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

We are showcasing Holiday Boxes, Bows and Bags in this tour.

You have probably joined me after visiting Barb Mulikin’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 Thursday Morning, October 20th.. so if you are joining us early, some of the blog tour links may not be quite up yet.. so please check back Thursday morning for the full tour.

I am highlighting Holiday Boxes that I made with My Digital Studio by Stampin’ Up!! 

Savor the season boxes 3

(you can click any image to view it larger)

To make these boxes, I used the My Digital Studio Hostess CD from Stampin’ Up! called Savor the Season.  This CD, loaded with holiday content, is available to hostesses with workshops over $150, or for any personal order over $150.  This is available as a limited time offer through Dec. 31, 2011,  ordering code 127752.

I used the box element on this CD for my projects today.  The images on this CD are for Christmas projects… but as you’ll also see below.. I got creative and used them for other things as well. I combined some images from the Very Merry MDS download (#127756) for tags and embellishments.

Red white box
above: Savor the Season MDS box decorated with Candy Cane Christmas Fabric, pg 196, #121715

Medallion box
above: Savor the Season MDS box decorated with elements from the Very Merry MDS download (#127756), Christmas Lane SS kit – Holiday mini pg 26 (#124007).

Holiday box

Who says you need to use them for Christmas?  By adding Halloween images from Spook Central (#127589) and Wicked Fun (#127609) to the green box, I came up with this one:

Halloween box

check out the other side and bottom, too!  all done with My Digital Studio… but you could print out the boxes and stamp on them too!

Halloween box back Hallowen box bottom

You can add images to the box before printing (in MDS) or stamp them after printing.  I also added images around the edges of the sheet to make the most of my printed pages.

the sheets look like this when you download them from the program:

Box 1 sheet Box 2 sheet Box 3 sheet

THEN… they looked like this after I added the extra images and printed them.  I printed them on my Epson R1900 at home.  I punched out the extra images, and then cut out the box and scored it with the Simply Scored tool. 

Page savor season box1 Page savor season box4 Page savor season box3

I hope you will enjoy all that this CD has to offer!  I love it! 

I’ll be blogging some of the other boxes later this week with more details and instructions, so please check back again.


Enjoy the rest of the tour as you join Wendy Weixler’s blog.


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