I've had the Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace Suite in my hands for almost a month now and I have to tell you, all of the products are fabulous. Starting May 1st, you'll be able to order the bundle too! If you'd like to see everything that is included, please watch this video from Stampin' Up!:
April 27, 2017
I can't believe I forgot to post one of my Alternative Paper Pumpkin cards from the April 2017 kit. I take all of my photo's from my iPhone and then transfer my edited photo's to my OneDrive. I totally forgot to transfer this one:
The card should have been part of this grouping of Alternative Projects:
But OOPSIE! It isn't!
So I posted this card on the Fan Club Facebook page and wowza, I got so many "likes" within minutes of posting it. You won't believe what I used on this one. If you look closely at the group photo, you'll see some of my cards have 2 colors & sizes of sticker leaves. Once I used up all of my leaves, I was left with a sticker sheet full of holes in it. Light bulb moment....what a great sheet of holes to use for a layer on my card right?
I added a few rows of the Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine around the front of the card and tied it into a bow. I then stamped on one of the banners enclosed in the kit and glued a 2nd banner behind it. Both pieces were glue together to the front of the card. I finished my card by adding Pearl Jewels in the bigger holes and at the bottom of my banner!
Don't forget to sign up for the May kit by May 10th and I'll send you a FREE gift for doing so!
You can find all of my other Alternative Projects in this post: ALTERNATIVE PAPER PUMPKIN IDEAS
April 26, 2017
I have some fabulous news today for Stampin' Up! customers. As a demonstrator I was able to purchase the new Eastern Palace Suite Bundle two months early. This bundle will debut in our new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. The best news is that you, as a customer, will also be able to pre-order this bundle from May 1st to May 31st! Let's take a look at some samples I made using this bundle:
The Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Paper is just that....pretty special! Two of the 12" x 12" sheets have gold foil on them. See how my designer paper sheet peeks through my die-cuts below? Notice the gold stripes?
This next card uses the 2nd sheet of the gold foil specialty paper and a Mini Tassel Assortment in gold. I white-embossed the stamped images in the background:
What about those new Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers? What a great background for this card:
This next card has new inks and new cardstock. Lemon Lime Twist & Fresh Fig Ink and Fresh Fig Cardstock along with a Fresh Fig Mini Tassel:
More vinyl stickers, more designer paper, die-cuts another gold Mini Tassel on this next project:
This list of products goes on and on. How about the new Tranquil Tide Ink & Cardstock on my last card?
See where I got the idea for my last three cards? Stampin' 'Up! has a project sheet available to download containing all three of these cards and I'll have it on my blog on May 1st just for you!
Here's the flyer with ALL of the information you'll need on May 1st....download and print below:
But wait, there's more....I created a video showing you ALL of the products included in the two bundle offerings and add in my BONUS....if you purchase one of the bundles from me, I will send you FREE projects sheets for FIVE cards. The first four you see on my blog today and one more I haven't shown you yet. I'll post it on May 1st so you can see it. In the meantime, view my video below:
April 25, 2017
It's A Sara Thing.......what a great Paper Pumpkin kit for the month of April. I had so much fun coming up with all of my Alternative Projects this month. Of course there's one project I can't show you, unless you are a subscriber of mine. Not only will my subscribers receive my alternative projects....they will also be receiving an additional 10-14 more projects from the Paper Pumpkin Gurus team I belong to!
So here are all of my own projects and subscribers, you will be receiving your VIP newsletter on May 2nd with a whole bunch of ideas!
Not a subscriber of mine yet and would love to receive all of these projects plus more each month? You'll receive MY alternative projects PLUS the projects from the Paper Pumpkin Gurus. Sign up by May 10th to receive the May kit:
DEBBIE'S PAPER PUMPKIN STORE
I'll even send you a FREE gift for subscribing with me!
April 24, 2017
Kraft is what's on tap this week for our challenge at Merry Monday. I love using Kraft cardstock because it is so easily matched with any colors. Today I chose to add black & red:
I added two layers of craft, my card base plus a 2nd layer and then added the layer of Basic Black Cardstock. The designer paper comes from the Sending Love DSP and I added two different patterns:
The addition of the oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies stamped with Basic Black Ink from the My Hero stamp set looks great adorned with Rhinestone Jewels and topped with a double-layered snowflake from Flurry Of Wishes.
If you visit Merry Monday today, I know you'll be filled with inspiration from my fabulous Merry Monday teammates. Have a good week!