Festive Fall Garden Walk


Welcome to the Paper Garden Projects Festive Fall Garden Walk

Take a stroll through the blogs of all the Paper Gardeners and enjoy some friendly inspiration. This month we are focusing on Fall and Back-to-School projects.

While you visit,  take note of each designer’s name and their special garden walk word in their blog post. Once you finish your garden tour, send an E-mail to custserv@papergardenprojects.com with the list of designers and their garden walk word.

Everyone who sends the correct list of designers and words will be entered in a random drawing to win a 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 Wednesday, August 25 to send your list.

And the prize?  We may be celebrating Fall, but summer is not quite over yet.  So how about not one but 2 cute summer Kraftin Kimmie unmounted stamps!

So enjoy the garden tour. Here is the garden tour guide list:

 I decided on a back to school project for my post.  I don’t know about everyone, but by the time school starts, I’m ready for a little routine.  Not that I don’t enjoy spending more time with the kids and going on avdentures – but after 3 months of it – I start running out of steam :).

I wanted to make a card to share with a couple other Moms who are in the same boat. 


I knew I wanted a back to school background.  I made the background by repeating the text “Back-to-school” with the School Script Dashed font  from the DaFont site.   This is a great site to get free fonts for personal use. 

One hint with the font – if you want the lines to go all the way across you need to include the dashes.  I just sized the font and repeated the text until I liked the the size.  If you are using Word create your text, you can  go under “view” and then click on the gridlines.  It will give you 1/4″ gridlines that can really help to size things.

For this card, I used the painting mouse from Crafting Companions stamp set.  I colored him with copics and popped him up with foam tape on the background that I created.


For the paper I used the new Apple Cider paper pad from Imaginisce.  Since I love fall, I seriously love this paper pad – cute, whimsical fall.  The paper is Prism cardstock –  Crabapple Dark and Intense Kiwi.

 So… inside the card is a simple sentiment printed with the same font.  I added some leftover patterned paper strips to decorate the inside a little.

So that is my project.  My blog hop word is Leaves

Next in line is Amber – so stroll on over.

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10 thoughts on “Festive Fall Garden Walk

  1. Gabriela

    Cathy – where do I begin to thank you for sharing the Da Font site information? This is sensational. I adore the school primer type font and the versatility of this particular download. This is just wonderful. Your little mousie card is pure preciousness. Oh how I wish I could color like that.


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