Here on my blog, I’ve been sharing projects that highlight each of the individual products found in the Eastern Palace Suite Currently, Stampin’ Up! is offering special suite bundles that are available for purchase. Read on for more creative ways to use Eastern Palace Designer Paper on your cards.
First, a little bit of information about this pack of specialty paper. The Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper pack (144147) includes 12 sheets of 12″ x 12″ paper. 5 sheets have double-sided designs. You receive 2 of each sheet. The other two papers have single-sided designs with gold foil accents.
This paper pack is gorgeous!! Peacocks were the inspiration for the paper designers!! You can really see this on at least two of the patterns. Another thing to note, the patterns are designed with card making in mind. What does that mean? The patterns are designed on a smaller scale that works nicely with the smaller size of card bases.
Let’s get started exploring creative ways to use Eastern Palace Designer Paper on your cards.
Of course, using the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper as a background is the first idea that pops into my mind because this is probably the most common way we tend to use pattern paper. (Look at my first card below to get an idea of what I mean.)
Here is my first card project. At first glance, it looks like the background is a piece of designer paper. And, that’s exactly what it is. But if you look closer, there is something special about the designer paper. I created it myself!!
- I made the background paper using two of the small design stamps from the Eastern Beauty stamp set (143675). The designer paper has the green and blue quatrefoil shapes already printed. It is a beautiful pattern, but plain (which is good for some cards). However, if you want to enhance the paper, you can do so by using stamps as I did!
- To create the Tranquil Tide flower shape you first stamp the flower image onto cardstock using Tranquil Tide ink. Then cut out the shape using the coordinating die from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies (143725). I also used a coordinating die to make the Fresh Fig center shape.
- Other products used: Pearl Basic Jewels and Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372).
- Colors: Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig
Here’s another card using the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.
- I used designer paper two times on this card. If you look at the border on the left side of the card you can see my first piece of pattern paper. Creating a border with designer paper is a PERFECT way to easily use designer paper without having to give much thought to the matter!!
- The second place designer paper is used is in the center of the medallion piece. (However, it’s really hard to tell that’s designer paper.) The round medallion image is one of the paper patterns and I punched it out using the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch (119860). Notice that I also stamped the center of the medallion image with one of the Eastern Beauty stamped images.
- The Eastern Palace Medallions Thinlits were also used to make the center medallion .
- Sentiment is from the NEW Daisy Delight stamp set (143669).
Before we move on to my final cards, here’s a couple more creative ways to use Eastern Palace Designer Paper for borders.
- The 3/4″ Circle Punch (119873) and the 1/2″ Circle Punch (119869) were used to create the medallion circles seen here. I then attached them to color cardstock.
- You can see how I stamped on the Dapper Denim cardstock border piece (using a stamp from the Eastern Beauty stamp set). If you notice the sparkle, I traced over with Clear Wink of Stella (141897).
Continuing on with creative ways to use Eastern Palace Designer Paper, you will see that my final two cards have a “quilt” theme. Here’s the first. This idea came from Cindee Wilkinson. I changed up the colors and shape, but this is basically her card with my spin.
- The four 1 1/4″designer paper squares were made from Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper. They are mounted on a 3 1/2″ square of Fresh Fig cardstock.
- The center Tranquil Tide medallion was created with the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. I stamped the center with a stamp from the Eastern Beauty stamp set and added a pearl.
- I created my own background by repeatedly stamping the flower image from the Eastern Beauty stamp set onto the card base.
- The Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372) was used to cut out the sentiment. I layered it with a scallop circle from the Layering Ovals Framelits (141706).
Here’s my second “quilt” themed card. I got the idea from Martha Groeger. The only thing I changed on this card was the sentiment.
- The two specialty papers (with gold foil accents) were what I chose to use on this card. I layered them on 1 5/8″ squares cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372).
- The sentiment is from the Artistically Asian stamp set (Wood 141778, Clear 141781).
Both of the Eastern Palace Suite bundles available from Stampin’ Up! during May include the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper. You can purchase them in my online store. I’m offering a FREE class to anyone who purchases either of these bundles in May. You can find the details about the bundles and class here.
Hope that you have enjoyed the creative ways to use Eastern Palace Designer Paper that I’ve shared today. Which card was your favorite?