Friday, December 28, 2012

Magnolia Doo-hickey Dies Anniversary Card

Hello Sweet Readers,

How was your Christmas? Did you have snow? We've had flakes falling, but nothing that would amount to anything! I heard that 65% of the USA is under a blanket of white! You lucky dogs! I'm like a child when I see flakes falling! Our Christmas was wonderful. I got some new kitchen toys including a Breville mini pie maker! I can't wait to play with it!

It's anniversary time for us. This year marks #37! Our time together has just flown by. So many things seem like they happened yesterday. Treasure your sweetie. We are here for only a short time. This is the card I made for my sweet love. I didn't use a Tilda on it, but did use several Doo-hickey dies. I featured them on the inside of the card. You can purchase them at Magnolia-licious. As a matter of fact, many of Diana's products (including Doo-hickey Dies) are on sale! Some are 20% off! Check them out!

Below are the dies I used on my card. Just click the title for a link to the shop.

Vintage Tag

Tilda's Doily Die

Heart Swirl

Vintage Keys

Tea Label Shape Dies (heart)

Here are the images for my card. If you have any questions, just ask!

For the front, I used a blue, brown, and off white color scheme since it is for my husband. I used an adorable Teddy Bo image that I've had for a long time. The veil has been treated using two products. First, I painted over the veil with a white liquid that has glitter already in it. Next, I used my Stardust Stickles to outline the folds of the veil as well as the snowflakes scattered over the image. I used a Nellie Snellen die in the lower left corner Then, I elevated the cut out on pop dots. I thought the shape was similar in shape to the large die cut used in the upper right corner. I ran a strip of satin ribbon behind the mats, added a charm from my stash,as well as flowers that matched the color scheme. In the lower left is a clay sentiment which I mounted on aqua glittered cardstock. I added a butterfly to add emphasis.

Here are the interior shots:

As hard as I tried to keep this masculine, I couldn't resist the bow! The ribbon was screaming, "Use me! Use me!" So, I caved and used it! I made the keys from the same aqua glittered cardstock I used on the front. I also trimmed the heart on the right in the glittered cardstock as well. All that is missing is the mushy message. I just love that Doo-hickey Doily Die. Look how pretty it looks! The heart swirls were just the perfect size and shape. I also used a triple heart die from Quickutz (I think).

I hope you like my card. I'm not that good at making masculine cards. Good thing my sweet husband loves flowers! Speaking of flowers, isn't that burlap one on the front too cute? I got that from a dear, sweet friend. XO

Well, that's all she wrote! Now, I can get started on a New Year's card. In case I'm not back before New Year's Eve, have a safe and happy one!

Happy 2013!


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Magnolia Edwin w/Winding Fern Christmas Card

Merry Christmas Sweet Readers,

I hope your Christmas will be filled with sunshine, warmth, and love. May your new year bring you health, prosperity, and joy! Thank you for being such wonderful visitors. My life has been made richer because of the love that you share! XOXO

Today, I would like to share with you the card I made for our son. Yes, he is a grown man (and we are so proud of the man he has become), yet, he loves my handmade cards. I can never have too many Edwin stamps! LOL.

On this card, I used three different Edwin stamps. The first one is Edwin with Winding Fern. It is available at MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS. The next Edwin stamp that I used is Lightening Edwin. I used the standard sized image, and Diana is currently out of them. However, she does have the mini version. You can find it here. The third stamp used on this card is named Edwin on Christmas Eve. Diana does have the mini version of this stamp, but if you contact her, she may be able to get a standard sized one for you.

Now for some specifics about the card. Each of the Edwin images has been elevated. The third one jiggles. It is so cute when you flick him. He looks like he's traveling! I think our son will get a kick out of that (so reminiscent of childhood cards). I did add Kindyglitz as accents on all three images to give some sparkle. There is also puffy paint added to the tree and trim of Edwin's jacket. I made a tree and added German glass glitter to it. It looked BEAUTIFUL! Then, I realized that the sharpness of the glass glitter would rub and ruin the second Edwin when they came in contact with one another when the card is closed. I decided to make a new tree and add puffy paint with a touch of sparkle to it. There is a hidden tag on the third panel. The paper is from my stash. I never really liked it, but thought it would look good for a male as long as Edwin matched in color. Think it's OK? Too late now, huh? LOL! I used various dies. If you have a question, please let me know.

I made some note cards for a friend of our son. I hope you don't mind if I share the images with you. I wanted to make each one different. I don't know this sweet gal, so I didn't know how "girly" to make them, LOL. I decided simple is best. If she likes more embellished ones, I can do that next time. Here they are:

Thank you so very, very much for stopping by. Christmas blessings to each and every one of you.

Love to you,