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Wonderful World by Stampin’ Up

The Wonderful World Bundle is an amazing gift with purchase offered by Stampin’ Up. You can earn this bundle as a part of Stampin’ Up’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. The bundle consists of Designer Series Paper and a stamp set.

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The images from the stamp set may not appear like much on the case or in the catalog, but WOW do they stamp beautifully! Today I used Blending Brushes, but you could also use our Stampin’ Write Markers to add color to the stamps.

More Wonderful World Cards

Additionally, don’t forget that my inspiration came directly from the catalog. My card doesn’t look just like that one, but it provided an idea to get me started. Remember that the catalog can also be referred to as an idea book!

This bundle can be yours for FREE with a $100 purchase until August 31st or until supplies are gone.

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Garden Green Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (Inside) and 4″ x 5 1/4″ (stamping)
  • DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (Inside) and 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Deckled Rectangles Dies: I used the 4th from the largest die.

Hippest Hippos by Stampin’ Up

I am so happy that I chose the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up as my gift with purchase recently. Additionally, I was able to get the coordinating Hippo Dies. They work together to make the happiest cards! And the Silver & Gold Designer Series Paper just pulled everything else together.

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Orchid Oasis is my favorite of the new In Colors. So, I knew that I would be using that color on my card. So Saffron never sees a lot of love and that is why I chose it for my second color. I am not sure why I don’t use it very often!

Stampin’ Up’s Blending Brushes are the perfect tool to lay down color on the Silver & Gold Designer Series Paper. I am often asked how I store and clean my brushes. I have a brush for every color of the rainbow. They are stored in a mason jar on a shelf by my desk. I simply swirl my brushes on scrap/grid paper when I am done using them to remove the excess ink. I put them back in the jar. That’s it!

Fun Hippest Hippo Cards

The ballerina hippo was just calling my name as I designed today’s card. It is just the sweetest little image. And the dies offered so many options to add interest to my card. You really need to make sure you get both the stamp set and the dies.

Of course, we cannot forget our other hippo friends! They are just as cute. 🙂 I just cannot recommend the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set enough.

Just a reminder that Sale-A-Bration ends on August 31, 2022. Now is the perfect time to get restocked on all of the basic supplies or order prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes!

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, 2 1/2″ x 3″, and scrap for Sentiment and Hippo
  • Orchid Oasis Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″, 1″ x 3″, and scrap for Umbrella
  • So Saffron Cardstock: Scrap for Flowers
  • In Color DSP: 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Silver & Gold DSP: Cut down to 3 3/4″ x 5″

Dahlia Days by Stampin’ Up

The Dahlia Days Bundle has quickly become my current favorite! The floral stamps alone are worth every cent. There are also very nice sentiments in a lovely font. While I only used the dies on a few cards today, they are begging me to create some more projects using them!

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I first started creating with Dahlia Days for a team event. We were given a challenge that required us to all use the same layout. This is the card that I created using Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, and Soft Succulent.

The next challenge we were given was also a specific layout. Again, we could use whatever colors or stamps that we wanted. Additionally, we were required to use three different embossing folders!

Dahlia Days Cards Galore

I could not stop creating cards with this bundle. (And I still want to create some more!) You can see that I just had a great time allowing myself to become submerged in the process.

What did you think of today’s card project? I just loved that it had a little mystery to it! No two attempts will turn out exactly the same. I can’t wait to try it again and use a different stamp set and color palette!

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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Card Measurements:

  • Thick Basic White Cardstock: (2) 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Polished Pink Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Pale Papaya Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic Black Cardstock: (2) 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5″ x 7 1/2″

Special Moments by Stampin’ Up

Today’s cards feature the Special Moments Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up. However, I might not have named it Special Moments. I might have named it Everyday Occasions! This set includes 21 photopolymer stamps of greetings that can be used to show love and care to others in your life. It is my favorite item in the current Sale-A-Bration catalog.

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I started by using this sheet of paper from the Daffodil Afternoon DSP Pack. Stampin’ Up often includes a sheet like this design in their paper packs. This sheet is designed to cut straight across the middle and then in 4″ sections. This will give you enough DSP for six cards. Of course, if you are using this in a scrapbook, simply just cut across the middle and use each piece as a border design on your pages.

You can use each one of these sections to create a card. A very simple approach would be to just add it directly to your card base. I like to add an additional layer in between. Yet, even when adding this step, this DSP makes quick and easy cards!

Special Moments Cards…

As you can see in the photo, all I needed to add was a butterfly and our lovely Special Moments sentiment. Done. How fast was that? You could group all six of your cards together to make a lovely gift set for someone!

Two Sides To Every Sheet of Designer Series Paper!

I know that we are focusing on this specific sheet of DSP but we could’ve also used any piece of 12 x 12 DSP and followed the same process. And we sometimes forget that each sheet of our DSP has TWO sides! Flipping the paper over inspired my next two cards.

To begin, I ran this piece of DSP through the die-cut machine using the Stitched Greenery Die. The next part was a little messy! However, I feel it was worth the mess. 🙂 I have a large clipboard and I adding my section of DSP to it with a glue dot. Next, I used the Whisper White Craft Ink re-inker and put a drop of it on an acrylic block. I added a few drops of water from my Water Painter to think down the ink. After the brush portion of my Water Painter was loaded well with ink, I struck the Water Painter against my bone folder causing dots of ink to splatter onto my DSP.

Next, I added the DSP to a layer of Very Vanilla that is just a little larger. I added ribbon and glued this piece to my card base. Last, I just popped on my greeting using dimensionals. You could entirely skip adding the ink if you don’t like getting messy!

My Favorite Special Moments Card!

While I was looking at the greetings in today’s set, I thought about different events that I will need cards for soon. I made this card with graduation in mind. This card could easily be used for birthdays too. And the design can be either masculine or feminine simply by changing up your color palette.

Do you know what is the best thing about the Special Moments Stamp Set and the Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper? They are both FREE with a qualifying purchase!!! Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28th or while supplies last.

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″ (Inside) and 3/4″ x 4″ for greeting
  • DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (The section we cut), 3 3/4″ x 5″, and 3″ x 4″ and a piece for hat

Island Vibes by Stampin’ Up

The Island Vibes Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up is so much more than it appears! There are only three images in this set but they are beautiful. And would you like to know the best thing? This stamp set is FREE when you spend $50 on products! (Before shipping and tax. Offer ends 2/28/22)

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Where I Started

When I first opened up the Sale-A-Bration catalog, I flipped right on past the Island Vibes stamp set. I didn’t even notice it? Later, I did notice it but I paged right past. it didn’t interest me at the time. However, I kept seeing pics of things that people had done with the set. The next time I had the option of ordering a free item, I chose Island Vibes.

This card is where I started. I really did like the card. But I just felt like it wasn’t finished and it left a lot of white space. That was where I decided that I needed an embossed layer in the background. I also felt it needed to begin with a colored card base. So, after addressing those things, what do you think of my card?

More Island Vibe Cards

I found out in a hurry that my first impression of this set was entirely incorrect! It didn’t take me very long to realize that this set was both beautiful and versatile. In other words, do not overlook the Island Vibes set!

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements:

  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/2″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″ embossed
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock: 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • DSP: 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and 2 1/4″ x 3″
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2″ x 2 3/4″

Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More

As soon as I saw the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite in the Holiday Catalog, I knew that I wanted to play with it! There are so many elements that are part of the suite. Today I want to focus on the Memories & More Card Pack and the Memories & More Cards & Envelopes.

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There are times whenever you don’t want to drag out all of your craft supplies but you still want to make some cards. The Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Card Pack is the perfect solution! All of the prep work is already done for you. Especially when you pair them with the Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. I know. The names are incredibly similar and confusing!!

In just a few minutes, I was able to put together 8 different cards. The cards are lovely just as they are designed, but I find that adding just a few simple embellishments take the cards to an elevated status. And these cards are just slightly larger than our regular-sized cards. They are really nice for writing a note on your holiday cards.

So Many Gingerbread & Peppermint Cards!

Keep the Memories & More Cards in mind anytime you want to make some cards quickly. They are fantastic for when you are going to travel yet still want to take a project with you. Stampin’ Up usually offers Memories & More Cards in a few different designs. And don’t forget that they are also great to use for all of your memory-keeping projects too! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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Whimsy & Wonder by Stampin’ Up

The Whimsy & Wonder Suite of Products takes traditional Christmas elements and gives them a fresh twist! The colors are unconventional for the holidays. However, I think that unlocked my creativity!

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While we aren’t crafting a card together today, I hope that you find a card that you would enjoy recreating. The cards are uncomplicated so you should be able to duplicate one easily.

A Gallery of Whimsy & Wonder Cards

Once I got going making cards, I could hardly stop. Seriously. I stamped and die cut several of the images using the suggested colors of the suite. Then, I just jumped in! Here are all of the cards i made super quickly!

The Seasonal Sale Is Starting Soon

The Seasonal Sale begins Friday. Ink pads, Cardstock, and Dies from the Annual Catalog will be on sale! Don’t forget to stop by https://www.thepolkadotlife.com/shop/ to check it out! It will be a great time to restock all of your basic supplies. Please send me an email: sally@thepolkadotlife.com if you need any assistance.

Thank you for stopping by my channel today. I always appreciate your time. Please consider subscribing to my channel if you haven’t already done so. As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin October 2021

The Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin kit for October is packed full of holiday goodness! The main color is Shaded Spruce. Accents of silver add a beautiful shimmer to the cards.

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I chose to make the cards in the kit as directed. They are lovely! My alternative cards use the stamps from the kit. Additionally, I used the Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper. But you could substitute any DSP that you have in your craft stash to recreate my cards.

More Peaceful Christmas Cards

The card that is featured at the top of the blog is my favorite. I used our White Craft Ink to stamp a background on Basic Gray cardstock. The small snowflakes around the sentiment were heat embossed using Silver Embossing Powder. But getting to use the Smoky Slate Textured Ribbon really made my heart happy! It is just so dreamy to work with.

On this card, I used the tree image stamp to create a border on Basic Gray Cardstock. The silver embossing makes the trees pop right off the page!

I had some leftover paper that I had stamped with the White Craft Ink. So, I cut that down into 1″ strips along with some leftover DSP. I adhered these strips to a Basic White layer of cardstock that measures 3 3/4″ x 5″. Then I added this layer to a piece of Silver Foil Specialty Paper. Before adhering this layer, I added some Smoky Slate Textured Ribbon. I then added this layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Do You Have A Long Wish List

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You can join my team here: https://www.stampinup.com/join?demoid=2211250

Thank you for joining me today. Don’t forget to drop a comment on how you use your Paper Pumpkin kit. I want my posts to be helpful to you! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Harvest Meadow by Stampin’ Up

When the Holiday Mini Catalog came out, I was immediately drawn to the Harvest Meadow Suite. I am a fall girl at heart and these colors just drew me in!

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I will admit that I bought this entire suite. The images and sentiments of the stamp set work for so many different occasions. However, on today’s card, I used a Happy Birthday sentiment from a different stamp set because that is the kind of card I needed.

The Timeworn Type Embossing Folder is one that you will find yourself using all of the time! And adding the Soft Succulent Ink just emphasizes the raised parts of the cardstock.

More Harvest Meadow Cards

I loved the examples shown in the catalog. So, that is where I started to play! If you ever find yourself needing a jumping off point, I would suggest copying one the catalog examples. That will get your creative juices flowing!

This fun fold card was great to make. Because of the design, I was able to use and showcase many different images from the stamp set.

I particularly love the trim in this suite. Therefore, this is my favorite of today’s cards!

Pool Party is not listed as one of the colors in the DSP, but that is exactly what color that I saw. This was a different color combination but I feel that it works.

I hope that you were inspired today to try this terrific suite of products. The suite is just jam packed with goodness! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Soft Succulent Cardstock: 3″ x 4″
  • DSP: 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″, scrap for sentiment

Pretty Pumpkins by Stampin’ Up

I was so excited to finally sit down and play with the Pretty Pumpkins bundle! Both the stamp set and die set have lovely images that can be used for all types of cards.

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Using several colors on a stamp gives such depth and life to an image. For that reason, I chose to demonstrate that technique today. Our Stampin’ Write Markers come in every color that Stampin’ Up carries. But, we don’t use them nearly as often as we should. The Stamparatus tool allows us to easily use multiple colors on our images!

More Pretty Pumpkin Cards

In contrast, these two above images were colored using our Stampin’ Blends Markers. You get a totally different look and feel to your cards!

I used Crumb Cake Ink and stamped the smaller pumpkin. Clear Embossing Powder was quickly sprinkled over the image and it was heat set. The same process was used for the sentiment. I die cut the larger pumpkin from a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock. A twine bow adds the finishing touch.

Finally, my last card of the day might be my favorite one. I wanted a simple yet elegant card for fall. I used a fall-type sentiment, but a birthday or wedding sentiment would also work very nicely.

As always remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 4 1/2″, and 2 1/2″ x 6″ for envelope
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
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