Paper Garden Projects Friendly Garden Walk




If you just came from Tricia’s place, welcome to Catered Crop. (Isn’t Tricia amazing?!) If you just joined us, welcome to the Paper Garden Projects Friendly Garden Walk! Take a stroll through the blogs of all the Paper Gardeners, enjoy some friendly inspiration and enter for a chance to win a stamp set from The Greeting Farm.

To play along grab a pencil and follow the links provided throughout the stroll. You may want to start at the beginning, with Cathy’s site, but if you get lost somewhere along the way, the links for all the Gardeners are below. Subscribe to each Gardener’s blog and take note of each designer’s name and their Friendly Word in their blog post. Once you finish your garden tour, you can send an e-mail to with the list of designers and their Friendly Word (like girlfriend).

Everyone who sends the correct list of designers and words will be entered in a random drawing to win a prize. Remember, you need to send an e-mail to the address above; please don’t leave your list as a comment. You will have until midnight (EST) on Tuesday, April 27 to send your list.

So enjoy the garden tour (feel free to bring along a friend!). Here is the Garden Tour guide list:



Here is my friendly inspiration in honor of my adorable sister and girlfriend, Sharon. Sharon is the first girlfriend I call when I have news to share, good or bad. She always has my back and she never gets in my way unless I happen to be going down – then she’s the first to catch me. Most importantly, she knows I’m half-cracked but she still thinks I’m a good egg. Love ya, sis!









But wait, there’s more. There’s a box to go with the card.


And, if you open the lid, there’s something inside.


It’s two little postcards with some of my favorite quotes about friendship.



You know me – besides enjoying the Paper Garden Project theme of Friendship (love my girlfriends) – I lean on fun challenges to help jump start my design. This project was no exception.

  • The Spotted Chick (one of my favorite artists) asked us to get krafty and use Kraft paper (That’s Krafty Thursday #23) .
  • Double Dutch (DDC#41) asked us to Box it Up using a box template.
  • The Sketch and Stash challenge (challenge #33) gave me the perfect sketch, and the perfect opportunity to use up my new stash of Penny Black stamps and Pink Paisley papers.
  • Etsy Inspired Challenge (EIC84) asked us to use any of the items sold or for sale in Cose Dolci’s Etsy shop. I choose this felt embellished plate. I like the way Cosi Dolci treated the felt flowers – such a sweet, gentle look. So, I only stuck myself with the needle twice re-learning how to make french knots on my American Crafts flowers.

Here are the Copic Markers I used . . .




And, all together now . . .

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Here’s the rest of the recipe with links to where you can find them at Paper Garden Projects.

  • Embellishments – Ribbon, buttons and pearly Champagne Dew Droplets from the Hearts Bloom Paper Kit; American Craft Greenhouse felt flowers
  • Fibers –Twill tape, ribbon from the Hearts Bloom Paper Kit, DMC embroidery floss
  • Ink – Copic Markers (see above), Memento Tuxedo ink pad
  • Paper – Neenah, Prism cardstock, Kraft, Pink Paislee double sided patterned paper from the Hearts Bloom Paper Kit
  • Stamps: Penny Black Garden Visit  and  Garden Friends Clear Cling stamp sets.
  • Tools: Nestabilities, Coluzzle, and EK Success Scallop Trim Border/Corner punches.
  • Misc.: 3D Foam Mounting Adhesive.


So . . . have you figured out what my Friendly Word is for your blog hop prize? It’s girlfriend. So, jot down that Linda’s word is girlfriend and head over now to



where’s she’s giving you step-by-step instructions for a beautiful scrapbook page. Enjoy your garden stroll, and I hope you come back and visit soon.




Sweet Comments

  1. Fiorella says:

    I think it's a great project! Thanks a lot for sharing

  2. what a great gift set!! fabulous job

  3. Holy cow!!  This is AWESOME Linda!!  Girl, you OUTDID yourself on this!!  What a fabulous set and your coloring ROCKS!!  The postcard idea is BRILLIANT!  Great picture of you and your sis too!  {{{hen hugs}}}

  4. gosh, this is super adorable! what girlfriend wouldn't want to receive something as cute as this!??! :)

  5. Your style is amazing and your project fantastic!!!!!  Don't you just love Penny Black critters???!!!!

  6. Very cute cards!  What a fun idea!  Love the papers & colors.

  7. Rhonda Miller says:

    Oh my goodness.  This is absolutely fabulous.  I love the box and the cards with the quotes.  TFS.

  8. This is adorable!!!  Love that little hedgehog :o)  Your coloring rocks and I love the little slideshow of Copics at the end!

  9. I love your little box and i would love to know which template you used cause i want to make one.  Totally cute image as well.

  10. Such a great project and your coloring is wonderful!

  11. What an adorable project!

  12. this is a gorgeous-love the box!

  13. Linda your project is amazing!  Love the colors and the box and the stamps… everything about it!!! 

  14. OMG, your site is just tooooo sweet.  Became a subscriber lickety-split.  TFS all of your creations!!  :-)

  15. adoro questi timbri dei riccetti e il tuo progetto è delizioso!

  16. Linda!!  This is just so adorable!  What a completely awesome project! 

  17. Great project.

  18. Oh wow Linda!! This is absolutely spectacular!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
    Love Becky xx

  19. Kerri Michud says:

    This is sooooo CUTE!!!  What a fabulous project!!! 

  20. stunning!

  21. Yay, Linda!  You were a Krafty Thursday winner!!!!  Fantastic!!!! :-)

  22. Very cute project!!  Congrats at your Krafty win!! Love your little hedgehog!!

  23. What an awesome project. The colors are simply dreamy!!. Congrats on the challange win!!!

  24. Congrats on winning That's Krafty Thursday!

  25. Sharon says:

    Too cute for words – You & Me, and project makes three

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