Category Archives: Freebies

$2 Tuesday digital scrapbooking kits and a free printable

Hi all,

Just thought I’d let you know that its $2 Tuesday over at the Digichick.  You can see all the deals and steals on digital scrapbooking supplies here.  Here are mine for this month…

$2 tuesday deals

Great for hybrid projects

Since I had the Boo To You kit out already to put it in the sale, I made up a little printable PDF  Halloween decoration for you.  Its 8″ x 8″ so it will print on letter sized paper.  I like to print on presentation paper (or photo paper) to keep the colors bright.  You can download the PDF file here.

Halloween printable

I’m more into cute than scary Halloween…

Hope everyone has some fun Halloween plans.  My middle school twins are planning a party after trick or treating.  All those girls on a sugar high – I think its going to get mighty loud over here!

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Friday freebie – Word-art canvas using a digital cutter

I have a skinny section of wall in my powder room that really needed a little something… so I decided to make this canvas using my Cameo digital cutter.  The saying made me smile…

Bathroom word art canvas

Maybe my kids will wash their hands more??

I just painted some simple sunflowers using acrylic paint from the craft store (my powder room is yellow and the rug has sunflowers).  After it dried, I white washed over it with thinned down white acrylic paint so the lettering would show clearly.

I then created the word art in Illustrator and saved it as an SVG file so I could cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo digital cutter.  I use a font family called “Thankful”.  I really like this collection of fonts – so many choices and they go so well together.

I did add a stroke outline to the thinnest font, just to make sure the cutter would cut it and I could transfer it easily.  The canvas is 10″ by 20″ – so I created a long, thin arrangement.  I cut the words from dark brown permanent vinyl and transferred them to my canvas.  I put a book under my canvas to support the fabric so I could rub the vinyl firmly.

If you would like to make something with this word art, you can download the SVG here. The PNG version is here.

Word art SVGI’m not sure if I can still offer free files in Silhouette Studio format (I know I am not allowed to sell them).  Does anyone know if free .studio files are still OK?


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Welcome to the February 2015 Digiscrap Parade

Welcome to the Paper Garden Projects stop on the February 2015 DigiScrap Parade route.

If you’re following the Parade route from start to finish, you should have arrived here from Two Tiny Turtles and your next stop will be Mari Koegelenberg. If you get lost along the way, simply head back to the main DigiScrap Parade site to view the master list and get back on track.

You can download my parade contribution here.

Feb Digiscrap Parade freebie by Paper Garden Projects

Feb Digiscrap Parade freebie by Paper Garden Projects

I’ve included a special coupon in my download in case you might want to stop by my Digichick store and take a peek.

Enjoy the parade!

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A little Valentine’s Day help including free sentiments

I’m busy making Valentine cards over here.  This year, I decided on heart shaped cards – just for fun. (I also did one as Anniversary – just to have one on hand….)

Valentine cards

A selection of cute little cards…

I used the new I Heart You Digital Cutting File Set to make all of these.  I love my little Cameo!

I heart You Cutting Files

To make my samples, I did a print and cut for the label centers. I created the sentiments in Illustrator, saved them as PNG files and then layered them onto the label center cut lines.  Here is what the white ones looked like (I just did the same on craft paper for the chevron card).

Sentiments and labels

Adding sentiments to labels

I usually like to use matte presentation paper for print and cuts – they come out so nice and bright. Once the centers were cut, I just layered them on the label backing and added them to the card with foam tape so they popped up a bit.

Valentine Card sample

Here is a close-up to see the layering

If you would like to use some of the same sentiments that I did, I have a little free download for you.  You can download the sentiments here.  Some are curved and some are straight to fit the different labels.  You can change to color of them in your Silhouette Studio program.

I heart you sentiments

Here is a peek of the sentiments that are included

If you make any of these please let me know – I’d love to see!!

I’m off to make more Valentine projects – hope you have a fabulous day!

I Heart You Valentine samples

A pile of hand crafted valentines

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City Sidewalks Gift Tags

I had the pleasure of collaborating with Kim of Kimeric Kreations to make this new digital craft kit.  Its called City Sidewalks.  It has a lot of nice, flat graphics perfect for hybrid crafting.

City Sidewalks Digital Kit

City Sidewalks Digital Kit

Speaking of hybrid crafting, I created a little freebie for you using the kit.  Its a set of gift tags.  The download includes the individual tags, but also a PDF of the collection so you can just print them, cut them apart and use them.  I kept the edges straight for easy cutting.  You can download them here.

City Sidewalks Gift Tag Freebie

City Sidewalks Gift Tag Freebie


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