Monday, April 1, 2013

It's a Magnolia-licious Mini Monday!

Hello Dearest Readers,

I hope your Easter was one that was filled with family, friends, laughs, and love! I so loved when our boy was little and the Easter Bunny would leave a basket of goodies. He was always so thrilled!

Well, it's Mini Monday at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! If this is your first time checking out Mini Monday, it's our way to inspire you to pull out your minis and ink them up! I'll tell you, it's been great for me as I was really intimidated by them! LOL So, we'll work into using them together, OK? LOL

Before I forget, I want to share that Diana has the brand spankin' new Once Upon a Time Collection on sale right now! The prices are soooo affordable with the generous discount that Diana gives as well as the additional discount that goes into your own little "savings" account (store credit) earned with each purchase of store product. Get them before they are gone!

My card is really different from my usual style! First of all, there are NO FLOWERS! Can you believe that? I love flowers and usually have them inside and out on my cards! Not this time! I also kept the design very simple. That is also so unlike me! Yes, I used layers and machine stitching - I couldn't give up everything, LOL, could I? Here are the images:

For the front of the card, I chose the colors of pale yellow and teal. It looks like an emerald green, but it's a teal. The base of the card is the pale yellow Bazzill. I found some patterned paper in my stash that was a perfect match! I used Basic Grey buttons, bakers twine, Nestie dies for the scalloped circles and inner yellow circles, Memory Box dies for the swirly circles and the three random circles. The tag is an improvised Magnolia tag. I wanted to make the tag more functional, so I got a little creative. Then, there is my sweet little Tilda. I have listed the products used under the photo.

Here is a list of the products available at Magnolia-licious:

Tilda Brings Flower

Memory Box Loopy Rings Die

Magnolia Doohickey Die - Tea Label Tags

Memory Box Ringed Buckle

Here are images for the inside of the card. Following the photos is the list of Magnolia-licious products used.

Can you believe I didn't use a single flower, ribbon, glitter, or other embellies I dearly love! YIKES! There is a clear button inside the bottom circle near the center. The photo didn't pick up the button image. It looks a bit wonky! LOL Here is what I did use and you could use, too, if you like parts of what I did!

Memory Box Vilanti Crest

Memory Box Loopy Rings

Tilda with Thistle - 2008 Halloween and Autumn Collection

I hope you found some inspiration with my card. Magnolia-licious is having a wonderful sale on Magnolia Mini Storage binders! They are currently 58% off the regular price! You pay just $10.00 for a single binder! I am going to order one after I sign off! They come with inserts and index cards to catalogue your minis! Such a bargain!

Well, I hope you like my Mini Monday card. It is sure different from my usual, isn't it! Thank you so much for stopping by. Please leave a comment to be included in the draw for a surprise from Diana!

I do hope you will return very soon!

Love to you,



Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

WOW..this is beautiful, I love how you have decorated the inside of the card too. Gayle xx

Mojca said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Hugs! Mojca

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So sweet and lovely card,
thanks for your comment on my blog,
hugs Tamara P.

Gail said...

This is how you spotlighted this tiny Tilda. --Gail

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

How lovely, great idea.
Love this mini Tilda.
Hugs Tamara P.

Cathy Lee said...

Adorable card, Hun. Love the inside too. I think it's simply fabulous without flowers. Your buttons do the trick.
Cathy Lee

Candy said...

Hi Chris,
Your card is great! Love that you did something completely different than your usual :o)
The inside is as beautiful as the outside. Great use of your dies!
Big Hugs, Candy

Karen said...

Oh Chris, this is sooo adorable!!!

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Adorable. Great job!
Tabitha's Designs
Great priced, fun digi paper

Suzi Mac said...

This is so adorable Chris, beautiful design with those dies and the inside is delightful.
Suzi x

Denise Goeldner said...

what a lovely card, gorgoeus mini Tilda hugs xx

NPurdum56 said...

Chris this is so cute! I love the colors and the simplicity of the card! Wonderful! :) Nancee

Karen said...

Very sweet card!


Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris!
Your card is gorgeous. the first thing I did was to enlarge the picture to check if she had eye lashes LOL. I love the design and the inside looks super as well.
Hugs Maz

Chris said...

This is adorable.

lovingrammahood said...

Beautifully done !! Love the color combo. It's nice to see the inside as well.
hugs: Donna

Kelly said...

How cute is this, love the design! Your mini is perfect for your style card. Very lovely card.
Hugs Kelly

Eulanda said...

THAT was a great idea for a mini! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful, very nice design and colours, you finish all your cards with a wow, nicely done
Hugs Julie P

Christina C. said...

What a lovely card, Chris! Beautiful design work inside and out!
Love your Tildas and the loopy loops are darling! Stunning work!

Unknown said...

Wow I love all about this card, the stamps are sweet and coloured very well and the colours are fantastic.