Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday, Magnolia Lane!

Well – here we are – it’s FRIDAY!  And…the Friday before a three-day weekend!  Whoo-hoo!

That said – if you’re in the way of that darned Dorian – I know you’re going to spend the long weekend battening down the hatches and preparing your home for his arrival!  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! 🙁

My card today is from the Magnolia Lane suite in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog – an obvious favorite, right?  I used the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack and the Designer Series Paper, along with the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and bundled Magnolia Memory Dies for this one.  Take a look-see:

I got the inspiration for this one from the CASE The Designer challenge over at the Global Design Project this week.

And the layout is from the Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

I started by matting a panel of the lovely Magnolia Lane DSP on a double-mat of Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink for the card front.

The circle sentiment is from the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack – I just cut it out with a circle Stitched Shapes Die and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Then I used a few Glue Dots to adhere a short length of Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon near the bottom of the circle.

With the Magnolia Memory Dies, I cut a couple of flowers from the Magnolia Lane DSP (that’s right – one of the dies in the set totally cuts out a beautiful flower in one of the papers! How cool is that??).  I also cut out two larger leaves and two smaller from Mossy Meadow.

I adhered the leaves with Liquid Glue – then added the flower on the right with Liquid Glue.  The second flower is popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a double-loop bow from Linen Thread and added it with a Glue Dot.  A small bow from the Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon, attached with a Glue Dot, was next.

I added a single Pearl Basic Jewel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a sentiment from Good Morning Magnolia in Mossy Meadow to a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a super sweet sticker from the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a double mat of Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink, then into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope for another Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack sticker on the front…

…and more of the Magnolia Lane DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  How pretty is this soft and feminine birthday card, y’all!??  I LOVE that I can cut perfect flowers FROM the Magnolia Lane DSP, don’t you?  And the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack is amaze-balls, for sure!  Round it out with a sentiment from Good Morning Magnolia and…winner winner!  I hope you like!

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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/2″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for card front); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (mat for inner liner); Magnolia Memory die cut leaves

Petal Pink Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 5 1/4″ (second mat for card front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (second mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)

Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack: 2 3/8″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment)

Magnolia Lane DSP: 3 3/8″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

It’s getting pretty real, folks.

Mr. Reindeer is…nearing admittance to hospice, I’m afraid.

With – I’m askeered – a DNR order.

He recently underwent a Finn-induced evisceration.

Yes.  Another one.

This one required a medically induced coma and several days in the ICU to get strong enough for the extensive surgery.

Finally – it was time.

Dr. Dad-Wayne mentioned that the next time – if Mr. Reindeer survives – we may need a skin graft.

But – he was able to cobble him back together – for now.

The Finn-Dad was SOOOOO happy!

Maybe too happy?  No time in the recovery room for Mr. Reindeer.

No rest for the eviscerated!

He carried Mr. Reindeer out of the barn and then…

…gently set him down in the grass.

Turned out Finn had some “business” to attend to.  Ahem.

But as soon as that was done – he was back!

Then it was time for the last walk of the night.

Are you guys coming?

WHHYY are you guys so SLOOOOW??!

He hurried thru the walk – on an obvious mission to get back to the house.

Only put Mr. Reindeer down when a PESKY FLY landed on his butt.

There are limits, people.  Flies must be dealt with immediately!

But finally – FINALLY!!….

Back to the house…to begin taking apart Dr. Dad-Wayne’s handiwork! 🙁




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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday, Magnolia Lane!

  1. What a pretty card! Love the layout and the Memories & More Card Pack is just perfect for your design.

    Poor Mr Reindeer, looks like he’s resting comfortably in his last days… 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – we’re trying to keep him comfortable – it’s really all we can do… 🙁 Thanks much, Amy! 🙂

  2. veronica malambri

    enjoy getting to the end of your posts to see the adventures of Finn

  3. Gerri K

    OMG! Best Finn story yet!

  4. Bernice P

    Hi Mary… this is such a lovely card! I love the Magnolia Lane Suite… I hope you are enjoying your retirement… isn’t it wonderful not to worry about what day of the week it is and not worry about work schedules and when work projects need to be completed etc. I retired three years ago on Aug 31… I loved my job but honestly I retired one day and never thought about my job again… the transition was quite seamless. I hope it was the same for you.

    Thank you for sharing your cards with us.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – I’m enjoying NOT having to think about travel or telecoms or reviewing reports or…well, really ALL of it! I don’t miss it – thought I might, but…I don’t! Thanks very much, Bernice! 🙂

  5. Susan K

    I love the way you used the M&M cardpack to make this card. I need lots of Birthday cards this month so will be CASing this. TFS.
    Poor Mr Reindeer. It’s hard to be loved so much! Thanks for the saga.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – killing him with love. The struggle is real! Thanks so much, Susan! 🙂

  6. Leslie Larkin

    Love everything about this card, Mary! The color combo, DSP and ribbon really add to it. I hope you are enjoying retirement!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Leslie – and…I AM!! been enjoying the pictures from your trip!! Looks awesome! 🙂

  7. Heather Heroldt

    So very pretty – love all the embellishment details you’ve included, too – very elegant! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Heather – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  8. Purty card and design and more competition at GDP for me. I have a fried who has twoshow dogs and they annhilatex their reindeer! Have a great long weekend.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Karen – hope your day went well…. 🙂 And hope YOU can enjoy the weekend, too, with Dorian bearing down on you – be CAREFULL!!! 🙁

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