It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a little holiday inspiration. No…I’m not done with Halloween yet….but it’s never too early to start Christmas projects. I mean I do not want to be in crunch time with all the baking and shopping and family activities and remember I needed a gift or handmade greeting card.

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This card is so festive! And the nontraditional color scheme seems to be my vibe this year!

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I’m using a gorgeous gray plaid ribbon topped with a twine bow and finished off with jingle bells!

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Ooodles of coordinating flowers are layered with silvery stars and painted wooden snowflakes for an extra special arrangement.  There’s also a bit of metallic twine to fill it in and add sparkle.

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I completed this bow with some itty bitty candy cane charms that match perfectly. It makes me think of a peppermint hot chocolate with whipped cream!

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Greeting Card
~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Gray Plaid RibbonMetallic String SilverIvory Burlap String.

~Little Birdie Crafts~Flowers

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

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October Blog Hopping with Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Today is blog hop day with the folks at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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This time around we’re using the October Ribbon Club Christmas Assortment.Oct Ribbon Club

You should be coming to me from my good friend Gloria. If you’re just joining in you’ll want to go to the RRR blog to start at the beginning.

I’ve created a very vintage inspired Christmas greeting card…

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I’m using the gorgeous Nostalgia collection from Authentique Papers.

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I think the Christmas Assortment coordinates perfectly!

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Pretty flowers from Little Birdie Crafts finished with faux snow for a frosty look.

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The houndstooth ribbon makes the most perfect poofy bow. I’ve topped it off with an additional loopy bow of burlap string and a vintage button. There’s also some pretty metal charms in a holiday theme.

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Altered chipboard from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts is just right for this Christmas Card.

Nostalgic Winter Wishes Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03 I’ve topped the lace with actual vintage buttons in the same shade for a non contrasting accent that adds loads of depth.

Please enjoy this video tutorial on how I created this card……

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ October Ribbon Club, Ivory Burlap String

~Authentique Papers~ Nostalgia Collection

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Chipboard

~Little Birdie Crafts~ Flowers

Your next stop in the hop is Cheryl.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Give Thanks Fall Card for BoBunny

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Hello there friends and BoBunny Fans! Ginny here dropping in to share a very Autumnal greeting care created with the oh so gorgeous Beautifully Brisk collection. I really love fall themed patterned papers and images that are meant to celebrate the entire season and not just Thanksgiving.

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This card is very nature inspired with layers of the patterned papers double matted and stitched for added texture.

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The deer is the focal image and comes from the layered chipboard. There’s a subtle glitter effect giving it a bit of festive detail.

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I pulled many of the leaves and acorns from the Noteworthy ephemera pack to create a swag of foliage.

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Once I decided on the perfect arrangement I tacked them into place and then stitched them together to create 1 large embellishment. It’s topped off with a sentiment from the ephemera pack and finished off the coordinating brads from the collection.

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There’s a die cut doily layered in here beneath the deer to help keep the patterns from looking busy. One additional sentiment here on the top accented with acorns from the Layered Chipboard Stickers.
Please enjoy this video tutorial on how I created this card….

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) Ginny

BoBunny Supplies: 

Pattern Paper: Brisk, Colorful, Season, Vibrant

Noteworthy: Beautifully Brisk

Layered Chipboard: Beautifully Brisk

Stickers: Beautifully Brisk
Brads: Beautifully Brisk
BoBunny Die: Mandala Doily
American Crafts Permanent Tape Runner and Refill
American Crafts Sticky Thumb Foam Dots

Nightfall Halloween Wall Hanging for Authentique Papers

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Just dropping in to share a fun, fast, and easy to make Halloween wall hanging just perfect to add to your favorite holiday decor!

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I love this collection so much! It’s right up my vintage alley : )

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Fussy cutting the images from the journal cards makes for great focal points. I’ve used a nesting circle die to cut it out and a larger die to cut a glittery frame.  That same layered circle repeats itself with the sticker from the sticker sheet which I have embellished with a clip and metal bat charm. There’s also a bit of that glitter paper to frame the bat sticker to pull the theme together.

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There’s fun and festive bows created with matching trims topped off with loopy twine bows and vintage buttons.

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There’s a generous length of the ribbon to hang.

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There’s a sweet little multi layer banner die cut from the patterned papers tucked under the sentiment and some perfectly coordinated flowers. Last but not least….sequins are a great final detail.

Authentique Paper Supplies Used….
Nightfall: One, Two, Three, six, Eight, Details Cardstock Stickers.

Polly’s Paper Studio~Nightfall Halloween Wall Hanging 

Little Birdie Crafts~ Flowers
Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) Ginny

Vintage Halloween Accordion Mini

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Sorry for the break between posts : ( I came down with the plague and it was hard to keep up. I’m much better now though and I want to share the rest of  projects I created for my 13 Days of Halloween series.

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I’m using the fabby Time to Flourish collection from Graphic 45. There’s some perfectly coordinated flowers from Little Birdie Crafts and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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The back is covered with the collection paper and I’ve included some of the 6 x 6 paper pad to work with the holiday theme.

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Tip ins and pockets provide loads of room for pictures and journaling. And it’s  fun way to incorporate the larger cut apart images.

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Stamps from the image sheet are fussy cut and added with adhesive at the bottom only to create a tuck spot for adding a fun journal card.

If you’d like to see the process of how I created this book please enjoy this video tutorial….

Really Reasonable Ribbon ~ Purple Plaid Ribbon, Violet Burlap String

Little Birdie Crafts~ Flowers

Graphic 45~Shop

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

MYSTERY AND NIGHT HALLOWEEN MINI ALBUM NIGHTFALL COLLECTION

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Well hello there friends and crafty Peeps! Ginny here to share that I’m having the most spooktacular time creating with the gorgeous Nightfall collection! It’s vintagy and retro and everything I could hope for  Halloween!

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Of course I created another mini album so I could use all the papers. Must.Use.All.The.Papers!!!!!

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The cover is topped off with some coordinating flowers and trims.

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The spine is covered in the patterned papers for a nice finished look. I couldn’t resist the Halloween themed charms to hang from a pretty loopy bow.

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The book has two distinct sides. One has fun tip ins and flaps to flip revealing layers of the papers and images. I’ve decorated them with a few altered chipboard stars, die cut webs, and stickers from the collection.

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The first flip reveals….more tip ins!!!!!! I can not resist this paper with the diamonds of the prints like a glorious Halloween quilt!

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Bringing the patterns from one side to the other keeps a bit of uniformity without being matchy matchy.

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The right side of the book has three pockets containing folded inserts which adds loads of space for pictures and journaling. The backs of all the tip ins and inserts have a neutral paper that can be written on to record all those special holiday memories.
Please enjoy this flip through video I’ve prepared……..

~Authentique Papers Supplies~
~Really Reasonable Ribbon~
~Little Birdie Crafts ~
Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Day 4 of 13 Days of Halloween Stamped and Colored Pumpkin Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Welcome to day 4 of our 13 days of Halloween series on our blog and YouTube channel.  Today I’m stepping out of my comfort zone to share a stamped and colored focal image. I’ve been working on my coloring skills and I’m quite pleased at how this pumpkin turned out.

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I’ve also gone back to the drawing board from a attempted card layout that didn’t work out for me in the past as I just could not restrain myself to add so many elements on the original card that the graphic pattern and color blocking was lost under to many layers. This time around I dialed it back a bit and I love how it turned out.  The are three distinct circular elements not buried under all the stuff .

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Although gray is not a super traditional Halloween color it does work here for a more vintagy look.

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I’ve even added a large stamped sentiment. This was a bargain bin stamp from Michael’s and I just used a circle die to cut it out.

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Coordinating charms hang from a sweet and simple plaid bow.

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The gray cardstock borders helps to keep all these patterns from looking busy.

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Pretty flowers and die cut leaves create a nice full arrangement when layered with glittery stars and twine bow.

If you like to see the process of making this card please enjoy this video….

If you’d like to catch up on the first 3 days of videos…

Day 1 of 13 Days of Halloween~Retro Vintage Card

Day 2 of 13 Days of Halloween~Updated Alice in Wonderland Themed Mini Album

Day 3 of 13 Days of Halloween~ Halloween Decor Hoop Frame

 

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Gray Plaid, Ivory Burlap String

Little Birdie Crafts~Flowers

Wising everyone a happy and productive day : ) G