The International Scrapbook Garden

The Garden Kit

Our Beautiful Life

Prima, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

Hello! I'm Vivian Lake and I'm here to share with you a special layout about my sister. I'm using International Scrapbook Garden kits and supplies . . . 'Autumn Hayride'.

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I have tried to scrap my sister's wedding photos a couple times, but I have always felt that my pages didn't do justice to the photos. Not enough flowers, or something else was missing in the past.

Anyway, I love how wonderfully mixed the Garden kits are and wanted to give it another go.

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I used a variety of techniques on my chipboards, including the use of the Red Amber wax
Isn't that gorgeous?!

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Did you know that the store has more to offer than just the kits? There are a variety of items including 6x6 paper pads and mixed media stuff for you to enjoy. Check it out!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Supplies:

International Scrapbook Garden: Garden Kit: Main Autumn Hayride
International Scrapbook Garden: Garden Kit: Autumn Hayride Extra Blooms
International Scrapbook Garden: Garden Kit: Autumn Hayride Extra Embellishments
International Scrapbook Garden: Garden Kit: Autumn Hayride Mixed Media

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!

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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.

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Birdhouse Whimsey

The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment
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I made this cute little birdhouse using the Rustic Spring Garden Kit.  The flowers came from the Bonus Paper Kit of the Rustic Spring Garden. I used the Shimmerz paints to paint the roof coral and stripe the walls.  You'll find the paints in the Mixed Media Rustic Spring Garden Add-on.

My birdhouse cost $1.00 at a local craft store.  I used Aleene's Tacky Glue to adhere everything.

For the roof I cut 2 inch strips from the white paint paper and painted them with coral reef Shimmerz. I adhered them beginning at the bottom of each side of the roof with adhesive on the top only.  This allowed me to curve the pieces of paper slightly to give a shabby look.  I then cut the side pieces and painted them with the steely blue eyes Shimmerz.  I intentionally did light stripes to give it a little dimension in the woven paper.  I also painted around the bird hole!  I cut 1/4 and 3/8 strips from pink wooden patterned paper to do the eaves and the footing for the house.  Finally I added a 1 inch burlap square, the Prima Flowers and the Blessed sticker mounted on patterned paper and fussy cut.  The final touch was the tiny butterfly on the eaves of the house.  Keep thinking outside of the layout and you can create wonderful off the page gifts!

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See the blue stripes on the paper?  They really add shimmer in the sunlight.  And the Prima flowers are so cute and country looking.  I just love them with the tiny house.

Have a wonderful week!  I hope you are having good weather wherever you are.

~ Victoria