Monthly Archives: December 2019

Snowfall Christmas Tags with Tutorial for Authentique Papers

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps Ginny here to share my project for our special group event at Authentique Paper. The big day is finally here and I’m hoping everyone is enjoying a happy, healthy, and blessed Christmas season.  I’ve got a set of sweet layered tags perfect for adding to a gift, labeling a tasty treat, or even adding to holiday decor.

This Snowfall collection is absolutely dreamy and so perfect for the Christmas season as well as all winter if you live where the weather is colder many months after the 25th.

For these super festive tags I’m using the 6 x 6 bundle and mixing and matching the patterns to create similar but different tags.

Once I had the tag bases done I chose perfectly coordinating images from the Elements diecut sheet and layered on loads of holiday cheer with glittery flowers, lace, ribbon, and silvery snowflakes.

 

Please enjoy this process video….

 

~Authentique Paper Supplies~ Snowfall Elements Cardstock Diecuts, 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Happy New Year’s Greeting Cards

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a few New Year’s greeting cards I created to get a little bit more use out of my Christmas crafting supplies….

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~Polly’s Paper Studio~ New Year’s Greeting Card, Wishing You A Fabulous New Year’s

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Light Blue Striped Twill, Satin with Silver Metallic Edge Porcelain BlueNavy Wrinkle Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String, Flower Stamens.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Happy Day Butterfly Greeting Card

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with a greeting card created with gorgeous trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Light Gray Wrinkle Ribbon,  Ivory Burlap String.

~Funkie Junkie Boutique~ Stamperia Azulejos Collection, Prima Flowers.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Bring the Star Christmas Tag For The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog

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Hello there friends and Funkie Junkie Boutique fans. Ginny here with my project for the group post  featuring Christmas Tags at the FJB blog.

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I created a festive and whimsical tag with the beautiful Stamperia Blue Stars Collection.

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There’s a bit of inking on the edges with Broken China Distress Ink for a slightly mixed media vibe.

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Additional holiday inspired element like the Christmas Token, and snowflake charms are added for the perfect finishing touch.

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1~Heavy cardstock is cut into tag shapes and covered with the patterned papers.  2~ Layer on a companion pattern to the smaller tag. 3~ Color edges with Distress Ink.  4~ Wrap Gold mesh around the bottom of the tag.

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1~ Add a metal eyelet to the tag and thread with coordinating ribbon. 2~ Secure adhesive foam the back of the smaller tag. 3~ Adhere the smaller tag to the larger one and begin adding the fussy cut star images from the patterned paper. 4~ Add the dairy image and sentiment block to the center of the tag.

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1~ Arrange matching flowers and die cut foliage,  2~ Finish off with holiday accents.

~Funkie Junkie Boutique~ Stamperia Blue Stars Collection, Prima Flowers, Skeleton Leaves Die, Tim Holtz Christmas TokensSnowflake Charms, Distress Ink Broken China, Gold Mesh Ribbon.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Merry And Bright Christmas Greeting Card

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Time again for another fun hop with the crew at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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We’re sharing the projects we created with the December Ribbon Club Assortment Winter Carnival Mix.

Winter Carnival Mix

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

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Your next stop in the hop is Miss Cheryl.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Snowfall Winter Greeting Cards

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Hello there friends and Authentique Paper fans! Ginny here with a set of oh so sweet greeting cards created with the new Snowfall collection.

I love that snowman is a theme that works all winter long ( especially in my neck of the woods) for card making.  It’s more a season than a holiday.

I’ve layered up the gorgeous patterned papers using the Spectrum cardstock as a solid border to keep it from looking busy.

That lovely image is from the Elements Diecut sheet.  I decided to continue the banner shape with a die cut of the patterned paper to build up the focal point.

I used a doily die cut with crisp white cardstock to brighten up the front of the card. That circular snowflake image is also from the Elements sheet and it make the perfect landing spot for a vintage button and dangling metal charms.

These flowers are made by me from coordinating glitter cardstock. I love the sparkly finish and dimension they add. I’ve tucked in some foliage and loopy twine bows for an extra full arrangement.

That Elements Sheet had two lovely images with the same shape so I couldn’t leave one behind. Now I have two lovely wintry greeting cards  all set for the season.
~Authentique Paper~ Snowfall Collection: One, Five, 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Elements Cardstock Die Cuts.
Spectrum Cardstock: Caribbean.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) Ginny

Christmas in the Country Cards for FJB Saturday Showcase

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Hello friends and Funkie Junkie Boutique fans. Ginny here to share this week’s Saturday Showcase. I’ll be sharing how to create dimensional frames with mixed media supplies then using them on 2 cards with different styles.

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Here’s a schneaky peek of the completed cards. I love that they have similar elements but by changing the background papers I was able to get two distinctly different looks.

I pulled out all my beautiful Funkie Junkie Boutique Christmas Crafting Supplies and came up with my plan to create dimensional frames.  Having all the options gathered in one spot helps me to decide on a design and color scheme.
I decided that the buffalo plaid patterned paper from the Prima Christmas in the Country 8 x 8 paper pad would be my common element for both cards. I was able to get 2 frames from one sheet.  I cut the rectangles pieces being careful to have the darker blocks around the outside. Next I used a  rectangle die to remove a portion out of the middle to create the frame shape.
After swiping an anti static pouch over the surface of the paper I stamped the scripty font from the Prima Art Alchemy Stamp #6 by Finnabair in a random pattern around the frame using clear medium. I sprinkled on Liquid Platinum embossing powder from Ranger onto the stamped impressions then heat set it to create a shiny finish.

I added adhesive foam spacers to the back to create the dimension. Faux snow added randomly around the outside edge gives the frames a frosty look.  The frame on the left has the stamping right on the surface without the anti-static powder and it adds to the mottled look of the embossing. I like them both equally. You can decide how much is right for your project.

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For the first card I chose the more altered frame. I think it adds a subtle frosty look that helps the frame look more wintry.

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This card has a very traditional color scheme. The paper layers come from the 8 x 8 Prima Christmas in the Country Paper Pad. I used red cardstock between the layers to help keep the patterns from looking busy.

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The focal image in the frame also comes from that same paper pad. What’s more wintry than a big red barn covered in snow? I live out in the country so trust me on this I see them all the time!

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Stacked trims are added between the layers to create a textural element. That red trim is simply gorgeous and I wish I had a whole roll just to keep in my stash as decor!

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Holiday details come from the Christmas in the Country Ephemera Pack. The wreath is in the frame and the 25 is on the frame adding depth and dimension. I trimmed down the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Quote chip for a perfect fit then topped it off with pretty flowers and a loopy twine bow.

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These flowers are a combination of made by me and ready made flowers from Prima. I’ve arranged them with die cut foliage for a nice full look. Last but not least is the Idea-olgy Christmas Token and silvery pine cone charm. I’ve added the Ice Resin Glass Glitter in Antique in Antique Gold for added sparkle.

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To change up the look of this card I added a layer of pretty checkered pink paper from the 6 x 6 Prima Dulce Paper Pad and pink polka dot ribbon. Now I have a shabby chic inspired card with the same layout as the first card.

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That darker colored frame looks great with the lighter color scheme of this card as the Santa image has a darker outfit and balances perfectly.
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Like on the first card I chose a stacked rectangle layout with cardstock to separate the layers. This time I went for a soft dove gray. There is also spacers between the layers for added depth.
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This time around I picked images and a sentiment from the Christmas in the Country Chipboard Stickers. That gold foiling is extra festive!
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I’ve also swapped out a dimensional flower for a floral chipboard sticker. A few tiny stars from the ephemera pack are added to the layers.

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Since I went outside the actual Christmas collection for the patterned paper I also added some not holiday flowers. These are just sweet and simple pink and white Prima flowers to coordinate with the paper. The same charm arrangement as on the first card are tucked under the flowers for the perfect finishing touch.

I hope this inspires you to create custom dimensional elements to add to your paper crafting.  What better way to get perfectly coordinating add ons that fit just right? Also consider getting all your supplies out to help you come up with unique combinations for a project that’s uniquely your style.

Wishing you all a happy and productive day!
Ginny
Links for all products used on these cards from The Funkie Junkie Boutique…..

Believe in the Magic Christmas Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! We’re starting the countdown to Christmas here at Polly’s Paper Studio and I still have loads of holiday inspiration to share so I better get a move on!

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The card I’m sharing today has a gorgeous red and black color scheme. So classic and warm and rich.

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I’ve layered pretty plaid patterned paper over festive snowflakes and I think it’s oh so cheery.

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The lovely journal card sentiment reminds me of a chalkboard with scripty font writing.  Fun fact….I can not stand the sound of chalk writing on a board. It’s the most cringy noise ever lol.

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Handmade flowers are so easy to customize to your project. It seemed only right to stack plaid on plaid.

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Pretty charms, wide ribbon trim and vintage buttons are my signature style and the look perfect on this Christmasy card.

Please enjoy this process video I’ve prepared…

 

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Red Seam Binding,Ivory Burlap String,Stamens

~Funkie Junkie Boutique~May Arts Red/Ivory Ribbon, Stocking Charm, Snowflake Charm

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Peppermint Candy Mini Album Scrapbook

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a sweet and whimsical  Christmas mini album scrapbook created with gorgeous trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon….

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I love the pink and blue color scheme of this holiday project. Not traditional but very festive!
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Handmade flowers are finished off perfectly with stamens and topped with faux snow and glitter.
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Inside the book the pages have pockets, tip ins, photo mats, and pull out inserts.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Checkerboard Satin SherbetIvory Burlap StringFlower Stamens.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Santa Shaker Christmas Greeting Card

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

Challenge Theme: It’s the Holidays!
“This is such a busy time of the year that it’s hard to find anytime to pursue our paper passion! With that in mind, I designed a challenge that will hopefully give you some needed crafting time, while making something useful for the holiday season that is upon us! For this challenge, create a vintage or shabby chic card, tag, gift box, bag, anything holiday related, that you can use over the holidays.”

I created a fun and festive shaker greeting card….

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This card is created with the gorgeous Stamperia Pink Christmas collection.  I think it’s absolutely dreamy!

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I did mention it’s a shaker card right?  This is a great way to utilize larger images as backgrounds for the shaker.

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I’ve layered the shaker onto one of the larger cut aparts with a pretty floral on pink background.  I love the layering of florals here as the difference in scale helps to keep the patterns from looking too busy.

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These gorgeous Prima flowers are arranged with die cut foliage and glittery stars.

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Another smaller arrangement for the top with pretty metal holiday charms.

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The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Quote Chip. I’ve added some glass glitter to help fill in the depth from the chipboard.

Now it’s your turn to create a fabulous project featuring lovely leaves 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~ Stamperia Pink Christmas Collection, Tim Holtz Christmas Quote Chips,Ice Resin Glass Glitter Primrose, Silver Christmas Bell Charms, Silver Tree Charm, Prima Marketing Dulce Flowers, Prima Marketing Apricot Honey Flowers Blush and Mint.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G