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Vintage Easter Card

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Hello there friends and happy Sunday to you all. I’m dropping in to share a very vintagy inspired Easter card I created with a lovely chippie from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

 

Awww this little chap with his basket of eggs is too precious!

I’m using the gate chippie as an anchor for the focal image.

I finished the gate with a blue embossing powder that has  metallic flakes and it  gives it a perfect vintage look.

Not only does it add depth….but it also creates a barrier between the busy cut of the doily.

A sweet and simple collection of old fashioned flowers have twine, and berry stems, and spiral stamens tucked in to create a spring inspired arrangement.

This chippie was a bit too tall to fit on the card so I clipped it in half and removed a section so it will be perfectly sized.

The finish is Atlantic Seaspray embossing powder.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Gates Shapes Set

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Burlap Center Stitch Navy Burlap String Light BlueChrysanthemums Blue/Aqua/White Spiral Stamens Baby Blue, Berry Spray Clusters White.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Easter Creativity Kits and Projects

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Well hello there friends and happy Sunday to you all. It’s a happy Sunday for me for sure because it’s also kit day!!!! Hooray. My Peeps have asked for Easter Creativity Kits and who am I to refuse?   You know the drill…..I get a kit too to play with and I share my projects so you can see all the fabby things I’ve created. I’m mixing it up a little and adding a banner and a slim mini album along with cards and a tag. I’ve added the usual fun and festive patterned papers and added holiday embellies like clips, doilies, ribbon and twine yards, flowers and tinsel trim.  Oh and a fabby bling strip!

Easter Banner Polly's Paper Studio 01

Easter Banner Polly's Paper Studio 02

Easter Greetings Slim Holiday Mini Album Polly's Paper Studio 01Easter Greetings Slim Holiday Mini Album Polly's Paper Studio 04Easter Greetings Slim Holiday Mini Album Polly's Paper Studio 05

Easter Tag Polly's Paper Studio Handmade 01Lamb and chicks Easter Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

Easter Greeting Holiday Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

I created these projects with the kit , some cardstock, and bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box. You can check out this kit by hopping over to Polly’s on Etsy.

Polly’s Paper Studio ~ Easter Deluxe Creativity Kit 2018

Wishing you all a happy and productive day : ) G

Upcycled Mini Wallet Fold Tag Album featuring Charmed from BoBunny

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Hello there friends!  I’ve got a bit of a recycling project for you today. I have created a wallet fold mini album with the packaging from an online order and the gorgeous Charmed collection from BoBunny.  I’ve made this style of mini in the past and been frustrated at the bulkiness of  cardstock I used for the base.  But I found a great solution to this when I unboxed a package and the “filler” paper was just the perfect thinness to be creased well and not get poofy when folded. I simply cut it down to a 12 x 12 inch piece and it was just perfect!

 

Since this scrapbook is a mini I was able to use the gorgeous cut apart to be the focal image.  I added Double Dot Jewels, fussy cut images, and a few flowers and trim to finish off the front cover.
 Inside the mini there are pockets to hold tags. There is room for pictures and mementos to be tucked in with the tags so this would make a really thoughtful gift. The tags are topped with a bit of trim to coordinate with the outside.

The pockets are lined with companion papers. Not only doe this give the pocket a nice finished look but adds sturdiness. The tags have sentiments from the sticker sheet.

The outside pockets have tabbed topped tags with more of the fussy cut images. The back is for photos and journaling.

The outside tags are similar but different for a nice coordinated look.

Please enjoy this process video I’ve prepared for you on how I created this mini album….

BoBunny Supplies:

Patterned Paper~Charmed:Demure, Petals, Perfection, Mirror, Imagine

Combo Stickers~ Charmed

Double Dot Jewels~ Ruby Red

Double Dot Brads~ Ruby Red

Double Dot Cardstock
Wishing you all a happy and productive day : ) G

Sun Kissed Mini (mega) Album with Graphic 45

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Hello there friends and fellow crafters and happy Tuesday to you : ) I’m sharing a mini album I created with Graphic 45 Sun Kissed collection and by mini I really mean mega because this scrapbook is super chunky.  I deconstructed a Square Tags and Pockets album then reassembled it as a Midori style with inserts.

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I did say chunky.  This mini is the thickest scrapbook I have ever created! Of course I added loads of charms to the spine after stringing it up and topped them off with pretty bows and vintage button.

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This collection has gorgeous patterns so I layered them up and added altered chipboard, flowers, twine, netting, sequins, and Prills.

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Each of the 4 inserts have a fully embellished cover. Spacers between the layers really adds depth.

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The insides have large pages for bigger pictures.

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Gorgeous beachy themed chippies are the perfect accent.

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The pockets inside have tags with coordinating images and plenty of room to add journaling.

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This cover has additional die cuts like the little banner and doily which really fill in the arrangement nicely.

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Since the entire collection goes together so perfectly I was able to mix and match the patterns to create similar but different combinations for the inside pages.

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I left some of the chipboard in it’s natural color since it coordinates so well with the kraft covers!

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I really super love the nature inspired images and patterns so perfect for vacation pictures.

Please enjoy this flip through video on how I created this Midori styled scrapbook from the tags and pocket book….

You can find more crafty inspiration at Polly’s Paper Studio on YouTube

Polly’s Paper Studio~Sun Kissed Mini Album

Graphic 45~Sun Kissed Collection

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Blue Satin with Silver Edge, Burlap String Navy, Burlap String Natural.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Beach Shape Set Small, Beach Shape Set, Seaside Decor, Seahorses and Seaweed, Flourished Frame Marie.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

 

A Moment in Time Birthday Card with Video Tutorial

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Hey there and happy Wednesday! Ginny here to share a Birthday card with gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon.

 

Mixing plaids and gingham? Don’t mind if I do.

Adding spiral stamens really bulks up a flower arrangement and loopy string bows fills it in.

More flowers is always the right answer.

I’ve added a die cut banner with metal clip for the front of this card and finished the inside with coordinating paper patterns.

Please enjoy this video tutorial on how I created this card….

You can find Polly’s Paper Studio on YouTube Here.

Polly’s Paper Studio~ A Moment in Time Greeting Card

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Black Plaid RibbonIvory Burlap StringGold Spiral Stamens, White Cherry Blossom.

Graphic 45~ Raining Cats and Dogs

Gypsy Soul laser Cuts~ Words & Phrases 1

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Fairy Dust Tag February Blog Hop w/video tutorial

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Happy hop day Peeps!  It’s time for another fun hop with the folks at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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We’re sharing the projects created with the February Ribbon Club Assortment Purple & Green Mix.

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You should be coming to me from my friend Gloria. If you’re just joining in you’ll want to go to the RRR blog to start at the beginning.

I created a tag using the ribbon assortment and Fairy Dust from Graphic 45.

Fairy Dust Tag Polly's Paper Studio 01

I feel like this ribbon and paper collection were made to be together : )

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I’ve added a lovely selection of flowers to coordinate, along with some berry sprigs and die cut leaves.

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Super poofy bow to top off this tag : ) There’s some Violet Burlap String as well.

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A sweet little die cut doily in crisp white breaks up the busy patterns and lightens up the color scheme.

Please enjoy this video tutorial on how I created this tag…..

Polly’s Paper Studio~Fairy Dust Tag

Graphic 45~ Fairy Dust Collection

Your next stop in the hop is Miss Cheryl.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Vintage Valentine Wall Hanging with Video

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Hello there friends! Happy Sunday to all of you. I’m so thrilled to say now that it’s officially February I can throw myself into Valentine projects with reckless abandon.

For today’s project I created a very vintagy inspired wall hanging…..

 

Isn’t it just loverly? So many layers!!!!!!

I’ve layered the chipboard.
I’ve even layered the bows.
And topped it all off with layered flowers.
But not even I am expert enough to layer pearls : (
Won’t you join me for a video tutorial on how I created this project……

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Filigree Frames Shapes SetBead Strand Heart Dangle.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Chevron Striped Pink Twill, Pink Burlap String.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

You Warm My Heart Llama Mini Album with Authentique

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Well hello there Peeps and happy Llama Day! Hahah . I’m sharing a super sweet mini album I created with Alpine by Authentiqe and let me tell you how much I love this collection!!! Llamas and plaid. What’s not to love?

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Awwwww look at that sweet llama.  The image is the inspiration for this album. It’s layered up with the patterned papers, die cuts, flowers, ribbon, twine, chipboard, sequins, pearls, and fun winter themed charms.

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The images here are the cut aparts and they are so fun. I wanted to keep the whole image and still have room for pictures and journaling so I added them as tip-ins.

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Once the tip-ins are folded out you can see the first pages also have pockets with large tags.

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These pages also have pockets but they’re on the sides. More tags to pull out created with the companion patters. I wanted to use this sledding image here but it was too wide. The solution  was to clip it into 2 sections then add it as two pieces. I love how it turned out!

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It’s so much fun to create interactive pages. These have twist tie closures. You can see here now that we’re in the middle pages that I’ve added eyelets to the spine. Not only does this give me a place to tie on the charms….but it helps the book pages to be nicely  secured.

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Once the flaps are open it shows the complimentary patterns inside. What a great place for pictures and journaling.

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I just can’t get enough of these fun images so I used them to create pockets for more pull out tags. The smaller matted sections would be a great place to add memories.

 

The last set of pages have fun little flaps secured with clips. Simply flip the flap to reveal more area to scrapbook in.

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Lining them with coordinating papers makes them extra fun.

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Larger tags are tucked into the pockets and also fold up so you can add even more pictures.

Please enjoy this video flip through I’ve prepared for this super sweet mini album….

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

Polly’s Paper Studio~ You Warm My Heart Llama Mini Album

Authentique~ Alpine Collection

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Light Blue Burlap StringDanish Blue Seam Binding.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Chipboard~ Winter Shape Set

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

Fairy Dust Greeting Card

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Hello there and happy Tuesday!  I’m sharing my first card today created with Graphic 45’s Fairy Dust.  I mean what can I say…it’s so purpley!!!!

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I can tell already I am gonna use up this entire collection.

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The lovely fairy image pairs so  well with natural elements.

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I’ve layered the image over an altered chipboard frame colored in chartreuse to coordinate.

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Vintagy keys are tucked into this sweet little arrangement with twine, flowers,  and stamps.

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Matching sequins add sparkle.

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Larger flowers for this collection with beautiful berry sprigs, ribbon, and coordinating lace. The final detail is Prills to break up the hard edges and give a more organic look.

Please enjoy this process video on how I created this card….

 

Polly’s Paper Studio~ Fairy Dust All Occasion Greeting Card

Graphic 45~ Fairy Dust Collection

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Scribble Frame Hearts and Flowers

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Satin Swiss dots Grape, Violet Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G