The International Scrapbook Garden


Beauty Lies Within Each of Us

49 and Market, Bo Bunny, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

This is my last design team project for The International Scrapbook Garden! I am sad that there will be no more kits for awhile, but I hope that Tracie starts curating them again soon because she is so good at it!

I decided to create a simple card using the Rustic Spring kit, partly because I needed to write back to my aunt and I wanted a nice handmade card to send to her.

A couple months ago I found a pack of blank white notecards in the $1 spot at Target, so that's what I've been using to create my handmade cards. For this one, I just adhered some of the Bo Bunny paper onto the front of the card and filled in any blank spots with a 49 and Market branding strip, the one that said "Beauty Lies Within Each of Us". That's a very nice sentiment!


Then I added all my leftover 49 and Market Floral Mixology Blue Hawaiian flowers to the printed vase on the patterned paper to create some dimension there, tied the pink twine into a bow, and hot glued it to the vase.

Then I just did some black inking around the edge of the card for added effect and to make everything stand out more. It couldn't have been easier!

I hope that you've enjoyed seeing what I've created with The International Scrapbook Garden kits. I know I have enjoyed working with them! And don't forget that you can still purchase past kits and individual items from the shop.


Time Passes

13@rts, 49 and Market, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

Hi, Victoria back again with another card from the Fairy Garden Kit: A Rustic Spring Bonus Paper for card making.  I did grab on element to alter from the last kit and added a key from my personal stash otherwise you can make this exactly with items from the jam packed kit!  The burlap is cut from a generous piece in the main kit, and you'll find the twine and flowers in the main kit.  I modified the flower a little by painting it with the Coral Reef Inklingz from the Mixed Media Kit for the month.  I also altered a circle behind the clock face and flower, just peeking out with the Sunny Yellow Mica Powder from Prima.  What an amazing product when used with crazing collage paste.

The Ingredients for the card:
White card stock card
Patterned Paper: 4 x 5 1/4 inches
Patterned paper three 3/8 inch strips cut to graduating length
Patterned paper:  Circle painted with distress collage medium and sprinkled with Prima Mica Powder
Burlap: 3 x 3 inch square fray the edges with your fingers as desired
Prima: Resin Clock face painted with Coral Reef Inklingz and distress collage medium in crazing
Kaiser craft Paper Bloom:  Painted lightly with Coral Reef Inklingz

Layer as shown.  I used Mod Podge as my primary adhesive to adhere all of the parts to the card.
The embellishment is burlap, decorated circle, clock, key, flower and twine.

Have a fun time creating!

See you again soon!

~ Victoria

Making Memories Card

49 and Market, FabScraps, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

Here's hoping that it is Spring where you are, or Fall for  our friends in the Southern Hemisphere.  I really enjoyed working with the Fairy Garden a Rustic Spring Kit.  So many goodies in the main kit and the card papers in the bonus are amazing.

For this card I cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of paper from one of the 6 x 6 papers, leaving the floral border for another project.  I used the pink woven basket look paper for the umbrella, which I made using a the Inspire Umbrella Trio from Spellbinders (from my tools).  The embellishment is also from the die grouping, I inked it with Prima Chalk Ink in Blossom Tree (what an amazing pink). The sentiment on the card is from Fab Scraps Stickers (ST106002).  After attaching the umbrella and the sticker, I went to work with the amazing embellishments:  a wooden butterfly inked with the chalk ink, the Prima Shabby Chic Treasures rabbit, and the 49 and Market flowers.

Isn't this a fun card?  Happy spring!  Be sure to check out the kit and consider making it your own.

See you again soon for more inspiration!

~ Victoria