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Archive for July 26th, 2012

Welcome to the July Control Freaks Blog Tour! Our theme this month is “Freak for All – Convention CF Swaps/Holiday Catalog Preorder“. If you’re following the blog tour lineup, you’ve just come from Wendy Weixler’s awesome and inspiring blog. Weren’t her projects fabulous?!

I have two projects to share with you this month and since I did not attend convention this year, it’s Christmas in July! :)

PROJECT #1 – Ornament Keepsakes Card

I decided to make a card using the new Ornament Keepsakes stamp set. I really love the coordinating Framelits Dies that go with this set! I inked up the stamp in Pool Party ink and then rolled just the edges of the stamp on an Island Indigo ink pad to get the two-toned color.

Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Greetings of the Season

Paper: Crumb Cake, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Natural Composition Specialty Paper, Whisper White

Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Black StazOn

Accessories: Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die, Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon

PROJECT #2 – Scentsational Season Post-it Note Covers

My final project is a set of four Post-it Note covers using the new Scentsational Season stamp set. These were so quick and easy to put togther! To make the cover, cut a piece of cardstock 3-1/2″ x 8-1/8″. Score this piece at 3-1/2″, 3-7/8″ and 4-1/4″. You’ll then need to cut two slits one inch away from each long edge of the holder from the top of the first score line to the very bottom score line (this creates the little tube that holds the pencil). You can see my earlier lip balm holders tutorial HERE to get a basic idea of how to cut and score the cover. The golf pencil is covered with a 1-1/2″ x 3-1/8″ piece of Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper. I prepped the piece of paper by wrapping it around the pencil as tightly as I could and then removed it and applied Tombow Adhesive. I carefully started pressing the paper to the pencil. TIP: I used a piece of wax paper to wrap around the pencil while I pressed the paper to it — this kept my fingers from getting sticky from the glue and also kept the pencil clean with no glue smudges from my fingers.

Here are close-up photos of each cover:

Stamps: Scentsational Season

Paper: Festival of Prints DSP Stack, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla

Ink: Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Bashful Blue

Accessories: Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies, Holiday Collection Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Paper Piercing Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Golf Pencils, Silver Mini Brad

To see the next blog, click the link below. Gretchen Barron’s blog is next and, as always, she’s created some lovely pieces of artwork for you to enjoy! Thanks so much for taking the tour!

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