Monthly Archives: July 2016

Tiny Purses with Petaloo Flowers


Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share a project I created that is chock full of shabby chic and country charm.  These tiny purses were really fun to make and would be an awesome project to work on with the kiddos.  I started with itty bitty pre-made canvas totes and added layers of pretty Petaloo flowers, ribbons and trims and buttons.

Tiny Purses 1I think these little bags are too precious. Couldn’t you just imagine presenting someone with a gift card tucked inside? Or hanging them on little hooks to be displayed as shabby country décor?Tiny Purses 2 This bag is my favorite of the two. I layered on some extra wide printed canvas and chevron ribbons with crisp white lace and chose the flowers and berry picks to match. An additional layer of lace at the top has some perfectly coordinated buttons.Tiny Purses 3The combination of the rough fabrics, the burlap flowers and shiny picks and so much texture.Tiny Purses 4This little bag was just a bit bigger so I chose bigger blooms to create a nice border at the top.  A double band of lace at the bottom is covered with a coordinating striped canvas ribbon and buttons.Tiny Purses 5

These velvety blooms remind me of millenary flowers.  I added some darker purple wrinkle ribbon and twine to anchor the lighter colors.

 ~Petaloo Supplies~

Textured Elements Garden Rosettes Pink 1213-211

Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosettes Cream 1492-105

Botanica Collection Spring Berry Clusters Pink 1105-101

Botanica Collection Velvet Pansies Mauve 1110-161

Botanica Collection Chantilly Mixed Bloom Lilac/Purple 1279-205

~Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~

Purple Nite Seam Binding

Violet Burlap String

Chevron Striped Twill Pink

Natural Burlap String

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

Retro Christmas Creativity Kit 2016 and Projects


Hey there Peeps! Well I’m almost out of time to post the much asked for Retro Christmas Creativity Kit 2016  as a Christmas in July event. We’ve had lots of fun goings on around here keeping us busy.  But I really think it was worth the wait lol. I had soooo much fun creating with this kit!!!! Like for reals. I’ve been hunkered down in my studio with glitter and tinsel and flip flops and tank tops.  Anyhoo I’ll share the projects first.

2016 Retro Christmas Creativity Kit 32016 Retro Christmas Creativity Kit 42016 Retro Christmas Creativity Kit 52016 Retro Christmas Creativity Kit 2

I mean can we all just agree this is the best kit I’ve created so far??? So totally festive and bright and cheerful.  This kit has really fun retro images I’ve painstakingly edited to enhance the colors and correct tiny flaws from age. There’s also perfectly coordinating patterned papers and prettied satin bows.

2016 Retro Christmas Creativity Kit 1This years Retro Christmas Creativity kit 2016 is just chock full of awesomeness! Anddd I got it listed before July was over lol.

Okay that’s all for me. We’re off to tennis tournament and scouts. See told ya we’ve got a lot going on. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

2016 Fall & Winter Holiday Release – Part 2 Halloween Catoween Tag


catoween tag 1Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here dropping in to share a fabby project I created with the new release dies!HAlloween PromoI had lots of fun with this tag….and you know I love cats so it’s just pur-fect for me lol. I started with a simple layered base 4 x 6 of black cardstock with festive and fun Halloween paper attached with chipboard spacers. I’ve also notched the corners. catoween tag 2   I super love this Whimsical Halloween Cat 4 piece Set.  I wanted to layer this cute kitty over patterned papers so I added a French Pastry Doily and cut a small circle in more neutral pattern to display him. I also used foam spacers to build it up off the surface.  catoween tag 3There’s a bit of coordinating bling in the background along with some fabby matching ribbon and to make this arrangement perfect I added Feathers cut from the background paper and embellished with a bit of Stickles. catoween tag 4Rather than using the entire sentiment from the die set I elected to just use the Cat-O-Ween part and created a bit of a banner curled to add dimension and  attached with tiny wooden clothespins.  I gave this cool cat a little bling for his bow tie to coordinate with the larger blingy accents in the background. Last but not least I wrapped a bit of twine around the bottom of the tag. catoween tag 5 ~Cheery Lynn Designs Supplies~

Whimsical Halloween Cat 4 Piece Die Set-B850
~Really Reasonable Ribbon ~
Parrot Green Burlap String

And don’t forget that for the next four days when you buy any two of the fall and winter new release dies (Winter, Christmas and Halloween) you will get a free Sweet Candy Cane die.  
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G


Merry Traditional Santa Greeting Card


Hey there Peeps! Ginny here to share a card I created to get a jump on the  Christmas projects I need to prepare for the holiday.   There’s never enough time when you’re cooking and shopping and decking the halls.

Merry Traditional Santa Greeting Card

Merry Traditional Santa Card 1The background for this card is an embossed and inked crème colored cardstock with layers of altered chipboard pieces, vintage Santa image, flowers, ribbon and berry picks.Merry Traditional Santa Card 4I created some sweet little windows with the 4 Panel Square Window Set.  Just a quick base coat of flat white acrylic paint and a little inking on the edge then adhered to velum and given a faux icicle effect.  Victorian Corners 2 were given a quick heat embossing with white embossing powder then attached to the corner of the window frameMerry Traditional Santa Card 3The Brick Wall texture helps to fill the corner and creates a nice base for the Medallions Stars.
A pair of coordinating flowers added under and over the corner of this vintage digital image are a nice finishing touch.Merry Traditional Santa Card 2I added a nice collection of flowers and glittery branches and berries along with polka dotty ribbon, burlap twine, and a stamped sentiment.

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Supplies~
Medallions Star~available soon
~Polly’s Paper Studio Supplies~
~Petaloo Flowers~
~Really Reasonable Ribbon~
Okay that’s all for me….off to find my flip flops and tank top and Christmas music and create a few more holiday projects. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Imagine Balloon Card


Hey there Peeps! Ginny here dropping in to share a card I created with fabby trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon, gold foiling, flowers and die cuts.

Imagine Balloon Card.

Imagine Balloon Card 1

These are pretty papers from BoBunny along with the gold foiling.

Imagine Balloon Card 2This gorgeous bow was created with Champaign Striped Chevron Twill, Antique Gold Burlap String, and pretty flowers. Imagine Balloon Card 3Layers of die cuts  are topped with graphically patterned papers, metal gears and additional flowers.Imagine Balloon Card 4The focal image here is a hand colored stamp tucked just into a chipboard zipper. Imagine Balloon Card 5I added the sentiment with a little volume worked in, and finished the card with an additional stamped balloon, berry pick, gold mesh, acrylic film strip and metal clip.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Zipper….coming soon

Petaloo Flowers~ Spring Berry Cluster, Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosette, Faux Dried Mini

BoBunny~  Dreamer Stamp, Accents Gold Foil Transfers, Somewhere In Time patterned papers.

Cheery Lynn Designs~  Square Frames, Large Sunflower Doily.

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

Yellow Rose Greeting Card


Yellow Rose Card 1Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share a card I created with the fabby Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, layered patterned papers and a little mixed media. This card starts with an A2 sized card base with a generous amount of texture paste embossing. Then the layering begins….lots of patterns separated by solids, additional dies for texture, Stickles, vintage buttons and trim.Yellow Rose Card 2This lovely flower is created with the Rose and Leaves Die. A little bending and pulling and it took a nice shape then I filled in some of the gaps with Mercury Glass Stickles.  There’s more glitter on the leaves as well.Yellow Rose Card 3In the very background I’ve added a Mirror Mirror Doily Frame cut from white cardstock. For the focal section there’s a French Pastry Doily cut from the patterned paper. I love the script. This doily was too wide for where I wanted to put it so I clipped a small bit of the side off….and flipped around the extra little piece and layered  it on as well. You can never have enough layers!Yellow Rose Card 4Adding the Fanciful Flourish Left die cut from white helps to fill the space and create the illusion of a larger flower arrangement.

 Yellow Rose Card 5I created a little more texture for the background with the Lattice Die glued down to the patterned paper and trimmed to size. Yellow Rose Card 6I’m not going to go as far as saying this card is monochromatic….but it’s low contrast makes it seem very vintagy and dreamy.

~Cheery Lynn Design Supplies~
 Patterned Papers~ Somewhere In Time from BoBunny
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Mixed Media Dragonfly Frame


Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share a sweet little frame project I created with lots of great GSL chippies and loads of mixed media supplies.

Mixed Media Dragonfly Frame

Dragonfly Wall Art Mixed Media 1I found this frame with itty bitty windows and thought it would be a fun way to incorporate lots of small elements. First I took it apart and removed the glass. Then I traced where with window openings would be so I’d know where to place all the bits and pieces.  I created the background first with inks and stamps in the color scheme I wanted to use on the focal elements.Dragonfly Wall Art Mixed Media 3For added texture I layered in the Brick Wall chippie painted in flat white. Next came the Scribble Frame in black for contrast. Then the gears were painted gold and given a light coat of stain for an aged patina.

Dragonfly Wall Art Mixed Media 4The Filigree Frame was finished with the same steps as the gears then a couldn’t resist topping it off with some coordinating bling.  A few small and simple stamped sentiments are really just perfect for this size frame.Dragonfly Wall Art Mixed Media 2A generous amount of flowers to fill in this corner along with a fancy stick pin,  some altered clock hands and twine bows.  There’s also a bit of gold mesh tucked in behind.Dragonfly Wall Art Mixed Media 5I may have gotten a little carried away with this Dragonfly…..but once I was on a roll it was hard to stop. I started with a base coat of white then colored and shaded with watercolor pencils. Using archival ink I stamped on the itty bitty typography. I added a nice finished edge with a black Big Brush marker and colored in the body portion. Next I layered on additional clock hands with the same gold and stain finish as the rest of the elements and secured them with a touch of glue to hold them in place while I wrapped the wire around and added beads.  The wire did add a bit of bulk in the back…but it fits down nicely between the frame openings so it does not cause the dragonfly to stick out yay!
~Other Supplies~
Petaloo Flowers
Botanica Faux Dried Minis
Chantilly Collection-Velvet Hydrangeas
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist- Suede, Sunflower
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist- Bronze
Okay that’s all for me. I had so much fun with this altered art project….now where to hang it???  Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

July Blog Hopping with Cheery Lynn Designs


Happy Friday Paper Peeps! We’re starting a great hop this morning at Cheery Lynn Designs. We are sharing the projects we created with the IOE Plates and Birthday Oval Embossing Folder.

IOEYou should be coming to me from Amy.  If you’re just joining in you’ll want to go to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog to start at the beginning.

I created my card with a 5 x 6 1/2 inch base of black cardstock and layered on patterned papers with selective embossing from the Birthday Ovals embossing folder.

Embossed Birthday Card 1

I decided to enhance the embossed areas with a very careful and gentle inking to make the raised areas really pop. Layering the section and adding spacers between the layers helps to give dimension and keep the pattern separate.

Embossed Birthday Card 2

1 lovely flower created with the Gardenia Die tops this bow with graphic black and white striping.  Leaves cut from Foliage and patterned paper were given a good inking with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

Embossed Birthday Card 3

I took advantage of this little cut out section from the sticker to act as a frame for the center sentiment. I used the embossing folder and ran it through with velum the lied o the back with white cardstock.Embossed Birthday Card 4

I love the vintagy feel of this card with it’s embossing and florals and ribbon.

Okay your next stop in the hop is my girl Bonnie.

~Cheery Lynn Designs Supplies~

Birthday Embossing Folder IOEEF02

Oval IOE Plates S184

Gardenia Strip B339

Patterned papers from BoBunny


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

Ruler Frames with Vintage Art


Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here today to share a set of fun and easy to make frames I created with rulers!  These are fabby to display any type of vintagy and kid art. Simply measure and trim them out to the size you need and add a little stain to warm up the color. You could easily substitute a spray like Glimmer Mist or any fluid ink to customize the colors to match your project. Just make sure it’s sheer so you can see the ruler markings through it…all the measurement lines are the fun part of the frame! This is a great kid craft if you help them do the cutting.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 3I’m going for a vintagy look so I chose a pretty Vintage Photo Chalkboard and Shabby Pink digital image and printed it to the size I wanted to make the frames.  Once they were printed I adhered them to lightweight chipboard to give them some sturdiness then added the rulers.  You can finish them with an easel backing so they can be propped on a shelf or add small roping with simple knots to hang on the wall.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 1This sweet little girl has a fair few Petaloo flowers that coordinate. I thought it was important to add the cream colored Garden Rosettes to lighten up the arrangements. They also add a lovely depth.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 1-2I’m very pleased with how well the ribbon coordinates with these scrumptious flowers. The roping really helps to add texture.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 1-3More Blooms and leaves for this corner and a simple bow.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 2This image was a bit smaller and more squarish so I decided to add flowers to only the bottom corner to make it less clunky.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 2-2I added a few extra layers to this bow like the twine and vintage button.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 2-3

There’s more layers for this corner too. Along with the large dimensional flowers I added a burlap DIY flower and some Queen Anne’s Picks since they’re lacy and beautiful.

Petaloo Supplies:

DIY-Queen Annes Pick White- 1650-016

Darjeeling Garden Rosette Cream-1491105

DIY-Daisy Layers Ivory-1650-020

Botanica Blooms Coral-1102105

Other Supplies:

Vintage Images-Polly’s Paper Studio

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims

Okay that’s all for me. I hope I’ve inspired you to make some frames with your little ones and create art you can all enjoy! Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

July Blog Hopping with Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hey there Paper Peeps! I hopping today with the fine folks at Really Reasonable Ribbon.   10308279_717292838322738_8108547784177054821_n

We are sharing the projects we created with the July Ribbon Club Pink and Purple Assortment. It’s pretty cute I must say.

Pink and PurpleYou should be coming to me from my very dear and lovely friend Gloria. If your’re just joining want to go to the  RRR Blog to start at the beginning.

I created a fabby wall hanging. I’m pretty excited that G45 re-released Halloween in Wonderland and it’s never too early to start your seasonal holiday crafting.

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Along with the coolio purples from the Ribbon Club Assortment I’m using gorgeous Petaloo flowers and Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Mirror. I’ve also tucked in a few Tropical Flourishes from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Your next stop in the hop is Judy!! Who is fabulous!!!!

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