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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Garden Gate Mini

For some reason I have fallen in love with the different garden gate books
The newest one is the Sizzix Garden Gate Album, and it has been a ton of fun to make.
Of course I had plenty of the Graphic 45 Secret Garden Paper, and it was the perfect fit.
The album, either the die, or the chipboard book
comes with the gate, and the square pages.
The fence is cut out of chipboard and then out of the white wood grain paper. I added
one of the paper flowers from the collection, with a gem from my stash and of course
the Tim Holts Ring Fastener was the perfect fit for the gate handle. The book is bound with the
Pink and cream ribbon from the store.

On the front page I added one of the envelopes and tags from the collection and left room for
A picture at the top or a small one in the corner..

Using the small confectioner envelope from cottage cuts, I cut two pockets and added tags
and then put a small mat for a picture and a chipboard tag for journaling. Then a space for a larger
Picture and one of the cute butterflies from Petaloo.

The Friends tag is one from the Secret Garden collection

This is a door, that as you can see in the next picture opens up.
I used the Crafters Workshop Chicken wire die on the doors, another flower from the collection,
 and a couple of tags also from the paper collection. The leaves are the Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf border die, and this one cuts out several of the same leaf at one time. The center of the flower is a white half pearl that was colored with
the Ranger Patina Paints, that I find not only does amazing things with Metals but also plastics too.

Inside the doors that are attached with the Darice Curved hinges
is one of the cut outs from the paper collection, popped up for holding tags, and then
another of the chipboard tags and a sticker.

I have been dying to use this Cottage Cuts Wooden Bench die and this
is the perfect place to do so. This die had me intimidated and has not been
out of the package before now, and I must say it was so easy to put together and I will definitely be
using it again. The Birds are the Marianne Dies and they really are a great size for our mini's


The nesting Dies from Life Style crafts are always fun to use for photo mats .



The Back is simple, just one of the paper elements, with one of the many
inspirational quotes and my signature stamps to polish it off....
The Die, or the precut album are both available in the store and when I was looking at it
it seem to me that this would be a great album to use with the New G45 Steampunk Spells and dress up the gate with all of the great elements that are included in the collection !!
Thanks for looking !


  1. Lovely mini album. The paper works so well with the style.

  2. Beautiful album Carol. I just love every page especially the way the front gate opens.

  3. This is great Carol. It looks like you had tons of fun.

  4. This is so cute! Great idea to use for Steampunk Spells.

  5. This is FABULOUS!!!! looks like you had lots of fun making this album and I enjoyed viewing it....

  6. So pretty Carol - I think I NEED one of these!

  7. Just beautiful! Love the hinges