Monthly Archives: July 2019

Cherished Greeting Card for Frilly And Funkie

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps!  Time again for another project created especially for the Frilly and Funkie Design Team. I have to say I’m really loving this new team! Everyone is so kind and helpful and looking out for one another. That kind of community spirit really buoys my sense of belonging.

The Host for this challenge is Jenny…..

“There are so many ways to add metallics to your projects, from embossing powders and pastes, metallic finish cards and foils, metallic inks and paints to metal embellishments. And you can leave them untreated for a touch of glamour or alter them for an aged or more grungy look. Show us how you like to use metals on your vintage or shabby chic projects.”

I created a shabby chic inspired greeting card with loads of pretty metallic accents….

Prima Apricot Honey A4 Paper Pad & Chipboard Stickers Prima Fruit Paradise A4 Paper Pad & Ripe Berry Flowers Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder May Art Gold Mesh Ribbon Art Alchemy Clear Stamp #6 Antique Gold Ice Resin Round Flower Gold Plated

I’m mixing some beautiful Prima collections for this card. Fruit Paradise provides that oh so sweet pink check and the rest is from Apricot Honey. It was a perfect fit for this challenge as it already has pretty gold foil details.

Prima Apricot Honey A4 Paper Pad & Chipboard Stickers Prima Fruit Paradise A4 Paper Pad & Ripe Berry Flowers Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder May Art Gold Mesh Ribbon Art Alchemy Clear Stamp #6 Antique Gold Ice Resin Round Flower 02

There’s a double matting of cardstock here one a soft gray and one a pale gold…just to bring that richness right on out to the corners.

Prima Apricot Honey A4 Paper Pad & Chipboard Stickers Prima Fruit Paradise A4 Paper Pad & Ripe Berry Flowers Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder May Art Gold Mesh Ribbon Art Alchemy Clear Stamp #6 Antique Gold Ice Resin Round Flower 03

I incorporated that sweet plaid as a strip to act as a faux ribbon to layer over the pretty gold mesh ribbon.

Prima Apricot Honey A4 Paper Pad & Chipboard Stickers Prima Fruit Paradise A4 Paper Pad & Ripe Berry Flowers Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder May Art Gold Mesh Ribbon Art Alchemy Clear Stamp #6 Antique Gold Ice Resin Round Flower 05

These Prima flowers are the perfect shade and size added as a small arrangement here with some die cut foliage and a bow tucked in. I’ve created a subtle layer of stamped script that’s covered in embossing powder and heat set for a shiny finish.

Prima Apricot Honey A4 Paper Pad & Chipboard Stickers Prima Fruit Paradise A4 Paper Pad & Ripe Berry Flowers Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder May Art Gold Mesh Ribbon Art Alchemy Clear Stamp #6 Antique Gold Ice Resin Round Flower 04

The small cut apart from the patterned papers has more of that double matting and takes center stage as a true focal point. There’s chipboard stickers added as well and pretty metal filigree accents.  For the finishing touches I’ve added some gold Ice Resin flakes and large gold sequins for a little sparkle and shine.

As always, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, and the winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. The next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I hope you will whip up a fabulous project featuring metallics and join us on the Frilly and funkie Blog to play along.

~Funkie Junkie Boutique~ Prima Fruit Paradise A4 Paper Pad & Ripe Berry Flowers, Prima Apricot Honey A4 Paper Pad & Chipboard Stickers, Ranger Embossing Powder in Liquid Platinum, May Art Gold Mesh Ribbon, Prima Art Alchemy Clear Stamp #6, Ice Resin in Antique Gold, Round Flowers Gold Plated Filigree.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Cherished Greeting Card

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )

Retro Christmas Deluxe Creativity Kit with projects

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Hello there friends !  Did you think I was gonna let Christmas in July slip away without creating a kit for my fabulous crafty peeps??? Of course not!!!! Retro is my favorite theme so I have a Retro Christmas Deluxe Creativity Kit 2019. Here’s what I created with the kit and a few bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box…..

Merry Bingo Santa Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

Noel Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

December Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

Christmas Lantern Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

Bingo Christmas House Tag Polly's Paper Studio 01

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To check out the deets on this kit hop on over to the shop 2019 Retro Christmas Deluxe Creativity Kit.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Pink Gingham Cherry Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here dropping in with a vintagy inspire greeting card…

Pink Gingham Cherry Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

Oh how I love that pink gingham!!!! It’s just the right shade.

Pink Gingham Cherry Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

I’m using the Fruit Paradise collection from Prima.

Pink Gingham Cherry Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

A painted chipboard frame layered on adds depth and texture.

Pink Gingham Cherry Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

Made by me flowers are arranged with die cut foliage and loopy twine bows.

Pink Gingham Cherry Card Polly's Paper Studio 05

Pretty plaid bow with vintage button and delicate butterfly charm are the perfect finishing touches!

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Pink Gingham Cherry Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Gray Plaid Ribbon

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Flourished Frame Elizabeth

~Funkie Junkie Boutique~ Fruit Paradise A4 Paper Pad, 3 x 4 Journal Cards

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Love This Greeting Card

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Hey there crafty peeps and GSL fans! Ginny here to share a sweet vintagy greeting card created with gorgeous chipboard from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

I am very in love with the new Daisy Frame Circle. It’s got so much detail and it’s the perfect size!!!

I paired it with some pretty scrolls from the Henna Doodles 1  set for a lovely layered look.

The larger chippies really help the smaller image to fill the space in the middle of the card.

I’ve added some pretty coordinating flowers and a silvery balloon charm for a bit of sparkle.

Cutting the patterned paper with a banner shaped die really helps to add loads of detail.

I coated the chipboard pieces with flat white acrylic paint and allowed them to dry.

 

The scrolly pieces were then given a coat of embossing powder then heat set for a nice sparkly finish.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Daisy Frame CircleHenna Doodles.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Robin’s Egg Wrinkle Ribbon, Stamens, Ivory Burlap String.

Wishing you a happy and productive day : ) G

12 Days of Christmas in July Day 11 Santa Hoop Decor with Tutorial

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Well we’re coming in to the homestretch for our 12 Days of Christmas in July  series on our YouTube channel and blog. For today’s project I’m sharing a sweet vintagy holiday home decor hoop.

Santa Hoop Christmas Decor Polly's Paper Studio 01

This is such a lovely seasonal decor piece that’s easy to create!

Santa Hoop Christmas Decor Polly's Paper Studio 02

I’m using the Simple Vintage Christmas collection from Simple Stories.

Santa Hoop Christmas Decor Polly's Paper Studio 03

These are all handmade by me flowers arranged with foliage and loopy twine bows.

Santa Hoop Christmas Decor Polly's Paper Studio 04

I’ve also tucked in some altered chipboard snowflakes.

Santa Hoop Christmas Decor Polly's Paper Studio 05 And topped it with a few metal charms, and a loopy plaid bow with jingle bells.

Please enjoy this process video of how I created this project…..

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : )  G

Day 10 of 12 Days of Christmas in July Sweet and Simple Cards with Tutorial

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Hey there crafty friends! Whose ready for day 10 of our 12 Days of Christmas in July series on our YouTube channel and blog? This girl! I’ve created some really sweet and simple greeting cards just to show that I can. But seriously…tomorrows project has a ton of flowers so my less is more plan did not last long : )

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

Squeeze the Day Card for Frilly and Funkie

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! I’m just pleased as punch today to be sharing my very first project created for the Frilly and Funkie Design Team. What an honor to be joining this this group of talented artists working with gorgeous supplies!

Suzz is hosting the new challenge themed It’s Heating up….

“July is when the weather here in the Midwest really starts to turn warm and muggy. This is the inspiration for our challenge to interpret the heat with using one or more of the following colors: Yellow, Red or Orange. Your challenge is to create a vintage or shabby chic project where the main color is yellow, orange or red. I can’t wait to see how you turn up the heat in your art!”

Working with the theme It’s Heating Up I’m inspired to create with the beautiful Fruit Paradise collection from Prima. Nothing says summer to me like bountiful fruits just waiting to be picked and enjoyed.

Prima Fruit Paradise A4 Paper Pad & Journal Cards Tim Holtz Idea-ology BaseBaord Frames Prima Flowers Citrus 1

I’m just loving the lemon image on the journal card.  It makes me crave a nice cold glass of lemonade right now!

Prima Fruit Paradise A4 Paper Pad & Journal Cards Tim Holtz Idea-ology BaseBaord Frames Prima Flowers Citrus 2

I’m using the warm yellow tones from the patterned paper to create a layered base for my card.

Prima Fruit Paradise A4 Paper Pad & Journal Cards Tim Holtz Idea-ology BaseBaord Frames Prima Flowers Citrus 3

The image is elevated to focal point when added with the Baseboard Frame and accented with  Prills.

Prima Fruit Paradise A4 Paper Pad & Journal Cards Tim Holtz Idea-ology BaseBaord Frames Prima Flowers Citrus 4

Pretty Prima flowers in citrus colors coordinate perfectly. I’ve tucked in some ribbon trims and netting to fill in the arrangement.

Prima Fruit Paradise A4 Paper Pad & Journal Cards Tim Holtz Idea-ology BaseBaord Frames Prima Flowers Citrus 5

Last but not least a metallic charm layered over a tag cut from the collection paper and fussy cut butterflies.

 

I hope we’ve inspired you to join in the challenge. The Design Team will choose their top four picks, and the winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. The next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

~Funkie Junkie Boutique~ Prima Fruit Paradise: A4 Paper Pad, Journaling Cards, Tim Holz Idea-ology Baseboard Frames, Prima Fruit Paradise Flowers: Citrus Twist, Live Laugh Love Charm.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Squeeze The Day Greeting Card

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

 

Day 9 of 12 Days of Christmas in July Banner with Tutorial

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Won’t you join me for day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas in July on our YouTube channel and blog? Today’s project is a lovely holiday banner….

Merry Christmas Banner Polly's Paper Studio 04

I’m loving the warm country feel of this festive banner! This is the Christmas collection from Carta Bella.

Merry Christmas Banner Polly's Paper Studio 03

Each section has layers of die cut banner shapes connected with sweet and simple tags, and loopy bows topped with twine and vintage buttons.

Merry Christmas Banner Polly's Paper Studio 02

Chipboard shapes from the collection are lovely focal images and add depth and texture.

Merry Christmas Banner Polly's Paper Studio 01

Each section has handmade by me flowers, a die cut doily, and sparkly sequins for accent.

Please enjoy this tutorial video….

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Merry Christmas Banner

Wishing you a happy and productive day : ) G

Day 8 of 12 Days of Christmas in July Fancy Fold Card with Tutorial

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps.  Won’t you join me for day 8 of our 12 Days of Christmas in July series on our YouTube channel and Blog.

Joy Fancy Fold Christmas Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

I’m working with the new Christmas in the Country collection from Prima.

Joy Fancy Fold Christmas Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

This is a fancy fold card so hooray more space to add patterns of paper!

Joy Fancy Fold Christmas Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

The flowers form the collection make a lovely arrangement when combined with die cut branches, glitter stars, chipboard snowflakes, and loopy twine bows.

 

Joy Fancy Fold Christmas Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

The chipboard frame creates a wreath that’s topped with pieces from the Ephemera kit.

Joy Fancy Fold Christmas Card Polly's Paper Studio 05

When displayed you can enjoy all the lovely layers as well as the pretty bold check ribbon and holiday charms.

Please enjoy this video tutorial…

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Joy Fancy Fold Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Bold Check Ribbon Black

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Holly Frame Circle

~Funkie Junkie Boutique~Prima/ Christmas in the Country Collection 8 x 8 paper pad, Chipboards, Ephemera , Sugarplum FlowersTree Charm, Snowflake Charm.

Wishing everyone a happy andp

Day 6 of 12 Days of Christmas in July Shabby Chic Wall Hanging with Tutorial

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Can you believe we’re already at the halfway point in our 12 Days of Christmas in July. For today’s tutorial I’m sharing a shabby chic Christmas wall Hanging.

Shabby Chic Christmas Wall Hanging Polly's Paper Studio 02

I’m using the Pink Christmas collection from Stamperia. I really love the soft colors and sweet patterned papers. And the images? So gorgeous!

Shabby Chic Christmas Wall Hanging Polly's Paper Studio 03

The stitched coved rectangle die makes it it easy to cut all the papers and even the sturdy double layer heavy cardstock base.

Shabby Chic Christmas Wall Hanging Polly's Paper Studio 01

All of my favorite details are represented here but in vintagy colors so it’s perfectly shabby.

Shabby Chic Christmas Wall Hanging Polly's Paper Studio 04

A garden of flowers layered over vintage lace really helps to bring an authentic vintage feel.  I’ve tucked in some die cut foliage and tiny flocked pine cones.

Shabby Chic Christmas Wall Hanging Polly's Paper Studio 05

Lovely ribbon layered with twine and silvery jingle bells are the perfect finishing touch.

Please enjoy this process video for the Shabby Chic Christmas Wall Hanging…

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shabby Chic Christmas Wall Hanging

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Gray Plaid Ribbon

~Funkie Junkie Boutique~ Pink Christmas Collection, Baseboard Frame, Prima Flowers