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Polka Dot Pieces Flower Card

Quick and simple with a rich color combination Рthat is all I need to say about this card.  Well, and I need to be a better photographer.


Polka Dot Flower



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A Long Farewell to Party Hearty

Today's long farewell to a retiring stamp set is Party Hearty!  This stamp set is so perfect for all those birthdays – young or old, feminine or masculine, and can even be used for the cupcake lover!


The color combination was new to me…but it is perfect for those masculine cards!  Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy, and Early Espresso! 



This card uses the polka dot embossing folder.  Just in case you didn't want to feature the adorable cupcake, this is certainly another sweet card for any age!




Glittery cupcakes – aren't they fabulous!  To make this card, I used the Glitter Window technique! 

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Owl Valentine Inlaid Embossing Folder Technique

It's time to put away the Christmas stamping supplies and move on to the next year!
At last month's Technique Tuesday class, I taught my customers the inlaid embossing folder technique.  This was one of my samples:
Here is a close up of the inlaid section:
Isn't this sweet?  The technique is really easy!  Here are the technique instructions:
Big Shot/Platform/Standard Cutting Pads
Card Stock
Embossing Folder (I used the Polka Dot Embossing Folder.)
  • Punch pieces out and adhere to piece of card stock.
  • Run card stock through Big Shot with an Embossing Folder.
  • Mat and embellish as desired.
Polka Dot Embossing Folder works with anything!!!!
Smaller embossed image folder works the best.
Different color combinations can be fun too!
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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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Halloween Hoot Witch

Today's Halloween sample is from Halloween Hoot – this witch reminds me of one of my favorite childhood books – The Witch Next Door

I embossed the image with Black Embossing Poweder, used the Polka Dot embossing folder for the bottom piece, and put a glitter brad on top.


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