WELCOME to the April 2015

  Control Freak Blog Tour!!!

Our theme this month:

Stampin' Up! projects with a

Celebration Theme!


   You have probably reached me after visiting Justin's rockin' blog, and if not, be sure to travel backwards on the tour and visit him! 🙂  You can visit the next blog by clicking on the icon at the bottom of this post.. hope you'll take the whole tour!

Project #1: Have you played with the Stampin' Up! Birthday Bash Washi Sheets yet?

Do you enjoy Washi Tape in your crafting projects?  Well, Washi Sheets are GIANT pieces of Washi Tape… large enough to cover a card front, to cover a box or container, large enough to die cut shapes from… VERY fun!!

Washi Sheets are on pg 11 of the 2015 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog, and measure 6" x 12" .. and you get 8 sheets in the pack!


Who doesn't love to celebrate birthdays!?  Even if we don't like to celebrate our own, we love to celebrate birthdays of our family and friends.. this is a perfect card for anyone celebrating their special day!

I diecut the balloons with the Balloon Framelit Dies and the Washi Sheets to put on this Birthday Card.. hope you like the fun colors and "how to" tips below!  I stamped the little stars from the Celebrate Today set behind the "see through" washi sheet balloons!

How to make the Balloon Washi Sheet Card:


Aren't the Washi Sheets fun!?  you can see through them.. I love this look especially for the die cut balloons!!



 The sweet little bows are also in the same Balloon Framelit collection with the balloon shape, #137362.  I drew the balloon strings with my favorite pens, the Project Life by Stampin' Up! pen.  The cute Dots are from Dotty Angles (#133658), and he fab greeting is also part of the Celebrate Today stamp set, used on the little stars/dots stamped behind the Washi Sheet balloons.

Project #2: Celebrate YOU

Maybe you aren't celebrating a birthday, but perhaps you DO want to celebrate something wonderful… well, this is the perfect stamp to use!!


This side fold "matchbook style" card is from the Hooray It's Your Day card kit on pg 16 of the Occasions catalog, and I used the starburst stencil, the tag and striped washi tape from that kit as well!!  The # for this kit is 139166.  The Celebrate greeting stamp comes from the Fabulous Four set on pg 13 of the annual catalog (#134171 (wood) and 134174 (clear)).

If you have any questions, please let me know!


Hope you had fun CELEBRATING with us today!!

Please continue our tour this month and visit the fabulous Deb Currier and the fun projects she has to share with you!

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