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Winter Snow Day Greeting Card with G45


Well hello there Peeps! I’m sorry to share that we are still in the icy grasp of winter here in Michigan : (  We haven’t been above freezing in so long I can’t remember.  Keeping busy in my studio helps to combat the effects of the shorter colder days.

Today I’m sharing a card created with the gorgeous Seasons collection from Graphic 45. I just love that this collection is specifically seasons rather than holidays because winter does not end with Christmas ( at least not here in Michigan lol.)

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I also really love winter birds. They’re just so sweet and delicate.

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The cut aparts make it so easy to add layers.

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I’ve drawn inspiration for the color palate for the flower selections. Mixing sizes and textures adds so much detail. There are also tiny berry picks, ribbon, and twine tucked in to build up the arrangement.

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These little friends are adhered with spacers to bring in a lot of dimension. Tucking in a crisp white doily helps to break up the busy patterns. Altered chipboard snowflakes are the perfect detail for a winter themed card.

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I’ve brought the flowers and chippies up to the top as well to balance the larger arrangement. some are nestled under a curled layer of the cut apart.

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A bit of faux snow to soften the edges of the papers and real vintage buttons complete this card.

Polly’s Paper Studio~ Winter Snow Day Greeting Card 

Graphic 45~ Seasons

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Light Blue Burlap String, Satin with Silver Metallic Edge Porcelain Blue.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Winter Tag with Window Frame


Hey there Peeps! Ginny here dropping in to share a very shabby inspired winter tag I created with the fabulous new December Ribbon Club Assortment Winter Blues.

I figure this assortment is pretty much perfect to round out your holiday ribbons….and even give you a head start on some New Year’s projects! I created a tag with a wintery window scene inspired by the silver trims because they are soooo shabby and soft and gorgeous!

Winter Tag with Window Frame




I used several fun mixed media products as well as chipboard pieces and die cuts. There’s also some fabby little Snowflake Charms from the embellishments section. I love them so much!!!!  There’s also a bit of Twisted Hemp Rope to hang.

Polly’s Paper Studio~Winter Tag with Window Frame

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Window 4 Panel, Winter Shape Set.

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

Children’s Hour Winter Trunk with Tags


Happy Saturday Paper Peeps! Having a super quiet morning here at the old house. The boys have gone camping and it’s just me and the kitty cats. We’ve slept in a bit (6am) and enjoyed a lovely french roast and watched some art journaling videos.  I’m taking a break from my break to share a project created for Graphic 45 with the new Children’s hour…I have it on so many projects I think I better order more because it’s so fabulous I want to use it for everything! Winter Trunk with Tags.

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I’m always looking for a way to brighten the winter blues that come after the holidays are over and I think this little trunk filled with tags fits the bill.  I’ve added loads of layers of the patterned papers with gorgeous flowers and a sweet chipboard sentiment. Inside the box I’ve added dividers to hold up the journaling tags. They would be a great way to display pictures of outdoor winter fun…assuming you think it’s fun outside in the winter lol. There is faux-snow created with embossing powders…which was well worth the mess on the table and chair and me and the cat and the floor.  Winter Trunk with Tags

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~January Collective

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~January Montague

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~6×6 Patterns & Solids

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~8×8 Calendar Pad

Graphic 45 Staples~Book Box

Graphic 45 Staples~Claw Feet

Graphic 45 Staples~ Large Tag Album Ivory

Petaloo Flowers

Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Chipboard

Canvas Corp Brand Clothespins

Zva Creative~Blue Pearl Bling Flourish

Ranger Embossing Powder~Twinkle

Blue Cardstock

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

More Christmas Ornaments as Promised : )


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