Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Magnolia Holly Tilda Valentines Day Altered Kraft Envelope

Good morning and hope you all had a happy Valentine's Day yesterday. Today I wanted to share an altered project I prepared for work yesterday. Well, last week the social committee of my office planned an event to do something fun for Valentine's Day. We were all given a 9" x 12" business envelope to decorate and to hang it by our cubicles/offices on Valentine's Day for others to put valentines/or goodies into the decorated envelope. Does this bring back some memories on your school days? lol.

I am using this altered envelope for the following challenges:
Little Claire Monthly Challenge #18 - Romance
One Stop Craft Challenge #169 - Hearts and Flowers with Ribbon
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #119 - Valentine's
Daring Cardmakers - Pretty hearts & paper doilies
Fairy Tale Challenge #34 - Love, Love, Love
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #56 - With all my heart
Annabelle Stamps Challenge - Red, Black & White
Stampin with the Dragon Challenge #3 - Inspiration from a photo
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 141 - Valentine's Day
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #52 - Pick at least 2 colors (black & red)

Here is the pictures of the business envelope before and after when it was decorated. Of course I couldn't resist using one of my Magnolia Tildas to put on this project. I picked Holly Tilda from the Magnolia Sweet Christmas Dream 2011 Collection. Well she is the same this stamp's name, Tilda is holding the holly which has nothing to do with Valentine's, but I decided to alter her. See pictures below to see the altered part.

The left side picture shows you before I alter the stamp image. The right side is the 'after' picture. I cut out the image and adhered a piece of ribbon on top to cover up the holly. I then added heart shape gems on top to tie with the Valentine's theme.

Closer view on the altered hearts garland instead of the original holly

Closer view on some embellishments on this altered envelope.

I've also prepared a bunch of mini jelly belly packs to put into my co-workers' envelopes.

That's all I have to share with you today and thank you for stopping by today and I hope you like this post and somewhat it gives you some inspiration for party favor ideas. See you again soon for more projects sharing :o)


Unknown said...

This project is wonderful.
The stamp is sweet and coloured very well.

Crafteezee said...

Love how you have altered her to suit your project. Fab colouring and the jellybeans look yummy.
Hugs Tracy x

Eve said...

how sweet of you to prepare those jelly beans for your coworkers! :-) Great way to alter the original stamp, and cover the original image with the ribbon & hearts, for the theme of the card. luv it!! :-)

Sharon said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning Cabio. Love how you've altered that Tilda. I am sure your co-workers are going to love their little sweet treats. How very kind of you, hugs Sharon xox

Unknown said...

Hi Cabio, wow that is so clever of you, that image looks as if it has always been a heart valentine Tilda! Great job, love that altered bag! HUgs, Frea

Sheryl said...

Hi Cabio. What a brilliant idea to cover the ivy with those hearts. This is a lovely project. Thanks for playing at CRAFT this week. Good Luck Sheryl xx

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Cabio!
Your business envelope is gorgeous.
I love the clock with the red roses and black feathers. Great idea to string hearts together and Tilda is colored beautifully.
I love your Jelly bean bags...yum.
Hugs Maz

Karen said...

Gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing! : )

Karen said...

Gorgeous! You have great attention to detail. The feather is a nice touch.


Unknown said...

Gorgeous project cabio!!!! Love the colors and the design is superb!!!!! Excellent project!!!!!

Paula said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Just how cute is this!!!!!! You did a fantastic job with your "envelope", I'm sure your co-workers were jealous. Awesome project:)

Patricia Garcia said...

What a fun project, sure brings back good old memories! Great idea to alter this cute Tildas garland! Take care Cabio!!

Anonymous said...

So super sweet and what a great idea to alter the image. I haven't had a chance to color this one yet - she is gorgeous! Wonderful project Cabio! hugs, Angela

Monique said...

That is so cute Cabio. Your colouring of Tilda is sooo beautifull :)).

Hugs Monique

Barb Hardeman said...

You would never know from this gorgeous project that it started out as a plain old brown envelope. What a beautiful job you've done on it, Cabio! Your embellishing details are sensational! I love how you altered Tilda to suit the occasion! Excellent project...hugs...Barb <><

Marie said...

Wow - that's lovely and I like the way you have prepared the bags too - I would like to borrow that idea for packaging embellishments.

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing at Stampin with the Dragon.
Hugs Nataliya

Regina said...

Wow Cabio!! It´s stunning! Your bag is so gorgeous and the color combo and all the embellishments are amazing!! What a spectacular idea!!!!

NGCARDS said...

A fantastic creation hun! xxx

Candy said...

Hi Cabio,
Wow what a change from the original envelope to your decorated one!!
It looks amazing :o)
Tilda is beautiful and I love that you have altered her.
Yes, your day reminds me of school time for me :o) Very special for your office to care so much to do this.
Love your sweet treats too!
Hugs, Candy

Leanne said...

Gorgeous Cabio! Love the alteration idea. Your co-workers are so lucky to receive such a cute treat.
Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!

Pam said...

fab coloring of this cleverly altered it!!!!

Suzi Mac said...

That is such a neat idea Cabio, I love those ruby hearts and your wee candy bags are fabulous.
Suzi x

Anonymous said...

How clever Cabio, just beautiful
Hugs Julie P

cathylynn said...

Cabio you are so clever and very creative! Beautiful coloring and your card is GORGEOUS!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

carol said...

aaah cute card, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ and CRAFT x carol

Peggie said...

Love how you altered Tilda. And I may just have to get this clock. I have seen it so often and it is just adorable.

Louise said...

Oh wow fabulous!! I love how you managed to change the holy to replace it with hearts, very creative and a terrific idea.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hi Cabio, I would have never know it started as a plain brown envelope! Your Tilda is so lovely colored, and love the altered holly! your co workers must have been very happy. how thoughtful of you.
Wonderful project.

Creative Diva said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the image. Thanks for joining us at DCD.


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Cabio!! Your coloring is over the top!! Tilda looks so sweet!! Those jelly belly packs are a great idea and I am sure your co workers greatly appreciated them!!

Anonymous said...

Your Tilda is perfect! Love your use of the colour inspiration!
Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week!

Rene said...

Your coloring is so AWESOME!!!!!!!! Her dress looks like it's swaying! Fantastic!!!!!!!
Rene :D

Cre8tiveVet said...

What a stunning card! I just love all of the embellishments you used. Thanks for joining us at DCD.

Marion said...

Your colouring is jaw dropping! Wow! You are so talented! Thanks for joining the fun at AnnaBelle's this week.

Suzan L said...

Hi Cabio, What a fun idea to have a Valentine's Day Treat exchange at work! I love the envelope that you decorated and all the wonderful layers that you have added to it! Holly Tilda is so cute with the hearts! Have a wonderful day!

Sylvia said...

Wow Cabio, you did an amazing job with the envelope. It is gorgeous.

Gez Butterworth said...

Fabulous creation ♥ Thank you for joining the Daring Cardmakers this week.

Linda said...

Hey Cabio! Luv this project! Lucky co-workers!

Christina C. said...

Cabio, I love how you altered the image to suit Valentine's day!
Love the jelly bean.....lucky co-workers!!!!!

Yone said...

Hi,Cabio ! Gorgeous blog and coloring ! I'm your fan and follower ! LOL

Andrea said...

Simply stunning colouring, and I love how you altered your image!
TFS with us this week :)

Candy said...

Gorgeous card! Love the papers you used and your coloring is fabulous!
Thanks for playing along at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.
Die Cuttin' Divas DT Member

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh Cabio! Your talent and creativity is always so amazing! Gorgeous coloring and designing! Can I be a co-worker!?!! Hugz!

Cami said...

And the winner of the decorated envelope is . . . CABIO! What a great job you did decorating this for the office Valentine's Day "mail box!" I love how changed Tilda and gave her a garland of hearts!


Norma said...

Cabio, I don't doubt that you must have had the best Valentine's bag in your office. Awesome colouring of this adorable Tilda. I had the same idea of altering her holly garland, but never got around to it. Got toooo... many Tilda's that I haven't coloured or coloured only once...sigh. Love that Tim Holtz clock--must get it. Did you have to count out the jelly beans to get the same number in each bag? LOL.

Elle said...

Sweet! I love the hearts.

HelenR said...

Lovely...Thank you for joining us at Little Claire's :) HelenR x