Thursday, April 19, 2012

Control Freaks Blog Tour - Summer Smooches

Greetings, Stampers, and welcome to the April Control Freaks Blog Tour! This month's tour features the Summer Smooches line of products from Stampin' Up!, which is a sneak peek of their new catalog soon to be released on June 1. If you have come to my site following this tour, then you have arrived from Jason Casper's site. Aren't his projects fun? Note: If you are viewing this tour before April 20, please be patient while we get all the links up and running.

I have three projects to share with you today using Summer Smooches. For my first project, I have a fun and colorful card using Summer Smooches Designer Paper and Fabric Brads. The beautiful flower was created using the new Blossom Punch, the Boho Blossom Punch, and the leaves were made with the Bird Builder Punch. There is also lots of texture thanks to the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. What do I say about the big fabric brad in the center except I love it?!

My second project is a mini 3" x 3" card. I think this is such a fun little card! So many colors and layers. This project also uses the Bird Builder Punch, and the layers beneath were made using Labels Collection Framelits. Framelits are an awesome new product which cuts like a die, but you get several different sizes in one package and they are so easy to store. I hope to see more of them in the new catalog.

A little Pillow Box is my final project today. More Summer Smooches DSP was used here, as well as the coordinating Bright Blossoms Stamp Set. A little tag using the Tiny Tags Set and Jewelry Tag Punch coordinates perfectly. Though you can only see a glimpse of it, the box is wrapped with a piece of Tangerine Tango Scallop Dots Ribbon. I plan to give this away tonight with a little gift inside, but I can't tell you what because it's a surprise!

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Bright Blossoms, A Word For You, Petite Pairs, Tiny Tags
Card Stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo
Designer Series Paper: Summer Smooches
Ink Pads: Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo
Markers: Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits,
Punches: Blossom, Boho Blossom, Bird Builder, Jewelry Tag, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle
Accessories: Daffodil Delight Taffetta Ribbon, Tangerine Tango Scallop Dots Ribbon, Summer Smooches Fabric Brads, Brights Designer Buttons, Pearls, White Bakers Twine

The Summer Smooches Promotion lasts until April 30, and until then you have the special opportunity to pre-order these great products from the soon to be released Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Idea Book and Catalog. To see a printable version of the Summer Smooches flyer, click here.  To order Stampin' Up! now, click here.

I hope you enjoyed my projects. Now it's off to visit Deb Currier to see what fabulous projects she has to share with you.

Happy Stamping!



Lisa Martz said...

Darling stuff, Sandy! Great job!

Deb said...

Super cute projects! Love the fabric brad as the flower center!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic projects as always! Love all of them, but the 3 x 3 is just the cute test! :-)

Lynn Starzl said...

I love your projects! I may case your first card posted with the blossom punch and brad. It is just so "springy"!

LeeAnn Greff said...

Great projects Sandy. Love the first card the best. So clean and eye catching!

Yvette Ashe said...

I love the pillow box and I had to smile when I saw your first card -- it's a lot like the one I posted for the tour (the layout and the polka dot embossed white panel). Great minds think alike! :)

Darnell said...

You know you get me every time with the swiss dots. LOVE that card! Also, got my package with all it's yumminess!

Unknown said...

You projects are so beautiful. I going to case you first project and make it into a thank you card.

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Very pretty! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Love your cards -- thanks for sharing.
Marsha E

Stef Perry said...

Love, love, love your cards and the pillow box is adorable! TFS!

Karen said...

Love your projects, especially the blossom flower. Must get myself that punch!