Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Polka Dot Punches Sampler

Today I am bringing you another set sampler. The featured stamp set is called Polka Dot Punches and is one of the Sale-a-Bration sets you can earn for FREE starting this Sunday (Feb 1). It is the only set I pre-ordered so I figured I better have some good samples to show and demo! All of the stamps in the set work with one or more of the punches in the catalog, isn't that fun?? The only stamp I did not use in the sampler is the heart. It is gorgeous but I am waiting for the matching punch to arrive. Are you ready?
Up first is this card...

I started with sahara sand as my card base and randomly stamped several of the stamps in kiwi kiss, baja breeze and tangerine tango. Then I stamped them several more times on matching card stock and punched them out using the scallop circle, 5 petal flower, 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 1/4" and 1 1/3" circles. Whew that was a parade of punches, lol! They are up on dimensionals and one has a fancy brad from the Stylized Silver Hodgepodge set. The sentiment is from the set Essence of Love and is punched out with the word window punch.
Up next is a fun tote bag...

The template for this is from Lauren Meader and can be found here. It is not that hard and super fun to make! It uses the Coluzzle starter kit from the catalog which I just read on the SU demo site is being discontinued by the company. Stampin' Up is already sold out of the refill blades and will only be able to supply the starter kits until their stock is depleted. Just an FYI! The tote is made with bashful blue card stock and trimmed out in white and blue DP from the upcoming SAB paper pack. The bottom edge is scalloped using the scallop edge border punch, I also did some piercing along the edges using the Mat Pack. A bit of white grosgrain ribbon and a stamped/punched embellishment finish it off. It is large enough to fit A2 sized cards inside as well as a host of other items. The finished size is 6" tall, 4 1'2" wide and 2" deep to give you perspective. Definitely a useful size for packaging.
And last, is an out of the box idea...

Trees are all the rage in stamping these days. The new SU catalog is sprinkled with new stamp sets with tress of many different styles. I used the stamp that coordinates with the scalloped circle punch to make the top of a tree. I used artichoke ink on celery paper, the center one is on a dimensional. The trunk is a strip of close to cocoa textured card stock that is cut by hand with a little ink sponged on for depth. The ground is more paper from the SAB paper pack that I cut using the blade in SU's Cutter Kit. I sponged sahara sand ink along the top edges for depth and mounted the top layer onto dimensionals. The sentiment is from the set Upsy Daisy. My very own funky tree! Do you like?
Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

17 comments:

~amy~ said...

FAB cards...lol, lol, LOVE the tree one!

Melissa said...

I too LOVE the tree card! I pre-bought the set and have been trying to figure out what to do with it. I'm going to CASE your tree card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy said...

Oh my gosh, the tree card is FABULOUS!!!! I love it and will probably case it as well. BTW, all the cards are fab, but the tree is my fav!

Elizabeth V. said...

I love your tree card...can't wait to get my order and play with this set. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Pat said...

Wow...You have sold me on this new SU stamp set. I love all your ideas!

jpmayo said...

Totally 100% sold on this set, love your projects!!

KimB said...

HI Tracy,

lovely cards and I think the tree card looks great!! - I will keep in mind for the future for sure.

Kim

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, these are cute projects! I absolutely LOVE the tree!!! Fantastic work on the trunk, the hilly ground, your use of the sentiment. It's so imaginative!

Cheryl said...

You're on a real creative streak! These cards and your box are terrific!

lakind said...

Boy did you get creative with the SAB stuff! Love the tree!

Betty said...

great projects! tfs! I absolutely LOVE the tree! awesome and amaZING!
keep up the good work, long time listener, first time caller

kathleenh said...

Great projects! I especially love the funky tree!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

what a fun tree! I love your pendants too...they will look fabulous!

LeAnne said...

Tracy, this is awesome! How cute--may have to CASE this one as well!
LeAnne

kareNstampz said...

the tree is so much fun - it would be great for a scrapbook layout. I cased it for my latest team swap as I thought WOW - will be blogging it later with the samples I received too.

TFS

Marie-Josée Trudel said...

Thousands of thanks, Tracy! You inspired me for my little bag. I mentioned your artwork on my blog. Thank you again.

Marie-Josée
from Quebec

Brooke S said...

Tracy!
This is my favorite card I have seen with this stamp set.. I am sooo casing this card.... I think the colors you used reallu did it for me. the Sal-a-bration colors were not for me...

I have really enjoyed reading through your blog..
Can't wait to Catty cruse with you again really soon.
hugs
Brooke