11.30.2009

Polar Expressions - Samples and a Tutorial!

That was so much fun! Creating with my first box of goodies from Imaginisce was amazing! I worked with all the fun, spunky, Christmas products from their holiday release, POLAR EXPRESSIONS! The line has 12 wonderful 2-sided papers and tons of fabulous embellishments! The papers are wonderfully textured with shimmer, sparkle and embossing! Oh, and the rub-ons ---- like BUTTER! Even the intricate details of the border rub-ons were applied in one smooth motion! Love that!

Polar Expressions - Merry Christmas Layout

Polar Expressions - Happy Christmas CardPolar Expressions - Be Merry Card

Polar Expressions - Bottle Gift

We love to Countdown to Christmas in our house and every year, I try to come up with another idea to make it fun and special. The POLAR EXPRESSIONS LINE was a perfect choice because of the variety of papers, embellishments and acrylic stamps! My little Countdown Book has a page for every day in December with a family Christmas activity that we can do together. Every page is perforated at the top so it can be torn out of the book at the end of each day! I kept the pages fairly simple because of the disposable nature of the project! Check out the easy instructions following the pictures!

The cover and the last page:

Polar Expressions - Countdown to Christmas 1

A sampling of some of the inside pages:

Polar Expressions - Countdown to Christmas 2

Polar Expressions - Countdown to Christmas 3

This picture shows the perforation and the clean way the pages come out of the book!

Polar Expressions - Countdown to Christmas 4

Step #1 – Cut 24 pieces of matching cardstock 3 x 6
Step #2 – Cut 2 pieces of chipboard 3 x 6.5
Step #3 – Using the perforation blade of your cutter – perforate all cardstock pieces 1.5 inches down from one end
Step #4 – Round bottom 2 corners of cardstock and chipboard --- opposite end from perforation
Step #5 – Using Bind-it-All --- punch holes in all pieces of cardstock and chipboard
Step #6 – Layer pieces as follows: chipboard, cardstock color #1, cardstock color #2, Cardstock #3, repeat using all cardstock and finish with back piece of chipboard.
Step #7 – Decorate all pages being careful not to cover perforation marks!

The fun punched out sunburst shapes are made with the i-top tool punches! These are so versatile! I can't wait to layer all three sizes and make a fun flower embellishment --- with the i-top brad in the center! Fun!

5 comments:

TanishaRenee said...

Kim, you are so talented, girl! I don't know which project I love more, they're all super cute! I really love how you used 4 scalloped borders on the card! I definitely must try that! Thanks for the inspiration!

GinniG said...

What a FABULOUS idea!!! I LOVE the notebooks!!! And of course I love all the other projects too! :) You totally ROCK!!!

Linda Beeson said...

I like all of these great creations but LOVE the trees on the first layout the most.

I AM A Scrapaholic said...

All of these are fabulous!
You've done an amazing job with your goodies!

SaraCarling said...

Holy adorable creations! I love the advent books!

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