Magnolia Advent Calendar Blog Hop
Merry Christmas Everyone!!! Today is my day to host the Magnolia Advent Calendar Blog Hop and I'm soooooo excited!!! I hope you've been enjoying everyone's creations so far. And, if you've been one of the lucky winners...congratulations! For those of you who haven't won yet, there is still a lot of time. Magnolia is giving away one secret prize to a lucky person each day in December. All you have to do to enter your name is go to my Magnolia blog right HERE and leave a comment at the bottom of that Advent Calendar post. After 24 hours, I will use Random.org to select the lucky winner. Also, you don't have to be a follower, but it sure would be appreciated!
I decided to work with images from the new Mini Magnolia World on my project. I hope you like it! It sure was a ton of fun to make!!!
Mini Magnolia World Coupon Book
This coupon book is my favorite project that I've made in a very long time. All together, I used four images from Magnolia's 'Mini Magnolia World' collection. On the box cover, I used: #146 Mini Santa's Helper, #3060 Mini Secret Tilda, and #448 Mini Santa's Bench. They are all currently available at Magnolia-licious so head on over and order yours now!
All dp's are from Magnolia's 'Merry Little Christmas' paper pack. Aren't they just gorgeous? Cs is Bazzill. The flowers are from both Magnolia and my DT friend, Mindy. The gorgeous snowflake ornament in the corner is one of my favorite purchases from Boras, Sweden this Fall. I have a few more and I'm being very careful about using them. I tied the Jenni Bowlin button with bakers string that I also bought in Sweden. The doily is one that was under one of my drinks in a restaurant. I stashed it in my purse before it got wet! I cut the image and background with Spellbinder's Nestabilities. The velvet ribbon and lace are from my stash. The sentiment is from the $1 bin at Michaels. Lastly, I applied some stardust Stickles to the fur on Edwin's Santa suit.
Here's a view of the book laying down so you can see how it looks when it's closed.
Here's a closeup of the images on the front cover. The images were all colored using a combination of Copic markers and watercolors with Ranger Distress Inks. I'll list the coloring details at the end of this post.
Here you can see the inside of the book and the coupons.
There are five coupons inside. I used the fourth image, Mini Candy Cane, on each of the coupons. The images and backgrounds were also cut with Spellbinder's Nestabilities.
Here you can see both the front and back of the coupons. I used the Magnolia Doohickey 'Vintage Tag' die for the actual coupon that's inserted in the back.
Copics: E000, 00, 02, 41, 42, 43, 44, R20, RV21, Y21, YR23
DI's: black soot, weathered wood, tumbled glass, walnut stain, antique linen, forest moss, shabby shutters, fired brick, frayed burlap
Thank you so much for joining me today. If you want to enter your name in the drawing from Magnolia, hop on over to my Magnolia blog and leave on a comment at the bottom of that post. You are welcome to leave a comment on this post too, but it will not enter you into the drawing for the special prize from Magnolia.
I hope you all have a safe and Merry Christmas!!!