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You Are So Wonderful Greeting Card


Hello there and happy Saturday! Hope you are all well in this fin February morning : )  I’m dropping in to share  a lovely country chic inspired greeting card.

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Anytime I can bring together a wood grain with a floral and a doily…. I am so there.

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Also this is a really sweet color combination. Has me thinking Spring….which considering how much snow we still have left outside is a long way away.

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I pulled these flowers to add after being inspired by the background floral pattern.

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There’s a companion pattern tucked under this rolled section on the top corner. It adds a lot of dimension.  I hung a few sweet metal charms from a vintagy button so this card could have a little bling.

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More flowers here with die cut foliage layered underneath. Stickles added to the die cuts is a great way to add subtle detail.

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The lovely sentiment is stacked over a doily image and additional paper layers. Actual vintage buttons are a last but not least embellishment on this old fashioned inspired card.

Polly’s Paper Studio~You Are So Wonderful Greeting Card

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Swiss Dots on Pink Satin

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Silent Night Winter Birds Christmas Greeting Card with Video Tutorial


Hello everyone and welcome back! I’m sharing a lovely nature inspired Christmas greeting card today that I created using the Winter Birds Christmas Tags printable from our shop. I really do love birds in winter….well all the time really. But there’s just something so sweet about a fragile little creature out in the elements and still being lovely.

I chose the patterned papers to coordinate with the tag. The dark red paid balances the holiday foliage pattern.

 These super beautiful flowers are new to RRR and I can not even tell you how much I love them!!! I’ve made a small arrangement here with the blooms and altered chipboard and glittery accents.

The die cut wreath matches the one on the tag perfectly and creates a nice base for all the layers. Adding a bit of chunky twine and a simple tied bow of satin ribbon helps to balance the flowers and tucking in a doily helps to break up the busy patterns.

I am obsessed with actual vintage buttons and I always think they are well worth the work to scour antique shops to find them…like a vintagy treasure hunt.

All I needed to finish this card was a tiny sentiment and clip in holiday green.

We’ve prepared a process video for this card so you can see how it was created.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.


Polly’s Paper Studio~Winter Birds Christmas Tags, Silent Night Winter Birds Christmas Greeting Card.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Snowflakes on Red Satin, Mums Cream, Mums Red, Rose Bud Cream, Red Burlap String.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Snowflakes Shapes Set

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Vintage Santa Bingo Christmas Greeting Card


Hey there Peeps! Did I ever tell you how much I love adding GSL chippies to my Christmas projects? Well I do…..so much. And I can alter them for any style so that makes them pretty much the perfect embellishment. For this card I’m mixing a bit of vintage with a bit of retro and I think it’s pretty fabulous!

Vintage Santa Bingo Greeting Card


I used the chipboard to create a bit of a frame for this Santa image.


I choose the colors to coordinate with the papers.


And layered them up to create a lovely focal point on this card.

Then topped it off with gorgeous flowers and holiday embellishments.

A bit of ribbon and vintage buttons and voila…Christmas perfection : )


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

Embossing powder is a great way to add detail. I’m using silver for the frame and metallic red for the berries.

I finished the snowflakes in white with a sparkly top coat and the stars in chartreuse because it’s fun to say and it looks very vintagy.

Here’s the pan for the arrangement. It looks so festive!!!

Loving the retro and vintage style mixed up.

Polly’s Paper Studio~ Vintage Santa Bingo Christmas Greeting Card

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Layered Frame Bella Round, Snowflake Shape Set, Winter Shapes Set, Deco Stars.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Satin Swiss Dots on Red, White Rose Bud, Red Rose Bud, Mums Cream, White Open Roses, Red Aster Daisy, White Spiral Stamens.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Craft Hoarders Anonymous And Altered Pages Blog Hop


Well hello there Paper Peeps. We’ve got a great day lined up with tons of inspiring projects from the Craft Hoarders Team and our good friends the Team  from Altered Pages. The theme for this challenge is Button It up! You don’t want to miss any of the awesome projects we created with loads of paper pretties from our very generous sponsors at Altered Pages and Canvas Corp.10411893_10204763039543647_6153440101483517286_nFor my project I created a Mini Album with the mini folder set and loads of images from Altered Pages:


 All of the vintagy images are from Altered Pages and the small tab topped folders and paper were from Canvas Corp. I added lots of sewing related embellies from my stash, flowers, buttons and bling. The Black Gingham Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


Challenge #14 Button it Up!

 Crafters of every stripe are button hoarders! Buttons are pretty, inexpensive, and extremely versatile. If you are a card maker, quilter, layout artist, or anything in between, you probably have a button hoard! Buttons come in many sizes, styles, shapes, and colors, plus they are easy to store…usually in cute containers! Pull out those bins of buttons and use some of them for your challenge project!

Okay now it’s your turn to get your craft on and create a fabulous project with buttons then link up with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous to play along in the challenge.

I invite you to check out the other projects shared from the very talented design teams from:

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

Donna, Glenda, Gloria, Karen, Pam, Tammi, Amber, Christy, Debbie, Jan, Kathy.

Altered Pages

Roni, Trisha, Daniella, Stephanie, Tonya, Robin, Debi, Barbara.

Okay Peeps that’s all for me. I’m wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : G

Mother’s Day Card with Botanical Tea from Graphic 45


Well hello there Paper Peeps….what a thrill it was to receive the amazingly awesome Design Team Supply Box from Graphic 45. I am just amazed at their generosity!!!!  I find myself in the “Craft Vortex” this is the place where you don’t want to use any of the supplies because then you wouldn’t have them anymore….and wanting to use it all on one project lol! I started with a Mother’s Day card for my beautiful Mama in Texas.

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Patterned papers from Botanical Tea from Graphic 45….Fauna….Love Notes….Botanical Tea…..Sweet Chamomile. I also used a tag from the Tags and Pockets Die Cut Sheet. 

To create the beautiful poofy bows I used  Brown Plaid Ribbon  and  Light Blue Chevron Striped Twill from Really Reasonable Ribbon .

I used my Fancy Frames Cricut cartridge to cut out the scrolly frame then topped it of with a coat of Liquid Pearls in Bisq and sprinkled on a generous amount of Martha Stewart fine glitter.   Everything also got a good inking with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Oh and Stickels because you always have to have something sparkly right???

Okay I’m off to the shop to finish the card for my MIL.  And maybe break into the Halloween paper????? Yeah I know I’m weird that way : ) Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Vintage Easter Assemblage for Class


This week my girlies wanted to create a 3d type Easter project and I’m only happy to oblige : ) How could I possible say no to my Peeps???

IMG_2885I assembled this 3d project on a base of a super sturdy particle board plaque with a great hanger on the back : ) I added a vintage sheet music page and layered on all the goodies : ) 

IMG_2894There’s a paper mache box in the corner ( donated by Sassy Linda), I gave it a good paint job and ink..more sheet music, a beautiful scrolly frame with tag, buttons, nest, and crepe fringe.

IMG_2895I added a shredded craft paper nest to the tiny tart tin and 3 sweet little speckled eggs in the nest. A sewn crepe rosette is topped off with a pretty vintage image to carry the soft pink up out of the box.  Fun banner of tags in the top corner : )

IMG_2892I used a Tim Holtz clip to add the vintage postcard image to the inked doily. On top is a fun bingo card, bunny in the best shabby color, tickets, burlap bow, hand crocheted flower and another Tim Holtz pin.

I think we are going to have lot’s of fun creating these shabby chic Easter wall hangings : ) If we don’t glue ourselves to the table that is lol : )

IN other big news…Really Reasonable Ribbon is having a sale : ) Click HERE to hop on over and pick up your coupon code for great savings.

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

Vintage Easter Creativity Kit and Cards


I’ve had myself the bestest afternoon working with the fun bits and pieces of my new Vintage Easter Creativity Kit.  I used lot’s of paper from the scrap and salvage, and added embellishments to create some really sweet vintage Easter cards.IMG_2848IMG_2853IMG_2845IMG_2854IMG_2857I had a several pieces left to make some more cards or tags…but I ran out of time at the shop : ( 

Here is the Vintage Easter Creativity Kit:

IMG_2844Chicks and bunnies and eggs and lamb. All in super sweet shabby pastely Easter colors. Hand crafted tinsel topped crepe fringe and pre-tied bows. All images printed on 65 lb cardstock and trimmed so you’re ready to get your craft on with this fun kit.

Additional trims used from Really Reasonable Ribbon: Burlap Center Stitch Pink, Chevron Striped Twill Celery.

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

Bee Inspired Creativity Journal


I couldn’t resist snagging the Bee and Bloom Collage Sheet and creating a little art journal.  I was having lot’s of fun playing paper with my dear friend Bobbie on our chilly wintry Saturday at the shop and even got a nice visit from Anna, Tracy, and cuppycake ( Anna’s super beautiful Grand Daughter.)  Such a nice day to spend with my Peeps!

IMG_2833I used one of the journal cards to start the cover, then added some text blocks, buttons and loads of Stickles.

IMG_2834I had this great little bee charm in the stash so I added it to the binder ring along with a metal rimmed mailing tag and a key charm. I think they’re charming lol….see what I did there……charming. I crack myself up lol. I added a very generous amount of  Black Gingham ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon as well.IMG_2836IMG_2837IMG_2838IMG_2839While I had all the paper pretties out I worked on an extra tag as well.



You can get the Bee and Bloom Collage sheet HERE.


Okay that’s it for me this morning…I’m off to work to prep for class. I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to bee creative : ) G

Vintage Valentine Banner Class and Special Sale


Our project for class this week is a super vintagy Valentine Banner. I have to say this is one of my absolute favorite banners I’ve created so far! I started by creating a set of vintage bingo hearts with flapper girls and flowers image then added it to book page banner shapes, handcrafted by me tinsel topped crepe fringe, tags, paper rosettes, butterflies, tickets, tags, clothes pins, buttons, flowers and LOADS of supper chunky  Really Reasonable Ribbon black gingham ribbon bows!

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I know we are going to have lot’s of fun with our wild and crazy group of girlies! Can’t wait for Tuesday night : )  If you can’t make the class but would still like to get a kit to make a banner for yourself there will be a small amount available in the Etsy shop.

I’m adding a special offer for all those who order the kit from the Etsy shop…..I’ll be issuing a coupon code for every banner good for a free digital collage of your choice from our shop. I’ve added quite a few new ones…so if you haven’t looked lately you’ll find lot’s of new ones to choose from. Easter Tickets, Bunny Tickets, and Easter Button Cards.

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Button Cards Easter CollageBunny TicketsI hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Falling Leaves Challenge at RRR


Yay it’s time for a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. This time it’s Falling Leaves. So perfect for this time of year don’t ya think?

I created a card with pretty patterned papers, warm colors and fall inspired embellishments.

IMG_2413I think those leaves add a nice texture.  


I used the   Brown Gingham Ribbon to make this super poofy bow.  There’s a layer of Bakers Twine in Brown Sugar also and Faux Burlap. All the trims came from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I dressed up the bow with some pretty little leaf topped pins and a fancy shmancy covered brad.

IMG_2416The sentiment on this chipboard piece if just perfect for the Thanksgiving Holiday Season. Not everything has to have a turkey on it right lol????

IMG_2418I found these little velvet flowers in chocolate brown in the stash…score for me 🙂 They dress up the side of the painted and inked chipboard frame.

Well that’s it for my project….I can’t wait to see what you guy’s come up with. So get busy creating your Falling Leaves projects and enter them in the challenge!

Later today we’ll be announcing the winner of our Vintage Halloween Cotton Scraps Giveaway so be on the lookout for another quick post this evening.

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