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.

Eastern Palace is an early Stampin' Up! release that you don't want to miss. The dies can be nested to make lots of different designs. Order yours today -
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