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Friday, April 4, 2014

Secret Garden

I just love all Graphic 45 paper and have such a hard time cutting into it.  I especially fell in love with the Secret Garden Paper line.  I solved my dilemma by purchasing 2 pads and the 8 x 8 pad so even after cutting into it I still have all the beautiful sheets to look at.

After making this layout I had such a wonderful feeling of satisfaction that I will probably be able to go into my beautiful stash of Graphic 45 paper that I have been collecting for a while and maybe make some other projects that will give me the same feeling of joy.

I hope you will enjoy my scrapbook layout and maybe I will inspire you to make something with paper you love and can't cut into.  I have to say I love this paper even more now that I made it my own.

I fussy cut the girl and the birds and put them together in the distressed part of the frame for my picture

I fussy cut the flat flowers and hand made the 3-D flowers and leaves
I used a boss cut daisy and Spellbinder Rose Creations to make the flowers and leaves

Here I fussy cut the fairies and stuck them among the flowers.  Love how they are peeking out

I took the stamps that came on a page in the paper pad and cut them and added a tooth pick to look like flower markers in a garden

I enjoyed this project so much and it only took me about two days.  Once I knew what I wanted to do it came together very fast. 

If you made it to this point I will share a great tip.
I used the cover of the pad to cut out the girl and the entry into the garden.  This left me with my paper  to die cut the words Secret Garden and to fussy cut the birds.  The cover size is different than the actual paper.   By using the cover I didn't lose the birds and girl which are very close together on the page when I used the die cut for the title.  
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  1. Wow, wow, wow.. simply gorgeous...Such beautiful paper and fabulous layout... xxx Ann Marie

  2. Beautiful job ! Love it. xoxo Betsy

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