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Sunday, August 1, 2010

We Interrupt your Regular Sunny Sunday Sketch Challenge... bring you a SUDSOL blog hop!!!

SUDSOL Blog Tour

If you arrived from Pam's Blog, you're in the right spot - WELCOME!

I became a SUDSOL member when I first joined Stampin' UP! last year and have found it an invaluable resource! The patterns library alone is worth EVERY penny! These days, you can find me hosting the Chat and Challenge twice a month, where we chat in our very own chat room and make cards based on sketches or inspiration. Need a class in a hurry? Just access the Class and Workshop Planners. Demonstrators like to share, so you'll find LOTS of information there. Need a flyer for a special event? I'll bet one of the demonstrators on SUDSOL has created one already - just check out the Advertising and Marketing section!

Want some SPECIAL inspiration? Check out my gallery!

All my samples today feature one of my FAVOURITE sets! It was in the Occasions Mini and I was SO happy to see it make the transition into the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog! It's FOX AND FRIENDS!!! I've also used several of the sentiments from the set Short and Sweet.

Here is my first card:

It features the fox stamped in Cajun Craze on Whisper White Cardstock and matted on a 2 3/8" scalloped circle punched from Cajun Craze Cardstock. Cajun Craze is the PERFECT colour for my little fox friend! The sentiment was stamped in the same colour, also on Whisper White Cardstock and matted on Cajun Craze punched using the Modern Label Punch. My card base is Crumb Cake (formerly known as Kraft) Cardstock. I added a length of hemp twine around the top.

My next cards feature the same punches allowing you to duplicate them easily at a card class.

This card features the little lion from the set:

I stamped him using the direct to rubber technique, which means I coloured directly on the rubber image using my markers - in this case Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze. My card base is Pumpkin Pie and I used another length of Hemp Twine, tying it around the side this time.

My next card uses the whale:

and the sentiment "wish big" because it just seemed appropriate - LOL! Wouldn't you agree? Our whale is stamped in Pacific Point (one of many returning In Colours from previous years) on Whisper White Cardstock and matted on a 2 3/8" scalloped circle of Bashful Blue. My card base is Pacific Point and features a tied piece of 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon. This card is already winging its way across the country to a special little boy who had a birthday yesterday - hope he likes it!

Next up is my favourite:

The TURTLE! Isn't he just darling? He's stamped in Old Olive on Whisper White and matted on a 2 3/8" scalloped circle. I used my Stamping Sponges to add a little Old Olive Ink around the edges of the white circle. My card base is Certainly Celery and I added a length of 5/8" Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon tied in a bow. Did you know that Certainly Celery and Old Olive are a "Dynamic Duo". You can learn all about Dynamic Duos on the Colour Coach.

My last two cards are meant for baby:

and feature the adorable monkey from Fox and Friends and the "welcome baby" sentiment from Short and Sweet. This first card is for baby boy and features the monkey stamped in Baja Breeze on Whisper White. He is matted on a scalloped circle of Not Quite Navy. My card base is Baja Breeze with a Whisper White Satin Bow.

My little girl card:

is a little different, in that I punched out the front of the card and adhered my little monkey to the inside.

Here's a different angle:
The scalloped circle of Rose Red is adhered to the inside of the card and my little monkey which was stamped on Whisper White in Rose Red is adhered to the scalloped circle using Stampin' Dimensionals. I don't know what I did before Stampin' Dimensionals. They seem to be on every second card I create these days! Good thing I have a supplier - LOL! My card base is Pink Pirouette and features a Whisper White satin bow.

Time for a summary!

STAMPS: Fox and Friends, Short and Sweet
INK: Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
PAPERS: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie
ACCESSORIES: Punches, Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Christine, I love your cards. These little guys are so cute. Love how you punched out the front of the last card -- TFS

  2. Cute, Cute, Cute!! Great job!!

  3. You have done a great job with my favorite stamp set - fox and friends. The card designs are so cute!

  4. You have used this set so nicely! Your cards are beautiful and I especially love the color combinations by using dynamic duos. Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a fun set of cards - I can now see making these up as gifts!! Wonderful TFS

  6. Great cards, love the colors. I love this set.

  7. What an awesome set of cards. I love all of the colors and the simple, but cute, designs.


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