Saturday, October 22, 2011

Polka Dots and Presents

I was asked to make a card that wasn't over the top.  In fact the exact words were "really simple looking".  Needing some quick inspiration, I turned to non other than the
Less Is More blog.  All the cards made for their challenges must be Clean and Simple, have white space and consist of one piece of card folded in half with no addition layers and minimal embellishments.  So, I guess you can see why I went there to get some ideas, that's exactly the type of card that was needed.

Looking over this weeks challenge, the recipe called for Polka Dots.  Perfect!  I'll play along and get the card I need done as well. 

Here is a close up of the bow

Lots of white space - check
Few embellishments - check
Polka Dots - check
Sentiment stamped right on the card itself - check. 

I added the bow on top for a bit of dimension - I just love my Cricut!

For the present and bow I used the Beyond Birthdays Cricut Cartridge, embossed the
present with the Sizzix Polka Dot Embossing Folder.
The sentiment was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and the stamp is from
Stampin Up , Short and Sweet.

Wherever you are in your day, I hope your enjoying it
Wishing you many wonderful creations!



  1. That's a wonderful card! I like the white in white.

  2. Gosh this is a stunner, so simple but really effective - well done x

  3. Gorgeosu card, perfect!
    So glad you instantly thought of LIM for your incpiration
    thank you
    mandi LIM

  4. I love white on white and this card is simply beautiful!
    The present looks superb!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Beautiful CAS card! Love it!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  6. Hi there, What a brilliant card, I love tyhe clean simplicity, fabulous job, :0) Gay xxx

  7. Love the white on white. Very classy. xx

  8. Stunning - ticked all the boxes and I bet the person who 'commissioned' the card will be delighted. It's just perfect - now, where's that Christmas tree today???!!!!! Di xxx

  9. Lovely card, well done. You can view my card here Maureen........x

  10. Stunning! I love white on white cards
    Beryl x

  11. Beautiful simple card, love the white on white

  12. Love this, great CAS card xx Jna

  13. Love white on white & that bow is fab!!
    Sharon x

  14. Terrific card, love white on never fails to impress and the bow gives that extra dimension :)
    Jenny x

  15. Thanks for reminding me about less is more. By complete chance I made a card with polka dots on it today so I have joined in with the rest of you this week! Lovely card - as ever!

  16. Beautiful card - so elegant with the white on white.

  17. Such a great 'clean' card, love it :O) Viv xx


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