Friday 26 October 2012

Polka Dot designer paper gift set

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What would you do with your free designer paper? Here's a little project I made with a gorgeous bold dotty paper from the fabulous Patio Party pack:

I wanted the paper to take centre stage...

... so I just added ribbon for a bit of texture and a die-cut leaf behind the sentiment label. You can hardly see from the photo but I stamped the sentiment again and cut out the word happy to pop up for a bit of extra interest.

You can see it better in this photo - and the ruffle of the seam binding edge. I adore the combination of Always Artichoke with the gorgeous new Summer Starfruit in-colour! I made a little box to go with the card:

I like the way that on the other side of the dotty paper you catch a glimpse of cakes!

And this is how it looks when it's all done up. This wrap-around-style box is my favourite at the moment and I'll be showing you how it's made next week.

Here's what you'll need to make today's project
Stamps: Perfect Punches, Mixed Medley (for the box label)
Ink: Always Artichoke, Summer Starfruit
Card stock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke
Punches: Large oval punch, 3/4" circle punch, corner rounder
Other: Patio Party designer paper, Always Artichoke seam binding, white stitched grosgrain ribbon, bakers twine, Little Leaves sizzlits die, Big Shot
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When my daughter saw the project on her way in from school she told me she liked it. "It reminds me of you," she added, sailing past my desk. "In what way?" I called after her. "It's dotty!" she said and disappeared up the stairs cackling.

Have a great weekend and I'll see you very soon,


  1. These polka-dots just called out to me! Such a happy card!

  2. Lovely little gift set VIcky...beautiful polka dot papers


  3. oh WOW, that color combination is SO COOL!!!

  4. Fabulous card Vicky, and I love that sweet wraparound box! Beautiful!

  5. What a gorgeous set Vicky-I love that paper-and i can't wait to see how you have made the pretty box ! :) xx

  6. I think your daughter really meant to say "sophisticated and elegant", she just got confused! Beautiful set Vicky, love that little box! That colour combination is just gorgeous.

  7. A perfect way to show off designer paper. FAB! x

  8. Yum yum yum Vicky,loving this big time! X

  9. Funny how we let our children get away with remarks like that!! Lol
    I love it too, those big dots really take centre stage and the colour combination is yummy :0)
    Looking forward to the box tutorial... My brain is feeling to lazy to work out a template at the moment !!
    Jenny x

  10. I love it when you have a paper where the design is 'strong' enough to stand alone on a card, this polka dot certainly does. The jury is out on this colour for me but it's growing on me after I've seen this. I too can't wait to find out how to make the box

    Louise xx

  11. Love the effect of the paper and the fact it has "another side to it" fab set Vicky.

  12. Beautiful projects Vicki. The popped up "happy" looks great (good idea!) I can hardly wait for the wrap around bow tutorial cuz my bows usually look like the cat chewed on them!

    The font on the birthday sentiment (Perfect Punches and Fabulous Phrases) has got to be one of the ABSOLUTE best that SU has every offered! Couldn't craft without them!

  13. Hi vicky
    Fabulous set... Love the dotty paper..... And the seam binding.....
    Hugs sylvie xxxx

  14. This paper with the large dots reminds me of a fashionable summer dress. Beautiful colour too. x

  15. What a great card and gift! The polka dots are awesome!

  16. LOVE this card. Fabulous clean and simple and I love that little gift box! Have a great week!


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