Tag Archives: Fairy

Fairy Dust Greeting Card


Hello there and happy Tuesday!  I’m sharing my first card today created with Graphic 45’s Fairy Dust.  I mean what can I say…it’s so purpley!!!!

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I can tell already I am gonna use up this entire collection.

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The lovely fairy image pairs so  well with natural elements.

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I’ve layered the image over an altered chipboard frame colored in chartreuse to coordinate.

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Vintagy keys are tucked into this sweet little arrangement with twine, flowers,  and stamps.

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Matching sequins add sparkle.

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Larger flowers for this collection with beautiful berry sprigs, ribbon, and coordinating lace. The final detail is Prills to break up the hard edges and give a more organic look.

Please enjoy this process video on how I created this card….


Polly’s Paper Studio~ Fairy Dust All Occasion Greeting Card

Graphic 45~ Fairy Dust Collection

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Scribble Frame Hearts and Flowers

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Satin Swiss dots Grape, Violet Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

You are Amazing Greeting Card


Hey there  Peeps! Ginny here to share a card I created with some of my fave chippies from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.  I mean… to be fair I love all the frames. But sometimes just the right  frame is  the perfect addition to a project.

I feel like this card is so sweet and whimsical with the fairy and butterfly.

The chipboard layered in creates so much depth and texture.

I’ve added a few additional elements like vintage buttons and vintagy metal keys.

Spacers between the layers to build up the scene and keep it from looking busy.

Okay..maybe it’s a little busy…but in a totally fabulous way!

A proper fairy card needs loads of flowers and I think we have the perfect amount! I’ve also tucked in some ribbon and twine to fill in this arrangement.

Picking just the right chippies….

Adding sparkle to the stars with antique gold embossing powder then adding heat to set the powder.

The frame is finished with pink embossing powder that has just a bit of gold flake in it. It was a bit too large so I snipped it in half to fit the card perfectly.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Deco StarsFlourished Frame Lisa.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Pink Chevron Stripe on Twill.

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

Thoughts of Spring Greeting Card


Hey there Paper Peeps!  I know I have thoughts of Spring as it’s been a long cold Winter. I created this card with bright cheerful colors, and a gorgeous selection of flowers.

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I’ve chosen shades of purple for this card inspired by the gorgeous flowers.  Sadly I am not a very good gardener so all my flowers have to be Petaloo.

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Oh my goodness there is so much texture here!!!! I’ve layered many types of flowers here and tucked in ribbon and twine and coordinating butterflies.

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I’ve tucked in some altered chipboard and die cuts to enhance the floral theme.  These colors are bright and the patterns are busy so I used a solid purple cardstock to act as borders. Think Spring Vintage Inspired Greeting Card Holiday Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 04

Additional flowers and butterfly here to balance the other arrangement.  The paper has been tattered and stitched and I added pearly accents for detail.

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This paper from Graphic 45 was a nearly perfect match. I did alter the fairy just by using watercolor pencils and sparkle pens to color her wings and dress.

Really Reasonable Ribbon ~ Burlap String Violet.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Scribble Frame Hearts and Flowers.

Cheery Lynn Designs~ French Pastry Doily, English Tea Party Doily.

Petloo Supplies Used

Garden Rosettes x 6 CANVAS Lavender : RS1212-250/6

Botanica Blooms x 4 Lav/Purple : 1102-107

Forget me Nots x 16 Soft Lavender : 1837-057

Darjeeling Butterflies Lavender : 1488-104

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

Purple Fairy Card


Hey there Peeps! Today I’m sharing another project that was inspired by how many things I could get the Spectrum Noir Markers to stick to.  Creating perfectly coordinated embellishments for your projects is easier than you think!

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Crafter’s Companion Supplies~Perfect Partners-Anemone, Cameo Stamping Frame, Once In a Lifetime Stamp, Morgan Fitzsimons Flights of Fantasy. AquaBlend Pencils-Hyacinth,Azalea. Spectrum Noir Markers~LV2,LV3,LV4, PL2,PL4,PL5

Additional Supplies~Wild Orchid Crafts-Cottage Rose from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Fancy Corners chipboard from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

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


Once Upon a Time Art Journal


Hey there my crafty Peeps!  I’m here today to get real. Here to get personal. Here to give you the down low on why I’m creating altered art-mixed media.  My DH recently reminded me that I used to love to paint and wondered why I haven’t in a long time? And for that matter why don’t I make projects for myself? Huh….I guess he was seeing things from a different perspective. Why was I not doing what I love to do???? I really had no good answer. So I’ve spent the last few weeks rearranging my supplies and schedule to start making time for myself to make art more personal. I’m sharing a page from an art journal that I have begun…and it’s just for me 🙂 It’s titled Once Upon a Time….because once upon a time I created things just for the pure joy of it. This is a first step of a very personal journey…..

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Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts:

I used about eleventy hundred finishes on this page….so I will list a only a few…
Art-C Ultra Thick Chalk Paints, Pro Art~Gesso, Faber Castell Gel Medium,  Ranger Texture Paste & Distress Inks, Tattered Angels Sprays, Americana Umber Acrylic Paint, a variety of stencils & rub-ons.

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

Go Green Challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog


Well hello there all my crafty Peeps! I think winter is starting to loosen it’s icy grasp on us…it’s feeling much warmer and I am excited for Spring to arrive! So it’s perfect timing to announce a new challenge at CHACB….Go Green!

Use this color board as inspiration for your green challenge. Make a challenge which has green as the predominate color. Use the other colors in this color board as your accent colors. You may make any type or theme of project that you wish. You do NOT have to use all of the colors represented here, but green must be the star of your project! There must be some green in your vast hoard…dig it out!

green boardI created a sweet little shadowbox frame….and whats better for a Spring frame than Once Upon a Springtime from Graphic 45???

IMG_5003This frame was already painted white and had four shadowbox compartments.

IMG_5156-001I used painted Dusty Attic chipboard to act as a vine and loaded up it with moss and ferns like every magical fairy forest should have then added a combination of fussy cut flowers, handcrafted flowers and gem like flowers.

IMG_5158These little fairies are tending their garden around the chipboard birdcage. There’s a glass bottle of fairy dust in case a little extra magic is required.

IMG_5159Loads of flowers and ferns for this corner. I used lots of foam spacers to elevate the images inside the shadow box sections.

IMG_5159This cheeky little fairy is giving her froggy prince a big ol smooch.  I’ve given them a little star accent and fussy cut flowers and butterflies.

IMG_5162IMG_5165IMG_5164This fairy frame was so much fun to make..even if the moss did get everywhere!!! I recommend keeping a swiffer sheet around when working with this stuff!

Okay that’s all for my project….I encourage you to visit the rest of the team to see their Go Green Inspiration..I can tell you it’s fabulous!!!!

Amber, Christy, Debbie, Donna, Glenda, Gloria, Kathy, Pam, Teresa, Wendy.

Now it’s your turn to get your craft on and create a Go Green Inspired project and link up with us at CHACB to play along!

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Big Exciting Terrific Awesome News!!!!


Well Paper Peeps….I’ve been keeping a secret…but today I get to share my big exciting terrific awesome news! I’ve joined the Design Team at Crafty Secrets….woot woot!!! I am super excited to be working along side such a talented group of designers working with incredible paper pretties : )

Go-Vintage-Logo2010 I’m sharing my first official project today. I created a 3d Fairy Shadow Box….

IMG_4763IMG_4761IMG_4762IMG_4760IMG_4766I had sooo much fun playing with the scrumptious supplies!!!!

Materials List:

Creating with Vintage Patterns CD~ Diamonds with Text Brown &Vicki Stripe

Little Boy~ Heartwarming Vintage Stickers

Office Daisy Dots ~Heartwarming Vintage Stickers

Altered Fairies ~Creative Scraps

Love and Friendship ~Words From the Heart

Graphic 45~8×8 inch Matchbook Box

Petaloo Flowers

Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~Pumice Stone

Tim Holtz Distress Stain~ Picket Fence

Okay that’s all for me….I’m off to see what other Crafty Secret paper pretties I can get my craft on with. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G