it all worked, but after I’d cut out 2 shapes to put the box together I got side-tracked by the extra pieces in the set that allow you to decorate the box with cutouts. And I remembered that there was a card using the top of the box cutout which I really liked. So here’s a CASE.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Window Box Thinlits Dies - Window Shopping

I started by using an aquapainter with sweet sugarplum, flirty flamingo and mint macaron just putting colour onto a piece of whisper white and then seeing how it looked. It was okay, but I decided I wanted the mint macaron mostly where the leaves were. Luckily, I hadn’t thrown out my first attempt at the cut out when I’d forgotten to use the precision plate and it hadn’t cut completely. So I used it as a template to paint mint macaron into the right areas this time using a piece of watercolor paper. Then I filled in the rest of the areas with the other two colours. Here’s how it all looked at this point.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Window Box Thinlits Dies - Window Shopping

After stamping the sentiment, from Window Shopping, I added dimensionals to the whisper white allowing enough space for the watercolor paper to fit in the middle. I applied fast fuse to the back of the watercolour paper and then holding both pieces carefully, added them to the mint macaron card base. I think that a banner across the cut out as featured in the catalog (page 43) would be good because it would allow a dimensional under it. But I really wanted to show the whole pattern. I’m definitely playing with this technique again, it’s fun and relaxing.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. I should have mentioned that the Window Box Thinlits Dies and the Window Shopping products come bundled together for a saving of 10%. 

Please use the hostess code to get 5 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.

I can’t believe that we’re already about a sixth of the way through Sale-a-bration – it’s such a fun time of the year, getting freebies and extra rewards for shopping/hosting or joining the Stampin’ Up! family. It’s definitely the best time of the year to join.

See you tomorrow,

Liz