Magnolia Lane part 4

Welcome to part 4 of my Stampin’ Up! Magnolia Lane showcase. This week I have another matching set of projects for you – card, gift tag and gift box. To create these projects I have used the stamp set, dies, DSP and ribbon bundle. A full list of the supplies can be found at the end of the blog.

If you have missed parts 1 to 3 and would like to catch up you can find them here… part 1, part 2, part 3.

Gift Tag

Let’s start with the gift tag. The base of the tag is created from one of the gorgeous sheets of DSP that features in this suite. To be honest you could choose any of the designs and it would look fabulous. I’ve continued the colour scheme from the DSP into the sentiment piece (Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow in this case). The Magnolia is cut from Whisper White cardstock with a centre of So Saffron. The die set features three sizes of this Magnolia flower so I cut two of each size to give a nice, full, layered flower. The finishing touch is the ribbon. I think using both ribbons from the bundle make it look extra special!

Card

The card is created from a base of Mossy Meadow cardstock with a layer of the same DSP as used for the tag. The sentiment piece is also created in the same way, using the Everyday Label punch. The Mossy Meadow punched shape is left complete but the Petal Pink shape has been trimmed such that the Mossy Meadow cardstock provides a border. The Magnolia flower has been cut and layered as with the gift tag. Although this gives some lovely dimension this card still fits in a standard Stampin’ Up! envelope.

Gift Box

The base of the gift box is one of the Stampin’ Up! Mini Pizza Boxes (these come in packs of 8 and make giving small gifts so easy). I have decorated this with a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, layered with a piece of the gorgeous DSP. This has simply been decorated with the Magnolia but I hope you’ll agree it looks far from simple!

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed exploring the Magnolia Lane Suite with me and have maybe been inspired to create something yourself. If you have any questions or comments you can leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com. Next week is a new month so we’ll start to explore a new Product Suite.

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Daisy Lane – part 3

In the previous two editions of my Daisy Lane Stamp Set Showcase, we have looked at matching sets of projects. Click the links to take a look at part 1 and part 2. This week, we are taking a look at something different: a home décor wall hanger using the coordinating punches. I think its really nice to stretch your papercraft into the realms of gifts and decorations for around the home. Don’t assume that its difficult or complicated because it isn’t; a blank wall hanging is no different from a blank card base or gift box.

Daisies for a friend…

I’ve gone for quite a subtle look but the addition of a few more (or a lot more if you prefer) Daisies would bring a fuller, more opulent look.

The basic heart hanger was bought cheaply from The Range. I have then covered the heart in a piece of Woven Threads DSP. Sanding the edges gives a nice finish and helps to prevent the DSP from peeling up. Sponging ink around the edges of the DSP frames the piece nicely – in this case I have used Terracotta Tile ink.

Daisies have been cut out using the Daisy punch and the Medium Daisy punch in Terracotta Tile, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray and Purple Posy. Once these have been adhered together, centres are added using the Clear Faceted Gems. In addition, leaves have been cut out of Pretty Peacock cardstock using the Sprig punch and adhered to the back of the Daisies. The flowers are then adhered around the outside of the heart.

The final touch is added with the word ‘friend’ cut out of Pretty Peacock cardstock using the Well Written dies.

I think this would make a lovely, thoughtful gift and it could easily be paired with a matching card and gift tag.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and will consider adding home décor pieces to your papercraft repertoire.

Leave any questions or comments below, or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Next week…

Join me next week for another instalment of my Daisy Lane Stamp Set Showcase.

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Happy crafting!

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Daisy Lane – part 2

Last week, in the first part of my Daisy Lane stamp set showcase, I gave you some inspiration for creating projects teamed with the Daisy punch. If you haven’t read it, you can find it here. Today we are going to look at projects which don’t need the punch but use some fussy-cutting and pair up stamped images with DSP.

Again, we will look at a matching set of three items – gift tag, card and pillow gift box.

Let’s start with the gift tag…

The tag base is created from Whisper White thick cardstock and uses the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and the corner-rounder (Detailed Trio punch) to produce the basic tag shape. I have added detail and texture using the stitched edge die from the Stitched Nested Label die set.

I have also cut a piece of DSP (from the Garden Lane Suite) to the same shape and cropped slightly to reveal some of the Whisper White. The sentiment is stamped in Garden Green ink onto Mint Macaron cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Nested Label die. This is then layered onto a slightly larger die cut in So Saffron cardstock. I have then adhered the sentiment piece to the main tag.

One of the Daisy images has been stamped in Smoky Slate ink and coloured using the So Saffron Stampin’ Write marker. This has been fussy cut and adhered using dimensionals. Final touches are added with Pearl Basic Jewels coloured with So Saffron Blends and a length of Mint Macaron twine.

Next, the card…

The card base is created from Whisper White thick cardstock. I have then adhered a layer of DSP from the Garden Lane Suite. The next layer is a piece of Whisper White cardstock which has been stamped with one of the foliage stamps in Garden Green ink in the bottom right hand corner. I have added detail and texture using the stitched edge die again which helps to tie the projects together. The sentiment piece is created in the same way as for the tag and adhered over the foliage.

Three of the daisies have been stamped in Smoky Slate ink, coloured with a So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker and fussy cut. These are adhered using dimensionals and a length of Mint Macaron twine has been curled and tucked under one of the daisies. Again, final touches are added with Pearl Basic Jewels coloured with So Saffron Blends.

Finally, the gift box…

The basic gift box is one of the Kraft Pillow Boxes (available in packs of 10). To decorate the Pillow Box, I have cut a strip of Garden Lane DSP and added detail and texture with the stitched edge die. This is wrapped around the box and the two ends adhered to hold in place. The sentiment piece and Daisy are created in the same way as in the other projects. This time, the curled twine has been tucked on the sentiment piece. Final touches are added with the Pearl Basic Jewels coloured with So Saffron Blends.

Next time…

Look out for the third edition of the Daisy Lane Stamp Set Showcase next week and if you have any comments or questions in the meantime, pop them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

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I really enjoy making sets of matching projects and think they look most effective when there are elements running through all the projects but also little twists so that each item is individual. I hope you have enjoyed exploring these creations and inspired you to create something similar. I you would like to purchase any of the products that I have used, simply click one of the links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy Crafting!

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