Garden Impressions Product Suite

The Garden Impressions suite is bright and colourful but wonderfully delicate.  You may remember from my last blog post that I used it for a masculine card ( visit blog post ).  However, I knew that for this month’s class I wanted it to be feminine in every way.  These are some of the inspiring projects from the catalogue and if you don’t have a copy then message me and I will pop one in the post.

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This class was my first event at The Turquoise Teapot which is a great community cafe here in Newark.  You can find them on Facebook here and they cater for so many different dietary requirements and are breastfeeding friendly too.

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Back to the class….

My initial inspiration came from wanting to showcase these adorable copper tea tins which are perfect for holding 3″ x 3″ notecards and envelopes.  There are 4 tins for just £14 for 4 tins, perfect for notecards or filled with some loose tea and coffee for a little gift.

Garden Impressions note cards

Everyone’s class kit included a sheet of each design of the Garden Impressions designer series paper (DSP).  Each full pack include 48 sheets of 6″x 6″ papers of 12 double sided designs.

Here are the Garden Impressions designer series papers and during July you can get 4 different packs of DSP for the price of 3 which is an amazing offer – click here to find out more :

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I designed the notecards to give the attendees some inspiration so they could make my versions or design their own.  I’m very pleased to say the class ended with a mixture of both options and proud customers.  It was great to see the first time attendees have their “WOW – I can do this” moments.  I can still remember my mine and the confidence it gave me !

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My favourite was this one as I love the sentiment:

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Garden Impressions DSP meets the envelope punch board

The next task was to make the cute envelopes to accompany the notecards using the envelope punch board.  The punch board has a grid which tells you what paper size is required based on the card size.  The measurements come in both imperial and metric.  You can see the envelope board here along with a little video showing you “how to make”.  Here are my envelopes tucked inside the copper tin.

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To complete the tin we tied three strands of ribbon incorporating the metallic ribbon pack and very vanilla lace trim around the middle.  Then topped the lid with a butterfly cut using the Springtime Impressions thinlits dies cut from very vanilla cardstock and topped with a blossom element.

Thank you so much for joining me today and I’d love to hear your comments below so until next time….

Inky hugs,

Carrie xx

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