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New Catalog Creations with my Control Freak Friends - June Blog Tour

FreakwelcomeWELCOME to the June 2012 Control Freaks Blog Tour!!!

We are showcasing projects featuring




from the NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog in this tour.

You have probably joined me after visiting Gretchen's fabulous 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 Wednesday morning.. if you are joining me Tuesday night, you may need to check back tomorrow if all links are not quite working yet.)

 It's that EXCITING time of year when we get to WELCOME NEW Stampin' Up! sets and accessories.. our blog tour today will showcase NEW CATALOG CREATIONS from Stampin' Up!.

My first sample features one of my very favorite new sets called Blooming with Kindness.  You'll find this beautiful flower (with awesome greetings) on pg 87 of the new Stampin' Up! catalog.


Delicate designs blooming kindnessBlooming with Kindness, pg 87, Wood: 126420/ Clear: 126422

Delicate designs apothecary framelit

I die cut one of the shapes from the Apothecary Accents Framelits package, then stamped the flower with Primrose Petals & Raspberry Ripple (rock n roll technique), and then used the AMAZING NEW Essentials Paper-Piercing pack (pg 181, #126187) with the new Stampin' Pierce mat and new Paper-Piercing tool (both on pg 181) to achieve the fun accent around the die cut.   I also used TWO embossing folders: Delicate Designs on the LEFT side of the card (pg 188, #127023) and the new Fancy Fan folder on the right side of the card (pg 189, #127751).  I used a strip and also punched out an accent from the new pack of Floral District DSP (pg 163, #126919) and finished off with a Vintage brad and some new 1/4" stitched white ribbon (pg 173, #126877).


My 2nd project featuring NEW STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCTS

features cute Old Olive Polkadot fabric from the

Essentials Designer Fabric package on pg 170, item #126892,

and the FABULOUS new Daydream Medallions stamp set

on pg 117, #126465/126467.

Daydream medallion birthday boxWho wouldn't want to receive this pretty little box for their birthday?

Daydream medallion birthday tag 2

I used the torn fabric strip to tie around the white box, and then added the birthday tag.

The MEDALLION TAG is stamped with Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, and Daffodil Delight ink.  Each layer is die cut with the coordinating FLORAL FRAMES FRAMELITS (pg 191, #127012) and the Big Shot.  The blue heart layer is Designer paper from the FLORAL DISTRICT pack and a DELICATE DOILY SIZZLIT (pg 191, #126999). The green center is punched from the INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR pack of DSP, pg 164, #126920.  it's topped off with a Vintage Brad.

The frilly birthday greeting stamp is a single stamp found on pg 44, #125562, and it's die cut with the Floral Frames Framelits and layered onto a punched out flower from Besty's Blossoms.

Did you want to know what's in that pretty little box??

That is the new Essentials Designer Fabric package!!

126892 designer essentials fabric

Enjoy the rest of the tour as you visit LeAnn Greff's fabulous blog!



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Patricia Willey

Blooming with Kindness -So pretty in all colors!


Oh so Pretty. I just love that stamp set!

Lisa Martz

LOVE what you have done, Patty! Everyone has done such cute things with the I'm so NOT talented in the fabric arena. Great projects!

Queen Mary

Patty, at the risk of sounding like a nut(!) I must have missed the polka dot fabrics in the catalogue! thanks for pointing them out -- I need to recover a desk chair in my daughter's room and these are the perfect match of whimsy and color! LOVE the new paper piercing guides! Your card is gorgeous!

Eileen LeFevre

Wonderful projects Patty! I especially love the box project that you did!

sherrill graff

I love your samples and I LOVE what is in the box as well. How fun. Thanks for this stampin up blog hop Patty. Sherrill Graff See YOU at convention in 25 days.

Penny Hanuszak

Great samples Patty. Thanks for your descriptions and page #s that makes it so easy to refer back too. The box is just a delight and I love the card. I really like the way you used both of the new embossing folders to highlight the background on the card. Delightful!

Joyce Pacer

I have been trying to hold back on buying any more new sets but this blog hop convinced me that I had to have Bloomimg with Kindness and Daydream Medallians. Everyone's work is fantastic.


Love these projects and the Father's Day cards you made! Awesome!! I am adding the Blooming Kindness SS to my wish list. :)

Brenda Blum

Patty...I love the projects you made! The card with "Blooming Kindness" looks so elegant! And the way you decorated the box makes it so much fun to receive! Hope to see you at Convention again this year! I'll always remember sitting beside you and the others in the hotel restaurant for lunch - can't remember what day! Can't remember having laughed so much either - especially when I've been out for lunch!!!

Mary Davidson

Love, love, love Blooming with Kindness! All your projects are usual:o). TFS!

Barbara Diane

Hello Patty!

Beautiful projects! The tour was great! I received my order - thank you so much! Now I can use those new colors! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

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