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19 posts from October 2010

10/19/2010

CARDS FROM FRIENDS...

The Beautiful Colors of Fall...

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ABOVE:  Becky Hay de Garcia

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ABOVE:  Kathy Rocco

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ABOVE:  Diane Sellers

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

www.polkadotsandpaper.net

 

10/15/2010

TOP NOTE TWINKLE TOES...

Trick or Treat!

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Top Note Bigz Die...

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 Designer Label Punch...

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HERE'S HOW:  1. Use the Top Note Bigz Die oBasic Black Card Stock, then cut in half the long way.  2. On back side, draw a pencil line top to bottom in the center.  3. Use the 1" Circle Punch for the small scoops, punching right up to the pencil line.  4. Use the 1-3/8" Circle Punch for the large scoops5. Assemble shoes with buckle trims as desired.  6. The trick or treat bag is punched with the Designer Label Punch and trimmed.  7. The bag handle is punched with two sizes of Oval Punches.

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

www.polkadotsandpaper.net

10/14/2010

THE ROYAL BLOG TOUR IS COMING...

 

RBT Game #1 
 
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10/13/2010

SHOEBOX SWAP...

Have you ever participated in a SHOEBOX SWAP?  Here's how it works...  Everyone shows up with a shoebox filled with all the card stock, supplies and accessories to make the card she (or he) has designed... 

Shoebox

 
If 12 people are attending the swap, each box has enough product to make 12 identical cards.  If 16 people are attending the swap, each box has product for 16 cards, and so on...  Shoeboxes are exchanged while everyone present makes all the cards!  It is sooooo fun!  I attended a SB Swap on Sunday afternoon, and here are some of the cards we made...

 

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ABOVE:  Nicole Kruse

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ABOVE:  June Allen

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ABOVE:  Diana Morris

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ABOVE:  Marlene Dunne

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 ABOVE:  Danelle Hansen

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ABOVE:  Diane Allen

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ABOVE:  Donna Settles

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

www.polkadotsandpaper.net

10/12/2010

SIMPLY SENT CARD KITS...

Enjoy the Simply Sent Card Kits in three different ways...

Fast 
 
Simply Sent Something Special #120806 - $11.95

(Includes 8 Cards - 8 Envelopes - Trims)

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Fun 
 
 
Add a Stamp Set #117114 Live, Laugh, Love - $9.95

 Stamp set 

...and a Classic Stampin' Pad #100908 - $5.95

Pad 

Fancy 
 

To make a fancy Designer Simply Sent Card Kit, you'll need...

Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper #117167 - $9.95

DSP 
and Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon #109050 - $6.95

Ribbon 

Designer Gift Folders hold 4 Cards and 4 Envelopes each...

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A SIMPLY SPECIAL GIFT!

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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

www.polkadotsandpaper.net

 

10/07/2010

SPIDER WEB EMBOSSING FOLDER

I am often asked where my inspiration comes from. My answer is always... EVERYWHERE!  The grocery store is one of my everywhere places.  These are on the candy aisle!

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Look at his face!!  Does it remind you of something?

Spider 

Spiderman 

HERE'S HOW:  1. Cut an oval out of Riding Hood Red Card Stock, using the Oval Scallop Frame Bigz Die2. Place the oval in the Spider Web Embossing Folder, making sure to position it where the center of the web is at the eye level. (Mine should have been a little lower.)  3. The black and white eye layers are punched from a 1-1/4" Circle Punch and a 1" Circle Punch4. Cut the eye circles in half, and adhere together.  5. Hold your open Basic Black Stampin' Pad, upside down, and carefully blot the raised embossed lines.  6. Assemble.

I did see SPIDERMAN in the candy aisle, but I copied this idea from Donna Settles, who saw it somewhere on the World Wide Web.  It was one of the cards at our World Card Making Day event.  Needless-to-say, it was very popular.  Thanks, Donna! 

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 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

www.polkadotsandpaper.net

 

10/06/2010

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY

1 DAY - 58 STAMPERS - 539 CARDS!

Our 2010 WORLD CARD MAKING DAY event in pictures...

WCMD 

FRIENDLY GREETING at the welcome desk...

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...and a 3-D POSTER as they entered...

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CARD & PROJECT DISPLAYS awaited the stampers...

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So LOTS OF PHOTOS were taken...

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There was a beautiful table set with REFRESHMENTS & BEVERAGES...

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 ...with CANDY & MUNCHIES too...

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  CUSTOMER SERVICE TABLES for each demonstrator...

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Stampers were able to choose from 40 DIFFERENT CARDS...

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The CARD CHECKOUT SYSTEM was effectively organized...

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And they STAMPED...

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...and STAMPED some more...

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Everyone totally ENJOYED THE DAY!

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2011 wcmd

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 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

 www.polkadotsandpaper.net
 

10/05/2010

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JUST A REMINDER:  The Clearance Rack Blitz continues only while supplies last.  You will receive preferred pricing if you order from my Demonstrator Business Website.  You'll also get the lowest shipping cost AND earn Hostess Benefits/Stampin' Rewards for qualifying orders.  Every customer that orders from my Business Website also receives something special from me!

 

10/01/2010

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS STAMP SET

In preparing for *World Card Making Day, we decided to include a few Christmas cards.  Here's one of my contributions...

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...and a closeup view of the pretty feet.

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Last Christmas I used the same stamp set to make this card...

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Do you like the contemporary style?

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Both bells are 3-D and made by layering a second stamped bell on top of the first with a Stampin' Dimensional.  (When you stamp the second bell, it can easily be cut out with a 1/2" Circle Punch.)

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*A NOTE ABOUT WORLD CARD MAKING DAY:  If you live in the local area (near Vancouver, Washington), drop by and check out what we're doing on Saturday between 9AM and 2PM.  We have pre-registered about 50 stampers! ON MONDAY, I'll have photos of the event and, ummmm... more!

Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

www.polkadotsandpaper.net

 



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