Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tour de Freaks Spring Catalog Hop

Hellloooo, stampers! I am sooo glad to be back among the land of the living, and what better way to celebrate rebirth and renewal, than being part of the Control Freaks Spring Catalog tour?!  If you started at # 1 on the tour, that would be Barb Mullikin's blog, Barb Stamps. Weren't her projects fabulous? I love her classy style!

I'm stop # 2 on the tour. I was only able to get two projects done this time around, since I've been so sick the past couple of weeks, but gosh it felt good to get back into the stamp cave! Up first is a card using several lovely elements from the Spring Catalog.

Spring, Easter, Stampin' Up!, Card making, Paper crafting, Friendship
I am particularly fond of the 5/8" Flower Trim, because it's so easy to dye whatever color you want, plus it's soft enough that it'll flatten down in the envelope, making it easy to mail without extra postage. I used an Aqua Painter and with a drop of So Saffron ink refill to color the blossoms, and a sponge with Island Indigo to tint the doily.

Stamps: Oh, Hello
Cardstock: So Saffron, Island Indigo, Tea Time Designer Series Paper
Ink: Island Indigo, plus So Saffron Ink Refill
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan embossing folder, 5/8" Flower Trim, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, So Saffron 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Sponges

My second project is a little treat bag for Easter. The scalloped flap was made with with the new Oval Framelits - the largest oval is scalloped, so I just slipped the end of a 4" x 11" piece of cardstock into the oval, leaving the part I didn't want to cut on the outside of the oval.

The tag was made with the Hearts A Flutter Framelits, and that adorable Easter basket is in the Spring Sampler stamp set!

Stamps: Spring Sampler, Fabulous Phrases
Cardstock: Pool Party
Ink: (Stampin' Write Markers) Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka-Dots and Fancy Fan embossing folders, Ovals Framelits, Hearts A Flutter Framelits, Pink Pirouette/Rose Red 1-1/4" Two Tone Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, 4" x 6" cello bags, Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by! That's all from me today, but up next is Janine Tinklenberg at Stamps, Paper, Scissors. Pop on over and see what fun (and funny) Jan has in store for you!


  1. Awesome stuff! I love what you did with the flower trim and the doily!

  2. Marvelous projects!! Absolutely love the doily!!!

  3. BEAUTIFUL, Cindy!! The doilies and roses are GORGEOUS together!! And the Easter treat bag is sooo bright and fresh!! Fab!! :)

  4. These are adorable. I love the little box!!

  5. Cindy, these projects are both so pretty! I'm glad to hear you're feeling much better - finally!

  6. Cindy, great projects! So nice to have you on board as a freak! I especially like the Easter treat...what a fun idea!

  7. Cindy, I love your projects this tour! I especially like the treat box. Would you be willing to share the score lines on the 4 x 11 paper? Thanks!

  8. Oh Cindy these are fabulous! That top card is absolutely gorgeous!

  9. Hi-LOVE your projects!!! Please share your scoring on the Easter treat bag? Thanks Hugs Kay


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