December Santa Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and Authentique Paper fans! Ginny here dropping in with a fun and festive Christmas greeting card created with the gorgeous A Magical Christmas Collection.

I’ve always thought of this style of Santa image to be a Coca Cola Santa. I guess that shows my age.  The commercials I watched as a kid always featured this traditional style.

The image comes from one of the 3 x 4 inch cut apart cards. I used a circle die to give it a more unique shape and to make it a better scale for this card.

I had loads of fun mixing and matching the patterned papers. I’ve included a solid red border between the layers to keep it from looking too busy.

Here’s an arrangement of made by me flowers that coordinate perfectly with the collection. I’ve also added a strip of crocheted lace and evergreen trim for texture.

This corner has a sweet little bow, vintage button, and holiday charms. Last but not least a banner die cut from the collection paper.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Authentique Paper~  A Magical Christmas: Five, Eight

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Red Wrinkle Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String, Flower Stamens

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Snowman Deluxe Creativity Kit 2020 with Project

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share the new Snowman Deluxe Creativity Kit 2020. I had such a fun time creating with this kit. I wanted to make something besides cards and tags so I was inspired to create a mini album. Yes you can cover an entire mini album base with the contents of the kit. Here’s what I created….

Oh this book makes me all kinds of happy. I created with base and added all the fun and festive layers.

Don’t let the mini fool you…it is very chunky and heavy! And do I even need to mention jingle bells on the spine????

I’ve included tuck spots to add items without having to glue them down.

The inserts in the pockets add loads of real estate so you can include all your favorite holiday pictures and memories.

Larger pockets mean you can tuck in bigger pictures and flat mementos.

I just love how all these paper patterns look all stacked up.

For my finished book I added some trims from my stash for texture and depth.

I’ve changed up the orientation of the pockets just for funsies.

The coin envelope provides me a nice place to tuck in a tag and because I secured it only on three sides it also becomes a side pocket for an additional tag to be included.

I hope you love this mini album scrapbook as much as I loved creating it. Remember this was created with the kit along with some cardstock and bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box.

If you’d like to check out the kit and get a list of all the paper pretties included hop on over to the shop….

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Snowman Deluxe Creativity Kit 2020

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Merry & Bright Christmas Deluxe Creativity Kit 2020

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share the new Merry & Bright Deluxe Creativity Kit 2020. I love every kit I make but I admit this one was such a delight to work with. The projects just practically put themselves together. This is what I created….

I created these projects with the kit, cardstock, and bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box.

If you’d like to check out the kit and get a list of all the paper pretties included hop on over to the shop.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Merry & Bright Deluxe Creativity Kit 2020

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Snowman Tag Christmas Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with another shabby chic inspired Christmas greeting card.

This color palate makes me all kinds of happy. So soft and sweet.

The focal image is a whimsical cut apart that I trimmed down with a stitched edge tag die to make it fit better and give it more detail.

I’m using patterned papers from the Simple Stories Winter Cottage Collection.

Here’s a combination of flowers from Prima and some made by me arranged with die cut foliage and loopy twine bows.

Don’t forget to include festive details like holiday charms and die cut glitter stars of a bit of sparkle.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Snowman Tag Christmas Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Pink Wrinkle Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

A Joyous Christmas Greeting Card

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a greeting card I created with my favorite trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I’m also using my new Shiplap Christmas Sentiments Printable as the inspiration for my paper and ribbon choices.

I’m loving the more traditional color palate of this care. Red and green are classic!

These papers have been in my stash for a bit just waiting for the right project to come along.

This focal point image is a printable I created to help me utilize papers that don’t come from a “collection” and don’t have journal cards or ephemera to coordinate.

I’ve created a large flower arrangement to add using a bow made with the gorgeous Olive Green Wrinkle Ribbon from May Arts to fill in the corner.

A second bow for balance. Also you can never have enough bows Am I right?

Here is a peek at that printable. There are 9 sweet images to print and add to your holiday crafting projects and the neutral background means they will go with just about any collection…


Please enjoy this video tutorial…

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shiplap Christmas Sentiment Printable

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Olive Green Wrinkle RibbonIvory Burlap String.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Shabby Chic Christmas Deer Greeting Card

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

We’re sharing the project we created with the November Holiday elegance Ribbon Club Assortment.

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

I created a shabby chic and sweet Christmas greeting card….

When I saw that Delicate Stitched Satin in Shell Gray I knew it would coordinate perfectly with my focal point. This little deer image was part of a larger journal card cut apart and I cut it out with a stitched edge tag die to make it a bit smaller and give it some added detail.

This collection may not be traditional but it sure does feel festive just the same.

There’s quite a lot of layering here and to keep it from looking too busy I added soft gray cardstock borders and spacers between. This also adds a fair bit of depth and dimension.

These flowers are all made by me to match and have stamens from RRR.

I added a second bow on this top corner for balance and topped it with a jingle bell and festive holiday charms.

Your next stop in the hop is my dearest friend Kathy.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ November Holiday Elegance Ribbon Club Assortment, Stamens

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Slimline Deer Christmas Card

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Hello friends! I’m just dropping in to share this slimline card which is fast becoming my new favorite card size.

I’m using the Mintay Christmas Stories collection. I just love the sweet nature inspired images and soft colors.

Once I started layering I could not stop. I’ve added spacers between the layers to keep it from looking too busy.

The card is finished with my favorite details like vintage button, die cuts, and pretty coordinating trims.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Slimline Christmas Deer Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Pink Wrinkle Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

2020 Fall-Thanksgiving Deluxe Creativity Kit with Projects

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Hello friends and crafty peeps! So happy to be sharing the 2020 Fall-Thanksgiving Deluxe Creativity Kit. I think it’s going to be perfect for creating holiday projects but also works so well for Fall themed creations to enjoy the entire season. Here’s a look at the projects I created with the kit….

I used my kit along with cardstock and bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box.

If you’d like to check out the kit and get a list of all the paper crafting supplies included hop on over to the shop…..

~Polly’s Paper Studio~Fall-Thanksgiving Deluxe Creativity Kit 2020

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Enjoy The Little Things Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a sweet all occasion greeting card.

I’m really loving this soft gray and peachy pink color palate.

The tag in the center is a foiled journal card trimmed with a stitched edge tag die.

I’ve adjusted my usual layout for this card moving the doily to the bottom corner so it won’t get buried under all those pretty flowers.

I’m using a variety of flowers for this arrangement. Some are made by me, some are from WOC picked up from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and some are from Little Birdie Crafts.

There’s perfectly coordinating trims, a vintage button, and sequins to finish off this card.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Enjoy the Little Things Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Light Gray Wrinkle Ribbon, Open Roses, Lotus Flower. Double Headed Stamens.

Wishing you a happy and productive day : ) G

Christmas Card Greeting Card

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Happy Halloween everyone! I know this year our holidays seem to be very different than what we’re used to. I hope you all enjoy the day and make something special out of it. And since we’re being different I thought why not post a Christmas card?

The image on this tag is so cute. If I could see this in real life I would be so happy! Pink family wagon with wood panels and a great big Christmas tree tied with ribbon. I can’t even.

The image was 3 x 4 cut apart journal card. I used a stitched edge tag die to give it a unique shape and a smaller footprint so I could add all the layering I love.

As this is a not quite traditional color palate I decided to create the flowers to coordinate. I’m using the Cinch and Go poinsettia from Spellbinders and off cut cardstock . Want not waste not! This arrangement is filled in with die cut foliage, loopy twine bows, and tiny berry stems tucked in. It’s finished off with vintage buttons, metal charms, and of course my newest obsession…..sequins!

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Pink Card Christmas Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Double Headed Stamens, Ivory Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G