Hello everyone! Welcome to another fabulous Control Freaks blog tour! You probably have just came from the wonderfully talented, Gretchen Barron. I always love her work! She never disappoints! But, however you got here, welcome! This month the freaks will be showing off some fabulous projects! Some of the freaks went to convention and will be showing off their fabulous swap cards, while others of us (like me) stayed home and will be showing you some Christmas ideas. Can you believe that we are thinking about Christmas already? Where does the time go? Anyway, it will be here before we know it. So it is never too early to start on those Christmas cards and projects. I hope that you get some really fabulous ideas! By the way, if you are seeing this before the 20th, please note that some of the links may not be working. So be sure to stop back by on the 20th to go through the tour without any hiccups!
For my first project, I made some Christmas ornaments! These little paper ornaments are also in the catalog and that's where I got the idea. I haven't tried this before and they looked so cute and easy! And they are!! I can just imagine a little tree decorated with these ornaments in coordinating colors. Or make them all the same! I used the Delightful Decorations stamp set and coordinating punch. I got my color scheme from the designer paper Letters From Santa. I don't have the paper but that's where I got the inspiration. What do you think?
For my next Christmas project I made a Christmas card. What is Christmas without Christmas cards? I used the Season of Joy stamp set for this card. I also used the layout at Clean&Simple. It might just become my Christmas card for this year!! The color scheme for this one comes from the Deck the Halls designer fabric. I love these colors for Christmas!
Well, there you have it! I hope that you are inspired to get started on some great Christmas projects! Be sure to click on the button below to go to the awesome, Mary Brown's blog. She is sure to wow us all! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Ornament Recipe: Stamps- Delightful Decorations; Paper- Whisper White, Marina Mist; Ink- Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive; Accessories- Whisper White grosgrain, itty bitty shapes punch pack, ornament punch, basic rhinestones
Card Recipe: Stamps- Season of Joy; Paper- Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla; Ink- Early Espresso, Always Artichoke; Accessories- Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, dotted scallop ribbon punch, basic rhinestones, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, dimesionals