Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Magnolia Tilda Diaper Fold Cards

Hello Dearest Readers,

Happy Tuesday to each of you! I hope this post finds each of you well and happy!

Have you been to Magnolia-licious lately? Make sure you check out the new "A Lovely Christmas" Collection. It is so sweet! The accessory stamps are SO versatile, too! They are a great investment because you can use them with so many other themes. Check them out by clicking the link above.

Being of Italian heritage, you KNOW I flipped when I saw the Little Italy Collection! I mean, pizza, olive branches (thinking pizza with olive oil and mozzarella, LOL), and our little artiste, Edwin! They are sooooo cute! I've been busy with those little images.

Today is Team B's turn to reveal their inspiration cards for the

Fancy Folds Challenge

I don't do fold variations, so this was a challenge for me. I have to admit that the first card I did wound up in the trash - after it was completely finished!!!! It looked like a six year old did it. It was my first, futile, attempt at a swing card. So, back to the drawing board I went. What I came up with was a shape called the diaper fold card. I found the most wonderful tutorial, here! It was a "no brainer" for me - just what I needed! Here are two cards that I made using that particular fold. I made two sizes. The first card was made with a seven inch square piece of double sided paper. Here are the shots:

The next card was made with an 11 inch square of double sided paper. I did like the finished size after thinking it might turn out too big. Here it is:

You know, one the the plusses for this card shape design is that the pouch can old goodies! It's perfect for little presents in addition to a personal note! Who knew? Do you like it? Would you use this particular shape? I think it is functional AND a help when having a time issue!

I used Edwin with Christmas Lantern from the Christmas 2015 collection. Tilda is from the Christmas 2014 collection and is called Waiting for Christmas Tilda. I used double sided papers, red velvet paper, and red foil card stock from my stash. The So Wrapped Snowflake Tag Doohickey Die was put to good use as well as the icicle and leaf sprig dies from the No. 7 Christmas Doohickey Kit. There's a doohickey eyelet border on both cards, but I do not know its official name. It's one I've had for many years. From the Vol. 2 Doohickey Kit, I chose to use the evergreen needles die. The poinsettia die was not from one of the Doohickey Kits. It's one you purchase individually.

I hope you got some inspiration from my cards. These are SO much better than the swing card I attempted to make!

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