Monday, September 19, 2011

Control Freak Blog Tour - Fall Into Step

Hello everyone! It's that time of the month when the Control Freaks create some super wonderful creations to inspire you all! This month the Freaks are focusing on Fall - Halloween/Thanksgiving. So you if you started at the beginning, you have arrived here from Robin Spinner's blog and I would be your last stop. But if you didn't that's o.k. because when you are finished here, you can click on the button at the bottom of this post to move through the tour. You won't be disappointed! So let's get started! (Please note that if you arrive here before the 20th, all the links might not be working. Be sure to come back on the 20th to see all the wonderful creations from the fabulous Freaks)

My first project is something that I have been wanting to do for a while. So I decided to take the plunge and try it out! Here is what came out!

I thought this would make a super nice centerpiece for a Thanksgiving table! Stampin' Up! has come out with an awesome new tool called Simply Scored. I used it to make these medallions (or flowers). I was going through my cupboards and found a few of these milk cans. I have had them for a very long time and decided it was time to use them for something! Here is a close-up of the front of the can:

I used bamboo sticks to adhere the flowers to. I also put some dried beans in the can to help hold the flowers in place. I used a ton of products from the Spice Cake Suite in the Holiday mini catalog. Here is a close-up of the flowers:
My centerpiece project took quite some time so I decided to make a really simple card. I used the Always Thankful set from the Holiday mini catalog. 

So there you have it! I hope that you were inspired by what you saw here! Be sure to click on the link below to go to Barb Mulikin's blog if you haven't been there already. You won't want to miss what she has for you! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Products used: Stamps- Always Thankful; Paper- Soft Suede, More Mustard, Confetti Cream, Spice Cake designer paper; Ink- Soft Suede, More Mustard Pear Pizzazz; Accessories- Soft Suede wide grosgrain ribbon, Pear Pizzazz seam binding ribbon, Soft Suede taffeta ribbon, Spice Cake designer buttons, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, linen thread, gold brads, scallop trim border punch, color spritzer, dimensionals


  1. Beautiful! I *have* to try those flowers!

  2. Love the simplicity of the card - I can DO that!

  3. LOVE the milk can arrangement! Your card is made in one of my favorite ways - clean and simple. TFS!

  4. LOVE that card Deb!! I have looked and looked at that stamp set... you may have just pushed me over the edge :)

  5. The milk can lollies are really sweet and so is your CAS card. Both great fall projects!

  6. Aren't those medallions fun to make??? Love how you made a little bouquet out of them!! And now I'm NEEDING that watering can image with the wheat inside .... SOOOO nice, Deb!! :)