Joy to the World Christmas Greeting Card


Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share a really festive and fun Christmas Greeting card I created with the fabulous trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Joy to the World Greeting Card

This is the first Christmas card I have made in quite a while that does not have a vintage or retro image….but I was so inspired by the buffalo checked paper that I knew graphic pops of color would be a much better match.

This Hounds Tooth Ribbon coordinates so well and is topped of with Ivory Burlap String and a simple painted jingle bell.

Handcrafted poinsettia flower is layered with some Petaloo blooms and die cut leaves with the same red and black theme. These great little buttons and Spiral Stamens help to add detail to the corner.

A few more die cut flowers here with additional tiny White Open Roses. A die cut doily is a nice backdrop for the sentiment.

I love how dimensional this card turned out with all the layers.

Okay that’s all for me, wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative. G

Shabby Christmas Bells Greeting Card



Shabby Chic Bells Christmas Greeting Card Cheery Lynn Ginny Nemchak Polly's Paper Studio
Hey there Paper Peeps. Ginny here to share a softly colored and shabby inspired Christmas greeting card created with the fabulous Cheery Lynn Designs dies.
Shabby Chic Bells Christmas Greeting Card Cheery Lynn Ginny Nemchak Polly's Paper Studio
I used the Rectangle Stitch and Cut die to create a background with the wood grain patterned paper then layered on a green and very subtly polka dotted pattern.  These gorgeous flowers were created with the Gardenia Strip and given a little inking and glitter to give them a frosty appearance.  The Christmas Bell was cut from silver cardstock with my very old cutting plate so I could keep the inside pieces from falling out. Once cut I added an additional piece of solid cardstock on the back to secure the pieces and trimmed it out. Once secure I was able add spacers behind the bells for dimension.  To fill out the arrangement I tucked in a sweet little snowflake stamped tag with twine.

Shabby Chic Bells Christmas Greeting Card Cheery Lynn Ginny Nemchak Polly's Paper Studio
The Swedish Spring Oval Frame is a lovely backdrop for the bells and an additional small flower arrangement. I couldn’t resist adding a layer of shabby style grey striped paper.

~Cheery Lynn Design Supplies~
~Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Spooky Halloween Card


Hey there Peeps! Woo hoo it’s Sunday and that’s my day to share on the Gypsy Soul Blog – yay!!! Today I’m sharing a pretty awesome retro inspired greeting card created with GSL chippies, mixed medium supplies, patterned papers, and vintage images.  This is another fabby project created with the Retro Halloween Creativity Kit 2016.  For more projects with the kit please take a look at my post from yesterday.

Squeeeel I love how this turned out, well worth the painted hands and table lol.  What can I say..I really get into the art!

The base for the arrangement was a Deco Frame. I used a makeup applicator to pounce on rust colored texture paste. While it was still wet…I used the same applicator to add a mottled layer of Steel Luxe paint.

For the spider web from the Spooky Shapes Set I gave the chippies a base coat of white acrylic then when dry I used a blending tool to color with Staz-On ink in Orange Peel. When it was dry I pounced on some of the Steel Luxe paint that was still on the applicator from the frame.

This Spooky sentiment and bat are sweet and also came in the Spooky Shapes Set. They were finished simply with the Steel Luxe paint.

I accented these fun and funky Halloween embellies with a poofy ribbon bow, a glass glittered star, die cut leaves and an itty bitty flower.

GSl has some super fabby new Halloween chippies and I MUST HAVE THEM ALL!!!!!! No Really. I love them so much : )

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Supplies~
~Polly’s Paper Studio Supplies~
~Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Retro Halloween Creativity Kit 2016 and projects


Hey there Paper Peeps!  Whoo hooooo what a great day to share some fabby projects I created with the new Retro Halloween Creativity Kit 2016. For reals y’all this kit was sooooo great to work with I could not stop. I was able to get 15 projects from this kit. Whaaaa????  Yes you read that right.  I’m sharing 14 of them today…one more tomorrow for another post.

Scaredy Cat Wall Hanging


Halloween Night Wall Hanging


Pumpkin Carving Girl House Tag


Trick or Treat Halloween House Tag


Cat and Gypsy Woman Wall Hanging


Bingo Cat Halloween Wall Hanging


Jolly Halloween Greeting Card


October 31st Spider Tag Card


Calendar Cat Greeting Card


Halloween Greeting Card


Halloween Stocking Ornaments-Tags-Labels


EEEkkkk that is a lot of projects!!!!! All created with the new kit , cardstock and bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box.  This kit has 71 pieces of paper pretties and ptied bows all packaged up in a fabby printed bag : )

Retro Halloween Creativity Kit 2016

Okay that’s all for me. Don’t forget to stop back tomorrow to see the final project I’m sharing with this kit and awesome chippies from Gypsy Soul. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

August Blog Hopping with Cheery Lynn


Hey there all you fabulous Paper Peeps!  It’s a great day for having a blog hop don’t you think???  We do!!!!

Flower Power

We were tasked this month to create projects featuring flowers created with the Cheery Lynn Dies and maybe share some tips or techniques. You should be coming to me from the lovely and talented Christina. If you’re just joining in you’ll want to head over to the Cherry Lynn Designs Blog to start at the beginning.

I chose to create a Halloween card. A tip I can share about flower dies is….why not use a holiday or flower die for something other than it’s intended season?  I selected the Poinsettia Strip die and cut the flowers with black cardstock to make them work for Halloween.

Halloween Village 1

I’m sure you can guess I had a lot of fun creating these spooktacular Poinsettias.

Halloween Village 2

This little Winter Neighborhood Border village also comes from the Christmas section…I added white cardstock to the back to enhance the window openings and secured it with a nice curve to be dimensional. It also gives me room to layer in some additional flowers.

Halloween Village 3

Finally something from the real Halloween section lol these groovy Jack-O’-Lanterns cut from polka dot papers and inked well to enhance the details.

Halloween Village 4

I wanted to bring the orange color up to the corner so I just secured some buttons tied with string : ) Easy peasy.  The smaller flowers are Cherry Blossoms that were finished simply with a shaping tool and a little distress ink.

Halloween Village 5

Anddd we’re back in the Christmas section with the Joy to the World wreath minus the sentiment part and topped off with additional blooms. You can see I added some Black Diamond Stickles to the tips of the petals and Pop micro beads to the center. A fabby layered bow with seasonal ribbon and topped with some twine and a painted jingle bell and this card is done!

~Cheery Lynn Designs Supplies~

Joy to the World Wreath B481

Cherry Blossom B129

Jack- O’-Lantern B594

Winter Neighborhood Border B323

Poinsettia Strip B324

~Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims~

Spider Web on Black Satin


Black Diamond Stickles

POP Micro Beads American Craft’s

Okay that’s all for me. Your next stop in the hop is Miss Bonnie…her project is gonna knock your socks off. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Find Joy Every Day Greeting Card


Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share a greeting card with a lovely sentiment. Finding joy every day would be a great life motto. There certainly is enough to be thankful for!!!

Find Joy Greeting Card

 I selected several great Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts chippies and gave them a base coat of white acrylic paint then played with the pieces until I had them just where I wanted them. Once I knew where they were the most happy I finished altering and layering them with the patterned papers.

 This paper seemed to be fairly feminine with a nice range of brighter and darker shades so I took advantage of that and did the same for the chippies.

The sentiment in the center is a coordinating sticker and just the perfect size to fit into this frame.

The birdhouse was finished simply with a light coat of metallic silver paint then a layer of velum added to the back to conceal the layers underneath it. The Hinge Strap chippie got multiple coats of Liquid Pearls in two shades and smooshed down with a cosmetic applicator being careful not to fully blend the colors. Smooshing instead of brushing helps to add a texture similar to hammered metal.

The Wrought Iron Chippie looks a bit like delicate lace to me and finished with a Pitt Big Brush marker in black preserves the intricate details and doesn’t gunk up the corners like paint might.

This Scribble Frame Birds stayed white….then was brushed with Coral Pearlescents and topped with Sugar Glitter Paste. It’s pale and dreamy and the perfect base for some dimensional flowers.

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Supplies~
~Other Supplies~
BoBunny~ patterned papers- Sweet Moments and Mixed Mixed Media-Sugar Glitter Paste, Coral Pearlescents.
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Blog Hopping with Really Reasonable Ribbon


Time again for another fun hop with the folks here at Really Reasonable Ribbon. 10308279_717292838322738_8108547784177054821_n

This month we are sharing the projects we created with the August Ribbon Club Assortment Colors of Autumn.

August Ribbon ClubThese warm colors and rich patterns are so great for all types of fall projects like cards and tags and home décor.

You should be coming to me from my dear friend Gloria. If your just getting started you’ll want to go to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog for the beginning of the hop.

I chose to create  décor project. I think the ribbon assortment was a great inspiration to gather up fall themed findings and layer it with textural burlap. Fall Stocking on Etsy

Fall Stocking 1

I’ve got the Fall Stocking hung here in a grapevine wreath that was on a little bakers rack on my porch. I think it’s a great combination with the texture and natural look. I will unfortunately have to replace the wreath with something new as I did not realize this guy was totally falling apart until I tried to move it. I really need to step up my outside décor game!

Fall Stocking 2

The base of this stocking was a premade burlap stocking from Canvas Corp. The papers I layered on came from them as well as the additional burlap sections I added to make the top wider for the florals and bows.

Fall Stocking 3

Just like any holiday stocking for want to add extra details like a toe and heel stripe and matching buttons.

Fall Stocking 4

I usually refer to my bows as extra poofy but this time I’m going for extra bunchy. There are 6 stacked bows here to help fill the space between the large sunflower pick and the stocking base. ergo…..extra bunchy lol. It’s all bunched in there!

~Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~

August ribbon Club Colors of Autumn Assortment

~Canvas Corp Brands Supplies~

Burlap Mini Shapes

Stocking Burlap

Kraft & White Mini Dots

Fall Stocking on Etsy

Okay that’s all for me..the next stop in the hop is Miss Fabulous Judy. Wishing all of you happy hopping! : ) G