19 November, 2019

How to Make Awesome Mini Albums using our Accordion Book Kits

   

Hello Paper Artists  

Link to Video:  https://youtu.be/gYe8EV-vrUo - 6 books in video


They are absolutely perfect for quick & easy projects; they make a very beautiful or fabulous grunge or vintage art piece & can be used to stand up & display themselves.

Why are they so perfect? 
Because Meg’s Garden mini book/junk journal is already made. There is 1 long piece of paper scored for 6 pages; the paper is 180 gsm so it can take as many embellishments as you want & the 2 covers are very sturdy 2mm thick card & just need to be glued or attached to pages 1& 6.  No fussy spine, cover, attaching to worry about. And they make wonderful gifts.

They are also great for using up:
·        those fabulous  scraps of patterned papers in your stash
·        some ribbons, laces, loose leftover flowers & leaves
·        ephemera, jutes & more
·        just decide the style & colours
·        and then you really need to rummage into your stash

If you love to make ‘fat’ books & junk journals with flowers & leaves, pockets, tuck spots & strips, we have a solution for that – we modify the accordions.




These are the 2 Christmas Books using the Accordion Book Kit

Bye for now
off to finish the new vintage Junk Journals using the Accordion Book Kits.
Where does the time go?

Meg

www.megsgarden.com
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15 November, 2019

Vintage journal image stepper cards,so easy to make with these gorgeous images

Hello and welcome bloggers to Megs garden Christmas goodies
2 very quick and simple cards are made in no time

 i used some stickles for accents and glitter paper

Don't forget to check out the other DT projects soon.
Cheers Trish

13 November, 2019

Here comes Santa a Vintage Christmas Junk Journal

Hello everyone & welcome,

I have a Vintage Christmas Junk Journal that I would like to share with you today. I have created my journal using the latest decorative Christmas papers from Meg's Garden online store.

The papers I have chosen are Elegant Damask Christmas cut & create ephemera sheets, Elegant Damask Christmas A4 background papers & Elegant Damask Christmas Vintage journal cards. I chose as many images of Santa as I could to embellish this cute little journal.

The front cover measures 4" x 5 ¾ inches and there are 6 pages. 


There are lots of pockets and tucks throughout this little book. Plus some hand made decorated tags and a few pieces of ephemera.

Each of the pages plus the cover has stitching and they have also been inked using walnut stain distress ink. There are touches of Inka gold scattered throughout the pages plus hand dyed lace and many fussy cut pieces adorning the pages, pockets & tags.


I have also embellished with some paper die cut & punched out pieces which are featured here and there throughout this journal.






There is also a belly band or two, doily's & trims plus lots and lots of glitter. One can never have too much glitter at Christmas!



Pockets are included in the front & back covers.

This little journal is held together with red organza ribbon that has been threaded through two gold eyelets. A special little journal to store lots of Christmas treasures be it just a memory or two.

Merry Christmas everyone! Love, Joy & Peace to you all.

Until next time,
Thank you so much for stopping by.
I hope you have a wonderful day & happy creating.
Leanne

11 November, 2019

Christmas is just around the corner,some ideas for you to make quick Xmas cards with Megs VJC Journal cards

I like the look of black and gold


 Bronze tones this time


 and some gold to add to my cards



               Thanks for visiting Megs garden and remember Santa will be here soon'

cheers Trish

08 November, 2019

Making a List...

Hello everyone & welcome,

Today I would like to share with you a project that I have created as a quick & easy gift to make for Christmas. It is a writing pad & pen folder.

I have used the new designer papers from Meg's Garden called Elegant Damask Christmas A4 papers & the Vintage Christmas journal cards.
I have embellished the cover with corrugated cardboard, fussy cut pieces, die cut pieces, cheesecloth, sequins, gold paint, gesso and flowers, which I have embellished with German glitter glass.
The cover is made from a recycled biscuit box that has been covered with patterned paper. Seam binding has been used as a closure.

The back cover is decorated with some fussy cut paper pieces.

A close up of the front cover.

Inside is a writing pad which can be easily replaced when completed as the cardboard cover of the writing pad slides neatly into a pocket.

There is also two decorated pockets with tags & the centre panel is a pen holder. This is a neat little writing pad holder now complete & ready for you to create your special Christmas list.


Until next time,
Thank you so much for stopping by.
I hope you have a wonderful day & happy creating.
Leanne

06 November, 2019

A Christmas card just for YOU

Hello everyone & welcome,

Today I would like to share with you a Christmas card that I have created using the latest paper collection from Meg's Garden called Elegant Damask Christmas.

A selection of items that I have used to create my card. Papers are from the Elegant Damask Christmas Vintage Journal cards & Elegant Damask Christmas A4 papers, plus bits & bobs from my crafty stash.

Here is my finished card. Lots of layers, a little touch of glitter, some hand dyed lace & cheesecloth and inked edges are added to create that vintage look.

I just love this beautiful image of Santa.

Until next time,
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day & happy creating.
Leanne

04 November, 2019

A little sneak peek of my Christmas Projects.....

Hello everyone & welcome,

Today I would love to share with you a sneak peek of all of the projects that I have created with the delightful patterned paper collection called Elegant Damask Christmas now available to purchase from Meg's Garden store.
Papers used are: Elegant Damask Christmas Vintage Journal cards 
                             Elegant Damask Christmas A4 paper range
                             Elegant Damask Christmas Cut & Create Ephemera sheets
                             Elegant Damask Christmas Art Tags & Christmas words
Plus lots of embellishments from the Meg's Garden store.

Some of the project reveals are still to come.

Until next time,
Thank you so much for stopping by.
I hope you have a wonderful day & happy creating.
Leanne

02 November, 2019

Why Wait?


Hello Paper Artists

DON'T WAIT!
For a Black Friday Sale & Post Christmas Sale. START NOW

WHEN: Starts 4 Nov at 9:00 am & Ends 30 Nov 11:59pm Adelaide Time

Which Products are attached to the Discount Code:
Dies for Cutting
Die & Stamp Bundles from Alte
Card & Envelope Packs – 6 Colours, Packs of 10
ALL Printed Papers

How Much:
50% discount

Terms: One Time Only, One per Customer, Minimum order before discount & shipping $30

WHY Stock Up NOW:
Add to your stash ready for New Year 2020 projects
Christmas Gifts to make: cards, mini books etc…
Combine some of the above products in a box/bag as a gift
‘I have been wanting them for ages & now they are now on sale’
I am sure you can think of other reasons

Please take advantage of the sale early since some Product quantities are limited –
if they are ‘sold out’ please email me so that I can check stock.  megsgarden@outlook.com

Enter Code at Checkout to apply discount

CODE:  SPRINGSALE

Don't Wait,  Start Enjoying the sale

Bye for now
Meg
www.megsgarden.com

Shipping:  FREE SHIPPING on orders OVER $50; under $50 is a flat rate of $8.95 for
AU customers – this is after the discount
Shipping on International orders will be invoiced & will start at $20



01 November, 2019

VJC Christmas cards.You can make Cards very quickly with these gorgeous vintage images

I love this vintage Santa,especially the colours
I found a great match with papers on craft card


 2 cute elves make for a fun easy card


Thanks for visiting the garden,you will find lots of lovely
goodies so pop over to Megs Garden
cheers Trish

30 October, 2019

Part 2...Vintage Junk Journal

Hello everyone & welcome.
Take a wander through the 2nd part of my signature. Papers & embellishments are available from Meg's Garden online store.
Throughout this journal I have used pieces of ephemera that have been taken from the cut & create sheets. Ephemera can be used in so many different ways, such as to decorate a page or create a tag, a pocket, a tuck spot or to embellish the cover of a book or journal.

Here I have made a tuck spot with some stamping & on the other page I have created a pocket using patterned paper that has been decorated with lace and a handmade tag with ephemera pieces.

I have created a belly band that has been decorated with lace then sewn in place.

A tuck spot decorated with stamping & a paper flower cluster plus a hand made tag.

Lots of pockets made using patterned paper, then decorated with lace & a paper flower.

Pockets & tucks. On the other page I have used an envelope to create a pocket that has then been  decorated with ephemera pieces.

I have stitched in place a hand dyed & stamped vellum pocket plus a decorated tag.

A pretty belly band with lace trim & a paper flower embellishment.

A large pocket created using patterned paper.

A vellum pocket plus a handmade stamped & decorated tag.

A different style belly band.

Patterned paper pockets.

A sheet of writing paper for journaling.  The other page has some tuck spots & a pocket.

A pocket with a tag. The other page has a tuck spot plus a vellum pocket.

A large pocket with a small flip out book (see the last two pictures below).

A stamped doily pocket.

Back cover.

Flip out book, cover plus pockets inside with ephemera & a small glasine bag.
I hope you have enjoyed looking through my junk journal creation.

Until next time.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day & happy creating.
Leanne