16 May 2011

Welcome to my stop on the SUDSOL Summer Mini Blog Tour!

I'm so glad you're here!
My samples are simple and fast but I think you're going to like them!

Let's get started. My first project is a card made with the new Flower Garden Embossing Folder.
The embossed image is strong enough to carry the card and the bold red and black contrast. Simple but striking!
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Shimmery White
Accessories: Flower Garden Embossing Folder, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Real Red brads from the Brights Collection.

This next card uses the delightful Touch of Kindness stamp set.
Isn't the kitty cat adorable?! 
And all the sentiments fit nicely into the flower which fits perfectly into our 1 3/4" scallop punch.
Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Poppy Parade
Designer Series Paper: Peach Parfait "In Color" pack
Accessories: 1/4" Grosgrain Bashful Blue Ribbon, Scallop Squares Duo die, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch

The next card is simplicity itself, but will still stand out in a crowd:
This card uses the Summer Mini Hostess Level 2 stamp set Love & Care, and the flowers are embossed with the new coloured embossing powders Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi. You can see the shine!

Cardstock: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Wild Wasabi - Subtles pack
Accessories: Embossing Powder - Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi; Scallop Squares Duo die; Scallop Edge Border punch.

The next sample is a purse and note card set and features the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch:
I love how easy it is to layer the three punched images:

And you can even cut them in half and use them for a border:

Or cut them in quarters and use them in the corners:

You can place them anywhere and they make a lovely card:
The sturdy purse is made using the Petal Cone die for the sides:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette
Designer Series Paper: Subtles Collection - Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Certainly Celery
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Tasteful Trim die, Blossom Bouqet Triple Layer Punch, Scallop Trim Border punch

My final projects were made using patterns and directions chosen from the hundreds in the SUDSOL Creative Files:
Packaging makes all the difference, and here are two ways to dress up a small gift that will make the recipient feel very special.

The first is a Tea Bag Holder:
And the larger container is a Bag in a Box - perfect for a half dozen cookies or brownies or candy.
Together they make a lovely gift, and are quick and easy to make!

Tea Bag Holder:
Cardstock: Pacific Point
Designer Series Paper: Beyond the Garden
Stamp Set: Punch Bunch
Accessories: 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch

Cookie/Treat Bag:
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Beyond the Garden
Stamp Set: Punch Bunch
Accessories: 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, Round Tab punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 3/8" Taffeta ribbon - Whisper White, Bakers Twine - White.

I am so glad you could visit my blog today - thank you for taking the time. If you would like to see more of my projects you can visit my SUDSOL gallery HERE.

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Happy Stamping!


  1. Love the Note Card set! Note cards are my favorite and the colors for your project are gorgeous!

  2. I love that flower garden folder - I so hope we get it in the UK in October. And a fantastic striking colour combo for it. Beautiful projects.

    Sara xx

  3. Wow carol you have been busy!!! Love the tea bag holder (of course!) and the bag. Great use of the paper :)

  4. WOW, great projects! It is hard to choose a favorite, I love you Touch of Kindness card and the Triple Layer Blossom Punch cards the best.

  5. Love your projects, Carol! The embossing folder may be my favorite product from the Mini! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  6. Love that first card!! I am the queen of simple, and this is perfect!!! TFS! Off to CASE it!! LOL!

  7. What a fun bunch of cards and 3-D items. What DO you do in your "spare" time?! Love your projects!

  8. "How Beautiful a Day Can Be..." when you share such great ideas - lovely display. You shared a lot of ideas for the Blossom Punch - they are great!
    Marti Crapo

  9. Love how you used the colored embossing powders on the Hostess stamp==so wonderful!!! You made a lot of projects for the tour--good job!

  10. Your projects are just beautiful. LOVE all of them!

  11. Love the card with the Triple punch! The cards and purse are my fave color combination. Great work!!

  12. All I can say is WOW!! Great projects and Great tour!!