#SimpleStamping Saturday Magnolia Blooms. Welcome to another edition of #SimpleStamping Saturday. This week I am featuring the Magnolia Blooms selection of products featured in the Beginners’ Brochure. This Brochure is a great, bite sized, selection of products that have been specifically selected for people new to papercraft and stamping. There is such a great selection of affordable products that can be used to make really amazing projects without overwhelming the new crafter with too much choice.
The Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set is a particular favourite of mine because it coordinates with the full Magnolia Lane Suite in the Annual Catalogue, without duplicating anything. The images are all different, as are the sentiments, but the font is the same and the images work perfectly with the larger set. My #SimpleStamping version uses the Magnolia Lane Cards and More Note card pack. This includes Note Cards, Envelopes and some small Memories and More double sided cards. The project is a CASE (Copy And Share Everything OR Copy And Selectively Edit) from the Beginner Brochure. The only thing I changed was the in colour. I chose Soft Suede rather than the Mossy Meadow used in the original.
To step the card up, I have introduced Designer Series Paper, coloured card, ribbon and a couple of punches. This is really not a big jump from the original. You do need to cut your own card and paper, but otherwise it is simple stamping before punching the sentiment out. Because you use the punch AFTER stamping, it is easy to line everything up so it is straight. I trimmed the larger punched element down to form a perfect mat for the Sentiment. Adding some ribbon and a couple of pearls also helps to step this card up a little.
The final version of my card still uses the Magnolia Blooms stamp set, but introduces the dies, vellum and heat embossing. The magnolia uses 4 die cuts, one for the centre in Early Espresso, but the rest all in Whisper White with some Petal Pink Ink added to the edges with a sponge dauber. Just for fun, I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the top layer of petals. The Designer Series Paper has been die cut at the bottom with one of the other dies in the set, it adds a little ‘something’, as do the die cut coloured vellum leaves and the metallic edged Petal Pink Ribbon.
All of the versions have a magnolia bud stamped on the inside of the card. This helps to tie the front of the card to the inside, and is an added bonus for the recipient. I hope you enjoyed these cards and will give on (or all) of them a try. If you do, I would love to see what you make, so why not add them to Pinterest and then Tag me in the description?
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
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