Control Freaks May Blog Tour!


Hello everyone and welcome to the Control Freaks Blog Tour for May 2013. The focus this month is on the goodies from the new 2013-2014 Catalog! I’m really liking the new stuff that I have had the chance to play with and my wish list is growing every time I look through the catalog again, and again! If you are following the tour you have arrived here form the incredibly talented Connie Babbert’s blog. She always has such amazing projects! Today I have two cards and a 3D project for you so let’s get to them!

First up is a card that is basically a one layer card. I used the Wildflower Meadow Background Stamp and my Stampin’ Write Markers to color it in. The colors are Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Primrose Petals. After I stamped the image I used the coordinating Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to perfectly emboss the entire stamped image, how cool is that?! The only thing left to do is to stamp the greeting from the Really Good Greetings Stamp Set in Pool Party and mount it to a piece of Pool Party Card Stock. It’s a great stamp/embossing folder combo and markered it has big impact!

Control Freaks May Blog Tour Gee Thanks Card

My second card uses the new Mosaic Madness Stamp Set with the coordinating Punch and Designer Series Paper. The main panel of the card has the border form the Mosaic Madness Stamp Set stamped in Strawberry Slush. The Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper is punched out on the top and bottom with the Mosaic Punch along with the ones on either side which were embossed with the Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then stamped. The greeting is from the Really Good Greetings Stamp Set and has the ends flagged. There are some Basic Jewels Rhinestones on the greeting and the mosaics. Everything is stamped in Strawberry Slush which is a new In-Color. I love the monochromatic look of the card and the greeting is one of my favorites form the set.

Control Freaks May Blog Tour Strawberry Mosaic

My last project is a 3D one. I wanted to show off the new In-Colors and I thought that a vase full of flowers would be a good way to do it. All of the flowers are punched out with the Fancy Flower Punch. I used my hot glue gun to assemble them and also to fix the Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons in their center. The tag on the vase also includes the two brand new colors that are added to the color families, Smokey Slate and Soft Sky. The friends is from the You’re Amazing Stamp Set, which is also in the new catalog. I really like the new In-Colors, Costal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry Slush and Smoky Slate is fast becoming a favorite too.

Control Freaks May Blog Tour In-Color Flowers

Control Freaks May Blog Tour In-Color Flowers Close

I hope that you enjoyed my Control Freaks Catalog Peek projects for this month’s blog tour. Now you are off to the amazing Mary Brown, hey, I think I’m a Create with Connie and Mary sandwich! LOL! She always has great projects for you! Enjoy the tour and the rest of your day! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1

Card Stock: Whisper White and Pool Party

Ink: Pool Party Classic Stampin Ink

Markers: Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Primrose Petals

Stamp Sets: Wildflower Meadow Background and Really Good Greetings Clear Mount

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig and SNAIL

Card 2

Card Stock: Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Quatrefancy Specialty

Ink: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Mosaic Madness and Really Good Greeting

Embossing Folder: Modern Mosaic

Punch: Mosaic

Embellishment: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

3D Project:

Card Stock: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Costal Cabana, Soft Sky, Smokey Slate and Whisper White

Framelits: Window Frames Collection

Punch: Fancy Flower

Embellishments: Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons

Tools: Paper Snips, Hot Glue Gun, Floral Stems and Glass Vase