Good Morning Magnolia Shadow Box

This is one of the projects we made at my stamp class last week.  It is a shadow box made with various Stampin’ Up!® products.  You can buy the frame at Amazon or any other place that sells frames.

To make this I used the stamp set called Good Morning Magnolia and the matching dies called Magnolia Morning.  You can buy both of those items in a Bundle and save 10%.  The word “home” was cut out with the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies.  I love the font of these dies.  The Designer Series Paper I used is called Magnolia Lane.

The dimensions of this shadow box insert are as follows:

DSP background – 8″ x 8″

Petal Pink background is 7″ x 7″

Mossy Meadow background is 6.75″ x 6.75″

The Petal Pink behind the larger Magnolia flower is 4 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ and the Whisper White is 4″ x 4.25″

Each of the little squares are 2′ x 2″ ({Petal Pink) and 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ (DSP)

The “home: rectangle is 2″ x 4″ (Petal Pink) and 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8” (DSP

I used Dark and Light Petal Pink Blends to color the flowers and Dark & Light Mossy Meadow Blends to color the leaves.

PS:  I am not sure why it looks crooked in the photo but in real life it is straight.  A Photographer, I am not!

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Good Morning Magnolia Gift Card Holder

We had a lot of fun at our monthly class a couple of weeks ago.  One of the projects we made was this gift card holder.  Here are some photographs of what it looks like inside.

We used new products from the Stampin’ Up!® 2019/2020 Annual Catalog.  The stamp set is called Good Morning Magnolia.  This set is absolutely beautiful.  It has matching dies called Magnolia Memory.  The dies not only cut out most of the images in the stamp set, it also cuts the pieces for the flower we put on the band.  The Designer Series Paper I used is called Garden Lane.

To make this card you will need the following sizes:

(1) 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ cardstock

(2) 3″ x 4″ Whisper White cardstock

(1) 3″ x 4″ DSP

(2) 1 7/8″ x 3″ DSP (to hold the gift card in)

(1) 4″ x 2 1/4″ DSP cut with the  fancy die as close as possible to the edge

(1) 1″ x 7 1/2″ cardstock for the wrap

Plus you will need to cut out 2 of each petal size (I used Whisper White), one large flower center ( So Saffron) and 1 small flower center (Soft Suede).

To make this gift card holder you start out with a 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of cardstock.  I used Garden Green.  Then you score it at 3 1/4″ and 6 1/2″ turn the paper 90 degrees and score again at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″.  Your cardstock should look like this:

Then cut off the four corners so your cardstock looks like this:

Then you just stamp and decorate like the pictures above.  The sentiment was punched out using the new Timeless Label Punch.  The fancy edge on the top of the gift card holder is a die that is included in the Magnolia Memory die set.

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Tags & Luminaries For Friends

Last weekend I went to New Jersey to go to Stampin Up! OnStage Local.  Every April and November Stampin’ Up! has a convention called OnStage somewhere in the world for their Demonstrators.  It rotates between The United States, Europe and Australia.  This time it was held in Australia.  When it is not in the US, Stampin’ Up! holds what is called OnStage Local.  They rent our various venues all over the US where Demonstrators got for a day, watch videos from OnStage (wherever it was held), do make ‘n takes and learn about new products.

A lot of demos swap cards with each other.  This is where you make so many cards (whatever number you are comfortable with), usually all the same, and swap them for cards that other demos made.  It is a great way to meet other demos and get ideas for cards at the same time.  In addition to this, some demos make special little things for their friends.  This year I decided to make luminaries and bag tags for my friends using the Copper Foil Paper and Copper Embossing Powder.

This is the bag tags I made this year.

Copper Foil, #OnStage, Luminaries, Bag Tags, Stampin Up,

This is one of the luminaries.

Luminaries, #OnStage, Stampin Up,

You can join us at the next OnStage if you become a Demonstrator!  If you are interested click the Join Now Button on the right or send me an email and I will answer any questions you may have.

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Gifts For Some New Friends

One the best things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is you get to see the new catalogs before anyone else.  This year Stampin’ Up! is hosting a Catalog Premiere.  They picked 35 cities across the United States and Canada where they are having these events.  I am so excited because they are having one in Syracuse, New York which is only a little more than an hour away.  At this event I will receive the 2014/2015 Annual Catalog.  I can’t wait to see it!

The other really nice thing about this event is that I have been invited to have dinner beforehand with some other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  There are going to be 13 of us meeting before the show.  I have met one of the ladies but I have not met any of the others.  It will be fun to meet other people who share my love of Stampin’ Up!.

Normally at these events we swap.  Swapping is where each one of us makes a ton of cards and we swap our cards for their cards.  It is a way to get some new ideas as well as meet other people.  I am actually not swapping because it would be too hard to do since the retirement list just came out and no one really wants to swap using retiring merchandise.  I am, however, making a small gift to give each of the ladies who are meeting for dinner.  I made little Post-It Note holders our of bar coasters and decorated them with our Designer Series Paper.  Each one is different.  Some have ribbon or buttons and some have clay flowers.  Here is a picture of them.

Post-It Note Holders

Box Made With Envelope Punch Board


At the December meeting of my stamp club, I showed the ladies a box I had made using the Envelope Punch Board.  We didn’t have time to make one but I told them I would put the directions on my blog for them.  Believe it or not, every single one of my members purchased this and they all love it!

To make this box you use a piece of 8 x 8 card stock or Designer Series Paper and put it into the Envelope Punch Board at the 3 inch mark.  Punch and then score a line.


Turn the paper do it again. I drew lines with a pen so you could see it in the photograph better.DSC01764

Then move the paper so the previous score is lined up with the pointy thingy (how is that for a technical term!) and then punch and score again.




Turn your card stock and repeat these steps until you have gone all the way around.  Your card stock should look like this (without the pen lines).


Then cut each tab at one end so your card stock looks like this.


Then crease your paper at all the score lines using your Bone Folder to make each fold crisp.


Then just fold it into a box shape and tie a pretty ribbon around it.  The finished box is 3.75 wide and 1.25 inches high.


Gifts For My Demonstrator Friends at Convention

Bakers Twine Holders

Bakers Twine Holders

The Tops

The Tops

While I am at the Stampin Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, I thought I would show you some of the gifts I made for a few of my Demonstrator Friends.  These are Bakers Twine Holders.  I used empty brad and button containers to make them.  I put Washi Tape around the outside and then punch an eyelet in it.  This allows the thread to come out.  Then I decorated the tops using Mixed Bunch and Chalk Time stamp sets.  Then I took empty ribbon rolls and cut them down to size and wrapped the twine around it.  Here is a picture of the inside.

The Inside

The Inside



Bride & Groom Place Cards

Yesterday I showed you the place cards I made for my son’s wedding (which is today! Yay!  I will have a daughter today!).  I decided to make the bride and groom separate ones.

Front of Place cards

Front of Place cards

I used the Pop ‘n Cuts Card Base and Dress Form from the Occasions Catalog.  The whole thing is a hybrid because I used some card stock and some images from My Digital Studio.  That is what I love about My Digital Studio.  If you don’t have the exact stamp set you need, you can download to your computer and use it immediately.

Inside of the Place Cards

Inside of the Place Cards

Close Up of the Bride's

Close Up of the Bride’s

Close Up of the Groom's

Close Up of the Groom’s

I got the groom’s suit from Karen Burniston’s web site.  She is the designer of Pop ‘n Cuts and makes amazing projects with it.


Collage Curios and Wall Art

This next project I want to show you is something I made for my guest bedroom.  I have seen similar designs to this but most of them are made into cards.  My version is a little bigger than a card.  I used Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper because I needed to use a color such as Old Olive so it would coordinate with the new bedspread I just purchased. The colors of it are Old Olive, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight.  I used the stamp set Collage Curios from the Spring Catalog and then added a button from the Silver Basics Designer Buttons and a Designer Builder Brad which are also in the Spring Catalog.  I received the package of the Silver Basics Designer Buttons at Leadership.  I was surprised because I thought they were plastic but they are actually metal.  To punch out the squares, I used the 1 3/8″ Square Punch.  If you want to  make it into a card, I would suggest using the 1 1/4 Square Punch instead.

Collage Curios

Collage Curios

How To Make A Creped Filter Paper Flower

I have had a few people ask me how I made the Flower on my 3 x 3 Box I showed you here  Stampin Up made this great video showing exactly how to do this!  Have fun!

Box With Gift Cards & Creped Filter Paper Flower

When I was at Leadership 2013 this year,  one of presenters showed us how to make a 3 x 3 box to hold 4 3×3 cards with envelopes.  The box itself is made out of one piece of 7.5 x 7.5 inch card stock.  It is a great gift to give a hostess, a friend or use as a prize.

I changed my version of the box to have a belly band go around it and then added a flower made from Stampin Up’s Creped Fiilter Paper from the Spring Catalog.  I then made 4 matching cards using the Sale-a-bration punch called Petite Curly Label and the Sale-a-bration stamp set called Pretty Petites.  You can get both of these items for FREE! with a qualifying order until March 22nd!  I also used the matching punch from the catalog called Curly Label.

3 x 3 Box

3 x 3 Box



3 x 3 Cards With Envelopes

3 x 3 Cards With Envelopes

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