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Stars and Stripes Patriotic Creativity Kit with Projects

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We’re kicking off the summer holiday season with a fabby new Stars and Stripes Patriotic Creativity Kit!!!! So many festive paper patterns, vintagy images and prettied bows. Of course I got into one and whipped up some projects…because that’s what I do lol.  I have created 2 full sized cards, 2 large tags, 2 house tags (my favorite), and 2 wall hangings. There is a good sized stack of leftovers too so I can create some tags and labels for home made goodies for the holiday.

Uncle Sam Patriotic House Tag

Uncle Sam Patriotic House Tag Holiday Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 01

Lady Liberty Patriotic House Tag

Lady Liberty House Tag Patriotic Holiday Home Decor Polly

July 4 Patriotic Tag

July 4 Patriotic Tag Holiday Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 01

Patriotic Drum Greeting Card – Holiday Home Décor

Patriotic Drum Greeting Card Holiday Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 05

Great American Firecracker Patriotic Wall Hanging

Great American Firecracker Patriotic Wall Hanging Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 01

Fourth of July Wall Hanging

Fourth of July Greetings Patriotic Wall Hanging Holiday Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 01

Red White and Blue Patriotic Eagle Greeting Card

The Red White and Blue Patriotc Eagle Card Holiday Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 02

Liberty Patriotic Tag Holiday Home Décor

Liberty Patriotic Tag Holiday Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 01

OMGoodness you guys I love all these projects. I started with the kit and added cardstock and bits and pieces from my stash.  I admit I did dye my hands blue and glue myself to the table….but hey it’s all part of the process right?

Stars and Stripes Patriotic Creativity Kit 2017

Stars and Stripes Patriotic Creativity Kit 2017 Polly's Paper Studio 01

Additional items from…

Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Chipboard~ Stars & Flourishes Border and Corners Set, Photo Reel, Tulip Scroll Corner, Scribble Frames and Lines.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Burlap Center Stitch Navy, Chevron Striped Twill Light BlueTiny Electric Blue Stars on GrosgrainShimmer Satin BlueSatin with Stitched Center Navy.

Petaloo~ Briar Rose Canvas Red-Blue, Textured Elements Canvas and Burlap Daisy Blue.

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

Patriotic Tags for Anything But a Card Challenge

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Hey there! It’s time again for another fun challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. The theme this time is Anything but a Card with Ribbon or Trim.  I’ve created a pair of fun and festive and very patriotic tags…..which are the perfect addition to any summer holiday home décor.

Red White And Blue Forever Patriotic Tag Holiday Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 01

I was inspired by these sweet little wooden hearts painted out with a chalkboard finish with a dash line edging. What a perfect base to add the embellies to.

Red White And Blue Forever Patriotic Tag Holiday Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 03

Of course you have to have a double layer bow and this one has itty bitty stars squeeeeeee.

Red White And Blue Forever Patriotic Tag Holiday Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 04

The sentiments are actually layered stickers. They have great dimension and a vintagy Americana feel.

Red White And Blue Forever Patriotic Tag Holiday Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 02

I used spacers to add extra depth and allow room to secure the twine that’s added to the tag.

USA Patriotic Tag Holiay Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 01

This tag is similar…but has a different sentiment.

USA Patriotic Tag Holiay Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 03

The base of this tag is 110 lb cardstock with a rich blue and polka dot pattern layered on top. The back is finished in a coordinating pattern.

USA Patriotic Tag Holiay Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 02

A double layer of doilies because you can never have enough of those…..along with matching flowers, pearly accents and iridescent stars.

USA Patriotic Tag Holiay Home Decor Polly's Paper Studio 04

Last but not least…..extra squishy tinsel topped crepe fringe.

USA Patriotic Tag found at pollyspaper on Etsy

Red White and Blue Patriotic Tag found at pollyspaper on Etsy

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Tiny Electric Blue Stars on Grosgrain, Shimmer Blue Satin.

Okay now it’s your turn to create a fabulous project that’s Anything but a card with Ribbon or Trim and link up with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon to play along.

Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

Patriotic Projects and Creativity Kit

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Hey there Peeps. Well despite our chilly weather and snowy forecast….spring has arrived and you know what that means? Yes. I have visions of summer holidays dancing in my head. And since the Fourth of July is my Hubbies Birthday I like to plan ahead and create lots of fun and festive decor items. I worked on these great patriotic creations this week using our new Patriotic Creativity Kit 2016. The best thing about Memorial Day and Fourth of July  holidays is that you can display your seasonal decor all summer!!    I pulled in some bits and pieces from my stash as well as some unexpected embellishments like bells and keys and was able to create 8 complete full sized projects. I’m sharing 7 today and one more tomorrow for my GSL post….

Liberty Wall Hanging

Liberty Wall Hanging 1

Dream Patriotic House Tag

dream patriotic tag 1

Fireworks Patriotic Tag

fireworks tag 1

Stars and Stripes Wall Hanging

stars and stripes wall hanging 1

Patriotic Pinwheel Greeting Card

patriotic pinwheel card 1

Patriotic House Tag

Patriotic House Tag 1

Double Bow Patriotic Eagle Greeting Card

double bow eagle card 1

Okay that’s the first 7 of my projects from the new Patriotic Creativity Kit 2016.  You can check out the link to see all the papers, images and bows included in this very large kit. Remember I’ll be sharing 1 more project tomorrow on the GSL blog and here at Polly’s also.

Okay that’s all for me….going to hunker in my shop and wait for the snow to go away…wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Vintage Patriotic Staggered Page Mini Album

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Well hello there Paper Peeps!  I’m dropping in to share a really fun mini album that we created in class a few weeks ago. I was trying to save it til closer to the holiday….but I have the patience of a 5 year old child lol!!!! So here is a super fun and festive Vintage Patriotic Staggered Page Mini Album…

IMG_3603IMG_3604IMG_3605IMG_3606IMG_3608IMG_3609I can tell you that we had a blast making this fun album with loads of holiday inspired paper patterns, vintage images, flowers, ribbon, paper rosettes, buttons, and a fun bottle cap embellishment! I just love how the pages stagger to reveal a sneak peek of the whole book at a glance.  This is a rare time I will list a patriotic themed project in the Etsy shop…as I usually keep them for our own decor….but we are chock full of patriotic minis so this one is available and ready to ship….in time for the holidays….wouldn’t this be a great gift all filled up with pictures and memories???

I used some of my favoritest trims from Really Reasonable RibbonRed Gingham, Center Stitch Burlap in Navy, Sheer Organza with Navy Center, Patriotic Boats on Navy Grosgrain. I also used quite a few Mulberry Flowers also from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Okay..that’s it for me today….I’m off to the shop to get my craft on! Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Patriotic Americana Banner

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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

New Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Hey there Paper Peeps…..we’ve got a great Patriotic and Ribbon Challenge starting this morning at Really Reasonable Ribbon. I am all over that!!! I created a fun little wall hanging to add to my seasonal decor: )  

IMG_3347I added the Center Stitch Burlap in red to create a couple of fabby bows and to make a loop to hand it with. For the fun vintage image I printed out my Patriotic Americana Vintage Image collage sheet and layered the image with fun patterned papers and fun embellishments.

vintage americana collage sheetI used an image from the sheet to create the card from my last post too:

IMG_3343Okay now it’s your turn to create a project with a Patriotic theme ….and don’t forget the ribbon! Then you can add your link to play along in the challenge!

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

 

 

3d Patriotic Project from Class

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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 : )