Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tour de Freaks June Swoon

Welcome to this month's Control Freaks Stampers "Tour de Freaks". Our theme this month is new catalog goodness, and I just had to call it June Swoon, because that's what I did when I saw the new catalog! I love bling, and this catalog is FULL of bling-y goodness! There are twelve of us on the tour, and if you started at the beginning, you just landed here from Patty Bennett's blog. I seriously love the Gold Vellum she used!!! If you started here on my blog, just click the link at the bottom of the page on each stop, and you'll make the full circle!

Like I said, I lurve glittery, shiny things (being part magpie, of course), and the new Glimmer Papers immediately caught my eye. All of my projects today feature one of the new Glimmer Papers!

Up first is a patriotic card using the Work of Art and Pictogram Punches stamp sets, along with the Stars Framelits Dies and the itty bitty star from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.This is the new Silver Glimmer, which is amazingly sparkly in real life!

STAMPS: Work of Art, Pictogram Punches   CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Glimmer, Red Glimmer   INK: Real Red, Night of Navy   ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Stars Framelits Dies, Zig Zag TIEF, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Stampin' Dimensionals

For my next project, I used the positively spectacular Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. It really does dazzle like diamonds! Lots of punches used on this one, along with the Flower Shop and Itty Bitty Banners stamp sets.

STAMPS: Flower Shop, Itty Bitty Banners   CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Basic Black, Back to Black DSP, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper   INK: Real Red   ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Lovely Lace TIEF, Pansy Punch, Project Life Corner Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Real Red 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals

My last project is a 3D treat using the Fry Box Bigz XL Die. It's so stinkin' CA-YOOT, and so stinkin' EASY to use! The box was cut first with Kraft Paper, to make a sturdy base, and then cut again with Lullaby Designer Series Paper. I found that cutting off the bottom of the DSP made it easier to apply the front and back panels.  Since the Almond Roca is wrapped in gold foil, I used the new Gold Glimmer Paper and Gold 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon to bling it up.

STAMPS: Flower Patch   CARDSTOCK: Kraft, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Lullaby DSP, Gold Glimmer Paper  INK: Bermuda Bay, Versamark   ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Fry Box Bigz XL Die, Flower Fair Framelits, Coastal Cabana Baker's Twine, Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Gold 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, 1/8" Mini Brads (colored with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Marker), Crushed Curry Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, 4" x 6" Cellophane Bags, Clothspins

That's all for me today! Your next stop is Debbie Henderson's blog. She's got more new catalog yumminess to share!


  1. Awesome projects, Cindy! LOVE the Fry Box especially!

  2. What a beautiful trio of projects to highlight the gorgeous glimmer papers! Love the fry box and all of the matching gold details.

    ~Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'

  3. OOhhh, I like your fry-box a lot, just lovely.

  4. Great job on all your projects Cindy and very creative on the flag card!


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