Hello and welcome to the March Control Freaks Blog Tour. This time around the theme is Spring! Boy could I use some spring right about now! Tomorrow is the first day of Spring but we had snow here on Long Island yesterday. Like I said… so ready for Spring!
If you are following the tour you have arrived here from the super creative Lisa Martz’s blog. She always has some fantastic stuff to share doesn’t she?! This month I have three projects for you, two cards and a candy jar.
The first of my cards is simple but I love the way it looks. I often need cards that can make the long journey over to England where most of my family is. A one layer card always fits the bill. The base of the card is Pool Party Card Stock. I cut a piece of Very Vanilla to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and stamped all of my images on it. The jar is from the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set that was carried over from the 2012 Holiday Catalog and it is stamped in Pool Party. The greeting is from the Make a Wish Stamp Set and is stamped in Calypso Coral. I stamped the hearts from the Oh, Whale! Stamp Set in Pool Party and Calypso Coral, stamping off some of them. I love the random hearts and the jar, they remind me of fireflies! Stamping off is a nice simple yet fun way to give a one dimensional card a little depth.
For my second card I wanted to showcase the new Photopolymer Stamp Set. The base of this card is Primrose Petals Card Stock. I stamped some images from the Make a Cake Stamp Set in Primrose Petals, using the cake that I stamped in Raspberry Ripple to line up the little banner. The Happy Birthday banner is from the Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set. The banner stamp itself is straight but you can bend it when you mount them to your clear block and that’s what I did. It’s stamped in Raspberry Ripple and the letters in Primrose Petals. I used my Paper Snips to cut them out and they are mounted to the card with leftover Stampin’ Dimensional pieces. The cake is also mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The best part about the Photopolymer Set is that you can see exactly where you are going to stamp making it great for alphabets, easy to line up every time!
My last project is a little jar with some jellybeans inside. I wrapped some Tea for Two Designer Series Fabric around the middle of the jar and adhered it with some Sticky Strip. A piece of Tea Lace Paper Doily was adhered to the fabric with some SNAIL before I attached it. The little chick is from the Everybunny Stamp Set and is stamped in Basic Black and colored in with Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Markers. A Stampin’ Dimensional holds it in place. On the top of the jar I punched a piece of Whisper White with the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch and adhered it to the jar with some Mini Glue Dots. The rolled rose is made by punching a piece of Calypso Coral with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch and cutting in a spiral with my Paper Snips. After you roll it up some hot glue keeps it from unwinding. I punched some Lucky Limeade with the 1″ Circle Punch for the leaves and some more Mini Glue Dots hold it all on top. The flag is a piece of Whisper White and I used the Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set for Taylor, stamped in Calypso Coral. The Happy Easter is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and is also stamped in Calypso Coral. For the egg I used the Itty Bitties Stamp Set and stamped it in Chocolate Chip. The flag is wrapped around a skewer and held closed with Sticky Strip. The butterfly is cut out with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit from Calypso Coral. A little fabric, card stock and some stamps make a fun way to dress up a plain glass container.
I hope that you enjoyed my Control Freaks March Blog Tour projects. I thank you very much for stopping here on the tour. Click below to go on to the clever and crafty Cindy Elam’s blog. I know that she will have some great projects to share with you! Enjoy!
Card 1 Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Pool Party and Very Vanilla
Ink: Pool Party and Calypso Coral
Stamp Sets: Perfectly Preserved, Make a Wish and Oh, Whale! Clear Mount
Card 2 Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Primrose Petals and Whisper White
Ink: Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Sets: Designer Typeset Photopolymer and Make a Cake Clear Mount
Tools: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
Jar Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade
Fabric: Tea for Two
Ink: Basic Black, Calypso Coral and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Ink
Markers: Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Markers
Stamp Sets: Designer Typeset Photopolymer, Everybunny Clear Mount and Teeny Tiny Wishes and Itty Bitties Wood Mount
Embosslit: Beautiful Wings
Embellishments: Tea Lace paper Doily
Punches: 1″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle and 2 1/2″ Circle
Tools: Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL