Happy Hip Holidays

Stampin up holiday extravaganza polka dot

As promised, I have holiday and gift ideas to share each day in conjunction with Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Extravaganza Sale.  Save 20 to 50% on Stampin' Up! product bundlesClick here for the list of sale items. 

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To kick things off, I wanted to share a simple (no stamps or ink) and "hip" card I made based on this bold polka dot wrapping paper.  The inspiration is part of an exclusive weekly challenge among my demonstrator group and is one way we stay connected virtually, despite being from different parts of the U.S.  Here's a helpful resource if you're passionate about Stampin' Up!, adore discounts and want to know more about joining the Stampin' Pretty Pals.

I punched twelve Whisper White Circles using my 1" Circle Punch and adhered them to a 4.25 x 5.5 card base (scored on top) of Real Red.  Vavoom!  Instant background glamour with texture.  The bottom corners are cropped using a Corner Rounder Punch.  TIP:  I clipped the back (bottom) corners, too.

The "happy holidays" rub-on (Season of Cheer, 112843) is layered on Old Olive card stock and matted on Real Red.  Three Real Red Brads dot the right corner.  TIP:  To create a simple balance to the brads, I used a Photo Corners Punch to spiff up the left corner with a red and white accent.  Don't forget Stampin' Up!'s Rub-Ons Sale ends Nov. 30!

A strip of lovely Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon wraps things up.  I layered the sentiment panel on top of the ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals.

For a limited time, Stampin' Up!'s DVD and supply tins are on sale individually.  Click here for details and use ideas.

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Paper:  Real Red (102482), Old Olive (100702), Whisper White (100730)
Cool Tools:  1" Circle Punch (109046), Photo Corners Punch (109042), Corner Rounder Punch (109047)
The Perfect Touch:  Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109054), Real Red Brads (Bold Brights Brads, 106957), Season of Cheer Rub-Ons (112843), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Mary, this polka dot card is so bold and fabulous!

  2. So fun Mary!! I love retro cards with bold colors and the circles are the WOW!! Smiles… 🙂

  3. Very Clever! That is a groovy Christmas Card!
    You are amazing!

  4. Very cool Mary! Nice job.

  5. That polka dot paper is COOL! Love the graphic look of the card – just awesome!


  6. Such a cute card, I love all the dots!
    Thanks for sharing, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  7. Love it, love it, love it!!! Happy Thanksgiving Mary. Wishing you all the best. me

  8. Cute card!
    I now look at just about everything and think how could I make it into a card. Now I just need to stop blog hopping and work on all the cards I want to do. 🙂
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Mary, Happy Thanksgiving!
    CUTE & Pretty! Gina

  10. SO GORGEOUS MARY!!! I’m thankful for your generous sharing of your art with all of us!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  11. Girl..you amaze me. I love this. Simple is so wonderful!

    Thank you for your creative side that you share with me!:)

  12. Visually stunning card Mary! I think I’d like to run the white cardstock thru my cuttlebug first before punching out the holes. Thanks for the idea!

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