#GDP210 ~ and it’s not even Sunday evening

I’m usually right down to the wire for the GDP challenge.  Not this week.  I finished this card on Wednesday, but am just now blogging it.  

I’ll be perfectly honest, when I first saw this Magnollia Lane Suite, I was skeptical and was just going to get the stamp set, ribbon, 3D embossing folder, and DSP.  All of those things have just been sitting in their happy little homes since I got them.  About a week or so ago, I decided to try them out.  WOW!!  I now need more twine and the dies.  This set is gorgeous!!  I’ve created 3 cards using the supplies I have in the past week, one of which I created specifically for the #GDP210 challenge.

Here’s the challenge banner:

Here’s the front of my card:

Inspired by the Sketch

I really think the sketch inspiration shows through in my card.  The placement of the ribbon for the horizontal stripe section wound up on the bottom of the card instead of the top, basically because that placement made more sense.  Everything else followed the sketch pretty closely.

The Magnolia Lane DSP is truly beautiful, and there are a number of cards in the current catalog just begging to be CAS(E)d.  I chose the Mossy Meadow leafy DSP for the background and the semi-open white magnolia DSP for the center panel.  Both are layered on Petal Pink cardstock.  

I wanted a small scallop for the bottom border of the center panel, but couldn’t find what I wanted in my stash of products.  So, I improvised and punched out 1/2″ circles from Petal Pink 6×6 DSP.   Imagine my surprise when I dry fit the circle onto the Petal Pink mat and found that I didn’t have to trim anything off the sides.

Next came the focal panel, onto which I stamped my sentiment and one single magnolia.   Coloring these magnolias is enjoyable and peaceful.   I used the Petal Pink combo for the petals.  Since I don’t have the Mossy Meadow blends, YET, so I used the Old Olive blends combo followed up with Mossy Meadow marker to outline the leaves and veins.  

I stamped the flourish from the stamp set on the bottom of the white focal panel.  Then I decided ribbon would be better, so I tied a bow over the flourish.  All is well.  Life is Good.

Finishing Touches

I added a pink faceted dot to the top, left of the focal panel because I thought I needed to create a triangle of elements for balance.

The Mossy Meadow marker allowed me to easily outline both the focal panel and the magnolia panel.  I popped the focal panel up with dimensionals, then turned my attention to the inside sentiment.  

Here’s the inside:

Once again, I anchored the sentiment with a quick stamp of the single magnolia in Petal Pink.

I used the same Mossy Meadow leafy DSP for the envelope flap.  I stamped the flourish on the front, bottom, center of the envelope.

With that, I had finished my card and envelope.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  A big thanks, in advance, for taking the time to leave a comment.

Have a Peachy Day!


Please visit my shop to order the supplies for this card.  I’d be honored to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.



Magnolia Lane DSP, item # 149

Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, item # 149298 

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Subtles 6×6 DSP, item # 149615

1/2″ circle punch, item # 119869

Petal Pink blends combo, item # 147272

Old Olive blends combo, item # 144597

Magnolia Lane ribbon combo pack, item # 149485

Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, item # 149617

Dimensionals, item # 104430

Medium Whisper White envelopes, item # 107301132708

Have a Peachy day! 

Paper Pumpkin Specials

I am super excited about the October and November Paper Pumpkin coordinating kits!  One kit is for cards, the other for coordinating gift tags.  So excited!  In order to recieve the November kit, you will need to sign up by November 10th.  Here’s the link for you to sign up for these kits as well:    https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2155072