29 September, 2021

Four Shabby Chic Cards

 Hello Paper Artists

4 cards from the Shabby Chic Bundle of 40 papers

Pink Roses Maxi Card - video link for the pink roses cards

the card is designed to stand on display - more details on the video

Ivory cardstock 7.25"hi x 12" - score at 5.25" from left & 2" from right to create the tuck 

inside of the card - tuck spot on the right for $$ or notes

Aloe Vera Green cardstock 5.75" square

A tuck spot is created by using a framed cut & create

This is a vertical card - made from a scrap piece 4.75" x 12"
Inside of card - a complementary card piece is covered with lace & used as a tuck spot

All of the images are from the 40 paper bundle at:

Hope this gives you some ideas in using Cut & Creates on cards. The large images on the fronts are the Art Papers 4"x5" - they are also in 8.3'x11" size.

I love decorating the inside - when a card is given, words are exchanged on the front & the inside is usually used for the sentiment. But when an inside is decorated there is a WOW factor.  You do not have to go over the top as I have - can't help myself.

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06 September, 2021

 Hello Bloggers

Have a look at this Shabby Chic 40 Papers Bundle

There are 5 sections of these papers all in high-quality 300dpi, JPG format but in 3 different sizes.

#1:  8 Background papers in shades of shabby chic - 8.3”x11” - can be used for any backgrounds - cards, tags, journal pages, art journals, mini albums … cut to the size you want & use the scraps for die cuts, strips like washi tape, ticket frames.

#2:  The above background papers with art - 8.3”x11” - are ideal for large projects - cards, journals, embellish & use in a 3D frame for a gift

#3:  8 of  The art papers in ‘#2’ reduced to 4”x5” - are a great size for cards, tags, postcards & journals - they already have a background so are ready to embellish

#4:  8 of  Cut & Creates includes 1 sheet of word tickets - 8.3”x11”

These are also available in a separate listing.  will impact any papercraft project.

#5:  8 of  Journal papers in vintage shabby chic 10”x7” - cut in half or fold for 5”x7” pages - designed for art journals or shabby chic junk journals but, and there is always a but, why not do some layering using the small art papers, the cut & creates, add some word tickets, some die cuts, flowers, lace & ribbons & what else??

 All of the papers can be mixed as you want to make your own shabby chic art 

 Hope you love the bundle & are inspired to create

To Purchase:

The Full Bundle:
Just the 8 Cut & Create Papers:

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21 August, 2021

 Hello Paper Artists

I have enjoyed playing with the new Sherlock is Puzzled Collection.

There are 2 Journals on youtube:



There is always some left for a card:

Mocha cardstock 12"w x 6"hi with scares at 4.5" & 9"

Cream jute twine, black cardstock

The cover has a background from one of the journal papers; the cut & create is fussy cut, foam mounted & allowed to have a 3D effect. There is a strip of black cardstock on the edge. Jute twine is wrapped around the front & the first score.

The inside of the card. The 2 Sherlocks are framed in black & mounted flat. The background paper in the centre is from the same journal paper used  on the front

The 3rd panel is closed over to show that it also has a black strip on its edge; the magnifying glass is framed in black, foam mounted, has a piece of jute twine tied around it & acts as a tuck spot for the 2 tags tucked in it.

The back is simple with a Sherlock quote framed in black & flat-mounted

Hope you get some ideas from this trifold card - the style can be adapted to any kind of theme.

Have a lock at the videos for more ideas using this Collection

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PS the videos are also on Instagram

16 August, 2021

 Hello Paper Artists

A new Maxi Card/Mini Journal for your review today.

Papers used: Nature's Garden Flora

                                            Video of project: Blue Flora

For this maxi card, I chose some of the blue florals in the Flora Collection - part of Nature's Garden Paper Collection.

White Cardstock cover: 8.5"w x $.5"hi with a 0.5" vertical gusset in the centre
Blue Cardstock in signature: 7.75" x 3.75" with 3/8" gusset in center
White Cardstock in signature: 7.5" x 3.5" with 3/8" gusset in center

Papers at my shop at Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/10386...
email for the word art: megsgarden@outlook.com

You could use this format of a maxi card using any collection of Cut & Creates that would suit the recipient.

Hope these projects give you some ideas

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31 July, 2021

Hello Paper Artists


The new Collections for end of July (only just made it):

Sherlock is Puzzled.

 The Cut & Creates are for the lovers of Sherlock BUT also for the lovers of Vintage Cut & Creates - add to a Vintage Junk Journal; use on cards, projects for men - anywhere your creativity needs them.

 Video of both sets of papers: 

 Cut & Creates - 8 papers 8.3x11" high quality 300 dpi, jpg format. Of the 8 papers, there are 2 devoted to Sherlock Holmes images & words while the other 6 contain vintage ephemera.

 To Purchase: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/1042917456/sherlock-is-puzzled-cut-creates-sherlock

 Background Papers - 10 papers high quality 300 dpi, jpg format. Of the 10 papers, there are 8 that are 8.3x11" to be used in that size or cut for cards or journal pages while the other 2 are 10"x7".

 A journal 10"wide x 7" high can be made by using the 2 papers as backgrounds & cut the others to fit for pages. Any of the papers can be printed several times to perfectly suit your art project.

 To Purchase: https://www.etsy.com/MegsGardenPapercraft/1042910932

If you are not into Sherlock, then just toss the 2 Sherlock Cut & Create papers & call the collection ‘Vintage Journal’.  I plan on doing a fun mystery journal or card - just make up your own mystery so that the recipient has to solve the puzzle.

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18 July, 2021

Using Cut & Creates from Nature's Garden

 Hello Paper Artists

Some more projects using the Cut & Creates from Nature's Garden

French Vanilla tag; a blue background & flora cut & create foam mounted

Embellishments: die-cut on white cardstock, a jewel pin, tag, silk flower & paper leaf

French vanilla cardstock tag, a green background papers & doily.

The butterfly cut & create is from the Critters - foam mounted

Embellishments: a cream organza bow at the top, a die cit, white silk flower, green paper leaves, love tag with a satin ribbon tie


French vanilla cardstock; the butterfly has 2 layers of mats - white & mocha - foam mounted
Embellishments are very simple - a bow using a double-sided ribbon in dark blue & mocha.

The inside of the card has 2 butterfly cut & creates - one as a pocket & the other as an insert. The tag has a tie from the same ribbon for a sentiment.  These cut & creates are from the Critters papers.

Another card using the Flora papers - this one is for the lovers of blue
French vanilla cardstock; the mat is pale blue for the cut & create flower & the Adore tag - both are foam mounted.
Embellishment - blue silk flower, sating edged blue organza bow, lace flat bow, blue silk flower & a white paper leaf.

Inside the card is a blue tag for the sentiment which is tucked into the corner of a blue bow &
 a portion of a white die-cut.

Hope these projects give you some ideas
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15 July, 2021

Flora from Nature's Garden Cards

 Hello Paper Artists

Three cards from the Flora Cut & Creates. Each one has an embellished centre with some of the front of the card flowers & a piece of the contrasting cardstock for writing the sentiment. The beautiful embellishing on the front should certainly be carried inside.

French Vanilla cardstock;  mocha cardstock used to frame the cut & create - foam mounted.

Lace is carried down the side & also inside

Velvet flowers & leaves

Butterfly from Butterflies on Transparency in the top right corner

Inside of card - mocha cardstock tucked into a velvet flower & leaf

White cardstock; cut & create framed in pink cardstock & vellum; foam mounted.
Pink lace is carried up the side of the card & continues inside. The lace is folded into a flat bow & embellished with a white paper rose & leaves. A word art in foam mounted.

Inside the card, the pink lace, a piece of pink cardstock for the sentiment & a white paper rose & leaf

French vanilla cardstock with a mocha contrasting frame - foam mounted.
A butterfly from transparency on the top corner highlights the butterfly & the rose in the cut & create.
Embellishing at the base of it - a large white rose, 2 green leaves, a small piece of lace, a mocha organza bow & a jewel pin.

Inside the card is a word art from the cut & create sheet; the word is framed with mocha cardstock & the sentiment cardstock in mocha is tucked into the corner of the ticket.

Hope these cards give you some ideas using the Flora Cut & Creates.

 Papers on Etsy

Video of Flora Cut & Creates

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