Monthly Archives: March 2020

Home is the Nicest Word Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy in these very unusual times we find ourselves in. I know those who can are all hunkering down and spending our time at home.  I was cleaning in my shop and found this chipboard sticker with a lovely sentiment that seemed perfect for this situation….

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Not only is it a thoughtful and timely sentiment it’s also printed to look like a letter board! I actually really love those but sadly there is not enough room left in my shop to add one.

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There are quite a few chipboard stickers here layered up to create a nice large focal point.

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I chose a pretty and softly hued color scheme. Pink and gold is one of my favorite combinations.

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This corner has an arrangement of the layered chipboard stickers. The larger rose is topped by a petite butterfly. I’ve also included a pretty die cut doily and matching metal charm.

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A second collection of flowers here for the top. I was even able to incorporate a second butterfly creating a great balance.  Of course I’ve added some vintagy buttons and pretty checkered ribbon.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Home is the Nicest Word Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Gingham Light Pink Ribbon

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Vintage Easter Deluxe Creativity Kit with Projects

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Hello friends and crafty peeps!  Well I’ll start this post out by sharing that I really struggled with whether or not it was the right time to put out an Easter kit. I haven’t missed a holiday in like 5 years? Tech hubby suggested that we are all celebrating differently this year and there a lots of friends and family we just won’t get to spend time with.  I know sending out cards is not the same as being with loved ones….but it’s all we’ve got for now.  He also reminded me that being creative has really helped to take my mind off things and I think we all need to take a little break from all the insanity. So here is the kit I came up with. Chicks and bunnies and lambs .  I created some projects with the kit for inspiration.

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You can check out the kit in the shop…..Vintage Easter Deluxe Creativity Kit 2020.

I’m praying that you all stay safe and healthy during these trying times…..G

Sunshine and Warm Days Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a very sweet and spring inspired greeting card.

 

Oh how I love the sweet little birdy image on this scalloped die cut. I think we could all use a little sunshine and warmth at this time.

I’ve stacked up patterned papers here all in a gorgeous shade of turquoise .

Layers of sequins, a die cut doily, and metal charms are lovely accents.

Perfectly coordinating flowers in a generous arrangement.

Last but not least is a perfectly matching poofy bow.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Sunshine and Warm Days Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Diamond Satin Turquoise RibbonIvory Burlap StringFlower Stamens.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

All You Need is Love and a Dog Shaker Card with Tutorial

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Hey there friends and Authentique Paper fans! Ginny here with a shaker card created for the love of our oh so precious fur babies! This is the Purebred Pets collection and it’s just furtastic. See what I did there???? lol I crack myself up.

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We’re definitely a household that considers our pets our children!  I’ve never actually had a dog because I keep adopting cats lol. I think the pupper in this image is just exactly what I would want. Super fluffy and huggable.

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This shaker was pretty easy to create as it’s a big block of patterned paper with a window cut out so I didn’t have to work layers of adhesive foam around unusual shapes or skinny sections where the foam would have to be cut really narrow.

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I stacked a checkered pattern over the plaid so to keep it from looking busy I matted all the layers with the perfectly coordinating Cobblestone cardstock from Spectrum also from Authentique Papers.

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This is a nice large arrangement of flowers created by combining a few ready made and a few made by me. The best part of creating your own flowers is you know they will match perfectly and you can make as many as you like and even choose the  size!

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A second collection of flowers on the top for balance and a sweet sentiment created with a banner from the collection sticker sheet.
Please join me for a tutorial……

 

 

 

~Polly’s Paper Studio~All You Need is Love and a Dog Shaker Greeting Card

~Authentique Papers~ Purebred Pets: One, Four, Eight, Details Sticker.
Spectrum Cardstock: Cobblestone 

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Happy Day All Occasion 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 March Ribbon Club Assortment.

March Ribbon Club Assortment

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  spring inspired all occasion greeting card….

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You’re next stop in the hop is Cheryl.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~Happy Day All Occasion Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable ribbon~ March Ribbon Club Assortment, Ivory Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Flawless Pocket Folio with Tutorial

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Hello friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with a pocket folio that is fast and easy to create.

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I’m using the new Flawless collection from Authentique Papers. It is so gorgeous! I’ve paired it with the Sandy Beach Spectrum cardstock also from Authentique.

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Even though this folio is not large there is still room on the cover to layer up the patterned papers.

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This sweet and sassy image was one of the journal cards. I simply used a nesting circle die to cut it out and a nice border of the cardstock makes for a great focal point.

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Here’s a nice arrangement of coordinating flowers. I’ve tucked in some metal charms and loopy twine bows.

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Inside the folio is two generously sized pockets that hold folded inserts.

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For the left side I added another of the journal cards layered up and matted with the same cardstock.

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The inserts are covered in the collection papers inside and out for a nice finished look.

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A scalloped edge die cut with tuck spot becomes an instant photo frame.

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Fill this folio with loads of pictures and journaling for a nontraditional scrapbook. There’s room in the pockets to add extra flat keepsakes or mementos.

Please join me for a tutorial….

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Flawless Pocket Folio

~Authentique Papers~ Flawless Collection

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Delicate Stitched Satin Hot Pink.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Steampunk Greeting Card

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share the project I created with the Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity  Spellbinder’s Die of the Month .  If you love beautiful dies that are perfect for layering then this is a set you are sure to enjoy.

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When I saw that gorgeous center medallion it reminded me instantly of a steampunk inspired clockwork with exposed gears and mechanisms. I paired the die set with the Stamperia – Voyages Fantastiques collection.

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I wanted the Elegant Infinity die cut to be the focal point so I cut it from gold mirror cardstock.  The collection paper had a large clock image so I fussy cut it from the background and layered the circular portion on top.

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I chose a rich chocolate colored cardstock as my border combined with the collection papers and created dimensional layers with spacers between. This helps to keep the patterns from looking busy and helps to add depth.  The square portion of the die makes the perfect background cut from the same mirrored cardstock and helps to make the focal point the real showstopper.

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The Elegant Infinity set has dies included to create beautiful dimensional flowers. You all know that creating my own flowers for projects is one of my joys in life.  These were easy to make and now I have perfectly coordinated blooms from the collection papers. I used the larger flower die and cut  green cardstcock to act as leaves in my arrangement. I simply clipped them into two petal portions and tucked them into the arrangement. A little loopy twine and pretty ribbon makes for a nice full display.

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I always like to balance a larger arrangement of flowers with a smaller one so I’ve added the sweet blooms to the top corner. Last but not least a steampunk inspired vintage lady for the perfect finishing touch.

Amazing Paper GRace Die of the Month March

Here’s a look at that Elegant Infinity Die Of The Month. You can get details for this set here.  There are 9 dies included in this set so you can image so many different ways to use this collection to create unique designs.

~Spellbinder’s Amazing Paper Grace: Die of the Month Elegant Infinity

~Stamperia: Voyages Fantastiques

~Really Reasonable Ribbon: Delicate Stitched Ribbon Aqua, Flower Stamens

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G