May 19, 2017

Control Freaks May Blog Hop!

Welcome to a "Freaky Sneaky Peek" May Blog Hop sponsored by the Control Freaks. So glad you are here! You may have arrived here from Lyssa Zwolanek's blog. Didn't she have great ideas using new products? If you are starting the hop with me, I will direct you to the next blog at the bottom of my post. Enjoy!

Are you as excited as we are about the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog? For my projects, I am featuring the Crafting Forever stamp set and the Delightful Daisy Designer Paper. I created 3 cards using different stamp images from the set and the card layers are all exactly the same:

I used a few techniques on each card. For card #1 I used watercoloring and paper-piecing. Take notice how I stamped the image a 2nd time on the designer paper and fussy-cut the pot and glued it over the first image:

For card #2 I did a lot of fussy-cutting. I know some of you cringe at that word but I love to fussy-cut! I also used the new Pretty Label Punch to punch a hole in my Whisper White Cardstock layer so that I could stamp the sentiment inside the hole:

For my last card, I stamped the multiple pens image repeatedly to create a background and again used the Pretty Label Punch for my sentiment. Did you spy the cute 2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes I added to the sentiment? One was all I needed to add the perfect amount of bling:

Here are the cardstock layers you'll need:
  • Card Base: 11" x 4-1/4". Score and fold at 5-1/2"
  • Layer #2: Designer Paper 5-1/4" x 4"
  • Layer #3: Cardstock 4-1/4" x 3"
  • Layer #4: Whisper White Cardstock 4" x 2-3/4"

I hope you enjoyed my projects for today. You will now need to click below to visit my fabulous teammate Kelly Acheson. I know you'll love seeing some more catalog sneak peeks!

Stampin' Up! supplies used:
  • Stamps: Crafting Forever
  • Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Berry Burst, Basic Black, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake
  • Inks: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Dapper Denim, Pool Party
  • Designer Paper: Delightful Daisy
  • Accessories: White Baker's Twine, 2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes
  • Tools: Pretty Label Punch, Blender Pen, Watercolor Pencils, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Debbie, your Crafting Together cards are wonderful! I can't wait to be able to purchase that set!

    1. Crafting Forever Stamp!! Not "Together"!! I am such a ditz!!

    2. Thanks Susan and I knew what you meant, LOL!

  2. Great cards, Debbie! I haven't used this stamp set yet, but I am inspired by your cards. I especially love how you used the pens as a background!

  3. Debbie, your cards are adorable! I didn't notice the In Color Acrylic Shapes were GLITTER! (I knew the enamel dots were.) Now they are on my wish list!

  4. Your cards are so fun!!! So glad I have that stamp set too! TFS!


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