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It's a SALE A BRATION Blog Hop


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WELCOME to the January 2013 Control Freaks Blog Tour!!!

We are excited to bring you delightful

Stampin' UP! 2013

Sale a Bration ideas

in the tour this month!! 

Sale a Bration starts on

TUESDAY, Jan. 22!

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

My first project was a card I made for Cindee's birthday.  I love the bright springy colors.. reminds me of my bedroom when I was about 10 or 12 :)  

SAB Happy Hello celebrate flower

This card features the super-cool FREE NOTECARDS and Envelopes you can earn FREE during Stampin' Up!'s Sale a Bration 2013 with your $50 purchase.  The packet is called HAPPY HELLO (#130149) and you get 8 printed notecards, 8 envelopes, baker's twine, rhinestones and self adhesive die cut flowers.  I have added a Calypso Coral flower from the Pop-Up Posies kit (pg 18 in the Spring Catalog, #131395).  (side note: I added a 4-1/4"x 5-1/2" piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock to the back of the card and a piece of DSP from Parker's Patterns - the yellow chevrons).

SAB Happy Hello celebrate tag

Do you want to know how I made this tag??  Cindee taught me this.. fold your cardstock in 1/2 and then run it in your big shot with the tag framelit as shown below, then unfold your tag!  Too cool!  I found it helps to burnish the folded line with my Bone Folder.

Hearts a Flutter Tag Framelits, pg 11 Spring Catalog or HERE ONLINE.

  Folded tag tutorial

Next Up... HELLO>>> are you there? How about a fun English Phone Booth.. cute way to stay in touch with a friend!  This fun stamp comes from the FEELING SENTIMENTAL stamp set.. yours FREE during Sale a Bration!  I colored directly on the rubber with my Real Red and Early Espresso Stampin' Write markers.  I also used the FREE PETITE CURLY LABEL PUNCH (#129405) .. another GREAT free Sale a Bration item you can earn with your $50 purchase from Jan. 22 to March 22.  I used my free little punch to punch out the HELLO greeting.. YET ANOTHER cute FREE item .. it's from the Sale a Bration set called PRETTY PETITES (#129639 / 129642)

Get more info on all the FREE PRODUCTS available through March 22 HERE.

SAB feeling sentimental phonebooth cloud

SAB feeling sentimental phonebooth closeup

I embossed the Pool Party background piece with the new Cloudy Day embossing folder, found on pg 28 of the Spring Catalog (#127022).  It's mounted on a 4-1/4" square Real Red Card. I also spritzed a few dots onto the phone booth die cut with the Stampin' Up! Color Spritzter Tool (#107066) and my Early Espresso marker.

You can place your order by clicking any of the shop online buttons on my blog and typing in the ordering codes found in this blog post.  Questions?  email me. [email protected] 

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Enjoy the rest of the tour as you visit Dawn's Blog.






Scallop sq siggy


Cindy Elam

Oooo, Patty, you have me eyeing my other Framelits, now - love that idea!

Erika Clark

Your beautiful Framelits card! Wow! Thanks for sharing the technique. Lovely colors, especially the phone booth card...red and Pool Party are awesome together.

Sandy M

I just love the way you combined the two kits for your first project, Patty, and great tip for the label. I'll have to try that. Also love how you colored the phone booth in your second project. I've yet to ink up that stamp and you've inspired me!


Wonderful projects, Patty!

Barb Mullikin

Love it all Patty!!

Lisa Martz

Great job with the projects, Patty! I love the ideas you have with the Happy Hellow SS kit!

nancy handley

Great idea - thanks for sharing!


Patty, The blog tour was great. Thanks for putting it on here now. I loved all the ladies and the gentleman's ideas. What wonderful talent out there!


What a great technique with the framlets! Love your cards.

Carol Carriveau

Wonderful cards and of course I'm in love with the Sentimental SAB set....but I'm excited to use the Simply Sent cards as well...TFS!

Cindy Major

Thanks for sharing how you did the tag using the Framelits - it's a great tip!!!

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