Today on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog, we’re continuing our weekly featured artist spotlight whereby each week we spotlight a different artist/designer in the paper crafting & mixed media world and introduce you to their fabulous work. Today we’re thrilled to welcome Lynn Mangan.

Before we show you Lynn’s project, let’s get to know her a little bit more…


I’m thrilled to be back at the Paper Crafter’s Library sharing a project with all of you.

First off, a little about me.  I’m from Loveland, Ohio (just north of Cincinnati).  I’m a mom to four boys, Ryan, Jonathon, Collin and Marcel. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Pat. I work full time and I absolutely love creating cards.  Creating for me is the absolutely best relaxation.  I’ve been blogging since July 2009 and love this wonderful community of crafters.  My blog features my cards as well as our life with our four boys.  There is certainly never a dull moment!

As the school year comes to a close one of my go to gifts for my teachers is a set of cards.  I also like to see how I can stretch my stamps.  So, today’s project is a set of cards for all seasons. The card set features one stamp set and a variety of inks to make a set of thank you cards that can be used all year long.

First up is my winter card.  This card is in traditional Christmas colors, but uses the berry type stamp to look like holly.  For each of the cards, I used a strip of patterned paper.


Inks: Old Olive and Real Red Classic inks

The spring card features pinks for an Easter type theme.


Inks: Smoky Slate, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink Classic inks

The summer card features bright, cheery colors for the colors of summer.  You’d see many of these at the pool with all the bright towels and beach toys.


Inks: Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango, Pure Poppy and Daffodil Delight Classic inks

And for fall, I switch to warmer colors.  For the leaves I first stamped them in yellow and then slightly tapped them in green ink to get a touch of the changing leaves in fall.


Inks: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pure Poppy and Tangerine Tango Classic inks

The card set featured eight cards total (two of each design) to make the perfect end of year gift for a teacher or a hostess gift.  I love to combine this with a set of stamps for the recipient.


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink White
Stamps: Reverse Confetti Petals and Posies
Ink: Stampin’ Up!’s Old Olive, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango, Pure Poppy and Daffodil Delight Classic inks
Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn and Simple Stories

I hope you enjoyed today’s card set!  And a big thank you to Paper Crafter’s Library for featuring my cards. 


We hope you have enjoyed today’s projects courtesy of Lynn.  Be sure to stop by Lynn’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you).

Have a great day!


11 replies on “Featured Artist/Designer: Lynn Mangan”

  1. Woo, hoo! So fun to see you featured here, Lynn! I love how you created a set with a card for each season! Beautiful stamping, as always!

  2. Lynn is truly a talented stamper! I love how she utilizes the white space and images! So happy to see her feature today. The three cards are simply gorgeous!

  3. Enjoyed seeing how that leaf spray looks in different colors and card front designs. Nice work!

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