Magnolia Lane – part 2

Last week I introduced you to the Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Lane Suite of products and we made some simple but beautiful projects using the stamp set. If you missed this blog post you can find it here. This week we are going to add in the die set, DSP and ribbon bundle to take our creations to the next level.

Again we have a set of three matching projects. I hope you like them!

Gift tag

Let’s start with the gift tag which is made from a base of Mossy Meadow cardstock and shaped using the Scalloped Tag Topper and Detailed Trio punches.

I’ve added a 2” punched circle of Petal Pink cardstock but layered it with Vellum cardstock (cut out using the Starburst punch) to keep it subtle.

Stamping and heat embossing the flower in white makes it easy to watercolour the image as the embossing powder serves as a resist to help prevent the ink going outside the lines! The watercolouring was achieved by lightly pressing the ink pads (Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink) onto a small acrylic block and applying using an Aqua Painter. Adhering the flower using dimensionals helps it to stand out from the background.

I also heat embossed the sentiment in white and cut out using the Classic Label punch (you’ll notice that I’ve trimmed one end). Rhinestone Basic Jewels have been coloured using the Dark Mossy Meadow Blend and adhered around the tag. The final touch is added with the length of Linen Ribbon secured with the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread.

Card

The card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock cut and scored to A6 size. Next is a layer of Petal Pink cardstock which I have stamped with the flourish image in Mossy Meadow ink. Although this is different from the other projects, it helps to fill in some of the ‘blank space’ and because I’ve kept to the colour scheme it still fits in well.

I’ve added a 2” punched circle of DSP but layered it with Vellum cardstock to tone it down. The flower and sentiment were created as for the gift tag and the finishing touch is provided by the coloured Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Gift box

The basic gift box is one of the Mini Pizza Boxes which come in a pack of 8. As above I have layered Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink cardstock followed by DSP and Vellum cardstock. The flower and sentiment were created as previously and again I have added the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Next week…

I hope you have enjoyed discovering more of the Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Lane Suite. Join me next week for yet more inspiration.

If you have any questions please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Product list…

The products that I have used are listed below. If you would like to purchase any of them simply click the link and you’ll go straight to my online shop.

Product List

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.

Card

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 helen@papercraftlife.com

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