13 October, 2015

Papercraft Packs

Hello Bloggers
Miriam's post showing her Printer's Tray used the ephemera from the English Rose Garden papercraft pack & her cards used the 5.4" squares

She shows us how the packs are very versatile
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Hello everyone.
I found this printers tray in my stash and I thought it would be perfect  for Meg's English Rose Garden Collection in the new Papercraft Pack.
I stained the outer with Vintage Photo distress stain with some lace from Meg's Garden and a few bits and pieces from my stash, do hope you like it.  

Products from Meg's Garden

English Rose Garden Collection

Other products
Vintage photo distress stain
Embellishments from my stash.

09 October, 2015

A Revisit to The Sherlock Book Kit

Hi Bloggers

A tidy up in a workroom reveals lots .... so I will not say more - I am sure you know what I mean.
This is my book using the Sherlock Book Kit - this kit was our first foray into that world which I am loving.

The front cover is fairly simple - some vintage trinkets, a handle, ephemera & a message in a bottle

Pages 1 & 2 feature a mini book with a pocket & more trinkets

Inside the mini book with pockets

Pages 3 & 4 - ephemera from the kit

Pages 5 & 6 - ephemera pocket

Pages 7 & 8 have a double page insert which creates more space for pics, journaling & fun

Page 8

Pages 9 & 10 also have an insert with lines for journaling

Pages 11 & 12 have more pockets, ephemera & vintage trinkets

Page 12 with epherema

Pages 13 & 14 with more space for creativity

Page 15 & 16 - pocket for photos

Back cover & spine

I used black cardstock on all inner pages & you will notice that it is larger than the pages - I cut them all the wrong size so I decided that I would hang the ephemera & tags over the edges so it would appear to be done on purpose.  Doing corners with paper is a chore for me so I just cut all the papers to fit the chip base of the covers & ink the edges.  Distress ink was vintage photo.

Hope this gives you some ideas for working with vintage papers

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Be Inspired to Create with New Papercraft Packs

Hello Bloggers
Be Inspired to create with the new Papercraft Mini Packs which are available in a printed version or a digital download.  The Christmas packs were the first to be designed - there is a traditional Christmas in reds, greens & golds.  It is perfect to embellish with hollies & ribbons in red, gold and green.  Add some jingle bells & more....

The Victorian Christmas pack is done in greys, silver & blues - perfect to embellish with ribbons in almost all shades of blue & silver; fabulous with copper; loves lace & pearls.

The packs contain 6 papers 8.5x11".  3 of the paper sheets have 2 squares 5.4" with 2 matching strips 2x5.4".    The 5.4" was chosen to be able to use 6" cardstock with another 1/4" mat.  The other 3 sheets have ephemera, words, tags & more to embellish the project.
Art projects using the packs include creating 6" boxes, mini books, additions to layouts to add dimension, cards, off the page projects & more.  The Christmas packs are perfect for a mini book ready to collect the holiday memories.
They have been designed for the Papercrafter who loves the Cardmaker packs but wants something extra. Also perfect for the mini papercrafter who loves scrapbooking & cardmaking & the inbetweeners were also looking for alternatives  to 12x12's & the 145mm minis for their art projects & mini books..  We have taken the concept of the original cardmaker mini paper pack into a new direction.  The cardmaker packs are still available - 12 pieces of paper 145mm square - 2 each of 6 designs. 

The packs have also been created for the:
Cafe au Lait
The French Garden
The English Rose Garden
& the Forget me Not Collections.
The Papercraft packs can be seen at:
The Christmas Shop is now OPEN & has the new restyled mini packs printed or download - Vintage Christmas & Victorian Christmas plus lots of ideas, some templates & more....   
Also in the shop are Chip Books - perfect for art projects..
Have a look at & order from the Christmas Collection:

Each of the pages can be seen in the slide show at the product level
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07 October, 2015

My English Rose a FRIEND shaped word mini

Hello everyone, this is Patti sharing with you today.  I'm using the gorgeous English Rose collection in my Friend mini where each page is a letter spelling out the word FRIEND.

The mini is from a Bo Bunny chipboard set.  I must admit I've had this mini for so long and had totally forgotten about it until cleaning the crafty closet other day.  What a find!  As I was pondering what to use to cover it with I remembered the wonderful box of yumminess Meg had sent me from the store to play with.  Perfect!  Here's a look at what I started with.

There are so many fun elements included in this mini it's hard to know where to begin.  On the first page, which is the letter F, I used one of Meg's Gardens paper roses which came white and I used some Tim Holtz Distress inks to alter it to the pink shade.  See that lovely paper peeking from behind?  That's the Roses & Flowers from the collection.

Here's the back side of the letter F and the front of the R.  On the left I've placed part of a die cut mat for some journaling and on the right I created a pocket from the lace.  Tucked inside is a tri-fold to hold photos and the mat with the little girl on front.

Here's the back of the R and the front of the I.  This luscious paper is Paisley Roses, you can buy them by the sheet or in a mini collection of 6"x6" papers.  On the left I took a mini paper bag and stamped the Dreams saying on it from a Kaisercraft stamp set.  On the right I've taken a large Graphic 45 tag and folded it to form a pocket.  By fussy cutting the floral image and only gluing it across the bottom I created another tuck in spot. Notice how I've tied both pages together with the soft cream cotton lace.

As the letters get larger there becomes more and more room for larger photos and tuck ins.  Here you see I used the paper strips and complemented them with a paper doily on the opposite page.  I think these may be two of my favorite pages.  The paper strip creates a pocket and the fussy cut image (which I backed on white) holds a multitude of photo mats.   I added the organza lace flower on the left, one of my favorite items from the store.

Here's the backside of the E and the front of the N.  These pages have been covered with the Pink Vine Rose paper.  I glued all the papers to the letters with Angel Craft semi-gloss podge, you can get it at Amazon.  It dries without forming any bubbles or ripples in the paper.  After I'd matted all the letters front and back I took a file to the edges to remove any rough edges and uneven paper and this also adds a soft border around the outer edge.  This isn't a hard process, to cover a letter mini like this, it's just time consuming.  The tuck in mat on the left was done on photo paper with Tim Holtz alcohol inks.  The envelope pocket on the right is from another of Meg's collections but worked perfectly with this collection.  I added another of the white gardenias that I altered to a soft pink along with a tag with tea-dyed seam binding for the pull in the pocket.

The last two pages (the back of the N and the front of the D) were made by die cutting the mats from Spellbinders Filigree Delight and Luscious Labels One dies from the Roses and Lace paper.  Since placing the die cut mats directly on the matted letters would cause them to be lost I backed them all in a Burgundy colored shimmer paper.  I added all the accents so that the photos could slide underneath and be placed in the ovals and squares of the mats.

The outside of the book is covered in the Roses and Flowers paper and then  I added a strip of the lace with the green satin ribbon woven through to complete the back.  I use Beacons Fabri-Tac to glue my laces to my pages.  It's awfully sticky but dries like cement and is perfect for lace.  The mini came with pre-cut holes and I simply wove the satin ribbon through the holes and tied them in a bow.

I have so many more photos to share with you on the video and I'll go through each page to give you an in depth look at how and what I placed on each letter.  I'm not sure Bo Bunny makes word minis anymore but I know that you can purchase them at Sa Crafters.  If you've never made one you should give it a try.  This was so fun to make and The English Rose was the perfect collection for my pages.

Thanks so much for joining me on the Meg's Garden blog today, be sure and stop by the Meg's Garden of Papercraft Delights today and pick up some luscious papers and accessories for your next project.

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05 October, 2015

Chipboard Wedding Card by Liz Hocking - English Rose Collection

Good day to all our Blogger friends,

Glad you have decided to visit our Blog once again, so hope you will have a cuppa and settle down for our latest inspiration.

I was looking through my stash and found a 'LOVE' mini chipboard album.   I thought that the lovely Meg's Garden 'English Rose Garden' Collection would be suit this album.  As I was choosing which papers from this collection to use, I decided it would make a 'different' , but lovely Wedding Card for my niece who is getting married later in the year.

I have also used English Rose Garden 'cut and create', teamed with Meg's Garden lace, ribbons and doileys.

As you can see I have also used my Big Shot machine to create words, embellishments from the Collection.  They worked out a treat, don't you think?

I had so much fun putting this altogether and was so glad that I had decided to turn it into a Wedding Card and here it is all completed.

I hope you have enjoyed your journey today and be sure to keep a look out at what is coming up in the near future.  Until next time.......Happy Scrapping.....regards Liz DT Member

03 October, 2015

Forgotten Meadows Blooming by Trish

Hello and welcome to Megs Garden,i hope you like the forgotten Meadows collection as much as I do.I have used Forgotten Meadows Fresh daisies 12x4 strip with afternoon letters12 x12 paper and joined them together with a flower die.

Megs garden products used
Forgotten Meadows collection,lace,Organza flower,tiny roses
I hope you enjoyed your stroll in Megs garden,untill next time, Trish