Category Archives: Magnolia

a holiday hop with Scor-Pal and Magnolia-Licious

Hello!  Today the Scor-Pal team was invited to hop along with the Magnolia-licious team in their Holiday Blog Hop.  We’ve created lots of projects to get you in the holiday spirit!  More details and challenge info can be found on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

I created 2 ornaments with the Magnolia Mini stamp called Angel Tilda.  I also used the Memory Box Peaceful Snowflake Frame Set of dies, found in the Magnolia-licious store.  My Scor-Tape was used to attach the silver cord to the ornaments (between the front and back layers) and adhere the ribbon bows to the top.

These Memory Box dies are the perfect complement to the Mini Magnolias!  I love the red frame diecut and chose to add small rhinestones to each circle.

I didn’t want to throw away the center of the diecut that was cut from the red cardstock so I created a second ornament with it.  I think they go together nicely!

I colored Tilda with Copics.  Here’s a closer view.

Now, here’s how to Hop/Play/Win…

There’s TWO WAYS TO WIN for HOPPERS/Three Winners in Total:

#1 – Gather the letters and clues on each blog, then unscramble the letters to complete a phrase.

When you think you have it correct, email the finished phrase to the email listed on the Challenge Blog…do not leave a comment here with your answer! One winner will randomly be chosen from those that get it CORRECT to win a Surprise Gift Package (value $50) from Magnolia-licious.

#2 – For the month of December (deadline runs thru the 31st) you can enter a HOLIDAY/WINTER themed project at the Challenge Blog in the InLinkz….First Place winner will win a Surprise Gift Pack (value $100) & a Runner Up winner will be chosen randomly from those entries for a Surprise Gift (value $50) from Magnolia-licious.

You should have arrived at my blog from Dena Concienne’s blog

And now you will hop on over to Karen Stark’s blog.

BUT…before you go….HERE’S the letter you need to gather from my blog:  r

Enjoy the hop and good luck!

stamps- Magnolia Mini- Angel Tilda; paper- white, SU! Cherry Cobbler, MME- Merry Little Christmas; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Cherry Cobbler; accessories- Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament die, Memory Box- Peaceful Snowflake Frame Set dies, Copics, Scor-Tape, Stickles, rhinestones, ribbon, silver cord.


teabag & cookie holder

Last week the Scor-Pal team hopped with Fancy Pants and today I can share my projects that were featured.

I made some quick and easy last minute gifts with Fancy Pants’ Hopscotch papers (absolutely fun prints!) that would be perfect when you need a “little something” for a coworker or friend.  The folded papers hold 2 cookies and one or two tea bags.  I chose to add a teabag in one side and a little tag in the other to write a short note.

The original design is by Debi Pippin and can be found here.  Another tutorial with pictures can be seen here.  (In step 3 of that tutorial, ignore the 6″ score as it must be a typo).  I took a few photos along the way as well…

Start with an 8 1/2 x 12 inch piece of double sided patterned paper.  Using a Scor-Pal, score the 8 1/2 side @ 2 1/2 and 6.

Next score the 12″ side @ 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5, 7, 9 1/2, and 10 3/4.

Crease all scored lines and unfold.  Next you will cut 2 rectangular sections from each corner (cut a 2 1/2″ square from each corner) to look like this…

Now score the 4 center corners diagonally before folding them in.

After folding the center corners, it will look like this.

Fold the top and bottom in.  They will overlap each other a bit.  I added a bit of glue here but it’s really not necessary.

Flip the paper over and fold the scored lines to look like this…

When cutting the “tag shape” on the top, first fold the top flap down on each side.  I added a bit of adhesive underneath.  Then I measured 3/4″ in from each end and made a mark.

Then cut both sides to look like this.  Punch 2 holes at the top to tie a ribbon through.

Decorate and fill as desired.  I used some adorable Magnolia Minis from the Magnolialicious store.

A view from the side… fill a 4×6 cello bag with 2 cookies, add a twist tie to the top, and insert so the baggie is between the ribbon tied at the top.

And here’s the back… I added a tag but you could add a second teabag here.  Some Fancy Pants stickers adorn the tags.

The buttons are also from the Fancy Pants Hopscotch line, as well as the “believe” banner and “peace” sticker.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a blessed Christmas!

stamps- Magnolia Minis- Snowy Hug, Santa’s Bench, Tilda in Winter Night; paper- Fancy Pants- Hopscotch, white, SU! Wild Wasabi; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Wild Wasabi; accessories- Scor-Pal, Fancy Pants Hopscotch stickers, banners, and Mingled Buttons, Copics, Marianne Design tree die (LR0136), ribbon, Stickles, 4×6 cello bag, SU! tag corner punch.


Sing to the Lord

This week the Scor-Pal team hopped with the gals from Really Reasonable Ribbon…what fun!  Today I will be sharing my projects that were featured on the Scor-pal blog.  Of course, if you missed this project or any of the other great projects from the Scor-pal team you’ll want to hop on over there and see what’s been going on. Be sure to leave comments on each post from this week for a chance to win some great prizes. Entry deadline in 8am Monday, July 16, so there’s still time.

I made two projects using the Scor-Pal and the fabulous ribbon.  First, a card…

I wanted the image and the ribbon to stand out so I did some simple scoring to accent them.  The top was scored with lines to create a double border, and then diagonal lines were scored on each corner.  The bottom has both vertical and horizontal scored lines.

The bird was paper pieced and his wing was popped with a dimensional.  I love the sheer box pleats ribbon and I think it sort of mimics the flower stem.  The ribbon was attached with a thin strip of Scor-Tape.

Next, I was just playing around with my Scor-Pal and came up with a flat envelope.  The finished size is 5 1/2″ x 7″.  It could be used to tuck a card, note, or gift inside (maybe a Hershey bar or two would be nice?)

I started with a piece of 9 x 12 paper.  (I saved the 3 x 12 piece to flip over and layer onto the top of the front).  Score the 12″ side @ 3 and 8 1/2.  Score the 9″ side @ 1/2 and 7 1/2.  Cut away the shaded areas as shown below.  (Click on the image for a larger view).

Fold the sides in and attach back with Scor-Tape.  Fold the bottom up and attach with Scor-Tape.  Die cut or punch the edge of the top flap if desired.  Fold top flap down and secure with sticky-back velcro.  Decorate.

The back will look like this:

The big lace circle on the front was wrapped around to the backside.  I used a Magnolia image from the Magnolia-licious store…she’s so cute with her butterfly!

I also used some more awesome ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.  The layered paper on the top was hand cut in a wavy pattern and a thin strip (half the width of the 1/8″ Scor-Tape) of tape holds the Lime Green Leaves ribbon in place.  Love those leaves!  I also punched a circle, applied 1/2″ Scor-Tape to cover it, and attached some Yellow Plaid Ruffle ribbon to create a flower.

Check out all the projects from this week on the Scor-Pal and Really Reasonable ribbon blogs!

card: stamps- Inky Antics Groovy Nature; paper- white, Momenta Kaleidoscope; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Really Reasonable Ribbon- Sheer Box Pleats Parrot Green, dimensionals, Stickles.

flat envelope: stamps- Magnolia Tilda with Hawaii Flower, SU! Itty Bitty Banners; paper- white, Saffron, Momenta Kaleidoscope; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Celery; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Really Reasonable Ribbon- Yellow Plaid Ruffle and Lime Green Leaves, SU! Bitty Banners Framelits and Butterfly embosslit, sticky-back velcro, Sizzix Large Paper Doily die, 1 3/4″ circle punch, SU! Epoxy brad, Copics, Stickles, Martha Stewart pinking scallop and lace scallop heart punches, EK Success heart punch, adhesive pearls.


a Magnolia treat

Recently I pulled out a Sizzix Score Boards die that I purchased a while back but hadn’t had a chance to use…or maybe I was a bit intimidated by it.  LOL.  Either way, here’s a sweet little box I made.  It was really super easy.

I covered some cereal box cardboard with patterned papers (front & back), then die cut the box…the little flowers are on the die too.  The die cuts part-way through the cardboard and leaves an unfinished edge when folded so I added some crackle paint to the edges for a distressed look.

A close up of the Magnolia mini (from Magnolia-licious) and the crackle paint…

You could fill this little box with lots of things, I’m sure.  I slid the ribbon off and tucked a pack of gum inside.

Have a great day!

stamp- Mini Magnolia- A Little Gift Tilda; paper- white, SU! Everyday Enchantment; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- cereal box, Sizzix Score Boards- Box w/Scallop Flap & Flowers, Scor-Tape, ribbon, Prima flower, Distress Crackle Paint- Picket Fence, Buttercup Liquid Pearls, Star Dust Stickles.

keeping Christmas going…

…all through the year! 

I used to start early (in August) to make my Christmas cards.  Used to.  The past few years I keep thinking that I’ll make a few each month but after a month or two, it fizzles out and I’m scrambling in December once again to finish them up.  I’m hoping this year will be different.

Some of the SCS Dirty Dozen and alumni are making their Christmas cards with a different challenge each month.  I decided to play along and the first challenge (for January) is to use something new…  it can be new stamps, new papers, new ribbons, or a new technique, etc.  Anything you consider “new”. 

I made a set of 4 cards with my new Magnolia-Licious Mini Winter Tilda (thanks, Cheryl!) and MFT’s Die-Namics Mini Tabs Quartet.

I really like the mini size of the Magnolias…fun to color and a great size to work with.

Here’s the matching inside…

Does this challenge sound fun?  Would you like to play along?  We’d love to have you join us!  Just upload your card to the SCS gallery with the keywords SCSCCJAN12.

stamps- Magnolia Mini Winter Tilda, AmyR Merry & Bright and Holiday Greetings; paper- Soft Sky, Celery, Claire Fontaine white, My Mind’s Eye Colorful Christmas; ink- Baja Breeze, Memento Tuxedo Black, Brown Marvy LePen; accessories- Copics, Die-Namics Mini Tabs Quartet, Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart ribbon, pop-up foam squares, glue dots, Martha Stewart snowflake and branch punches, rhinestones, Stickles.

Tilda and a blue basket

magnolia-blue-basket-diane-zechman.jpgIt’s about time I used some of my Magnolia stamps!  They are just too cute to sit unattended.  ;0) 

On Thursday I did some stamping just for fun and this is what I came up with.  I found the sketch that I used here on the Magnolia-licious challenge blog.  It was just the incentive I needed to get these cute images out and use them!  I also put a link to the blog over in my sidebar and I hope it will serve as a reminder to myself to frequently check it out. 

Since the sketch has several layers, I decided to pull out a pad of coordinating papers to get started.  Then I colored my image with colors to match.  With summer upon us I thought Tilda would look like she was having a picnic by sitting her on the Easter basket.  I really haven’t seen a blue picnic basket, have you?  But I like it anyway.  LOL.

Have a great weekend!

stamps- Tilda with Lace Skirt and Easter Basket by Magnolia, SU! Best Yet; paper- Buckaroo Blue, Black, white, Making Memories Chloe’s Closet; ink- Memento Black; accessories- buttons, Primas, Copics, Liquid Pearls, Oval punch.

Tilda notepad holder

magnolia-notepad-diane-zechman.jpgI have several projects that I recently made and haven’t had time to upload yet.  This sticky note holder is one of them. 

I started coloring the Tilda image when I was at the gathering in Buffalo a few weeks ago.  Cheryl and Lisa were doing a Copic demo and this was one of the images Cheryl brought for us to work on.  I only colored her skin at the time.  Then recently I pulled out this fun paper and used the colors in it to finish coloring her. 

I had one of these acrylic frames handy and thought it would be a perfect way to use my Tilda image.  Every time I use the notes I will remember the fun day I had with friends.  The solid yellow cardstock on the bottom is embossed with flowers which the picture doesn’t show.  I also used a scrap of the same patterned paper to insert into the barrel of the pen.

stamps- Magnolia Tilda and Old Bench; paper- white, DCWV Spring matstack, Making Memories embossed yellow cardstock; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copic markers, RSVP pen, acrylic photo frame, sticky note pad, ribbon.

my first Magnolia card

magnolia-1-diane-zechman.jpgI made this card a few weeks ago to thank a friend for a sweet RAK.  She sent me a stamp with the image used here and she also sent some stamped images of a few other Magnolias she owns.  Now that I have my very first Magnolia stamp, I am anxious to purchase a few more! 

I don’t know the name of this image…anyone know?  She sure is sweet!  I watercolored her  with Twinkling H2O’s.  The sentiment is from the C.C. Designs sentiment set.  I used some of the new Cuttlebug border folders across the bottom and the flowers & butterfly are Cuttlebug diecuts.  I used Stickles on the wings and a white gel pen on the body.

Check back tomorrow…I should have another sample from the C.C. Designs new Halloween release (which will be available to purchase tomorrow night!).

 stamps- Magnolia, C.C. Designs sentiment set

paper- White, Celery, Apricot, Pumpkin, Choc. Chip, dp- DCWV

ink- Palette Black

accessories- Twinkling H2O’s, circle punch, Cuttlebug Frills and Just My Type Borders, eyelets, ribbon, Stickles, gel pen, Cuttlebug Spring Floral