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.

Wedding Cards… deux


As promised, here are more cards that work for weddings, anniversaries, sympathy or many other occasions.  These versatile designs add a pop of color and change up the feel from the tone-on-tone cards previously posted.    Note:  I apologize that since the Doily Cards were made the ‘Dear Doily’ set sold out.  Pictured below are two great substitutions.  One, the ‘Beautiful Layers’ thinlits which not only replaces the doily but also works for the  leaves shown on the sympathy card.  Your second option is ”Pearlized Doilies’.   this is economical and can be colored if you like. Both  items will work beautifully.


  • Prepare A2 card base from ‘Petal Pink’ cardstock
  • Using the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ Dies cut one 5 x 3 3/4″ ‘Crumb Cake’  and one 3 3/8 x 4″ ‘Very Vanilla’ piece
    • Layer the ‘Crumb Cake’ piece on the card
  • Emboss the ‘Very Vanilla” piece with the ‘Country Floral’ dynamic embossing folder
    • Layer the vanilla piece to card
  • Either die cut the large doily from the ‘Dear Doily’ dies or the large medallion from the ‘Beautiful Layers’ thinlets
  • Cut a 2″ circle, center and attach behind the doily piece
    • Put a ‘Metallic Pearl’ in the center of the medallion attach to left side of card
  • Cut a 3 x 3/4″ inch strip of ‘Very Vanilla’, stamp sentiment and attatch to lower right edge of vanilla piece.
    • Note:   Right edge of strip was perforated with the stitched rectangle set for a finished look when layered on card

This second card is very similar in technique with minor changes…but gives a totally different feel to the card.

  • Cut an A2 card base from ‘Whisper White’ cardstock
  • Cut a 4 x 5 1/4″ ‘Crumb Cake’ piece and attach to white base
  • Cut a white 4 1/4 x 3 3/4″ inch piece and cut a scallop or other decorative edge on bottom as shown.
  • Emboss with the ‘Tin Tile’ textured embossing folder
    • Wrap and tie a bow around bottom of white piece
    • Glue white layer as shown on picture
  • Either die cut the large doily from the ‘Dear Doily’ dies or the large medallion from the ‘Beautiful Layers’ thinlets
  • Cut a 2″ circle, center and attach behind the doily piece.  This piece is white but can be cut from ‘Crumb Cake’ for a bit more color.
    • Attach a ‘Metallic Pearl’ in the center of the medallion and glue to center of white embossed piece
  • Stamp Sentiment of your choice on bottom of card


Last is a Sympathy Card that can be used for any occasion.  Won’t detail the steps because they are the same as previous cards and you can follow the picture.   Any number of embossing folders and die cuts listed will work.

One key item to point out is the leaf pattern used in the left card.   It is from the ‘Delightfully Detailed’ laser-cut specialty paper.  You get 8 sheets of this paper and it will make 24+ cards, plus strips and 4 12 x 12′ sheets that look fantastic.   I just cut out the piece I wanted and layered it on!  Easy and quick.

Delightfully Detailed Laer paper

So that is it for my Wedding Collection.   If you have questions or comments please don’t hesitate to ask.   Also, if you want to take advantage of Sale a Bration items, you have until March 31 or as supplies last so now is a great time to make your final purchases.

If you don’t have a demonstrator  or would like to know more about the advantages of becoming a demonstrator yourself,  I would love to be that person and help you make the most of your crafting $$$ while sharing and inspiring each other.



Sale a Bration Catalog

Sale a Bration

Paper Items:

Very Vanilla Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Pool Party Cardstock (This link takes to a Subtle Cardstock Pack which has colors used in many of these cards.)

Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper


Beautiful Layers Thinlits

Stitched Labels


Metallic Pearls

White Ribbon Options

Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Pearlized Doilies




Wedding cards


Creating a wedding card is easiest when it is created with a tone-on-tone or neutral color pallet.    Here are some cards to jump start your creativity for a wedding, engagement, anniversary or sympathy card.  Today’s cards will focus on ‘Very Vanilla‘ tone-on-tone cards.  (Come back tomorrow for more cards with an accent color added.)

What I love most about these cards is that the dies and embossing folders do all the work and add richness and texture to the cards. Cut, emboss, paste and a bit of embellishment and you have a beautiful one-of-a-kind card!

This card is made on ‘Very Vanilla‘ Cardstock and triple embossed with two folders.  Here are the steps to make this card:

  • Ready an A2 card base
  • Cut a 4 x 5 1/4″ glitter piece and attach to base
  • Cut a 3 7/8 x 4″ piece of cardstock
    • Using the ‘Be Mine‘ stitched framlits and die cut the hearts shown above
      • Stamp your sentiment on the large stitched piece and set aside
    • Die cut both the top and bottom edge of the piece with the scalloped edge die
  • TIP:  Take the piece with the heart shape cutout and with the ‘Subtle‘ embossing folder emboss once vertically and then again on horizontally.  This creates a wonderful weave-like texture.
    • Take the same piece and emboss a third time with the ‘Country Floral‘ dynamic embossing folder.  This is a free item with a $50 purchcase until March 31.
  •  Layer up all the pieces and pop up the two smallest hearts with ‘Dimensionals.’

The Wedding Wishes card comes together quickly as all pieces are primarily cut from the same ‘Be Mine‘ dies.  Only added Butterflies and you can embellish with whatever you like.  All pieces are cut from ‘Very Vanilla‘ cardstock:

  • Cut an A2 card base
  • Layer with a  4 x 5 1/4″ piece and attached to base
  • Cut  and emboss a 3 3/4 x 5″ piece witht the ‘Subtle‘ embossing folder
  • With the ‘Be Mine” dies, cut hearts as shown above
  • Layer and attach all pieces
  • Add ribbon of your choice and embellish  as desired

This last card is made from the same ‘Very Vanilla‘ cardstock but changed with a color filter to demonstrate how you can vary the color and sentiment.  The ‘Be Mine’ die set  is used again with the ‘Wonderful Floral’ framelits dies.  A sentiment from ‘Dandelion Wishes‘  was stamped on a label from the ‘Stitched Label‘ set.

  • Cut an A2 card base
  • Cut a 4 x 5 1/4″ piece and emboss with the ‘Lace Dynamic‘ textured embossing folder
    • Attatch to card
  • Die cut label and stamp sentiment
    • Attach label to card
  • Die cut leaves and flowers as shown above and layer around edge of label piece.
    • Embellish with gold ‘Metallic Pearls


Would love to see what you create and read any comments or feedback you may have.


Products used are listed below.   Many items are available to purchase or you can earn some free until March 31 (or until they sell out), during Sale a Bration.   The only item that will carry over into the June, 2019 annual catalog will be the ‘Country Floral’ dynamic embossing folder.   The rest will be retired after that time.  I am happy to answer any questions this may raise, just leave me a message.

Don’t have a demonstrator and want to order…just drop me a note.  I would be thrilled to be yours!

Whether you love making cards as a hobby or are looking for a way to save 20-25% on your own orders and that of others, I’ll be happy to explain details of how you can do that as a demonstrator.   Until March 31st, you can get up to $175 worth of Stamin’Up! products for $99! Great deal isn’t it…..

Products used:

Sale a Bration Catalog

Sale a Bration

Paper Items:

Sparkle and Silver Glimmer Paper


Be Mine

Petals and More    Note:   This set is a substitute for Wonderful Floral Dies which has sold out.

Stitched Labels


Dandelion wishes (Sentiment)

Gold Metallic Pearls

Multipurpose Liquid Glue



Dear Doily

Thinking of Spring and love doilies, so I used the ‘Dear Doily’ bundle  for a couple of cards. These A2 cards have the same base design making it fun to vary up the color and create a set of cards that coordinate with each other.

Begin with layering a 5 1/4 x 4″ piece of cardstock onto an A2 base. You choose the color…I varied it up in each card and you can see  how different each card looks by simply changing it up a bit.

Next, from the ‘Gingham Gala’ paper cut a 3 x 4 1/4″” piece  with the  ‘Stitched Rectangle’ die. Top and center a layer of 3×4″ ‘Whisper White’ cardstock which is trimmed with a coordinating solid  3 1/4  x4″ piece of cardstock.  (See note below for a tip on this step.)

Now the fun begins with each card’s elements:

The Daffodil Delight card is totally layered with stamped and die cut images from the set then embellished with enamel dots I had on hand and ribbon (which I earned free.)   Simple but great look.

The Grapefuit Grove card has a doily cutout from the ‘Dear Doily’ bundle exposing the checkered background. Add another doily in ‘Grapefruit Grove’ and glue into that space to add a pop of color.

Butterflies, ribbon and a little bling complete the look.

Tip: Die cut the ‘Gingham Gala’ and white-trimmed piece together using the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ die set. Position the white piece where you want it, tape in place on the gingham then die cut together. This will give you a clean-cut look without having to cut each piece individually and trying to make it fit perfectly when layered together.

To use this technique cut the gingham piece 3×4″ and the white at 3×5″. This allows for easy die cutting to the 3×4″size.

If you have this set hope you share your creation….would love to see it.   Have fun creating your own paper confections.

Will list product links below and encourage you to take a look. Most of the items used today were from the Sale a Bration catalog.  Some were earned free and you can read how you can get them too.  All expire March 31.

Have questions?   I have answers!  Just leave a message and I will be happy to help.


Products Used

Sale a Bration Items:

Dear Doily Bundle

Gingham Gala 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper

Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (can only get free with $50 order)

Butterfly Beauty Thinlet Dies

Stitched Rectangle Dies



Whisper White

Grapefuit Grove

Daffodil Delight



Grapefruit Grove

Gorgeous Grape

Humming Along

Watercoloring birds just isn’t easy for me. So I challenged myself with the ‘Hummingbird Along ‘ bundle to see where it would take me.

The first card is in shades of blue with a bit of green.  First put the base card together. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4″  ‘Night of Navy’ piece of cardstock and layer to A2 base.   Then cut a 3′ circle out of  a 3 1/4 x 4 3/4″ ‘Whisper White’ ‘Rectangle Stitched’  piece and glue a doily over the circle to let the ‘Night of Navy’ cardstock show through.

Next use ‘Stampin Blends’  to color and die cut the hummingbird.  The ‘Color Lifter ‘pen does a fabulous job blending and removing color where you don’t want it.  Layer and pop up the bird with ‘Dimensionals.’  Add a sentiment  and  put little dots on the body of the bird for additional detail.  Also, use ‘Wink of Stella”  where you like to give the hummingbird some glisten…kinda like they really do look.


Now the second card has a story I am sure you will relate to but will detail that part a bit later.

This card was inspired by something seen on Pinterest and love the idea of stamping several flowers on the edges of the card.

Cut out a hummingbird on watercolor paper and paint. Color the flowers and leaves  in pinks and greens (after stamping) and  put a wash around it all with diluted pink ink .   Watercolor with ink pads this time around.    Simply lay colors on a non- porous surface or lid of your stamp pad and delute with water to paint.

Pop-up  and attach the hummingbird with ‘Dimensionals.’   Stamp a sentiment and all that is left is to add the black frame cut from the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ die set.

The frame is actually  a left over piece from  cutting  a layer piece for another card.   To create, you simply  cut cardstock 1/4″ bigger (on all sides) than the panel you are  die cutting.  When cut you will have a frame and center piece…two pieces in one cut.

Now for the rest of the story…..oh boy did I make a mess.

 I actually made the pink card first and set it aside while working on the blue card. Well, I didn’t put it far enough away and if you look closely at the pink card you see some blue spots that dripped on the sentiment and above.   Oooh that made me angry.   Couldn’t get the blue out.  Tried to erase it out, water it out and disaster was brewing.   The sentiment was ruined and I had broken fibers from too much scrubbing!

I am not the best  at watercoloring and didn’t relish the thought that I would have to throw this card away and start over.  What to do…crafters find a way right? So I die cut another flower and some leaves and colored them up.  Took the bird off and attached the flower and leaves over the damaged spot and trimed the edge.

Had to put the sentiment  in another place and reattach the bird in a different spot, but it worked out.  The flower attached over the frame gives more dimension and the bird (in it’s new location) looks as though it is flying through a bush of flowers.

Sometimes those mistakes give us time to be more creative and that’s what happened here.

Will link the products used and if you have questions, I have answers…just leave me a message.

Thanks for stopping by and would be thrilled to see your paper confections.

Products Used:

Humming Along Bundle

Doily Builder Dies

Stitched Rectangle Die

Wink of Stella

Watercolor Paper

Very Vanilla Cardstock


Multipurpose glue


Stampin’ Blends:

Balmy Blue Combo

Dark Old Olive

Smokey Slate Light

Color Lifter


Ink Pads:

Lovely Lipstick

So Saffron

Granny Apple Green

Pear Pizzaz

Tuxedo Black


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