02 March, 2018

Into the Chic Garden

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for allowing me to take a stroll through this magnificent garden, I hope you'll enjoy and find inspiration in the cards I picked along the way!

Using French Chic Card Artist Packs 1 and 2, I created the below four cards. Meg's Card Artist Packs are very versatile and the perfect companion to all card makers. Be sure to check them out in the shop today!

I love "building" cards, adding height and dimension and also making them interactive.

For my Butterfly Card, I added dimension by curling the paper, including flowers as a focal point and also using a butterfly die cut on the curves. The butterflies are really flying off the card!

For the extra special someone in mind, I created this interactive Hearts Card. The side corner embellishments also act as a small pocket to hold the smallest die cut heart. I added ribbon to gently pull out the heart for the receiver to read the sentiment. The heart fits back in to the pocket, until it is to be read again.

With so many ribbons and pearl trims available from Meg's shop, I enjoyed grouping several together to make this stunning effect. The end result is full of different textures and an ideal card for any event or person.

Now, one thing you should know about me is.. I can't bin anything! I love left over scraps from previous cards, I believe everything has a use and purpose. With all my left over bits and pieces, I created this Flower Card. I used a petal template I had previously created and traced it onto the scraps ready to cut out. I always arrange my design before adding any adhesive to ensure I am happy with the look and size. For the base of my card, instead of paper, I used one of the many paper doilies Meg has on offer. The humble doily has never been more effective. I finished by embellishing the card, using another scrap of doily from a previous project and an eye catching flower.

My go to favourite techniques when making cards - I always ink around the edges of both the papers, card stock and base. I find it adds that finishing touch when using a complimenting ink colour.

I also try to make use of my dies to help add texture and embellish, you can also make a feature out of the paper. Have you seen Meg's new range of cutting dies? They are perfect for your next project!

Have a wonderful 'crafter-noon', everyone!


  1. Beautiful cards Julia,I am impressed with your use of scraps?!.

  2. These are absolutely gorgeous Julia! Each card is so unique in its own way and I love the interactive elements! Beautifully done!! x

  3. Thank you so much ladies for your lovely comments!

  4. Lovely cards, love your layers and folds on the cards