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Hello everyone and welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour featuring products from the 2014 Sale-A-Bration Catalog and Love! If you are following the tour you have arrived here from the talented Mary Brown’s blog. I’m excited to share my two cards with you, both of them contain some love so let’s get to them!

My first card uses some neat Sale-A-Bration goodies and is simple but fun! The base of the card is Strawberry Slush Card Stock and my background is a piece of Blushing Bride. I stamped the greeting from the Love You to the Moon Stamp Set in Strawberry Slush on the background and again on a piece of Whisper White. The heart is then cut out using the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies and adhered over the other greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My banners are from the Banner Blast Stamp Set** and are stamped in Strawberry Slush and Blushing Bride. I used the Banner Punch** to punch them out and adhered them to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A piece of White Bakers Twine goes behind the banners to give them something to hang from. I really like the greeting stamped in the popped up heart, it give the card a little something unexpected and the banners are just fun!

CF Jan Blog Tour Card 1-WM

My second card starts with a piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock that I trimmed off the two top edges of to give it a tag look. A piece of paper from the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack makes the background with a Tea Lace Paper Doily on top of that. Along the bottom is a piece of Real Red that I trimmed with the Adorning Accents Edgelit Dies. I used the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies to cut out the hearts that are stamped in Coastal Cabana and Pool Party from the Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set. Stampin’ Dimensionals hold them to each other and the card. The greeting is from the Just Sayin” Stamp Set and are stamped in Coastal Cabana and Pool Party. Up top there is a piece of Real Red that I punched out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and a piece of twine from the Sweet Shop Accessory Pack** is tied in a bow. The Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack has some great colors in it and I do love that Just Sayin’ Stamp Set!

CF Jan Blog Tour Card 2-WM

I hope that you enjoyed my two projects for the January Control Freaks Blog Tour featuring products from the 2014 Sale-A-Bration Catalog and some love thrown in for good measure! Now you are off to the talented Cindy Elam’s blog! Thanks for hopping by and enjoy your day! πŸ™‚


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1:

Card Stock: Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride and Whisper White

Ink: Strawberry Slush and Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Love You to the Moon and Banner Blast** Clear Mount

Framelits: Hearts Collection

Punch: Banner

Embellishments: White Bakers Twine

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

Card 2:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party

Designer Series Paper: Fresh Prints Stack

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Pool Party and Real Red.

Framelits: Hearts a Flutter and Word Bubbles

Edgelits: Adorning Accents

Punch: 7/8″ Scallop Circle

Embellishments: Tea Lace Paper Doily and Coastal Cabana Twine (Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack)**

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


About jrk912

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

21 responses »

  1. Hey Justin, how have you been?
    Just wanted to let you know that I love both of these cards. I have been following and reading your blogs, but I thought I would let you settle back into the swing of things once again. I really like the new face lift on the blog, brightens it up a lot! The leadership convention looked like it was a awesome! Seems like you really enjoyed yourself. Once again, thank you for all the time and caring that you so lovingly put into your projects for us!!!β™‘:0 Donna

    • Hello Donna,
      I have been busy but well! I’m glad that you like the new blog design, I needed the change and it to be a little more on the simple side. Leadership was way more than I expected it to be! Thank you so much for your comments, they make it all worth it! ❀

  2. These are the sweetest Valentines. I love them!

  3. You nailed it AGAIN!! (Like I would expect you NOT to??? Not really!) BOTH cards are terrific!!! πŸ™‚

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  5. Love, love, love both cards Justin. Pretty clever with the sentiment on the first one and love the tag shape of your 2nd card with lots of super layering!

  6. Love the simplicity of card #1 and the popped up heart and message. Very clever! Never think would of thought to ‘tag’ the top of the card like you did. Again very clever! Thanks Justin for all your great creativity.

    • Thank you Lisa! I thought highlighting a part of the sentiment would be fun. My obsession with tags has now moved to the whole card! Thank you for stoping by! πŸ™‚

  7. Hello Justin! Clever and cute! Love these cards! The heart popping up on the first one is so sweet! Love that! And the second one…what’s not to love? Colors, layout, bubble framelits! The best! Thanks for sharing these and all of your creations…you really do inspire me! Have a great Monday!

  8. Hi Justin! This is the first time I’ve followed this blog hop. Had a great time! Thanks to all of you!

  9. Both cards are so cute. But did you use the “jig” to line up the sentiment so well on the two sheets of paper? Quite amazing anyway and very clever.

  10. Oh Justin, your cards are beautiful!!!!! Have my framelits and doilys ready to play with…thank you for the great inspiration!


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