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Together Greeting Card


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.


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.


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.


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




Mini Album Tutorial


Today is my day to share a tutorial for Really Reasonable Ribbon. I created an easy to follow process of turning simple paper lunch bags into sturdy little albums without all the complicated measuring and folding. And these great minis have pockets built right in for your pictures tags and mementos : )

First I’ll share a sneak peek at the finished album…

IMG_0974As you can see….I’ve added lot’s and lot’s of embellishments to the cover including pretty patterned papers, painted inked and Stickled chipboard, loads of flowers ( I crocheted the ivory ones myself : ) ) brads, buttons and pearls. I choose to finish off the metal rings with beautiful Cream Mesh Ribbon, Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon, and Diamond Satin Shell Gray and I think they coordinate beautifully : )

IMG_0976I couldn’t resist adding more beautiful trims to the pockets on the inside pages.

IMG_0977I added a pretty little vintage button over this faux bow of Diamond Satin Shell Gray trim and crocheted lace.

IMG_0978If one button is good…then 5 should be better right????? lol This yummy trim is Sheer Box Pleats in Ivory.

Okay….now for the tutorial….there are lot’s of pictures here…but trust me it’s super easy!

IMG_0961IMG_0963IMG_0966IMG_0968IMG_0969IMG_0970IMG_0971IMG_0972IMG_0973See…told ya it was easy : ) You’ll want to keep this tutorial handy for creating quick wedding or baby shower gifts….or make them for yourself : ) They are super sturdy after adding all the paper layers and you can tie on all your favorite Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims to add the perfect finishing touch : )

Okay that’s it for my tutorial. I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : )G

Quick update…..Someone brought it to my attention that I forgot to give the measurement for the coordinating paper for the pocket….ooops. The strip os 2 1/4 inches x 6 inches. : )

Wedding Card


Wow what a super fun busy day at the shop today : ) Had lot’s of my favorite Peeps in. I enjoyed playing paper with Carol and visited with Angela : )

I have just one project to share today. A wedding card with lot’s of vintage charm.

I used a pretty pattern from Webster’s Pages and gave it border of steel gray. There’s a bit of painted and inked and crimped craft paper for texture. I distressed it further by taring and crinkling a few spots to reveal a bit of trim.

There’s a paper doily to soften the edges as well as a super sheer ivory ribbon and bow. The clock face is trimmed from a sheet of Graphic 45 paper and the sentiment is from Crate. A few pearly accents and a resin lock from Melissa Francis are very sweet finishing touches. I created this card for a special request from  one of the owners of my new favorite home furnishings shop Nichols Stafford. Hope she likes it as much as I do.

Got 7 bins of backstock worked out this afternoon at my shop. Yay……making room for new stock to come in : ) Then was so happy to get home to find D.H. Kenny had made chili and cornbread for Cinco de Mayo. Now all we need is a cerveza : ) Think I’ll put my feet up and enjoy my new book. Hope you all enjoyed your day as much as I did. G

Haute Coture Vintage Paper Dress


I started out with the title of my post being… “It all started with…” Completely accurate…but a tad bit obscure. It did start with the most dreamy mocha colored crepe paper streamer. Having no idea where my project would lead…I happily rolled out long strips and applied silvery glitter. I thought to myself that it was an odd color crepe…never seen it at any parties I’ve been to anyway. But wouldn’t make the most beautiful ruffles on a dress??? Light bulb moment!!! I should warn you that I am neither a fashion designer or a seamstress. I have barely mastered sewing straight lines! No problem there…I’ll just hot glue LOL. : ) I should also warn you that I should never use the glue gun…or glitter unless under the supervision of another more responsible adult. The shop is a big sparkly mess, and I’ve burned every single finger. Oh well…we all suffer to be creative right?

See I told ya it was great crepe paper! I actually doodled out my design before I started and I’m happy to announce it looks nothing like my drawing! I cut and pieced together pretty paper from Graphic 45 to make a base.

The sheet music ruffles were made with an image from Graphics Fairy. I cut them into strips…then ran them all through the crimper. Once I had them all ruffly I glued on the layers…starting from the bottom. Each layer got a bit smaller up to the waist. Lot’s of twisting and gluing…gives her skirt fullness. I used the glittered crepe here…but only on every 3rd layer. So she wouldn’t look like a Las Vegas showgirl. Personal note…I don’t have anything against showgirls or Las Vegas…just not in a vintage inspired dress : )

Her bodice has the paper base showing…then I added twisted strips of the crepe and hand inked paper roses. I wanted the bust to look like rousing (spell check says that’s right) I only know of the rousing from the many episodes of” Say Yes to The Dress.”  Please someone leave me a comment if I have the right word and spelling so I can correct it before I look like a big idiot. I gave her some bling…and a pretty little ornamental necklace.

Here is the back of the skirt. This was a lot…I repeat…a lot of work but well worth it : ) I have one more of these wire dress forms…maybe I’ll work on the other one tomorrow…or wait til my fingers have healed up : )