Monday, January 20, 2014

You add sunshine to my life....

Happy Magnolia-licious Mini Monday!
 Isn't it great to be starting of a whole new week with more Maggie Mini's projects.

Diana has a HUGE collection of Maggie Mini's at her shop, so please hop on over to pick your own favorites.  What she doesn't have in stock she will try her best to get for you.

  You'll be seeing what I mean in a couple of weeks, but you're going to be calling me a "box" lady and not a "bag" lady. I've been in a box frenzy of late. It all started out by wanting to create a little box to put some 3 x 3 note cards in. I'm not very good at math (in fact I stink at math) but I really wanted to challenge myself a little. Well it's been quite a challenge journey!
This is the first of several "box" projects.
So anyway, let me share with you what I came up with for my little note cards, and of course the cards themselves where Mini Tilda is the star of the show.

Here's what the lid of my box looks like...

A lookie at the side of my box...(I told you I was horrible at math and my box is way too deep)
Here is the box opened and the note cards standing up with their envelopes behind...

Here are all 4 note cards...

Now for the individual close up and personal look at each card...
This is Congratulations Tilda from the You're so Special Collection 2011...
On each envelope I stamped the image with Memento London Fog and added some grass and flowers.  Should have left the grass and flowers off...
This is Tilda with a Balloon also from the You're So Special Collection...
Tilda with a Small Gift from the same collection...
And, finally, Christmas Party Tilda from Christmas Collection, I believe it was the same year.
This is how I finished the inside of each card...
What I used to put all of this together...
Card Stock - SU and Cryogen White
DP - Digital paper (I've had this paper so long I don't have the company listed on my computer)
Sentiment on Box - PrintWorks
Sentiment inside card - SU
Magnolia DoHickey Die - Vintage Lace
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog; Distress Ink weathered wood, tattered rose
Dies - Spellbinders Classic Square, Scalloped Square, Classic Circle, Scalloped Circle
Punch - SU Tiny Tags with matching stamp
Ribbon - Stash
Brads - Stash
Various adhesives
Well, once again, happy Monday to you all and happy crafting!
Enjoying the journey,


  1. Oh my goodness, these are just adorable, Barb. Perfect use of the Mini Magnolias. Darling box for their storage and would even make a great handmade gift.

  2. How adorable Barb, I love your sweet box with these cute cards. What a fabulous gift idea. Beautiful design and colouring. Hugs Suzi x

  3. This is great, Barb!! Love the idea and how beautiful they are!!!

  4. Your box is precious! Each one colored so beautifully. What a great gift.


  5. So good to have you back doing your creative ideas! Love the box and notes and perfect way to use Minis! Adorable is the word!!!

  6. These are just so sweet Barb, what a wonderful idea
    Hugs Julie P

  7. Very sweet boxes; a sweet sweet gift to the recipient.

  8. Fantastic project, Barb! I love all the images! Someone is going to get lucky!


  9. You've created a beautiful gift! Each card is gorgeous as well as your box. Love them all!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  10. Your tiny cards are just adorable! You did a great job coloring those tiny things! Your box looks just fine to me.
    Hugs, Kathy

  11. Beautiful box design and how fun to fill it with note cards.

    Hugs Diane

  12. What a gorgeous project! Each is just beautiful! Love it! Nancee :)

  13. How cute are these??? I stink at math, too!!! LOL!! I remember a few years ago you made a darling set and inspired me to make one. My box was too deep so I made another box bottom and turned it upside down so that the cards kind of sat up more... don't know if that makes sense or not! I simple love these that you did!!! You make the minis just so adorable!!!!

  14. What a wonderful gift! Like Teri and you, I, also, am terrible at math. That's why I love sketches where it's already figured out for me!

  15. This is such a sweet project Barb. Love each of the little cards, and love the idea of stamping in black on envelope and inside. adorable. Hugs


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