May 2013 Control Freaks Blog Tour – New Catalog Preview!


Welcome to the May 2013 Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you join us today.

This month we are showing off some of our New Catalog Preview Items.  Our tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from my dear friend Dawn Olchefske's Blog, you may be one of my blog stalkers or you may have just stumbled here…however you got here, you’ll be very glad you did!  Be sure to take the whole tour!  If you are arriving here on the 19th, please note that not all links may be working yet.  The tour officially begins on the 20th.

My first project uses the Tag a Box Bundle.  This bundle includes eight easy to assemble gift boxes with acetate sleeves, clothespins, exclusive Baker's Twine and a variety of tags to make your gift really stand out.

ChalktalkcookiessideI wanted to give one of my daughter's favorite teachers some of my homemade chocolate and butterscotch chip cookies.  They traded treats a few months ago and he raved about them so I thought he might enjoy some more.

The cookies are wrapped in our retiring Gusseted Cellophane Bags (5 x 3 x 11 1/2) #127850 that first debuted in the Holiday Catalog. These are the perfect size for gifting a handmade goodie.

The packaged cookies were placed in the box and slipped into the acetate sleeve.  I wrapped my gift with some of our trendy NEW Chevron Ribbon in Pear Pizzazz.  The tags and Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine are included in the bundle and I added a snippet of Crisp Cantaloupe card stock cut into a pennant shape.

Here is a close up of the tag.  I stamped my image from a New stamp set called Chalk Talk in Pear Pizzazz and added a nifty white clay button over the heart.  I created the button with our NEW Simply Pressed Clay and Clay Mold set.

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My next project is a coordinating card using the same colors, the NEW Chalk Talk set and a few other NEW goodies!

ChalktalkcftourThe main image was stamped in Bermuda Bay, fussy cut and layered over some Whisper White run through the Big Shot with the Chevron TIEF.  I cut a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock with the zig zag die in the Finishing Touches Edgelits and layered that behind the Fancy Fan pattern from the 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.

I created anther button with the Simply Pressed Clay for this card.  Instead of leaving it white, I kneaded a few drops of Crisp Cantaloupe Ink into the clay before it was pressed into the mold.  Be sure to come back after the catalog goes live for tips and tricks using the new Simply Pressed Clay.

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Supplies Used:
Stamp sets: Chalk Talk
Paper: 2013-2015 Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana (the last two are from the NEW In Color Collection)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay
Embellishments/Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Chevron Ribbon, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine (included in the Tag a Box Bundle), Chevron TIEF, Finishing Touches Touches Edgelits, Big Shot Machine

That does it for me, your next stop is the blog of another talented Control Freak Stamper, Yvette Ashe and I know you will love what she has to share. 


Thanks for visiting!!!!

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