Monthly Archives: October 2016

December Presents Greeting Card

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Hey there Peeps! I am all up in the holiday flower making and having sooo much fun.   This card mixes a few blooms from Floral Bouquet and a few Sweet Christine accented with blingy centers and glitter glues.

I utilized the centers from the Sweet Christine and finished them off with silver embossing powder to create a star effect.

~Cheery Lynn Designs Dies~
 ~Really Reasonable Ribbon~
Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Celebrating Fall with Petaloo and Authentique

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Hey there Paper Peeps! Today I am celebrating one of my favorite times of year. Which of course is Fall. In Michigan we enjoy glorious foliage and cool crisp air.  Also everything is pumpkin spice so that’s a win win.  I’ve created a tag and card using the gorgeous blooms from Petaloo and just perfect seasonal patterned papers from Authentique.  I’m also incorporating some yummy mixed media supplies to alter metals and chipboard pieces to coordinate with warm and rich patterns of the papers.

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The burlap from the Daisy Layers adds a wonderful textural element and creates a nice base layer for the more dimensional flowers.

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To balance the arrangement I added a few more of the layers to the top just tucked under the chipboard frame.

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The larger Blooms are the centerpiece for this arrangement with a few Spring Berries , twine and altered die cut shapes.

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This tag would make a lovely home décor element displayed on a mantle or shelf with a few pinecones and pumpkins.

I’ve also created a card……

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I’ve layered the papers here with the sweetest image of a vintage girl harvesting wheat.  This was the inspiration to choose the flowers to coordinate with the rich patterns and warm colors.bountiful_blessings_thanksgiving_greeting_card_authentique_petaloo_pollys_paper_studio_02

 

The key to this arrangement was mixing textures, styles, and trims.

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More flowers here mixed with metal embellishments and fussy cut images that have been accented with mixed media supplies.

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I really had such a lovely time creating this set of Fall projects tucked away in my shop with classic radio programs and little space heater.

~Petaloo Supplies Used~

DaisyLayers x 15 Burlap-Canvas Natural RS1205-000/6

Burlap Flowers x 11 Natural RS1208-000/6

Mini Mix x 8 Teastained Cream 1462-105

~Authentique Supplies~

Harvest Collection

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

 

 

 

Making Memories Tag

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Hey there Peeps! Hope your Thursday is off to a great start. Mine is because I get to share this fun tag I created with the new paper I received in my totally awesome DT box from BoBunny.   When I tell you I super love the new collections…it is no joke! So many great new patterns I am swooning.  So I’ve made 2 projects already and this Making Memories Tag is the first one I’m sharing….

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I can totally see this hanging in a retro or vintage inspired kitchen : )  It’s so bright and cheery and full of yummy layers of papers and altered metal and pins and pretty flowers.

 

BoBunny Supplies~ Kiss The Cook  (trust me ..you need this!!!)

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~  Robin Egg Satin with Stitched Center,  Sheer Cherry Red.

Cheery Lynn Designs Supplies~ English Tea Party Doily, Flourish #14.

Petaloo Flowers~ Darjeeling Dahlias- Teastained Teals

Polly’s Paper Studio~ Making Memories Tag

Okay that’s all for me…..wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

 

Winter Holiday Greeting Card and Tag

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Hey there Peeps! Just dropping in for a quick share. I created this greeting card and tag set with the  Merry & Bright collection and the Selfie Dies.  I layered the patterned papers with the dies cuts and accented them with festive twine, tiny clothespins and snowflakes topped with Double Dot Tuxedo Jewels Pearls. Last but not least a bow and novelty poinsettia button.

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

 

Holiday Merry Wishes Tag

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Hey there Peeps. Ginny here to share a very festive Christmas Tag I created with many of my favorite Cheery Lynn Designs Dies and some fun patterned papers and embellishments.
I created the base for this tag with the Coved Rectangle Stitch and Cut die using the middle size to cut 1 from 110lb cardstock and 1 from red cardstock. I adhered these together to make a sturdy layer to add the rest of the sections.

Using the next size down in the set of Coved Rectangles I cut a layer from red checked paper and attached it with spacers between.

To add texture and detail I tucked in a section of Gauze Border that I snipped to fit and dovetailed.  It’s held on with glue and a funky giant paper clip.

Christmas flowers are the funnest to make and these were a (slightly messy) blast.  I created the Poinsettia with matching red cardstock and accented the tips with Sugar Glitter Paste before assembling. The center is  pieces clipped from a berry pick and given a light coat of alcohol ink to color it to coordinate. The white flower is the  Gardenia cut with crisp white.  Every flower arrangement needs leaves so why not use Holly shaped leaves with a little inking on the edge and Stickles to make it extra festive?

A few last details like this Tiny Kaleidoscope  Doily , chipboard sentiment and pearly accents are perfect for this tag and finished off with some snappy red and white stitched ribbon.

~Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used~
Really Reasonable Ribbon~
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

Inspire Bird Mixed Media Greeting Card

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Hey there Peeps! Ginny here dropping in to share a greeting card I made with loads of mixed media supplies and a digital image from my shop. The bird in the images was the inspiration for the card. The bright feathers and flowers steered me towards choosing lighter colors with not too much contrast so as not to be too busy. Instead I’m using texture to create detail.

Inspire Bird Mixed Media Greeting Card

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Polly’s Paper Studio Supplies~ Inspire  Bird Mixed Media Greeting Card, Bird Frame Collage Sheet.

Petaloo Flowers~ Botanical Blooms-Teal

Gypsy Soul laser Cut Supplies~ Words & Phrases 1, Filigree Frames Shapes Set.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~ Robin Egg Satin w/ Center Stitch, Spiral Stamens, Ivory Burlap String.
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

Café Chocolat Wall Hanging

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Hey there Peeps! Just a quick post today. Sharing my Social Media project for BoBunny this week. I created a wall hanging with the Sweet Moments Collection.

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This wall hanging is created with layers of patterned papers from the Sweet Moments Collection with Noteworthy elements fussy cut and added with spacers for depth.  Several dies ( Elegant Border, Ornate Doilies, Selfie) are tucked in here and there as well as Frosting Jewels and Double Dot Think Pink Jewels for accent.   The base of this wall hanging is sturdy chipboard with a generous length of coordinating ribbon trim to hang.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Celery Chevron Striped Twill

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

Jolly St. Nick Creativity Kit and Projects

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Hey there Peeps! This is a very exciting post for me today as I’m sharing the projects I created with the new Jolly St. Nick Creativity Kit . Which I love. A lot. I was a Boy Scout Widow this weekend and I spent all my time in my shop playing paper and watching kids movies.

Here are the projects I created with the kit….

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These two large (4×6 inch) tags both  have ornament chippies but with very different styles. The one on the right is a shaker so it has the clear topper with sequins and pop beads inside. It’s also very glitzy with sparkly stars and branches and a sweet little candy cane charm. The one on the left is more traditional with holly leaves, wide lace and tinsel trim, enamel number plate and a metal sleigh charm.

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It wouldn’t be a kit without a house tag right?  This one has gorgeous pearl and bling trim, rosette ribbon and tinsel trim, large dimensional flowers, buttons and snowflakes. The card is an example of how great this kit works for those who like to make clean and simple projects.  Layering the papers and images and a simple bow makes for a quick project and is easier to mail since it doesn’t have all the dimensional items added.

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These cards have all the bells and whistles….okay it has bells lol. The card on the right is accented with handcrafted flowers and altered chippies that look like sweet peppermint candies.  The card on the left has lots of metal embellishments and vintage buttons.

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Even for these A2 sized cards I was able to get a lot of detail by layering the papers and tucking in die cuts and lace and bows.  These will also be easier to ship as they fit nicely into a standard sized envelope.

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This Jolly St. Nick Creativity Kit has great traditional styled Santa images  that have been meticulously edited to eliminate  imperfections and improve color quality. The double sided cardstock papers have been selected to coordinate perfectly with the images and provide a great amount of flexibility for making projects that are one of a kind creations your friends and family will be thrilled to receive.  I was able to complete 8 full sized projects using the kit , cardstock and bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box. I did have quite a bit of paper leftover so I can easy punch tags to add labels to the baked goods I’m making for the holiday.

Additional supplies used…….

Gypsy Soul Laser cut Chipboard~ Ornament Double Sided, Winter Shape Set, Christmas Shape Set, Snowflake Shape Set.

Petaloo Flowers~ Textured Blossoms Gray, Darjeeling Mini Mix Tea Stained Cream.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies~ Holly Leaf 4 Piece Set, French Pastry Tiny Doily, English Tea Party Doily.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims~ Red Plaid, Gray Plaid, Houndstooth Black and White, Ivory Burlap String, Red Burlap String.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

Silver Reindeer Blue Christmas Greeting Card

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Happy Sunday, Paper Peeps! Hope you are having a fabulous week. I’m just dropping in to share a traditionally styled Christmas card with a non-traditional color scheme.  I’m using my Gypsy Soul laser Cut chippies as the frame and focal image for this lovely wintery card and I’m just thrilled with how it turned out.

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Pretty patterned papers and large dimensional flowers are the perfect accent to the altered chipboard pieces.
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~Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Supplies ~
~Patterned Papers from Graphic 45~
~ Petaloo Flowers~
~Really Reasonable Ribbon~
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Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

Mixed Media Collage Layout

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Hey there Peeps and Happy Friday!  I’m excited to share with you my first Fine Art Project created for BoBunny.   I was so inspired by all the lovely mixed media supplies and patterned papers from Farmers Market.  I begged to use a picture my Son and his fiancé  took last week while picking apples and it just seemed like a match made in heaven.

Family Wall Hanging by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny Farmers Market

To create the background I added a light wash of watered down Gesso to the Farm Fresh patterned paper. Once it dried I cut it into strips and then into smaller squares. Using gel medium I adhered all the pieces down being careful to arrange them in a random pattern. After I had all the background attached I gave it a coat of Brilliant Blue Pearlescents with the ol finger brush smooshing it around and getting it into all the uneven surfaces.  After allowing it to dry I gave it a spray with Frost and Bronze Glimmer spray.  Additional detail comes from some texture paste and the Brocade Stickable Stencil and the feather created with the Whimsy Stickable Stencil and Frost Glitter Paste.

Family Wall Hanging by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny Farmers Market

Inking the edges helps give a defined border and stamping some images from the Rough-It-Up stamp and permanent ink anchors the die cuts and image. These flowers were created with the Farm Fresh paper and treated with the same mixed media supplies, layered with alternate sizes and topped off with blingy accents.

Family Wall Hanging by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny Farmers Market

I cut some sweet doilies with the Ornate Doilies Die and added patterned paper and the picture of the kiddos.  A little lace softens the arrangement as does the cheesecloth and loopy twine bow.  I used the same mixed media supplies to alter the Family chippie and secured it to the arrangement.  Last but not least a few sprinkles of Glimmer Spray watered down and flicked on with a paintbrush.

Family Wall Hanging by Ginny Nemchak using BoBunny Farmers Market

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

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Papers:  Farm Fresh,  Thankful / Farmers Market
Stickers: Combo Sticker / Farmers Market
Noteworthy: Farmers Market
Pearlescents:  Brilliant Blue
Glimmer Spray: Bronze, Frost
Glitter Paste: Frost
Stickable Stencil:  Brocade, Whimsy
Stamp: Rough-It-Up
Die: Ornate Doilies