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Control Freaks December Blog Tour

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Hello everyone and welcome to the December Control Freaks Blog Tour featuring the 2014 Occasions Catalog preview! If you are following the tour then you have arrived here from Leann Greff’s blog. Wasn’t her stuff awesome?! I have two projects for you today. One is a masculine friendship card and the other is a box of note cards.

First up is the card. For the base I used Pacific Point Card Stock. On top of that is a piece of Whisper White stamped with the Hardwood Background Stamp* in Smoky Slate. My greeting is from the Hello, Sailor Stamp Set*, stamped in Pacific Point and cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits Dies. I backed it with a piece of Summer Starfruit cut out with the Starburst Collection Framelits Dies*. Two pieces of paper from the High Tide Designer Series Paper* and a piece of Gold Foil Sheet are all flagged underneath. Finally, another piece of Gold Foil Sheet is punched out with the star from the Merry Mini’s Punch Pack and adhered with a Stampin’ Dimensional to finish off the card. I’m loving the Hardwood Background Stamp and the nautical theme of the stamp set and the DSP.

Control Freaks December Blog Tour - Occasions Card

My second project is a cute little box that contains four notecards that could easily be slipped into someone’s bag or briefcase to brighten their day. The box is made with the Envelope Punch Board. Deb Valder had a really neat video on YouTube showing how to make a box out of the Envelope Punch Board. My box is made from a piece of Basic Gray Card Stock and my fastener is made with two Candy Dot Brad Bases and two pieces of Basic Black Card Stock punched out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch. Some Whisper White Bakers Twine ties it together. A piece of Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper* is on the front and three triangles from the Geometrical Stamp Set* are stamped in Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry and punched out with the Triangle Punch*. My four notecards use the same stamp set. Two are stamped in Strawberry Slush, one in Crushed Curry and one in Bermuda Bay. The Strawberry Slush ones are backed with Strawberry Slush Card Stock and the triangles are punched out with the Triangle Punch*. The Crushed Curry card is backed with Crushed Curry and the circles are punched out with the 1″ Circle Punch. Finally, the Bermuda Bay is backed with Bermuda Bay and the chevrons are cut out with my Paper Snips. The shapes on all of the note cards are held on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Who wouldn’t want to find one of these little cards in their bag to put a smile on their face and let them know someone’s thinking about them?!

Control Freaks December Blog Tour - Occasions Box & Cards

Control Freaks December Blog Tour - Occasions Box

Control Freaks December Blog Tour - Occasions Box Back

Control Freaks December Blog Tour - Occasions Cards

I hope that you enjoyed your sneak peek of the 2014 Occasions Catalog! Now on to your next stop, up next is  my friend Wendy Weixler, enjoy! Thanks so much for stopping by here and have a great day!


Stampin’ Up! products used:


Card Stock: Pacific Point, Whisper White and Summer Starfruit

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet

Designer Series Paper: High Tide*

Ink: Smoky Slate and Pacific Point Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Hello, Sailor* and Hardwood Background* Clear Mount

Framelits: Circles Collection and Starburst*

Punch: Merry Mini’s

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Box/Note Cards:

Card Stock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay

Designer Series Paper: Kaleidoscope*

Ink: Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Geometrical*

Punches: Triangle*, 3/4″ Circle and 1″ Circle

Embellishments: Candy Dot Brad Bases and Whisper White Bakers Twine

Tools: Envelope Punch Board, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2014 Occasions Catalog (January 3, 2014)


Mojo 324 & Sneak Peeks

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It was another extremely frigid day here but thankfully it was the last one we’ll have for a while. It’s going to be in the 40’s tomorrow and it will get up to 60 on Sunday. Yay! Work was nice today, I even had time to clean up my emails. My boss took a half day and I ran to the post office and mailed my Christmas cards. I came home, got my blog projects done for tomorrow’s Control Freaks Blog Tour and watched The Sing-Off (again, thanks, Andrew!). All of the groups were actually really good tonight. My favorites got through!

Today I have what would have been my usual Tuesday post, my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge…


I used some of the new Sale-A-Bration products on my card for your viewing pleasure. The base of my card is Pool Party Card Stock. My background is a piece of Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper** backed by a piece of Summer Starfruit. The larger strip across the bottom is Crisp Cantaloupe stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set in Crisp Cantaloupe. My greeting is stamped in Pistachio Pudding and is from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set. The three flags across the top are from the Banner Blast Stamp Set** and are stamped in Pistachio Pudding, Summer Starfruit and Crisp Cantaloupe. I used the coordinating Banner Punch** to punch them out and some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold them at the top. I wouldn’t normally use a bold piece of Designer Series Paper that large but I kind of think it looks funky and I like it. As always, I appreciate you stopping by to see my Mojo Monday card for this week’s sketch challenge. I hope you enjoyed your sneak peeks. Have a terrific Thursday, I’ll see you back here later tonight for the Control Freaks Blog Tour!

Mojo 324-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Sweet Sorbet**

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: A Dozen Thoughts and Banner Blast** Clear Mount

Punch: Banner**

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

**2014 Sale-A-Bration Catalog (January 28 to March 31, 2014)

A Dozen Thoughts CM

Gorgeous Grunge CM

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