Saturday, February 19, 2011

Control Freak Birthday Tour

Note: If you are visiting before the 20th, some of the blogs may not be quite ready for you to visit. So be sure to check back!

Hello, Friends! It is the 20th of the month (already) and that means that the Control Freaks have a fabulous blog tour ready for you! I haven't participated in the last few and I really missed it. So I was ready to be in on it this month. This month's theme is everything birthday! If you are starting here, be sure to click all the way through the tour to get inspired! If you have come here from Jenn Smith's blog, then you are in the right place, too!

I wanted something bright and fun to do up my birthday projects with and the first thing that came to me was the Ice Cream Parlor designer paper and accents from the SAB catalog! It is full of wonderful bright colors and the best part is that the pack can be yours FREE! Be sure to ask your demonstrator how to get it! So this first picture is an overall look at my projects.

My first project is a card. No birthday is complete without a birthday card. I used a card base of Pacific Point, then a layer of Whisper White and strips of the Ice Cream Parlor designer paper. I also used the Create a Cupcake stamp set and the coordinating punch. Add a few punches and some Old Olive ribbon and there you have a fun, bright, cheery birthday card!

For my second project I made a gift card holder. If you are like me, you might find yourself needing a last minute gift and you don't have time to go shopping. So you go to your local movie theater and get a gift card! Everyone likes the movies, right? Anyway, gift cards are a great thing to give to the birthday person. There are many different types of gift card holders but this is what I came up with. Again, I used Pacific Point, Whisper White, Melon Mambo and the Ice Cream Parlor designer paper. I also finished it off with a strip of the new Melon Mambo pompom trim! Too fun!! The stamped image comes from the Bring on the Cake stamp set.

Here is an inside view of the gift card holder.

And last, but not least, here is a gift box that I made. Complete with a bow. I have had this pattern for a L O N G time!!! When I was looking for ideas I came across it and thought I might resurrect it. I think it turned out pretty cute! I made the box and lid from Pacific Point cardstock and the bow is made from two pieces of the Ice Cream Parlor designer paper. I also used some of the accent pieces to decorate the box. Then I stamped an image from the Bring on the Cake stamp set and tied it to the bow of the box.

We won't look inside because I had to glue the bow to the box. Plus there is nothing in there. But something really fun could fit inside! Great gifts come in small packages!! LOL!!

So that's it for me! I hope that you got some inspiration and are ready to party!! You will be visiting Melanie's blog next! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


  1. LOVE your use of the SAB paper on your projects! SOOOOO FUN!!!

  2. Very cute the bright colors in that DSP!

  3. Darling projects, Debbie! Great way to show off that SAB DSP! So glad that you're a part of this month's tour! Blessings, Gretchen

  4. Lovely projects. Love the bright colors, great for a party. TFS

  5. Great projects! The gift box is super cute!

  6. Beautiful clean and simple projects, Deb! I love how you used the Sale-a-bration paper for everything!

  7. Totally blown away by this, Deb!! The colors, layouts and execution on everything are just perfect!!! Need me some of that paper now ... :)