Thinking of You Greeting Card

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Hello there friends!  Well Easter is almost here and before I get distracted by all those tasty treats I thought I’d drop in and share a pretty little greeting card….

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I do so love the gray and pink color combination! Something so old fashioned about it.

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There’s also a sweet and simple stamped sentiment good for just about any occasion.

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I’ve incorporated an altered chippy as a textural element and to act a a flourish to extend the flower arrangement.

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A lovely dragonfly charm held with a clip and vintage button and a large loopy bow of waxed twine are the perfect finishing touches.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~Thinking of You Greeting Card

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Henna Doodles

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Gray Plaid

~Little Birdie Crafts Flowers now available at ~A.C. Moore

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

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Happiness is Greeting Card

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Hello there peeps! We in my previous post last week I mentioned that I’ve picked up some new tools and supplies to spark my creativity to get myself out of a bit of a rut. Today’s project is created with some new dies I thought would help me to create more clean and simple cards. These are the Maker’s Movement Stacked Stitched Rectangles. I took them out yesterday and said today is the day for CAS. Then I laughed and laughed and made this beast of a card with elebenty hundred layers lol.

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Okay maybe not that many. But since it’s a shaker  I can count the sequins right?

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I found this Nature Sketchbook collection while cleaning out the paper cabinet. Still love it as much today even though I’ve had it for quite some time.

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I used those new dies to cut some of the layers including the opening for the shaker window. The journal card fits perfectly  and the die cut creates a nice frame.

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These flowers coordinate nicely with that top butterfly. Instead of adding my usual green leaves I cut some of the foliage in black to anchor this shaker section onto the dark background paper.

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The pretty sequins were part of an assortment pack that unfortunately dumped over and got all mixed up and I was not about to sort them so I’ll just keep them ready for shakers like this one.  Last but not least is a gorgeous plaid bow and little sparkly butterfly charm.

So much for clean and simple lol. Anyhoo I love how this turned out so my fail was actually a success.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~Shop

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Black Plaid, White Magnolias, Stamens.

~Little Birdie Crafts Flowers~ Now available at A.C. Moore

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

 

Keep It Simple Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps.  Today is blog hop day hooray!

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This time the crew at Really Reasonable Ribbon are sharing the projects we created with the Gray and Yellow Mix Ribbon Club Assortment.

April Ribbon Club

You should be coming to me from my friend Gloria. If you’re just joining in you’ll want to head on over to the RRR Blog to start at the beginning.

I created a fun Spring inspired greeting card….

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You’re next stop in the hop is Miss Cheryl.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ April Ribbon Club Selection, Chrysanthemums.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

 

 

Just For Funsies Card Play Day

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Well as you can tell from the title I had a day of just playing around for fun. I picked up some new supplies and I wanted to give them a test drive so I thought why not make all the things? This is very helpful to get you out of a creative rut. One of my new dies is the Reverse Stitched Scallop Rectangle Window from Lawn Fawn. Being a crafter who generally reaches for vintage images as my focal points I was curious as to how I would make these work for me.  I’m quite pleased with my results…

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I have the most fun creating holiday cards so that was my plan for the day. No I’m not rushing the holidays…more just wanting to play instead of work.  This first card is a very patriotic shaker card using the die to create the frame.  You all know how I love the summer holidays. The paper collection is Liberty from Authentique Papers.

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I knew I needed to leave room to secure the foam spacer tape to the back for dimension. I calculated how much space I needed to cut the outside rectangle then once it was die cut I used a sparkly embossing powder to give it a little shimmer.

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I used the largest die for this card. It worked best on a 6 1/2 x 5 card and the Christmas image was landscape oriented so it worked perfectly. There’s room around the outside to have a nice border of the patterned paper showing and solid cardstock to give it a nice finished look.

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This isn’t a shaker card but I still liked the dimension of the foam tape behind the die cut giving the look of a frame.

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The second largest die was a perfect fit for the A2 sized card. Remember you can decide how wide the frame is by cutting your outside rectangle to suit your needs. I like a bit of pattern showing so my frame is fairly narrow.

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For this card I cut two of the frames. The first in crisp white cardstock. I snipped out the entire center portion all the way to the stitched edge. The second frame is cut from black and is layered behind for a cool two tone effect.

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I used the Midnight Stickles on the scalloped portion to sparkle it up a bit.  The 3 x 4 journal cards seems to be a good size to fit into the frame. I fussy cut this house image and layered it over a spiderweb die cut and it filled the space quite nicely.

So I think you can tell I had myself a good ol time working ( playing ) with that new die set. Be on the lookout for more projects created with my new supplies.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Little Houses Christmas Greeting Card, Blessings Easter Card

~Authentique Papers~ Liberty Collection

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Chrysanthemums, Open Rose, Magnolias, Cottage Roses, Gray Plaid Ribbon, Burlap Center Stitched Navy, Black Plaid, Peach Seam Binding.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Rustic Greeting Cards for Authentique Papers

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Hello there friends and Authentique Paper fans! Ginny here with a trio of cards created with the oh so ah-mazing Rustic collection.  This collection really speaks to me as we are campers and we love to hike and be outdoors. In fact this last week we were camping and exploring caves. So naturally these patterned papers and fun vintage images are going to be a fave!

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I love it so much I couldn’t stop at one card…I just kept on going!

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I created the flowers for these cards with dies and the patterned paper from the collection. This is such a great way to ensure that your flowers will match your project perfectly and you can make as many as you need.

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Even though these cards have an outdoorsy theme…I do not like to skimp on the details.  I’ve pulled out some branch and pine cone dies from my Christmas stash and used them to create a nature inspired base for the flowers.

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Focal images are from the Elements sheet.  I used spacers between the layers for added depth. There’s burlap string and sequins for detail.
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The Hot Cocoa and Honeycomb Spectrum Cardstocks coordinate perfectly with the rich warm colors or the patterned papers. I even used it to create the doily!
~Authentique Papers~ Rustic Collection: Four, Seven, Elements Cardstock Die-cuts
~Spectrum Cardstock~Hot Cocoa, Honeycomb
~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Rustic Greeting Cards

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Youngster Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny dropping in to share a greeting card I created with some of my new favorite chippies from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

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Isn’t this a fun whimsical card? I love the bright colors and cheerful image.

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I thought since this was a more retro than vintage card I might change up my usual doily for this super cool rotary element. It still creates the perfect base and frame for the flowers…but in a more modern interpretation.

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I’ve also brought in this new Chevron Frame to anchor the corner and the Deco Star for added detail.

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Of course I still love my layers so spacers are added to provide depth and dimension.

Here’s how I altered the chipboard….

 

After I selected the chipboard pieces for this project I wiped them down to prepare them for altering.

The stars are finished with silvery embossing powder and heat set for a sparkly effect.  The chevron frame is sectioned off to fit the card size and the top has more embossing powder but this time in chartreuse.  The rotary element has flat white acrylic paint.

I used the clipped off section of the frame to help support the layer that was added to the top. .

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Chevron Frame (coming soon), Deco Stars, Rotary Dials (coming soon)

Authentique Papers~ Youngster Collection.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Capri Blue Taffeta, Chrysanthemums Blue Mix, Cherry Blssoms.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Vintage Sewing Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps!  Sad to say it’s our last day of camping for this trip. Time to gather all our supplies and head back home. Before we go I’d like to share one of the cards I created while on  holiday…

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This card is all things shabby chic and vintagy!

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The thread card image was the inspiration for this creation.  I used it as a background to attach the large metal scissor charm.

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All the gorgeous flowers are layered with the die cut foliage and loopy twine bows.

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One last sewing themed charm for the top attached with a clip and an extra little sweet flower.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Sewing Greeting Card 

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Pearl Pink Taffeta, Ivory Burlap String

~Little Birdie Crafts~ Flowers

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G