Hello!! I am so excited about this month’s hop featuring my favorite NEW product from the amazing Idea Book and Catalog for 2019-2020! Since I named my downline the “Rubber Magnolias”, it is no surprise that I was over the moon with the new catalog and the gorgeous Magnolia Lane suite!! (Steel Magnolias is one of my favorite southern movies that epitomizes the friendships of southern women….and just had it’s 30th anniversary!) Ya’ll….this suite has ALL THE THINGS. There are stamps, dies, DSP, Memories and More cards, specialty notecards to go with them, an embossing folder, cork embellishments, a ribbon combo, and a new stamp set that coordinates in the Beginner Brochure!!! Whew! AND, for Mother’s Day this year, my men planted a magnolia tree in my backyard where I can see it out my kitchen window. Needless to say, I am in Magnolia Heaven!
So, for my first project, here is a Double Gate Fold card:
I LOVE this card idea from Dawn Griffith and enjoyed using the magnolia elements to put it together. The “Happy Birthday” panel is one of the cards from the Memories and More card pack.
Speaking of, here are some cards I put together quickly using the M&M cards along with one ink color and the stamp set:
The Memories and More card pack along with the Specialty Cards and Envelopes make super quick, beautiful cards! I have so many others….but not enough space on this post!
One last card….
Well you know I couldn’t stop sharing this gorgeous suite! Using vellum and a stylus to “color” in the image from the back is one of my favorite techniques. On this card, I stamped the image with Early Espresso, heat dried it, then got to work with my scoring stylus. Once the magnolia flower was white, I then used my Stampin’ Blends to color on the front and back sides of the vellum to achieve the look I wanted.
Adding a strip of the gorgeous Designer Series Paper and some of the Mossy Meadow linen thread from the Ribbon Combo Pack really finished this card nicely.
I hope you have enjoyed my projects, and will take a look at the Magnolia Lane Suite. And to thank you for stopping by, here is a last little card with a beautiful Melon Mambo magnolia bloom (yes, we do have pink magnolias this color, too!)
Be sure and keep hopping with all of the amazing artists in this group!! Just click on the next name and enjoy-