Monday, September 19, 2011

MINI MAGNOLIA BINDER BLOG HOP!

Hello dear friends! I am the starting designer for our monthly blog hop! If you get lost along the way, please see the post on the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog for the complete order! Our mission was to design the cover of our Mini Binder from Magnolia-licious! A daunting task (for me!) indeed! Can you see the theme I settled on? If you said "A girl for all seasons" you are correct! The difficult part was to choose an image representing each of the seasons! There are so many great stamps in the Mini collection from Diana's wonderful store-the BEST source for these babies AND for the binder!


I decided to cover my whole binder (like we used to cover our books in highschool! Remember?) I used a roll of brown paper to do that. It is perfect because I love working with the 'kraft' color so much! Then I chose my images and colors. I was sort of going for a family photo album look for my cover, so wanted the imagmes to loook framed.



So sorry about the pictures! It was a bright sunny day, but photographing a larger piece was a challenge for me! I finally took it outside and tried there, but then I got shadows. I hope you can see well enough in my close ups.


I used#363 TILDA AND HER BUNNY, #365 SWIMMNING TILDA, # 3071 SNOWY HUG, AND #298 SCARECROW TILDA for my images.


If you would like to see any of these in the store just put in the item and/or the stamp number and it will pop up-in its regular and mini size.Now here is the cool inside! Each page has a slot for a card and your mini image. You stamp the image on the card and fill in the number, name and collection and you can always see what you have! There are 5 insert pages that altogether will hold at least 90 stamps neatly and safely!


Cool beans! And please be aware, it's not the binder that's mini-it's a good size of almost 12" square!






Thanks for dropping in to look! Now off you go to PJS Designs to see what the talented Patti Jo has done with her binder!

And, when you're finished with the hop, we hope you'll look around your craft area and alter something (using Magnoias) to show us! You can WIN one of these binders and 2 mini stamps of your own! GREAT PRIZE!!


Have a Marvelous Monday!!


Cheryl

31 comments:

julieprice3 said...

Very pretty binder Cheryl
Hugs Julie P

Monique said...

Beautifull binder Cheryl !

Hugs Monique

creativchen said...

Dear Cheryl,
I Just arrived at you blog. Oh my, do I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!!
Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
I invited you gently to visit my creative Website: Bettyscardsandpaperdesign.com

Paper Tails said...

I love you binder cover. The images you chose are great! Love the way you colored your images.

Myrna said...

Love the "Family Photo album" look. They do seem like family! Beautiful coloring on all your images.

Danielle said...

Toooo cute, it looks like a family album. Very lovely.

Patti Jo said...

Great idea with the kraft paper and love the family photo album design! Each picture is just adorable! Beautifully done Cheryl!

Daizeefli said...

What a great idea! Love it! The binder is wonderful as well as your decoration for it!

Janiel/ janny said...

BEAUTIFUL Cheryl!!! Great post!!
I love you have done the 4 seasons........
happy week to you and big hugs, Jnaiel

Cor* said...

Simply amazing! Love all your colored up mini's . A girl for all seasons....perfect theme! TFS.

Frea said...

Hi Cheryl, love the way you altered this binder! And what a great idea to make all of the 4 seasons! Hugs, Frea

Tina Gilliland said...

totally adorable, cuteness!!

*Vicki* said...

Such a clever use of the mini stamps!! I love this!! Your coloring is gorgeous!! ;)

Riet said...

So beautiful Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

This is totally adorable dear Cheryl!!!!

LaJanette said...

Cool beans! Ha long time since I have heard that expression:0) But this is def that and some! I really like how you have made a theme to cover this binder!

Hugs;
Janette

foxyenglishcrafter said...

What a good idea to create a large binder for all the mini stamps and your idea for the cover is inspirational. I love your golfing card also. I think the colouring is awesome. The tree house card is a great card for a male and the get well card is stunning. Thanks for sharing all these beautiful works of art

Hugs julie

nancyparker55 said...

This is so cool. Great job Cheryl.

Gail said...

o my a beautiful work of art!! tfs..loves ya

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

What an adorable binder :O)

stampinglyn said...

This is too darn cute!!! Love it Cheryl!!!
Hugs,
Lyn

Suzanne J Dean said...

Its beautiful Cheryl--reminds me of a vintage photo album and the Mags are your family :) Fabulously done & so elegant too!

hugz,
Suzanne

Linda said...

Absolutely fabulous what a fantastic project!!!!!! way to go!!!!

Only By His Grace said...

A lovely binder Cheryl. I love the background paper. The mini Tilda's look super framed like that and love the four seasons.
Hugs Maz

Michelle said...

Oh Cheryl, this is so beautiful -- what a clever theme you've got going on! I didn't even know about these binders, what a great idea! I wish they made these for the bigger stamps. Although, I'm thinking a baseball card holder would do the job. Thanks so much for sharing & thanks for the inspiration!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Very cute and sweet idea. Love the display of these images :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

diane (cookiestamper) said...

what a great looking binder! I never heard about them...very cool!

Angela said...

This is a really beautiful binder you made for your minis. Your coloring of these images is beautiful! hugs, Angela

kbrandy4 said...

Absolutely Stunning!! Love the way you have framed the minis and i adore the gorgeous ribbon and bow Cheryl!

Hugs Hazel xx

Christel said...

This is really sweet! Love theese little mini Tildas and Edwins!

Brook said...

What a great cover! I just love what you did with it and the kraft cover is perfect. TFS!

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