Thursday, February 25, 2010

Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop

Welcome to the second installment of our monthly Magnolia-licious Christmas Card Blog Hops. This group was created for Magnolia lovers who want to get a jump on the Christmas season by creating a Christmas card each month. If you are visiting this blog hop, I hope it will inspire you to get ahead of the holiday season and join us in our endeavor.

The blog hop will start at Christmas All Year Long Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group. If you get lost, the list of all players will appear on that blog. From here, you will go to Aletha's blog.

I incorporated several challenges into my February card. I made a Pop-Up card for Magnolia-licious Highlites challenge. The challenge for Simon Says is to make a vintage card with flowers (I think my card would be considered vintage). I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers #90. Here is the sketch...

...and here is my card...
Stamps: Christmas Morning Tilda, Rose Edwin and Christmas Tree (Magnolia), Cute Converse (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Staz-On, Distress Ink
Paper: Figgy Pudding (Basic Grey), Always Artichoke
Accessories: Prima Leaves and Flowers, Spellbinders, Cinnamon Stick, Dew Drops, K&Co K-ology brad, Seeded Grass (Walmart), Jolee's stickers, Hodgepodge Hardware.

I went all out with the flower. I wanted to add the cinnamon stick, and the brad worked perfectly to hold it in place. The seeded grass came from Walmart and was in the after-Christmas super sale stuff.

For my pop-up, I wanted to create a living room scene for Christmas Morning Tilda. I found some paper that looked a bit like carpet, and have some thick fuzzy ribbon that looks like a fur rug. I cut some random rectangles out of scrap paper and added ribbon for the gifts. The tree is decorated with some left-over Jolee's stickers. I used Rose Edwin to make a picture for the wall because he is so small. His head fit perfectly in the frame.

I really had so much fun with this pop-up. It is so much easier than it looks. There are some great links on the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog for pop-up tutorials.

Now, for the hop, you need to go to Aletha's blog. I hope you enjoy our blog hop! And get going on those Christmas cards. Christmas will be here again before you know it.

If you would like to join this great Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group, you can go here to join. If you would like a great source for Magnolia Stamps, check out Magnolia-licious. The selection is great and she has wonderful customer service!

Check back tomorrow for my entry for Embellish-It Scrapbooking Friday Challenge using Levi''s.


27 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh Julie this is such a knock-out! Two challenges in one! I love your Morning Tilda on the front and the real cinnamon stick with the flower is gorgeous. The inside! Wow, you really did create a Christmas morning scene with your pop ups! Fabulous job on this card...just fabulous...hugs...Barb

Deb said...

WOW! Beautiful card, Julie! Love the cinnamon stick on the front!

Kathy said...

Adorable, love the scene you created inside, so beautiful.

Lindsy said...

WOW WOW WOW! What a completely amazing card! I love the pop-ups (I'll have to try that some time!) and the flower and cinnamon sticks....just a totally incredible card! =)

Julie Case said...

What a beautiful card and I love your coloring of Christmas Morning Tilda...so soft and pretty! This was a great sketch and you did a fabulous job on both the inside and outside of the card. The living room scene inside is just adorable!
Julie

raindropecho said...

Beautiful card!! Love all the 3D!
- Ann

Maureen said...

Oh Julie, what a cute card! I love it!!! Your colouring is fantastic.

I shall have to try that pop up style one day; I am just awaiting my first Magnolia stamps and I can't wait to try my hand! (First time reader here; but I shall be back!)

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful card...I too lvoe the cinnamon stick and other embellies...

Hugs
Nancy T.

Aletha J. Williams said...

This is just beautiful! Stunning work on the pop-up. I have to try this design.

Please, keep up all your wonder art work. And thanks for all your hard work on this hop!

RubyM:) said...

and why not???LOL! Awsome julie!I like your sketch and how you translated it.You did awsome on the coloring and the pop out card is adorable,Well done RubyM:)

Robin said...

Fabulous card!!! So many wonderful details to look at. The living room scene is fun too.

Lauren said...

Cute card! I love the cinnamon stick! Thanks for hosting this wonderful hop!

Lauren

Monique said...

Your card is beautifull Julie !!

Hugs Monique

Leonie said...

O Julie this is wonderful!! I love that Tilda she is one of my fav's and I love the little scene you have created especially the 'photo frame' on the wall! So cute and clever!!
hugs
Leonie

LINDA said...

Love your Tilda,I need to get this
stamp,your card is great.
Linda W.

Tracey said...

I love this Julie! What a fantastic card!

coquine1635 said...

Very good idea the edwin picture frame and the cinnamon stick on top. Will try it later!
Suzie

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Julie your card is adorable I love the flower with the cinnamon stick ! Great job on the inside as well !
Hugs

Lori said...

Such a precious card. I love the soft coloring the distress inks provided. And the cinnamon provides the scent. :)

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

WoW...beautiful pop up card! Luv all the details.

xoxo,
Lori

Peggie said...

Very sweet card. Wonderful idea to use a cinnamon stick.

Marlene said...

Wowza. Gorgeous!

Candy said...

Fabulous card, Julie. Love your Christmas morning scene. You went way out on this one!
Hugs, Candy

Norma said...

Julie, what a beautiful card. I love this Christmas Morning Tilda. Your flower and cinnamon stick arrangement is gorgeous. Terrific job with the pop-ups in the inside of your card. Love it.
Thanks for setting up the group and the blog hop.

Hugs.
Norma

Christine Riley said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Great coloring and paper choices and I love the pop up elements inside the card.
Hugs, Christine :)

Jodie from Oz said...

Julie, Your Christmas popup scene is beautiful. Tilda is adorable so wonderfully coloured and the flowers and cinnamon are perfect. Thanks for the inspiration. hugs Jodie from Oz

Marcia said...

I have Card envy! This is a marvelous card! Absolutly gorgeous!