Friday, June 25, 2010

Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop

Can you believe that it is the 25th of the month already. That means Christmas is 6 months away. It always comes around so fast. That's one thing I like about this blog hop it helps me create some Christmas cards early so I won't stress quite so much later. lol If you have come from Norma's fantastic blog you are on the right track. If you have gotten lost or have come here by accident you might want to start here or go here for a list of all the participants. I'll have to warn you this is going to be a long post. Now on to my card. 
First I have to thank Norma for sharing some stamped images of this Tilda with me. I think I will have to ask Diana at here if she can get me this stamp as I love it. I used my white pen to mark out White Christmas and used a sharpie to write in O Holy Night. The lamp post is from the spring or the wedding collection not sure which but I added some white applique to make it snowy and Christmasy. Tilda is colored in copics. I don't know which ones because I made the owl card below at the same time and the colors got all jumbled. The fur on Tilda is polar white flower soft.The boots have diamond glaze on them. The circle behind Tilda is another Magnolia stamp called snowy circle I think. It has stickles on the snowflakes as do Tilda's wings and the light in the lamp post. The green circle was cut with a fiskars circle punch. The snowflakes are from hero arts. The blue around Tilda and the lamp post is a distress ink. The fun part of this card is  that it is made from a paper bag. I'll show you how I did that in just a minute. If you want to go on to the next blog here is the link to Robin's great blog otherwise stay tuned for the tutorial on how to make this card. 
First here is the inside.
You could use the bag opening to put in a gift card or a Christmas newsletter. There is a half circle punched out right there so the recipient could see it. 
Here is the backside
First lay the lunch bag down with the bottom side up like this
Next take the bottom of the bag and fold up
Now glue that flap down and cut triangles off the sides right where the fold comes up like so
Fold the open end of the bag up to the flap like so
Then fold the flap down and you are ready to start decorating
To make the flap holder cut a piece of paper or ribbon the length of the card and 1" thick. Staple or fasten with brads to just the top layer of the bag - don't go through to both layers or glue it down completely. 
Remember to decorate your flap as well.
I do have my directions in word or pdf form also. If you would like a copy of that let me know and I will email it to you. Now if you're still with me I would love to hear your comments.


Kylie said...

Hi Peggie!
This is super cute!

nadyne said...

bravo! elle est magnifique
Nadyne xx

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Peggie, I just love Tilda singing! Coloring is beautiful, and the whole idea of the bag is great and so neat to place a suprise inside. Very nice work.

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Peggie what a cute card and your coloring is awesome. I like your bag card :)

CorinneS said...

Very beautiful card! Love the idea of using a bag to make the card! Your coloring is very good! Nicely done!

Myrna said...

Singing Tilda is so cute! Great job!

Deb said...

Great card! She's adorable!

Anonymous said...

Love this Tilda! The lamp post is so cool for your scene!
Pam Going Postal

Robin said...

Beautiful card!!! I love how your reworked some of the images!!

Danni said...

Wonderful card! Very pretty!

Julie said...

This is so adorable. I love this Tilda singing under the lamp post.

Thank you for joining us for the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop.


isu.alum said...

Love the fluffy stuff on her clothes and hat. Funny seeing this bag card. I just made one last week for a retiring teacher. I hadn't made one with a paper bag in years...It's so fun!

Brandi said...

This is gorgeous Peggie! Love the old time Christmas feel. :)

Monique said...

Beautifull !!

Hugs Monique

marsha said...

What a great idea! Love this image and all the detail you added. I would love the PDF instructions! I'm

Hugs, Marsha

Norma said...

Hi Peggie. I'm just catching up on some commenting--everything's topsy turfy with me...LOL.
Gorgeous card you've created. Ingenous idea with the paper bag. I love the way you colour Tilda (hee hee...I haven't used her myself). The flower soft gives the perfect effect.


StampinJo said...

This stamp is so lovely and you did a gorgeous work on it too Peggie. I also enjoyed your tutorial with the paper bag. Thank you for sharing. StampinJo from Ontario Canada

Anonymous said...

I love this!! Great job!! Could you email me the pdf for this?


Anonymous said...

tres interessant, merci