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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

All or Love Vintage Beach All Occasion Greeting Card

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Hey there Peeps! I’m sharing a card today with a vintage beach theme that is near and dear to my heart. Our little family loves the beach so much we spend our Christmas holiday there.  A little sand….a little surf. IHOP(for those not in America IHOP is International House of Pancakes) for Christmas dinner. What could be better?

All our Love Vintage Beached All Occasion Greeting Card

 

I think these warmer tones of blue and kraft adds to the vintagy effect.

The shells and sand dollars make a great accent and work well to fill in the flower arrangement.

A scribble frame in a circular shape breaks up the square edges.

Tucking in some cheesecloth gives the effect of netting…a natural choice for a beach card. I love the texture it adds and helps to fill in the arrangement.

The bow has white stitching and helps to break up the dark blue satin.

Last but not least…..some coordinating Prills to give the effect of  water.

These chippies were fun and easy to alter to coordinate with the vintage beach theme....

1. The bare chipboard was wiped down to prepare for finishing. 2. Flat white acrylic to top off the scribble frame and gold to base coat the shells and sand dollars. 3. Crackle medium is added to the sand dollars and once dry a thin coat of white acrylic. Stamping on the frame and a bit of inking. 4. Distressing the edges makes the elements pop.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Beach Shape Set, Scribble Frames and Lines.

Petaloo Flowers~ Burlap and Canvas Collection – Mini Garden Rosettes- pl-1213-253 Satin with Stitched Center Navy

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

When in Doubt Wing It Art Canvas

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Hey Peeps! I’m sharing great little art canvas today that just flat out reminds me that you gotta keep moving forward even if you have to pretend you know what you’re doing.  Which is me pretty much most of the time lol.

When in Doubt Wing It Art Canvas

 

Isn’t this just so sweet? I’ve hung on to this little bird image for a while waiting for just the right project and I’m so glad I did.  Love her little crown : )

There’s perfectly coordinated flowers here with twine and berries mixed in to make a lovely little arrangement.

Altered chipboard creates the base and I’ve added real vintage buttons, a metal flourish and of course a poofy bow.

This is canvas stretched on a wood frame so it’s quite dimensional. I’ve wrapped the  ribbon around to give the edges a nice finished look.

~Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Flourished Frame Valerie Square
Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Style Card

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Hey Peeps! Ginny here dropping in to share an ultra feminine card I created with some fabby GSL chippies, printed papers, ribbon trims, and flowers.

I created a great layered look by stacking the flourishes on top of the frame.

The finish in crisp white helps to brighten the darker patterned papers.

 

I got lucky that the opening of the frame was just perfect for this cut apart sentiment.

 

 

Adding the crackle medium allowed me to include a peekaboo layer of gold paint for a very shabby aged look that compliments the florals.
This effect was really easy to accomplish with a few simple steps…..

These chippies were both fairly detailed but they have a different scale so they do not compete with each other. The smaller pieces were from the Flourish Set Amanda..I just snipped the longer section into two.  First step was a base coat of metallic gold paint. After drying I added a layer of crackle medium and allowed that to dry as well. Last but not least top off with flat white acrylic paint and wait for the magic to happen. I love to watch the cracks appear!!!

Polly’s Paper Studio~ Style All Occasion Greeting Card

Petaloo~  Pink Velvet Hydrangeas, Darjeeling Butterflies Teastained Pink.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Chevron Striped Twill PinkSpiral Stamen White.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts used~

Okay that’s all for me. Hugs…..Ginny

Spring Bird House Shadow Box

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Hey Peeps I’m dropping in to share a sweet little shadow box that I created with charming little bird houses and loads of spring flowers.

Spring Bird House Shadow Box

Spring  Birdhouse Shadow Box Polly's paper Studio 01

This stand alone shadow box would look just perfect with an Easter bunny but can be displayed all season long as it’s not too ” Eastery”.

Spring  Birdhouse Shadow Box Polly's paper Studio 02

This little chipboard shadow box is deep enough to adhere the birdhouses inside at different depths for a nice dimensional look. I’ve painted it in a gorgeous spring green  to show off the flourishes and birdhouses.

Spring  Birdhouse Shadow Box Polly's paper Studio 03

I’ve selected blooms in bright cheerful colors and created a nice balance by adding some to the top and bottom of the shadowbox.

Spring  Birdhouse Shadow Box Polly's paper Studio 05

I’ve chosen a nice selection of pinks, green and white flowers and tucked in some speckled eggs. The birdhouse in the back also has a sweet little nest to welcome birds and make them feel at home.

Spring  Birdhouse Shadow Box Polly's paper Studio 04

To add a bit of softness to the hard edge of the roof line I incorporated some cheesecloth. It also helps to fill in the arrangement.

Okay that’s all for me. Whishing you all a happy and productive day.

~Petaloo Supplies~

Darjeeling  Petites – Teastained Pink  pl-1465-110

Darjeeling  Mini Daisy – Pink pl-1494-110

Chantilly  Velvet Hydrangeas – Rose pl-1272-161

Darjeeling Anenome – Cream pl-1490-105

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Mini House Room Box, Leafy Swirl, For The Birds.