17 August, 2014

Two "Correspondance" Easel Cards by Suzanne Crowther

Hi Everyone its Suzanne Crowther here at Meg's Garden Blog. I have made Two projects using the "correspondence collection" designed by Kerry-Jean Watson for Meg's Garden. This is a stunning range of papers that are truly suited to most styles and most cards. They are also amazing to work with. I used the mini card pack.

My first project is a Twisted Easel card called "Miss Charlotte"

This is a 6x6 inch card. I have trimmed and torn the papers to fit, I like to use 2 inks on my edges, and I did not add any stamps or stencils as I think these papers do shine on their own.

I used the beautiful Laser cut small oval Victorian frame from Megs Garden which I painted with metallics. I placed an off cut piece of laser cut trim painted the same as the frame along the bottom of the card.                

I also added the vintage beauty picture No 019 from Megs Garden to the frame, before I fitted the beautiful picture and frame I added a piece of lace and ribbon. Then I fitted the frame and ran a piece of the stunning tattered net trim to only half the frame as I still wanted these stunning papers to feature.

To finish off the front I added the jewelled Duke Pin, white small rose, Velvet flower with a braid pink/purple all from Megs Garden. I did stamp a small sentiment onto the paper and added it to the front.

For the inside of the card I used a piece of “Correspondence” Paper that I distressed and inked I added a piece of beautiful double sided satin ribbon in lavender and mint from Megs Garden. I only stuck the bottom and both sides forming a pocket. I then added the most stunning open rose in off white with the velvet flower braid in pink/purple both from Megs Garden,

I added a few pearls in ivory for the tag and I used piece of card stock. I added small piece of “Correspondence” paper small frame the vintage picture, tattered net trim and whit rose all from Megs Garden. I did add a bit of gold metallic to the roses.

For my second project I have made another twisted easel card gotta love them I do.

This card is called “Grace”

Once again I used the stunning “Correspondence” collection mini pack. This is a 6x6 inch card. I used 2 papers I trimmed and distressed again with 2 inks I ran a piece of the beautiful double sided satin ribbon in mint and lavender and 1 small white rose all from Meg's Garden.

I also used a  doily  Mini Square from Megs Garden that I sewed with yellow and soft pink thread. I folded the square in a vintage style.

I also placed a beautiful metal flower from Meg's Garden on the folded doily.

The inside features a pocket using the “Correspondence” Collection stuck down along the bottom and both sides. I also added the ribbon the same as the front but I reversed it as it shows on the front mint with lavender Bow on the pocket. It shows Lavender with Green bow this ribbon is a fantastic quality all at Meg's Garden.

I also added some beautiful cornsilk flowers from Meg's Garden and then a sentiment

I made a small tag using the paper and cornsilk flower. I also added Lavender and Green ribbon with just a few pearls to finish off.

I do hope you like these cards please come over to Meg's Garden and have a look at all the wonderful products.

Products used for these projects from Meg's Garden

Correspondence collection mini card pack

Laser cut small oval Victorian frame

1 jewelled pin “Duke Pin”

Off white open rose

White small rose

Cornsilk Flowers

Metal flower

Tattered net trim

Velvet flower braid

Vintage beauties

Mini square doily

Double sided satin ribbon mint/lavender

Thank you so much for stopping by i hope i have inspired you today!!!


  1. Today's entries really transported me back to Victorian days gone by...lovely projects. Thank you for posting these cards.

  2. Suzanne - I spent many fine hours a couple of days ago pouring over the products for sale at Meg's Garden. I thought I had done very well with my choices. But now I have seen your breathtaking cards, and I find I need to go back and view some more!! But that will have to be for my next order! Thank you for sharing - you have truly inspired this card maker! Julie

  3. Thank you for such a detailed tutorial on how to re-create these 2 lovely display cards. This style of card just isn't meant to lie flat...definitely a shelf or table display. Lovely cards!

  4. wonderful collection of cards and tags, everything looks beautiful vintagy :)

  5. Oh Wow!! Both of these cards are absolutely stunning Suzanne! I especially love the vintage look of the first and love the way you decorated the inside. So beautiful!! ox

  6. Stunning works and amazing paper!

  7. beautiful with lots of detail

  8. Really like the twist easel card and the vintage feel you gave with the paper edge distressing is lovely