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Control Freaks February Blog Tour

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Hello everyone and welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour. This month we had an “anything goes” kind of theme. We could choose pretty much anything we wanted, fun! If you are following the tour you have arrived here from the talented Barb Mullikin’s blog. I have three cards and they are completely different from anything I’ve done before. I’ve used MDS and my e-cutter to make them. Let’s get started, shall we?!

My first card uses a bold, bright color combination. The card base is Crumb Cake. Next up is a layer of Pistachio Pudding and on top of that is a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe that I embossed with the Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used MDS and my e-cutter to cut out the mustaches from the the Many Mustaches Stamp Brush Set and the greeting from the Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set. Both cut out from Coastal Cabana, the mustaches are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the “awesome” with 2-Way Glue. A fun simple card and the bold color is definitely not for the feign of heart!

CF Feb Tour Card 1-WM

My second card is a little more subdued. The base of the card is Crumb Cake Card Stock and my background is a piece of Very Vanilla. Across the lower half of the card is some Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi Tape. My feather is from the Feathered Woodcuts Kit-Digital Download and my banner is from the One Big Sale-A-Bration 2014 Digital Ensemble. The feather is cut out from Crumb Cake and the banner from Coastal Cabana. I really love the detail on the feather and the Washi Tape sets the whole card off nicely.

CF Feb Tour Card 2-WM

My last card hits very close to home! I used Baked Brown Sugar for my card base. On top of that is a piece of Coastal Cabana and my background is a piece of Soft Sky embossed with the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. My “hello” greeting is from the Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set and is adhered to the card with 2-Way Glue. The New York state is from the Fifty Nifty Kit-Digital Download and is cut out of Baked Brown Sugar. I added a Basic Jewels Rhinestone to show you all where I fall on the map! A simple, but fun card and with the Fifty Nifty Kit you can cut out any state you want!

CF Feb Tour Card 3-WM

So there you have my first foray into the world of My Digital Studio and e-cutters! I still think I prefer the traditional way to make cards but it does add some more options to your crafting arsenal doesn’t it?! There was a little bit of a learning curve but once I figured it all out I had a lot of fun! I hope that you enjoyed my projects for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour. Now you are off to see what clever Debbie Henderson has in store for you! Enjoy the rest of the tour! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana

MDS: Many Mustaches and Moments Ago Stamp Brush Sets

Embossing Folder: Arrows

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

Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set

Many Mustaches

Arrows TIEF

Card 2:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Coastal Cabana

MDS: Feathered Woodcuts Kit-Digital Download and One Big Sale-A-Bration 2014 Digital Ensemble

Embellishments: Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi Tape

Tools: E-Cutter, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Feathered Woodcuts

Retro Fresh This And That Designer Washi Tape

Card 3:

Card Stock: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana and Soft Sky

MDS: Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set and Fifty Nifty Kit-Digital Download

Embossing Folder: Stylish Stripes

Embellishment: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

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

Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set

Fifty Nifty

Basic Rhinestones

Paper Craft Crew 81

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Well, the snow turned out to be not that big of a deal yesterday! We got about an inch and then it turned to rain. I was never so happy to see rain in all my life! LOL! Things are gearing up at work again. My one day reprieve is over! Last night was a nice relaxing evening. Andrew came over, we ran some errands, had some wine and wings and listened to some music. Not bad for a Tuesday night!

The best thing about Wednesday is that it means we’re halfway through the week. The next best thing is that it means it’s time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge…


I mixed up a few of the elements but still stayed pretty true to the sketch. My card starts off with a base of Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock and the background is a piece of Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack.The panel in the middle is a piece of Whisper White that I embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and backed with a piece of Baked Brown Sugar. My three flowers are from the Secret Garden Stamp Set and are stamped in Real Red and cut out with the Secret Garden Framelits Dies. The butterfly is from the Nature’s Hello Host(ess) Stamp Set and is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar and cut out with the Backyard Basics Framelits Dies. On the lower left is a piece of Real Red that was cut out with the Banners Framelits Dies and on top of that I stamped one of the stamps from the Mosaic Madness Stamp Set in Baked Brown Sugar and punched it out with the Mosaic Punch. The flowers, butterfly and mosaic are all adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I really like the versatility of the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, it goes quite well with the Mosaic Madness Stamp Set, and so many other things, too! And that’s my Paper Craft Crew Design Team card for this week’s sketch challenge! Check out the blog to see what the other design team members have done with the sketch, and enter your card in the gallery so we can see your spin on it. As always, I hope you enjoyed my card and thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Baked Brown Sugar and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Fresh Prints Stack

Ink: Real Red and Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Secret Garden, Mosaic Madness and Nature’s Hello (Host(ess)) Clear Mount

Framelits: Secret Garden, Backyard Basics and Banners Collection

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain

Punch: Mosaic

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Nature's Hello Host CM

Mosaic Madness CM

Secret Garden CM

Fresh Prints DSP Stack

Banners Framelits

Backyard Basics Framelits

Secret Garden Framelits

Mosaic Punch

Woodgrain Embossing Folder

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