Magnolia Lane – part 1

Join me to find out how to make these three really simple but elegant Magnolia Lane matching projects.

Hello and welcome! This month my showcase will feature the Magnolia Lane Suite. This is a big suite full of gorgeous goodies. It includes a stamp set, die set, embossing folder, DSP, ‘memories and more’ cards, a ribbon pack, cork embellishments and So Saffron blends! Phew! However, you can also start really simply with just the stamp set and your existing craft stash and that’s what we are going to focus on this week.

Stamp set

The stamp set is beautiful. Sets with different sizes of image are really versatile and lend themselves to different types and sizes of project. The extra foliage and texture stamps also mean that you can mix and match with other stamp sets or create quick and simple backgrounds. Combine all of that with a fabulous choice of sentiments and you know you are on to a winner!

You Don’t Need It All

Do you worry that you need it all to create beautiful projects? Well, hopefully I can convince you that is not the case. Obviously, if you get hooked on the stamp set and want to add the extras you can but let’s start simple.

Gift tag

The first project is a gift tag. For this I have used Petal Pink cardstock and stamped in Early Espresso. There are also some punched pieces of Early Espresso cardstock.

If you don’t have the Scalloped Tag Topper and Detailed Trio punches, simply trim your cardstock into a basic tag shape.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a big enough punch or dies to cut out your sentiment either – just do what I did and punch twice! I think it looks great.

The finishing touch is the Copper Trim but just use basic twine if that’s all you have.


The card also features Petal Pink and Early Espresso cardstock and Early Espresso ink. Just a few stamped images and a sentiment can produce a fabulous card if you have the right stamp set. Incorporating some punched shapes gives extra dimension and interest but you could simply stamp your sentiment directly on to the card. Inking the edge of the punched sentiment piece ties the whole thing together so well.

Gift box

Don’t worry about making your own gift boxes if you are not confident. Simply buy the Kraft Pillow Boxes and add your own decoration. Here I have just used two sizes of Circle punch, Petal Pink and Early Espresso cardstock and Early Espresso ink. Adding dimensionals to your sentiment piece helps to stand out from the images.

Really simple!

You now have three gorgeous, matching projects using just a limited range of products. What could be better? I hope I have convinced you that even with a few products, if you choose them wisely, you can create beautiful things!

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this introduction to the Magnolia Lane Suite. Join me again next week as we step it up and see what you can create if you purchase the bundle of stamp set and dies together (or add in the dies at a later date).

If you have any questions please leave them below or email me at

Product list…

A list of the products that I have used is shown below. To purchase any of these items, simply click the link and you’ll go straight to my online shop. At the end of the list are the larger bundles in case you really do want it all!

Happy Crafting x

Product List

Author: Helen

After 15 years working in the NHS I decided it was time for a change. Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts began in 2017, selling cards and gifts at local craft fairs. In 2018, I also became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which allows me to share my passion for papercraft with others via workshops and other events.

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