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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.


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:


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


  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.

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Quilted Heart Technique   2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR  2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR




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:


2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Hidden Treasures Technique


2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Hidden Treasures Technique


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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Smores Card – Scored Background Technique

Welcome to the third 2010 VC Rocks Bloghop.. you've most likely arrived here from  www.tinataves.blogspot.com/

At my Technique Tuesday class last week, I taught my customers the Scored Background Technique.  This is really a very easy way to give a card some texture and dimension.  The supplies should be in your stamping stash too!  All you really need is card stock and a scoring tool.

If you are going to stamp the background piece, you should stamp before scoring.  Then you need to decide if you want to scored background to  have "hill" or "valley" scores.  Score the stamped piece upside down for "hills"; score the stamped piece facing up for "valleys".

You need to score the piece both horizontally and vertically for "squares" – however, you can choose to do it just one way for a different look.

Find your middle of the card stock and start the score there.  I like to start in the middle because then it is balanced on both ends.  Start in the middle and make your score lines at the same intervals, then move back to the middle (or flip if you need to) and score the remaining section.  The size of your score intervals can be large or small, depending on the look desired.  I personally like the 1/2" score size and look. 

Turn your cardstock a half turn and then do the same to create "squares". 

This is also a great technique to create windows or even Hershey Bars!  My kids love to make Smores in the backyard firepit which inspired this card: 


Supplies Needed

  • Under the Stars/Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Sets
  • Cajun Craze/Early Espresso/Crumb Cake/More Mustard/Whisper White CS
  • Cajun Craze/Early Espresso/Crumb Cake Ink
  • Scallop Circle #2 Die/Big Shot/Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Scoring Tool with Measuring Guide
  • Sponge
  • Distressing Tool
  • Large Square/Word Window/Modern Label Punches


  • Stamp smore in Early Espresso all over Cajun Craze piece. 
  • Turn over and score 1/2" apart horizontally.

  • Turn cardstock a quarter turn and score vertically.

  • With piece of Early Espresso, score horizontally and vertically also.  Cut a square from this for your Hershey bar.  Be sure to cut just beyond the score line for the best effect.
  • Punch out square in Whisper White for marshmallow and use distressing tool on edges.
  • Sponge all over square to get marshmallow colored to your liking.
  • Run a piece of Crumb Cake through the Polka Dot embossing folder.  Use square punch to cut out graham crackers.
  • Run the Scallop Circle die through the Big Shot with More Mustard card stock.
  • Stamp phrase in Early Espresso on Whisper White and punch with Word Window punch.  Punch Modern Label with Cajun Craze.
  • Mount and adhere all pieces.

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 –   www.theloveofstamping.com





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