Monthly Archives: March 2017

Birds of a Feather Variety Cards & Crafts Creativity Kit and Projects

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Hey there Peeps! Well I’ve found a way to hide from the last of the cold winter weather.  I’ve been hunkered down in my shop creating a fabulous kit that gets me in the mood for spring. I do love birds of all kinds so this kit is for our feathered friends and fellow bird aficionados. I really needed a good selection of sentiments too so I can easily whip up cards for all occasions. I had lots of fun creating cards with the kit….and even 2 tags……because that’s what I do…there are no rules here! Here are the projects…..

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Birds of a Feather Creativity Kit 2017 03

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So that’s 6 full sized cards and 2 large tags with this kit and few items from my stash like cardstock and flowers and chippies. Wanna get a look at all the great supplies in the kit? Well just hop on over to the shop and check it out…

Birds of a Feather Variety Cards & Crafts Creativity Kit from Polly’s on Etsy

Finished cards and tags are also available HERE.

Additional supplies from….

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Petaloo

Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Chipboard

Cheery Lynn Designs

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

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Spring Décor Wall Hangings

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Well hello there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share some holiday décor that’s not specifically Easter but inspired by Spring so it can be displayed and enjoyed all season long.

Spring Tags Polly's Paper Studio Petaloo

I created 4 while I had the supplies out. Each has a coordinating  Post Card Nest Collage image so they are similar…..but just slightly different.

Spring Tag Nest w pink flowers & Blue Eggs Holiday Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 01

I started with a base of burlap adhered to sturdy chipboard then layered on all the paper pretties!

Spring Tag Nest w pink flowers & Blue Eggs Holiday Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 02

I love these flowers in shades of white and green. So perfect for spring.

Spring Tag Nest w pink flowers & Blue Eggs Holiday Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 03

There are more flowers tucked under the paper layers for added depth.  Chipboard painted in crisp white breaks up the busy paper patterns and adds texture.

Spring Tag Nest w Blue flowers & Speckled Eggs Holiday Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 04
I’ve added pretty coordinating ribbons, a wire hanger, wooden clothespin, seasonal brad, and washi tape to finish off these charming and just a little bit vintagy wall hangings.

 

Polly’s Paper Studio~ Spring Tags on Etsy, Post Card nest Digital Collage.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Deco Frame 6 inch

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Seam Binding Cream,  Bay Leaf, Ivory Burlap String

~Petaloo Supplies~

Darjeeling Hydrangea Green-1493-107

Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosette Green-1492-107

Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosette Cream- 1492-105

Faux Dried Mini Ivory-1101-001

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

Dream Hot Air Balloon All Occasion Greeting Card

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Well hello there Peeps! I had myself a good ol time working on this card getting totally overboard with the chippies and embellies. Sometime that little voice inside my hais says “more more more” I have tried to reign that voice in…but not today!

 

 

 

 

I’m using the gorgeous Tropical Taffeta, Bambo Cord,  and Burlap String from RRR.

Gypsy Spoul Laser Cuts~Deco Frames 6 Inch, Filigree Frame.

Petaloo~ Botanica Mini Teal, Anenomies.  Baby’s Breath Pick.

That’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day! G

 

Bee Home Decor Plaque w/ tutorial

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Hey there Peeps! I’m rustling up some home décor today for my project inspired by my love of bees.  Our neighbor is a beekeeper so we get to enjoy lots of them in our flowering trees. Also my very good friend is also a beekeeper and provides us with gorgeous fresh honey : )

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s how I prepared the chippies…

All these fabby elements will be wiped with a cloth to prepare them for finishing.

Some of the pieces have been finished in patterned papers. Some have been inked black and some have been heat embossed.

A variety of embossing was done in metallic shades and the bee was just colored with a Spectrum Noir marker.
Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Supplies~
Honeycomb & Bees Small,
Title Queen Bee,
Filigree Frames Set 
Chickenwire Mini Album

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Champagne Chevron Striped Twill,  Black Burlap String.

Petaloo Flowers~ Briar Rose Canvas

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

The More Candles Birthday Greeting Card

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Hey Peeps!  I’m just dropping in to share a Birthday greeting card I created with loads of country charm. It’s got lace and ric rac and flowers and buttons and brads. I’m also using a sentiment from my Subway Art Styled Sentiments Collage Sheet as the focal point. The crisp black and white of the image helps to break up the busy patterns of the paper.The More Candles Birthday Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

The More Candles Birthday Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

The More Candles Birthday Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

The More Candles Birthday Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

I’m using Carta Bella papers with Center Stitch Burlap in Red, and Red Burlap String from Really Reasonable Ribbon. There’s also a Chipboard Scribble Frame from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

Polly’s Paper Studio~ The More Candles Birthday Greeting Card, Subway Art Styled Sentiment Digital Collage.

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

Dragonfly Wishes Home Décor Stand

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Hey  Peeps! Let me just tell you that I have fallen for the Pentart Metallic Wax Paste.  Not only does it add a gorgeous detail to your creations…but it is also super easy to use. For my project today I’m upcycling a plaster frame stand that I sourced at a local discount store in the markdown section.

Dragonfly Wishes Home Decor Stand By Ginny Nemchak for BoBunny Using Life In Color
Life In Color was the perfect pairing for this frame. It’s kinda “arty” so I think the mixed media supplies work so great with it.
Dragonfly Wishes Home Decor Stand By Ginny Nemchak for BoBunny Using Life In Color
This frame has a lovely base with additional raised areas to highlight with the wax. It’s also super heavy so there is no concern that it  might tip over.
Dragonfly Wishes Home Decor Stand By Ginny Nemchak for BoBunny Using Life In Color

To round out the arrangement there’s a bit of netting and twine bows. Last but not least metal gears in coordinating silver.

Dragonfly Wishes Home Decor Stand By Ginny Nemchak for BoBunny Using Life In Color

I took out the glass part of the frame so I could add the brick background pattern then adhere the following layers with foam spacers.  Bling is always a good for an well placed bit of sparkle. These coordinate really well so the don’t contrast with the background.

Dragonfly Wishes Home Decor Stand By Ginny Nemchak for BoBunny Using Life In Color

So many layers!!!! This definitely has a very dimensional look, and the wax paste does the trick in making them stand out nicely.

Here’s the process of finishing the frame….

Dragonfly Wishes Home Decor Stand By Ginny Nemchak for BoBunny Using Life In Color

I was able to cover it in with only 1 coat of Pentart Creamy Acrylic Metallic Paint in Graphite. Yay for 1 coat!!!! After allowing to dry I used my finger and a very light touch to add the wax to the raised areas.  Easy Peasy. So much beauty for so little work!!!

Okay that’s all for me today. Wishing everyone a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative.

BoBunny Supplies:

6×6 Paper Pad: Life In Color

Noteworthy: Life In Color

Journal Contents: Life In Color

Patterned Papers 12 x 12 : Nature

Double Dot Jewels: Aqua

Glitter Paste: Sugar, Silver

Pentart Supplies: 

Creamy Acrylic Metallic~Graphite

Metallic Wax Paste~ Antique Silver

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies:

Dark Teal Netting

Ivory Burlap String

 

 

Beautiful Clock All Occasion Greeting Card

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Hey there Peeps!  So you know how when you have elements of a project come together just right?  Don’t you love when that happens?  When I created this project I was inspired by the clock chipboard embellishment. I checked out some digis from my shop and low and behold the clock image with the gorgeous vintage rose fit perfectly. I mean it was like meant to be!!!

With the chipboard and image picked out I gathered flowers with the same peachy pink tones and fairly neutral background papers.

I’ve just been working on a major reorganization of my shop and I just cleaned up all the ribbons so I knew right away that I had this shade.

Since the layout turned out to be a bit bottoms heavy I added some metal keys, another flower and leaf, and twine to anchor it with a vintage button.

Beautiful Clock All Occasion Greeting Card at Polly’s on Etsy

Additional chippies add texture as well as embossing the center section.

 

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~  Ivory Burlap String, Diamond Satin Light Coral.

Gyspy Soul Laser Cuts~ Scribble Frame Dragonfly, Alarm Clock Frame Ups, Honeycomb & Bees Medium.

Petaloo~ Mini Mix Teastained Spice, Burlap BirdsNest Flower x 3, Darjeeling Hydrangeas
Spice.

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