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18 posts from August 2010

08/16/2010

PUNCH ART #3

With only 16 days before September (the unofficial kickoff to Fall), it just seemed right to include a SCARY SPIDER in our Punch Art lineup.  Yikes! 

PUNCH ART ALBUM PAGE:  SCARY SPIDER

Spiderpage

SCARY SPIDER

Spider

PUNCHES USED

Sp

MATCHING CARD

Spidercard

DESIGN NOTE:  I ran the "EEK" through the (new from the Holiday Mini) Embossing Folder then cut it to fit perfectly in the spider's web.  Now it's stuck there and could be Mr. Spider's next meal.

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

www.polkadotsandpaper.net

08/13/2010

PUNCH ART #2

After only one day of sharing punch art, I've received many positive emails!  (Thanks!)  With my creativity in full gear, and your ongoing encouragement, this punch art journey could go on and on - because YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME...

(Here's a clue about Monday's Punch Art #3... "EEK!")

 

PUNCH ART ALBUM PAGE:  LOVABLE LAMB

Lambpage
 

LOVABLE LAMB

Lambpic
 

PUNCHES USED

Lamb Punches

MATCHING CARD

Lambcard
 

Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

www.polkadotsandpaper.net

 

08/12/2010

PUNCH ART #1

My local stampers taking the ABSOLUTELY AMAAAAZING PUNCH ART ALBUM CLASS are getting the Full Meal Deal included with their registration fee.  And I'm so happy to offer this no-fuss-no-muss, online version FREE TO YOU!

Come back tomorrow to see my PUNCH ART #2.  CASEing is encouraged!

 

 PUNCH ART ALBUM PAGE:  BANANA SPLIT

Split

BANANA SPLIT

PA4 

PUNCHES USED

Split Punches

MATCHING CARD

Bsplit 

Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

www.polkadotsandpaper.net

 

08/11/2010

VIRTUAL PUNCH ART ALBUM...

When the local stampers who have pre-registered for the ABSOLUTELY AMAAAAZING PUNCH ART ALBUM CLASS arrive tomorrow evening, they are in for a real treat!  I don't want to give away too many secrets today, but since some of this has previously appeared on the World Wide Web (my August 9th post), I'll go ahead and share a few details so YOU can get started...

The #119833 6" x 6" Designer Printed Polka-Dot Album is perfect for this project.  (Actual outside dimensions are 8-1/2" x 7-1/4".)  It comes with 10 sheet protectors and may be expanded for dozens of punch art pages.  The cost is $10.95, but only available while supplies last and/or until August 31st when the Summer Mini Catalog retires.  I added the optional ribbon for extra flair.  #115618 1-1/4" Old Olive Striped Grosgrain.  Cost is $9.95.

 

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Next, you'll need pages.  I recommend #119952 Whisper White 12" x 12" Card Stock.  Cost is $6.95 for a package of 6 smooth and 6 textured sheets.  If you cut the 6 smooth pages in quarters, you will have 24 pages for your Punch Art Album.  Cost of each 6" x 6" page is only 14 cents plus S&H.  Save the textured card stock for your scrapbook and/or other special projects.

 

6x6

It's classy to include a cover page for ANY album!  You can doll-up your punch art cover page, but I kept this one simple.  Less can be more.

 

PA2

 

The intricate parts and pieces of punch art are easily adhered with the #110775 Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Cost is just $3.95.  I'm careful with my container of glue, keeping the tip clean and the lid on when not in use.  It lasts and lasts.

Glue 

Making art with your punches is a perfect way to use your scrap pieces of card stock!

 

Scraps

 

I highly recommend the purchase of PUNCHES!  It's fun to collect them over a period of time.  Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, accent and color to your cards, gifts, bags, tags and dozens of other artsy things!  Fifty-one (that's 51) punches (wow) are pictured on pages 200-203 in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, and range from $5.95 to $17.95.

 

TOMORROW'S POST: PUNCH ART #1

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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING PUNCH ART ALBUM

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#119833 Album $10.95
#115618 Ribbon $9.95
#119952 Pages $6.95
#110755 Liquid Glue $3.95
Punches Optional
(S&H extra)
 
 
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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.polkadotsandpaper.net
 

08/10/2010

I LOVE MY CUSTOMERS...

Thanks very much for your sweet notes about my PUNCH ART ALBUM CLASS.  And because I love and appreciate all of you (so much), I will be displaying each and every page with matching cards right here for you to CASE (copy and share everything).  Tomorrow I'll share a few project details and on Thursday we'll get started!  This is going to be fun!

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 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

www.polkadotsandpaper.net

 

08/09/2010

AMAAAAZING PUNCH ART ALBUM...

For all you local stampers who faithfully follow my blog, I have two spots open for the PUNCH ART ALBUM CLASS being held on Thursday and Friday this week...

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This is such a fun class!  Two spots remain open as of this posting. Contact me right away via phone, text message or email to reserve one of them.

Linda Aarhus

Cell/Text - 360-936-2030

Email - stampingforfun@comcast.net

 

08/03/2010

LITTLE CARDS WITH BIG POSSIBILITIES...

Several of you have asked about the 3x3 swap cards...  I came home from the Stampin' Up! Convention with 80 sweet little cards.  Here are 12.  Just imagine how easy it would be to turn these designs into a full-size card.  Use your imagination and have fun with them.  I am...

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ABOVE:  This was my 3x3 swap card

2

ABOVE:  Rose Conley

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ABOVE:  Andrea Beasley

4

ABOVE:  Linda Lamont

5

ABOVE:  Judy Contreras

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ABOVE:  Denise Kasanda

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ABOVE:  Lorene Inouye-Salvo

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ABOVE:  Martha Lucia Gomez

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ABOVE:  Lisa Rodriguez

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ABOVE:  Jacy Smith

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ABOVE:  Unknown

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ABOVE:  Kristi Forsythe

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EVENT NOTE:  The Absolutely Amaaaazing Punch Album Class is back on!  Today, I was able to order all the Polka Dot 6"x 6" Albums (previously on backorder)!  Drop by here (Polka Dots and Paper) tomorrow to see my sample!  There are still 4 spots open for local stampers.  Contact me right away to save a spot - and an album!

Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Cell/Txt 360-936-2030

Email stampingforfun@comcast.net

www.polkadotsandpaper.net

 

08/02/2010

SHARING AGAIN...

Three more swap cards for your creative enjoyment...

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ABOVE:  Stacy Havstad

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ABOVE:  Becky Hay de Garcia

Picture3

ABOVE:  Carn Meagher

 

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Thank you Stacy, Becky and Carn for sharing these great cards!  I'm sure everyone who sees these cards on the world wide web will think they are exceptional. 

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

www.polkadotsandpaper.net

 



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