30 November, 2013

A Card with Pages

Hello Bloggers

From one of our new members comes this Christmas book/card - welcome to the DT Marg

'My name is Margaret Mifsud and I am super excited to be here today to present my very first Meg’s Garden Design Team Project.
For this project I have made a Christmas card with a difference.  I’ve made a card which has a few photo mats and pockets on the inside so that you could take a few photos of the celebrations on Christmas day and keep them in the actual card itself.    Using one of these types of card each year, you can keep a record of Christmases over the years all in their own tiny little album.  You only need to take a few photos each time and the card wouldn’t take up anywhere near as much room as a Mini Album.  

I’ve used the Musical Christmas Collection paper pack for this card.  The papers are absolutely gorgeous and the paper pack is the perfect size for card making.
On the front I’ve created a Christmas Tree from some of the DP mixed with some red, white and green cardstock.  The idea for this tree actually came from one of my favourite card makers, Dorota.  She makes the most gorgeous cards.  

The tree is made using a triangle of paste board as a base and then just layering different foliage die cuts until the base is filled.  I’ve also inserted a bit of gauze here and there.  It was then lightly brushed with gold acrylic paint and I also glued on some gold crystals to serve as the lights.  The star on the tree is from a sheet of stickers that have been in my stash for ages as are the stars around the edge of the tree. 
The ‘Noel’ is part of the design on the paper.  I’ve simply cut out the letters from another sheet, glued them onto some paste board and edged them with some gold acrylic paints.

There’s not a lot of embellishment in this card simply because it would then become too bulky and besides, these  papers are pretty enough to stand on their own.   I’ve just used some of Meg’s gorgeous lace ribbon on two of the pages and also placed a few of the gold stickers here and there.  Inside  the main pockets I’ve just placed a couple of plain photo mats which can be used for journaling as well.

On the inside cover is a tag 

which was stamped with a sentiment and then gold embossed.   Another gold sticker from my stash has been placed on the edge of the tag.

Two of the pages have pockets made with some clear acrylic which came from
some packaging I had in my stash.   Cut out the heart shapes and placed a sticker on each of them and then glued them into the corner of the page.  They can be used to hold journaling cards or just as a decoration on the edge of a photo.  Here is a close-up of one of these pockets …

…and here is a better view of the different layers on the front of the card.

I had such a wonderful time creating with Meg’s gorgeous products and I am so thrilled to be a part of this amazing Design Team. 

Meg’s Garden products used:
1.6cm White Lace
Marg oxox

What a start to the DT - love it!! - well done Marg.  What a fabulous idea for a gift, for your self. Using different papers, you could make this for any occasion. Just beautiful.

Bye for now


  1. lovely christmas card, love the 3D christmas tree :)

  2. Such a fabulous idea. I love the papers, the layered Christmas tree, the pages , pockets and the beautiful details. Gorgeous work Marg. x

  3. Gorgeous work & what a GREAT idea:):):) TFS!!!

  4. OMG this is spectacular ... loving all of this masterpiece x

  5. WOWEEE !!! Margaret you rock XXXX

  6. Oh WOW Margaret, you have totally rocked this girlfriend, such a beautiful card, and how lucky is Meg's Garden to have your amazing talents on their DT. Thanks for the inspiration

  7. I love the Christmas Tree, it gives such a great dimension to the project.

  8. Wow Margaret!!!! this card is wonderful!!!!! The tree is impresive!!

  9. Such a lovely idea to combine the card with the pockets so that it can be mini album as well. The tree on the front is a triumph and all the attention to detail is sheer artistry. Welcome to the Meg's Garden team :)