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SUDSOL Holiday Blog Tour

Welcome!  Today I am part of the SUDSOL Holiday Blog Tour!  If you are taking the tour, you probably came from the home page on SUDSOL

The 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog is full of fabulous products.  Some of my favorites are highlighted in my blog post today.

My first project is a workshop card my customers made last month.  They loved it!

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I love the Peekaboo Frames die – you flip the bottom up, and put one of the snowman from Snow Much Fun on the inside!

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Snow Much Fun Peekaboo Card Supply List

  • Very Vanilla/Chocolate Chip/Real Red CS
  • Holly Berry Bouquet DSP
  • Peekaboo Frame Die/Big Shot
  • Snow Much Fun Stamp Set
  • Real Red/Chocolate Chip Ink
  • Various Markers
  • Decorative Label/Wide Oval/Modern Label/Snowflake Punches
  • Basic Pearls/Velvet Ribbon

My second project for the Holiday Blog Tour uses one of the many wonderful templates/patterns from the SUDSOL library!  SUDSOL's creative library has instructions, patterns, templates, pictures, and videos.  What a wonderful resource!  Quick access to these patterns make my life so much simpler!  This is just one of the many reasons why I am a SUDSOL member.  Want some more reasons?  SUDSOL is a business-centered group – while it is great to share all of life's ups and downs on some groups, SUDSOL focuses on your BUSINESS.  Our gallery is only viewable to members.  Thousands of demo-only samples await you in the gallery!  There are also hundreds of business articles at your fingertips!!!! 

You can even join SUDSOL with a free two-week trial!   Join me on SUDSOL – Your 24/7 Upline! 

You can check out my SUDSOL samples HERE.

Nancy Morgan shared this pattern on SUDSOL – an Easy Gift Card Holder.  I updated with current supplies.  Here's my sample:

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Easy Gift Card Holder Supplies

  • Chocolate Chip/Real Red/Wild Wasabi/Very Vanilla CS
  • Real Red/More Mustard Markers
  • Jolly Bingo Bits Stamp Set
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper
  • Very Vanilla Velvet Ribbon
  • 1" Circle/1" Square/Curly Label/Corner Rounder Punches
  • Big Shot/Buttons Embosslit
  • Scoring Tool
  • Mini Glue Dots

I made a few minor changes from the original pattern – I  used Mini Glue Dots to adhere the gift card to the holder rather than using the retired Slit Punch and I used the new luxurious Velvet Ribbon instead of the stretch ribbon.

I love using the Buttons Embosslit to make inexpensive buttons!  You could even put Crystal Effects on them if you wanted them to shine!

 

My final project is just adorable!  Our new Holiday Stocking die can be used to decorate in so many ways!  I created my Santa's Key Stocking to hang from the tree – but you could even hang it from a door handle!  I actually used two of the stocking dies back to back for a little more strength.  You could even use fabric or felt!

 

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 Santa's Key Stocking Supplies

  • Big Shot/Holiday Stocking Die/Stocking Accents Die
  • Clear Circle Die/3-1/2" Circle Die
  • Jolly Bingo Bits Stamp Set
  • Real Red/Wild Wasabi/Very Vanilla CS
  • Real Red Ink
  • Red Glitter Paper
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper
  • Hemp/Key/Velvet Ribbon/Vintage Button
  • CropADile

I know the print is small on the hanging tag – here is the poem:

Santa’s Key
We don’t have a chimney
As you can plainly see
But we still want you to visit,
So just use this magic key!

We don't have a chimney for you to climb through,
But if you don't visit my our house I don't know what I'll do.
Some say you are magic and can use any old key
As long as we hang it out in a place you're sure to see.
So we're leaving this old key right outside our door
Saying our prayers, jumping in bed, and we won't worry anymore.
 

Thanks for stopping by! 

 

 

 

 

CONTINUE on the Blog Tour

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Snow Much Fun Hostess Goodies

Welcome to the second 2011 VC Rocks Blog Hop…you've most likely arrived here from the Staci Coomb's website http://stampinstace.blogspot.com/

If you ever get lost along the way during the blog hop, you can go back to the main page – www.vcrocks.blogspot.com

The theme of this blog hop is anything but cards! 

At my downline meeting last month, we worked on creating hostess bags.  One of the preorder stamp sets was Snow Much Fun, and it was the perfect for using as a theme for my hostess bag as I am somewhat of a snowman addict!  Even my kitchen decor (including the curtains) is snowman themed!  I really wanted to use some of the new colors too.  I loved the new Chocolate Chip Scallop Polka Dot ribbon so I had to incorporate that too.  My color combination emerged – Wisteria Wonder and Chocolate Chip!  Not your everyday Christmas color combination!

My downline created this bag and tag to hold all the hostess goodies:

2011 VC Rocks OTC Blog Hop-Bag and Tag

The tag and the trio of trees is embossed in silver.  I just love those little birdies!

Here are a few other items I like to include in my hostess goody bag:

2011 VC Rocks OTC Blog Hop-CS

This is a sampling of the new In Color Card Stock.  Love the new Polka Dot Brads!!!

 

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A hostess can always use a little chocolate!

 

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I know my hostesses love our ribbon!

 

Here is a close-up of the ribbon topper:

2011 VC Rocks OTC Blog Hop-Ribbon Topper

 

We also created a card using this fabulous new stamp set and some of the accessories.  You're going to have to come back later this month to see it as I am hosting a Christmas in July stamp camp later this month!

I hope you bookmark my site or subscribe to my blog. I've got some fabulous new programs I'm unveiling in the coming weeks. You can also find me on my Facebook page – Stamp With Jane!

What is VC Rocks…and why do I love it?? VC Rocks is an online community where members share their love of stamping before, during, and after the Stampin' Up! convention. If you can't go (or even if you can) to convention, you can get your "stampin' mojo fix" with challenges, swaps, and discussions! I have "met' many fabulous stamping demos and nondemos through this group.

Thanks for stopping by, and now your next stop is Barb Furlong's blog – http://www.theloveofstamping.com/.
 
 
 
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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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