Friday, October 8, 2010

Tilda’s Doohickeys With Hidden Messages

For my card today I'm making an Easel card using something a little different.
How many of us have been getting those wonderful Magnolia stamps & throwing away the wrappers they come in ?
Well I finally decided they were just too wonderful to get tossed away or recycled so I started playing with them & this is what I came up with …. Flowers & tags all created from those beautiful packages that are probably getting tossed in the trash !!!

I also used some little strips of the package to make the mat on the front of my card. I was thinking “Boy I NEED to order some more stamps & Doohickeys so I have more paper to play with” . 
P1010728 Those amazing Doohickeys come on some great little papers that are a little larger than the stamp papers so I made some fun embellishments out of them. I cut one of the tags out of white cardstock & put in on the inside then decided to make a “hidden message” so cut out another one using the packaging from the Doohickey die & hinged it with a brad for a little sentiment …P1010719
Here’s a close-up of the cute little flower I made using another Doohickey petals die from the paper it came on ….
I just started punching & die cutting flowers from different parts of the front as well as the back & even tho the papers didn’t cost anything , I think they are some of the most incredible flowers I’ve made  …  Thanks Magnolia for not only making us these amazing stamps & dies but also for these most beautiful papers !!!P1010730
Copic colors used for this sweet little Tilda are
Skin E000-E00-R11
Hair E13-E15-E18
Dress RV10-R81-R83

Stamps: Tilda (not sure of her name as I had to borrow that stamp from my good friend Ruth Ann) If one of us doesn’t have it the other one usually does …

Sentiment from PTI

Punches:  EK Success Retro in 3 sizes

Martha Stewart grass punch with bunnies

MS Branch punch

Sizzix Branch with leaves die

Doohickeys : Lovely Fence, Vintage Lace Tag, Peony Petals & that wonderful packaging :)  …

I’ve entered this card into several challenges  Stamp Something …The challenge is punches …

 Crafty Catz weekly challenge this week for Magnolias/ Tilda only

Sarah Hurley challenge this week of Flowers

The Crazy Challenge for recycled go green

Papertake Weekly flowers


And one last picture is another hidden Doohickey tag that I will write a personal message on when I give it someone special …


  1. This is fabulous Janie!! Love everything..the cute bunny border is wonderful too!

  2. Hi Janie,

    This is sooooo amazing!! How awesome and clever you are, who would of thought that something you throw away could turn out so beautiful! Love the fence and bunnies too! Blessings my friend!


  3. What a great idea Janie .. its fabulous . It must have taken so much time - but its worth it.
    ps you could enter this into the Sarah hurley Flowers challenge this week

  4. Hi Janie....all I can say is WOW WOW WOW what an amazing card so much has gone into it. Just adore your flowers and love the die. Your colours tone so beautifully. Who ever receives this card will be one very lucky person.

    Hugs Anne

  5. Wow, this card is so wonderful. I love the layout and the beautiful colours.

  6. Hi Janie
    Wow, what a fabulous idea! Your card is beautiful.

    Thanks for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  7. Woww that looks really wonderfull Janie!!
    Hugs Kristel

  8. Just came from Michelle's " Make it Monday "
    WOW!! what a card . it is the most beautiful easle card I have ever seen . Loved everything about it . thank you for sharing

  9. Hi Janie,
    What a gorgeous card - love everything about the card. I went through my waste basket and found some throw aways. You have inspired me to be more creative......hugs Ruth Ann

  10. What a fabulous card, I love the layout and all the gorgeous details.

    Grtzz Marjon

  11. For those of you ladies that aren't as lucky as me to get to see the card in "real life"'s even MORE gorgeous up close and personal.!! The background behind Tilda looks a little black on here, but she's set on the most gorgeous burgundy velvet paper ever.! Mom, I didn't even notice the bunnies until I saw it posted here, you clever lady.! :) Once again you make me proud. I love you.!

  12. What a fantastic idea, Janie and you are correct the soft white and pink striped paper is beautiful. It looks great, excellent job.

  13. Look at you go! How very clever you are!!! Love your easel card, and how much fun recycling the wrappings! Beautiful card, my friend!

  14. aren't you creative Janie! What an adorable, delightful, charming Tilda Easel! The bunny punch is adorable in front of the new fence! SWEET! TFS!
    Pam Going Postal

  15. Hi Janie
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  16. Hello Janie,
    An amazing, wonderful, creative, cute and gorgeous card!!!
    Greetings from The Netherlands,

  17. Hi janie - so glad you entered our challenge over at sarah Hurley with this fabulous "recycled" card
    Lisa ;)

  18. Hi Janie, your card is adorable and awesome idea to use the paper from maggie stamps.

    Unfortunately you have not mentioned our Challenge Blog on your post nor linked your post back to us. So, your card is not elegible to win the prize.

    Hope you understand!

    MSL Challenge Blog

  19. What a great idea! I love when I can 'repurpose' something. Cute cards also!

  20. A fab job on this beautiful easel! Great recycle and I love that fence!!

  21. Wow Janie! This card is really stunning!
    Greetings Nicolet

  22. wow this is just utterly gorgeous!! Love how you have created gorgeous embelishments and design detail out of the packaging!!!! fabulous! Hugs Juls

  23. wow wow wow this is stunning I love your use of the different punches and the image is so cute thanks for joining us at PTW 3rd birthday hugs Jill xx

  24. Oh Janie! Long time "no chat" but boy what a pleasant trip to your blog to find this beautiful card and I love your great idea of using up those packaging material! Great idea and I love the tags, the flower, your hidden message, the tucked away note, Tilda hanging over the fence... Wow! Very pretty and very creative! Love everything about your card! Hugs, Cami

  25. Wow! How fun. What a neat and creative way to use "throw aways." You are so talented mom. Thanks for sharing. I just wish I was as lucky as my sister and could see them up close and personal. I added a link to your site today on my Facebook page so all my friends can come check out your beautiful cards and become followers too! I love you, and I'm so proud of all your hard work and creativity. :)

  26. Janie - lovely to visit you and see what you are doing. Thankyou for stopping by my blog and being a follower.
    I just love your creative ideas, using the packaging for these flowers is amazing and they look just gorgeous.
    I will be back again.
    Luv B xxxx

  27. Wow! What a brilliant creative use of the packaging! I love this!

  28. Adorable card and I love the way you used the Magnolia packaging papers! So creative! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something~

  29. Janie, this card is gorgeous!!! I love the entire scene you've created! Tilda looks so cute with that fence and your flowers and tags look awesome! and how green, too!!! I love it! Very, very, very creative!!!

  30. Hi Janie, what a brilliant idea using that wrapper paper from Magnolia!! And don't you love those doohickey's! Beautiful card, simply love it! Greetz, Frea

  31. are so creative. The photos don't do your cards justice. Perhaps you should get a really good camera for this. May I suggest the Canon Rebel XTI. You should just go buy it!!!

  32. What a cute and creative card, love it!

  33. Hi Janie, what a fabulous use of the cards that come with the stamps, its looks stunning. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  34. what a fabulous card with cute miss tilda! thanks for sharing with us at CCT this week.
    hugs, annie x

  35. Wath a great idear. Love the way you just the wrapper paper. Have a nice day. greetings Majo

  36. Oh you clever girl you!!! LOVE your card and the fab bit of re-cycling!!!
    (Thanks for your comments on my Christmas card Janie, the embossing folder is 'snow' by Sizzix).
    Hugs Viv xxx

  37. So fun and clever! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


  38. wow Such a clever idea, love it!

  39. Lovely card, and a great idea!, thanks for playing at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

    Sarah x

  40. This card is really beautiful!!
    And so fun this idea :)
    Hugs Anneke

  41. Ohhh this is gorgeous!
    So wonderful colors and details!!
    Hugs from Maya

  42. Beautiful card and very creative use of the packaging. TFS

  43. Oh my gosh Janie, this is absolutely stunning. How clever of you to use the magnolia papers for your flowers. Love that fence, would love to know where you got it from. hugs Sharon

  44. Just love this creative use of the packaging!!! Talk about inspirational creativity!!! This card is so cute with your adorable Tilda on the fence with the bunnies and your amazing flowers!!! Fantastic Janie!!!

  45. Wow, what a fantastic card Janie :-)
    And great colours and the whole idea of the card is so creativ :-)

    Hugs from Jeanette

  46. What a lovely way to reuse the Magnolia packaging! It looks really good on the card too, not to mention the matching colours!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog too!

  47. A lovely and inspiring idea and a beautiful card.


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