Control Freaks June Blog Tour


Hello there and welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! The theme for this month’s tour is more goodies from the NEW 2015-2016 Annual Catalog! If you are following along with the tour then you have arrived here from the very clever Debbie Henderson’s blog, she always has great projects doesn’t she?! Today, I have a card and a matching tag using one of my favorite new stamp sets from the new Catalog!

Up first is the card that starts with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. I covered the front with a piece of Blackberry Bliss. To create the shaker I started by stamping the Definitely Dahlia Background Stamp in White Staz-On Ink on a piece of Window Sheet. The frame is a piece of Very Vanilla that I cut using my Stampin’ Trimmer. It’s adhered to the Window Sheet with SNAIL. My greeting is from the Butterfly Basics and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Mint Macaroon. I put some Foam Tape around the edges of the back of the frame, doubled up for a little extra height, and then filled it with some clear seed beads and clear sequins. The back and the front are adhered together and then to the card base. My large butterfly is from the Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss on Very Vanilla. The second layer is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the I cut it out with the Bold Butterfly Framelits and adhered it to the card with some more Foam Tape. I do love to make a shaker card and the addition of seed beads keeps everything moving!

CF June Tour - Card-WM

For the coordinating tag the butterfly is created in the same way except it is stamped off once. I made the tag myself because I wanted it a little wider than the punch would accommodate. The Definitely Dahlia Background Stamp is stamped on the tag with Blackberry Bliss and the greeting is again heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I adhered the butterfly to the tag and tied a piece of Gold Baker’s Twine through the top. It hung on a bottle of MacMurray Ranch Pinot Grigio. A nice quick way to dress up a bottle of wine!

CF June Tour - Tag-WM

I hope that you enjoyed my card and tag for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour and your look at some more of the new products from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog! Thank you very much for stopping by! Now to continue on with the tour I’ll send you off to my very talented friend Melissa Davies! Have a wonderful day everyone! 🙂


Products used:


Stamp Sets: Watercolor Wings and Butterfly Basics Photopolymer

Ink: Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark and White Staz-On

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaroon

Specialty: Window Sheet

Framelits: Bold Butterfly

Embellishments: Clear Seed Beads and Clear Sequins

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer, Foam Tape and SNAIL


Stamp Sets: Watercolor Wings and Butterfly Basics Photopolymer

Ink: Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Framelits: Bold Butterfly

Embellishments: Gold Baker’s Twine

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Foam Tape and SNAIL

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40 Replies to “Control Freaks June Blog Tour”

  1. Oh my Justin this card is the epitome of elegance! The way you embossed the Dahlia on the window sheet and then made it a shaker card…………………..WOW! Purple and Gold are the colors of Royalty and the butterfly is the symbol of new life. There is so much subliminal meaning in this card that it’s hard to take it all in. I just love it. The best card to date.

    You have yourself a Sensational Saturday. I hope your classes went well last night and that you have some fabulous plans for the weekend. Hugs, 🙂 XO

    1. Thank you Grace! Not bad for 40 minutes! LOL! I had the idea in my head and had to come home and let it out! I really do need to remember to have you do the descriptions for me! I like the cards so much better after I read your comments!
      We are playing it by ear for tomorrow, who knows what the day will bring?! Class tonight was great! Have a lovely Saturday! XOXO 🙂

  2. Awesome creations! Your shaker card is to die for (can’t wait to give it a little shake in person), and the wine tag is perfection, too! You rocked the hop!

  3. YES! Two posts from you in one day, love it! Love that butterfly, gorgeous. Great projects

    1. LOL! Love me a Control Freaks hop! Glad that you enjoyed the projects! Have a nice evening! 🙂

  4. I love shaker cards and this one is just gorgeous Justin, I love the incredible dimension the stamped flower on the window sheet gives to your creation, and the butterfly with the gold heat embossed wings is simply lovely.
    The tag looks so elegant hanging from the bottle, both projects are beautiful, thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much Maria! I too love a shaker! I need to use the White Staz-On more and I really love the look that heat embossing gives to anything! 🙂

  5. I really love this card, it is so beautiful! And I really love when you use all Stampin’ Up! materials because then I can copy them for myself! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. You are so creative and this card is so gorgeous! I am always amazed at how you combine various elements–and impressed at how you think to combine them! One of my favorites, which says a lot as I love all of your cards!

  7. If there was a “Most Beautiful Card of the Year” award, this card would get the top prize. Beautiful work. LOVE LOVE LOVE !

  8. Gorgeous! What more is there to say except that you never cease to amaze with your creative flair! Raining and raining here in the Ohio River Valley. Enjoy your Saturday! Nancy B

    1. Thank you very much Nancy! Rained here all day today too! But I had a wonderful day despite the weather! Hope that you enjoyed your day! 🙂

  9. Justin,
    You keep out-doing yourself. OMG! The card and the tag are both BEAUTIFUL!!! I love everything about them. The white embossing, the clear beads and sequins, the gold embossing…… especially the gold embossing on the butterflies. That color tag on the wine. EVERYTHING!!!! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Gerri!
      Thank you! I do try! I had fun making the card and the tag, would you believe me if I told you that it only took me 30 minutes to make them both?! 🙂

  10. This card is SO pretty! All the other comments really sums up everything I want to say. Gorgeous, thanks for sharing!!

  11. Wow! LOVE THAT SHAKER CARD. It is so elegant at first I thought it was inside a frame. It was so great to finally meet you last night at your card class at Scrap a Latte. Looking forward to July’s class!

    1. Yay! Thank you so much Rosemarie! It was wonderful to meet you too! Thank you for coming to class! Can’t wait to see you next month! 🙂

  12. WOW Justin! Just WOW WOW WOW! Love the colors, the embossing, the tags, the gold..well heck, I love every single detail! Who needs to get high on Wine when you can get high just looking at this gorgeous creation? Your talent amazes me.

    1. Thank you very much Bobbi! LOL! That’s true! Thanks again! I really do appreciate that! 🙂

  13. Oh Justin, this shaker card is gorgeous. I love the sequins in the shaker. Beautiful colors too. The window sheet and butterfly are super too.

  14. These are just stunning Jason, I love the frame, absolutely beautiful and I love how you stamped the window sheet and the little bit of bling just adds that final touch!

  15. Justin, I am in awe of your creative genius. This design is artistry at its finest. Your talent is so enviable and *so* inspiring. All of the elements of this design come together to create such elegance. The butterfly in regal purple with touches of gold nestling on the dahlia probably is a common theme, but your execution is *so* unique and *so* creative. I love your decision to add the gold to only one butterfly wing. Somehow, that spoke to me as simplicity, yet reminded me of the incredible beauty in nature. Your decision to emboss the dahlia on a window sheet to create a shaker card with clear seed beads and sequin bling was pure genius. *LOVE* this card! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    1. Thanks so much El! I am so happy that I inspire you! I love your description of everything and believe it or not similar things go through my mind as I make my cards! I like to evoke a feeling and it’s so wonderful that I have! 🙂

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