A Peek at the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper

The 2019-2020 Annual Catalog launches on June 4.  So, I am sharing a peek at the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.  The Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper is stunning and is as beautiful as blooming Magnolia trees.  I am participating in a designer series paper swap with several other demonstrators.  Today’s card is the card prepared for the swap.  It features three of the paper’s coordinating designs.  Additionally, the sentiment is one of the stamps in the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.  Do you notice the magnolia bud by the sentiment?  The coordinating Magnolia Memory Dies cut the bud from one of the designer series papers perfectly.  Be sure to add this bundle to your Shopping List.

Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper

Card Details:
  • The card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ score & fold at 4-1/4″)  and the oval for the sentiment are Petal Pink cardstock.  
  • Cut a piece of the floral pattern of the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper to 5-1/4″ x 4″.
  • For the next layer, cut Mossy Meadow cardstock to a size of 4-1/4″ x 3″.
  • The stripe layer of designer series paper is 4″ x 2-3/4″.  Attach to the Mossy Meadow cardstock layer.
  • Use the Magnolia Memories die to cut a magnolia bud from the designer series paper.
  • With the smaller open cut leaf, cut three leaves from Vellum cardstock.  Layer the 3 leaves behind the bud as shown in the photo.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Cut using an oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.   Layer onto the Petal Pink cardstock oval cut using the Layering Ovals Dies.   
  • Attach the sentiment piece to the striped designer series paper layer using stampin’ dimensionals.
  • Embellish with a bow tied using the Mossy Meadow twine in the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack.  
  • The final embellishment is a scattering of three Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins in Sahara Sand color.

You will soon be order this beautiful bundle.  So mark your calendar for June 4.  You can place your order here in my store.

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Beauty Abounds Hello

A few weeks ago, I shared a Beauty Abounds card.  Afterwards, I decided to create additional cards with the stamp set.  Today’s Beauty Abounds Hello with it’s cheerful colors reminds me of summer.  Mango Melody, Lemon Lime Twist and Highland Heather coordinate perfectly.  I especially like that the background stamps from the set and my favorite are the “bubbles.”  The card greeting from the Floral Frames stamp set is perfect to use on cards when you just want to send a note for no particular reason other than to say “hello.”  Do you enjoy receiving handwritten notes?  In this world full of electronic communication, I still like to occasionally receive handwritten notes and this Beauty Abounds Hello would be a lovely card to receive.

Beauty Abounds Stamp Set

Card Details:
  1. Card base is Mango Melody cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ score and fold at 4-1/4″)
  2. Second layer is a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.
  3. Next, stamp the floral stem from the Beauty Abounds stamp set onto a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Refer to photo of card for placement.
  4. Use Highland Heather to stamp the large bubbles two times across the floral stem.
  5. Stamp the small bubbles three times on the stem using Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad.  NOTE:  Stamp off onto a scrap of paper before stamping onto the card.
  6. Randomly stamp “splatters” using Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad.  
  7. On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, use Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp the Hello from the Floral Frames Stamp Set.  Cut using the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  Layer onto a 2″ Circle of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. With the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, stamp a small and a large butterfly onto card.  Color using Light Highland Heather and Light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends.
  9. Use the Butterfly Beauty Dies to cut a small butterfly from Mango Melody cardstock to attach to sentiment piece.  Embellish butterfly with a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel.
  10. Complete embellishing the sentiment with the green Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins.

Please take note that the Lemon Lime Twist color is retiring on June 3 and supplies of cardstock have been depleted.  Granny Apple Green works with the other colors too.  Additionally, the Floral Frames Stamp Set is retiring.  Stamp set availability is guaranteed until May 24, with the last day to purchase  as June 3 (or while supplies last.)  Also note that after June 3, the item numbers for the non-retiring products may be changing so be sure to search the name in the new catalog.

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Cheerful Pineapple Punch Daisy

 This cheerful Pineapple Punch Daisy card is a recreation of the card from last year’s In-Color Club.  With the 2018-2020 In-Color Designer Series Paper retiring soon, I am creating cards to use the last of my paper stash. I am excited for the release of new Designer Series Paper but still have my retiring favorites.  It definitely screams summer and cheerfulness.  Plus it highlights the various Pineapple Punch products.  The Daisy Delight stamp set is used to stamp the top layer of daisy petals.  It is embossed with Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  The 2018-2020 In-Color Stampin’ Emboss Powder is retiring so you’ll want to place your order before it’s gone.  

Pineapple Punch In-Color products with Daisy Delight Stamp Set 

 What you’ll love with the 6″ x 6″ In-Color Designer Series Paper is the various designs that you can mix and match.  Since the colors coordinate, the stripes and polka dots blend.  With the Designer Series Paper package, you’ll receive 40 sheets with 4 each of 2 double-sided designs.  The five in-colors in the package are Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel.

Instructions and project materials for you to recreate the cheerful Pineapple Punch Daisy card is in the Tutorial Section on my blog. 

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Happy Crafting…

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Acts of Kindness

Do you ever wish you had a card on hand to give to someone?  Especially for acts of kindness.  Now you can have cards available by subscribing to receive the June Paper Pumpkin kit.  It’s specifically designed for you to create cards that can be used for random acts of kindness.  In the video below, you get a sneak peek at the design and some creative ways to use the June kit to spread kindness.

As you saw in the video, the June kit makes it fun to share a little smile.  The kit contains 16 fun-sized, beach theme cards and envelopes.  What’s ever better is the kit includes an exclusive carrying case so you can have the cards with you wherever you go.  You will have cards to share kindness all summer.  The coordinating colors for the kit are Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake and Old Olive.  Stampin’ Up! will also be including a flyer to help you know what to do with the kit.  It’s time to spread a little love.  Just image the recipient’s surprise and joy when you present them with a card.  

You must have an active subscription by June 10 to receive this kit.  Remember, supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period so don’t hesitate.  Place your order now using this link:  Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.  

Join me in spreading smiles and acts of kindness this summer.  Share #kindness

Thanks for stopping by and email me with any questions regarding the June Paper Pumpkin.

Accented Blooms

Do you like to color?  The Accented Blooms set is the perfect stamp for coloring!  Since  graduation season is nearing, Congratulatory cards seem to always be in need.  So, today’s card showcases the Accented Blooms stamp set transformed into a congratulatory card.  Though the stamp set does not include a congratulatory message, it is easy to select a sentiment from another stamp set.  The Congratulations sentiment on this card is from the Lilypad Lake stamp set.  After stamping, the sentiment is cut with the coordinating die to create a banner.   Since the floral stamp resembles a field of wildflowers, a variety of Stampin’ Blends colors are chosen to color the flowers.  Notice the Whisper White edging along the card layer panel?   It is a small touch that adds additional visual interest.  Read the card details below the photo to find out were to find the edging die.

Congratulations using Accented Blooms

Card Details:
  1. Card base is Daffodil Delight cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ score at 4-1/4″ to create a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card).
  2. Stamp the Accented Blooms bouquet onto a 4″ x 4″ square of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  
  3. Color the blooms on using Stampin’ Blends.  The Stampin’ Blends colors for this card are: Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Mango Melody, Light Balmy Blue, Light and Dark Old Olive, Light Mossy Meadow, Light and Dark Highland Heather, Light and Dark Petal Pink, and Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo.  Since the card base is Daffodil Delight, touches of the Daffodil Delight blends is colored on the centers of each flower.  Remember – blending different colors of the Stampin’ Blends creates visual interest! 
  4. With the lace edge die from the Be Mine Stitched Dies, cut two strips to add along the side edges of the 4″ x 4″ panel.  Attach to the back of the panel using desired adhesive.
  5. Use the Tailored Tag Punch to cut a tag from a scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock. 
  6. Stamp the congratulatory sentiment in the Lilypad Lake stamp set using the Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Afterwards, cut with the coordinating banner die from Lakeside Dies.  
  7. Assemble the card as follows: center and attach panel to card front.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the Daffodil Delight tag in the tag area of the blooms.  Next, use mini glue dots to attach the Congratulations banner across the Tailored Tag.  
  8. Embellish the tag with the Daffodil Delight sequins from the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins package.
Today’s Tips!
  • Mix it up with other stamps to create another design.  The beauty of the Accented Blooms set is the tag area. There are a variety of sentiments that will fit the area. This enables you to utilize more of your stamp sets for a variety of occasions.
  • Look at all of your die pieces to see if there is a die that will add a “little something” to your card.  The lace edge from the Be Mine Stitched Dies is a perfect example.

Remember to check the Last Chance retiring products list.  We’re midway through May and you’ll want to get your favorite products before they are gone!  Plus if you prefer wood mount stamps, order now as they are retiring.  

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Retirement Party

Today Stampin’ Up! is hosting a retirement party for Lovely As A Tree.  It is being held on Facebook for demonstrators across the world.  Throughout the day, you will likely see numerous posts on social media outlets highlighting the stamp set.  Believe me when I say demonstrators were shocked to learn the iconic stamp set is retiring.  It’s been a mainstay for years and one of my favorites to use for creating masculine cards.   To commemorate the occasion and celebrate with the retirement party, I am posting photos from a few of my past blog posts featuring Lovely As A Tree. Some of the posts go back to my early blogging days.  As you will see, my blog photo skills were in their infancy.   Fortunately, my photo skills have improved!  Of course, some of the colors and products have been retired. 

Let’s stroll down memory lane…

This first card is one of my favorite designs using Lovely As A Tree and dates back to May, 2013.  Simply stamp the images onto Very Vanilla cardstock, highlight images by sponging color and then texture emboss.  Simple but beautiful.

Lovely As A Tree

This next card features the Baby Wipe Technique and is a card from the September, 2015 class.  

Lovely As A Tree

This last card dates back to 2014.  It was another technique class using a clear-mount block to stamp the color onto the card.  

Lovely As A Tree Watercolor Father's Day Card

Thank you for joining me in this stroll down memory lane.  There are a few additional Lovely As A Tree photos that you can find in past blog posts.  Just enter Lovely As A Tree in the Search bar.  

Don’t miss out…Be sure to add this versatile stamp set to your collection.  The various trees allow you to create cards and projects for all occasions.  Don’t delay! Availability of stamps is being guaranteed until May 24.   After that, it’s while supplies last through June 3.  To order a Clear-Mount Stamp Set, click here.  If you prefer Wood-Mount, click here to order.

Happy Crafting…