Tag Archives: shaker

Bee and Butterfly Creativity Kit with Projects and Video Tutorial


Hey there Peeps. It’s kit day. This makes me all kinds of happy!!!!  I do so love a kit. All the little bits and pieces with so much potential.  You all know I get a kit for myself to play with….because I can’t not get in on the action.

Bee and Butterfly Deluxe Creativity Kit 2018

Here are the projects I created with the kit and some items from my scrap and salvage box…..

Vintage Bingo Bee Greeting Card 

Vintage Bingo Bee All Occasion Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

Butterfly Cabinet Card Greeting Card

Butterfly Cabinet Card Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

Bingo Butterfly Tag

Bingo Butterfly Tag Polly's Paper Studio 01

Queen Bee Shaker Tag

Queen Bee Shaker Tag Polly's Paper Studio 01

Butterfly Tart Tin

Vintage Inspired Butterfly Tart Tin Collage Polly's Paper Studio 02

Burlap and Bee All Occasion Card

Burlap and Bee Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

Buzz Bee Card

Buzz Bee Greeting Card Polly's paper Studio 01

Butterfly Music Card

Butterfly Music Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

Sunflower and Bee Fancy Fold Card

Fancy Fold Bee Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

Please enjoy this short video tutorial on how I created this Fancy Fold Card….

You can find other creative projects from Polly’s Paper Studio on You Tube Here.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) 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

Pirate Graduation Card


Hey Peeps! We’re starting a new Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Okay. I’m just gonna say it. This may be the coolest graduation card ever. At the least it’s the coolest one I have ever made. This card was gifted to an awesome young man who is a friend of our youngest Son and a fellow Boy Scout. We are super proud of him. He has a very bright future I’m sure  : ) Well done Zachery!!!

Pirate Graduation Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

Did I mention it’s a shaker? And did I mention that I die cut and embossed those stars with a shiny silver finish? That’s how you an tell how much I like this young man.

Pirate Graduation Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

I wanted the Pirate P to be inside the shaker…but I didn’t want it to get turned over or stuck in a carner so it’s secured in place with fishing line.

Pirate Graduation Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

That’s one cool dude! we really have great school colors. Easy to find and work with and photograph.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Black Houndstooth Ribbon

Now it’s your turn to create an Anything Goes project and link up with us to play along.

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

Making Spirits Bright Shaker Card w/Tutorial


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

Shine Brightly Shaker Card All Occasion


Hey there Peeps! Well the madness that has been our lives is starting to calm down with the second to last of our big family events now safely tucked away in our memories. It’s time to get back to creating on a somewhat normal schedule….normal for me anyway…not everyone creates at 6 in the morning or 10 at night.  I created this card last night while the boys were hiking and I’m not going to say that I’m obsessed with shaker cards….but I kinda am.

Shine Brightly Shaker All Occasion Greeting Card


One of my favorite color combinations is pink and black. It’s just so feminine especially when the paper pattern has roses.


I’ve gathered a nice selection of die cut ephemera pieces and layered them up on the frame.


To help separate the busy patterns and keep the frame shaker section as the focal point I tucked in a pretty little square doily die cut.  A chipboard sentiment and pearls top off the frame.  The chevron bow has a bit of loopy twine and a pretty bling brad stacked on top.


I did mention it’s a shaker right? Look at those shimmery shiny sequins! I am swooning over all the pink.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Chevron Striped Twill in Pink,  Ivory Burlap String, Tombow 3D Foam Tabs, Scor-Tape.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing everyone a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Kiss Kiss Valentine Shaker Tag Holiday Home Decor


Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here and I’ve got a very sweet Valentine treat for you! It’s a shaker tag created with the oh so cool Hello Word Frames.

So much cuteness here I can hardly stand it!!!!! The secret to the success of this project is that the frame has straight sides to make it easy to cut the foam…otherwise I’d be in a big mess and glued to the project. Okay…I did glue myself to it….but that happens to me all the time.

I’ve pulled out all the sparkly bits and trims for this because that’s what Valentine is for.

I intentionally adhered the sequins around the edge for equal distribution of the colors and shapes. There’s hearts inside and pretty mint along with some holiday postage stamp cut outs.  I didn’t want all the sequins to get squished behind the large stamps.

I finished off this tag with a charming little banner in mint to coordinate with the sequins.
Here’s how I made the shaker….

I started with the Hello Word Frame with the heart cut outs and a few patterns of holiday paper. There’s also some repurposed packaging from the flowers and foam that I traced and cut to fit.

I gave the chippie a base coat of white acrylic paint then used my dabber and pen to apply adhesive to the heart section. Next I sprinkled on the red glitter embossing powder and set it with the heat tool.
I glued the layers together with the sequins and stamps inside, then covered the edges with tinsel trim. Then I added it to my tag and layered on all the embellies.

I’m so pleased with how this turned out!!!! I think I’ll be making shakers with the rest of the frames from the package : )

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~ Burlap Center Stitch Pink,  Medium Pink Plaid, Red Burlap String.

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

Halloween Shaker Party Wands with Tutorial


Hey there Peeps! Ginny here dropping in to share a great Halloween décor-party favor that’s chock full of holiday fun.

These party wands were a lot of fun to create. I’m using the Ornament Double Sided and bits and pieces from the Spooky Shapes Set.

I selected the chippies I wanted to use being careful to choose smaller shapes that will mover freely when the wand is moved.

The fronts of the ornaments and a few of the shaker pieces were given a coat of black embossing powder and heat set.

The remaining bits were finished with silver heat embossing.

Using a black permanent marker on the inside and outside edges will give a nice clean finished look.

Polka dot patterned paper secured to the back side of the bottom ornament shape.  This is a good pattern that will not get lost behind the shaker parts.

I’ve included some pop beads in black and silver with the shaker bits and sandwiched it all between the clear bubble and the polka dot paper.

Layered crepe ruffled and secured with tacky glue to a black cardstock circle forms a great festive background and adding the straw slightly flattened at the top will be nice and snug between the background and ornament.

These party wands are finished off with some Stickles, loads of ribbon and twine and topped off with a blingy cabochon.

Cute by themselves…..but how about add them to a holiday centerpiece?

Wouldn’t these make the most funnest party favor? I want to have a party just so I can hand out these fabby goodies!!!

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Supplies~
Ornament Double Sided (coming soon)
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative. : ) G