Friday, April 1, 2011

Hello Tilda Card/Project

Have you ever just envisioned a card and KNEW that you had to make it?  Well, this idea had been floating around in my head for about a month before I actually got a chance to sit down and create it.  That's all right though because I LOVE the way it turned out!  It might be one of my favorite cards that I have made so far and it's for a very special lady, my 8-going-on-18 year old niece!  I have seen all of the beautiful cards that have been made following a tutorial on how to make a dimensional card with a 3-D cake and a candle box.  I haven't had the chance to make one of those yet with a birthday theme, but I got to thinking, why couldn't I alter the design of the card to create an Easter theme, complete with an Easter basket and a box for the eggs and little chicks! When I saw Diana's Easter Extravaganza Challenge, I knew I had to try this out!  I took it a step farther and decided to include a box drawer and fill it with Hershey's Nuggets, a favorite of my niece.  Before I lose you completely, let me begin by showing you some pictures, and I'll go back and explain some things.  BEWARE:  This post is pretty long and picture heavy!

Here is the front of my card/project.  The paper is from my stash and I have no idea who it's by.  I got it at Michaels last year on clearance and I wish I would have gotten more of it!  I love the spring feeling with the purples and the greens and it's sparkly and embossed - so pretty!  The image is Hello Tilda and from the second I saw her, I knew I wanted her!  I colored her with my Copics, inked half of the edges with purple Colorbox, and added diamond stickles to the flowers for more sparkle.  I followed the sketch at Sketch and Stash and I really like the way it turned out.  I used my Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch, added a very light shade of purple ribbon and then a Happy Easter ribbon on top for dimension.  The image is pop-dotted and I used a lace doily to mount it on.  The flowers are by Wild Orchid and I realized I didn't have many purple flowers, so I included some Pink - I think it adds to the spring flavor of the card.  The green polka dot glittery paper is from DCWV's Nana's Kitchen stack.  I used my new Happy Easter stamp and added some pink butterflies, cut out of Pink Glitter paper.  I just used a mini glue dot in the center and turned the wings up, so they were flying.

Here's a close-up of Tilda - Isn't she a cutie?  You can't really tell in the pictures, but there is a TON of glitter and sparkle on here - I think my niece will love it!

Here's the card opened up as an Easel card and you can see the Easter basket, complete with Easter grass!  For my lid of my box, I used my Spellbinders Labels 4 die (which can be found at and a piece of acetate for the window.

Here's the picture with the eggs and chicks inside of the basket.  The box holds 8 chocolate eggs and 3 little chicks, which I also think my niece will love.

As I mentioned, I decided to take it a step farther to include more chocolate to get her all hyped up!  The drawer pulls out and inside are 20 of the Hershey's Milk Chocolate Nuggets.  I wrapped each one and then added a pink or yellow butterfly, both punched out of glitter paper.
Here's the box drawer pulled out to display the choclate goodies!

Here's a close-up of the egg basket and the individually wrapped nuggets.

Here's a side view:

And a back view:

And an inside view:  I added a small journaling note, cut out again with my Labels 4 Nestabilities.  I added some more butterflies and flowers and think it will be the perfect place for a little note!

This one's kind of blurry but I wnated to show the dimension of the card.

Whew!  That was a lot of pictures, but I hope you like my newest creation - I really had a blast making it and I can't wait to give it to her for Easter!

I am entering this card/project in the following challenges:

Sketch and Stash - Sketch (Hello Tilda is old stash and my Happy Easter stamp is my new stash).
Stamping Scrapping - Add Some Sparkle (Labels 4 and Circle Spellbinders can be found at this awesome store!)
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Easter Creations
Magnolia-licious Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Easter, Eggs, Grass, Pastels, etc.)
7 Kids College Fund - Seeing Spots (Hello Tilda can be found here)
Just Magnolia - Special Monthly Challenge:  Anything Goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Ribbon
All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge - Spring Is in the Air, Flowers Everywhere, A Color Curve: Pastels with a Touch of Brown (Tilda's hair is brown - that's a touch, right?)
Bizzy Bec's Challenge - Two-Tone (Purple and Green are the primary colors)
By the Cute and Girly - Cute and Girly
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Easter/Spring Extravaganza - Category #3 - Anything but a Card
ABC DT Challenge - Easter Card


  1. Wonderful beautiful and detailed
    I'm sure your niece will love it..I sure would.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. WOW what a fabulous creation ...luv all the details.

    Thank you for joining us at sketch N Stash...good luck!

    xx Lizzy xx :)

  3. YIKES!!!! This project is spectacular!! Your coloring is so pretty...I love this adorable little Tilda...and can't believe I don't have her in my own collection!! You've done such a fab job with your design...and the addition of chocolates makes this an A+ project!! Thanks so much for joining us in this month's Inspiration Challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! Hugs. Pat Frank

  4. WOW what a fabulous Easter gift... is it for me??? hehehehehe I love how you've done the easel card/box... I know they're not that easy to make ;o)

    Thank you for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... Good Luck!!

    xXx Angie xXx

  5. What a fabulous tea holder card and adding of the drawer. Very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge and hope to continue having your support :o)

  6. FABULOUS work!!!
    Love all your attention to detail.
    Tilda is beautiful.
    You niece is going to LOVE this chocolate gift :o)
    Thanks so much for joining in our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
    Hugs, Candy

  7. That is an incredible creation-a work of love. Your niece is so lucky!
    Thank you for sharing with the BTC&G Cute and girly challenge.

  8. Just gorgeous, wish it was coming to me!
    Thanks for joining in with Sketch n Stash.
    lol Chrissie xx

  9. Oh this is wonderful, what an amazing Easter gift.

  10. what a brilliant idea Tiara, so beautifully designed too...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia & hAnglar challenge
    Mina xxx

  11. Very creative!! Thanks for joining us at SSCC! : )

  12. WOW !!!! This is just gorgeous dear and so much detail into all of it . Love it dear. Thanks for joining us at JM and Hanglar dear

  13. Well aren't you the evil aunt for giving her all that chocolate, LOL. My boys have an aunt who does that...they love her for the sugar she gives them and then she sends them funny. I love your card/box...t's great and has so much detail. Thank you so much for joining us at ABC Design Team really went over the top.

  14. Oh my goodness, this was alot of work but awesome. What a wonderful gift. Thanks for joining the ABC Easter Challenge.

  15. Oh wow. This is gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious.
    Hugs Nadell

  16. A delightful little ensemble, sure the recipient will be pleasantly surpirsed by all the gorgoues details, thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious

  17. adorable card! Thank you so much for playing along with the Polka Dot 7 Kids College Fund challenge this week! What a work of art you've created!!

  18. So creative Tiara! how adorable, simply charming and just delightful! I'm sure she'll LOVE it! So glad you linked up to the All That Scraps Magnolia challenge! Thanks for playing!
    Pam Going Postal

  19. Oh my, what a wonderful project Tiara! The work you put into it is amazing and I love every inch of it! The colors are great and the cute box with the nuggets is so yummy! Great choice of stamp and your coloring is just fabulous!
    Love it!
    Hugs, Iulia

  20. Tiara, I love the coloring your images. I love the chocolate mini project. I love the Sarah Kay card. Kinda reminds me of my old Holly Hobby Doll.


  21. What a fun project you've created! I agree, she is a cutie and adorable on this wonderful package! Terrific job!!! So glad you could join us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog for the Easter/Spring Extravaganza...thank you!!!