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Control Freaks September Blog Tour

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Hello there and welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! This time around the theme is Halloween! If you are following along on the tour that means that you have arrived here from the talented Julie Davison’s blog! Super projects don’t you think?!! I have two projects for you, a fun banner and a simple card!I’m loving all of the fun goodies in the Holiday Catalog, how about you?!

First up is my Halloween Banner. The bases of the banners are Crushed Curry Card Stock and the backgrounds are piece of paper from the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper pack. I used the Banners Framelits to cut them out and then punched holes in the top corners with the 1/16″ Circle Punch. The letters are all cut out from Tangerine Tango with the Little Letters Thinlits. I used the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch to punch out the pieces of Basic Black that back each one. They are all adhered to the banners with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped two skeletons from the Freaky Friends Stamp Set in Versa-Mark and heat embossed them with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Some Basic Black Baker’s Twine threaded through the banners and it’s ready to hung up. Lots of trips through the Big Shot but pretty simple to put together. A fun little Halloween decoration for any room in the house!

Control Freaks Sept. Blog Tour Halloween Banner-WM

Control Freaks Sept. Blog Tour Halloween Banner Close-WM

The second project I have for you is a simple card. The base of it is Basic Black Card Stock. I created the background with a piece of Elegant Eggplant and the stars mask from the Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks using embossing paste and a pallet knife. Along the bottom is a piece of Mossy Meadow and I used my Fringe Scissors to create some grass and heat embossed the sentiment from the Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I adhere it along the bottom and trimmed off the excess before adhering it to the card base. My moon is a piece of Crushed Curry that I punched out with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch. The ghost is a piece of Wisper White that I cut out with the Fun Fall Framelits and adhered two googlie eye to. The moon and the ghost are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A fun card for the special little person for Halloween!

Control Freaks Sept. Blog Tour Halloween Card-WM

Next up is the clever Margaret Raburn! Enjoy the rest of the tour and if you started here with me make sure that you go all the way around! Thank you so much for coming by and enjoy the rest of your day! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Halloween Banner:

Stamp Set: Freaky Friends Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Tangerine Tango

Designer Series Paper: Motley Monsters

Framelits: Banners

Punch: 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle

Embellishment: Basic Black Baker’s Twine

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


Stamp Set: Holiday Home Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White

Framelits: Fun Fall

Punch: 1 3/4″ Circle

Mask: Hearts & Stars

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Fringe Scissors, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON Stampin’ Up!: Embossing Paste and Pallet Knife

Wooden Spoon Goodies

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Last night was great! Andrew and I headed into Manhattan around 3:30 (yes, I snuck out of work early!). We went and had an early dinner at Nick’s, some really good calamari and pizza. I have been wanting to take Andrew there for a while, they have great food and he agreed. We walked over to the West side through the park and then took the subway up to 168th Street, There was a Starbucks so we got some coffee and headed to the venue. The concert was at the United Palace Theater, I had never heard of it before but it was nice place to see a concert. It’s an old building that is sort of like a Broadway theater inside. The opening band was called Broods and they are from New Zealand and sound a bit like Lorde, they were pretty good. Sam went on around 9:00 and played for just over an hour. He sang most of the songs from his album In the Lonely Hour and also did the cover of Whitney Houston’s How Will I Know, one of my favorites. He was just as good as I thought he would be! An excellent show!! We both had a great time and even were productive in the car on the way home. I dictated my blog comments and Andrew typed them for me! Here are some pictures from last night…

United Palace Theater

United Palace Theater Inside

Sam SelfieSam Ticket

Sam Stage

We were a little far away, so the picture of Sam on stage is a little blurry, didn’t matter we still had a wonderful time! As an added bonus, it was nice enough to have the top down in the card there and back! 🙂

Today’s card is a just because card that I have been wanting to make for a while. I went to the new burger place in Manhattan, Clarke’s Standard, a few weeks ago and kept my little wooden spoon that I got with my milkshake because I thought hmm… I’ll bet I can use that on a card. LOL! After some thought here’s what I came up with. The base for the card is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and the background is a piece of Whisper White that I stamped in Sahara Sand with the Hardwood Background Stamp. On top of that is a Tea Lace Paper Doily with some of the left side cut off and adhered with SNAIL to the background. My greeting is from the Oh My Goodies Stamp Set and is stamped in Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler. The Cherry Cobbler one is cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits and the Chocolate Chip one is punched out with the Large Oval Punch. They are adhered to each other and the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My little wooden spoon is adhered to the card with Glue Dots and a piece of Linen Thread is tied in a bow with the tails left extra long. I have been trying to think of a way to use that stamp on a card and I think this works! It would make a nice card to go along with a housewarming gift or possibly a dinner invitation. I hope that you enjoyed my recycled spoon card, I wonder what else we can add to a card that we already have?! Thanks so much for coming by to see the pictures and project, have a fantabulous Friday my friends! 🙂

Wooden Spoon Goodies-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Oh My Goodies and Hardwood Background Clear Mount

Ink: Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection

Punch: Large Oval

Embellishments: Tea Lace Paper Doily and Linen Thread

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


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