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Control Freaks October Blog Tour

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Hello there and welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! This time around our theme is Fall/Grateful! If you are following along on the tour that means that you have arrived here from the talented Heidi Boos! She’s so clever isn’t she?!?! I have two cards for you, a fun shaker and a simple card! I’m still loving all of the fun goodies in the Holiday Catalog, what have you gotten so far?!

First up is the shaker card. I have been having so much fun making this type of card and they are very trendy right now! For the card base I used a piece of Tangelo Twist Card Stock. The top panel is a piece of Hello Honey. I used the Fun Fall Framelits and the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out my leaves and circle. A piece of Window Sheet is adhered to the back with Multi-Purpose Glue. The greeting is from the Let Your Hair Down Host Stamp Set and is stamped in Early Espresso. A double layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals is adhered to the back and some multicolored sequins are put on the base before I adhered the panel and enclosed the sequins. Along the bottom I cut off some of a piece 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon and adhered it to the card with Fast Fuse Adhesive. On top of that is a piece of the Tangelo Twist Sequin Trim from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit. To finish it off I adhered one of the Gold Basic Metal Buttons with some Glue Dots on top if the burlap and sequin trim. I like to keep the rest of the card simple when it’s a shaker so as not to take away from the fun of whats inside!

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Next up is a simple thank you card. The card starts off with a base of Hello Honey Card Stock and on top of that is a piece of Tangelo Twist. My background is a piece of Whisper White and I stamped the trees in Soft Suede from the White Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set. My leaves, House and Greeting are form the Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set. The leaves are stamped in Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey and the greeting in Soft Suede. I stamped the house in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it in with my Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. The Homemade Holiday Framelits cut out my house and then a few Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. A piece of basic Black serves as a walkway some lines drawn in with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Markers gives it a little depth. I love the Holiday Home Set and the matching Homemade Holiday Framelits, they are just so neat!

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So there you have my two cards for the October Control Freaks Blog Tour. I hope that you enjoyed them and if you haven’t tried making a shaker card hopefully you will, they are a lot of fun! Next up we have the talented LeAnn Greff! I’m sure that you will enjoy her projects, they are always great! Thank so much for coming by to see mine! Have a great day! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Shaker Card:

Stamp Set: Let Your Hair Down (Host) Clear Mount

Ink: Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey

Specialty: Window Sheet

Framelits: Fun Fall and Circles Collection

Embellishments: Gold Basic Metal Buttons, 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon and Tangelo Twist Sequin Trim (September Paper Pumpkin Kit)

Tools: Big Shot, Multi-Purpose Glue, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Home Card:

Stamp Sets: Holiday Home and White Christmas Photopolymer

Ink: Soft Suede, Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stampin’ Write Marker: Early Espresso

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight

Card Stock: Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White and Basic Black

Framelits: Homemade Holiday

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Creation Station Tour – Wondrous Wreath

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Hi there and happy Sunday! I had a very busy day yesterday. I woke up and crafted for a bit and then I had to get ready for Erika to come over and make Daniel’s birthday decorations. Before that Andrew, my brother, Erika and I went to Croxley’s Ale House for lunch. We met two of my brother’s friends there and had a very nice lunch. They have 10 Cent wings and really good burgers and a very large selection of beer! After lunch we came back to my house and Erika and I worked on Daniel’s party decorations and Andrew worked on moving the rest of my blog over. The decorations are mostly finished and there is only one more piece to do for the blog. I have already reassigned the web address to the new one, I just have to move the subscribers over and then I will be able to take down this one and only use the new one. For now I will be posting on both blogs, hopefully only until Monday! As I said I will also send out a test post to make sure that all of you are getting the emails. Thanks for you patience during the transition!

It’s time for another Creation Station Blog Tour and this month we are featuring the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. Well, it’s generally an all around wreath theme! If you are following along with the tour you have arrived here from the talented Deborah Smart’s blog. Such great projects!! I have a card and a home decor project for you today so let’s get to them!

First up is a neat Christmas card. For the base I used a piece of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and the background is a piece of the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. My wreath is from the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Vellum Card Stock. I sprinkled some Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder over the image and used my Heat Tool to set it. When you stamp on Vellum the ink takes a while to dry so it the perfect excuse to heat emboss it! I stamped it again with the berries from the set and used Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder for those. The Wondrous Wreath Framelits cut it out and some Multi-Purpose Glue adheres it to the card. The bow is from the same set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and also cut out with the Framelits. A little bit of Stampin’ Dimensional holds it to the wreath. I cut the Joy out from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits from a piece of Cherry Cobbler and heat embossed it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder twice. I think that it gives it a very cool look, almost like patent leather. Some more Multi-Purpose Glue adheres that to the card. I love the simple elegance of the card and especially the shine on the Joy!

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My next project is a fun wreath that will go on my wall somewhere in the house. I used a simple twig wreath that I had laying around in the Stampin Galley for my base. To create the bow I used the Gift Bow Bigz L Die and some Red Glimmer Paper. The berries around the wreath are also Red Glimmer Paper that I punched out with the 1/2″ Circle Punch. In the center hanging from apiece of Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine is a piece of Vellum Card Stock that I cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits. My letters are Gold Glimmer Paper and I used the Little Letters Thinlits to cut them out and I adhered them with Multi-Purpose Glue. The ampersand is Red Glimmer Paper and is cut out with one of the dies from the Label Card Thinlits. I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals pieces to adhere that then tied it to the wreath. The bow and all the “berries” are adhered with hot glue to make sure that they stay in place! I love the sparkle of all of the Glimmer Paper and the unexpected hanging greeting in the middle!

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I really hope that you enjoyed my two projects for the Creation Station Blog Tour featuring the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set. I had a great time making the projects as I always do! Now you are off to see what clever Ilina Crouse has come up with. I love to inspire you to try new things and have you come by and see what I’m up to! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! 🙂

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Creation Station Blog Tour list:

Ilina Crouse

Kathy Kartak

Cindy Beach

Teneale Williams

Heidi Boos

Jennifer Downey

Deborah Smart

Justin Krieger (That’s Me!)


Stampin’ Up! products used:


Stamp Set: Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer

Ink: Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Clear, Gold and Cherry Cobbler

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Framelits: Wonderful Wreath

Tools: Bog Shot, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL



Specialty Paper: Red and Gold Glimmer

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection

Thinlits: Little Letters

Big Shot Die: Gift Bow Bigz L

Punch: 1/2″ Circle

Tools: Big Shot, Sticky Strip, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


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