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Cherish Greeting Card w/Tutorial

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Hey there Peeps! How can it be August already? I’m not quite ready to give up on Summer quite yet so Fall projects will have to wait. This time I’m sharing a very loaded greeting card..just the way I like them : )

Cherish Greeting Card

This card has a lot of layers…but a really simple color scheme so it does not come of as too busy.

This Cherish chippies is one of my favorites because it works for so many occasions.

Coordinating ribbon here to create a poofy bow with twine, a vintage button, and metal keys.

I added the Ivy Corners Chippie here finished in the same blue tones at the paper to add texture but not be too contrasting.

A very lush arrangement of flowers for the top and bottom corner of the card.

The chippies were wiped down with a soft cloth to prepare them for finishing.

A variety of embossing powders with different finishes..some glossy some flat.

The chippies have all been heat set and are ready to add to the card!

Gypsy Soul laser Cuts~Swirl Medallion coming soon, Ivy Corners, Words & Phrases 1,

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Satin with Stitched Center Navy, Navy Burlap String.

Flowers from Petaloo

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

Happy Birthday Butterfly and Vintage Boy Greeting Card

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Hello Peeps! Taking a break today from the Christmas in July posts to bring you this very charming Birthday card. I’ve fallen under the spell of the Paper Dolls and this cheeky little fella just caught my eye as I was sorting through them.

Happy Birthday Butterfly Greeting Card

Happy Birthday Butterfly & Vintage Boy Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

Isn’t he just the cutest????? What a sweet little outfit and buckle shoes. He’s layered over a printed die cut with a flowery border strip on top. The inside is finished with coordinating papers.

Happy Birthday Butterfly & Vintage Boy Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

An altered chipboard butterfly becomes wings for this darling little man.  Coordinating flowers and twine fill in this corner nicely.

Happy Birthday Butterfly & Vintage Boy Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

Birthday sentiment strip is layered over flower die cuts, another butterfly then topped off with additional dimensional flowers and pearly accents.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Butterflies and Dragonflies

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Ivory Burlap String

Flowers from Petaloo

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

 

Making Spirits Bright Shaker Card w/Tutorial

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Hello there Paper Peeps!  Well I’m still in full swing of my Christmas in July. I’ve got more retro vibe today with this non-traditional mix of colors. And it’s a shaker card!!!

Making Spirits Bright Christmas Shaker Card

 

Isn’t this just super fabby? I love that little car so much it was the inspiration for this project.

I’m obsessed lately with layering the chippies to create very unique and one of a kind frames and embellishments.

I am also obsessed with shaker cards.  There I said it. But then you all already knew that right? LOL

I chose very festive patterns for this fun card to coordinate with the tiny tree topped car,

Here’s how I altered the chipboard…

1. Thoroughly  wipe down the chippies to prepare them for finishing. 2. Each piece was given a base coat of flat white acrylic paint and allowed to dry. 3. The Bead Strand pieces were painted in bright cherry red acrylic paint. 4. The snowflakes were given a coat of sparkly embossing powder and heat set. The Bead Strand pieces were topped with a layer of Stickles.

Gypsy Soul Laser  Cuts~ Bead Strands ( Coming Soon),Victorian CornersWinter Shapes SetWord Frames.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a merry and bright July : ) G

Little Birdie Christmas Greeting Card

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Hey there Peeps! Well I had the best of intentions to share a Christmasy project everyday for Christmas in July….but our life is crazy busy right now and I’m just not really keeping up my post schedule that I had hoped for. I am however keeping up creating the projects so I’ll try to get caught up.

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I got out the stamps and markers for this card and colored a sweet little birdy to sing a Christmas tune. I’m using Crafter’s Companion stamps and Spectrum Noir Markers. I added a bit of Wink of Stella but it’s difficult to see it in pictures.

Little Birdie Christmas Greeting Card

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The stamping around the edge is from BoBunny and it’s creates a bit of a border. I  didn’t have quite enough room for a sentiment…but this works great! Pretty flowers from Petaloo and some sequins to add detail.

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Isn’t that a pretty frame? I added some coordinating embossing powder to a Flourished Circle Frame chippie and heat set it for a sparkly finish.  WOC Craft Berry Bead Sprays are tucked into the flowers to create a bit of a nest for the little bird. Last but not least…Checkerboard Satin in Tropic for a simple bow.

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

Sand on the Seashore Shadow Box for Lindsey

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Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here with an extra special project I created as a gift for my Daughter in Law for her Birthday. The story behind this project is our first vacation we took all together after she joined our family. We went on holiday to the beach as we do for Christmas and had a wonderful time. She and I happened into a craft store and she found a little package of glass bottles and she mentioned how much she liked them. A light bulb went off and I decided right then and there to create a shadowbox for her and include a tiny bottle filled with sand from the beach from our first family trip.

I altered many chippies to embellish a recycled candy box to create the shadow box.

 

There’s the little jar of sand. I wrapped a bit of twine around it and added some tiny key charms.
A vintage jewelry finding was layered onto the altered chipboard for accent.

Loads of flowers to coordinate with the beachy color scheme and to disguise the structure holding the tiny sand jar. There’s a printed bible verse in the frame with a lovely sentiment to let her know how much we love her.

I created faux netting by spraying cheese cloth then twisting it in and around the flowers and inside the box.  A few little loops of roping completes the nautical embellishing.

1. Wipe down the chippies to prepare them to be altered. 2. The base is finished with a layer of flat white acrylic paint and the flourish pieces are dabbed with Distress Paint in Peacock Feathers. 3. I’m incorporating the portion of the chippies that would usually be discarded to create the front opening of the box. It’s been finished with the Distress Paint  and the snipped Deco Frame pieces are also. Using 3D Matt I adhered the flourish pieces to the frame base and allowed it to set. 4. The Deco Frame pieces are added to the box front and ready to attach to the candy box. I filled in the frame with Sugar Glitter Paste then sprinkled in 3D Powder and Micro Beads. This took quite a while to dry but well worth it!

A generous coat of Glitter Paste tops off the frame. I decided to grunge up the sides just a bit too which you can see in the finished pictures : )

Gypsy Soul Chippes~Deco Frames 6 Inch, Doodle Frame Rectangle.

Flowers from Petaloo~Botanica Magnolia Mix Blue/ Green, Mixed Textured Elements Teal, Burlap Poinsettia Teal, Botanica Vintage Velvet Mini White.

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

Wings and Heart Greeting Card with Tutorial

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Hey there Peeps! Ginny here to share a very vintagy inspired greeting card with loads of chippies and flowers , burlap and lace.

 

Isn’t this the sweetest? Anything with hearts and wings is going to be great, right?

There’s a lot going on here….but using the dark navy borders really helps to break up the busy patterns.

I think the burlap and lace adds so much texture and gives a really homespun country appeal.

Gorgeous flowers and pearly accents.

The cabochon in the center has flowers in the exact same shades and is the perfect focal point.

1.  I wiped down the chippies and poked out the little bits to prepare them for finishing. 2. I applied a flat white embossing powder to the wings and heat set it then allowed it to cool. Focusing on the wingtips I added a layer of white and gold speckled embossing powder and set that also. A final layer of glitter snow to the very edges for added texture. 3. While the glitter snow was still wet I sprinkled on some Prills. 4. Text paper was applied to the heart and the edges sanded down with a small file. The edges are aged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The frame was easily altered with navy embossing powder and heat set.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Flourished Frame Karen,

Petaloo~ Flowering Pick Blue Berry,  Botanica Garden Roses Red.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Navy Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) Ginny

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