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Control Freaks Tour Badge - Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Welcome to the Control Freaks August 2016. We are thrilled to have you join us today. Our tour features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers sharing projects made with Stampin' Up! products. In fact, you may have just come from the always creative, Mary Brown's blog.

Our theme for this month is: New Holiday Catalog!  I choose Fall Themed products...take a look.

Paisleys & Posies

Paisley & Posies card created by Dawn Olchefske for Control Freak Blog Tour #dostamping #stampinup

I'm starting with basic fun stamping using the new stamp set Paisleys & Posies!  Choose three colors and stamp an entire panel to create your own custom look.

Dawn's Paisleys & Posies Card

  • The Paisley & Posies images are randomly stamped starting with the largest image working down to the smallest image (on 4" x -5-1/4" Very Vanilla cardstock) follows:
    • Large paisley = Daffodil Delight ink
    • Large medallion = Rich Razzleberry ink
    • Small medallion =  Mint Macaron
  • Stamp greeting with Rich Razzleberry ink on 2-3/4" x 1" piece of Mint Macacron cardstock.  Adhere to edge of stamped panel with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Adhere gold sequin trim pieces to centers of small medallions with glue dots (trim off pieces that hang off the edges)
  • Adhere completed panel to folded 11" x 4-1/4" piece of Delightful Dijon card base.
  • Enjoy!

Paisley & Posies card created by Dawn Olchefske for Control Freak Blog Tour #dostamping #stampinup

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 142196 Paisleys & Posies Photopolymer Stamp Set - coming 9/1
  • 126944 Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad 
  • 126950 Rich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 138326 Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad 
  • 138338 Delightful Dijon Cardstock 
  • 138337 Mint Macaron  Cardstock 
  • 101650 Very Vanilla CardStock 
  • 132983 Gold Sequin Trim 
  • 103683 Glue Dots
  • 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals 

Spooky Fun

Spooky Fun Bundle with Home Sweet Home Thinlits card created by Dawn Olchefske for Control Freak Blog Tour #dostamping #stampinup

OK - so, I had intended to somehow incorporate the matching Paisley Framelits into the previous card.  But decided to keep the card Quick & Cute...(great for mass-producing).  But with the Paisley Framelits still out...

Spooky Fun stamp set meets Paisley Framelits to create fun ghosts by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

... as I was playing around with them, I noticed the paisley shapes looked like ghosts - woohoo, what fun!  I searched for a stamp set that might have some "face" images and came across the new Spooky Fun.  Stamped a couple of faces and voila...ghosts!

After stamping the ghosts, I figured they needed a house to haunt...though those ghosts look really happy.  Oh well, they still need a house.  So I reached for the new Home Sweet Home Thinlits and started building my Halloween scene

Spooky Fun Bundle with Home Sweet Home

  • Die cut the fence edgelit from Halloween Scene Edgelits from 2" x 4-1/2" piece of Basic Black cardstock ('s a edgelit, fun!).  Adhere to 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Gray cardstock (trim off edges).
  • Stamp greeting from Spooky Fun with black ink
  • Die cut house pieces using Home Sweet Home Thinlits as follows:
    • House = 3-1/2" x 2" piece of Halloween Nights Specialty Paper (trim off scored edges to get final shape)
    • Door & Window = Basic Black scraps
    • Door Handle = Pumpkin Pie (from triple circle die
    • Additional cardstock pieces needed
    • 2 strips of 1/4" x 1-3/4" Basic Black for roof (trim as needed)
    • 5/8" x 3/4" Pumpkin Pie
    • Assemble house and adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Die cut ghosts with Paisley Framelits (the two smaller ones).  Stamp faces.  Adhere to card.
  • Stamp bats with black ink
  • Adhere completed panel to folded 11" x 4-1/4" Basic Gray card base.
  • Enjoy!

Spooky Fun Bundle with Home Sweet Home Thinlits card created by Dawn Olchefske for Control Freak Blog Tour #dostamping #stampinup

Dawn's Stamping Supplies 

  • 144437 Spooky Fun Photopolymer Bundle (Spooky Fun stamp set & Halloween Scenes Edgelits) - coming 9/1
  • 140279 Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies - coming 9/1
  • 141849 Paisley Framelits Dies - coming 9/1
  • 143263 Big Shot 
  • 139684 Precision Base Plate 
  • 140603 Big Shot Die Brush 
  • 132708 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad 
  • 100730 Whisper White  Card Stock 
  • 121045 Basic Black  Card Stock 
  • 121044 Basic Gray Card Stock 
  • 105117 Pumpkin Pie Card Stock 
  • 142022 Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper - coming 9/1
  • 138309 Fine-Tip Glue Pen 
  • 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals 

Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my projects for this month!  Now on to more creative inspiration fellow freak, Melissa Davies.

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