Garden Arbor Swing

Good morning everyone, it’s Joann here with you today and I am super excited to share a project I recently made with some of the fabulous January new release dies.

Arbor-Card

This project actually made the trip to CHA in January and was on display in the Cheery Lynn booth along with many other fabulous projects created by my Cheery Lynn Designs Teamies : )

The photo below gives you a closer look so you can see the detail of the Bricks and Stones embossing for the pathway under the Arbor.  To create this pathway, I embossed a piece of plain card stock with the Bricks and Stones Embossing Plate and added some distressing.  I then fussy cut the shape to give it the appeal of a “winding” path.

Arbor-Card-Closeup

For this Garden Arbor Swing, I created the actual arbor frame out of white card stock.  Once I had the frame together, I used the new Mesh Border to fill in my frames on the arbor.  The actual swing  was created using the Victorian Picket Fence die and topped off with corners from the Hawaiian Luau Doily Frame.  I absolutely adore this die, it tends to be one of my “go-to” dies in so many of my projects.

The lovely pink flowers on top of the arbor were made using the new Cuties Fringe 2.  I am in love with these new Cuties dies, they make such a pretty flower and are a great addition to Cuties flower series!   To create the vines and greenery, I weaved the Flourish Leaf Strip and the Mini Fanciful Flourish through the arbor frame.

Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B117S – Mini Fanciful Flourish
B123 – Victorian Picket Fence
B166 – Lace Corner Deco F
B178 – Flourish Leaf Strip
B188 – Embellishment #2
B254 – Mesh Border
B256 – Cutie Fringe 2
B266 – Tiny Things with Wings
DL193 – Horizon Coved Rectangle Mega Doily
E101 – Bricks and Stones
FRM150 – Hawaiian Luau Doily Frame

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Add a Flourish!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Love To Create Challenge Blog – Challenge #51 Let’s Celebrate
One Stop Craft Challenge – Challenge 214 – ANYTHING GOES

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!!
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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

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  1. Oh WOW Joann this is beautiful! and so creative! I love it! Judy x

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  2. This is soooo amazing but then all your work is thanks for always sharing, I love you work..

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  3. Absolutely amazing and utterly fabulous Joann. Nicola x

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  4. Beautiful…so much gorgeous detail…love how you used all those dies in a unique and different way…stunning!!!

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  5. So beautiful! Love all the details, wonderful use of paper.

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  6. This is a gorgeous piece of art, spotted it on MIM! I think it’s incredible what you’ve accomplished with the use of all those different dies!

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  7. Gorgeous card, is not enough words for this, it is stunning, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

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  8. AMAZING! Congrats for your card to make it to CHA, not surprised at all that it did!! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    Mei – LTC DT

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  9. Wow!!! This is fabulous, very creative with those dies. love it!!! Thanks for entering you fabulous creation over at Make It Monday this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs, Sandy

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  10. Wow, Another amazing project, such a Beautiful spring scene!!! Just love how you combine the dies and your creativity is out of this world!!

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  11. Wooow Joann, this is absolutely amazing! Love how you put this arbor together with so many different dies! Fabulous, I´m stunned :-)!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we’d love to have you visit again!

    Mian
    Love to Create Design Team Member
    http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

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  12. Just popping back in to let you know I featured your fab project on my blog as one of my Picks of the Week.
    Hugs, Sandy

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  13. Wow!!! Adorable!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!

    ~DEANNE~

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