Hello everyone and welcome to the Control Freaks June Blog Tour! This month we are featuring fabulous new stamp sets, papers and embellishments from the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog! If you don't have the new catty, be sure and contact your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator to get one pronto! After this tour, you'll know you just have to have one!
If you've already begun the tour, then you must be arriving from the blog of Yvette Ashe! She had some amazing projects for us!
My projects tonight all have a common theme -- they all use the wonderful new International Bazaar Designer Series Paper. This paper is so bright and beautiful and versatile ... I just love it and hope you will as well. The first project is this fabulous gift bag, made with 2 sheets of Designer Series Paper. This is a BIG 7" square bag with reinforced handles to hold quite a load.
The handles are made with the fabulously freaky and wonderful 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon. I created the Rosette with the Big Shot and the Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die. It's embellished with a Natural Designer Button and a sentiment flag stamped with the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set. I'm so excited about this bag, I think I'll be using up a lot of my retired DSP sheets making them! Click HERE to view the tutorial and download and print your own PDF copy!
Next is a card, created again with the International Bazaar DSP. I've used the 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Pacific Point. The stamp set is called World Treasures. The scallop was created with the Big Shot, the Large Scallop Edgelet and the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder ... beautiful, isn't it?
The colors are Pacific Point, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White and Pool Party. I've also embellished with Basic Rhinestones and the sentiment is mounted on a die cut using one of the Apothecary Accents Framelets. I also embossed the Whisper White layer with the Big Shot and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.
One more project for you on this stop ... another card. Now I must say, this card turned out completely different from what I originally intended. Let's just say it was a happy accident, if you know what I mean. I always say there are no mistakes in stamping, only opportunities for creative embellishment. Well, say hello to creative embellishment! LOL!!!
I LOVE the way this card turned out. If you know me, you know I love purple and this Rich Razzleberry card fits the bill. I punched the squares with the 1 3/8" square punch and rounded two opposite corners on each square. The ribbon is 1/8" Stitched Grosgrain. The butterflies were created with the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and coordinating Elegant Butterfly Punch (LOVE IT!) and embellished with Basic Rhinestones. The sentiment is from a new set called Sassy Salutations!
Well, that's all I have for this post! You can advance to the next tour stop by clicking on the button below. It will take you to my good friend, Patty Bennett's blog. I can't wait to see what surprises she has for us!
Thanks for much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the tour and I hope you'll be back soon for more ideas and inspiration!