Thursday, September 1, 2011


Can you hear me screaming?! It's in disbelief that it is September! But, wait, good things do happen with Magnolia-licious at the beginning of every month! The lovely and talented Sharon Caudle has brought us an easy challenge with many interpretations! Make something (with your Magnolias, of course) using a fall theme and fall colors! The Mag Highlites has the complete info on the challenge! The challenge is open to interpretations (did I already say that?) I don't normally buy into writing stories with my Magnolia cards, but I can justify what doesn't seem to be a 'fall' card at all! School is on my mind and I am a primary teacher, sooo, primary colors in the paper. My 'cover' Tilda can be the mother who must send her kids off to school.

She may be sad on the outside, but open the card ....
And she's rockin' with happiness (if she's lucky enough to be a stay at home mom!)

The jar I've added to the card is to hold M & Ms for medicinal purposes!

I found the card (Origami diamond fold) on my friend, Julia Aston's blog this week! She made a cute one with a Sweet N Sassy bear. She was kind enough to link the card's creator, Wendybell, who calls it a Funky Fold card. I've linked both girls' blogs for your entertainment. the card is so cute-takes one sheet of 11" square paper and the pointed top tucks into a pocket behind the focal image! When I mad my first one the diamond did not sit in the middle. That bugged me a bit so I changed the measurement 1/4" so that it would. Not sure if I wrote them down correctly when I watched Wendy's video, but let me know if you want the measurements I used. Hope this makes sense!

Finally, a view of both. I'm loving my new camera (which replaced the one I lost), but these were somewhat difficult to photograph. I take the blame for any problems!

Oh, the stamps are #270 ROCKING TILDA, #532 ROMANTIC WINDOW, #219 LEANING TILDA and #356 WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE. They are all from the BEST store for Magnolias on the planet-Magnolia-licious! Owned and managed by Diana and her family who all care about the customer. I'll link to the HOMEPAGE and you search stamps by name or number if you're interested!

Thanks so much for coming by!! You can see inspiration from the rest of the design team on the Mag Highlites blog! Check it out!

I'd also like to participate in the following challenges:

Have a wonderful day! Cheryl


~Jeri~ said...

Very cute set! I think everyone should have a snack jar filled with M&Ms for medicinal purposes lol They make any day better!

Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!

Linda Palmer said...

This is all so beautiful! Love your gorgeous coloring and all the great items of this set.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

What a fab gift set CHeryl! Love the fold on your card. ~jeni :)

Stampin'Piper said...

Oh this is so cute! Love it!

Thanks so much for joining us at MDUC this week!

Hugs Tanja

Danni said...

Fabulous1! I just love the way her little shutters stand out!

Stampalicious said...

This is soooo cute! I love the bright colours you chose, and your colouring is just beautiful! Love it

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

AWWWWWW!!!!!!! Its so precious :o) I am so happy you joined us this week at DCD!!

Die Cuttin Diva

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW oh WOW this is just FABULOUS! Love this cute fold and adorable decorated jar. You always do such beautiful projects.
Thanx sooo much for joining us at MDUC this week

Georgiana said...

What a great set and that card is so neat. Thank you for sharing at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Carson's Creations
Die Cuttin' Diva Design Team member

Cre8tiveVet said...

What a great gift set! Thanks for sharing with us at DCD this week. -Yvette

nancyparker55 said...

Oh Cheryl, This set is fanastic!

Creative Diva said...

Wow! THis is very fabulous. Thanks for joining as at DCD.


Amanda R said...

What a cute idea and great coloring! Thanks for joining in this week at Paper Sundaes!

Lisa Kind said...

Ooooh, I wish I had seen this card before I made my fussy fold card this week! This looks so fun and I love the story you told! I guess for teachers, the story is told the other way around....we are happy when they go home for the summer! LOL!! Love those medicinal M&Ms...please tell me where you purchased them because I think I'm in need of them! Hahaha!!!

Maureen said...

Ha! M&Ms definitely cures all types of things... I shall need to self-presecribe those!

Wow, wonderful creations Cheryl! What cute ideas and great image colouring!!!


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