How to Make an Eastern Inspired Card Trio

With Fall fast approaching I felt inspired to create some cards that could be versatile. The colours in the Eastern Palace Suite are totally on trend, and work for Summer, Fall, Winter and even Spring, it’s all in how you combine them together and what you accent them with. The card trio I created accents with Vanilla and Gold, so it has a bit of the Fall feel to it. These colours would also look great with Silver, Copper or metallic black, so you could switch things up a bit to give this card trio your own creative twist!

Eastern Card Trio

Eastern Card Trio Supply List

Eastern Inspired Card Trio Tutorial

Step 1 – Cut the following cardstock pieces:

Fresh Fig

  • Two 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ card bases
  • 3″ x 3″

Tranquil Tide

  • 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ card base
  • 3″ x 3″

Dapper Denim

  • 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″

Very Vanilla

  • 5-1/4″ x 2″
  • Two 3″ x 3″
  • 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
  • 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″

Step 2 – Cut the following designer series paper pieces:

Eastern DSP

Vanilla with flowers and small dots

  • 5-1/4″ x 4″

Tranquil Tide with Dapper Denim polka-dots

  • 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″

Tranquil Tide wave pattern (make sure pattern faces the right way)

  • 5-1/4″ x 4″

Step 3 – Use the Big Shot and Eastern Medallions thinlits dies to cut the following:

Tip: Refer to the photos for Thinlit placement, and use the Die Brush to easily remove excess pieces from the cut shapes.

Eastern Denim

Dapper Denim medallion 3-1/4″ x  3-1/4″ cardstock piece

  • Layer large partial cut flower, medium circle, and small circle Thinlit pieces

Very  Vanilla medallion 3-1/2″ x  3-1/2″ cardstock piece

  • Layer large circle frame and medium circle frame Thinlit pieces

Eastern Fig

Very Vanilla medallion and flowers

  • Place large circle medallion thinlit on the left side of 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ Very Vanilla Cardstock piece
  • Place two small flowers on the 3″ x 3″ Very Vanilla Cardstock piece
  • Layer the flower frame and partial cut flower Thinlit pieces on the 3″ x 3″ Fresh Fig Cardstock piece

Step 4 – Stamp the following:

Eastern Stamps

  • Small flourishes on the Dapper Denim medallion piece in Dapper Denim ink
  • “To think of you is to smile” greeting on 5-1/4″ x 2″ Very Vanilla piece in Fresh Fig ink (be sure you stamp it high enough to tie ribbon below)
  • Petal flourishes on 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ Very Vanilla medallion in Lemon Lime Twist ink
  • Border flourishes on 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ Very Vanilla medallion in Fresh Fig ink
  • “Enjoy today” greeting in center of 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ Very Vanilla medallion piece
  • Two small flowers (one in Lemon Lime Twist ink and one in Fresh Fig ink) on small Very Vanilla flower pieces
  • Flower outline in Fresh Fig ink on Fresh Fig flower piece
  • Dotted circles in Lemon Lime Twist ink on 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ Very Vanilla medallion piece
  • Petal flourishes and “Let’s be friends forever” greeting in Tranquil Tide ink on 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ Very Vanilla medallion piece

Step 5 – Assemble the three Eastern inspired cards and finish with embellishments:

Enjoy Today Card

  • Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the Fresh Fig Card
  • Adhere the stamped medallion piece to the card base with Stampin’
  • Cut the Gold Vinyl Sticker border strip in Adhere one half along the top of the medallion piece, and one half along the bottom.
  • Cut a 9″ piece of gold ribbon; loop it in half; tack it to the corner of the medallion piece with Glue
  • Tie the tassel to the ribbon loop with gold thread; secure with glue dots if needed.

Eastern Enjoy Today Card

To Think of You Is to  Smile Card

  • Adhere the Very Vanilla strip with the greeting to the Designer Series
  • Knot a 20″ piece of gold ribbon around the Designer Series Paper and greeting piece; thread a gold tassle over the knot; tie a bow just below the
  • Adhere the Designer Series Paper piece to the Fresh Fig card
  • Layer the large and small circle Gold Vinyl Stickers on the blank 3″ x 3″ Very Vanilla
  • Adhere the Dapper Denim medallion piece to the gold sticker Very Vanilla piece with Stampin’
  • Adhere the finished medallion square to the card base with Stampin’
  • Add a small circle Gold Vinyl Sticker to the center of the Dapper Denim

Eastern Card Trio

Let’s Be Friends Forever Card

  • Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the Tranquil Tide card
  • Layer the blank 3″ x 3″ Tranquil Tide square behind the stamped medallion piece; attach with Stampin’
  • Adhere the layered medallion piece to the card base with Stampin’
  • Attach the stamped flowers to the card
  • Add three small Gold Vinyl Sticker circles to the card; place one in the center of the Fresh Fig
  • Tie a gold ribbon bow and attach to the card with Glue

Congratulations, you’ve made a trio of Eastern inspired cards!

2017 Craft Challenge Blog Hop

Check out this month’s blog posts from the other Craft Challenge participants to get your DIY fix. Get inspired with a variety of other ideas and play along to bust your craft stash too!

Emily from A Pop of Red

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Megan from  Make Something Mondays

Carin from Eclectic Soapbox

Mary from Sew Much Love, Mary

Jemma from Thimble and Twig

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