WELCOME to the August 2011 Control Freaks Blog Tour!!!

We are showcasing Sneak Peek projects featuring

Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog products!

You have probably joined me after visiting Gretchen Barron'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 Saturday, August 20th.. so if you are joining us early, some of the blog tour links may not be quite up yet.. so please check back Saturday morning for the full tour.


My first project is a cute little Christmas box... featuring the brand new KRAFT GIFT BOXES on pg 15 of the Holiday Mini catalog.

Christmas craft box 1
I ripped a strip of the Holly Berry Bouquet designer fabric to tie around the box and make a bow.

Christmas craft box 2
Put it on your WISH LIST:

  • Kraft Gift Box, pg 15, #124106, only $2.95 for 4!
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric, pg 22, #124065, $9.95
  • Winter Wishes Stitched Felt accents, pg 30, #124108, $9.95
  • Bright Hopes stamp set, pg 32, wood #122690 $23.95, clear #122692 $17.95
  • Lighthearted stamp set, pg 35, wood 120274 $18.95, clear #121157 $14.95

Next up… the AMAZING HOLIDAY STOCKING DIE!! You will find this gem on pg 24 in the Stampin' Up! Holiday mini … oh my gosh.. this is definitely going to be a best seller this season!

Stocking 1a
Stocking 1b

Isn't is just sooooooooooo cute when you use the Embossing Folders and the Big Shot to texturize the pieces???

Stocking 2a
Stocking 2b

Stocking 3a
Stocking 3b

Put it on your WISH LIST:

  • Holiday Stocking Die, pg 24, #124098, $32.95
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric, pg 22, #124065, $9.95
  • Winter Wishes Stitched Felt accents, pg 30, #124108, $9.95
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons, pg 22, #125636, $8.95
  • Red Glimmer Paper, pg 41, #121790, $4.95
  • Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit, pg 16, #124007, $21.95
  • Cherry Cobbler 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon, pg 30, #124105, $7.95
  • Early Espresso 3/8" Quilted Satin ribbon, pg 30
  • Embossing folders; Snow Burst (new!!), Square Lattice, Polka Dots, Petals a Plenty, Northern Flurry

I hope you have enjoyed these Holiday Mini Catalog projects! 

Enjoy the rest of the tour as you join Connie Babbert's Blog!


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