I am really sad that the Hello You Thinlits Dies are retiring – I often reach for them for the finishing touch for a card as can be seen here. If you imagine the card without the hello, it’s nothing much. Add the lovely copper foil word and there’s fun.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Hello You Thinlits Dies

I’m continuing on my quest to make cards using DSP so as to make room for the new beautiful DSP coming our way soon! This beautiful patterned paper comes from the Fruit Stand DSP (currently still available and on sale for $8.80); I love the soft watercolored look. I’ve just cut a rectangle of the DSP ( 4 1/2″ by 3 1/4″) and then matted it with a piece of peekaboo peach that is 1/8 inch larger so that there’s a tiny 1/16 inch border all around. This is then put onto a card base of thick whisper white. I can’t wait to get the thick very vanilla that’s in the new catalog!

Then I cut out the hello from the Hello You Thinlits Dies in copper foil and used the silicone craft mat, a dauber and tombow to glue it on. You put glue on the dauber and then dab most of it off so that you’re only dabbing a little onto the back of the sentiment. As long as you don’t allow the sentiment to move, there’s no glue on the front and no oozing from the back.

Here are a few other cards I’ve made with the Hello You thinlits dies

Stampin' Up! Festive Birthday DSP and Hello You thinlits Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Avant Garden - Hello You thinlits dies - emboss resist Stampin' Up! Endless Birthday Wishes and Hello You framelits Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin May 2016 Many Manly Occasions

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 wanted to highlight one of my favourite papers in the Petals and Paisleys Specialty DSP pack – indeed one of the papers which make this pack a Specialty one. It’s the night of navy with copper foil embossing and it’s beautiful. It’s also on sale right now at $5.20 instead of $13.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Petals and Paisleys Specialty DSP

The big flower was towards the edge of the remaining piece of the DSP and I decided to use that as my focal point. After I’d trimmed it down, it was an odd size – too big to easily add a sentiment, too small to really carry the card on its own. So I added a copper border so that it almost looks as if the design is carved into the night of navy cardstock to allow the copper to show through. I then added another night of navy layer with more copper foil. If I’d designed this up front, I could’ve cut the smaller rectangle from the larger which would have been more economical. But I think this DSP deserves the extravagance!

My adopted upline challenged her team to make 10 cards with DSP and actually send them. In looking back at my recent cards, there has been an unusual amount of DSP – now all I need to do is SEND them!

Maybe you could help me out – if you would like a new 2017-2018 catalog, contact me and I’ll send you one (when they arrive) along with a card showcasing DSP!

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 already shared the card swaps that I received in Amsterdam, now I’m moving onto the Amsterdam 3D swaps. People really went all out making 3D objects. Here’s half of them.

First I’m starting with this bag made by Ingrid Eisinger containing chocolate. I love the magnetic dots that she used to close it. I also love that it contained chocolate!

Stampin' Up! Amsterdam 3D SwapsStampin' Up! Amsterdam 3D Swaps

Next up is a nail file holder which I was really happy to get since I needed one and I’d forgotten to take one! Sadly I don’t have the name of who made this.

Stampin' Up! Amsterdam 3D Swaps

Both of these projects used the Playful Palette Paper DSP stack and it’s on sale for $6 down from $10 on the clearance rack. Bargain!

Next we have a cute little post it note holder featuring the very popular Hey Chick. This was made by Maria Gamlin. The Festive embossing folder that she used in the background is retiring, but it’s on sale at 20% off for just $6.80

Stampin' Up! Amsterdam 3D Swaps

Here we have another post it holder, this one a mini holder made by Katharina Klar

Stampin' Up! Amsterdam 3D Swaps

And finally for today, here’s a really cute little box made by Mieke Vis. I love the covering of the Floral Boutique DSP. It makes the real red box really pop. The DSP is retiring, but not on sale and it’s hit the low inventory level. If you want it, you need to hurry.

Stampin' Up! Amsterdam 3D SwapsStampin' Up! Amsterdam 3D Swaps

I hope you enjoyed these projects. 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

Today I was browsing the retiring list and remembered that the Balloon Popup Thinlits Dies are retiring along with the fun Balloon Adventures set. The reason I’m pointing them out is that the dies are on sale – $16.50 instead of $33 so make sure you buy them singly and not bundled because it’s cheaper. Here’s a fun video featuring Brandi Barnard showing the fun you can have with them.

They are currently still available and the two of them will cost you just $42.50 (instead of $53 for the bundle) down from the original price of $59. Definitely worth snapping up if you don’t have them already.

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

So Onstage Live is over but I have a stack of new stamp sets and most importantly, a copy of the new catalogue. And theres some great stuff but I can’t even show you the cover until Tuesday. So in the meantime, heres a reminder that the 10th of the month is the deadline to sign up for Paper Pumpkin, the project in a box. This month is very special, the company turned creative control of the April kit over to CEO, Sara Douglass, and the end result is stunning! Her style is, “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” which is exactly how she described the kit. Sara designed this kit for us all, so we can discover creativity through the eyes of the CEO while having an experience that is uniquely US! Get ready to embrace your inner artist and skip to the fun with Sara.
Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - April paper pumpkin

As if a kit designed by Sara is not reason enough to sign up, there’s more! She’s including a FREE gift inside every April box! It’s a surprise, but you won’t want to miss it.

What do you need to do? Just sign up for Paper Pumpkin by April 10: click here

Need some more details on Paper Pumpkin?

  • Each month you receive a unique, surprise kit with a project. It’s colour-coordinated and everything is pre-cut
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, accessories and instructions.
  • Each kit gives you about 30 minutes of fun
  • Your Paper Pumpkin ships around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month.
  • A Paper Pumpkin subscription is just $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) There’s no commitment, you can cancel or put your subscription on hold at any time. You can also prepay 1, 3, 6 or 12 months at a time (great gift idea) and save money with the latter 2 options.
  • Once you’re a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can buy previous kits as supplies last. Sometimes complete kits are available, at other times, it’s just the consumables so that you can make more.

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. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, click here.

See you tomorrow,

Liz