Feb 19 2018

Control Freaks February 2018 – birthdays

Hi!  Welcome to the monthly Tour de Freaks, brought to you by the Control Freak Swappers!  This month our theme is BIRTHDAYS!  As I have mentioned, we have a LOT of birthdays this month to celebrate!  You’ve probably just come from Dawn Olchefske’s blog…love her projects, don’t you?  Just click on the links below to take you around the entire blog hop for some GREAT inspiration!

 

Bird Banter was just one of those stamp sets I HAD to have!  I love the “punny” little greetings in the set…wish Stampin’ Up! would do more of those with their stamps sets!  I made up this quick little birthday card and altered the Lots to Love Box Framelit to make it smaller!  Easy to do!

 

 

 

Stampin’ Details:

 

Here is a close up of the card…hard to see the little rhinestones that add a little bling and fun!

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Daffodil Delight cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • The bubble print from Bubble & Fizz Designer Paper (FREE Sale-a-bration selection!) is cut 2 x 4-3/4 and added on top.
  • A strip of the Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon is wrapped around and secured in the back.
  • The bird from Bird Banter was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White cardstock and colored with Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Gray Stampin’ Blends.  The tree limb is stamped with Lemon Lime Twist and colored with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.
  • The bird was punched with the 2″ Circle Punch and added to a 2-1/4 Circle Punch of Tangerine Tango cardstock.  Add to front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The birthday hat was stamped with Memento Black Ink and colored with the same Stampin’ Blends.  It was cut out by hand and added to the bird’s head.
  • The greeting from Bird Banter was stamped with Memento Black Ink under the Designer Paper.

 

Here’s a closeup of the modified Lots to Love Box:

  • Cut two pieces of Daffodil Delight cardstock to 4-1/2 x 5-1/4.  Cut with the Lots to Love Box Framelit making sure the rounded tab part of the Framelit is at the top and will cut completely.  This will shorten the box because you are not cutting the entire length.
  • Put the two pieces together same as normal.
  • Decorated the front with a 2-1/4 x 3-3/8 piece of Bubbles & Fizz DSP.
  • Wrap the Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon around the DSP and secure iin the back.
  • Stamp and color the bird the same as above.  Punch with 2″ circle punch and add to 2-1/4 circle of Tangerine Tango cardstock.  Add to front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add Rhinestones around greeting and in circle.
  • Stamp Happy Birthday from Bird Banter with Memento Black Ink on Crumb Cake, hand cut into two piece and adhere on front.

 

Hope you liked my projects!  OK…next up on the Control Freaks Blog Hop is my Kelly Acheson…I love her work, too, so  I know you’ll enjoy her projects!


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Dec 19 2017

Control Freaks December 2017

Hi!  Welcome to the monthly Tour de Freaks, brought to you by the Control Freak Swappers!  This month our theme is the new preview of the Occasions/SAB catalogs!  You’ve probably just come from Cindy Elam’s blog…love her projects!

 

I used the fun new Occasions catalog set, Hedgehugs, for my projects today.  LOVE how cute the set is, don’t you?  I featured the little squirrel in this set!

 

 

First up is the little box!  I found the template from one of the Stampin’ Up! Artisans, Sylwia Schreck.  It holds a Ferraro Chocolate inside perfectly!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The little box is cut from Calypso Coral cardstock and put together.
  • A 5/8 x 8-1/2 strip of the free Sale-A-Bration Bubbles & Fizz Designer Paper was added around the bottom.
  • A small oval from the Layering Ovals were cut from Early Espresso cardstock and added to one side with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The squirrel was stamped with Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White, then colored with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends, and hand-cut out
  • The mushrooms were inked with Calypso Coral Ink, then a Early Espresso Ink on the stems and stamped on Whisper White cardstock.  The stems were filled in with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  It was hand-cut and added on top of the squirrel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The top points were punched with a 1/8″ Circle and then tied closed with Linen Thread.  A tag stamped with Hi There in Calypso Coral Ink and punched with the Classic Label Punch was added to the thread.

 

Next up is the matching card:

 

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Calypso Coral cardstock, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • Two 3/4 x 5-1/4 strips of Bubbles & Fizz Designer Paper were added to a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Gray cardstock.
  • The large oval from Layering Ovals was cut from Whisper White cardstock and stamped with the tree stump in Basic Gray Ink.  The bottom below the trunk was sponged with Lemon Lime Twist ink.
  • The squirrel was stamped with Early Espresso Ink on scrap Whisper White and colored with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Markers, then hand-cut and added to the stump.  The mushrooms were stamped with scrap Whisper White with Calypso Coral Ink and the stems with Early Espresso Marker.  They were colored with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and hand-cut and added to the bottom of the trunk with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The flower stem was inked with Lemon Lime Twist, then the flowers inked with Calypso Coral Marker and stamped on Whisper White cardstock.
  • Hi There was stamped with Calypso Coral ink.
  • The large scallop oval from Layering Ovals Framelits was cut from Calypso Coral cardstock and added sideways to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The Whisper White oval was adhered on top.
  • A few of the new Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins were added to the front.

 

Hope you liked my projects!  OK…next up on the Control Freaks Blog Hop is my good friend, Mary Brown.  I know you’ll enjoy her projects!

 

 


Feb 19 2017

Control Freaks Feb 2017 Blog Hop

 

Yes!  It’s time for the Tour de Freaks!  The theme this month is “Celebrate”!  Glad it is such a broad theme this month.  You’ve probably just come from Melissa Stout’s blog...love her ideas!  And, don’t you love our new buttons?  Thanks to Lyssa Zwolanek for making them!  If you’ve arrived prior to the 20th, not all links may be operational yet.

 

Of course, my thoughts are birthdays are always reason to celebrate and I wanted to share my “glamorous” birthday projects using the Window Box Thinlit and making it into a purse shape!  The Silver Cardstock behind the cut-out opening just makes it SO elegant!

 

 

Here’s a closeup of the card:

 

 

  • The base of the card is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Basic Black, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • At the bottom of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White, a 1 x 4 piece of Pop of Pink Specialty Paper was added.
  • The Silver Metallic ribbon (SAB) hides the seam and is secured on the back.
  • Just the front of the box was cut from Basic Black cardstock, trimmed out, then added the Silver Cardstock backing to it.
  • The oval tag in the Thinlit set was scored and folded to make the clasp of the purse.
  • A Metal Rimmed Pearl was added to the clasp.
  • A loop of Silver Metallic Ribbon (SAB) was looped and secured in the back for the purse handle.
  • Happy Day from Perfectly Preserved was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the upper right corner.

 

 

  • The Window Box was formed per the directions and the clasp placed so that the box opens from the top.
  • The Silver Metallic Ribbon was adhered to a 1 x 9 piece of Whisper White cardstock for the handle to give it stability and adhered with Tear and Tape Adhesive to the box.

Here’s a photo of the box open and filled with a few treats!

 

 

OK…so don’t you think that set is pretty glamorous?  I know some girlfriends who would love to get this, don’t you?

 

Next up is the fabulous Wendy Weixler...I know you’ll love her ideas, too!  Then continue around until you view all the projects!

 

 

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Jan 19 2017

Control Freaks Jan 2017 Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the January Tour de Freaks!  Our theme this month is ANYTHING from the Occasions or Sale-A-Brations catalog, so I just HAD to play along!  As you take the blog hop, you should get LOTS of great ideas!  You’ve probably just come from Julie Davison’s blog, aren’t her projects fun?  If you’ve arrived prior to the 20th, please note that not all links may be working correctly.

 

I think this sweet little stamp set, Perfect Mix, has been completely overlooked in the Occasions Catalog!  I couldn’t resist getting it…I’m a much better baker than cook!  I love to make candies, cookies, fun loaves of bread, package them up and give them away!  These tags or little notes would be perfect to include with the treat!   And, the notes themselves are all wrapped up in a cute little matchbook style package, so they would be a wonderful hostess gift all by themselves!

 

Here’s package closed:

 

 

And here  it is open so you can see how they tuck inside:

 

 

And here is the complete set for you to see!

 

 

Some details:

  • The Melon Mambo cardstock notes are cut 3 x 6, and scored at 3.
  • A 1-1/4 x 2-3/4 piece of Pop of Pink Designer Paper is adhered to the bottom of a 2-3/4 x 2-3/4 piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Some 1/8″ Melon Mambo Stitched Ribbon hides the seam and is adhered in back, then the Whisper White layer added to the front of the Melon Mambo note.
  • The images were stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black Ink, use the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen to color, then cut with the Layering Circles Framelits, and adhere to a larger Scallop Layering Circle of Melon Mambo.  Pop them up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The matchbook is 3-1/2 x 8 Basic Black, scored at 3-1/4, 3-1/2 and 7-1/4.  Staple the bottom close to the fold.  Add a 1/2 x 3-1/2 strip of coordinating Pop of Pink DSP to the front to hide the staple.
  • For the front, a 3-1/4 x 3 piece of Whisper White cardstock has a 1-1/4 x 3-1/4 piece of DSP along the bottom.  The mixing bowl is stamped with Memento Black and cut out.  The greeting is offset on a larger Layering Circle, and the Scallop Layering Circle is cut from DSP.  A little 1/8″ Ribbon bow is added with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

OK…next up is Melissa Stout!  I’m sure you’ll enjoy her projects, too!  Continue around all the blog stops until you return here to complete the circle!

 

 

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Sep 19 2016

Control Freaks Sept 2016 Happy Fall

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It’s time for this month’s Tour de Freaks blog hop!  This month we are featuring Happy Fall Y’all…and that includes Halloween!  You’ve probably just come from Wendy Weixler’s fabulous blog…love her projects!  If you are arriving prior to September 20th, not all links may be working yet!

 

So, who doesn’t adore the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set?  I’ve done a series of different cards using these fun images on my blog!  Here’s the latest one!  I was at World Market over the weekend and they had tons of sugar skulls and decorations!  It put me in mind of the skeleton in Cookie Cutter Halloween.  Then this weekend someone else on Facebook I saw had the same idea!  Too funny.  But, here’s my rendition of a sugar skeleton using the fun Mini Treat Bag Thinlet and Cookie Cutter Halloween and Spooky Fun stamp sets.

 

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Here it is opened up with a “card” inside.

 

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Since I was babysitting my grandkids today, I didn’t know if I’d have time, but at the last minute, I decided to do a little coordinating treat holder.  I used two of the smaller sections of the Mini Treat Bag Thinlet in order to get a skinny treat bag!  I also cut it down in size so it fit one of the smaller Hershey Mini Bars!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The Mini Treat Bag base is cut from the plaid print in Halloween Night Designer Series Paper package and put together with Tear and Tape Adhesive.
  •   A 1-1/2 x 8-1/2 belly band of coordinating DSP is around around the bag.
  • A scallop circle is cut from Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper with the Layering Circles Framelits and a Basic Black circle was cut to fit inside.  They are popped up on the front of the bag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The skeleton from Cookie Cutter Christmas was stamped with Memento Black Ink, the colored with Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizazz and Basic Black Markers, adding swirls and designs like the sugar skulls.  It was punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and adhered on front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A bow tie was punched from Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper and added to the neck with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Crushed Curry and cut with the Layering Circles Framelits, then sponged around the edges with Pumpkin Pie and added to the scallop Basic Black circle on the front.
  • The bats were stamped directly on the DSP with Memento Black Ink.
  • Inside, the Pumpkin Pie cardstock had a 3/4 x 3-3/4 strip of DSP to the bottom, with a 1/4″ strip of Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper added on top.
  • Happy Halloween from Spooky Fun was added with Memento Black Ink, and a second sugar skeleton was added to the bottom!
  • A smaller Basic Black circle was cut to use as the pull-up tab at the top.

 

OK…next up is Cindy Elam, I know you will LOVE her projects, then continue on around the tour until you complete the tour and are back here!  I’m sure you’ll get lots of great ideas from my fellow Control Freak Swappers!

 

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Aug 19 2016

Aug 2016 Tour De Freaks!

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Hi everyone!  It’s time for the monthly Tour de Freaks!  This month our theme is ANYTHING previewed from the new Holiday Catalog!  So, you should get LOTS of new ideas using these Holiday products!  I know I’m excited to see them!  You’ve probably just come from Melissa Davies’ blog…love her style, don’t you?  If you have arrived prior to August 20th, not all links may be working yet!

 

So…of course, my first choice for products in the Holiday Catalog is always the Halloween sets!  I promised myself I only needed one or two new Halloween sets…but you know how that goes.  Halloween Cookie Cutter is just SO darling…and love that it coordinates with a new punch AND has another coordinating Christmas set!  More bang for your buck!  So, here’s a little ensemble I came up with for Halloween decorating and card sending!

 

August 2016 Halloween Cookie Cutter
 

Here’s a closeup of a little table decoration…or add a string and make it a banner!

 

August 2016 Halloween Cookie Cutter Table Decoration
A few details:

  • The base is 3-1/2 x 10, scored at 2-1/2, 5, 7-1/2 to make the panels.  I folded it up and cut the top with the largest Layering Scallop Oval (you have to run it thru several times to cut thru all the layers, do it on one side, then flip and do the other side).
  • The spider web design in the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper has a metallic shine to it.  (I can’t believe I cut into it…I usually hoard those specialty sheets!  lol!)  Four panels were cut 2-1/4 x 2-3/4 and added to the front.
  • BOO was cut from the Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper with the Large Letter Framelits and adhered to three panels.
  • The Dracula, Mummy and Skeleton were stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White, punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and colored with Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Markers.
  • The Skeleton also has a bow tie punched from the Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.
  • The Bats were stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and hand cut.
  • All of the figures were added to the table decoration with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A double bow was tied from the Pumpkin Pie/Basic Black Baker’s Twine and added to the first panel with Mini Glue Dots.

 

Next up is a matching card:

 

August 2016 Halloween Cookie Cutter Card
 

Details are pretty much the same:

  • Base card is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pumpkin Pie, folded in half.
  • 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Halloween Night Specialty DSP on top.
  • BOO cut with Large Letter Framelits from Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper
  • Mummy was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and punched out, holding the little candy bag colored with Markers.

 

OK…that’s it for me!  Next up is Amy Koenders!  I always ADORE her work!  Then continue around the blog hop until you’re back to me to complete the circle!

 

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Jul 19 2016

Control Freaks July 2016 Blog Tour

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Hello!  It’s time for the Control Freak Swapper’s monthly Tour de Freaks!  We are glad you are visiting!  I’m so glad I had time to play along this month…I’ve missed it!  Our theme this month is “Free For All”…choose anything from the new catalog that we wanted to use!  You’ve probably just come from Heidi Baks’ Blog…weren’t her projects fun?  There are a total of 14 blogs on the tour this month, so continue on around until you get back here to make sure you viewed them all!

 

I wanted to use my brand new Sunshine Wishes Thinlet Dies and coordinating Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  It is available as a bundle to purchase and save 10%.  However, I ended up just using the Thinlet Dies with my Big Shot Machine…no stamping on here except for the greeting from Tin of Cards stamp set!  How simple is that?

 

July 2016 Sunshine Wishes card
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Melon Mambo, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Along the left side is a 2-1/2 x 4 piece of Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper.
  • The larger flower from Sunshine Wishes Thinlets was cut twice from Melon Mambo cardstock, then once from Cucumber Crush cardstock. The smaller image (is it a butterfly or is it a flower?) was cut from Daffodil Delight cardstock.  I chose to use it as my flower center!
  • The two Melon Mambo flower stems were cut off and then the flower tops placed mirror image of each other and adhered to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensional in the center.
  • The Daffodil Delight center was added with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Two of the Cucumber Crush petals were cut away from the rest for the leaves and tucked under one side of the flower.
  • A Happy Hello was stamped on the right side with Memento Black Ink.
  • A Perfect White Accent was added to the center.

 

July 2016 Sunshine Wishes box
 

For the box, I used one of the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes and wrapped a 1-3/4 x 8-1/2 strip of Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper around the sides.  On top I made another flower like the one on the card!  Fill it with candy or a small gift!

 

July 2016 Sunshine Wishes
 

Isn’t this a fun card and treat box?  I love how the spindly flower turned out!  OK…time to more on to our next stop, the fabulous Wendy Weixler’s blog!  Enjoy the rest of the tour!

 

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Mar 19 2016

Control Freaks March 2016 Easter Lamb

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Hello!  Welcome to the March Tour de Freaks!  We are celebrating Spring and Easter this month!  Perfect timing!  You’ve probably just come from Dawn Olchefske’s blog…aren’t her projects fun?  Continue on around to all 10 stops for some great inspiration!

 

I decided to use the darling Easter Lamb in the Occasions Catalog and dress her up in Jelly Bean colors!  I had lots of fun coloring!  Here’s the card:

 

March 2016 Easter Lamb Card
 

For the card, my jelly bean lamb is standing on a STACK of jelly beans, made from the Balloon Builders stamp set.  Like a lot of people, I bought the stamp set JUST for that jelly bean image!  lol! Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Melon Mambo cardstock, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • I stamped the jelly beans in Real Red, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie…all the Brights color family, on Whisper White cardstock, then cut them out individually so I could place them as I wanted and pop up a few of them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Easter Lamb was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White, then colored with the same Stampin’ Write colors.  The cheeks were colored with Pink Pirouette Marker.  I cut her out and added her to the top of the jelly bean pile with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Happy Easter was cut and added to the front with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Melon Mambo and Black Baker’s Twine was tied in a bow and added to the greeting with Mini Glue Dots.

 

Next up is a cute little favor…filled with jelly beans!

 

March 2016 Easter Lamb Pyramid Box
 

  • I made a Pyramid Pals Thinlet Box from clear Window Sheet and left one side open to fill with Jolly Rogers Jelly Beans (I like how they match our colors!)  I also snipped the top so that I could add the bamboo skewer for the greeting.
  • Around the bottom of the Pyramid Box, I added a 3/4″ strip of Old Olive cardstock, cut with the Fringe Scissors, then curled the grass slightly.
  • The greeting was cut and added to a bamboo skewer with Mini Glue Dots, then added thru the snipped top of the Pyramid Box.  Melon Mambo and Basic Black Bakers Twine was tied around in a bow.
  • Another Easter Lamb was stamped and colored the same as the card, then cut out and added on the front of the box with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

 

March 2016 Easter Lamb
 

Isn’t that FUN and so sweet!  My grand-daughter will get this card for Easter!  I love the jelly beans and the bright colors!  OK…continue on to the next stop on the Tour de Freaks and see what fabulous Wendy Weixler has in store for you!

 

 

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Jan 19 2016

Jan 2016 Tour de Freaks

freakwelcome2013It’s time again for the Tour de Freaks!  Our theme this month is “Love is in the Air”…very appropriate for Valentine’s Day that is coming up soon!  You’ve probably just come from Wendy Weixler’s blog, her projects are darling, aren’t they?  Click at the bottom to continue around the tour…there are 11 stops this time.

 

I chose to use Love Blossoms Suite of products for my projects since they are definitely great colors for Valentine’s Day.  I’ve been wanting to do a little banner for my lamp shade.  The lamp sits on a table that is visible when my customers come down the stairs and I try to change out the tablescape each holiday.  Here’s a closeup.

 

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Here it is draped on the lamp shade (sorry I can’t show you the entire Valentine tablescape…it is so cute, but it has some private class items on it!)

 

Jan 2016 Bloomin' Love Lamp
Some quick details:

  • The Thick Whisper White background on the banners is 2 x 4-1/4, punched with the Triple Banner Punch.  The Love Blossoms layer on top is 1-3/4 x 4, punched with the Triple Banner Punch, then adhered together with the White Baker’s Twine sandwiched between the two layers.
  • On three of the banners, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper was punched with the Sweetheart Punch and the Little Letters Thinlet Dies “L, V, and E” were die-cut from Red Metallic Paper and adhered with Tombow Multipurpose Glue to the Glimmer Paper hearts.
  • On the fourth banner, a 3/4 x 3-3/4 strip of Glimmer Paper was punched with the Triple Banner Punch and adhered down the center.  The heart from Bloomin’ Love stamp set was stamped with Real Red on Blushing Bride cardstock and hand-cut.  Over top the Be Mine was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink in the center of the Garden Green banner and hand-cut.  It was placed on the banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Plus, the letter “O” from the Red Metallic Paper was added on the banner.
  • Three of the larger outline flowers were stamped with Tuxedo Black on Real Red and three of the smaller outline flowers were stamped with Tuxedo Black on Blushing Bride.  The larger outline flower was also stamped twice more with Tuxedo Black on Garden Green and the petals cut to form leaves on three of the banners.
  • Small flowers were added to the larger flowers with Mini Glue Dots, and the leaves tucked under them.  Perfect White Accents were added to the center of the flowers.
  • The Clear Wink of Stella was added to all the petals for lots of shimmer!

That’s it for the banner!  The leftover piece of 2 x 3-1/2 Red Metallic Paper that I cut out the letters, I used for my card.

 

Jan 2016 Bloomin' Love card
 

  • The base card is 4-1/4 x 11 Real Red, folded in half.
  • A 4 x 5-1/2 layer of Whisper White was added to the top.
  • A 2 x 3-3/4 strip of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper was added on the left side.
  • The Red Metallic Love was adhered to a 2-1/2 x 4 piece of Love Blossoms Designer Paper with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then adhered to the cardfront.
  • The heart from Bloomin’ Love was stamped with Real Red on Blushing Bride and hand-cut.
  • The large outline flower was stamped with Real Red on Whisper White and cut out, the small outline flower was stamped with Real Red on Blushing Bride and adhered together with a Perfect White Accent in the center.

Lots of shine and glimmer on here!

 

OK…next stop is the fabulous Cindy Elam!  You’ll love her projects, I’m sure!  Then just continue on around the tour!

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Dec 19 2015

Dec 2015 Control Freaks Blog Hop

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Gosh…it has been a few months since I’ve been able to participate in the monthly Control Freaks Blog Hop!  Just been really busy at that scheduled time of the month so couldn’t swing getting any extra projects done!  But, I’m excited to be back and able to participate!  The theme this month is the new goodies from the Occasions or Sale-a-Bration catalogs!  I decided to use a set that has been sitting on my desk the past few days, Bloomin’ Love!  You’ve probably just come from Debbie Henderson’s blog...always love her projects, don’t you?

 

I must admit…I’m ready to move on from making Christmas cards!  Who doesn’t love some sweet Valentines?  I love the flowery set, Bloomin’ Love in the Occasions Catalog…and the yummy Love Blossoms Designer Paper and coordinating Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit!  So much FUN stuff!

 

First up is this heart apothecary jar that I picked up at the M*** store AGES ago…in fact, I was with Mary Brown when I bought it and shipped it back with me from Palm Springs, California after Leadership that year.  I have used the clear ones that I bought…but this red one has been sitting on my shelf so I pulled it out to use!

 

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A few details:

  • The flowery heart from Bloomin’ Love is stamped with Blushing Bride on Whisper White and hand cut, then adhered to the gold heart doily in the Love Blossoms Kit with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some gold sequins in the kit were added to the flowers.
  • The banner was stamped with Real Red and the words with Tuxedo Black ink, and hand cut, then added across the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The entire heart was added to the front of the glass apothecary jar with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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  • The Blushing Bride Satin Ribbon from the Kit was tied around the neck and some of the string pearls and Blushing Bride Sequin Trim was tied in the knot of the ribbon.
  • The floral image from Bloomin’ Love was stamped with Garden Green, then punched with a 1-1/4″ Circle and adhered to the cork.  The outline flower was stamped with Tuxedo Black on Blushing Bride and adhered over the floral image with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  A white sequin from the Kit was added to the center.

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Details on the card:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White.
  • Along the bottom of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Blushing Bride, a 1-3/4 x 4 strip of Love Blossoms DSP was added to the bottom. Then placed on the front of the base.
  • A 1/4″ x 4 strip of Gold Glimmer Paper hides the seam.
  • The Bloomin’ Heart Thinlet Die was cut from Rose Red cardstock and added to the top of the card.
  • White sequins from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit were added to the Heart diecut.
  • The banner was stamped with Tuxedo Black and greeting with Rose Red, handcut and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Blushing Bride Satin Ribbon in the kit was tied in a knot with the string pearls and Blushing Bride Sequin Trim tied in it.  It is added to the banner with Mini Glue Dots.

 

Here’s the duo together!  Love how this little gift ensemble came out!  Fill the apothecary jar with candies or bath salts for a nice little gift!

 

Dec 2015 Bloomin Love
 

Next up is Wendy Weixler to continue on the blog tour!  Keep going around until you get back here and you’ll have completed the blog tour!  Enjoy!

 

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