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.