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WELCOME to the August 2014

  Control Freak

  Blog Tour!!!

Our theme this month:

Stampin' Up! projects that are


 Our tour this month showcases cards that are Simple yet Elegant, or "Flat and Fabulous".. perhaps 1 or 2 layer cards without lots of embellishing...  we hope you enjoy this tour!   You have probably reached me after visiting Heidi Baks fantabulous blog, and if not, be sure to travel backwards on the tour and visit her! :) This month I'm a Heidi Sandwich... I'm sandwiched between 2 amazing Heidi's!!! :)

Card #1: Corner Garden Stamp

My first card uses a new background stamp called Corner Garden in a very different way!  I had not thought about turning this stamp on its side but I like it!

If you are looking for it, it's on pg 175 in the current Stampin' UP! Catalog.


After stamping the background stamp on Whisper White in Calypso Coral (my current fave Stampin' Up! color), I stamped the stamp again in Black Memento ink onto Whisper White and colored in the largest flower with Calypso Coral Blendabilities markers and then cut it out with my nice sharp paper snips, added petals with the Beautiful Bunch set stamped in Old Olive on Old Olive cardstock and punched with the Fun Flower punch, then added that to the card. The Thanks a Bunch stamp is from the Occasions 4 You set, pg 8.

Simple, yet elegant... don't you think?


You can see the Blendabilities colors I used for the flower.. the 3 Calypso Coral Blendabilities markers plus the Blush (skin tone) marker and the Color Lifter. (Yep, this card was for a swap.. in fact it was for a Control Freaks Swap!)

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  • Corner Garden Stamp, pg 175, #134045/134048
  • Calypso Coral ink & cardstock, pg 181, #126983, 122925
  • Old Olive ink & cardstock, pg 180, #126953, 100702
  • Memento Black ink pg 212 #132708
  • Whisper White cardstock #100730
  • Calypso Coral Blendabilities markers pg 212, #130996
  • Skin Tone Blendabilities markers pg 212, #129370
  • Color Lifter marker pg 212, #129369
  • Occasions 4 You stamp set, pg 8, #134333/134336
  • Fun Flower punch #133785


Card #2: Bloom with Hope Hostess Stamp

My second card features a hostess set called Bloom with Hope  colored with Blendabilities markers.


I think the Stylish Stripes embossing folder background, white on white, really makes this card beautiful and elegant.  I also like the sponging effect around the edge of the tag... I used both Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight to sponge the edges.


After stamping the flower with Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock, I colored it with Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight markers with some brown in the center from the Skin Tone assortment.  I used my Scalloped Tag Topper punch to make this a pretty tag focal point.


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  • Bloom with Hope hostess set - available when you have an order or party of $150 or more (see pg 240)
  • Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, pg 226, #132174
  • Scalloped Tag Topper punch pg 221, #133324
  • Whisper White cardstock #100730
  • Stampin' Sponges pg 210, #101610
  • Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities markers pg 212, #130997
  • Daffodil Delight Blendabilities markers pg 212, #130998
  • Skin Tone Blendabilities markers pg 212, #129370
  • Tangerine Tango ink pad pg 180, #126946
  • Daffodil Delight ink pad pg 180, #126944

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melissa davies

Your coloring is absolutely beautiful!

Margaret Raburn

Beautiful! Love how you colored the flowers!!



Mary Alice Bellis

You did a fabulous job of coloring on the flowers. I love how you stepped it up a little just by adding that blush to the calypso coral group. Simply stunning for both cards.

Susan Mac

my present fave. color is calypso coral; soooooo #1 is a knock out!! #2 is nice, but not as effective as #1; I look so forward to this group's posts & TFS!

Debbie Henderson

Great job with our Blendies, the coloring looks great on both cards!

Cathy from Illinois

just love your cards!!! and great ideas!! Thanks for sharing them!!

Carol Carriveau

Amazing cards, Patty - know I am late....but hope to catch up soon!

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