True Love Valentine Greeting Card


Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Well it seems like there is lots of group posts happening today so this is the second post I have that’s featuring a project that is part of a crew event. This time I’m sharing a vintgy Valentine card created for Authentique Papers.

I’m using the Romance collection for this card. I love the patterned papers and retro images!

I enjoy creating 6 x 6 square cards as it makes it a snap to measure and cut the papers.

There’s quite a few patterns here stacked up so I’m using the coordinating Spectrum cardstock to keep it from looking busy. I’ve also layered the Elements die cuts to create a one of a kind sentiment embellishment.

Last but not least are loads of perfectly matching flowers, vintage buttons, and dangly metal charms.

Make sure you check out the Authentique Paper Blog to enjoy the projects created by the design team…I’ve had a schenaky peek and they are fabby!

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Authentique Papers~ Romance Collection

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Delicate Stitched Satin Coral Rose

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G


Vintage Rabbit Easter Card


Hello friends and crafty peeps! Time again for another fun hop with the crew at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

This month we’re using the February Purple & Green Ribbon Club Assortment. So perfect for Easter and Spring!

You should be coming to me from my friend Gloria. If you’re just joining in you’ll want to go to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to start at the beginning.

I created a very vintagy inspired Easter card….

The lavender egg in the rabbit’s basket matches the ribbon perfectly!

This purple and green combination really helps me think Spring. Even whilst is freezing rain today here in mid Michigan.

The burlap string helps to fill in this floral arrangement.

More string here to create a double layered loopy bow topped with a vintage button. There’s also a sweet butterfly charm clipped on to a die cut frame.

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

Your next stop in the hop is Miss Cheryl.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ February Ribbon Club Assortment

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

St Patrick’s Day Deluxe Creativity Kit with Projects


Hello there friends and crafty peeps! It’s kit time… favorite time. I just love kits. Getting all the pretty pieces out and moving them around until I create fabby projects. The theme for this months kit is St Patrick’s Day. Here are the projects I created with the kit….

I created these fabby holiday projects with the St Patrick’s Deluxe Creativity Kit, and bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box.

Hop on over to check out the shop and see all the paper pretties included in this kit…

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ St Patrick’s Deluxe Creativity Kit

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Shine Brightly Greeting Card


Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Just dropping in to share a card I created with the beautiful Glamour collection from Authentique Papers.

Oh how I love the bright colors and retro inspired images!

For an extra detail I’ve added a double layer of cardstock to really make the layers pop.

Gorgeous flowers here from Really Reasonable Ribbon coordinate perfectly and create a pretty frame for this layered vintagy layered image.

Matching ribbon topped with twine and a button and a silvery star charm are the perfect finishing touches.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Authentique Papers~ Glamour Collection

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Delicate Stitched Sating Mineral Ice, Ivory Burlap String, Trellis Roses Blue Tone.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Shabby Chic Birdhouse Greeting Card


Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a spring inspired greeting card created with the gorgeous chipboard from GSL.

This card reminds me that there are warm days ahead even if it’s -20 degrees right now here in mid-Michigan.

I’ve stacked up these chippies for a layered look.

And added pretty finishing details.

Instead of my usual patterned paper I’m utilizing the  chipboard to create the background.

There’s a few flowers and matching trims to coordinate.

I selected the chipboard and wiped it down to prepare it for altering.

Everything gets a base coat of flat white acrylic paint.

I created an ombre effect on these feathers by tapping on silver paint into the white paint while it was still wet.

The birdhouse is finished with a quick distressing with ink and stamped with a texture to look like old stone.

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Vine & Wire Frame, Gypsy Soul Shape Set, For The Birds

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Today is Going to be an Amazing Day Greeting Card


Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Just dropping in to share a vintage inspired greeting card.

Whilst we’re in the middle of this deep freeze I am determined to add as many flowers to my projects as possible to help me think spring.

I’m using the Photo Play French Flea Market Collection. So pretty!

The chunky chipboard frame helps to anchor the sentiment journal card.

The ready made flowers and trims are from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the gray flowers are made by me. Along with the die cut leaves and twine bows they really help to fill in this arrangement.

Last but not least a sweet little birdcage charm and epoxy topped bird embellishment.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Today will be Amazing Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Chrysanthemums, Magnolias, Cherry Blossoms, Stamens, Center Stitched Satin Topaz Blue, Ivory Burlap String.

~Photo Play Paper~ French Flea Market Collection

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Flourished Frame Valerie Rectangle

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Vintage Easter Step Card with Jubilee from Authentique


Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Here in Min-Michigan we are trapped in the winter vortex. Not an actual thing…I just made it up. But it does feel like January is dealing us a knockout blow before it moves on. Snow and wicked cold are not my idea of a good time. Thankfully I can hibernate in my shop and work on Easter cards to make is feel more like Spring.

Like this very vintagy inspired Easter step card created with the gorgeous Jubilee collection from Authentique Papers.

This collection has plaids and checks and tiny carrots…what’s not to like?

I’ve paired it with some perfectly coordinating flowers. Some are Little Birdie Crafts now available at AC Moore and some made by me.

Pretty trims from RRR with a vintage button and metal charm.

The sentiment was clipped from the cut apart sheet.

This banner is die cut from one of the patterned papers and popped up on spacers for added depth then topped off with more vintage buttons.

The back is finished with the coordinating papers and a space left to add a personal sentiment.

Here’s how it looks setting upright. You can see the dimension you get form the steps.

Please enjoy this tutorial on how I created the card….

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Light Coral Checkerboard Satin

~Authentique Papers~ Jubilee Collection

~Little Birdie Crafts~Flowers

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G