The Cutting Garden Papercraft Studio

As most of you already know I am travelling with Skylar to Cuba as she is participating in the Cuba Goodwill Tour to play baseball, so the store will be closed during that time.  I will reschedule the Calendar class due to the temporary closure to allow people to sign up.

Here are the Dates and Hours of operation:

Sat February 7th Closed

Sun February 8th Closed

Mon February 9th Closed

Tues February 10th Closed

Wed February 11th Closed

Thur February 12th Closed

Fri February 13th Closed

Saturday February 14th Open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday February 15th Closed

Monday February 16th Closed

As of 1:00 pm February 6th the Garden has no heat and no lights so the Garden may or may not be open On the 14th, please check the facebook groups for an update!

I have been busy trying to get this done since the fall and I finally finished! A very talented Darly Martell brought in a sample single layout using plastic 12 x 12 sheets, and you can see her work on display in the Garden.  I took the idea and expanded it to be a 4 page layout! I have hand-made embellishments and even doodled, I purposely left off a title because everyone will have their own based on the photo subject.

The layout is shown with craft paper behind it so you can get an idea of where you can see through to the other side with the plastic sheets!

Here is the tricky part, page #2 is the front of page #3! This is on display in the Garden to really understand what I’m trying to describe!

Photos Required:

Page #1      1  5×7 vertical

Page #2     3  2×3 vertical

2  4×6 horizontal

Page #3     3  2×3 vertical

1  4×6 horizontal

1  2×2

Page #4     1  2×2

2  4×6 horizontal


Class Details 

Date: Saturday February 21st

Time: 10:00 pm – 3:00 pm we will break for lunch!

Cost: $40.00

You will need your basic kit with a variety of adhesives as well as a fine tip black marker that is capable of writing on shiny surfaces I tried a Sharpie but it wipes off!

Call the Garden at (902) 444-9990 to reserve your spot.



Well we completely stole this idea from a fellow crafter who made this a couple of years ago, because we LOVED IT and we are just now getting it out there, but I had to find the right paper to complete this project! Rebecca offered to put this together and she did a beautiful job!

Each Month has its own tag with a pocket on the front and room on the back to keep notes and each day of the week also has room for to write down special dates or even add a photo!

Class Details 

Date: Saturday February 14th

Time: 10:00 pm – 4:00 pm we will break for lunch!

Cost: $35.00

You will need your basic kit with a variety of adhesives, a brush to apply Mod Podge and your favourite brown distress ink!

Call the Garden at (902) 444-9990 to reserve your spot.






It has been too long since I last posted and already January is slipping by. With the Holidays and family festivities we are slowly getting back in the groove and Rebecca is starting the new year off with a “Lovely” trio of cards that are quick easy and cute and not to mention that one of them is filled with chocolate! Just in time for the few lucky people on your list for Valentine’s Day or a simple “just because” or Thinking of you!

Class Details 

Date: Saturday January 31st

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost: $20.00

You will need your basic kit with a variety of adhesives.

Call the Garden at (902) 444-9990 to reserve your spot.


Cutting Garden logoSPRING FLING CROP WEEKEND 2015



Date: Friday to Sunday April 24th, 25th and 26th 2015

Time: Starting at 12:00 noon on Friday and wrapping up at 3:00 on Sunday

Availability: 60 tables for the whole weekend, each cropper gets a 6 foot table to use.

The Cutting Garden will have the full store on site

Cost: $100 (Payment is due with Registration) for full weekend

Anyone wishing to attend the Spring Fling crop must send the registration fee, their name, email address, and names of anyone they’d like to be seated with for the weekend. Email the Garden for payment details at

Tables will only be confirmed once payment is received.

For those of you interested in staying at the Best Western Glengarry during the crop weekend will be entitled to a room rate of $115.99/night – max 2 occupancy;($12 per additional person up to 4 maximum) this includes a hot buffet breakfast. This offer will be available both Friday and Saturday evening.

Don’t wait! Register Early!

Refund policy:
There will be no refund offered once payment is made. If you’re unable to attend, you can find someone to attend in your place and have them pay you the registration fee. You’ll just need to update the Garden with the change. If you don’t know of anyone wanting to attend, I will try to help fill your spot if there is a waiting list.

The usual classes, demos, games, prizes and special snacks will be taking place and these details will follow!

Don’t wait!  as registration will close on the 31st of March 2015

HolidayThis year has gone by fast and furious, I wish I knew how to slow it down as it would make things easier to get everything done that I would like to. The new year already is approaching too fast as plans have already been made up until July! In order to make preparations for these events and classes The Garden will have a special Holiday Schedule.

The Cutting Garden Holiday Schedule

Sunday    December 21 Open 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Monday   December 22 Open 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Tuesday  December 23 to Friday January 2 CLOSED

Saturday January    3   Open with Regular Business hours

We wish that all your days be filled with peace and love shared with family and friends and you have safe travels.

Kim and Mario


I know you all have seen these and some of you even attempted some version found on the internet because they catch your eye and they look easy enough to complete!

Here is your chance to learn how to make these ornaments with a product that has been on the markeet for a very long time and for those of you who have been crafting for awhile will recognize this product from years ago. We have used the Lumin Arte pigment and mica powders along with their liquid medium to create these ornaments. This is something that even the younger kids will be able to do. There will be a selection of colours and mediums by Lumin Arte available for purchase and will be heavily discounted for class participants!

During the class you will discover just how easy it is to make 3 ball ornaments with a variety of colours to choose from! Afterwards you are more than welcome to take your ornaments to the next step. If you wish to decorated them further feel free to bring in a few bits and pieces to adhere to the balls to make them even more special or you can purchase a few things here. In the photo I have given 3 examples of decorated ornaments only because I couldn’t help myself!

Class Details 

Date: Thursday December 18th

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cost: $20.00

You will need your basic kit with a variety of adhesives and your glue gun if you wish to decorate your ornament further!

Call the Garden at (902) 444-9990 to reserve your spot.








70 Lacewood Drive,
Halifax, NS
(902) 444-9990


Mon    Closed
Tue     10 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed    10 AM - 4:30 PM
Thu     10 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri       10 AM - 4:30 PM
Sat       10 AM - 5 PM
Sun      Closed

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