Friday, August 29, 2014

Simple envelope card with tutorial

hello back with an other quick but oh so sweet idea to use with your Mini Magnolia stamps. sorry for the dark pictures… I really need to start using my day light lamps again.

Doesn’t this look nice? no cutting required just folding. lets go ahead and make one, all you need is pretty double sided paper.

envelope card_1

Magnolia Doo Hickey border die, Magnolia Sentiment: Loving Wishes
Magnolia ink double sided design paper
Martha Stewart clay and mold for frame and butterfly
Copic markers
Corner rounder
Gesso for a vintage wash
chipboard embellishments, pearl brad

Simple envelope card
Claudia Rosa

1 sheet double sided Designer paper (DSP)
I used Magnolia ink, Adhesive if desired
to finish card:
stamps, sentiments, ribbon, dies and flowers
Step 1: Cut DSP into a square. Sample has been cut to 10 inches x10 inches
Step 2: fold your DSP in half

Step 3: fold in half again. You will have a square.

Step 4:
open your paper. It should now look like this:

Step 5: fold all four tips or corners of your DSP to the center point of your scored lines (center of your DSP) If your DSP is heavy weight and it’s hard to fold, or if you can’t see the scored lines well due to the pattern of your DSP you could use a ruler to help you guide. This is how your DSP should look after you folded all 4 tips to the center point.


Step 6: flip your paper face down

Step 7: and fold your paper in half

Step 8: open flap and fold it to the other side

Step 9: this is how your card will look like after the flap is folded “back”. You can now glue both DSP together or embellish the seam with lace or some of your die cut borders.
Step 10:
cut a piece of white paper according to the size you created your envelope to add your message. If you started out with a square 10x10 inches of DSP you might want to cut your slider to 6 ¾ and 3 ¼

Here is how my finished card looks like with the slider pulled out:
envelope card_2

Thanks for swinging by

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Birthday book

Hi there,

as summer comes slowly to an end I look forward for my kids to go back to school. I do like to spent time with them but honestly sometimes a yucky fall day where I not have to feel guilty not to have to go outside to pull weeds or be soccer mom, I do miss it Smile I know soon enough we all complain how long the winters are in Michigan. You just can’t make it right hahaha


Today I have a little birthday book to show. This is my 3 one. Who would have thought! They are time consuming but the result is well worth it. The little images from the Zodiac Collection are just the perfect fit for this kind of stuff. Just saying Christmas is around the corner… This really does make a nice gift and if you did every month from now on 2 pages its not getting too overwhelming creating and finishing the inside pages.


If you do like the sentiments – they are made with the computer by my sweet and talented friend Tammi from Tropical Dreams. I think she does share those, so just give it a try and leave her a comment on her blog.


Supplies used:

Small 3-ring book binder in white found at Office Depot or Staples
Paper: Magnolia Ink Bubble, Magnolia Ink quilt in blue and green
Magnolia: Pisces Tilda, Magnolia Capricorn – both from the recent Zodiac Collection, Magnolia koi pond
Other: Butterfly die, Fern die, Buttons, Martha Stewart Butterfly and frame mold, Martha Stewart paper clay, hardware charms for the front and as a little bookmark – hanging down at the side of the binder at the moment. Cute little extra detail Smile

Thank you ladies have a blessed day

Friday, August 1, 2014

Big Big Hugs

Hei there..

back from our family VACAY… got crazy here before we left.. one day we have had a Tornado passing trough really close and several power lines came down so our area had no power for almost 4 days.


Here is a little card I have made a few weeks ago. Geez, I made things for the Christmas DooHickey magazine and I feel I am totally out of the loop after our trip.


These are the supplies I used:
Tilda with Leo
Doo Hickey dies: Cloud,swirly butterfly, Tildas tag, fern, heart swirl, So Lovely, Pin Wheel,
shape of card: go Kreate, Tim Holtz Butterfly edge
Papers: Maja
I didn’t use Frantage on the edges – I tried to fake the look with Gold, Platinum, white and Start Dust Stickles
The word hugs is spelled out with a mini Alphabet set from Joann ($1 dollar bin)


PS: sorry for the “wonky” picture I played with some free features over on Picmonkey… I think those little dots are bit weird on Tildas face lol.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Ballerina Dance Squad

Hi there happy Sunday to all of you.

I would like to share with you today the card I made for my mothers 70 birthday. It’s the first time I made a pop up card. wow! all those years of crafting and never came around it. I picked for the card 3 coordinating Tildas. The girls came out in different collections. You can see some slight changes in how Pauline drew the shape of the faces. I really enjoy seeing how the images evolve and change. Lately the eyes became much bigger, so we can add those tiny white dots. cute! However I really do like her VERY old images a lot too.


To decorate the front I used:
Tilda Ballerina with ballet shoes
Dies: Doo Hickey Castle, Spellbinder oval, Doo Hickey leaf, Doo Hickey Tag, Doo Hickey heart swirl, Go Kreate for shape
Embellishments: flowers, tiny pocket, Stickles, heart doily, gauze, lace
Coloring: Copic Markers


for my pop-up images I picked:
Tilda Ballerina with ballet shoes, (baby Tingla ballerina) Prima Ballerina
Sentiment: Stempelglede
all Design papers are by Maja
Dies: Doo Hickey dream tag, Doo Hickey butterfly (cut twice for effect)
Other: gem ribbon, lace flower element gifted from Angie, glitter number stickers from stash, liquid pearl


if you haven't seen it yet, the latest Magnolia Collecting for this year summer 2014 “Pink Lemonade” is now available for Pre-order through Sir Stampalot.

Thanks ladies. lots of love

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Birthday Baggie

Hi there…

thank you for your visit. Sorry for my spare postings on my blogs.
If you are a subscriber of Sir Stampalot’s newsletters, which I highly recommend, you might know already that Magnolia ceases  Magnolia Ink as we know it. There will be issues published for special occasions like for Christmas, but for now the we highly anticipate some new adventures Magnolia is working on behind the regular stamp and die releases. I don’t want to spell the beans just yet, but the Design Team is working hard to make this something very worth for you to consider to purchase and be inspired by it.
I am TRYING to work on my given assignments which will be considered around Christmas, but the work as the be finished in just 3 weeks! OMG!!! I do have like 9 water colored images sitting on my craft desk but I am so blocked, I can’t even think of anything to do with them, the deadline isn't helping me either. I am sure some of you know the feeling.



my husband traveled last week to the UK for work, so I was able to hand him some things to drop in the mail for Janice. You might see some of those things in the shop. I tried to use supplies you can find at Sir Stampalot. If not I will have the link for you below this posting, so you can order everything online.


Stamp: Magnolia Flower Tilda with bow knot
Sentiment: Magnolia happy Birthday
Papers: Maja Design through Little Darlings Rubberstamp “Afternoon Tea party”
Spellbinder Oval sets, Magnolia doo Hickey Umbrella, Butterfly,
other: paper bag, hardware
clip, stickles, seam binding ribbon (die/ customize your white ribbon with Distress inks or sprays, flowers, lace, gems, burlap may Art, tag, glue, water color paper,


If you missed Magnolia’s Early Bird Special of July 1 there is still time to get your free exclusive bonus cutting die (while stocks last) if you order your Magnolia Doo Hickey Club kit “All I want for Christmas” through Sir Stampalot!


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tilda In The Wild

Hello Magnolia friends.
Thank you for swinging by. Today I would like to show you a card I made with one of the Animal of the Year Collection stamps called Tilda with Fizzy the snake. I hope you like it.
As you can see on the photos, I pulled my photo tent out again. The weather has not been the best the last weeks here in Michigan, in fact I couldn’t take the kids to the out door pool at all. Its so cloudy that the pictures just wouldn’t look right. For those of you who are interested what supplies (tent and how many lamps) I have a couple of pictures for you at the end of this posting.


stamps: Tilda with Fizzy the snake, script, animal love kit (hearts) by Magnolia Rubberstamps, sentiment by Whimsy
coloring: water colours
dies: Spellbinder circle and scalloped circle, Magnolia DooHickey tree branch (set of 5), Magnolia Doo Hickey Strawberry, Magnolia Doo Hickey Pinwheel, Magnolia Doo Hickey Bride Bow, Magnolia Doo Hickey So Lovely tag, Magnolia Doo Hickey Vintage Square for card shape, large flourish leaf by Lala Land
Papers: Maja Design “Ficka” papers my friend Crissy organized me about 3 years ago from Norway. Back than it was so hard to get those papers, so I hoarded them Smile now its easier to get them even in the USA. One of the places I get them is with Angie over at Little Darlings.
Other: Gesso, Stickles Diamond, brush, Die Cutting Machine, Stazon, Walnut Stain, Applicator, new Spellbinder die cleaning tool (LOOOOVE THIS to get my paper out of the dies!!!!)



Friday, June 13, 2014

Birthday wishes, Free UK shipping, a sale and a coupon?!

Pink card_1

Stamps: Magnolia Summer Wedding Tilda
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey Pinwheel, Go Kreate, Tim Holtz butterfly, Doo Hickey Brides bow, Doo Hickey Tildas tag, Doo Hickey leaf, Spellbinder oval
Papers: Magnolia pink quilt, Magnolia ink, Magnolia ink Animals of the year paper,
Other: paper crimper, watercolor paper, frantage, lace, flowers, vintage photo,

Pink card_2

sir ss


until Midnight Monday 16th June
This weekend, we are offering free UK P&P from now (no time like the present!) until Midnight on Monday (16th June) on all UK online orders :)  For UK customers, all you need to do is place your order online as usual, and by the time you get to the checkout, hey presto, the postage charge will read £0 no matter what you order :)
This Free P&P Weekend promotion is unfortunately only available to UK residents.
Free P&P offers ends Midday Monday 16th June.Pink card_3


Don't forget our Used Stamp Sale takes place instore tomorrow Saturday 14th June from Midday to 2pm. Stamps as low as 20p!! Ex-class room stock and display models. Some are designs from companies that no longer exists and some discontinued stamp designs from companies that do still exist! There will also be punches, paper and plenty of other crafty stash. Something for every crafter. Items are sold as seen. There will be mega bargains to check out.

Once they're gone, they're gone.


For those of you coming along tomorrow Saturday 14th June to check out the Used Stamp Sale bargains (see info above), we thought we'd make it a double bargain day for you :)
Select any instock, instore, product in the Sir Stampalot shop (not the "used stamp sale" event) and get 15% of that chosen item, whether it's a copic pen set, a big shot machine, a doo hickey die or just an inkpad - anything goes!
So don't forget to print off this voucher and bring along with you tomorrow.
This Demo Day Promotion is unfortunately only available on instock products purchased instore on that day Saturday 14th June all day long (10am - 4pm) and only one coupon per customer please.

Sir Stampalot and the team is looking  forward to seeing you tomorrow :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sur La Table–NEW Pink Doo Hickeys

Hello today I would  like to share a gift tag I made to go along with the recipe book themed birthday gift.

Sur La Table_4

For those of you who do not know “Sur La Table” you could click the link. Its not stamping related but rather for cooking and backing. Quite a nice chain store here in the USA. Yummmm I want a bite of those Baby back rips they show there today Smile

Sur La Table_2

I had no lunch for today maybe should eat soon, so back to the tag shall we?!
Here are some of the supplies I used. I bet I forgot something

Tilda with hearts in jar
Design paper: Magnolia ink Mini pink flower, Magnolia ink Polka Dot, Magnolia Ink brown paper travel collection
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey swirl, Magolia Doo Hickey So Lovely, Magnolia Ink large butterfly, Magnolia Doo Hickey Hellebores, Magnolia Doo Hickey leaf, Little Darlings Vintage View Finder, Spellbinder Hearts classic and scalloped
Other: gems, Frantage, Recollections flower, seam binding, stickles, Hobby House pearl brads, Hobby House flowers, Charm, heat tool, Versamark

Sur La Table_3 La Table_1

whoohoo…I think I was able to just get the last one of the vintage Photo Frame dies! Smile