Card Sketch Challenge

Hello my stamping friend! Welcome back to this week’s card sketch challenge, with the Paper Craft Crew!

Here is Card Sketch Challenge PCC260:

Card Sketch Challenge

Remember – the sketch is a ‘jumping off’ point for your project.  You can flip the sketch upside down or sideways, or change the shape of the focal point.  Just be sure that the basic sketch is recognizable in your interpretation.

I knew what I wanted to use for my card, so I flipped the sketch sideways, to make it fit my idea.  Here’s what I came up with.

HALF FULL

Card Sketch Challenge

I love this fun new stamp set called Half Full, found in the Holiday catalogue.  In case you didn’t notice, this set was inspired by Million Sales achiever Linda Bauwin, a demonstrator in the U.S. who reached her million $$ lifetime sales this year!  That’s right – a million dollars in sales! What an amazing achievement. Whenever a demonstrator reaches this amazing milestone, they get to collaborate with a designer at Stampin’ Up! to create their ‘own’ stamp set design.

DETAILS

I’m a white wine lover myself, but I love the Fresh Fig colour, so I used that as my main colour, pairing it with Lemon Lime Twist.  My card base is Fresh Fig cardstock, layered with a panel of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. On top of that is a panel of Whisper White cardstock, stamped with the splatter image from the Timeless Textures stamp set, in Fresh Fig ink.

To create the focal point, I inked up the large sentiment first in Versamark ink, the immediately in Lemon Lime Twist ink, and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White. I immediately covered it with Clear Embossing Powder, and set it using the Heat Tool.  I then coloured in the leaves and grapes  using a Blender Pen and ink from the Pear Pizzazz and Fresh Fig ink pads.  There is no coordinating punch or die with this set, so I snipped the sentiment shape out with my Paper Snips.

Next, I took a smaller panel of Fresh Fig cardstock, and stamped the glasses image repeatedly across it in Versamark ink. I covered the stamping in Clear Embossing Powder again, and heat set it, for a tone-on-tone look.

The wine glass was again stamped in Versamark ink then Pool Party ink, stamped and heat set with the Clear Embossing Powder and Heat Tool.  I then used the Fresh Fig ink pad and a Blender Pen to colour in the ‘wine’ in the glass.  To add a bit of gloss, I took the Fine Tip Glue Pen, and layered glue over the ‘wine’, the stem of the glass and the highlights on the glass, and set it aside to dry.

Card Sketch Challenge

In the picture above, you can see the shine from the Clear Embossing Powder, and a bit of the gloss from the Fine Tip Glue.

LAYERING IT TOGETHER

Once all the pieces were ready and the glue had dried, each piece is layered onto the Whisper White cardstock panel, using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I like how the embossing, glue and layers create so much dimension on the card.

AN INSIDE LOOK

On the inside, I added a panel of Whisper White cardstock, and stamped the sentiment in Fresh Fig ink.  I couldn’t resist adding another wine glass – this time using So Saffron ink to create ‘white wine’! 🙂

Card Sketch Challenge

YOUR TURN TO CREATE

To get more inspiration on the sketch, head over to our Paper Craft Crew challenge page, and see what the rest of the Design Team have created! Everyone is so talented you’re sure to get lots of ideas.  Then, grab the link, and add your project to the challenge.  I’ll be waiting to see what you create 🙂

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If you don’t already have a demonstrator, you can order your supplies from my online store.  Click on the images below to go directly to my store for those products, or on my signature, to go browsing.

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

I’m interrupting my stream of Christmas projects to bring you a cute baby card! I had the joy this weekend of attending a baby shower, so of course I had to create a special card.  I used the sweet Moon Baby stamp set, found on page 106 of the Annual catalogue.

The new baby is a little boy, so I brought out my blues, and went to work.

MOON BABY

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Little babies are always adorable, but most especially when they’re sleeping, don’t you think?  The little baby from the Moon Baby stamp set in this image is no different. I first stamped the image in Memento Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  I decided to designate it a ‘boy’ by colouring in the sleeper with the Pacific Point Watercolor Pencil and a Blender Pen.  After colouring the moon with the Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencil and Blender Pen, I die cut it with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The sentiment was stamped onto the Soft Sky cardstock panel by inking it with Versamark ink and Pool Party ink, and heat setting Clear Embossing Powder on top of it.

TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR

I really wanted some twinkling stars to go with the sentiment, so I stamped the trio star image in Versamark ink randomly on a panel of Soft Sky cardstock, and once on the die cut image.  I then used my stash of retired Heat & Stick powder to cover the Versamark, and set it with my Heat Tool.  This causes the Heat & Stick Powder to become like a glue, which I covered with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, then set it again with the Heat Tool.  I really wish Stampin’ Up! hand’t retired the Heat & Stick Powder! You can use the Glitter with liquid glue, but the H & S powder was great to use with stamped images.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

This close up picture shows how twinkly the stars look!

PUTTING IT TOGETHER

I wanted the die cut image to stand out a bit more, so I layered it on top of a scalloped Pacific Point cardstock circle, die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and the Big Shot. After layering them together onto the Soft Sky panel, I die cut a small star from Dazzling Diamonds Glitter cardstock.  I used the stars edgelit in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits for the small star. The star was attached using a Mini Glue Dot, and the rest was attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the card before I wrote in it! On the inside, I finished the outside sentiment with the stamp that says ‘do you know how loved you are’, and some stars from the Enamel Shapes.

ORDERING SUPPLIES

You can create your own card by clicking on the images below to order the supplies.  My online store is open 24/7, so you can order anytime you like.  I hope you enjoyed seeing my card – the mom who received it said she like it very much 🙂

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Hello again stamping friend! Are you one of the people who do a happy dance when it’s Pumpkin Spice time of year?  I have to admit – I’m not! I’ve never acquired a taste for pumpkin pie, or pumpkin spice lattes.  Give me a nonfat Caramel Macchiato any time! 🙂

However – I do give in to the masses and acknowledge that more people like, than dislike, the pumpkin spice.  So I created this card for my Holiday catalogue Celebration party last week.

PUMPKIN SPICE and EVERYTHING NICE

 

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

 

The new Merry Cafe stamp set in the Holiday catalogue was a ‘no brainer’ for me to buy! Of course I had bought the Coffee Cafe Bundle (in the Annual catalogue), which has the coordinating thinlits dies to die cut the cup, lid, sleeve and accessories.  That made this card a snap to put together 🙂

DETAILS

First I cut the 2 panels of Whisper White cardstock, and layered them on top of each other.  Holding them in place with one hand, I stamped the cup rings and splatters in Crumb Cake ink from the Timeless Textures stamp set.

On a small piece of Whisper White, I stamped the sentiment in Pumpkin Pie ink. Then I die cut the sentiment, cup shape and lid using the Big Shot with the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER

First I layered the smaller panel of stamped Whisper White on top of a slightly larger panel of Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I then lined up the stamped cup rings on the larger Whisper White, and attached the layers together using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then stamped the small leaf image in Pumpkin Pie ink onto the Pumpkin Pie cardstock cup.

Once the panels were layered together, I assembled the sleeve and lid on the cup.  Then I attached a looped piece of Burlap Ribbon behind the cup, and again used Dimensionals to attach it to the panel.  Finishing off the card front is one of the heart shaped Corrugated Elements.

INSIDE LOOK

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

I wasn’t sure who I would send this card to, or for what occasion, so I didn’t stamp a sentiment yet.  I did repeat stamp the solid leaf image down the right side of the inside panel, in Pumpkin Pie ink.

This card was quick & fun to make! I know I’ll get a lot of use from this Merry Cafe set, as it includes lots of great images for fall, Hallowe’en and Christmas! Paired with the Coffee Cafe Bundle, and these sets will see a LOT of use all  year long!

ORDER YOUR SET TODAY!

It’s easy to recreate this card – just click on the images below and you’ll be taken directly to my online store! There, you can order as many supplies as you need – and remember – when your order totals $375 or more, you automatically qualify for the FREE Merry Patterns stamp set!

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Season of Style

Have you been wanting to try out the Paper Pumpkin subscription? Maybe you used to subscribe, and are thinking of coming back.  Whether you’re a current, previous or new subscriber, you’re going to want to the October and November Paper Pumpkin Season of Style kits!

Season of Style

SEASON OF STYLE

The Paper Pumpkin team is always tracking products that make our customers happy and (no surprise!) holiday kits are a huge favorite. Knowing this, we decided to create a simple and fun holiday crafting experience as the perfect way to streamline Christmas prep. Welcome to a Season of Style!

To give you more of what you love, during October and November we’re offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects

Two coordinating kits means that 1) you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, 2) you will have more creative options, and 3) you can get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE

Getting ready for the Holidays has never been so easy! To set up your new account, simply CLICK HERE, and fill out your information.  If you’re a previous subscriber, or your subscription is currently ‘suspended’ (you’ve chosen to take a break, rather than cancel), go to www.paperpumpkin.com and login with password you had previously set up.  Change your subscription quantity to (1) (or however many you’d like to receive), then sit back & wait for your kits to be delivered to your door!

Be sure to sign up or re-activate your account BEFORE OCTOBER 10th, so you don’t miss out on the first kit!

DETAILS RECAP

So here’s the details, so you don’t  miss anything:

  • New subscribers – CLICK HERE to set up your account
  • Returning/Reactivating Subscribers – CLICK HERE to reactivate your account, and/or reset your kit totals
  • Sign up/activate before October 10th for the first kit, and before November 10th for the 2nd kit.
  • Each kit is ‘stand alone’ – meaning that you don’t ‘have’ to have both kits to make the projects (but you’ll probably want them, because they do coordinate!)

If you have any questions, or need any help with your subscription, either leave a message for me on this post, or contact me at debsmart@shaw.ca  I’m looking forward to welcoming you to the Paper Pumpkin family! 🙂

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Faux Metal Embossing Technique

FAUX METAL EMBOSSING TECHNIQUE

Did that catch your attention? If you’re a technique lovin’ stamper like I am, I’ll be that it did! 🙂

If you’re like me, you love to use heat embossing as a way to add extra design ‘oomph’ to your projects, without adding more layers.  Well, this technique does just that!  Check out this video put together by Stampin’ Up!:

Isn’t that gorgeous? I grabbed a screenshot of the final card for a close up look.

FAUX METAL EMBOSSED CARD FRONT

Faux Metal Embossing Technique

It looks gorgeous in Gold Embossing Powder – what do you think it would look like in Copper?! I wonder what a snowflake stamp image would look like, using the White Embossing Powder?

I can’t wait to try this technique – I’ll share my finished card with  you when I’m done! If you try it, I’d love for you to share your project with me!

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

You can get all the supplies  you need to try this technique from me! Click on any of the images below, or on my signature, and you’ll be taken directly to my online store.  Place  your order there, any time of day or night.  If you’d rather have me order for you, contact me directly!

 

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Paper Craft Crew Inspiration Challenge

Hello stamping friend, and welcome to this week’s Paper Craft Crew Inspiration Challenge!

PCC259 Inspiration Challenge:

Paper Craft Crew Inspiration Challenge

How’s this for a fun, creative challenge?  You can take your inspiration from the umbrellas, or the colours, or things hanging or floating – whatever stirs your imagination!  I decided to go with the colours and ‘floating’, and came up with this card.

LIFT ME UP

Paper Craft Crew Inspiration Challenge

I haven’t used this set in a while! It’s the Lift Me Up stamp set paired with the Up & Away Thinlits Dies. Unfortunately you can’t ‘bundle’ them any more for a discount, but you can still purchase both the stamps and dies!

DETAILS

For the hot air balloon colours, I used Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Calypso Coral and Pool Party. The sentiment is stamped in Berry Burst ink; the cardstock colours are Whisper White, Basic Black and Berry Burst.

On the 3 3/4″ x 5″ panel of Whisper White, I stamped the small balloons, masking off some to make it appear that some were behind others.  Masking off is quite easy.  I used the Up & Away Thinlits to die cut the small and large balloons from copy paper, and laid the die cut over the stamped balloons that I wanted to stamp ‘behind’.  After stamping, simply remove the mask!

The large hot air balloon was die cut after stamping, using the Up & Away Thinlits with the Big Shot, and layered over the smaller balloons with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  After stamping the sentiment in Berry Burst ink, I punched it out using the new Everyday Label Punch. To create the background layer behind the sentiment, I simply punched another piece from Berry Burst cardstock, snipped it in half, and attached it in back with Dimensionals.

To finish it off, I added some Glitter Enamel Dots to the sentiment, and the top right corner of the panel.  I then layered this panel onto a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Basic Black cardstock with Dimensionals again, and used the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach it to the Berry Burst cardstock base.

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JOIN THE CHALLENGE!

Now it’s your turn – join our Paper Craft Crew inspiration challenge!  It’s easy – for more ideas and the link up code, go to the Paper Craft Crew blog page.  Then, once you’ve completed  your card, link up for the challenge.  You may be our next Top Pick!

ORDER YOUR SUPPLIES

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, click on the images below to order directly from my online store.  Or, contact me directly and I’ll place your order for you! Remember – if  your order is $375 or more (before tax/shipping) you instantly qualify for the FREE Merry Patterns stamp set! 🙂

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Hearts Come Home

Welcome back, stamping friend! Today I’m going to share with you the card we created on the weekend at my Holiday Catalogue Celebration, using the Hearts Come Home stamp set.  (if you missed that post, you can read it HERE).

HEARTS COME HOME – BUNDLE AVAILABLE!

If you’re a client of mine, or a frequent reader of my blog, you’ll know how much I LOVE the Bundles offered by Stampin’ Up!  I really feel that they are the best ‘bang for your buck’, and they stretch not just your crafting dollar – you save 10% on the price –  but also your crafting! Adding die cuts to your projects can bring a whole new level of dimension and a professional look to your projects.

So of course I was thrilled when I saw the Hearts Come Home stamp set can be purchased as a bundle with the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies 🙂 It’s available in both Clear and Wood Mount; the stamp set has 16 stamps and there are 6 dies in the Edgelits set.  This is what you get:

Hearts Come Home

MAKE & TAKE CARD

For the card, we didn’t use the Edgelits, but did use the stamp set and some other products from the Annual Catalogue.

Hearts Come Home

If you’re a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas colours, you’ll like this card! 🙂

DETAILS

Start with a card base of Garden Green cardstock; add a panel of Whisper White cardstock inside for the sentiment.  The focal point is created by stamping the house, trees and stars onto Whisper White cardstock in Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron ink.  Use the Stitched Circles Framelits to die cut, then use the Layering Circles Framelits to die cut the larger, scalloped circle from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Whisper White, then use the Everyday Label Punch for punching it out.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER

Cut a panel of Be Merry Designer Series Paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Before attaching it to your card base, wrap a length of the 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler across the bottom 1/3rd of the DSP, attaching it with either Glue Dots or tape on the back.  Attach the sentiment tag in the middle of the ribbon, using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Next, tie a bow with the same ribbon and attach it beside the sentiment, using Glue Dots.

Layer the stamped image onto the Cherry Cobbler scalloped circle using Dimensionals, then attach it to the DSP panel.  Now you’re ready to attach the front panel to your card base!

Hearts Come Home

Adding the simple die cuts and punched elements add more WOW to what could be a very simple looking card.

ORDER YOUR SUPPLIES

It’s easy to recreate this card – just click on the images below to go directly to my online store. And remember – during September and October, orders of $375 or more instantly (before tax/shipping) qualify to receive the Merry Patterns stamp set for Free! So now is a great time to stock up on your card making supplies, get a great deal, and a free stamp set!

Thanks for spending some time with me today; I hope you enjoyed seeing my card.  I’m back tomorrow with a challenge card for the Paper Craft Crew design team.  See you then!

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Holiday Catalogue Celebration

A Holiday Catalogue celebration is the best part of a new catalogue! For each new catalogue, I hold an ‘open  house’ type event, where I prepare samples, games, make & takes and of course refreshments, then invite everyone to join me in ushering in the new catty 🙂

I had only just returned from Scotland 10 days earlier (and took a few days to recuperate from jet-lag), I didn’t have as many samples ready as I normally do for this event.  No worries – my team mate Lynn to the rescue!!  Lynn kindly came to my rescue, and lent me several of her samples, as her open house is this coming Friday!  It’s so great to have team members who can help out in a pinch – teamwork makes the team, work :)!  (in turn, I’m lending my sample to Lynn for her open house!).

We played a fun Scavenger Hunt game that is related to the Holiday Catalogue; everyone gets a sheet with questions on it, and the answers are all found in the pages of the catalogue! The top winners were Penny and Marianna, who received a package of the Watercolour Pencils (Penny) and a package of the new Black Rhinestones (Marianna) 🙂

SAMPLE BOARD DISPLAY

This is my sample board before Lynn arrived with her cards:

Holiday Catalogue Celebration

A little sparse, right? Of course, I forgot to take a picture of it after I added Lynn’s cards – because then guests started arriving! I did have lots of fun creating the samples, and I’ll be sharing them with you over the next few days.

MAKE & TAKE FUN

Of course we did Make & Takes using some of the newest products! We created one gift tag, and one full card.  Here’s a couple of pictures of the crafting table – unfortunately people were moving about by the time I remembered to take pictures, so not everyone is pictured 🙁  (I really need to work on my timing!)

Holiday Catalogue Celebration

GIFT TAG

The Merry Little Labels set at first glance looks like it’s just for labels or tags.  However, the great images and sentiments can easily be used on full cards, as well! Using the coordinating Everyday Label Punch makes it easy to punch out 4 or the stamps, and the other 2 coordinate with our Layering Ovals Framelits and 2 1/4″ Circle Punch. Or, as I said – stamp directly onto your card front!

We used the beautiful ‘Let it Snow’ stamp for our tag; have a look.

 

Holiday Catalogue Celebration

This tag could easily be added to a card front just the way it is – simply add it to an embossed panel for a gorgeous, quick & easy card!

DETAILS

I love the frost combination of blue and silver! This look is created using Pool Party cardstock, ink and the new Shimmer Ribbon in Pool Party, along with Whisper White and Dazzling Diamonds cardstock.  The addition of the new Tinsel Trim in Silver finishes it off perfectly!

The image is inked with Pool Party ink, and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock.  It’s then punched out using the Everyday Label Punch.  The trees are die cut from Dazzling Diamonds cardstock, using the Card Front Builder Thinlits and the Big Shot.  I used the duo tree thinlit, but snipped them apart to work better with my placement behind the tag.

The banner background is created by cutting a 2″ wide by 4 1/2″ long piece of Pool Party cardstock.  Use the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch on one end, then the Banner Triple Punch for the bottom. Voila – a quick & easy tag background.

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Once you have your pieces stamped, punched and die cut, the assembly is quick & easy! Use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the trees to the Pool Party banner, offsetting them slightly, and towards each side.  Next, attach the ribbon and Tinsel Trim to the back of the stamped tag  using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then attach it to the banner using more Dimensionals.  Loop a length of the Tinsel Trim through the banner top, and you’re done!

Holiday Catalogue Celebration

YOU CAN MAKE IT!

Order the supplies to make this tag yourself, from my online store! It’s open 24/7, so you can shop whenever is convenient for you.  Click on the images below and you’ll be taken directly there. If you’d rather have me place your order, just send me an email and I’ll take care of it!

I’ll be back tomorrow to share the card that we made – see you then!

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Help Make a Difference

Stamping friends, I know that I’m here in Canada on the British Columbia West Coast, and safe from the devastating wildfires in our interior.  I’m also safe from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.  However, I’m not without empathy, and sympathy, for those enduring these awful times.  It’s now that we can help make a difference – and Stampin’ Up! is dedicated to help as well.

TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Help Make a Difference

Stampin’ Up! has made an incredibly generous pledge – to match donations to the American Red Cross up to the amount of $50,000!  This is the statement that they released on their blog today:

Along with many of you, we are watching with concern as stories unfold about the devastation left behind in Texas and Louisiana by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey. Though no one knows how many lives have been affected, Harvey is said to be one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, and the damage caused by massive flooding will be felt for years to come.

With you, we’re also trying to stay informed on the progress of Hurricane Irma; as we write this, Irma has not yet made landfall but is currently classified as a catastrophic Category 5 storm. It will almost certainly leave as much destruction in its wake as Hurricane Harvey and will affect the lives of tens of thousands of people.

As a Stampin’ Up! family, we invite you to help us give to those who are now (or will soon be) trying to rebuild their lives. From now until the end of October, Stampin’ Up! will match donations made to the American Red Cross, dollar-for-dollar, for up to $50,000. Please click here to donate.

The Stampin’ Up! community is already making a difference through ongoing hurricane relief efforts. Here are some ways people are raising money.

  • Demonstrators are donating a portion of their commissions.
  • Demonstrators are holding dedicated events, including retired product sales, where all proceeds are being donated to hurricane relief.
  • Customers are being invited to donate at events. 
  • Demonstrators are selling unused cards or are mounting past swaps on card bases and selling them (in accordance with the Angel Policy) to raise hurricane relief funds.

If you’re a Stampin’ Up! customer and would like to help, reach out to your demonstrator and see if they are holding any fundraising events you can be a part of, or click here to donate to the American Red Cross.

Together, we can do incredible things! We hope you’ll join us . . . because we truly can make a difference. 

EVERY BIT HELPS!

Of course, every bit helps! No matter the size of your donation, or whether you choose to donate to a different charity – all will be helpful! Some prefer to donate to organizations such as Samaritan’s Purse, Habitat for Humanity, and of course we can’t forget all of the animals also affected – the ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, to name a couple, would all welcome donations.

We also can’t forget our U.S. friends here on the West Coast, in Washington, California, Oregon, Montana and in Utah.

Remember – the matching of donations applies to donations made to the American Red Cross.  So Canadian friends, and friends around the world – please use the link provided above to ensure your donation goes to the right place, and that Stampin’ Up! will be aware of it and match it.

My thoughts are with all of my stamping friends, families and demonstrators in the affected areas.  I hope you are all staying safe! ♥

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Eastern Palace Suite for PCC258

Hello stamping friend, and welcome to a new sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!  This week I’m using the Eastern Palace Suite for PCC258; I just love the colours and versatility of this bundle.

PCC258 SKETCH

Eastern Palace Suite for PCC258

You can see that there is lots  of creative room in this sketch! I can’t wait to see your project!

EASTERN PALACE SUITE

Eastern Palace Suite for PCC258

I love bright colours, but the ‘jewel tones’ have long been a favourite of mine.  This makes the Eastern Palace Suite of products a must-have for me!

DETAILS

On a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Very Vanilla cardstock panel, the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and Tranquil Tide cardstock are layered, with a length of 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in Fresh Fig across the join, and wrapped around the cardstock edges.  Another design from the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, this time with the gold striping, is also cut, with a banner tail snipped at one end.

The sentiment and the circle image around it are both stamped in Versamark ink, covered with Gold Embossing Powder, and set with the Heat Tool. I used the Layering Circles Framelits with the Big Shot for die cutting.  The Big Shot is also used along with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and Eastern Medallions Thinlits for die cutting the shapes in Gold Foil Sheets.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER

Once all my pieces are cut, I’m ready to put it all together! I used my Paper Snips to cut pieces from the wavy portion of the Swirly Scribbles die cut, and attached them to the back of the sentiment circle.  The banner of DSP is also glued to the back.  Next, that was attached to the panel, with the medallion die cut popped on top, using Mini Glue Dots.  I decided I wanted a bit more bling, so I then added one of the Glitter Enamel Dots in the middle of the medallion.  I just realized that I forgot to add the 3 embellishments to the right side of the panel!! Okay – just imagine that you see 3 more Glitter Enamel Dots there, please! 😉  Finally, when my panel was complete, it was attached to a Thick Very Vanilla cardstock base.

Eastern Palace Suite for PCCS58

YOUR TURN TO CREATE!

If you’re still looking for inspiration, head over to the Paper Craft Crew challenge page to see what the rest of the Design Team have created.  You’ll love what you see! Next, grab the link, create your card, and link up for the challenge.  I’m looking forward to seeing your project 🙂

ORDER YOUR SUPPLIES

To replicate my card (or create your own!) using the same supplies, click on the images below.  You can shop at my online store 24/7!  Plus, for August only, anyone placing a $25 or more order (before tax/shipping) using HOST CODE NPSAM4B2 will receive a special gift from me, from the Holiday Catalogue! This is my way of saying ‘thank you’ for staying with me, while I’m away in Scotland!

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