Simply Sunday: Magnolia Style

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card created with the stunning Magnolia Lane bundle, and it’s super quick to create yet beautiful to look at. I also have some great tips in store for you.  Many of my stampin’ friends are oh so busy, that is why I dedicate my Sunday blog posts to simple cards, and what quicker way to create gorgeous cards that with our pretty designer series paper.  The Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper is one of my favorite floral papers.

With a simple base and a piece of designer paper … you have a beautiful card.  Add your greeting and a pretty strip of ribbon and you’re done! Here’s a great tip for you … While you have your paper cutter out, cut some extra card bases, then cut your designer paper into 4″ x 6″ pieces (then cut the 6″ side down to 5-1/4) Use the extra piece of designer paper to put inside your card 🙂  Why you could create your own little card kit!! Stamp up a few greetings as well and tuck them in little box and tag it Magnolia Lane. You could do this with all of your designer paper packets (even your older ones… makin’ sure we use them)!

On today’s card, my second stampin’ tip is … I let the floral pattern of the designer paper dictate where I would put my ribbon and greeting!  We don’t want to cover up all those pretty flowers, so I found a spot that I felt was made just for my greeting … lol.  I used the greeting from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set in the suite, and punched it out using the Tailored Tag punch. You’ll see I punched the mat (Early Espresso) and cut it in half … I really made the greeting show up better.

The ribbon is not in the Magnolia Lane product suite, but it should be, it matches perfectly and is so elegant.  You will find the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon on page 174 with the other ribbons.  The ribbon pack that is in the Magnolia Lane suite will be featured on tomorrows card.

I hope you enjoyed todays cards and the stampin’ tips inspire you to create your own card kits so making up a card when you need it will be super quick -n- easy. Let me know if you have any questions, or need anything… here to help.

I want to “Thank You” for hanging out with me this Sunday.

I hope you have an awesome day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST: If you would like to purchase any of the items used in creating these cards and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to be your creative coach. With each $50 purchase, you will receive a Rewards Point, when you collect 10, I will send you a coupon for a FREE Stamp set of your choice. Just click on any of the items to get to my online store. If you have any questions or would like a catalog, please message me.

 

Hello Magnolia!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

If you are lovin’ the Magnolia Lane Suite, then today’s card is going to dazzle you!!  Just like you, I head to pinterest if I need a little inspiration and with my busy work schedule lately that is right where I went when I was planning my Magnolia Card Class. It may have been storming outside but we were safe inside with out Magnolia Lane Suite and flowery treats!

Today’s card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest from “Cheri’s Cards” but I put a big ole’ twist to make it my own … that’s where the “dazzle” comes from!

The base comes from the ___ which is included in the suite. I added some of the “Sprarkly” Shimmer paper to highlight the focal point which is our magnolia.  The magnolia was stamped with White Craft Ink on our Vellum Cardstock and heat embossed with the White Embossing powder.

Once the embossing is complete ~ it’s time to color!  I used the Stampin’ Blends because well … they blend so nice. I really wanted the colors to POP so I chose the Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green, these colors really go together nicely.  Flip OVER your embossed paper because you will be coloring on the backside. We started with the flamingo and brushed the color on from the bottom of the petals and went about half way up, then added a little more to the base (bottom) of the petal to create a darker look.

Then came the leaves … with a stroke of the Dark Granny Apple Green up the center and then finished it off with the Light. It dries pretty quick, so you can now flip it back over to the front where you can feel the raised embossed area.  We will also add a little color on this side … add just a touch more of the Flirty Flamingo to the base of the petals, creating even more depth. Then we add some Daffodil Delight onto the center of our Magnolia.  Time to pull out the framelit die and cut it out.

To finish off our card, we stamped the greeting “Hello” from the stamp set as well, in Flirty Flamingo and backed it with Silver Foil … this brings out the silver imagery on the card base! We also added some of the twine that is in the duo ribbon pack included in your product suite!  It doesn’t take much to create amazing cards with Magnolia Lane product suite …. there are so many fun and interesting elements included in the suite.

Thank you for spending a part of your Saturday with me, I will be back tomorrow with another Magnolia Lane card share.

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …

 

Cauldron Bubble Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am was having technical difficulties … stinkin’ computer would not let me access my files, who knows! But I got it all back this morning so just a quick post to share my favorite Halloween goodies on the Clearance Rack.  I will be back tomorrow this my “Magnolia” Class pics.  You’re going to love this card … even more when you find out how easy it is to do.

Cauldron Bubble Clear-Mount Stamp Set (147710) Price: $21.00 $15.75

Here are some cute samples of what you can create with this stamp set … and the framelits dies are also ON SALE and available!!

Cauldron Framelits Dies (147914) Price: $28.00 $16.80

What do you think?  Are you a Halloween fan? If so, you can now get this cute stamp set and coordinating dies On Sale!

Thank  you for hanging out with me today. I’ll see you tomorrow with the Magnolia Lane suite …

Have a good day ~

 

Christmas in July … Oh my!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you are one of those crafters that can’t wait to get started on their Christmas cards …. I have some fun project ideas and holiday sale items to share with you today!!  As you saw yesterday, Stampin’ Up! has added “Stamp Sets” to the Clearance Rack and there are some great items on there to start working on your Christmas Cards early, plus there are papers and embellishments you can get at a discount as well … Crafting on a budget, love it!!

Let’s begin with the Beautiful Baubles Photopolymer Stamp Set (147765) Price: $17.00 $12.75

Deck the halls and everything else with beautiful baubles, bursting with color and delight!

The Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies (147924) Price: $31.00 $18.60

Looking for an answer to quick -n- easy Christmas Cards … Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (149903) Price: $11.00 $4.40

Perfect for layering, this beautiful, traditional Christmas paper includes a mix of old favorites and new patterns to create a festive, eclectic feel. Check out these cute card samples ….

Did I mention … the Santa’s Sleigh Dies Thinlits (140278) Price: $30.00 $18.00 are also on the Clearance Rack!!

Create your own die-cut Christmas scene with the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits dies …

You can see that the Dashing Along Designer Series paper and the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits dies are a pair made in crafting heaven ….

So … I’ll let you get busy at your cardmaking and I’ll get back to setting up for my next class … I’ll be sure to share some of that with you tomorrow.  Thank you for dropping in.

Have a wonderful day ~

Here is a list of all the items on the Clearance Rack …

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Stamps on the Clearance Rack!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I just had to let you know that for the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is putting stamp sets on the Clearance Rack! This is not something they have done in the past—and they don’t know if they will do again—but I want to make sure you’re aware so you can get these great stamp sets at a discount!

The stamp sets on the clearance rack are while supplies last!. Here are a few of my favorites …

Illuminated Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
147833 / Only $15.75

Here are some beautiful samples made with this stamp set …

Oh my … one of my favorites that was gone before I really got to use it 😦 What’s great about this is the coordinating die is also on the clearance rack!!

Beautiful Blizzard Clear-Mount Stamp Set
148562 / Price: $23.00 $17.25

Here are some samples for you … LOVE IT!!

I’m also sharing this video so you can see how beautifully the stamp set and die work together, and some neat tips …

The Beautiful Blizzard stamp set includes images, sentiments, and is perfect for creating that winter snow storm. The Blizzard Thinlets die is a great way to give your project snowflake embellishments. Don’t wait, find them on my website www.lindaluvs.stampinup.com or give me a call 262-334-1009 and get your Beautiful Blizzard Bundle.

Here are a few more samples ….

There are many more on the clearance rack that I’m sure you’ll fall in love with too … One of my Halloween stamp sets (and coordinating dies) are on there as well.  Check it out, and please, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog. I’ll meet you back here tomorrow.

Have a lovely day ~

 

 

 

Thinking of Magnolia’s …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The magnolia family is one of the oldest trees in existence. Because magnolias are so old, their flowers do not have true petals and sepals; instead, they have petal-like tepals… all I know is they are beautiful and the Magnolia Lane is one of my favorite suites in the new catalog. How about you?

Today I’m sharing a sweet magnolia card with you that’s simplicity and beauty will surely warm your heart. Your friends are going to love receiving this card … letting them know you are thinking of them ….

The base of the card is Basic Black … Just like a little black dress, it goes good with the magnolia flower. The flower was stamped with Momento ink and then I sponged a hint of Flirty Flamingo in the center of the flower and then added a touch of Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. The soft color adds a beautiful contrast to the stark white and black.  The leaves are colored with the Old Olive Duo Stampin’ Blends …

The greeting also comes from the stamp set, the soft flowing script coordinates perfectly with the delicate flower.  I punched out the greeting with the Pretty Label punch … several punches of the Basic Black for a mat behind the greeting and really makes it pop and finishes the card off beautifully.

I hope you enjoyed a sneak peek into my Magnolia class … this is not one of the cards we’re making but it’s sure a good start!

JUST ANNOUNCED: Stamps on the Clearance Rack Tomorrow

Tomorrow, June 26, at 12:01 AM (MT), for the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is putting stamp sets on the Clearance Rack! This is not something they have done in the past—and we don’t know if we will do again—  the stamp sets here will be added to the clearance rack (while supplies last!). Stamp artwork will be shown on the clearance rack. CLICK HERE TO VIEW LIST

Thanks for the visit today, see you tomorrow.

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … 

 

Free As A Bird: Spotlighting Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Monday! Yesterday I shared a simple spotlighting technique using the Bird Ballad Designer paper and said I would share another type of spotlighting technique with you today.  This spotlighting technique is done with hand stamped imagery… and today I’m using the Free As A Bird stamp set…

I have chosen to use Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock with a simple stamped image in black to start my card.  Then I stamped my chosen image of the birds on a branch with the Black Momento Ink.  This way when I color the image I’m going to spotlight … it will really stand out! In other words, it spotlights that section of the image.

Another simple spotlighting technique with the fun of coloring, whether you use the watercolor pencils, Stampin’ Write markers or the new Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers you are sure to fall in love with this. Choose an image from your favorite stamp set, I’m using the Free As A Bird stamp set … you will stamp your image twice (or you can cut out the image as I did yesterday to spotlight).

Because I used the Layering Squares Framelits Dies yesterday, I’ve decided to use them again today to cut out and spotlight my part of the image I stamped.  I decided to spotlight the two birds sitting next to each other because my greeting states “We are the best of friends”.

I used the Stampin’ Blends to color my sweet little birds but the watercolor pencils and the markers would work just fine too.  I just love the watercoloring look you get with the stampin’ blends.

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List … Just click on any of the items for more information or to begin shopping.