Friday, August 19, 2011

Control Freaks Holiday Mini Tour

Hello everyone! And welcome to another blog tour brought to you by the Control Freaks swap group! I hope you are ready to see some amazing projects because that is what you are going to get! Of course it is not hard to make amazing projects when you have amazing products to make them with! And Stampin' Up! has come up with the most fantastic Holiday mini catalog with awesome products and that is what the Control Freaks are using for this month's tour. I am so excited to share with you what I made! So you probably landed here from Mary Brown's blog. Isn't she just awesome? But if you landed here first, don't worry about it! Just keep making your way through the tour and you will end up where you started! Cool, huh! (Please note: if you are here before the 20th, all the links may not be working properly. Please come back here on the 20th and you will be able to go all the way through without any problems!)

The first project I want to share with you is a stocking! Take a look:

When I saw the stocking die in the Holiday mini catalog I did hesitate to put it on my order! How cute is this?! And I have so many more ideas to do with it! For this project, I cut two main stocking parts with the new Christmas Lodge designer paper (love this stuff). Then I cut the stocking detail pieces with Whisper White and ran them through the Big Shot with the new Snow Burst embossing folder. I glued the stockings together making sure to leave it open in the middle for a little gift! Here is a close-up of some of the details:
I was going to put candy in my stocking but I didn't have any Christmas candy around so I took some of my newer blender pens and tied them together with the Cherry Cobbler baker's twine and added a tiny jingle bell. How cute are these mini jingle bells?!!! Love them!! I also added a bit of Cherry Cobbler satin quilted ribbon (also from the new Holiday mini) as a little "hook" for my stocking. I had it all put together and realized that I should have added a brad where the ribbon was. So instead, I put a rhinestone jewel there. I think this stocking die will be very popular!!

My next project is a simple Christmas card. Take a look:

I really like this new stamp set called Christmas Lodge. It is so pretty! I started with the focal point on this one. I stamped the house in Early Espresso on Crumb Cake and then the greeting below it in Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler (I used my markers). I left enough room in between the two stamped images for some of that gorgeous Cherry Cobbler satin quilted ribbon. Then I scalloped the bottom. The card base is Cherry Cobbler with another piece of Cherry Cobbler textured card stock that has two brads. Then there is a piece of Early Espresso card stock and the focal point is popped up on that. I hope that all made sense - lol! If not, shoot me an e-mail and I will try to clear it all up. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects as much as I did making them! It is time now to send you on to LeeAnn's blog to see her amazing creations! I know that you will have a long list of goodies to get when this Holiday mini goes live on September 1!! Enjoy the tour!!


  1. Wow1 Wow! Wow! your projects are lovely really nicely done!

  2. Lovely, Deb!! So glad to see you used the stocking die too.. isn't it totally fun? I love it!

  3. Love your projects just beautiful.

  4. That stocking is super cute! I really like your card as well. Nice work!

  5. Your stocking is darling! And that Christmas Cottage card?? Very nice!! :) You guys are really getting to me with this stocking die!!

  6. Beautiful, Deb! I didn't buy that Christmas Lodge set...but it is beautiful! Love the stocking, too!