Monday, February 10, 2014

Coloring outside the box....

Welcome to another Dr. Monday! Are you ready for another week?
It's February and I think I have a little spring fever because I'm so antsy. I have another BOX project to show you. Did I say BOX? Yes, I know, I know what you're thinking...honestly I warned you several weeks ago that I was on a box kick, so don't blame me if you're rolling your eyes! Hahahaha, I'm just on a roll for now so please indulge me yet one more week. 
Have you been over to Diana's Magnolia-licious store lately? It's awesome! Diana has an abundance of the latest collections and almost anything you could want to get your project done. Please stop by her store and place your order. Did you know that she offers in-store credit which you can use against your order, or save it up and let it accumulate?  Either way it's a great way to save money. Her prices are more than competitive, their fantastic!
 This weeks post is going to be pretty long as the project I want to share with you took a lot of time and required many photos.  Okay, let's get started.  First I'm going to show you the two boxes I made.  I was cruising through Pinterest one night and found this blog. This gals work is fabulous.  She had created an adorable Crayon Box with little note cards to go inside.  She doesn't give  her template but there are hundreds if you google it.  I found a good working template and below you see what I came up with.  It was so much fun...

Here is a view of each box from the side.  I put a little lace around one box and used lace on the front of the other box.  These were so much fun to design, but I couldn't wait to get my little note cards ready. 
Below is a photo of the boxes and the envelopes I made for the note cards.  They were too big to fit inside the boxes once I had the cards done.  So when I give these away, I will tie a pretty ribbon around them and include them with the box full of note cards.

Here is a photo of all 6 of the little note cards I made.  Three for each box.  The first image you see uses two Mini stamps from the Little London Collection 2013 - Afternoon Tea Bench (L1) and Afternoon Tea Tilda (L2) from the same collection.  The rest are from the Special Moments Collection 2013.

This first card is #3062 Binding Flowers Tilda...

This sweet image is #3039 Sakura Tilda...  

 Here is #263 Catching Tilda...

 Isn't this one precious?  She is #3012 Hip Hip Hurray Tilda

Goodness, can they get any cuter?  This is #3067 Tilda with Cross Necklace

And Finally Afternoon Tea Tilda and Afternoon Tea Bench.

Here is the surprise!  Each image swings away to uncover the little message beneath it.  These are not in the same order as above.  Honestly I had a hard time just trying to get them side to side let alone go in any kind of order.

And now for the inside of each card.  Again, I apologize for not having these in the same order.  I got so frustrated trying to move them around. 

Inside of Hip Hip Hurray Tilda card
The inside of Binding Flowers Tilda

The inside of Tilda with Cross Necklace
Inside of Catching Tilda Card

Inside of Afternoon Tea Tilda card
Inside of Sakura Tilda card.

 Whew!  We're there!  This is the end of my post except for a list of all that I used to pull it together.  Thanks for sticking with me to the end...mwah!

For those who have not been stunned into a stupor here's my list of ingredients...

Stamps - Magnolia, ArtImpressions
Cardstock - SU and generic from stash, Cryogen White
DP - Melissa Frances
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress ink tea died
Spellbinders dies, Crimping tool, Stickles,
Pearls, buttons, ribbon, flowers, brads, butterfly - all stash 
Punches - SU Tiny Tags and Tiny Tags Sentiments
Sentiments - SU, PrintWorksCollections, Stampabilities
Adhesives - ScorTape, Gorilla Glue, dimensional tape

This is where I say goodbye and thank you so much for tagging along with me for this epic post!

Enjoying the journey,
Many blessings,


  1. Gorgeous doesn't even begin to say how amazing these are!!! Fabulous project!!!!

  2. WOW, Barb. These are fantastic! Lots of adorably colored Magnolias and beautiful crafting. Love them all.

  3. Your project is amazing! So many fabulous details. You do a beautiful job coloring the minis. I could look at these all day. And thanks for your thought about my friend. It is actually a different Kathy. Karen

  4. These are all fabulous. Such a great project. Each card is a special as the one before it.

  5. OH! Barb! these are all lovely! and it gives a chance to color so many tildas!!! I love this idea. and love more and more this clean and simple style of card that leaves all the place to the colored image! Have a wonderful day! sunshine from Montreal. xox

  6. Wow! Barb! these are all so so fabulous, I love the pretty boxes that hold these delicious cards and so many beautiful Tilda's. Fantastic job sweetie. Hugs Suzi x

  7. Oh my Barb! You have created a wonderful box set! Terrific job of showcasing all these adorable minis too!!!

  8. Oh how fabulous!!!!! They are so cute! I love the "hidden" messages! Just too cute!!!! Nancee :)

  9. Oh wow, Barb, this is beyond terrific. What a lot of work you've put into this. I love the swing away feature of your cards and the hidden messages. Beautiful colouring of all the mini maggies. I love this!!!

  10. What a wonderful set of cards Barb, so beautifully coloured, I love the little message hidden behind each image, some wonderful gifts here that anyone would love, nice work my friend
    Hugs Julie P

  11. I'm in awe of these scrumptious box sets! The boxes are fabulous and all of those gorgeous Magnolia cards are stunning. Love them all!!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  12. Wow! That's a lot of work and so beautifully done! Love the secret message under the artwork. Wow!
    Laura C.


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