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Control Freaks September 2012 Tour!

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Hello everyone and welcome to the September Control Freaks Tour featuring Fall projects! I’m so excited to be a part of this incredibly talented group. If you have arrived here from the tour you have just come from Jason Casper’s site. Didn’t he have some great projects?!?! This is my first tour with the Freaks, how awesome is that?!?! I’m a little excited, can you tell?!?!

The first project I have to show you is a card. Not just any card but a 3D window card that folds flat so that you can still mail it. The base of the card is Always Artichoke Card Stock. I used a piece of Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper to frame the window and I also used a piece down the right side. The images in the back are from the Spooky Bingo Bits Stamp Set and are stamped in Basic Gray, Basic Black and Early Espresso. I also cut one of the tombstones out and adhered it with a Stampin’ Dimensional. The image on the piece of Window Sheet is form the Toxic Treats Stamp Set and is stamped in Jet Black Staz-On. The little moon in the upper right corner is made with Tangerine Tango and the 1″ Circle Punch. For the greeting I used the Seasonal Sayings Stamp Set stamped in Tangerine Tango and backed with a piece of Basic Black.

The next project I have to show you is a Halloween Banner. The base of all of the banners is Basic Gray, that I flagged the ends on, with a piece of Crumb Cake that is embossed with the Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The image on the first banner is from the Toxic Treats Stamp Set and is stamped in Basic Black on Pumpkin Pie and cut out with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies. Some Basic Black is cut out using the Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die. I cut out a piece of Basic Gray, flagged the ends and used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to pierce the edges. All of the pieces are adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The next three banners all have a rosette made with Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP and my Simply Scored. The letters are form the Broadsheet Alphabet Stamp Set and are stamped in Basic Black and punched out with the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch. The flagged pieces of Pumpkin Pie are stamped with the Border Banter Stamp Set and are backed with pieces of Basic Black that are punched out with the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle punch and paper-pierced around the edges too.

The last project I have to show you is a wreath. I used the Autumn Accents Bigz Die to cut out all of the leaves from Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and More Mustard Card Stock. They are all embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used a hot glue gun and the Silicone Craft Sheet to attach them to the wreath. The greeting is from the Seasonal Sayings Stamp Set and is stamped in Soft Suede. I flagged the ends and paper-pierced the top and bottom. The acorns are from the Wonderfall Stamp Set and are stamped in Soft Suede and adhered to the back of the greeting with some Sticky Strip. The greeting is then adhered to the leaves with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope that you enjoyed your stop here on the Control Freaks September Tour. Thanks so much for visiting. Now click below to hop on over to Yvette Ashe who is your next stop on the tour and see what fun projects she has in store for you! Enjoy!!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Always Artichoke

Ink: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Early Espresso and Soft Suede

Specialty Ink: Jet Black Staz-On

Stamp Sets: Toxic Treats, Spooky Bingo Bits, Broadsheet Alphabet, Border Banter, Seasonal Sayings and Wonderfall Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Howlstooth & Scaringbone

Other: Window Sheets

Tools: Big Shot, Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Hot Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Bashful Saffron Baby Banners

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Good morning everyone! How are we all doing today? I’m doing well, apart from the torrential rain that we got last night. The weather has been very odd this summer. The rain we get reminds me of Florida rain! This will be my first post for the day but there will be a surprise one later so be sure and come back tonight to see! This morning’s post is a card that I made for my mum to take to a baby shower. The base of the card is Bashful Blue Card Stock. I used the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of So Saffron for the background. The image and greeting are from the Baby Prints Stamp Set and are stamped in Bashful Blue on Whisper White. I used the 3/16″ Corner Rounder to round the corners on the Whisper White and the Bashful Blue that they are mounted to. They are both adhered to the card with Stampin’ DImensionals. The banners are made using the Bitty Banner Framelits Dies with Bashful Blue and are cut in half. They too are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A piece of Whisper White Bakers Twine creates the string that they “hang” from. I was happy to have an excuse to use the stamp set and hope that you enjoyed today’s card. Thank you so very much for visiting and don’t forget to come back later tonight! Have a great day!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue and So Saffron

Ink: Bashful Blue Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Baby Prints Clear Mount

Embellishments: Whisper White Bakers Twine

Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, 3/16″ Corner Rounder, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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