Sunday, January 12, 2014

G45 Secret Garden Card and Box

Hi everyone!  A little while ago, I was lucky enough to win a giveaway at the wonderfully talented Ellen Kristiansen's blog.  Included among the beautiful flowers, stamps, and dies was a pad of Graphic 45's Secret Garden paper.  A friend of mine celebrates her birthday on Christmas Day and doesn't like any Christmas theme birthday card or paper for her gifts, so I decided to use the springy Secret Garden papers to make a  card and trinket box for her.

As you can see, there is nothing holiday or wintery here.  I did a bit of fussy cutting on some birds and the ribbon/key and popped it up with foam squares.  The little bird card, also from the papers, was placed atop a Wilton doily.  The flower/lace border strip is from Recollections.  I used some gold Stickles to highlight the key.  The wish stamp is from Papertrey Ink.

The trinket box was covered with the same paper pattern as the card.  The flower, butterfly and white trim around the lid are from Recollections.  A strand of pearls was glued around the base.  I added some vintage buttons to the lid to finish it off.  I apologize for the poor quality of the photo but I couldn't tone down the reflection.  You can click on the images for a closer view.

I think I managed to bring a bit of spring into the grey of winter.  I, myself, love winter projects but I also realize not everyone else does.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.  I always enjoy reading your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful week!


  1. These look beautiful Patty, I am sure your friend will be delighted to receive them.. and I love wintery projects however we tend to be a hot climate here and dont have the wintery photos to use!! Have a lovely day!

  2. What a gorgeous card and trinket box for your friend! I'm sure she will treasure these lovely creations! The are so pretty and so feminine...well done!

  3. Oh, I bet your friend just adored your handmade treasures, Patty! You did an amazing job capturing the colors and images of spring for your friend. Totally love that fancy card design, and the box? Just WOW!

  4. I'm sure your friend loved them and will always treasure them! Soft, feminine, beautiful creations!

  5. Gorgeous card and love the decorated box.

    Hugs Diane

  6. Ohh lucky you to win a blog give-away and it sounds like you received some nice goodies. Don't you just love Graphic 45 paper? You created a pretty gift set for your friends birthday - sure to chase away any thoughts of winter.