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Retro Christmas in July Deluxe Creativity Kit and Projects

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HoHoHo Peeps! Yes I’m sharing more fun and festive Christmas in July projects. And this time a Creativity Kit. Because I am obsessed with kits. I just love to open the package and sort out all the fabulous paper pretties and embellies. Of course I took one for myself because I’m a cheeky little elf lol. See what I did there?  Okay too much holiday humor. I put myself in the mindset of CAS cards this time and didn’t go overboard with all the extras on the finished projects. In fact…this time I only added cardstock to what was already included in the kit. So you could make these cards too…just as they are shown. Quick to create and easy to mail. And I was able to get 10 A2 sized cards from this kit. Naturally I added paper doilies, colorful clips, star shaped sequins, twine , and flowers to the kit so you can play with them too.

Retro Christmas Deluxe Creativity Kit 2017

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Of course you can go overboard and incorporate some jingle bells and snowflakes and chippies….but they look pretty great just as they are!

Check out this Retro Christmas Deluxe Creativity Kit 2017……

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So. Many. Pieces.

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

Santa Tag Christmas Greeting Card

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Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share a great little Christmas card I created with some of my fav Cheery Lynn Designs Dies and Wood Grain Christmas Tag collage sheet from our very own shop.  I created the base for this card just slightly larger than a standard A2 size to allow a border around the Rectangle Stitch and cut layers.

Judy’s Blooms flowers created with subtly patterned cardstock and finished with glitter edges and 3D snowballs. I’ve also tucked in some Holly Corners with coordinating Stickles on the edges.

I clipped one of the flowers in half and tucked in under the edge of the tag and over a Nesting Doll Circle and burlap ribbon.

Wood tones and plaid paper patterns are the perfect pairing for a homespun inspired Christmas greeting card with evergreen cardstock borders. I used the darker green in the center card with a Horizon Fishtail Banner to anchor the arrangement.

Wood Grain Christmas Tags Collage Sheet from Polly’s on Etsy.
A little mixed media supplies to finish off the flowers and image finishes off the card with festive style.

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

Old World Traditional Santa Oval Frame Tags

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Well hello there Peeps! I’m dropping in bright and early to share a new set of tags I’ve whipped up. I mean…is there anything better than a tag? They can be a label…..or used on a banner…or a card….or a scrapbook…or an ornament… maybe it’s just crazy enough to think of using them for tags???

IMG_4358These tags have a decidedly Traditional Old World feel…..and warm rich colors. Can you just image a set of these used to decorate a beautiful Christmas tree???

1alinenheader-backgroundfairyThis set has 9 beautiful oval shaped tags that each measure a generous 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.

OldWorldTraditionalSantaOvalFramesTo view the details for these tags…hop on over to the Etsy Shop. They are available for instant download…so you can get your craft on right away!

Okay…that’s all for me…off to see what I can create with the tags…I’m thinkin banner??? Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

More Christmas Ornaments as Promised : )

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Here’s 2 more ornaments we created in class last week….as promised. We had so much fun working with all the trimy bits and pieces. I will say though that it is no time soon that I will be rid of the glitter on the tables and floor and tools and chairs and displays….well….pretty much everywhere. It’s all good though!

IMG_2720This one has a bingo card cut into a banner shape. We did add a layer of book board behind to make it sturdy enough to hang a festive ball ornament…on an eyelet of course so it wont pull out. The Santa image is one of my favorites from Graphic’s Fairy. There’s also fun tinsel trim, glittery leaves and a handy dandy hanging loop made of Snowflakes on Red Satin. Last but not least a sweet little bow of Baker’s Twine in Cherry. From Really Reasonable Ribbon! This is one of my favorites of the season….as I have really embraced my retro mojo this year.

IMG_2719This ornament is very traditional. We layered a lovely vintage image onto sheet music on pop dots for extra dimension. Then we added it to a sparkly snowflake ornament. The Moss Gingham bow matches perfectly and is topped off with a large jingle bell : ) I added a bit of the trim to create a hanger. 

Okay…I’m off now to fight my way through the Michigan blizzard to get to the post office then to the shop. I’m working on our class project for next week…I’ll give ya a hint….it’s a Winter Woodland mini album….I have to say…it’s in the running for top 5 fave seasonal projects. Notice I didn’t say holiday????? Are you intrigued now lol???? Okay wish me luck….not that I need it too much since I’m a little ol country girl driving a big ol truck! I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative! : ) G

SAnta Tag Collage Sheet

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The cooler weather is getting me in the holiday mood here in lower Michigan. I’m getting all set to create lot’s of cards tags and projects for my family and friends and I can wait to use the tags from my new collage sheet : )  I might even make some great Christmas ornaments for my tree…..like I don’t already have a ton of ornaments lol….more is better though right????

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If you’d like a sheet of your own to create fabulous holiday projects….just click HERE. And if you make something wonderful…..please email a picture of your creation.. I would love to see them! Many of the images I used to create this collage sheet are from Graphic’s Fairy.

I’m off now to get caught up on kit’s and watch some Lion’s football! I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Traditional Styled Jolly Santa Banner

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Have you ever found a trim that was just so right you had to have it???? Then create an entire project around it??? Yep me too lol.   For me it was this candy cane striped tinsel trim….swoon…loved it….had to have it!!!!! So it inspired me to create a super sweet traditionally styled Jolly Santa Banner.  For the Tuesday Chicks…..surprise….this is what we are making in class next week. You better be ready to work!!!!

IMG_2592IMG_2588IMG_2587IMG_2589IMG_2594I started with pretty paper patterns, added loads of Stickled vintage images, clothes pins, clips, bows, and the fabulous tinsel trim!!!! Thanks for the suggestion from Peep Bobbie for a traditional project : )  I really love how it turned out…..especially  how it looks hanging over the cream colored bead board of the bookcase at the end of the island in my kitchen.

There are a limited number of kits available for those of you want to create the banner but can’t make the class. Click the Etsy link to hop over to the listing.

I’ve used lovely ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon for these bows…Totally Twill in Red and Chevron Satin in Red and White. Some of the vintage images I’ve used are from The Graphic’s Fairy.

Okay that’s it or today…..I’m off to prepare to join our family and friends to watch our Niece Crystal become the wife of her soul mate Brad.  Should be a lovely ceremony and reception. I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G

Retro Santa Inspired Creativity Projects

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I’ve been working away on some fun little retro inspired Christmas cards this week using my new Creativity Kit. I just love the brighter colors and chipper and cheerful images. I came up with four awesome cards.

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I added bits and pieces from my scrap and salvage box with the kit to layer them up. The crepe fringe is a great way to add texture. I also Stickled and inked them quite a bit.

IMG_2423There’s loads of goodies in this kit…a full 30 pieces : ) The fabulous trims are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I think I’ll take another for myself and make a jazzy sassy little banner. Click the link to check out the details…Retro Santa Inspired Creativity Kit.

Some of the fun images here are from The Gaphic’s Fairy

I’m off now to enjoy some paper playin fun with Friend Brandy. I’m so glad she’s here to celebrate her birthday at the shop : ) Happy Birthday !!!!!