Monthly Archives: February 2020

Birdcage Layered Frames Greeting Card with Tutorial

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Hello friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a new style of card for me. I’m switching out my usual vintage image for a large flower arrangement as my focal point. I’m really enjoying getting to use some of my larger flowers and coming up with ways to include them in my designs.

Birdcage Frames Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

For this card I’m using 2 die cut frames layered to create a geometric style background instead of my usual doily.

Birdcage Frames Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

The edges of the papers are distressed and stitched for loads of texture and detail.

Birdcage Frames Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

Spacers between the layers keeps the card from looking too busy.

Birdcage Frames Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

The generously sized arrangement is filled in with leaves cut from mirror cardstock for a little sophistication.

Birdcage Frames Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 05

Chipboard and metal birdcages are great layering elements over the frames and under the flowers.

Please enjoy this tutorial…..

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Birdcage Frames Greeting Card

~Gina Marie Designs~ Dies

~Little Birdie Crafts~ Flowers

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Mini Bird Cages

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

St Patrick’ Day Deluxe Creativity Kit with Projects!

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Hello friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with a new kit! This time around it’s 2020 St Patrick’s deluxe Creativity Kit.  Here are the projects I created with the kit….

St Patrick's Day Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

St Patrick's Day Wall Hanging Polly's Paper Studio 03St Patricks House Tag Polly's Paper Studio 01Saint Patrick's Day Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01St Patrick's Bingo Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

Luck St Patrick's Day Greeting Card Polly Paper Studio 02Irish Lass Layered Tag St Patrick's Day Polly's Paper Studio 01Hearty Greetings St Patrick's Day Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

These projects were created with the 2020 St Patrick’s Deluxe Creativity Kit and bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box. If you’d like to check out the kit and see all the fabby paper crafting supplies included check out the link here….

2020 St Patrick’s Deluxe Creativity Kit.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Irish Charm Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a card I created with a printable from my very own shop. Of course I love the images but I reallly love getting use out of a not so current collection.

Irish Charm Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

I’m using the Irish Charm Tags Printable Instant Download and I think that girl is sooooo sweet.

Irish Charm Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

I printed the file in Word. For this project I just kept it the original size but you could easily adjust the size and even selectively crop out the images so you can print as few or as many as you like.

Irish Charm Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

Once I had my tags printed I chose the Clover collection from Authentique Papers to coordinate. I think it’s a perfect match!

Irish Charm Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

Here’s a combination of flowers for 49 & Market and some made by me. I finished the arrangement with some glitter die cut shamrocks and loopy twine bows.

Irish Charm Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 05

There’s a second smaller cluster of flowers for the top and a gorgeous bow tied from chevron striped twill ribbon topped with a very festive brad.

Please join me for a tutorial….

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Irish Charm Tags Printable, Irish Charm Greeting Card.

~Authentique Papers~ Shop

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

Raised Panel Greeting Card with Tutorial

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a raised panel greeting card. I’ve wanted to try this style of card for some time but was really intimidated by the thought of measuring and math so I came up with an easy solution….rectangle dies!

Raised Panel All Occasion Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

I’m working with the Wonderland collection from Stamperia and I think it coordinates with the flowers perfectly!

Raised Panel All Occasion Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

Adding in subtle details really gives and big impact. Here I used a distress tool to rough up the edges of the paper , stitched the paper, and included netting for a great textural element.

Raised Panel All Occasion Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

The collection papers had whimsical dragonflies printed on and even though I did not include those images I was inspired to include dragonfly charms. It’s tucked under a pretty matching bow created with satin checkerboard ribbon.

Raised Panel All Occasion Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

To accent to individual raised panels I gave the edges a coating of my favorite glitter snow product. Last but not least shimmery sequins for a bit of sparkle.

Please join me for this tutorial…

 

Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

Funkie Junkie Boutique~ Stamperia

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Shop

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Seaside Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps!  Ginny here with a seaside inspired greeting card created with the amazing new Voyage collection from Authentique Papers.

Seaside Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

Being from Michigan close to all the great lakes we really have an affinity to water leisure. All the sports and relaxing by the water is the best!

Seaside Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

I mixed and matched layers of the collection papers using solid cardstock as a border to keep it from looking busy.

Seaside Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

I created these flowers with coordinating cardstock to match my seaside theme. I’ve got some die cut foliage and natural colored bakers twine to fill in this generously size arrangement.

Seaside Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

There’s a second smaller arrangement at the top for balance. I’ve included a couple nautical charms to complete this card.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Seaside All Occasion Greeting Card

~Authentique Papers~ Voyage Collection

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Electric Blue Taffeta, Baker’s Twine Wheat, Flower Stamens

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : )  G

Happy Valentine from the Crew at Authentique Papers

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share the project I created for the special group event at Authentique Papers. I created a card with a sweet heart frame and all my usual trimmings.

Be Mine Valentine's Day Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

Won’t you join me for a tutorial on this fun and festive greeting card?

Make sure you hop over to the Authentique Paper Blog to see the other holiday inspired projects.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Authentique Papers~ Love Notes Collection

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Western Greeting Card RRR Blog Hop

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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 February Ribbon Club  Blue & Brown Assortment.February Ribbon Club

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

I created a  western inspired greeting card….

Western Greeting Card All Occasion Polly's Paper Studio 01Western Greeting Card All Occasion Polly's Paper Studio 02Western Greeting Card All Occasion Polly's Paper Studio 03Western Greeting Card All Occasion Polly's Paper Studio 04Western Greeting Card All Occasion Polly's Paper Studio 05

You’re next stop in the hop is Cheryl.

~Really Reasonable ribbon~ February Ribbon Club Blue & Brown Assortment, Chrysanthemums, Cottage Roses, Rose Buds, Sweetheart Blossoms.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Made With Love Baby Greeting Card with Tutorial

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a sweet vintagy card created especially for a new baby. I mean what is better than a fresh new little one???

Made With Love Baby Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

I’m really in love with the soft colors and vintagy patterns on this card.

Made With Love Baby Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

I’m using the Swaddle collection from Authentique Papers combined with trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon and flowers that are ready made and some made by me.

Made With Love Baby Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

I altered these Little Birdie Crafts flowers to be a better match for this card. Easy peasy change just remove the bright yellow stamens and replace with white and gray. Now it coordinates perfectly.

Please enjoy this process video…..

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Authentique Papers~ Swaddle Collection

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Pink Wrinkle Ribbon, Flower Stamens

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Hello Butterfly Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny back today with a card that’s a bit different than my normal vintagy style.

Hello Butterfly Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

I’m a big fan of buffalo plaid. I typically use it as part of a vintage project but I also think it looks great here as a bold graphic element.

Hello Butterfly Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

I used a charcoal gray cardstock border here to separate the check from the background damask pattern.

Hello Butterfly Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

I’ve also swapped out my usual large vintage image for a mailing tag, blocky sentiment banner, and smaller butterfly image.

Hello Butterfly Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

Of course I’m adding a garden full of pretty blooms in coordinating colors with lots of greenery and loopy twine bows mixed in.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~  Hello Butterfly Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Diamond Satin Dandelion.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Fancy Fold Easter Greeting Card with Tutorial

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Hello friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with an update. I have decided I am no longer participating in winter. That’s it. I’m Done. I’ll be thinking spring from here on out starting with this pretty vintage inspired holiday greeting card created with the new Cotton Tail collection from Authentique Papers.

Happy Spring Easter Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

I am so loving these bright cheerful colors to take my mind off the snow outside.

Happy Spring Easter Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 05

I created a fancy fold card because I couldn’t decide what patterns from the collection I wanted to use so why not all of them lol.

Happy Spring Easter Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

I’ve utilized the die cut sheet from the collection for this gorgeous vintage image and sweet sentiment banner.

Happy Spring Easter Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

The egg is an element I fussy cut from one of the journal cards.

Happy Spring Easter Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

Pink and green flowers and holiday charms are the perfect way to finish this card.

Won’t you join me for this tutorial video?

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Authentique Paper~ Cotton Tail Collection

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Pink Wrinkle Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G