Oh my goodness! The new Secret Garden Collection from Creative Memories just might be their most beautiful collection yet! It’s full of soft watercolor designs in shades of purple and teal. The Fast2Fab Album with Pre-Designed Pages is absolutely stunning, and has received rave reviews from my customers. At my recent weekend retreat, I sold 6 of the Fast2Fab Albums! Personally, I love the Secret Garden Stickers most of all. The sticker pack is full of lovely floral arrangements and sweet sentiments that are perfect for adorning pretty pages and cards!
We used the Secret Garden Paper and Stickers at my Crop Club last month. At Crop Club, we use one page sketch, one pack of paper, one pack of stickers or embellishments, and some cardstock to make three double-page layouts. Please contact me if you live in the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois area and would like to attend my Crop Club. Or contact me if you’re interested in participating in my Crop Club by mail and would like to purchase my Secret Garden Crop Club Kit. Below are the three layouts that can be created from the kit.
We used a 1-2-3 Page Sketch created by my friend, Noreen Smith. Noreen has created a series of simple sketches that require only three cuts from one sheet of designer paper, and she shares some of these sketches on her blog, Organized & Creative Mom. She has recently created an e-book of sketches that you can purchase from her blog.
The first layout is adorned with Secret Garden Stickers and also punch outs from CM’s new Double Heart Punch and borders punched with the Doily Border Punch. The corners of the journaling box were punched with CM’s new 4-Way Heart & Stars Corner and Hole Punch.
My second layout features a bottom border punched with the Original Border Maker System and the Picket Fence Cartridge. The Picket Fence Cartridge is one of three cartridges that come with the system when purchased. A thin 12″ x 5/8″ strip of designer paper was threaded through the picket fence to create a ribbon effect.
I also included a few hearts from the Double Heart Punch and another journaling box with corners punched with the 4-Way Heart & Stars Corner and Hole Punch.
My third layout features a lovely border that I created with the recently sold-out Teardrop Lattice Border Punch. I punched one border and cut it in half lengthwise and adhered each half to each page and topped them with border stickers adhered with Foam Squares. (This is a good reminder that CM’s punches and cartridges for the Original Border Maker System are considered limited edition items and are only available in a set quantity. These items are projected to stay in inventory for 3-12 months, but some sell out quickly.)
On all three of my layouts, you’ll notice that I adhered most of the flower, butterfly and title stickers with Foam Squares. I love the added dimension that the Foam Squares provide to my pages.
You’ll also notice that all three layouts feature a different way to arrange five 4″ x 6″ and 6″ x 4″ photos. However, you can crop your photos into smaller sizes and arrange them to your liking.
I love all three of these layouts and can’t decide which is my favorite. Which one do you like best? Please leave me a comment – I would love to hear from you!
I look forward to making and sharing more pretty pages with this beautiful collection! Please contact me if you’re interested in purchasing the materials to create these layouts.
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