Wednesday, March 23

It's a Polka Dot Birthday!

Now I ask, what SCREAMS birthday more than colorful polka dots? And when they are contrasted with a black background, they are even more dramatic and fun! This darling idea came from Gretchen Barron... another amazing SU Demonstrator!

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She created this dynamic duo with circle punches, lots of them, using the 3/4", 1" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches. Just start punching out circles from Real Red, Certainly Celery, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie cardstock scraps (it's a great way to use scraps). Then just attach them randomly to Basic Black cardstock with a bit of SNAIL adhesive.

Use the Big Shot and the Square Lattice Impressions Folder to do the Embedded Embossing Technique

The stamp set is Bring on the Cake from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Other supplies used include Sticky Strip Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals and a sparkly Glitter Brad.

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Use the Word Window Punch on the inside of the Gift Card Holder to punch the opening for the all-important Gift Card (oh yeah, what would a birthday be without a Gift Card). Add more polka dots on the inside of the Gift Card Holder as well as a Whisper White layer to allow for a personalized and hand-written message.

The Gift Card Holder was created using a base of Real Red Cardstock cut at 5.5 x 11". You score at 4.25, 8.5 and 10", folding on each of the Score Lines. Line the inside of the Gift Card opening (created with the Word Window Punch) with a small scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock so you get that little "pop" of color and contrast. The entire "flap" of the Gift Card Holder is secured down using Sticky Strip adhesive but be sure and don't apply adhesive to the inside of the slot where the Gift Card Holder goes (from the voice of experience!).


The crowning glory on both the gift box and the gift card holder are 3" strips of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock with multi-colored jumbo scallops created with the 1" circle punch and topped off with a colorful bow created from 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon. How cute is this! For the box, a different color of ribbon was used on each of the 4 sides.

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I love the way this set turned out. It's very festive looking and yet not so juvenile that it would work for any age or even gender for that matter.

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It's just plain fun! And isn't that what a birthday should be all about?

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