Monthly Archives: May 2019

Blissful Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! I’ve just received the new collections from Authentique Papers and let me tell you they are so gorgeous I had to get right into them!

Blissful Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

This card is created with the Endless collection. The color palate is simply gorgeous.

Blissful Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01 I used a circle die to clip out the focal image and layered it over a journal card cut apart from the new 8 x 8 sized  paper pad. Such a great size for us card makers!

Blissful Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

The matching Spectrum cardstock coordinates perfectly and helps to define all the layers.

Blissful Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

Here’s a nice arrangement of flowers from Little Birdie Crafts.  There’s a bit of foliage and loopy bows to fill in the corner.

Blissful Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 05

The Elements sheet has so many great add ons like the sweet sentiment and the bee circle die cut. I turned it into a tag by adding an eyelet and twine then adhering it with a vintage button.  Last but not least a lovely bee charm and some mica flakes for added detail.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Blissful Greeting Card

~Authentique Papers~ Endless Collection

~Little Birdie Crafts Flowers~A.C. Moore

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Satin Pink Shimmer

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

2019 Deluxe Patriotic Creativity Kit with Projects

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Hello friends and crafty peeps! I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend so far. I’m just dropping in to share the the 2019 Deluxe Patriotic Creativity Kit. I will say I think I had the most fun creating with this kit than any we have put out so far. I do so love the summer holidays : )  Here are the projects I created with the kit, some cardstock, and some bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box…

Patriotic Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

Patriotic House Tag Polly's Paper Studio 01

Liberty Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

USA Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

Liberty Patriotic Wall Hanging Polly's Paper Studio 01

Patriotic Shaker Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

Patriotic Cherub Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 05

If you want to check out this kit hop on over to our shop for a full list of all the paper pretties included….

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ 2019 Patriotic Creativity Kit

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Tasting the Sweet Life Greeting Card

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Good morning peeps! It’s a super rainy start to our day here in Michigan so I thought I’d share a little sunshine with this bright and cheerful greeting card…

Tasting The Sweet Life Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

Something about this color combination makes me so happy!

Tasting The Sweet Life Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

I’m mixing different collections to come up with the perfect balance.  The inspiration for this card was the oh so sweet image. It was originally a journal card that I simply clipped into a tag shape. Adding an eyelet and twine are a great way to embellish a tag and sequins are also a fun detail to finish it off.

Tasting The Sweet Life Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

I know my friend Martie will be sad that I covered so much of that floral but there was a lot of pink in the blooms so covering it up left me with the perfect pale yellow accents to coordinate with the tag.  Did you notice the double matting on this card? It really makes those colors pop.  I liked the yellow by itself but the black really anchors the layers.

Tasting The Sweet Life Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

Here’s a sweet little arrangement of flowers some from RRR and some handmade by me. Yes I am obsessed with making flowers. Let’s call it my keep busy work when I’m not feeling creative enough to work on a finished project but I still want to be productive.

Tasting The Sweet Life Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 05

Last but not least is a pretty little bow tied with taffeta ribbon and topped with a second bow of loopy twine, a vintage button, and a metal charm.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Taffeta Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String, Chrysanthemums, Rose Buds.

~Paper~ Simple Stories, Photo Play, and Graphic 45

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Thank You Greeting Card

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Hello there Peeps! Ginny here to share a greeting card with you. You should all know by now that I love layering my chippies to create projects with a lot of depth.

Thank You Greeting Card ( 2 ) Polly's Paper Studio 02
I’m really into a black and pink color scheme these days and if I can incorporate buffalo check plaid well that’s even better!
Thank You Greeting Card ( 2 ) Polly's Paper Studio 01
The tag in the center is my focal point and  it’s elevated  by being perched on top of that Filigree Frame.
Thank You Greeting Card ( 2 ) Polly's Paper Studio 03

The center panel section is also raised on craft foam for a super dimensional look.

Thank You Greeting Card ( 2 ) Polly's Paper Studio 05
The frame looks delicate but really holds up well to layers of finishing.
Thank You Greeting Card ( 2 ) Polly's Paper Studio 04

 

The leaves create a great base for this coordinating floral arrangement.

The chippies got a base coat of flat acrylic paint. The frame in white and the leaves in green.

After drying I coated the frame in shabby embossing powder then heat set it for a nice shiny finish.

I snipped the leaves in half to work around the corner of the frame. After assembling the arrangement I added a quick coat of Stickles.

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Filigree FramesLeaves & Flourishes

~Polly’s Paper Studio ~ Shop

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Pink Plaid Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String.
Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

USA Patriotic Easel Card with Tutorial

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Hello there friends and Authentique Fans! Ginny here to share a bit of patriotic inspiration. I love love love the Summer holidays and decorating for the season with red, white, and blue accents. I think this card would make a great addition to holiday decor. Created with Liberty the most perfect collection for the season.

USA Patriotic Easel Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

This is my first easel card and it was so much fun to create.   I’ve got layers of the patterned papers to create a very festive project.

USA Patriotic Easel Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

There’s a double layer of the Spectrum matting throughout not only for extra detail but also to add sturdiness.

USA Patriotic Easel Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

I used a combination of the journal card cut apart with large images from the sticker sheet to create a focal point.

USA Patriotic Easel Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

 

Spacers help to add depth and dimension.

USA Patriotic Easel Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 05

Details like coordinating handmade flowers, silvery stars, and shiny metallic cord are the perfect finishing touches for this oh so red, white, and blue greeting card.

Please enjoy this tutorial video…..

 

~Polly’s Paper Studio~Shop

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Diamond Satin Navy, Metallic String Silver

~Authentique Supplies~
Liberty Collection: Two, Three, Four, Six, Seven, Details Cardstock Sticker.
Spectrum Cardstock: Denim,  Lady Bug.

Wishing you all a happy and productive day : ) G

Stamping on Patterned Papers Cards

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Hello there friends! My project share today comes with a bit of a back story. I recently attempted to organize my Polly’s Pinterest boards and found a group action that really messed them all up without an equally easy way to fix them so I’ve been moving them one at a time to be more categorized. While clicking away on these pins I found a technique  that  I really loved and thought  deserved to be revisited…

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Stamping on patterned paper! I think this is an extra sweet cupcake with it’s polka dot frosting!

Waving Hello on Your Birthday Greeting Card 01

I stamped the image on two different papers then fussy cut them out and combined them using spacers for an extra dimensional look. A glitter cherry on top, sequins, and Stickles and this is one fabby card focal point!

Waving Hello on Your Birthday Greeting Card 03

Naturally on this card idea revisited I added handmade flowers along with die cut foliage and loopy twine bows.

Happy Birthday Tag Polly's Paper Studio 01

Here’s that same awesome little cupcake but this time added to a festive Birthday tag.  A die cut frame is the perfect base for this layered effect and makes the humble treat into a showstopper.

Happy Birthday Tag Polly's Paper Studio 02

This paper is from my Graphic 45 stash bin where I keep all my 6 x 6 papers organized by color to make it easy to flip through and find a great combination for my projects.

Thinking of You on Your Birthday Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

This card has a layered frame of stitched ovals.  That’s a Lawn Fawn sentiment. The set has so many stampable greetings that work great for Birthday projects.

Thinking of You on Your Birthday Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

This card is sweet and simple and is perfect just the way it is without any additional embellishing.

Please enjoy this process video of how I created the cupcakes and this card….

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Thinking of You on Your Birthday Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Robins Egg Wrinkle Ribbon

~Graphic 45~Patterned Papers

Wishing you a happy and productive day : ) G

United We Stand Greeting Card

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

RRR Hop

This month we are sharing the project we created with May Red, White & Blue Mix Ribbon Club Assortment.

Red White and Blue

You should be coming to me from my friend Gloria. If you’re just joining in you’ll want to head to the RRR blog to start at the begining.

I created a very fun and festive greeting card….

United We Stand Patriotic Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

The Ribbon Club Assortment coordinates so well with patriotic projects!

United We Stand Patriotic Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

I’ve gone a bit on the wild side and didn’t add a big poofy bow!  I really just thought the ribbons made a great topper for the tag so I added quite a few of the patterns then tied them with twine to cinch them up and finished it off with some pretty Sweetheart Blossoms.

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There are a few more of those Blossoms here arranged with handmade by me blooms.

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There is no better time to add big silvery stars than the summer holidays so I’ve got a few here to fill in this corner.

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This fun embellishment started out a a basic circle sticker but I added an eyelet and string and popped it up on spacers for a much more funner look.

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Here’s another sticker that’s also added with spacers. It’s helping to hold the coordinating charms in place.

You’re next stop in the hop is Miss Cheryl.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Red, White & Blue Ribbon Club Assortment. Sweetheart Blossoms . White Magnolia, Double Headed Stamens, Ivory Burlap String.

~Authentique Papers~ Liberty Collection

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

 

 

 

Cards with Handmade Flowers

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Hey there peeps! I’m dropping in this morning with a couple of cards I created inspired by handcrafted flowers. It’s become a bit of an obsession for me lately so I now have a nice little stash to work from when I’m making my projects.

Life is the Flower Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

I’m also treating these as  scrap your stash cards as this is the Nature Sketchbook collection from G45. I’ve made so many projects from this paper pad and I still have quite a bit left.

Life is the Flower Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

These are all made by me flowers.  I used different dies and materials for a variety of sizes and textures. They are finished with stamens and glitter for a custom look.

Life is the Flower Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

For this card I worked in a die cut wreath as well to help fill in the space and extend the arrangement.

Life is the Flower Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

These are mostly fairly dark colors so I added a pretty white doily to brighten up the somewhat monotone palette.

Life is the Flower Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 05

There’s a second smaller arrangement for this side along with a poofy bow topped with a pretty coordinating brad.

Bee Hive Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

For this card I pulled the gorgeous bee pattern from the collection and went for a bit of a dig in my stash to find coordinating warm yellow patterned paper and a journal cut apart tag.

Bee Hive Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

Once again these are all handmade flowers.  I did mention that I’m obsessed right? Instead of my usual green leaves die cuts I stuck with black skeleton leaves for a consistent color scheme.

Bee Hive Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

The focal image is a digital design from my shop as well. I think it looks great. I printed it to fit well inside the journal card to create a bit of a frame.

Bee Hive Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

This card has a white doily also. I think it just really helps to define the layers.

Bee Hive Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 05

Another new obsession for me is Nuvo Drops. Yes I know they’ve been around for a while now and I’ve had a nice selection in my arsenal but I think I was a little discouraged as the first bottle I tried was a bad batch or something and it did not work well and was really frustrating so I gave up on the whole bin of them Fortunately I gave them another try recently and now I am in love! I wish I hadn’t started with the bad bottle.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Chevron Striped Twill in Celery, Ivory Burlap String, Flower Stamens

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

Happy Birthday Birdhouse Card

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Hello there friends and Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Fans. Ginny here to share that crafty projects  do not always run a smooth course.  Sometimes when things run off the rails you just want to chuck it and start over. That was the situation for this card. I had a thought of how this card would look when I started.  I love how it turned out….but it took a while of adding and taking away things until I got it to a design I liked.  Moral of the story? Maybe don’t be so quick to give up on a project when you hit a few speed bumps.

Happy Birthday Birdhouse Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

 

Okay maybe I more than just like it. I kinda love it.  I’m so glad I didn’t give up on it.

Happy Birthday Birdhouse Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

Instead of my usual vintage image focal point I created a gimongus floral arrangement.

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I worked in the Fern Fronds for some serious layering and texture. The sweet little birdhouse is the icing on the cake.

I wiped down the chippies to prepare them for altering.

Base coat of flat green paint on the ferns and allow to dry.

Tap on a darker green for a mottled effect.

This pretty shabby green embossing enamel is added and heat set.

A simple finish of white embossing powder for the birdhouse.

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Fern FrondsFor the Birds.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Variety Card Deluxe Creativity Kit 2019

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! It’s a happy Sunday for me when I get to share a new kit.  I’m in need of a variety of all occasion cards so I thought this would be a great time for a Variety Card Deluxe Creativity Kit 2019. Here are the projects I created with the kit and some bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box…..

Baby Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02Blessing Shaker Card Polly's Paper Studio 02Butterfly Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02Floral Thank You Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01Happy Birthday Ship Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02One of a Kind Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03Retro Birthday Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

If you want to check out the kit and see all the yummy paper pretties included hop on over to the shop…..

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Variety Card Deluxe Creativity Kit 2019

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G