Control Freaks March Blog Tour!


It’s that time again! Welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! This month our theme is Spring/Easter. Speaking of Spring, I’m hoping that the weather cooperates, I’m pretty done with Winter as I’m sure that all of you are too! If you are following the tour you have arrived here from the talented Debbie Henderson’s blog. This month I have two cards and one fun project inspired by friend Nicole from work.

Up first I have a fun bright card that definitely feels like Spring. The card base is a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. I took another piece of Whisper White and stamped it with the Simple Stems Stamp Set in Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Perfect Plum randomly. Next up is a piece of Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper. My greeting is from the Memorable Moments Stamp Brush Set and cut out from a piece of Elegant Eggplant with my E-Cutter. The you is from the Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Elegant Eggplant.  I used the 3/16″ Corner Rounder on the corners of the DSP and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My flagged piece of Whisper White is stamped with a stamp from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set in Perfect Plum. A piece of twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack is tied in a bow and adhered with a Mini Glue Dot. To finish the card I used the 1″ Circle Punch to punch out a piece of Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper. In the middle is a piece of Elegant Eggplant, punched out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and I used some Crystal Effects on it to give it some shine.

CF March Blog Tour Card 1-WM

Next up is a card that reminds me of a country picnic. The base is Daffodil Delight Card Stock, a piece of Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape goes across the top. Some Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper Is flagged and also used for the center of the Tea Lace Paper Doily, punched out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. The tag is from the Notable Notions Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo. I used the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies to cut it out and stamped the flowers from the Springtime Hello Stamp Set, stamped in Pear Pizzaz. Tucked under the tag is a piece of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon that is flagged too. My greeting is also from the Notable Notions Stamp Set, I stamped it in Night of Navy on one of the Essentials Wooden Elements. Love that it fits right on there!

CF March Blog Tour Card 2-WM

My final project is the one that I mentioned was inspired by my friend Nicole. She came into work one day with her Country Living Magazine and showed me this neat project. It was a set of coasters made from Mason Jar lids with some cork that was stamped with Staz-On. I thought they were so cool and would make a fun gift. I found some lids on Amazon and I already had a ton of the adhesive cork sheet. I cut the cork sheet out using my Circles Collection Framelits. The images are from the By the Tide Stamp Set and are stamped in Jet Black Staz-On. I decided that they needed to be dressed up a bit so I used one of the Mini Muslin Bags and stamped the lobster from the same set in Cherry Cobbler. My tag is made with the Angled Tag Topper Punch and still more of the stamps are stamped in Marina Mist, Soft Suede and Smoky Slate. I slid the coasters in and tied the tag to the bag. Pretty neat little gift right?! Nicole thought they were!

CF March Blog Tour Coasters-WM

CF MArch Blog Tour Coasters & Bag-WM

CF March Blog Tour Bag-WM

I hope that you enjoyed my projects for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour. Now you are off to see what clever Barb Mullikin has in store for you! Enjoy the rest of the tour!


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1:

Card Stock: Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant

Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden and Eastern Elegance

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Simple Stems and Perfect Pennants Clear Mount and Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer

MDS: Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set

Embellishments: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack and Crystal Effects

Punches: 1″ Circle Punch and Itty Bitty Shapes Pack

Tools: E-Cutter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Card 2:

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden

Stamp Sets: Notable Notions and Springtime Hello Clear Mount

Ink: Night of Navy, Island Indigo and Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Ink

Framelits: Chalk Talk

Punch: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch

Embellishments: Tea Lace Paper Doily, Essentials Wooden Elements and 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon

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


Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Smoky Slate and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Jet Black Staz-On

Stamp Set: By the Tide Clear Mount

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punch: Scallop Tag Topper

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

NON Stampin’ Up!: Mason Jar Lids and Adhesive Cork Sheet