Monday, April 14, 2014

Dr. Monday M.D. Delightful 12 X 12 No Cut Gift Box

Hello to all my blogging and Maggie friends! I'm delighted that you've come back to visit my blog. I have a rather lengthy post for you today.  Okay, when isn't my post rather lengthy - giggle!

I have made several of these wonderful boxes, each using just one 12" X 12" sheet of double sided designer paper.  There are NO, repeat, NO cuts done to the paper.  You will need some contrasting cardstock for your Belly Band and image. I will include a link to the YouTube Video showing exactly how to make these at the end of my post.  It  might look hard, but the gal has done a fabulous job with her tutorial.  You'll be addicted after your first one, I promise! You can also see the most recent box I made on my post here.

So if you're ready let's get started.
Here is my first box.  I have used #241 Dancing Party Tilda from the 2011 You are So Special Collection. I don't see her in the store :-(   but if you contact Diana she will do her level best to set you up.
Once the paper is all folded this is what it will look like.  You create a small box in the center with the overlapping flaps top and bottom.

From the side view, you can see the box section.

  

Here I've used #3032 Unwrapped Tilda from the 2010 Christmas Collection.
This a small container of Lip Balm from the Michael's $1 bin.  I have a box full of stuff from Michael's for  the purpose of altering.  The little Lip Balms, in their own cello boxes tied with a ribbon  make an excellent gift.  This particular one went to a very dear friend who had us over for dinner.  What a delightful Hostess gift these boxes make.
Here is the set.
This is the back of the box, folded completely flat for storing.  You can make several of these in an evening, store them on a shelf.  When you need a gift just pull one out, make a Belly Band and fill the box with anything you desire.  Chocolate would be a good idea!
This is the second box I made.  I've used #08 For you Tilda from the 2014 Lost and Found Collection.  I added a little ribbon to the Belly Band. Again she is out of stock. :-(

Here is the box with the Belly Band removed.  Oops!  I see that I have mounted Tilda a little off kilter.
I had one more Lip Balm left, so I decorated it with #280 Tilda with Stripped Tights. Unfortunately she is no longer listed in the store :-(  Again, if you contact Diana she will do her best to accommodate.

Here is a closer look at Tilda with Stripped Tights.
On the back of both of the Lip Balms I used this cute sentiment from Inkadinkado at Hobby Lobby

Here is another box I created.  This time I used #307 Nurse Tilda from the 2011 Winner Takes All Collection.  Just click on her name and the link will take you directly to her.  Can you see that I used Spellbinders Labels 18 which match the shape on the designer paper exactly.
To go with my Nurse theme, I put together a small packet of Get Well stuff. Aspirin, Bandaids, Insect Bite lotion etc.
Here is a better photo of the band and the little bag of Get Well stuff.
Another box this one using  #3021 Love Love Love Tilda from the 2013 Special Moments Collection.  I gave Tilda some polka dot shoes! ;-) I also used a Memory Box Die - Lacy Circle to frame Tilda.

Finally, my last box.  On the Belly Band I used the Memory Box Penne Die. :-( No longer available.
The image is #3039 Sakura Tilda from the 2013 Special Moments Collection.

Whew, I'm almost done.  Below is a list of all the "stuff" I used to create these wonderful boxes

  AND

Here is a link to the directions for these boxes.

Now for the list of the ingredients I used to create all of this:
Designer Paper - all double sided from my stash (the heavier the better)
Cardstock - SU, Cryogen White, Xpress It Blending Card
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Adirondack Lights Shell Pink, Cloudy Blue, Atyou Spica Pens on some images
Flowers, Pearls, Ribbon - from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders Classic Circles, Classic Scalloped Circles, Labels 18, Classic Ovals Memory Box Lacey Circle, Memory Box Penne 
Punches - Martha Stewart Double Edge Lacy Punch (on Belly Bands)
MicroGlaze by Judi Kins (I use this on ALL my finished images to seal them)
Sentiments - Inkadinkado, AmyR (Get well)
Adhesives - ScorTape, Beacon's 3 in 1 liquid blue
ScorePal or other scoring tool

If you stuck with me to the very end - I applaud you!

Enjoying the journey
Many Blessings
Barb

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hello friends, I have a project to post today that was so much fun to make.  I've been looking on YouTube for a box that would hold two Cadbury's Easter Creme Eggs.  Well, Sam Donald of PootlesPapercraft UK, fame came up with one.  This little box could also be used for anything you wanted to put into it.  Just use your imagination.  Great way to use up left over paper.  

Here are the four I made in the space of about 30 minutes.  Biggest decision was what little tag sentiment to add to the top.

Here are the four boxes I made.  Obviously this is a top view.  I made all of these boxes in just 30 quick minutes.

Here is a close up of the closure used for these bags.  I only had two punches that would be suitable.  This is the small heart punch I purchased at Michael's $1 bin.  The ribbon, card stock, brad and sentiment are all SU.  The ink for the stamp is Distress Ink dried marigold.

Here I used a little flower corner punch from Punch Bunch.  The ribbon is generic, the card stock and sentiment as well as the ink are SU.


Here is a side view of the boxes.  You want to keep all the flaps rounded and therefore there is no scoring along them.
Here is how the Creme Eggs fit inside.  I guess you could add some Easter Basket grass to cradle them if you wanted.

Well thanks for finding my post and leaving a comment.  This is a little stray from my usual Magnolia projects.

Enjoying the journey,
Many blessing,
Barb

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Magnolia-licious Tuesday DT Challenge - Feelin' Flowery.

Welcome, welcome to my blog. It's the second Tuesday of April and that means, it's Team A Challenge time over at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  Our theme is "Feelin' Flowery" so we want to see lots of flowers on your card or project.  The design team have put together a wonderful array of projects, so please stop by for some inspiration and then share with us your card or project.


HOW TO PLAY:

-enter a project by April 21st that is FLOWERY in some way!

-you must use at least one Magnolia, Wild Rose Studio and/or Wee Stamp image on project   

-No Back Linking....new projects ONLY!!

-No more than 3 projects per person, per challenge entered please

-Turn off Word Verification if you'd like DT comments 


WHAT YOU CAN WIN:

One random winner will win a Surprise Gift from Magnolia-licious!






Now let me just show you these cool NEW Edgers:
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Prima Chalk Edgers now in stock...great for stamping & inking your projects easily!
So many pretty colors and only $2 each!


For my project I made a gift set for a very dear friend's birthday. I hope she doesn't visit my blog and see what her gift is.  I've had this made for over a month and it's been hard not to just give it to her ahead of time.  She will get it soon though!

Here is the gift set.  I used flowery designer paper for each item. The set includes:
Tissue Box
Matchbox filled with CHOCOLATE
Hand made paper gift bag
Small bottle filled with Bath salt

Here is the bottle of Bath Salts.  I wrapped the bottle with my designer and then made a pretty label  on the front using #3 Rose Scent Tilda from the Lost and Found Collection 2014.
She is not listed in the shop :-( but I'm sure Diana will do her best to get in back in.
Here is a side view of the bottle.  It's very girly and very frilly.

And here below a view of the lid.

I also made a Mini Tissue Box cover, using the same image but only to the front of the box. I paper pieced the robes on both of the images.

On the top of the tissue box cover I added lots of pearls, flowers and a butterfly.
You can find a tutorial for making this tissue box cover here.

Here is the Gift Bag I made.  I punched to top of it before putting the bag together to fancy it up a little.  The Match Box Treat Box and the Bottle of Bath Salts fit in here perfectly!
The sweet little Match Box open to show the inside (minus the chocolates) and the Belly Band
I made the Belly Band to fit around the the length of the box preventing from the little drawer from opening and spilling it's contents.

Here is my recipe:

DP - MME Blush "Sweet" Lost and Found
CS - SU Rose Red, Blushing Bride and Xpress it Blending card
Image - #3 Rose Scent Tilda from the Lost and Found Collection 2014
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondack Cloudy Blue and Shell Pink, Copic Markers, Distress Ink worn lipstick
Sentiment - SU A Round Array
Dies - Spellbinders Classic Circles and Classis Scalloped Circles, Classic Ovals
Martha Stewart Doubled Sided Lacey Punch
Envelope Punch Board. Gift Bag Punch Board
ScorPal
Zig-Zag label by Martha Stewart
Bottle - from the same sweet friend
Pearls, lacy trim, pink trim, button and flower from my stash
Bath Salts - Michaels $1 Bin
Tiny Brad - SU

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I hope you found inspiration to make something flowery and enter our challenge.

Enjoying the journey,
Many Blessings
Barb

Monday, April 7, 2014

Dr. Monday M.D. - Time for Babies...Favor Boxes

Good morning my lovelies! It's Monday again, a new week has started and at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog we have another project for your enjoyment.

 Have you been over to my team mate Patti Jo's blog to see her Dr. Monday projects?  If you haven't.
 I heartily encourage you to visit her.  She is the Queen of Dies!  She make the most stunning cards from different dies and uses them in new and fabulous ways.  You don't want to miss see them, and while you're there remember to leave her a comment so that your name will be a contender for the weekly draw.

For my Dr. Monday project I decided to do something for the babies.  I have made two sweet little gift boxes.  Just click on their names and it will take you to the YouTube site and tutorial.  

This little box is a Mini Sewing box.

This is #3014 Cute Little Tilda from the Special Moments Collection 2013.  Isn't she adorable?
She is in stock and only $4.99.  You can apply your in store credit if you like and Diana will ship immediately.


Cute Little Tilda is mounted on a star shape...
On the back of the star I mounted a small scalloped circle with a little sentiment in the center.  As you can see I've also added a little charm of a baby carriage.
Here is the box with the star tag removed and you can see that I punched holes in each side and held the box closed with some satin ribbon.

Once the handle is move to the side there is another opening.  It is kind of like a sewing box like Grandma used to use.  I applied small brads to finish this off.  Inside is just large enough for a small gift, a little necklace or earrings.  It's a darling little box.

This little box is called a Mini Open Basket.  This is the back of it to show you how the handle is formed.


As this is my baby boy gift box I decided to use # 11 Little Trumpety with Bow from the Lost and Found Collection 2014.
He is available :-) and he is so stinkin' cute!

Here he is attached to the bow a Light Blue Silk Ribbon.

Here is a side view of this Mini Basket.

Finally here are the two basket together for one last lookie-loo!

             I'm sorry to say that I can't find the little piece of paper that listed all my ingredients for these two boxes.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today.  Remember, each time you comment on one the the DT projects your name goes into a drawing to be selected for a special gift from Magnolia-licious.

Enjoying the journey,
Many Blessings,
Barb










Friday, April 4, 2014

And He will lead them to springs of living water.....

A good and happy Friday to all my sweet friends.

 All the hullabaloo that has been going on in my life has finally settled down so I'm ready to show you a post of an altered book I have done. This one is for my sweet middle daughter. I have never seen this done before, and I hope no one out there is offended by my altering the presentation page of a bible.

 I really wanted to send this to her after our recent visit with her, but it had a name written in the front of the book. My name! But I never did use that bible because the print was so small I needed two pairs of readers to read it - **sigh**. A very short post...here are the photos I took...

Aquarious Tilda (Z11) from the new Zodiac Collection 2014
I added this scripture which is actually (b) part.
Here is the entire page.  I used colors that were already in place and didn't cover the scripture that was printed at the bottom of this page.

BYW, my middle daughter has strawberry blonde hair and I tried to match that here.

Thanks for  stopping by to see my latest project.

Many blessings,
Barb
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Monday, March 31, 2014

Dr. Monday M.D. Mini Magazine Holder.

It's another delightful Dr. Monday M.D. (Minis and Dies) day! Good morning my dearies!  Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  We've enjoyed some wonderful warm temperatures for the past few days and a fantastic visit from my delightful middle daughter and her youngest, 3 month old Giordana!  I'm a very happy Grammie!.  

 I have for you today a fun little project. I copied this Mini Magazine Note Card Holder template from a friend, but I believe there are plenty of them also on You Tube.

First, let me share with you some information you don't want to miss.

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The more blogs you make comments on for each challenge or post, the better your chances to win!  (one comment per post though please...so you can leave a comment on all the DT girls blogs for this Wee Wednesday AND this blog post to enter for today)

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Okay, now let me show you my set:

Here is the whole set.  One card got a little left out on this shot, but I'm sure you get the idea.

This is the Magazine Note Card Holder with the Note Cards and Envelopes tucked in.

Just a quick shot of how I finished off the inside of each card.



This little sweetheart is #05 Tilda with Bunny Balloon from the Lost and Found Collection 2014.
She is available in the store. :-) By clicking on her title it will take you directly to the order page.
I love, love, love this darling image.  She is #3021 Love Love Love Tilda from the Special Moments Collection 2013.

Here is another favorite of mine.  She is #3076 Tilda with Cross Necklace also from the Special Moments Collection 2013.
The entire collection is gorgeous!
Last but certainly not the least is #3093 Tilda With Spitz Pocket from the Special Moments Collection 2013.

Here is my recipe for making these delightful Note Cards...

CS - SU, Cryogen White
DP - Carta Bella from my stash
Ink - Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink tea dyed, Adirondack Lights Shell Pink and Cloudy Blue
Dies - Spellbinders Classic Oval and Scalloped Oval.
Envelope Punch Board (for the envies)

Okay, so there we have it.  I hope you've enjoyed visiting my blog.  Please don't forget to leave me a comment so that you can be entered to win a prize from Magnolia-licious store.

Enjoying the journey
Many Blessings,
Barb