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Control Freaks May Blog Tour – New Catalog Sneak Peek!

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Time sure flies doesn’t it?! Guess I must be having fun! Welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour featuring sneak peeks of goodies from the new 2014-2015 Annual Catalog! I have to say that I am loving the new Catalog, I like the layout and the products are all awesome! If you are following the tour you have arrived here from the talented Melissa Davies’ blog, always great ideas and really fun stuff! This month I have two cards and a little box that can hold a treat!

First up is a card using the new Sea Street Stamp Set and the Maritime Designer Series Paper. I used Real Red Card Stock for my card base and the background is a piece of Coastal Cabana that I embossed with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Remember that one from Sale-A-Bration? It’s back! The greeting is from the Something to Say Stamp Set and is stamped in Real Red on Whisper White and cut out with the Hearts Collection Framelits. Two pieces of paper from the Maritime Designer Series Paper Pack are up next. The top square has a heart cut out with the Hearts Collection Framelits and is mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals along with the greeting in the middle. The little octopus is from the Sea Street Stamp Set, stamped in Night of Navy and cut out with my Paper Snips. I love to fussy cut but he was a little bit of a challenge! LOL! The fun patterns in the DSP and the cute little octopus make for a fun card!

CF May New Cat Prev Octopus Love Card-WM

My second card uses one of my favorite new sets. I’m a huge fan of the details in the stamps! This card starts off with a base of Garden Green Card Stock. The background is a piece of Very Vanilla stamped with the World Map Background Stamp in Smoky Slate. The three images are from the Traveler Stamp Set and are stamped in Night of Navy, Soft Suede and Memento Tuxedo Black. I cut them all out with my Paper Snips, much easier than the octopus! The greeting I chose is from the Really Good Greetings Stamp Set and is stamped in Night of Navy. I used the Word Bubbles Framelits to cut it out and snipped off the point to make it a perfect rectangle. Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere everything to the card. I think the images with the map and the greeting make for a happy card. Travel means possibilities and fun. It’s definitely the life that I imagine!

CF May Blog Tour New Cat Prev Vintage World Imagine Card-WM

Finally I have a little box for you. It’s the perfect size for a little treat or to put a gift card in. The box is created using a piece of Hello Honey Card Stock and the Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die. On the top is a bow that I cut out from a piece of Lullaby Designer Series Paper with the Gift Bow Bigz XL Die. I used the new Fast Fix Adhesive to assemble it and a Stampin’ Dimensional holds it to the top of the box. My greeting on the front is from the Label Love Stamp Set and is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar and punched out with the Artisan Label Punch. A quick fun project that would make anyones birthday a little more fun!

CF May Blog Tour New Cat Prev Honey Hambuger Birthday Box-WM

CF May Blog Tour New Cat Prev Honey Hamburger Birthday Box Top-WM

So what do you think of the new goodies in the Catalog? I really think they are some of the best we have had in a while. Start making your lists now and get ready because you can begin ordering in just under two weeks! Thank you for hopping by to see my projects for this month’s Control Freaks Tour. Now you are off to see my super clever friend Wendy Weixler, she never disappoints! Enjoy! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Octopus Love Card:

Card Stock: Real Red, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Maritime

Ink: Real Red and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Sea Street and Something to Say Clear Mount

Framelits: Hearts Collection

Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots

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

Vintage World Imagined Card:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla and Garden Green

Ink: Smoky Slate, Night of Navy and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black

Stamp Sets: Traveler, Really Good Greetings and World Map Background Clear Mount

Framelits: Word Bubbles

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, S;d and SNAIL

Honey Hamburger Birthday Box:

Card Stock: Hello Honey and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Lullaby

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Label Love Clear Mount

Bigz Dies: Hamburger Box Xl and Gift Bow L

Punch: Artisan Label

Tools: Big Shot, Fast Fix Adhesive, Multi-Purpose Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals


Paper Players 196

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Well, I had a pretty relaxing Sunday. I got up this morning and started working on my projects that i needed to get finished. I had a lot to do today so an early start was good. I stopped for a bit to do my laundry and the continued before taking a break in the afternoon to watch two movies. I really do enjoy my TV time, and to think that I gave it up all together for almost three years! It’s a nice way for my brain to have some quiet time. I have a lot going on at the moment and I really need it! How was your weekend? Good I hope!

It’s Monday and that means that it’s time once again for this week’s Paper Players challenge. This week Ann has given us a CAS floral theme…

Paper Players #196

I got the idea for the layout of this card from Pinterest. I also got to use one of my favorite punches! My card base is a piece of Sahara Sand Card Stock. On the left side is a piece of Moonlight Designer Series Paper*. I stamped my image from the Happy Watercolor Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black*. The stem of the flower is colored in with my Mossy Meadow* Stampin’ Write Marker. For the flowers I used my Blender Pen and Blackberry Bliss*. I also stamped the image from the Best of Greetings Stamp Set in the same color. Down the left side I used the Spiral Border Punch*, which will be back from retirement in the new catalog! Woo hoo! Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold the panel to the card. There you have my card for this week’s CAS floral challenge from Ann for the Paper Players. I’m loving the bLackberry Bliss, does’t it make your mouth water a little when you say it?! Thank you for paying me a visit, I hope you enjoyed the card and have yourselves a great Monday! 🙂

Paper Players 196-WM

Paper Players 196 Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Moonlight*

Ink: Blackberry Bliss* Classic Stampin’ Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black*

Stampin’ Write Marker: Mossy Meadow*

Stamp Sets: Happy Watercolor and Best of Greetings (Vintage) Clear Mount

Punch: Spiral Border*

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

2014-2015 Annual Catalog


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