Monthly Archives: December 2018

Christmas Pocket with Tags and Flip Book


Hello there friends and crafty Peeps. Well it’s Christmas eve and I’ve been waiting so long to get to share this project I created for our group post on the Authentique Blog.

I’m using the gorgeous Solitude collection for this winter inspired pocket full of tags and a mini flip book.

I may have gone a bit overboard on the front of the pocket…but hey that’s what holidays are for right?

Trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon and flowers from Little Birdie Crafts are the perfect accents for this fun and festive project.

I love the pocket even with all the goodies removed. That sweet bird paper is so pretty!!!

This embellishment is created with a die cut element layered over a glittery punched scalloped circle and a dimensional paper rosette .

Two tags and a folded insert have loads of holiday details.

Last but not least a sweet mini flip book to add favorite Christmas pictures and memories.

The best thing about a flip book is you get something new with every flip!

Don’t forget to leave room to add journaling.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Authentique Papers~ Solitude

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Trims

~Little Birdie Crafts~ Flowers

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and blessed Christmas and New Year from my home to yours! G

Cozy Mittens Card with Video Tutorial for GSL


Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a cozy mittens greeting card created with the gorgeous chippies from GSL.

I just love the homespun country inspiration of this card.

I altered the mittens to look hand painted with a little help from some pretty plaid paper.

The border strip of snowflakes is layered over embossed kraft paper. A bit of faux snow on the edges of the paper for a frosty look.

Some handcrafted flowers and die cut foliage are a nice touch for this whimsical card.

Red satin with swiss dots ribbon and burlap string are stacked for a perfect poofy bow.

I wiped down the chippies to prepare them for finishing. Trace the backside of the mittens onto patterned paper and clip out.

Adhere the cut paper to the fronts of the chipboard with good wet adhesive.

Use a file to clean the ragged edges. In the same manner prepare some glitter paper to be the fuzzy tops of the mittens.

Water down some white acrylic paint and add light layers to the patterned paper until you reach the desired amount of coverage.

Add a dot and dash line with a white Unibal pen.  Trace select lines of the plaid with clear Stickles to begin adding detail back to the pattern.

Add tiny punched hearts. Once the first layer of Stickles is dry add additional lines with red.

~Gypsy Soul laser Cuts~Winter Shape Set

Please enjoy this tutorial….

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Merry Christmas Deer Card


Hello there friends and craft peeps! It’s time for another fun hop with the team at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

We’re using the December Ribbon Club Assortment Winter Blues.

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

I created a woodland inspired Christmas greeting card. 

Your next stop in the hop is Cheryl.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Blessed Bee Greeting Card


Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Just dropping in with a bit of card inspiration for you. I’m using the new Prima Spring Farmhouse collection which is pretty dreamy if I do say so myself.

And it has buffalo plaid sooooooo it’s basically gorgeous.

I’ve created a 4 x 9 inch card. This is fast becoming my favorite size of card to make.

I’ve added a garden of pretty flowers from Little Birdie Crafts and Wild orchid Crafts.

The bottom has pleated canvas topped with vintage buttons.

I’ve added a sweet silvery bee charm and a mailing tag topped with a punched circle from the patterned paper. These are clipped on and topped with more pretty flowers.

Spacers between the layers to provide maximum dimension.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Blessed Bee Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Black Plaid, Ivory Burlap String, Ivory Cherry Blossoms, Yellow Open Rose

~Little Birdie Crafts~ Flowers

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Roses and Lilies Printable and Projects


Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Dropping in to share some projects I created with the new Roses And Lilies Printable from our shop.

I added a crackle finish to chipboard to create a frame for the image and added it to this very layered card.

I created this card in a snap with the printed image and lovely shabby chic inspired papers. A simple is bow added and I’ve got a perfectly sweet and simple greeting for all occasions.

This tag doubles as decor with the chenille stem hanger. The image is die cut in a circle to create interest. Pop it up on a spacer for a great custom embellishment. Add a little Stickles for sparkle!

This large tag is a beautiful vintagy accent. Add a sentiment and add it to a gift for a double treat.

Please enjoy this video for a step by step tutorial on how I created this tag…

You can check out the printable here Roses and Lilies Images Collage Sheet.

This printable is an instant download so you can create with is right away!

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Warm Wishes Christmas Greeting Card


Hello there all my fellow crafty elves. Still in the workshop surrounded by glitters and trims and all the shiny things! Today I have a lovely card to share that’s really serene.

 I love the warm gray tones paired with the wood grain pattern.

Pretty coordinating flowers here with painted wooden snowflakes, loopy twine bows, and die cut foliage.

Faux snow is a great wintry accent for the corners of the card.  Pearls add a bit of holiday bling.

I’ve topped a poofy bow with a jungle bell and reindeer charm for a bit of sparkle. 

A scribble type wreath is die cut from the same gray cardstock ans the matting for a completely coordinated look. Don’t for get to add a bit of Stickles!

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Double Faced Satin in Light Silver, Ivory Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day! G

For You All Occasion Greeting Card


Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Taking a break today from the Christmas cards to share this very purply and gorgeous all occasion greeting….

Whooaaaa so much purple!!!! I mean I don’t use it often enough it’s such a lovely color.

This is a 4 x 9 inch card. Really liking this dimension to get me to stretch my usual card arrangements. 

I’ve broken up the purple with a subtle swiss dot in the background and topped it with a few fish tail banners cut from a typography and a second dot. There’s some pretty coordinating sequins for a bit of sparkle.

This lovely grouping of flowers is a nice combination of Wild Orchid Crafts along with Petaloo.  The sentiment is sweet and simple and works for any occasion. 

To fill in this generously sized arrangement I’ve tucked in some die cut foliage, loopy twine bows, and a bit of cheesecloth for texture and softness. This is all layered in a pretty crisp white doily, an altered chipboard frame, and Prills added for detail. 

~Polly’s Paper Studio~For You All Occasion Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Burlap String Violet,Mixed Purple Cottage Roses.

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Flourished Frame Cindy

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Fun Fold Snowman Christmas Gift Card Holder


Hello there friends and elf peeps!  Sharing a gift card holder today that was so much fun to create. It has lots of fun folds and secret sentiment sections and is just perfect for presenting a thoughtful surprise!

I really love this snowflake print on wood grain. It’s just so homespun country inspired!

And how cute is that snow friend????????? Don’t ya just want to give it a big ol hug???

The first fold has a secret sentiment created with the Very Merry Snap Cards from Simple Stories. You can never have enough snowflakes on your cards right???

The second fold has a handy pocket to tuck in that generous gift card and the sentiment on the right is the last fold…it flips up for loads of room to add your own personal Chirstmasy note to that special someone.

If you like to see how I created this card check out our video tutorial…

~Polly’s Paper Studio~Fun Fold Snowman Christmas Gift Card Holder

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G