April Showers means Beautiful Flower Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m here today to share some cards that remind me of spring … It’s time to bring a little sunshine into our lives. Hope you’re doing well. Sit back and enjoy the parade …

Lets begin with the Perennial Essence Suite.  The pretty flowers are stamped onto the Perennial Essence  Vellum cardstock and punched with the coordinating Perennial Flower punch … and layered onto more of the Vellum cardstock which comes in three colors: Old Olive, Petal Pink, and So Saffron.

Our vellum is then layered over the stunning Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper which features hand-painted impressionistic imagery in rich colors.  I use this designer paper often when I have to make a quick card, because it is so pretty … all you need is a greeting.

The greeting comes from the Floral Essence Photopolymer Stamp Set which is filled with flowers, petals, leaves, and stalks, sentiments for weddings, birthdays, and loved ones!

And speaking of making quick cards, you will love creating with the Magnolia Lane Suite …

The cards above where created with the Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper and the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes … Even the envelopes have liners!!

How simple … the different patterns of the designer paper were cut to fit inside the silver metallic embossing, adhere with your favorite adhesive and then just stamp one of the greetings onto Whisper White cardstock and grab a punch.

The Magnolia Lane Suite Bundle gives you a coordinating selection of products with one simple purchase. It includes the stamp set and tool bundle at 10% off plus one each of the other items listed….

* Good Morning Magnolia Cling Stamp Set (10% off)
* Magnolia Memory Dies (10% off)
* Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder
* Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper
* Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
* Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack
* Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack
* Magnolia Lane Cork Embellishments
* Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack

I’m going to share several cards that I made using this product suite so you get an idea of all the different things you can do with your suite.  I’ve showed you the designer paper and card pack, now lets focus on the stamp set and how about a fun technique to use with it ….

This technique is called “Spotlighting” … It highlights the image or part of it.  I wanted a bit of drama to the card and adding the black between the stamped image really does this.  If you would like step by step instructions CLICK HERE and it will take you to the original post.  Some subtle sponging and Wink of Stella really takes this card over the top!

If you like glitter and sparkle … this cards for you!  I’ve combined the stamp set and the card pack that we used on the first card to create this stunning card …

Just like the Perennial Essence card, vellum was used to stamp our image on.  I stamped it with White Craft and then heat embossed it with the White Embossing powder. The color was sponged on from behind to add a soft “stained glass” appearance.

The greeting comes from the stamp set and is matted onto the Silver Foil paper, this ties in with the silver border.  The touch of green ribbon comes from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack which is also include in the suite.  A touch of “Sparkle” Glimmer paper backs the flower and creates an eye catching background.

I can’t let you go without showing you the Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder …

This card truly highlights the folder as it is the entire background which adds elegance and a subtle texture and dimension to the card.  The flower comes from a companion stamp set; Magnolia Blooms and does not come in the suite of Magnolia products, but coordinates beautifully. A greeting from the suite, a punch and a little ribbon and your card is complete!

Please let me know if you are interested in any either of the product suites or bundles or ???  Don’t forget … April is my birthday month so I’m paying your tax!!  FREE TAX in April … you don’t here that very often!

Thanks for walking through my floral garden with me!!  Have a wonderful day … Stay safe, healthy and I’ll see you tomorrow!




Happy Birthday Magnolia Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a beautiful card to share with you today since I missed you yesterday.  Came down with something on Saturday and it knocked me out … I’ve been sleeping ever since!  Today’s card is another from the Magnolia family and you are sure to all in love with it.

It’s pretty simple to make and we begin with the Magnolia 3D embossing folder. It’s easy to make a great impression! Just place flat cardstock in this embossing folder, run it through a die-cutting and embossing machine, and out comes cardstock with a bold textured design. 3D embossing folders take embossing to the next level, with deeper, more detailed impressions than standard embossing folders …

After the background is embossed, what better way to say happy birthday than with a beautiful magnolia flower? The images and sentiments in the versatile Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set come together in an elegant way to express your heartfelt wishes.

The magnolia was stamped with Momento Ink and sponged with Petal Pink ink using the daubers. The leaves were colored with the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends Duo… and then the flower was fussy cut (there is no die for this flower).

The Happy Birthday also comes from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set and was punched out with the Timeless Label punch. I also used the punch to create a mat for behind the greeting which I used Mossy Meadow cardstock.

I used the beautiful Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon to finish off the card and add some texture and elegance. It really does tie the entire card together…  It maybe a simple card but it is so pretty, and don’t forget to add that touch of Wink of Stella to our Magnolia blossom, it really is pretty.

I hope you think this beautiful card was worth the wait … it was a big hit at my July Stamp Club.  I will be starting my Stamp Clubs up again this September … please let me know if you would like to join us, or would like more information about my stamp clubs.

Thank you for joining me today to check out my blog…

Have a wonderful day.


Dazzling Magnolia Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have yet another card to share with you from the Magnolia Lane product suite. Today’s card features many of the items included in the suite such as the Good Morning Magnolia bundle (Stamp Set and Dies), the Magnolia Lane Cards and Envelopes, and the twine from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack.

I began with the cards and envelopes … I love the ribbons of silver that are embossed onto the card front.  I used this to frame my “Sparkle” Glimmer paper. Then I heat embossed the Magnolia in Whisper White onto our Vellum cardstock.  I used the “Light” So Saffron Stampin’ Blend that comes in the suite to color the center of my flower.

The next step was to flip over our embossed flower and color the backside with Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo packs.  Coloring from the back creates a slightly softer look and keeps the color off of the white embossed lines…. LOVE IT!!

For my simple “Hello” … I stamped it in Flirty Flamingo and used the Layering Circle Dies to cut it out and mat it with the Silver Foil.  The silver mat ties in the silver embossing on the card front.  Then just a little twine behind the greeting to finish off my card.

The combination of the vellum and sparkle really turns this natural background into something a little more glamourous … and it works!!

Thank you for stopping back today, hope your day is a good one!

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Simply Sunday: Hello Magnolia Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I would like to share with you a beautiful card that we made in our Stampin’ Club this month.  It is simple yet elegant, done in black and white with a pop of color … just like that “Little Black Dress” that we all need and a touch of embellishing.  I also am including photos and instructions to you can start creating this card right away …

You begin with simply the Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock … and only 3 pieces to make today’s card.  A half sheet of Whisper White (Cut: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) and a smaller piece (Cut: 4″ x 2-3/4″) and Basic Black (Cut: 4-1/4″ – 3″) which you will use to “mat” the smaller Whisper White.

Fold your card in half and burnish it at the fold so that it lays very flat.  Then add a touch of Snail Adhesive to the smaller piece of Whisper White … this is only to hold you 2 pieces together while stamping, you want to take it back off later.

I lay my stamps “rubber up” while I ink … this gives you the perfect view of how much ink you are putting onto your stamp, and to see that it is applied evenly.  Makes for a much better stamped image (and it’s easier than lifting that big block over a small ink pad).

You’ll want to stamp this somewhat in the lower left hand corner so you have room for your greeting …

Once you have stamped your image and your greeting, you are ready to color …

I began with adding yellow to the center of the flower. You can use your Stampin’ Blends or Stampin’ Write Markers in your favorite shade of yellow.  I used Pineapple Punch on mine.

Next you will use your Sponge Daubers to color the flower (Petal Pink) and the leaves (Old Olive).

Gently pull the dauber over the petals / leaves to add a touch of color … we just wanted to add a little color to draw the eye in but want the magnificient Magnolia to be the focal point of the card.

When your sponging is complete, you can now pull off the small piece and adhere it to your Black mat … then you can mount that directly onto your card front, aligning the stamped image.

Now it’s time to add some accessories to your little black dress … “embellish your card” with a little Wink of Stella over the flower petals and a few rhinestones around the card for a little bling! Plus, it balances out your card nicely.

You will be amazed at how simple it is to create this beautiful card.  The entire Magnolia suite is amazing and a “must” in my stamp collection … how about yours?  If you’d like to see more samples that I have created, just enter “Magnolia Lane” in the search box at the top of my blog and it will pull up all of my posts that have “magnolia” in it!!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

I hope you have a beautiful Sunday … Enjoy!



Hello July … Hello Magnolia!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card from the Magnolia Lane suite and a few announcements that are turning up the heat this July!!  Yesterday I shared a simply beautiful card with the Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper and today we are going to step it up a bit. I also gave you a stampin’ tip on pre-cutting your cardstock! On this card my base was cut the long way to 4-1/4″ x 11″ … score at 5-1/2″ and then fold.

I cut my designer paper to a 4″ x 4″ square, the I adhered it to the front of the card.  Next I opened up the card and tucked it into my die cutter (BigShot) and using the edgelit in the dies package included in the suite, you’ll place the edgelit about 1/4″ away from the edge and cut. This makes the beautiful cut edge you see on card.

This edgelit leaves a bit of an ident in your cardstock, but I used it to align my ribbon (this is one of the two ribbons included in the Magnolia Lane product suite) to the front of my card.  I love this ribbon, it adds some lovely texture to the card.  I completed the card by adding a little “Hello” …. perfect to send when keeping in touch with a friend.

Today also kicks off Stampin’ Up!s Bonus Days Promotion …

For each $50 you spend before July 31 (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31.  Don”t forget that with your $50 purchase … you will also earn a Virtual rewards point from me!! If your unfamiliar with my rewards CLICK HERE for Details 🙂

I also want to tell you about the EXTRA, EXTRA Promotion … The promotion so nice, we named it twice!

From July 1 until August 31, when you join the Stampin’ Up! family, you will receive an additional $30 to put towards product in your Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month to spend on more products. This means you will get to pick out $155 worth of product for only $99 … then get a $10 coupon code to spend the month after you join us.  PLUS … when you sign up with me, you will be a member of our Star’s by Design group.

Let me know if you have any questions regarding either of the promotions. I’m here to help you discover your stamping path!

Hope you enjoyed another card from our Magnolia Lane Suite, I have another announcement coming soon!! Watch for my “Cat’s Away” promotion… this is through “ME” Only… and it’s my way of thanking my customers for helping me earn the Greece trip!

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by.


TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST:  “I’ve made a shopping list with a few of the products I’ve shown you today. When you add these to your order, you will qualify for the Bonus Days coupon! You can use that coupon for more Stampin’ Up! goodies anytime during August.” PLUS … You will receive a Virtual Rewards point from me!


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 ~

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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 ~