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Control Freaks April Blog Tour


Hello there and welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! The theme for this month’s tour is Time to Celebrate! It’s always nice to acknowledge someone for an accomplishment or even just for a special day don’t you think?! If you are following along with the tour then you have arrived here from the talented Connie Babbert’s blog, she had some great projects didn’t she?! Today, I have three cards, two congratulations and one Mother’s Day so lets get to them!

The first card that I made is a wedding card. I don’t know why but I have been stuck on weddings lately! The card base is Very Vanilla Card Stock. I heat embossed the Dotty Angles Photopolymer Stamp Set in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on the top. The greeting and the cake are from my new favorite set the Your Perfect Day Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed the cake on Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then used my Paper Snips to cut it out. A few Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. The Congrats is also heat embossed but this time with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum and yes, I fussy cut it out too! It took a little time but I think that the end result is well worth it! I adhered both parts of the greeting to the card with some Clear Foam Tape. To finish off the card I adhered some Champagne Sequins in the lower right. I love all of the different textures of gold on the card and I really do think that the greeting looks fabulous cut out!!

CF April Blog Tour Congrats Card-WM

CF April Blog Tour Congrats Card Close-WM

My next card is also a Congratulations card but I think this one would work for just about any occasion! The card base for this card is Whisper White Card Stock. I took a piece of Basic Black and embossed it with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered to to the card with SNAIL. My two tags are created buy punching the top of a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper and some Vellum that I heat embossed the greeting from the Bravo Photopolymer Stamp Set in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch. The two tags are tied together at the top with some black twine from a previous Paper Pumpkin Kit. I punched out a star from some more Silver Glimmer Paper with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and adhere it to the greeting and hid a piece of Stampin’ Dimensional behind it to keep the tags together. Finally some wood stars from the Hooray it’s Your Day Project Kit are adhered to the background with Multi-Purpose Glue. A fun card with some earthy sparkle to it!

CF April Blog Tour Congrats Tag Card-WM

Finally I have a simple Mother’s Day card. The card base for this one is also Whisper White Card Stock. I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out multiple different pieces of paper from the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper pack. I also stamped some images form the Painted Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss and punched them out with the 1″ Circle Punch. All of the pieces are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL. My greeting is from another Paper Pumpkin Kit from last year and is stamped in Rose Red and then again with Versa-Mark and heat embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The Photopolymer Stamps make it nice and easy to line up the greeting and get perfect coverage! Finally I used a piece of Blackberry Bliss and flagged the ends under the greeting. It seemed a bit plain so I dug out some “Vintage” Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape and adhered it to it. A few sequins sprinkled around the card finish of with a little sparkle! A fun floral card the most special lady in your life!

CF April Blog Tour Mother's Day Card-WM

CF April Blog Tour Mother's Day Card Close-WM

I hope that you enjoyed my cards for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! Thank you very much for stopping by! Now to continue on with the tour I’ll send you off to my very clever and crafty friend Patty Bennett! Have a wonderful day everyone! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Gold Congrats Card:

Stamp Sets: Your Perfect Day and Dotty Angles Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold and White

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic and Vellum

Tools: Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Congrats Tag Card:

Stamp Set: Bravo Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Card Stock: Whisper White and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Silver Glimmer Paper

Punch: Ornate Tag Topper and Itty Bitty Accents Pack

Embellishments: Hooray it’s Your Day Kit and Black Twine (Paper Pumpkin)

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

Mother’s Day Card:

Stamp Sets: Painted Petals and Paper Pumpkin Photopolymer

Ink: Blackberry Bliss and Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Clear

Card Stock: Whisper White and Blackberry Bliss

Designer Series Paper: Painted Blooms

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punch: 1″ Circle

Embellishments: Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape (Vintage)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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Can You Case It #66 & More New Design Team Members!

Hey there! It was a beautiful day here yesterday, temps in the 70’s! I worked on some projects but did manage to get out of the house for while. I had lunch with Taylor and ran some errands with my friend Maureen. I even found some time to just sit outside and enjoy the warm weather. Like always seems to be the case around here it was just a taste, today we have temps in the 50’s and some rain later on. Before you know it the nice weather will be here to stay, can’t wait for that!

Today I have three more new members to announce for my Design Team over on the Can You Case It blog. Last week you met Michael and Andrea. This week I’m very happy to introduce you to…

First we have the crafty, clever and cute Maggie Mata!

Maggie Mata CYCI

You may recognize Maggie from my trip to Florida in January! Maggie lives in CA with her husband and youngest son. You can visit Maggie’s blog Maggie Made Cards HERE!

Next we have the very talented Tina Riddle!

Tina Riddle

Tina live in Manchester, TN with her husband Jeff. You can visit Tina’s blog Tina’s Crop Shop HERE!

Finally we have the extremely skilled Holly Stene!

Holly Stene

Holly lives in Hope Valley, RI with her husband Shawn and her three boys. You can visit Holly’s blog Holly’s Hobbies HERE!

Next week I’ll re-introduce you to the remaining three Design Team Members. Don’t forget to stop by their blogs!

Now on to this week’s Designer’s Choice challenge…

CYCI #66

Yes, that’s right, it’s an anything goes week over on the Can You Case It blog! I decided that it was time to use more than just the greeting in the Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set! The base for my card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. My background is a piece of Kraft Card Stock that I heat embossed with the Hardwood Background Stamp in Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. It’s adhered to the card with SNAIL and Fun Foam. The three envelopes and the greeting are from the Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the envelopes in Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand. They are cut out with my Paper Snips and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My tag is a piece of Very Vanilla and the top is punched with the Angled Tag Topper Punch. The greeting is stamped in Soft Sky. I adhered some DMC Gold Metallic Thread behind the tag which is adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Three hearts punched with the Confetti Heart Border Punch from Blushing Bride and three from Gold Foil Sheet are adhered to the tag and the envelopes with pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals.I love the soft colors with the cool woodgrain embossed Kraft! I think this would make a great thank you card! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Designer’s Choice challenge from Can You Case It as well as meeting the new members to my Design Team! Thank you so much for stopping by and have yourself an awesome Sunday! 🙂


Products used:

Stamp Sets: Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer and Hardwood Background Clear Mount (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Clear (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Kraft and Blushing Bride (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet

Punches: Angled Tag Topper and Confetti Hearts Border (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Gold Metallic Thread (DMC)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools: Heat Tool and Fun Foam

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