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SUDSOL Blog Tour-Hearts and Hidden Treasures

Hello all! 

Today is the SUDSOL Blog Tour!  Our blog tour is featuring projects using the Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Mini stamp sets and products. 

Heart Framelit 3D Valentine Project

I am sharing a wonderful project from last weekend's Mom and Me Valentine's Day Stamp Camp.  I had three girls attend – who ranged in ages from 6 to 11.  This project was simple enough so the girls could easily recreate it for a Valentine's Day class handout.  All of the ladies loved it! 

The project features the new Heart Framelits from the Occasions Mini Catalog…it took me a while to open up this package and use it.  BUT I AM NOW HOOKED.  Oh, it is so much fun creating with these beauties! 

Here is the project we made:

 2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Mom & Me Project

For this version, here are the supplies needed:

  • Pretty in Pink/Melon Mambo CS
  • Heart Framelits/Big Shot
  • Delightful Dozen Stamp Set
  • Small Heart Punch/Designer Label Punch
  • Sticky Strip/Adhesive
  • Pretty in Pink Brads
  • Whisper White Ribbon
  • Basic Gems
  • Melon Mambo Ink
  • York Heart Peppermint Candy

Here are our proud stampers – thank you Erica, Heather, and Katie for stamping with me today.  You were so sweet!

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Mom & Me Girls

Want to see a "Blinged Out" version of the project?  This one could be made for your child's teacher or maybe tucked in your sweetie's lunch on Valentine's Day. I embossed the back Pretty in Pink heart using the Polka Dots Embossing Folder – plus added some smaller Melon Mambo hearts before embossing the front Pretty in Pink heart.  I also added a backing to my phrase and colored the heart in with a Pretty in Pink marker and then topped it with Dazzling Details.

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Heart Framelit-Quilted Heart Technique TUTORIAL

I teach a Technique Tuesday stamp class every month.  We did take December off, but I was ready to go tonight with a fabulous new technique. I taught my stampers how to do a Quilted Heart card.  Here is the finished card:

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Supplies needed:

  • Big Shot and Heart Framelit Set
  • Designer Series Paper (I used Twitterpated)
  • Copy Paper
  • 1" Square Punch
  • Adhesive
  • Riding Hood Red Ink
  • Blushing Bride CS/Whisper White CS
  • Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon
  • Large Pearls
  • Sponge
  • Small Heart Punch

Instructions

  1. Cut the Scalloped Heart Framelit using your Big Shot and a piece of COPY PAPER.
  2. Cut strips of DSP (1-1/4" is wide enough to punch with the 1" punch).
  3. Center the first square in the center of the Scalloped Heart.
  4. Continue adding squares – pattern or no pattern – it is up to you!
  5. Add them to cover entire heart but be sure to adhere only the DSP to the heart – you don't want to squares to stick to your scrap paper.
  6. Center the next largest heart over where you'd like to cut out.
  7. Run it through the Big Shot.
  8. Use on card and embellish!  The card shown above is a 5" x 5" card.

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Hidden Treasures Technique

Another technique I taught my customers tonight was the Hidden Treasures technique.  SO SWEET!  We used lots of Sale-A-Bration items including the Everyday Enchantment DSP, Everyday Enchantment ribbon pack, and the Sprinkled Expressions stamp set.  Here is the card:

 

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2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Hidden Treasures Technique

 

Supplies Needed:

  • Lucky Limeade/Pool Party CS
  • Pool Party Ink
  • Everyday Enchantment DSP/Ribbon Pack
  • Pool Party Ribbon
  • Blossom Bouquet Triple Flower/1-1/4" Circle/Jewelry Tag Punches
  • Mini Brads and Brads
  • Adhesive and Sticky Strip
  • Paper Piercing Tool and Mat

 

What is SUDSOL?

I've been a member of SUDSOL for over 10 years.  SUDSOL is a online business group with a huge demonstrator-only gallery…one of my secret weapons when planning my stamping events.  There are business resources, workshop ideas, templates, techniques, newsletter examples, and so much more.  This is a strictly BUSINESS group – if ever I have a question about my SU business, I ask this forum first.

Here is a link to my SUDSOL gallery – http://www.sudsol.org/members/gallery/showgallery.php?ppuser=63&username=hignitej .  Why not join with a 2-week trial?  Click on the icon on the top left side of my blog!

I hope you've enjoyed this stop of the SUDSOL blog tour.  

CONTINUE on the Blog Tour

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A Long Farewell to Simply Said

I'm saying farewell to another long-standing favorite, Simply Said.  This was a fabulous go-to stamp set! 

Here is an example using the Polka Dots embossing folder. 

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My stampers know I love to mix in Chocolate Chip with pinks and blues.  Here is an example with a wheeled section:

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Another reason why I loved this stamp set is it worked well with techniques as there were bold images and fine line images in the stamp set.  Here is a card using the Vanilla Double and the Direct to Paper techniques.

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A Long Farewell to Friends 24-7

Today's long farewell is to Friends 24-7 stamp set.  I love the baroque styling and the bird especially.  Here is one of the Christmas gift projects my customers made a couple years ago:

 

 

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Here is a card featuring a brayer technique and the Bride DSP (oh, how I loved that!):

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Here is a mix of stamp sets – the Medallion background and the bird from Friends 24-7.  The bird is stamped on the wood sheets and punched out.

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A Long Farewell to Always

Starting today, I'm going to be posting some of my favorite cards using some of the retiring Stampin' Up! stamp sets from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog.

Today's share features Always!

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This background for this card was created using the Chalk Lines technique.

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Here is another sample using the Z fold card format.  The Top Note die is a perfect addition to this format!

 

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For this card, I color embossed using my VersaMark pad and my Rose Red pad. 

I will truly miss this set – it was also great for the collage technique! 

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Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Pennants

I expedited my demonstrator order to get some of the new goodies.  I absolutely LOVE the Perfect Pennants die…my mind is just whirling with ideas!  For this card, I used the new Wisteria Wonder ink and card stock and Elegant Eggplant ink and card stock, Flirtatious Designer Series Paper, Artistic Etchings stamp set, and Strength & Hope stamp set plus my favorite organza ribbon and basic gems. 

Here is how it came out – I think it is quite elegant!

 

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Jane Austen Top Ten Card

It was my niece's 16th birthday this weekend, and she recently became obsessed with Jane Austen's writings and cinematic masterpieces.  I wanted to create a special card for her, but sadly, Stampin' Up! does not have a famous authors stamp set (YET).  So I did my best with help from the world wide web and created this card:

Jane Austen Top Ten Card

I did use the music wheel and my beloved Sizzix Big Shot machine.  The inside of the card looked like this –

Jane Austen Top Ten Card

I just realized there were hyperlinks in blue…oh well….it was fun nonetheless!

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Up, Up, and Away!

Welcome!  This weekend I am featuring two items from the Occasions Mini Catalog – the Create a Cupcake stamp set and the Build a Cupcake Punch!  I have made many cupcake projects with these two items – but I love creating out-of-the-box samples!  Here are two items I showcased at a workshop I did last night – a birthday card and a 6 x 6 scrapbook page.

Create a Cupcake Hot Air Balloon Card

Create a Cupcake Hot Air Balloon Scrapbook Page

To make the hot air balloon, I used Real Red textured cardstock, So Saffron cardstock, hemp, crimper, Build a Cupcake punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, Small Heart punch, crimper, and Stampin' Dimensionals.  Be sure to place the Stampin' Dimensionals on top of the hemp – it helps secure them!  The "clouds" are made from the frosting section of the Build a Cupcake punch and sponged with Marina Mist ink.  On the scrapbook page, I distress the edges of the photo section with our distressing tool. 

SUStars is a Yahoo!Group just for Stampin' Up! demonstrators. If you're a demo and you'd like to join in the fun, click here.
 
You may have found me today if you are following the SU Stars Blog Hop from the previous stop – Shari's Stamp Pad http://sharisstamppad.blogspot.com  

 
The next stop on the blog tour is Jackie Watson's blog – http://jackielwatson.blogspot.com

 
Want to start at the top of the blog tour?  You can begin again here – http://www.su-stars.blogspot.com/

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Embossed Foil Valentine’s Day Card

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  Here is a card my customers made last month using the embossed foil technique:

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Embossed foil uses household aluminum foil and the Big Shot with an embossing folder.  Simple directions are as follows:

  1. Cover card stock with glue stick.
  2. Adhere aluminum foil – be sure to cover all edges and glue down lightly in back (cover all glue).
  3. Run piece through Big Shot with an embossing folder.
  4. Mat and embellish as desired.

This is a great technique to use for masculine cards.  Here are some other examples:

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Posted on : Feb 14 2011
Posted under Big Shot Examples, Cards, Techniques, Valentine Cards |

Valentine’s Day Card Kit

Hello all!

I just posted my Valentine's Day Card Kit.  Here is the card:

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This is a fun type of card called an easel card.  More information and pictures can be found HERE.

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Filled With Love Samples

I was hoping to have lots of time to make dozens of samples with one of my newer stamp sets.  Best-laid plans!  Oh well, I did want to share the few I did get stamped:

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On this card, I used one of my leftover pieces of a waxed resist background and heat embossed the LOVE in Winter White.  Yes, I keep a stash of technique backgrounds at my stamping table.  When I am trying out a new background technique, I always get a few extra prepped so when I do have time to complete cards, I've got a variety of backgrounds to use.  In fact, sometimes the backgrounds lead me on my own little creativity journey! 

The I heart YOU phrase is a new rub-on from Stampin' Up!.  The DSP is the Love Patterns DSP from the Filled With Love special.  I added the black glitter brads, but you could also use the free clear bitty buttons from the special as well.

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This card uses our largest scallop circle die and embossed and sponged.  My camera didn't pick up the color very well – it is Pretty in Pink.  I'm very fond of this ribbon too!

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Ok, I'm not 100% happy with this one.  I used the Bingo Blaster background technique which is fabulous…but I'm not keen on the layout.  I did like using my wide oval punch to back the Thought of you… phrase.  All I did was punch two and overlap.  I'm doing that quite a bit with my punches these days! 

This special is going on through Monday, January 24th (it does end before Sale-A-Bration starts).  I will be placing an order on Saturday morning, but you can also shop online HERE

 

You can choose between wood mount  ($32.90 plus shipping and tax) or clear mount ($26.90 plus shipping and tax).  Here are the images:

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There are 12 sheets total – three 12" x 12" sheets of two double-sided designs in Real Red and Pretty in Pink.

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There are 64 total buttons.

Contact me today to place your order!  Make sure you have items to fill your Valentine's Day with love!!!

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