Blogging Friends! Good Morning Magnolia

Today I’m sharing the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle from the NEW 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog for the Blogging Friends Blog Hop! It’s an exciting time of the year when the new Annual Catalog goes live for customers to order from. I hope you enjoy today’s card along with the quick, time-lapse video I’ve created sharing the process I used to watercolor the magnolia for this card.Blogging Friends Blog Hop banner

Good Morning Magnolia

Favorite New Stampin’ Up! Product

Well, this is only ONE example of all the new products that I love! While the Good Morning Magnolia set has been in the hands of Demonstrators for a month or so, I have just finally taken the time to play with this gorgeous set. I LOVE the BIG and BOLD Magnolia with the coordinating Die. You honestly cannot go wrong with a large image such as the Magnolia featured in the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set.

Photo of a card featuring a large Magnolia from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Thank You Card.

In addition to the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle, I’m also excited to share the new SHIMMER White Stampin’ Emboss Powder with you. The Shimmer White Stampin’ Emboss Powder is so cool! It has a bit of a silvery, iridescence. The magnolia is also stamped on the NEW Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper which is absolutely amazing quality.

Photo of a card featuring a large Magnolia from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Thank You Card.Good Morning Magnolia Thanks Card Details

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White!
  • I stamped the large Magnolia with So Saffron Ink on the NEW Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.
  • To watercolor the image, I’ve used the Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2 paired with an Aqua Painter.
  • In the video below, I’m using the Aqua Painter to pick up color directly from the Watercolor Pencil then coloring the image.
  • As I color the Magnolia, I occasionally go back to an area already colored to add more color as a way to intensify the colors and shading of the image.  
  • The Magnolia is colored with Crushed Curry and the leaves are Garden Green while for the branch I’ve used Early Espresso. 
  • Next, I stamped the “Thanks” with Versamark on Basic Black cardstock and heat emboss using the NEW Shimmer White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
  • A bit of the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon just adds a little extra pizzazz!
  • On the card front layer, I’ve flicked some of the Crushed Curry and Garden Green to add a little color.
  • The Magnolia is die cut using the Magnolia Memory Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Dies.
  • Adhere the Magnolia to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I then added a few little “dots” of Wink of Stella to the card front.
  • To finish the card, I added sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment.

Watercolor Technique Video 

Enjoy this Time-Lapse watercolor video showcasing the process I used to watercolor the magnolia from the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle. I am using Watercolor Pencils with an Aqua Painter direct to the watercolor paper.

Blog Hop Continued…

To continue on with the next blog on the Blogging Friends Blog Hop, you’ll want to visit Jennifer Spiller!  I’m certain you’ll enjoy the projects she has to share with you!  To view her blog, you can click on her name in the Blog Roll below.

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Hugs from Shelli Hop

I am so excited to be sharing some fun alternative ideas to the May 2019 Hugs From Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit. This kit is really special and was designed by Shelli Gardner. I’m absolutely in love with this gorgeous kit. I’m not usually drawn to a vintage feel but this kit is elegant with an understated vintage feel. I truly hope you enjoy! Paper Pumpkin Thing Alternative Blog Hop Graphic

Hugs from Shelli

I have a fun, shabby chic card using the May 2018 Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit. The card utilizes the Stamp Set and card front to one of the notecard designs. But, I’ve completely repurposed the elements of the kit along with using other amazing Stampin’ Up! products.

Then, I have a cute and quick 3D project for you. This project features a treat bag with a cute tag. Again, I’m using more of the Amazing Stampin’ Up! products to create the treat bag. The tag utilizes another notecard front along with the stamp sets and pink thread.

Project #1 – Dear Friend Shabby Chic Card

Hugs from Shelli Shabby Chic card with Crumb Cake and Pretty Peacock

The card base is Very Vanilla cardstock with a Pretty Peacock base layer stamped with the floral stamp from the Paper Pumpkin Kit using Pretty Peacock Ink. Then, I first crumpled the Crumb Cake cardstock then dry embossed with the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder. Next, I distressed the edges of the Crumb Cake cardstock.

Hugs from Shelli Shabby Chic card with Crumb Cake and Pretty Peacock

I use the Stitched Nested Labels Dies to create the front banner using the script style notecard from the Hugs from Shelli Kit. I’ve also created a frame of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies as an offset to the banner which I placed in the background. The flowers are stamped with Sahara Sand then I did a “quick” no-lines watercolor using blending pens on the very vanilla cardstock. I stamped the birds with Crumb Cake. The two birds and flowers are fussy cut.

Project #2 – Thank You Treat Bag & Tag

Treat Bag featuring a Thank You Tag with a bird using the Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin KitThis 3D Treat Bag features a tag created using the Stitched Nested Labels and another card front design from the Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit. I chosse the beautiful flowers for this tag.  The “Thank You” is stamped with Old Olive then each end is punched with the Triple Banner Punch. On the back, I added the Pink Thread then attached the banner to the top of the bag. Oh, and the Stitched Nested Label is just stapled to the bag. Then I added the fussy cut bird, adhesive-backed sequins and the additional sentiment. So simple yet cute.


Blog Hop Continued…

To continue on with the next blog on A Paper Pumpkin Thing A  Hop, you’ll want to visit Audra Monk!  I’m certain you’ll enjoy the projects she has to share with you!  To view her blog, you can click on her name or Blog Roll List.


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Little Pumpkin Sunshine

Create a little pumpkin sunshine next month with the newest Paper Pumpkin kit.  With Paper Pumpkin’s June kit, it’s easy to leave a little sunshine wherever you go.  It’s a soft sun-themed kit with beautiful soft colors to surround you.  There is also an exclusive carrying case to keep all your cards together.  

It’s always fun to go to the mailbox each month and see what awaits you.  The kits are usually seasonal so it always helps for any last minute cards you need to mail.  This month the little beach sunshine takes over the kit.  Family and friends come to expect the beautiful hand made cards that show how much you care.


The deadline for this beautiful kit is June 10th.  After that, you will receive the July kit.  Sign up now and receive the June Paper Pumpkin beach-themed kit. Kick off Summer while spreading kindness.  Each season you have the opportunity to let Paper Pumpkin guide you with exciting and creative kits to have a little beach sunshine in your life.

So if you are not a subscriber, subscribe here by June 10th and enjoy kindness delivered right to your door.  


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