“To think of you is to smile.” Isn’t that a great sentiment? It’s part of the Eastern Beauty stamp set. Even though the new catalog doesn’t go live until June 1, you can purchase the Eastern Palace Suite of products starting next week. Of course, as a demonstrator, I was able to purchase it a few weeks ago. I finally got a chance to play with it yesterday.
This is just the first of many cards I’ll be showing you using this suite!
Design Notes for Eastern Palace card:
Don’t you love the medallion? There are so many great pieces and combination using the pieces in the Eastern Medallion Thinlits set. The Very Vanilla and Tranquil Tide Designer Paper in the background is from the new Eastern Palace Speciality Designer Series Paper Package. I used a little piece I had cut off and heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Heat Emboss Powder to finish off the front of the card.
Eastern Palace Bundles:
Here is some information about the bundles you can purchase beginning on May 1. If you get the Starter Bundle, a package of Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes is included as a gift! (They are new.) If you purchase the complete bundle which includes the Thinlits and lots of other goodies, you get a package of the new Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock and a package of Very Vanilla Envelopes as a gift. You have a little time to think about it but don’t wait too long.
I love so many of the products in these bundles but the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers are really at the tip of my list! Check back in a day or two for a sample.
Hope you are having a stampin’ fun day.
For two years now, Sheltering Tree has been one of my favorite stamp sets. There was something in the set for each season. But, now it is on the Retiring List. Sigh. We are having beautiful spring weather here so I decided to make a “Hello” / spring card.
What says spring more than a bike ride and a blossoming tree? OH, yeah, there is pollen. but let’s not talk about that.
Design Notes for Sheltering Tree Spring Card:
I tried to keep this card pretty simple. A little hill, a little sky, and a bike. I used some Thick Whisper White Card Stock and a Blender Pen and added some sky in Pool Party ink. Next, the tree trunk in Soft Suede ink then the leaves in Pear Pizzazz. The bike was Basic Black ink. To stamp the frame, I used Basic Black as well but stamped off first. The sentiment is from the Crazy About You stamp set and stamped in Pool Party ink.
Supply List for Sheltering Tree Spring Card:
Sheltering Tree in one of the retiring set, Crazy About You also. So, if you love them, get them now!
Did you see my post on Sunday? I am giving away a Paper Pumpkin kit from this month. To be eligible, just subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before May 10! Easy as that. Get all the subscribing details here.
I just did Face Time with my god daughter’s 11 year old daughter. She was working on her kit while we spoke. And she was loving it!. She is donating her cards to a local woman’s shelter. Isn’t that wonderful?
Hope you are enjoying some nice spring weather. Maybe a bike ride?
One of the fun things about attending Stampin’ Up! events is swapping cards. Some people bring hundreds of cards! I’m not that ambitious. For this event in Richmond, I participated in one organized swap with 20 people. That I can handle! I used the Touches of Texture stamp set as well as the Beautiful You stamp set to create my card.
Design Notes for Touches of Texture Card:
I was pretty happy with the card design till I realized I was making twenty of them. How do those people with hundreds of cards do it? The thing that took the most time was painting in all the flowers with the Aqua Painter. Nice if you are doing one card, a little tedious when you are doing 20. I stamped the flowers with Basic Gray ink first then I colored in with Island Indigo ink using the Aqua Painters. I used a little So Saffron ink in the center to give it a little pop of color.
Supply List for Touches of Texture Card:
Interestingly, both sets of stamps that I used for this card come in both Clear mount, and wood mount. Nice to have choices, isn’t it?
Please use my on-line store to order what ever you need. Remember to use the Host code for April when you order.
We are heading home today so I’m sure I will have some great things to tell and show you in the days to come.
It’s that time of year. The In-colors that we’ve come to love for nearly two years are leaving soon. Cucumber Crush is one of those colors. I know I will love the new colors when they come out in June. In the meantime, I’m just a little sad about letting the 2015-2017 colors go. I wanted to make some cards to send to some far away friends so I decided to spend some quality time with Cucumber Crush.
Design Notes for Cucumber Crush Hello Card:
I was inspired to created this clean and simple card by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.
As soon as I saw the stripes, I thought of Washi tape. I particularly like the Affectionately Yours Washi and it has Cucumber Crush in it so, no further consideration required. In my first version, I didn’t emboss the Whisper White card stock. I felt, as I often do, that it needed some texture. What does texture better than an embossing folder? This card seemed to call for the Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder. And do you like the Best Badge with the trim in Cucumber Crush card stock and Copper Foil?
Supply List for Cucumber Crush Hello Card:
Cucumber Crush Items
If you are like me and have really crushed on Cucumber Crush, you might want to stock up. Here are all of the items that will retire that contain Cucumber Crush.
Heading for fun!
Hope you are having a lovely Monday. This is a busy week for me. Classes Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then on Thursday I leave for Richmond Virginia with some friends. We are attending a Stampin’ Up! event on Friday and Saturday. On Friday night I get to go to a special event for leaders. There will be a lovely dinner, a gift and training. I love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!