Saturday, 20 February 2016

Creating with the Chantilly Cream Papercraft Pack - A Megs Garden DT Post

Hello crafty visitors and welcome to my blog.  Hope you are all having a wonderful day.
A very warm and special welcome to my new followers.  Thank you so much for joining me on my creative journey.

I have been having a fabulous time working with the new Chantilly Cream Paper Collection which is exclusive to Megs Garden.  I must say I am totally in love with these papers.  They are gorgeous.  Beautiful creamy colours and suitable for so many styles of projects from Vintage to Shabby Chic and anything in between.

I would like to share two cards and a tag that I have created with the Papercraft Mini Pack.  This pack is like a mini kit and is ideal for all of your smaller projects such as cards, tags, ATC's and even mini books.   You get 6 sheets of papers measuring 8.5" x 11".  Three of these sheets have 2 designs at 5.4" square with two matching mini strips on the side.  The other three sheets are full of ephemera and you can order it in either the printed version or the download version.  The download version is fabulous because there is no waiting for delivery.  You pay for your purchase and download straight away which means you can buy your papers and start creating on the same day ..  how awesome is that??  To take a closer look at this Papercraft Pack HERE is the link.

So, on to my creations.  First up is the tag.

I used two of the mini strips for this tag.  To complement the neutral tones of the paper, I decided to use purple and tan .. I think these colours look really great together. I also did a little stamping with my fave stamps and added some texture paste through a stencil.

While the texture paste was still wet, I added some clear micro beads for some added texture.
The large bloom was one I actually handmade a long time ago.  I found it in a forgotten corner of my stash and felt it suited the tag beautifully.   The bow was made with some knitting cotton which is not quite as stiff as twine so it has a softer look to it.

The white rose is the 'puffy paper flower' available from Megs Garden and one of my fave 'go to' flowers.   The cotton lace is also available from the Garden but the fern is from my stash.  I will leave a list of Megs Garden products at the end of this post.

The 'Love' label is from the ephemera which comes in the kit.  It was simply fussy cut and then mounted on some card stock.

I love creating tags but don't always have a use for them so what I usually do is mount them onto some cardstock and turn them into cards and that is what I'll do with this tag.

So, onto my cards.  Here is No. 1.

 I used one of the 5.4" squares for this card.  My go to size for square cards is 5.5" x 5.5" so, as this is double matted, I did need to trim the paper to fit.  Used 'Gathered Twigs' Distress Ink through a Tim Holtz stencil for some added interest and distressed all the edges.

This flower is another treasure found  in my stash.  Have no idea where I got it from.  Originally it was brown so, to match in with my colour scheme, I sprayed it with Afraid of the Dark Glimmermist.  It has a lovely shimmer to it although that doesn't show up very well in the photo.  Swiped it with a little gesso to add some highlights.

I used some of the ephemera from the pack for my layers.

Border punched some Kaisercraft papers (the only purple paper I could find in my stash) and then pleated it and tucked it under the layers.  This was an idea I lifted from Nancy Border Dynes (her works are awesome).  I love that bit of colour peeking out from underneath.

For this next card I also used the ephemera from the pack.

There are several different floral images in this pack and I felt this particular one went well with the other elements on the card.  The pretty lace attached at the side is, of course, available at the Garden.

All of these flowers are available at Megs Garden.  I used 'Sugar Plum Fairy' Glimmermist to alter the colour to match in with the image. 

A little bit of mesh and some cotton thread was added for extra interest and texture.

Megs Garden products used

Chantilly Cream Papercraft Mini Pack
New Cream Lace 12mm
Lace 1.6cm wide
Puffy Paper Flowers
Cherry Blossoms
Gold Pearl Stamens

I hope I have given a little inspiration for you to try Megs Garden papers and embellishments for yourself.  For more inspiration, why not take a look at all the wonderful projects created by my Teamies HERE.  To take a look at all the gorgeous products Megs Garden has to offer HERE is that link.

Thank you so much for visiting and do enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.

oxox Marg


  1. Beautiful cards and tag I love your work

  2. Wow! What a plethora of lovely-ness.....I Really love the tag...& I'm the same as you - whack 'em on a card & then they're useful. GLORIOUS Meg's goodies on show here...of course, the last card was my favest. I saw PARIS mentioned & that's enough for me, giggles!!!

  3. I enjoyed visiting you again...Always such a feast for the eyes seeing all the different layers and added elements!!!

  4. Oh these are just gorgeous Marg, beautifully layered and put together! Gorgeous looking papers!!

  5. A gorgeous trio of purple loveliness Margy. I especially like the tan combo on the tag and softness of the knitting cotton. The velvety leaves and the beaded middle of the flower on the second one, look great with the Chantilly cream. Love the snowdrops and lace on the third card. Lovely, lovely work to showcase Meg's garden products :D

  6. Oh Marg these look so beautiful.. absolutely pretty, love the flowers and bows, leaves, beads, each one looks lovingly created.. love each one.. I hope you have had a great day.. a bit cooler up here today but the weather man is saying hot by the friday!!

  7. Wowsers! I adore the hand made flower and the colour scheme on the tag and the cards are fabbo! Love them all!

  8. Oh wow, these are all so gorgeous. Your attention to the little details is amazing!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  9. These are exquisite!!! The dotty leaves are my favorite detail. Lovely!

  10. Wow Margaret these are simply amazing cards~ I really like the whispy texture-y stuff! Gorgeous work with the beautiful Megs Garden products~ Have a great day! Karen O


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