Monday, October 24, 2011

Megs Garden Gate-Fold Christmas Book

When my parcel from Meg’s Garden arrived, I was so amazed at all the beautiful papers and products.  After several days of procrastination (I could seriously win a procrastination award) I opted to create a “gate-fold” Christmas book.   The Christmas book was a wonderful way to showcase the many gorgeous products.
The Meg’s Garden website has a massive array, of truly unique and gorgeous products.  The website is well worth investigating, you’ll get lost in a maze of wonderful products that will literally have you drooling in creativity.
With my Christmas book creation, I went on an amazing journey.  I will admit the book itself was a bit of a brain teaser, but once together ‘every’ little detail, and product used just fell into place without an effort.

“Pins of Jewels” – each piece is amazing, and include the most delicious crystals.  Meg’s Garden has a range of “Pins of Jewels” in a variety of sizes, including different elements – all just totally eye-catching and the highest of quality.

The smaller vintage pictures within the ‘papers’ I used in nearly all the tags. I ‘fussy cut’ finer details such as the roses or intricate pattern pieces and used these portions throughout the book pages and tags.   

The lace in my package, I hand-dyed myself and lightly inked the edges with Tim Holtz “Walnut” Distress Ink. 

Stickles was used throughout the book and tags, to add a Christmas-y sparkle!!

“Meg’sGarden” products used are:
The papers used in this project are all 12 X 12 – “Compliments of the Season”, “Vintage Santa’s”, “Red & Cream Lace”, “Victorian Santa’s”, “Santa’s Garden”, and “Christmas Morning”.
Green Holly
Lace (L29220)
Lace (L28970)
Lace (L2920)
German Scrap: European Flourish (g8610) & Corner Decorative (g64)
Jingle Bells
German Flitter (Gold Leaf Flakes)
Pins of Jewels
Other Products Used:
 chipboard “Merry Christmas”
Miscellaneous Laces from personal collection
Hand-dyed silk ribbon (no brand) & other
Tim Holtz “Walnut” Distress Ink
Prima Flower

For further inspiration of Meg’s Garden products, please call on over to the blog which can be found “here” and don’t forget to visit the other Design Team ladies blogs to see some truly amazing works of art!

I seriously had so much fun creating this book, but somehow have to also give credit to the ‘products’, which were certainly my inspiration.  I am so looking forwards to seeing what arrives from Meg’s Garden next and ‘what’ my next creation will be ....
Hope this has inspired those that read my blog ..... till tomorrow,


Adriana B said...

Wow Awesome Christmas Book Sandie!.
Love the pockets for the tags, everypage a delight to look at. Well done on the christmas challenge :)

Denise said...

just love it, love it,love it
not sure what else to say, but wow

Gayle said...

OMGoodness ! This is beautiful Sandie. So much detail, it's just gorgeous and you have shown off Megs goodies so brilliantly , great idea to make a book.

Shelley said...

Absolutley stunning creation, i love it.

julie1551 said...

OMG gorgeous lovely & the papers are to die for. Just had to buy them all so i can make an album. Did you do a you tube on this please

ferrellgraph-x said...

Your Christmas book is amazing! It will be something treasured for years to come! Beautiful!!!
Kindest regards,

Winton Rose Paper Creations said...

WOW!!! My favourite papers too.