Have I told you how beautiful the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Cards are? Wait...yeah...I know I have. Well...I took one of those beautiful cards today, cut it down to size, and used the back side. I know, I know...shocking! But, I love the patterns on the reverse just as much as I like the pretty floral patterns on the front. Luckily, Stampin' Up! thought of this - they think of everything, don't they - and they gave us TWO of each card. Now, some would say it's in case you make a mistake and need another card. I prefer to think positively, and see it as an opportunity to create twice as much. What do you think?
But don't just take my word about how pretty the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Cards are. Let me show you instead.
And you must think they're beautiful as well because, well...the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Cards are currently on back order. But they'll be back in stock around July 7. So, add them to your wish list and be sure to tell them, Michelle sent you!
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Magnolia Lane Memories & More Cards, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Early Espresso Starburst Punch
Layer 4: Whisper White 2" Circle Punch
Registration for both June's Card Club and the October 4-7th Stamping in the Mountains Holiday Retreat closes on June 15th. Click on the photos below to learn more!
Guess what? All of the cards I've made so far this week have NO STAMPING! That's how flexible and amazing the Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack is. Add in the Coordinating Large Cards and Envelopes - complete with printed and pre-cut liners - and all of the cutting is even taken care of for you! It's so simple, I'm not even going to add a tutorial today. No cutting. No stamping. Just add the cards to the base and you're all set!
For today's card, I used both sizes of cards: The 3" x 4" on the outside, which is framed perfectly by the White Foil Accents, and the 4" x 6" card on the inside. I thought the inside looked a little plain, so I dressed it up a bit with one of the pretty magnolia stickers found inside the pack. Then...I went back and added some Wink of Stella to the flowers on the front.
Have you tried the Memories and More Card Packs? The Magnolia Lane cards are GORGEOUS! And, they are a fun, inexpensive way to begin making your own cards without committing to buying a lot of products.
Today, we have a Sweet & Simple card using the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper. Beautiful, but quick, as I'm getting ready to put the final touches on my Stamping Bee day-long mini retreat tomorrow. I can't wait as I'm so excited for everyone to dive into their goodie bags and find their gifts. I've worked for several weeks on making tomorrow special for my team and our guests. I'll have pictures for you on Monday, but for now, everything is still undercover!
I have a quick tip for you today. Do you ever tie a bow or not and get frustrated because the ends are not cooperating and seem to have a life of their own. That's what happened to me today. One of the ends of my knot refused to lay down, and was standing straight up in the air no matter what I tried. So, I rolled a mini glue dot into a ball and stuck it right on the darker edge of the Petal Pink 5/8" Organdy Striped Ribbon. It worked perfectly. And best of all, you can't see it!
Speaking of retreats...
There is still room at my October 4-7 Stamping in the Mountains Retreat in Montreat, North Carolina. Come enjoy fall in the mountains, for a special weekend spent crafting for the holidays. There will be 3 1/2 days of crafting. And unlike other crops or retreats, meals & lodging are included!
Registration ends June 15th. Learn more here.
Base: Blackberry Bliss, 4 1/4" x 11"
Layer 1: Whisper white, 5" x 3 3/4" (cut 2; one for inside)
Layer 2: Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, 5" x 2 1/2"
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Even though I love pretty paper, I rarely have a hard time cutting it up. I know some of you can't bare the thought of cutting paper, but hey...that's why I bought it!
There are exceptions, however, and the new Perennial Essence Paper is one of those where I couldn't bare to cut it. So...I gave it to one of my Stamping Bees to cut! LOL Last week, I asked her to make a display board for the new Floral Essence Suite for my Super Saturday BOGO Sale. Well, she had no hesitation and chopped it up into 3" squares like it was Whisper White Cardstock! Shocking, but beautiful. So, I decided that I would play with it this week.
I still think I'm going to order some 12" x 12" frames and display them on the wall in my studio!
Remember...today is the LAST DAY to order from the 2018 Catalog!
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Blackberry Bliss, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Black Berry Bliss, 3 7/8" x 7/8"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 3 3/4" x 7/8"
Trim: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Colored with Dark Blackberry Bliss Blends Marker!
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Summertime heat calls out for navy, white, and seersucker! This paper from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper stack is perfectly reminiscent of those summer seersucker suits. I actually saw a gentleman in downtown Pittsboro wearing one the other day, complete with straw boating hat! All he needed was a glass of sweet tea (or mint julep) to make the picture complete!
I think this guy in from A Good Man stamp set is much more relaxed and casual, don't you? Both the Come Sail Away paper and A Good Man stamp set are available starting June 4th, and both are well deserving of your wish list!
Use the sketch to plan out your card. You can change a lot, a little, or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook or Social Medial. #CASEingTuesday200.
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