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New Powder Pink Paired with Eastern Palace Suite

One of my favorite color combinations is to pair a light pink with a shiny gold.  The new In Colors for 2017-2019 features a super soft and light pink shade called Powder Pink.  Since the Eastern Palace suite is now available for purchase, I wanted to show you some alternative color combinations and looks that can be created with these products.  I’ve got a few more cards to share later this week and you should definitely check out this card.

Powder Pink Eastern Palace

The layout from today’s card was inspired by my friends at Freshly Made Sketches.

It took 2 different dies from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits die to create the medallion on this card.  I stamped some ink splatters around the edges of the negative image in Powder Pink ink.  The greeting and the splatter image are both from the Eastern Beauty Photopolymer stamp set.  Another new product featured on this card is the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  I cut 2 small strips of the Powder Pink Floral patterned paper to accent the medallion.  This paper stack includes floral patterned paper in all 5 of the new In Colors.


Eastern Palace in Gold and Powder Pink


There are several touches of gold on this card.  First, I sandwiched the die cut top layer and card base with a Gold Foil Sheet so that it would show through the negative image.  I added a swirl of gold metallic thread behind the greeting.  And finally, I scattered a few Gold Vinyl stickers around the focal point.


Eastern Palace in Powder Pink Close Up

The Eastern Palace Suite of products is now available for purchase in 2 exclusive bundles.  Both include a FREE gift!

Order your bundle today.

You’ll be able to purchase the Powder Pink stamp pad, card stock, marker, and the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack on June 1st.

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Monday Montage 92

Welcome back to the Monday Montage blog hop!  Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring paper craft projects.  Be sure to visit all the stops….you don’t want to miss anything!


On Monday, you’ll be able to order select products from the Eastern Palace suite that is featured in the upcoming 2017-2018 Stampin’ UP! Annual Catalog.  The suite includes a stamp set, dies, designer series paper, stickers, and mini tassels.  I’ve shared several cards that I’ve created with this set over the last week, but today’s card is my favorite so far.

Eastern Palace MOJO494

I love the simplicity of using the Dapper Denim and Lemon-Lime twist color combo with the new Thick Very Vanilla card stock.  The patterns in the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper are so fun to mix and match.  I used the sketch below from Mojo Monday for the layout.


The larger piece of the Designer Series Paper measures 3″ x 4″ and the smaller piece is 3″ x 3″.  I like to keep my measurements even, so that I can get quite a few pieces from the 12″ x 12″ sheets.  It also prevents me from wasting a lot of paper.  You can get 12 pieces of 3″ x 4″ from a 12″ x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper.   You can get 16 pieces of 3″ x 3″ squares from a full sheet of Designer Series Paper.  .  I die-cut a large a circle from the Lemon-Lime Twist pattern and added a  1″ wide banner to the back of the layers.  The Layering Circles Framelits complement the Eastern Medallion Framelits dies perfectly.

The Eastern Beauty Photopolymer stamp set includes images that accent the various medallions.  You can see the little floral fans stamped in Dapper Denim ink on the medallion below.  Also, the stamp set includes some great greetings that are perfect for many occasions.

You’ll finally be able to begin purchasing the products from the Eastern Palace Suite on Monday, May 1st.  Are you starting to get excited?

And here is an additional little fact about the Eastern Palace Suite:  it was designed by our very own Kaitlyn.  She works at Stampin’ UP! and she’s been on this hop with us since it started.

You can click the Back button to visit her amazing blog or the Next button to see what wonderful project Wendy has to share.

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Eastern Palace Suite

It will be another month before the new Stampin’ UP! annual catalog is unveiled.  However, I’ve got a special sneak peek for you today that features a new suite of products called Eastern Palace.  You will have the opportunity to order this elegant suite for yourself beginning Monday, May 1, 2017.   The designers at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKSpiration are featuring cards made with this suite on the blog today, and be sure to check out this additional card I posted earlier.


Sneak Peek of Eastern Palace Suite

The base of this card is Thick Very Vanilla card stock, which is definitely one of my new favorites.  I layered a piece of Tranquil Tide card stock between the top and bottom layers of Very Vanilla card stock to give the card more dimension.  For the background, I stamped different circle images from the Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set in Dapper Denim, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide inks.  Lemon-Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide are 2 of the new In-Colors for 2017-2019.  I think Lemon-Lime Twist is going to become an instant hit with stampers.  Love it!

Eastern Palace Hello Card

I added a few strips of the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper at the bottom of the card, as well as die-cut the flower image from a Lemon-Lime twist pattern.  A few Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers were scattered in the background, added as a border and used to accent the die-cut flower.  The greeting was stamped in Dapper Denim ink.  The Eastern Beauty stamp set features some great greetings in addition to the images, which makes it great for all stampers.

Close Up of Lemon-Lime Twist Flower with Eastern Gold Vinyl Sticker Overlay

You’ll find a complete list of supplies at the end of this post.

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Wicked Lace & Bling


This is my card for the Mojo Monday sketch this week.  I used the Wicked Cool stamp set….one of my new favorites….plus, some of the fun accessories from the Holiday Mini catalog.

Stamp Set:  Wicked Cool

Ink:  Basic Black

Paper:  Nite & Day Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

Accessories:  Big Shot, Circles #2 die, Scallop Circles #2 die, 1/2" Raven Lace Trim, Black Flourish designer jewels, crystal effects, markers (Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive), Dimensionals


I added Crystal Effects to the black portions of the hat and shoes to make them shiny.

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Hooray for Fabric!

In just 2 short weeks, you'll be able to see all of the exciting new products being offered in the 2010 Holiday Mini catalog.  I think my jaw dropped when I saw all of the gorgeous stamp sets & accessories, but then there was….


Oh my goodness, I just about fell out of my chair!  It is absolutely stunning and I know you will love it, too!

My customers have been wanting to have a class on the rag quilt purses, so obviously that had to be my first project.  I've been a bit nervous to teach a sewing class–it has been 20+ years since I have touched a sewing machine.  Apparently, it's like riding a bike…just comes back to you. 

One of the things I love about stamping is that it can be very forgiving and you can always cover up mistakes.  This purse is like that.  Even if your lines aren't perfect, it still turns out cute! 

The first purse I made was with the Deck the Halls fabric.  The colors in the fabric are Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, and Crumb Cake.  It has a vintage, shabby-chic look.  LOVE IT!!!


The next purse was made with the Candy Cane fabric.  The colors in this fabric are Garden Green, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, and Real Red.  It has a very playful look–lots of dots & stripes.  I think it would also make a cute mini-diaper bag, don't you?

Each set of designer fabric comes in an assortment of 3 fat quarters that measure 28" x 18" each. 

Check out the buttons!  There are coordinating Big Designer Buttons for each of the fabric collections.  And they are really BIG.

To make the purse, you need to have a Big Shot and the Scallop Square Clear Bigz Die.  The die can easily cut through about 8 layers of fabric, so you'll have your purse panels cut out in no time at all.

Scallop square 

Scallop Square Clear Bigz Die

Item # 115950

$21.95 (US)

Available on my SU website

After you've cut all your panels, you build a sandwich with 2 panels and batting in between.  Sew an "x' pattern on each square, lay out your purse plan, and sew it all together.  It's a little more complicated than that, but not much.  The first purse took me about 3 hours from start to finish, but the second one took me less than 2 hours.

The "rag" look is achieved by clipping the seams, then washing & drying the purse.  Here is a before and after shot so you can see the change.  I like it both ways.


If you are ready to try your hand at making one of these fun purses, check out the RAG QUILT PURSE CLASS page.  I will also have class kits by mail available to those unable to attend the local class.

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