Blog Hopping with Petaloo and Authentique

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Hey there Peeps! Well it’s my turn today to share the projects I created with the gorgeous flowers from Petaloo and the fun and festive patterned papers from Authentique.

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I’m using Burlap Poinsettias  to accent the Classic Christmas for this very vintagy card.

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The berries add a nice bit of sparkle and contrast nicely with the burlap and velvet leaves.

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Tinsel trim and snowflakes are essential holiday embellishments and I’m using these items here to create a frame for the gorgeous Santa image. I added a bit of crackle medium to the image to make it look even more vintagy.

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Glittery finished chipboard creates a lovely base for the sentiment block and is topped off with a tiny metal candy cane charm, twine, and clip.

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These pretty patterned papers are the perfect paring for the gorgeous Petaloo Flowers.

~Petaloo Supplies Used~

Burlap Pointsettias 

Pine Pick w/cones & berries

Petaloo Vintage Velvet Holly Leaves

Authentique Papers:

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For my next card I went in a totally retro direction and this card is sooo much fun : )

It’s a Wonderful Life Christmas Greeting Card

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It’s so bright and cheerful it brings a smile to my face. This Santa is JOllytastic!!!

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I totally loaded this card with paper patterns but it’s not too crazy busy because I used solid red cardstock as borders.

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Squeeeeee so many poinsettias and velvet and sparkles. This s a bold arrangement to stand out on the papers.

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Poofy bow, twine and bell along with a large glittery snowflake are added over stacked paper doilies and burlap ribbon trim. I gave Santa a little star wand to help him on his magical gift giving night.

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More stars tucked into the poinsettias and holly leaves are the perfect finishing touches.

~Petaloo Supplies Used~

Petaloo Vintage Velvet Holly Leaves

Regal Velvet Poinsettia White

Regal Velvet Poinsettia Red

Glitter Star Pick Green

Authentique’s ‘Retro Christmas’

I hope you get a chance to enjoy the hop with all the fabby project created by both teams. With so much gorgeous supplies to work with how can the projects be anything less than awesome????

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) Ginny

Tiny Envelope Candy Holder Gift Tag

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Hey there Peeps! Ginny here to share that I have finally created the perfect combination of crafts and candy! Also….wouldn’t this make a fabby advent calendar? Or gift tags for the tree with little notes to Santa?

I started by creating mini envelopes and lining them with candy striped paper. Using foam spacers I adhered them to the tag base which I cut with the Rectangle Stitch and Cut.  There’s a metal eyelet on the top of the envelope flap with gold twine looped through and adhered on the back.

A little tinsel trim and poinsettias with holly leaves are added to the tag being careful not to block the opening of the envelope.

Smaller poinsettias are added to the top and finished off with glitter glue, pearly accents and shaved ice embellishment.

To finish off the tags I added a loop of twine, poofy bows and a vintage button.

~Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used~
~Really Reasonable Ribbon~
Okay that’s all for me. wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

Winter Snow Angel Frame with Tutorial

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Hey there Paper Peeps!  I’m having myself a good ol’ time playing with the new collections from BoBunny and the fabulous mixed media supplies from Pentart.  I’m sharing a little Christmasy frame today that I created with Winter Wishes and Pentart Dekor Paint.

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This dime store frame was the perfect size to display the gorgeous angel from the Noteworthy elements and cut aparts from the 12 x 12 page.

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I’ve incorporated the layered chipboard sticker and trees trimmed from the sticker packaging.

 

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The Glitter Paste added to the cut apart gives a frosty look and the 3D Powder is a lovely accent to the frame corner.

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Using spacers between the layers adds a lot of depth.

 

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I began this project by giving the frame a base coat with the Dekor Paint in white. This paint is so nice and creamy and has great coverage.

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Next I used a very dry brush to add the Country Green leaving it intentionally blotchy for an aged look.

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Another layer of dry brushing ..this time with the white.

 

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After drying the layers with a heat tool I used the Silver Antique Paste to accentuate the raised areas. This prepared the frame for the finishing touch of the 3D Powder adhered with Bead Paste.

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BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Papers: Winter Wishes-Beautiful
Layered Chipboard- Winter Wishes
Noteworthy- Winter Wishes
6×6 Paper Pad – Winter Wishes

Pentart Supplies:
Dekor Paint- Country Green
Dekor Paint-White
Antique Paste- Silver
3D Powder
Bead Paste
Glitter Paste- Sugar

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day : ) G

Sleigh Centerpiece with Tutorial

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Hey there Peeps! Ginny here and I’m having a good ol time decking the halls and adding Christmas cheer everywhere I can. This centerpiece will look great on my table and make a great addition to our holiday display.

 

Isn’t it just grand???? This is the Santa Sleigh Kit which was super easy to assemble and with just a few finishing touches I was able to create a centerpiece that works perfectly in our home.

Using the side of the sleigh as a template I traced the patterned paper and cut to size.

I gave all the pieces a coat of chalkboard paint because I love the depth of color it gives. Remember to finish all the pieces inside and out since this centerpiece can be seen from all sides by your guests.

The runners are finished with Steel Luxe paint. OOOHHH shinyyyy!!!

Assembling the sleigh was easy and took just a bit of glue to keep it together. I used Tombo Multi since it dries clear and quickly.

Attach the patterned paper and use a file to get a perfect fit  . Next adhere the runners with the Tombo glue and hold it in place while it set up.

Watering down white glue makes it thin enough to paint on getting into all the nooks and crannies. Once I had a good coating  I sprinkled on fine clear glitter and shook off the excess.  It dried pretty quickly so I could move on to the next step.

Adding a nice big block of floral foam gave me a perfect base to insert the stems of holiday picks. I chose a variety of picks purchased from the local discount store. Some had poinsettias and faux fruits and some had pine cones. I also included a few large jingle bells that were attached to floral stems and tucked in to fill gaps.

The glitter adds a nice little bit of sparkle as well as tones down the very contrasting pattern of the holiday scrapbook paper.

Keep in mind that centerpieces can be viewed from the top as well and are lighted by the chandelier above your table so make sure you’re really filling in the flowers and not leaving gaps that will be noticeable  by your guests.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Santa’s Sleigh Kit

Okay that’s all for me. I’m off to add this to my holiday table and enjoy it when our guests arrive for Christmas! Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

New Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Hey there Peeps! Time again for another fun challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. The there this time is Winter Holiday with Ribbon which is awesome because I bet you were gonna make a winter project anyway right????

I created this Peace and Joy Ice Skate Christmas Greeting Card.

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This card is making me all kinds of happy!!! It’s so bright and cheerful and festive.

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I kept the color scheme in red and white and used borders to create a graphic effect.

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I used an embossing folder to add a little texture around the center frame which is a sticker that I adhered to heavy weight cardstock…..cut out and adhered with spacers for dimension. A few pearly accents for a little bling.

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Here’s a fabby bunch of seasonal flowers and berries along with the snowflake print ribbon.

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This little chipboard skate was a labor of love but it turned out so great I’m just swooning. It started as raw chipboard that I painted and inked, added glittery heat embossing, faux snow, and the perfect finishing touch….silver laces with an itty bitty bow.

Polly’s Paper Studio~Peace and Joy Ice Skate Christmas Greeting Card.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Snowflakes on Red Satin, Silver Metallic StringWhite Flat Back Pearls.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Winter Shapes Set

Petaloo~Botanica Flowering Picks

Okay that’s all for me. Now it’s your turn to create a fabby Winter Holiday project and link up with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon to play along.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Winter Tag with Window Frame

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Hey there Peeps! Ginny here dropping in to share a very shabby inspired winter tag I created with the fabulous new December Ribbon Club Assortment Winter Blues.

I figure this assortment is pretty much perfect to round out your holiday ribbons….and even give you a head start on some New Year’s projects! I created a tag with a wintery window scene inspired by the silver trims because they are soooo shabby and soft and gorgeous!

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I used several fun mixed media products as well as chipboard pieces and die cuts. There’s also some fabby little Snowflake Charms from the embellishments section. I love them so much!!!!  There’s also a bit of Twisted Hemp Rope to hang.

Polly’s Paper Studio~Winter Tag with Window Frame

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Window 4 Panel, Winter Shape Set.

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

Believe Sign Christmas Greeting Card

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Hey there Peeps! Ginny here to shared a lovely traditionally styled Christmas greeting card. This project started with an A2 sized card base in white with a patterned paper and solid red border added.
 These festive elements were cut and given a special treatment with some red glitter embossing powder and Olive colored sparkle pen.  The Paris Sign holder was given a coat of clear gloss embossing powder and heat set for shine and additional depth.
To create a neutral background I added a Nesting Doll Circle to act as a doily effect and topped it off with a wreath.  The sentiment was stamped and inked to finish this card off and now it’s ready to send to someone special for Christmas!
~Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used~

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