Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SUDSOL Blog Hop -

Welcome!  I hope you enjoyed your stop at Jennifer Weide's blog.  She had some great stuff didn't she?   I am honored to be a part of this blog hop!  I really think SUDSOL is so invaluable as a demonstrator.  I don't live by my upline and don't think she is very active.  I have not ever really gotten much support from her, but when I need help, I can email my SUDSOL sisters (and brothers) and get help quick.  It has become an invaluable resource for me in my Stampin' Up! business.  Please sit back and enjoy your trip around our Hop!  We are all spotlighting the new catalogs - the Occasions Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration Catalog.

I have chosen to spotlight the Packed for Everything Bundle stamps from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I earned them FREE from Stampin' Up!  As a demonstrator, we get so many perks; it is really fantastic!  I was a bit challenged by them, but honestly after playing with them for an afternoon, I think I may have a new love!

The first stamp is called Packed for Dad - This was a fun card - a little bit time consuming to cut the pieces, but easy enough.  I just stamped the image 3 times; one on Whisper White, one on Marina Mist and one on Wild Wasabi. I cut out a few of the pieces and layered them on the card with Stampin' dimensionals.  The background is done with the Woodgrain background stamp.

The next card is done using the Packed for Birthday stamp.  This one was a bit more challenging.  I am not a huge fan of coloring, but I pulled out the trusty old Stampin' Watercolor Pencils and off I colored.  The colors needed to be bright, so I chose Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point as the base colors.

The third stamp is Packed for Baby.  I think this is my favorite of the 4 stamp sets.  It is really cute for baby cards and projects.  I did not want to just show CARDS, so I went to the SUDSOL website and found a great box pattern.  I did one that was shared by fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Paula Goff.  I did not want both sides tall, so I changed up the box a bit to fit my needs.  I used the colors Pear Pizzazz and Peach Perfection - inspired by the burp cloth I wanted to give as a gift.  I also am using a few other Occasions Mini Catalog items - Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies and the matching Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  Add a pop of color with the Poly Stitched ribbon and a sentiment from the Hostess set Tagtastic and VOILA!  A fun gift for a mom-to-be!

I saved the BEST for LAST!  This one was chosen the fav by my sweetie, Mike!  He said he loved the way it looked.  I wanted to make a card that reminded me of the Red Hat Ladies but ended up not adding the traditional purple, but went with the elegant color combo- Real Red and Basic Black.  I spent a little intimate time with my scissors again cutting out just ONE accent piece and popping it up with Stampin' dimensionals again.  I also added the sweet NEW product Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details - also in the Occasions Mini Catalog to the purse as some bling.  I used the Lace Border punch to create a fancy 'girly' border, and a bit of Dotted Scalloped Ribbon and here is the finished card.  

I hope you have enjoyed your trip down the PACKED for EVERYTHING stamps.  Head on to the next blog to see Stacey Tomkowiak and what she has created for you!  Thanks for stopping by!

CONTINUE on the Blog Tour


  1. Thank-You so much for sharing! I am a new demonstrator and I too earned these Free Stamps. I was having trouble coming up with ideas of how to use them. My fave is the Dad one because I never have enough masculine cards. I'm going to play with this one for sure! Happy Stampin', Norma Benwell - Grimsby, Ontario, Canada

  2. I simply love the way you have used this set of stamps. Now I must get them (or at least add them to my wish list). Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Very cute!! Good job with this set love the baby gift.

  4. Very cool cards! Thanks so much for inspiring me with these stamps. TFS!


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