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Control Freaks Blog Tour - Valentine's and Hearts!

Dinnblogtour I'm sending you a WHOLE LOT OF LOVE today with this post!!  WELCOME to the January Control Freaks Blog Tour !!!  

Our theme this month is Valentine's and Hearts... please enjoy the ideas you will find as you go through each blog on this tour! (click "next blog" at the botton of this post to visit the next blogger on our tour!)

If you are joining me from LeAnn Greff's blog, welcome!  If you missed hers, you will find her HERE.

The first project I have to share with you is a little candy wrapper for peppermint sticks... Just use the larger of the tags on the TWO TAGS DIE, some Pretty in Pink Cardstock and the Big Shot and VOILA.. you have a quick and easy Valentine's gift!  It's rolled with the new I {Love} Love jumbo wheel (item #117084 - Occasions Mini Catalog) and real red innk.

 This project is a combination of ideas from Shelli's sample at Leadership and a swap I got from fellow demonstrator:  Suzy Halford.

2 tags candy wraps

Rita.. I hope you like it.. we'll be doing this at your workshop on Saturday! :)

2 tags die

2 tags candy back

The "friend" heart stamp (from I {heart} Hearts) is stamped in Real Red on Whisper White, punched out with the FULL HEART PUNCH (#113693), and LAYERED onto the Real Red heart die cut with the "Scalloped Heart of Hearts" embosslit die (#117332 - Occasions Mini Catalog)

Heart embosslit 2


My next idea featured the FABULOUS SIMPLY ADORNED line of Jewelry from Stampin' Up!

The necklace above features the 1-1/2" x 2" Rectangle Charm (item #116799).

The bracelet showcases 2 each of the small 5/8" circle charms (item #117349) and the small 5/8" Square Charms (item #118476).  You will find all of these items in the Occasions Mini Catalog on pg 28.

Charm bracelet 3
Charm bracelet 1 
I stamped and punched out 1/2" circles and cut out 1/2" squares to fill in the charms.

The back side of my necklace charm is not Valentine's-ish, but I thought I'd share it anyway:

  Charm necklace back
I hope you have enjoyed my projects... I hope you will enjoy the Simply Adorned jewelry line as much as I am.. it's so much fun to make as many inserts as you want and just switch them to match each outfit you wear!

Now, Please enjoy a stop at  Wendy Janson's blog by clicking the link below.  



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Adorable - I love the charm bracelet!

Wendy W.

I keep telling myself I am NOT need that Two Tags die. You are NOT helping me!!! (But you ARE enabling me!!) And your charms are ALL wonderful!! :)

Melanie Schulenberg

What a great use of the tag die! Very creative.

You did a nice job selecting images for your charms.

Great projects Patty!


I really have enjoyed your projects!They are so wonderful!! I really love all the jewelry! And now I gon on Blogtour:-))
hugs Melanie

carol marbach (udi)

love the charms!!!! too cute. xox ~ carol.


Beautiful projects, Patty! TFS!


Mary Brown

I just LOVE the two tag die and am doing something along these lines at my parties this month...they make just the CUTEST little treat holder! THANKS for the ideas on the charms! I bought the little ones not realizing they were THAT little and couldn't figure out what to do with to play! DANG this work thing!


Love the charms - super cute!


Beautiful as always, Patty. You never disappoint. I especially loved the charms. Might have to break down and buy some of them! TFS


So nice to see the bracelet - love the look and versatility of Simply Adorned products. This blog tour is great.

LeeAnn Greff

Oooh; I LOVE the jewelry! Great examples Patty!

Connie Babbert

Fabulous, Patty! Love the tag candy wrap, and of course the jewelry is awesome!

Jackie Hardy

I just want to say that this Valentine's edition of Tour de Freaks has been truly awesome and inspiring. What a fantasic group of talented "Freaks"! Thanks so much for sharing all of these great ideas, you all are the BEST!

Wendy J.

Wonderful projects, Patty! I love that they're not your everyday run of the mill cards (like mine!). I love that you chose to display the jewelry. Your peppermint treat holders are so cute an a great new idea for the tags.


Love the jewerly!

Jenn Diercks

I just got the tag die so I can't wait to use it. Thanks for the Valentine inspiration with it. Your necklace is gorgeous!

Crystal L. (crystalscraftingandrambling)

I love all the projects! Great showcase, Patty! :)

Lois Folla

Oh my Lord, I'm dieing over here Patty! Paper Bag, Paper Bag... I need a Paper Bag.... :)

Queen Mary

Patty, the jewelry is gorgeous and I love the little peppermint stick -- isn't that just the greatest die! You are so creative!

Cindee Wilkinson

Your projects are super cute!

Lisa M

I just ordered the bracelet and charms last night! Your creations have inspired me and I'm pretty sure I"m going to need the necklace and larger charms too now! Thanks!

Jennifer Weide

Great projects Patty! Need to go play more with my necklace, and get the bracelet ordered!


Great projects! TFS!

valentine's day philippines

Wow! This is quite a collection so inspiring i like it.Good work!


Hailey - used lawn mower

Wow! I love those bracelet.. they're so pretty. You are so creative.

Jim - best coffee maker

wow such a nice collection keep it up

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