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Beautiful Sea Maiden Large Tag

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Hello there and happy Sunday friends! I’m going a bit mixed media today with a nautical inspired large tag. I dug deep in the chippies and came out with so many great pieces to layer up. I’m using the gorgeous Sea Maiden collection from Authentique Papers and ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Beautiful Sea Maiden Large Mixed Media Tag Polly's Paper Studio 01

I’m all about the texture that  the layering adds.

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Alternating the finishes also adds loads of detail.  Some are glittery and some are super smooth.

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I’m even using them to extend the flower arrangements.

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You can add a metallic look by topping off the chippies with shiny embossing powder and heat setting them…now they look like little metal charms : )

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Taking advantage of gaps in the chippie layers I’ve added Prills and sequins for a very pulled together look.
I’ve selected beachy themed chippies and flourishes here to start the arrangement.  Wiping them down with a soft cloth is a great way to prepare the surfaces for their final finishes.  I’ve used embossing powders to maintain a super clean crisp edge.

I couldn’t help myself but add a few more to the mix. Those bronze colored waves are really taking the nautical theme to another level!!!

Polly’s Paper Studio~Beautiful Sea Maiden Large Mixed Media Tag

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~
Flourished Frame ElizabethHenna DoodlesBeach Shape SetSeaside Decor.

Authentique Papers~ Sea Maiden Collection

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Delicate Stitched Satin Aqua, Chrysanthemums, Sweetheart Blossoms.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

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Limited Edition Ballerina Fairy Greeting Card with Video Tutorial

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Hello there and happy Friday friends! I hope you all have some fun weekend plans…or maybe just relaxing and enjoying the nice weather. Now that we are out of the snow zone we’ve been enjoying our patio with a fire pit and the sounds of the spring peepers in the big pond. Country life is pretty fabulous sometimes!  The card I’m sharing today is created with a tag from our new Ballerina Fairies Tags Digital Collage Sheet.

Limited Edition Ballerina Fairy Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

The tags are a nice combination of vintage and grunge and girlie. Printed in the original size the tags are just perfect for larger card like this 6 x 6 inch card base.

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I got into my most favoritist stash of My Mind’s Eye papers to find a lovely match for the tag…I’m a little sad to not have the patterns anymore….but it did make a nice card so that makes me happy.

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A chippie frame from GSL Cuts is the perfect backdrop for the tag finished in a bit of a sparkly embossing powder then topped with a bit of flat white paint to tone down the shiny.

Limited Edition Ballerina Fairy Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04 This die cut doily cut from crisp white paper and a die from Cheery Lynn Designs helps to break up the busy patterns.

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You all know I’ve got to add some sequins….gots to have a little bling!

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Just a few flowers here…okay maybe a lot…but more is better in my world anyway 🙂

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

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Limited Edition Ballerina Fairies Greeting Card, Ballerina Fairies Tags Digital Collage Sheet

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Crosshatch on Nile Blue Satin, Ivory Burlap String

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Flourished Frame Valerie

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Remember This Patriotic Wall Hanging

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Hello there and happy Wednesday to all you fine crafty friends!  Time to share my first project created with the May Ribbon Club Assortment.

Of course I love this collection….it’s super patriotic!

Remember This Patriotic Wall Hanging Polly's Paper Studio 01
I kinda went all out holiday for this festive wall hanging.  Finding papers and embellies to coordinate with the ribbon was so much fun and gets me in the mood for summer.
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A mix of purchased and handmade flowers really fill in this corner.
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The bows are layered with the patterns from the assortment and are topped with a loopy twine bow and brad. There’s a fancy little frame of finished chipboard peeking out and very dimensional star picks for extra fun.
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A tiny white die cut doily helps to break up the busy patterns and a very vintagy epoxy sticker has more stars and stripes!
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Paper Doll die cuts are super sweet when layered over this oh so patriotic house image. Last but not least a length of lace with vintage buttons.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~May Ribbon Club AssortmentNavy Burlap StringPaulette Crocheted Lace.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Filigree Frame

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Congrats Vintage Graduation Greeting Card Authentique with Video

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Hey there and happy Monday to all my fine crafty friends!  Another weekend flown by and me left wondering where it went to. Seems like they all go by so fast. I did find time to create a vintagy inspired graduation card with the Accolade Collection from Authentique and boy do we need it this time of year.

Congrats Vintage Graduation Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01 Isn’t this a great combination of plaids and stripes and vintagy images? Well done Authentique!

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In my world you can never mix too many patterns…..as long as you have a solid border between and mix up the scale.

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Basic buttons and a small collection of coordinating flowers are the perfect embellishment choice.  And of course don’t forget a sweet little loopy bow of bakers twine.

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The vintage image has a chipboard frame altered with a metallic embossing powder that matches the clip.

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I’ve tucked in a doily cut from black cardstock and topped it off with a fun bingo card from the patterned papers, and a fussy cut typewriter. Foam spacers between the layers help to add dimension.

Please enjoy this process tutorial video I created for this card…….

Polly’s Paper Studio~Congrats Graduation Greeting Card

Authentique Papers~Accolade Collection

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Filigree Frame

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Bakers Twine in Oyster

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Mini Album for Authentique with Video

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Hello there and happy Wednesday to all you fine crafting friends! I’m just so honored and excited and tickled pink to be sharing my first project as guest designer for Authentique.  I love the paper collections so so much and the quality and variety makes it fun and easy to work with. Speaking of fun…..the Dame collection is just that as well as being vintagy and playful. I’m using it for this mini album and I hope you enjoy viewing it as much  I did creating it!

Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful Mini Album Authentique Polly's Paper Studio 01

For the cover I stacked up the patterns with a double layer of cardstock to keep it from getting too busy.  The sweet sentiment was on a cut apart and I simply snipped around it leaving a border then added it on top of an altered chipboard frame.  Loads of coordinating flowers are arranged to accent the sentiment. The tag stickers from the sticker sheet make great embellishments when applied to cardstock and snipped out then attached with spacers to add depth. An additional sticker is added to the top and given a smaller cluster of flowers and vintage button.Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful Mini Album Authentique Polly's Paper Studio 03

I like to treat the pages as a set in albums to give them a pulled together look. This first set has a die cut doily with a circle of the patterned paper to act as a picture mat. It’s topped with a tag from the sticker sheet popped up on a spacer to add dimension.  A banner cut from the papers has die cuts from the collection to fill in and coordinate. I like to have at least 1 clip added that can be used to secure photos or keepsakes that have writing on the back that would be lost if adhered to to page.

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I’m so in love with the cut aparts that I couldn’t bear to cut them down so I’m using them just as they are and adding them  as tip ins.

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The back side of the tip ins is a great place to add journaling.  These pages have more die cut banners topped off with collection stickers.

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The pockets have tags for pictures. There’s plenty of room to add other flat keepsakes and mementos.

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This tag tucks under a belly band. There’s another clip to keep the tag snugly in place until more layers are added to the tag to bulk it up.

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This tag is larger and would be great to add bigger pictures. The back has the pink cardstock layer so there’s loads of space for writing up those special family memories.

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It’s just amazing to me how well all the patterns go together!  This is a similar layout as the first 2 pages but this time there’s a pocket.

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One more large tag. You can never have too much room in a scrapbook!

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To dress the cover I added several charms of metal and crystal to coordinate with the patterns papers. One last bow and vintage button are the perfect finishing touches.

Please enjoy this short video flip through of this mini album…….

Polly’s Paper Studio~Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Mini Album

~Authentique Supplies~

Dame Collection/ 12 x 12 Patterned Papers,  6 x 6 Paper Pad, Components Cardstock Die Cuts, Details Cardstock Sticker.
Spectrum Cardstock/ Bubble Gum Two.

~Additional Supplies~

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Flourished Square Valerie

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Delicate Stitched Satin Sherbet

Assorted die cuts, assorted flowers, ribbon, twine, vintage buttons, chipboard, metal and crystal charms.

Wishing you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) Ginny

Be Brave Tag

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Hello there and happy Monday to all of you fine crafty friends! I hope you enjoyed a relaxing weekend and maybe had a little fun too!   I had fun working with the new collage sheet from our shop.  I looked at it and for some reason Tim Holtz paper dolls popped into my head. So I created a very vintagy and layered tag as an ode to Tim.

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Isn’t that little boy just the cutest????? I think he looks fabby on the printable.

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I’ve added some flowers to coordinate with the image background and tucked in some fun metal bits to fill in the arrangement.

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There’s a bit of acrylic film strip covering the printable but since it’s clear it just adds a pattern and doesn’t conceal the image.

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The tag is a stash buster and I think it may be from Pink Paislee for ages ago….but I think it coordinates perfectly! I’ve topped it off with a chipboard sentiment and added a crips white diecut doily to brighten up this arrangement.

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I think I’m going to get a lot of use out of this printable…..I’ve already got some different tags in mind to try out.  Or maybe a card or banner?

Polly’s Paper Studio~Be Brave Tag, School Card Florals Digital Collage Sheet Printable

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Satin with Stitched Center Robbin’s Egg

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Variety Cards Kit and Projects

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Hello there you fine crafty friends and happy Sunday to all of you! Its kit day woo hoo. You know that gets me all excited. There’s just something about the potential when you open a kit and see all the yummy pieces to mix and match with endless possibilities. For this kit I wanted to offer a variety card theme so it could be used to cover loads of card needs like Birthday and thank and and so on.  Some are retro, some are vintage, and some are of a more masculine appeal. Here are the cards I created with the kit and a few odds and ends from my scrap and salvage box…..

One of a Kind Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

Retro Happy Birthday Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01Vintage Ship All Occasion Greeting Card Polly's Paper StudioRetro Birthday Cake Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studiotwo cardsHot Air Balloon Birthday Card Polly's Paper Studio 01Kewpies Desserts Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio

If you want to check out this kit and see all the yummy paper pretties that are included hop on over to the Polly’s Paper Studio shop on Etsy…..

Variety Cards Deluxe Creativity Kit

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G