Control Freaks Blog Tour - Die Cuts - Feb 2012
February 19, 2012
WELCOME to the February 2012 Control Freaks Blog Tour!!!
We are showcasing PROJECTS USING DIE CUTS and the BIG SHOT in this tour.
You have probably joined me after visiting Jason Casper's blog, and you can click on the "next blog" link at the bottom of the post to continue on the tour. (All of our projects will be live no later than Monday morning.. if you are joining me Sunday night, you may need to check back tomorrow if all links are not quite working yet.)
My first couple of projects feature the new Labels Collection Framelit dies from the Stampin' Up! Occasions mini catalog.. you'll find them on pg 6 and pg 24, item #125598.
I've cut out shapes with them as well as "embossed" with them.. you'll notice the beautiful raised edges.. isn't this gorgeous!? Check back on Tuesday, I'll have a VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR YOU !!
Watch for a future blog post about the greetings featured on these cards... :)
below.. this is the beautiful impression you'll see inside the card above.. isn't it fab when you emboss with these dies? Check back Tuesday for my video tutorial on this.
My last project featuring a Big Shot die showcases the Elegant Bird Die as a decorative plant stake. You will also find this die in the Occasions Mini catalog (pg 10) #125593. I used roofing flashing from the hardware store for die cutting this in the Big Shot and then embossed it with the Polkadot embossing folder (#117335). I love this idea for making fun accents for your garden.. it comes from demonstrator Linda Barnes. She presented this idea at the Stampin' Up! San Antonio Regional seminar.
with details on embossing with Framelits!
Enjoy the rest of the tour as you join Dawn Olchefske's blog!
Beautiful as always!!
Posted by: Rhonda | February 19, 2012 at 06:54 PM
beautiful projects, lots of creative thinking here
Posted by: Wendie | February 19, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Great projects, Patty! I love everything, but that bird garden stake is da bomb! Really pretty!
Posted by: Lisa Martz | February 19, 2012 at 07:48 PM
How clever you are! Love the embossed look on your cards and the Elegant Bird Die is such a fun die!
Posted by: Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp | February 20, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Beautiful projects. Especially love the bird plant peg.
Posted by: crafty stamper | February 20, 2012 at 06:28 AM
Can. Not. Wait. for the embossing video!! LOVE those edges!
Posted by: Patti MacLeith | February 20, 2012 at 07:26 AM
PATTY....WOW!!! beautiful projects; can't wait to see the tutorial(s);
Posted by: Susan | February 20, 2012 at 10:44 AM
Using the bird die to cut metal flashing is a great idea. I have thought the die was a little big for a card but using it for 3-D items makes me 'need' that die...LOL! Beautiful projects, Patty!
Posted by: Sue Erickson | February 20, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Beautiful cards, Patty, and I love the Elegant Bird!
Posted by: Wanda Johnson | February 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM
What fantastic projects! Can't wait to see the embossing.
Posted by: Jen Timko | February 20, 2012 at 11:25 AM
I'm so glad my plant stake demo at regional inspired you Patti. The bird looks good with polka dots! Isn't it just so much fun making these? Once I started I just couldn't stop creating!!
Posted by: Linda Barnes | February 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Love them all.....and the metal bird for the garden...awesome!
Posted by: Carol Carriveau | February 20, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Oh my goodness - I LOVE what you did with the bird die! Fabulous!
Posted by: Yvette | February 20, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Love these crafts of art!!! and will be waiting at midnight on Tuesday for the Video!!! So excited for that!!!!
Posted by: Pam | February 20, 2012 at 05:14 PM