Scallop Square with Lattice Die - Big Shot card
Fancy Favor Die Boxes

Control Freak Blog Tour - NEW Stamp Set Samples!

Welcome to my blog!  Below you will find my 3 samples with NEW Stamp Sets!  Enjoy the Tour!Dinnblogtour 

I have been a member of the CONTROL FREAK SWAP GROUP for many, many years.. we are a diverse group of stampers from all over the U.S and Canada. We swap about 5 or 6 times  a year and are hosted by Lisa Martz - hostess extraordinaire!  :) 

Julie Dinn organized a BLOG TOUR for all of us to join on the 20th of each month...  I hope you'll come along on our next tour on the 20th of August, too!

This month we are showcasing samples with BRAND NEW stamps and/or accessories from the NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog.  After viewing my samples, please click on the button at the bottom that says CLICK HERE FOR THE NEXT STOP ON THE BLOG TOUR :)

Here are my 3 submissions for NEW STAMP SET SAMPLES:

CF blog tour 1

Above: I think this is one of the BEST new dies in the Big Shot section in our catalog... it is called the FANCY FAVOR die (#115965, pg 200).  This box can be made with the gusseted sides as shown above, or can be a rectangular box as shown on pages 2 and 3 in the catalog.  I made the above box using the NEW Autumn Traditions DSP on pg 160 (Item 115668). I stamped the tag using my favorite new fall set called Falling Leaves (pg 27, item 115368).  The tag is attached to the bag with a Library clip (pg 179, item 112581).

CF blog tour 2

Above: Some flowerful fun with the new DSP called Tall Tales (pg 161, item #115678), and the new Embossing Folder on pg 195 called Finial Press (item #115963).  I used Regal Rose and Old Olive cardstock with some new Crushed Curry polkadot ribbon!

CF blog tour 3

Above/Below: This white cardfront was embossed with the new Elegant Bouquet embossing folder (pg 195, item #115964), and then I added a vase of flowers using the new Hostess set called Kind & Caring Thoughts (pg 16).  Colors used: Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.  The Vase was made using the Large Oval punch and Old Olive DSP.

CF blog tour 3a

Now please enjoy the rest of the tour as you visit the awesomely talented Gretchen Barron on your next stop on the tour!


Signature hybiscus


mary jo

Beautiful work...The DP in your 1st project is one of my favs! Thanks for sharing. Mary Jo

Julie Dinn

Fantastic samples Patty! I love the bag and the cards done with the new embossing folders!

Mary Brown

I LOVE how you closed the box using the library clip - CLEVER!!!

Gretchen Barron

amazing, as always, Patty! The first gift bag with the Autumn Traditions DSP is breathtaking! So good to be on tour with you again this month! Blessings, Gretchen

Melanie Schulenberg

I love that embossing plate. It shows up amazingly well on the white cardstock. Great projects Patty.

Diana Hickey

Fabulous projects, Patty! I love fancy favor die using autumn traditions dsp. Thanks for sharing.


Very nice but what is rose romance?

Robin Spinner

Baaahahahah! I laughed when I read "Rose Romance"! A blast from the past :)

Awesome projects-I just got that favor box. . .can't wait to use it!


Fun stuff. I like the Fancy Favor box the most; using a mini library clip to close it is a super idea. Thanks for sharing. jmniffer

Lisa M

Beautiful projects, Ptty! I've had the Fancy Favor box on my list, but just haven't taken the plunge yet...your project might just make me do it!


Amazing projects and just love the colors and details you added on each one.


Thank you for sharing your ideas! Awesome, inspiring projects! I love the Tour!

Jenn D

All of your projects are so pretty. The embosslits are perfect with the Tall Tales paper. I never noticed that before. I also love your punched vase and the gusset bag. I *need* that die!

Maggi Minneman

Patty......As usual, awesome! For a girl who likes earthtone and natural colors, I am always inspired to try some rich and bright new things after I look at your creations.......Thanks for stretching me and my stamping! Maggi


LOVE all your projects. What are the dimensions of the bag? Think I might have to add that to my collections. Thanks for the inspiration! :) Sarah

Shona Watson

Fabulous as always, Patty!

Diane McCornack

all lovely projects! Enjoying the tour. TFS


Dear Patty,
Flowerful Fun is my favorite! The Big Shot embosslits are the BEST--die cut AND embossed in a few easy turns of a handle! Thank you! lorijane

Helen Osterkamp I like the embossing folder outside in or inside out? Interesting perspective and nice simple elegance. Cool!

carolyn s

Hi, Patty, thanks so much for joining in and sharing your projects, I love them.

Alicia W;

Great projects Patty!! I'll need to get that die - it's too cool.

Kate Cecil

Patty, I love your projects, but my favorite is the last card with the vase!! Thanks for sharing in this tour. Se you in the next tour this weekend.


Patty...wonderful projects! I also like the vase card the best! Although, I'm anxious to use the bag XL die with designer paper!

Dawn O (dostamping)

Patty - cute pairing of the embosslits and the Tall Tales it!!


Patty, I loved all your projects, especially the embossed ones using the Big Shot folders. I also like the cheery flowers on the middle card with the Tall Tales dsp. Thanks for always so generously sharing your talents!

Kimberley Morris

My white card stock sort of cracked along the peak of some of the embossed images using the Floral Bouquet folder. Did you spritz your paper with water or alcohol to make it more flexible before sending it through?

Julie S

As always, beautiful job Patty!!

Julie S
Auburn Hills, MI

Erika Clark

Wow, you're right, that new die is awesome! And that Autumny DSP is gorgeous! You pointed out things I haven't even noticed yet in the new catty :) Really pretty projects!

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