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Control Freaks December Blog Tour!

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Hello there! How are all of you people doing? I’m doing great, and how could I not be?! It’s time for this month’s Control Freaks December Blog Tour featuring Winter Fun! I am the first stop on the tour but you also may have arrived here from the รผber talented Connie Babbert’s blog. Didn’t she have some amazing projects?! I have two projects for you this time. One is a masculine box with a lodge feel and the other is a fun card that would be good for just about anything.

First up we have the box. I used one of the Kraft Gift Boxes. These are great item from the Annual Catalog. They are great to decorate with some Designer Series Paper and embellishments. I adhered some paper from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack around the sides. I like the plaid pattern in Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Early Espresso. On the top of the box I made a paper bow from some Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. It’s 3/4″ wide and if you use your Bone Folder to “curl” it a little it tends not to crease when you make the bow. On top of the bow I stacked three of the Naturals Designer Buttons, adhering them together with Mini Glue Dots. For the tag I stamped an image from the Bring on the Cake Stamp Set in Early Espresso on a piece of Very Vanilla. I punched out a piece of Cherry Cobbler with the 1″ Circle Punch, scored it down the center and adhered it to the tag with some Sticky Strip. A quick punch through the top and some Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine to attach it to the bow and you’re done. Quick and easy, great for a masculine treat!



Next up we have the card. The base of the card is Whisper White Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Pool Party with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the background. A piece of paper from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack is flagged and adhered to the background. The stamped image is form the Wonderful Winterland Stamp Set stamped in Basic Black. I colored it in with Island Indigo, Pool Party, Blush Blossom, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Markers. The 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch is used to punch it out and a piece of Pool Party cut out with the Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlit Die backs it. They are mounted to each other and to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is form the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo. I cut it out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensional pieces. I love the little girl and bunny sharing some cocoa, a friendly little card for someone special.


I hope that you enjoyed my project for the December Control Freaks Tour featuring Winter Fun. Next up we have Yvette Ash. She has some super fun projects to share with you! Thanks so much for stopping here and enjoy the rest of the projects from the Control Freaks. Have a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Ver Vanilla, Whisper White, Island Indigo and Pool Party

Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack

Ink: Early Espresso, Basic Black and Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Bring on the Cake, Wonderful Winterland and Itty Bitty Banners Clear Mount

Embellishments: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Naturals Designer Buttons, Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlit, 1″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


About jrk912

I am a tech junkie that loves to engineer some paper!

12 responses »

  1. Pingback: » Blog Archive » December Tour de Freaks – Winter Fun

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  3. The bow and tag on the box are awesome (have to try that bow), and the bunny card is just the cutest! Great projects ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. These are such gorgeous creations! That bow is sheer perfection! (Terri O)

  5. Beautiful bow! Nicely done project!!!

  6. Love the stacked buttons on the bow, and your coloring on the image on the card is beautiful!

  7. cutest.card.ever. !!! My son’s girlfriend just purchased the doily die, and I sent her this card via Splitcoast – I knew she just had to see it! the color combo is scrumptios – and the image is adorable. I didn’t purchase this set – but your card almost pushed me over the indecision edge! tfs. ๐Ÿ™‚ (btw, my upline is Dawn Olchefske, your fellow Freak!)

    • Thank you Cheryl! I’m glad I got the set, I used it more than I thought I would! I have been pinning your cards, I love your work! Love Dawn’s too, she’s great! ๐Ÿ™‚


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