Monday, February 21, 2011

Mini Mag Blog Hop - Spring is in the air...



Hello friends, and welcome to the February Magnolia-licious Blog Hop! This month we're challenging you to use those Mini's and create something with a Spring Theme. All of these Mini's and many more are available from Diana at her Magnolia-licious store.

We could all use a dose of "Global Warming" after this bitter winter many of us have experienced! So come and hop along with us. If you have arrived here from Sharon's blog your headed in the right direction. From here you'll hop on over to Cheryl's blog. If you lose your way please go back to the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog to pick up the order.

Here is what I did with my Mini's...


I was visiting Becca Feeken's blog one day and she had decorated an adorable box from the Michael's $1 bin. She used her Spellbinders to decorate her cards with. They are so elegant, as is everything she does. I contacted her to see if I could 'steal' her idea and she gave me permission. Thank you so much Becca.


I covered the top and sides of my box with some Digi Paper from Bearly Mine Designs and put pink cardstock on the front. I added a bow and some half back pearls from my SU Pretties Kit. I even added a pearl to the little knob that helps hold the box closed.



The lid of the box is a pliable wood so I just propped one of the cards standing up in it so you could see how it opens...


A side view of the box closed. The little band is elastic...


Each enclosure card is 2 3/4" square and fit perfectly inside the box. I made envelopes for the cards, but had a hard time getting the dimensions exact. They are smaller than a 3X3 envelope, but still wouldn't fit inside the box. I then made a belly band for each one so that the envelope was held closed.

Here is #362 Secretive Tilda...


This little sweetie is #323 Tilda with Puppy


#309 Romantic Tilda...


#321 Dreamy Tilda...


The other DT members have made some wonderful projects. I hope you'll hop by each of their blogs so get more inspiration.

Hugs,
Barb

76 comments:

  1. Too gorgeous Barb, what a fab idea! These minis are just so adorable, sadly not yet available to us in the UK. You've really done such an ace job, luv it. Thanks for sharing. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

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  2. wow.. your Box and the cards are sooo beautiful..
    Hugs, Katrin

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  3. Your set of little cards are so sweet, and I love the box too....yes Becca's stuff is wonderful....but you are on the same par as her. I would love th get this set as would any one...lucky recipient! LOL

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  4. Wow, this little box is soooo pretty. Love the shape of it. and your little cards are an awesome idea.
    tfs

    hugs
    bobbi

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  5. This is a fantastic idea. Your Tildas look adorable, great work.

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  6. I am definatelt checking out Michaels now, your idea is so sweet, the colours- wow

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  7. woooow! i love it!
    fantastic work as always
    greetings, Mandy

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  8. Wonderful cards and amazing box. Like that you have the same layout on your cards but with different message. Thanks for sharing

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  9. The project is beautiful!!!!! Great idea for a Birthday present. Big hug from Puerto Rico, scrappyroom.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow, another great project! I love this box and how you made the small cards and the belly bands. Great idea!

    greetings, Claudia

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  11. Oh Barb, what a gorgeous box and card set! You did a fantastic job on all the little mini's! Now I need to keep an eye out for those boxes at Michael's! LOL

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  12. Barb, this is a beautiful gift idea. I love the mini cards also. Your colors are soft and pretty like spring.

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  13. These are SO adorable, Barb -- mini-cuteness!! Love your colors and definitely experience that "touch of spring" . . .

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  14. OMG those little mini cards are all so cute!!! Sometimes we need those small cards and these are PERFECT! Your little covered box is beautiful also!!!
    Hugs, Dena

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  15. OMG Barb. What an adorable box and set of cards. I love all the different cards and envelopes and that beautiful box that they are stored in. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  16. Barb what an amazing and beautiful gift set you have created! This is so adorable! Love it!!! And the box is such a gorgeous house to hold all these beautiful cards!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  17. WOW! What a stunning collection of cards and the box is just gorgeous!!

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  18. What a perfect little gift this would be. The cards are adorable and the papers that you used are gorgeous. Carissa :)

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  19. Gorgeous Project! Love those mini tildas! Sweet! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. Hello Barb, OH!!!! how lovely and precious this little box is. So cute! Love all the soft colors you chose to illustrate spring.
    Minis are soooo cute.
    Hugs. DANielle.

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  21. Barb what a cool gift idea! Love the soft Spring colors you've used. Beautiful colored Tilda's!

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  22. NOT SURE IF MY COMMENT WENT THRU. MY COMPUTER RESTARTED ITS SELF WHEN I HIT THE PUBLISH COMMENT BUTTON!!! UGH!!!
    Really do love your project. Those cards are soo adorable. what pretty digi paper too!!!
    ~Heidi Brawley

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  23. Sooooo stunning, Barb!!! I'm loving everything I see!!!! It's so nice to get some inspiration on using the minis!

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  24. Wow Barb. That's awesome !! I love it. Your cards are gorgious and so is the box :)).

    Hugs Monique

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  25. wow, you are inspiring. beautiful work and what a great gift this would make for my secret sis.I am following you today. Thanks
    duchessdee@msn.com

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  26. Oh Barb, such a beautiful card set! Lovely digi papers and of course, your images are gorgeous! Love the pics of the kids too, they are adorable!

    hugs,
    Lisa A

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  27. Wow!! These are really gorgeous creations!! Your coloring is just a dream!! Very sweet and fun projects!! TFS! HUGS

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  28. Love this project! Beautiful DP you used as well! TFS!

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  29. Okay, how cute are these???? I love the little cards!! And of course, the box is perfection itself!! Glorious!!!!!!!
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  30. Stunning!! I need more mini's and I need to emigrate to the USA so I can shop at Michaels!!
    Love 'n' Hugs Laurie x

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  31. Oh my...! These are so cute Barb! And you coloured them so beautifully!
    Hugs, Camilla

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  32. Oh these are so doggone cute!!!! Love them!

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  33. Adorable beyond words! What a great gift idea!

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  34. good Gosh Barb! How did you get all this done with all the little kids around you! Wonderful project and I want to learn how to make a little box. The little cards with their own envelopes are very sweet and make excellent note cards - Beautiful work Barb!!!
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  35. Beyond Amazing Barb!!! Love this idea and so nice of Becca to allow you to share~~knew she would:)
    Lovin these mini mags!!!
    Blessings of thanks

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  36. This is really gorgeous Barb! Love the little chest you decorated so beautifully! Sweet cards - gorgeous coloring! ;) hugs, Angela

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  37. These mini's make such a fabulous set and what a great gift!! Just beautiful and such perfect colouring! Chanelle xxxx

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  38. How beautiful Barb! What a great project and gift... Your Minis are too cute!

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  39. Ohhh lovely Barb, those little box, great.
    And the other projects wonderful.
    Hugs Astrid

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  40. It's so Cute! Love it!
    Hugs
    Cordine

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  41. Barb, your project is wonderful. Very lovely gift idea. Your coloring is wonderful.
    Hugs~
    Corinne

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  42. All beautiful and stunning colours.
    Chris x

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  43. Oh Barb these are stunning.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that little box!! THe colors and papers are WONDERFUL!!!
    hope all is going well with the little ones. It is a lot for you to be taking on right now with all that you and hubby have gone through the last 6 months.. GOD BLESS YOU BOTH!!!.
    hugs, Janiel

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  44. The is wonderful and I love all your little cards . The mini Maggies are perfect for the small cards ! What a fabulous gift this could be for somebody special ! TFS !

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  45. What a wonderful project! I so love that box! It is amazing! Your cards are lovely - so soft and feminine!
    Your work is always such a feast for the eyes!

    XO,
    Chris Christensen

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  46. Barb you have made the cutest little note card box ! Just love all of them...enjoy the babies
    Hugs♥

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  47. Beautiful "treasure" box full of precious mini Maggies on note cards! I love how you decorated this box!
    Hugs, Cami

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  48. Barb, How elegantly beautiful. As usual, you have knocked the ball right out of the ball park.
    ~ rubber hugs ~
    Madge

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  49. What a darling idea. So cute.

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  50. Wow! What a neat set of mini cards and container you have created. It certainly would make a wonderful gift.

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  51. You ladies are definitely inspired my to ink my minis up! Barb!!...these are so darling!!!

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  52. Gorgeous little creations :o) they are all so pretty!
    fiona x

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  53. What a darling box with equally darling cards Barb! Each one cuter than the last!!! The papers are so pretty and love your coloring of all the minis. Totally awesome project!!!

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  54. What an elegant card set Barb!!! Very sweet "treasure box" and they all are looked stunning :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  55. Hi Barb,
    Your box and card are absolutely delightful!!
    Your box looks so different from Becca's.
    I love how soft and feminine it is.
    Your cards are just awesome!!!!
    Hugs, Candy

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  56. Those cards are incredible and then I saw the box you made to put them in and I was blown away! You are so clever.
    Love Nicola xxx

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  57. Absolutely beautiful! Love your complete creation.

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  58. Ilove this set, your colors are so beautiful together

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  59. WoW...absolutely gorgeous, thank you so much for sharing your idea. jman4@comcast.net

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  60. Oh Barb, these cards and box are just stunning! I love the box!!!! And each and every one of the cards are gorgeous! Love the style and your coloring is amazing! Fabulous work my friend!!
    hugs, Sharon

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  61. What a great idea.
    Such an amazing box fill with sweet and cute cards.
    Love it!

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  62. The box is adorable and love the mini Maggies you have used on the cards and complete with the different sentiments.

    Jayne xx

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  63. Wow lovely cards, and what a LOVELY BOX !!!! so cuuute ! love it !

    xoxo

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  64. Hi Barb your box and cards are so beautiful. They are coloured in perfectly love Linda

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  65. Too cute! Not only lovin the little box, but the little cards are just tooooooo cute! :)

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  66. This was adorable and just gorgeous:)

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  67. Wonderful project!
    Thanks so much for sharing it!
    Nela

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  68. Stunning display Barb. Your work is faultless. Love the DP's you have chosen. Your coloring is wonderful.
    Hugs Maz

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  69. Hi Barb...what a clever idea. I'm goingot Michael's tomorrow and will check these out!! Love the way your mini cards fit so perfectly!! Love love love this idea! Hugs. Pat Frank

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  70. Oh Barb, these are just adorable, I love them!

    xxxx

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Hugs....Barb