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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!


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


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:




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!






 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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Cardinal Wall Hanging Christmas Gift

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Aren't these fabulous?  This was one of the projects my customers made this year at my Christmas Gifts Stamp Camp.  Here are the supplies you need:


  • 2-1/2" Circle Punch/Bird Punch/1/4" Circle Punch
  • Christmas Greetings Stamp Set
  • Sizzix Alphabet Dies/Large Scallop Die/Clear Circle Die
  • Very Vanilla/Cherry Cobbler/Early Espresso CS Jolly Holiday DSP
  • Early Espresso Ink Pad/Early Espresso Marker
  • Vanilla Wide Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Sponge/Linen Thread/Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Gold Jingle Bells
  • Metal Wall Hanging
  • Craft Bond Adhesive


  •  Adhere Jolly Holiday DSP to Metal Hanging Piece with Craft Bond



  • Use Sizzix Machine with Alphabet Die Cut and Clear Circle Die Cut
  • Adhere "JOY" to Circles


  • Punch out Cardinal and Wing in Cherry Cobbler
  • Punch out at least 4 leaves in Old Olive



  • Sponge edges of Very Vanilla Circle and Bird with Early Espresso Ink
  • Stamp phrase in Early Espresso Ink
  • Punch out several Cherry Cobbler Circles with 1/4" Circle Punch
  • Trim off edges of two leaves


  • Adhere leaves on bottom of circle
  • Pop up cardinal with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Adhere berries around cardinal
  • Mount on Early Espresso Large Scallop


  • Adhere JOY to bottom of hanging (depending on size you may need to squeeze!)
  • Adhere Cardinal piece with Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Tie Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon to back of wall hanging (Mine had picture hanging hardware)
  • If your wall hanging doesn't have picture hanging hardware, you could punch holes through the top with a CropADile
  • Tie gold bells with Linen thread on one side

Ta-Da!  Perfect item to share with a loved one this holiday season!

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