Archive for March, 2012

Birthday card for a friend who likes blue and brown together. The scalloped border around the oval was made using the Scallop Edge Border Punch — punch a long strip of Old Olive cardstock and then trim it about 1/4″ away from the punched edge, apply adhesive to the back of the oval and then carefully attach the scalloped piece to the back of the oval shape by gently shaping it around the curved edge. I’ll let you in on a little secret — the scallops did not end up matching at the end so I hid the irregular edge with those buttons. 🙂

Stamps: Simply Soft, Happiest Birthday Wishes

Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede (Textured), Old Olive, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP

Ink: Black StazOn, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Color Spritzer Tool, Neutrals and Subtles Buttons, Vintage Brad, White Baker’s Twine, Marina Mist 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

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Welcome to the March Control Freaks Blog Tour! Our theme this month is celebrating spring. If you’re following the blog tour lineup, you’ve just come from the very talented Jan Tinklenberg’s blog.

Here are my projects:

PROJECT #1 – Happy Easter Tulip Card

I think tulips are so beautiful, especially when they have that peachy-red two-toned color. The petals on my tulips were created using the largest petal on the Blossom Petal Builder Punch. I trimmed off the scalloped edge of each petal to create the smooth-edged petals. The petals were punched from Peach Parfait textured cardstock, liberally sponged with Riding Hood Red ink, and then the edges were sponged with just a hint of Cherry Cobbler ink. The stems and leaves were cut free-hand out of Pear Pizzazz cardstock (don’t look too closely!) 🙂 and then sponged with Garden Green ink.

Stamps: En Francais, Delightful Dozen

Paper: Pear Pizzazz (textured and smooth), Peach Parfait (textured), Very Vanilla

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Black StazOn

Accessories: Blossom Petals Builder Punch, Extra-Large Oval Punch, Labels Collection Framelits Die, Big Shot, Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearls

PROJECT #2 – Easter Bunny Mini Mason Jar

I’ve seen many of these bunnies on the web and thought I’d put one on this small mason jar filled with jelly beans. The mason jar is half-pint sized (8 oz.) and can be found in a four-pack at Walmart. Here are the measurements: Head – Circles, Scallop #2 Bigz Die; Ears – Scallop Oval and Small Oval Punches; Eyes -1/2″ Circle Punch; Nose – Small Heart Punch; Cheeks – 1″ Circle Punch; Mouth – 1/4″ Circle Punch; circle layered behind bunny – 3-1/2″ Circle Originals Die

Stamps: Loads of Love Accessories

Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Circles, Scallop #2 Bigz Die; Scallop Oval and Small Oval Punches; 1/2″ Circle Punch; Small Heart Punch; 1″ Circle Punch; 1/4″ Circle Punch; 3-1/2″ Circle Originals Die, Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals, White Signo Gel Pen, Blushing Bride 1/2″ Stitched-Poly Ribbon

To see the next blog, click the link below. Jason Casper’s blog is next and I know you’ll enjoy seeing the wonderful projects he’s created! Thanks so much for taking the tour!

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Thank You Bookmark Card

Thank you card for my boss who has shown me great kindness. She loves to read and loves bright pink! 🙂 This card, when you open it up, has a small pocket that holds four bookmarks. Pictures of the inside of the card, as well as the four bookmarks, are shown below. I made a set of four bookmarks very similar to these several years ago so I guess you could say I “cased” myself. 🙂 I found the quotes by googling “reading quotes”. The quote panels were printed on vellum cardstock and attached with mini brads.

Stamps: Field Flowers, Sincere Salutations

Paper: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock

Ink: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Black StazOn, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron, More Mustard

Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Sponge Dauber, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Silver Mini Brads

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Praying for You Sympathy

Sympathy card for dear friends from church.

Stamps: Field Flowers, Thoughts & Prayers

Paper: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Whisper White

Ink: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, More Mustard, Old Olive Black StazOn

Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Sponge Dauber, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch

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