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Control Freaks September Blog Tour

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Hello everyone and welcome to the September Control Freaks Blog Tour Featuring Halloween Projects! I’m on a plane at the moment on my way to see a very good friend. Nothing like posting from 30,000 feet! If you are following the tour you should have arrived here from my good friend and very talented stamper Sandy Mathis’ blog. Her projects were just amazing weren’t they?!?! I have two fun and different projects for you this month. A nifty Halloween Wreath and a fun Halloween clock! Yes… a clock!

First up I have my Wreath. I was in a store the other day and I saw this pre-packaged halloween wreath and I thought well I can make that with my Stampin’ Up! goodies so that’s exactly what I did! For the backing of the wreath I cut out a piece of Basic Black Card Stock with my Circles Collection Framelits Dies. The cones are made from 12 sheets of Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper cut in 4″ x 4″ squares. Out came the hot glue gun and after about two full sticks my cones were assembled and glued to the base. The center of the wreath is a piece of Basic Gray, again cut out with the Circles Framelits, and a rosette made from some more Witches’ Brew DSP. A piece of Summer Starfruit cut out with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies and pierced with the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack is the backing for the stamps. Both of the stamps are from the Halloween Bash Stamp Set, the Pumpkin Pie one is cut out with the Decorative Label Punch and the Basic Black one with the Scallop Oval Punch. They are all adhered to one another with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A pretty neat take on a wreath that you can make larger just by changing the dimensions of your squares!

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My second project is a really fun one. I was inspired when I was meandering through one of the local craft stores and happened down the clock aisle. I thought wouldn’t it be fun to make a Halloween clock?! For the base of the clock I used my Circles Collection Framelits to cut out a piece of Coaster Board and a piece of Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper. I glued them to each other using Multi-Purpose glue and used my Paper Snips to make the hole in the middle for the movement to go through. The numbers are from the ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers Stamp Set and are stamped in Pumpkin Pie and punched out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. All of the other stamped images and greeting are from the Halloween Hello Stamp Set and are stamped in Pumpkin Pie too. I used my Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers to color in the candy corn and adhered everything to the clock face with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really love the way the greeting spins around the center and the candy makes it’s way around the clock face too!

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So what do you think?!?! A little different and fun huh?! I really hope that you enjoyed my projects for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour featuring Halloween Projects. Now you are off to see the talented Connie Babbert’s projects. She always has some fun ideas! Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the tour! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! products used:


Card Stock: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Witches’ Brew

Ink: Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Halloween Bash Clear Mount

Framelits: Circles Collection and Labels Collection

Punches: Decorative Label and Scallop Oval

Tools: Big Shot, Simply Scored, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Hot Glue Gun, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Specialty: Coaster Board

Designer Series Paper: Witches’ Brew

Ink: Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stampin’ Write Markers: Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight

Stamp Set: Halloween Hello and ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers Clear Mount

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punches: 7/8″ Scallop Circle and 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Freshly Made Sketches 104

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A very happy Thursday to you! It’s Friday for me and I’m getting out of work early because I have yet to pack for my little trip. I spent the evening last night finishing up last minute projects. There is a Control Freaks Blog Tour tonight so don’t forget to come back and see the projects I have this month. They are very different and I think you’ll like them! Before I get to today’s post I wanted to let you know that Stampin’ Up! has released two new Photopolymer Stamp Sets. They are called Map It Out and Greetings From and they work really well together. You can see pictures of the flyers below and if you click on the names of the sets you can download a PDF.



Now on to today’s post. This week’s Freshly Made Sketches has a fun sketch for us provided by Linda…

Freshly Made Sketches #104

Yup, love it, there is a flag on there! For the base of my card I used a piece of Smoky Slate Textured Card Stock. The background is a piece of Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper backed with a piece of Pool Party. I used Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder to emboss the Oh Holy Night Stamp onto Island Indigo. A few thin strips of Pool Party help frame it and some Stampin’ DImensionals adhere it to the card. A nice simple card but the heat embossing gives it that little extra! Thank you very much for coming by to see my Freshly Made Sketches card for this week’s challenge. I hope that you enjoy your day and the Control Freaks Tour later on. Have an excellent day peeps! 🙂

FMS 104

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Pool Party and Island Indigo

Specialty Card Stock: Smoky Slate Textured

Designer Series Paper: Winter Frost Specialty

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stamp Set: O Holy Night Clear Mount

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Pool Party

Tools: Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Oh Holy Night CM

Winter Frost Specialty DSP

Island Indigo-Smokey Slate Textured CS

Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder

Current Promotions:

Butterfly Bundle – get the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch for a special price now through September 30, 2013!

Paper Pumpkin! Get your first two months for only $10! Click HERE to sign up!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The two latest ones are Map It Out and Greetings From. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Thinlits Card Dies! A fast and easy way to make a flip fold card! Available August 1st! Click here for the PDF.

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