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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Liz

Today’s card is showcasing one of my favorite papers in the annual catalog – it comes from the Naturally Eclectic DSP. I love the combination of lemon lime twist, tranquil tide and soft sky and all done in a watercolor-like way.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Naturally Eclectic DSP - Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I took a piece of the DSP and matted it with what I thought was tranquil tide but it’s not until I was sitting down to write this that I realise it’s actually emerald envy! But it works. I wanted the panel the width of the card and rather than relying on perfect measuring, I actually had a slightly wider piece and trimmed off the excess with the trimmer after I’d glued it down to the whisper white card base. The sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and that really is stamped in tranquil tide – and that’s also the tranquil tide 1/2 inch finely woven ribbon making the tails of the rosette. I used my favourite stitched shapes framelits to cut out the sentiment – love the stitching. I popped the sentiment up with dimensionals to give the ribbon room.

 

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Liz

I’m using the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies but today I’m showing that they aren’t just for Christmas cards. A daughter of a friend of mine was graduating from her Indian dance academy but I was unable to attend but I wanted to send a card. And I felt that it should be a very rich looking card with masses of gold. So I started with the Star of Light heat embossed in gold on real red card stock.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies - Star of Light - Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Next I cut the borders around the edge using the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies and glued a piece of gold foil behind before mounting on a card base of real red. Although this would make a beautiful Christmas card, I just needed a little congratulations for Sahana and found the perfect sentiment in the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. I heat embossed that too and cut it out, and the gold foil mat, with the layering ovals framelits. And I think I achieved my goal – elegant but very rich looking. What do you think?

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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.

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Liz

I’ve been meaning to play with challenges lately but I just haven’t quite got around to it. So today, I’m just sliding in under the wire to join Jaydee’s sketch challenge at The Paper Players. I’m mixing some old with some new; I felt it was time that the beautiful Up and Away Thinlits Dies had an outing and that led to the rest of the card. And as long as glitter is okay, it’s also a masculine birthday card.

Here’s the sketch which inspired my card

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Up and Away Thinlits Dies Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I started by adding the dazzling diamonds glitter to the embossing paste and then used the Pattern Party Decorative Masks to make my clouds. A strip of soft sky allowed me to add my tranquil tide sentiment without really breaking up the sky – I think this is one of my new favourite sentiments, it’s from the set Happy Birthday Gorgeous. This set also has balloons but they weren’t dramatic enough for what was in my head. So I used the Up and Away thinlits dies to cut out two large detailed tranquil tide balloons which I stacked on top of each other and I also attached the pieces behind it in soft sky (also cut with the same framelits). I didn’t think that it made sense to see the clouds through the balloon. The extra layer of cardstock behind the balloon also made it lay flat on top of the card since I only built up the balloon where it wasn’t on my horizontal strip and the two detailed balloons stacked on top of each other gave more of a three dimensional look.

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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

Today’s card is based on one that I received a couple of weeks ago and which inspired me to order the Pick a Pattern washi tape – you can see that post here. The white parts of the washi are slightly see through so an intense color like Berry Burst works well.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Happy Birthday Gorgeous - Better Together - Pick a Pattern Washi Tape

I cut my upper layer half an inch smaller than the card base so that I could wrap the ends of the washi under (I haven’t embraced the torn edges looks and doubt I ever will!) and then have a basic black mat to give a frame for the card. I then used the white craft ink which is lovely and juicy to stamp my greeting from Better Together and sprinkled on the white embossing powder.

I used the Stitched Shapes framelits dies to cut this out but decided that the card needed a little extra pop. The Happy Birthday Gorgeous set has some lovely balloons and a single one gave me just what I was looking for – and as a bonus the balloon bouquet punch cuts it out perfectly. I popped it up with a few dimensionals and the card was complete.

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.

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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