Sunday Showcase: 8 Polka Dot Parade Projects

Do you love creating matching projects as much as I do?  Last week, at Ronda Wade's Creative Convention, we made some cute & simple matching make & takes using the bright & cheery Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper.  Let's take a look at the projects we created…

Polka dot ensemble

It's a fabulous collection of projects that show just how versatile the paper can be for any occasion! Ronda designed four coordinating pairs of projects, each with a 3D gift holder and matching card. 

Polka dot parade 126902L  
Brights brads 119740L

All of the projects use the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper and the Brights Brads that come in all the same colors!

Polka dot - dirtday box 
I dig you 122722L

I started with the adorable Fancy Favor Die gift box, which features Marina Mist polka dot paper and the I Dig You stamp set.  Add some Marina Mist brads inside the bull dozer wheels.  What a fun party favor for a little boy's birthday! 

Polka dot - i dig you card 

Here's the matching card.  I love how the back of the Polka Dot Parade paper is larger, toned down dots that have more of a masculine feel.  The designer paper is actually folded down at the top to show he back of the designer paper like a rolled sleeve cuff.  Coordinating color is Old Olive.

Polka dot - 2-4-6 box 
Polka dot - 2-4-6 box 2

The next project was a 2-4-6-8 Box that was 9" tall.  We wrapped the box with Pumpkin Pie polka dot paper and a Scallop Edge border.  It's decorated with a polka dot flower made with the new 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, the flower from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, and Daffodil Delight brads.  The two-part sentiment is from Petite Pairs.  Also features: Decorative Label Punch, and Bitty Banners Framelits.

Make Your Own 2-4-6-8 Box: You can do them at any size height, but the card stock width needs to be 8-1/2" wide, and you score it along that side at 2", 4", 6", and 8" as the name implies.  The extra 1/2" becomes the tab that you use to adhere the box together.  You score the other side at 2" and cut slits at each score line making the tabs that fold in to make the bottom of the box.  Check out these 2-4-6-8 Box Instructions for a better visual.

Polka dot - pumpkin card 
Friendly phrases 126151L

Use the Extra-Large Oval Punch to create a simple punch-art pumpkin.  Sponge the edges of the ovals with Early Espresso ink to add some dimension, then add a hand-cut Old Olive stem and Old Olive brad.  Cute!  Also features: Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and Friendly Phrases sentiment.

Polka dot - flower box 
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We used the Flower Folds XL Die to die-cut flower layers from the Rich Razzleberry polka dot paper and card stock.  Adhere the layers with Dimensionals and add a contrasting center for a beautiful and easy-to-make box topper!  It's a great alternative to a bow!  Adhere the flower to the 3/8" So Saffron Ribbon and tie it around so that you can slip it off easily to open the box.  Also features: Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, and Word Window Punch.

Make Your Own Box: The box is another easy one!  The lid is 6×6" designer paper, scored on each edge at 1".  The box bottom is 8×8" and scored on each side at 2".  Cut tab slits on the two score lines on one side, and then the other, add adhesive to the tabs and assemble. 

Polka dot - flower card 
One in a million 126382L

The matching flower card showcases the Daffodil Delight polka dots!  The flower is made with three Blossom Punch layers with the Rich Razzleberry polka dotted paper, a Circle Circus stamp punched with a 1" Circle Punch, and a Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon stem!  Also features: One In A Million stamp set and Modern Label Punch.

Polka dot - stocking 
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We created an easy mini Christmas Stocking with the Real Red polka dotted paper die-cut with the Holiday Stocking Die adhered around a die-cut Petite Pocket.  It could hold candy canes, pencils, thin candy or even a gift card inside.  Also features: White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.

Polka dot - ho ho ho card 
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Our final project was a matching Christmas card using the Embellished Events stamp set and Real Red polka dots.  Also features Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, and the Scallop Squares Duo Die.

You can order all of the supplies to create these projects at my Online Store!

What a fun ensemble!  As you can see, you can use these delightul polka dot prints for LOTS of occasions, so it's a great paper to keep on hand! 

Thanks so much to Ronda Wade for sharing her fabulous collection of Polka Dot Parade projects! 



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