Control Freaks Blog Tour

The Control Freaks group decided to make a blog tour using the swaps we made for our group from Convention. You probably just came from Wendy Weixler’s blog!! She is an amazing stamper, isn’t she? I love all her cards but ESPECIALLY LOVE her masculine card! Gotta have that set now, too!

By the way, I am WAY BLESSED to be a part of this incredible group of stampers! You probably recognize many of these gals from the countless awards they have won at the Stampin’ Up conventions over the years!!!!

Here are the two cards I made for the swap.

The first card is a Birthday Cake pop-up card! The left photo shows the card closed. When you open the top of the card, the cake slides up out of the pocket (right photo), revealing the sentiment on the cake! When you close the card, the cake retracts back into the card pocket. I want to do a video on this card, it is simple to make, but will make more sense if I can SHOW YOU! Check back here for the video.

This card is a coffee cup, with LIPSTICK PRINTS on the top cover! We girls can relate to that, right? (My husband asked WHAT IS THAT AT THE TOP! LOL) LOVE the new kiss stamp in the new catty! Perfect for this card! When you pull the top lid of the coffee up, out comes the “coffee” card, which is perfect to put a Starbucks gift card on!

I will try to do a video for this card, too, so you can see the dimensions I used.

The next Control Freak Blog Tour stop is at Jan Tinklenberg’s blog! She is such a VERY CREATIVE gal, and was a presenter at the opening night of the Stampin’ Up party! She has some BEAUTIFUL projects you won’t want to miss!

Morning Cup Card

I LOVE the many cards made with the Tag Die, and this layout! I think the originator of this style of card is Stacy Schaefer, whose card can be found HERE. Take a look at Becky Robert’s card, too! You can find hers HERE. This was a card we made at Girl’s Day/Night Out this month. If you are in the Phoenix area and want to attend one of my classes, please check my class schedule HERE.

Stamp Set: Morning Cup
Paper: Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, DP
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Accessories: Two Tags Die, Retired Felt Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 1/4″/1 3/8″ Circle Punches

Morning Cup Card

When I saw Kathleen Hopperstad’s card on her blog HERE, I KNEW I had to get this set immediately and make this card! She even has a VIDEO tutorial on her blog, so check it out! I sometimes try to change things up a bit when I CASE but on this one I didn’t change a THING! I loved everything about it, so it was a TOTAL CASE!

Stamp Sets: Morning Cup
Paper: Early Espresso, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Cardboard Box
Ink: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Punches: Large Scallop, 1 3/4” Circle, Curly Label, 1 1/4” Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/8” Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals