Good Morning Magnolia Mother’s Day for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

It is mid-April now and you know what that means…..time to start thinking about our celebrating our Mothers with Mother’s day cards.  Mother’s Day cards aren’t just sent to our own mothers, but any mother you know, and I bet you know a lot of them.  Especially during this ‘Stay at Home’ time when mom’s (and Dad’s) are working, maintaining a household and homeschooling the kids, now would be a great time to tell those Mom’s what a great job they are doing with a card.

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Springtime, so I hope you are ready for gorgeous Spring colors, flowers and butterflies – and maybe some sweet baby animals. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I made this card with the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and Designer series paper and dies.  Check it out.

The Good Morning Magnolia die set doesn’t just coordinate with the stamps, it also coordinates with the Designer series paper.  I loved these little magnolia blooms that fit the die.  I also loved the paper they were included in but felt that all that dark background was ‘too much’ for the card I wanted to make.  So after I cropped the flower, I cropped around the cut out with a stitched circle die.  (I keep my stitched shapes, stitched rectangles, and stitched nested dies out on my workspace at all times.  I reach for them all the time so why bother putting them away. )

I used a circle die that was one notch larger than the stitched die and cut out a piece of striped Designer series paper.  I also cut out some petal pink cardstock using the same die to layer underneath.  DSP is not very sturdy and I wanted my circle to hold up.  I layered all the parts together using dimensional to pop up the flowers.

I used my stamparatus to stamp the designs on the background.  The large magnolia flower was stamped with petal pink and the two border stamps with mossy meadow.  The Happy Mother’s day stamp comes from Itty Bitty Greetings and was cropped with the classic label punch.


  • petal pink card base 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4
  • magnolia lane DSP 4-1/4 x 5-1/2,  1/2 x 4, and pieces for die-cutting
  • 2 pieces of whisper white 4 x 5-1/4

InKing Royalty Blog Hop Line Up

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

    1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
    2. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
    3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
    4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
    5. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
    6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
    7. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
    8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
    9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    10. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
    11. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
    12. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
    13. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
    14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    15. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
    16. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

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Thank you for visiting today.  I always appreciate your comments and answer all questions as soon as possible.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. I love your layers with the DSP. And the stamped inside is an extra sweet touch.

  2. Pretty card ! I like the layered effect and I like the idea of leaving out your stitched shapes ! Good idea !!

  3. Lynn – your card is stunning. This is such a beautiful set and you have showcased many of the elements for a lovely Mother’s Day card. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  4. Love this design, Lynn. Beautiful layout and background stamping. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Lynn, this is my favorite bundle and I LOVE your card! Thanks for the “inkspiration”!

  6. Lynn – This is such a beautiful card. I love the way you’ve incorporated the two circles with the flowers and the tips for adding the border stamp inside the card. Love it. I’m so happy you hopped with us today.

    • thanks Brian. It was definitely a creative endeavor. I made three circles but just couldn’t get them to fit on a standard size card front.

  7. So pretty as always! This is one of my favorite stamp and paper combos. I really like the stamp off flower on the inside of the card.

    • Thanks Sheryl. I don’t often do something on the inside but when I do, I like to add just a little something light in the center to write over the top.

  8. So calm and soothing, and gorgeous!!

  9. Your card is gorgeous inside and out! Love the colors and layers. Well done!

  10. Love these magnolias. Great idea for Mother’s Day. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Beautiful card, Lynn! It inspires me to pull out my Magnolia set and get to work creating. Love how you used the DSP.

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