Monday, December 19, 2011

Control Freaks Blog Tour - Occasions Mini


Hello everyone! And welcome to another Freaky blog tour!! Maybe you just came from the wonderfully talented Barb Mullikin! Or maybe you visit me on a regular basis. However you got here I hope you enjoy your visit and then decide to make the rounds for this fantastic blog tour! This month the Freaks are going to be showing off some of the most fantastic products from the upcoming Occasions mini catalog! You are going to LOVE them all!!! Please note that if you are visiting before the 20th, some of the links may not be working. Be sure to come back on the 20th to go through the entire tour without any hiccups! 


So for my first project I used a new product that I am SO super excited about and a new stamp set. Take a look!


The new stamp set that I used for this card is called Apothecary Art. It is such a beautiful and elegant set! I am so excited to really sit down and play with it! If you look at the card, you will notice that the stamp has a fun shape to it. Well, the new product that Stampin' Up! created to go with this set is the new Framelits dies!!! Yippppeeee!!!! And they are so super easy to use. I started with a card base of Soft Suede and then added a piece of So Saffron that was run through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. I cut a smaller piece of Soft Suede and used my ticket corner punch on the four corners. I ran this piece through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and then attached a piece of Pear Pizzazz to the back of this and then popped it up on the card. I stamped the image from Apothecary Art onto Very Vanilla with Soft Suede ink and then colored the image with So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz markers. Then I used the new Labels Framelits dies (I picked the appropriate size) and ran it through the Big Shot to cut the frame! It is really so easy! I stamped the greeting (also from the same set) on a scrap of Very Vanilla and then attached it to the frame. I popped up the frame onto the card and added several pearls of various sizes to the centers of the flowers! 


For my second project, I decided to try something that I had seen on Pinterest. I had several little mason jars sitting around just waiting for me to do something with them! So I decided to make a votive holder using some fabulous new fabric that will be in the new Occasions mini catalog. I love this fabric! Such fun prints and colors!! So this is what the front looks like.


And then I tried to give you a little peek as to what the inside might look like, too. Please note that I do not have a burning candle in there!! It is just a battery operated candle. I am a little too scared to try a burning candle!! 


So what I did for this was to cut strips of this fabulous new fabric called Twitterpated - cute name, right! I love this fabric (did I say this already?)! Anyway, I used Mod Podge and applied it to the front of the fabric and glued it to the inside of the jar (so the printed side was facing out). I wasn't too worried about the strips overlapping or having a little gap here and there. How cute would it be to have several of these in the different prints around the house or lining the shelves? I was even thinking of finding a way to hang them. Lots of possibilities!


I hope that you will click the button below to move through the tour to Dawn's blog. What wonderful projects await you there! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!



9 comments:

  1. I love all of your work, Deb, and these projects are no exception. Beautiful, inspiring work!

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  2. Wonderful projects, Deb. I especially like the colors of your card...subtle and sweet.

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  3. I have hung painted jars using thin wire (bought this in a variety of colors many years ago, could probably find at a craft store or hardware store). You wrap the wire around the ridges at the top of the jar and twist the end around the wire. You can make a loop to hang and twist the end around the wires. We added beads to those but you might be able to add buttons from SU to match the fabric - or ribbon bows.I can't wait to try that myself. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Think of all the things you could do to the jar/candle! You could really gussy it up...great gift idea! Beautiful card!

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  5. The votive looks great, and what a creative way to use the fabric!

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  6. Beautiful card...love the jar votive using fabric!

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  7. Beautiful card and love the idea for the votive holder!

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  8. such a beautiful card..love the candle holder..tfs..loves ya

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