Sunday, November 12, 2017

Christmas in the Fairy Garden International Scrapbook Garden Kit

Summer is gone, but fortunately the Summer Fairy Garden Kit is still available at the International Scrapbook Garden.  And it's on sale right now.  I still love the pinks, greens and pale blues of this kit!  So I decided to make some festive Christmas tags.  You can never start too soon, right?!?

The two left tags are my two Christmas tags, and don't you love the summery watermelon?  See how the colors can be seasonless? The papers, tiny roses, ribbon and stamp are all from the kit.  Along with that luscious watermelon and the paint for the chipboard.

First let me show you the angel tag:

And a little close up:

Next up is St. Nicholas, Father Christmas or Santa Claus.  Did you know that December 6th is St. Nicholas Day?  In many countries it is traditional to leave your shoes out and St. Nicholas fills them with candy or other treats!

I thought Santa could use a little shabby, retro, steam punk look!  All on that luscious green paper and with the lovely white ribbon bow.  What an amazing kit!

So if you were undecided on the Summer Fairy Garden:  Picnic in the Garden kit.  Go for it!  If you have a little time and a few holiday embellishments you can create lots of beautiful cards and tags with a green and pink theme that will add a feminine touch to your holiday giving!

~ Victoria

Friday, November 3, 2017

International Scrapbook Garden Stairstep Card

ISBG Fans!  I am still busily making cards with the Fairy Garden kit.  You can never have too many thank you cards around and the latest kit stretches so far.  I made this stair step card using the Summer in the garden kit.  All of the components and embellishments, except the black ink, and the prima iron swirl are included in the kit.  What a joy to have a card on hand that I can send to anyone to say thanks.

If you haven't already gotten on board with the kit club, I hope you will take a look.  The quality of the papers and embellishments is amazing!

Here's a little close up:

I think the colors are amazing! So on trend and beautiful.

Have a blessed day and I will be back with some tags to share next time.

~ Victoria

Friday, October 6, 2017

Friends are a True Gift Card

Friends really are a True Gift.  I am having a wonderful time using the Fairy Garden Kit: Picnic In the Garden.  This is my second card using the wonderful items from the kit.  I still have so much left to use, since the kit is so generous with patterned papers and other goodies.  This card uses four different papers, stamps, flowers and ribbon.  The only items I added were my own  corner rounder, black ink, a white card blank and using scissors for edge distressing.  This is such a simple five layer card.

I love the look of three rounded corners and one left pointed, however this card could easily be made with all rounded corners or none to your wishes.  The papers are cut to the following dimensions:
  • Background: 4 x 5 1/4 inches
  • Square (behind): 3 x 3 inches
  • Square (front) 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches
  • Banner:  1 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
This card could be made with any of the kits.  I think it would lend itself easily to the more masculine Tool Shed Kit: Summer Concert, with some of the chip board embellishments in place of flowers, or you could make a bright sunny version with the Garden Kit:  Sunkissed .

I am so excited to see what you create with this kit!  It is so wonderful.  I will see you later in the month for another mixed media project using this great kit from International Scrapbook Garden!

~ Victoria

Saturday, September 30, 2017

International Scrapbook Garden Fairy Garden Friend Card

Hello friends!  Here is my first submission for the International Scrapbook Garden design team.  I have the honor of using the Fairy Garden Kit Picnic in the Garden this month, which features loads of wonderful papers, flowers and wonderful sentiment stamps, among other goodies.  This kit is so generous in size.  Making this card barely touched all of the wonderful items in the kit!

I had so much fun making the open front card.  It definitely is an intermediate level technique but was super fun.  Full instructions on how to make this card are on the International Scrapbook Garden Blog! 

I am anxious to see what you all do with the kit, so check out the blog and follow the ISBG on Facebook.  You never know what fantastic finds you will find in the garden!

~ Victoria

Monday, September 4, 2017

Winner of the International Scrapbook Garden Blog Candy!!!!

Check out this card that I made with some of my generous winnings from the International Scrapbook Garden!  The papers are amazing! The designer at 13@rts hit the nail on the head.  The pack I received is 6 x 6 inch papers, perfect for card making.  The sentiment and the background paper come from the pack.  I used a punch to create the doily from white card stock.  The frame was painted with Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Sparks in Mermaid Sparkle, when it was dry I used a purple spray to add dimension.  The flower is from my stash of Prima and the ribbon is Offray brand.
I absolutely adore how this card came out and extend my thanks to Tracie at ISGB for a generous gift!  Stop by and follow the International Scrapbook Garden Blog

Have a wonderful day!