May 15 2010


SUDSOL Blog Tour

Welcome to the SUDSOL Blog Tour!  What is SUDSOL?  It is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Only Online Group that has files full of patterns, templates, business ideas, business forms and a wonderful large gallery of cards and projects!  A One-Stop-Shop for demonstrators!  They also offer regular challenges and business chats to help you with your business.  I've been a member for four years next month!  You can start out with a FREE two-week trial membership, just to see what it is all about!  Click on the badge above to take you to the Home Page to start your trial membership!  And now…on to the tour!


This tour we are featuring products from the Summer Mini Catalog.  We've made these projects demonstratable, so you can use the ideas in your workshops and classes!  To go on to the next stop, click on the name at the bottom of this post!

My first project is a pencil/pen pocket holder made from two Top Note diecuts put together.  This was a prize for one of my downline who promoted to Senior Associate at last month's meeting.  I adhere the two Top Notes length to length and along the sides to form the pocket.  I used Stampin' Up!'s Tropical Party stamp set and stamped the leaves in Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink on the Tempting Turquoise background.  I wrapped two pieces Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon around to help keep it secure.  The ends meet under the oval in the front for a finished look.  I cut two ovals from the Ovals die, larger one from Pumpkin Pie cardstock and the smaller one from Whisper White.  I stamped the leaves with Old Olive on the Whisper White.  I added a Melon Mambo 5-Petal Flower Punch, then stamped the large flower in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White and the small flower in Tempting Turquoise on Whisper White, cut them out, and adhered them with Stampin' Dimensionals to the front of the ovals.  The pens I purchased from Stampin' Up! at Convention (I believe) last year.  I loved that the colors matched the Tropical Party stamp set I wanted to use.


My next card using Tropical Party is a gate fold style card.  This was my Make & Take at the downline meeting we held last month.  I started with a 5 1/2 x 12 piece of Pixie Pink Cardstock and scored it at 2, 4, 8 and 10 inches.  I stamped the small flower randomly across the front in Pixie Pink ink.    I cut a 3×3 piece of Whisper White and stamped the leaves in Old Olive Classic Ink on the front.  I stamped the large flower with Pumpkin Pie and the two small flowers with Pixie Pink on scrap Whisper White and cut them out.  I added a Rose Mini Brad to the center of the large flower and popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I layered the Whisper White on a 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 piece of Old Olive.  It was adhered on only the left half to the front of the gate fold card.

Inside I cut a piece of 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White.  I stamped more leaves in Old Olive and the Coconut drink in Chocolate Chip.  I colored the straw and umbrella with Stampin' Write Markers in Pixie Pink, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie.  I cut out another Pixie Pink small flower and adhere it with a Stampin' Dimensional.  I stamped Live, Laugh, Love, Happy Birthday from On Your Birthday Stamp set in Pumpkin Pie in the center.

My last card I used Stampin' Up!'s Sentimental Journey stamp set, Travel Journal Designer Paper and In A Word Stamp Set.  I started with a base of Night of Navy cardstock and layered on Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  I added another layer of Confetti White cardstock.  Over the top half of the Confetti, I adhere Bashful Blue cardstock with a piece of Travel Journal Designer Paper on it.  (LOTS of layers!)  I pierced the Bashful Blue with my piercing tool and template across the top.  I stamped Marvelous with my Night of Navy and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers in the lower right corner of the Confetti cardstock.  For the focal element, I stamped the car from Sentimenal Journey in Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink on Confetti White and punched with the Wide Oval Punch.  I adhered it to the Medallion of Pumpkin Pie cardtock made with the Lots of Tags Sizzlets die.  I added the compass in Garden Green Classic Ink and punched it with the 1" circle punch.  I placed a Vintage brad in the center and popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Finally, I added a knot of Pumpkin Pie 1 1/4 Striped Ribbon to the upper corner and punched two 1/4 circles from Garden Green and placed them in the upper right corner of the Designer Paper for some added interest.


I hope you've enjoyed my projects!  


SORRY – Blog Tour is over and links have been disabled!  Stay tuned for the next one!


Pen/Pencil Holder Supplies:

Sets:  Tropical Party
Inks:  Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories:  Top Note Die, Sticky Strip, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon, Ovals Die, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals


Tropical Party Gatefold Card Supplies:

Sets:  Tropical Party, On Your Birthday
Inks:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Pixie Pink, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pixie Pink, Old Olive
Accessories:  Paper Snips, Rich Regals Mini Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scoring Tool


Sentimental Journey Card Supplies:

Sets:  Sentimental Journey, In A Word
Inks:  Garden Green, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock:  Confetti White, Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy
Accessories:  Travel Journal Designer Paper, 1 1/4 Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon, 1" Circle Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Lots of Tags Sizzlet Dies, Piercing Tool and template, Antique Mini Brads, Crop A Dile (1/4 circles)

18 People have left comments on this post

May 15, 2010 - 09:05:23
Judy Elting said:

Good Morning!  I've been chompin at the bit since midnight and so looking forward to this tour! Your designs are fantastic! Just what I would expect from Inkspired Treasures!

May 15, 2010 - 09:05:28

What fun projects Connie, I love the pencil holder, too cute.

May 15, 2010 - 10:05:09

These are wonderful – I so admire your work.  They are so bright and cheerful.  Thanks for sharing.

May 15, 2010 - 10:05:16
Tammy Fite said:

Such cute projects!!!  Great job as usual, Connie!!

May 15, 2010 - 10:05:59

Super cute projects as always my friend.  Beautiful job!

May 15, 2010 - 12:05:53
Donna Schneidtmiller said:

Terrific as always Connie!  Your blog is one I visit daily and you always keep me wanting more!  Thanks for all the wonderful ideas and inspiration!

May 15, 2010 - 12:05:28
Suasn Neidinger said:

oh my goodness…. very very good…. I couldn't wait to start this tour it being my first one and all… you are very talented thank you for sharing..

May 15, 2010 - 12:05:02
Brenda Hugar said:

Great projects/cards.  Love the bright colors.  Thanks for sharing.

May 15, 2010 - 01:05:26
Rebecca said:

Cute projects!  I will be borrowing the gat fold card for an upcoming workshop.  I love that set!  Thanks for sharing!

May 15, 2010 - 01:05:59
Alison C. Anderson said:

I love the pen holder. It's so original. I'd like to make one. I don't understand how it works though. I tried putting two top notes together and it wasn't long enough. Is there another piece of cardstock on the back?

May 15, 2010 - 02:05:09

Love your projects, especially the Tropical Party birthday card.  Thank you for sharing your creative ideas.

May 15, 2010 - 02:05:40
Marti Crapo said:

I really loved these projects and I got some great ideas (as ususal). These will make great workshop ideas.
Marti Crapo

May 15, 2010 - 04:05:06
Christyne said:

What wonderful projects!  I particularly like the fold on the pink card.  Great job!

May 15, 2010 - 06:05:40

Love your projects – especially the gate fold card!

May 15, 2010 - 08:05:02

Another great set of projects Connie!  The pencil holder is a great idea … I'll give you credit when I use it at my next class!

May 15, 2010 - 09:05:18

Great projects as always Connie!  Not sure how you find the time to accomplish all the projects you do!!! Thanks for sharing!!

May 15, 2010 - 09:05:13

Love the pencil/pen pocket holder, Connie.  It's a real step up from the plastic ones that office "nerds" used to wear, right?

May 17, 2010 - 12:05:10

Wonderful Projects that are easy to replicate! Love SUDSOL! Thanks for sharing and participating in the TOUR!
Hugs and Blessings