Magnolia Lane Memories Card Pack and Large Specialty Card’s and Envelopes

Ever want to make a card that looks like it took hours to make but didn’t take much time at all? Here it is!

The ‘Magnolia Lane’ card pack and ‘Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Cards and Envelopes’ have all the pieces to create 20+ cards in a jiffy and without a lot of effort or extra supplies. You can take the packs with you and whip up in a jiffy and know you will have a quality card when finished.

This is no ordinary card. The excitement is inside when you open it and a pop up greets you. This is accomplished by making a step that pops up the centerpiece of the card…like the birthday greeting in the pix.

To make the step that holds your centerpiece:

  • Cut a piece of ‘Garden Lane’ designer series paper at least 1/4″ smaller (on all sides) than the card base. If you want to layer another piece under as in the picture increase to 1/2″ smaller on all sides.
  • Fold cardstock in half and press with bone folder.
  • Find the center point on the fold, mark it and cut a line in 1/2 inch both to the right and left of the mark. Adjust the width according to the size of the item that will be attached.
  • Gently push the cutout back to the right and press then the same to the left.
  • Glue Centerpice to step for a strong hold
  • Attach a writing space below the centerpiece and embellish behind the centerpiece if desired. No stamping, no coloring just fun putting it all together.

This card format can be as simple or complex as you want. The sample adds a bit more color with a solid ‘Apple Green’ piece of cardstock and a piece of ‘Garden Lane’ designer series paper as well as embellishments included in the card pack. The greeting is popped up with dimensionals.

All supplies used are listed below. If you need assistance ordering or do not have a demonstrator , I would be thrilled to be yours. Just drop me a note.

Have fun making your own creations. Would love it if you’d share this blog with others and help me build my readership.

Have a great crafting day.


Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack

Magnolia Lane Large SpecialtyMemories & More Cards&Envelopes

Garden Lane Designer Series Paper

Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue


To a Wild Rose

Here are a few cards with simple variations: Either in stamping technique, embellishment, shape of card, designer series paper or framing technique. One card is  even made from a kit and comes together super fast.

All the cards feature the ‘To a Wild Rose’ stamp set.  It is a distinctive set which has three stamping layers and can give you a ‘photo-look’.    Some are stamped with two layers and at least one with all three.  Can you tell the difference?   The ‘Gorgeous Grape and So Saffron’ card has three layer stamping and shows off the photo-realistic element.

You really can have some fun changing things up just die cutting some of the pieces and popping up on your card for added emphasis and dimension.

Try taking a whole layer and backing with craft foam strips around the edges or cut your A2 card base at 41/4″ wide and 10″ long to make a top fold card. Just doing that gives your card a fresh look  . Add a bit of ribbon/twine/epoxy drops….hey wait a minute….add it all and just have fun.

Look the cards over and would love your comments.


These first two cards have two layers of black and white cardstock.   On the first card the white layers are stamped all around the edges.    Graduate the pieces using the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ dies.  Once cut,  use a water color pencil and smooth out with water to fill in the background of flowers on the smaller white piece.  

Frame  each panel  with a black piece one quarter of an inch bigger.  Layer it all up and pop up the top black layer with ‘Strip Demionals.‘  Add your pieces to a  base and top with a bow and some  enamel dots.    

The second card in this set is much the same with a couple of variations. Stamp only one white piece of cardstock and graduate with the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ dies.  Frame in black and prop us the top black piece with ‘Dimensionals.’  I love how the design flows from the smaller piece to the larger one.  Attach your layers on a black A2 verticle base which gives a different look.


Next, this purple card uses ‘VersaMark‘ink to stamp the outline on a piece of ‘Purple Posey’ paper creating a background design.   Taking a piece of gingham paper, cut it an at angle to cover the bottom half of the card, attact to the background piece  and lay a piece of ribbon over the edge to finish.   The rose and leaves are then stamped, colored and cut out.  One is popped up on ‘Dimensionals’ and a sentiment is stamped in the top right corner.    Novo drops or acrylic dots can be used to fill in the center of the two flowers .   As with the first set of cards the purple layer is backed by   craft foam strips.


Not much direction to give you on this card…Pretty straightforward.  This is a fresh and simple card to stamp, color and finish.  The background paper is from a favorite designer series paper called ‘Garden Lane.’  


This last card was the easiest of all to make.  If you like to make your own cards but don’t have a lot of time you can use the ‘Magnolia Lane ‘large specialty cards & envelopes.  The base and enevlope have silver-lines and an envelope liner that just takes the card to another level.    Stamp the outline and any other floral pieces you like in ‘Early Espresso‘ ink and top with a flower stamped on ‘Whisper White’ cardstock …no coloring necessary.   before placing the flower on the  card  (with ‘Dimensionals’) add a piece of Whisper White Flax’ ribbon.  To make the foliage pop, stamp the outline in ‘Granny Apple Green’ ink and stamp the next layer in ‘Lemon Lime Twist.”   Take the ‘Magnolia Lane Memories & More’ card pack for the inside of the card and glue it in place. 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and if you need help ordering I am avaiable 24/7.    Hope you hit like and share with your friends.  Thanks for stopping by.


Supplies Used:


To a Wild Rose Bundle


Whisper White Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Daffodil Delight Cardstock

Garden Lane DSP

In-color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper



Terra Cotta Tile

Grapegrove Grove

Rich Razelberry

Highland Heather

Gorgeous Grape

Granny Apple Green

Lemon Lime Twist

Pear Pizazz

VersaMark Pad & /refill


Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon

Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots

Watercolor Pencils – Assortment 2

Foam Strip Dimensionals


Mini Glue Dots

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Stitched Rectangle Dies 






Interesting Card Shapes

Tired of making the same old A2 card base? Here is some inspiration I cased from fellow demonstrators. The highlighted sets I used arethe new ‘ Free as a Bird‘, ‘Good Morning Magnolia’ and ‘To a wild Rose’ stamp sets. Can’t seem to stop playing with these sets and hope you love them as much as I do.  There’s so many looks you can get by mixing them up.

This first card is an easel-back card which is created with a base of heavyweight ‘Whisper White’  at 4 1/4 “x 11”.

On the long side of the base score at 2 3/4″ and again at 5 1/2″ which creates the fold for the easel. For the front of the card you can layer up pieces starting with a black cardstock cut at 5×1/4″x4″  Use the picture as a guide to see how the front was layered and attached up to the shorter score point . By attaching this way it will stand up like an easel and also fold flat for mailing (see pix.)

Die Cut a heavy weight white piece from the ‘Rectangle Dies.’   Stamp images then emboss on top with the ‘Corregated 3D ’embossing folder.

Add stamped images and die cut to pop up with ‘Dimensionals.’ Use ribbon and a die cut frame to finish the details.

To make the stop for the easel cut three layers of card stock with the same rectangle dies and glue together. Attach to lower portion of base after you embellish. Underneath the stop you can add a white panel for extra stability and writing space.


The second card is a flip-page design. Using the pixs as a guide this card is easier to make than you might think.It is similar to cutting three card bases and putting them together turning each base in a different direction to create the flip effect.

The back (or base) of the card is cut at 5×1/2′ x 4 1/4″.   Layer up with a cut from the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ dies in a green.

Next cut a patterned piece at 9 1/2′ x 3 1/4″ and score at  4 3/4″  Fold at score line, center and attach to base.    Stamp Sentiment on lower right corner.

For the third layer cut a piece of cardstock at 8′ x 3″  and score at 4″.  Fold at score line and attach to second layer to the right side of layer two. (check out the pix.)   You can add more writing space on the inside of this layer by cutting a solid pice of cardstock 3 3/4′ x 2 3/4″ and attaching on left side of this layer.  Embellish with a blossom from the ‘Magnolia Lane’ designer series paper.

All the flip pages should be in place and you can add a sentiment, ribbon and more die cut buds from the designer series paper on the top side of the third layer.


So there you have it.  A couple of designs that are fun and interesting to make.   If you like these cards, please press like and forward to your crafing friends so they can be inspired too.

If you do not have a demonstrator to help you with questions or purchases, I would love to partner with you.  Just drop me a comment.


Products Used:

Stamp Sets and Dies

Good Morning Magnolia Stamps and Dies

To a Wild Rose

Free as a Bird

Stitched Rectangle Dies


Magnolia Lane

Subtles Variety

Whisper White-Thick

Black Cardstock


Tuxedo BlackMomento Ink

Whisper White Polka Dot Ribbon

Whisper White Flax Ribbon



Free as a Bird

Summer is here and the birds are chirping…inspired me to make a card or two with the ‘Free as a Bird’ stamp set.

On both cards the birds on a branch were fussy cut and colored with ‘Stampin’ Blends’  then popped up with ‘Dimensionals’ on layered backgrounds.

Two designer series papers added texture and dimension to the backgrounds.   Embossed with the ‘Subtle 3D’ folder and die cut background pieces with the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ dies  that gave a finished look to the cards. Ribbon and colored dots were added to complete the cards.


This light and airy card can be made for any occasion.    Love the way the breast of the birds picked up the background paper color.


Attaching a metallic background piece at and angle really focuses your eye on the printed designer paper and birds. You can see a bit of the sheen from the gold foil paper in the first picture above.   Note:  Make sure you stamp the sentiment with ‘StazOn’ ink to avoid smearing.  The ‘Pear Pizzaz’ frame pulls it all together and gives a look-into-the-tree effect.

Thanks for stopping by.   As always, would love to hear your comments and hope you share with other cardmakers.    Product links are listed below.


Products Used:



Free as a Bird Stamp Set


Magnolia Lane  

Garden Lane

Gold Foil Sheet

Pear Pizzaz

Old Olive

Whisper White


Calypso Coral Combo

Old Olive Combo

Light Balmy Blue


Crumb Cake – Dark

Color Lifter


Polka Dot tulle Ribbon

StazOn Ink

Multipurpose Glue


Good Morning Magnolia



Here are three card samples from quick and simple to more involved cards.  All have gorgeous results.  All three cards feature the ‘Good Morning Magnolia‘ suite and the ‘Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack’ with coordinating cards and envelopes from the ‘Magnolia Lane Large Cards and Envelopes.’ 

This first card is simply stamped and has a bit of coloring using  ‘Stampin Blends’ on the leaves.  Add a spot of color right in the center of the magnolia.    You can use any background stamp for this but I used one from the ‘Beauty Abounds’ stamp set. For the inside cut a piece of ‘Whisper White’ cardstock and attach for writing with a stamped magnolia bud in the corner.

Soften the edges with a bit of color, tie on matching twine and layer up your card with coordinating colors.




The You are Loved card is a five minute-to-make card!  No kidding…you just take out the ‘Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack’ and  ‘Magnolia Lane Large Cards and Envelopes’  and layer up the elements you see on this card for the front and inside piece.

Add some matching pearls and two magnolia buds from the matching designer series paper to give a final touch.


Lastly, this A2 card starts with a Petal Pink card base that has one inch cut from the front panel which will give you that peak a boo look to the inside panel of the card.  A quick and fun change up to the typical A2 format.

Layer up both the inside and front panel from the ‘Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.     Stamp, die cut 2 magnolias and color up one magnolia with ‘Stampin Blends.’   Since the blends bleed through the paper when coloring, use wet glue and attach a second blank magnolia to the back of the first one.   Not only will it cover the bleed  but also give you a stronger piece with a dimensional look.

Attach the magnolia so it hangs over the front panel as the picture shows.  Using a scrap piece of cardstock to stamp your sentiment and attach with dimensionals.

There you have it.   Hope you will try your hand at using the Good Morning Magnolia Suite.  It has so many options and is a 2 pack set.   A wow set for sure.

All items used are listed below.  If you have questions please leave a comment.  And if you do not have a demonstator already, I would be thrilled to be that person.

Save some time for crafting and look forward to hearing from you.




Products Used in this Post:


Good Morning Magnolia

This Suite can be purchased in total or you can break it down and order only the pieces you want.


Blends Ink:

Calypso Coral Blend Pack

Old Olive Blends Pack

Inks and Other:

Petal Pink

Momento Black Ink

Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad

Copper Stampin’ Embossing Powder



Whisper White

Subtles Pack -Inc. Petal Pink and Old Olive



Nature’s Twine

Pearl Basics




Annual Catalog Preview

Pictures of the three bundles are primarily compliments of my Mentor and Friend, Merrilee Mager. Her cards are beautiful and more gorgeous in person. I thank her for sharing as I have had a personal situation to attend to. Think I have one card of my own design but promise more in the coming weeks.

All the items used in these cards will be available to order June 4th when the new catalog goes live. If you want to know how to get a catalog simply leave a comment. The link to the online catalog will be imbedded in the post June 4th.

Exciting New Items Coming (part one)

Stampin’Up! has just finished a fabulous round of On Stage events showcasing items debuting(June) in the new 2019 Catalog. It’s going to blow your mind!

Here is a sampling from Rachel Woollard, Mikaela Titheridge and Lori Wilcox, presenting demonstrators. Enjoy this peek of what is to come. Keep watch as I will be sharing more.

If you would like a catalog (that mails out in May) put in your comments.



Also, in May there will be a month long special while we are gearing up for the new catalog launch….then it’s gone!    Here’s a look at EVERYTHING ROSEY.



So beautiful I can’t wait until everything goes live. The next post will have more sneak peaks so stay tuned.