Masculine Birthday Card with Eastern Beauty stamp set

Today’s card was inspired by challenge #089 over at Global Design Project which was to use the colours Basic Black, Old Olive and Calypso Coral, sadly I didn’t manage to enter as I struggled with this combo but here is my card:

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I really didn’t want to make a floral card so it took me a while to come up with an idea and it was Eastern Beauty to the rescue. I just started stamping and came up with this pattern.

I used the new Ticket Tear Boarder punch to an interesting edge to the stamped panel and I used the Old Olive ombre paper from the Colour Theory DSP stack as a background on the Basic Black card base.

The greeting comes from the Rose Wonder stamp set and was cut out with the Rose Garden Framelits.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Eastern Medallions Window Cards

The more I’ve used the Eastern Palace bundle of products the more I’ve loved them and my favourite has to be the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. I’ve never had so much fun with just one sets of dies, the combinations seem to be endless.

This week I’ve been creating window cards by using the circle medallions to create apertures which I’ve then filled with different circles of card from behind.

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The first step to making this card was to cut a layer of Very Vanilla 9.5cm by 13.5cm and arrange the circle dies in the top half.

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After the medallions have been cut remove all the small pieces so you are left with the window.

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It was at this stage that I did all my stamping, you can see that in the main picture. I love how the little stamps could fit in the small gaps to add extra interest.

The next stage was to create the multi-coloured circle layers in the window. To do this I laid the circle Framelits over the various sections of the window to decide which circle I wanted to use.

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I then cut these circle out as shown above but on gold foil, this gives you three circles. The next step is to take the smallest and largest circles and glue them to the back of your window matt.

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I then mounted this onto a matt of Fresh Fig (or Dapper Denim) which measured 10cm x 14cm and then onto a card base measuring 21cm by 14.5cm scored at 10.5. Here is the finished card again.

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The Eastern Palace suite is available in two bundles until the end of May, the starter bundle which features the Eastern Beauty stamps set, Eastern Palace Speciality DSP and three of the new in colours Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist, some gold vinyl stickers and very vanilla notecards and envelopes all for £54.75

The Premier Bundle includes all of the above and also the Eastern Medallions, a cardstock pack including Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Dapper Denim, mini tassels and instead of notecards and envelopes…. envelopes and very vanilla thick cardstock! All for £94.00

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Starter Bundle: English 147196, French 147198, German 147206

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Premier Bundle English 147209, French 147210, German 147211

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Eastern Palace Hexagonal Box

Today I’m showcasing a gorgeous box I’ve made using the Eastern Palace suite of products and the Window Box Thinlits Dies. I love how easily this box came together and how elegant it looks.

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Firstly I took some Tranquil Tide cardstock and laid out the hexagonal box die from the Window Box Thinlits, the large circle medallion and one of the small circle medallions from Eastern Medallions.

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I ran this through the bigshot once to create the top decoration. I then removed the large medallion die and moved the small medallion to the next square and ran through again. You will need to repeat this once more for one half of the box. To create the bottom use only the small medallion and run through the bigshot three times. When you have done this the pieces you have should look like this:

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As you can see in the above phot I have cut off the two side fold flaps on the bottom section as these won’t be needed. Add adhesive, I used the fine-tip glue, along each remaining flap at the sides and on the bottom piece. Do not put adhesive on the lid part of the box. Hold the box in place while the adhesive dries if you’ve used a wet glue like me.

To decorate the top of the box I cut the star shaped medallion out of gold foil and then created a flower using the dies and the vinyl stickers.

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Stick the gold flower sticker onto the Tranquil Tide cardstock and place the corresponding dies over it as shown above, run through the bigshot and one super quick flower is ready for the top of the box. I added a final touch of Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes to the centre of each side window circle.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed this project, I’m loving using the Eastern Palace Suite.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Floral Friday: Girly Eastern Palace Card

Today I wanted to show you that the Eastern Palace Suite can even look good in more pastel colours and have a more girly look than what originally springs to mind when you look at this suite.

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I choose to base this card around this piece of dsp which I have from the Playful Palette Stack so I choose a colour scheme of just Whisper White With Blushing Bride which makes for a very soft floral look.

These flowers were created by using the star shaped stamp from Eastern Beauty and stamping tone on tone with Blushing Bride. I then added one of the smaller flourishes to the petals to give a little more detail. Here is a close up photo

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The shape was cut using both the outline die and the inner star shaped die from the Eastern Medallions set, so the inner part of the petals popped out a little. I really love this effect.

I finished off my flowers by adding a Blushing Bride enamel dot to the centres and popping then on my pattern paper using Stampin’ Dimensional’s.

The lovely greeting comes from the Eastern Beauty stamp set also, I really love the font of these sentiments, it really adds to the girly feel I wanted for the card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Fresh Fig with Eastern Palace Suite

Today I’m sharing my first card made with the Eastern Palace Suite of products and three of this years new In-Colours: Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist. I chose a basic card base in Fresh Fig as I wanted to focus on stamping with this project. I love how this turned out and feel this stamp set could very easily make its way into my favourites, I love it.

I choose to make my own patterned paper using the stamps and I split this down into four steps.

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Step 1. I stamped the large squarish shape in Tranquil Tide in a grid pattern across the Very Vanilla cardstock.

Step 2. I continued using Tranquil Tide and place the little flower shape in the centre of each square.

Step 3. I switched to Fresh Fig and stamped the corner flourish in each visible corner of each square,

Step 4. I finished off my pattern by adding a little square into the centre where each square met with Lemon Lime Twist. This really made the project “pop” as this is a bright colour.

To make the greetings panel I lined the squarish shaped dies on the bigshot:

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As you can see from the close up of the finished panel below the inner die only creates a partial cut, giving even more options with these dies. The circle was stamped with a Tranquil Tide greeting and a Lemon Lime Twist boarder, both from the same stamp set. The circle was then punched out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch and its fits exactly in the centre of the cut die shape.

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Finally here is the finished card:

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Hope you’ve enjoyed this first look at the Eastern Palace Suite, check back on Friday when I’ve gone for a totally difference look using some of these products.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Early Release: Eastern Palace Suite

As many of you know the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue is just a month away and as a special treat Stampin’ Up! have released two bundles featuring a brand new suite of products, say hello to the Eastern Palace Suite

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This opulent suite features rich jewels tones including three of the gorgeous new In-Colours Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime twist, a versatile stamp set, gorgeous paper and probably the best die set I’ve ever played with.

To get more of a feel for the suite watch the video here which shows the gorgeous products in real life.

The Eastern Palace Suite is available for customers to order in one of two bundles:

The Starter Bundle (£54.75)

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 Eastern Beauty Stamp Set

Eastern Palace Speciality DSP

Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers

Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Ink

Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Ink

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin Ink and

Very Vanilla Notecards and envelopes

English 147196, French 147198, German 147206

The Premier Bundle (£94.00)_

Eastern_Palace_Flyer_premier bundle Eastern Beauty Stamp Set

Eastern Palace Speciality DSP

Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers

Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Ink

Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Ink

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin Ink

Eastern Medallions Thinlits

Mini Tassel Assortment

Very Vanilla Thick A4 Cardstock and Very Vanilla Envelopes

English 147209 , French 147210 , German 147211

For more ideas for what to do with these amazing new products check back to my blog over the next couple of weeks where I will be show casing some of my projects.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x