Monthly Archives: October 2019

Hello Friend Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Wishing everyone a happy and safe Halloween today.  I don’t have any Halloween inspiration to share with you today….but I do have a pretty all occasion greeting card.

Hello Friend POlka Dot Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

I do not often make a card with a landscape orientation so I though this was a fun project to break out of my usual layout.

Hello Friend POlka Dot Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

I am completely obsessed with that gold foiling and chunky graphic stripe!

Hello Friend POlka Dot Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

I’ve layered in even more gold foiled paper and a bit of a wood grain pattern with the fishtail shaped die cuts.

Hello Friend POlka Dot Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

Pretty coordinating flowers in a generous sized arrangement complete with die cut foliage , netting, and loopy twine bows.   I can’t resist adding in a little plaid here for my bow that’s topped with a vintage button and dragonfly charm.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Hello Friend Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Plaid Ribbon Blue/Ivory/Gold, Ivory Burlap String, Chrysanthemums.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Let’s Get Cozy Christmas Greeting Card

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Hey there friends and crafty Peeps! Ginny here dropping in with a Christmas greeting card.

Let's Get Cozy Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

I’m using the Simple Stories Country Christmas collection.  The colors are warm and richly saturated but with a vintagy tone to them. I just love it!

Let's Get Cozy Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

I stacked up some images from the ephemera pack to be my focal point.  What’s more Christmasy that a pretty painted front door with a wreath? This is a 4 x 9 inch card with all my usual trimmings and coordinating solid cardstock borders.

Let's Get Cozy Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

These are all made by me flowers with stamens from RRR. I love that it’s so easy to coordinated to your patterned papers.  And you can make as many as you like….and I like a lot!

Let's Get Cozy Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

More flowers for the top because more is better! I’ve also tucked in some loopy twine bows and a gorgeous reindeer charm from Funkie Junkie Boutique. There’s also a generous amount of die cut holly leaves for a perfectly festive finishing touch.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Let’s Get Cozy Christmas Greeting Card

~Funkie Junkie Boutique~ Reindeer Charm Bronze

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Flower Stamens, Capri Blue Taffeta Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Give Thanks Mini Album with Video Tutorial

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to respond to an amazing amount of requests for a tutorial on the mini album I created for Halloween on our YouTube channel. Of course I decided to recreate the album in a Fall theme as it’s getting so close to Thanksgiving.

Give Thanks Mini Album Scrapbook Polly's Paper Studio 02

I’m using the Gracious collection from Authentique Papers for this mini and I just love the warm rich colors, the paper patterns, and the gorgeous vintage images.

Give Thanks Mini Album Scrapbook Polly's Paper Studio 01

The trims and flowers all come from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I think they coordinate perfectly.

Give Thanks Mini Album Scrapbook Polly's Paper Studio 03

The journal cut aparts on the 12 x 12 papers are a great size for tip ins.

Give Thanks Mini Album Scrapbook Polly's Paper Studio 04

Remember to add some neutral paper to the backs so you’ll have room to add your journaling!

Give Thanks Mini Album Scrapbook Polly's Paper Studio 05

This mini has 2 sets of full page tip ins. Not only does this increase the real estate of the book but leaves room to add pretty photo mats and elements from the die cut sheet.

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This set of pages has two die cuts frames topped with coordinating paper and die cut flowers and leaves.

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Loving this combo of autumnal papers with fruits and gourds.

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I used the same pretty wine colored cardstock as matting through for a cohesive look.

Give Thanks Mini Album Scrapbook Polly's Paper Studio 09

These pages have much larger photo mats and simple layered ephemera pieces. Those hearts are too sweet!

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One last decorated photo mat here and a place to tuck in an extra sheet of neutral paper for capturing the memories that go with the pictures.

Please enjoy this video flip through and tutorial of how I created the mini album base.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Give Thanks Mini Album

~Authentique Papers~ Gracious Collection

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Mixed Earth tone Chrysanthemums, Cottage Roses, Magnolia, Rose Buds, Ivory Burlap String, Plaid Ribbon Sheer/Ivory

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

10 Cards from 4 Sheets of Paper

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with 10 cards to share. Yes you read that correctly. I created 10 cards with the October pages from the all new Calendar collection.

October Calendar Greeting Cards Polly's Paper Studio 01
If you like clean and simple card designs then these will be right up your alley! I like to think of them more as sweet and simple as they are not 1 layer with no embellishments but the design of each is uncomplicated and easy to reproduce.
October Calendar Greeting Cards Polly's Paper Studio 02

I’m always drawn to plaids and this gorgeous version is perfect for Halloween!  One of the 12 x 12 sheets was this lovely pattern so I decided to to use it as the base for 3 of the A2 sized cards. There is plaid on the inside as well. The focal images and tags are on the cut apart sheet and I layered them on a simple white die cut doily and topped them off with coordinating bow.

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I was able to use the off cuts from the plaid along with the sweet polka dot to create the base for these cards. The smaller cut aparts are stacked on a squarish die cut…this time cut from black cardstock and finished with the same plaid bow.

October Calendar Greeting Cards Polly's Paper Studio 04

The patterns for these cards was the backside of the 12 x 12 page of larger cut aparts. Layered on top are elements from the smaller cut apart page. You could easily decide to clip these images apart for smaller add ons…..but I liked them grouped together for a bigger impact. Kinda reminds me of movie theater posters.. No bows for these…but I did add some die cut glitter stars and real vintage buttons.

October Calendar Greeting Cards Polly's Paper Studio 05

For the last 2 cards I did a bit of patchwork to create the base or layering elements and included the stars and buttons.

All this from 4 sheets of paper with only black cardstock added for borders.

Please enjoy this tutorial video….

~Authentique Papers~ Calendar Collection October Paper Pack.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Thankful Greeting Card Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Time again for another fun challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. The host for this challenge is the fabulous Cec!

” There are so many ways to make something look real when it isn’t.  For this challenge, make a vintage or shabby chic project with one or more faux elements.  Those elements could be faux rust, leather, stitching – to name a few.  Make sure you tell us what the faux element is and how you made it because it will look real. “

The faux element in my card is many of the flowers in the arrangements. I created them with patterned papers from the Prima Autumn Sunset collection.

The best thing about creating flowers from the collection papers is that you know they will coordinate perfectly! And you can make as many as you like and any size.

I’m using the Autumn Sunset collection from Prima for this project. It’s really so vintagy and gorgeous! There’s a bit of schneaky Halloween paper layered in there from Tim Holtz as well for contrast.

I combined my own handmade flowers with the coordinating Autumn Sunset flowers and tucked in some of the gorgeous leaves to add depth and fullness. A few loopy twine bows and pretty ribbon completes the layering and fills in this corner.

The focal point for this card is a combination of images from the ephemera pack arranged with tags and topped with sequins. A few dangly bronze charms are added to finish the card.

Now it’s your turn to create a fabulous project and link up with us at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog to play along!

The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

The guidelines for entering are simple; create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it below to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum (such as Instagram) you’ll need to include the words ‘Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge‘. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately, we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.

~Funkie Junkie Boutique~ Prima Autumn Sunset A4 Paper Pad, Ephemera Pack, Autumn Leaves, Haystack Flowers, Abandoned Paper Stash, Antique Gold Ice Resin Glitter Flakes, Bronze leaf Charm, Bronze Halloween Pumpkin Charm. Tim Holtz Baseboard Frames.

Thinking of You Shaker Card

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! I know we’re still a bit away from Halloween but I just can’t help myself but to play with the gorgeous trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon for Christmas!

Loving the brighter cheerful colors of this shaker Christmas greeting card.

 This is a mix of stash paper patterns combined with a new holiday image cut apart.  I think it’s very sweet and whimsical.

I’t’s a standard 3 x 4 inch cut apart but the image in the center is smallish so I had plenty of room for my favorite layering bits.

These flowers are all handmade by me and have stamens from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

More flowers on this side for balance and a poofy bow topped with jingle bells as the perfect finishing touch!
~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Chevron Striped Twill CeleryIvory Burlap StringFlower Stamens.
Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Everyday Occasions Greeting Cards

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps!  I’m taking a little break from holiday crafting to create some greeting cards for everyday occasions.  Also I was recovering from going to the cold EMU game Saturday so I wanted to tuck myself into my shop and be a hermit for a bit.

Hello Friend Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01Hello Friend Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

I love this first card so much!  Those soft pinks and golds are just the perfect shabby chic combination.

Hello Friend Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

This journal card was a bit on the larger size from what I would normally use so my layers had to be on top instead of underneath.  Sequins and bow and charms are the perfect finishing touch.

Happy Birthday Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

This card is so vibrant and cheerful! Those bold stripes really pack a punch.

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I’ve got a garden of coordinating flowers here with die cut leaves and netting tucked in for fullness.

Happy Birthday Cake Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

This card is a little more subdued but that gold foiling really gets my heart racing!

Happy Birthday Cake Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

Who says you can’t put 2 bows on a card?  Not me that’s for sure. Especially when the match so well.

Flamingo Birthday Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

Though not my usual style…..I did manage to incorporate most of my fave layering techniques on this whimsical card.

Flamingo Birthday Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

The crisp white doily keeps this card from getting too busy and the chipboard sentiment is the perfect subtle finishing  element.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Happy Birthday Greeting Card, Hello Friend Greeting Card, Flamingo Birthday Card.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Chrysanthemums, Chelsea Roses, Open Roses Royal Blue, Rose Buds Mixed Pink, Cottage Roses Mixed PinkTextured Two Tone Gold Ribbon, Chevron Striped Pink Twill.

~Little Birdie Crafts Flowers~ A.C.Moore

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G