Welcome to the Control Freaks July 2012 Tour. We are thrilled to have you join us today. Our tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers sharing projects made with Stampin' Up! products. In fact, you may have just come from friend and fellow freaker, Barb Mullikin's Blog
Our theme for this month is: "New Holiday Creations or Convention Swaps". Projects featuring stamp sets/accessories from the brand new Stampin' Up! 2012 Holiday Mini Catalog. Here we go...
Watercolor Winter Ensemble
Two of my favorite holiday stamp sets from this catalog are Watercolor Winter and Greetings of the Season. So I combined them for these cards.
Watercolor Winter Notecard
This is a quick and easy, clean and simple card using Stampin' Up!'s Notecards and Envelopes. At 5" x 3-1/2", they are a little smaller than a standard 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" card. Perfect for tucking in a holiday gift bag or mass producing.
Watercolor Winter Holiday Card
This monochromatic card has a few details that invite you in for a closer look...
- There is just a touch of glitter to give it a winter look.
- The texture in the background is from a NEW Texture Embossing Folder for the Big Shot, Lacy Brocade (my new favorite folder!!). I did swipe some Crumb Cake Ink onto the folder before I ran it through the Big Shot. I like the 2-tone look.
- There is sponging of Early Espresso on the textured and stamped panels, giving the illusion of a frame.
- The matting of the front panel really makes it pop!
edited to add: I received a lot of questions on how to make this card. Check out the video here: Sponged Frame Watercolor Winter Video
Watercolor Winter Mini Treat Tote Box
This little box is the perfect size for some candy or even jewelry. It uses only a half sheet of cardstock and is tied off with the NEW Crumb Cake Scallop Tulle Ribbon. Plus - I only used 2 glue dots to hold the entire box together.
Watch Video: Mini Treat Tote Box Video
Dawn's Stamping Supplies
Stamps: Watercolor Winter, (129724w or 129727c), Greetings of the Season (128030w or 128033c)
Ink: Early Espresso (126974), Always Artichoke (126972), Crumb Cake (126975)
Paper: Crumb Cake (119686), Notecards and Envelopes (107311)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Lacy Brocade Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (123130), Simply Scored (122334), Small Oval Punch (120908), Scallop Tulle Ribbon (127840), Linen Thread (104199), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), Stampin' Sponge (101610), 2-Way Glue Pen (100425), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my Stampin' Up! New Holiday Catalog Creations. Now on to more, from fellow Control Freak and Artisan Award Winner, Wendy Weixler (woohoo!). I'm sure you're gonna love her fabulous projects!