Control Freaks January Blog Tour!


Hello and welcome to the Control Freaks January Blog Tour featuring products from the 2013 Sale-A-Bration Brochure! If you are following the tour you have just arrived from Connie Babbert’s blog. She always has such awesome projects doesn’t she?!?! I have two projects to share with you today, both of them are 3D Home Decor items and I hope that you enjoy them!

First up we have a small resin frame that I picked up from a local craft store. You can do some amazing things with theses frames besides putting a picture inside. I have a fond affection for London so I was so happy to see the Phone Box in the Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set. I stamped the image in Midnight Muse on Very Vanilla Card Stock. The hellos are form the Petite Pretties Stamp Set and are stamped in Summer Starfruit. I used the Petite Curly Label Punch, also a Sale-A-Bration item, to punch them out. Across the bottom is a piece of paper from the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack. To dress that up a little bit I adhered a piece of Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon around the back. I love the standard red and blue with the pop of Summer Starfruit. How cool is that they included a punch in this year’s Sale-A-Bration?! This is a simple project that will help dress up any little nook in your home. It definitely makes me feel sentimental for merry old England!

Frame - Control Freaks 1-2013 Blog Tour

Next up we have a bird cage. I also picked this up from a local craft store but instead of a bird I thought some flowers would look nice inside. To form the base I used two circles, one in Whisper White and one in Early Espresso. In between the two layers is a piece of floral foam. The flowers are from the Madison Avenue Stamp Set and are stamped in Primrose Petals and cut out with the Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies. The middles are stamped in Summer Starfruit and punched out with the circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. For the leaves I used the Secret Garden Framelits Dies and some Garden Green. The stems are floral wire and some Mini Glue Dots hold the flowers and Multipurpose Glue holds the leaves. For the middles I used Stampin’ Dimensionals for some depth. A poke with my Paper-Piercing Tool made putting them in the base quick and easy. The stamp around the bottom of the cage is also from the Madison Avenue Stamp Set and is stamped in Raspberry Ripple. I thought it needed some butterflies so I stamped them from the Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp Set in Pool Party and punched them out with the Petite Butterfly Punch. Some Mini Glue Dots hold them in place. I wasn’t too sure about the flowers in the bird cage but I really like the way it looks. I think this will get to hang in my kitchen to remind that spring is on it’s way!

Cage - Control Freaks 1-2013 Blog Tour

I hope that you enjoyed my projects featuring Sale-A-Bration products for the Control Freaks January Blog Tour. Now be sure to click on to my friend Sandy Mathis’ blog to see the amazing projects she has in store for you. Thanks so much for visiting, see you soon!


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Garden Green and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Print Poetry Stack

Ink: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse

Stamp Sets: Madison Avenue, Bloomin’ Marvelous, Feeling Sentimental and Petite Pretties

Embellishments: Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

Framelits: Secret Garden and Floral Collection

Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Itty Bitty Shapes and Petite Curly Label

Tools: Big Shot, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Multipurpose Glue, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL