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    The Garden

    Filed under Caroline Ouzts-Hay, Collage Sheets, Fairy Garden, Flowers, Giveaways, Pocket Letters, The Garden Kit

    A couple quick reminders before getting to today’s flower-filled newsletter: The 50% off Sale on Easter Collage Sheets ENDS TOMORROW NIGHT (Monday, February 29th)! (And a bonus: the new Eggs and Easter Collage Sheet (with a preview shown at left) is also included in the 50% off Sale!)

    Hm… and why are those collage sheets on sale? See Thursday’s newsletter for some adorable rabbit and fairy artwork!

    Next: If you are participating in the Mad, Mad, Mad House Swap, artwork needs to be postmarked by Monday, March 14th.
     


    Are we all ready for spring? How about some roses, papers with zippy colors, a chipboard ivy frame (and a few fairies) to brighten your day? The theme for the March kit is The Garden!

    There is also a related Door Album Add-On Kit with images of fountains, columns and statuary to use in a garden. More info on the add-on kit is below. (Psst! There are a bunch of related new paper flowers and trims below, too — things not included in either kit.)

    Back to what is in this kit, there are THREE 12″ x 12″ scrapbook papers: bright pinks and turquoise-to-sky-blue, plus patterns from shabby damasks to birds and florals. I’m showing the fronts & backs of the 3 sheets in the photo.

    This kit also includes TWO collage sheets:
    - New! Fairies in the Garden Collage Sheet (A nice selection of fairies (and a few gardeners) sized for ATCs (most are a bit larger — and more specifically, sized to fit behind the Ivy ATC Frame). A lovely cover from a vintage copy of Sleeping Beauty found its way in here, too.)
    - Pink Roses Collage Sheet (Beautiful roses, mainly from vintage seed catalog covers).

    A bit of the ever-popular Stitched Leaf Ribbon – Moss Green to add some dimensional greenery to your projects.

    And finally, the Ivy ATC Frame! A pretty frame plus it is extra versatile! In addition to having a border like a stained glass window, if you snip off the outmost rectangular frame, it will perfecty fit an ATC (3-1/2″” x 2-1/2″”) and so will also fit in a pocket of a pocket letter!

    Otherwise it is a bit larger than an ATC on all sides, so the extra little bits of ivy, tendrils & frame will extend beyond the edges. It will make a garden scene extra festive!

    More info, photos and artwork are on the The Garden Kit page.
     


    Next up, the Door Album Add-On Kit!

    This kit contains:
    New! Album with Arched Door (A chipboard album with 6 pages, 6-1/2″ wide x 9″ tall with a door cut out of the front cover.)

    New! Balcony Balustrade (12″ length, designed to fit over the door on the cover of the Album with Arched Door. You can cut your balcony or railing to the length you need.)

    AND 3 collage sheets designed to be used with the door on the album cover:
    - New! Garden Columns Collage Sheet (Columns that could go on the front cover or on inside pages of your album; also, statues that could be in a garden, potted plants, a stairway…)
    - New! Garden Urns Collage Sheet (More columns that could go on the front cover or on inside pages of your album; also, statues that could be in a garden, potted plants, urns; and a floral “Greenhouse” banner… )
    - Balconies & Foliage Collage Sheet (A pretty balcony scene with a staircase that could go behind the door of your album; also, statues that could be in a garden, trees & plants, a fountain…)

    More info, photos and artwork are on the Door Album Add-On Kit page. And beside those lovely photos of a Tunnel of Love Poetry Book by Design Team Member Caroline Ouzts-Hay below (using parts of both of today’s kits), there’s whole Gallery of photos of Caroline’s album! Or read about Caroline’s inspiration on her blog.


     

     

    Hooray for the February Kits Giveaway!

    No surprise here! Today’s Giveaway is… BOTH NEW KITS!
    - The Garden Kit
    - Door Album Add-On Kit

    To enter the March Kits Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, February 29, 2016).

    AND TO ENTER THE DRAWING, please tell me: An album? An ATC? A faux stained glass piece to hang in your window? What would you make with this Giveaway?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Cute as a Bunny Giveaway? That would be Lori D!

    And she replied to my query “Tiny pull toys for Spring? A micro wheelbarrow full of carrots? What will you make with all these items?”

    Omg, I’m dyin at the cuteness!!! Especially those little hedgehogs! I would love to make a mini enchanted forest! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!.

    Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

      
    Posted by Leslie, February 28th, 2016


    74 Responses to “The Garden”

    1. Brenda Moehlig Says:

      I would make an album. I would use the cutouts and add more to make a look into the life album and think it would be quite beautiful. Thank you for the chance.

    2. Kathleen Jones Says:

      I would make a shadow box diorama to display small antique dolls.

    3. Peg Says:

      I would love to use the items to decorate a journal. Thank you.

    4. Beth Says:

      I’d make an elvish/Rivendell-themed shadow box garden, those arched doors, ivy atc frame, and stitched leaf ribbon would work great!

    5. Ann Pierce Says:

      I would make a 3d roombox to give as a gift for my sweetie!

    6. Michelle B. Says:

      Yes, an album — filled with graden scenes and paper dolls in spring
      dress! I would call it “Ladies of the Garden”.

    7. Deanne Says:

      I would make an art journal themed
      gardens of discovery.

    8. M. C. Sparks Says:

      A secret garden display!

    9. Jo Says:

      I would make a spring scene – kinda lie a shrine.

    10. Evelyn Reyes Says:

      Hi Love, Love these kit would def. do a lovely diorama!

      Thanks

    11. Lesley Blais Says:

      I would make an album and set it in my living room to help me wait for
      Spring to arrive.

    12. Catharine McCammon Says:

      I’ll make a teeny book for my wee little grand daughter. Thank you

    13. Alma Casiano Says:

      I believe I’d make a little window & room niche so you could peek into the room and see how love it was…as well as peek out to see the garden, the idea of getting 2 kits to make this little scene is very nice !

    14. Jeanne Kelly Says:

      I love the idea of a faux stained glass piece for a window. Things are so bleak here at this time of year! Something reminiscent of gardens blooming with color would be just right for lifting spirits.

    15. Marnie Cordes Says:

      I’m new to the album scene and totally enthralled with The Garden and Door album – so excited to get started!

    16. Maggie M Says:

      A Fairy garden album, as I’m really into fairies lately. Wonderful giveaway! I’d love to decorate that “door” album!

    17. Margaret Dolan Says:

      Love this kit! Love the add-on kit and would be so tickled to win this! I have been wanting to make a garden shadow box and have been collecting florals to use in it. This would be wonderful. The ATC frame I think I would use as part of a book cover for a journal. It is beautiful. I can’t wait to go back to work so I have some money to spend!!

    18. Carmeng Says:

      ATC hands down! I love all of the products but rarely do I immediately feel compelled to order the exact moment I see something…I usually wait a bit to put a list together, etc. but I have GOT to have several of those ivy Atc frames!!! I’d do Stained glass using transparencies and actual glass (tutorial by Laura Carson on stamped glass is the bomb!) and I’ve also got to do a version of Caroline’s album, which took my breath away!!! Gorgeous, Caroline! So sublime!! . I’m subscribed to the kit but doing the add on…I’m telling you that this is my favorite kit to date!!! Ty so much!!!!!

    19. francine perri Says:

      These are beautiful I just started with ATCs I would use them for that

    20. Karen Says:

      I’m a relative newbie at this whole concept of creativity and am beyond intrigued. Since the home and garden, vintage style, are my hearts comfy place, I would love the opp to play with these elements, and combine them in my first journal. Hoping to win, and thanks for the inspiration!

    21. jean marmo Says:

      LOVE all of these! My sister is a gardener extraordinare and I would make something for her – a frame or shadow box. That ivy border is stunning! Love the mini roses!

    22. barb macaskill Says:

      I see the Balcony Balustrade being used as a bridge and the book would be turned into a tree house. Lots of the Twiggy Leaf Garland and Curly Paper Roses to give the Leafy Canopy effect! How pretty would that be??!? I think I am in love!! TFS!

    23. Jen C Says:

      I would use them to embellish the inside of a Victorian dollhouse being used to showcase miniatures.

    24. Jen R Says:

      I have many projects going so I would be using the items in multiple ways. I do like the idea of an ATC too…

    25. Rosemary Woodruff Says:

      I want to do the album and the fairy house……with the doors…..luckily I have a set already ….now I just need the kits….lol

    26. Carolyn Bowlby Says:

      I would work these wonderful items into an Altered Book.

    27. Leah Fein Says:

      Oh! A fairy house WITH the faux stained glass windows!

    28. Norita Says:

      I would make a glorious spring shadowbox complete with arched door and dimensional flowers. Perfect for now and even more perfect to display as a ray of hope in the dead of winter! Lovely items!

    29. Mary Helene Says:

      Would make such a beautiful Garden Journal.

    30. Karen Says:

      I think I might change the cover of our garden journal after seeing all the wonderful products in this giveaway. It would be so much fun to “play” with all these things.

    31. Emily Ann Dale Says:

      Love the garden things. I would make a photo album of pics of my garden.

    32. Rose Says:

      This project is so perfect for spring and to feed my spring fever! I think I would make a fantasy fold out garden to display on my mantel every year. I’d put it up in those days after the holidays but before my own garden starts to bloom.

    33. Stefanie Says:

      Faux stained glass I think :)

    34. Gretchen Says:

      I will try an ATC . My craft /penpal group is having a swap
      And this would be perfect .

    35. Ginette Says:

      Love all of it. What a great opening for one of my boxes.

    36. Kat Cashwell Says:

      Love these ! I would make some extra special ATC cards for Easter !

    37. Barbara Alaimo Says:

      Love this collection and can see the creation of a dimensional book.

    38. Kristie Says:

      Oh I see Shabby Chic written all over this. Love the colors.

    39. Luanne Shoup Says:

      I would make a picture window with the blue sparrow!

    40. Nancy S Says:

      I would definitely make a Shabby Chic album for soon to be daughter-in-law!

    41. Lori D. Says:

      I would definitely make a dimensional book! It would be interactive with doors and windows that opened up to reveal little secret gardens. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    42. Karen Mallory Says:

      Fabulous giveaway! I would make and album. Maybe titled ‘journey into spring’!

    43. Laura callies Says:

      I would make an album with very special pull / fold out pages. Tons of texture and play.

    44. Chris callies Says:

      I would make an atc series of connected cards

    45. Katherine Says:

      How wonderful!! I would make a sweet little album celebrating the birth of my new baby grandaughter and maybe some picture frames as well. Such lovely images and I love the doors. It all makes my heart sing.

    46. Laural Says:

      I can see a garden with windows and balcony and all the flowers I could muster

    47. Sandra Says:

      Fantastic kit and lovely giveaway. I’ve been interested in creating a Tunnel Book so I think this kit would be perfect and use the door on the cover.

    48. Jackie Barth Says:

      Oh, I do want this! I would make a shadow box with balcony and garden scene.

    49. sheila AR Says:

      Oh my gosh, hellooo spring!! What a wonderful kit. Caroline’s album is absolutely breathtaking and I’d like to attempt one of my own.

    50. Doreen Says:

      Gardening is one of my favorite pastimes. I love this kit and would create a collage and add photos of my little grandsons in the collage.

    51. marykay chisum Says:

      Oh the possibilities!! A 3D garden card? A tunnel book? I would just love the opportunity to play with these beautiful kits!

    52. Jenni B. Says:

      I’m thinking a dimensional Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, or Midsummer Night’s Dream scene. Love anything garden themed!

    53. DianeD Says:

      I would have to make a Victorian conservatory! The arches and beautiful flowers would be perfect. Beautiful giveaway!

    54. Sokat Says:

      Would love to create a journal for a friend that loves gardening . Such a great way of keeping up with her planting a and designs.

    55. Lina Says:

      How about an ATC album :) ?

    56. cathrine bolin Says:

      An enchanted forest with chapel and a garden

    57. KIM Says:

      I would use the items to make a garden journal, for my daughter.

    58. Barb Striethorst Says:

      I would make a 3D scene, looking out the window over the balustrade and into the garden!

    59. Traci Says:

      Beautiful-I would love to make a album. >^..^<

    60. Lou Anne Says:

      I’m not sure what I’d make. Possibly some ATCs or a shadow box with a secret garden theme.

    61. Denise Bryant Says:

      I’d make ATCs and cards!

    62. Dawn Furie Says:

      Beautiful goodies!
      I would make an album/book with plenty of tags.
      Thanks for the chance to win…

    63. joan Says:

      These items would be perfect in my garden journal.

    64. Joanna Campbell Slan Says:

      The balustrade would make a great addition to a view from a mini-room, wouldn’t it?

    65. Arminta Says:

      ATCs are my favorites.

    66. Verna S. Says:

      Wow, is this lovely!! I would make a mini book with different garden rooms. Thanks for the giveaway!

    67. Barbara Anderson Says:

      Secret garden & ATCs!

    68. LeAnn Says:

      This set would make amazing ATCs. I would love to do a set of them and display them in an ATC printer’s tray.

    69. Marilyn Hughes Says:

      I love Carolyn’s project. It’s wonderful.

    70. Carla Says:

      I would make a journal cover or a shadow box

    71. Jackie P Neal Says:

      I would make a similar book but of fairies!

    72. Carol Slowik Says:

      Yes! Yes! Yes! Birds and flowers are my two favorite things! So many possibilities!

    73. Kim Rayko Says:

      Beautiful! I would make an altered magical spring shrine!

    74. Winnie Says:

      I would make a garden journal. I haven’t made one for this year yet! Love this giveaway!