Control Freaks February Blog Tour!


Hello everyone and welcome to the February Control Freaks Blog Tour! This month’s tour features projects from the 2013 Spring Catalog. If you are following the tour you have arrived here form the very talented Connie Babbert’s blog. She always has such awesome projects doesn’t she?! I have two projects to share with you today. The first one is a journal an the second one is an album with a matching box.

First up is the journal. I found these white journals in Target in the dollar section a few months ago and I thought it would be perfect to decorate with some Stampin’ Up! goodies! The background is created using some So Saffron Card Stock and the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. On top of that is one of the Tea Lace Doilies with a piece of Early Espresso that I cut out with the Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlit. The pinwheels are made from Tea for Two Designer Series Paper. I cut out the squares from the paper and then cut down from the corner and used my Bone Folder to curl them a little. A quick punch with the 1/16″ Circle Punch and a Metallic Brad and they are done. They are held in place with Some Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Made for You Stamp Set and is stamped in Early Espresso, punched out with the Large Oval Punch and backed with a piece of Island Indigo that is punched out with the Scallop Oval Punch. A nice fun spring journal that you could use to jot down thoughts or give as a nice gift to a friend.

Control Freaks Feb Blog Tour Journal

Next up is the album and matching box. The box is made with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool using Not Quite Navy and Daffodil Delight. The top of the box is decorated with a background of Daffodil Delight that I stamped with the Netting Background Stamp in Daffodil Delight. A piece of Crumb Cake is cut out with the Oval Collection Framelits Dies. On top of that is a piece of paper from the Parker’s Patterns Designer Series Paper that I flagged on both ends. A piece of Very Vanilla is stamped with the Basic Label Single Stamp in Cajun Craze and cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits Die. The year is stamped in Island Indigo using the Memorable Moments Stamp Set and backed with a piece of Marina Mist. Two Neutrals Brads are on either side. The SF is stamped in Not Quite Navy from the Morning Post Alphabet Stamp Set and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Control Freaks Feb Blog Tour Box

The cover also uses Parker’s Prints Designer Series Paper and the Basic Label Stamp. A piece of Very Vanilla is stamped with the image from the Oh, Hello! Stamp Set in Crumb Cake and cut out with the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies. The California is stamped in Not Quite Navy with the Simply Serif Mini Alphabet. A Silver Basic Designer with some Very Vanilla 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon Ribbon threaded and  is adhered with some Mini Glue Dots in the upper left. Some Natural 7/16″ Ribbon Trim holds it together.

Control Freaks Feb Blog Tour Album

All of the pages inside use Parker’s Prints Designer Series Paper too. On the first page I stamped the tickets from the That’s the Ticket Stamp Set in Not Quite Navy and punched them out with Ticket Duo Builder Punch. On the second page the sister is from the Amazing Family Stamp Set and is stamped in Cajun Craze. On page three I used images from the By the Tide Stamp Set and they are stamped in Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler. All of the pictures are of my friends Kim and Angie on their vacation to San Francisco.

Control Freaks Feb Blog Tour Album Pg 1

Control Freaks Feb Blog Tour Album Pg 2

Control Freaks Feb Blog Tour Album Pg 3

Control Freaks Feb Blog Your Album & Box

I hope that you enjoyed my projects and that you have gotten some inspiration from them. The Spring Catalog has some great and varied products in it you are sure to find something for any project you need to make.

Now you are off to see what clever Dawn Olchefske has in store for you. She always has some inspiring projects so enjoy your stop and thanks for checking in with me!



Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist and Cherry Cobbler

Designer Series Paper: Tea for Two and Parker’s Patterns

Ink: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Made for You, Simply Serif Mini Alphabet, Morning Post Alphabet, Basic Label Single, That’s the Ticket, Amazing Family, By The Tide and Oh, Hello! Clear Mount and Netting Background

Framelits: Ovals Collection, Apothecary Accents

Embossing Folder: Honeycomb

Punches: Large Oval, Scallop Oval, 1/2″ Circle and Ticket Duo Builder

Sizzlits: Delicate Doilies Large

Embellishments: Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Metallic Brads, Very Vanilla 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Designer Buttons and Natural 7/16″ Ribbon Trim

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