Inspiration at Convention 2011
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Control Freak Convention Swap Blog Tour


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

We are showcasing the cards we swapped with each other at Convention at our annual lunchtime swap.

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


Control freak swappers Last week I gathered with my fellow Control Freak demonstrator friends to swap cards at the Stampin' Up! Convention.  They are VERY TALENTED gals and I am blessed to count them among my friends!

Below are the 2 cards I swapped with them at our annual lunch time convention swap.  Both are My Digital Studio Hybrid cards.

Swap CF fab floral
ABOVE: I used a piece of designer paper from the BEYOND THE GARDEN package (pg 185, #122342) on the top (the yellow and white flowered paper) and I made my own flowered paper for the bottom portion on My Digital Studio.  I layered them onto a Lucky Limeade folded card and added Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon (pg 194, #122977).  I stamped the 'THANKS FOR BEING A FRIEND' sentiment (from Happy Greetings, pg 26 Summer Mini) in Poppy Parade ink onto a die cut doily from the PERFECT PENNANTS die (pg 221, #123126).  I made the Fabulous Florets flowers in My Digital Studio, also, and YES I PROMISE Iam making a video tutorial for this .. my to-do list is just so long you can't believe it (I actually have about 5 to-do lists).  :)  The leaves are stamped in Lucky LImeade on Lucky Limeade cardstock with the Build a Blossom set (pg 112, #121923 or 121994).

Here is the other card I made to swap with the Control Freak Swappers:

Swap paris 1

close up of hybrid embellishment:

Swap paris 2
You'll recognize this design from a previous card I blogged (all details here) but this time I mounted it to a Cherry cobbler card and I added some embellishments.

For the embellishment:

  • Regals collection paper stack, pg 186, #117154
  • Decorative label punch, pg 209, #120907
  • Victoria Crochet trim, pg 194, #118481
  • Antique Brads, pg 198, #117273
  • Jewelry Tag punch, pg 210, #117190
  • Tiny Tags set, pg 136, #118091 or 118592
  • Stampin' Dimensionals, pg 206, #104430
  • Sponge Daubers, pg 203, #102892
  • Cherry Cobbler ink, pg 179, #119669


CLICK HERE to visit Gretchen Barron's blog on the next stop in our tour!

Signature spring-001




I love your cards and am thrilled to have them to take back to show my customers how hybrid projects can be done. GOJUS!


Truly gorgeous! I just love how you use MDS in your cards! Thanks for posting MDS tutorials/help!

Courtney Johnston

What amazing projects Patty! I just LOVE what you have done with MDS!

Wendy W.

BOTH of this cards are absolutely BRILLIANT, Patty!! (Nothing you do is anything less!) Sooo glad we got to hook up during Convention ... wish we could all get together more often!! Already getting excited for NEXT year! :)

Mitzi Luttrull

Two different styles of cards and both are great!

Kay Sha

LOVE YOUR PROJECTS, Patty! You have the most attractive card in the tour! (I'm not too bias, am I?) hihi. I just LOVE THEM!!!

Paula M

Patty, I LOVE your cards. I haven't played with MDS in awhile - may have to break it out and do some things with it.

Mary Brown

What totally FABULOUS hybrid cards (and I have my very own copy!) are truly the master of MDS!!!

Mary Davidson

Beautiful cards, Patty, and SO inspiring! I love them both! Thanks for sharing.

celeste reising

I really like the way you colored in those flowers from the Fabulous Florets!! Lovely!!

Jayne Stenstrom

A friend sent me a copy of your Fabulous Florets card. I CAN'T BELIEVE that you MADE it with MDS!!! Gorgeous, beautiful, amazing! (And I don't think we swapped at Convention - bummer!) It was WONDERFUL to see you again and catch up with your husband and son (snicker, snicker - since I did all the talking!) :D

Connie Babbert

You are the QUEEN of MDS Hybrid! Your cards are lovely and I was happy to see you again at Convention!

Heather Pilz

So making the elements with MDS do you actually have them printed out, or do you print them at home? I love you card by the way! Truly wonderful!

Heather Pilz

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