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Vintage Birds All Occasion Greeting Cards


Good morning Paper Peeps! I’ve got a lovely selection of cards to share today inspired by my Tuesday Night Vintage Chicks….AKA…my class Peeps : )  They have asked their fearless (lol) leader to create some greeting cards that are more shippable…and how can I turn down my girls???? Cards without bells and whistles was a challenge for me..not using a big pile of embellishments…..but I love how they turned out…I may not have gotten in any buttons or bells…but I did add loads of vintagy images and pretty patterned papers : )

IMG_4586IMG_4587IMG_4585So we’ve got Thank You, Thinking of You, Happy Birthday,Get Well Soon, and Sympathy covered. We’ll be making 7 cards this week…so I hope they keep the jibber jabber to a minimum if they want to get done in time for Sons of Anarchy. Lol Their  show..not mine….I’ll go home and watch a documentary : ) Yes..I’m a dork that way!

IMG_4583We’ll be working with this kit to make 7 cards. It would also make fabulous tags or labels right? Hop on over to check out how to get a kit of your own Polly’s on Etsy.

Okay for the TNVC…..I’ll see ya Tuesday. And wishing everyone a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Christmas in July Class–in June


Hey there Paper Peeps. As you all know….we at Polly’s like to get a jump on our holiday crafting….specifically Christmas…since there’s shopping and cleaning and entertaining …not to mention baking like 30,000 cookies lol.  We usually wait for July to do Christmas in July….but we are going out of town for my hubbies Birthday….so we are moving week 1 to June.

For our first class….we are making cards with a Winter Birds theme : )

IMG_3623This card selection has lot’s of patterned papers, vintage images, die cuts, embossing, ribbon, flowers, buttons, twine and tiny clothes pin.  I really love winter birds!!! I have a select few kits available….as supplies are limited. If you’d like a kit to create the 5 cards  for yourself please check out Winter Birds Christmas Greeting Card Kit in the Etsy Shop. Trust me…you’ll be thankin me later when you are all prepared to send lovely handmade greetings to your favorite Peeps at Christmas time!

All the trims for these cards are from the fabulous Really Reasonable Ribbon of course!

As an extra special treat we are celebrating Anna’s Birthday woot woot…..bring on the junk food and cake lol….not that I ever eat treats lol.

Okay..that’s it for me…off to finish kits to be shipped tomorrow : )  Never a day off for us creative types! Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )G

Patriotic Americana Banner


Hey there Paper Peeps. I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend!  As for us…we are heading down for another family fun day at Cedar Point….we are a roller coaster loving family.  Not a traditional way to spend a holiday…but it’s our tradition and I can’t wait to get there.

I’m dropping in to share the fun and festive holiday banner we are creating in class this week. This baby will be hanging on my mantle all summer!

IMG_3495I layered the patterned papers with Cricut cut letters, Stickled vintage images, handcrafted crepe fringe, die cuts, bows, fun dimensional bows and layered patriotic tags!

IMG_3496IMG_3497IMG_3498This is my favorite banner I’ve created so far!!!! We are gonna have a super fun time making this in class : ) If you’d like a kit to create a banner too…just hop on over to the Etsy Shop. This will be a fabulous addition to your favorite seasonal decor!

Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday : ) G

3d Patriotic Project from Class


Hello all of you fabulous Paper Peeps first I want to share with you some pretty awesome exciting news…..we have made the top 30 finalist for the Graphic 45 DT audition….one round to go…I’m keeping my fingers crossed!  Thanks for all the encouragement and support, for all the FB likes and Pinterest pins!!!! #goteamginny!!!! Thanks to Linda for thinking up our team slogan : ) I’m very honored to have a place with so many deserving talented artists and I’m wishing us all lot’s of luck for the next round!

What would be exciting after that???? Well I am sharing the fun and festive 3d Patriotic project from our class last week. Thanks to Linda for finding the awesome little stripy baking pans that inspired this Americana decor.

IMG_3180I’ve already added mine to our Patriotic tree and it’s just the right amount of vintagyness!

 IMG_3179IMG_3177There were soooo many pieces to this project….but my girlies were good sports. I can tell you we did get into our usual sass and shenanigans so we had a pretty late night…but I’m thrilled with this project and I’ll be adding this to my favorite seasonal decor for all the summer holidays and my sweeties Birthday.

Did you notice those super fabulous burlap bows????? I am sooooo loving the Navy Center Stitch Burlap ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Okay Peeps…it’s out to the cold for this girl……going in to the shop to make some cards and leave some love for the other 30 finalists…I hope you do to! I’m wishing you all a happy and productive day and time to be creative : )

Vintage Valentine Mini Album


Well we had lot’s of fun and lot’s of laughs in our class last night…and we even managed to get our projects done too! We created this super sweet Vintage Valentine Love Mini Album.

IMG_2797The front cover has a lovely vintage image ( Stickled of course) hand crafted tinsel topped crepe fringe, flowers that have been inked, pearled, glittered, and finished off with a pearly stamen center. Many of the elements have been raised on foam dots so it’s very dimensional. A tiny little clip is a cute addition.

IMG_2790Pull out bow topped tags for journaling and extra pics.










There are a few kits available for those who couldn’t make the class. Vintage Valentine Love Mini Album. Click the link for all the details.

We used lot’s of trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon: Burlap Center Stitch Pink, Totally Twill Pink, Pink Satin with Silver Edge, Totally Twill Cream, Ivory Satin, Red Gingham.

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

Tag Ornament


Just popping into share one of the projects we are creating in class Tuesday. It’s an ornament. Well…actually it’s a tag.  But I put a big loop on it to hang on the tree….so technically it’s an ornament lol.

IMG_2626IMG_2628IMG_2630This is gonna be a fun class….can’t hardly wait. Of course I used Really Reasonable Ribbon to create the loop for this ornament!

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

Christmas Card Class Nov. 5th & 8th


Here is a sneak peek of one of the cards we will be creating in our class this week.


It has lot’s of my favorite elements…poinsettias, lantern, bird, music, ribbon and bell.  There’s lot’s of pop dotted areas also making this a very dimensional card.  Our Tuesday the 5th class is full….but we have added an extra seating Friday the 8th by request of the local peeps. If you’re interested in this class. we will be creating 5 vintage inspired cards all with loads of details, pretty patterned papers and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Cost for this class is $25 and includes all materials, adhesives and use of Polly’s tools.  We begin promptly at 6 pm.  You can simply comment this post if you like me to save you a spot….then call me at the shop today from 11- 6 pm or starting Tuesday from 11-6 with your deposit to reserve your seat. The shop # is 734-268-1109. There are only 4 seats available and it’s first come first serve. Hope to see you there!

The trims I used for this card are from Really Reasonable Ribbon: Totally Twill in  Light Blue and Red Gingham.

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

New Christmas Tag Kits Available


We had so much fun making some fabulous extra large Vintage inspired Christmas tags in class last night : ) The girlies in my class are just crazy happy fun and I enjoy each and every minute of our class time.  

Here’s a sneak peek of one of the tags we made…..it’s pinkalicious : ) and has a super precious little girl, dimensional paper rosette, loads of vintage images, glittery snowflake, buttons and flowers (even a hand crocheted flower) burlap , and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon. These tags are quite large 3 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches so they’re perfect to add to your seasonal decor, or your tree, or strung together to create a unique banner.

IMG_2545See…I told you she was precious : ) We’ve got a limited amount of kit’s available in the Etsy shop if you’d like a kit for your own. Click the link to check out the details. I will say this…..there are sooo many pop dots between the layers on these tags that they are super dimensional and that’s before adding on all the embellishments. I’ve done a fair amount of Stickling to them as well….because everything is better with glitter right?

Okay that’s it for me tonight…I’m off to resume my reign as queen of the house….in other words…laundry and dinner lol. A girl can dream can’t she? Maybe if I wear a tiara while I fold the clothes….

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

Retro Santa Inspired Creativity Projects


I’ve been working away on some fun little retro inspired Christmas cards this week using my new Creativity Kit. I just love the brighter colors and chipper and cheerful images. I came up with four awesome cards.



I added bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box with the kit to layer them up. The crepe fringe is a great way to add texture. I also Stickled and inked them quite a bit.

IMG_2423There’s loads of goodies in this kit…a full 30 pieces : ) The fabulous trims are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I think I’ll take another for myself and make a jazzy sassy little banner. Click the link to check out the details…Retro Santa Inspired Creativity Kit.

Some of the fun images here are from The Gaphic’s Fairy

I’m off now to enjoy some paper playin fun with Friend Brandy. I’m so glad she’s here to celebrate her birthday at the shop : ) Happy Birthday !!!!!

Halloween Freebie Printable


I’m pretty excited this morning to be sharing my first freebie printable : ) I’ve whipped up a cute little image with an adorable witch! Of course it’s got vintage style and images from Graphic’s Fairy. I want to give a big thanks to Karen at Graphic’s Fairy for featuring another of my projects at Brag Monday. That’s 2 times in 3 weeks woot woot. She is so awesome.  Hope you love this fun and festive image as much as I do : ) Use it in your handmade cards, scrapbooking, tags, or any type of paper crafting.

5 x 7 fancy paris

I have to wait for the tech dept gets home to help me turn it into a downloadable jpeg….so for now you can just right click on it to save it to your files to print. This image is for personal use only. Not to be reproduced in a digital collage in whole or part or added to items that you intend to sell.

I’m hoping to find the time to add a new freebie every week. So stop back soon and see what other little goodie I’m sharing : )

I’m off to the shop to get ready for class tonight and to box up all the orders to ship.

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