WELCOME to the October 2010 Control Freaks Blog Tour !!!

You have probably joined me after visiting Liz's Blog and you can click on the "next blog" link at the bottom of the post to continue on the tour  🙂   Our tour officially starts on Wed., Oct. 20th.. so if you are joining us early, some of the blog tour links may not be quite up yet.. so please check back Wednesday morning for the full tour.

This month we are featuring Stampin' Up! Projects with a Christmas or December Holiday themePlease enjoy the samples and the tour !! 

My first project for you today… a "DOUBLE HIGH FANCY FAVOR BOX" – I used the Big Shot and 2 Fancy Favor Boxes, and attached 2 of the Die Cut Boxes together (see below) to make it taller than a single box! 🙂

Dbl fancy favor 


Wild Wasabi cardstock, Candy Cane Christmas Fabric (Holiday Mini Catalog), Two Tags Die, Candy Cane Christmas DSP, Tasteful Trim Die, Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Tags Til Christmas stamp set

TIP:  To make an extra tall Fancy Favor Box, just use Sticky Strip to attach 2 die cuts together!

Dbl fancy favor box 

My 2nd Christmas project for you is a Cone made from Designer Paper. Cut a 6×6 piece of DSP and roll it into a cone shape. Secure with Sticky Strip and add ribbon to the seam area.
Christmas cone 


Candy Cane DSP, Two Tags Die, Homemade a la carte stamp, Tasteful Trim Die, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (ribbon), Silver Glass Glitter, Silver Tinsel Trim, Cherry Cobbler ink, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

TIP:  To easily apply ribbon to your project, place it on the MULTIPURPOSE ADHESIVE SHEETS first (pg 17 Holiday mini catalog), then just lift off and apply to the project!

Adhesive sheets 

My last project for you is a Christmas Card idea using MY DIGITAL STUDIO all I did was insert a photo into one of the MDS Templates and added an MDS brad and our personalized text… HOW EASY IS THAT?  🙂  LOVE IT!  I printed this at home and mounted it onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock, but for our Christmas cards this year I will definitely have Stampin' Up! print them for me with the new lower printing prices effective today! whohooo!

Deck the halls card 

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and ENJOY THE BLOG TOUR!

Tourclickhere Please Visit Gretchen's blog by clicking on the link to the left! 🙂


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