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Valentine Flip Book with Tutorial

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a sweet vintage inspired mini album flip book created with the February pages of the Calendar collection from Authentique Papers.

Valentine Flip Book Polly's Paper Studio 01

This collection has 4 pages for every month designed for the season with patterned papers, vintage images, cut aparts, and sentiments. I’m always quite shocked at how far I can stretch these great elements and how may different projects they work well for. I used one of the largest images in the collection to create the front cover then added my usual flowers and trimmings.

Valentine Flip Book Polly's Paper Studio 02

There’s a generous length of coordinating plaid ribbon to secure the book.

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I created the base for this flip book with 110 lb cardstock so it’s super sturdy.

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I had such a fun time arranging the cut apart elements to create the page designs.  I think I incorporated all of them without it looking too busy.

Valentine Flip Book Polly's Paper Studio 05

Minis need all the real estate they can get so I’ve added tip ins and tags.

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I made 2 sets of similar pages to keep a consistent look.

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Additional small image blocks are added with clips to make the tags more flexible when filling in this book with pictures and journaling.

Please enjoy this process video……

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Valentine Flip Book

~Authentique Papers~ Calendar collection: February pages. Spectrum Cardstock: Tickled Pink.

Baby Mini Album Scrapbook

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! I’ve got a sweet little mini to share today that was inspired by some adorable stickers I found at the Dollar Tree. I admit I don’t make too many specifically baby themed projects. Mostly because we’re not quite in the season of life where we have grand kids. Nor do I have any friends who are having babies.  But these stickers stole my heart as soon as I saw them. Softly colored with stylized images that we not too cartoony. They’re layered and have some glitter accent so of course they went straight into the cart lol.

Baby Mini Album Scrapbook Polly's Paper Studio 01

I chose the colors to coordinate sticking mostly with soft greens and yellows. The Meadow collection from Authentique Papers was a great match and I do so love to get use out of prints from my stash that I still like but are not current collection.

Baby Mini Album Scrapbook Polly's Paper Studio 07

Even though this mini comes in at only 5 x 5 1/2 inches I still added an arrangement of large flowers because they have a great impact and helps to cover a lot of space. I created the book base with layers of 110 lb cardstock so it’s extra sturdy and with the patterned papers added it’s quite chunky and heavy!

Baby Mini Album Scrapbook Polly's Paper Studio 08

There’s a few layers of paper here with the plaid being the background. The tiny flower print is matted with the soft green and added with a spacer to add depth.  The sicker has lots of layers too but only 1 foam adhesive on the back so I added more to support all the smaller sticking out bits. Pretty trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon are used to create a bow for the spine and to hang charms on.

Baby Mini Album Scrapbook Polly's Paper Studio 02

Inside the book there’s  combinations of the patterned papers for a similar but different look to the pages. This wood grain pattern already had a flower detail so I didn’t want to cover it with anything. This will be a nice place to add a larger photo. The left side has more of the wood with a generous strip of the plaid to break up the dark background. The moon sticker looks really sweet on the die cut frame and flower print.

Baby Mini Album Scrapbook Polly's Paper Studio 03

This set of pages has a faux instant photo frame adorned with coordinating flowers and a different combination of the patterned papers.  I used the scrap wood grain to die cut a tag and added it as a layer under the doily and turtle sticker.

Baby Mini Album Scrapbook Polly's Paper Studio 04

The left side has a full page tip in so there’s plenty of room to add pictures and journaling.

Baby Mini Album Scrapbook Polly's Paper Studio 05

I love how this mini flower print incorporates all the colors from the collection and makes a great background. The inset section has a neutral print that is not contrasting so journaling can be added.

 

Baby Mini Album Scrapbook Polly's Paper Studio 06The charming elephant sticker was really cute but bigger than the others taking up a lot of room on the page so I created a 3/4 tip in to gain that space back for embellishing.

I think this mini would make a lovely gift to new parents (or grand parents) filled with pictures and treasured family memories.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~Baby Mini Album Scrapbook.

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

 

Heart Wreath Valentine Greeting Card for Authentique Papers

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Hello there friends as Authentique Paper Fans. Ginny here with a bit of holiday inspiration. I’m creating with the Love Notes collection and I love it for it’s beautiful patterned papers and vintage images.

Always and Forever Valentine's Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

Oh how I love these colors. So bright and cheerful.

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For this card I swapped out my usual large focal  image for a wreath created with die cut hearts from the collection papers with some of the smaller images from the sticker sheet tucked in.

Always and Forever Valentine's Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

To keep this foacl point from looking too busy I layered it on the typography print and a crisp white die cut doily.

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These flowers are all handmade by me to coordinate with the collection. There’s some die cut foliage and glitter hearts tucked in for a nice full arrangement.

Always and Forever Valentine's Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 05

The collection sticker sheet provides me with the sweet sentiment and tiny vintage images perfect for the holiday.

Please enjoy this process video….

 

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Authentique Papers Supplies~ Love Notes: One, Two, Five, Cardstock Sticker8 x 8 Paper Pad. Spectrum Cardstock: Bubble Gum.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Ivory Burlap String, Flower Stamens

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

 

Safari Adventure Valentine’s Day Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here with a card to share that’s a bit of a walk on the wild side. I’m using some very non-traditional Valentine crafting supplies to create a nature inspired holiday card.

Valentine's Card Safari Themed Polly's Paper Studio 01

Who says Valentine’s projects have to be pink and red? Not me that’s for sure.

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Even though I didn’t use the typical color palate I still wanted to incorporate my regular layering techniques.

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A sentiment spelled out in chunky gold Thickers fills in that heart nicely.

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I created these flowers with the collection papers so I knew they would be a perfect match.  I switched out my regular burlap string for thicker bakers twine in a natural color for a better match to the nature inspiration of this arrangement. I’ve also tucked in some die cut leaves in a mirror cardstock finish and glitter hearts to brighten up this display.

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Last but not least a ribbon tied with a bold check pattern and heart charms for accent.

Please enjoy this process video ……

 

~Polly’s Paper Studio~Valentine’s Safari Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Bold Check Black Ribbon, Baker’s Twine Wheat, Flower Stamens

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Butterfly Bingo All Occasion Greeting Card

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! I’m here today to share a pretty all occasion greeting card.

Butterfly Greeting Card Yellow Polly's paper Studio 01

I’m finding that I’m drawn lately to more vibrant and bright colors. I think this is due to the gloomy overcast weather we’ve been having here in mid Michigan.

Butterfly Greeting Card Yellow Polly's paper Studio 02 This card has a mixture of patterns from the Love is in The Air collection from Webster’s Pages and a few from Prima’s Spring Farmhouse. I think the graphic patterns work really well together.

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I’ve finished this card with an arrangement of coordinating flowers, ribbon trims, and metal accents.

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

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Delicate Stitched Edge Satin Maize,Flower Stamens,Ivory Burlap String.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Little Bird Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! I’m dropping in today to share non holiday card.  It does seem like I get so caught up in the seasons I forget to post the projects I create for everyday occasions.

Bird Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

This card is created with the of so sweet Darcelle collection from Prima.

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I’ve got the 6 x 6 paper pad and the ephemera pack.

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I used the collection paper for the matting on this card is it matched so perfectly.

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Here’s a nice arrangement of flowers created with a combination of the Darcelle collection and some from WOC.

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Last but not least is a pretty bow with metal charms.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Bird Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Blue Open Roses, Chrysanthemums, Natural Bakers Twine, Ivory Burlap String.

~Funkie Junkie Boutique~ Shop

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Be Mine Valentine 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 creating projects using theJanuary Ribbon Club Sweetheart Mix…..

Sweetheart Mix

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

I created a festive and sweet Valentine’s Day greeting card….

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Your next stop in the hop is Miss Cheryl.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~January Ribbon Club Sweetheart Mix, Flower Stamens.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G