Good morning, and welcome to the 14th Sudsol Blog Tour! I have belonged to this group for as long as I can remember! It's a great place to get ideas, patterns, business advice, etc! If you're a demonstrator, you really should give it a try--you can try it for two weeks FREE!!!
For this Blog Tour, we are featuring items from the Sale-a-bration Brochure and as well as the awesome new Occasions Mini Catalog!! If you need a copy of either of these new catalogs, drop me an email, and I'll get them right out to you (email@example.com) Or, click HERE to join my mailing list, and get the catalogs delivered right to your house! I chose to concentrate on the Starburst Sayings Stamp Set, along with some coordinating products! I sure hope you enjoy these projects!!
First up is a card--I made this card as my swap for the Nacho Average Stampers Valentine's Party! It's pretty simple, but I think it's cute! (all supplies are listed at the bottom of the post!)
Here's another card--this one uses the same stamp set, but this time I'm using designer paper and things from the Sale-a-bration brochure:
Next is a fun little favor--I found the pattern and tutorial on the Sudsol Site HERE. (if you aren't a member, click HERE to start your FREE trial!) There are hundreds of cute patterns, templates and tutorials on SUDSOL! If you aren't a demonstrator, click HERE to sign up for my Customer Newsletter--and find out about classes to learn all these fun techniques!
Here's a side view:
and with the top open:
Oh Happy Day Card:
Celebrate Favor Box
HI!! Our annual holiday party, which is usually held in December, happened yesterday!! (it's a long story, but just know that this was our first chance to get together! haha!!) We had a gift exchange, a card swap and a yummy brunch!! I didn't get many pictures during the party, but here are our swaps -- please click on the picture to see their personal blogs (if they have one):
Check back tomorrow to see my swap card!! It will be highlighted in the 14th Annual SUDSOL Blog Tour!
Good morning!! And welcome to another sketch challenge from Unscripted Sketches!
I made a fun holder for cash!!! My son is a freshman in college, and when we asked for a wish list, he said "cash"!! So, this is what I came up with:
It's tin, measuring 4" x 4", and about 3/4" deep. I decorated the front with night of naby cardstock, stamped with the Festive Flurry stamp set! Super simple!! The letters were cut with my Big Shot, and layered onto the Silver Foil.
Here are a couple others I made:
for my niece:
and my nephew:
These were fun to make, and hopefully, a fun way to get cash as a gift!
Now that all my gifts have been given, I can share with you some fun wrapping I did!! These gift bags are for my neighbors:
I used the Festive Flurry and Joy to the World Stamp Sets. Colors are Real Red, Midnight Muse and Marina Mist.
Here's fun way to recylce:
I simply stamped (same stamps, same colors as the gift bags) the snowflakes onto the brown paper bag! You know, the one they package the bottles in when you purchase the wine? I thought I had a nice wine-size gift bag, but I didn't! So, I came up with this! I think I like it better! :-)
Come back on Saturday--I'll share a fun way to give cash for Christmas!!
Be sure to check out my SHOP tomorrow--there will be new items added to the Clearance Rack!!!
If you have purchased the Envelope Punch Board from me, and would like to attend the class for only $10, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will get you signed up!
Welcome to my spot along the SUDSOL Blog tour!! We're highlighting the awesome new Holiday Catalog, and all the great products found inside!!
First of all--what is SUDSOL? It stands for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Sharing On Line. That's it in a nutshell! There's an email list--loads of ideas come through every day, and if you have a question--just ask it, and you'll get instant answers! And, there's an AWESOME website--a huge online gallery, loads of patterns and templates, and a great library of documents to use in your business! If you're a demonstrator, you can try it FREE for two weeks!!!
So, I mentioned Patterns and Templates! I decided to use one of the hundreds offered, and make three different projects from just the one pattern! (this is actually one I shared on SUDSOL a long time ago!)
These are so simple to make! You can add candy to the inside, or a gift card, or just a sweet note for someone! And, as you can see, you can make them for any occasion!!
or Thanksgiving (I thought these would be fun placecards--and the person can write what they're grateful for!)
and, of course, Christmas:
These are so much fun to make! I hope you'll give them a try!!!
Once again, give SUDSOL a try! FREE for two weeks!! And, you can download the template for this great project!
Here are the supplies used on each of the projects:
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Good morning, and welcome to my stop along the SUDSOL Blog Tour this morning! I hope you're enjoying the tour so far!
What is SUDSOL? It stands for Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing On Line! And, that's it in a nutshell! We do weekly challenges, share business ideas (and the forms!!), class ideas (with instructions!!), and tons of samples!! I would be lost without all these ideas! You can get a 2-Week Free Trial -- just click on the banner:
My first is a fun frame I made for a great friend! We both live here in Albuquerque, but met at a Stampin' Up! convention a million years ago!! (Hi Lani!):
I started with a sheet of the More Amore Designer Paper--and chose colors to go with that! I used Pool Party for the front "frame" and the letters (cut out using the Big Shot and Typeset Alphabet Dies). The little heart was made using the Big Shot and the Hearts a Flutter framelits. I also embossed it with the Adorning Accents Embossing Strips. I also embossed the two sides of the Pool Party frame, but it's hard to see in the picture!!
One of my favorite items from the Spring Catalog is the Swallowtail Stamp!! I just think it is beautiful! Here's a fun card using it:
The card base is Melon Mambo, followed by a layer of Basic Black. I stamped the Swallowtail in versamark ink directly onto my First Edition Designer Paper, then embossed with Melon Mambo Embossing Powder. I added some accents along the side: first a strip of our new Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon, then 3 butterflies punched out with the Elegant Butterfly punch. This is the one in the "big" catalog. I stamped three in Basic Black, then three out of Vellum cardstock. I ran those through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder for added texture. I finished them off with 3 tiny pearls each! Fun and pretty!
My last card is super simple!!!
We made this card at my Diva Days in January! My downline has chances to win the honor of attending this special stamp camp! We made three projects, and enjoyed brunch together!
This stamp set is called Feeling Sentimental, and is a Sale-a-bration item--which means you can earn it FREE!! I stamped the phone booth in Black Stazon, and the sentiment using our Classic Real Red ink. The ovals were cut using the Big Shot (what did we ever do without these!!) and the new Ovals Collection Framelits. Easiest way to do this--cut the ovals out, then stamp right through the "hole"!! perfect placement everytime!
I hope you enjoyed my projects!! Don't forget to sign up for your FREE Two Week Trial to SUDSOL!!
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These were made from a coaster!! Yep, just like the ones you get at a restaurant! I just covered mine with some fabulous designer paper from the Print Poetry Stack!! Love it!! Colors are Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green!! And, what about those rhinestones?!! They're the new Large Rhinestones from the Spring Catalog!