SUDSOL Summer Mini Blog Tour!!

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Welcome to the Summer Mini version of the SUDSOL Blog hop! SUDSOL stands for Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing Online. I've been a member of this GREAT online group since shortly after becoming a demonstrator almost 11 years ago! It's been the upline I've never had. Everyone is very willing to share and we keep each other up to date on everything Stampin' Up! Along the tour today you will find some GREAT ideas and Demonstratable projects featuring NEW items from the Summer Mini Catalog!! Fellow Demos-you will find some great projects to share with your customers. Take the Two-week FREE SUDSOL TRIAL-you won't be sorry!! Customers-you will find great project ideas that should be easy for you to recreate. And, if you'd like to see everything SUDSOL and Stampin' Up! have to offer, talk to me about signing up with Stampin' Up first, then we'll get you hooked up with SUDSOL!! :)

On to the projects!! Remember you can click the photographs to view them larger!

First up is my first attempt with this new embossing folder, Flower Garden. The color here is all Pacific Point. Not one I use often, but it was out from a recent creation! Card base is Pacific Point. The background print is Pacific Point outline flowers from the Beyond the Garden DSP. I used the Scallop Oval Frame Bigz Die for the Big Shot to cut the Whisper White center and Pacific Point frame. I then textured the frame with the Square Lattice folder, and did the center oval with the Flower Garden folder. Then I grabbed a sponge dauber and dabbed Pacific Point ink across the raised images of the flower. Both the oval center and scallop frame were attached to the base with dimensionals.

Next up is a masculine Scallop Square Sail Away card. This little boat stamp is by far my favorite from this mini! It's been very well used already!! The large scallop square is Early Espresso. The "card" is actually sitting on the back of the scallop square. The scallop is just about 4-1/2" so cut your base at 8 x 4 and fold to 4x4 and it will fit perfectly!! The background is a striped DSP in Cherry Cobbler from the Nautical Expedition pack. Around that, I attached some Early Espresso Baker's Twine. The boat was stamped in Early Espresso on a Naturals Ivory smaller Scallop Square. This square is the larger of the two on the Scallop Squares Duo Die. I added some Cherry Cobbler to the boat and sail, and sponged the edge with Early Espresso. I wrapped Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine around the corners-3 times on the top, 2 on the bottom. To do that, I just dabbed some Snail Adhesive on the corner, pushed the twine down onto it and wrapped around, catching it in the scallops.  The "hello" is from the Happy Greetings set. You will notice the actual stamp has 3 hellos, I only used one. Since I used Very Vanilla Craft ink and we don't have a marker, I put a piece of paper over two of them, inked the one I wanted, removed the paper and stamped on Early Espresso. Dry it quick with the Heat tool and punch with the Small Oval punch.

Next up I did the Poppin' Pastels technique with Flower Fest. I've wanted to do this with this set since I first saw it in the Mini!! Card base is Elegant Eggplant. A So Saffron layer is behind the background layer of Whisper White with a Certainly Celery scallop accent on the right side. On the Whisper White I stamped the scallop flower and stem images with Versamark. Then with a sponge dauber I dabbed on Stampin' Pastels in Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron & Certainly Celery. For the rounded flower, I stamped them with Versamark on another piece of Whisper White, applied Pastels and then punched them out with the Fancy Flower Punch. They are attached with dimensionals. The center one is over the Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon that I knotted around the background layer. I added a "thanks" to the center of it.

Finally, we have another Flower Fest card done with Pastels, this time with the Chalkboard technique. You start with dark card stock, I used Early Espresso. Stamp the images with Whisper White Craft Ink and then apply Pastels. I decided to go all with the scallop flower this time. Colors are Regal Rose & Daffodil Delight. After you have all the images colored, dab it lightly with a Swiffer cloth. This removes all the extra pastel dust and REALLY makes the image pop!! For accent, I added a yellow rhinestone to the center of the main image, and knotted an Espresso Taffeta ribbon around the background layer. The card base is Regal Rose with an accent layer of Daffodil Delight.

That's it for me! Hopefully I've inspired you!! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Detail lists of products used on each of my cards are below the links. Let me know if you have any questions!! Demo's-don't forget to sign up for the SUDSOL Two Week Free Trial. Then, stop by my gallery at SUDSOL and see what else I've shared there!!

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SU! Catalog Items used:

Pacific Point Flower Garden card: 111350 Pacific Point Card Stock * 100730 Whisper White Card Stock * 122342 Beyond the Garden DSP * 111837 Pacific Point Classic Ink * 102892 Sponge Daubers * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 119871 Corner Rounder * 113439 Big Shot * 114521 Frame Oval Scallop Die * 119976 Square Lattice Embossing Folder * 123113 Flower Garden Embossing Folder

Scallop Square Sail Away card: 123013 Sail Away * 123311 Happy Greetings Wood (123313 Clear) * 119686 Early Espresso Card Stock * 101849 Naturals Ivory Card Stock * 122343 Nautical Expedition DSP * 119670 Early Espresso Classic Ink * 119669 Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink * 104308 Very Vanilla Craft Ink * 123124 Early Espresso Baker's Twine * 123125 Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine * 101610 Stamping Sponges * 102845 Blender Pens * 100005 Heat Tool * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 119863 Small Oval Punch * 113439 Big Shot * 115950 Scallop Square Die * 120903 Scallop Squares Duo Die

Poppin' Pastels Flowers: 122280 Flower Fest Clear (122278 Wood) * 114968 Fundamental Phrases * 105126 Elegant Eggplant Card Stock * 105118 So Saffron Card Stock * 105125 Certainly Celery Card Stock * 100730 Whisper White Card Stock * 102283 Versamark Pad * 120962 Stampin' Pastels * 109050 Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon * 102892 Sponge Daubers * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 118402 Scallop Trim Border Punch * 119863 Small Oval Punch * 

Chalkboard Flowers: 122280 Flower Fest Clear (122278 Wood) * 105130 Regal Rose Card Stock * 119683 Daffodil Delight Card Stock * 119686 Early Espresso Card Stock * 101731 Whisper White Craft Ink * 109110 Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads * 119964 Early Espresso 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon * 120962 Stampin' Pastels * 102892 Sponge Daubers * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 


Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

What a great collection of projects! If this doesn't sell people on the Summer Mini products, I'm not sure what would! Thanks for sharing them!

Sara said...

Beautiful projects and great to see a more masculine card in amongst the more feminine. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sara xx

Jeannine Tarrio said...

Love your cards, My favorite is the Pacific Point Flower Garden Card.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer--Great job on all your projects---may have to case the embossing folder one--that's a real WOW!!!
Nice to have you ahead of me--love your blog banner!
Hugs, Nola

Mary Davidson said...

Beautiful cards, Jennifer! Each one is so special! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Tammy Fite said...

great cards! I really love the twine on the Sail Away card--great idea!!

Marti said...

Your use of color on all the projects is just wonderful. Such creative ideas like embossing the scallop oval. I loved it all.
Marti Crapo

Tami Black said...


I used the wrong name in my post -- cancel that one out and use this one! I love your work -- the sailboat card is one of the best I've seen and I love your use of the bakers twine.

Awesome cards!

Carol Matthews said...

I love what you've done with the Flower Garden Embossing Folder card! They are all terrific!

lora said...

I love every one of your projects, Jennifer! The purple and yellow or should I say Elegant Eggplant and So Saffron Flower Fest card is really nice! Thanks for sharing!

Sue Root said...

I love your projects!

Judy said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!! Love them all and especially the one using Nautical Expedition and Sail Away!! Oh my!! Thanks for making this a great tour! Just what I've come to expect from you!