Good Morning Magnolia

Today is my mother’s 95th birthday.  Not only is she 95 but she is healthy and lives (fairly) independently.  By fairly I mean she lives in a little cottage by herself in an independent living facility.  She is the queen of the place and everyone knows her.  She is truly amazing.  I thought this card was appropriate for her because she is like a rainbow of color wherever she goes.

To make this card I first stamped the background using the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set in Memento Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then I took different colored scraps and cut pieces that are 1/2″ wide.  The colors I used are Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape.  I just realized I used every color in the Brights family except Melon Mambo!  I adhered these strips to a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out using a die from the Stitched Rectangles set.  I popped this up using Dimensionals.

Lastly, I cut the word Happy from the Merry Christmas die set in Basic Black and stamped the worth birthday from the stamp set called A Wish For Everything.

Happy Birthday, Mom!  I hope your day is as great as you are!

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A Card from A Friend

I received this card in the mail from Buffy the other day.  Buffy and I do ribbon shares when a new catalog comes out and she was sending me some ribbon she had purchased.  Whenever Buffy sends me anything, she always include a card.  Not just a card.  She always sends a beautiful card!  The fun thing about about this card is it is a fun fold card.

When you first begin to open it, it looks like this:

Then you open it all the way and it looks like this:

Isn’t that fun?  That is why they call them fun fold cards!

Buffy used the Magnolia Lane Suite to make this card.  I can’t really tell you the order she used but I can tell you about the products.  The stamp set is called Good Morning Magnolia.  This set has matching dies called Magnolia Memory and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The Suite also includes the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.  It is gorgeous paper (as you can see from her card).  I love how she split it on the side and folded the edges back so you can see both sides of the paper.  Then she added the gorgeous flower and leaves she cut out using the Magnolia Memory dies.

Another fun thing Buffy did with this card is to use the new Shimmer White Stampin Emboss Powder on the sentiment.  This embossing powder has flecks of glitter in it so it sparkles and shines.  I love it!

On the inside of the card, Buffy stamped the large Magnolia flower and a couple of the smaller ones and colored them using her Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow Blends.

Another great part of this whole surprise was she used a Post-It Note to write inside the card so I could peel it off and use the card again.  It is a great way to recycle cards!

Thank you, Buffy for your beautiful card AND the gorgeous ribbon!

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Last Day To Get Free Designer Series Paper

The Magnolia Lane Suite in the 2019/2020 Stampin’ Up!® Annual catalog is one of my favorite suites in the entire catalog.  It includes a stamp set called Good Morning Magnolia, Magnolia Memory Dies (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle), Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper (which is one of the packs you can get for free), ribbon, Memories & More cards and envelopes and more!

To make this card I first adhered the two different pieces of the Magnolia Lane DSP to a Mossy Meadow card base.  Then I stamped the flower in Basic Gray Ink and colored it using my Dark and Light Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow Stampin Blends.  Then I cut that out using the Stitched Shapes dies.  I backed that with a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock that I had cut out using the Layering Circles dies and adhered that to the card.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink and cut that out using the Merry Christmas die set.  I attached that to the card using Dimensionals.

Today is the last day to buy 3 select Designer Series Paper packs from the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog and get 1 FREE!

You can choose from the following:


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Good Morning Magnolia Shadow Box

This is one of the projects we made at my stamp class last week.  It is a shadow box made with various Stampin’ Up!® products.  You can buy the frame at Amazon or any other place that sells frames.

To make this I used the stamp set called Good Morning Magnolia and the matching dies called Magnolia Morning.  You can buy both of those items in a Bundle and save 10%.  The word “home” was cut out with the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies.  I love the font of these dies.  The Designer Series Paper I used is called Magnolia Lane.

The dimensions of this shadow box insert are as follows:

DSP background – 8″ x 8″

Petal Pink background is 7″ x 7″

Mossy Meadow background is 6.75″ x 6.75″

The Petal Pink behind the larger Magnolia flower is 4 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ and the Whisper White is 4″ x 4.25″

Each of the little squares are 2′ x 2″ ({Petal Pink) and 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ (DSP)

The “home: rectangle is 2″ x 4″ (Petal Pink) and 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8” (DSP

I used Dark and Light Petal Pink Blends to color the flowers and Dark & Light Mossy Meadow Blends to color the leaves.

PS:  I am not sure why it looks crooked in the photo but in real life it is straight.  A Photographer, I am not!

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Good Morning Magnolia

Monday I showed you a card using a colored background with a pop of white.  Today I am doing the opposite.  As you can see, this card is white with a pop of color! I can’t decide which I like better.  I just love them both!

This card was very simple to make.  I stamped the flower and leaves from Good Morning Magnolia and cut them out using the matching dies called Magnolia Memory.  You can save 10% by purchasing them both in a Bundle.  I colored them using my Highland Heather and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Here’s A Card.  This stamp set is a must have.  It covers just about every occasion and has a beautiful, elegant font.  The are sentiments for the outside of a card as well as the inside.

Today is the last day you can earn Bonus coupons!  For every $50 you spend, you get a coupon for $5 to spend during the month of August.  It is an awesome deal and only happens once a year.  If you do participate in this sale, Stampin’ Up!® will send you an email with the coupon code.  Keep that email because you will need it to use the coupon in August.  Don’t miss out on this great deal!

Join my team during the month of July & August and get an extra $30 in products of your choice in your starter kit.  For $99 you get to pick $155 worth of products!  Then you will also receive a $10 coupon code you can spend during the month of August. Plus you will able to get at least 20% all future orders!  Click on the Join Now button to the right of this post!

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Good Morning Magnolia

There are so many beautiful products in the Stampin’ Up!® 2019/2020 Annual Catalog that I can’t decide which one I love best.  One of the Suites that is on the top of my list is Magnolia Lane Suite.  Everything in this Suite is gorgeous.  The stamp set is called Good Morning Magnolia and the matching dies are Magnolia Memory (you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle).  The Suite also has beautiful Designer Series Paper called Magnolia Lane, Memories & More cardiac, gorgeous ribbon and embellishments.  One of the nice things Stampin’ Up!® is doing is Bundling all the products in all the Suites together so you can order it all at once with one item number.  It can’t be any easier.

To make this card I first cut a 4.25″ x 5″ piece of the Magnolia Lane DSP using the edge die in the set.  I then cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the same die and adhered both pieces onto a piece of Petal Pink cardstock.  I stamped the flower in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White cardstock and colored it using the Petal Pink and Granny Apple Green Dark and Light Stampin’ Blends.  I adhered that on top of the Designer Series Paper  using Dimensionals.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black Ink.

Bonus Days begin today!

For every $50 you spend during the month of July (before shipping and tax) you earn a $5 coupon towards your August purchases.  When you place an order for $50 or more, you will receive an email with a coupon code.  Save that email because you will need it to redeem your coupon in August.

There is no limit as to how many coupons you can earn!

Join my team during the month of July & August and get an extra $30 in products of your choice in your starter kit.  For $99 you get to pick $155 worth of products!  Then you will also receive a $10 coupon code you can spend during the month of August. Plus you will able to get at least 20% all future orders!  Click on the Join Now link to the right of this post.

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