Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Introducing Polka Dot Parade #3

Hiya Papertrey Peeps! Day 1 of the April Countdown and I'm blogging to show you a few projects using the latest edition of Melissa's Polka Dot Parade. This month we have a fun recliner and vintage style television for Father's Day. Lots of possibilities there. (Although I've got to say, this mama enjoys her fair share of sitting in the recliner watching her favorite television shows too.)

Let's jump right into showing you want you can do with this fun set.



In searching for inspiration, I typed in "vintage television" in Pinterest. I got some images of televisions with the color bars on the screen for "emergency broadcasts". That's all the inspiration I needed to come up with this card. I stamped stripes from Faux Ribbon in my focal point television to create rainbow stripes. The smiley face was created from Get to the Point to match up with the sentiment from Hello, Friend. (Love the sentiments in Hello Friend, so cheeky and fun). I really wanted the rainbow television to pop, so I stuck with black and white with the rest of my card. The polka dots  from Maile's new Sketched Shapes reminded me of static, which I felt was appropriate in this case. And 50's style sparkles got pulled from Birthday Bash Sentiments to match up with the vintage style television. I've got a nephew who needs to find this card in his mailbox soon.


Next up, I wanted to use the recliner and matching die as intended. It's easy to imagine Dad sitting back and enjoying his favorite shows. The "Happy Father's Day" is from World's Greatest.

I did some pretty tricky masking to get the individual letters of the word "relax" in the television screens without cutting the stamp apart. Here's a little visual to show you how to do the same thing on your projects.



And lastly, I wanted to change the recliner up a bit so you could use any pattern paper you want with it.


I created this little scene by busting out my Lighten Up stamps and dies. Perfect scale and match. Maybe Melissa had that in mind:). Clever girl. And just like at my house, there's a taupe throw tossed over the recliner. BB: Striped Sweater helped me accomplish that detail. You are also getting a glimpse of Heather's new Wonderful Words: Memories die and stamp that are being released this month.


I created another sheet to show you how alter the recliner die. Let me know if you have any questions. Super easy.



There you have it. I hope you can see how this little stamp set can go from Father's Day to beyond and cover lots of different occasions. For $5, you can't beat the versatility. Remember, this and all the new Papertrey Ink products are available on April 15th at www.papertreyink.com

Be sure to check out more inspiration today at the following blogs:


Maile Belles
Nichole Heady
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Betsy Veldman
Melissa Bickford

Supplies

Rainbow Television Card
Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #3, Sketched Shapes, Birthday Bash Sentiments, and Hello, Friend
Ink: Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, True Black
Dies: Polka Dot Parade #3

Relax, Happy Father's Day Card
Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #3, World's Greatest
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Enchanted Evening, True Black, Pure Poppy, Blueberry Sky
Cardstock: True Black, Stamper's Select White, Spring Rain
Dies: Polka Dot Parade #3

Thanks for the Memories
Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #3, Lighten Up, Wonderful Words: Memories, BB: Striped Sweater
Dies: Lighten Up, Wonderful Words: Memories, Polka Dot Parade #3
Cardstock: Fine Linen, Stamper's Select White, Dark Chocolate
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Fine Linen
Patterned Paper: Come Away With Me 6x6 Pad by My Mind's Eye

34 comments:

  1. Loooooving your cards today! Great job

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  2. Erin,

    Just love, love your cards. The ideas are brilliant. Can't wait to welcome this set to my world. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. Adorable Erin! I am a relax and watch TV kind of gal so this set is a must for me. Donna

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  4. Oh my...LOVE that recliner and those vintage tvs! That last 'memories' card is awesome! Us "children of the 70s" can definitely relate to that brown and orange floral print chair! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. You are so creative, Erin! Love your creations for these sets!! :)

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  6. Well as if the post it notes idea wasn't clever enough, behold, the floral recliner! Precious!

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  7. LOVE LOVE IT!!!

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  8. WAAAAAAAY TOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  9. Genius crafter you are! Love all three cards. The patterned recliner is such a clear reminder of childhood in the 70's lol Love that first card best...the pop of rainbow is perfection!

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  10. You are such a clever girl! Are of your cards are brilliant! I especially love the first one with the pop of the rainbow colors in the TV.

    Linda

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  11. All of these cards are great!!! Love the rainbow stripes in the first one, love how you did "relax" in the TVs in the second, and absolutely LOVE the PP recliner in the last one!!

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  12. WOW! Those are some great stamping ideas! Those stamp sets coming out look like so much fun to have. To think your blog was the frist one I happen to stop by and I am already thinking I will be buying 2 new stamp sets ...

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  13. You guys are killing me! Polka Dot Parade #3 wasn't EVEN on my radar until I saw all the great projects today. Now I totally need this set given that it's only $5, lol! Awesome cards today and love the smiley face from the Get to the Point set. I just pulled my set out and yup there's the smiley face! :)

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  14. Susan Gosman suenu35@aol.comApril 10, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Oh that recliner!

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  15. Fantastic job with this set! It was already on my list but you've just shown me how to use it in different ways. LOVE IT!

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  16. Oh me, oh my! Your cards have blown me away today and totally sold me on this cute set! Love every single one of them! :)

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  17. Erin your projects re all brilliant! I love the test pattern--memories TFS. Your masking is such a great diea from someone who hates cutting their stamps. I assume that the sticky part of the Post-it note is not stuck to the full sentiment. Sticky part is below on the card base. Hope my question makes sense.

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  18. Love to see guy cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. I had to Pin all three of these! Great ideas! I'm going to have to play around with the post it notes a bit to totally understand what you did!! LOL

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  20. Great cards! Love the paper piecing on the recliner.

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  21. I'm making my list, checking it twice. Such cute ideas Erin! Love the paper pieced recliner.

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  22. Erin, your cards are completely hilarious today and that's a good thing! So vintagey and cute.

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  23. Thanks for the tuts on these dies. Love paper piecing this chair and the TV can be "turned on" in so man y ways. Great way of masking the letters.

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  24. I love the different ways you used the recliner. Shows how versatile it can be.

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  25. Love this set and thanks for showing your technique for piecing.

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  26. Super cute set, and your cards are adorable. Thanks for sharing the technique you use for the "relax" sentiment! :D

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  27. LOVE all your cards! TFS the techniques, too. :)

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  28. Great set!! Fantastic projects!!

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  29. Thanks for sharing your "secret" details, Erin! Great cards once again.

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