Hello everyone and welcome to the Control Freaks Freaky October Blog Tour! This month's tour theme is "Boxes, Bags and Bows for the Holidays" and let me tell you, you are in for a fun ride this month! If you're already on the trip, then you must have arrived here from my friend, Robin Spinner's amazing blog! Robin always puts a creative "spin" on her projects (sorry, every pun intended) and this month is no exception!
I've got some fun projects for you tonight and also, very quick projects. I've taken a couple of old favorites -- the Bag in a Box and the Mini Pizza Box -- and I've updated and glammed them-up with the luxurious and fabulous Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper. If you've tried this paper yet, let me tell you that you are in for a treat. Some of it is flocked, some of it is metallic and all of it is so pretty and special.
First, the bag in a box. This little project is so quick and easy to make. I think I complete the bag, start to finish, in less than 20 minutes. Of course, it takes a little more time to create the tag, but the bag is super quick and look how lovely it is in this specialty DSP.
I paired the DSP with Brushed Gold Cardstock and then embossed the Dasher Stamp with Gold Embossing powder on the oval medallion for even more glimmer and glitz! Click HERE for a tutorial on how to make the Bag in a Box!
Next up is the always delightful Mini Pizza Box. AGain, this little box goes together so quickly and easily and look how lovely it is with the Mocha Morning DSP and the Brushed Gold Cardstock. And what a great little gift box for jewelry, a scarf or even a gift card! I paired it with this matching jumbo tag using the Spirit of Christmas stamp set. And yes, that gold bow is actually created using the Gold Waffle paper. It really is quite easy to work with and a unique touch to add to your holiday projects. Click HERE for a tutorial on how to create the Mini Pizza Box.
Well, that will do it for this stop on the tour! But do continue on -- there's some fabulous scenery and inspiration waiting for you at each and every stop! I hope you've enjoyed your stay here and I hope you'll come back soon for more ideas and inspiration!
And speaking of inspiration, click on the button below to go to the next stop on our tour, our group Mom, Lisa Martz! I just peeked at her projects and you are going to be blown away by what you see! Thanks again for stopping and Happy Stamping!