Cards by Jeannie



We have Jeannie DeGruccio, from Polka Cabana blog, guest posting for us today, we just love how she brings to life the cards that she creates!


Now when I tell you that Canvas Corp is my favorite Polka Dot paper manufacturer in the world, that is not to be taken lightly.

They have these cards, GREETING CARDS, you get a package of 8 plus envelopes.

They are just about the most fantastic thing I have ever owned.

I mean the card is just awesome on its own, all the bold polka dots and all. (Page 28 of the catalog)

So with such a wonderful base, how can any card go wrong?

I am going to show you 3 cards at 3 levels of difficulty. We will start with the most labor intensive card of the 3.

The Greeting Cards are large.  They measure 5 x 7.

Here is one I created a ladybug scene on.


I love the effect of using the PAPER WRINKLES mixed in with the cut out grass border.

Here is a side view to see all the detail

This 2nd card was not as labor intensive.

I initially only wanted the fruit right on the card, but I did not make the strawberry large enough, oops!

Again, you can see that I used some PAPER WRINKLES for added flair. Th border on top of the yellow strip of paper is called BLACK & WHITE SWIRL REVERSE.

This last card was a breeze to make.

You all should know how much I ADORE Mary Engelbreit.

I took this image and mounted it on plain black cardstock and then again on ORANGE & WHITE DOT REVERSE before mounting on the GREETING CARD.

The flower embellishment is made from strips of paper from some ORANGE & BLACK PAPER WRINKLES.

The black tie on the left is done with BLACK JUTE CORD.

Here they are all together.

Isn’t this a great set of cards?

Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us, Jeannie!!


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'Cards by Jeannie' have 10 comments

  1. October 6, 2011 @ 8:52 pm Corri Garza

    Adorable, Jeannie! I love the the dimension and texture on your cards! Fabulous!


  2. October 6, 2011 @ 8:55 pm Carol

    These are so fabulous! I love the combination of colors and textures and adore anything that uses black and white!


  3. October 6, 2011 @ 8:58 pm Cassie

    Woot! love these cards, Miss Jeannie!!!!! You rock, sista!!!


  4. October 6, 2011 @ 9:22 pm Lana Bissonf

    jeannie i love how you use black to make the bright colors pop..The texture on the strawberry is fabulous. I would have never though to use a embossing folder for strawberry.. such a clever gal.

    I love that card of the lil girl… reminds me of cambells soup kids..


  5. October 6, 2011 @ 9:43 pm Kristin

    Beautiful as always Jeannie!


  6. October 6, 2011 @ 10:24 pm lizzie

    omg CUTE!!!!!!!!!


  7. October 6, 2011 @ 11:31 pm Kelly

    Jeannie, these cards are absolutely ADORABLE! I love all the details you put on them. SO SWEET!


  8. October 7, 2011 @ 1:18 am Judean

    Great cards! I’ve never heard of Paper Wrinkles, now I def. gotta check them out 🙂


  9. October 7, 2011 @ 1:34 am Heather

    Oh my gosh, these are so incredibly adorable! Just love them!


  10. October 7, 2011 @ 8:15 pm Lowri McNabb

    These cards are fabulous Jeannie! I love the textures and all the layers – awesome job!
    Lowri 🙂


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