Monday, October 18, 2010

Magnolia-licious October Blog Hop...



Happy Hop day everyone! Magnolia-licious Design Team are hosting another wonderful Blog Hop today and it's all centered around food! Now that's worth hopping for, don't you think? The challenge is to make a recipe card, or a project that has a recipe or food at it's theme. Now this should be easy, since we all love to eat!

If you began your hopping with the uber talented Janiel then you started out right! I'm next and from here you'll go over to the equally talented Mindy's blog to see her delectable project. I hope you'll enjoy this hop and get some great ideas for cards, recipe cards or projects for yourself.

So let's get on with it shall we. My post is a little long so I'll try to keep the words to a minimum. I have lots of pictures to show you.

My project actually started out quite a while ago with the stitching pattern. Then I had my friend Sandy send me an image of 60's Tilda as I felt she matched the stitching pattern quite well. Then I found out that our Blog Hop was going to be about food so I just sailed off from there.

Here is my card front...



You all know how much I love to use stitching on my cards when possible, so this was just a natural process for me. I will give my rather lengthy card recipe at the end of this post, so that I don't bore you to death with the details here.

Here is a closer view of 60's Tilda...



Okay, now that I had the front done I had no idea what I was going to do to make this into a recipe card. After all it's a regular card! But with some encouragement from my new Skype buddy, Paola, she convinced me that I would come up with the perfect idea. So here's what I did...I made an extra layer of dp mounted on green cardstock but only glued down three sides. Then I typed up a candy recipe to tuck in side of the pocket.



The recipe card has a little tab on it so that you can pull the recipe out when you want to make the fudge, and tuck it back in when you are not using it...



Here is what the inside of the card looks like opened up...



I used the Recipe Card #1411 from the Yummy for your Tummy Collection as a label for the pocket containing my recipe.

For the bottom panel I used Kitchen Tilda #386 from the same collection...



Here is a closer view of Kitchen Tilda...



Now I'm really getting a kick out of putting some finishing touches on the backs of my cards too. I have a personal stamp, some ditigal sentiments from The Cutting Cafe, and these adorable "In Stitches" from Just Rite Stamps. Here's how I finished off the back of my card...



Now for the card recipe for those who are interested:

Images: Magnolia-licious JustRite Stampers
Cardstock: SU, Bazzill, Cryogen White
Stitching Pattern and DMC Floss
DP - digital from Bearly Mine Designs
Punch - SU
Copics:
Skin - E00, E000, E0000 Cheeks - SU Chalk
Hair - E18, E15, E13
Clothing - R08, R12, R00, G21, G40, G94
Stickles - Fruit Punch
Spoon - E25, E30, E34
Shoes - E13, E27, E35
Shadow - W0, W1, W3
Signautre piece - R08, R12, R00, G94, G21, G40, Silver Spica
Nestabilities - Standard Circle and Scalloped Circle, Ovals - Large
Mounting Tape/ScorTape
Sewing Machine and thread


Thank you for hopping on over to my blog today. I hope you are inspired to create something of your own.

Hugs,
Barb

70 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE THIS my friend, you are too clever. Your coloring is fabulous and all that stitching that you do just blows my mind how you find the patience. BRILLIANT!!!
    smiles
    Paola

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  2. Beautiful card with lovely hand stitching. The paper and inside of this card is as gorgeous as your coloring on Tilda. Cute card Barb!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  3. WOWWW.fabulous card love the design & I especially love yummy Tilda she is 1 of my faves. The DP's are sooo pretty.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

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  4. Stunning love the baking tilda.
    Chris x

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  5. Lovely card and definitely great inspiration.

    ** Kate **

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  6. How Totally sweet I love that stitching too
    Hugs Susie xx

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  7. A Very Very gorgeous card you make.
    Hugs Astrid

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  8. Fabulous creation here, Barb - sounds like it took hours and hours to put together. Love the flowered background and your coloring and just all the detailing to this work of "heart"!

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  9. I love how versitale this little Tilda's are. What a great recipe card! Just beautiful!

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  10. What a beautiful card :-) Love the way you have put the tag; great idea !!

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  11. this is gorgeous! I love the little pull-out recipe and the inside of your card is just as yummy as the outside! ♥

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  12. I just love it! You sure did figure it out. I just love how much detail everyone uses. Thanks

    shop2udrop at embarqmail dot com

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  13. Barb, what a fantastic card! I love how you tucked the little recipe in the card!!! Beautiful papers and needlework!
    Hugs, Dena

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  14. This is such an amazing card. The stitching is amazing as are all the elements of the card. I love the way that you incorporated the recipe!!!

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  15. Barb you have went over the top on this card. Your stitching is so pretty love all the images you used and as always your coloring just awesome. TFS
    Hugs

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  16. Soooooo beautiful, Barb!!! I truly love all the lovely stitching you put on your cards! Tilda is adorable sitting in the middle of it! And the inside is just as fabulous as the outside! Great way to tuck your recipe in your card! You're so creative! I love every inch of it!
    hugs, Sharon

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  17. Such a great idea to tuck the recipe card inside. What a beautiful card! Your coloring is just wonderful!
    hugs,
    SHell

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  18. A beautiful card love the yummy colors!

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  19. Beautiful recipe card Barb. Love your wonderful coloring & how you tucked the recipe out of sight ...
    Great idea. Lots of work but well worth the effort as it is incredible.
    Hugs, Janie

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  20. Hello Barb, oH! Delicious... I love all of it. Like a candy for the eyes. Gorgeous embroidery, so delicate. Your Tildas are both so lovely, brought to life with your coloring. I simply adore the idea of hiding the recipe on a tag, under the layers. Fabulous work.
    Hugs.
    Danielle
    PS: this is my 2nd attempt, got a 503 error code & message disappeared... hope this one makes it.

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  21. Barb,

    Your images and stitching are perfect. Love the peek-a-boo pocket for the recipe card. Great job!

    Angie

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  22. great card. LOVE your stitching, you are uber talented.

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  23. Barb you are so creative I love the pull out recipe! All the Tildas are adorable and colored perfectly. Gorgeous card!

    Hugs, Mindy

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  24. Stunning card!
    Gorgeous colouring and wow the paper is just so beautiful.

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  25. Wonderful stitching along with these adorable Tilda's! The DP is beautiful and you've matched the Tilda's with it perfectly! Gorgeous and very clever recipe card Barb!

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  26. Ok, this is only my second "hop" but I'm already hyperventilating from the talent!!!! Barb, this card is WONDERFUL!!!!! What a cute idea to have the receipt slide out! Just FANTASTIC!

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  27. Barb, as always your work is excellent and very clever. Thank you for sharing!

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  28. OH MY Barb you AND YOUR GORGEOUS STITCHING!!! WOW!!!!!!!! Loving the colors and every detail you incorporated on here.All your images are colored to perfection. OK WHY DON'T YOU SPRINKLE A LITTLE BIT OF YOUR CREATIVE RECIPE ON MY BLOG ((smiles))he he he,LOVE YA HUN,RubyM:)

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  29. Wow this is just gorgeous! I love your hand stitching around this card - beautiful job! And both your Tildas are colored beautifully! hugs, Angela

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  30. Just BEAUTIFUL Barb!!! Wonderful coloring on all your images. Love how you tucked your recipe in your card.

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  31. Oh Barb!!
    What a beautiful card!! I am still trying to learn to stitch on my cards :o)
    Awesome colouring as always and such a nifty way to put your recipe in the card!
    I love it!!
    Hugs, Candy

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  32. What can I say, Barb? You always blow me away with your gorgeous, creative cards. Love your stitching so much!
    Sue S.

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  33. this is brilliant, love the stitching and that image is perfect x

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  34. This is so pretty. I like the hidden recipe. You do such awesome work! LindaC

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  35. Fabulously done Barb--I adore the pinks and greens and all the great Tilda's you've used! But that stitching is GORGEOUS--now can you teach me, lol! Wonderful job and I love the peek-a-boo recipe idea too!

    hugz,
    Suzanne

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  36. Wonderful project Barb! I just LOVE it!!!

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  37. WOW Barb what great and gorgeous work! LOVE the stitching that is soooo amazing!
    hugs~ Kim

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  38. It is wonderfull. I really love your stitching

    Franca

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  39. Barb, your card is adorable. Love the colors...your cards are always so inspiring.
    Hugs~
    Corinne

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  40. WOW!! That stitching is amazing!! This is just beautiful inside and out! Fabulous! TFS!
    xxAutumn

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  41. Wow Barb, this card is sheer genius. Love the rose paper!!!!! and what a great idea for the back of your cards. Love it. Thanks for sharing and for the instructions. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Sharon :o)

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  42. wow this is beautiful, love everything about it.
    x laura x

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  43. I wanted to add a thank you for using the Bearly Mine Designs and listing this on your recipe. Because I adore your rose paper I had to visit this site, which I did not know existed. WOW, that's about all I can say about her BEAUTIFUL!!! paper. So thank you. Sharon :o)

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  44. Your card is very beautiful, nice work,
    Hugs, Line

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  45. wow love it!just stunning!!!!!!!!

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  46. Absolutely beautiful Barb. I just love all the wonderful stitching that you have done and the DP is gorgeous. (I think I will have to print some of that yummy stuff out), and I love the little tab/tag.
    hugs

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  47. OMGoodness what a beautiful card....love your coloring and
    your stitching..great DP's
    hugs Linda

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  48. This is truly a beautiful card. Love everything about it...

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  49. Wow Barb!!! This is sooo very Beautiful!!!
    I used to do cross stitching and your card reminded me of those days~~~Amazing work Hun!!!!
    Love the hidden recipe card--very clever!!
    Blessings of thanks

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  50. Do you need my address so you know where to send the card? LOL, LOL! I love it! I love every single thing about it!

    XO,
    Chris

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  51. Another adorable card done in my fav colors.! Great job. :)

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  52. what a cute card I love it, this is my first blog hop and what fun I am having
    thanks for sharing
    susan in KY

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  53. Gorgeous pink and green! Love your beautiful coloring!!
    (neat stamps for the back too!)

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  54. Beautiful card....I just love Milda.....

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  55. oh wow! what an amazing card. love the images and the colouring!
    Kathleen Mc xx

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  56. Beautiful card. Love the colors. And your stitching is superb.

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  57. Hello Barb! What an awesome card! Lovely colors and that Stitching is beautiful!! I bet that took some time to do but the result is fabulous!! WONDERFUL!!!

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  58. beautiful.. love the creative way you placed the inside folder..

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  59. LOVELY! So creative Barb! Gorgeous coloring/creating!
    Pam Going Postal

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  60. Hello, Barb! All of your work is stunning. It has been a while since I have visited. Now that I have I am off to my studio with the inspiration you have given me.

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  61. Ooh, this card is so completely decorated--I love it. And there’s a hidden treasure to boot. So beautifully put together, Barb. And that paper is gorgeous. Awesome embroidery work.

    Hugs
    Norma

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  62. Adorable Barb.Your colouring is amazing and I love that DP.
    Hugs Marion (Maz)

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  63. beautiful card. Love the recipe pocket too!

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  64. Well you did an excelleng job of placing that recipe just so! I love the inside of your card, just as much as the outside & both Tildas are stunning! Great coloring!

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Hugs....Barb