Monthly Archives: November 2018

Just For You Christmas Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Of course I have another Christmas card to share today! This time I worked in a more shabby chic color pallate and added vintagy lace. 

I  think it turned out kinda dreamy! 

I would never have guessed that I would enjoy so much this sized card. Sometimes a new challenge is all you need to spark creativity.

All of these lace layers creates loads of texture. 

The  chipboard frame works really well to make a focal point of a smaller image. I topped it with a glitter star and an actual vintage button.

To get the perfect shabby chic look I layered hand made by me flowers with some from Little Birdie Crafts and filled in the arrangement with tiny frosted pine cones, pearl headed stick pins, loopy twine bows and glitter stars.

Even the sentiment is popped up for extra dimension.

Faux snow and die cut border strips add subtle detail and the pearls are the perfect finishing accent.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~Just For You Greeting Card

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Filigree Frame

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Ivory Burlap String

~Little Birdie Crafts ~ Flowers

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Dashing Through the Snow Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! I’m back with another greeting card created with the fabulous Authentique Paper. This time I’m going for the Jingle collection.

This paper is so fun and festive. The retro patterns and images really speak to my heart. I love all things vintagy!

I was fortunate to find a chipboard frame that fit the image from the Elements sheet so perfectly! I finished it with coordinating acrylic paint and faux snow for a frosty look.

Hard to stop when layering flowers for a holiday arrangement. This is a mix of handmade by me flowers and die cut foliage with a bit of twine and shiny stars tucked in.

Burlap ribbon and tiny candy cane charms are so iconic and match perfectly!

Last but not least is vintage buttons as subtle detail.

~Authentique Papers~ Jingle Collection

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Flourished Frame Laurel

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Burlap Ribbon, Burlap String Red

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

December Scotty Christmas Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps!  Ginny back to share another Christmas greeting card. Seems like I can not get enough of creating holiday cards. So much fun to get into the Christmas mood.

I love this color combination. So classic. And the plaids that make me so happy!

This is the best combination of old and new. I reached into my stash for this sweet holiday journal card then combined it with some new to me plaid.

Handmade flowers are layered with die cut foliage, and little loopy twine bows for a festive arrangement.

Adding a simple clip here for detail on this journal card.  I’m using a double layer of matting to brighten up what would have been a dark card with just read and black. The white really helps the layers to pop.

Speaking of layers…..I’ve added spacers between them to build up loads of dimension.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ December Scotty Christmas Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Red Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Sleigh Rides Christmas Greeting Card

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Good morning to you friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here from the frosty north to share a sweet and primitive styled greeting card for the holiday…

This card is chock full of homespun details.  The little star ornament was easy to create and I was able to use a nearly forgotten about tool. Use it or loose it!

I’ve even upcycled a stem from some flowers to create the hanger for this dimensional star. Of course I’ve added a bit of burlap twine here for texture.

Actual vintage buttons are a must for all primitive inspired projects as is plaid.  I’ve kept the Kraft color working on the base of the card to create a generous sized border. 

Details must be kept sweet and simple so I’ve added only one flower with some die cut greenery, smallish snowflakes, twine, and tiny candy cane charms.

There’s loads of depth here from spacers between the layers. Faux snow added to the edges helps to bring a frosty detail.

Want to see how I created this card? 

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Traditional Christmas Deluxe Creativity Kit and Projects

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Time for another fun kit. This time the theme is Traditional Christmas.  I love the warm rich colors of the patterned papers and the festive images. I’ve added loads of fun holiday inspired embellishments like twine and tinsel, clips and clothespin, bells and evergreen, bling strip and silver snowflakes. 

Here are the projects I created with the Traditional Christmas Deluxe Creativity kit along with some cardstock and some bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box…….

 

If you’d like to check out the kit hop on over the the Polly’s on Etsy Shop.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~Traditional Christmas Deluxe Creativity Kit 

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Winter Greetings Christmas Cards with Solitude from Authentique

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps!Dropping in to share some cards I created with the super gorgeous Solitude collection from Authentique Papers.

This collection manages to be woodland inspired and vintagy at the same time. I really love the rich dark colors.

The inspiration for this card was that lovely image on one of the cut aparts. I used a circle die to cut out just the part I wanted to feature as a focal point.

Instead of my usually very structured floral arrangement I went for a more organic free flowing one.

Tucking in twine and leaves helps to fill in the space.

I’ve also added some painted wooden snowflakes for added detail.

The second card I created with the collection is my new fav card shape!  It’s such a unique space to fill that it stretched my creativity on how to achieve the balance and generous amount of details I like to add. 

These flowers are hand made by me using my poinsettia die and sparkly glitter paper. I love the frosted affect without adding any other mediums. Instead of leaves for this arrangement I added branchy die cuts that are topped with Stickles.

I used that circle die again to create the focal image and this time gave it a border of the green cardstock used for the matting. This card is also topped with faux snow and textured for a more vintagy look.

Authentique Papers~ Solitude

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Moss Bold Diamond, Olive Burlap String

Little Birdie Crafts~Flowers

Little Birdie Crafts~Flowers

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Woodland Deer Christmas Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here dropping in to share a Christmas greeting card I created with some gorgeous Sweetheart Blossoms. The perfect little flower for the holidays!

I love the woodland theme of this card.


The Green Burlap String fills in this arrangement perfectly.


I’ve added loads of faux snow for a frosty look.

More flowers here and a pretty deer charm.


There’s layers of die cut foliage to anchor the flowers and Prills for texture.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Green Burlap String, Sweetheart Blossoms-WhiteRed.

Little Birdie Crafts~Flowers

Wishing you all a happy and productive day : ) G

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Christmas Greeting Card

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a very sweet and whimsical Christmas greeting card.

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~Polly’s Paper Studio~ The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Christmas Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Robbin Egg Wrinkle Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String

~Flowers~Little Birdie Crafts

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Winter Cards with Frosted for Authentique Papers

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Hello there friends and Authentique fans! Ginny here sharing cards I created with the new Frosted collection. You need this collection.  I mean for reals. It’s so perfectly wintry and charming with sweet images and gorgeous paper patterns.  Did I mention it’s got purple? There is not enough purple in the crafting world in my opinion.

 

Frosted Winter Greeting Cards Polly's Paper Studio 01

Of course I could not stop with one card.  And yes there will be more. I haven’t put the collections away yet!

Days Like These Winter Greeting Card Double Z Fold Polly's Paper Studio 01

This first card is a double z fold with a belly band. After lifting it I was shocked at how heavy it was so I counted the layers top to bottom is 30 yikes! But don’t let that intimidate you…it’s all simple cuts and double matting. It was really very easy to create : )

Days Like These Winter Greeting Card Double Z Fold Polly's Paper Studio 02

The band and the front section leaves me room to add the gorgeous images from the Elements die cuts for a nice focal point.

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An arrangement of coordinating flowers here layered with chipboard snowflakes and stars.

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After sliding off the band the double fold can be opened for a generous sized area to write a sentiment.  An additional die cut creates a nice accent to the inside of the card.

Hot Chocolate Winter Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

This second card has that whimsical cup image. I fussy cut it from the journal card and popped it up on a spacers. I thought it would look nice for it to have a cozy so I created one with a sentiment from the Elements sheet then covered it with the hot chocolate label.

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Here’s a wintry inspired flower assortment with glitter stars and snowflakes tucked in.

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I’ve added a bow of coordinating blue ribbon topped with a second bow of burlap, a vintage button, and a tiny silver skate charm.

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A second smaller flower arrangement here for balance and a bit of Stickles on the whipped cream for accent.

Please enjoy this process video on how I created the Z Fold Card…..

 

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) Ginny

~Authentique Papers Supplies Used~
Frosted: One, Two, Three, Five, Six, Elements
Spectrum Cardstock: Orchid, Denim, Silver Dollar

~Additional Supplies~
Flowers, Ribbon, Twine, Snowflakes, Glitter Stars, Metal Charms, Vintage Buttons

Shabby Chic Christmas November Blog Hop with RRR

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Time for the November blog hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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The design team are sharing the projects we created with the Holiday Shimmer Ribbon Assortment.

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You should be coming to me from my friend Gloria. If you’re just joining in you’ll want to go to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to start at the beginning.

I was inspired by the beautiful shabby chic ribbons …

Shabby Chic Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

I selected that gorgeous pink satin ribbon and gathered flower and embellishments to coordinate.

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There’a a double layer bow here to fill in the arrangement of flowers topped off with festive jingle bells.

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Handmade by me flowers are layered with ready made for a generous assortment.

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Pretty die cut foliage and frosty pine cones set a very winter feel.

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I’ve added many altered chipboard pieces to create a nice focal point.

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Your next stop on the hop is miss Cheryl.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Holiday Shimmer Ribbon Club Assortment, Gray Plaid, Ivory Burlap String, Light Coffee Double Headed Stamen.

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Chipboard~Snowflake Shape Set, Deco Stars

~Little Birdie Crafts~Flowers

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G