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 theme. Please 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! 🙂
STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES USED TO DECORATE FANCY FAVOR BOX:
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!
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.
STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES USED FOR THE 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!
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!
I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and ENJOY THE BLOG TOUR!
Please Visit Gretchen's blog by clicking on the link to the left! 🙂
What fun little treat holders and your tags are just TOOO cute! I always have trouble with tags and you make them look so easy! LOVE ’em!
Fabulous job, Patty — so glad that you’re back up and running! Blessings, Gretchen
LOVE that double-deck favor box!! What a GREAT idea (that way you can add MORE goodies to it!!)!! What a fun Christmas cone, too! Great for neighbor gifts. And as always, you are ROCKIN’ the MDS thing!! Your boys’ shirts and ties are PERFECT for a Christmas card!! 🙂
As always Patty, your projects rock with so many great ideas! All of them are outstanding and I love the tip on applying adhesive to the ribbon!
Wow what great projects. LOVE the double decker Fancy Favor box. Great idea. TFS.
Thanks for sharing all your tips. I don’t think I could survive you didn’t share those – lol! Love the two-story box! Clever idea! And your Christmas card photo gives me a great idea for Christmas cards!
Hey Patty – great tip on the double box – love it!!
Patty thanks for sharing your great tip on the ribbon, that made my day! Your projects as always are beautiful and so cheery and bright………..love the tags!
What great ideas!!! Thank you for sharing. Love the tall box hint 🙂
LOVE the Christmas card!! What a nice picture and of course the great MDS’ing! It’s all fab-you-lus! Like YOU! Glad you are feeling better. 🙂
Patty, everything is wonderful! Love the extra tall bag and your tag is a great compliment! I did a few of the cones with Halloween paper and the recipient loved them! Thanks for the ribbon tip!
All of your projects are great Patty! I love the tags on your projects. And I think we need to crown you the Queen of MDS!
What a great Blog Tour Patty and all of the other contributors. Thank you so much for putting it together. Leslie
All of your projects are darling Patty! Thanks for sharing, I love your blog 🙂