Category Archives: Scrapbook Projects

Patriotic Paper Bag Hybrid Mini Album with Tutorial

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! I’m pretty excited to share this holiday themed mini with you all. I recently picked up some really great white paper bags from Amazon and I think they will be a great addition to my crafty stash.

These white bags really level up my paper bag album game. I liked the kraft color of regular lunch bags but I think the more neutral color will be much more versatile.

I assembled the bags in such a way as to give me some fun pockets inside.

This festive paper pad was from Joann’s. I alternated the blue and red and the scale to achieve a very coordinated look.

Full page sized pockets gives me room for extra large inserts. I used my Envelope Punch Board to create tabs to make the inserts easier to pull out from the side of the mini.

For this set of pages I switched out the color balance for a similar but different look.

Loads of room here for pictures and journaling. What a fun way to save those pictures and memories!

Won’t you join me for a tutorial?

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Diamond Satin Navy Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Hooray Slimline Birthday Greeting Card

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Just dropping in to share a very bright and cheerful Birthday greeting card.

You all know how much I love the slimline profile. So much room to layer on the fun stuffs.

You guessed it….I’m working through another collection to crash my stash. This one is Spring from Echo Park.

I’ve loaded up pretty flowers from Little Birdie Crafts and Really Reasonable Ribbon to create a perfectly coordinating arrangement. There’s also netting, twine, and gorgeous plaid ribbon.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Hooray Slimline Birthday Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Plaid Ribbon Pink, Ivory Burlap String, White Magnolias

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Patriotic Greeting Cards

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps. Time again for another fun hop with the crew at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

We’re sharing the projects we created with the May Ribbon Club Patriotic Assortment.

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

I created 2 cards with a patriotic theme.

Land of the Free Greeting Card

Sweet Liberty Greeting Card

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Land of the Free Greeting Card, Sweet Liberty Greeting Card

Your next stop in the hop is my sweet friend Gloria.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Chickadee Trifold Folio with Tutorial

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Well I’m pretty excited to cross another stash collection off the list. My plan to use up what I have to make room for new stuff is really working out atm. This time it’s Cozy Evening by Mintay Papers. Even though this is a fall themed collection I was able to utilize the papers in a way that does not make my project a seasonal or holiday design.

I typically add a focal image over top of a background but in this case I used the larger image as a base for the layering accents.

I selected the images from the cut apart sheet that were more nature inspired and used them as focal images on the pocket pages.

The pockets hold these generously sized inserts covered with beautiful coordinating paper.

Most of the collections from Mintay Papers have large overall images which can be tough to create with but for these full sized page flips they work great!

I finished the inside of the page flips with this gorgeous woodgrain pattern in salmon….coral….I’m not sure what to call that color…I just know I love it.

Won’t you join me for a tutorial?

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Plaid Ribbon Pink, Ivory burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Waving Hello Greeting Card

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Woohoo summer weather is finally here and I’m so happy to have the windows open to enjoy all the sounds of nature while I work.

My goal for the month is to work through as many of my stash collections as I can to make room for new selections.

The beautiful bicycle image was too large to cut down so I used it as background focal image. These soft colors are so sweet.

Using a nonspecific sentiment makes this card perfect for just about any occasion. I’m using perfectly coordinating wrinkle ribbon and an assortment of flowers to finish off this card.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Robin Egg Wrinkle Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Bee Kind Slimline Greeting Card

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! Happy Monday to everyone : ) I’d dropping in to share a greeting card I created with some of my fave trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I love the slimline profile of this card. There’s so much room to add layers of patterned papers.

This is created from the Simple Vintage Lemon Twist collection from Simple Stories. I’ve had this collection for a bit and I love it. I’m trying to work through some of my stash to make room for new collections.

I’ve combined flowers from RRR and Little Birdie Crafts and made 2 smaller arrangements to balance this longer card base. There’s a bow created with the Plaid Ribbon Black Bold Check. I think it fits the more farmhouse vibe of this card perfectly.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Plaid Ribbon Black Bold Check, White Lotus Flower, Ivory Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Summer Holiday Patriotic Deluxe Kits

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps. And Happy Mother’s Day to all you beautiful fellow Moms out there! Just dropping in to share the Patriotic Kits for the Summer holidays. These kits are chock full of fun and festive papers, images, and embellishments to create loads of projects.

Kit 1

Kit 2

Check them out in the shop to get a full list of all the paper pretties included.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ 2022 Deluxe Patriotic Kit (1), 2022 Deluxe Patriotic Kit (2)

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day!

Creating a Card With a Large Dollar Tree Sticker

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! I’ve recently gone to our local Dollar Tree and found some really sweet, bright and cheerful stickers to use in my card making. It wasn’t until I got them out to create with that I realized they would be a real challenge to work with. Join me for this tutorial video for tips on how to use those Dollar Tree stickers.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Fresh Squeezed Greeting Card

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Hey there friends as crafty peeps! Ginny here to add some fresh squeezed inspiration to your day. I just gotta ask…..do you have a favorite trim that you haven’t used for a bit then rediscover it and you’re like ohhh how I’ve missed you???? For me it’s the Plaid Ribbon Black Bold Check. It’s just so perfect for these more farmhouse inspired greeting cards.

This is a striking and bold color palate combined with the lemon image.

Solid black cardstock borders help to keep these layered patterns from looking too busy.

The best part? Flowers and trim of course!  

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Fresh Squeezed Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Plaid Ribbon Black Bold CheckWhite MagnoliaIvory Burlap String.

Wishing everyone  a happy and productive day : ) G

Mini Album from Party Favor Bag

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Hey there friends and crafty peeps! I’m back from a cross country trip getting Army son and his wife settled into their new home. While we were away we visited a fun little resale shop that also had a closeout section…..new things that were deeply discounted. I found a set of favor bags for parties and I thought it would be so fun to create a base for a sweet little mini album.

I’m also using up papers from my stash and a fun and festive printable from my very own shop! Gotta love when all things come together : )

I’m alternating the blues and reds in different combinations for loads of variety.

The folded inserts tucked into the pockets gives us lots of room for adding finishing details like pictures and keepsakes.

There’s also full page sized flips for interactive fun.

I used the off cuts from this super mini dot patterned paper to create coordinating flowers for the cover. Want not waste not!

Won’t you join me for a tutorial?

Polly’s Paper Studio~ Patriotic Tags

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Capri Blue Delicate Stitched Satin, Ivory Burlap String, White Magnolia, Double Headed Stamens.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G