The Paper Players’ themed challenge this week gave me the perfect opportunity to pull out the Love Notes Framelits Dies and matching stamp set, Sealed With Love. I’ve been eyeing the edgelit in the framelits dies set and this challenge gave me the push to actually play with it!

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Love Notes Framelits Dies - Sealed with Love

Here’s the banner which inspired my card:

The edgelit is super fun – it scores the hearts so that you can make them really 3 dimensional. As I was playing, I realised that I could slide a piece of card stock under part of the heart to really show them off. So I cut a piece of whisper white and put it in place whilst I was playing – it stays so well I almost forgot to glue it in when I was done! I used the Love Notes Framelits Dies to cut a few real red hearts and a few gold foil arrows but decided that more than one heart fought with the edgelit and made the card too “matchy”. So one heart only with a gold arrow on top and one of the beautifully scripted sentiments in real red to finish it off. I usually add glue to the mat rather than the card base so that I’m sure it’s in the right place, but in this case, I added snail to the right hand side of the card base next to the hearts so that it was easier to position the white layer. If you CASE this – and I hope you will – be careful not to put too wide of an insert inside the card or it will show.

Don’t you love the three dimensional edge?

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Love Notes Framelits Dies - Sealed with Love

I wanted to draw your attention to the customer loyalty programme this month. I decided to have some fun and this month it’s a raffle for a stamp set – Bookcase Builder. For each order using my hostess code, Y3JVQ4Q7, you get an entry into the raffle to win the free stamp set. There will also be a little something in the mail for people who don’t win the stamp set.

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

 

Today’s card features the Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper which is not what I thought I was featuring. I had two packs of DSP together in a pile because I’d been playing with them and I really love how the Succulent Garden DSP features the mint macaron and sweet sugarplum together. So I pulled out what I thought was a piece of mint macaron from the Succulent Garden DSP and decided to use the Sunshine Wishes thinlits dies to make a different kind of possible Valentine’s card using that and sweet sugarplum. Here’s my card.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper - Sunshine Wishes thinlits dies

I cut out the word and heart from sweet sugarplum using the Sunshine Wishes thinlits die and glued them onto my piece of DSP which was bordered with sweet sugarplum. Actually at this point I was planning on a little square card but there was something missing. I thought I’d try adding the whole thing to a normal sized card base; it wasn’t until I pulled out a mint macaron card base that I realised that I had the colour wrong and after a quick look through my hanging files found that I’d used a pool party DSP instead of mint macaron. This led to a look through the catalog to discover that I’d actually been using the Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper instead! I’ve also discovered that I like pool party with sweet sugarplum. Good to know!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the hostess code to get 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.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

Here’s my Paper Pumpkin January 2017 Alternate 4, a fun way to make your own designer series paper. The Paper Pumpkin kit has the heart outline and a number of sentiments that fit inside it as well as a solid stamp.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Paper Pumpkin January 2017 Alternate 4 - Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

I took the stamps and used sweet sugarplum for my outlines and then the same colour and dapper denim to fill in the hearts with the sentiments. Next I created a sweet sugarplum sentiment and cut it out with the stitched shapes framelits dies and a matching sweet sugarplum layering circles die and then discovered that the placement I wanted covered a dapper denim sentiment and made the card unbalanced. So I stamped the sentiment in dapper denim and that fixed everything, popping this up on dimensionals.

These are unusually muted colours for a Valentine’s Card but I like how it works. It’s not in your face bright red or pink and it’s refreshing I feel.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the hostess code to get some party animal embellishments; the current one is XXXXXX (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free gift from me). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. Check out the particulars of my customer loyalty program on a tab on the left.

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

A sweet and simple Valentine’s card for today and my Paper Pumpkin January 2017 Alternate 3, using the Adoring Arrows kit. I really enjoy getting the kit every month, never knowing what it’s going to contain. I like to challenge myself to create a number of cards with the supplies (or minimal additional ones) just to see what I can create. Here I’m using the stamp set and extra supplies.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Paper Pumpkin January 2017 Alternate 3 - Adoring Arrows

So I’m using melon mambo and a couple of the stamps on whisper white paper. A few melon mambo enamel shapes and a melon mambo card base and I’m done. It’s one of the fastest cards that I’ve made in a while. I contemplated adding a wooden heart, one of the new Sending Love Embellishments but it was too much. Clean and simple is my favourite.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the hostess code to get free handmade cards – this is the last day of the this month’s code; 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.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

I did some time to play with my paper pumpkin kit yesterday evening so here’s the Paper Pumpkin January 2017 Alternate 2. I really loved the heart outline that I used yesterday and thought that perhaps it could make a good background.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Paper Pumpkin January 2017 Alternate 2 - Adoring Arrows

I took a piece of whisper white and first stamped the solid heart in real red and then filled in the rest of the background with the heart outline. I used a real red card base to match and thought that was it, until the card called for just a little bling. And that really was it!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the hostess code to get 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.

See you tomorrow,

Liz