Category Archives: Scrapbook Projects

Advent Calendar with Video Tutorial

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Hey there Peeps! I’m super sorry about this post going up so late. I planned to work on it last night so it could go live this morning……but we were out shoveling very late  and I was too tired to edit the video we prepared for this project.

I am really excited though to share this project. I created an advent calendar for my Dear Hubby. He loves really good beer so he will be getting one for each day of the 12 days of Christmas as a special reward just for him.

Advent Calendar Polly's Paper Studio 01

I’m using Echo Park papers with a fun retro vintage vibe.

Advent Calendar Polly's Paper Studio 03

Tiny envelopes create the pockets to tuck in the bingo cards with numbers on the back.

Advent Calendar Polly's Paper Studio 02

Fussy cut stickers are festive accents. This pocket even has twine wrapped around.

Advent Calendar Polly's Paper Studio 04

Loads of altered chipboard for dimension. Sequins are a fun detail to add and looks a bit like snowflakes.

Advent Calendar Polly's Paper Studio 05

I’ve added glitter to a few of the sentiment stickers and bling to the chipboard. You can never have enough bling…especially at Christmas.

Advent Calendar Polly's Paper Studio 06

Last but not least jingle bells, buttons, ribbon trims, and a wooden clothespin.

 

Please enjoy this video we’ve prepared on how I created the base for this advent calendar….

 

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Red Satin Swiss Dots.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Snowflake Shape Set, Banner Border Strips.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : )  G

 

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Joy to the World Greeting Card and Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Hey there everyone and welcome to another fun hop with the peeps at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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We’re creating project with the December Ribbon Club Assortment Back to Basics.a2f9d-back2bto2bbasics2bdecember2bribbon2bclub2bassortment

I think it’s very classic and sophisticated.

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

I created a card that’s very stylish and even almost modern.

Joy to the World Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

I am not afraid to use dark colors on Christmas cards and I think this palate is very updated and mature.

Joy to the World Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 3

Of course I’m still including pretty dimensional flowers like these magnolias. I’ve given them a bit of a face lift but switching out the stamens and adding a bit of faux snow on the petals.

Joy to the World Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 4

I’ve layered a black doily under the arrangement to showcase the altered chipboard and patterned papers.

Joy to the World Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 5

This bow is really quite fabulous topped with jingle bells and tiny brush trees.

Joy to the World Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 6

Last but not least I’ve added a fair few vintage buttons. Just because it’s modern inspired doesn’t mean it cant have some classic details right?

Okay the next stop in the hop is Cheryl.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Deco Stars, Flourished Frames.

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

Jingle Snow Globe Christmas Greeting Card

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Hey there Peeps and frosty friends! I am allll about creating Christmas projects using the fabby trims and flowers from RRR.

 This little snow globe is too cute.  It was the inspiration for the color scheme on this card.

Perfectly coordinated ribbons and flowers. These are new to the shop and I already love them.

I’ve added a little sparkle with the sequins and clipped on a sentiment tag. There’s also a cute little die cut doily tucked in.

Polly’s Paper Studio~ Jingle Snow Globe Christmas Greeting Card

Really Reasonable Ribbon~  Diamond Satin in Poppy Red, Cream Rose Bud, Mum Cream, Mum Red, Red Burlap String, White Spiral Stamens, White Sweetheart Blossoms.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Merry Cardinal Bingo Christmas Greeting Card

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Oh my goodness Peeps we’re in the two week countdown to Christmas. How is that even possible? It seemed like it was never gonna get here and now it will be so soon.

I’m sharing a card today that is very nature inspired and loaded with holiday detail.

Merry Cardinal Bingo Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

The cardinal image was on a sticker sheet that was on my desk for so long and although I attempted to put it away several times….I just loved that little bird so much I had to create something with it.

Merry Cardinal Bingo Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

I’ve paired it with Echo Park papers in very vintagy patterns.

Merry Cardinal Bingo Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

A garden of flowers is required for nature themed projects. Gorgeous ribbon trims fill out this arrangement,

Merry Cardinal Bingo Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

There’s a bit of faux snow along with pearly headed stick pins.

Merry Cardinal Bingo Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 05

To give the chipboard a more organic feel I altered it with a mottled finish and added crackling and faux snow,

Polly’s Paper Studio~Merry Cardinal Bingo Christmas Greeting Card 

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Chevron Striped Twill in Celery, Red Sweetheart Blossoms, Red MumsWhite Open Roses.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Flourished Frame Valerie Square, Deco Stars.

Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

Christmas Traditions Greeting Card

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Hey there Peeps! I was just sitting here thinking wow we’re already done with our first week of December. Time goes by so fast this time of year.  I’m just popping in to share a very traditionally styled Christmas card and a few images from our holiday home.

Christmas Traditions Greeitng Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

I’ve gone back to plaid…but this time paired with with a pretty holiday pattern and a bold stripe.

Christmas Traditions Greeitng Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

Layered die cuts and Christmas sentiments.

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Pearly accents and a die cut doily.

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And perfectly coordinating flowers and ribbon trim.

Here’s a shneaky peek of one of our Christmas trees…..it has a gingerbread theme with loads of lollipops, peppermints, candies, and of course my favorite cookie…..gingerbread.

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All of these are ornaments of course because if it were real treats the tree would be bare by the time the holiday gets here. Just kidding….no really lol.

And here is the same tree this morning with a little furry friend come to enjoy the Christmas lights…..

Quite Morning with the Christmas Tree and Tinker Cat Polly's Paper Studio I’m hoping to get more pics today…depending on the weather. It is currently snowing ugh.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Cherry Blossoms Cream, Swiss Dot on Red Satin

Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) g

 

Shabby Chic Christmas Wall Hanging Holiday Home Decor

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Hey there Chrsitmas Peeps! I’m sharing a very sweet and shabby chic inspired Christmas wall hanging using Carousel Christmas from BoBunny. Not gonna lie..I kinda love it!

Jingle Bells Shabby Chic Christmas Wall Hanging Ginny Nemchak BoBunny Carousel Christmas

I just think Carousel Christmas is the dreamiest holiday collection.

Jingle Bells Shabby Chic Christmas Wall Hanging Ginny Nemchak BoBunny Carousel Christmas

I started this project thinking I wanted to create a shadow box styled ornament with painted mason jar lid…but before I knew it I had a wall hanging in front of me.

Jingle Bells Shabby Chic Christmas Wall Hanging Ginny Nemchak BoBunny Carousel Christmas

The lid is finished with a coat of Gesso then filled in with festive images and accented with faux snow for a frosty look.

Jingle Bells Shabby Chic Christmas Wall Hanging Ginny Nemchak BoBunny Carousel Christmas

Additional images are fussy cut and layered on with spacers for nice dimension. I’ve added a tinsel hanger and coordinating bows to hang.

Jingle Bells Shabby Chic Christmas Wall Hanging Ginny Nemchak BoBunny Carousel Christmas

The chipboard snowflakes are also finished with the Gesso then top coated with Glitter paste….because every shabby chic wall hanging needs pink sparkly snowflakes.

Jingle Bells Shabby Chic Christmas Wall Hanging Ginny Nemchak BoBunny Carousel Christmas

You can see the dimension I was able to get by adhering the elements with foam spacers between the layers. There’s a bit of the die cut doily peeking out here and I think it adds texture as well as a visual break from the patterned papers.


BoBunny Supplies:

Patterned Papers~Carousel Christmas: Wonder, Magic, Floral

Double Dot 12 x 12 Papers~ Sugar Chevron

Double Dot 6 x 6 Paper Pad~Chevron

Laser Cut Chipboard~ Snowflakes

Double Dot Brads~Think Pink

Double Dot Jewels~ Tuxedo

Dies~ Mandala

Glitter Paste~ Sugar, Copper

Gesso~White

Pentart Supplies: 

Pentart Dekor Paint~White

Pentart~ 3D Powder, 3D Balls

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

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

December Postcard ChristmasGreeting Card

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Hey there all my holiday Peeps! Ready for another Christmas card? Me tooooooo!!!!

December Postcard Tag Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

Graphic 45 will always be a go to for holiday patterns and images….and plaid….yes…more plaid.

December Postcard Tag Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

Stacking images from the cut apart sheets from Children’s Hour helps to build a nice focal point.

December Postcard Tag Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

A garden full of holiday inspired flowers mixed with pretty berries, and glitter accents…and of course ribbon…in plaid lol.

December Postcard Tag Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

Chipboard corners here create a bit of a frame and since they are painted in crisp white they don’t overpower the patterned papers.

December Postcard Tag Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 05

Tiny festive clip and seasonal charms are the perfect finishing touch!

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Plaid Ribbon Christmas

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Art Deco Corners

Graphic 45~ Childrens Hour

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G