06 November, 2015

Mini Papercraft Pack - English Rose Garden - Margaret Mifsud

Hello all you beautiful visitors and welcome to Megs Garden.  Hope you are having a wonderful day!!

Megs Garden has recently released a new product, namely the Mini Papercraft Pack.  This pack is ideal for making cards, tags, mini albums, off the page projects, anything really that requires smaller sized papers and ephemera.  The pages are slightly smaller  than the original Mini Card Pack (which is also still available) but it has lots of added goodies and you can get it in both the printed and the digital version.  How cool is that??

I'm sharing some cards with you today made with the 'English Rose Garden' Mini Papercraft Pack and, I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed creating with it.

This is the full pack (each page measures 8.5" x 11") ..


.. and this is what I have created so far.  Only four cards, but I have only used part of the pack so there is a lot more creativity to come.  LOL!! 

Here they are in more detail ..

Card 1
Measures 3.5" x 6"

The background papers in the pack are 5.4" square so, to make a slightly taller card, I simply cut two of the squares to the width I needed, then tore them both diagonally across and layered them to create the extra length.

As you can see, I added some machine stitching, stenciling with texture paste and some ink splatters. 

The strip cut from the side of one of the squares was used as a layer down the center of the card and the birdcage label is from the ephemera in the pack.

The flowers are also available from Megs Garden.

Card 2
Measures 4" x 5.5"

No ink splatters this time, just some background stenciling with texture paste.

 All the ribbons used here are available at Megs Garden.

 The beads and small green clusters are from my stash and the frame is from Prima.

My fave flowers .. Puffy Paper Flowers!  Originally they were off-white and I've just sprayed them with different colours of watered down acrylic paint and then brushed them with gesso.  Of course, they are available from Megs Garden.

Card 3
Measures 4.5" x 5.5"

Very much the vintage look here.  My base paper is one of the larger images from the ephemera in the pack which I've simply torn to size and then stenciled with Distress Ink and texture paste.

My second fave flowers ..  the Carabella Rose, also available from Megs Garden.

One of the vintage lady images from the ephemera tucked into a Little Birdie chipboard frame..

Some 2Crafty Chipboard coloured with acrylic paint, coated with Clear Rock Candy Crackle and dry brushed with gesso ..

.. and the inside, decorated with more of the paper.

Card 4 
Measures 5" x 5.5"

Triple paper layers on the front stamped with a script stamp and sprayed lightly with watered down 'Peeled Paint' Distress paint.  Tucked some gauze and some pretty ribbon between the layers too.

The clock was mounted on some chipboard for extra dimension and then I attached the metal clock hands with a small brad.

Sprayed the flower centers with more of the 'Peeled Paint' Distress paint and added some twine,  a strip of  lace and some beads.

I made the back part of the card wider than the front so that I could add this little greeting on the side.  Unfortunately my embossing didn't turn out as clean and sharp as I would have liked but that's what happens sometimes with handmade items.   You don't always have total control but I'll just say it adds character!!  LOL!!

A closer look at the layers and stamping ..

.. and the inside of the card.

As mentioned at the beginning of this post, I still have quite a bit of paper left over from this pack so I will have more to show you at a later date.
I hope I have inspired you to try this Papercraft Pack for yourself.  There are a number of different designs to choose from including two Christmas Packs.
For more ideas on how to use this pack, my Team Mate Miriam Hagger has a post showing a gorgeous altered Printer's Tray, (To take a look HERE is the link.) and Team Mate Dana Tatar has a post showing some fabulous Christmas Ornaments.  HERE is that link.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit the Garden and do enjoy the rest of your day.

Megs Garden Products used
(simply clicking on each name will take you to the relevant page in the shop)
English Rose Garden Mini Papercraft Pack
Old World Time Collage Sheet
Puffy Paper Flowers
Carabella Rose - Fairy Pink
Small Paper Roses
Mini Rose Buds
1.2cm White Lace
3.5cm White Lace
Natural Jute Ribbon
Camel Mesh Ribbon

Take care and God Bless.
oxox  Marg


  1. Gorgeous cards Margaret,all beautiful and as always your embeliies are fantastic!

  2. Your cards are amazing I just can't get over them every time I see them they are so beautiful and these are no exception wish you lived next-door we have a lot of fun

  3. Oh Marg such beautiful cards as always. I love the papers and all the embellishments. Please don't ask for me to pick a favorite because I can't, I love them all. xxx