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Together Greeting Card

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Just popping in to share a sweet and simply styled greeting card today that would be so perfect for a house warming, or anniversary, or wedding.

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I’ve gathered elements from the Vintage Blessings Collection-Bits and Pieces from Simple Stories and layered them up to create a charming little arrangement.

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This paper is Cedar Lane from American Crafts. I just had it in my stash and I was so thrilled with how well it coordinated.

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I’ve topped off the arrangement with a small cluster of die cuts and secured them with the Tiny Attacher. Last but not least a small sprinkle of coordinating sequins.

Together Greeting Card at Polly’s on Etsy

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day : ) G

 

 

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Sizzling Summer Colors Challenge Pinwheel Topiary

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Parrot Green Hey here Peeps. Time to start a fun challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. This time the theme is Sizzlin’ Summer Colors & Ribbon.  So I thought to myself…hey self…what is more fun in the summer time than a pinwheel?  Am I right???? So I created a summer fun pinwheel peat pot topiary.

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For my Sizzlin’ Summer Colors I’m using Yellow, Orange, and Parrot Green Wrinkle Ribbon. I moved that ribbon arrangement 3 time before I found the perfect spot for it and it coordinates so perfectly with the Simple Stories paper and stickers and chipboard.

I gifted this topiary to my sweet local friend who has been working hard on graduation parties and library fundraisers. She is a real local treasure….and a dear friend.

Okay now it’s time for you to whip up a Sizzlin’ Summer Color project and link up with us to play along.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day!!!!  : ) G

Go Fly a Kite Gnome Greeting Card

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Hey there Peeps. Well today I am sharing a very fun and whimsical card with a sweet little gnome.  I created this card with the new June Citrus Assortment .

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Gnome Flying Kite Greeting Card…..

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Simple Stories~ Bloom & Grow

Petaloo ~Sugared Mini’s and Blueberry Pick

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

Cherished Baby Card

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Hey there Peeps. I’m just dropping in to share a card I created for a new friend for a baby shower. The gender of the baby is to be a surprise so this card will work great for a boy or girl.

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I used the Scribble Frames Hearts & Flowers layered over a combination of plaid patterned papers is soft colors anchored with a warm brown with polka dots. The Cherish sentiment is from the Words & Phrases 1.

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There’s a die cut doily in crisp white to coordinate with the frame and sentiment and to balance the darker colors.

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Adding spacers between the layers really adds depth.

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Pretty flowers, chevron ribbon bow and twine are a lovely addition to this card. Maybe the new Mom will display it in the nursery.

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The inside is finished with coordinating papers and ready for a sweet sentiment.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Champaign chevron Striped Twill. Natural Burlap String.

Petaloo Flowers~Mini Mix~Teastained Yellow,

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

 

You Make Me Super Happy Card

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Hey there Paper Peeps! Well it’s finally feeling like Spring here this week in Michigan…despite having snow last weekend. Now I’m in the mood for some brighter colors and summer themed images.  I created a fun and carefree card with my fave Chevron Ribbon from RRR and combined it with funky papers from Simple Stories and gorgeous Petaloo Blooms.

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Light Blue Chevron Striped Twill and Light Blue Burlap String coordinate perfectly with my summer inspired greeting card that would be perfect for just about any occasion..

Petaloo Soft Pink Mixed BlossomsYou Make Me Super Happy Greeting Card.
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Get Your Happy Dad’s Day On Mini & Guest Design for Petaloo

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Hey there paper Peeps! It’s Ginny here and I am really really really excited to be sharing my first project as guest designer at Petaloo for May.  I’ve created a fun and festive mini album with  Father’s Day as my inspiration.  I think a mini scrapbook filled with pictures and loads of memories journaled on the tags is such a thoughtful and very personal gift. It can even hold gift cards in the pockets in case you want to take it up a notch. Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 1

OMGosh these little gnomes from Simple Stories are so dang cute. I super love all the patterns and images from this collection.  I chose to use a spiral binding for this album so it could hold bulkier embellishments like the chipboard stickers. I’ve even tucked in a few flowers throughout the pages and I wouldn’t want them to get smooshed.

Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 2These Petaloo flowers really coordinate perfectly with the patterned papers and help to anchor the corner of the book. I layered many shapes and sizes and worked in some fabby Blueberry Picks. Leaves and tiny loopy twine bows fill in this arrangement and the chipboard bees on springs adds a very whimsical touch.

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Using a punch I added an accent to the yellow checkered paper banner that’s tucked into to collage.  The Enamel Dots are a fun alternative to buttons and since they come with the Bloom & Grow collection I know they match perfectly.

Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 4The base of this book is constructed out of sturdy chipboard so it would hold up to lots of admiring and page flipping. Dad’s gonna want to show off all his little Peeps!

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I used ribbon trims to decorate the spiral binding. I found colors that matched the funky little chipboard stickers.  Just one per spiral though so it won’t interfere with the book opening.

Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 6Several sets of the inside pages have pockets to add tags and memorabilia. To keep a consistent look I worked the wood grain pattern running throughout the book.

Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 7Solid colored cardstock borders and matting helps to make the pockets and tags more sturdy and keeps the busy patterns from running together.

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I turned this gnome line up on it’s side to create  pockets on the outside of the pages. It was so much better than having them only on the bottom of the page and allows of bigger tags to be inserted.Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 9

The last set of pages has no pockets to allow for bigger pictures…or maybe a handwritten note from the kiddos.

Okay that’s it for my first project for May. I hope you enjoyed viewing it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Petaloo Product Used In This Project

Darjeeling Mini Mix 1462-103

Darjeeling Mini Mix Yellow 1462-109 Darjeeling Petites Cream 1465-105

Darjeeling Petites Blue 1465-103Botanica Blossom Bulk Pack Teal 1177-VP

Botanica Blueberry Pick 1171-122

Other Products:

Simple Stories Bloom & Grow

Yellow Cardstock

Spiral Binding

Chipboard

Parrot Green Wrinkle Ribbon

Orange Wrinkle Ribbon

Yellow Wrinkle Ribbon

Double Sided Adhesive, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Scissors, Punches.

Sizzlin Summer Colors Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Hey there Paper Peeps! We’re starting a new challenge today at Really Reasonable Ribbon. The theme is Sizzlin Summer Colors. I need some sizzlin colors to cheer me up from all the rain we’ve been having. Hopefully this will bring on some nicer weather : )

summer fun card 1What could be more summery than swimmy suits hanging on a button and bows clothes line????  These papers and stickers are from Simple Stories. I used adhesive foam spacers under the stickers for lots of dimension.

summer fun card 3The bows are created from my favorite Apple Green Swiss Dots Ribbon. So bright and cheerful. Topped off with Ivory Burlap String and itty bitty red buttons.

summer fun card 2Okay now it’s your turn to whip up a Sizzlin Summer project and link up with us to play along! Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G