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05/27/2020

ADVENTURE AWAITS...

Within minutes today after you land here at Polka Dots And Paper, you will find yourself on a journey... The card featured is from a NEW STAMP SET called BEAUTIFUL WORLD. Rather than showing one or two stamps from the set, all thirteen stamps are displayed on this post! I've never thought of doing it like this before, but my creativity kicked in (because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set), so here we go...

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Catalog information about the BEAUTIFUL WORLD STAMP SET is down below. But first, scroll slowly and enjoy each of the stamped images on these simple 5x4 pieces of Soft Suede Cardstock.

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Regardless of where you are, NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, or WEST,

you will like this compass stamp!

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Actually... if you are here or there or anywhere in the world,

this stamp set is for YOU!

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As you look at all the stamped images, I hope you see

creative possibilities for a beautiful journey!

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I promise to design original and quality cards and kits!

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and make the world a better place!

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DESIGNER NOTE: The "or" between both World Globes

is stamped from the word "World" above.

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES USED ON CARD AT TOP:  Beautiful World Stamp Set; Misty Moonlight Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock; Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper; Misty Moonlight Stampin' Pad; Detailed Trio Punch; Misty Moonlight 1/4" Ribbon; Whisper White Medium Envelope.

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THIS WONDERFUL STAMP SET WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN THE NEW ANNUAL CATALOG IS RELEASED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3RD.  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A STAMPIN' UP DEMONSTRATOR OF YOUR OWN, I WOULD LOVE TO SERVE YOU. 

 

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05/26/2020

ONLY DAYS AWAY...

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05/25/2020

MEMORIAL DAY 2020...

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This was a card I designed several years ago

and wanted to share it again on this special day...

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HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A WONDERFUL MEMORIAL DAY!

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05/23/2020

WE LOVE BABIES...

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Over the past few days I've posted several special occasion cards: GRADUATION, MEMORIAL DAY, FLAG DAY, and FATHER'S DAY..... Yesterday I added BIRTHDAY cards to that special occasion list. I don't know about you, but one occasion that comes up often in my big family and at my wonderful church is the birth of new babies! So here is a sweet BABY card to add to our Upcoming Holidays and Special Occasions list.....

 

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Itty Bitty Greetings and Love You to Pieces Stamp Sets; Balmy Blue Cardstock, Blushing Bride Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock; StazOn Black Ink Pad; Puzzle Pieces Die; Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.

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05/22/2020

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS...

No matter how many big holidays there are throughout the year,

family BIRTHDAYS are at the top of our FUN-LIST!!

HERE'S A CUTE CARD FOR KIDDOS!

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Here's A Card Stamp Set; Bermuda Bay Cardstock and Whisper White Cardstock; Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper; StazOn Black Ink Pad; Bermuda Bay Twine; Basic Jewels Clear Rhinestones; Whisper White Medium Envelope.

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05/21/2020

CELEBRATE DAD...

My father passed away over 20 years ago and I still think of him with fond memories. The WORLD'S BEST FATHER in my life now and for the past 56 years is my husband, the father of our children. He is the cornerstone on which our family is built. Our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren love everything about him. They would choose him ahead of me any day of the week!  They know for sure that HE IS THE BEST Dad and Papa in the whole wide world...

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This is my husband Jim (...or James as his mother called him. He has an identical twin brother named John. "James and John are their Biblical names" as she used to lovingly remind me.) On Super Bowl Sunday this backdrop was set up at our church, and everyone took turns having pictures taken.

 

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set; Garden Green Cardstock and Whisper White Cardstock; Country Club Designer Series Paper; StazOn Black Ink Pad; Best Badge Punch; Whisper White Medium Envelope.

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05/20/2020

FLAG DAY...

FLAG DAY is celebrated each year on June 14th. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States of America. The date of that signing was June 14, 1777. 

I felt creative... so rather than using a flag stamp, I designed this card with images from the Duet Banner Punch! The Red, White and Blue Cardstock looks so patriotic for this day that is set aside to honor our country. (Thanks to Google for the 2020 Image below.)

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Painted Glass Stamp Set; Real Red Cardstock, Blueberry Bushel Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock; StazOn Black Ink Pad;  Duet Banner Punch; Take Your Pick Tool.

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05/19/2020

MEMORIAL DAY...

The phrase on this card works well for MEMORIAL DAY but also when you want to share love and SYMPATHY. I have found that when a friend receives one of my handmade sympathy cards, it is not only comforting during their time of loss, but deeply appreciated, knowing that it was designed and made with lots of TLC...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Timeless Tulips Stamp Set; Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock; Golden Honey Designer Series Paper (from Sale-A-Bration); StazOn Black Ink Pad; Stitched Shapes Framlits Die; Braided Border Punch; Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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05/18/2020

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATE...

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IN ADDITION TO THE GRADUATION CARD TODAY,

THIS WEEK YOU WILL BE TREATED TO THESE CARDS:

Memorial Day, Flag Day, Father's Day, Birthday and Baby!

As our year marches forward through many holidays and special family occasions, it is always a delight to design handmade cards for those we love and appreciate. One of our family graduates attended a high school with mascot colors of orange and black. I wanted an image of a cap and diploma, but didn't have a stamp with those graphics. So... I Googled Cap and Diploma Clipart, and wah-lah, I downloaded this picture and printed it on Whisper White Cardstock. With a little editing, I added an orange "ribbon" around the diploma, and an orange "button" on the cap..... 

 

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Here's a Card Stamp Set (for the word Congratulations), Google (for Cap and Diploma image); Basic Black Cardstock, Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock; StazOn Black Ink Pad; Stitched Shapes Framelits Die; Old World Paper Embossing Folder.

Graduates around the country have been unable to gather for ceremonies due to COVID, but many wonderful events, like drive-bys, have been celebrated!! 2020 graduates may well be known as THE CLASS THAT MADE HISTORY!

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This is the frame I designed for our granddaughter. I called the high school in Nebraska and asked if they would email me the school and mascot logos so I could personalize it especially for her. They were very accommodating, so when completed, I sent them a photo of it.....

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05/11/2020

COVID 2020...

When the calendar flipped open to March 2020, little did we know what was in store... Regardless of where you live in this whole wide world, I don't need to explain COVID because you are likely living it too... So here is a little snapshot of our journey...

Since my husband and I are empty nesters and retired, staying at home was natural on day one, day two, day three... Then reality set in. This quarantine thing wasn't a difficult adjustment, but what could we do to make the best use of our time???  First, we volunteered to send mailers out to individuals and families in our church. The supplies were dropped off on our front porch, and we stuffed envelopes, applied labels and stamps. Then, hubby did some extra yardwork while I cleaned out a few closets and drawers... but mostly I sent cards... Get Well, Thinking of You, Praying for You, Happy Birthday. And then this happened... Stampin' Up released a 15 page download of COVID thoughts, greetings, wishes, and more. So I began making cards, cards, cards. This is the first one...

 

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Hubby and I have made a few trips to the grocery store,

but like many of you, we have mostly stayed home with a smile.

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Here are some of the cards I've made with the Share Sunshine Download. There are about 50 different greetings, and all of them in several colors of ink. You may click on these card images to enlarge and see a closeup of some of the greetings.  If you would like to have a copy of the entire download, scroll to the bottom of this post for more information. 

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The Share Sunshine digital stamp set is packed with both lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments relevant to the COVID pandemic. Simply print the download on white cardstock and cut or punch out the images to make cards, letters, or other meaningful and fun communications. As part of Stampin' Up's Making a Difference program, 100% of the proceeds will go to COVID-19 GIVEBACK efforts through the World Health Organization or United Way Worldwide.

The cost is only $12 plus tax when applicable.

I receive no portion of the proceeds of this sale.

THANK YOU!

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