Tag Archives: Graphic Fairy

Vintage 12 Days of Christmas Tag Collage


I’ve whipped up another collage sheet this week with some fabulous tags for the 12 days of Christmas.  They’re all in a vintage style and have adorable children on postal tags, holly, and fancy numbers. I can just see these strung all together and made into a festive banner for your mantle. Or for any type of paper crafting like cards, scrapbooking, or tags. Use them to label a handmade goody or as the perfect gift tag for a special gift.

Vintage 12 Days of Christmas Children Tags

They are available for instant dowload by clicking HERE.

I can’t wait to get to the shop and make something fabulous out of mine!!!! 

Last week I created this collage sheet:

Vintage Halloween Tags Digital Collage for Etsy 2013-006After I printed it I created this banner with it:

IMG_2394So you can see that one sheet of tags is enough to make a nice large project with!

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

Vintage Halloween Tag Collage Sheet


I’m pretty excited this morning to share my first completed Digital Collage Sheet : ) I’ve been working super hard learning the program and I’ve come along way in a short time I think. I figured it all out myself…with the exception of turning the image into a downloadable JPEG file. Thanks to DH for coming to my rescue again!!!

I created a sheet of super charming little Vintage Halloween Tags. I can’t wait to get to the shop and play with them and make up a fabulous project or two or three or four….lol…you know I do love me some Halloween!

Vintage Halloween Tags Digital Collage for Etsy 2013-006

I think they would be cute as tags for a mini album, or strung all together to make a banner…on a spooky Halloween tree or added to scrapbooks and cards. I might even use them to add a label to a homemade treat of gift! Want a set of your own???? Of course you do : ) Just click HERE. Many of the fabulous images came from The Graphic’s Fairy!

Easter Card with Ribbon Banner Tutorial


Well today is my day over at Really Reasonable Ribbon to share a tutorial : ) I just love creating fun embellishments with those trims! 


I’ve used this beautiful image from Graphic’s Fairy before…but I’ve never paired her with pink. I kinda love it!

IMG_0793I layered Pink Wrinkle Ribbon over Pink Gingham and Bakers Twine in

Cotton Candy. As you can see…I’ve inked the ribbons to make them extra shabby.

IMG_0794All the little pieces of this banner were easy to slide right into place to get the perfect spacing. I topped it off with some vintagy butons.

IMG_0796IMG_0797In my humble opinion…..a bow can never be too poofy!

See I told ya it was easy. And man do they go together in a snap. Next time I’m going to try layering the ribbon banner over a paper banner.

Okay that’s it for me…gotta get ready to take the kiddo to the frigid freezing bus stop : /

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

I’m sharing this project at Le Chatuau des Fleurs

By the way….there are lot’s of great ribbon tutorials posted from the talented designers at Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings…..why not hop over and check em out?

January Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop



Can it be that another month has gone by so quickly??? Must be because it time for another Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop. My favorite time of being on a team of super creative talented designers…when we get to showcase the Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment.

january ribbon club

Okay…let’s get hopping. You should be coming to Polly’s from the lovely and talented Misty. If you’re just starting here…..you need to click here to start at the beginning…then follow all the links to see the very inspiring projects created by the design team. Don’t forget to leave a little love for the fabulous projects!

Okay so on to my project. This may shock everyone…but it’s a layout. What????? I know, I’m just as surprised as you are lol. I’m working toward changing out the displays in my shop so be on the lookout for many more layouts to come.

IMG_0708I choose to use the Melina White Crochet Lace and White Iridescent  Edged Ribbon from the club to accent my layout. I gave my ribbon a pinch pleat and used my Score Tape   to hold it place then simply stitched it down to two offset layers of the lace. This serves to anchor the bottom of the layout and give it visual weight.


I layered a sweet chipboard birdie covered in a bingo card image onto a journaling die cut with a post card image from Graphic’s Fairy. Next comes lot’s and lot’s of flowers. Notice I used more of the lace to “fill in” the flowers a bit and give them a softer edge.

IMG_0704-001I cut a scallop edge and inked the paper then crinkled the edge before I sewed it all down. There’s quite a bot of sewing on this layout for stability and texture. Pretty pretty Dusty Attic chipboard corners are painted and pearled.


IMG_0710With a very dry brush and white acrylic paint I dabbed into the flowers to soften the colors a bit.

IMG_0713-001A few more flowers at the top on the pretty tags with dots and gingham. I added the small craft ticket to balance the bird.

IMG_0707-001An extra little bit of lace is a nice detail as well as the tiny metal clips and pearls.

So that’s it for my project using the January Ribbon Club Assortment. I hope you like it as much as I do : ) Can’t wait to hang it up in the store!!!

Your next stop in the hop is the very talented and lovely Gloria. I didn’t get to see a sneak peak this month…I think she is super busy creating projects for Really Reasonable Ribbon and Graphic 45 for the CHA. Busy busy girl she is : ) Don’t forget to leave a little love for that hard working designer!

Thanks to everyone for joining us in the hop. Hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative. Huggs G

Shabby Chic Calendar


The best projects to create are both pretty and functional. Calendars can totally be both! And why not? You’re going to be looking at it all year right? I made this calendar thinking that it could be left out on a desk.

IMG_0640Pretty pretty vintage bird image layered with French post cards, tattered edge book pages, buttons and Juliet Natural Lace trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

2013-01-043IMG_0643-001I added glassine pockets to hold tags. Keeping track of important dates will be a cinch.

IMG_0646These great little calendar cards are blank…so my calendar is ready to start whenever I’m ready to fill it in.

IMG_0648The tattered book pages give it fabulous texture and the tabbed dividers will make it super handy to flip right to the month I need : )

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

Shabby Chic Junk Journal



This post is long on pictures so I’ll be short on words. I created this hardcover junk journal with layers of patterned papers and vintage images. Beautiful trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon, buttons and pearls. Inside there’s ton’s of room for pictures and journaling and memento’s. I choose lot’s of butterflies and French labels for a shabby chic feel, all in a sturdy hardcover, painted white and bound with rings. As you can see…I’ve also got the sewing machine back out : ) I really had fun making this journal….be on the lookout for many more.

You can check out the rest of the details in the Etsy Shop.

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

Birthday Fairy Peat Pot and Anything Goes Challenge


Today I’m sharing a sweet little project I made for my BFF Heather for her birthday. It’s not actually until the 6th of January. Guess I’m early for once : )

IMG_0333I covered the little pot with torn strips of book page then inked it heavily and stamped a dot border at the bottom.

IMG_0336The little girl is a vintage image from Graphic’s Fairy. I trimmed off her top hat and gave her a party hat complete with glitter and a pom pom top.  wings for her back make her a proper fairy. The super simple banner is just trimmed paper…inked and stamped and glittered of course. It’s held up with silver wire. I used a chenille stem as the “handle”

IMG_0337-001I made half of a paper rosette to help hold in the paper filler in the pot. for the rim I knew I wanted to add real vintage buttons so I layered them onto this super beautiful trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon . I also added a few little tags…one craft brown and one with a “6” for her birthdate.


I added lot’s of paper filler to hide the foam insert…reminds me of a little nest : ) There are two generous sized bows there on the left that I created using Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon also from RRR. I secured it to the foam with 2 pretty star topped pins.

Not to worry about spoiling the surprise…I was too excited and gave it to her already. Tee Hee.

I’m also sharing this project with the “Anything Goes Challenge” over at Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings. Have you got an anything goes kind of project you want to share??? Why not join the challenge? It’s super fun and easy. Just click on the  link and follow the easy peasy instructions. There are also lot’s of other great inspiring projects created by my fellow DT members so go check it out!

Hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative . G

Special Etsy Savings On all Christmas Cards


HOORAAAYY we are offering free shipping on all Christmas cards in the Etsy shop. All the cards have been lovingly handcrafted with layers of papers and beautiful trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I’ve also added fun and festive embellishments like buttons and bells and chipboard. There’s lot’s to choose from now and I’ll be adding more by the end of the day. Check early for best selection. No limit. Free shipping to the continental United States and Canada.

Christmas Card Class for November 20th


We’ve got another round of beautiful vintage inspired Christmas cards for our class November 20th. Here’s a full pic of one of the cards we’ll be creating in our class.

The rest are teaser shots….

As you can see I’ve created these special holiday cards with loads of paper layers, trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon, buttons, doily’s, bells, chipboard, and fun Christmas embellishments like crystaly berry stems and snowflakes. And of course vintage holiday images from Graphics Fairy.  

This class will be from 6-9 pm November 20th. All supplies and adhesives will be supplied and use of Polly’s tools…so all you have to do is come in ready to work. We’ll supply a beverage and snack as well for those folks coming straight from work.  I’ve also set the mood with lovely shabby chic Christmas decor in the shop and holiday music in the background.  Cost for this class is $25. Due to pre-registration there are only 2 seats available. Stop into the shop to see the rest of the cards and leave your deposit to save your seat. You can also leave your deposit on the Polly phone 734-268-1109 during regular business hours. Please do not leave deposit information in a message.

There will be 6 kits available for this class upon request. Email me at vnemchak@hotmail.com and I’ll happily create a reserved listing in the Etsy shop for you. After your kit ships…I’ll email you with the complete pics of all the cards to use as a visual reference…and I’ll include easy peasy to follow instructions so your kits will come together in a snap.  

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

A Little Fall for Mom


I’ve been posting lately that I’m working on taking down all the Halloween decor in the shop and putting up the Christmas. My dear Mom responded with ” What about Fall???” She lives in Texas ( too far away) and the only change of season they enjoy is from hot…to not as hot. So here is a project inspired but the colors of Fall and by my beautiful Mom : ) This is also for my first post as an official Design Team member of Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The other story behind this Fall inspired mini album is that I recycled the base. It started out life as the packaging for some Tim Holtz tare out tickets. Win for me!!!! This book measures 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches.

This pretty little gingham check in brown makes the perfect poofy bow. I topped it off with a bit of string and a sparkly button. The Ivory Jute Ribbon makes the perfect border on the bottom to anchor the cover. The Score Tape is the best way to attach very fibrous trims and it worked great for this jute ribbon : )

To finish off the flowers I added some of the little bits from the leaf swag that I took down to store away for next year. More recycling???? Don’t mind if I do : ) The vintage image you see behind the house is from Graphic’s Fairy. I was pretty excited when I found it since the colors match perfectly : )

Turns out….getting pics of a book that flips open from the top to bottom is much more difficult than I bargained for…so I just got one of each page and collaged them together. There’s lot’s of room in this mini for pics and journaling.

The book was just the right size to use the large sized Fall journal cards from Simple Stories. I just mixed and matched the background papers and topped them off with some fun embellishments, rubons and chipboard bits.This book is listed in the Etsy shop.

Sorry about this long post : ( But one more thing before I go…..I’m am super thrilled to be designing for Really Reasonable Ribbon. Thanks to Bonnie for adding me to the line up of very talented designers.

Hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative! G