Friday, January 19, 2018

The Control Freaks Sale-A-Brate Occasions!

Welcome to another fabulous Tour de Freaks! Our theme this month is anything from the new Occasions catalog or the Sale-A-Bration mini catalog. I had such a hard time choosing, but I decided on the Occasions catalog.

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I made up my mind to focus on ONE suite, and if you know me, you know I am easily distracted by all the shiny squirrels in the new catalog! But I was very committed (or should be committed, LOL), so I chose the beautiful Petal Passion Suite. It includes the 15 piece Petal Palette stamp set (wood or clear mount) with the coordinating 10 piece Petals & More Thinlits dies, gorgeous black & white Petal Passion DSP, Petal Pair (2 pcs.) embossing folders, white organza ribbon, and Petal Passion metal embellishments.

First up is a clean and simple card using one of the little floral images. I did cheat a little and used a greeting from A Good Day, because I wanted a smaller greeting than was available in Petal Palette.

Next is a fun-to-color card! The bunch of roses is great to color, either with Stampin' Blends or, as I did here, with Blender Pens and ink pads. The matching die made it quick to cut out, and the embossing folder added some texture.

For the third card, I wanted to highlight that stunning DSP! This time I did use Stampin' Blends, not only on the DSP, but also on the metal embellishment! The greeting tag is one of the dies in the set, too. Isn't the red with black & white a striking combination?

My last card is a little more soft and Spring-like, and features the sweet bird and single flower images, as well as more die cuts. And, I couldn't resist coloring more embellishments with those Stampin' Blends!

That's all I have for you today. I'm so glad you stopped by, and hope you got some good ideas for using this suite! Now hop on over to see what Kelly has for you at A Stamp Above!


  1. Beautiful cards, This set is my favorite from the new catalog,

  2. Your cards are stunning! I love them all. I really like the way you used the little embossing folder to cover the entire layer of your card front. TFS!

  3. Great cards, live the red flowers on black and white!


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