To a Wild Rose

Here are a few cards with simple variations: Either in stamping technique, embellishment, shape of card, designer series paper or framing technique. One card is  even made from a kit and comes together super fast.

All the cards feature the ‘To a Wild Rose’ stamp set.  It is a distinctive set which has three stamping layers and can give you a ‘photo-look’.    Some are stamped with two layers and at least one with all three.  Can you tell the difference?   The ‘Gorgeous Grape and So Saffron’ card has three layer stamping and shows off the photo-realistic element.

You really can have some fun changing things up just die cutting some of the pieces and popping up on your card for added emphasis and dimension.

Try taking a whole layer and backing with craft foam strips around the edges or cut your A2 card base at 41/4″ wide and 10″ long to make a top fold card. Just doing that gives your card a fresh look  . Add a bit of ribbon/twine/epoxy drops….hey wait a minute….add it all and just have fun.

Look the cards over and would love your comments.

 

These first two cards have two layers of black and white cardstock.   On the first card the white layers are stamped all around the edges.    Graduate the pieces using the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ dies.  Once cut,  use a water color pencil and smooth out with water to fill in the background of flowers on the smaller white piece.  

Frame  each panel  with a black piece one quarter of an inch bigger.  Layer it all up and pop up the top black layer with ‘Strip Demionals.‘  Add your pieces to a  base and top with a bow and some  enamel dots.    

The second card in this set is much the same with a couple of variations. Stamp only one white piece of cardstock and graduate with the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ dies.  Frame in black and prop us the top black piece with ‘Dimensionals.’  I love how the design flows from the smaller piece to the larger one.  Attach your layers on a black A2 verticle base which gives a different look.

 

Next, this purple card uses ‘VersaMark‘ink to stamp the outline on a piece of ‘Purple Posey’ paper creating a background design.   Taking a piece of gingham paper, cut it an at angle to cover the bottom half of the card, attact to the background piece  and lay a piece of ribbon over the edge to finish.   The rose and leaves are then stamped, colored and cut out.  One is popped up on ‘Dimensionals’ and a sentiment is stamped in the top right corner.    Novo drops or acrylic dots can be used to fill in the center of the two flowers .   As with the first set of cards the purple layer is backed by   craft foam strips.

 

Not much direction to give you on this card…Pretty straightforward.  This is a fresh and simple card to stamp, color and finish.  The background paper is from a favorite designer series paper called ‘Garden Lane.’  

 

This last card was the easiest of all to make.  If you like to make your own cards but don’t have a lot of time you can use the ‘Magnolia Lane ‘large specialty cards & envelopes.  The base and enevlope have silver-lines and an envelope liner that just takes the card to another level.    Stamp the outline and any other floral pieces you like in ‘Early Espresso‘ ink and top with a flower stamped on ‘Whisper White’ cardstock …no coloring necessary.   before placing the flower on the  card  (with ‘Dimensionals’) add a piece of Whisper White Flax’ ribbon.  To make the foliage pop, stamp the outline in ‘Granny Apple Green’ ink and stamp the next layer in ‘Lemon Lime Twist.”   Take the ‘Magnolia Lane Memories & More’ card pack for the inside of the card and glue it in place. 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and if you need help ordering I am avaiable 24/7.    Hope you hit like and share with your friends.  Thanks for stopping by.

 

Supplies Used:

STAMP

To a Wild Rose Bundle  https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/151073/to-a-wild-rose-bundle?dbwsdemoid-2187942

PAPERS   https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/search/cardstock?dbwsdeniud=2187942

Whisper White Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Daffodil Delight Cardstock

Garden Lane DSP

In-color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper

 

INKS  https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/search/inks?dbwsdemoid=2187942

Terra Cotta Tile

Grapegrove Grove

Rich Razelberry

Highland Heather

Gorgeous Grape

Granny Apple Green

Lemon Lime Twist

Pear Pizazz

VersaMark Pad & /refill

MISC.

Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon    https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/146912/whisper-white-5-8-1-6-cm-polka-dot-tulle-ribbon?dbwsdemoid=2187942

Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots  https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/148805/happiness-blooms-enamel-dots?dbwsdemoid=2187942

Watercolor Pencils – Assortment 2  https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/149014/watercolor-pencils-assortment-2/dbwsdemoid=2187942

Foam Strip Dimensionals  https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/141825/foam-adhesive-strips?dbwsdemoid=2187942

Dimensionals  https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/104430/stampin-dimensionals?dbwsdemoid=2187942

Mini Glue Dots  https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/103683/mini-glue-dots?dbwsdemoid-2187942

Multipurpose Liquid Glue https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/110755/multipurpose-liquid-glue?dbwsdemoid=2187942

Stitched Rectangle Dies   https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/search/stitched%20rectangle%20die?dbwsdemoid=2187942 

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting Card Shapes

Tired of making the same old A2 card base? Here is some inspiration I cased from fellow demonstrators. The highlighted sets I used arethe new ‘ Free as a Bird‘, ‘Good Morning Magnolia’ and ‘To a wild Rose’ stamp sets. Can’t seem to stop playing with these sets and hope you love them as much as I do.  There’s so many looks you can get by mixing them up.

This first card is an easel-back card which is created with a base of heavyweight ‘Whisper White’  at 4 1/4 “x 11”.

On the long side of the base score at 2 3/4″ and again at 5 1/2″ which creates the fold for the easel. For the front of the card you can layer up pieces starting with a black cardstock cut at 5×1/4″x4″  Use the picture as a guide to see how the front was layered and attached up to the shorter score point . By attaching this way it will stand up like an easel and also fold flat for mailing (see pix.)

Die Cut a heavy weight white piece from the ‘Rectangle Dies.’   Stamp images then emboss on top with the ‘Corregated 3D ’embossing folder.

Add stamped images and die cut to pop up with ‘Dimensionals.’ Use ribbon and a die cut frame to finish the details.

To make the stop for the easel cut three layers of card stock with the same rectangle dies and glue together. Attach to lower portion of base after you embellish. Underneath the stop you can add a white panel for extra stability and writing space.

 

The second card is a flip-page design. Using the pixs as a guide this card is easier to make than you might think.It is similar to cutting three card bases and putting them together turning each base in a different direction to create the flip effect.

The back (or base) of the card is cut at 5×1/2′ x 4 1/4″.   Layer up with a cut from the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ dies in a green.

Next cut a patterned piece at 9 1/2′ x 3 1/4″ and score at  4 3/4″  Fold at score line, center and attach to base.    Stamp Sentiment on lower right corner.

For the third layer cut a piece of cardstock at 8′ x 3″  and score at 4″.  Fold at score line and attach to second layer to the right side of layer two. (check out the pix.)   You can add more writing space on the inside of this layer by cutting a solid pice of cardstock 3 3/4′ x 2 3/4″ and attaching on left side of this layer.  Embellish with a blossom from the ‘Magnolia Lane’ designer series paper.

All the flip pages should be in place and you can add a sentiment, ribbon and more die cut buds from the designer series paper on the top side of the third layer.

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So there you have it.  A couple of designs that are fun and interesting to make.   If you like these cards, please press like and forward to your crafing friends so they can be inspired too.

If you do not have a demonstrator to help you with questions or purchases, I would love to partner with you.  Just drop me a comment.

 

Products Used:

Stamp Sets and Dies

Good Morning Magnolia Stamps and Dies

To a Wild Rose

Free as a Bird

Stitched Rectangle Dies

Papers

Magnolia Lane

Subtles Variety

Whisper White-Thick

Black Cardstock

Misc

Tuxedo BlackMomento Ink

Whisper White Polka Dot Ribbon

Whisper White Flax Ribbon

 

 

Free as a Bird

Summer is here and the birds are chirping…inspired me to make a card or two with the ‘Free as a Bird’ stamp set.

On both cards the birds on a branch were fussy cut and colored with ‘Stampin’ Blends’  then popped up with ‘Dimensionals’ on layered backgrounds.

Two designer series papers added texture and dimension to the backgrounds.   Embossed with the ‘Subtle 3D’ folder and die cut background pieces with the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ dies  that gave a finished look to the cards. Ribbon and colored dots were added to complete the cards.

 

This light and airy card can be made for any occasion.    Love the way the breast of the birds picked up the background paper color.

 

Attaching a metallic background piece at and angle really focuses your eye on the printed designer paper and birds. You can see a bit of the sheen from the gold foil paper in the first picture above.   Note:  Make sure you stamp the sentiment with ‘StazOn’ ink to avoid smearing.  The ‘Pear Pizzaz’ frame pulls it all together and gives a look-into-the-tree effect.

Thanks for stopping by.   As always, would love to hear your comments and hope you share with other cardmakers.    Product links are listed below.

 

Products Used:

 

 

Free as a Bird Stamp Set

PAPER

Magnolia Lane  

Garden Lane

Gold Foil Sheet

Pear Pizzaz

Old Olive

Whisper White

STAMPIN BLENDS

Calypso Coral Combo

Old Olive Combo

Light Balmy Blue

Bronze

Crumb Cake – Dark

Color Lifter

EMBELLISHMENTS AND OTHER

Polka Dot tulle Ribbon

StazOn Ink

Multipurpose Glue

 

Good Morning Magnolia

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Here are three card samples from quick and simple to more involved cards.  All have gorgeous results.  All three cards feature the ‘Good Morning Magnolia‘ suite and the ‘Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack’ with coordinating cards and envelopes from the ‘Magnolia Lane Large Cards and Envelopes.’ 

This first card is simply stamped and has a bit of coloring using  ‘Stampin Blends’ on the leaves.  Add a spot of color right in the center of the magnolia.    You can use any background stamp for this but I used one from the ‘Beauty Abounds’ stamp set. For the inside cut a piece of ‘Whisper White’ cardstock and attach for writing with a stamped magnolia bud in the corner.

Soften the edges with a bit of color, tie on matching twine and layer up your card with coordinating colors.

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The You are Loved card is a five minute-to-make card!  No kidding…you just take out the ‘Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack’ and  ‘Magnolia Lane Large Cards and Envelopes’  and layer up the elements you see on this card for the front and inside piece.

Add some matching pearls and two magnolia buds from the matching designer series paper to give a final touch.

 

Lastly, this A2 card starts with a Petal Pink card base that has one inch cut from the front panel which will give you that peak a boo look to the inside panel of the card.  A quick and fun change up to the typical A2 format.

Layer up both the inside and front panel from the ‘Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.     Stamp, die cut 2 magnolias and color up one magnolia with ‘Stampin Blends.’   Since the blends bleed through the paper when coloring, use wet glue and attach a second blank magnolia to the back of the first one.   Not only will it cover the bleed  but also give you a stronger piece with a dimensional look.

Attach the magnolia so it hangs over the front panel as the picture shows.  Using a scrap piece of cardstock to stamp your sentiment and attach with dimensionals.

There you have it.   Hope you will try your hand at using the Good Morning Magnolia Suite.  It has so many options and is a 2 pack set.   A wow set for sure.

All items used are listed below.  If you have questions please leave a comment.  And if you do not have a demonstator already, I would be thrilled to be that person.

Save some time for crafting and look forward to hearing from you.

 

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Products Used in this Post:

MAGNOLIA LANE SUITE BUNDLE

Good Morning Magnolia

This Suite can be purchased in total or you can break it down and order only the pieces you want.

 

Blends Ink:

Calypso Coral Blend Pack

Old Olive Blends Pack

Inks and Other:

Petal Pink

Momento Black Ink

Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad

Copper Stampin’ Embossing Powder

 

Cardstock:

Whisper White

Subtles Pack -Inc. Petal Pink and Old Olive

 

Embellishments:

Nature’s Twine

Pearl Basics

Dimensionals

 

 

Annual Catalog Preview

Pictures of the three bundles are primarily compliments of my Mentor and Friend, Merrilee Mager. Her cards are beautiful and more gorgeous in person. I thank her for sharing as I have had a personal situation to attend to. Think I have one card of my own design but promise more in the coming weeks.

All the items used in these cards will be available to order June 4th when the new catalog goes live. If you want to know how to get a catalog simply leave a comment. The link to the online catalog will be imbedded in the post June 4th.

Exciting New Items Coming (part one)

Stampin’Up! has just finished a fabulous round of On Stage events showcasing items debuting(June) in the new 2019 Catalog. It’s going to blow your mind!

Here is a sampling from Rachel Woollard, Mikaela Titheridge and Lori Wilcox, presenting demonstrators. Enjoy this peek of what is to come. Keep watch as I will be sharing more.

If you would like a catalog (that mails out in May) put in your comments.

BIRD BALLAD SUITE

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Also, in May there will be a month long special while we are gearing up for the new catalog launch….then it’s gone!    Here’s a look at EVERYTHING ROSEY.


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So beautiful I can’t wait until everything goes live. The next post will have more sneak peaks so stay tuned.

Wedding Cards… deux

 

As promised, here are more cards that work for weddings, anniversaries, sympathy or many other occasions.  These versatile designs add a pop of color and change up the feel from the tone-on-tone cards previously posted.    Note:  I apologize that since the Doily Cards were made the ‘Dear Doily’ set sold out.  Pictured below are two great substitutions.  One, the ‘Beautiful Layers’ thinlits which not only replaces the doily but also works for the  leaves shown on the sympathy card.  Your second option is ”Pearlized Doilies’.   this is economical and can be colored if you like. Both  items will work beautifully.

Details:

  • Prepare A2 card base from ‘Petal Pink’ cardstock
  • Using the ‘Stitched Rectangle’ Dies cut one 5 x 3 3/4″ ‘Crumb Cake’  and one 3 3/8 x 4″ ‘Very Vanilla’ piece
    • Layer the ‘Crumb Cake’ piece on the card
  • Emboss the ‘Very Vanilla” piece with the ‘Country Floral’ dynamic embossing folder
    • Layer the vanilla piece to card
  • Either die cut the large doily from the ‘Dear Doily’ dies or the large medallion from the ‘Beautiful Layers’ thinlets
  • Cut a 2″ circle, center and attach behind the doily piece
    • Put a ‘Metallic Pearl’ in the center of the medallion attach to left side of card
  • Cut a 3 x 3/4″ inch strip of ‘Very Vanilla’, stamp sentiment and attatch to lower right edge of vanilla piece.
    • Note:   Right edge of strip was perforated with the stitched rectangle set for a finished look when layered on card
       

This second card is very similar in technique with minor changes…but gives a totally different feel to the card.

  • Cut an A2 card base from ‘Whisper White’ cardstock
  • Cut a 4 x 5 1/4″ ‘Crumb Cake’ piece and attach to white base
  • Cut a white 4 1/4 x 3 3/4″ inch piece and cut a scallop or other decorative edge on bottom as shown.
  • Emboss with the ‘Tin Tile’ textured embossing folder
    • Wrap and tie a bow around bottom of white piece
    • Glue white layer as shown on picture
  • Either die cut the large doily from the ‘Dear Doily’ dies or the large medallion from the ‘Beautiful Layers’ thinlets
  • Cut a 2″ circle, center and attach behind the doily piece.  This piece is white but can be cut from ‘Crumb Cake’ for a bit more color.
    • Attach a ‘Metallic Pearl’ in the center of the medallion and glue to center of white embossed piece
  • Stamp Sentiment of your choice on bottom of card

 

Last is a Sympathy Card that can be used for any occasion.  Won’t detail the steps because they are the same as previous cards and you can follow the picture.   Any number of embossing folders and die cuts listed will work.

One key item to point out is the leaf pattern used in the left card.   It is from the ‘Delightfully Detailed’ laser-cut specialty paper.  You get 8 sheets of this paper and it will make 24+ cards, plus strips and 4 12 x 12′ sheets that look fantastic.   I just cut out the piece I wanted and layered it on!  Easy and quick.

Delightfully Detailed Laer paper

So that is it for my Wedding Collection.   If you have questions or comments please don’t hesitate to ask.   Also, if you want to take advantage of Sale a Bration items, you have until March 31 or as supplies last so now is a great time to make your final purchases.

If you don’t have a demonstrator  or would like to know more about the advantages of becoming a demonstrator yourself,  I would love to be that person and help you make the most of your crafting $$$ while sharing and inspiring each other.

 

Products:

Sale a Bration Catalog

Sale a Bration

Paper Items:

Very Vanilla Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Pool Party Cardstock (This link takes to a Subtle Cardstock Pack which has colors used in many of these cards.)

Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper

Dies:

Beautiful Layers Thinlits

Stitched Labels

Other:

Metallic Pearls

White Ribbon Options

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Dimensionals

Pearlized Doilies