IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Magnolia Lane' Wedding Season Projects

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I'm back with the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team this month to share more fabulous projects. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a Tutorial Bundle each month to give you, our customers and readers a heap of inspiration for your crafting. There will be a theme for each month and this month it is about seasons so we have projects for Summer, Winter, Christmas and I have gone a little left field with my Wedding Season projects. We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including at least one card and 3D project. 

If you've come from looking at Odette's lovely projects, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the IDEAS Team by clicking on the NEXT button at the bottom of the post. 

This month, I have a created a group of coordinating projects that would be fabulous for any celebratory occasion. They would be perfect for a bridal shower, wedding or even a special birthday event. There is a congratulations card and gift bag, plus a cute party favour and thank you card if you are hosting one of these events. 

Stampin' Up! Magnolia Lane Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used the lovely products from the Magnolia Lane Suite for my projects.  The suite includes the beautiful Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper that I have used for the gift bag and the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set for the sweet and classic Magnolia bloom image. My tutorial has step by step instructions to make all four projects shown in the photo.

You will receive another 11 detailed, step by step tutorials with more ideas for Seasonal occasions as part of the bundle. You can see a preview of all of the projects in the bundle as you move through the hop.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the August 2019 Tutorial Bundle.

1.  Place an order with me for $50 or more using the current month's Host Code (shown in the side bar on the right) and you will receive the tutorial bundle for FREE. I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed. 

2. You can purchase the tutorial with Instant Download through my Etsy store by clicking here. You can pay with a credit card or PayPal and you DO NOT need to sign up to Etsy to make a purchase. Check out as a guest if you are not a member.

3.  Join my team and you will get this bundle of tutorials for FREE every month to use for your personal crafting or for classes. You can see all the details over on the Join My Team page. 

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Now it's time to hop over to Debbi's Blog to see her sweet Summer projects.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Frosted Floral


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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Frosted Floral section on pages 36-41.  

If you've come from Sandra's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

This week, I'm taking my inspiration from the card above on page 36 of the Holiday Catalogue. I have cropped out the card so you can get a closer look. I needed to make an engagement card this week, so this was a perfect opportunity to use this layout and the lovely First Frost stamp set.  This set has been on my wish list, but I was fortunate that a lovely friend let me stamp some images to make my card and now it is on my next order list! I love that the Holiday Catalogue has stamp sets that are not just for holiday projects.

  Stampin' Up! First Frost - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

My base card is Berry Burst and I added a layer of Whisper White embossed with the retired Happy Heart embossing folder. Under the vellum layer the effect is quite soft, but it adds another dimension to the card. On the vellum layer I stamped the long leaves from the First Frost stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink. As this is is a 'distINKtive' stamp set the images have a lovely multi-tonal effect with just the one impression. It does take a little time for the ink to dry on the vellum, so you need to be careful not to smudge it. Using the heat gun on the low setting can speed up the drying time. I attached the vellum by using narrow double-sided tape on the reverse side down the wide parts of the leaves, so it is not visible.


I stamped the rose images in Berry Burst ink both at full strength and stamped off once to give the softer colour and I layered them on and behind the silver embossed greeting that sits on the folded Berry Burst metallic edge ribbon. The silver foil berries were popped in just before the flowers were attached. I added a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer to the top edge of the greeting to provide a bit more contrast (and bling, lol). A trio of rhinestones at each end finishes it off.

For the inside, I have a Silver Foil mat for my writing panel and a strip of Berry Burst polka dot designer paper at the bottom. In the centre I have stamped the wreath from the Wishing You Well stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink and added the greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in Berry Burst ink. I finished it with a retired silver metallic heart.

You can see the embossed hearts under the vellum layer more clearly in this photo from the top.

Stampin' Up! First Frost - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps First Frost, Wishing You Well, Beautifufl Bouquet
Card stock & Papers Berry Burst, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Vellum, Silver Glimmer, 2017-19 In Colour DSP stack
 Ink Tranquil Tide, Versamark, Berry Burst
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes (retired)
Tools     Frosted Bouquet Framelits, Happy Heart Dynamic TIEF (retired), Big Shot, Dimensionals, Silver EP, Heat gun


Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Liz has to inspire you this week. 

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Elegant Wishes


I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  It has been very spring-like here in Melbourne with sunshine interspersed with showers.

During the week, a colleague asked me to make an engagement card for her.  Given there were no specifications as such, I decided on something simple and elegant with a touch of bling.  My colour scheme is Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black with the off-white of Shimmer cardstock and the gorgeous black flocked paper from the Mocha Morning DSP. The top embossed panel was sprayed with champagne shimmer mist for extra sparkle, although it doesn't show on the photo.

I made the flower using petals from the new Blossom Petals punch, which have been sponged with Cherry Cobbler ink and shaped with the bone folder and attached to a base.   The centre is a rolled rose - you can create one yourself by cutting a spiral and rolling it up, but I have used the MFT rolled rose die because the scalloped petals look more realistic. The sentiment was done on the computer and I have printed it on Shimmer card and then die cut it with an MFT Greetings die. Some butterflies and bling finish it off. 


I have decorated the inside very simply with some DSP and a strip of the tiny scallops from the Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch.  Given it is so dimensional, I will make a box for it as well. I hope she likes it.


Project Details
Stamps Well Scripted
Card stock & Papers Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Shimmer, Mocha Morning DSP, Neutrals Patterns DSP
Ink Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Accessories Adhesive rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler Quilted ribbon
Tools     MFT Greetings, Flourish, Rolled Rose Dies, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Big Shot, Blossom Petal Punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch, Shimmer Mist (using Champagne Shimmer paint), Dimensionals, Xyron, Tombow glue, sponge dauber

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ETA: Here is a photo of the card in the matching box.