Wednesday, November 2, 2011

SUDSOL Blog Tour

Happy November everyone!  Are you ready for the holidays yet?  Or are they coming up too fast for you to keep up?  For me it is the latter...  You are probably coming here from Jane at Stamp with Jane.  I love the projects she is showcasing today!

I am honored to be participating in SUDSOL's 7th blog tour.  Today we are featuring Holiday Items.  All items featured in this tour are demonstrable ideas - meaning they are great things for sharing with  your customers!!
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Now, onto my projects.  I have three projects for you today.  I have an ornament, a banner, and a gift card holder.

First I'll share my ornament with you.  

I made this ornament with a 1.5x12in piece of Old Olive paper.  I used the Eyelet Border punch on one side, and then scored every quarter of an inch using our new, fabulous Simply Scored.  I then punched out a Riding Hood Red circle - and embossed it using our Snow Burst embossing folder.  After I had the medallion put together, I ran over all the "mountain" edges with Dazzling Details.  The image is from 25 Days & Counting, from day 25.  I also added a bit of Dazzling Details to the star.  I have used Very Vanilla Stitched Velvet Ribbon.  I love how surprisingly sturdy this ornament is!

Next I have my banner.

This mini banner was super easy to put together.  I cut out the chipboard and Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper with my Perfect Pennants Bigz Die and my Big Shot.  I love that the Big Shot is strong enough to go through 29 different materials.  When I was cutting out this paper, I was able to cut out all nine patterned paper pennants at one time!!  I then punched my scallop circles out of Early Espresso, and the circles out of Marina Mist.  I ran the Marina circles through the big shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder to give them a bit of texture.  I stamped all nine letters in Christmas in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White.  I cut out each individual letter, and popped them up on the Marina Mist circles with Stampin' Dimensionals.  After I had each letter assembled, I added a bit of glitz.  I used Dazzling Details to put dots on each scallop, and completely covered each letter.  I used the Crop-a-Dile to punch holes in my pennants, and tied them together with Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.

Last, but certainly not least - I have a gift card holder.  I found the pattern for this gift card holder on SUDSOL.  Their amazing pattern library is just one of the many perks of being a SUDSOL member!  You can see this, and other patterns on SUDSOL in the Creative Library by signing up for a FREE trial - click this link Join me on SUDSOL - Your 24/7 Upline! I have showed these gift card holders at three different classes so far, and everyone loves them!!  They are especially great with the holidays coming up!

This is what it looks like closed.  A cute little wallet.

Here it is opened.

CONTINUE on the Blog Tour


  1. Fun projects! I really like the ornament, especially the stamped center circle!

  2. Love that ornament. Such great projects!

  3. This is so sweet and awesome, sigh, and wow!

  4. I love your banner! and those alpha stamps are just tooo cool! Did you have to cut them out by hand?

  5. Great ornament--I've been busy making these--but not like yours--they are very nice! Thanks for being on the tour--ws lots of fun!