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Happy Camper Greeting Card Simple Stories


Hey there and happy Tuesday! I’ve got a fun project share today using the Cabin Fever collection from Simple Stories. Many of you  know that we have a vintage 1966 Banner camper that we remodeled with all the fun retro accents like a checkered floor and chrome and aqua color scheme.  We decided this year to get a larger camper  to be more comfortable on our family adventures. This is happy and sad because I really did love our little camper but the new one has a lovely kitchen and fireplace and and a crafting area.

Happy Camper Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

This card makes me all kinds of happy. It has a camper and plaid and wood grain. What could be more funner than that?

Happy Camper Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

I’ve never seen a camper in real life that was plaid on the bottom….but now that I see it in this cute cut apart….I think they should make them for reals.

Happy Camper Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

Keeping with the retro color scheme I chose flowers in aqua and white. There’s a little loopy bow and twine tucked in to fill in this arrangement.

Happy Camper Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

The banner shape is cut from the journal card that had a reservation form and is layered over a second card that I used to fussy cut an image for another project…..want not waste not. I added a little clip detail here as well.

Happy Camper Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 05

What else but vintage buttons would work for a retro camper card? The die cut doily helps to break up the dark colors and make the camper image the focal point.

Happy Camper Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 06

Aqua colored sequins are the finishing touch.  Spacers between the layers add loads of depth to this card.

Polly’s Paper Studio~ Happy Camper Greeting Card

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ White Magnolia, Ivory Burlap String, Crosshatch on Nile Blue Satin Ribbon

Simple Stories~Cabin Fever

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Retro Inspired Display for Vintage Camper


Hey there peeps! Well today I’m sharing a project with a bit of a story behind it. Last year our family purchased a retro camper. A 1966 Banner to be exact. I can tell you it’s been a real family project and labor of love to bring it back to life and we’ve been able to take it out for mini vacations, which is so awesome to get out in nature with the peeps.  Our theme for the camper has been retro 50’s diner. That’s a theme right? So we have been adding crisp white paint….aqua accents and chrome and lots of vintage inspired décor items. I created this little display hutch to hold a collection of small ceramics.

Camper Display Shelf 1

I super love the colors and retro patterned papers on the back of this hutch. I created the base with the fabulous Split Front Box.  Instead of assembling it to be a closable box…I secured the lid portion to the sides and treated it as a fixed unit.  I should note that I added a layer of thick chipboard to the back as well to help secure the sections.

Camper Display Shelf 2

Aqua and red are the colors and lightened  up with some crisp white.  I used regular acrylic paint which covered beautifully.   I’ve also included fun cork covered clips to secure postcards or smaller mementos.  The funky polka dot ribbon and birdie brads are a fun finishing touch.

Camper Display Shelf 3

This center box portion is nice and deep and I can add my new collection without worry that things will stick out and possibly get knocked over.

 Camper Display Shelf 4
The first addition to the collection came as a surprise gifty from my very lovely and generous friend Linsey Rickett. I love them so much they inspired me search for more vintage themed memorabilia. Camper Display Shelf 5
I couldn’t ask for a better color match and this just makes me all kinds of happy!!!!
Here is our little camper. I’m not sure we would have jumped into this project had we known in advance how much work it would wind up being. LOL but now we have a great little home away from home to make family memories in.   I should mention that my dear Hubby has done soooooo much to reframe the inside and build in new bunks and storage to adapt this little camper to meet the needs of how our family likes to live. The outside was painted by the previous owner in multiple shades of taupe and brown house paint…what were they thinking????? So my big project last summer was to scrape and sand all the old stuff off and now we have a super bright and cheerful and very retro home on wheels. I can’t wait to hang the new hutch inside!!!
Really Reasonable Ribbon ~ Turquoise Satin Swiss Dots.
Okay that was a long post for me huh???? Anyhoo..I’m wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G