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Control Freaks Blog Tour - Keep It Simple!


WELCOME to the November 2011 Control Freaks Blog Tour!!!

We are showcasing SIMPLE PROJECTS in this tour.

You have probably joined me after visiting Barb Mullikin's blog and you can click on the "next blog" link at the bottom of the post to continue on the tour.

Our theme this month is KISS:

Keep It Simple Stamper!

So you will find quick and easy projects to inspire you on this tour.. enjoy!

Paper doily sizzlit

My first simple project for you is also a SNEAK PEEK into the Upcoming Occasions Mini catalog!!  This card features the BRAND NEW Paper Doily die that I got as a gift on my recent Founder's Circle trip!

I cut the doily die out of patterned paper from the Flirtatious Designer Series paper pack. Then I cut the center "flower" out of it and layered a Concord Crush "doily" (from the Perfect Pennants die) in between the 2 Wisteria doily layers. A Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon and polkadot brad completes this simple and quick design.

Wisteria doilies

My second SIMPLE project for you is a Christmas or holiday card idea, featuring snowflakes!

Embossed snowflakesI sponged 2 of the small snowflakes with Baja Breeze ink and a sponge dauber to give them a little added color.

Colored glimmer snowflake

 I embossed the folded Baja Breeze card and embossed it with the polkadot embossing folder (pg 219, #117335), then die cut a Top Note Die (pg, 222, #113463) with Whisper White cardstock and then embossed that with the Northern Flurry snowflake embossing folder (pg 219, #120902).  I embellished the Top Note die with die cut snowflakes from the Northern Frost Sizzlit Decorative Strip die (pg 225, #120901) using Silver Glimmer Paper (holiday mini pg 41, #124005).  They are decorated wtih polkadot brads (pg 199, #122940).


with details on coloring the Silver Glimmer paper.


Enjoy the rest of the tour as you join Jan Tink's blog!


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I just love your doily card! I cannot wait to get that die!! Thanks for the great idea on how to use it! And your snowflake card is so pretty! The polka dot brads are a great touch!!

Lisa Martz

Great projects, Patty! I can't wait to get my hands on that new sizzlit! Your snowflake card is so pretty! I think we tend to forget how lovely minimal layers can be!

Connie Babbert

Love the Top Note on the base great impact for a simple card!

Dawn Olchefske

Love the snowflake card Patty!!!


I always love your projects Patty and these ones certainly don't fail to deliver!!

Mary Brown

I just LOVE those snowflakes done in the glitter is SOOOOO winter! LOVE it!

Sarah Miller

Patty, these are so creative. TFS

Diane Vander Galien

Very Pretty!!! Pretty color combo with the new doily die!!
I love texture and sparkle so your snowflake card is So Pretty!!! Love the layout, colors and all the great texture. Love the colored glimmer paper. Nice Job!!

Shirley Kramer

How VERY pretty, I can't wait to get the Paper Doily Die!!! It's SO pretty. Thank you!

Shirley Kramer

Great Tour!!! Love it!!

Wendy W.

Patty, you Lucky Duck!! Sooo glad you got that Doily Die so you could show us how it's done with style! Your snowflake card is too-too fab with the blue/silver glimmer combo as well!! Once again you've created amazingness!! :)


I want a doily!!! In a big way!

Love your cards, Patty!

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