20 February, 2016

Creating with the Chantilly Cream Papercraft Pack - Margaret Mifsud

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

I have been having a fabulous time working with the new Chantilly Cream Paper Collection.  This paper collection is exclusive to Megs Garden and I must say I am totally in love with these papers.  They are gorgeous.  Beautiful creamy colours and suitable for so many styles of projects from Vintage to Shabby Chic and anything in between.

I would like to share two cards and a tag that I have created with the Papercraft Mini Pack.  This pack is like a mini kit and is ideal for all of your smaller projects such as cards, tags, ATC's and even mini books.   You get 6 sheets of papers measuring 8.5" x 11".  Three of these sheets have 2 designs at 5.4" square with two matching mini strips on the side.  The other three sheets are full of ephemera and you can order it in either the printed version or the download version.  The download version is fabulous because there is no waiting for delivery.  You pay for your purchase and download straight away which means you can buy your papers and start creating on the same day ..  how awesome is that??  To take a closer look at this Papercraft Pack HERE is the link.

So, on to my creations.  First up is the tag.

I used two of the mini strips for this tag.  To complement the neutral tones of the paper, I decided to use purple and tan .. I think these colours look really great together. I also did a little stamping with my fave stamps and added some texture paste through a stencil.

While the texture paste was still wet, I added some clear micro beads for some added texture.
The large bloom was one I actually handmade a long time ago.  I found it in a forgotten corner of my stash and felt it suited the tag beautifully.   The bow was made with some knitting cotton which is not quite as stiff as twine so it has a softer look to it.

The white rose is the 'puffy paper flower' available from Megs Garden and one of my fave 'go to' flowers.   The cotton lace is also available from the Garden but the fern is from my stash.  I will leave a list of Megs Garden products at the end of this post.

The 'Love' label is from the ephemera which comes in the kit.  It was simply fussy cut and then mounted on some card stock.

I love creating tags but don't always have a use for them so what I usually do is mount them onto some cardstock and turn them into cards and that is what I'll do with this tag.

So, onto my cards.  Here is No. 1.

 I used one of the 5.4" squares for this card.  My go to size for square cards is 5.5" x 5.5" so, as this is double matted, I did need to trim the paper to fit.  Used 'Gathered Twigs' Distress Ink through a Tim Holtz stencil for some added interest and distressed all the edges.

This flower is another treasure found  in my stash.  Have no idea where I got it from.  Originally it was brown so, to match in with my colour scheme, I sprayed it with Afraid of the Dark Glimmermist.  It has a lovely shimmer to it although that doesn't show up very well in the photo.  Swiped it with a little gesso to add some highlights.

I used some of the ephemera from the pack for my layers.

Border punched some Kaisercraft papers (the only purple paper I could find in my stash) and then pleated it and tucked it under the layers.  This was an idea I lifted from Nancy Border Dynes.  I love that bit of colour peeking out from underneath.

For this next card I also used the ephemera from the pack.

There are several different floral images in this pack and I felt this particular one went well with the other elements on the card.  The pretty lace attached at the side is, of course, available at the Garden.

All of these flowers are available at Megs Garden.  I used 'Sugar Plum Fairy' Glimmermist to alter the colour to match in with the image. 

A little bit of mesh and some cotton thread was added for extra interest and texture.

Megs Garden products used

Chantilly Cream Papercraft Mini Pack
New Cream Lace 12mm
Lace 1.6cm wide
Puffy Paper Flowers
Cherry Blossoms
Gold Pearl Stamens

I hope I have given a little inspiration for you to try Megs Garden papers and embellishments for yourself.  While you are here, why not scroll down and take a stroll through the Garden and take a look at all the wonderful projects created by my Teamies.

Thank you so much for visiting and do enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.

oxox Marg


  1. These cards are beautiful. I love the layers and shades of purple

  2. Beautiful cards Margaret,I love how you have bought out the mauve colours in the flowers

  3. Beautiful cards. I love the flowers layered with the different embellishments.

  4. Love your tag and cards . I really like the shabby chic feel to them and agree with you on using tags on cards, they are a perfect fit
    Mary aka Dolly