Category Archives: Scrapbook Projects

Vintage Dragonfly Greeting Card


Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a card I created with the Wonderland collection from Stamperia. I picked up this collection as part of my design team allotment from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I kinda think it’s rather dreamy : )

Those colors are so soft and delicate. The floral print on the wing of the dragonfly makes it very whimsical.

I’ve done a fair bit of layering here with spacers between to really build up the bulk on this card. The edges have been heavily distresses as well for texture.

Sewing machine stitching adds loads of extra detail. Some parts have thread…some do not. This helps the vintagy vibe.

Prima flowers combined with Little Birdie Crafts flowers create a nice full arrangement with die cut foliage and loopy twine bows tucked in. I’ve even included a bit of netting with gold sparkle.

This large key charm is from the FJB shop and has a lovely verdigris patina. I love when things come with instant age. Last but not least is some actual vintage buttons, sequins, and Prills.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Vintage Dragonfly Greeting Card

~Funkie Junkie Boutique~ Stamperia Wonderland Collection, Antique Bronze Key Charm, Prima Ripe Berry Flowers, Prima Grapefruit Tart Flowers, Skeleton Leaves Die.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Robin’s Egg Wrinkle Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String.

~Little Birdie Crafts Flowers~ A.C.Moore

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G


Skeleton Arch Halloween Decor with Tutorial


Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a spooktacular off the page holiday project.

 It’s a little bit cheeky and a little bit whimsical and a lotta bit fun!

I had a good play in my mixed media supplies. I wish I had more time to explore with these crafty stash items as it was sooo much fun.  And also messy lol.

I went for a fairly traditional color scheme here and was able to use some of my handcrafted flowers to embellish it.

I selected the chippies I wanted to use and wiped them down to prepare them for altering.

I gave the backside of the arch a simple coat of black paint Then allowed it to dry. I loosly traced the shape onto patterned paper. No need to worry about fussy cutting as the raw edge will be hidden under the next layer of chipboard. I painted the skeleton in flat white acrylic but the camera ate the picture so I can’t show you that step.

More flat black paint for the top of the arch and spiderweb. I made sure to coat the outside and inside edge of the arch for a nice finished look all the way around.

Starting a base for the finished arch top. A little black embossing powder added randomly then heat set adds texture and a bit of shine.

I did the same process for then next two colors of embossing powder alternating and heat setting between each color.

A little Stickles added to the spiderweb for detail.

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Arch Top Triptych,  Skeleton Shape SetSpiderweb Shape Set.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Satin Swiss Dots Black, Flower Stamens.

Boo Halloween Mini Album for Authentique Paper


Hello there friends and Authentique Paper fans! Ginny here with a fun and festive mini album created with the new Twilight collection. Let me just tell you this assortment of patterned papers and vintage images is next level awesome!  This might possibly turn out to be my fav Halloween collection I’ve ever had.

When there is a collection with sooo many gorgeous patterns you can be sure I will make a mini album so I don’t have to choose only a few. I did in fact use every pattern in this book!

I’m working with a 4 x 9 size which is really fun to fill in with pictures and memories. This is also pretty chunky coming in at almost an inch deep.  As you can image with all these paper layers it’s also heavy and sturdy.

I cut the focal image with a circle die and added a border of black cardstock. This gives me room to add fun embellishing like handmade flowers, metal charms, and glittery stars.  I’ve also incorporated several of the stickers to complete the arrangement.

The first set of inside pages have tip ins so I can conceal some space for journaling to be added behind the larger image tags.

To add detail without bulk I included a die cut frame and topped it with some die cut leaves, glitter star, and more of those great stickers.

 There’s a pocket page here as well with a large tag tucked inside. The clip holds an additional die cut framed image with lined paper on the back.

You all know how much I love my full page tip ins! So much room for pictures and memories.  A simple sticker banner on top is the perfect accent for pages that fold up flat.

The last set of pages have corner pockets and tags.  Even more tags layered on and secured with a clip because you can never have enough room in a mini album.

I had fun layering the die cuts with the vintage images. I was even able to work in some of that gold mirror cardstock that makes holiday projects even more festive.

Please enjoy this video I’ve prepared…….

Authentique Supplies Used~ Twilight Collection: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Details Cardstock Sticker, 8 x 8 Paper Pad.

Spectrum Cardstock~ Antique Lace

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Black and White Houndstooth, Flower Stamens, Ivory Burlap String.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Vintage Halloween Deluxe Creativity Kit & Projects


Hey there friends and crafty peeps! I’ve had many requests for our Halloween kit. Of course I am only happy to oblige : ) We’ve had a fair few retro inspired kits lately so I thought I might change things up a bit and go with vintage! Here are the projects I created with the Vintage Halloween Deluxe Creativity Kit….

I created these 8 fun and festive holiday projects with the Vintage Halloween Deluxe Creativity Kit and some bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box.

Hop on over the the shop to check out all the great patterned papers, trims, and embellishments in this kit.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : )

31 Halloween Greeting Card


Hello there friends and crafty peeps! It’s that time again for another fun hop with the crew at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

We’re sharing the projects we created with the September Ribbon Club Halloween Assortment.

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

I created a super fun and festive Halloween greeting card…..

I was so in love with that Halloween ribbon assortment that it inspired the color scheme for this card.

I started by layering loads of holiday patterned papers with solid black cardstock borders then topped them off with a large numerical focal image.

A doily die cut from crisp white helps to break up the busy patterns and really brightens up the front of the card.

My boys left me behind last Saturday to go to the Army-UofM game so I took advantage of some quiet time and turned myself in to a flower making factory. I have an entire basket of flowers just waiting to be added to my Halloween projects like this one. I’ve added die cut foliage, glitter stars, and loopy twine bows to fill in this spooktacular arrangement. BTW those stamens are also from RRR. I had to restock a few colors to coordinate with seasonal arrangements.

I very seldom mix ribbons in my bows but I could not decide which one I liked best so I layered 3 then topped them off with a petty epoxy topped brad, another loopy twine bow, and festive metal charms. last but not least a few sequins and a bit of Stickles for added detail.

Your next stop in the hop is Miss Cheryl.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ September Ribbon Club Halloween Assortment, Flower Stamens, Ivory Burlap String.

Terrific Tags Challenge for Funkie Junkie Boutique


Hey there friends and crafty peeps! I’m so excited to be sharing my first challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.

“Do you love to create tags? I know I do. Not only are they fun to make but they’re also practical.  Whether you need to add a sentiment to a gift or label a tasty homemade treat you can count on tags. I also like to add them to card fronts or include them in my home decor. For this challenge create a tag with your own personal style. It can be large or small.  Let us know in your post what you’re going to use your tag for so we can be inspired by your creativity. “

I’m working with the beautiful Pink Christmas Collection from Stamperia for this very large and layered tag. I simply pulled out the blue tones and the not holiday specific tag cut aparts and it works great for a vintage style.

There are actually 5 tag shapes here all stacked up with spacers between for added depth and dimension.

I selected these pretty flowers to coordinated with the printed roses on the tag focal image. To help fill in this arrangement I included some Skeleton Leaves die cut from crisp white cardstock and gold accents in the form of filigree charms. There’s gold netting here as well to continue the color pallate and some loopy twine bows.

There’s a simple doily here included to help break up the colorful layers and an additional metal charm. Some of the layers have been distressed for extra texture and detail. A simple bow and bit of twine at the top and this tag is complete.

Now it’s your turn to create a fantastic tag and link up with us at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog to play along!

The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

The guidelines for entering are simple; create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it below to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum (such as Instagram) you’ll need to include the words ‘Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge‘. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately, we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.

~Funkie Junkie Boutique~ Pink Christmas Collection from Stamperia, Skeleton Leaves Die from Sizzix, Prima Fruit Paradise Ripe Berry Flowers, Prima Fruit Paradise Citrus Twist Flowers, Antique Gold Mesh Ribbon, Round Flower Gold Plated Filigree, Live Laugh Love Charm.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Trick or Treat Halloween Greeting Card


Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share some not so spooky inspiration with you.  Yes I know it’s early….but what can I say I love Halloween!

I super love this Bold Check Ribbon on holiday cards. Seems to work for Christmas projects  too lol!

I’m also using the Ivory Burlap String to create a layered look for this bow.

This Twilight collection from Authentique is my new favorite. What’s not to like..there’s stripes and dots and spooky images.

I created these flowers to get a perfect match for this festive holiday card. The stamens are from RRR and they are the perfect finishing touch.

Last but not least is a glittery die cut frame, metal charms, and a vintage button.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Bold Check BlackIvory Burlap StringDouble Headed Stamen Black.

~Authentique Papers~ Twilight Collection

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G