Thursday, October 21, 2010
Minis, Minis, Who's Got the Minis????
Happy Thursday to all of you Maggie Lovers!!! I hope you are having a most delightful week! I have been exceptionally tired but the oncologist just informed me that the reason is that the chemo and radiation have totally played havoc with my Vitamin D and Calcium levels...so it's megadoses of both for the next 12 weeks!! Gosh, does this never end?? lolol
Prior to now, the darling Mini Magnolias have only been available at certain European markets, shows, and special events. But Diana at Magnolia-licious has just received word that she will be the sole distributor of the Mini Maggies in all of North America. She reports that she will soon have a vast selection of the stamps which will include the new Christmas Collection as well. There will also be a number of accessory stamps which are sized just for the minis. A shipment is on the way and will appear in the Magnolia-licious shop as soon as they are in stock. The price will be $6.99 each and Diana is looking forward to the Miniature World of Magnolia!
I have been collecting the minis for quite a while and Diana asked if I would showcase some of mine for you so that you can see how useable they will be for smaller cards, favors, tags, gift card folders, embellishments and many other things. I made 3 much smaller cards than I usually make...these are 3 1/2" X 5". So you will perhaps need smaller embellishments and ribbon for these little babes! I also used some of the ovals as toppers for favors...aren't they precious?
The following picture will give you an idea of how the minis compare to a regular sized stamp. Diana wanted me to share with you what size of Nesties would be appropriate for the minis but they vary in size just as much as the regular stamps. So you will need to size them for yourself and with as much margin as you personally prefer.
I have also stamped some of my collection and have placed a ruler at the side to give you an idea of the sizes of the various mini Maggies. I sometimes use a matching mini Maggie for the inside of my card with the regular size stamp on the outside. These little cuties will just give you alot more options for cards, gift tags, etc. than just the regular size of Maggies.
I hope you have gleaned some ideas for your minis as soon as they are in your hands...and it won't be long now!!! Please let me know what you think about my little babes. Thank you very much for dropping by and if I can give you any additional information about these "new in North America" darlings, please just drop me an email. Until real soon, I send wee Maggie hugs!!