Thursday, September 12, 2013

Introducing Polka Dot Parade #8 & More Kid Kudos

Day 3! Halfway through the countdown for Papertrey Ink. Are ya'll getting excited by all the fun holiday products this month? Wait until you see the group posts! 

I've got a few different holiday projects today using the cute polka dot pumpkin from Polka Dot Parade #8. He works very well with Kid Kudos, so I've got a few projects with the two of them together. Let me show you what I mean.

Good golly, this card uses all sorts of PTI goodness together. We've got a spooky, night time spin on the Mighty Oak Cover Plate (rumor has it, we've got it back in stock). Mr. Bones and our cute pumpkin from Polka Dot Parade #8 are taking an evening stroll together along a picket fence. A full moon is the perfect place to put a sweet, appropriate sentiment from Kid Kudos. 

Next up, I created a word collage with sentiments from both Polka Dot #8 and Kid Kudos. I've brought in some supporting elements from Spooky Sweets, Spooky Sweets II, and Star Gazer Collection dies. I like how the word "pumpkin" in two shades of orange (Orange Zest and Terracotta Tile) takes on the characteristics of everybody's favorite squash with the addition of a pumpkin stem and leaves. 

Also of note, one of the Kid Kudos "inside sentiments" is used on the front here. This is a great option for making your sentiments on the front of your cards have more visual weight. Here I teamed it up with "I love you", but you can definitely combine it with any of the sentiments and have it still work. Seriously, so many different combinations here with Kid Kudos.

For my last Polka Dot Parade #8 card, I wanted to feature it just on its own. Here we've got a cute little interactive card using a new die. (I guess at this point, the only conclusion you can draw is that this will be featured on a group post coming up!) To jazz it up a bit I heat embossed the zig zag border from the new BB: Stitching in orange. The "pull here" arrow is from Movers and Shakers Sentiments

What happens when you pull the insert? You get a little BOO! A sentiment is revealed from Polka Dot Parade #7 and...

...our ghost from last month (Polka Dot Parade #7) is popping out of the pumpkin to give you a little thrill. They work so very well together! Notice the zig zag cut on the top of the pumpkin? I used the sun die from Back Pocket Basics die collection. Easy. 

And lastly, a project with just Kid Kudos. You've probably noticed how flexible and versatile all the sentiments are in this set. Just to give you another option, any of the bold words can be replaced with alphabet stamps or dies. Opens up a world of possibilities. Here I choose to stamp the word "lucky" with the Headline Alphabet. The ink colors correspond to the stripes in my beloved Rainbow Stripes dies. A fun, cheery card. Rainbows are considered to be lucky, so it is nice to have a visual reinforcement of the sentiment. 

And that, is that for the day. Hope you enjoyed all the cards. Polka Dot Parade #8 and Kid Kudos will be available on September 15th at if you'd like to add them to your crafty stash. 

More inspiration using these products and more can be found at the following blogs. Be back tomorrow with more.


Spooky Scene Card
Stamps: Kid Kudos, Polka Dot Parade #8, Mr. Bones
Dies: Mighty Oak Cover Plate, Picket Fence, Polka Dot Parade #8, Mr. Bones, Limitless Layers 1 and 3/4 Circles, Love Lives Here
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy
Patterned Paper: Soft Stone Leaves
Ink: True Black, Orange Zest, and Simply Chartreuse

Cutest Little Pumpkin Card
Stamps: Kid Kudos, Polka Dot Parade #8, Spooky Sweets, Spooky Sweets II, Faux Ribbon
Dies: Star Gazer Collection
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, Simply Chartreuse

Boo! Interactive Card
Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #8, Polka Dot Parade #7, Movers and Shakers Sentiments, BB: Stitching
Dies: Polka Dot Parade #8, Polka Dot Parade #7, Instant Photo Pull Out Dies
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Summer Sunrise, Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse, and Dark Chocolate
Ink: Orange Zest, True Black, Simply Chartreuse
ZING! Embossing Powder in Apricot

Lucky Rainbow Card
Stamps: Kid Kudos and Headline Alphabet
Dies: Rectangular Labels, and Rainbow Stripes
Cardstock and Ink: Smokey Shadow, Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Simple Chartreuse, Blueberry Sky, Silver Shimmer


  1. These are all awesome cards, Erin! I love how you combined elements from so many different sets on your first card - and what kid wouldn't love to get a Halloween card? I am very intrigued by the new die coming out - it looks like one of those interactive ones that I have a love/hate relationship with - love them but they're so intimidating to me for some reason. I just need to get over it already. :)

  2. Beautiful cards! I am in love with kid kudos and that sweet lil pumpkin with the ghost popping out is too cute! The die looks interesting! I can't wait for the video showing how it works! :)

  3. Love your projects today, Erin. I knew I should have added Mr Bones to my collection!! That card is just too cute!

  4. LOVE your cards! I also would like to request a video to teach the rest of us poor souls how to achieve your great results.

  5. How cute is the Boo! interactive card. Beautiful job with the ghost popping out of the pumpkin.

  6. Your interactive card with the ghost popping out of the pumpkin, made me squeal! It's so stinkin' cute! You are a bit of genius, Erin!!

  7. Your pumpkin ghost card is SUPER cute!!! Love it! You always make such wonderful projects!

  8. You are the mistress of whimsy!

  9. I love the way you incorporated the different stamp sets. Love all your cards.

  10. All are so very cute. Can't wait to get them in my hot little hand.

  11. Please, please make a video showing how you made the Boo interactive card!!!!

  12. It's wonderful to see the uses for the new stamps and dies with previously released stamps and dies

  13. Erin, your projects today are fabulous! Love them.

  14. So much eye candy today! Love the scene you created with Mr. Bones! Will definitely be casing that one. And your sweet little pumpkin slider card....sigh. And I LOVE your card with the rainbow dies. Such a fun card that would brighten anyone's day!


  15. OMGosh, I love every single project that you shared today! They're all so cute!

  16. I pulled a muscle grinning to hard when I saw your pumpkin slide card. Way to frickin cute!!!

  17. I love all the cards. they are so cute.

  18. I am so excited that one of the sentiments you've included is "love you to the moon and back" -- we use that a LOT in our home.

  19. REally adorable cards Erin! I love the ghost popping out of the pumpkin.

  20. Ok, that pull up pumpkin is just the most adorable thing I've seen this whole release... LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

  21. You are sooooo fabulously creative! I am always so impressed with your creations! Thanks for sharing--keep up the amazing work!

  22. What fun ideas! Can't wait for release day!