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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

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The first sample uses one of my customers' favorite stamp sets – Lovely as a Tree.  The technique used is shattered glass.

Supplies

  • 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

Instructions

  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

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Supplies

  • 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

Instructions

  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

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Supplies

  • 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

Instructions

  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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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.

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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:

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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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