Control Freaks April Blog Tour!


Hello and welcome to the April Edition of the Control Freaks Blog Tour! How awesome is it that it’s a Friday too! Our theme for this month’s tour is birthday’s! Definitely one of my favorite types of projects to make! If you are following the tour that means that you have arrived here for the fabulous LeeAnn Greff’s blog. She always has some pretty great projects to share with you doesn’t she?!?!

For this month’s tour I have three projects to share with you, two cards and a 3D project. I also kept the colors the same on all three projects so that even though they are different the still have a cohesive style. So without further ado lets get started!

My first card is created with our new Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamps. I got the cool idea for the background from a video on the Demonstrator site. The base of the card is Whisper White. My piece of Pool Party get it’s cool triangle pattern from the flags stamp in the set and because it’s clear it made stamping the pattern super easy. Down the left side is some Calypso Coral punched with the Scallop Border Punch. The arrows are also form the Designer Typeset Stamp Set and the circles are made with some circle punches. A regular little paper clip with some Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon tied around it gives it a much better look than the clip alone. A nice simple geometric card that without the ribbon would work great for anyone!

Control Freaks PP Card

My second card is something new that I have been experimenting with lately. I printed out the embellishments from My Digital Studio and cut them out. I used the Sent with Love Digital Kit which is also one of my favorite actual stamp sets and DSP. The background is adhered with SNAIL and the tag and plane are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The silver “sequins” are something that I found in a drawer, they weren’t in a package so I don’t know where they came from but I thought they were a neat addition. MDS can be a fun way to make a quick card.

Control Freaks MDS Hybrid Card

For my last project I made some paper lanterns. They would look quite nice hung up for a little birthday celebration. The lanterns are simple paper ones that I picked up from a local craft store. I used the Bitty Butterfly punch and the Itty Bitty Punch Pack to embellish them. Some Basic Jewels Rhinestones give them some bling. I used some of the In-Color Ruffled Ribbon hung from the bottom to make them extra festive! You can also use Christmas lights to light them up.

Control Freaks Laterns

Control Freaks Lantern

I hope that you enjoyed my cards and lanterns for the April Control Freaks Blog Tour. Up next is the super talented Dawn Olchefske. I’ll bet you can’t wait to see what neat goodies she has for you! Thank you so much for stopping on the tour with me and I hope that you enjoy the rest of the tour!


Card 1 Stampin’ Up ! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Pool Party and Calypso Coral

Ink: Pool Party and Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Designer Typeset Photopolymer and Made for You Clear Mount

Punches: 1 3/4″ Circle, 3/4″ Circle, 1/2″ Circle and Scallop Border

Embellishments: Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon

Tools: Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Card 2 Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Crumb Cake

My Digital Studio: Sent with Love Digital Kit

Tools: Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

3D Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Pool Party, Island Indigo and Calypso Coral

Embellishments: Pool Party, Island Indigo and Calypso Coral 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon and Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Mini Glue Dots and Sticky Strip