Thu 27

Hugs
by Donna Sledzik

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Hi everyone!  Today I have another card featuring new products from the April Magnolia release.

I saw this fun technique on YouTube and thought I would give it a try.  

You start by creating a background on watercolor paper using Distress Ink Reinkers.  The colors are so vibrant and stand out against the black background.

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I created a few backgrounds, they look very messy but don't worry it all comes together.  I decided to use the yellow and pink background for my card.

I used the new Magnolia Blooms 3D Embossing folder for this technique.

On the flat side of the embossing folder, I applied Black Soot Archival ink as if I was inking a stamp.  I placed my background panel, ink side up, on the other side of the folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I repeated this process to get a little more black ink on my background.

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This is what it looked like after the first pass through.  Next, I took Black Sharpie Markers and drew around the flowers and filled in the background so it was a deeper black.

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Once the background was filled in, I applied Gold Foundry Wax lightly over the raised portions of the embossed background.  I also spattered the background with gold and white inks.

Next, I mounted the background onto a metallic gold mat and used foam tape to glue it to a white card base.

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To finish the card I die cut the word hugs from metallic gold cardstock and glued it to a white die cut shadow piece.

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

 

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Wed 26

Mini Slimline Magnolia Birthday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have another mini slimline card featuring the April Magnolia Release.  This time it features the Magnolia Blooms 3D embossing folder.

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Flowers:

Embossing black card stock using the Magnolia Blooms 3D embossing folder.  Use Slippery When Wet Lunar Paste with your finger to rub on the paste over all the embossed flowers to give them a golden look.  Fussy each flower out.  This is really easy and didn't take much time.  Then use the Kitsch Flamingo Distress Crayon from the center of the flower outward and then blend with your finger.  

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Sentiment:

Die but the top birthday die from the Happy Birthday Tender Scrip die 2 times from heavy weight black card stock.  Glue them together. Gold heat emboss happy from the Big and Little Valentines Clear Stamp set onto black card stock. Trim around the sentiment.

Assembly:

Trim a black card stock to 3 1/2" x 6" to make a card base.  Trim a dark purple with gold fold paper from the Magnolia Grove paper pad to 3 1/4" x 5 3/4".  Adhere to the pattern paper to the black card.  Adhere both to a mini slimline white card.  Arrange the Magnolias flowers in the middle of the card starting with the largest flower and then arrange the other flowers that are complete.  The flowers there are partial tuck them behind the other flowers.  Adhere the birthday die cut to center of the flower arrangement and the Happy to the top left of the birthday die cut.

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Tue 25

Glossy Double-Embossed 3D Magnolia Blooms by Jean Okimoto

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Accent the details of the Magolia Blooms 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies Set with pressure- and heat-embossing for extra dimension and glossy highlights.  Hi, Jean here with a double-embossed design from our Magnolia Collection.

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Diecut heavy white cardstock with the 3.75" x 5" A2 Rectangle Frames die.  Spray both sides of the rectangle with a light mist of water - give each side 2 quick spritzes from about 12" away.  Pressure-emboss it with the Magnolia Blooms folder - slightly offset so the layered diecut blossom will extend beyond the right edge.  Attach it to a top-folded 5.5" square white card.

Glue two pieces of pale pink cardstock together for extra thickness.  Cut it with the large matching die from the embossing folder set.  Press VersaMark ink onto the blossom on the embossing folder - use a light tapping motion.  Place the diecut in the folder and pressure-emboss it using the plates and/or mats required for your machine.

Use a cottom swab to daub the blossom's center with mustard-yellow ink.  Impress' Harvest Fresh Ink was used here.  Heat-emboss the entire blossom to highlight the texture and add a glossy finish.  

Glue two pieces of light mint green cardstock together for dimension and diecut Tilted Thanks.

Cut the loose leaves - at the bottom of the Magnolia Leaf Branch - from light mint green cardstock.  Attach the leaves behind the blossom, then attach the blossom + leaves to the background.

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Attach the greeting - use a sliver of foam tape behind letter "t."  Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a 5.5 square of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  Square cards require extra postage and special handling.

 

The Magnolia Blooms 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies set includes two blossom dies to create a variety of designs.  Use the versatile dies to cut stencils too - for quick and easy cards on a busy day.

Thanks for visiting - see you on Friday...

Jeansignature-3

 

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Mon 24

Backyard Wren Pocket Card
by Anne Thompson

Today's card begins with a plain side-fold A2 white notecard and ends up as a pocket card with a packet of seeds tucked in.

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How cute is this?!!!

To make this card:

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Select two coordinating plaid papers from the MAGNOLIA PLAID PP1021 paper pad.


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Die cut the BACKYARD WREN 94723 from each of the plaid papers.  You will have enough pieces to make two birds.  Assemble them.  There are impression on the pieces and the image on the envelope to help you place the pieces where they fit.  Choose one bird for the card.

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Choose the large magnolia branch with the blossom from the RUB ON TRANSFERS RUB 101.  Remove the protective paper and place the image face down on the white note card front and use the enclosed wooden stick on the back of the image to release it as it rubs onto the card.

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Add the bird onto the branch.  Use a pencil and a straight-edge (paper or ruler) to draw a line from the bottom of the notecard in a ways from the corner to the top of the notecard that will leave part of the bird sticking out beyond the line.

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Use detail scissors to cut along the line and around the bird.

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Take one of the papers you have left from making the birds and trim it down a bit.  Add it inside the notecard.  Place Scor-Tape along the bottom edge.  (When I peeled off the protective coating I rolled the adhesive back so it would be behind the trimmed front of the card when I closed it to make the pocket.)

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Close the notecard to secure the bottom edge of the pocket you've created...

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and tuck in a seed packet of flowers or vegetables!

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You could use this style of card to tuck almost anything that would fit into the pocket--tea or hot chocolate, candy, jewelry, etc.  Use your imagination!  The important thing is to have an image on the front that will just peek over that cut edge to give the pocket some interest.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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Sun 23

Plaid Magnolia
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. I hope the weekend is treating you well. My card today features some of the new Magnolia Plaid paper as well as the Magnolia Blooming Bud die. I made it into a "hugs" card for support, but you could leave it bland and then save it as an emergency card to use for just about any occasion. I think it would work just as well for a birthday card as it would a sympathy card.

To make the card, I once again used the die envelope to help me figure out how to color and assemble my flower. I'm going to play around with the colors for my next magnolia cards, but for now, the image helped me get started. I sponged a little pink and green dye-based ink onto my petals and leaves to give them a bit of shading. For extra dimension, I put some foam mount tape under some of the flower petals to make them pop up off of the card. Here is a close up:

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To make the background, I used some of the pretty paper from the Magnolia Plaid 6" x 6" pack and then added the leaf corner die to the left side and bottom of the card. I then added my flower with extra leaves and my sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Laurasignature

 

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Sat 22

Magnolia Blossom Leaf Branch
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  The current April Magnolia release is all so beautiful that I had a tough time deciding where to start!  I finally settled on using the Magnolia Blossom Trio and Magnolia Leaf Branch dies to create this CAS (clean and simple) card.  

Started by die cutting the magnolia layers and leaf branch from alcohol marker friendly cardstock to do some die cut coloring with Copic Sketch markers.

Copic markers used:
whites/shading - C0, C1, C2, C3, C4
greens - YG03, YG07, YG09, G09
browns - E23, E25, E29

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Used the Circle Basics die set next to die cut an opening and a frame from Bristol paper.  The background is Salvaged Patina distress ink with white gouache paint splatters.  The sentiment was die cut twice from white and once from black, then stacked and offset for a drop shadow.  Assembled the card onto a white card base and added a few clear drops to finish.

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That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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Fri 21

Brighter Days Ahead with the Backyard Wren by Jean Okimoto

 

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Combine new designs from our latest release with the April Challenge - Sky's the Limit - and a bit of Poppystamps Whittle Sunshine.  Hi, Jean here with a double-collage all-occasion design in soft spring pastels. It could be a friendship card, send a note of encouragement, celebrate a special moment or welcome a new baby.

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Cut, score and fold a 5.5" square white card.  Diecut Cloudy Moon Collage from the card front.  Cut Distant Sun Collage from the inside.  Back it with a 5.5" square of pale blue cardstock.

Diecut the Poppystamps Whittle Sunshine from pale yellow cardstock.

Diecut Curved Magnolia Branch from minty green cardstock.  Trim and save the leaf that would be hidden by Backyard Wren - it'll be repositioned later.

Diecut Magnolia Bud Trio from pale lavender cardstock and assemble the blossom and bud.  The small triple-pointed sepal will be a tiny bud.

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to blue wool-blend felt to stabilize it and prevent adhesives from saturating it.  Cut Backyard Wren's  main section.  Cut it again from white cardstock - it'll be layered behind the assembled bird later.  Cut the wings from the shimmery turquoise Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.

Cut the beak section from yellow cardstock and use a black marker to fill the area that will become the eye.

Assemble Backyard Wren and attach the plain white diecut behind it for a neater back-view when the card is opened.  

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Attach the diecuts to the card - add the saved leaf near the center of the curved branch.  Use a foam dot behind the tip of the large wing.

Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a 5.5" square of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  Square cards require extra postage and special handling.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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Thu 20

Magnolia Blooms 3D Embossing Folder & Dies
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a sympathy card featuring a brand newly released 3D embossing folder and die set called "Magnolia Blooms."  Here's a closer look at my card:

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I embossed 4 thick pieces of white card stock with the 3D embossing folder.  Next on one of them, I ran over the top of it with a Distress Oxide Spun Sugar ink pad, directly to the paper.  Below you can see that I also die cut out the 2 flowers with the coordinating dies from the other 3 embossed panels and stacked them on top of each other, then adhered them to the main panel with foam tape.

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Below you can see the two white stacked flowers on top of the main embossed pink panel.  I really like the way it looked so I fussy cut the other partial flowers and stacked them too, and adhered them to the pink panel.

 
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Next as you can see below, I took 3 colors of Distress Oxide ink and a pencil type blending brush to add color to the flower centers.  

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I trimmed down the main panel and added it to an A2 size (4.25" by 5.5") black piece of card stock, then added that to a white card base.  

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The sentiment from "Big & Little Words" stamp set was heat embossed in white on black card stock.

Here's one last look at my card:

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I hope you enjoyed my card for today.  The new Magnolia release is just stunning, filled with so many beautiful dies, papers, embossing folders, and some brand new rub on transfers too!  Be sure to check it out HERE.   If you are interested in purchasing any of these supplies, please visit my blog HERE. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for more inspiration from the design team.

AngiesignatureNEW

 

 

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Wed 19

Magnolia Birthday Wishes
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. I have an April birthday card I needed to make, so I thought I would combine a birthday message along with some of the new magnolia dies.

I selected the Magnolia Blossom Trio for the card. You can assemble it any way you want. I used every piece from the die set, but you could just as easily pick and choose how many layers you want. This was for a birthday card, so I wanted to be as elaborate as possible!

To assemble the pieces of the flowers, I used the envelope of the dies as a reference for how to color and assemble the various pieces.  You can also use the Memory Box website as a reference point. Here is a link to the flowers on the website.

To color the flowers, I used my Copic airbrush to add a splash of color. You could also sponge the pieces with pink ink. For the background, I used one of the new 3D embossing folders for extra dimension. Here is a close up of the background and the flowers:

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Laurasignature

 

 

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Tue 18

Textured, Transferred Marvelous Magnolia by Jean Okimoto

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Here's a design that's quick and fail-proof - it's a perfectly-colored, embossed blossom from our new Magnolia Collection!  Hi, Jean here with an easy way to add color, texture and dimension to your cards with our new beautifully-colored Magnolia Rub-On Transfers. 

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Cut a Marvelous Magnolia Rub-On Transfer (and the paper liner) that matches a design from the

Marvelous Magnolia 3-D Embossing Folder and its set of dies - leave a generous margin around it for easier handling.  Carefully remove the frosty top layer with the design - be sure it's completely removed from the paper liner.  Press it firmly onto smooth pale lavender cardstock to transfer the design, add a soft tint of color to the petals, and highlight the lines at the base of the petals

Tip #1...a wooden craft stick for burnishing is included with the 2-piece rub-on set - using it is optional.  Instead - diecut the design with the matching die from the embossing folder set - the diecutting pressure will smoothly burnish the rub-on onto the cardstock. 

Tip #2...don't remove the frosty top layer yet - it will cushion and protect the rub-on when it's pressure-embosssed in the folder.  Place the diecut in the folder and emboss it using the plate(s) and/or mat(s) required on your machine. Carefully remove the frosty top layer.

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Diagonally cut a plaid 6x6 from the Magnolia Plaid pack with the 2.5" wide Nested Globe die.  Cut lavender cardstock with the 2" wide Nested Globe die.  Cut a purple 6x6 from the Twilight Purple Collection and spritz it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Heat-set the ink, then cut the cardstock with the 1.5" wide Nested Globe die.  

Glue 2 pieces of the purple cardstock together and diecut Hello Streamlined Script.  Pre-gluing and cutting both layers at once saves time and adds dimension to your greeting.

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Cut white cardstock to 4.25" x 10" and score it at 4.5".  Attach the diecuts - use foamtape at the tips of the petals and large leaves.  Add green Bright Jewels.  Cut an A2-sized rectangle to cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Confession...I've never used rub-ons before and my first magnolia ended up on my sweater sleeve. A steep learning curve! Hope these tips and ideas inspire you to experiment with Magnolia Rub-Ons and create a stash of cards for any occasion.

Thanks for visiting...

Jeansignature-3