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.

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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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Sailing Home

Hello everyone.  Welcome to another BS & J Productions with Buffy, Jackie and me.  Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is to use our favorite new InColor.

I couldn’t really decide which one color was my favorite so I decided to use my two favorites:  Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray.  I wasn’t sure how well these two colors went together but I think they look great.

This was a fairly simple card to make.  I used the stamp set called Sailing Home.  I first stamped the sailboat and the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink and cut it out using the Smooth Sailing Dies.  Then I cut out the wheel and the lines on the bottom and top of the card also using dies from this set.  I love it when Stampin’ Up!® adds extra dies that don’t necessarily cut out an image from the stamp set but can be used on their own.

I ran a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock using the High Seas 3D folder.  You can’t see it that well in the photo above so here is a close up.

Now let’s go see what Buffy’s and Jackie’s favorite new InColors are.  I don’t know what Jackie will chose but I am guessing that Buffy’s is Rococo Rose.  Let’s go see if I am correct.

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Stamps On Clearance Rack Today

Beginning today, June 26th at 2:01 AM EST, Stampin’ Up!® is putting some retired stamp sets on sale for the first time on the Clearance Rack.  These are while supply last so don’t wait if you want to order them.

Here is a list of what sets are on sale.  The prices are not listed because this post was written prior to the sale listing and we were not told the new prices ahead of time.  Click HERE to see the entire Clearance Rack items or you can click on each link below to see the specific item.

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Bonus Days begin Monday, July 1st!

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!

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month.


Free As A Bird

Earlier this month I had my first class.  This class used to be a club but I decided to change it up a bit this stamping year and make it a class instead.  We make 5 cards (2 of 2 designs and 1 a little more complicated).  During June I decided to make the two that are supposed to be the same be similar but not exactly the same to give the class attendees some different ideas to use with the same stamp set and/or layout.

Both of these cards used the stamp set called Free As A Bird.  This set has dies that go with it called Stitched Nested Labels and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

To make this card, I first randomly stamped the background using Pretty Peacock ink on Soft Sea Foam cardstock with the leaves and flowers.  Then I stamped the bird image in Pretty Peacock Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using one of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and colored it using a Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Flirty Flamingo and Dark Soft Sea Foam Green Stampin’ Blends.  I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock Ink and also cut it out using the Stitched Nested Labels.

The second card has the same layout as the first one but looks totally different.  I inked the Embossing Folder called Country Floral 3D with Petal Pink Ink and then ran it through my die cutting machine with Whisper White cardstock.  I love this technique!  The ink only goes on the background with the images popping out.  Then I stamped the bird and sentiment in Memento Black Ink and cut it out using the Stitched Nested Labels dies.  I colored the bird using my Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.  I thought it needed something else so I added the bow using Nature’s Twine in Mint Macaron using a Glue Dot.

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Flourish Dies

Flourish Dies have been in catalogs for a few years and I am still not tired of it.  The set makes beautiful flowers and leaves and also has a big background die and the fancy strip I used.  There are ten dies in all.   The set has a matching stamp set called Flourishing Phrases which is a very large set with 18 stamps.  It includes a ton of sentiments for every occasion.  I didn’t use the stamp set for this card because I needed a sympathy card so I chose the sentiment from the stamp set called Colorful Seasons.

The colors I used for this card are Rococo Rose (a new InColor), Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride.  I thought these colors went really well together.  The circle is from the die set called Stitched Shapes.

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Good Morning Magnolia Gift Card Holder

We had a lot of fun at our monthly class a couple of weeks ago.  One of the projects we made was this gift card holder.  Here are some photographs of what it looks like inside.

We used new products from the Stampin’ Up!® 2019/2020 Annual Catalog.  The stamp set is called Good Morning Magnolia.  This set is absolutely beautiful.  It has matching dies called Magnolia Memory.  The dies not only cut out most of the images in the stamp set, it also cuts the pieces for the flower we put on the band.  The Designer Series Paper I used is called Garden Lane.

To make this card you will need the following sizes:

(1) 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ cardstock

(2) 3″ x 4″ Whisper White cardstock

(1) 3″ x 4″ DSP

(2) 1 7/8″ x 3″ DSP (to hold the gift card in)

(1) 4″ x 2 1/4″ DSP cut with the  fancy die as close as possible to the edge

(1) 1″ x 7 1/2″ cardstock for the wrap

Plus you will need to cut out 2 of each petal size (I used Whisper White), one large flower center ( So Saffron) and 1 small flower center (Soft Suede).

To make this gift card holder you start out with a 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of cardstock.  I used Garden Green.  Then you score it at 3 1/4″ and 6 1/2″ turn the paper 90 degrees and score again at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″.  Your cardstock should look like this:

Then cut off the four corners so your cardstock looks like this:

Then you just stamp and decorate like the pictures above.  The sentiment was punched out using the new Timeless Label Punch.  The fancy edge on the top of the gift card holder is a die that is included in the Magnolia Memory die set.

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Come Sail Away Memories & More

Have you ever seen any of the Stampin’ Up!® Memories & More Card Packs?  If not, you should.  They are great for card making or scrapbooking.  I love them because they are a quick and easy way to make a card for anyone.  They include two different sized cards that are printed with a different design on both sides.  These packs also come with stickers.  The best part is they coordinate with some suites that are in the catalog.

I made this card using the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Packs.  This pack coordinates with the Sailing Home stamp set and matching dies.  To make this card I just stamped the anchor in Night of Navy ink onto one of the cards in this pack and put the “celebrate” sticker along the bottom.  I adhered that to a piece of Night Of Navy cardstock and a Soft Suede card base.  It was easy as pie!  As a side note, I don’t know where “easy as pie” comes from because it is certainly not easy to make!  Maybe the saying should say “easy as eating pie” because that is easy to do!

In other news, I am a grandmother for the fourth time.  Olivia Grace was born on June 2nd.  She was 6 lbs 15 oz, 19.5″ long and beautiful!

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