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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cards in a Pinch (Meg's Garden/Green Tara/Helmar)

Meg's Garden papers make it so simple to pull together a few cards when you're in a pinch for time. The graphics literally do all the work for you and all you need is a few great embellishments. Here I have used gorgeous trims and flowers from Green Tara. I actually made these from concept to completion in 45 minutes. Since I live 20 minutes from a shopping mall, well... that's 2 cards made in the same time as driving there and back and standing in line to pay for cards. I'm sure the recipients will appreciate handmade cards more than store-bought ones too!

I cut one piece of paper to make these 2 cards. This first one is a more feminine in style, pulling out the cream in the paper and accenting with pearl beads and butterflies to compliment the pretty gardenias, cherry blossoms, cream and olive trim - that matched this paper so perfectly. I LOVE the new Green Tara lattice trims!

For my second card, I played up the black and green in the paper to be able to be able to give this to a man. Men like flowers too (my hubby gardens while I scrap, LOL!). These green cherry blossoms really pop against the vintage inspired paper and work well with the gold tones in the paper (that I also enhanced with some bling). This time I used the lattice trim in black.

This is the lovely sheet from the "Forget me Not" collection that I cut in half and then simply folded to create these 2 cards. This paper has a real hand-stamped look to it without any work or mess.

Meg's Garden has also released a "Forget Me Not 2" collection which is a perfect companion to the first collection released and I am working on a project with it right now.

This is the wonderful Helmar glue that holds all the pretties on the paper - acid free, sets clear and won't yellow!

Green Tara products used:
Cherry Blossoms Peach/Cream 
Cherry Blossoms 2 Tone Sea Green

Gardenia Ivory

20mm Self Adhesive Leaf Garland

25mm Lattice 10m roll Black

 25mm Lattice 10m roll Ivory
CODE: RB6735Iv
25mm Lattice Ivory
CODE: RB6735Iv
25mm Lattice Black


Anonymous said...

These are so pretty, love your choices here !!

Shona said...

these are both just beautiful and way more meaningful than store bought ones :)

Gayle Price said...

These are beautiful Vicky, love how you have used the papers. xx

berlykim37 said...

beautiful cards...tfs

Adriana B said...

Very lovely cards, Vicky... have a great day :)


very beautiful .....can u plz tell me which paper is this?

Eila Sandberg said...

Beautiful cards Vicky! goes without saying that hand-made cards are sooo much more valued than store-bought ones! love the GT blooms and ribbons, sooo pretty with the paper! xoxox

Kelly Foster said...

Beautiful cards, Vicky!