Hello there and welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! I’m always happy to have you along! The theme for this month’s tour is Sale-A-Brate! We are featuring products from the 2015 Sale-A-Bration Catalog. You can get one of these products for FREE with every $50 you spend now through March 31st! If you are following along with the tour then you have arrived here from the very clever Heidi Baks blog, she had some great projects didn’t she?! I have three cards for you this time around so lets get right to them!
For my first card I made a simple thank you using some colors that are very popular at the moment! The base for the card is Crushed Curry Card Stock. For my background I used a piece of Basic Gray and heat embossed the sentiment from the Simply Wonderful Stamp Set in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The lightbulb image and the “You Brighten My Day” sentiment are from the You Brighten My Day Stamp Set, I heat embossed the light bulb in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum Card Stock and then used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut it and some Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight and So Saffron out. My Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers are used to color in the back of the light bulb. The light bulb is then adhered to the Crushed Curry circle with 2-Way Glue and the rest of the circles are adhered to each other and the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A fun cheery thank you for someone that did something nice for you don’t you think?!
My next card uses the beautiful Lotus Blossom Photopolymer Stamp Set. The base for this card is Sahara Sand Card Stock and the background is a piece of the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. I used the Circles Collection Framelits and some Whisper White to make my tag. My Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker and the “Vintage” Color Spritzer create the base for my stamping. I stamped the stem from the Lotus Blossom Photopolymer Stamp Set in Old Olive and the flower in Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral. The flower is cut out with my Paper Snips and adhered to the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A piece of Crisp Cantaloupe is cut out with the Hello You Thinlits and adhered to the tag with 2-Way Glue. Some Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker’s Twine is tied through the tag and it’s adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Isn’t that lotus blossom gorgeous, the three step stamping gives it some really nice depth and it’s so easy to do to!
For my final card I used some of the new Chalk Ink with a stamp set that is just made for it! The base for this card is Soft Sky Card Stock. Down the left side is a piece of the Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape and down the right is a piece of paper from the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper Pack. The raised panel is a piece of Coastal Cabana adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the tag I used a piece of the Chalkboard Paper and my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch along with the Project Life Corner Rounder. The images are from the Big Day Stamp Set and are stamped in Yellow Citrus and Aquamarine ColorBox Chalk Ink. A piece of ribbon from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack is tied through the top and the tag is adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A few of the 2013-2015 In-Color Sequins adhered to the card with Crystal Effect give it a little sparkle and finish it off nicely. I love the look of the chalk ink on the Chalkboard Paper, it really does look just like the real thing!
And there are my three cards, all using some of the really cool products form the 2015 Sale-A-Bration Catalog and a few from the 2015 Occasions Catalog. I hope that you enjoyed them and that you are inspired to get some of your own Sale-A-Bration goodies! Next up on the tour is the talented Connie Babbert! I’m sure that you will love her projects too! Thank you very much for touring with and have a wonderful Friday! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp Sets: You Brighten My Day and Simply Wonderful Clear Mount
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate
Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White
Card Stock: Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight and So Saffron
Specialty Card Stock: Vellum
Framelits: Circles Collection
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
Stamp Set: Lotus Blossom Photopolymer
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral and Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stampin’ Write Marker: Old Olive
Card Stock: Sahara Sand and Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Framelits: Circles Collection
Thinlits: Hello You
Embellishments: Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker’s Twine
Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
Stamp Set: Big Day Clear Mount
Ink: Yellow Citrus and Aquamarine ColorBox Chalk Ink
Card Stock: Soft Sky and Coastal Cabana
Specialty Paper: Chalkboard
Designer Series Paper: Best Year Ever
Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper and Project Life Corner Rounder
Embellishments: Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape, Best Year Ever Accessory Pack and 2013-2015 In-Color Sequin Assortment
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL