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Lovely as a Tree Fossil Stone

Remember that card where we used 2 glossy pieces to create fossil stone?  Well, here is the other piece used in a card featuring Lovely as a Tree:



Sorry about the camera glare!

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SUDSOL November Blog Tour

SUDSOL Blog Tour

Today I am featured in the SUDSOL New Catalog Blog Tour!  SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing Online) is a fabulous resource for demonstrators, and this group of stampers is so willing to share their business ideas, creative projects, and support.  SUDSOL is especially wonderful if you don't have a local or involved upline.  I have been a member of SUDSOL since 2002 – and it is the email group I turn to for 100% of my business questions.  You must be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator to join this group, and there is a fee to join, but this group will boost your confidence and business ability like no other on the web!  Plus, there are so many ways to earn FREE membership – why not take the 2-week trial and check it out for yourself!  Be sure to use me – Jane Hignite – as your referral!!! 

Join me on SUDSOL – Your 24/7 Upline!

Thanksgiving falls right around my birthday…in fact, I was born the morning after Thanksgiving.  Fall has always been my favorite time of year, especially with the gorgeous changing colors of Wisconsin treelines. 

My samples today reflect my favorite season!

Sample 1 – Shattered Glass Lovely as a Tree Thanksgiving Card


The first sample uses one of my customers' favorite stamp sets – Lovely as a Tree.  The technique used is shattered glass.


  • Lovely as a Tree/Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Sets
  • Natural White/Cajun Craze Card Stock
  • Pumpkin Pie/Cajun Craze Inkpad
  • Sponge Brayer
  • Quilters Tape
  • Antique Brad/Paper Piercing Tool


  1. Make several strips of the quilters tape.  Before placing on the stamping layer, take off the excess stickiness by placing it on and off your clothes a few times. 
  2. If you want, you can tear off the edges of the tape for a different effect.
  3. Layer the strips in an interesting pattern.  Be sure to leave some space open for stamping.
  4. Ink up the sponge brayer with Pumpkin Pie ink.
  5. Brayer over the entire large piece.  Then brayer over small piece of cardstock (should be lighter). 
  6. Ink stamps in Cajun Craze and stamp inside sections.  Be sure to stamp on top of the tape too for the desired look of shattered glass.
  7. Carefully lift off the tape from the cardstock. 
  8. Stamp smaller piece with the leaf and phrase.
  9. Mount small pieces and add brad.
  10. Mount remaining pieces.

Sample 2 – Autumn Harvest Thanksgiving Card



  • Autumn Harvest/Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
  • Very Vanilla/More Mustard/Cajun Craze/Old Olive CS
  • More Mustard/Cajun Craze/Old Olive/Tangerine Tango/Early Espresso Ink
  • Sponge
  • Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Gold Brads/Paper Piercing Tool
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Crimper


  1. Stamp images in collage technique on large piece of Very Vanilla.  Be sure to stamp some of the borders.
  2. Stamp main focal image and sponge edges.
  3. Mount main focal image to Old Olive CS. 
  4. Attach ribbon and insert brad through center.
  5. Pop up phrase with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Crimp large stamped Very Vanilla piece. 
  7. Mount to other layers.

Sample 3 – Autumn Harvest Bookmark Card



  • Big Shot/Bookmark Die/Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Autumn Harvest/Grateful Greetings Stamp Sets
  • Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper
  • Very Vanilla/More Mustard/Early Espresso/Old Olive CS
  • Early Espresso/Old Olive Ink
  • Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Scallop Circle Punch/Scallop Oval Punch/Large Oval Punch/1-1/4" Circle Punch
  • Sponge
  • Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Run piece of More Mustard CS through Bookmark Die on Big Shot.
  2. Run bookmark through Polka Dot Embossing Folder.
  3. Stamp leaf in Old Olive ink on Very Vanilla CS.
  4. Punch out leaf with 1-1/4" circle punch; sponge with Old Olive Ink.
  5. Punch out Early Espresso scallop circle punch.
  6. Stamp phrase in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla CS.
  7. Punch out with large oval punch; sponge with Old Olive ink.
  8. Punch our an Old Olive scallop oval.
  9. Adhere pieces of CS; tie ribbon around DSP piece section.
  10. Pop up bookmark section piece with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  11. Mount remaining pieces.

 If you want to see more of my stamping creations, you can check out my Featured Stamper (12/09) Sudsol Gallery HERE or my regular SUDSOL gallery HERE

I certainly hope you enjoyed your visit on the SUDSOL Holiday Blog Tour. 






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Got Treats – Clean and Simple

When it comes to stamping, I know everyone loves to ohh and ahh over the blinged out.  However, sometimes clean and simple hits the mark.  This card uses the Got Treats stamp set and the Autumn Spice DSP with Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon and Vanilla brads.  Color combination is Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Early Espresso, and Cajun Craze…


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Posted on : Oct 24 2010
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D is for Dog Fall Card

Today I'm featuring a nontraditional Fall-themed card using the D is for Dog stamp set. 

I love dogs – but alas, we don't have one (yet).  My sister's family has been blessed with three wonderful golden retrievers – Casey, Colby, and Watson.  Casey helped nurse my broken heart many years ago, Colby is the dog my children grew close to, and Watson is the newest member of the family who we haven't met yet…but am certain he will become a beloved friend.


It was easy to add the new waffle paper as a background.  The Autumn Spice DSP is so pretty too.  Enjoy the crunch of the leaves with your favorite puppy!

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Greeting Card Kids

Here is another card made with Greeting Card Kids!  The technique used in this card is Watercolor Wash.  The Designer Series Paper is Autumn Spice from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  This is gorgeous paper – thicker than the usual DSP.


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