Monday, July 2, 2012


Hellooo!! We are in a stretch of wonderful summer weather here in Western New York!  We could use some rain, but the sun sure is nice!  With July here, the Magnolia-lcious DT has a new challenge, brought to us by DT sister Janiel!  As you can tell from my title, the challenge is Christmas in July and the twist is it's in MINI style!  I love coloring up these Magnolia minis!  The lovely Diana Crick has the recent collections in perfect groups of two for one very reasonable price! Here's the STORE!  And, here's the LINK to the DT BLOG with all CHALLENGE details! In a nutshell, we give you ALL MONTH to enter and there's prize money involved!
I have blog candy to give away-see bottom of post!
 I made TWO Christmasy gift items this time! There's a super little 3X3 gift box tied at the top and a notepad to keep track of all your gift giving or Holiday cards! Well, if a box has 4 sides, they all have to be decorated, don't they?!
 Here's #3093 Winter Tilda (just click the store link and put the number in the search box!)
 Here's Tucked Tilda (sorry, I don't have the number for this one!)
 And, here's #3058 SWEET CHRISTMAS TILDA
 The 4th side is this Magnolia ticket LOVING CHRISTMAS WISHES fromt he 2008 collection.
 And, yes, the creator of this template lined the inside of the box, so I did too!
 Here's the notepad cover.  The notepad comes in sets of 10 pads from Papertrey INk and, as far as I know my friend, Michele Ghent (mitchygitchygoomy on SCS) created this cover style. It's held closed with a Basic Grey magnet and that little ribbon is the 'handle' to open the notepad. The narrow 2-1/2 X 8 1/4 inches is THE PERFECT size for the minis!!
The notepad open-magnet covered with a couple of punched pieces.  Here's the LINK to Michele's version, but be sure to check out her whole amazing gallery while you're there!
And, I'm sure you want the link to the box tutorial as well!! It's by Tracy and it's RIGHT HERE!

Okay that's it for me today, except to say that I have goofed and ordered two of some new things! I want to give them to some other crafter! I have an MFT die set of MINI ROYAL ROSES and a branch STAMP AND DIE from IMPRESSION OBSESSION!  I will also add a Magnolia stamp or two into your package!! PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE ENTERED AND I'LL PICK A WINNER ON FRIDAY, JULY 6!!
Thanks for coming by! Please join in our Christmas in July challenge, mini style this month!! We want to see what you create!!
Hugs to all! Cheryl


Paula said...

Goodness, this is a beautiful gift set! You never cease to amaze me with your talent!! Love it all.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! You are definitely an artist!! This is so cute!!

paperpapier said...

love your green and red combo and yes, mini Tildas are soooo...cute! Thanks for the link to the box tutorial.
Heaney xx

Jenée said...

This is a super project. What a joy it would be to receive. Lovely work. Makes me want to run to my craft room and dig out the red and green papers! Thank you for sharing.

Cathy Lee said...

Golly, Cheryl, this is lovely. I love how you decorated the box and matching notebook. All your Tildas look lovely and wonderfully colored. So gorgeous!
Cathy Lee

Rene said...

Absolutely AMAZING! Gorgeous!
Rene ;D

Frea said...

Hi Cheryl, wow such lovely projects! I keep seeing a lot of Christmas stuff coming by in blogland. I really get inspired by them, so thanks for sharing! You know it happens to me too, I just ordered a double Copic, how daft can you be LOL!! Anyway, you're a sweetheart for offering your doubles as candy. Maybe you would like my COpic???
HUgs, Frea

Betsy said...

I LOVE the box and notepad set!!! It's been so stinkin' hot and humid here in NE Ohio, and thinking about Christmas is a good way to cool off a little bit! I need to get started on my Christmas cards and containers, so this challenge might just be the little push I need to get motivated.
Thanks so much for the chance to win the great "doubles" you've accumulated! Sounds like some wonderful candy!!
Betsy B.

Pam said...

I love the Christmas set that you have created Cheryl. Your coloring is FAB as always.

Frances said...

Beautiful Christmas set! nice gift idea. Love your coloring. hugs, Frances.

Angela said...

I love Christmas in July! What a gorgeous set you've created today. The box is a such a fun design and I love the images you've used as well as the notepad cover. Beautifully done and colored! hugs, Angela

Paper Tails said...

Your gift set is gorgeous! The red and green are so festive looking. Awesome creation. Thanks for the chance to win some candy.


Shelly said...

Oh that set is just adorable! Your coloring is devine! You have me itching to make Christmas projects now! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome candy!

rovianne said...

What a gorgeous Christmas set!! Love it. You make someone a happy camper get that. Love the colors, red and green but not the standard Christmassy ones. Thanks for the inspiration. And thanks for the candy, lovely chance to win.

cathylynn said...

ALL Gorgeous!! WOW it's so nice to see Christmas in July! You have done a fantastic job!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Jenz Bitz 'n' Bobs said...

Oh wow Cheryl that's just stunning. Your colouring and design is amazing. It's a lovely Christmas set. Jenny x

Jenz Bitz 'n' Bobs said...

Oh wow Cheryl that's just stunning. Your colouring and design is amazing. It's a lovely Christmas set. Jenny x

Kelly Neis said...

Oh Cheryl, this box is perfect for a gift, I am thinking handmade Christmas ornament. I love the colors of the green and the details of the top. Your coloring is awesome too, the note pad is really pretty and fun. I would love to receive your "goof" they are always someone's treasure. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

nancyparker55 said...

Hi Cheryl, what a lovely gift set you've made. Your work is always so can see how much love & patience you put into every one of your projects.

Suzi said...

Fantastic gift set Cheryl, someone is going to be thrilled to receive this.
Suzi x

Laura said...

Oh My! This is a beautiful set! I will most definately click on the links so I can make some for the holidays. I'm thinking I'd like to make the boxes for halloween for my 6 grandchildren. Thank you so much for sharing, and the opportunity to get candy.

♥ Laura C.

Danielle said...

Beautiful Cheryl, I love that little box, and matching notepad. lovely tilda images. wonderful happy christmas colors. Hugs.

Lisa Kind said...

Very cute Christmas in July gifts! Never too soon to start thinking about that time of the year! I have some minis that I HAVE to ink up very soon! :-)

fionalawlor said...

Awwww these are just too cute!! I especially love the notepad,such a fab idea :)
Thanks so much for a chance to enter for your fab giveaway.
Fiona L x

diane (cookiestamper) said...

awesome set, Cheryl! love that box!


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