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Christmas in July Mrs. Santa Claus Punch Art Tent Card

I love Christmas and punch art cards!  This card features Mrs. Santa Claus and the tent card format.  My stampers made this last year at one of my Christmas Card stamp camps.  Isn't she adorable?

Punch Art-mrs clause tent card

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Christmas in July Skating Bird Card

One of my WOW cards from last year's Christmas Card stamp camp featured the cute skating bird from the For the Birds stamp camp.  The background was actually pretty easy to do using sticky notes, inkpads, and sponge daubers.  The key is to start burnishing the sponged area off the card stock and gradually move in.  This way you really have a softer touch on the landscape and less chance for obvious dots.  Lovely as a Tree is a great stamp for landscapes!  The Shimmery White card stock adds just a bit of sparkle too!

For the Birds-christmas skater

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Glitter Stripes Window Frame Mitten Card

We've certainly had some chilly days this October!  At last night's Technique Tuesday stamp class, I taught my stampers the Glitter Stripes technique.  Using Sticky Strip and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, you can create sparkly stripes on a card.  Here's the card we made:

 

Big Shot Window Frames Mitten Card

 

I love our new mitten punch – and with all our fabulous Designer Series Paper – you can find just the right combination to warm up even the coldest hands!

Also used on this card is one of our new Window Frames Collection – one of several new Framelit dies introduced in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  DON'T FORGET – ALL BIG SHOT ITEMS ARE 12% OFF THROUGH OCTOBER 14TH as part of my 12-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!!!! 

 Want the Anniversary Specials List?

 

October 1st-7th was 12% off all punches

October 8th-14th – 12% off all Big Shot Items

October 15th-21st – 12% off all Coloring Tools on pages 152-157

October 22nd-28th – 12% off all Cutting Tools

October 29th-November 3rd – 12% off all Glitter, Embossing Powder, and Shimmer Paints

 

Contact me today if you'd like to place an order!

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SUDSOL 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!

I always host a Christmas in July stamp camp, which is a customer favorite.  This year, one of the popular cards at the event was my Punched Art Reindeer Card.  This card showed off the new Cherry Cobbler card stock, the Early Espresso card stock and ink, Jolly Holiday DSP, and even the new OWL punch.  I also used the brand-new stamp set WORD PLAY There are so many wonderful phrases in that stamp set!  This is the card we created!!  Isn't he cute?

 

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Supplies Needed for Punched Art Reindeer Card:

  • Naturals Ivory/Early Espresso/Cherry Cobbler CS
  • Jolly Holiday DSP
  • Wood Sheets
  • Early Espresso Inkpad
  • Large Oval/Snowflake/1/4" Circle/Owl Punch
  • Paper Piercing Tool/Gold Brads/Hole Guide
  • Word Play Stamp Set
  • Tombow MultiPurpose Glue/Monoadhesive/Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Toothpick/Empty Brad Container
  • Scissors

Now, you could use this same idea of a punched art reindeer on other items so I created this adorable gift tag using the same punched art.  There is even room on the top right to handwrite the to and from.  I absolutely love using my BIG SHOT – and the TOP NOTE die is one that never seems to leave my table!  At first, I planned on diecutting my son's name (Joey), but it was more universal to use JOY instead.

 2010august1st-sudsolbloghoptag

Supplies Needed for Punched Art Reindeer Tag:

  • Naturals Ivory/Early Espresso/Cherry Cobbler CS
  • Jolly Holiday DSP
  • Large Oval/Snowflake/1/4" Circle/Owl Punch NEW
  • Paper Piercing Tool
  • Big Shot/Top Note Die/Timeless Type Alphabet
  • Crop-A-Dile/Jumbo Eyelets (Pewter)
  • Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Tombow MultiPurpose Glue/Monoadhesive/Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Toothpick/Empty Brad Container
  • Scissors

Finally, I wanted to create a little make and take for an upcoming workshop.  For this I also used the new 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch – oh, how I love that punch!!!!  Here is a darling little tote that has reindeer food on the inside:

 2010august1st-sudsolbloghopreindeerfood

 

Supplies Needed for Punched Art Reindeer Food Tote:

  • Naturals Ivory/Early Espresso/Cherry Cobbler CS
  • Jolly Holiday DSP
  • Large Oval/Snowflake/1/4" Circle/Owl Punch
  • Paper Piercing Tool
  • Word Play Stamp Set
  • Old Olive/More Mustard Markers
  • Eyelet Border Punch/2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch NEW/1-3/4" Circle Punch
  • Vanilla Wide Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Small Flat Cellophane Bags
  • Tombow MultiPurpose Glue/Monoadhesive/Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Toothpick/Empty Brad Container
  • Scissors/Stapler
  • Scoring Tool
  • Reindeer Food

Now, you know you want to make these adorable items!  I have created some extremely detailed and easy-to-follow tutorials for all three projects.  Purchase just one tutorial, two tutorials, or all three tutorials (saving you $1.00).  Once I receive payment via Paypal, I will email the tutorial out to you within 24 hours.

Punched Reindeer Tutorials
Emailed within 24 hours

 

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 New Catalog Blog Tour. 

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2009 November Card Kit

I posted my November Card Kit page – you can find all the details on ordering this kit by clicking on the Card Kits tab and picking the November Card Kit.  This is a sparkling holiday card using one of my favorite stamp sets – Lovely as a Tree!  I wanted to create a Christmas Card Kit with this stamp set as it is a customer favorite.  I also am posting two other versions of the card to show that you can modify the kit and use different stamp sets!

2009novembercardkit-tree           2009novembercardkit-bigon   2009novembercardkit-holidaylineups

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