Monthly Archives: May 2015

Paris Tag Card


Happy rainy Sunday Paper Peeps! Well we’re in for another day of storms…thankfully I had the yard work done. Guess I’ll just hang out inside and play paper : ) I’m sharing a card I created yesterday with bits and pieces from the scrap and salvage box along with a tag from my  French Tags Collage Sheet.

Paris Tag Card 1This is one of my biggest patter mashups ever. I have Graphic 45, Jenni Bowlin, My Mind’s eye, and Prima.

Paris Tag Card 3Adding black borders helps to separate the patterns and pop dots give it a nice dimensional look so it’s not so flat.

Paris Tag Card 2These blooms were not quite right… I markered them lol….and I love the weathered look I got…so vintagy.

Paris Tag Card 4Little clips, acrylic film ribbon, and pins are lovely little details.  That die cut flourish border was a kind donation from my BOLB Kathy Clement…thank you so much it’s perfect!

Wishing all you Paper Peeps a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Premium 4th of July Kits


Well it’s too stormy to go outside to play…so instead I stayed in and made some super fabulous Premium Patriotic Creativity Kits. These babies are really loaded with a ton of fun and festive paper and embellishments to add to your holiday crafting. I crafted some really poofy tinsel topped crepe fringe in the old red white and blue and stacked 6 layers of crepe to make them really lush. There’s not only pre-tied bows…but yard goods as well so you’ll get a full yard of red gingham, 2 full yards of navy satin, and a yard of wired tiny tinsel trim. I added a foot of poof star trim and a foot of star garland ,and 3 felty stars.  Pre-tied bows of twine are  perfect in blue and red and white with tiny wooden clothespins. Printed bags as well as kraft and glassine. Really sparkly rhinestone trim, blingy flower and pearl and crystal topped pins. Last but not least…tickets and flowers.

4th of July premium kitOkay..that’s all for me….I’m off to find something to make for dinner since it’s too rainy to go out. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Precious Memories Tag with Graphic 45


Oh my goodness Paper Peeps…seems like I haven’t posted in a while.  Summer in the country means a lot of extra outdoor work and kids activities.  But I have time to share a sweet tag I created with Precious Memories from Graphic 45. I may have gone a little overboard with the layers….but hey…how can I help myself with such beautiful paper????

Precious Memories Tag 1I always gravitate toward boy projects when I get a baby assignment….because that’s all I have here…a big o house full of boys. This tag is pretty large…I think it would look really sweet in a babies nursery.

Precious Memories Tag 2I handcrafted the checkered flowers with a stamp and die set and layered them up with flowers from Petaloo and Mulberry Roses

Precious Memories Tag 3Gorgeous Ornate Metal Keys from Graphic 45 Staples hang from Chevron Striped Blue Twill Ribbon and Aqua Baker’s Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Precious Memories Tag 4 To continue the metal embellishments I added an Metal Door Pull and Stamped Metal Brads.

Precious Memories Tag 5Squeeee look at all those layers!!!

Precious Memories Tag Supplies List

Graphic 45 Precious Memories ~Puppy Dogs’ Tails

Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Baby’s Breath

Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Cutie Pie

Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Precious Memories

Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Cherish

Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Cuddle Time

Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Pat-A-Cake

Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Door Pull

Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate Metal keys

Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Petaloo Flowers

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trim and Mulberry Flowers

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs

Okay that’s all for me….working on a project with the new Gilded Lily and mannnnnnn is it even more gorgeous in real life!!! That’s enough for a tease….wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )G

12 Tags


Hey there Paper Peeps. Ginny here to share that I have lost my mind and instead of making 1 project for today’s post..I made 12. Tags that is. Just some little gifties to add to my special orders this week…because giving extra little somethings is really a nice way to say thank you. I dug way down deep in my Really Reasonable Ribbon  stash and added them to patterned papers and images from Crafty Secrets.

CSTags1Creative Scraps is just about the funnest smaller images to add to tags…so you can pile on the details.
Canvas Color Band Stitched Edged Pink, Celery Green Plaid, Bluebird Plaid, Chevron Striped Twill Red. Creative Scraps..Travel,Sew Nice,Farm Fresh

CSTags3Canvas Color Band with Stitched Edge Light Blue, Blue/Gold/Ivory Plaid, Chevron Striped Twill Light Blue, Chevron Striped Twill Pink. Creative Scraps…Travel, Love Mail, Altered Fairies, Garden.

CSTags2Canvas Color Band with Stitched Edge Red, Black Plaid, Brown Plaid, Satin Swiss Dots Pink. Creative Scraps…..Sew Nice, Farm Fresh, Garden,
I also added some bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box to create these little charmers! Some of the background paper came from the Pastel Paper Pad and some from the Digital CD’s.
So that’s 12 different tags with 12 different ribbons and 12 different themes! That all adds up to 1 big pile of fun!!!
Okay that’s all for me…wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )  G

Masculine Cards and Creativity Kit


Hey there Peeps! As promised I’ve got the new masculine cards mostly all done….and the Masculine Variety Card Creativity Kit is listed.’s really much later in the day than I would like..but at least I’m still on the right day!!! And by mostly done..I mean I have 4 completed..and 4 laid out ready to assemble and embellish.

masculine kit card 3Isn’t this a dapper fellow? It’s hard sometimes to stop when you get rolling on a card…but if you don’t add too many flowers and bows you’ll be alright.

masculine kit card 2For this card I scavenged some stitched canvas for the background then added the patterned papers and image.

masculine kit card 4I like to have several cards on hand that I can use in a pinch like this one….could be a Birthday or Get Well Soon card…that way I’ll be prepared when I need one.

masculine kit card 1The secret to making all those patterns work together on the same card? Solid borders…that keeps your eyes from going buggy.1111111111111111111

I’ve got the next four cards blocked out and ready to to assemble and embellish…but first a trip to the post office!

Masculine Creativity KitI’ve got loads of patterned papers in warm rich colors, vintagy images in great masculine themes, pretied satin bows and lots of sentiments to mix and match so creating unique cards will be a cinch! There was more than enough for 8 full sized projects..with bits and pieces leftover …maybe I’ll make some tags?? You can find this Masculine Variety Card Creativity Kit in the Polly’s shop on Etsy : )

Okay..I’m off to the post office…wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Good Ol’ Sport Wallet Fold Mini with Tags for Graphic 45


Hey there Peeps! Well we’re finally getting some nice warm summery weather and I’ve been spending as much time outdoors as possible. A little too much yesterday as I’ve got myself quite a sunburn from being out on the tractor too long. Gonna spend the day recuperating in my shop working on some projects for a new kit coming out tomoorw…so I’ll be nice and cool..and covered in ink and glue lol.

I have a really fabulous project lined up for you today though…and just in time for a little Father’s Day crafting! And there’s also a Snapguide tutorial so make sure you check that out and you can make a Good Ol’ Sport Wallet Fold Mini with tags for yourself.

Good Ol' Sport Wallet Album 1 You can create this mini with 1 sheet of kraft paper.  I used the kind you get from the home improvement store when you’re covering hardwood floor. Why? It’s much thinner so it gives  perfectly tight crease lines and won’t get as bulky when you fold it up. #2 You can make them any size you want….as long as you can cut a perfectly square shape. I will say that the smaller you go….the more bulky it is so I wouldn’t go less that 10 inches. For this project I used a 12 x 12 square. Make them larger..and you’ll have room for the larger tags.

Good Ol' Sport Wallet Album 2

You can see now that you’ll get two pockets on the inside…and two pockets on the edges of the book.

Good Ol' Sport Wallet Album 3I’m using the paper patterns from the Good Ol’ Sport line from Graphic 45. The smaller paper pads are awesome to use for projects that need little prints.

Good Ol' Sport Wallet Album 4I used the sticker sheet to create tabs on these tags so they will look nice tucked into the book and will pull out easily.


List of Supplies

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Game Day

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Big Score

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Big Score

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~8×8 Pad

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~6×6 Patterns & Solids Pad

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Stickers

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Tags and Pockets

Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Label Holders

Kraft Cardstock

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot

You can really make these for just about every occasion….and it would be a great way to present a gift card or gift certificate. Men are so hard to buy for!!!! Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Red White and Blue Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hey there Paper Peeps! We are starting a new Red White and Blue Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I chose to make a banner…..a patriotic banner….SURPRISE! Okay..I know you’re not surprised lol. You would be more surprised if I didn’t make a new patriotic banner right???

Patriotic Banner 1I’ve got Red White and Blue and Patriotic covered on this festive  holiday banner. I started with a base of 150 lb cardstock and layered on a ton of patterned papers. I added images from my Beach Babes Collage Sheet that I Stickled the patootie out of. Next came lot’s of Tim Holtz metal embellies and Petaloo Sugared Blooms. I’m using Navy Blue  Silky Crush Ribbon to hang the banner sections on as well as extra tags to hang between. The images of the flag shields were also heavily Stickled…..boy did my hand hurt after all that!  Notice how I added the bronze colored Eyelets?  That prevents the ribbon from pulling through so this will be a great addition to the seasonal decor for a long long time : )

Patriotic Banner 2Patriotic Banner 3Patriotic Banner 4Okay…now it’s your turn to create a project with a Red White and Blue theme and link up with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon to play along. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

May Blog Hopping with Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hey there Peeps! I’m excited to be playing along with the May Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon.

10308279_717292838322738_8108547784177054821_nWe are sharing the projects we created using the May Ribbon Club Red White and Blue Assortment. You will really enjoy this kit for all your summer holiday projects!!!

eabfb-11139775_894430170609003_630409111254183445_nYou should be coming to me from the fabulous Miss Gloria…..who is fabulous….really really fabulous!!! If you’re just getting started…you want to hop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog…then you’ll be on track to enjoy all the great project inspiration. I created a USA banner…because you can never have enough summer holiday decor.

USA wall hanging

I’m really enjoying the layered look of papers and images on a super sturdy canvas covered chipboard. That great patriotic image is from my vintage Patriotic Women Digital Collage from Polly’s Paper at Etsy  This sheet is pretty great as it is…but add a little Stickles???? Over the top awesome!!!!

USA Banner3

I combined 2 of the ribbons from the assortment to provide a hanger and bows.  Red White and Blue Grosgrain, Electric Blue Satin with Grosgrain Edge, topped off with polka dot buttons. I also added some fun Tim Holtz elements like the metal clip and film strip acrylic ribbon.

USA Banner2These gorgeous flowers are Sugared Blooms from Petaloo….could they match any better??? Last but not least….handcrafted real glass glitter stars.

Okay that’s all for me….the next stop on the hop is my favorite Pink Chic Scrapper the totally adorable Miss Amber. Don’t forget to leave some love for all the designers sharing their inspiration…I know I will be!

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Gift Bag & Tags with Artisan Style From Graphic 45


Hey there Peeps! Well…seems I have last track of what day it is and I was supposed to post this yesterday : ( I’m going to blame it on the Mother’s Day festivities….that seems legit right? Anyhoo…I created a really sweet little gift bag & tags with Artisan Style from Graphic 45. I really have to tell you how much I love this paper line!!! And I had just the right embellies to really give my project a ton of detail. I know it’s supposed to be a gift bag…but I’m keeping it for myself lol….I’ll just add some pictures to the tags and call it a gift to me : )

Artisan Style Gift Box with Tags 1 Artisan Style Gift Box with Tags 2 Artisan Style Gift Box with Tags 3 Artisan Style Gift Box with Tags 4 Artisan Style Gift Box with Tags 5 Artisan Style Gift Box with Tags 6 Artisan Style Gift Box with Tags 7 Artisan Style Gift Box with Tags 8 Artisan Style Gift Box with Tags 9Supplies List….

Graphic 45 Artisan Style~This Old House
Graphic 45 Artisan Style~Artisan Style
Graphic 45 Artisan Style~Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Artisan Style~Decorative Chipboards
Graphic 45 Artisan Style~Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Artisan Style~Stickers
Graphic 45 Artisan Style~Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Artisan Style~Decorative Flourish
Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate Keys
Petaloo Flowers~Charcoal Grey Botanica Blooms x 4
Petaloo Flowers Forget me Nots x 16 Black
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot
Metal Charms

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

Bless Your Little Heart Wall Hanging with Crafty Secrets and RRR


Well hey there Paper Peeps. I hope all the Moms out there enjoyed their special day yesterday! I had a little work to get done but had some time to relax and spend with my family and had a lovely take out dinner..with lots of I won’t have to cook tomorrow either. Yay me.I’m dropping in this morning to share a sweet little Bless You Heart Wall Hanging I created with My fav Pink Chevron Twill and Pink Burlap String from Really Reasonable Ribbon and papers and vintage images from Crafty Secrets.

Bless You Little Heart Wall Hanging 1Bless You Little Heart Wall Hanging 4Bless You Little Heart Wall Hanging 3Bless You Little Heart Wall Hanging 5Bless You Little Heart Wall Hanging 2Bless You Little Heart Wall Hanging 6Supplies from Crafty Secrets…. Pastel Paper Pad, Little Blessing Creative Scraps, Birds of Happiness Stamp Set, Ruler Image from Creating with Vintage Typography, Heart Shaped Ivory Chipboard.

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G