Welcome to the Paper Garden Projects Winter Wonderland Garden Walk.
Take a stroll through the blogs of all the Paper Gardeners and enjoy some wonderful wintry inspiration.
While you visit, subscribe to each Gardener’s blog and take note of each designer’s name and their Secret Snow Word in their blog post. Once you finish your garden tour, send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the list of designers and their Secret Snow Word.
Everyone who sends the correct list of designers and words will be entered in a random drawing to win a special frosty prize. You need to send an e-mail to the address above; please don’t leave your list as a comment. You have until midnight (EST) on Dec. 21 to send your snow-y list.
Here is a picture of the Frosty Prize full of paper crafting goodies.
- Some crystal snowflakes from our new button collection
- A cling mounted Alfie tasting Snow stamp from the Official Snow Tasters stamp set.
- A jar of crystal glitter
- A collection of frosty embellishments including buttons, white flowers, sequins, and brads
- A Colorbox chalk cat’s eye ink pad
So put on your mittens and go for a garden tour (or just stay in you jammies – we won’t tell). Here is the garden tour guide list:
- Cathy (you are here)
- Melissa (Mel)
- Debbie Edited to add: Debbie is having a hard time posting -so you get her word free! Debbie’s secret snow word is Crunchy.
For my part of the Winter Wonderland tour – I’d like to share my little home decor project. It’s always a kind of sad to take all those Christmas decorations down. The house looks so plain. So I made a little decoration for my fireplace mantel to get through the next wintry month.
This little snow scene uses a whole bunch of the Eat Cake Graphics winter stamps (plus the pine tree). I love all those little kids – so it was very fun to make!
I started with a chipboard mini-album and some chipboard letters from my stash. To male the scene, I cut the side tabs off the mini album pages (the pages measured 5″ x 6 3/4″ – but you could change the size to suit your needs).
Before I spent time coloring and carefully cutting out my images, I wanted a rough idea of how many would fit (I really wanted to use them all!). So I stamped the images and roughly cut them out. Then I laid them out on scratch paper where I had traced the four panels. I sketched in my snow line. Once I knew which images I wanted to use – then I colored them with Copic Markers and cut them out more carefully.
I covered the top 2/3 of the chipboard with paper from the Frosted Winter paper kit. I wanted the bottom to be snowy hills, so I tore some Neenah Solar white cardstock and chalked the torn edges with a little blue chalk.
I wanted to add an icy pond for my skaters. Using my sketched template, I traced out a pond on the blue paper from the kit. I cut it out and rubbed the surface with Brilliance Moonlight White ink. It has some shimmer in real life.
I covered the chipboard letters with papers from the Frosted Winter kit – each with a different patterned paper. Then I mounted each letter on a white circle and a blue scalloped circle – both cut with Nestibilities Dies. I mounted the letters on the top of my snow scene pages. To help position them all the same, I laid the page on a grid and used the squares to help me center everything.
The last step was to join the panels together with a little space between them so they could be arranged and stand up on their own. I used the ribbon from the kit to join the panels together by adhering the ribbon to the back of the panels – again using the grid to help with spacing.
So here is a bit of a close up of the scene – here is S and N:
And here is O and W:
And that is my little winter wonderland project. I had so much fun making it! For some reason – the theme song from Charlie Brown Christmas was playing in my head the whole time – weird huh? (At the end of the post is a list of all the stamp sets that I used.)
On with the Garden Tour! I’m Cathy and my special snow word is Fluffy. Next you need to go visit Melissa (Mel) and check out her project.
- Frosted Winter Paper Kit
- Lets Go Skating cling stamp set
- Lets Go Sledding cling stamp set
- Official Snow Tasters cling stamp set
- Snow Much Fun cling stamp set
- Winter Wonderland cling stamp set
- Winter Wonderland Friends cling stamp set
- Pine Tree cling stamp
- Wintry Trees cling stamp
- Memento Tuxedo Ink
- Copic Markers