Monday, December 27, 2010

DooHickey Floral Wreath

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!  Now it's time to try and catch up on a few things.  I've been working on this wreath for a little while and finally finished it.   I thought the DooHickey dies are not only so pretty used as basically flat flowers, I thought they would also make some terrific 3D flowers.  The flowers are actually a pure white out of a pearlized paper, but couldn't get the photo adjusted, so they look kind of pink!

Cut out a chipboard circle about 7 1/2" across for the base and covered with a printed paper.  Used the following DooHickey dies that I got from Diana, of course, at Magnolia-licious.

#2 Peony Petals
#6 Bon Voyage Foliage
#8 Doily Flowers
#15 Poinsettias Flowers

Click on each die or click HERE to go directly to the DooHickey Die category at Magnolia-licious.

Also added some gold cording, pearl brads, gold microbeads and peel off wording and stars.  I use Ultimate or Tacky glue for the flowers and Glossy Glaze or Crystal Lacquer for the microbeads.

I'm not too keen on actually lighting candles around paper flowers, but this would look nice as a candle ring too....FOR DECORATIVE PURPOSES ONLY!!!  :)

For inquiring minds, I've made up a little chart to show which dies, how many pieces and how I cut them apart.  Add some shaping and sponge around some of the edges with ink, glue them together and you have your 3D flowers.

These dies will make some great spring flowers too, just need to do some different colors!!!  Thinking Valentines, Easter and Mother's Day!!!

Don't forget about Sunday Sensations from Magnolia-licious!!!  Click HERE to go to Jacque's blog to find out all about it and sign up!!!

Wishing everyone a healthy, safe and fun New Year!!!  Enjoy every single day!!!
Patti Jo

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Santa's Helper on a Sleigh Ride

Just had to go back to adding some flowers for this one!  Love the petal shape on these dies!  Finally used this pretty Sleigh stamp that I got from Diana a while back!  Added some DooHickey die flowers and mistletoe along with #3003 Santa's Little Helper.  Not hard to believe this cutie Tilda is out of stock right now, but check with Diana if you are interested.  Otherwise #173 Santa Edwin, #3069 Reindeer Tilda or #3058 Jolly Tilda  from the 2010 Merry Christmas Collection would also be perfect for sitting on this #527 Sleigh and are available at this time.

Used the smaller of the two dies from the DooHickey die #15 Poinsettia Flowers to make the flowers and the larger die for the leaves.  Put a drop of Crystal Lacquer in the center of the flowers and added gold microbeads.   Also used the #17 Mistletoe die along with a 1/8" circle punch for the white berries.  The flowers are red card stock sponged with a deeper red ink around the edges.  The flower leaves are sponged with blue/green ink on medium green card stock.  Sleigh and Tilda are colored with Distress Inks and accented with white glaze pen and Flowersoft.
After getting to play with the minis for a while, these Maggies seem large, but sure have fun with both sizes.  Huge selection of both sizes at the oh so kind Diana's Magnolia-licious store!
Thank you to all who have left your wonderful comments.  I've so enjoyed them and it is nice to know I'm not alone in my addictions!!

Enjoy every day!
Patti Jo

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Simple Mini Maggies

I can see I am not the only one that is hooked on these Minis!!!  Sooo cute and fun to work with aren't they???!!!  Wanted to make some simple cards to give away as gifts and are easy to mail.  Us card makers are accustomed to paying higher postage to mail our extra embellished cards, but others are not use to that!!!

On this card I used a Stampin' Up! embossing folder and cut out an opening and made a frame with Nestabilities dies.  Mini Tilda With Christmas Letters is sitting on Santa's Bench and  popped up on a circle adhered to the inside of the card so it shows through the opening on the front of the card.  She is colored with ProMarkers and added Stardreams Gel pen and Crystal Lacquer for some sparkle.  These minis are the perfect size for this kind of card!
Another simple card using the adorable minis  New Years Tilda and New Years Edwin sitting on Santa's Bench.  Santa's Bench is easily transformed to be able to use any time of year too...not just the holidays.

Used a Swirl Stamp from Inkadinkadoo, Happy Anniversary stamp from Studio G, Cuttlebug embossing folder, ProMarkers, Stardust Pen and ribbon.  My favorite little Buddy tool the Scor-Buddy was used to make the embossed frame! 
The very sweet Diana has recently listed even more of these cute minis from different collections!  You just have to check them out HERE at Magnolia-licious!   She does have a deal on a bundle offer too, but hurry, I believe she said the bundles were limited!  Love it.......don't have to make decisions that way!!!  And then there are gift certificates available too!

Made nine of the next card to use for Christmas cards.  So wanted to add the mini Winter Forest to the globe, but even as insane as I am, I just couldn't bring myself to cutting them out for nine cards.  I will be looking for something to stamp them on though because yup, they are so darn cute!
Loved the full size version of Tilda With Fir, so getting the mini Tilda With Fir was inevitable!  Seems like cute and adorable just go with any of these minis!

The "snow" is cut out of white glitter paper, the base of the globe is brown cardstock and scored on the Scor-Buddy.  The acetate was cut with a Sizzix Ornament die.  Little Tilda With Fir was colored with ProMarkers and used the white and Stardust gel pens to jazz things up a little.  Season's Greetings stamp by Stampendous was stamped with Black Stazon Ink directly on the acetate.  Added a little of Martha's Bakers Twine and Punch Bunch holly leaves and 1/8" circle punch berries.

I'm finding it is hard to describe these minis with words other than cute and adorable!  Anyone have any other good descriptions????!!!

Comment about the weather here in Minnesota!  Cold and White!!!  I'm beginning to only like snow in the form of paper only!!!  And it isn't even winter yet!!!!  :)

Enjoy every day!!!
Patti Jo

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Looking Up Snowman!

Had several requests as to how I made the snowman on the card from the last post.  Here are a few pictures of the punches I used, the sizes of punches, how the pieces were trimmed and a side view to see the layers of foam tape.  This is the version of snowman that had the Rhinoplasty!!!  :)
Nestabilities could be used for the circles in place of the punches and the sizes could vary too!

Hope this is helpful for anyone wanting to make them, they are a little putzy, but fun!!!

As always thanks for stopping by and always appreciate the heart warming!!!
Enjoy the day!!!
Patti Jo

Monday, December 6, 2010

It's Clearly Christmas!

Been very busy trying to get projects done, but find I can't post all of them yet or everyone will have seen them!!

Love the look of acetate cards, but it sure is hard to keep the fingerprints off the acetate and to  take photos, but thought I would try anyway!

This #3058 Jolly Tilda is such a cutie with her subtle expression and striped stockings!!!  Because she is sooo cute, understandably Diana at Magnolia-licious is out of her right now but does have her on re-order.  Don't dismay, there are still so many adorable Maggie stamps to choose from right now!

Recently acquired a few ProMarker pens and this was one of my first attempts.  Will need some practice and they are quite different than using the distress inks.

Additional supplies used are Nesties Label 11 Dies, Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder, EK Success Flower and Leaf, Punch Bunch Fern and Sun, Ribbon, Flowersoft, and Glaze Pen.

Also worked on another acetate card basically the same, but put a snowman on this one.  Saw some different variations of this snowman on Splitcoast Stampers.  Loved this version where it looks like we are kind of looking down on him from above!
 One card done....only 11 to go!!!!
EDITED:  Well wasn't done with even one!  I kept looking at the nose and it didn't look right!  So fixed the card above, but left the pictures of the others.  Ha, they have all had a nose job since!!!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Enjoy every day!!!
Patti Jo

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Magnolia Mini World Friends

Besides my internet not working for days, sorry I haven’t been around with other things, but I’ve been in another world!!! The Magnolia Mini World and I’ve been having so much fun!!! These are just so adorable and are so fun to use on many types of projects.

Our wonderful hostess Diana has chosen for the December Magnolia Highlites challenge to make some type of word frame or even a letter and decorate them with Magnolia Stamps, of course!!!  There are so many possibilities with this challenge, it was hard to decide on which one to do. I had a wood cut out of the word JOY that I had planned on using, but some of you might relate, I couldn’t find where I tucked it away!!!  I’m sure it will show up some day!!!

Now our Diana from Magnolia-licious is the distributor for the Minis here so you will need to keep watch on what she will be getting in. This is a sneak peek of what’s to come of just some of the Minis which will be available later.  But don’t hesitate on the many darling ones from the Merry Little Christmas 2010 collection that Diana has AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW!!!  Click HERE to go directly to them. These are going to sell out quickly!!!

Mini Tilda with Birdcage
Mini Jam Tilda
Mini Wilma with Rose
Mini Lazy Summer Day Tilda
Mini Charleston Tilda
Mini Cloud
Mini Sun
Mini Edwin with Lizard
Mini Tilda with Hat and Veil
Mini Singing Tilda
Mini Hanging Tilda
Mini Roses
Mini Longing Edwin
Mini Flying Tilda
(Not quite sure on a couple of names!)
Also used:
DooHickey Dies:
I love the shapes that Magnolia has come up with for their dies. Diana has some great deals on these, so just click on the item and it will take you right there.

Colored images with Distress Inks and cut out the letters from a plaque I had out of chipboard and then added the Magnolia paper.  Decorated with some hardware, rhinestones, Stickles and white and Stardust gel pens.

Here are some closer looks at the images:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out these new minis that will be available soon!   Whether you have ordered the new Mini Merry Christmas collection or you use the regular sized beloved Tilda's and Edwin's, I hope you'll join the Magnolia-licious Design Team and create something for this challenge at Magnolia-licious Highlites.   You know the generous Diana is offering a fabulous prize for one of the lucky entries too.

Enjoy every day!!!!
Patti Jo


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