24 January, 2014

Two Beautiful Cards from Marg

Hello Bloggers

 'Hello everyone!!!   Welcome to Meg’s Garden.
Margaret here and this time I would like to share two cards with you.
 Although these cards were made with papers from the same collection and were constructed in a very similar way, they look very different from each other.  The papers used are from the Dreaming in the Meadows Mini Pack.   I’ll place a list of the products used at the bottom of this post.

Here is the first card.

I used white cardstock for the base and layered the papers with some netting in between to give it a softer look.  Then machine stitched around the edges.

This corner was curled over and held down by a piece of bling cut from the Daisy Silver Trim to which I’ve added a few beads for some added colour.  I just love that lace and had to have a little piece peeking out from the edge.

The stunning flower is the Ivory Heirloom 6.5cm which is, of course, available from Meg’s Garden as is the gorgeous lace.  The two die cuts underneath are Marianne Creatables’ Frame & Swirls Die and Couture Creations’ Starburst Doily Die.  The starburst die was trimmed a little to fit in with the design.   The leaves were cut with my Silhouette and edged with white puff paint.

The wooden flourish was coloured with Versa Color Olive and I added another piece from the Daisy Silver Trim with the beads in the centre. 

The inside was lined with two more sheets from the same collection.  These papers are so pretty you really don’t need to add anything to them.  I love it! 

The 2nd card.

As you can see I’ve used two different sheets of paper here but they are still from the same collection and from the same paper pack.  The base of the card is a pastel pink cardstock and I’ve cut it slightly smaller than the previous card.

I’ve used the same two dies as before but without trimming this time.  Then the oval shape and the banner were placed on top.  The oval was cut out with Couture Creations’ Oval Nesting Dies and the banner was cut out by hand and layered with the same paper.  The floral sprigs were cut with the Honey Blossom Sprig Die from Memory Box.

This gorgeous flower is the Ivory Primula to which I’ve just added some autumn leaves.

A close-up of the sprigs.

I’ve just used a couple of strips of the paper for the inside this time and edged them with Martha Stewart’s Doily Border Punch.
… And there you are!!  Two cards made with basically the same materials and yet they look very different.   When you find a design that you love, you can use it again and again and by just changing the paper or adding or changing a few elements, your cards will look very different and no-one would know they are basically the same design.
Thank you so much for visiting Meg’s Garden today.
Here is the list of Meg’s Garden products used:
S118 - Dreaming in the Meadows Mini Pack
9213iv - Ivory Heirloom Flower
325iv – Ivory Primula Flower
RBY36 – Daisy Silver Trim
L2920 – White 1.6cm Lace
Marg oxox'

They are so beautiful - well done Marg.  Love the effect of the netting & the peek a boo lace under the curled corners.  Thanks for showing us how to vary designs - quite amazing.

Bye for now


  1. Stunningly beautiful cards as always Margy and as always, so beautifully crafted. I do so love your attention to detail, I guess that is what makes them such works of art. Good to see you using all those Green Tara flowers and lace too, Yeah. Wonderful post and thanks for sharing. Cheers Di xo

  2. Elegant and beautifully layered...you make these papers sing. :)

  3. So pretty! Using the netting is genious.

  4. Stunning cards both of them!! Those papers are so beautiful and you have used them to perfection! Love how you layered those gorgeous flowers too. Even the insides are so pretty!!

  5. Two very beautiful cards, love them both!

  6. absolutely beautiful cards Margaret .. xx