Tag Archives: digital collage

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

Merry Traditional Santa Greeting Card


Hey there Peeps! Ginny here to share a card I created to get a jump on the  Christmas projects I need to prepare for the holiday.   There’s never enough time when you’re cooking and shopping and decking the halls.

Merry Traditional Santa Greeting Card

Merry Traditional Santa Card 1The background for this card is an embossed and inked crème colored cardstock with layers of altered chipboard pieces, vintage Santa image, flowers, ribbon and berry picks.Merry Traditional Santa Card 4I created some sweet little windows with the 4 Panel Square Window Set.  Just a quick base coat of flat white acrylic paint and a little inking on the edge then adhered to velum and given a faux icicle effect.  Victorian Corners 2 were given a quick heat embossing with white embossing powder then attached to the corner of the window frameMerry Traditional Santa Card 3The Brick Wall texture helps to fill the corner and creates a nice base for the Medallions Stars.
A pair of coordinating flowers added under and over the corner of this vintage digital image are a nice finishing touch.Merry Traditional Santa Card 2I added a nice collection of flowers and glittery branches and berries along with polka dotty ribbon, burlap twine, and a stamped sentiment.

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Supplies~
Medallions Star~available soon
~Polly’s Paper Studio Supplies~
~Petaloo Flowers~
~Really Reasonable Ribbon~
Okay that’s all for me….off to find my flip flops and tank top and Christmas music and create a few more holiday projects. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Flower Challenge at RRR


Hey there Peeps! Time to start another fun challenge at Reasonable Ribbon. This time it’s a Flower theme which was a no brainer for me…because I put flowers on like everything! I created A Moment in Time Card….but I think it works better as a shabby chic display. Can’t you just see this on a shelf tucked in with some milk glass vases and old books?

A Moment in Time Card 1

Did I mention flowers?  Yes I do loose all control when I add the flowers because clearly more is better!!!

A Moment in Time Card 2

These gorgeous blooms are all Mulberry Flowers from RRR-Trellis Roses, Sweetheart Blossoms, English Roses, and Spiral Stamens.

A Moment in Time Card 3

I’ve done a fair amount of layering here with a lovely bow of Chevron Striped Twill in Champagne,  topped with an actual vintage button, and heat embossed A Moment in Time Chippie from Gypsy Soul.

A Moment in Time Card 4

I really added a lot of texture to this card by distressing the edges and adding texture paste with a flourishy stencil. All the layers have spacers between so this is very dimensional. For balance I added another small arrangement of flowers and twine.

A Moment in Time Card 5

My focal image starts with a Country Chic Frames digi collage from my very own shop. I added some chicken wire background papers and a lovely dragonfly diecut.  More chippies for this corner too…Tulip Scroll Corner and Number Plate.

Okay now it’s your turn to create something fabulous with flowers and link up with us to play along in the Flowers with Ribbon or Trim Challenge.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Tags & Mixed Media and Digital Collage


Hey there Peeps! Well I’m just dropping in to share some mixed media tags I’ve been working on.  I’m having wayyyy too much fun with the paints and stamps and inks and Gesso….and mostly texture paste!!!!

dreamer tag 2

gbs tag

Butterfly Thank You Tags

The dreamer tag has a digital image from our very own shop….Vintage Photos for Mixed Media which is totally fabulous if I do say so myself…I’ve already used 2 of the images!

Vintage Photos Collage for Mixed Media  Watermark

I think these images are just too perfect for mixed media and altered art. Or cards, or scrapbooks, or tags……

Okay that’s all for me…off to make kits now. wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Anything Goes Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hey there Peeps! It’s time again for another fun challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon..and guess what makes it even more funner? Polly’s Paper Studio is sponsoring a fab-u-lous prize.

prize graphic

I am super excited that the amazingly talented designers have created project with the digital collage sheets for this challenge and they have completely blown me away! What talent these ladies have…..and they make me look goooood!

Here is my project…..

Perfect Nest Greeting Card Handmade 1Perfect Nest Greeting Card Handmade 2Perfect Nest Greeting Card Handmade 3Perfect Nest Greeting Card Handmade 4Perfect Nest Greeting Card Handmade 5

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Champagne Chevron Stripped Twill, Antique Gold Burlap String, Frances White Crocheted Lace, and Earth Toned Cottage Rose.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Words & Phrases 2

Crafter’s Companion~Chantilly Lace Stamping Frame Die

From Polly’s Paper Studio I’m using the Post Card Nests Digital Collage Sheet.


I think this would make a lovely Spring Banner too…..hmmmm maybe I have my project figured out for today!!!

Now it’s your turn to create an Anything Goes project and link up with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon to play along.  You don’t have to use a digi from Polly’s to be eligible to win the prize. Please stop by the RRR post to get all the info on this special event.

Now for a shoutout to my crafty peeps on the design team….

Nancy, My BOLB Kathy, Karen, Jennifer, Bonnie, Leslie, Amber, Cherry.

I’ll be dropping by later to leave them some love and thank them for sharing their talents to play with Polly’s Paper Studio Digital Collage Sheets.  I hope you will too!

That’s all for me today. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G


Fall Card with Autumn Ribbon Club Assortment


Hey there Peeps! Ginny here to share a project I created inspired by the lovely Fall colors and patterns of the Autumn Ribbon Club Assortment.

11694896_940498089335544_8156292194227560600_nThis collection is super perfect for Fall and Thanksgiving. Warm rich colors and Autumn patterns.
I created a Thanksgiving card with layers of patterned papers , vintage image from my Thanksgiving  Large Cards Digital Collage Sheet, and loads of flowers and embellishments.

Thanksgiving Card 1I chose to print the image a bit smaller so I could add lots of layers.

Thanksgiving Card 2This bow is topped off with gorgeous little Orange Open Roses. There is also Antique Gold Burlap String, and a bloom from Petaloo.

Thanksgiving Card 3

Thanksgiving Card 4

Thanksgiving Large Cards Collage Sheet now available for instant download. It’s great for cards , tags, holiday decor, and it matches the ribbon club assortment perfectly!
Thanksgiving Large Cards Watermark
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Easter Card for a Chilly Morning


Hey there Peeps..I’m just dropping in from the frozen North to share a little sunshine in the way of a warm and cheerful card. It’s forecast to be about a gagillion degrees below zero with the windchill so you know I will be staying in my studio thinking thoughts of sitting on the beach with a festive beverage and lots of sunscreen on!

IMG_4940See I told you it would warm you right up : ) I created this card with layers of pretty patterned papers, Images from my new Easter Kids Button Card Digital Collage and fun embellies to finish it off. This collage has 6 adorable Eater images so you can make up a stack of festive holiday cards, or scrapbook, or use them for tags for a tasty homemade treat : )

IMG_4941This super poof bow is created with the most scrumptious trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon. There’s Yellow Chevron Striped Twill, Forsythia Seam Binding, and Ivory Burlap String. I also added a Sweetheart Bloom in Pale Yellow to the tag.


 Easter Kids Button Cards Digital Collage…

Vintage Inspired Sunny Yellow Easter Greeting Card

Okay…I’m off to bundle up and try to stay warm….wishing you all a happy and productive day with lot’s of time to be creative : ) G

Old World Traditional Santa Oval Frame Tags


Well hello there Peeps! I’m dropping in bright and early to share a new set of tags I’ve whipped up. I mean…is there anything better than a tag? They can be a label…..or used on a banner…or a card….or a scrapbook…or an ornament… maybe it’s just crazy enough to think of using them for tags???

IMG_4358These tags have a decidedly Traditional Old World feel…..and warm rich colors. Can you just image a set of these used to decorate a beautiful Christmas tree???

1alinenheader-backgroundfairyThis set has 9 beautiful oval shaped tags that each measure a generous 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.

OldWorldTraditionalSantaOvalFramesTo view the details for these tags…hop on over to the Etsy Shop. They are available for instant download…so you can get your craft on right away!

Okay…that’s all for me…off to see what I can create with the tags…I’m thinkin banner??? Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Bee and Bloom Journal Card Collage


Hello Paper Peeps….I’m just popping in to share a lovely collage sheet I created this cold dark morning. Hopefully working with Bee’s and flowers will get me into a summer state of mind.

1alinenheader-backgroundfairyBee and Bloom journal cardsThese cards would be great for journaling, card making, scrapbooking, tags, or strung together to create a banner.

If you’d like a set of these to play paper with…click HERE for details : )

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

Class for Tuesday….New Collage Sheets…..and Sale Announcement


Well hello there!!!!! I hope you all have enjoyed yourself a happy weekend. I say weekend because my days off are Sunday Monday lol…. I’m just popping in to share a lovely Count your Blessings book we are creating in class tonight. It’s full of warm rich colors and tons of details.  I’ve picked kinda Fall papers…but not Thanksgivingy. The inside pages are sewn vintage law book pages…..so they have a fabulous tattered edge.

IMG_2530Lot’s of pages and pockets and tags inside. As well as embellished floral accents and ribbon trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon and vintage images from The Graphic’s Fairy.  We’ve got a full class tonight…so I can’t take any reservations….but I am making the kit available in Etsy Shop in the next few days. If you’d like to reserve a listing specially for you…just drop me a comment on this post and I’ll get you all set up : )

So what did I do on my days off??? Make more collage sheets lol. I’m kinda addicted now lol.

Butterfly Journal CardsI’m going to use these for cards and tags and scrapbooking and you all know how I love a banner : )  If you’d like more details on how to get some for your own to make fabulous projects with…just click HERE

And in other EXCITING NEWS…… Bonnie is having a huge 6 day sale at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Just click the link to hop over and snag your coupon code for savings!!!!!

Okay…that’s all for me today….I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G