Today the new Holiday catalog goes live. It’s a very exciting day! And it starts the countdown to Christmas. I had my first Christmas card class about ten days ago but the catalog launch really marks the beginning. If you’re local to me (northern NJ) I have Christmas card classes on the third Monday. Just email me for more details or check the class schedule tab. Click on the picture below to open the catalog pdf – if you don’t currently work with a demonstrator and would like a paper copy, just email me at LizBaileyCards@gmail.com and I’ll send you one.

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Don’t forget that if you spend $50 and add the host code you have earned a free stamp set (click on the button below to see the sets) or if you spend $75 you’ve earned a free bundle.

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I’m using another new set from the annual catalog today, Just Add Text which is a beautiful collection of six heartwarming sayings. I sort of didn’t intend to play with this one, but somehow I was watercoloring away before I knew it!

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Just Add Text - Layering Leaves Dynamic TIEF

I started by inking up my image in versamark and then tranquil tide and after stamping it onto the watercolor paper, I sprinkled on clear embossing powder. I’d first tried it in black but it was a bit harsh, tranquil tide was perfect. I watercolored lightly with the aquapainter, being sure to get variety in the depth of the colors. When doing the leaves, I purposely didn’t colour them in order but coloured random leaves so that the variety in colour was spread out. For the flowers I used berry burst with a dot of lemon lime twist in the centre. The layering ovals framelits dies made it easy to cut this out as well as a berry burst scalloped mat. I continued the leaves theme by dry embossing a piece of tranquil tide with the layering leaves dynamic TIEF and after adding some of the half inch berry burst ribbon, popped up my sentiment on dimensionals.

It was impossible to get a really good shot of the glossy embossed sentiment – this one definitely looks better in real life!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.

And congratulations to Babe for winning the blog candy. Babe – just confirm that you haven’t moved since December and I’ll mail you the package right away. Thanks to everyone else who took the time to comment.

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I meant to share this video yesterday along with my card that I made with the Move Me Thinlits Dies so here it is today with Brandy from the head office demonstrating these awesome dies.

Having watched the video myself again, I’m inspired to play with the hummingbird. Look for a project with that soon.

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Today I’m sharing an exciting and unusual product that was new in the annual catalog, the Move Me Thinlits Dies. The name really tells you what to do with them – as you move the stamped piece behind the window that the thinlits cut out, your butterfly (or hummingbird) actually appears to flutter. It’s really clever!

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Move Me Thinlits Dies - Happy Birthday Gorgeous

The important tip is to run the thinlits through 4 times – and after the second time, turn the card with the die a quarter turn so that the slats are being cut in a different direction now. As long as you do this, the slats will cut out perfectly. The other major point is the stamping – the two striped images line up. I concentrated on the body of the butterfly and it was easy to ensure that the stripes fit together properly. This ensures that the butterfly flutters properly.

I used real red and daffodil delight for my butterfly and for the sentiment and flowers which are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set. It took me a while to make a card with this set because it seemed as if it would be tricky, but it’s really not. And it’s such a unique effect.

Here’s the inside piece:

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Move Me Thinlits Dies - Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.

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Happy Birthday to My Elegant Cards – it’s three today. Actually it’s my birthday too – I always take the day off work for my birthday and three years ago, I decided that what I wanted to do with the morning was start a blog. So I did. And here we are three years later. I wanted to celebrate with some blog candy to thank you for following and reading my blog.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Blog Candy

It’s still summer but it’s been getting a little chilly lately so the stamp set seemed quite perfect. And with Halloween coming, the pumpkin pie cotton ribbon seemed like a good choice. There’s some Floral Boutique designer washi tape and some not quite released Season of Glitz Mini Gift bows – they are adorable, just 1 1/4 inches across and in three colours. They come in a package of 45 but I’ve just included 6 here. I was looking for something to put them in and found the container of last year’s mini jingle bells so I put the bows on top, perfect fit. Here’s a close look at the lower part of the blog candy

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Blog Candy

Just leave me a comment telling me which of the new incolors is your favourite by the end of Wednesday and I’ll randomly draw a winner. Sorry – this is only open to US residents.

 

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See you tomorrow,

Liz