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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)


About jrk912

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

26 responses »

  1. Darn you, Justin! I didn’t think I needed that triangle punch but now I see I do. *sigh* Must. Wait. Until. January. 🙂

  2. What happened? I started to reply and it disappeared. Oh well, I was just giving you a hard time for making me want that triangle punch, lol. Love all your projects, Justin!

  3. Wow! Love these.

  4. I have always like nautical things and your card is no exception. Very nice. But……..I simply am in love with your boxed notecards! Please send them my way please, pretty please. Going to definitely check out Deb’s video.

  5. I too love all the cards, but my favorite is the masculine one. Great job as always. Have a great day. Donna

  6. I loooove that best mate card!!!

  7. Awesome projects, Justin! Love the background on the sailor card – and those little cards are adorable!

  8. Hi Justin–Great projects! Love that background stamp…guess that needs to go on my list now. I didn’t think I “needed” it! That box of notecards is so darling…I’m going to have to attempt to make that. Once again, such wonderful inspiration you’ve provided. Enjoy your Friday!

    • Hello Karen!
      Thank you! Yes, I love that background stamp! The box and cards were fun and not too difficult! Glad I inspired you! Have a wonderful Friday! 🙂

  9. Clean and beautiful – gorgeous as always! You have such a great eye for pulling details together!

  10. I like everything ! Individually though…love the background stamp …love the Starburst ….love all the adorable sentiments on your little cards …you did good, Justin !

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  12. I love the cards and note box. I too am going to have to get the triangle punch. Would you mind giving directions on how you made the box. Thanks for any info you are willing to share.

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