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

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Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane Gift Bag

Join me to make this bright and cheerful Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane gift bag!

I’m so pleased that my Daisy Lane Stamp Set Showcase fell on a month with 5 Sundays! Last week I showed you three different Daisy Lane cards using the same colour scheme. If you missed that blog post, you can find it here.

Those of you who follow me on Pinterest (@hc_handmadecrafts) may have noticed that I’ve been trying to organise my boards and one of the new ones is called ‘SU Bright and Cheerful’. Surely Daisy Lane would be the perfect bundle to create a new project to add to the board. In this case I have used the punch from the bundle and combined it with the larger Daisy punch.

I decided on a Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane gift bag as we have already looked at cards, gift boxes, tags and home décor pieces.

How to make it…

The basic bag is made from Bermuda Bay cardstock measuring 27x18cm. Simply score along the long edge at 8, 13, 21 and 26cm and along the short edge at 14.5cm. See the black lines in the diagram. Snip to create tabs as soon by the orange lines in the diagram. Fold along all score lines and crease with a bone folder. Add ‘tear and tape’ along the sections labelled a and b, assemble and adhere.

How to decorate it…

To decorate the bag, I used the Daisy and Medium Daisy punches to cut out 4 large daisies and two medium daisies from Melon Mambo cardstock. These are layered together and adhered to form 2 large daisies and 1 medium daisy. The centres are decorated using Clear Faceted Gems. I have punched ‘Sprigs’ from Granny Apple Green cardstock and layered them behind the daisies.

The two large daisies are adhered straight to the gift bag. The medium daisy is adhered to a tag which I created from a 5x10cm piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock. The top of the tag is formed using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and for the bottom I have rounded the corners using the Detailed Trio punch.

The sentiment is die cut from Mango Melody cardstock using the Well Written dies – in this case I have used ‘hooray’. The final touch is one of the retired Gold Library Clips but any similar clip would work just as well.

Brilliant Brights…

As well as showing off how versatile these punches are, I think this gift bag also shows how vibrant the ‘Brights’ colour family is. There are some great choices to make your summer craft projects stand out from the crowd and put a smile on people’s faces.

Any questions?

I really hope you have enjoyed this tutorial for the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane gift bag, and the last 5 weeks as we have explored the Daisy Lane bundle and some fabulous coordinating products. As usual, if you have any questions leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Next time…

Next week will see the start of a brand new Stamp Set Showcase. I just need to decide what to feature!

Product list…

If you would like to create this project, or something else, yourself you buy the products from my online shop by clicking the links below.

Happy crafting x

Product List