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Control Freaks August Blog Tour

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Hello there and welcome to the Control Freaks August Blog Tour! We are so glad to have you along. This month we are featuring products from the 2013 Holiday Catalog. If you are following the tour then you have arrived here from the amazing Julie Davidson’s blog. She has cool stuff didn’t she? I have been having lots of fun playing with all of the goodies in the Holiday Catalog and I have also been having lots of fun with the new Thinlits Dies. I have a card for you today that uses the Thinlits and two fun projects that use Vellum.

First up we have the card. When they introduced the Thinlits at Convention I knew that I was going to love them and I was right! They are so much fun to play with and not just to make the cards. The elements they come with are great too! The base of my card is Smoky Slate Card Stock and I used the Circle Card Thinlits Die to cut it out. The circle in the middle starts off with a piece of Costal Cabana that I punched out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. I used the scallop circle from the Thinlits set to cut out a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper. The snowflake is from the Festive Flurry Stamp Set and is cut out with the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies. The circle of Glimmer paper is cut out using the Circles Collection Framelits Dies. I adhered only the left side so that when you flip the card it circles the greeting which is from the Christmas Messages Stamp Set and is stamped in Costal Cabana. The greeting is from the Joy to the World Stamp Set and is stamped in Smoky Slate. A strip of Silver Glimmer Paper, the one on the left is punched with the Scallop Edge Punch, finish the card off with some more sparkle. I love the way the circle flips around to surround the greeting too!

Control Freaks August Blog Tour Card Closed

Control Freaks August Blog Tour Card Open

Next up I have a simple Votive Holder that I made with some Vellum Card Stock and my Simply Scored Scoring Tool. Another one of the snowflakes from the Festive Flurry Stamp set is stamped in Costal Cabana on Vellum and cut out with the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies. I used the Boho Blossom Punch to punch out the piece of Silver Glimmer Paper in the center, it fits just perfectly! A nice simple way to dress up a table or mantle for the Holidays!

Control Freaks August Blog Tour Votive

Finally I have a quick project that you could use as an ornament or to hang in a window. I stamped the Wonderful Wreath in Costal Cabana on more Vellum Card Stock and cut it out with the Circles Collection Framelits Dies. The berries are colored in with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker. I used the Expressions Thinlits Dies to cut out Merry from some more Costal Cabana and adhered it to the wreath with 2-Way Glue. It looks really neat with some light behind it and could also easily be used on a card front or a gift package.

Control Freaks August Blog Tour Window Hanging

I hope that you enjoyed my card and projects for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour and that you are inspired to go and play with some goodies from the Holiday Catalog! Next up for you crafty pleasure we have the talented LeeAnn Greff. I’ll bet you can’t wait to see what she has in store for you! Thanks for hopping by and enjoy the rest of the tour! 🙂



Stampin’ Up! products used:


Card Stock: Smoky Slate and Costal Cabana

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Ink: Costal Cabana and Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Festive Flurry, Joy to the World and Christmas Messages Clear Mount

Thinlits: Circle Card

Framelits: Festive Flurry

Punches: 2 1/2″ Circle and Scallop Border

Tools: Big Shot, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Votive Holder:

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Ink: Costal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Festive Flurry

Framelits: Festive Flurry

Punch: Boho Blossom

Tools: Big Shot, Simply Scored and SNAIL


Card Stock: Costal Cabana

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Stamp Set: Wonderful Wreath

Ink: Costal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink

Marker: Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write

Framelits: Circles Collection

Thinlits: Expressions

Tools: Big Shot and 2-Way Glue

Paper Players 159

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Ahh.. Monday, I see you are back again. I wish you were a little more considerate of Saturday and Sunday and let them take their time leaving! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty nice. I had my Manhattan outing on Saturday and I spent a lot of time crafting which always makes me a happy boy. The weather here yesterday was overcast and it drizzled from time to time but a pretty good day none the less.

Today’s post is for this week’s Paper Players challenge and Ann has given us a one layer card…

Paper Players #159

I do love to make a one layer card! It can be a real challenge, especially if you like to layer things up an pile on the embellishments, but who doesn’t like to go outside their comfort zone?! The base of my card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. I created a mask for where I stamped the sentiment with some printer paper. I stamped the Magnificent Maple Stamp in Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso and Real Red randomly on the card. After I lifted the mask I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the greeting from the Thankful Stamp and stamped it in Rich Razzleberry. To create the outline I used my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker and a ruler. After I finished the card I went on to make a few other projects and when I looked at it again I could swear the greeting looked separate! Thank you so much for coming by today to see my card for this week’s CAS Single Layer card from Ann. Have a good Monday! 🙂

Paper Players 159

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Ink: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Magnificent Maple and Thankful Wood Mount

Marker: Early Espresso Stampin’ Write

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig

Thankful WM

Magnificent Maple WM

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