13 June, 2012

Mixing the Forget me Nots


Cathy explains her projects:
'This month at Meg's Garden we are still creating with the gorgeous Forget Me Not Collection. I used some of the new #2 collection mixed with the 1st collection to create an altered gift box and matching card.'

Altered Gift Box

I have had this little box in my stash for a while, waiting to be transformed, and thought it would be lovely to give to one of my dear friends for her upcoming birthday. The thyme green colour of the box is a perfect backdrop for the Forget Me Not collection.
Couldn’t wait to use the gorgeous new Dusty Attic flowers. The Grassy Knoll and Smoky Blue were the perfect match and look so pretty with the fussy cut paper and stripe ribbon.

Materials Used - Meg's Garden: Forget Me Not Collection, Dusty Attic Flowers -grassy knoll and smoky blue, Candy Grosgrain blue and white stripe ribbon, Paper Lace Doily - bond square, Lace - 1cm off white, Tim Holtz Locket Keys, Tim Holtz safety

Other: Basic Grey pp, Scrapmatts Aust Federation chipboard corners, Kaisercraft pearls, metal pin, Basic Grey lace stamp, Heidi Grace greeting stamp, Versamagic ink

Matching Card

The altered box came out so well that I decided to make a matching card. I knew straight away that I would use the gorgeous La Blanche Wrought Iron Door stamp on my card. I stamped it on some plain cardstock in blue to match the new mini Forget Me Not papers and cut around the door so that it would open up to show my stamped greeting.

Materials Used - Meg's Garden: Forget Me Not Collection #2, La Blanche Wrought Iron Door stamp, Paper Lace Doily - bond square

Other: Basic Grey pp, Kaisercraft bling, Grant Archival frame stamp, Heidi Grace greeting stamp, Pink Paislee bird cage stamp, Butterfly charm, Rhinestones, Versamagic ink,

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Cathy :))'

Thank you so much Cathy for your 2 gorgeous projects. Love the way you have combined the greens & blues & lacy background.  Your friend is going to love her decorated box
Well done

Bye for now


  1. Wow I just love all the beautiful elements and care in the fine details - so wonderful!

  2. Holy smokes Cathy! these are both absolutely exquisite! what a gift box, it's a precious gift in itself and I am sure your friend will be over the moon getting it. The card is every bit as stunning as the gift box, how clever with the door and those door knobs are just the cutest ever. Still pouring over all the delicious details! Fabulous job Cathy! xoxo

  3. very beautiful Cathy ... always look forward to what you create .. love it x

  4. very beautiful Cathy ... always look forward to what you create .. love it x

  5. Love that altered box , so gorgeous, so gorgeous :)