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Haunted Dress Shop with Tutorial


Hey there Peeps. Ginny here to share a Halloween project created with some fabby chippies from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

It’s a haunted dress shop!!! How fun is that?

I’m using the frame to the Coffin Box to create a bit of a shadow box.

There’s a glittery flourish layered over a fussy cut spiderweb.

Flowers with netting add a great texture.

The dress form has a spooky inspired outfit on all ready for a Halloween party.

I wiped down the chippies to prepare them for finishing.

A little trick I’ve learned while cutting down paper to fit inside something is to add a bit of a folded tab so you can easily pull the paper out if you need to until you get the shape trimmed just right.

Painting the coffin box lid and flourish frame with a creamy acrylic in metallic black.

Now adding silvery embossing powder then heat setting.

Beginning the outfit with a striped patterned paper.

Using a doily patterned paper to create a skirt.

Two layers of doily topped off with a spiderwebby pattern on velum.

Many layers of foam tape to secure the dress form in the coffin shadow box. This also adds nice dimension.

Last but not least….a haunted sign and fussy cut bat.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~  6 Inch Coffin BoxFantasy Frame and FlourishesVintage Seamstress Shapes Set.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G


Candy Corn Cup Shaker Greeting Card with Lawn Fawn Pumpkin Spice


Hey there Peeps and happy Monday!  How was your weekend? Ours went by in a blur so I’m looking forward to settling into the shop and getting back to work.

I happened to pick up some new stamps last week and I’ve been having a blast coloring with them.  Pumpkin Spice from Lawn Fawn is meant to be for Fall.

Then I thought to myself….how can I make this stamp work for Halloween too? So I decided to add some lines and color the cup image like a candy corn!!!!!

Halloween Cuppa Shaker Greeting Card

Halloween Cuppa Shaker Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

I love this so much!!!!!  I can tell I’m going to get a lot of use from the stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir markers to color it in.  I think candy corn flavored coffee would be amazing. If anyone knows where I can get some….leave me a comment.

Halloween Cuppa Shaker Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

I cut a frame to resemble the old style instant camera frames and created the shaker window. The sentiment greeting is also a Lawn Fawn Stamp.

Halloween Cuppa Shaker Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

Handcrafted flowers are added to altered chipboard to create a festive arrangement. I tucked in some burlap string and spiderweb printed ribbon and die cut leaves to fill in.

Halloween Cuppa Shaker Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

I wanted to add quite a lot of sequins and Prills inside the shaker so I used a triple layer of foam which was really noticeable so I just wrapped it in black cardstock and now it has a nice finished look even from the sides.

Polly’s Paper Studio~ Halloween Cuppa Shaker Greeting Card

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Spiderweb on Black SatinBlack Burlap String, Black Double Headed Stamens, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) General Purpose Refills.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Spiderweb Shape Set

Lawn Fawn~Pumpkin Spice, Happy Happy Happy add on set.

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

Halloween Greeting Holiday Wall Hanging


Hello there Peeps!  Well I’m in the full swing of Halloween here and I’ve got a great home decor wall hanging to share today.

Halloween Greeting Holiday Wall Hanging

Halloween Greeting Holiday Wall Hanging Polly's Paper Studio Handmade 01

I started with some fabby patterned papers with plaids and chevron….my favorites!

Halloween Greeting Holiday Wall Hanging Polly's Paper Studio Handmade 02

I used coordinating patterns to create flowers and gave them a blingy center.

Halloween Greeting Holiday Wall Hanging Polly's Paper Studio Handmade 03

Ribbon with a bold stripe is layered  with houndstooth  and topped off with a matching button.

Halloween Greeting Holiday Wall Hanging Polly's Paper Studio Handmade 04

More flowers for this side along with die cut leaves, twine, a metal key, and star garland.

Halloween Greeting Holiday Wall Hanging Polly's Paper Studio Handmade 05

Little owl chippie looks spookatcular perching on his  branch in the flowers. To dress the bottom I’ve added a lace-pom pom trim-tinsel arrangement and some actual vintage buttons.

Halloween Greeting Holiday Wall Hanging Polly's Paper Studio Handmade 06

A bit of Stickles and Prills to finish off this frightfully delightful decor.

Polly’s Paper Studio~ Halloween Greeting Holiday Wall Hanging.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Black and White Houndstooth, Black Licorice Bakers Twine, Gladys Black Crochet Lace, Orange Open Roses, White Magnolia.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Creepy Corners, Spiderweb Shape Set.

You say Witch Halloween Tag


Hello there!  I’ve got a frightfully fun tag to share today created with a not so traditional color scheme for Halloween.


So much purple!!!!! The inspiration was the swimsuit on this extra vintagy and glamours witch.


This is a super fun arrangement of flowers with spiral stamens, sugared berries, and coordinating Prills.


Chipboard spider webs and gate make a fabulous base for all the holiday embellies.


You know I can’t resist ribbons and twine and sequins.

Gypsy Soul laser Cuts~ Spiderweb Shapes Set, Gate Shape Set.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Craft bead Berry PurpleSilver Spiral StamensBlack Burlap String.

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

Crazy Cat Lady Haunted House Collage


Okay I admit it. I’m one of those crazy cat ladies you hear about.  I mean it’s not like we’re outnumbered or anything. We have an equal pet to people balance. But if my youngest who is in college now decided to move onto campus…well….he’ll have to take one of the cats with him lol.
I created this collage inspired by haunted houses.

It may have turned out more cute than spooky.  I like it either way.

I didn’t plan ahead enough to order the actual chippie shingles…so I had to create these out of paper. My advice is order the chippies!!!!! You will thank me later. They look much better and are far less work.

Also I thought for sure I had a door????? Once I was in there was no turning back so I used this arch top window as a substitute and added some faux boards across to give it the look of an abandoned house.  The fence is given a crackle finish to give the appearance of age.

Creepy little spiders and webs are the perfect Halloweeny detail and a bit of old moss to emulate once homey flowers turned withered and old.



First I decided on the lay out of  the chippies from the Gingerbread House Mini Album Kit and mixed in Halloween elements.

Paper with a brick print was added to the background and snipped out then inked with chalk ink to take the brightness down.

The shingles are created with papers clipped with a scallop edged scissor  then inked and a fine line drawn on.

Once I had the shingles adhered to the base I decided to snip off what would have been icicles on the roof section.

I finished the spiderwebs with a Pitt Pen in black.

The window and door frame are painted in flat white acrylic. The shutters were finished with the Pitt pen. I was concerned the heart cut out was just a bit too cute so I snipped it off.This made the shutter too short. No trouble …I just stacked 2 to get the correct height.

To age the window and door frames they are given a pounce with the chalk ink.

The windows have a layer of velum and printed paper adhered behind and a bit of detail added to the front with a gray alcohol ink pen.

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

Boo Halloween Greeting Card


Hello there friends! dropping in this morning to share a frightfully delightful Halloween greeting card that would be too fabulous as holiday decor.

Boo Halloween Greeting Card

boo 1

Isn’t that the most charming little witch ever? I super love her polka dot dress.

boo 2

Holiday patterned papers create the perfect base for all the embellies.

boo 4

You know I love me some flowers…..and these are layered up with die cut and Stickled leaves, glittery accents, and altered chippies.

boo 3

I tucked some additional die cut foliage behind the scalloped frame and wound star garland to fill in the arrangement.

boo 5

A big giant glitter spider is a fun sparkly addition.

boo 6

Last but not least there’s Prills, pearls, and a sweet and simple greeting banner.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~  White Magnolias, Orange Open Roses.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Spiderweb Shape set,  Stars and Flourishes Border and Corner Set.

Alpha Stamps~ Little Ghouls Kit.

okay that’s all for me. Wishing everyone a happy and productive day!

Be Your Own Kind of You Inspirational Art


Hey there Paper Peeps! Lucky me today is my day to share the project I created specially for the matchup Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts is doing with Canvas Corp Brands.  Thank you Canvas Corp for the lovely selection of paper pretties to play with!

I was inspired by the image from the 7 gypsies Architectures Collection Ornate Frames.

To better coordinate with the flowers I colored over some of the clothing on this pretty vintage lady.

I really loved the texture from the torn out sheet from the Spiral Book so I made sure to leave a good long run of it on the side.

Matching flowers create a nice arrangement here with netting tucked in and topped off with pearly headed stick pins.

More flowers for the top. Dangling keys is a metallic finish to compliment her outfit.

This gorgeous frame is a bit of a nod to shabby chic….and helps to brighten this composition. Real vintage buttons are required here as new buttons would not have the right patina and character .

The inspiration sentiment was clipped from the packaging and the background is packaging too!

These chippies were wiped down to prepare them for altering.

They are finished in flat white paint. The frame is now done and ready to add to my project.

The keys got a layer of antique gold embossing powder and heat set with the tool very close to get a slightly bubbly effect.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Flourished Frame Mikayla (coming soon), Keys & Plates Shape Set.

Flowers from Petaloo

Canvas Corp Brands~

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