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August Blog Tour - Holiday Mini Catalog Sneak Peek!


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

We are showcasing Sneak Peek projects featuring

Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog products!

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


My first project is a cute little Christmas box... featuring the brand new KRAFT GIFT BOXES on pg 15 of the Holiday Mini catalog.

Christmas craft box 1
I ripped a strip of the Holly Berry Bouquet designer fabric to tie around the box and make a bow.

Christmas craft box 2
Put it on your WISH LIST:

  • Kraft Gift Box, pg 15, #124106, only $2.95 for 4!
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric, pg 22, #124065, $9.95
  • Winter Wishes Stitched Felt accents, pg 30, #124108, $9.95
  • Bright Hopes stamp set, pg 32, wood #122690 $23.95, clear #122692 $17.95
  • Lighthearted stamp set, pg 35, wood 120274 $18.95, clear #121157 $14.95

Next up... the AMAZING HOLIDAY STOCKING DIE!! You will find this gem on pg 24 in the Stampin' Up! Holiday mini ... oh my gosh.. this is definitely going to be a best seller this season!

Stocking 1a
Stocking 1b

Isn't is just sooooooooooo cute when you use the Embossing Folders and the Big Shot to texturize the pieces???

Stocking 2a
Stocking 2b

Stocking 3a
Stocking 3b

Put it on your WISH LIST:

  • Holiday Stocking Die, pg 24, #124098, $32.95
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric, pg 22, #124065, $9.95
  • Winter Wishes Stitched Felt accents, pg 30, #124108, $9.95
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons, pg 22, #125636, $8.95
  • Red Glimmer Paper, pg 41, #121790, $4.95
  • Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit, pg 16, #124007, $21.95
  • Cherry Cobbler 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon, pg 30, #124105, $7.95
  • Early Espresso 3/8" Quilted Satin ribbon, pg 30
  • Embossing folders; Snow Burst (new!!), Square Lattice, Polka Dots, Petals a Plenty, Northern Flurry

I hope you have enjoyed these Holiday Mini Catalog projects! 

Enjoy the rest of the tour as you join Connie Babbert's Blog!


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Lisa Martz

Adorable box and stockings! Look at you go with that new die! Thanks for sharing, Patty!


Great projects! I love how you used the little felt pieces and the fabric! And I am in love with this stocking die!! So many possibilities!! Thanks for the inspiration!


those little felt pieces are too cute! can't wait to get my hands on them


Your projects are adorable. Love the felt embellishments you've added. TFS

Cindee Wilkinson

All of your projects are super duper cute! You just can't go wrong with the Christmas Stocking....

Holly/Rubber Redneck

Very cute!!

Patti MacLeith

Thank you for so many ideas. I just got my die and I have only made the one that is on the front cover of the mini. LOTS of ways to use this!!

Phyllis S

As always... awesome, amazing and astounding!! The are simply fabulous.


Will the stocking die hold a gift card. Can you provide the measurements.

Thanks, Diane

Cindy Major

Wow, Patty - I am just coming back from a team event out of town and this is the first chance I have to look at the tour. You did a fantastic job with the mini supplies! You are getting me excited about getting my new stamps and dies out again :D Love those stockings and that cute gift box!

Wanda G (stampcat)

What a fantabulous post! Love all of it! I'm not ready for Xmas though...guess I better get ready! Love the projects today!

Connie Babbert

So cute, Patty, love those stockings especially!

Wendy W.

Your little box is just wonderful, Patty!! I NEED some of those little mittens!! (There you go, enabling me again!!) And you are a Stocking Queen!! Lovelylovelylovely all of 'em! :)


Patty the projects are all gorgeous - love the lil hit of felt or fabric or glitz. Great job, carole

Diana Laabs

Hi Patty,
I love these stockings I am for sure getting all the items to do these.

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