Down here in the south, we have a lot of magnolia trees that are just gorgeous! So, when I saw the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set in the new annual catalog, I had to have it! Can you tell I love it!? I have made a lot of projects with this suite!
The Magnolia Memory dies help you make stunning cards (and other creations) in a snap! I used the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends (light/dark) and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends (light/dark) to color the flower. I added a little Daffodil Delight in the center. I like to use the lighter shade of Blends first and then go back to create depth with the darker shade.
To create the movement on the sides of the cards, I used the border die in the coordinating Magnolia Memory dies. The DSP is just gorgeous! It is filled with floral images, classic textures, and great color combos! I used this classic and textured pattern and added both ribbons from the combo pack to accent the branch on the flower.
I took a few pictures of the magnolia trees in bloom around our neighborhood to show you too!
Stay tuned for more creations! I am gearing up for my annual new catalog open house and customer appreciation event! I love to spoil those who have helped me through the year!
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I finally jumped on the “floating frame” bandwagon this past weekend! This was a lot of fun to make and it yields 2 projects!
We went on our bi-annual craft retreat over Cinco de Mayo weekend….I feel so much better creating so many things!! I would not teach this for my club, but maybe a class that focuses on this technique solely! I really enjoyed putting these together!
First I chose to repeat the same flower for this frame. I stamped 12 flowers and used my Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers.
Next, I cut out the flowers using the Magnolia Memory dies.
Then I placed (don’t adhere them yet) the flowers on a piece of Whisper White cut to 4″x 5 1/4″.
Then use a piece of Press & Seal and place over where you have the flowers. Once you have it where you like the placement of the flowers, firmly press the Press & Seal around the blank spaces and over the flower pieces.
Carefully flip it over and trip the excess Press & Seal away to where it is now matching the 4″x 5 1/4″ base.
To create the frame; I used two of the Rectangle Stitched dies to yield about 1/2″ frame-cut out with a die cutting machine (just enough room for the Statement of Heart to fit in the center!)
Carefully pull back the Press & Seal and then adhere the flowers to the Whisper White base using dimensionals!
I then stamped the saying on a separate piece of Whisper White to place in the center and popped up the finished frame with dimensionals. I then matted it onto a Basic Black card base.
And look at the 2nd card I made for my stepmother for Mother’s Day! She loved it!
Only a few more days until the NEW Catalog goes live! I can’t wait to be able to order from the WHOLE catalog!