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Life is Beautiful All Occasion GReeting Card


Hey there Peeps! Ginny here to share a lovely and romantic styled greeting card I created with some sweet chippies and pretty patterned papers and flowers.

Life Is Beautiful All Occasion Greeting Card


Here’s how I created the card….

I selected these chippies because the window opening was just the perfect size to frame the image I chose from the patterned paper. Additional flourish pieces will be layered on top.

I gave a base coat of flat white to all the pieces….even the ones I planned to finish with embossing.

Once the flourishes were dry I added white embossing powder with flecks of pink and gold. After heat setting it’s a lovely shabby finish.

A layer of velum behind the window panes gives a sheer look and a base to add pink confetti for a faux shaker card look.

Oodles of pretty coordinating flowers and ribbon trim.

Sentiment banner layered over the larger flourish.

You can never have too many flowers so I added a few here to balance the arrangement on the bottom.  Small loopy twine bow to soften the corner.

This card is available in the Etsy Shop…..Life Is Beautiful All Occasion Greeting Card.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Supplies~ Cottage Window Large, Flourish Set Amanda.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~ Pink Wrinkle Ribbon, Natural Burlap String, Bakers Twine Cotton Candy.

Petaloo Flowers.

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

January Blog Hopping with Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hey there Peeps and welcome to another fun hop brought to you by the designers here at Really Reasonable Ribbon!


This time around we’re sharing the projects we created with the January Ribbon Club Assortment Sweetheart Mix. It really is sweet don’t you agree?

10764-sweetheart2bmixYou should be coming to me from my very dear friend Gloria. If you just joining in you’ll want to go to the RRR blog to start at the beginning.

I created a Valentine Pocket for the simple matter that I loved all the ribbons and wanted to use them all. The tags feature my Schoolhouse Vintage Valentine Digital Collage Images and they are a perfect match to the ribbon assortment.


Polly’s Paper Studio Supplies~ Schoolhouse Vintage Valentine Digital Collage Sheet available for instant download so you can make a fabby Valentine project just like this one!


Okay That’s all for me….your next stop in the hop is the lovely and talented Judy.  Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Blog Hopping with Petaloo and Authentique


Hey there Peeps! Well it’s my turn today to share the projects I created with the gorgeous flowers from Petaloo and the fun and festive patterned papers from Authentique.


I’m using Burlap Poinsettias  to accent the Classic Christmas for this very vintagy card.


The berries add a nice bit of sparkle and contrast nicely with the burlap and velvet leaves.


Tinsel trim and snowflakes are essential holiday embellishments and I’m using these items here to create a frame for the gorgeous Santa image. I added a bit of crackle medium to the image to make it look even more vintagy.


Glittery finished chipboard creates a lovely base for the sentiment block and is topped off with a tiny metal candy cane charm, twine, and clip.


These pretty patterned papers are the perfect paring for the gorgeous Petaloo Flowers.

~Petaloo Supplies Used~

Burlap Pointsettias 

Pine Pick w/cones & berries

Petaloo Vintage Velvet Holly Leaves

Authentique Papers:


For my next card I went in a totally retro direction and this card is sooo much fun : )

It’s a Wonderful Life Christmas Greeting Card

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It’s so bright and cheerful it brings a smile to my face. This Santa is JOllytastic!!!

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I totally loaded this card with paper patterns but it’s not too crazy busy because I used solid red cardstock as borders.

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Squeeeeee so many poinsettias and velvet and sparkles. This s a bold arrangement to stand out on the papers.

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Poofy bow, twine and bell along with a large glittery snowflake are added over stacked paper doilies and burlap ribbon trim. I gave Santa a little star wand to help him on his magical gift giving night.

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It’s a Wonderful Life Christmas Greeting Card

More stars tucked into the poinsettias and holly leaves are the perfect finishing touches.

~Petaloo Supplies Used~

Petaloo Vintage Velvet Holly Leaves

Regal Velvet Poinsettia White

Regal Velvet Poinsettia Red

Glitter Star Pick Green

Authentique’s ‘Retro Christmas’

I hope you get a chance to enjoy the hop with all the fabby project created by both teams. With so much gorgeous supplies to work with how can the projects be anything less than awesome????

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

Jolly Bird Vintage Tag Greeting Card


Happy Thanksgiving Peeps!  I woke up this morning…..poured myself a big cup of strong coffee…..tucked a cookie in my pocket and tiptoed down to my shop to work a little while the peeps at home were sleeping off our yummy big dinner.

I printed the Black Plaid Christmas Tags collage sheet and chose patterned papers, chippies, gorgeous flowers, and oodles of fun seasonal embellishments to layer on and created a very cottage chic and vintage inspired Christmas greeting card.

Joy Bird Vintage Christmas Greeting Card….


Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~ Gray Plaid Ribbon, Snowflake Charms, Icicle Metallic Twine.

Cheery Lynn Designs Supplies~ Tea Party Doily.

Petaloo Supplies~ Textured Blossoms x 4, Textured Blossoms x12, Textured Blossoms x 9

Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Chipboard Supplies~ Scribble Frames, Brick Wall

Polly’s Paper Studio Supplies~ Joy Bird Vintage Greeting Card, Black Plaid Vintage Christmas Tags.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy Thanksgiving : )

Celebrating Christmas in Vintage and Retro Style


Hey there Peeps!  I just want to share how much I love Petaloo flowers and how versatile they are.  I’m sharing 2 projects today with very different styles but each accented beautifully with the Petaloo blooms. I’m even using the same paper collection. One project is very vintage inspired and one is in a retro theme.

Retro Happy Holidays Christmas Greeting Card


This card with a non-traditional color scheme has non-traditional flowers accented with a Glittered Star Pick.


I’ve tucked in a few Velvet Holly Leaves to fill in this arrangement.


These cute little metal skate charms and large altered chipboard snowflake tie into the theme so well and accent the vintage chipboard child image.


A few holiday embellishments like tinsel trim and printed ticket finish this card off with retro style.

Santa Bingo Vintage Christmas Greeting Card


This card is such a lovely combination of textural Regal Poinsettias and vintage images.


Pom Pom trim, seam binding and silver striped bakers twine add even more texture and detail.


I turned this ticket into a tag easily by punching a small hole in the top and threading in some twine and securing tiny red wooden spools.



Tucking an additional Poinsettia in behind the bingo card brings the arrangement into the top corner.

~Petaloo Supplies Used~

Vintage Velvet Holly Leaves RS1164-001/6

Glittered Star Pick RS5012-502/4

Regal Velvet Poinsettia Red RS5009-002/4

Regal Velvet Poinsettia White RS5009-001/4

Mini Paper Poinsettia Red RS1143-002/6

Botanica Blooms Teal 1102104

Botanica Minis Teal 1101104

Darjeeling Mini Mix x 8 Teastained Teal 1462-106

~Cheery Lynn Designs Dies~

English Tea Party Doily

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~

White Seam Binding

Baker’s Twine Silver Metallic

~Prima Marketing~

Sweet Peppermint

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




Halloween Blues Greeting Card


Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here and  I’m excited to share a fun halloweeny project today with vintage images, layered patterned papers, and gorgeous Petaloo flowers.  I used non-traditional colors for the holiday inspired by the background color from the image.  Because why be normal? Halloween_Blues_Holiday_Greeting_Card_Petaloo_Polly's_Paper_Studio_Ginny_Nemchak_01

That little boy is sweet and charming I could not resist creating a project with him. The tag in the background was inked and stamped and embossed with more traditional Halloween colors. Not too much of it is peeking out so as not to distract from the focal image.


The texture on these burlap flowers is amazing! I filled in a small arrangement here with some black burlap string to help fill in the space.


Another little arrangement for the top corner here with coordinating silk ribbon.


From this angle you can see them embossing a bit better. I used a flat black for the spider web and a clear gloss on the die cut frame.  I utilized a white doily to break of the focal images from the background which were all in a similar color tone and was looking a bit washed out.


A few embellies like the metal clip and buttons really wrap this card up and balances the large flowers.

~Petaloo Supplies Used~

Canvas Sunflower Mini-RS5oo2-200/4

Darjeeling Petites Cream 1465105

Textured Elements Dogwood Ant Blue 1211-253

~Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies Used~  Black Burlap String, Silk Ribbon.

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

Ruler Frames with Vintage Art


Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here today to share a set of fun and easy to make frames I created with rulers!  These are fabby to display any type of vintagy and kid art. Simply measure and trim them out to the size you need and add a little stain to warm up the color. You could easily substitute a spray like Glimmer Mist or any fluid ink to customize the colors to match your project. Just make sure it’s sheer so you can see the ruler markings through it…all the measurement lines are the fun part of the frame! This is a great kid craft if you help them do the cutting.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 3I’m going for a vintagy look so I chose a pretty Vintage Photo Chalkboard and Shabby Pink digital image and printed it to the size I wanted to make the frames.  Once they were printed I adhered them to lightweight chipboard to give them some sturdiness then added the rulers.  You can finish them with an easel backing so they can be propped on a shelf or add small roping with simple knots to hang on the wall.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 1This sweet little girl has a fair few Petaloo flowers that coordinate. I thought it was important to add the cream colored Garden Rosettes to lighten up the arrangements. They also add a lovely depth.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 1-2I’m very pleased with how well the ribbon coordinates with these scrumptious flowers. The roping really helps to add texture.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 1-3More Blooms and leaves for this corner and a simple bow.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 2This image was a bit smaller and more squarish so I decided to add flowers to only the bottom corner to make it less clunky.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 2-2I added a few extra layers to this bow like the twine and vintage button.Ruler Frame Vintage Art 2-3

There’s more layers for this corner too. Along with the large dimensional flowers I added a burlap DIY flower and some Queen Anne’s Picks since they’re lacy and beautiful.

Petaloo Supplies:

DIY-Queen Annes Pick White- 1650-016

Darjeeling Garden Rosette Cream-1491105

DIY-Daisy Layers Ivory-1650-020

Botanica Blooms Coral-1102105

Other Supplies:

Vintage Images-Polly’s Paper Studio

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims

Okay that’s all for me. I hope I’ve inspired you to make some frames with your little ones and create art you can all enjoy! Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G