There's just a teeny bit of time left in the old catalog, and I'm using those minutes to draw your attention to a sweet little set that actually wasn't IN it! The Magnolia Blooms stamp set was only featured in our beginner's brochure, Experience Creativity. It's like a mini version of the enormously popular Good Morning Magnolia set.
I sat down to see what I could do with Magnolia Blooms before it's too late for you to add it to your collection, too! I came up with four very simple, clean layouts that you'll love--and the basic supplies to make 40+ of them are just under $50! That's including envelopes. WOW!
I used scraps of patterned paper to contrast with the florals on two of my designs. The coordinating Magnolia Lane papers are also retiring and those are a great choice if you want to match. This sweet Petal Pink polka dot pattern came from Bird Ballad.
Actually... the size of this smaller magnolia is probably more versatile and useful than the big set! However, you might consider getting both so you have all of the sentiments plus a wide variety of sizes of the flower for both cards, pages, and the outsides of your envelopes.
Here's my supplies list, broken down by cost. Making your own greeting cards CAN be pricey, depending on what you feel you need-- but with wise buys and thrifty tricks, it can also be considerably cheaper than the store. And for newbies or people in a hurry? Magnolia Blooms is about as smart a purchase as it gets.
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- Magnolia Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set  $14.00
- Mossy Meadow & Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spots  $2.40
- Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad  $7.50
- Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock  $8.25
- Whisper White Medium Envelopes  $7.50
- Linen Thread  $5.00
- Pearl Basic Jewels  $5.00
- Total: $49.65 for what you need for 40+ cards!
This self-imposed challenge was so fun! Do you ever set yourself a little crafty task, like using up a certain bunch of scraps, or finally getting a neglected stamp set inky? When you complete your goal, relax with one of my Stampin' Up virtual puzzles. How fun is this weekend going to be?! Happy stamping!