Friday, April 14, 2017

Eastern Palace Suite for Freshly Made Sketches

I was so excited to get a couple of deliveries this week! One was the new Eastern Palace Early Release, which is a preview of a new suite of products that everyone is going to be able to order in May! Yes, my dear customer, that means you!  You'll be able to get your hands on three of the new In Colours, one of the new Designer Series Papers and and new stamp set and thinlit bundle plus accessories starting May 1. That will help ease the waiting period until you can order from the new 2017-18 Annual Catalogue June 1.

I was looking a Freshly Made Sketches' latest design and I thought this suite of products would be a good fit:

Here is my design:

  • The card base is Dapper Denim which matches the design on the bottom of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper*. The upper piece is actually the reverse side and the colour is one of the new In Colours: Fresh Fig*!
  • The sentiment is from the new stamp set, Eastern Beauty*. It is embossed using Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.
  • I stamped the central focal point on Very Vanilla cardstock using all three of the new inks that came in this early release: Tranquil Tide* for the flower petals, Lemon Lime Twist* for the center design, and Fresh Fig* for the outer embellishment. I punched out this design with the 2" Circle Punch. There are thinlits that coordinate with this stamp set, but I haven't yet purchase them. Luckily, many of the shapes fit within punches or the Layering Circles Framelits. 
  • The other gold shapes you see are actually stickers - Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers* which I had some fun with here. It's great that they are transparent. In the center of the two sticker on the right you'll see a brand new embellishment that is not part of this suite and which you won't be able to get your hot little hand on until June. These are the Gold Faceted Gems**. (They also come in Clear) They are really glittery and fancy and you're going to love them!
Anyway, that's the scoop! Get excited and ready to order this new suite in May. The other great things that come with it are Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes* with one assortment, or with the Premier Assortment you get Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock*, both new products that will be available in the new catalogue!

*New products from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, available on Early Release, May 1 - 31.
**New products from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, available on June 1.

Many products from the Retiring List have already sold out so don't wait too long to get the items you were always planning to order but haven't had time to yet. Your best bet is to go to my Online Store to the Retiring Products section and look to see if your product is still there. They are updated in real time so if it's not there, it has likely sold out. You can ask me to check if you are not sure. If you want to be sure to get your items, place your order online yourself. I usually have to gather a few orders before submitting, so that may mean that what you want sells out before I can put the order through. Placing it yourself online is the only way to be sure that you'll get what you want. If you are not worried about that, then by all means contact me and I will place your order for you. You can also text or phone me at 250-768-7379. If it is a stamp set, Stampin' Up! will continue to produce it until May 22, so you will be okay until then. Other than that, everything will be available only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Have a happy Easter Weekend!


  1. What a pretty card! Love the preview of the new suite! Such rick colours! Love the gold! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Truly elegant! I love the mix of those colors and the golden medallions and sentiment! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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