28 November, 2014

The French Garden Mini Album

Hello friends and bloggers! It's Cathy here today and I have another paper bag mini album to share with you. It's shabby chic and it uses The French Garden Book Kit. I have lots of photos to share with this project so a cuppa may be needed!

To compliment the flowers and the also the vintage photo, I added some vintage touches. I used a vintage stick pin and also used some diamante trim .

On my first two pages, I have some interaction. On the left, I have a tri-fold photo mat that is inside the top pocket which can fit a total of 6 photos. On the right, the photo place holder which is a Kathy Orta concept enables you to place photo mats so as not to cover the paper.

Tri-fold photo mat (above)

The photo place holder (above). I used some of the die cuts from the kit and added some Spellbinder dies to further enhance it. You can tuck in tags and photo mats behind it. 

Each of the pages has a large photo mat as well as shown. I used a background stamp from my stash that compliments the papers. The next two pages also have interaction. They have a large photomat (not shown) a flap, and a side pocket for smaller photomats and tags.

The next two pages have the same interaction again, a large photomat(not photographed) and a side pocket and a flap.

The final page includes the back cover. It has a side pocket and a photo frame that has a rectangular photomat.

 Supplies from Meg's Garden


Ink: Victorian Velvet distress ink, Memento Rich Cocoa and Angel Pink

Stamps: Impression Obsession Toile, My Favourite Things Notebook Paper Background, Prima Something Blue, Kaisercraft Clearstamp Perfume and Script, Hero Arts Dots 

Dies: Memory Box Belicate Butterfly Arch and Chesapeake Circle, Spellbinders Nestabilities Elegant Ovals, Lables Four and Decorative Labels Four, Sizzix Fancy Frame

Tim Holtz Chain Tassels, Pearls, Prima Flowers, Petaloo Forget Me Nots Pink, Green Tara Flowers, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch, Sullivans Corner Punch, White Paper Bags.

This kit is available in both a physical and digital format. It is very beautiful and I hope that you'll stop by Meg's Garden to see the papers soon. You can also purchase some Meg's Bundle of Goodies which are some embellishments that are selected to help you on your way in your designs.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



  1. This is a beautifully designed mini album...lovely paper and flower choices. Very romantic styling. Thanks for posting this mini album. Gorgeous!

  2. HI Cathi this is a beautiful book just beautiful xoxoxo