Eastern Palace Sunflower Card

How much fun is this card?  I love sunflowers…how about you?  They have a special meaning for me as every time I see one it causes me to stop and remember a special little boy.

If you know me, you know that I love clean and simple cards.  It’s my style for two reasons…one, I need for my card making to be quick!  If I have to spend too much time it just isn’t fun for me.  Are there many of you out there that feel the same?  And two, luckily, I love the look!

I’ve been playing with the Eastern Palace Suite for a couple of weeks now and though I love the entire suite I am crazy in love with the dies!   So I decided for stamp club this month they would get to make this fun clean and simple sunflower card.

  • The Eastern Palace die used for the petals is perfect for making sunflowers.  I use the Precision Plate and Die Brush for all my intricate dies now.  The Precision Plate helps to make deeper cuts so that all the intricate parts of the die are cut through.  Then the Die Brush with it’s mat make it so you don’t have to sit and poke all the little pieces out. These are must have tools if you are into intricate dies.
  • There are a number of wonderful sentiments in the Eastern Palace Stamp Set but I am loving the two curved ones so much!


The Eastern Palace Suite is so much fun. Today's card is a sunflower card made with one of the dies. I love this set the more I use it and see the possibilities.

  • Embossing folders are a great way to give your cards texture.  Here, the center of the sunflower is a 2″ circle that’s been embossed with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  I’m sad to say that this folder was on the retiring list and has been sold out since I designed this card for my stamp club.  But, with all the embossing folders both new and old I’m sure there’s a folder that would still look great.
  • The little bee, if you are loving her, is one of the stamps in the Touches of Texture stamp set.  You do have to fussy cut her out but it’ s really easy to do if you have a pair of Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Snips.  They are so sharp and easy to use.

The Eastern Palace Suite is in the new annual catalog that will go live on June 1
but, you can get it now as an early release.
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Eastern Palace Suite – Flowers or Medallions

Today I wanted to share two additional projects we made at my Happy Heart Stampers Team gathering in April.  My locals get together to share, learn and to make generally 4 projects. The team members that aren’t local always have the option of ordering a “To Go” Kit so they can make the projects along with us. So of course with the early release of this awesome group of products I decided to concentrate on the Eastern Palace Suite.

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In this first card I decided to feature the dies that actually cut a flower.  A pretty flower that you can use on just about any card.  But when paired with the beautiful Eastern Palace designer series paper still has that eastern look.  And yes that’s one of the new colors –  Lemon Lime Twist.  It’s a bright and fun color that I know most of you are going to absolutely love like I do! And then there are others of you that are going to have to give it time to grow on you. I know that from watching and listening to my team as they played with the new products.

These are the two dies that cut the flowers.  The flowers on the left of the card use the small die.  It cuts the petals leaving the center attached to the card stock.  When you nest it with the larger die you get the Dapper Denim individual flower.  And the fun part is that many of the other dies in the set work in the same way giving you lots and lots of possibilities.

This card uses another die that doesn’t cut all the way through the card stock.  It’s still attached at all the points in the medallion. I’m also using two additional new In Colors – Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig. Below is an image of the two dies used for this card and the way they are nested when you run them through your Big Shot.

The sentiments used in both cards are included in the bundle along with several others.  I have a card to share with you soon that uses one of the curved sentiments in the set with a sunflower.  Make sure you continue to stop back and visit me.

During Stampin’ Up!’s early release of the new Eastern Palace Suite you can purchase it in one of two bundles.  The Starter bundle or the “I Want It All” Premier Bundle.  Take a look and decide what’s best for you…but me…I’m an “I Want It All” kind of gal.  How about you?

Click HERE for more details on the 2 bundles and the 3 ways you can purchase them. But if you’re ready to shop right now, visit my Online Store and I’ll be happy to send you the new 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalog.

Measurements for projects below.


  • First Card:
    • Dapper Denim card base – 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 folded in half
    • Very Vanilla – 4 x 5-1/4
    • Designer Series Paper – 1-1/2 x 5-1/4
    • Vanilla circles 1-1/2 for sentiment and 1/2 for flower centers
  • Second Card
    • Fresh Fig card base – 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 folded
    • Tranquil Tide – 3 x 4-1/4
    • Very Vanilla – 3-1/2 x 3-1/2