Tag Archives: Boy

Dream Big Greeting Card


Hey there Peeps!  I’ve got a really fun retro inspired card to share today that’s got fabby bright colors and patterned papers that are so vintagy they will just make you smile : ) The patterned papers here are from the Carta Bella Toy Box Collection.

Dream Big Birthday Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

Who says cards for boys have to be boring? I did all my layering like I would any other card and it turned out great!

Dream Big Birthday Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

I created a tag from the cut apart and added a metal eyelet to string striped ribbon trim through.

Dream Big Birthday Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

I’ve wrapped twine around the center section and behind the tag.

Dream Big Birthday Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

Using spacers between the layers helps the details pop.  The inside of the card is finished with coordinating patterns.

Not only is this card a thoughtful gift….but wouldn’t it look cute displayed in a little boys bedroom? Or even a big boys mancave lol .

Dream Big Greeting Card

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Burlap String in Navy, Diagonal Striped Ribbon Navy.

Carta Bella Papers~ Toy Box

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Card To Welcome Baby& New Challenge at RRR


Hey there Peeps. We’re starting a new challenge at RRR today and the theme this time is Celebrate with Ribbon or Trim ….which you know I am all about lol.

I created a card to celebrate a new baby. I think it would look really lovely displayed in a nursery after the baby arrives.  Prop it on a shelf with some books and vintage baby toys.


This little puppy image was the inspiration for the card. I took the color cue from the border and incorporated the blues and greens.


So many glorious flowers all arranged with coordinating ribbon, Prills, spiral stamens, and twine.


A tiny metal charm hangs on this side and has more of the Prills and twine.  I used a tiny clip to attach a sweet label over fishtail shapes in matching paper patterns.


Metal mailing tags and additional flowers to balance the arrangement on the top with altered chippies that create a lovely border and sentiment.


Tattering the edges adds a lot of texture and spacers between the layers creates depth.  This card would make a great addition to the nursery décor.

Precious Baby Boy Greeting Card on Etsy

Really Reasonable Ribbons~ Chevron Striped Twill Baby BlueSpiral Stamens Baby Blue, Burlap String Ivory.

Carta Bella Paper~ Baby Mine Collection

Petaloo Flowers~ Forget Me Nots Teal, Botanica Stems, Botanica Faux Dried Mini Teal, Vintage Velvet Mini’s Teal.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Stars & Flourishes Border and Corner SetWords & Phrases 2.


Okay that’s all for me. Now it’s your turn to create something fabulous to celebrate and link up with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon to play along. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G


Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition


Well hello there Paper Peeps! I’m so very excited to be sharing the projects I’ve created for the 2014 Design Team Auditions for the fabulous Graphic 45 papers. It’s no surprise to all you followers that I love G45…..and I had loads of fun with these projects. There’s lot’s and lot’s of pictures…..so get a cuppa and settle in….I hope you enjoy them : )

First Project: Bird Song Asian Pagoda Lantern with Mini AlbumIMG_3113-001IMG_3116IMG_3118IMG_3108IMG_3120IMG_3121IMG_3127Second Project: By The Sea Mini Album


Third Project: A Ladies’ Diary Card

IMG_3079IMG_3075Fourth Project: Once Upon a Springtime Card

IMG_3056IMG_3058Fifth Project: Vintage Football Matchbook Box Shadow Box

IMG_3103-001IMG_3105IMG_3106IMG_3104Sixth Project: Good Ol’ Sport Layout 2 Bubbies At The Park

IMG_3133Seventh Project: Good Ol’ Sport Layout Jonathan Football

IMG_3138Thanks so much viewing my audition! Wishing you all a happy and productive day and time to be creative : ) G

Blog Hopping with Really Reasonable Ribbon


Before I give up and hibernate for the rest of winter  I’ll be sharing my project for the February Blog Hop.

rrr-blog-hopHere is the super fun February Ribbon Club Assortment:

ribbonclubfeblge_2014Are these not the bestest boy colors?

Ready to hop? You should be joining me from my B.O.L.B. (my online bestie) Kathy. If you’re just getting started you need to click HERE to start at the beginning so you don’t miss out on any of the awesomeness.

I’m so into these cute boy colors that I decided to create a Little Cowboy Banner.





The next stop in the hop is Jessie. Don’t forget to leave the ladies a little love for sharing their projects.

I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

I have mini mania : )


I’ve been on a mini album kick lately. I’ll be sharing several over the next few days. I love to layer them up with loads of patterned papers and cardstock….then accent them with stickers.

IMG_0913I added some trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon….and some from my stash to dress the rings and accent the cover.

IMG_0914IMG_0915IMG_0916IMG_0917Creating baby projects always makes me very nostalgic for my boys when they were small. Everyone in my house is taller than me now. ( not too much of a challenge actually considering I’m very short lol )

Okay so that’s mini #1. Check back in tomorrow for mini #2. I think you can guess it’s a baby girl mini.

Now off to create some Super Bowl munchies and watch some pre-game specials.

Hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Crate Paper Boy’s Smash Book


I will admit that I get by with a little help from my friends. I started this project….then let it sit on my work table for a few days with little motivation to finish it. My dear friend Carol had other ideas. Maybe it was when I tried to convince her to just take over and complete the book for me. Ha…..seems my ability to con other people into doing my work is slipping. Dang. With gentle persuasion( nagging) I stayed at work and she helped me bring this cute book past the finish line.

The cover is chipboard and the paper is from Crate….my fav for boy paper. I added a large B cut on the cricut and fun chipboard.