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Control Freaks January Blog Tour!

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Hello and welcome to the Control Freaks January Blog Tour featuring products from the 2013 Sale-A-Bration Brochure! If you are following the tour you have just arrived from Connie Babbert’s blog. She always has such awesome projects doesn’t she?!?! I have two projects to share with you today, both of them are 3D Home Decor items and I hope that you enjoy them!

First up we have a small resin frame that I picked up from a local craft store. You can do some amazing things with theses frames besides putting a picture inside. I have a fond affection for London so I was so happy to see the Phone Box in the Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set. I stamped the image in Midnight Muse on Very Vanilla Card Stock. The hellos are form the Petite Pretties Stamp Set and are stamped in Summer Starfruit. I used the Petite Curly Label Punch, also a Sale-A-Bration item, to punch them out. Across the bottom is a piece of paper from the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack. To dress that up a little bit I adhered a piece of Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon around the back. I love the standard red and blue with the pop of Summer Starfruit. How cool is that they included a punch in this year’s Sale-A-Bration?! This is a simple project that will help dress up any little nook in your home. It definitely makes me feel sentimental for merry old England!

Frame - Control Freaks 1-2013 Blog Tour

Next up we have a bird cage. I also picked this up from a local craft store but instead of a bird I thought some flowers would look nice inside. To form the base I used two circles, one in Whisper White and one in Early Espresso. In between the two layers is a piece of floral foam. The flowers are from the Madison Avenue Stamp Set and are stamped in Primrose Petals and cut out with the Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies. The middles are stamped in Summer Starfruit and punched out with the circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. For the leaves I used the Secret Garden Framelits Dies and some Garden Green. The stems are floral wire and some Mini Glue Dots hold the flowers and Multipurpose Glue holds the leaves. For the middles I used Stampin’ Dimensionals for some depth. A poke with my Paper-Piercing Tool made putting them in the base quick and easy. The stamp around the bottom of the cage is also from the Madison Avenue Stamp Set and is stamped in Raspberry Ripple. I thought it needed some butterflies so I stamped them from the Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp Set in Pool Party and punched them out with the Petite Butterfly Punch. Some Mini Glue Dots hold them in place. I wasn’t too sure about the flowers in the bird cage but I really like the way it looks. I think this will get to hang in my kitchen to remind that spring is on it’s way!

Cage - Control Freaks 1-2013 Blog Tour

I hope that you enjoyed my projects featuring Sale-A-Bration products for the Control Freaks January Blog Tour. Now be sure to click on to my friend Sandy Mathis’ blog to see the amazing projects she has in store for you. Thanks so much for visiting, see you soon!


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Garden Green and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Print Poetry Stack

Ink: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse

Stamp Sets: Madison Avenue, Bloomin’ Marvelous, Feeling Sentimental and Petite Pretties

Embellishments: Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

Framelits: Secret Garden and Floral Collection

Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Itty Bitty Shapes and Petite Curly Label

Tools: Big Shot, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Multipurpose Glue, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


Fab Friday 10

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Morning all! Happy Saturday! It is frigid here on Long Island today. We have been lucky so far with the weather but I fear our luck may have run out! I had a very nice dinner at TGI Friday’s last night with my friends Anthony and Danielle. We had some of the new Warm Pretzels with Craft Beer-Cheese Dipping Sauce… WOW! That was some good stuff! I could have had that and only that for dinner. I’m off to Manhattan this morning to meet my Kimmie and have some diner breakfast. I have to be back early because I have lots of stuff to do later on! Don’t forget to stop back for the Control Freaks Blog Tour!

Today’s post is for Fab Friday. This week the folks over there have given us a five color challenge…

Fab Friday Color 10

Pool Party is my fave and I love all of the other colors too. When I saw them I immediately thought of the Dress Up Framelits Dies. The base of my card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. The background consists of a piece of Pink Pirouette that I stamped in Pink Pirouette with the Secret Garden Stamp Set. I rounded the corners on it and a piece of Cherry Cobbler that I used to back it. I used the Dress Up Framelits Dies to cut out the dress form from a piece of Crumb Cake and the dress from a piece of Cherry Cobbler. A piece of Creped Filter Paper is cut out with the dress framelit again for the bottom half and a piece of Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon makes the belt. I used some butterflies that I cut out with the beautiful Wings Embosslit in Pool Party for the ones on the right and Cherry Cobbler for the buckle. The greeting is from the Petite Pretties Stamp Set** and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Pool Party and punched out with the Petite Curly Label Punch. For a little bling I used some Basic Jewels Rhinestone to form a necklace. I really like the Creped Filter Paper over card stock. It has a fabric like texture and lets some of the card stock color show through. I hope that you enjoyed my Fab Friday card for their color challenge. Thank you very much for checking in and I hope that you have a crafty day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake and Pool Party

Specialty: Creped Filter Paper

Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Secret Garden and Petite Pretties** Clear Mount

Framelits: Dress Up

Embosslit: Beautiful Wings

Punch: Petite Curly Label**

Embellishments: Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon and Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Big Shot, Glue Stick, Sticky Strip and SNAIL

**2013 Sale-A-Bration (January 22 to March 22, 2013)

Fab Friday Color #10

Secret Garden CM

Dress Up Framelits

Beautiful Wings Embosslit

Creped Filter Paper

Pool Party 3:8%22 Ruffled Ribbon

Basic Rhinestones

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