Meg’s Garden Spring Pastels Collection – a winter scene

I started out with the idea of making a Christmas card, but I think this card could be a card for all occasions.


I cut black cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 10″ to make a 5 1/2″ x 5″ card base.  I layered this with a piece of Meg’s Garden spring pastels collection paper. The paper I chose has soft blues and greys and features branches without leaves, so it made a perfect winter backdrop for the grouping of birds. I used a snow marker on some of the branches on the paper, and dotted snow around the outer edges.

The birds were fussy cut from the same Spring Pastels Collection as my previous post, I think you’ll agree they make a cute focal point for this card.


My bird group is popped up on foam squares to add dimension to the layout. This is difficult to photograph so you will need to trust me on this.

I think the little ribbon banner draped back and forth across the card is my favourite part, I cut along one edge of the Flower Edge Organza Ribbon to make the banner. Finally a thin grey/pink organza ribbon bow was added to the left hand side to finish.

I invite you to take a tour of  Meg’s Garden and see for yourself this beautiful and versatile paper collection, ribbon embellishments and much more here

From Meg’s Garden:

  • Spring Pastels Collection Paper
  • Bird group cut from same paper collection
  • Flower Edge Organza ribbon
  • 1/8″ Organza ribbon grey/pink
other items from personal collection 

Your visits are appreciated and your comments are welcome.

8 thoughts on “Meg’s Garden Spring Pastels Collection – a winter scene

  1. Wow your cards are amazingly beautiful! The banner is my favorite part too! But I do love that you chose the pink ribbon along the side to pull the pink that’s reflected near the branches around the birds and off of one of the birds too. Yes I agree that this is an all-occasion card!! Gorgeous.
    What does “fussy cut” mean?


  2. Thank you Deb, you are very kind. Fussy Cutting is when you take an image that is usually part of a larger piece and cut intricately around it. The birds were from a cut apart page of images and I chose to cut fairly close to the image in this case. When I do this I usually sponge the edges so that the image appears to stand alone (I don’t like the white edge that cutting leaves behind). Barbara.


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