22 January, 2021

How to use the new Vintage Cut & Creates Bundle

 Hello Paper Artists

This is the 2nd video - it uses the Vintage Cut & Creates Bundle.

Vintage Cut & Creates has 6 papers & was designed especially for Vintage Paper Arts & Junk Journal Artists with NEW shapes & sizes.

 The strips are designed to be cut or torn for washi paper or torn for unique edgings

The larger images are designed also for cutting or tearing & some images can be used for a hint of color

 

If you love making Junk Journals or Vintage Art, then these images are ideal & a must to add to your stash.  The designs will inspire you to create in new & different directions & add more ideas to your styles

 For some ideas on how to use ephemera in junk journals, please visit my YouTube Channel to see several videos of Junk  Journals

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This video focuses more on how to use Vintage Cut & Creates - their placement,

 how many, angles used, multiple layers, textures added, mounting, 

colors used & highlighted & embellishment accents.


The projects in the video are also great for tags & cards



Things to watch for on the video:

Layers        Colors        Texture        Angles         Accents        Mounting

Hope you enjoy the projects & find some new ideas & inspiration to add to your shabby chic creativity.

Bye for now

Meg

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Projects using the New Shabby Chic Cut & Create Bundle

 Hello Paper Artists

I have created 2 videos using the Bundles from the last Blog Posts - this is the first bundle - the vintage ladies in all their finary


#1 Vintage Ladies in Hats:

Layer #1: ivory/cream cardstock  3.25” x 7” - this could be  a card, a larger tag, or the page of a shabby chic journal 

Layer #2 was one of the patterned shabby chic art tags 2.75" x 7" - some 
were used as tags while others were turned upside down & cut to fit, You could use patterned paper or cardstock in a different color

Layer #3: The Vintage Lady

Layer #4: The fun part - embellishing with lace, ribbons, flowers, leaves, 
die cuts, doilies & more ...

Link to Purchase Papers:

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/922639260/vintage-ladies-with-hats-cut-creates

 

Link to Art Tags: each one is 2.75” x 6”

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MegsGardenPapercraft/search?search_query=art+tags&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_10417591&ref=auto-1&as_prefix=&explicit_scope=1

 

Link to Vintage Ladies Words:

https://megsgardenblog.blogspot.com/2021/01/card-artists-this-is-vintage-ladies.html             (this is the previous blog post)


Things to watch for on the video:

Layers        Colors        Texture        Angles         Accents        Mounting

Hope you enjoy the projects & find some new ideas & inspiration to add to your shabby chic creativity.

Bye for now

Meg

megsgardenpapercraft

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Vintage Ladies Words

 Hello Card Artists

This is the Vintage Ladies Words



Enjoy

Bye for now

Meg

megsgarden@outlook.com

06 January, 2021

New Bundles of Cut & Create Images

 

Welcome to this New Year Paper Artists
We are starting this new year with two Cut & Create packages for your creativity & inspiration.  
Both bundles are: 8.3x11", high-quality 300dpi, jpg format
 


Bundle #1:  Junk Journal Images

has 6 papers & was designed especially for Vintage Paper Arts & Junk Journal Artists with NEW shapes & sizes.
 
The strips are designed to be cut or torn for washi paper or torn for unique edgings
The larger images are designed also for cutting or tearing & some images can be used for a hint of color
 

If you love making Junk Journals or Vintage Art, then these images are ideal & a must to add to your stash.  
The designs will inspire you to create in new & different directions & add more ideas to your styles
 
For some ideas on how to use ephemera in junk journals, please visit my YouTube Channel
to see several videos of Junk Journals: 
https://www.youtube.com/user/megsgardenpapercraft


OR



Bundle #2: Shabby Chic Ladies
has  8 papers total
 - 3 of the papers have images from vintage fashion magazines -  most Images 2.5x4" some with words.
 - 3 of the papers have images from artists
 - 2 papers have multiple ladies from vintage fashion magazines - ideal for the fussy cutters
 
This bundle is perfect for cardmakers - add laces, ribbons & more flowers. Layer with beautiful backgrounds
& mount with matching cardstock or pick up one of the colors in the image.  
Also wonderful for shabby chic journals & junk journals as well as tag art.
 
Create fabulous tags - use an image of your choice & mount with foam tape, add a selection of ribbons,
lace & flowers as well as some die cuts & finish with a mounted word

 
Video preview of the papers:

https://youtu.be/HBeUonSCjWc  

To purchase the Paper collections  

 

Bye for now
Meg
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02 January, 2021

 Hello Paper Artists

A 'unique' Christmas Card to finish my posts for this Collection

Materials used:

Christmas in Burgundy & Cream  papers -  A4's & Cut & Creates

Cream Cardstock, Burgundy double-sided satin ribbon 5mm wide

Word Art from blog freebie


Front of card
Back of card

The Inside of the card is where it gets 'unique'.

There are 2 pieces of cream cardstock for the front & back - these are 4" x 6" with a seam in the centre 0.25". You could use 1 piece 8.25" x 6" & create 2 folds/scores either side of the 0.25" centre

The inside is 1 piece of cream cardstock 12" x 5" with scores at 3",6" & 9" -  fold at the scores with a valley, a peak & then a valley.

For the insides of the cover -  2 pieces of patterned paper 4" x 6" - these are backgrounds to the centrepiece 

For the centrepiece of the card  - 4 pieces of patterned paper 2.75" x 4.5"

Then assemble & embellish.



From above the card 

You can see how the pieces are put together. The centrepiece is centred on the back of the covers - before attaching run ribbon behind it - this will tie in a bow to close the card.

Embellishments I used:

Burgundy Music A4 paper - the music on the paper is 'Santa Baby' - front cover & 2 pieces of the centrepiece

The top portion of cream music A4 paper - same music theme - 2 pieces of the centrepiece

The top portion of cream  A4 paper with Cream branch & poinsettia on the bottom - 2 pieces of the centrepiece

Cut & Creates, rolled piece of music paper, die-cut on burgundy

If you need any help - please email me at megsgarden@outlook.com

Bye for now

Meg



24 December, 2020

Art on a Heart for Christmas

 Hello Paper Artists

These 3 little 'tags' also known as 'Art on a Heart' can be as simple or extreme & also whatever size you want.  They can also be done on a traditional heart shape or an extended one that I have used.  Fabulous as tree decorations or as tags for a gift.


Cardstock is cut from a heart template; ribbon attached as a hanger & then embellish as you wish.
These hearts are  2.75" wide at the top & 5" long.

The 1st burgundy one is embellished with a gold sparkle ribbon hanger, a burgundy organza ribbon & gold leaf twigs & balls


The middle one is done on ivory cardstock & embellished with a lace wraparound tied in the front. An organza & silk flower with 3 paper flowers & green leaves. The hanger is double-sided satin ribbon & the art piece is, of course, finished with pearls & a sparkled die cut.

The 2nd burgundy is done on burgundy cardstock with a burgundy ribbon hanger. The embellishment is a piece of distressed burgundy cardstock topped with a paper flower, green leaves, 2 styro balls, red berries & curled white wire. A small cream organdy bow lightens the embellishments.



This is a 6" high image for you to copy & resize to your choice of size



And a traditional tag shape:


A green cardstock, a Cut & Create from the Christmas collection & the same gold sparkle embellishments form the 1st heart above

Hope these give you some ideas for the Holiday Season

Bye for now
Meg

Shabby Chic Joyful Time

 Hello Paper Artists

This time I have a mini album done in shabby chic style.

It also introduces you to the 'Mistletoe Fairy'

I found out about  this fairy several years ago & she was always at the back of my mind until 
this year she popped out

The mini-album is done on cream cardstock & the pages measure 5.25" square

This size is done so that the entire album can be done with 1 piece of cardstock 12x12"

The cover uses the bottom half of 1 of the A4 papers. It is embellished with gold dust, a cream velvet rose, a cream ribbon bow & a word art (freebie from the Christmas newsletter) printed on vellum. The vellum is foam mounted.  A little gold dust is also added to the velvet rose.

The cream organza ribbon has also been tied around the centre of the album & tied in a bow at the front.

The cover has a 0.5" spine to allow the 2nd section to be attached


 

This is the first page & second pages.  They are the back of the cover & the front of the second section.

Since the paper used on the cover was from A4, it measured 8.3" wide. I was in a quandary when I turned the cover over, before embellishing, that I either had to cut the extra off or fold it onto the inside of the cover - folded over was the answer. The gold dust was used again.  A strip of lace with cream ribbon glued on the centre with 3 tiny paper flowers & 2 paper leaves, all with some gold dust, was used on the side of the fold.

On the right side (the cover of the second section) was the top of the same A4 papers cut into a 5.25" square. A vellum envelope was glued to the page & a Cut & Create inserted. A strip of narrow lace was added to the bottom of the envelope & a strip of the same cream lace with pearls at each end. Some more gold dust was added.


This is the centre of the 2nd section - the ribbon covers another spine 0. 35" to glue onto to front section spine.

The left page has a mistletoe cut & create with the same cream organza ribbon. A die-cut star is sparkled,

On the right page, I introduce you to the Mistletoe Fairy. The same die-cut stars are used; a sign welcomes the Fairy & a little vellum book tells her story,


The front shows the fairy tossing her gold dust which, in this little book, is carried in the bottle. The vellum fold is embellished with lace. Inside is her story.





The page on the left is the back of the middle section & the right is the inner of the back cover

A piece of lace with double-sided cream ribbon acts as a tuck spot for the 2 tags - one has some word art on vellum with pearls while the other has a cream & green lace



The back of the mini-album is a cut & create which is fussy cut, then gold dust  & a cream organza ribbon added.


a jpg file for you to click & copy