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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

About jrk912

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

22 responses »

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  2. The flowers in the cage are so sweet! Makes me think of Spring, yearning to break free.

  3. Justin, I love both your projects but that bird house is just adorable! What creative thinking! I bet it looks even more awesome in person.

  4. Your projects are terrific! I especially love the little bird cage — so clever!

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  6. Great projects Justin, love the birdcage!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! I love that the butterflies are on the outside!!

  8. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your phone booth frame! My niece is a HUGE Doctor Who fan and she would go nuts for a little frame like this all decorated. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  9. Great job! The phone booth frame is so…paris chic! And the bird cage is darling…only thing missing is the bird! Great stop on the tour!

  10. Very nice – I like both of your projects – especially the phone box frame.

  11. Your bird cage is brillant! Love the frmed phonebooth!

  12. Carol Carriveau

    OMG….that red frame is PERFECT for our phone booth/or whatever it is called by Dr. Who fans…took my breath away! And the birdcage…oh my – will be lovely hanging in your home!

    • Thank you Carol! I love the Feeling Sentimental and the I very happy with the way the bird cage turned out! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great night!


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