Monthly Archives: September 2016

Poinsettia Wreath Greeting Card

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Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share a very country inspired Christmas greeting card I created with fabulous Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, festive patterned papers and perfectly coordinating ribbon trim. This card is an A2 size with a base of cranberry colored cardstock.

These scrumptious Poinsettias are a delight to make as they go together in a snap. I ran the die through to make 2 flowers…..but left the smaller two top layers off and created separate blooms with them so I got 4 flowers for the price of two hooray! After shaping them and assembling them I added a thin coat of a clear Stickle and sprinkled on a diamond dust glitter for a nearly iridescent look then popped in a pearly accent for the center.

To create a fuller wreath I cut two from the Joy To The World die and stacked them up. Additional bulk for the floral arrangement comes fromFlourish #13 leaves that are finished with a green Stickle for a little sparkle.

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The background is created with a crisp white French Pastry Doily and the tiny berry clusters are a great finishing detail cut with the Holly Leaf die from plaid paper and topped off with red bling..
~Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used~
~Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~
Okay that’s all for me. Wising all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

Halloween Shrine Box

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Hey there Peeps! Ginny here to share a Halloween project that takes me from the sublime from last week into the ridiculous.  I’ve got a skeleton hanging from a chandelier like you would find at any great Halloween party. halloween_shrine_box_pollys_paper_studio_ginny_nemchak_01

I used pieces from several sets of fabulous chippies to create this fun and whimsical box.
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The box is covered with funky Halloween patterned papers to create a backdrop for the altered chipboard.

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Spider Webs with steel luxe paint create a base to add seasonal embellishments to.

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The focal point for this arrangement is additional webs and Star Flourishes with fall colored leaves, black roses and sparkly picks.

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Inside the box is a great embossed chandelier with a party animal skeleton.

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Supplies~
~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 creative : ) G

Christmas Party Hot Chocolate Station Jar Cozies

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Hey there Paper Peeps!  Ginny here to share a fun holiday project just perfect for your next Christmas or winter party.  The first thing that came to mind was a way to display fixins for a hot cocoa station. You gotta have marshmallows and candy canes and  a fun way to stir your drink. Tis The Season Collection has really great holiday images and patterns in traditional colors which are my favorite for home décor.

Christmas Party Hot Cocoa Fixins Station Party Decor Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny Tis The Season

 

Containers for food items should be washable so I started with wide mouth mason jars and created cozies to slip them into.  Display them just as they are….or layer them in front of a wreath with a tiny tag banner created with the chipboard tags.
Christmas Party Hot Cocoa Fixins Station Party Decor Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny Tis The Season

I used the  Double Dot paper in Cranberry to create the box.  There is no bottom to the box making them really easy to fold up and store flat  after the season is over.

Christmas Party Hot Cocoa Fixins Station Party Decor Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny Tis The Season

There are 3 cozies  shown here but you could create more to serve other toppings. Maybe make another set of 3 that are a bit shorter for smaller jars and stagger them to create a multi-level display. Can you ever have enough varieties of toppings??? I say no you can not!

Christmas Party Hot Cocoa Fixins Station Party Decor Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny Tis The Season

The layered Chipboard in the Tis The Season collection has cute ornament shapes with a Joy sentiment perfect to add over die cuts from the patterned papers.  There’s also a great coordinating stripe as a background.

Christmas Party Hot Cocoa Fixins Station Party Decor Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny Tis The Season

Other snack foods could be displayed in these jar cozies like peanuts or candies.  Wouldn’t it be fun to create many of these to serve the goodies for your party then let the guests take one home as a party favor????  I’ll be making these for every holiday now.

BoBunny Supplies:
Tis The Season Paper~ Nostalgia, Peace, Ornaments
Double Dot Paper~ Cranberry
Tis The Season Layered Chipboard
Tis The Season Chipboard
Sugar Glitter Paste
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Fall Harvest Card

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Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share a Fall Harvest Greeting Card inspired by the super gorgeous burlap flowers from Petaloo. They have such a wonderful texture that goes perfectly with the warmer colors and images of the season.

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The leaves are really lovely with the iconic shapes and colors of Fall. I layered them up to create a base for the larger bloom.

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To create balance I added a second smaller grouping with a little loopy twine bow.

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Spacers were added between the paper layers to add depth and to keep the busy patterns from running together.

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This bottom corner is anchored with a coordinating bow and additional twine loops.

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This combination of flowers reminds me of a lovely Fall wreath.

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To get the layers I wanted without all the bulk on top I tucked a few of the flatter flowers under in image and added some on top.

Fall Harvest Greeting Card on Etsy

~Petaloo Supplies Used~

Canvas Sunflower Mini-RS5oo2-200/4

Texture Elements Daisy Layers Burlap Canvas Natural 1205-000

Burlap Leaves Fall Mix SKU: 5001-300

Textured Elements Burlap Blossom 1200000 Natural

Other supplies used….Really Reasonable Ribbon trims, BoBunny patterned papers.

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

Modern Reindeer Greeting Card

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Hey there Peeps. Ginny  here dropping in to share a very modern inspired and mixed media Christmas greeting card. I created this card with just white and black cardstock and lots of inks and die cuts and stamps and embossing supplies. This card is an A2 size with like elebenty hundred dies.

 

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

Joy Bird Greeting Card

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Hey there Paper Peeps! Dropping in today to share what I think may be my favorite GSL project so far. I love everything about it like the birds and the colors and layers!

I used a makeup applicator to pounce on many different acrylic paint colors and added some cinnamon Stickles once it was dry. Both of the larger pieces got the same finishing treatment. For the Joy sentiment I just added a nice thick coat of Opal White Liquid Pearls. When it was mostly…but not quite all the way dry I smooshed it down with my finger to give it some texture.

I selected the paint colors to coordinate with the gorgeous fussy cut bird and background paper.

There are chipboard spacers between the layers for dimension and a bit of distressing with the Tonic edger.

These flowers in burlap were chosen specifically to not compete with the altered chippies.

I’m really thinking I should be calling this a mixed media piece instead of a card as it would look really lovely sitting on a mantle or shelf as a nature inspired home décor item.

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Supplies~
~Really Reasonable Ribbon~
~Petaloo~
~BoBunny Papers~
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be productive : ) G

Things with Wings Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Hey there Peeps. We’re starting another fun challenge at RRR and the theme this time is Things With Wings. I created a As The Crow Flies Halloween Home Décor wall hanging with a nice selection of RRR trims and ribbons and an image from the Nevermore Halloween Collage Sheet.

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Really Reasonable Ribbons Used~ Sheer Organza with Satin Center, Wonky Squares on White, Burlap String, Gladys Crocheted Lace Pumpkins.

Polly’s Paper Studio~ Nevermore Halloween Collage Sheet

As The Crow Flies Halloween Décor Wall Hanging

Graphic 45~ Policy Envelope

Okay now it’s your turn to create a fabulous Things With Wings inspired project and link up with us to play along. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative  : ) G

Blog Hopping with Cherry Lynn Designs

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Hey there peeps it’s another fun hop with the nice folks here at Cheery Lynn Designs. This month we are featuring projects created with the gift card and envelope die sets.

You should be coming to me from Christina. If your just joining in you’ll want to go to the Cherry Lynn Blog to start at the beginning.

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For the You & Me project I cut doubles of the dies and connected the envelope bottoms with spacers to allow  a small treat to be added. I also secured eyelets at the top to tie with a pretty matching ribbon.

Your next stop in the hope is Miss Bonnie.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used~ To And From 13 piece Die Set B854, Happy Birthday Gift Envelope 15 Piece Die Set – B856, Love Gift Envelope 11 Piece Die Set – B855

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

Graphic 45 DT Alumni Blog Takeover

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Hey there Peeps! I’ve got two words for ya……we’re baaaack!!!! lol  A few of the Graphic 45 Design Team Alumni have created fabulous projects and we’re taking over the  blog this week. Bwa ha ha.

 

Join the Graphic 45 Design Team Alumni Blog Takeover September 12-16 2016!

Delightfully Sweet Halloween Banner

 

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Ohhh how I love a banner and I also love Rare Oddities and in my humble opinion this is a match made in heaven. I layered the patterned papers with fussy cut images, large dimensional flowers, and glittery die cuts then strung it on a cool graphic ribbon with tags between.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~6×6 Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~ Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~ Brews and Potions
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~ Stickers
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~ 8×8 Paper Pad
Petaloo Flowers
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies

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I had a blast creating this masculine inspired greeting card using the warm colors and richly patterned papers of Safari Adventure. Lots of layers with solid borders and spacers between for dimension.  I’ve added a doily die cut…but cut from black .There are also burlap flowers to add a lot of texture and fill in this arrangement I tucked in some black netting.  I think this might be very nice for just about any occasion….and after all…an elephant never forgets!

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Safari Adventure~ 6 x 6 Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure~ Safari Adventure
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure~ Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure~ Jungle Expedition
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure~ Decorative Chipboard
Petaloo Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon Trim
Cheery Lynn Designs Die

It’s been so nice to be back with my G45 family…I miss them so much and can’t wait for the year to be done so I can audition for them again.

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

Halloween Blues Greeting Card

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Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here and  I’m excited to share a fun halloweeny project today with vintage images, layered patterned papers, and gorgeous Petaloo flowers.  I used non-traditional colors for the holiday inspired by the background color from the image.  Because why be normal? Halloween_Blues_Holiday_Greeting_Card_Petaloo_Polly's_Paper_Studio_Ginny_Nemchak_01

That little boy is sweet and charming I could not resist creating a project with him. The tag in the background was inked and stamped and embossed with more traditional Halloween colors. Not too much of it is peeking out so as not to distract from the focal image.

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The texture on these burlap flowers is amazing! I filled in a small arrangement here with some black burlap string to help fill in the space.

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Another little arrangement for the top corner here with coordinating silk ribbon.

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From this angle you can see them embossing a bit better. I used a flat black for the spider web and a clear gloss on the die cut frame.  I utilized a white doily to break of the focal images from the background which were all in a similar color tone and was looking a bit washed out.

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A few embellies like the metal clip and buttons really wrap this card up and balances the large flowers.

~Petaloo Supplies Used~

Canvas Sunflower Mini-RS5oo2-200/4

Darjeeling Petites Cream 1465105

Textured Elements Dogwood Ant Blue 1211-253

~Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used~  Black Burlap String, Silk Ribbon.

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