Friday, January 8, 2010

Wanna Be My Valentine at Just Magnolia???



Happy Friday evening!! And the good news is that the heating installer has promised me that there will be HEAT when he leaves my house tomorrow...of course it is now 12 degrees F and will drop to less than 10 tonight...not only do I have every heat apparatus in the house running but also the washer and dryer humming and the faucets all dripping...lolol

On a much lighter note, this is my Just Magnolia card for this week where the requirement is Paper Pleating. We were instructed by the magnificently and unbelievably talented Mina over on the Just Magnolia blog in an extremely well written and illustrated tutorial on how to perform this technique. Thank you so much, Mina, for the excellent tutorial! I sincerely hope that all of you will join us and show us your interpretation of paper pleating!!! Please let me say that I did all of my pleating using the miracle machine (smile) Scor-Pal!!! I would never have attempted the precise folds without the Scor-Pal....this made it so much easier to fold to my exact measurements!!!! AND the pleats held so securely with Scor-Tape...reminds me that I better call Diana, because I am almost out YET again...lolol

For my card I used Bazzill for the base, all double matting is PTI, and the DP is from MM Love Notes and the dots are 3ndypapir.no. I used the darling Valentine Tilda from the 2009 Collection from Magnolia-licious and colored her with Copics. The base panels are machine stitched and I added some trim with red cherry blossoms, a couple of heart pins, some very narrow satin ribbon and bows for Tilda to sit on and finally a heart gem to match the hearts at the bottom of her dress...



The inside uses the same papers as the front, a grosgrain ribbon and slide on the first panel, and a satin ribbon with heart charm for the jotting spot. I also made a coordinating canister using the same trims and filled it with yummy chocolate truffles for some lucky winner!! All you have to do is leave a comment and a winner will be selected on Monday, January 11, at noon EDT



Thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening in my Magnolia world!!! I hope you will come back often!! I hope your world tonight is a bit warmer than mine is...lol...Great big Maggie hugs for everyone!!!!

67 comments:

Handmade by Vivi said...

Oh Sweetie, this is a stunning work!! I`m really curious about this pleating technique you introduced me to.. I have to hop to just magnolia to find out!!
hugs & kisses
Vivi

Stampin Mindy said...

Beautiful!!!! I have never done this technique I cannot wait to do the paper folding challenge over at Magnolia-licious! Have a great day Jacque!

Jane said...

Fingers crossed for you that your heating engineer gets it sorted for you!! Stunning card and canister. Stunning details as always, love them both, hugs, Jane xx

Maria said...

Card and canister are gooooorgeous! Always such a pleasure to visit your blog. Hope all goes well with your heating and that you'll soon be toasty warm. Hugs, Maria

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors and paper pleating,it's just gorgeous. I'm going to have to try this technique :)
Hugs, Christine

Kelly Schelske said...

I just love the pleating, gorgeous work Jacque!

Stay warm!

Laurel said...

Honey - I sure hope you get heat by tomorrow - you have gone far too long without it!! Polka dots are just too cute - I lopve the pleating! I just do not have eough words to tell you how awesome the canister is!! Hugs Laurel

Danielle said...

Your paper pleating is perfect Jacque!! What a gorgeous card and the polka dots add such a fun element to Tilda! The lace and flowers make it romantic! And wow - the canister is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win! I hope you're feeling warmer soon!
Hugs, Danielle

Rachael said...

This turned out absolutely gorgeous!

1LuvnMama said...

OMGosh Jacque! This is just gorgeous! I must try that pleating . . . so adorable! :) Happy Friday (or is it Saturday for you?).

Shirley N said...

Another gorgeous project. Your card and canister is so awesome! Yes, I wanna be your Valentine! PS I guess I am a lil bit warmer than you, lol. Take care and stay warm!

Regina said...

Jacques, as always your working is amazing!
The new technique is great and is truly eye-catching! Never seen anything like the paper pleating before.
Regina*

cabio's craft corner said...

Love the bright red and it's gorgeous onside and out. I finished mine Tilda card to for a few challenges and Just Magnolia is one of them too.
Yours is so delightful and sweet :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Claudean said...

I love the card and the canister and the paper pleating, can't wait to try this out. I know how you feel about the heat, I have been without heat for 3 days and it is freezing here and snow and ice on the ground and then yesterday my hot water heater went out. Got the hot water fixed today and hopefully heat tomorrow. I wish I had a "REALLY" long extension cord so I could carry my electric blanet around with me..LOL
Great job as usual.

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, Jacque, I don't know how you've managed to keep body and soul together during this past week. But let me tell ya, it hasnt' hampered your Mojo one little bit. Here you are with another gorgeous card and a darling canister to match. You are just so amazing. I'm pulling for you to have some heat tomorrow...hugs...Barb

Jean said...

Simply adorable. Love the layout and the coloring and the canister to match is just too much.. keep up the great work...

Jasmine said...

I love your coloring, it is excellent. I also like the little charm and the slide. KEEP MAKING MORE!!!!

Jasmine

Candy said...

Dear Jacque,
I ADORE your card! The colours, the pleating ( which is new to me! ) and the decorations. Your pretty jar is just a delight. You have such GREAT ideas.....
Please get warm tomorrow and celebrate with a hot bath, warm towel, good drink, a big relaxing sigh, and the best sleep you have had in a long while..........
Big warm hugs, Candy

Sharon Caudle said...

Awww...she's so precious sitting on that ribbon! The pleating looks really cool, but I adore that lace across the top. Beautiful card, Jacque! hugs!

Heidi Walczak said...

WOW - tihs super-fabulous! I relly love the pleated paper and the lace. Great work.

Jannie said...

Wow !!!!Jacque I don't know what to say. What a stunning creations.
I love all of it.
Have a nice weekend.

Hugs Jannie.

Moni said...

OMG this is so perfect project! Love the design and colouring and papers! Image is so cute, you did fab job! Have a nice weekend! Hugs,Moni

Rosette said...

Wowee.. another super gorgeous card Jacque... You know what? I actually think God was in a VERY good mood (just a joke.. don't anyone take me literally!)when he created you. you have a LOT of His creativity in you!! :))
Awesome card, as always sweetie :)

Aud said...

Fabulous card and project!♥ Pleating looks fun!

Hope you get your heating system up and running again today!!!

Big hugs,
Aud

Nilla said...

All just gorgeous! Hugs Nilla

Mummylade said...

Gorgeous project hun! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and your heating system. Brrrr, I get the chills just thinking about the heating going to crap.

Lourdes said...

Hi Jacque!!!....Your project is absolutely gorgeous and so delicate!!!

I'll try this technique very soon! Thanks!!

Hugs from Spain

Lourdes

gila said...

Ohh, wie wunderschön, die Karte und die Box sehen fabelhaft aus.Toll gestaltet und schöne Farben
lg gila

Kim. said...

This card is outstandingly beautiful. I really like the paper pleating and your use of it, it brings Tilda to life with it sitting behind her. Your gift box is also fabulous and makes this a very special gift that anyone would love to win.
Kim xXx

Tessa said...

sweet sweet card!!!

JulyeB said...

Good to know you will finally have some heat, our boiler broke a couple of weeks ago and we had a tempory fix within a couple of hours , and my 15 year old was complaining and our temperatures weren't near your lows so I think I would have gone mad if we had been without heat for as long as you have. Love the card its so vibrant and warm and the gift box is divine too, you are so clever it would take me forever to create something as beautiful thanks for sharing and stay warm Julye

Christina C. said...

Another amazingly stunning creation!!! I love the pleating, especially with the polka dot paper you have selected. The lace is the perfect addition. What a truly lovely Valentine set!!
So glad you are finally going to have a warm house this weekend. Hugs, Christina

Nancy said...

Jacque your card and canister are beautiful! love the look of the paper pleating! Your coloring and embellishments are always so perfect! Sounds like you will finally be warm today I am so happy for you!
Hugs,
Nancy

Debbie said...

Stunning as usual...HOpe you house is nice and toasty by now.

slbela59 said...

I love you card and canister! I would so love to have just a quarter of you talent. I so hope I win! Thanks for sharing.

liza said...

what can i say but ''fabulous''
hope you have your heating soted
love n hugs
liza
xox

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Gorgeous, Jacque!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME AWESOME & AWESOME!!!!!! Love the card and this technique is yet another one I will have to try. The can turned out lovely. Would love to win and it would be an honor to have a card made by you. One talented lady.
bbarker@tc3net.com bevb

Martha said...

Jacque, Love the red mini polka dot pleats. I will have to try that technique. You always add such wonderful interesting details to your cards in so many surprising ways. Thanks for sharing and the treat canister is gorgeous too. I live in MN and we have cold temps all winter and snow, and there have been times I have had every imaginable heating appliance in use. I suggest a hair dryer to warm the toes LOL! It works! Hugs and warm wishes, Martha

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful card, awesome papers! Wish I could send you some of our nice sunshine your way( this is our winter and its so warm)

Hugs,
Patricia

Suzan L said...

Jacque, what a beautiful Valentine's Day card!! I love all the DP's that you used...inside and out. And Valentine Tilda looks so cute sitting on the ribbon. You have inspired me again with the pleating that you have added...I want to try this technique. Oh, and the ribbon and flowers are wonderful!! And, the matching canister is so sweet!!
Love and Hugs,
Suzan

scrappinlil said...

Wow...this is stunning...love everything about it..TFS

Andrea said...

A beautiful card - the paper pleating looks fab, and I love your colouring and details.
Hope your heating is sorted soon - our house isn't very warm at the moment and our heating is fully working - we've had ice on the inside of our downstairs windows for three days (actually melted today though) - we really do need to get double glazed!!
Love, Andrea xx

Tanya Rudd said...

This is stunning, I love all this red!
Hugs
Tanya

LINDA said...

As always i love your card it is
beatiful i love the paper pleating,
something i need to try.
Linda W.

Lana said...

Love both the beautiful card and the canister. Haven't tried paper pleating yet, but will have to give it a try! Lana C.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a cute card & canister, Jacque! You did a great job with the pleating. I may just have to check out the tut & give it a try.
Sure hope your heat gets fixed. Should I even tell you that I'm in southern California where it's been in the 70's. LOL (now I'm not trying to be mean........heeheehee) JK
Sending warm huggies your way!
Sharron

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow - what a lovely set! I particularly like Tilda's perch on the ribbons. Warmest wishes, Lesley

☼ Cheryl* said...

That is BEAUTIFUL Jacque!

Lil Sis said...

Stunning card Jacque and the treats look tasty too.
Happy New Year which I hope gets warner for you soon.


Beccy x

ВАЛЕНТИНА said...

Просто Восхитительно!!! Потрясающе красиво!!!!Супер!!! Мой любимый цвет!!!!

Diamond Doll said...

Hiya Jacque,It,s saturday night so you should be nice and Cozy warm now.Your Valentine creations are just gorgeous and i love the pleating, i must go have a look at he tutorial.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Nancy said...

What a beautiful card - such beautifully coordinated paper also. The recipient of this card will be very fortunate. Thanks for sharing.

Patti.Jo said...

The pleating looks so nice on this card along with your cute Valentine Tilda and pretty embellishments! So pretty!!!

HazelQ said...

Gorgeous card Jacque, I love the papers. Thank you for the chance to win. Stay warm ;)
Hugs
Hazel

Only by His Grace said...

I love those pleats on your card Jacque. Great idea.
Such a beautiful card and canister.
I hope you are keeping warm. I am trying to cool down her in Asutralia.
hugs marion

chantal said...

As always, I love it!!
Love the colors and the paper.
The canister is beautiful. Good idee.
grtz Chantal

Lillian said...

A darling card, Jacque, considering how cold your fingers must have been during the process - LOL. Hmmm, paper folding - to look at the card, I would have guessed rows of ribbon! Adorable card, Jacque . . . inside and out!
Hugs, Lillian

Bobbi said...

I already posted a comment and now I see the part about the give away. So I hope I am the winner but if not, the person that does win will have a keepsake to treasure. All of your work is awesome

Tracey said...

This is incredible Jacque!! Such a fabulous set!! You never cease to amaze me!! xx

Alice said...

That's gorgeous!!! How do you create your perfect bows?? This little red bows is just perfect, could you make a tutorial for us??
Thanks.
Alice

Heidi said...

Oh I feel for you all, it is so cold in Michigan as well. Stay warm and good luck getting that heat fixed. This card is adorable!

thread-bare said...

OMG Jacque your card & tin are just beautiful. Such a shame I missed this candy xx Clare x

Riet said...

Wowww Jacque,what a beautiful creations,i love your images.
So gorgeous papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

All Pink girl said...

Wow these are stunning ,so beautiful
fabulous colouring and detail
hugs Dawnxxx
My Blog candy.

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Amazing! I luv the pretty lace you used.

xoxo,
Lori

glowinshadow23 said...

Great job with the pleating! Love the lace accents up at the top!