Archive for Polka Doodles

Thank you so much medallion card

I thought for several days about what I wanted to do for this weeks 2S4Y sketch challenge.  I spend a lot of time driving during the day for my job, which gave plenty of time to plan it out in my mind.  I used a Hero Arts Medallion stamp which I stamped in Stampin Up Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke and Rich Razzleberry inks.  Using a Spellbinders Nestie scallop circle and regular circle I cut out the brown and green medallions.  Then I used a Fiskars circle part to cut out the center of the Rich Razzleberry medallion.  Next, I covered the cut out pieces in Glossy Accents. 

While I was waiting for that to dry I made my own background pattern paper using circular stamps from Stampin Up, Unity and Waltzing Mouse and the previous ink colors (I went through several drafts!).  The ribbon is two pieces of taffeta and a purplely-pink color of ribbon tied together with twine.  The little tag is made using a Stampin Up sentiment and punch.  I popped it up with dimentionals and placed it so the button was “in” one of the background circles. 

Once the Glossy Accents dried (they really brightened the color of inks) I lined up the circles, adhered them together and popped them up over the ribbon.  Finally, I added three Stampin Up pearls: a big one in the center of the medallion, a medium one in the center of one of the background circles and a small one on an outer part of a background circle. 

I am also entering this card in this weeks Polka Doodles challenge since I “made” some of my of my items (background paper, medallion), which was the theme this week.

Thanks for looking!  I appreciate your comments!


Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Wow!  I came in second for the Polka Doodles hidden element challenge.  I am so excited!  This is the first challenge I have placed in.  If you want to check out what I won for click here.

Christmas Ornament Card

I recently received an order from Stampin Up.  One of my items was an Ornament punch.  When I saw this weeks challenge at Polka Doodles I knew exactly what I wanted to do!  So the challenge this week was to make a card using a “fancy or interesting fold.”    Now, to be honest, I don’t think the fold I chose is all that interesting, but it qualifies.  I actually think what I decided to do with dangling ornament is more fun!

First, I used my Nesties to make a cut in the card, then a slightly larger cut in the AC patterned paper.  I used the punch on silver, red and green AC foil paper.  Using a Scor Pal I scored each in half and then ran the ornaments through my Xyron to get them sticky.  Then I attached half of one ornament to the half of a second to the half of a third to the other half of the first, adding the silver, elastic ribbon before attaching the last cut out.   This will make a 3D ornament.  Next, I added ribbon to both sides of the cut out on the patterned paper.  At the end of last christmas I found silver snow flakes embellies.  I tied some white thread onto them.  Using tape I attached the strings to the inside of the patterned paper, allowing the snowflakes and ornament to dangle in the opening.  Then I adhered the patterned paper to the card stock.  Using a 7 “x 4″ piece of card stock scored at 1″, 2″ and 3″ on the 4” side, I did an accordion fold.  I attached one of the sides to the inside back of card.  Then I added a piece of DCWV patterned paper to the inside back of my card (so you can see it through the cut out).  Next, I attached the other side of the accordion folded paper to the inside front of the card.  This lets the card stand on its own.  Finally, I tied a bow on one side of the card.  I thought about adding a sentiment, but it didn’t look right when I held it in front of the card (all my Christmas sentiments are too big – Oh, Carol, I need to place another order!)

I hope you like it.

Thanks for looking, and your kind comments!


Witches Head treat box

I found this super cute template at Waltzing Mouse Stamps.  I’ve been meaning to make it for a Halloween decoration and this weeks Polka Doodle challenge gave me the excuse.  We were to make something that contained something hidden.  The witches hat opens up to put a treat in!  I  love it!  I used Bazzill paper, a spider web stamp from Stampabilities, ribbon from Joann’s, pattern paper for the buckle from Cloud 9 Design and the fuzzy ribbon on the hat came in a Bo Bunny Halloween Kit.  I used my Cricut to cut the circles and scallop for the hat, Plantin Schoolbook and Home Accents carts.  Unfortunately, I forgot to draw the face on until after I put together the box, so it doesn’t look the best.  But she’s a witch so I guess she’s not supposed to be stunning, right?!

Thanks for looking!

I appreciate your comments and feedback!


Blast off birthday card

I made this card for 2 challenges and my Son’s friends birthday. 

The first challenge is 2S4Y sketch:

The second challenge is Polka Doodles.  They wanted an easel card.

I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw the sketch.  I saw the cutest stamp set from Waltzing Mouse Stamps that showed a rocket with a little kids face in the window.  I knew there was a rocket cut on the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cart because I used it to make my son’s birthday party invitations.  I just broke out my Peachy Keen face stamps and wa-la!  The stars are from Plantin Schoolbook cart (this is such a great cart!).  I cut two slits and threaded the embroidery floss through after I inked the edges with Stampin Up Peach Parfait.  I also popped up the rocket and stand-a-lone star.  The background patterned paper is K&Company, The Best of Brenda Walton; and the rocket paper is from DCWV, Nana’s Kids.  The plain paper is Recollections.

I hope you like it.

Thank you for your kind comments and feedback!


Watering Can card

I found these wonderful templates at Waltzing Mouse.   I was suffering from severe lack of mojo the last two weeks and this site really inspired me.  I had decided to make this watering can before the I saw the challenge for Polka Doodles this week.  I am also entering this card in the 2S4Y challenge because I didn’t want to do a regular card.  I used Stampin Up stamps and I made satin flowers.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback.


Cute Couple card

Last weeks Polka Doodles challenge is to follow a sketch.

I used a “new” to me Stampin’ Up set.  I thought it would make a cute anniversary card for my sister and her husband.  Paper is from Bo Bunny and Bazzill.  I used my copics to color the image.  The sentiment is of my making on the computer.

I hope you like it.

Thank you for your kind comments and feedback.

Polka Doodles Christmas

The Polka Doodles challenge is to create a Christmas card.  Since I just received my All Around and Everywhere cd from Polka Doodles on Monday I decided to use some of the images: the background papers and birds.  The ornament and holly stamps are from Inkadinkado and the string lights stamp is from Recollections.  I colored them with my Copics.   I cut the tree from the Cricut Designers Calendar cart then cuttlebugged it with the swirls embossing folder.  Then I folded it in half and using a Stampin’ Up punch put two holes to thread a ribbon through.  If you untie the ribbon the tree opens up to see what the birds have done!

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback, I really look forward to it.