We so excited to welcome a new-to-us designer to the Digi Files. Cathy St. Clair of Paper Garden Projects is with us this month and we’re thrilled to show off her designs. They are colorful and happy and she also boasts some fun and unique products we can’t wait to show you. Her kit for The Digi Files, Bountiful Blossoms, is so pretty and ready to scrap all your fall and Thanksgiving memories! Let’s look!
This is ONE of SEVEN collections you get when you become a member of
The Digi Game this month. You also get an interactive Playbook (in PDF and iBooks formats) that has lots of ideas for using the supplies including techniques, tips, and tricks! All of that, including access to exclusive collaborations every four months you are a member, for only $7.50 total per month! Here are some layouts created using Paper Garden Projects’ contribution:
Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Bountiful Blossoms by Paper Garden Projects.
Layout by LulyG. Supplies: Bountiful Blossoms by Paper Garden Projects; Template by Miss Mel’s Creations; Traveler (alpha, recolored) by Kimeric Kreations.
Layout by SharonS. Supplies: Bountiful Blossoms by Paper Garden Projects; Template by TrixiScraps; Font: The Sharon.
Layout by Toria. Supplies: Bountiful Blossoms by Paper Garden Projects.
Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Bountiful Blossoms by Paper Garden Projects; Painted Over (template) by Jenn C Designs.
You can see more layouts created with this kit on our ”
Team Inspiration” page.
Hi, I’m Cathrine – and I’m very excited to be on The Digi Files for the first time!
I live outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with my husband, three daughters (two are twins) and a large white dog named Chesterton (Chester for short). My Dad passed away a little over a year ago, so now my Mom has moved in too. So we are one big, happy, rowdy family. In my spare time I love to garden and I do other kinds of art like pottery and painting.
This is one of my favorite projects. I used the Grandma’s Kitchen Digital Kit together with the Mini Loaf Pan digital cutting file to make this little gift. This is my favorite way to use my digital supplies. I just love creating a physical project that you can hand to someone out of my digital supplies.
I print my pieces on my Epson and I use a Silhouette Cameo to cut the digital files. I’ve been using my Cameo for years, but I still get a little thrill watching it cut.
I started by illustrating rubber stamps, which led to a line of digital “stamps” on my personal site. I was accepted as a digital stamp illustrator at The Digichick and gradually learned about designing digital kits. Then I discovered digital cutting files and was well and truly hooked on designing.
I get a thrill out of the fact that I can hold a cupcake box or greeting card or even an advent calendar in my hand – and it all started out as an idea in my head and pixels on a screen. A little printer ink, some presentation paper and some glue – and its almost endless what you can create. So exciting! (a bit geeky, I know).
I get much of my inspiration from my garden and I think nearly all of my kits have flowers in them. I like doodling and sketching so my kits always have some hand drawn elements. I also include a fair number of flat, paper-like elements because they are so easy to use to make the physical craft projects that I love.
I’m inspired by unique packaging and have been known to buy something just for the package!
I like the process of making a cutting file so that it all fits and works together. Sometimes I create a cutting file and it inspires a digital kit and sometimes the kit inspires a project that I make a digital cutting file for.
Computer: I’m a PC girl (yes – I hear the booing and hissing) but my tech support guy (husband) is a PC all the way and I need to keep my tech guy happy. So I use a Dell EPS desk top, but I have this HUGE ViewSonic screen that I dearly love. I feel kind of crippled when I try to design on a tiny laptop screen.
Program: I use Photoshop CS6. I love Illustrator and Photoshop (although sometimes Photoshop and I get into arguments – it usually wins).
Camera: I have a Nikon D3000 which I mainly use on auto (I’m ashamed to say).
Anything Else: I have a Wacom Tablet (just a Bamboo Fun) and I love it! It really is fun.
And I’ve already talked about my beloved Silhouette Cameo digital cutter. Seriously, if you like crafting at all, think about asking for a digital cutter for Christmas this year.
If you haven’t yet, try making something physical from your digi scrapping supplies! You’ll be amazed at what you can create. One piece of advice is to print your digital papers and elements on presentation paper or matte photo paper. The images will be much more vivid and true to color than if you try to print on cardstock. I just buy presentation paper at the office supply store.
The Garden of Life kit was inspired by a couple vintage tablecloths. I enjoyed creating the layered flowers and leaves and I like the happy yet still vintage feel. I had a lot of fun making floral patterned papers and ended up with a whole extra pack of them.
My most popular product is actually a digital cutting file that creates 3 different styles of store gift card holders.
This product was inspired by need. I have three daughters that were forever being invited to birthday parties and it seems that all tweens want to do is exchange store gift cards. I thought at least some nice packaging was in order.
Here are some of my favorite products by Paper Garden Projects:
Here are some more inspirational layouts using Paper Garden Projects’ products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
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