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April 2012 Control Freaks Blog Tour - Summer Smooches!


Welcome to the March 2012 Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you join us today.

This month our creations feature products included in the Summer Smooches PromotionOur tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from the fabulous Wendy Weixler'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!  Note:  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.

Summsmooch5productsSummer Smooches is a promotion for the month of April offering you a sneak peak at products appearing in the new catalog in June.  The promotion includes the Bright Blossoms stamp set, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper, Summer Smooches Designer Fabric, Daffodi Delight Seam binding, two My Digital Studio Downloads, Summer Smooches Designer Fabric Brads and the Summer Smooches Decor Stencil.  The Fabric Brads and the Decor Stencil will only be available in April however, and will not return when the new catalog is released. 

Fancyfavor_daisy1flatI'll start out with a box cut with the Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die.  The box was cut from Rich Razzleberry Textured card stock and I also added a piece of Whisper White cut with the same die.  The chevron design in the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper was perfect for ths box and looks great under the Double Daisy.  Notice that fun brad in the center of the flower, it is one of the designs included in the package of Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads.  Please note that the brads are only available in April and will not be offered again.

BARB'S TIP: Use a hammer to gently tap the brads flat for a different look. 


Lookie what is in the box....


....a set of 3x3 Love Notes with coordinating envelopes.  The Mini Square Envelopes are stamped with a couple of the images in the Bright Blossoms Stamp Set

Summersmooches3x3I used various patterns from the Summer Smooches DSP package for the butterflies and layered them  onto 1 3/4" circles.  I also used the Handmade ala carte Stamp with the coordinating 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch.  I really like the scallop design on the Homemade stamp and use it often with this punch.  A couple little snippets of 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon create the antennae.

Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Handmade (retiring), Fabulous Phrases, Loving Thoughts (Occasions Mini Catalog)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, Daffodil Delght, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Summer Smooches DSP
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray
Accessories: Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die, Flower Daisies #2 Bigz Die, Modern Label, Butterfly, 3/4, 1 3/4 Circle and 2 3/8 Punches, Mini Square Envelopes
Embellishments: 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Summer Smooches Designer Fabric Brads (only available in April)

My next project is a Gate Fold Card created with my Simply Scored Tool.

BrightblossomsgateI used four of the Summer Smooches products on this card and am really pleased with it.  I stamped the images on a Large Oval Punchout and layered it onto one of the tags included in the Lots of Tags Sizzlit Die Set.

I wrapped the left panel with the NEW Daffodil Delight Seam Binding and added a Summer Smooches Designer Fabric Brad.

Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Friendly Phrases
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Read Red, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade,Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Summer Smooches DSP, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Lots of Tags Sizzlit Die Set, Simply Scored Tool
Embellishments: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Summer Smooches Designer Fabric Brads (only available in April)

Summersmoochestissue1My last project is a Tissue Holder made with the Summer Smooches Designer Fabric.  I will post an easy, FREE Tutorial for it in a couple of days so be sure to come back.

That does it for me, your next stop is our Awesome Freaky Leader Lisa Martz and I know you will love what she has to share.


Thanks for visiting!!!!