USING THAT EASTERN PALACE SPECIALTY PAPER!

Are you like me? The Eastern Palace Bundle paper came out early a few months ago, you used it and then it got stored away to be overtaken by more pretty paper???? Yes?

I dragged it out the other week and thought I would play a little.  Although this paper is not one of the Designer Series Paper packs available as the BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE promotion for this month I thought it would be fun to share it anyway.  After all you can use any paper. 🙂

This first one has a strip of the Tranquil Tide pattern in the Eastern Palace paper.  Then how fun are the Eastern Medallions Thinlits.  I cut the fancy circular diecut straight from the Very Vanilla card and layered it on the Tranquil Tide card base.  The smaller flower shape from the Eastern Beauty stamp set is stamped in Tranquil Tide on that colour card and then cut with the matching die.  No scissors required! The curvy sentiment fits nicely around the diecut shape.  Finish it off with the Gold Faceted Gems and some Gold Ribbon.  I think this is a classic style card.

This next one is totally out of my comfort zone.  Really, mixing 3 different patterns of paper!! But I think it works and I have to say I am happy with it.  I think it works as there is just one strongly patterned paper and then the other 2 are simple patterns.   It helps that the colours co-ordinate which is always a special feature of Stampin’ Up! Products.

The sentiment is stamped on white adding the “spotty” circle surrounding.  Then stamping and cutting a couple of the “flowery” shapes.  They all layer nicely together.  What more could you need to add than some loops of the Gold Thread.

What do you think?  Ready to drag out some of that Eastern Palace paper again? Maybe try the one above with some of your other paper packs and dare to mix the patterns. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

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FRESH COLOURS FOR CI17 COLOUR CHALLENGE!

I had a little play today with the Colour INKspirations Challenge (CI17).  I have missed a few rounds lately so it was good to take time out to play.  I really like to have a go at these challenges as it really extends your creativity.

The Colours for this week are: Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise and Flirty Flamingo.  What fun, fresh colours!

I had in mind to use the Beachy Christmas set in the Holiday Catalogue.  I hadn’t got around to using this set yet.  And you don’t need to use this just for Christmas …

For this card I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #261

I was going to watercolour the houses with just a wash but then saw the Work of Art set.  One of the larger “block” type stamps covered over it nicely.  I did do a test run on scrap card to mist the colours after I stamped but I liked it better just to leave them.

The Flirty Flamingo card mat was embossed with the Sparkle Embossing Folder.  I added a strip of the Eastern Palace DSP.  I love that Lemon Lime Twist!  The sentiment I used was from Better Together set.

The clouds were from the Lift Me Up Bundle stamped in Pool Party.  I wouldn’t have necessarily stamped them in that colour but had to add it somewhere.  I did add some sparkle with the Wink of Stella pen.  It’s a bit hard to tell though.

Now when I made this I first used the Peekaboo Peach instead of the Flirty Flamingo.  So I had to put that one aside and redo it with Flirty Flamingo. Once I had finished the card I then went back and finished this one.  I thought I would show you that one too.

I used more of the Eastern Palace DSP.  I played around with the sentiment a bit to cut angles and all kinds of things but ended up just trimming it down and adding some doily underneath.  The sentiment is from Dragonfly Dreams.

I think I like this version better.  What do you think?

Thanks for looking.  I hope your weekend has been great and you have had a chance to be creative,

Jenny

A FUNKY ENGAGEMENT WITH LEMON LIME TWIST!

I was asked by a friend to make a Funky Engagement card.  Mmmm??  My first thought was Lemon Lime Twist.  That is a funky colour.  What else though??

As I thought about it I though the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits or the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits might work.  I did a little searching on Pinterest and found an idea there.  I changed a few things around and … Well I think the result was funky enough.  My friend was very pleased with it anyway so that is what counts.

I cut the wavy lines from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits from the the White card and used both the waves and the outside white pieces.  Behind it I adhered a piece of the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP.  Some of the cool Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon was wrapped around the white card before adhering it to the Lemon Lime Twist card mat and then to the Dapper Denim card base.

The heart is cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits in Lemon Lime Twist  and the “congrats” from Dapper Denim.  I couldn’t help myself.  I had to add a Rhinestone. 🙂

So you can make a funky engagement.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS – DAY 2!

DAY 2

This card was actually the first card I made using the Carols of Christmas set. I have to be  honest though I am not too sure of it.  I didn’t want to hit you with this one first.  (you might not come back!!)  Anyway, it’s a different style for me.

I have seen a lot of the loopy ribbon and sequin trim behind a sentiment or image block.  I thought I would try that effect.  This is the retired Gold trim.  I don’t have the current mini sequin trim.  I am really not sure of this look though. What are your thoughts??

The sentiment is Heat Embossed in Gold for a little shine.  I matted it on the Gold paper from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and added a little colour with the mini ornaments in Tranquil Tide, Real Red, and Dapper Denim.

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS

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See you tomorrow,

Jenny

LEMON LIME LABEL ME PRETTY!

I have been busy all week getting things ready for my Open House this weekend showcasing some lovely new products.  I will share some of these after the weekend but I shared this card on Instagram this afternoon so thought I would quickly post it here for you. (BTW: If you are on Instagram you can follow me.  Just do a search for Jenny Hayward). 🙂

I needed to make some cards using the new Label Me Pretty Bundle.  Now when I get a new stamp set I do a little searching online for samples using sets that are very similar.  So in this case I was looking at the old Chalk Talk set and a few “tags” type sets.  I couldn’t believe how many stamp sets that Stampin’  Up! have released with the word “tags” in the name.  Anyway, I came across a few older cards that inspired me through Google searches and on Splitcoaststampers.

I had this small strip from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I just LOVE this Lemon Lime Twist paper in the pack and I couldn’t bare to throw this strip out. I sometimes keep small pieces but end up throwing them out at the end of the catalogue as I hadn’t got around to using them.   Not this time though … 🙂

This was the finished card I created.

I stamped one of the “label” sideways on white card to create a flourish effect in Lemon Lime. The strip was adhered to the card and then I tied around some Thick Black Baker’s Twine.  This was adhered to the Lemon Lime base card. Another label was stamped in Berry Burst on to the Berry Burst card and punched out with the Pretty Label Punch.   The sentiment is stamped in black on to white card and cut with a Layering Circles Framelit.   They were both raised up off the card with Dimensionals.  I added some Rhinestones to the card but still felt it was a bit plain so after a day of looking at it I very nervously stamped some leaves from the Colorful Seasons set.  I was so worried of messing it all up and getting ink everywhere at this point BUT it worked!! Phew!  I think it might have been good to sponge the edge of the card with Lemon Lime ink but I wasn’t going to bother with that at this point.

So a simple card but funny that the whole card was designed around this little strip of paper!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

LEMON LIME MEDALLION!

I know I have been showing you cards with retiring products BUT I just wanted to interrupt that to show you this card with the Eastern Palace suite.  I kind of liked how it turned out.  🙂

I started out to Case a card by Connie Babbert. You can see that card HERE. 

Here is my version.

CREATE YOUR OWN

1. Cut card base is Tidal Tide.  On a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock just slightly smaller than your base adhere a strip of the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP with the Tidal Tide pattern. IT measures about 5cm wide (2″). Add a little strip of the DSP in the Lemon Lime Twist colour across the middle. Don’t you love that new Lemon Lime Twist colour?? It’s so bright and fresh.

2. Add a sticker strip from the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers just above the DSP.  Stamp 2 of the “sprays” in the top left and top right in the Lemon Lime Twist colour.

3, Cut a medallion with the Eastern Medallion Thinlits from the Lemon Lime Twist card and a smaller one from the Tidal Tide card.  Raise that smaller one up off the Lemon Lime Twist one with Dimensionals. Stamp the sentiment on Very Vanilla card and cut it with a small circle die from the Layering Circles Thinlits. Add some loops of Gold Thread behind the sentiment and adhere that on top of the other 2 medallions with Dimensionals.   

4. Adhere this to your card with Dimensionals.  Then add two of the flower stickers from the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers to finish.

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Thanks for visiting today.

Jenny

A DAPPER DENIM/TIDAL TIDE MIX WITH THE EASTERN PALACE BUNDLE!

I have another Eastern Palace Suite card to show you today.  I created this card after I made the project for the Blog Hop while I still had everything out.  BTW: Have you checked the Blog Hop out yet with the Eastern Palace Suite?  If not head back 2 posts and start the Hop around to see some great projects with this suite. 

The card base is Dapper Denim and then a piece of the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper is matted on to a Tidal Tide card mat.  I added one of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers along the bottom edge.   For the flower I cut 2 of the shapes from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits in Tidal Tide and then 1 in Gold Foil.  I was still waiting on my Tidal Tide inkpad so I sponged the edges of the flowers with Versamark to add some depths of colour.  The flowers were layered together and then some stickers were placed on the top one.  Before adhering it to the card base I curled up the edges a little with my Bone Folder and then added some loops of the Gold Thread.  The sentiment is from the Eastern Beauty set and embossed in Gold and I added a little Gold embossed swirl as well.  This was punched out with the Classic Label punch and then adhered together with a Gold Foil one.   An adhesive Pearl was added to finish it off.

There you have it.  I hope you like it.  Until next time….

Jenny

ESAD BLOG HOP WITH THE EASTERN PALACE SUITE!

Thank you for joining us on the ESAD Eastern Palace Suite Blog Hop.  I have already been sharing some cool projects with this suite this past week and I am excited to share this one with you too.

This project is a cute Tag and matching Envelope.  I will share the details on how to make it further below. It’s a bit hard to photograph with the shiny Gold Foil.  Sorry for the shine.

CREATING THE MINI TAG AND ENVELOPE.

THE ENVELOPE

1. Cut the envelope from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits with the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Before you assemble the envelope be sure to cut the circle window in the front panel with the Layering Circles Framelits.

2. Cut the circled strip in Gold Foil using the Thinlits in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set.  The little flower on the front strip is cut from one of the small Thinlits in the Eastern Medallion Thinlits set in Gold Foil and Dapper Denim.  

3. The “flowery” diecut in the centre is from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits set.  It comes out attached to your card with the diecut outline. You can snip off the tiny sections where it is attached.  I then used one of the Layering Circle Framelits to cut out the centre of this piece and also cut the circle in the Treat Bag BEFORE  it is assembled as mentioned further above.

THE TAG

When you pull the tag out it reveals the stamped piece that you could see through the window of the bag.

1. On a piece of Very Vanilla card [measurements are 8.4cm x 12cm – (3 3/8″ x 4 3/4″)] stamp the smaller images from the ‘Eastern Beauty’ stamp set in Dapper Denim. At the bottom heat emboss in gold the “flourishy” image. Add a matching strip of DSP along the bottom.

2.Heat emboss the circle image from the ‘Eastern Beauty’ stamp set in gold onto  a small piece of Very Vanilla card. Then heat embossed the sentiment in the centre.  To do this first ink the stamp in Versamark and then ink in Dapper Denim ink before stamping on the card. Pour over your Clear Embossing Powder and heat.

3. Cut the stamped circle with the Layering Circle Framelits.  Layer this circle on to a Gold Foil Scallop Circle which is a larger size of Scallop than the circle in the Layering Circle Framelits. Raise them up off the card with Dimensionals.  Layer this Very Vanilla tag on to a piece of Dapper Denim card [measurements are 8.8cm x 12.4cm – (3 1/2″ x 4 7/8″)]  Then add a piece of Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon at the top and a small Gold “flowery” diecut over it. To finish add an Adhesive pearl to the centre of the flower and one on the circle sentiment.

4. For the reverse of the tag cut a piece of Very Vanilla card the same size as the piece on the front of the tag. (measurements above).  Stamp the corner images again and repeat the DSP strip at the bottom and the Gold Embossed “flourish”.

If you haven’t seen this great suite yet then below is the stamp set and the thinlits.  How many different ways can you use these Thinlits?? I will show you in a post soon.

    

You can see more about this suite in store HERE. 

Now you can continue on your Hop to see some more fun creations with this set.

              You will be off to Narelle’s blog now.  Click ->  HERE to continue.

 

Thanks for visiting.  See you again with more Eastern Suite Palace projects again soon,

Jenny

 

YOU CAN GET THE EASTERN PALACE BUNDLE NOW!!

A new catalogue is exciting but waiting is SO HARD!!! Stampin’ Up! have released a bundle exclusively NOW so you don’t have to wait,  AND by getting the bundle now means you get a discount PLUS  a free gift.  NICE!

Here is a close up of the bundles so you can see them.

This is just one card you can create with the Starter Bundle.  What else could you create?

But it’s really only when you see them you know what they are like.  If you are looking for inspiration head to my PINTEREST board -> HERE.

If you want to see how versatile the Thinlits are then head  -> HERE to this Youtube video by US Demonstrator Barb Mullikin.  It’s amazing just what you can do with these.

Watch for more exciting projects with this bundle over the next week.

You can order them now directly from me or in my store -> HERE. 

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Jenny

 

 

EASTERN PALACE IN FRESH FIG!

I have been playing around with this brand new bundle coming soon,  the Eastern Palace suite.  I am liking all the different ways you can use this bundle.  I love how differently the Eastern Medallions Thinlits cut  to others we already had.

This  card I actually made before I made the one I showed in the last post and I have just realised I didn’t post this card.  Oops!  I CASED this card from Lyssa Zwolanek from songofmyheartstampers.com. You can see the original card HERE. 

The base is Sahara Sand.  What about the mat colour.  What do you think?? This is one of the new Incolors Fresh Fig.  It’s a little deeper than Rich Razzleberry.  You can see the difference further below.

I like how the circle diecuts in the centre.  It’s a cool pattern.  Then I have cut 2 different centre die pieces.  I added a Gold Vinyl sticker on the top one.  The sentiment is really nice.  I like that font.

I added a thin strip of the Gold sticker down the bottom edge and then some of the gorgeous Gold Foil Designer Series Paper from the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper.

I finished it off with some Adhesive Pearls.

Here is the Fresh Fig colour in comparison to Rich Razzleberry and Perfect Plum.  This is from Brian King’s blog HERE.  Head there and check out some of the other colour comparisons too.

Thanks for visiting.  I am going to go and play with this bundle some more so stay tuned.

Jenny