Halloween Shaker Greeting Card

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Hello friends and crafty peeps! It’s time again for another fun hop with the crew at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

We’re sharing the projects we created with the September Ribbon Club Halloween Assortment.

You should be coming to me from Bonnie. If you’re just joining in you’ll want to hop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to start at the beginning.

I created a spooktacular shaker greeting card with googly eyeballs!

Your next stop in the hop is Miss Cheryl.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Double Double Toil & Trouble Halloween Shaker Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~September Ribbon Club Assortment

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Back To School Mini Flip Book with Tutorial

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Hello friends and Authentique Paper fans! Ginny here with my September installment of my 4 Sheet Challenge. Every month I create a project using only the 4 pages of the Calendar Collection themed for the month. Of course this is September so it’s all about back to school. School looks a little different this year so it’s very important to document the memories so we can look back on them and laugh at how crazy it was.  I have a senior in university and they are having all online classes so he’s at home needing more quiet time for when they are in session. I’m having to learn to be as quiet as  a mouse so as not to disrupt their classes! And if you know me….you know quiet is not my strong suit lol.

This months project is a flip book style mini album. 

I chose my favorite image from the journal card sheet and designed around it. Those vintagy school children are just so charming!

I’ve included all my favorite elements for the cover including flowers made from the off cuts of the papers, coordinating trims, a vintage button, and charm.

It seems I have not broken my pattern of keeping the stamp images together to use as a journal card for my tip in.  I thought it might be nice to have a special page to add the picture from the first day of school. 

Layering the patterns from the A and B side of the paper.  Make sure to add a solid border between to keep them from looking too busy.

Yep. I kept the sentiment strip as a whole block to add as a tip in too!  

The backs of the  tip ins are covered in the collection paper for a nice finished look front to back.

Once all the pages have been flipped out on this scrapbook you can see the top folding inserts. I added another die cut doily  to this center page to act as a frame for a photo.

The pages also have tuck spots. It’s a great way to add pictures or flat mementos to your book without having to adhere them to the page.

You can see how much extra space this mini has when all the pages are flipped up.

Please enjoy this tutorial video….

~Authentique Papers~ Calendar Collection

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Burgundy Wrinkle Ribbon

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

A Very Birthday Hop Memorydex with Tutorial

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps. Today is a very special day as I’m joining in the hop to celebrate the Birthday of my very dear friend Ginger from My Sisters Scrapper. Ginger is a crazy talented crafter, a genuinely kind person, and one of my favorite people on this entire planet! I’m teaming up with Annette Green and Kathy Clement to create and share Birthday inspired projects in honor of Ginger’s big day!

I created a fun and festive Memorydex card using the Party collection from Authentique Papers.

I’m loving the retro vibe of the vintagy images.

The bright happy colors of the patterned papers was the inspiration for this Dex.

I was able to include some larger dimensional elements like this star shaped shaker and die cut layered glitter bow.

This little party pupper looks a lot like my grand dog Holly. I think I need to get her a pink hat since it looks so cute on this image.

Make sure you hop on over to the other Birthday projects…..

~Ginger~

~Annette~

~Kathy~

Please enjoy this video tutorial……

Wising Ginger a very happy, healthy, and blessed Birthday……G

Beautiful Butterflies Deluxe Creativity Kit with Projects

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Hello friends and crafty peeps! There’s still plenty of time left before the weather turns to fall to get in a few more summer inspired projects. Might I recommend something with butterflies? I’ve been working away at creating the new Beautiful Butterflies Deluxe Creativity Kit. It’s chock full of pretty vintagy images, loads of patterned papers, and lots of embellishments to create butterfly themed projects. Of course I had to have a kit to play with. Perks of the job lol. Here are the projects I created…..

That’s 8 full sized projects created with the kit, cardstock, and bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box.

Hop on over the the shop to check out the kit and see all the fabby supplies included….

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Beautiful Butterflies Deluxe Creativity Kit

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Blessed Fall Greeting Card

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Hello friends and Authentique Paper Fans! Ginny here with a sweet little card created with the all new Splendor Collection.

I’m really loving the cornflower blue background on the sunflower patterned paper!  Still rich and warm but instantly updated.

I’m working with a combination of the 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 inch papers. 

There’s a double layer of matting here. First the Mustard Seed is a Spectrum cardstock and it coordinates so perfectly. Next a layer of chocolaty brown to anchor the light patterns.

This frame was created by cutting the plaid pattern with an inside scalloped edge die. I popped it up on spacers to add depth and dimension. The focal point is an image from the die cut sheet with a sentiment and a tiny heart. I think it’s perfectly charming.

Last but not least an arrangement of matching flowers and fall foliage. 

Please join me for a tutorial…..

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Authentique Papers~ Shop

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Shop

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Thank You Greeting Card

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Hello friends and crafty peeps! We’re in the dog days of summer here in mid-Michigan with temps in the high 80’s and 90’s so I’m in the mood to create projects with a summer vibe.

I’m using the all new Cultivate collection from Authentique Papers for this thank you greeting card.

I’m loving this color combination. It reminds me a little of Scandinavian patterns?

I used a tag die with a stitched edge detail to cut the journal card into a more interesting shape and a better size to fit the front of this 5 x 6 1/2 inch card.

A large arrangement of pretty coordinating flowers anchor the bottom corner.

As always I like to finish my projects with matching trims, and metal charms.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Thank You Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Navy Wrinkle Ribbon, Lotus Flowers White

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Thrills Halloween Memorydex with Tutorial

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Hello friends and crafty Peeps! Ginny here to share my very first Memorydex card.  Yes I know all the cool kids have been making them for ages!  I’m not really one to get into all the crafty things but this one got me even after years of avoiding it lol.

I decided to start out with a Halloween theme as I knew I had plenty of ready made ephemera to pile on to make getting to the fun faster and easier.

I created a fabulous ruffle for this card with pretty sheer organza to add texture and dimension. I’m not the most expert seamstress but it really wasn’t hard to add a running stitch to the ribbon and gather it up for fullness. 

Being only 4 inches wide this card came together in a snap. I’ll be making these all the time now and creating a great place to store my pictures and memories!

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Orange Organza Ribbon

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Best Day Ever Greeting Card

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Hello friends and crafty peeps! I hope you’re all doing well and staying safe. Our family has just gotten back from a little trip to the lake. It was such a nice relaxing and peaceful time. I do admit though when we’re away for any length of time I do miss my crafty supplies lol. Anyhoo we’re back now and I’ve been a busy little bee in the shop : )

See what I did there? Bee? Okay not the best joke ever hahah. If you asked me what was my favorite color I would say I dunno….but not yellow. Except when it’s paired with black and wood grain. Just something so sweet about it

I also do not usually pick a landscape orientation but I wanted to work in a generously sized flower arrangement so it just worked out better this time.

I’ve finished the card with my favorite details like beautiful ribbon trims, metal charm, vintage buttons and a doily that’s die cut from crisp white cardstock.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Best Day Ever Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Delicate Stitched Satin Yellow Gold, Ivory Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Best Wishes Greeting Card

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Hello friends and crafty peeps! It’s time again for another fun hop with the crew at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

We are creating projects using the Sunflower Collection August Ribbon Club Assortment.

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

I created a sweet all occasion greeting card…..

Your next stop in the hop is Miss Cheryl.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Best Wishes Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Sunflower Collection August Ribbon Club Assortment, Lotus Flower, Yellow Cherry Blossoms

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Halloween Telephone Greeting Card with Amazing Paper Grace DOTM

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Hello friends and welcome back! I’m creating today with the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit for August.

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Yes I know some friends will say it’s too early for Halloween projects but I do not have any rules for crafting so I say create whatever makes you happy!

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This fun die creates an old fashioned rotary telephone. Does it show my age that I’ve actually used this style phone? I mean the real kind not the novelty ones they create now.

Halloween Telephone Polly's Paper Studio 03

I’m using the all new Masquerade collection from Authentique Papers for my patterns. The 6 x 6 paper pad is the perfect scale for smaller die cuts.

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Flowers created to coordinate are arranged with die cut foliage, loopy twine bows, and plaid ribbon.

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A second smaller arrangement for the top for balance. Glitter stars, metal charms, vintage buttons, and sequins are the perfect finishing touch.

If you’d like to check out the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month click HERE.

For more information on the Club Kit click HERE

~Authentique Paper~ Masquerade Collection

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Spooky Telephone Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Bold Check Black, Flower Stamens

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G