22 July, 2014

Two 'Correspondence' Projects with Marg Mifsud

Hi everyone!!!  Welcome to the Meg's Garden blog!!  So nice to have you here.
Today I'd like to share two items made with the lovely 'Correspondence' Papers designed by Kerry-Jean Watson for Meg's Garden.  These papers are absolutely gorgeous and so suited to all kinds of projects from dreamy feminine to vintage  and even masculine styles.  These two projects definitely fall into the 'feminine' category.
First up is a Step Card.

No cutting and trimming here!!  I just ripped the papers to size and then curled the edges a bit.  Added a little machine stitching for some interest and also did a little background work with a stencil and some Distress Ink but then I covered it up again.  I think you can still see a little peek every now and then though.

The sweet little butterfly is from Meg's Garden's More Butterflies Transparency Sheet .  The Dodo Vine Wire and  the small white rose and rosebud are also from Meg's Shop.  I'll leave a list of Meg's Products at the bottom of this page.

This card actually came about because I wanted to use that beautiful grey/blue Primula .. don't you just love the colour??  I know I do ... it is absolutely stunning in real life!   Love the gorgeous Heirloom flower too, these two blooms go so well together.   Added the circle behind the cluster ( after doing some stamping with Distress Ink) for some added interest and tore some tissue like paper into strips and curled them to fill the space.

The inside was also decorated with the papers.  I used the Mini Paper Pack for this card, they are a perfect size for cards and smaller projects.

And here is my card standing up!!!

The second item is an AT Block.

I make my Blocks from scratch and I absolutely love making them!  They can be used for so many different things.  This one I felt could make a lovely Wedding or Party favor.  You could fill it with almonds or a small piece of jewelry or whatever your preference may be.
After cutting the papers to size, I stenciled the side pieces with gesso before I glued it down and added some small pearls to the center of the flowers.  I edged all the papers with  gesso as well.  Once all the pieces were glued on I added the gorgeous Mini Rose Braid around the bottom.

The Dodo Vine Wire  on the top of the Block was  randomly covered with clear glitter although the photos don't show that very well.  The Ivory Primula  is another flower I absolutely adore and I just added a small die cut to complete the cluster.  The heart was cut out with Fiskars shape cutter and I simply glued on some of the paper, glittered the edge and wrote the thank you by hand.

I also lined the inside of the box with paper and daubed the edges with gesso.

 Here is the box filled with some lollies.  It only measures 2.75" x 2.75" but you would be surprised at how much you can actually fit in there.

As you can see, I have created two very different items with different sheets from the same Paper Pack.
I do hope you like both my projects and that I have inspired you today!!

Meg's Garden Products used
'Correspondence' Mini Paper Pack.
Dodo Vine Wire
Silk and Organza Primula
White Heirloom Fabric Flower
Ivory Primula
Mini Rose Braid
Small white roses
Mini Rosebuds

Thank you so much for visiting today and, while you're here why not check out the Meg's Garden Shop.  There are so many beautiful products to choose from.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. Love these! The shabby chic look works great for cards.

  2. Two beautiful projects Margaret, both of which demonstrate the versatility of this lovely range of papers. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  3. This step card is quite beautiful...love your color choices. I'm appreciating machine sewing on paper more and more. thanks for this inspiration.