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Creative Team | Ellie and XO.

Hello Monday!


It’s the beginning of the week. A fresh start. Hit the ground running people. It’s the only way. x

Today Ellie pops in with an extra piece of inspiration for you using the Polka Dot Creative mini kit called “XO”.


Hi PDC family,

It’s Ellie here and today I’m sharing a wedding card I made using the fabulous ‘&’ symbol card from the “XO” mini kit.


Start making this card by stitching the ‘&’ symbol on the card. Then ink the edges of the tag. Taking some Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic triangle paper called 6th and Maple (currently on sale here) cut it to fit the front of a standard size card. Do not adhere yet. Distress the edges then ink with yellow.


Then cut a section of a gold doily from Maggie Holmes gold vellum doily.

Stack the 6th and Maple triangle paper, a doily, the tag, and then tuck the piece of gold doily between the doily and tag so you can see it. Adhere these together but not to the card base. This is so the back of your stitching can’t be seen. Taking the Amy Tangerine alphabet stitching template mark your letters one at a time. I found it easier to do one letter at a time for alignment purposes. After I stitching all the letters, adhere the layers to the card base. Using the Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party stickers arrange them on the card as desired. Use foam dots behind some of the hearts for dimension.  Use some Dear Lizzy Neapolitan ribbon currently on sale at 50% off here. Add a few sequins for a bit of sparkle. Punch a butterfly out of some of the vellum and adhere to card. Use some bakers twine tie to the top of the card and you have finished.

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I hope you enjoy making something fun like a card, with any one of the gorgeous kits available at Polka Dot Creative.

Create and enjoy and remember to have fun!

Till next time, Ellie x

February Mini Kit Sneak Peek & Pre-release!

Hello Monday!

Here is a sneak peek of our February mini kit which is available now.


There are more bits and pieces to include but if you want to secure your February mini kit you can place your order HERE.

(More photos to follow when the light is better…)

The patterned papers are from Amy Tangerine. I have hand painted 2, 3×4 and 2, 4×6 textured white journaling cards with a teal and silver brush script (loved, loved, LOVED doing that!) and I have also pre-pierced a packaging tag for you using the Captured stencil from Amy Tangerine. If you have never done embroidery before do not worry. I have also included a print out of the stencil so that you can follow the guide and have also included a needle and more than enough embroidery thread to see the job done.

Another exciting and fun feature that is included in our February mini kit is a flair. Each mini kit will include one flair button from the designs below.


The February mini kits are $20 each. This includes postage!

This mini kit isn’t just perfect for our Project Life albums but would also be scrumptious made up as cards for Valentines Day.

As mentioned there will be other goodies included but I wanted to show you this pic as I have had lots of enquires today about the mini kits release. Thank you!!!!!!!

I hope you’ve all had a great Monday! xxx

SALE | Project Life Mini Kits, 20% OFF!

Hello Wednesday!

I have so much new stock that has arrived (including the Documenting December kit ingredients!!! YAY!!!!) and that is still expected in the coming months.

It’s glorious.

It’s exciting.

But it’s taking up space. HELP ME!

I’ve added the Project Life mini kits to my SALE category. 20% off all mini kits!

Childhood Edition, MINI KIT | PROJECT LIFE, by Becky Higgins

I have the Wellington Childhood mini kit. Was $19.95, is now 20% off, $15.96.

Would make great holiday Christmas gifts. My William loves this mini kit and is currently using it. (But shhh…I’m not suppose to tell you that 😉 )

Baby Edition for Her, MINI KIT | PROJECT LIFE, by Becky Higgins

I have the Baby Edition for Her mini kit. Was $19.95, is now 20% off, $15.96.

Baby Edition for Him, MINI KIT | PROJECT LIFE, by Becky Higgins

I have the Baby Edition for Him mini kit. Was $19.95, is now 20% off, $15.96.

Holiday Edition, MINI KIT | PROJECT LIFE, by Becky Higgins

I have the Holiday mini kit. Was $19.95, is now 20% off, $15.96.

They would make great gifts too.

While stocks last! XXX

Re-draw and NEW giveaway.

Hello Wednesday!

Well unfortunately I haven’t heard back from the lucky winner of the core kit giveaway so…

…here is another lucky winner…


Rachel Pomeroy July 25, 2013(Edit)

Thank you Jodie for all that you do! Your an inspiration…. I love all the kits and so hard to choose…. oxoxo I’m also a bit obsessed with Project Life… its my years inspiration… I love all the core kits and hard to choose therefore if I was lucky to receive a free one i’d love Blush or Midnight…surprise me… or a neutral baby kit xoxoxo thanks so much.

Rachel I have split all the core kits up and I have a Blush and a Midnight. Still happy with those? Contact me honey and let me know.

Now for another giveaway…

As you may or may not know I’m moving house. Oh the joys of renting… BUT I’m excited about this move as it has given me the ultimate excuse to de-clutter and re-organise EVERYTHING. Also, look what I found! A lone June mini kit.

Who wants it?

Leave a comment here for your chance to win. I’ll draw the winner sometime next week when I surface from under all the boxes… 🙂

Goodnight! x




Guest Post | Aimee Dow of Betwixt & Between.

Hello Tuesday!

On Sunday Michelle shared with us how we can use my June mini kit in our Project Life pages.

Today I’d like to welcome Aimee Dow of Betwixt & Between to my blog. Aimee is sharing her ideas on creating a Daybook with my June mini kit. This girl is thinking outside the box and I love it! There are two things I love in this memory keeping world. Project Life and Daybooks. I’m in heaven.


Hi, I’m name is Aimee but you probably know me best as the author of Betwixt and Between. I’m here today to show you how I used my July Polka Dot Creative mini kit. I’m not going to lie, when the gorgeous Jodie and I discussed this post and I explained all my design slots were filled for the month, the lovely Jodie remarked “No worries honey, we can do something next mon…”, she didn’t even have a chance to finish her sentence before I was screaming “NO! I want it! I have to have it!”. One of the main reasons I love Jodie’s mini kits is you really aren’t limited to what you can create with them, unlike other Project Life kits. So without further ado, here is my mini book.
The idea for my book was absolutely inspired by the mini kit’s colour palette and Jodie’s amazing handmade vellum sequinned pocket. I admit it looked better before I took the book to a crop and everybody just wanted to shake it, so it’s been though a fair few hands.
I backed the cover with a piece of beautiful foil paper that was included in the mini kit. The pages of the book are also made up of the foiled paper and the misted Kraft cardstock. I taught myself how to bind them together from a YouTube video. I’m not sure what everyone else uses YouTube for, but it’s my infinite how to guide.
I should probably mention, other than Jodie’s mini kit, all the other supplies are scraps or left overs. I love that you can create a whole project with little more than the mini kit and what’s on hand. Quote is by Audrey Hepburn, but you already knew that didn’t you?
How cute are those Dear Lizzy alphas. I’m such a sucker for small alphas. Oh speaking of alphas! Have you seen the Dear Lizzy Glitter alphas Jodie has on sale right now? I bought the Vanilla and the Spearmint because they were in the massive stocktake sale.  OMG they are beautiful. I’m going back for more…umm and probably a few more sale items. I figure I would have bought them at full price, so that’s already a 50% I’ve saved, but if I spend till free shipping, that’s $20 more product I get for free because I’m not paying postage. Yay!
I’m not usually a big pink scrapper, but I do love this page. It came about by accident. I counted out my photos and my pages but forgot to take into account the quote on the inside cover. So some quick thinking, a doily, one of the kits beautiful tags for stability and TA DA, you have a makeshift page! Lots more Dear Lizzy here. Dear Lizzy – 5th and Frolic stickers, 5th and Frolic ribbon and of course the alphas. Now all I need is the 5th and Frolic Project Life kit. You can be sure I’ll be preordering it here but do I want it with the Maggie Holmes or the Amy Tangerine edition? I’d love to get all three but with Liz Tamanaha’s Man’s World kit and the Theme Park kit, that’s probably going to be too much right? Good thing Jodie lets me pay them off in instalments. That way it doesn’t feel so painful paying for them and I get them as soon as they are released.
Here you can see the front of the Jodie’s tag, ehh… covered in homemade cork stars. It was my idea to put them there though. I didn’t do the velum one. I don’t own a sewing machine. That’s Jodie classing up my project right there.
Remember how I said leftovers and scraps? That ripped paper is leftover indian wrapping paper, the veneer I found under my desk and the the alpha’s are from one of the stray packs with only had a few left. I had planned to use Crates gold daiquiri glitter thickers, but curiously I was out of D’s. Go figure. The stamped background is just a geotag strip.
Before you say anything, I want to go to Amsterdam for the progressive government, the bike riding and the canals, regardless of what the sequins might have you believe. Just in case you were wondering about the little Dutch phase on the homemade speech bubbles, it means ‘See you later’. I gold glitter embossed them. I think it’s clear I need more practice.
I went to bed the night I created this page not sure of what it would look like. Jodie said be sure you photo all the layers but I don’t think I do a lot of layers, I thought to myself. I had one of those three am moments where you sit bolt up right and your husband rubs his eyes and sleepily says “What about arabic tiles?”. Apparently I had been talking about them in my sleep again. From there it was a matter of a quick google image search and it became very apparent that the easiest pattern to replicate was the fishscale. Then I went back to sleep.
That about wraps it up I’m afraid. I’m hoping one of you at least gives this a crack with the next Polka Dot Creative mini kit, due out very soon. I’m dying to see someone else’s take.
Thank you Aimee! You are so very creative. xxx Thank you for showing that my mini kits can reach beyond our Project Life pages. Be sure to visit Aimee’s bright and beautiful blog called Betwixt and Between.

Enjoy your Tuesday everyone. xxx

Guest Post | Michelle Stokes of Getting her Craft on…

Hello Sunday!

Today I welcome Michelle Stokes to my blog. Michelle is a creative machine and today she shares with us week 27 of her Project Life journey.


Hello everyone. Michelle here to share one of my recent Project Life layouts using the June Mini Kit.

I had so much fun playing with this Kit! SO much fun that I managed to use everything in the cute polka dot bag that I needed to grab more things from previous mini kits to finish the layout off!!

I started this layout at the start of the month during an all day crop.

Originally I was going to go the no kit route, and I was showing people a few examples of how to make your own journalling cards with stamps and washi tape.

Then the Polka Dot Creative mini kit fell out of my bag and the layout changed completely.

This is how my Week 27 eventually turned out and I LOVE it!

I had a few photos to use on the left hand side, and ended up needing to dip in to a previous mini kit to back them with after printing them out the wrong size (whoops). The papers I found matched in well with the others, especially that vellum!

The photos of myself I have stamped, written and stuck letters and label stickers straight onto the photo.

For the title card, I cut around the Hello bubble (from the speech bubble paper) with my craft knife then slipped one of the star tags underneath. I added some of the cork stars and a flair from A Piece of Cake Designs for some added fun! The pink circles were stamped on using the lid of a misting bottle. I used the same technique on another paper at the bottom of the page, and on the Cloud Washi tape on another pocket.

You can see here I’ve even used Jodie’s business card as part of this pocket. Plus more stars and how cool are those alphas!! Love them!

On this side of the layout I’ve used the 2 cards that I had made at the crop day as examples of how you can make your own cards, They worked in well with the PDC mini kit. Ive also used the pre made journal card from the kit and that Confetti Pocket along the middle 3×4 pockets… I LOVE me some confetti!! And that GOLD triangle paper!!

And how cute are these little speech bubbles!! I cut this banner from another piece of the misted Kraft (part of the kit) added some vellum and stamps from Give a Girl a Stamp, then stapled it onto the pink patterned paper with my photos.

Well thats my week 27 – I hope its given you all some inspiration on how to use one of Jodie’s funky mini kits! I know I cant wait for the next one!!

Michelle xx


Michelle has a wonderful blog called Getting Her Craft on…One Day at a Time. She posts regularly with a variety of different memory keeping projects. Like I said, she is a machine!

Thank you for this collaboration Michelle. It was awesome. x

Enjoy your Sunday all! xxx

PS | if you would like to be a guest here on my blog please, please, PLEASE email me at jodie@polkadotcreative.com.au Get involved. Share, encourage and inspire!

Inspiration | May Mini Kit by Petra.

Hello Sunday!

I love knowing that tonight I can chill. I love knowing that tomorrow morning there is no rushing out the door. I love knowing that next week only consists of 4 days of frenzy as opposed to 5. Sigh. Yep. I LOVE long weekends.

I wanted to show you what Petra created with my May mini kit for her Project Life Week Eighteen.


– how Petra stamped the wood veneers.

– how Petra used brackets to highlight the date of week eighteen on the hand stamped tag.

– how Petra trimmed the top of the hand stitched ‘love’ packaging tag.

For more information, ideas and inspiration visit Petra’s gorgeous blog, Thanks for Dropping In. Petra is currently on the Becky Higgins creative team (yay Aussie’s!).

A HUGE thank you to Petra allowing me to share your creativity and photos here on my blog tonight. xxx

Night all! xxx

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