Eastern Palace Christmas

I know most people celebrate a Christmas in July event but this July I just wasn’t ready for it.  Maybe it was because the weather up here was so nice and I spent more time enjoying the warmth then thinking about a winter holiday.

In any case, Stampin’ Up! sent me a copy of the upcoming 2017 Holiday Catalog a couple of weeks ago. As a Demonstrator, we get to see it early.  Let me tell you. It is amazing.  There are so many gorgeous holiday stamps in that catalog that you are going to have a hard time choosing which one you want.  If you are like me, you buy a bunch of them anyway.

One of the things I always look for are some holiday sentiment sets.  I love big fonts and I love elegant fonts.  This year, there are a few to choose from (yay!).  I used Snowflake Sentiments on this card.  Isn’t that font just gorgeous?!?

To make this card I used the Eastern Palace Suite.  This suite includes stamps, dies, Designer Series Paper, embellishments and these beautiful Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers.  Everything in this suite coordinates with each other.  Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to do this.  The only problem you will have is deciding which suite to purchase!

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A Ribbon Stamp Off Challenge

Welcome to our weekly Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me.  Today’s challenge is to use all that beautiful ribbon we have and seem to hoard (at least I do!).  Honestly, I don’t know why I don’t use more of it.  Stampin’ Up! has the best ribbon and it coordinates with all their colors.  Plus, Stampin’ Up! has been offering suites with their products now.  This makes it so much easier to mix and match products.  Their Suites usually have a stamp set with matching dies, Designer Series Paper, ribbon and embellishments.

I used the Suite called Eastern Palace to make my card.  This Suite was released before the Annual Catalog went live.  I loved it the second I saw it.  The stamp set is called Eastern Palace and has 21 Photopolymer stamps in it.  The dies are called Eastern Beauty and are gorgeous!  You can use one die (as I did) or you can layer the dies to make different shapes.  The Designer Series Paper is also called Eastern Palace and is a Specialty Paper because it has some gold foil on some of the pieces.

Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie did with their ribbon.  I am sure it will be awesome!

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Eastern Palace

Are you sick of this color combination yet?  I really love the new InColor called Lemon Lime Twist (as if you couldn’t tell).  It is such a bright, fun color so expect to see it a lot!

I made this card using the Eastern Palace Suite from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  The suite includes the stamp set called Eastern Beauty and the matching set of dies called Eastern Medallions.  As always with a new stamp set and matching dies, you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  This is a Bundle you really need to own!

The dies in this set are amazing.  Some of them cut out shapes totally and some just cut out parts of a shape.  They are so much fun to mix and match.  This card uses three different dies and a punch (1 1/4″ Circle Punch).

The Designer Series Paper is called Fresh Florals and comes in all the new InColors.  It is a larger package of Designer Series Paper because it has 40 sheets instead of the usual 12.

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A Sketch Stamp Off Challenge

Hello everyone!  Today is a BS & J Productions Sketch Stamp Off Challenge.  Of course, my now you know that BS & J stands for Buffy, Susan and Jackie.  Every week we have a lot of fun doing one of our challenges.  We don’t share our creations ahead of time so each week is a surprise.  I love that part.

I decided to use the new Eastern Palace Suite products that are in the 2017 Annual Catalog and are available during the month of May in a couple of different Bundles.  If you would like to see the available products you can click HERE.

Here is the card I made.

I used the new In Color called Lemon Lime Twist.  It is one of those colors I had reservations about but soon grew to love.  I must be in the majority because you will see this color everywhere.  It is extremely popular and goes really well with a few of the Stampin’ Up! colors.  I put it with Dapper Denim because the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper pack put these two colors together. In case you are wondering, it also goes really well with Basic Gray and Basic Black.

I did use a couple of the 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes on the two smaller flowers.  These will be retiring at the end of this catalog.  All the Enamel Shapes will be so if you like them order them before they are gone for good.

Now this is the fun part.  Let’s go see what amazing creations Jackie and Buffy made.  They are both awesome artists.