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12 posts from December 2009



Here's another simple-to-make Christmas card.  I particularly like the curvy cut on the bottom. The back of the card matches so it lines up when closed.


HERE'S HOW to make a perfectly symmetrical curvy design:  1) Cut a piece of regular paper the same size as your desired card.  2) Fold in half, top to bottom.  3) Draw half of your curvy design along the bottom edge.  4) Cut through both thicknesses.  5) Open and place template on back side of card stock.  6) Trace with pencil and cut front side then back side.

And... This Bigz Die is on the TOP 10 LIST by all my local stampers!


Supplies & Accessories: Stamp Set #111760 A Cardinal Christmas; Stamp Pad #101179 Basic Black; Textured Card Stock #108698 Real Red, Glorious Green; Card Stock #100730 Whisper White; Big Shot #114520 Bigz Die Flower Daisies-2; Ribbon #104827 Gingham Red; Embellishment #106957 Brads Bold Brights Real Red; Adhesive #104430 Stampin' Dimensionals.

This morning, during my ever-busy, always-running preparation for Christmas, I took a break, poured myself a cup of Pomegranate Pizzazz Herb Tea and sat down to read a few of my favorite women bloggers.  As I clicked on The Nesting Place at www.thenester.com and scrolled through her loving words about DO LESS - BE MORE, I was reminded to slow down, keep it simple and enjoy Christmas.  I'm going to do that!  Well, at least I'm going to try.

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Here's a simple idea for when you need a dressy, fancy card.  This is made with the Groom Specialty Foiled Paper.  Imagine how beautiful a similar card would be if made with the Bride or Bridesmaid Specialty Paper.  Hummmm... What accent color would you use?


You can tell by glancing at the card how simple it is.  And the limited supply list confirms it...

Supplies & Accessories:  Specialty Foiled Paper #116478 Groom; Textured Card Stock #108698 Real Red; Punches #109043 Scallop Circle, #104401 1-3/8" Circle, #104403 1-1/4" Circle, #109046 1" Circle; Adhesive #104430 Stampin' Dimensionals.
According to my TO DO list, I'm right on schedule as December begins.  How are YOU doing?  I'd love to hear from you.  I'll continue to post Christmas cards through Friday the 11th.  Then, beginning Monday, December 14th, all cards and special projects will be made with stamps and supplies from the NEW OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG!  See them all by subscribing to Polka Dots and Paper.  Simply enter your email address in the box provided at the upper left and press Subscribe.
Thanks so very much for continuing to drop by.
You may order 24/7 at my Stampin' Up! Store or at my Polka Dots Store.  Click on either of the round buttons, top right. 

  • Linda Aarhus

    Vancouver, WA • USA



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