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

4 Sheet Challenge Saint Patrick’s Day Loaded Pocket with Video

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Hello friends and Authentique Paper fans! Ginny back with the March version of my 4 sheet challenge. I’m taking 4 sheets from each month of the Calendar collection and creating fun and festive projects perfect for the season.

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For March I chose to create a loaded pocket for St Patrick’s Day.

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I had so much fun adding all the paper patterns and vintage images.

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I’ve also layered on coordinating trims and embellishments.

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Folded inserts and tags tucked inside the pocket can be covered with pictures and journaling for a fun nontraditional scrapbook. What a great way to document the season.

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This generously sized pocket is covered inside and out for a nice finished look. There’s a little extra room inside for additional flat keepsake or mementos.
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This large folded insert has a pocket, tag, and a die cut photo frame with tuck spot.

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The cut apart sheet has loads of layering option like seasonal sentiments, and stamps. I’ve also added a matching clip, clothespin, die cut shamrock and twine.

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This smaller insert has an image from the cut apart sheet. Why not take advantage of a built in border? Those little shamrocks are super cute!

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Another tuck spot and die cut frame inside is the perfect place to add pictures or write in your families favorite memories.

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Please join me for this project share…….

 

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Authentique Papers~ Calendar Collection: March Pages

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Nautical Loaded Pocket with Tutorial

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Hello friends as crafty peeps! Ginny here with a fun project created with the new Voyage collection from Authentique Papers.

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This collection has a fabulous selection of patterned papers and a mix of vintage and pop art graphic style images. I’m going with the more artsy ones for this project.

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Loaded pockets are a great way to really dig into the collection and use as many of the patterns as your heart desires. As you can see I desired a lot of them!

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Finishing the inside of the pocket not only makes it prettier but adds to the sturdiness. Don’t forget to finish the back!

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You can fill the pocket with any kind of inserts you like. I created 2 that are folded so they can be filled with pictures for an untraditional scrapbook. There’s also a tag finished on the back with neutral paper so a sentiment can be added.

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Consider using the smaller patterns on the insides of your inserts that way when you’ve filled them with pictures you can still enjoy the pattern showing from behind the layers. I love this lighthouse pattern as it reminds of our home here in Michigan. The great lakes and lighthouses are really part of our culture. We spend a lot of time around the water so this collection really appeals to me.

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The journal cards are a great resource for images. I fussy cut these to take advantage of a smaller size and unique shape.

Please enjoy this process video….

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Nautical Inspired Loaded Pocket

~Authentique Papers~Voyage Collection

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Electric Blue Taffeta, Bakers Twine Wheat, Flower Stamens

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Be My Valentine Pocket with Tags for Authentique Papers

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Hello there friends and Authentique Paper fans! Ginny here with my first Valentine project of the season using the amazing new Love Notes Collection. Let me just tell you if you like retro inspired holiday inspiration you will be so happy with Love Notes! Loving the vintagy images, paper patterns and how great is it that this collection is being offered in 12 x 12, 6 x 6, and 8 x 8 inches????

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I created the sweetest pocket and filled it with holiday goodness! Obviously me being a cat person I was inspired by that oh so charming kitty with it’s big red bow with polka dots.  For the record….my cats would never tolerate wearing a bow like that even if they did look extra festive.

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In my humble opinion you can never add too many layers to a Valentine project. Just like adding more love! The focal image was part of one of the cut apart sheet. I simply fussy cut it out of the background for the perfect size to stack onto die cut hearts. There’s also elements from the sticker sheet for added detail. Spacers help to keep the layers from looking too busy.

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Handmade flowers are my current obsession and I arranged some sweet blooms here with die cut foliage, glitter hearts, loopy twine bows, and of course I worked in some plaid.

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The pocket is extra roomy to hold not only these coordinating inserts but also a sweet treat or two.

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I think it looks festive even without being filled. I’ve topped the pocket off with more of those great stickers and alternating paper patterns.

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Tucked into the pocket is a z fold insert and decorated tag. When you fill a pocket make sure to include different shapes and sizes so you get a nice full effect with all the layers showing.

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All the surfaces on the insert are covered in the collection paper. I’m using Bubble Gum Spectrum cardstock and it matches perfectly!

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The B side of this paper pattern was a great compliment to the front so I used them both!

I hope this inspires you to create something for your special someone to let them know they are loved! Wishing you all a happy and productive day….G

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Be My Valentine Pocket with Tags

~Authentique Papers~ Love Notes: Two, Five, Seven, Eight, Details cardstock sticker, 6 x 6 , 8 x 8 paper pads. Spectrum Cardstock: Bubble Gum

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Pink Plaid Ribbon, Satin with Silver Metallic Edge Pearl Pink, Flower Stamens.

Let’s Do It Again Pocket with Tags for Frilly & Funkie

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Hey there friends as crafty peeps!  Time again to announce another fun challenge at Frilly & Funkie. The host for this challenge is: Sara Emily
Challenge Theme: Let’s Do It Again! 

Have you ever made something that you wish you could do over? Perhaps it was a technique you tried and didn’t get the results you were hoping for. Maybe you didn’t have just the right product you wanted to make your project just perfect. Or maybe a friend asked you to make something like it for them. Now’s your chance for a do-over. Choose one of your own posted vintage or shabby chic projects and do it over with a bit of a twist. Be sure to link back to the post of the project you are making over and tell us why you wanted to do it a second time and what’s different about it this time. We like to see your entry be in the vintage or shabby chic style we prefer.

 

When I saw this challenge theme I knew exactly what I wanted to re-create.  I made a Pocket with Tags at Christmas time and thought it would work so well for a non-holiday project! I choose the gorgeous Prima Apricot Honey collections and made a very shabby chic version of my pocket with tags….

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This time around I constructed the base with a bit more room in the pocket so I could use more paper layers and embellishments.

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The pocket base is created with sturdy cardstock and all the layers have a pretty gray border.

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I’ve also built in a spacer inside to keep the inserts at jut the right height.

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Like the original there’s a tag clipped onto the the front for extra room for flowers and trims. These lovely blooms are the Prima Fruit Paradise Ripe Berry assortment. They coordinate perfectly!

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The A4 sized Prima Apricot Honey Paper Pad is just wide enough to create a dimensional rosette. I topped it with a scalloped circle of silver mirror paper and a butterfly punched from the collection paper. More flowers and trims complete this corner.

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Here’s the pocket without the inserts.

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And without the tag clipped on.

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There’s 2 tags and 1 smaller folded insert. Plenty of room to add pictures and journaling.  And maybe a gift card?

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The larger folded insert is like a sweet little booklet ready to be filled up and enjoyed.

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 PadChipboard Stickers

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

 

12 Days of Christmas in July day 4 Rejoice Loaded Pocket with Tutorial

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Hello there friends and Authentique fans!  Well the new collections have come out and I could not be more excited to get to work with them. The timing was oh so perfect as I have a series for the 12 Days of Christmas in July and the Rejoice collection is ah-mazing!  You could not ask for more plaids, gorgeous images, and a full book of journal cut aparts!  Yes you read that correctly. There’s also a full sized sticker sheet as well and die cuts.

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Of course I can’t ever choose from the fabulous papers so I picked as many as I could and created a totally loaded layered pocket.
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With this many layers to fill I was able to work in loads of the journal cut aparts and found that they cut with a tag shaped die to create the perfectly sized additions for the pockets.

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Okay this vignette makes me all kinds of happy. So many inserts and embellishments made with the die cuts and patterned papers.  I’ve created a focal image with the fussy cut ornament and layered it over some fun gold mirror cardstock then added handmade by me flowers, and other festive add ons.
The small folded insert even has a rosette created with a topper of holly leaves.

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A tabbed topped insert makes this large pocket even taller and adds loads of room for pictures and journaling.  The tags were finished with twine and buttons and flowers. I took advantage of two identically shaped die cuts and added them  back to back with some spacers to hold a large clip to add to the pocket.

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Here’s the paper pretties I added to the pockets. There’s still room for additional items to be tucked in like favorite family mementos and holiday keepsakes.

Please enjoy this process video of how you can create a layered pocket base for your very own loaded pocket…

 

Christmas Pocket with Tags and Flip Book

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Hello there friends and crafty Peeps. Well it’s Christmas eve and I’ve been waiting so long to get to share this project I created for our group post on the Authentique Blog.

I’m using the gorgeous Solitude collection for this winter inspired pocket full of tags and a mini flip book.

I may have gone a bit overboard on the front of the pocket…but hey that’s what holidays are for right?

Trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon and flowers from Little Birdie Crafts are the perfect accents for this fun and festive project.

I love the pocket even with all the goodies removed. That sweet bird paper is so pretty!!!

This embellishment is created with a die cut element layered over a glittery punched scalloped circle and a dimensional paper rosette .

Two tags and a folded insert have loads of holiday details.

Last but not least a sweet mini flip book to add favorite Christmas pictures and memories.

The best thing about a flip book is you get something new with every flip!

Don’t forget to leave room to add journaling.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Authentique Papers~ Solitude

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Trims

~Little Birdie Crafts~ Flowers

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and blessed Christmas and New Year from my home to yours! G

Halloween Pocket with Tags with Nightfall for Authentique Papers

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! I hope you are all well.  I’m just so excited to be sharing the project I created wit the new Nightfall collection from Authentique Papers. How much do I love Nightfall? I can not even begin to describe how fabby the patterns are and how much fun the vintagy images are to work with!

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I could not possibly decide what images I wanted to use first so I had to go with a pocket with tags plan. This makes a great non-traditional scrapbook when  filled with pictures and journaling. Fill this up with your families favorite memories and display with your seasonal decor.

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I do think that pockets should look as good when the tags are removed so I added details like stickers from the Cardstock Sticker Sheet and die cut spiderwebs. There’s also tinsel topped crepe fringe and coordinating flowers.

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The 6 x 6 paper pads have patterns that are just the perfect scale for tags. Nightfall also has the images in the smaller size so I just had to layer them up with some die cut doilies, holiday charms, and ribbon trim to to the tags.

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Sequins and clips in matching colors are fun details to add that don’t create to much bulk for the tags to fit in the pocket.

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The backs of the tags are covered with the patterned paper for a nice finished look.

Please enjoy this tutorial on how I created the pocket….

Check back on the Authentique Papers blog tomorrow  for details on this amazing Nightfall Halloween Collection from Authentique Papers.

Wising everyone a happy and productive day : ) Ginny

Christmas Pocket with Tags with Video Tutorial

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Today is the first day of our 12 Days of Christmas in July video tutorials on our youtube channel!  I’m really excited as we have a special intro created  for this series. I created the image and the extra fabulous tech hubby created the snow graphic and added music to make it very fun and festive!

Our first project is a pretty pocket with tags….

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I have used my beloved piece of buffalo check for this pocket and although I am sad to not have the paper anymore I can’t think of a better project to use it on.

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Of course I’m going to add flowers and ribbons and trims!

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Then filled the pocket with tags printed from our very own Winter Fun Christmas Tags printable!

Please enjoy this tutorial on how I created this project….

Polly’s Paper Studio~Christmas Pocket with Tags, Winter Fun Christmas Tags Printable.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Valentine Pocket with Tag / Video Tutorial

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Happy Thursday Peeps!  It’s officially February now so it’s okay that I’m a little crazy about Valentines.  Like I would have my entire house draped in hearts and flowers and treats everywhere. Sadly I live in the house of boys so they would not appreciate balloons and confetti everywhere right?

I can however create pockets and fill them with sweet little tags…..

Valentine Pocket and Tags Polly's Paper Studio 02 Isn’t this super retrolicious?????? This is the Forever My Always Collection from Pebbles.

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Coordinating tags to fill the pocket. I love tags. Like a lot.

If you’d like to see how I created this project……

You can check out Polly’s Paper Studio on YouTube Here.

Polly’s Paper Studio~ Valentine Pocket with Tags

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ ChrysanthemumsPink Burlap String, Diamond Satin Rose Pink.

Pebbles~ Forever My Always collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad and Ephemera.

Wishing you a happy and productive day : ) G