Mixing and Matching...that's what's fun when you have a studio full of stamps, paper, and ink. The Old Olive Scalloped Note Cards were looking a little drab this morning and I wanted to lighten them up. I cut a strip of Garden Lane Designer Series Paper and added it to the inside of the card and added some Old Olive Leaves from the Verdant Garden Stamp Set for a little tone-on-tone stamping. And then, I die cut the sentiment from one of the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack and added a Gray Granite Scalloped Oval behind it.
Base: Old Olive Scalloped Note Card
Layer 1: Gray Granite Scalloped Oval
Layer 2: Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card, Stitched Shape Oval
Inside: Garden Lane Designer Series Paper, 5" x 3/4"
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.
This week, I'm working with the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack. I was so happy when I realized that the 3" x 4" cards worked so well with this week's #CASEingTuesday203 card sketch! The whole Magnolia Lane Suite is absolutely stunning. If I had to choose just one suite out of the entire 2019-2020 annual catalog, this would have been it. But...I'm rather glad I didn't have to!
The Memories & More Card Packs make short work of your card making as well as scrapbooking and pocket journaling. They coordinate with suites already found in the catalog, making it easy to mix, match, and add to your every growing collection.
Want to play along? 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. #CASEingTuesday203.
Base: Petal Pink, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Petal Pink, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8, embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder
Layer 2: Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack
***Envelope Flap: Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, 6" x 2 1/2"
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WOW! What a weekend! Saturday was my BIG annual catalog mini day retreat with 15 of my Stamping Bee and other Southeast Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. And what a party it was! We met at the cutest little Bed & Breakfast, the 149-year old The Carriage House in Carthage, NC. The Inn Keepers, Debbie & and her husband made us feel right at home. He helped carry in all of our boxes and bags, and even offered to park the cars in the rain. Debbie had thought of everything we could possibly need. The rooms we used were beautifully decorated and set up with everything we could possibly need. Lunch was perfect! She prepared one of the prettiest spring salads I'd ever seen, pesto baked tomatoes, and cheddar biscuits. Then, right when we were wrapping up our business training and getting ready to craft, she brought out our afternoon snack: hot peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream and apple slices with caramel sauce. She certainly knows how to cater to crafters!
It was such a lovely day and we were sad to have to leave such gracious hospitality. But we'll be back in September for our demonstrator holiday mini-retreat. So mark your calendars for September 14. This will be a 1-day mini retreat, with nothing like you've ever seen before. This isn't your typical quarterly meeting! Space is limited to the first 20 people. Registration is due No Later than 8/1.
Today's Tutorial features a quick Sweet & Simple card made with theMagnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack and coordinating Large Specialty Cards & Envelopes.
Base: Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Card
Layer 1: Petal Pink, 4" x 6"
Layer 2: Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card, 3 7/8" x 5 7/8"
Layer 3: Petal Pink 3" x 4"
Layer 4: Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card, 2 7/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 5: Pearlized Doily
Plus: Large Specialty Envelopes and Liner
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