Hello peeps, how is your day going so far? Mine is going well. I’m very happy that it’s time for the June Control Freaks Blog Tour!! This month we are featuring products from the new 2013-2014 Catalog. If you are following the tour you have arrived here from the very clever LeeAnn Greff’s blog. Now they were some awesome projects! There are so many great new stamps and accessories I didn’t know where to begin! I have two cards and a 3D project to share with you so lets get to them.
The first card uses an eclectic mix of new goodies. The base of the card is Real Red Card Stock and the background and the piece of paper in the frame are from the I Am Me Designer Series Paper Pack. I used the new Filmstrip Stamp, stamped in Basic Gray, on top of the background. In the lower left I used one of the images from the Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set stamped in Calypso Coral. I created the frame from Whisper White and cut out the center of the frame with the Squares Collection Framelits Dies. The greeting on the top is from last month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit and the date stamp is the Epic Day This and That Rotary Stamp. I stamped the bird from the Morning Meadow Host(ess) Stamp Set and cut it out with my Paper Snips. The butterfly is from the Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set and is punched out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. Some of the new fun Candy Dots are placed randomly on the card to finish it off. A fun trendy card that uses lots of new goodies!
The second card is a newer style of card called Freestyle Collage and I got the idea from Pinterest. The base is Whisper White Card Stock. I cut the tag and the flag from some of the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper. The frame is made the same way as the first one, using the Squares Collection Framelits and some Pear Pizzaz. The leaves of flower are Creped Filter Paper that I colored with my Sponge Dauber and Melon Mambo Ink. I used my Paper Snips to cut them out and they are adhered behind a Simply Presses Clay Flower that I colored with my Aqua Painter and Night of Navy Ink. In between is some Linen Thread for a little texture. The celebrate is from the Sketched Birthday Stamp Set and is cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies. The you is from the Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set and is punched out with the Little Labels Punch Pack. A very eclectic mix of styles and texture but I think it works. I love that Stampin’ Up! products lend themselves to so many different styles.
The last project I have for you is made with one of the new Tag a Bag Gift Boxes. The tag is made from Very Vanilla Card Stock and is flagged on the bottom and the top is rounded with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. I stamped the & from the Hello, Lovely Stamp Set and the For You is form the Bitty Banners Stamp Set and is cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies. For the flower I used the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch with some Crisp Cantaloupe, they are cut halfway up and some hot glue is used to assemble it. A Very Vintage Designer button is in the middle. One of the mini clothespins from the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit holds some 7/16″ Natural Trim and Linen Thread to the tag and box. The belly band is Crisp Cantaloupe and the greeting is also from the Hello, Lovely Stamp Set. I used my Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding Stampin’ Write Markers to color in the stamp and punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch. It’s a perfect box to give some cookies to someone special in. 🙂
I hope that you enjoyed my projects for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour featuring products from the new 2013-2014 Catalog. Thank you for stopping by and you are off to see the very talented Robin Spinner’s projects. Enjoy!
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White and Pool Party
Designer Series Paper: I Am Me
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Sets: Paper Pumpkin Kit, Six Sided Sampler, Morning Meadow and Papillon Potpourri Clear Mount, Filmstrip Wood Mount and Epic Day This and That Rotary Stamp
Framelits: Squares Collection
Punches: Hexagon and Elegant Butterfly
Embellishments: Subtles Candy Dots
Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
Card Stock: Whisper White and Pear Pizzaz
Specialty paper: Creped Filter
Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden
Ink: Melon Mambo and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink
Framelits: Bitty Banners and Squares Collection
Punch: Little Labels Punch Pack
Embellishments: Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Moulds and Linen Thread
Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Sponge Dauber, Aqua Painter, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding
Ink: Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink
Markers: Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloup Stampin’ Write Markers
Stamp Sets: Hello, Lovely and Itty Bitty Banners Clear Mount
Framelits: Bitty Banners
Punches: 7/8″ Scallop Circle, 2 1/2″ Circle, Decorative Label and 1 1/4″ Circle
Embellishments: 7/8″ Natural Trim, Linen Thread, Mini Clothes Pins and Very Vintage Designer Buttons
Tools: Silicone Craft Sheet, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL