Welcome! This is going to be the first installment of my new series that will feature one particular stamp set from any of our current catalogs. I always find there are sets in the catalog I might not like or I just turned the page not giving them a second glance UNTIL I see what others have done with it, then it becomes a must have. Or maybe you have a set that hasn’t been loved in a while, all you might need is a little inspiration to make some fabulous works of heart. I hope you enjoy this series and if you have a particular set you would like me to feature, please send me an email and I will do my best to use it in future posts. Enjoy!
This week’s set is Eastern Beauty and the entire Eastern Palace Suite. When I first saw this set I thought to myself it’s OK, just not my cup of tea. But I knew it was going to be a special for the month of May so I decided to order the bundle. Once I started playing with it all I can say is WOW!! This is one versatile set!
For this card I used the colors Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Very Vanilla. To create the doily in the middle I used the two of the medallion dies and the largest circle from the Layering Circles framelits. The fun thing about the Eastern Medallions Thinlets is how all the parts work together, You can mix and match the rings to make all types of designs.
See how well they fit together! You can run it through your Big Shot using all three at once, just make sure to use the Precision Plate and roll it through several times to get a nice cut.
I stamped a few accents and the greeting then mounted on a large circle of Fresh Fig. Add a strip of Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and you are all set!
Next up I decided to used the adorable notecards that are available as a FREE gift with the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle.
I again used the medallions but changed up the middle ring and added a third ring to create delicate cut out on the front of the card. I placed a piece of Lemon Lime Twist DSP and stamped accents in Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist Ink. To give it a little bling , a few small pearl accents were added.
This card is super easy and super quick! There is no stamping involved, instead it uses the new Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers! All I did was peel and place on the Tranquil Tide card. It creates an elegant look with no effort! So next time you need a card in a hurry reach for these stickers and you can have a card in minutes!
This card uses all the elements I have shown you so far but adds a cute little gold tassel! The colors used are Tranquil Tide, Dapper Denim and Very Vanilla with accents of gold.
For this card I used the new Oh My Stars Textured Embossing Folder (available 6/1/17). Colors used are Fresh Fig, Dapper Denim and Very Vanilla. The border on either side of the center panel was made with Fresh Fig ink to create the tone on tone look.
For the final card I decided to stray slightly from the colors in the suite and use Lemon Lime Twist and another new In Color, Berry Burst. To me this card says summer with the bright color combo!
I just love how every card is different yet uses the same stamps and accessories. The little accent stamps can be used is so many ways, you can sit and play with this set all day long and not run out of ideas! I am so glad I bought this set, it is sure to be one of my favorites and once you play with it I know it will become one of yours too!
For the month of May you can purchase two different bundles, each with a FREE gift from Stampin’ Up! See below for all the details!
Oh My Stars TIEF Folder, Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon, Berry Burst Stampin’ Ink and Cardstock will be available June 1,2017.