Good Morning Magnolia Thank You Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card I made using the new Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set.  This set comes out on June 4th in the 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  And, actually is in one of the new suites of products in the catalog.  This suite is called Magnolia Lane Suite and I am sure you are going to love everything about it.  This suite features all kinds of yummy new products from a embossing folder,  the wonderful new stamp set I used today, designer series paper, memory & more card pack, some fun embellishments, just to name a few.  Let's have a closer look at my card shall we!
Yes, that large flower which is the focal image of my card is a large Magnolia stamp.  And, as you can tell it fits almost the entire front of my A2 (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2) card.  The stamps in this set are line images that are great for your favorite color media.  I picked Stampin' Blends today, to color my large Magnolia, but you could use anything that you would like or feel comfortable with.  I can not wait to try our watercolor pencils and traditional watercolors to color this image in.  I think it will be a show stopper.

As far as the blends that I used I went with Mossy Meadow light & dark blends, Petal Pink Light & Dark Blends, and just a little of the Daffodil Delight Light Stampin' Blend for the center of the magnolia.  For the stem I used both the light and dark Soft Suede Stampin' Blends.  I would have used So Saffron but it's not out yet (that blend color is new in the 2019 Annual catalog and is on my list of things to order on June 4th) instead of the light Daffodil Delight, but I think it looks just fine.  Stampin' Blends are great and easy to work with since there are only two colors you have to mix to get a good blend.
Behind the large magnolia image I used some of the new Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper (also part of this suite and available June 4th) as a backdrop.  This pack of designer series paper is chalked full of amazing designs that can be used for anyone.  I matted the designer series paper on a piece of whisper white cardstock to tie in the white drawn leaves.  I then placed the entire card front on a Rococo Rose card base which measured 4 1/4 x 11 and I scored it at 5 1/2 to make a top folding card.  I stamped the Thanks sentiment from the set on some scrap cardstock and made it into a banner and added stampin' dimensionals behind it.  I also popped up the magnolia the same way.
To finish off the card the only embellishment I used was a double bow I made with the Mossy Meadow Linen thread.  This Linen Thread comes in a combo pack of ribbon that coordinates with this suite.  I guess you want to know the name of it so you can add it to your June 4th shopping list right?  The combo pack is called the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack, and comes with the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread (5 yards) and some Linen Ribbon with white edges (also 5 yards).  I added the double bow with a mini glue dot right on the stem.  And that was how easy that was.  You all know I like easy and quick.
If you peak inside the opening of the card as it's standing in this picture you can see the other side of the designer series paper.  I just used a whisper white insert and attached the left over strip of Designer Series Paper to it.  This added the touch of color and coordination to the inside of the card without any fuss.  Another thing you all now I like.  No fuss no muss.
I hope that you liked my card today, and that you will be adding this suite of products to your list of must have items for June 4th when the catalog goes live on my shopping page.  You will find a list of all the items I used on this card below in the shopping list so that you can write it all down on your wish list.  I will see you soon with more inspiration!  Happy Stampin'!
Stampin' Hugs 
Rick Adkins 


Make sure to use my host code on any qualifying orders this month to receive a free gift.  
Use Host Code: KKTS7NHU on any orders of $45(before shipping and taxes) or more and get a free roll of the 5/8" Black Satin Ribbon.  This offer ends June 27th at midnight.  If your order this week is over $150 (before shipping and taxes) no need to use the host code I will send you this roll of ribbon as a thank you.  
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My Featured Item this week is the Broadway Birthday Stamp Set!  You can see different projects using the featured product right here on my page.  
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Broadway Birthday Colorful Birthday Card for PCC338

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you another card using the Broadway Birthday Stamp Set and Broadway Lights framelits.   Which right now are still part of a cost saving bundle; when the 2019 Annual Catalog goes lives this bundle will be gone, even through the products are staying.  Today's card is a little different than Monday's card.  This card features a fun color combination and focuses on the stamp set more then the Wish die in the die set.  Here's a look at today's card.
And here's a look at the card sketch that inspired my design.  You can click the sketch image and see what the other design team members came up with.

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When I started out designing this card for this sketch I knew which stamp set I wanted to use but I wasn't sure on the colors.  But, it didn't take long to figure that out.  I wanted a fun color combo that could work for both males and females.  I ended up using Smoky Slate, Rococo Rose, and Balmy Blue.  Rococo Rose is one of the new 2019-2021 In Colors that will come out on June 4th with the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  It's a rich mauve red that compliments most other colors, and can stand alone or be paired with another color to be very subtle.  So that makes it very versatile.  
Once I knew my colors it was time to start the fun stuff, stamping!  I picked the party hat to focus on as the main image for my card.  Don't under estimate the smaller stamps in your sets, they can be very fun to work with and are limitless in possibilities.  You can do so much with these little stamps.  I stamped out the hat in all three of my colors around a piece of whisper white cardstock and then used the stitched shapes (the largest square) and cut it out.  I then stamped the hooray on a piece of whisper white that was 5 1/4 x 4.  Before adding the hooray in a diagonal pattern I stamped off once to create a lighter shade of the Rococo Rose ink.  This allows for more versatility with your ink pads.  
I then took a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock and used the third stitched square in the Stitched Shapes Dies and cut it out.  Next I ran it trough the die cutting machine with the swirls and curls embossing folder a returning embossing folder from the Holiday Catalog.  I forgot to mention before I added both squares I used a strip of Balmy Blue card stock and ran it through with the edge die with the little diamonds through my die cutting machine and made it into a banner.  This was added over the stamped hooray, before adding the stamped party hat piece.  After that I saved the little diamonds that came from the the banner and started adding the stitched and embossed squares I created.  I stamped two more party hats on scrap cardstock in Rococo Rose and Smoky Slate and used the matching die to cut them out.  I added them to the card with a mini dimensional to match the height of the balmy blue square that was also popped up with dimensionals. I then added the little diamonds back to the card front and stamped another sentiment at the bottom of the party hats.  This sentiment was in stamped in smoky slate to help bring it out a little more than the second generation Rococo Rose Hooray.  
To finish off my card I added the card front to a 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 piece of Rococo Rose Cardstock.  This acted as a mat for my card front and helped to bring out the Rococo Rose ink on the card.  You could totally change this layer to Balmy Blue if you were sending this to a male.  I then added it to a Smoky Slate card base that was cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (scored at 4 1/4) to make a side folding card.  I stamped a few of the party hats on a piece of whisper white in all three colors and added that to the inside of the card.  
So that's my super easy, quick, and colorful Broadway Birthday card for today.  I hope that you like it and that you will take time to play along with this sketch.  This sketch is a two week challenge so you have plenty of time to play along.  If you want to get the Broadway Birthday Stamp set and matching dies now and save 10% I would, before the cost saving bundle is gone.  You can pick these up in my online store by clicking on the shop tab above or by clicking on the item in the shopping list below.  


My weekly shopping special this week is: Purchase $45 or more using the host code:  KKTS7NHU before shipping and taxes.  I will send you a roll of the Basic Black Satin Ribbon Free as a thank you.  You must use the host code unless your order is over $150 (before shipping and taxes) to get the offer.  Offer ends at midnight May 27, 2019.  So it's a great time to stock up on those last minute favorites.  
If your order is $50 (before shipping and taxes) using the host code above I will also send you the May Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle.  This Tutorial bundle features eight masculine themed projects created by demonstrators around the world.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

Join me for my latest Online Class featuring the Daisy Lane Stamp Set from the 2019 Annual Catalog.  Last day to register and pay is June 3rd.  Click to learn more.  
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