September 19, 2016

Control Freaks September Blog Hop!

Happy Fall, Y'all and welcome to our September Control Freaks Blog Hop. You are in for some great inspiration from myself & my teammates this month. If you arrived here from Cindy Elam's blog, didn't her beautiful projects just make you want to skip over to your stamp room? I will direct you to the next stop at the bottom of my post!

As for myself, I've created 3 fall-ish projects for you this month, here are all three of them in a group shot:


And I'll talk a little about them individually. For my first card I used the Vintage Leaves stamp set and created my own background using Mint Macaron, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede Inks:

Once my background was created,  I used the Hello You Thinlits Dies to cut out the word "happy". I also cut out two more of the word "happy" using Watercolor Paper. I used the Project Life Corner Punch on the two bottom corners and glued my layer to a Soft Suede Cardstock card base which also has the two bottom corners rounded. I then glued the two watercolor paper words back into the die-cut hole, on top of each other, and added the cardstock wording on top of that to create a raised effect. If you do this, don't forget to keep all the little guts from the first layer so you can insert them back into the holes. I then colored the word with Gold Wink Of Stella. The word "F-A-L-L" was stamped using the letters from some of the words in the Sunshine Sayings stamp set and hand-cut. How neat!

For card #2 I partially embossed the Copper Foil Sheet with the Pretty Paisley's Embossing Folder. I love how the embossing looks on the Copper Foil Sheet:

I then glued layer upon layer created using the Christmas Pines and Basket Of Wishes stamp sets. The coordinating Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies were perfect to add all of the die-cut branches and leaves. I am from Maine so the pinecones and everything else from this set were first on my list from the!

For my final card I wanted to create a card using Punch Art and framelits to create a scarecrow. The only stamping done on this card is the sentiment from the Ready To Pop stamp set:

Here are the tools I used on my scarecrow in case you would like to replicate him:
  • Face & Partial Hat: Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies 
  • Hat Brim: Trim the ends with a large circle punch
  • Sunflower: Petite Petals Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch
  • Eyes: 1/2" Circle Punch (with the eyelids using one cut in half) and 1/4" Handheld Punch
  • Nose: Hand-cut
  • Hair: Burlap Ribbon cut and split
  • Mouth and stitches: Hand-drawn
I will now direct you to my super-talented teammate Amy Koenders blog by clicking on the link below and make sure you visit all of my teammates! Happy Fall Y'All!


  1. WOW! You have been busy! 3 completely different projects and all so full of beautiful fall colors! Just lovely!

  2. Fantastic cards! The copper foil embossed card is stunning and I love the pretty fall leaves and cute scarecrow on the other. :)

  3. WOW - three awesome fall cards! TFS!

  4. Three awesome cards Debbie. The colorful leaves and the copper foil ones are so beautiful. And the scarecrow one? I might have to CASE it for my's adorable. Thanks for the "tools" list.

  5. Love ALL the cards, but that scarecrow just makes me smile all over my face! Too cute!

  6. From cute to elegant - such lovely fall cards!

  7. I keep forgetting about that Paisley's folder...and I love how it looks on cards! Your scarecrow is wonderful, too! Great job with all the projects!

  8. Love them all - they are all so different. That scarecrow is so cute!

  9. These are all great and truly capture the essence of fall. As much as I want to do fall cards and fall themes, I just can't seem to do it.


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