Saturday, November 19, 2011

Control Freaks Blog Tour - KISS

Hello everyone! It's that time of the month when the Freaks come out to provide you all with a great blog tour! This month the Freaks are focusing on the 'KISS' method - Keep It Simple Stamper! All of our projects have minimal layers and are easily duplicated. So you probably arrived here from Mary Brown's blog. Isn't she talented? I always love to see what she comes up with! If you just landed here be sure to click on the button at the end of this post to continue through the tour. (please note that if you are visiting before the 20th, all the links may not be working so be sure to come back on the 20th for a smooth tour)

I used the Christmas Lodge set. I stamped the tree onto a Garden Green textured card base with Garden Green ink. Then I took a strip of Whisper White card stock and rounded the corners on one end. I stamped the greeting using Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler markers. On the other end is a strip of Cherry Cobbler that I punched with the dotted ribbon scallop punch. The strip is then popped up on the card base and I added a Cherry Cobbler button with Cherry Cobbler baker's twine.

For this card I used the same stamp set, Christmas Lodge, along with Teeny Tiny Wishes. My card base is Confetti White card stock with the bottom corners rounded. I made a tag from Confetti White card stock as well. On the tag I stamped the image with Garden Green and Early Espresso markers. The greeting is stamped with Early Espresso. I took a strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock and punched it with the scallop edge border punch and glued it behind the tag. I tied a piece of Cherry Cobbler baker's twine at the top and popped the tag up on the card.

There you have it! I hope you got some inspiration for some clean and simple cards! I am the last stop on the tour but if you haven't been all the way through (there are 13 stops total), then be sure to click the button below to start at the beginning with Cindy Major. Thanks for stopping by!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Christmas Lodge, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper- Whisper White, Confetti White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green; Ink- Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Early Espresso; Accessories- Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, corner rounder, dotted scallop ribbon punch, scallop edge border punch, Cherry Cobbler button, dimensionals


  1. Gorgeous! Your clean and simple cards are perfect! Clean lines, images that stand right out and the perfect finishing touches. Great job!

  2. Gorgeous!!! You really have the clean & simple look down! You rocked this stamp set.

    Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

    Cindy :)

  3. You really are the queen of clean lines, but with a WOW impact! Great job with the tour projects!

  4. I love all the little details you added to make these simple cards really something special. Great job!

  5. You know I just LOVE your's so CAS BUT you always have those extra little details that just set it apart from the rest! LOVELY!!!

  6. How DO you DO this??? You make the CAS thing look soooo easy (Brilliance on the Brain!)! I especially love your white-on-white card ... too-too fabulous!! :)

  7. Love everything about these! So elegant and beautiful!